Topic: God’s Special Abode and Workshop

MEMORISE: Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?” – (1 Corinthians 3:16)

READ: 1 Corinthians 3:16-17, & Acts 27:31-36

17 If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are.

32 Then the soldiers cut off the ropes of the boat, and let her fall off.

33 And while the day was coming on, Paul besought them all to take meat, saying, This day is the fourteenth day that ye have tarried and continued fasting, having taken nothing.

34 Wherefore I pray you to take some meat: for this is for your health: for there shall not an hair fall from the head of any of you.

35 And when he had thus spoken, he took bread, and gave thanks to God in presence of them all: and when he had broken it, he began to eat.

36 Then were they all of good cheer, and they also took some meat.


Every child of God is meant to be a carrier of divine treasure – the Spirit of God. Thus, in spite of our earthen form, all children of God have supernatural abilities because of the presence of God within us.

God can work through you to achieve great things. Never underestimate the fact that He can turn around the lives of individuals, families, towns, cities and countries through you. Now, this is not about your physique, intellect or wisdom, but about Jesus in you. No matter how little you may consider yourself, God can do really great things through you (John 14:12).


In Acts 27:27-44, Paul was just a prisoner on board a ship transporting him and some other prisoners to Rome. However, when a great storm arose and it seemed death was imminent, everyone aboard the ship turned to Paul for help. Paul was able to lead everyone aboard the ship into safety because of the presence of Jesus Christ in him.

You can also become a successful leader. You can be the one to proffer a solution to that life-threatening situation. You can bring tears of joy rather than tears of sorrow to that brother; sister or neighbour, if only you would realise that the presence of God in your life has already furnished you unto all good works (2 Timothy 3:17).

We must however, keep our vessels clean if we want God to abide within us (1 Corinthians 3:16). Isaiah 52:11 says:
Depart ye, depart ye, go ye out from thence, touch no unclean thing; go ye out of the midst of her; be ye clean, that bear the vessels of the Lord.

The ark of the Lord was in Obededom’s house for three months and God blessed him tremendously (2 Samuel 6:10-11). Obededom’s house must have been spiritually clean for the ark of God to have brought him and his household blessings, because the same ark caused a pandemic when it was brought into a land that was rife with idolatry (1 Samuel 5:1-7).

Jesus Christ has promised to dine with anyone that lets Him into his or her heart (Revelations 3:20) and the life of such a person will be filled with wonders.

PRAYER POINT: Father, make my life Your special abode and workshop. Please perform wonders through me in the mighty name of Jesus.



1. What a friend we have in Jesus,
All our sins and griefs to bear;
What a privilege to carry
Everything to God in prayer!

2. Oh, what peace we often forfeit,
Oh, what needless pain we bear;
All because we do not carry
Ev’rything to God in prayer.

3. Have we trials and temptations?
Is there trouble anywhere?
We should never be discouraged,
Take it to the Lord in prayer!

4. Can we find a friend so faithful,
Who will all our sorrows share?
Jesus knows our ev’ry weakness,
Take it to the Lord in prayer.

5. Are we weak and heavy laden,
Cumbered with a load of care?
Precious Saviour, still our refuge,
Take it to the Lord in prayer!

6. Do thy friends despise, forsake thee?
Take it to the Lord in prayer.
In His arms He’ll take and shield thee,
Thou wilt find a solace there.

Read: DCLM Daily Manna Friday 3rd September 2021 – Evil of Idle Talk

RCCG Open Heaven 3rd September 2021 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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