Monday daily devotional by Pastor Adeboye ( Open Heavens 30 October 2017) – Shutting Up Mockers

Topic: Shutting Up Mockers — Monday 30, October 2017.

Memorise: The hope of the righteous shall be gladness: but the expectation of the wicked shall perish. – Proverbs 10:28

Read: Psalm 35:15-19 (KJV)

15 But in mine adversity they rejoiced, and gathered themselves
together: yea, the abjects gathered themselves together against me, and I
knew it not; they did tear me, and ceased not:

16 With hypocritical mockers in feasts, they gnashed upon me with their teeth.

17 Lord, how long wilt thou look on? rescue my soul from their destructions, my darling from the lions.

18 I will give thee thanks in the great congregation: I will praise thee among much people.

19 Let not them that are mine enemies wrongfully rejoice over me:
neither let them wink with the eye that hate me without a cause.

Bible in One Year: Hebrews 11-13, Hosea 7, Hymn: Sing Hymn 8 – Great Is Thy Faithfulness


God is a specialist at disgracing mockers and giving His Children the
last laugh. This season, you shall laugh last in Jesus’ Name! In Mark 10:46-52,
when Bartimaeus was crying to Jesus for help, some people were
irritated. Do you know that there are people who do not want your voice
to be heard at all? “Shut up you blind beggar! With people like us
around, do you think the Master would have time for a beggar like you?”
They laughed at him with an air of importance, but he ignored their
mockery and cried out for help all the more. They got angry at this
defiance. “You’ve got some nerve, you noisy fellow! If you know what is
good for you, you better keep your mouth shut!” they continued mocking
him as the crowd moved along. However, to their amazement, Jesus
suddenly stopped and said, “There is a blind beggar along this street
behind us. Go and bring him here and now.” Immediately, the laughter of
his mockers ceased. The laughter of your mockers has come to a permanent
end today in Jesus Name! The same mockers became his helpers. They
politely took him to Jesus, and after Jesus healed him, he became the
centre of attraction. Very soon, you that people thought would never
amount to anything will become the centre of attraction in Jesus’ Name!

A particular sister was dying at the University of Lagos Teaching
Hospital. Her husband met the doctors and they confided in him that she
would not live to see the following morning under any circumstance. So
he went to his wife, pretending to care for her, and he told her he
would see her the following morning, secretly expecting to meet her
corpse by then. As he left the hospital, he phoned his mistress and
said, “My stupid wife will pass away tonight. Come over and let’s have
fun.” The mistress came to his house and they were “having fun”, but
because they never expected anyone to disturb them, they did not even
lock the door of the bedroom. They were in for the shock of their lives.
After this man left the hospital earlier on, that same night, the Lord
Jesus Christ visited his sick wife and said, “I am the Lord that healeth
thee; rise up and go home.” As she got up and walked out of the
hospital, the nurses thought they were daydreaming and seeing her ghost,
and so they did not stop her. She got home and caught the two evil
doers in their illicit act. She said to them, “You thought I was dead,
but I am alive and well.” Every evil expectation of your enemies shall
be disappointed in Jesus’ Name! You shall laugh from now on.

Prayer Point: Father, turn every expectation of my mockers to disappointment.

Hymn 8: Great Is Thy Faithfulness

Verse 1
“Great is Thy faithfulness,”
O God my Father,
There is no shadow of turning with Thee;
Thou changest not,
Thy compassions, they fail not
As Thou hast been
Thou forever wilt be.

“Great is Thy faithfulness!”
“Great is Thy faithfulness!”
Morning by morning new mercies I see;
All I have needed
Thy hand hath provided,
“Great is Thy faithfulness,”
Lord, unto me!

Verse 2
Summer and winter, and springtime and harvest,
Sun, moon and stars in their courses above,
Join with all nature in manifold witness
To Thy great faithfulness, mercy and love.

Verse 3
Pardon for sin and a peace that endureth,
Thy own dear presence to cheer and to guide;
Strength for today and bright hope for tomorrow,
Blessings all mine, with ten thousand beside!

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.

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