Open Heaven for Today 5 April 2020 – The Value of your Service

Open Heaven for Today 5 April 2020: [Sunday] – The Value of your Service

THE VALUE OF YOUR SERVICE – Sunday April 5th 2020
Memorise: If any man’s work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; ye so as by fire. 1st Corinthians 3:15
Read: 1st Corinthians 3:1-15 (KJV)
And I, brethren, could not speak unto you as unto spiritual, but as unto carnal, even as unto babes in Christ.
I have fed you with milk, and not with meat: for hitherto ye were not able to bear it, neither yet now are ye able.
For ye are yet carnal: for whereas there is among you envying, and strife, and divisions, are ye not carnal, and walk as men?
For while one saith, I am of Paul; and another, I am of Apollos; are ye not carnal?
Who then is Paul, and who is Apollos, but ministers by whom ye believed, even as the Lord gave to every man?
I have planted, Apollos watered; but God gave the increase.
So then neither is he that planteth any thing, neither he that watereth; but God that giveth the increase.
Now he that planteth and he that watereth are one: and every man shall receive his own reward according to his own labour.
For we are labourers together with God: ye are God's husbandry, ye are God's building.
10 According to the grace of God which is given unto me, as a wise masterbuilder, I have laid the foundation, and another buildeth thereon. But let every man take heed how he buildeth thereupon.
11 For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ.
12 Now if any man build upon this foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble;
13 Every man's work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man's work of what sort it is.
14 If any man's work abide which he hath built thereupon, he shall receive a reward.
15 If any man's work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire.Bible in one year: Judges 19-21, Hymn: Sing hymn 18
Our God is great and mighty, the Supreme ruler and final authority in heaven and on earth. 

Open Heaven for Today 5 April 2020  – The Value of your Serviceeeeeee

He deserves the best of all things; He does not accept service that is substandard from anyone, neither does He reward anyone that offers half-hearted service to Him. Romans 12:11 reveals God’s hatred from a slothful attitude to life and His service. It also shows a clear preference for people who are fervent in spirit. committed to His work. Romans 12:1 says;

 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.”

Open Heaven for Today 5 April 2020: [Sunday] – The Value of your Service 

While God is concerned about the quality of our service, He is even more concerned about our service; He is even more concerned about our character and way of life. If the lifestyle of a person is not acceptable to God, then whatever service the fellow renders may not have real value to Him. the Bible in Ephesians 6:6-7 lays emphasis on rendering acceptable service not as men pleasers, but doing the will of God from the heart, as unto Him and not to men. 2nd Timothy 2:21 speak about the personality of the fellow God will use: “If a man therefore purge himself from these, he shall be a vessel unto honour, sanctified, and meet for the master’s use, and prepared unto every good work.”
From the Scripture above, it is very clear that God will not accept the service of those not in right standing with Him.

Open Heaven for Today 5 April 2020 Sunday: Prayer Point

1st Corinthians 3:13 also makes it clear that God will critically examine the works and service we render to Him and reward each person accordingly. Substandard service shall be consumed by fire, making such efforts a loss to the concerned persons. I pray that your service shall be acceptable to God and be rewarded accordingly, in the mighty name of Jesus.
Prayer Point
Father, please let my works pass the test of fire on the last day, in the mighty name of Jesus.

Open Heavens Daily Devotional Lessons was written by Pastor E.A. Adeboye, the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, one of the largest evangelical Churches in the world and also the President of Christ the Redeemer's Ministries.

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Open Heaven for Today 4 April 2020 – The Agonies of Eternal Death

Open Heaven for Today 4 April 2020: [Saturday] – The Agonies of Eternal Death

THE AGONIES OF ETERNAL DEATH – Saturday April 4th 2020
Memorise: And shall cast them into a furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing teeth. Matthew 13:42
Read: Revelations 21:8 (KJV)
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OPEN HEAVEN 3 APRIL 2020 MEMORISE: But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die. – (Genesis 2:17)

1. And the child Samuel ministered unto the LORD before Eli. And the word of the LORD was precious in those days; there was no open vision.
2. And it came to pass at that time, when Eli was laid down in his place, and his eyes began to wax dim, that he could not see;
3. And ere the lamp of God went out in the temple of the LORD, where the ark of God was, and Samuel was laid down to sleep;
4. That the LORD called Samuel; and he answered, Here am I.
5. And he ran unto Eli, and said, Here am I; for thou calledst me. And he said, I called not; lie down again. And he went and lay down.
6. And the LORD called yet again, Samuel. And Samuel arose and went to Eli, and said, Here am I; for thou didst call me. And he answered, I called not, my son; lie down again.

7. Now Samuel did not yet know the LORD, neither was the word of the LORD yet revealed unto him.
8. And the LORD called Samuel again the third time. And he arose and went to Eli, and said, Here am I; for thou didst call me. And Eli perceived that the LORD had called the child.
9. Therefore Eli said unto Samuel, Go, lie down; and it shall be, if he call thee, that thou shalt say, Speak, LORD; for thy servant heareth. So Samuel went and lay down in his place.
10. And the LORD came, and stood, and called as at other times, Samuel, Samuel. Then Samuel answered, Speak; for thy servant heareth.
11. And the LORD said to Samuel, Behold, I will do a thing in Israel, at which both the ears of every one that heareth it shall tingle.
12. In that day I will perform against Eli all things which I have spoken concerning his house; when I begin, I will also make an end.
13. For I have told him that I will judge his house for ever for the iniquity which he knoweth; because his sons made themselves vile, and he restrained them not.
14. And therefore I have sworn unto the house of Eli, that the iniquity of Eli’s house shall not be purged with sacrifice nor offering for ever.
15. And Samuel lay until the morning, and opened the doors of the house of the LORD. And Samuel feared to shew Eli the vision.


Spiritual death, described in the Bible as separation from God is a consequence of sin.

It ultimately leads to eternal death if there is no repentance before physical death or the second coming of Christ.
People who are spiritually dead are often ignorant of their status because when a person dies spiritually, he or she may continue to live a normal life physically.
Such people may be intelligent and successful in their chosen professions; they may even be morally upright and committed to ‘good works.

Spiritual death is characterized primarily by a lack of communication between God and man. It is a state of complete severance of communion with God.
The Bible in Matthew 4:16, tells us categorically that the two major symptoms of spiritual death are darkness and the shadow of death.
A man/woman that has been separated from God is living in darkness, totally unaware of the imminent dangers surrounding him/her.
Often, calamities suddenly envelope such a man with neither warning nor remedy.
Unless such a person retraces his or her step to God in genuine repentance, the agony of spiritual death becomes a real experience.
I pray for anyone that may be experiencing this: The Lord will deliver you today in the mighty name of Jesus.
To be spiritually dead is to live without God’s counsel and guidance. The Bible further hinted at the symptoms of spiritual death in Ephesians 4:18 by saying:
Having the understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart.
Most human beings have come to accept a life of ‘suffering and smiling’ as normal. However, John 10:10 tells us that Jesus came for us to have life abundance.
Therefore, you can confess your sins to God in true repentance and accept Jesus as Lord Saviour.
Backsliders should also retrace their steps to God. Jesus in His love and mercy will reconnect you and your life will never be the same again.
Thank you for reading today’s Open Heavens 3 April 2020 written by  Pastor E. A. Adeboye.
God bless and sustain you all through these remaining days of April 2020
OPEN HEAVEN 3 APRIL 2020 PRAYER POINT: Father, please deliver me and my family from the agony of spiritual death, in the mighty name of Jesus.

1. Nearer, my God to Thee,
Nearer to Thee;
E’en though it be a cross
That raiseth me,
Still all my song shall be,
Nearer, my God, to Thee, (2ce)
Nearer to Thee!
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