Open Heaven Devotion

  • 13 Dec 2021



The soul that sinneth, it shall die. The son shall not bear the iniquity of the father, neither shall the father bear the iniquity of the son: the righteousness of the righteous shall be upon him, and the wickedness of the wicked shall be upon him.  Ezekiel 18:20

 READ:  Ezekiel 18:1-4.

1 The word of the Lord came unto me again, saying,

 2 What mean ye, that ye use this proverb concerning the land of Israel, saying, The fathers have eaten sour grapes, and the children's teeth are set on edge?

 3 As I live, saith the Lord God, ye shall not have occasion any more to use this proverb in Israel.

 4 Behold, all souls are mine; as the soul of the father, so also the soul of the son is mine: the soul that sinneth, it shall die.


The righteousness of God demands that the soul that commits sin would die as we see in our memory verse today. John 10:10 however gives us an alternative to sin and death:

“The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.”

 When we accept Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior, He saves us from the life of sin, and ultimately eternal death, blessing us with abundant life instead.

 Another truth I want to share with us is that the righteousness of God does not allow an offender to be punished twice for one offense. Since Jesus Christ our Redeemer has suffered for our sins, we are discharged and acquitted. As long as you do not commit that sin again, once Jesus has forgiven you, your forgiveness is absolute.

“Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.”   Isaiah 53:4-5

 Beloved, I am using this medium to appeal to you to come to Jesus Christ today and He will relieve you of your burden of sin. As a matter of fact, the cross He carried before His crucifixion was for you and me. All you need to do is confess your sins and accept Jesus as your Savior and Lord. The Bible says if we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves and there is no truth is us (1 John 1:8). We deny ourselves the privilege of the great Burden-Bearer if we refuse to come to Him and make Him the Lord of our lives. He must be your Lord and Savior.

 I pray that the Almighty God will relieve you of every burden of sin and sorrow, in Jesus’ name.


 Father, I bring my burden to You today in genuine repentance. Please forgive me and lift my burden today, in the mighty name of Jesus.



What a friend we have in Jesus

All our sins and griefs to bear

And what a privilege to carry

Everything to God in prayer


Oh, what peace we often forfeit

Oh, what needless pain we bear

All because we do not carry

Everything to God in prayer


Have we trials and temptations?

Is there trouble anywhere?

We should never be discouraged

Take it to the Lord in prayer


Can we find a friend so faithful

Who will all our sorrows share?

Jesus knows our every weakness

Take it to the Lord in prayer