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Open Heaven 28 July 2018 Saturday – ARE HIS COMMANDMENTS GRIEVOUS?

Open Heaven 28 July 2018 Saturday – ARE HIS COMMANDMENTS GRIEVOUS?
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Memorise: For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous. 1st John 5:3

Read: Psalm 119:97-106 Open Heaven 28 July 2018

97 O how love I thy law! it is my meditation all the day.

98 Thou through thy commandments hast made me wiser than mine enemies: for they are ever with me.
99 I have more understanding than all my teachers: for thy testimonies are my meditation.

100 I understand more than the ancients, because I keep thy precepts.

101 I have refrained my feet from every evil way, that I might keep thy word.

102 I have not departed from thy judgments: for thou hast taught me.

103 How sweet are thy words unto my taste! yea, sweeter than honey to my mouth!

104 Through thy precepts I get understanding: therefore I hate every false way.

105 Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.

106 I have sworn, and I will perform it, that I will keep thy righteous judgments.
Open Heaven 28 July 2018 – Bible in one year: Nehemiah 9, Matthew 9:27-10:15

Hymnal: Sing hymn 4

Message – Open Heaven 28 July 2018
We often need to remind ourselves of what it means to be born again so that we do not lose sight of who we are. To be born again means that the control of one’s life has been given or surrendered to Jesus Christ. From the moment a person makes this decision, the Lord Jesus Christ is meant to be in charge of his or her life. One of the important features of being born again is transformation, which is described in the Bible as putting on the new man (Ephesians 4:24, Colossians 3:10). Click here to read – Open Heaven 27 July 2018

This occurs through a process of continuously renewing the mind with the word of God (Romans 12:2). When a person becomes born again, he or she is a new creature, from whom old things are passed away and all things have become new (2nd Corinthians 5:17). The old things that have passed away include the old ways of thinking and acts that lead to disobedience. The old man, present in all of mankind, is disobedient by nature. This Adamic nature finds the instructions of God oppressive and can never submit to His authority. 1st Corinthians 2:14 says:

“But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.”
Open Heaven 28 July 2018

In contrast to the old Adamic nature, the mind of the new man is subject to the control and influence of the Lord Jesus Christ. Whenever the new man receives any instruction from God, it is joyfully obeyed – God’s commandments are not in any way burdensome to him. Indeed, the new man loves to obey God (1st John 5:3). However, to reassure our hearts that He is not in any way a taskmaster, Jesus in Matthew 11:30 said:

“For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”
Through these words and several others, we know that God’s motive behind every commandment is our own good. The system of the world is one of the main factors that make obeying God’s commandments seem difficult, but we thank God that the new man in us has overcome the world (1st John 5:4). True children of God find the world with all its trappings unattractive. Everything the world has to offer, in the form of the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes and the pride of life, cannot dominate a child of God any more (Romans 6:14).

Today’s Bible reading paints a perfect picture of the resultant effect of resolving to obey God’s commandments. The word of God suddenly becomes sweeter than honey. This leads us to hate falsehood and keeps us away from evil behaviour. Obedience to the word of God gives superior understanding and divine wisdom. Having been taught by God Himself, we become wiser than our enemies. You will find it easy to obey God’s word henceforth in Jesus’ Name.

Prayer Point – Open Heaven 28 July 2018

Father, please give me divine wisdom, and take me far above my enemies in Jesus’ Name.

Open Heaven 28 July 2018 Saturday Hymn

Sing hymn 4 – TRUST AND OBEY

When we walk with the Lord in

the light of His Word,

What a glory He sheds on our


While we do His good will, He

abides with us still,

And with all who will trust and obey.


Trust and obey, for there’s no other

Way To be happy in Jesus, but to trust

and obey.



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Not a shadow can rise, not a

cloud in the skies,

But His smile quickly drives it


Not a doubt or a fear, not a sigh

or a tear,

Can abide while we trust and obey.

Not a burden we bear, not a

sorrow we share,

But our toil He doth richly


Not a grief or a loss, not a frown

or a cross,

But is blessed if we trust and


But we never can prove the

delights of His love

Until all on the alter we lay;

For the favor He shows, for the

Joy He bestows,

Are from them who will trust and


Then in fellowship sweet we

will sit at His feet,

Or we’ll walk by His side in the


What He says we will do, where

He sends we will go;

Never fear, only trust and obey.

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