The theme for Open Heaven Daily Devotional October 13 2023 is The City With Streets Of Gold.”
SCRIPTURE: “In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.“ John 14:2
There are great and beautiful cities in this world. There are cities where the streets are all clean, there are well kept parks,
the taxis are luxurious cars and so on. However, as beautiful, organized and perfect as these cities may appear, there is one that makes them all look greatly underdeveloped in comparison.
In this city, the streets are paved with the purest kind of gold you can imagine (Revelation 21:21). The gold trinkets and accessories that people wear and show off in this world are all of low quality compared to the one we will be walking on in that city.
Clearly, this city is one where there will be absolutely no poverty. In this city, all struggles will be over. The government of this city is so efficient that they ensure that nobody lacks anything; in fact,
the poorest fellow will be living in a mansion. Our memory verse today makes this abundantly clear. That great city is one of great wealth and privilege, where one would not want for any good thing.
Not only does the government cater to the material needs of every citizen of this city, it also provides for their emotional needs.
And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.
Revelation 21:4 This is one city I will give anything to relocate to. How can one become a citizen of this city? Revelation 21:27 tells us: And there shall in no wise enter into it any thing that defileth,
neither whatsoever worketh abomination, or maketh a lie: but they which are written in the Lamb’s book of life. To ensure that your name is written in the Lamb’s book of life,
you must surrender all to Jesus and accept Him as your Lord and Saviour, then commit to living holy for the rest of your life.
Open Heaven For Today 13 October 2023: Reflection
Father, please make a way for me, even where there is no way, in Jesus’ name.