Open Heaven 2 February 2024 – Different Types Of Sons (1)

Open Heaven 2 February 2024 – Different Types Of Sons (1)

Open Heaven 2 February 2024 Friday Daily Devotional By Pastor E. A. Adeboye – Different Types Of Sons (1)

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Open Heaven 2 February 2024 TOPIC: Different Types Of Sons (1)

MEMORISE: “So then, brethren, we are not children of the bondwoman, but of the free.” – Galatians 4:31 (KJV)

Also Read: Open Heaven 3 February 2024 – Different Types Of Sons (2)

READ: Galatians 4:19-31 (KJV)

19 My little children, of whom I travail in birth again until Christ be formed in you,

20 I desire to be present with you now and to change my voice, for I stand in doubt of you.

21 Tell me, ye that desire to be under the law, do ye not hear the law?

22 For it is written Abraham had two sons, the one by a bondmaid, the other by a freewoman.

23 But he who was of the bondwoman was born after the flesh, but he of the freewoman was by promise.

24 Which things are an allegory: for these are the two covenants; the one from the mount Sinai, which gendereth to bondage, is Agar.

25 For this Agar is mount Sinai in Arabia, and answereth to Jerusalem which now is, and is in bondage with her children.

26 But Jerusalem, which is above, is free, and other of us all.

27 For it is written, Rejoice, thou barren that bearest not; break forth and cry, thou that travailest not: for the desolate hath many more children than she which hath a husband.

28 We, brethren, as Isaac was, are the children of promise.

29 But as then he that was born after the flesh persecuted him that was born after the Spirit, even so it is now.

30 Nevertheless, what saith the scripture? Cast out the bondwoman and her son: for the bondwoman’s son shall not be heir with the son of the free woman.

31 So then, brethren, we are not children of the bondwoman, but of the free.

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Leviticus 16-18

Open Heaven 2 February 2024 MESSAGE

There are many categories of children, and I will be discussing some of them today. I will look at the first type, called ‘prodigal,’ as in Luke 15:11-24. By the grace of God, I will never become a prodigal son, in Jesus’ name. I’ll encourage you to say the same prayer for yourself.

When God blesses me, I will not squander His blessings; I will use them for His work. Some people believe that the only way to show that God is blessing you is by showing off: wearing golden shoes and clothes and walking as if you own the whole world. These are the attributes of people referred to as prodigal sons, and I have made up my mind never to become such. What about you?

Also Read: Open Heaven 1 February 2024 – Becoming A Son Of God (2)

Another category of children that the Bible talks about is those who bring grief to their fathers. The Bible says that a foolish son is a grief to his Father, and bitterness to her that bare him (Proverbs 17:25). I have equally made up my mind never to be one of such, in Jesus’ name. Psalm 14:1 says that the fool says there is no God, and it goes on further to say that a fool is corrupt. I acknowledge God in all I do and refuse to be dishonest. I will never cause my Father in heaven grief. What about you?

However, if you go to Matthew 3:16-17, the Bible says, ‘My beloved Son in whom I am well pleased.’ This is the kind of son I want to be. I want to be the kind of son God will look down on and say, “This one, I love him.” You can be that kind of friend, too. God has had sons who became friends over the ages. Abraham was a friend of God (Isaiah 41:8), and I am sure He is also saying, “Adeboye is my friend.”

You can tell who will become a beloved child of God and His friend by how much time they are willing to spend in His presence. The kind of sons that yearn for a close fellowship with God and desire to please Him at all times are the ones who don’t just read the Bible but also study and meditate on it daily to know God more and draw closer to Him.

Open Heaven 2 February 2024 KEY POINT

Sons who will grow to become God’s beloved and friends enjoy staying in His presence for long hours.

Open Heaven 2 February 2024 HYMN 11 – I’ve Found A Friend In Jesus

1 I’ve found a friend in Jesus; he’s everything to me,
He’s the fairest of ten thousand to my soul;
The Apple-tree of trees, in Him alone I see
All I need is to cleanse and make myself entirely whole.
In sorrow, He’s my comfort; in trouble, He’s my stay,
He tells me every care on Him to roll:
He’s the Apple-tree of trees, the Bright and Morning Star,
He’s the fairest of ten thousand to my soul.

2 He all my griefs has taken, and all my sorrows bore;
In temptation, He’s my strong and mighty tower;
I’ve all for Him forsaken, and all my idols torn
From my heart, and now He keeps me by His power.
Though all the world leave me, and Satan tempt me sore,
Through Jesus, I shall safely reach the goal:
He’s the Apple-tree of trees, the Bright and Morning Star,
He’s the fairest of ten thousand to my soul.

3 He’ll never, never leave me, nor yet forsake me here,
While I live by faith and do His blessed will,
A wall of fire about me, I’ve nothing now to fear,
With His manna, He shall fill my hungry soul.
Then, sweeping up to glory to see His blessed face,
Where rivers of delight shall ever roll:
He’s the Apple-tree of trees, the Bright and Morning Star,
He’s the fairest of ten thousand to my soul.

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