OPEN HEAVENS DAILY DEVOTIONAL
DATE: SATURDAY 12TH MARCH 2016
THEME: PERFECTION: NOT OPTIONAL
Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.
Read: Genesis 17:1-7
1 And when Abram was ninety years old and nine, the Lord
appeared to Abram, and said unto him, I am the Almighty
God; walk before me, and be thou perfect.
2 And I will make my covenant between me and thee, and will
multiply thee exceedingly.
3 And Abram fell on his face: and God talked with him, saying,
4 As for me, behold, my covenant is with thee, and thou shalt
be a father of many nations.
5 Neither shall thy name any more be called Abram, but thy
name shall be Abraham; for a father of many nations have I
6 And I will make thee exceeding fruitful, and I will make
nations of thee, and kings shall come out of thee.
7 And I will establish my covenant between me and thee and
thy seed after thee in their generations for an everlasting
covenant, to be a God unto thee, and to thy seed after thee.
During the January 2015 Ministers’ Thanksgiving, the Lord
asked me to make our ministers examine themselves and be
sure that they were 100% perfect. After the meeting, one of my
children said that some ministers were asking whether it was
possible to be 100% perfect. What such brethren don’t know
is that the demand for perfection has been from the Old
Testament. Another thing they don’t know is that perfection is
not an optional virtue.
This perfection is available if we can believe God for it and
surrender to the Lordship of Jesus Christ. In Christ, there is
never an end to spiritual growth because He is infinite. Hence,
we must be ready to go further and further with God until we
come to the level of His perfection when we do not see
ourselves any longer but it becomes all about Him. If we don’t
align ourselves to this requirement, we will never be carriers of
His glory. Perfection is the premise upon which the rest of our
walk with God will be assessed. The moment we begin this
walk of perfection, we begin to attract divine presence and
easily draw God’s glory daily.
Perfection makes you a threat to the kingdom of darkness.
Right from my early days as General Overseer, I had learnt the
secret of my victory through the authority of His Name and a
walk of perfection. You just notice that you become a carrier
of His presence, and at the mere sight of your person, demons
begin to flee because of the presence of God overshadowing
you. The reason many Christians have not fully benefited from
the Lord is because they are not prepared to make the
sacrifice of walking in perfection. They see it as unrealistic.
They easily rationalise it as an impossible feat. Hence, the
Devil uses this ignorance to deny them their rightful place in
God’s program. God should be able to predict your actions.
Perfection earns you a trust in God. There is a need to change
your mindset so that the blessings of God concerning your life
will not be hampered.
There is an aspect of you not yet discovered because you are
still far from God. The devil is aware of what havoc you will
cause to his domain the moment you make up your mind to
walk in perfection. God wants to do some things in your life
that will cause the ears of people around you to tingle, but
you must be ready to walk before God in purity and perfection.
If it was impossible for Abraham to walk perfectly before God,
God wouldn’t have made such a demand, moreover, the
demand was for his good, and this is why you need to
understand that walking before the Lord in perfection makes
God committed to make you exceedingly great.
Father, please grant me the grace to walk perfectly before you.
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Joshua 8:30-10:28 and Job 35:9-36:4
AUTHOR: Pst. E. A. ADEBOYE
Good morning! How was your night?