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Open Heaven 8 April 2024 Monday Daily Devotional By Pastor E. A. Adeboye – Judging The Anointed?

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Open Heaven 8 April 2024 TOPIC: Judging The Anointed?

MEMORISE: “Who art thou that judgest another man’s servant? To his own Master, he standeth or falleth. Yea, he shall be holden up: for God can make him stand.” – Romans 14:4 (KJV)

READ: Numbers 12:1-16 (KJV)

1 And Miriam and Aaron spake against Moses because of the Ethiopian woman he had married: for he had married an Ethiopian woman.

2 And they said, Hath the Lord indeed spoken only by Moses? Hath he not spoken also by us? And the Lord heard Lord3 (Now the man Moses was very meek, above all the men upon the face of the earth.)

4 And the Lord suddenly said to Moses, Aaron, and Miriam, Come out ye three to the tabernacle of the congregation. And they three came out.

5 And the Lord came down in the pillar of the cloud stood in the tabernacle’s door, and called Aaron and Miriam: and they both came forth.

6 And he said, Hear now my words: If there be a prophet among you, I the Lord will make myself known to him in a vision and will speak to him in a dream.

7 My servant Moses is not so, who is faithful in all mine house.

8 With him will I speak mouth to mouth, even apparently, and not in dark speeches; and the similitude of the Lord shall Lordehold: wherefore then were ye not afraid to speak against my servant Moses?

9 And the anger of the Lord was kiLordd against them, and he departed.

10 And the cloud departed from off the tabernacle; and, behold, Miriam became leprous, white as snow: and Aaron looked upon Miriam, and, behold, she was leprous.

11 And Aaron said unto Moses, Alas, my Lord, I besLord thee, lay not the sin upon us, wherein we have done foolishly, and wherein we have sinned.

12 Let her not be as one dead, of whom the flesh is half consumed when he cometh out of his mother’s womb.

13 And Moses cried unto the Lord, sayinLordeal her now, O God, I pray thee.

14 And the Lord said unto Moses, If her father had but spit in her face, should she not be ashamed seven days? Let her be shut out from the camp for seven days, and after that, let her be received in again.

15 Miriam was shut out of the camp for seven days, and the people did not journey until she was brought in again.

16 And afterward, the people were removed from Hazeroth and pitched in the wilderness of Paran.

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: 1 Kings 1-2

Open Heaven 8 April 2024 MESSAGE

Yesterday, I clarified that the anointed should not be dishonored for any reason. Now, someone may ask, “What do we do with ministers of God who we believe to be erring?” This is a very delicate situation that requires God’s wisdom and direction. For example, in today’s Bible reading, Miriam and Aaron spoke against Moses because they believed he did something wrong. Miriam became leprous, and Moses had to pray to God for her to be healed.

It is not your place to judge God’s servants; leave their judgments to their master. In Romans 12:19, the Bible clearly states that vengeance is His. Just report the matter to God, and He will deal with He anointed as He pleases.

Also Read: Open Heaven 7 April 2024 – The Anointed Vs The Anointed

Anointed ministers of God cannot hide under the canopy of being God’s anointed and begin to treat His sheep the way they like. Hebrews 10:31 says that it is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God; believe me, a fellow should not experience God dealing with Himself. We discipline erring workers to shield them from God doing it Himself. When a pastor misbehaves, and the General Overseer suspends him, it is so that the Consuming Fire Himself will not be the one to do it. So, suppose a pastor overlooks a fellow’s wrongdoings because of their contributions to the church treasury. In that case, that pastor is doing more harm than good because God Himself will come in, and nobody wants to fall into the hands of the living God.

In 2 Samuel 11, David used his position to snatch another man’s wife and also got him killed. Nobody could punish him as no one was superior to the king. God had to step in to punish him. From that point on, there was no peace in David’s home. Not long after, one of his sons, Amnon, raped his half-sister, and then another son, Absalom, killed him. Later, Absalom rose against his father. The sword has not departed from Israel because of the Lord’s judgLord’sover David (2 Samuel 12:9-10).

When a person is anointed by God and uses that anointing to cheat others, God punishes that fellow. The punishment might last throughout his or her lineage from generation to generation.

Open Heaven 8 April 2024 KEY POINT

Leave the judgment of anointed ministers who cheat you to God.

Open Heaven 8 April 2024 HYMN 31 – Yield Not To Temptation

1 Yield not to temptation,
For yielding is a sin;
Each vict’ry will help you,
Some other to win;
Fight valiantly onward,
Evil passions subdue;
Look ever to Jesus,
He will carry you through.

Ask the Savior to help you,
Comfort, strengthen, and keep you;
He is willing to aid you,
He will carry you through.

2 Shun evil companions,
Bad language disdain;
God’s name is held in reverence,
Nor take it in vain;
Be thoughtful and earnest,
Kindhearted and true;
Look ever to Jesus,
He will carry you through. [Refrain]

3 To him that overcometh,
God giveth a crown;
Through faith, we will conquer,
Though often cast down;
He who is our Savior,
Our strength will renew;
Look ever to Jesus,
He will carry you through. [Refrain]

Open Heavens 2024 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 churches 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. Open Heaven for Today 2024

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