OPEN HEAVENS DAILY DEVOTIONAL. TUESDAY 5 MAY 2015. THEME : TRANSFORMED BY THE NEW CREATION.

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MEMORISE : And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are
sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit
of our God. 1 CORINTHIANS 6 : 11.

READ : LUKE 8 : 1 – 3.
1 AND it came to pass afterward, that he went throughout every city and
village, preaching and shewing the glad tidings of the kingdom of God: and the
twelve were with him,
2 And certain women, which had been healed of evil spirits and infirmities, Mary
called Magdalene, out of whom went seven devils,
3 And Joanna the wife of Chuza Herod’s steward, and Susanna, and many
others, which ministered unto him of their substance.

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR : 1 SAMUEL 5 : 7 AND MARK 3 : 31 – 4 : 20.

One of the most profound wonders you will find anywhere in the world is the
wonder of a transformed life. When a person who was demon-possessed
suddenly becomes a vessel unto honour, what wonder can be greater than this?
Such a person remains a wonder throughout his or her lifetime. This was the
testimony of Mary Magdalene ( Luke 8 : 2 ). It is wonderful for a demoniac to
become a financial backer of God’s kingdom. Another example of a transformed
life that become a wonder is the Samaritan woman at Jacob’s well ( John 4 : 28
– 30 ). From being a promiscuous person, she became a lady evangelist. The Bible
in John 4 : 39 says this about her impact :
“And many of the Samaritans of that city believed on him for the saying of the
woman, which testified, He told me all that ever I did.”

Apostle Paul in today’s memory verse, after listing the evil characteristics of
the old creation, testified to the transforming wonder of the new creation
experience as seen in some members of the Church of Corinth. After I received
the grace of God for the salvation of my soul, and I became a pastor in the
Redeemed Christian Church of God, a woman came to the church with her child
who had a problem that only a miracle could solve. She requested to see the
pastor and to her surprise, it was her ex-boyfriend! On discovering that I was
the pastor who would pray for the healing of her child, she said, “You? It
cannot be!” However, I told her that what she was seeing was nothing but the
transforming wonder of the new creation. I told her of how God saved me, and
that the same God could save her also. She believed me, I prayed a simple prayer
of faith, and the child got healed. This is the transforming wonder of the new
creation. Have you experienced this wonder? If not, today is the day of
salvation for you. The Bible in 2Corinthians 6 : 2 says :
“(For he saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation
have I succoured thee: behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day
of salvation.)”
Let today be the day you experience the transforming wonder of the new
creation, and all things, including your worn-out hope, will be renewed.

ACTION POINT :
Take a bold step of faith by accepting Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour
indeed, and you will experience the transforming wonders of the new creation.

AUTHOR : Pst. E . A ADEBOYE.

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