Open Heaven 15 May 2020 Friday Daily Devotional By Pastor E. A. Adeboye – Heaven on Earth

Topic: Heaven on Earth (Open Heaven 15 May 2020)

Memorise: Nevertheless let every one of you in particular so love his wife even as himself, and the wife see that she reverence her husband. – Ephesians 5:33

Read: Ephesians 5:21-25 (KJV)

21 Submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God.

22 Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord.

23 For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body.

24 Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in everything.

25 Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it;

Bible in One Year: Psalm 3-4, 12-13, 28, 55

Open Heaven 15 May 2020 Friday

MESSAGE:

Likewise, ye husbands, dwell with them according to knowledge, giving honour unto the wife, as unto the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life; that your prayers be not hindered. – 1 Peter 3:7

It is not God’s will for His children to do so well across many areas of life and then fail in their marriage. He wants us all to have successful Christian homes. Today, we shall look at the secrets of making your marriage heaven on earth.

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Firstly, the couple must respect each other’s opinion even in controversial matters. Nobody has a monopoly on wisdom; hence they must be able to counsel each other. A man should never feel that his wife cannot give godly counsel. What is deficient in the husband may abound in the wife and vice versa.

Secondly, the wife must submit to the Lordship of the husband. Some women have been misled by modern concept to think submission is stupidity or slavery; this is not true, obedience to God’s word – no matter how illogical, brings success in life, including marriage.

Open Heaven 15 May 2020 Devotional Friday

Years ago, one of my daughters-in-Christ came in for counselling because of cracks in her marriage. I realized she was arrogant, and the Lord asked me to tell her to be submissive to her husband. She disagreed, saying she was just as educated as he. When the crisis in her home persisted and I would offer no alternative, she complied and peace returned.

Thirdly, the husband must love his wife unconditionally. Don’t love her because of what you can gain from her; rather love her selflessly as Jesus loves the church. This is the only way to guarantee success in marriage (Ephesian 5:25). Jesus loves us with all our imperfections and is still working to perfect the saints for the last day.

With these foundational truths and other lessons, the Holy Spirit will teach as we study the word of God on marriage, every believing couple can rest assured of a home that is heaven on earth.

Open Heaven 15 May 2020 Friday Prayer Point:

Father, let my home be like heaven on earth, in the mighty name of Jesus.

Open Heaven 15 May 2020 Friday Hymn 6: God Give Us Christian Homes

1. God give us Christian homes!
Homes where the Bible is loved and taught,
Homes where the Master’s will is sought,
Homes crowned with beauty Your love has wrought;
God give us Christian homes;
God give us Christian homes!

2. God give us Christian homes!
Homes where the father is true and strong,
Homes that are free from the blight of wrong,
Homes that are joyous with love and song;
God give us Christian homes;
God give us Christian homes!

3. God give us Christian homes!
Homes where the mother, in caring quest,
Strives to show others Your way is best,
Homes where the Lord is an honoured guest;
God give us Christian homes;
God give us Christian homes!

Open Heaven 15 May 2020 Devotional Friday

4.God give us Christian homes!
Homes where the children are led to know
Christ in His beauty who loves them so,
Homes where the altar fires burn and glow;
God give us Christian homes;
God give us Christian homes!

Open Heavens Daily Devotional guide was written by Pastor E.A. Adeboye, the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, one of the largest evangelical church in the world and also the President of Christ the Redeemer’s Ministries. The Open Heavens devotional application is available across all mobile platforms and operating systems: iOS, Android, Blackberry, Nokia, Windows Mobile and PC.

ALTAR CALL: Call To Salvation 

John 3:3 Jesus answered him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God.”

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