OPEN HEAVEN 14 APRIL 2021 – OPEN HEAVENS FOR TODAY

 Open Heaven 14 April 2021 Wednesday Daily Devotional By Pastor E. A. Adeboye – In His Presence

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TOPIC: In His Presence


MEMORISE: Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore. – Psalm 16:11


READ: Isaiah 40:28-31 (KJV)


28 Hast thou not known? hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the LORD, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? there is no searching of his understanding.


29 He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength.


30 Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall:


31 But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.


BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: 2 Corinthians 9-13


MESSAGE:


Choosing to be in God’s presence is a thing of wisdom because it guarantees joy and everlasting satisfaction (Psalm 16:11). Therefore, if you are wise, you will always seek to be in His presence. No wonder the Psalmist wrote in Psalm 91:1:


“He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.”



 

Only sin can drive a fellow from the presence of God. It was after the fall that Adam and Eve had to run from God’s presence (Genesis 3:8). Jonah also ran from God’s presence and ended up in the belly of the fish simply because of disobedience (Jonah 1:3,15,17). When a man runs from the presence of the Lord, he is heading for destruction.


Our Scripture reading for today contains many miracles that happened in the presence of the Lord. When you dwell in God’s presence, you will never be tired because His attributes rub off on you (Isaiah 40:28-29}. God is never tired, and He is ready to share His strength with those who come into His presence. Elijah and Elisha knew this secret and thus experienced miracles in His presence. In God’s presence, Elijah enjoyed a divinely prepared meal, and he became so strong and swift that not only did he overpower four hundred and fifty prophets of Baal on Mount Carmel, but he also outran the chariot of King Ahab, according to 1 Kings 18. Being in God’s presence also brings divine boldness. Elijah displayed this in 1 Kings 18:15.


As children of God, you must constantly be in God’s presence. Even our Lord Jesus Christ did so. He never compromised the presence of the Father for other activities. Matthew 14:23 and Luke 6:12 detail how Jesus constantly withdrew to the mountain side to commune with His Father. The early Church also cherished God’s presence in prayer and whenever they gathered, there were always earth-shaking incidents (Acts 2:46). The early disciples were with Jesus for just three and a half years, yet the world knew they had been with Him (Acts 4:13).


The more you stay in God’s presence, the more you look and behave like Him (2 Corinthians 3:18).


ACTION POINT:


Draw an action plan that will enable you to constantly have effective fellowship with God throughout this year.


HYMN 11: I Need Every Hour


1. I need Thee every hour, most gracious Lord;

No tender voice like Thine can peace afford.


Refrain:

I need Thee, oh, I need Thee;

Every hour I need Thee;

Oh, bless me now, my Savior,

I come to Thee.



 

2 .I need Thee every hour, stay Thou nearby;

Temptations lose their pow’r when Thou art nigh.


3. I need Thee every hour, in joy or pain;

Come quickly and abide, or life is vain.


4. I need Thee every hour; teach me Thy will;

And Thy rich promises in me fulfill.


5. I need Thee every hour, most Holy One;

Oh, make me Thine indeed, Thou blessed Son.


Open Heavens 2021 Daily 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. The Open Heavens devotional application is available across all mobile platforms and operating systems: iOS, Android, Blackberry, Nokia, Windows Mobile and PC.


Flatimes Notice Board: Until you are born again, God ever abiding presence will never be with you. You must be born again to enjoy continuous victory. Please say the displayed prayer below in faith:


Lord Jesus, come into my life. I accept You as my Lord and Personal Saviour. I believe in my heart You died and rose from the dead to save me. Thank You Lord for saving me, in Jesus name Amen.


If you just prayed the prayer of salvation online please send your testimonies and prayer request to info@rccg.org, +234-1-8447340, +234-0-7098213112.


Open Heaven 13 April 2021 Tuesday Daily Devotional By Pastor E. A. Adeboye – Praise As A Weapon Of Spiritual Warfare

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TOPIC: Praise As A Weapon Of Spiritual Warfare


MEMORISE: But thou art holy, O thou that inhabitest the praises of Israel. – Psalm 22:3


READ: Acts 16:25-26 (KJV)


25 And at midnight Paul and Silas prayed, and sang praises unto God: and the prisoners heard them.


26 And suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken: and immediately all the doors were opened, and every one’s bands were loosed.


BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: 2 Corinthians 5-8


MESSAGE:


It is a good thing to give thanks to the Lord (Psalm 92:1). According to Psalm 100:4, praise ushers us to God’s presence, and as you may already know, in the presence of the Lord is fullness of joy (Psalm 16:11). Psalm 22:3 also says God inhabits the praises of His people. It is impossible to remain the same after being in the presence of God. This is why the devil does not like people praising God.


The Bible speaks of many weapons of spiritual warfare, however the most effective of them all is praises. The Lord revealed to me years ago that when you praise Him, you are submitting to God and asking Him to fight the battle on your behalf. In 2 Chronicles 20:15-25, three great kings had formed an alliance against Jehoshaphat. By the leading of the Spirit of God however, he realized that he could only win the battle by praising God. Thus, he organized a mighty orchestra to praise the Lord. As the singers were praising, the Lord took over the battle and fought on behalf of King Jehoshaphat. His enemies destroyed one another and the only thing he had to do was collect the bounty. The Lord will fight on your behalf, you will possess the gates of your enemies and you will know peace in Jesus’ name.


Psalm 67:1-7 explains what could happen when people praise the Lord. It says the earth would yield her increase and God shall bless His people. It also says that when people see the magnitude of God’s blessings on those who praise Him, the whole earth would fear Him. May the Good Lord give you the kind of blessing that will cause people to fear your God, in the mighty name of Jesus.


If you really want to experience increase, you must praise the Lord vigorously. A couple had been barren for twenty-two years until God led their pastor to ask them to carry out non-stop praise for twenty-four hours every day. Within three months of playing praise songs round the clock, the wife took in and an end came to decades of waiting. Praise was King David’s principal weapon; no wonder he said his heart was fixed on praising the Lord all the time (Psalm 34:1). If your praise would be effective however, you must be sure to live righteously; God would never accept the praise of sinners.


ACTION POINT:


Set time apart to give God heartfelt Praise today and cultivate the habit of continuous worship of God.


HYMN 20: Praise To The Lord The Almighty


1. Praise to the Lord, the Almighty, the King of creation!

O my soul, praise him, for he is thy health and salvation!

Join the great throng,

Psaltery, organ and song,

Sounding in glad adoration!


2. Praise to the Lord! Over all things he gloriously reigneth.

Borne as on eagle wings, safely his Saints he sustaineth.

Hast thou not seen

How all thou needest hath been

Granted in what he ordaineth?


3. Praise to the Lord, who doth prosper thy way and defend thee.

Surely his goodness and mercy shall ever attend thee.

Ponder anew

What the Almighty can do,

Who with his love doth befriend thee.


4. Praise to the Lord! Oh, let all that is in me adore him!

All that hath breath, join with Abraham’s seed to adore him!

Let the “amen”

Sum all our praises again,

Now as we worship before him.


Open Heavens 2021 Daily 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. The Open Heavens devotional application is available across all mobile platforms and operating systems: iOS, Android, Blackberry, Nokia, Windows Mobile and PC.


Flatimes Notice Board: Until you are born again, God ever abiding presence will never be with you. You must be born again to enjoy continuous victory. Please say the displayed prayer below in faith:


Lord Jesus, come into my life. I accept You as my Lord and Personal Saviour. I believe in my heart You died and rose from the dead to save me. Thank You Lord for saving me, in Jesus name Amen.


If you just prayed the prayer of salvation online please send your testimonies and prayer request to info@rccg.org, +234-1-8447340, +234-0-7098213112.


Open Heaven 12 April 2021 Monday Daily Devotional By Pastor E. A. Adeboye – Why Worry When You Can Pray

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TOPIC: Why Worry When You Can Pray


MEMORISE: But Peter put them all forth, and kneeled down, and prayed; and turning him to the body said, Tabitha, arise. And she opened her eyes: and when she saw Peter, she sat up. – Acts 9:40


READ: John 11:41-44 (KJV)


41 Then they took away the stone from the place where the dead was laid. And Jesus lifted up his eyes, and said, Father, I thank thee that thou hast heard me.


42 And I knew that thou hearest me always: but because of the people which stand by I said it, that they may believe that thou hast sent me.


43 And when he thus had spoken, he cried with a loud voice, Lazarus, come forth.


44 And he that was dead came forth, bound hand and foot with graveclothes: and his face was bound about with a napkin. Jesus saith unto them, Loose him, and let him go.


BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: 2 Corinthians 1-4


MESSAGE:


In Philippians 4:6, the Bible enjoined believers to cease worry, but to rather present their request to God through supplications and thanksgiving. The result of this spiritual exercise is in the next verse:


“And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”


We cannot do without prayers. If Jesus as powerful as He is, could do nothing without prayer during His earthly ministry, then every Christian must have an effective prayer life. When Jesus got to the tomb of Lazarus, He did the same thing Philippians 4:6 commands us to do: with thanksgiving, He prayed and made His request known to God. Apostle Peter also engaged the power of prayer when confronted with the loss of power of a member of the Church in Lydda. That prayer of faith brought Tabitha back to life, to the glory of God. (Acts 9:36-40).


I travelled to my hometown not long after I was the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God. On getting there, the villagers prevailed upon me to look into how the deplorable road leading to the community could be fixed. Humanly speaking, it was an expensive project for a pastor of my means to undertake. So, I looked up to God in prayer, like the Psalmist said in Psalm 121:1-2. A few weeks later, the Lord answered my prayer. He moved the government of the time to award a contract that got the road fixed.


The reason many children of God do not have answers to their wishes is that they have not asked. James 4:2 says:


“Ye lust, and have not: ye kill, and desire to have, and cannot obtain: ye fight and war, yet ye have not, because ye ask not.”


Beloved, God is concerned about your needs. Don’t be envious of others who are getting answers. Only prayer can solve your problems. Like the elder brother of the prodigal son, many Christians are zealous in the work of God but fail to make their requests known to Him. The elder brother accused his father of being partial whereas alI he needed to do was ask, because alI the father had was his (Luke 15:31). Don’t short-change yourself. Ask in faith today!


ACTION POINT:


Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you (Matthew 7:7).


HYMN 18: Pass me Not,0 Gentle Savior


1. Pass me not, O gentle Savior,

Hear my humble cry;

While on others Thou art calling,

Do not pass me by.


Refrain:

Savior, Savior,

Hear my humble cry,

While on others Thou art calling,

Do not pass me by.


2. Let me at Thy throne of mercy

Find a sweet relief;

Kneeling there in deep contrition,

Help my unbelief.


3. Trusting only in Thy merit,

Would I seek Thy face;

Heal my wounded, broken spirit,

Save me by Thy grace.


4. Thou the spring of all my comfort,

More than life to me,

Whom have I on earth beside Thee,

Whom in Heav’n but Thee.


Open Heavens 2021 Daily 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. The Open Heavens devotional application is available across all mobile platforms and operating systems: iOS, Android, Blackberry, Nokia, Windows Mobile and PC.


Flatimes Notice Board: Until you are born again, God ever abiding presence will never be with you. You must be born again to enjoy continuous victory. Please say the displayed prayer below in faith:


Lord Jesus, come into my life. I accept You as my Lord and Personal Saviour. I believe in my heart You died and rose from the dead to save me. Thank You Lord for saving me, in Jesus name Amen.


If you just prayed the prayer of salvation online please send your testimonies and prayer request to info@rccg.org, +234-1-8447340, +234-0-7098213112.


Open Heaven 11 April 2021 Sunday Daily Devotional By Pastor E. A. Adeboye – The Name Above All Others

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TOPIC: The Name Above All Others


MEMORISE: And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; – Mark 16:17


READ: Philippians 2:5-11 (KJV)


5 Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:


6 Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God:


7 But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men:


8 And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.


9 Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name:


10 That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth;


11 And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.


BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: 1 Corinthians 14-16


MESSAGE:


The name of Jesus is powerful and matchless. As believers, we can perform mighty signs through it as we see in the memory verse of today. It can also bring salvation, as we see in Matthew 1:21:


“And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name Jesus: for he shall save his people from their sins.”


The name of Jesus is full of wonders. In Acts 3:6, Peter, used it to raise a crippled man at the Beautiful Gate. Immediately he mentioned this name, the feet and ankle bone of that lame man received strength and he began to make progress in life. He started walking, and a while later, he began to leap. In the name of Jesus, nothing will be impossible for you.


Those who do not believe in this name for salvation do not know what they are missing. Proverbs 18:10 says:


“The name of the Lord is a strong tower: the righteous runneth into it, and is safe.”


Here, we see a fundamental principle that is behind the working of that name – righteousness. Only the righteousness obtained through Jesus can make His name work wonders for you. As a matter of fact, it is through this name that we receive forgiveness of sins (Acts 10:43).


In Acts 9:33-34, we see the supremacy of the name of Jesus when Peter healed a man who, for eight years, been bound by infirmity. The name of Jesus destroys yokes and delivers the oppressed. By the power in the wonder-working name of Jesus, I command your deliverance from any form of oppression.


I once heard the story of a young Christian who shouted the name of Jesus when the boat, he was in was about to capsize. Immediately, unseen hands steadied his boat. From today, that name will begin to work for you as you believe.


The devil may resist anything else but not the name of Christ. This is because the name of Jesus is above every other and at its mention, every knee should bow (Philippians 2:9-11). Begin to use it effectively from today.


ACTION POINT:


Call on the name of Jesus Christ with faith today and every mountain you are facing will give way, to the glory of the Father.


HYMN 1: All Hail Power Of Jesus Name


1 All hail the pow’r of Jesus’ Name!

Let angels prostrate fall;

Bring forth the royal diadem,

And crown Him Lord of all!


2 Ye chosen seed of Israel’s race,

Ye ransomed from the fall,

Hail Him Who saves you by His grace,

And crown Him Lord of all!


3 Let every kindred, every tribe,

On this terrestrial ball,

To Him all majesty ascribe,

And crown Him Lord of all!


4 Oh, that with yonder sacred throng

We at His feet may fall!

We’ll join the everlasting song,

And crown Him Lord of all!


Open Heavens 2021 Daily 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. The Open Heavens devotional application is available across all mobile platforms and operating systems: iOS, Android, Blackberry, Nokia, Windows Mobile and PC.


Flatimes Notice Board: Until you are born again, God ever abiding presence will never be with you. You must be born again to enjoy continuous victory. Please say the displayed prayer below in faith:


Lord Jesus, come into my life. I accept You as my Lord and Personal Saviour. I believe in my heart You died and rose from the dead to save me. Thank You Lord for saving me, in Jesus name Amen.


If you just prayed the prayer of salvation online please send your testimonies and prayer request to info@rccg.org, +234-1-8447340, +234-0-7098213112.


Open Heaven 10 April 2021 Saturday Daily Devotional By Pastor E. A. Adeboye – The Word, Prophecy And Power

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TOPIC: The Word, Prophecy And Power


MEMORISE: Then Elisha said, Hear ye the word of the LORD; Thus saith the LORD, To morrow about this time shall a measure of fine flour be sold for a shekel, and two measures of barley for a shekel, in the gate of Samaria. – 2 Kings 7:1


READ: Ezekiel 37:1-10 (KJV)


1 The hand of the LORD was upon me, and carried me out in the spirit of the LORD, and set me down in the midst of the valley which was full of bones,


2 And caused me to pass by them round about: and, behold, there were very many in the open valley; and, lo, they were very dry.


3 And he said unto me, Son of man, can these bones live? And I answered, O Lord GOD, thou knowest.


4 Again he said unto me, Prophesy upon these bones, and say unto them, O ye dry bones, hear the word of the LORD.


5 Thus saith the Lord GOD unto these bones; Behold, I will cause breath to enter into you, and ye shall live:


6 And I will lay sinews upon you, and will bring up flesh upon you, and cover you with skin, and put breath in you, and ye shall live; and ye shall know that I am the LORD.


7 So I prophesied as I was commanded: and as I prophesied, there was a noise, and behold a shaking, and the bones came together, bone to his bone.


8 And when I beheld, lo, the sinews and the flesh came up upon them, and the skin covered them above: but there was no breath in them.


9 Then said he unto me, Prophesy unto the wind, prophesy, son of man, and say to the wind, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Come from the four winds, O breath, and breathe upon these slain, that they may live.


10 So I prophesied as he commanded me, and the breath came into them, and they lived, and stood up upon their feet, an exceeding great army.


BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: 1 Corinthians 10-13


MESSAGE:


Many Scriptures establish the wonder-working power of prophetic word of God. The word of God can transform darkness to light (Genesis 1:1-3). We see this as Jesus restored the sight of Bartimaeus in Mark 10:46-52 by simply “speaking”. The spoken word of God can also turn every emptiness to fulness. In Genesis 1:20-22, all God had to do was speak, and the earth that was formerly void became full of creatures. In the name of Jesus every emptiness in your life shall be filled with the blessings of the Lord.


In addition to that, the spoken word of God can bring orderliness. Mark 4:35-41 records that there had been a storm rocking a boat that Jesus and His disciples were in. All Jesus did was to speak peace to the confusion and immediately, there was calm.


The spoken word of God can also raise the dead (John 11:39-44). The centurion in Matthew 8:5-13 knew this and that was why He asked Jesus to just send out His word. I want to encourage you today never to trivialize the words of genuine prophets of God. In 2 Kings 4:1-7, a prophet of God ‘spoke the word’ to a poor widow whose children were about to be sold into slavery. The moment he did, the power of God visited her and she experienced a great miracle. I decree that you will receive an earth-shaking miracle today, in the mighty name of Jesus.


Years ago, a man who had become bankrupt came to the church for prayers. When we were done, he said he would have loved to give me a gift, however he could not even afford to pay his transport fare back home. Thus, I gave him a little money and prophesied saying “This money will never finish.” He said “Amen” and left. Today, at least I know of two houses he built after that encounter.


I decree: Whatever resource that is in your possession today shall not finish in Jesus’ name. Only believe in the spoken word from God’s prophet, depart from iniquity and you too will share testimonies of the power in the word, in the mighty name of Jesus.


ACTION POINT:


Read aloud all the written prophecies in today’s devotional, receive them in faith and you will experience the power in the word.


HYMN 23: Standing On The Promises Of Christ My King


1 Standing on the promises of Christ my King,

Through eternal ages let His praises ring,

Glory in the highest, I will shout and sing,

Standing on the promises of God.


Refrain:

Standing, standing,

Standing on the promises of God my Savior;

Standing, standing,

I’m standing on the promises of God.


2 Standing on the promises that cannot fail,

When the howling storms of doubt and fear assail,

By the living Word of God I shall prevail,

Standing on the promises of God.


3 Standing on the promises I now can see

Perfect, present cleansing in the blood for me;

Standing in the liberty where Christ makes free,

Standing on the promises of God.


4 Standing on the promises of Christ the Lord,

Bound to Him eternally by love’s strong cord,

Overcoming daily with the Spirit’s sword,

Standing on the promises of God.


5 Standing on the promises I cannot fall,

List’ning every moment to the Spirit’s call,

Resting in my Savior as my all in all,

Standing on the promises of God.


Open Heavens 2021 Daily 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. The Open Heavens devotional application is available across all mobile platforms and operating systems: iOS, Android, Blackberry, Nokia, Windows Mobile and PC.

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