Topic: A Time To Flee II (Open Heaven 8 February 2021)
Memorise: Flee also youthful lusts: but follow righteousness, faith, charity, peace, with them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart. – 2 Timothy 2:22
Read: Genesis 39:7-12 (KJV)
7 And it came to pass after these things, that his master’s wife cast her eyes upon Joseph; and she said, Lie with me.
8 But he refused, and said unto his master’s wife, Behold, my master wotteth not what is with me in the house, and he hath committed all that he hath to my hand;
9 There is none greater in this house than I; neither hath he kept back any thing from me but thee, because thou art his wife: how then can I do this great wickedness, and sin against God?
10 And it came to pass, as she spake to Joseph day by day, that he hearkened not unto her, to lie by her, or to be with her.
11 And it came to pass about this time, that Joseph went into the house to do his business; and there was none of the men of the house there within.
12 And she caught him by his garment, saying, Lie with me: and he left his garment in her hand, and fled, and got him out.
Bible In One Year: John 6-8
Whatever you know or suspect will annoy God, run away from it. For example, in Malachi 3:8-9 the Almighty God says that if you rob Him of His tithe. He would curse you. If I were you, I would vehemently avoid a curse from God, because if God curses you Himself, who would cancel the curse? Don’t spend His tithe!
“Flee fornication. Every sin that a man doeth is without the body; but he that committeth fornication sinneth against his own body.” – 1 Corinthians 6:18
In the above passage, it says clearly that you must flee fornication. God said if the devil comes against you, resist him and he will flee James 4:7, but when you find someone who wants to lead you into fornication, don’t wait to fight, flee! In Genesis 39:7-15, when the wife of Potiphar tried to get Joseph to commit adultery with her, the Bible says that Joseph fled. You must flee fornication because the Bible says that when someone has been committing sin for long and God says “This fellow has become an abomination; I want to destroy Him”, He will arrange for the fellow to commit adultery. Once he commits adultery, he is finished.
“The mouth of strange women is a deep pit: he that is abhorred of the LORD shall fall therein.” – Proverbs 22:14
Therefore, whenever you are beginning to feel tempted to commit adultery or fornication, you should cry to God and say “Lord, what have I done to become an abomination to you? Please forgive me” then flee whatever was drawing you to sexual immorality in the first place.
The wife of one of my Pastors once reported to me that her husband’s secretary had been cooking and bringing him meals in the office every day. I sent for the man and he confirmed his wife’s report. I said “Go back and sack that secretary”. He did, but then reemployed her two weeks later. When I heard, I told him “You are about to destroy yourself”. Before long, the man and his secretary – a married woman went to start their own Church. Soon after, the secretary chased him out of the Church that they both founded. After that, her husband discovered that two of their sons were the biological children of the so-called Pastor – her former boss. In short, everything started to go down for the man when he refused to flee the source of adultery. It does not matter how hard it is: flee fornication so that you would not be destroyed.
Adultery and fornication are not things to joke with at all. If you have ever done it in the past, cry to God today to forgive you.
Are you washed in the blood,
In the soul cleansing blood of the Lamb?
Are your garments spotless?
Are they white as snow?
Are you washed in the blood of the Lamb?
Open Heavens 2021 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. The Open Heavens devotional application is available across all mobile platforms and operating systems: iOS, Android, Blackberry, Nokia, Windows Mobile and PC.
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