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OPEN HEAVENS DAILY DEVOTIONAL. FRIDAY JANUARY 15 2016. THEME : THE RIGHT SIDE.

OPEN HEAVENS DAILY DEVOTIONAL.
FRIDAY JANUARY 15 2016.
THEME : THE RIGHT SIDE.

MEMORISE : “And Moses stood in the gate of the
camp, and said who is on the Lord’s side? Let him
come unto me. And all the sons of Levi gathered
themselves together unto him.” EXODUS 32 : 36.

READ : JOHN 21 : 1 – 6 :

1 After these things Jesus shewed himself again to
the disciples at the sea of Tiberias; and on this
wise shewed he himself.

2 There were together Simon Peter, and Thomas
called Didymus, and Nathanael of Cana in Galilee,
and the sons of Zebedee, and two other of his
disciples.

3 Simon Peter saith unto them, I go fishing. They
say unto him, we also go with thee. They went
forth, and entered into a ship immediately; and that
night they caught nothing.

4 But when the morning was now come, Jesus
stood on the shore: but the disciples knew not that
it was Jesus

5 Then Jesus saith unto them, Children, have ye
any meat? They answered him, No.

6 And He said unto them, Cast the net on the right
side of the ship, and ye shall find. They cast
therefore, and now they were not able to draw it for
the multitude of fishes.”

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR : Deuteronomy 12 – 13, JOB 4
7 – 21.

Message
Being on the wrong side of life is very dangerous.
Many things go wrong when you are not in the right
place. My prayer for someone using this devotional
is that you will never be on the wrong side of life in
Jesus’ name. And if you are on the wrong side
already, may the Lord move you to the right side of
life in Jesus’ name.
In the Bible reading for today, we read about the
disciples’ encounter with the resurrected Jesus at
the sea of Tiberias. They toiled throughout the night
and caught nothing. When Jesus came to them,
they did not recognize Him. Jesus teased them and
asked “Children, have ye any meat?” The answer
was obviously negative. When you are not where
you should be, you are on the wrong side and this
can bring untold sorrow and lack. The
compassionate Jesus then issued a directive that
they should throw their net on the “right side” of the
ship for a catch. Amazingly, they caught a
multitude of fishes.
One lesson we must learn from this story is that
every child of God must find out which is the right
side to be. In Genesis, we read about the wrong
side Lot went to when he separated himself from
Abraham.
“And Lot lifted his eyes, and beheld all the plain of
Jordan, that it was well watered every where,
before the Lord destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah,
even as the garden of the Lord, like that land of
Egypt, as thou comest unto Zoar. Then Lot chose
him all the plain of Jordan; and Lot journeyed east:
and they separated themselves the one from the
other.” Genesis 13 : 10 – 11.
Lot greedily chose the land that seemed good for
his flock without considering his elder uncle who
gave him the option to choose first. Unfortunately, it
was the wrong side; it was a place that was
marked for destruction after lot had become
“successful”, the iniquity of the land brought total
destruction upon it and Lot took nothing out of the
land. As a matter of fact, he lost his wife in the land.
“Then the Lord rained upon Sodom and upon
Gomorrah brimstone and fire from the lord out of
heaven; And he overthrew those cities and all the
plain, and all the inhabitants of the cities, and that
which grew upon the ground. But his wife looked
back from behind, and she became a pillar of salt.”
Genesis 19 : 24 – 26.
Beloved, the side of the Lord is the right side. Jesus
said: “come unto me, all ye that labour and are
heavy laden, and I will give you rest.”
Come to the Lord’s side today if you are yet to
answer His call. Repent and accept Him as your
Lord and Saviour. He will prosper you and give you
all-round rest as He has promised.

PRAYER POINT :
Father, please take me away from the wrong side
of life and bring me to the right side.
AUTHOR : PASTOR E. A ADEBOYE

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