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RCCG Sunday School Students Manual March 11th, 2018 Lesson 28

RCCG Sunday School Students Manual March 11th, 2018

TOPIC — Marital Intimacy: The Man And His Wife [Sunday, 11th March 2018]

MEMORY VERSE: ‘’Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.” – Genesis 2:24

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BIBLE PASSAGE: Genesis 2:23-25 RCCG Sunday School Students Manual March 11th, 2018 Lesson 28

23 And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.

24 Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.

25 And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed.

INTRODUCTION:
The intention of God for marriage is that the couple becomes one flesh (Mark 10:6-10). Marital intimacy, therefore, is the process that brings about the intended oneness in marriage. It involves bridging the gaps between the two worlds of the husband and wife until complete oneness is achieved physically, spiritually and emotionally. Oneness in marriage does not happen by default or by accident, but takes concerted and conscious effort of the two parties involved (1 Peter 3:8).

LESSON OUTLINES
1. What brings about marital intimacy?
2. Communication is key

WHAT BRINGS ABOUT MARITAL INTIMACY
Acceptance: There is no perfect human (Mark 10:18). Therefore, the journey of marital intimacy begins by accepting the totality of your partner, including the strengths and the weaknesses (Genesis 2:23; Ephesians 5:28-29).

 

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Agreement: It takes two to tango. Marital intimacy will be difficult to achieve with an unwilling partner (Ecclesiastes 4:9-11). Therefore, there is a need for the couple to agree on certain values of marriage (Amos 3:3) and set appropriate goals towards achieving them (Habakkuk 2:2-3).

Prioritising: If the marriage must not be hanging on the balance of marital instability, there is need to break ties with relationships and engagements that could compete for equal attention (Genesis 2:24). Make out more time for each other.

Service: Just as Jesus Christ cultivated the Church for the purpose of intimacy, couples must serve each other in love and reverence to achieve the intended goal of oneness (1Corinthians 10:24; Philippians 2:4). You will make sacrifices for each other (Ephesians 5:25). You must celebrate, comfort, cuddle and rebuke each other in love when necessary (Romans 12:15; SOS 1:13; 3:3-4).

COMMUNICATION IS KEY – RCCG Sunday School Students Manual March 11th, 2018

A crucial key to intimacy in marriage is communication (Hebrews 13:16). Communication helps break down every wall of partition between a man and his wife and gives unhindered access to each other’s world. Effective communication breeds trust and transparency (Proverbs 8:7-8; 24:26), strengthen the cord of love (Romans 12:9) and breaks the backbone of assumption and suspicion. The line of communication must be open and unambiguous on any subject. Love, care, compliments, offences, rebukes, forgiveness, aspirations, ideas etc., must all be communicated timely and rightly (Proverbs 15:4, 13; 28:13). When the barrier of communication is out of the way, there is unity at the home front, thereby, paving way for love to flourish (Romans 14:19; Hebrews 10:24).

CONCLUSION:
RCCG Sunday School Students Manual March 11th, 2018 Marital intimacy is no smooth ride and the experience differs with each couple. One partner might pay a higher price than the other but on the whole, it takes commitment and patience of the duo to arrive at ecstasy.

QUESTIONS
1. Mention five things that bring about marital intimacy.
2. What are the effects of good communication in marital intimacy?

”Click to read previous RCCG Sunday School Students Manual March 4th, 2018 Lesson 27 — Essence Of Marriage”

SUNDAY SCHOOL HYMN

1. O Sunday School, on the Lord’s day,
O how I love Thee well,
I am happy, it makes me glad
To rejoice at Thy birth.

2. O Sunday School, on the Lord’s day, Thy friendship suits me well,
Both young and old will sing Thy song,
We long for Sunday School.

3. O Sunday School, on the Lord’s day,
Christ was Thy first teacher,
The Holy Spirit, great teacher,
Does manifest in thee. RCCG Sunday School Students Manual March 11th, 2018

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4. O Sunday School, on the Lord’s day,
This testimony is sure,
That God, the Father Almighty,
Poured His blessing on Thee.

5. O Sunday School, on the Lord’s day,
Though the sun be so bright,
Or if the clouds black with rain,
I’ll be in Sunday School.

6. O Sunday School, on the Lord’s day,
I rejoice to see Thee,
Will thou pass over me today?
Without my being blest?

RCCG Sunday School Students Manual March 11th, 2018

Open Heavens 11th March 2018 Sunday by Pastor Adeboye

Open Heavens 11th March 2018 Sunday by Pastor Adeboye

Topic: Getting Answers Through Worship [Open Heavens 11 Sunday March 2018]

Memorise: “And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.” – John 14:13

Read: 1 Kings 18:36-39 (KJV) Open Heavens 11th March 2018 Sunday by Pastor Adeboye

36 And it came to pass at the time of the offering of the evening sacrifice, that Elijah the prophet came near, and said, LORD God of Abraham, Isaac, and of Israel, let it be known this day that thou art God in Israel, and that I am thy servant, and that I have done all these things at thy word.

37 Hear me, O LORD, hear me, that this people may know that thou art the LORD God, and that thou hast turned their heart back again.

38 Then the fire of the LORD fell, and consumed the burnt sacrifice, and the wood, and the stones, and the dust, and licked up the water that was in the trench.

39 And when all the people saw it, they fell on their faces: and they said, The LORD, he is the God; the LORD, he is the God.

Bible in One Year: Number 22, 2 Corinthians 8

MESSAGE:- Open Heavens 11th March 2018 Sunday by Pastor Adeboye

Without controversy, my God is indeed a prayer-answering God. In my life, He has proven Himself to be a prayer-answering God over and over again. Not only does he answer prayers, he can also answer them instantly. If there is any example of prayer that was answered instantly, it is the prayer of Elijah, which brought down fire of God in today’s Bible reading. In the Name that is above every other name, God will answer your prayers by fire today. Elijah is one of my favorite characters in the Bible, and I spent three years studying him. I observed something very, very, significant about him: he was a prayer warrior (James 5:17-18). He is one of the reasons why I pray so much. I spent quality time studying his prayer in 1 Kings 18:36-37, and I would like to share with you some of what the Holy Spirit taught me.

You will observe that Elijah started this prayer by calling on the Lord God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. What is the significance of this? He was first worshipping God by eulogizing Him. When you go through the scriptures, all those who worshipped God got their request granted. You will never find a single example of someone who worshipped God in spirit and in truth who did not get his or her request granted. Matthew 8:1-3 tells the story of a leper who was granted his request. This is someone who had an incurable disease; someone who was not supposed to be found among the multitude. He came to Jesus and the first thing he did was to worship Him. He worshipped Him before he said “I know you can heal me if you want to.” Of course, he had already prepared the ground for his request to be granted. Jesus had no choice but to say “I am willing, be thou cleansed.”

Open Heavens 11th March 2018 Sunday by Pastor Adeboye

A similar story is found in Mark 5:1-15. It is the story of the mad man of Gadara, who when he saw Jesus from a far off, ran to meet Him and fell at His feet. Remember he was a mad, but even in his madness, he was still able to worship God. If a mad man could worship God, what is your excuse for not worshipping Him? Read the story very well, he did not even pray to be delivered, but God delivered him all the same. Furthermore, in Mark 5:21-24, how did Jairus get his daughter restored to life? He worshipped Jesus! Even though he was a great man, in the presence of Jesus, he considered his status to be of no significance. This is why I feel uncomfortable when I see some so called “great men” who cannot worship God. Whenever we are praising God and we are dancing and rejoicing, I see some people who feel they are too big to worship the King of kings. This is rather unfortunate because there is no one like God. He is greater than the greatest, higher than the highest, older than the oldest, richer than the richest, and He is better than the best. Worship your way into victory today!

Action Point: Worship God by eulogizing Him with His attributes you know. Read Isaiah 40:22-25 to aid you. Open Heavens 11th March 2018 Sunday by Pastor Adeboye

“If you missed yesterday devotional, click to read Open Heavens 10 March 2018 Saturday — Holiness Made Simple”

Hymn 1: Now Thank We All Our God.

1. Now thank we all our God, with heart and hands and voices,
Who wondrous things has done, in Whom this world rejoices;
Who from our mothers’ arms has blessed us on our way
With countless gifts of love, and still is ours today.

2. Oh, may this bounteous God through all our life be near us,
With ever joyful hearts and blessed peace to cheer us;
And keep us in His grace, and guide us when perplexed;
And guard us through all ills in this world, till the next!

3. All praise and thanks to God the Father now be given,
The Son, and Him Who reigns with Them in highest Heaven—
The one eternal God, Whom earth and Heav’n adore;
For thus it was, is now, and shall be evermore.

Open Heavens 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.

Open Heavens 11th March 2018 Sunday by Pastor Adeboye

Open Heavens 10 March 2018 Saturday — Holiness Made Simple

Open Heavens 10 March 2018 Saturday

Topic: Holiness Made Simple [Open Heavens 10th Saturday March 2018]

Memorise: “If ye love me, keep my commandments.” – John 14:15

Read: 1 Samuel 15:16-23 (KJV)

16 Then Samuel said unto Saul, Stay, and I will tell thee what the LORD hath said to me this night. And he said unto him, Say on.

17 And Samuel said, When thou wast little in thine own sight, wast thou not made the head of the tribes of Israel, and the LORD anointed thee king over Israel?

18 And the LORD sent thee on a journey, and said, Go and utterly destroy the sinners the Amalekites, and fight against them until they be consumed.

19 Wherefore then didst thou not obey the voice of the LORD, but didst fly upon the spoil, and didst evil in the sight of the LORD?

20 And Saul said unto Samuel, Yea, I have obeyed the voice of the LORD, and have gone the way which the LORD sent me, and have brought Agag the king of Amalek, and have utterly destroyed the Amalekites.

21 But the people took of the spoil, sheep and oxen, the chief of the things which should have been utterly destroyed, to sacrifice unto the LORD thy God in Gilgal.

22 And Samuel said, Hath the LORD as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the LORD? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to hearken than the fat of rams.

23 For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. Because thou hast rejected the word of the LORD, he hath also rejected thee from being king.

Bible in One Year: Numbers 20-21, 2 Corinthians 6:14-7:16

MESSAGE Open Heavens 10 March 2018 Saturday

The simple meaning of holiness is complete obedience to God. In Luke 6:46, Jesus said “Why do you call Me Lord when you don’t do those things that I command you?” The evidence that Jesus is really Lord to you in spirit and in truth is doing whatever He commands you. Holiness is obedience: not just half obedience but total obedience. In today’s Bible text, Samuel announced to Saul that to obey is better than sacrifice. While living a sacrificial life in service to God has its place, it is not a substitute for obedience. In Revelation 3:15-16, God says that it is better you obey Him completely or you don’t obey Him at all. He said this because His nature of holiness commands full obedience from those who are partakers of His divine nature.

You cannot claim to be living a holy life if you are not evangelizing to win souls. This is so because in Mark 16:15, we are commanded to go and preach the gospel. It is not a suggestion; it is a command. If you are living in disobedience to that single commandment, then forget about holy living. Your evangelism should be a life style. God’s commandment does not stop at evangelism; after evangelism comes follow-up. John 15:16 says,

“Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain…” Open Heavens 10 March 2018 Saturday

If you don’t follow up souls you have won, you have not yet finished the job. Furthermore, according to Matthew 28:18-20, you are not just to win souls and follow them up, you are also commanded to make them disciples of Christ, because your fruit must abide. You disciple them by teaching them the sound word of God and by being a living example of the word you teach. Your work on your convert is not over until that convert has become rooted and built up in Christ (Colossians 2:6-7). Only after doing these can you claim to have finished the job. Let it be settled in your mind that there is no holiness without evangelism, no holiness without follow up, no holiness unless you make disciples of every nation. This is the reason why we are planting churches, so that the souls we are winning, following up and making Christ’s disciples can have a place to grow and worship God in spirit and in truth. Our number one goal is to make Heaven, and our second goal is to take as many people as possible with us. Therefore, our lifestyle will be holiness, and holiness means total obedience. Total obedience means soul winning, follow-up, and the making of disciples. So, do not be surprised if I tell you that no evangelism means no Heaven! This may sound hard to you but it is the plain truth.

Prayer Point: Father, please give me the grace to win more souls this year in Jesus’ Name.

“If you missed yesterday devotional click to read Open Heavens 9 March 2018 Friday — Unstoppable?“Open Heavens 10 March 2018 Saturday

Hymn 7: Wonderful Story Of Love;

Wonderful story of love;
Tell it to me again;
Wonderful story of love;
Wake the immortal strain!
Angles with rapture announce
It,
Shepherds with wonder receive
it;
Sinner, oh, won’t you believe it?
Wonderful story of love.

Chorus:
Wonderful! Wonderful!
Wonderful, Wonderful story of love.

2. Wonderful story of love;
Through you are far away;
Wonderful story of love;
Still He doth call today;
Calling from Calvary’s
Mountain,
Down from the crystal-bright
fountain,
E’en from the dawn of creation,
Wonderful story of love.

3. Wonderful story of love;
Jesus provides a rest;
Wonderful story of love;
For all the pure and blest,
Rest in those mansions above
us, With those who’ve gone on
before us,
Singing the rapturous chorus,
Wonderful story of love.

Open Heavens 10 March 2018 Saturday

Open Heavens 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.

 

Open Heaven 9 March 2018

Open Heaven 9 March 2018

Memorise: For by thee I have run through a troop: by my God have I leaped over a wall. 2nd Samuel 22:30

Open Heaven 9 March 2018 Read: Psalm 27:1-6 (KJV)

27:1The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?

27:2 When the wicked, even mine enemies and my foes, came upon me to eat up my flesh, they stumbled and fell.

27:3 Though an host should encamp against me, my heart shall not fear: though war should rise against me, in this will I be confident.

27:4 One thing have I desired of the Lord, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the Lord, and to enquire in his temple.

27:5 For in the time of trouble he shall hide me in his pavilion: in the secret of his tabernacle shall he hide me; he shall set me up upon a rock.

27:6 And now shall mine head be lifted up above mine enemies round about me: therefore will I offer in his tabernacle sacrifices of joy; I will sing, yea, I will sing praises unto the Lord.

Open Heaven 9 March 2018 Bible in one year: Numbers 18-19, 2nd Corinthians 5:11-6:13, Hymnal:  RCCG Sing hymn 7

Open Heaven 9 March 2018 Message

The devil’s main objective is to prevent people from actualising their God-given goals, thereby stopping them from fulfilling their destiny. The devil accomplishes this by first separating his victims from the true God through disobedience. Open Heaven 8 March 2018

He then blindfolds and brainwashes them to become addicted to ungodly practices that are abominable to God and detrimental to their own wellbeing.

Such victims develop uncontrollable interests in evil acts such as sexual immorality, night crawling, prostitution, alcoholism, drug abuse, money rituals, occultism and other vices that usually result in a terminated destiny through untimely death.

I decree concerning you today; your destiny will not be trapped, and you will be unstoppable in the journey of life in the mighty Name of Jesus.

OPEN HEAVEN 9 MARCH 2018

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

John 10:10

If you are a child of God, you need to recognise that the life of God you now possess has made you unstoppable against sickness, poverty, sin, destructive habits, demons and evil powers (2nd Peter 1:3-4, Romans 8:31).

Anyone who desires to be unstoppable must first of all be a partaker of God’s divine nature. You become a partaker of the divine nature by becoming born again, which means that you renounce sin and the devil, and accept the Lord Jesus Christ as your Lord and personal Saviour.

Those who have the nature of God are shielded from every evil attack that can endanger their destiny, by an invisible covering of God. This truth is revealed in Psalm 27:5:

“For in the time of trouble he shall hide me in his pavilion: In the secret of his tabernacle shall he hide me; He shall set me up upon a rock.”

As a partaker in God’s divine nature, there is a responsibility that goes along with it which makes you unstoppable to every onslaught of the devil, and this is the responsibility of being a good witness and a soul winner of Christ.

The devil cannot stop a witness for Christ because he or she carries the banner of God’s kingdom into the devil’s territory (Matthew 16:18).

Anyone who goes about telling everyone that Jesus saves, Jesus heals and Jesus provides, will always be victorious, even if all the host of hell should gather against such a person.

This was the experience of David when he was fighting the Lord’s battles, which is the reason why he wrote the words of today’s Bible reading. I pray that you also will experience the reality of this truth in Jesus’ Name.

Open Heaven 9 March 2018 Prayer Point

Father, as I raise up the banner of Your Kingdom everywhere I go, make me unstoppable in every facet of life in Jesus’ Name.

Open Heaven 9 March 2018 Sing hymn 7

WONDERFUL STORY OF LOVE

Wonderful story of love;

Tell it to me again;

Wonderful story of love;

Wake the immortal strain!

Angles with rapture announce

It,

Shepherds with wonder receive

it;

Sinner, oh, won’t you believe it?

Wonderful story of love.

 

Chorus:

Wonderful! Wonderful!

Wonderful, Wonderful story of love.

 

Wonderful story of love;

Through you are far away;

Wonderful story of love;

Still He doth call today;

Calling from Calvary’s

Mountain,

Down from the crystal-bright

fountain,

E’en from the dawn of creation,

Wonderful story of love.

Wonderful story of love;

Jesus provides a rest;

Wonderful story of love;

For all the pure and blest,

Rest in those mansions above

us, With those who’ve gone on

before us,

Singing the rapturous chorus,

Wonderful story of love.

Wonderful story of love;

Tell it to me again;

Wonderful story of love;

Wake the immortal strain!

Angles with rapture announce

It,

Shepherds with wonder receive

it;

Sinner, oh, won’t you believe it?

Wonderful story of love.

 

Chorus:

Wonderful! Wonderful!

Wonderful, Wonderful story of love.

 

Wonderful story of love;

Through you are far away;

Wonderful story of love;

Still He doth call today;

Calling from Calvary’s

Mountain,

Down from the crystal-bright

fountain,

E’en from the dawn of creation,

Wonderful story of love.

Wonderful story of love;

Jesus provides a rest;

Wonderful story of love;

For all the pure and blest,

Rest in those mansions above

us, With those who’ve gone on

before us,

Singing the rapturous chorus,

Wonderful story of love.

Open Heaven For Today 8 March 2018

Open Heaven For Today 8 March 2018

Open Heavens 8 March 2018: [Thursday] daily devotional by Pastor E. A.

Favoured by mercy
FAVOURED BY MERCY – Thursday March 8th 2018
Memorise: It is of the LORD’S mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. Lamentations 3:22

Open Heaven For Today 8 March 2018
Read: Romans 9:14-16(KJV)
9:14 What shall we say then? Is there unrighteousness with God? God forbid.
9:15 For he saith to Moses, I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion.

9:16 So then it is not of him that willeth, nor of him that runneth, but of God that sheweth mercy.
Read: Genesis 37:19-21
37:19 And they said one to another, Behold, this dreamer cometh.
37:20 Come now therefore, and let us slay him, and cast him into some pit, and we will say, Some evil beast hath devoured him: and we shall see what will become of his dreams.
37:21 And Reuben heard it, and he delivered him out of their hands; and said, Let us not kill him.

Bible in one year: Numbers 16-17, 2nd Corinthians 4:1-5:10,

Hymnal: Sing hymn 11

Message
Nobody can succeed in this world if the Lord withholds His mercy from him or her. I pray that God will show you His mercy by granting you divine favour today in Jesus’ Name. One character that illustrates a life operating under divine favour is Joseph. Genesis 39:21 says this concerning him;

Open Heaven For Today 8 March 2018

“But the LORD was with Joseph, and shewed him mercy, and gave him favour in the sight of the keeper of the prison.”

When you consider the events of His life, you will begin to understand the magnitude of God’s mercy available to someone operating under divine favour. For example, from today’s Bible reading, we see that nobody can kill a person operating under divine favour. When Joseph’s brothers saw him coming, they said amongst themselves, “Let us kill him.” However, they were not able to carry out their devilish intentions because Joseph was operating under God’s favour. When powerful people decide that the time has come for a divinely favoured person to die, they will surely fail. I want to assure you today by the word of the Lord, you will not die before your time in Jesus’ Name. Why am I so sure of this? My assurance stands on the declaration of the Almighty God in Deuteronomy 32:39:

“See now that I, even I, am he, and there is no god with me: I kill, and I make alive; I wound, and I heal: neither is there any that can deliver out of my hand.”

Open Heaven For Today 8 March 2018 [Thursday] daily devotional by Pastor E. A.Favoured by mercy

Based on this declaration, when you are operating under the favour of God, nobody can kill you or terminate your destiny. As a matter of fact, Isaiah 54:17 says this about you:

“No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgement thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their righteousness is of me, saith the LORD.”

By this word of the Lord, every weapon formed against you shall be neutralised in Jesus’ Name. When you are operating under the divine favour of God, rather than you dying, as wished by the enemies of your destiny and vision, the Lord will strengthen the arms of your spiritual hands to fulfil your destiny. Here is what the Holy Spirit says about Joseph in Genesis 49:23-24:

Open Heaven For Today, Rccg Open Heaven Devotional 2018

“The archers have sorely grieved him, and shot at him, and hated him: But his bow abode in strength, and the arms of his hands were made strong by the hands of the mighty God of Jacob; (from thence is the shepherd, the stone of Israel: )”

As the Lord did for Joseph, so shall He do for you today in Jesus’ Name.

Prayer Point
Father, as Your hands strengthened the arms of Joseph to fulfil his destiny, strengthen the arms of my hands today in Jesus’ Name.
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 Church in the world and also the President of Christ the Redeemer’s Ministries.

Sing hymn 11 – Open Heaven For Today 8 March 2018

O GOD, OUR HELP IN
AGES PAST
O God, our help in ages past,
Our hope for years to come,
Our shelter from the stormy blast,
And our eternal home.

Under the shadow of Thy throne
Thy saints have dwelt secure;
Sufficient is Thine arm alone,
And our defence is sure

Before the hills in order stood,
Or earth receive her frame,
From everlasting Thou art God,
To endless years the same.

A thousand ages in Thy sight
Are like an evening gone;
Short as the watch that ends the
night
Before the rising sun.

Time, like an ever-rolling stream,
Bears all its sons away
They fly forgotten, as a dream
Dies at the opening day.

O God. Our help in ages past,
Our hope for years to come,
Be Thou our guard while life
Shall last,
And our external home.

Our Daily Bread 

Open Heaven For Today 7, March 2018

Open Heaven For Today 7, March 2018

Topic- YOUR TIME OF FAVOUR IS NOW! – Wednesday, March 7th, 2018 E. A Adeboye

Memorise: And the LORD was with Joseph, and he was a prosperous man; and he was in the house of his master the Egyptian. Genesis 39:2
Read: Genesis 37:3-11(KJV)


3 Now Israel loved Joseph more than all his children, because he was the son of his old age: and he made him a coat of many colours.
4 And when his brethren saw that their father loved him more than all his brethren, they hated him, and could not speak peaceably unto him.
5 And Joseph dreamed a dream, and he told it his brethren: and they hated him yet the more.
6 And he said unto them, Hear, I pray you, this dream which I have dreamed:
7 For, behold, we were binding sheaves in the field, and, lo, my sheaf arose, and also stood upright; and, behold, your sheaves stood round about, and made obeisance to my sheaf.
8 And his brethren said to him, Shalt thou indeed reign over us? or shalt thou indeed have dominion over us? And they hated him yet the more for his dreams, and for his words.

9 And he dreamed yet another dream, and told it his brethren, and said, Behold, I have dreamed a dream more; and, behold, the sun and the moon and the eleven stars made obeisance to me.
10 And he told it to his father, and to his brethren: and his father rebuked him, and said unto him, What is this dream that thou hast dreamed? Shall I and thy mother and thy brethren indeed come to bow down ourselves to thee to the earth?
11 And his brethren envied him; but his father observed the saying.
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Bible in one yearOpen Heaven For Today 7, March 2018

Numbers 14-15, 2nd Corinthians 2:12-3:18, Hymnal: Sing hymn 11
Message:- “Thou shalt arise, and have mercy upon Zion: for the time to favour her, yea, the set time, is come.” – Psalm 102:13

For everyone who has been looking up to God for assistance in one way or the other, I am happy to announce to you that the time of your favour has come in the mighty Name of Jesus. I want you to utter the prophetic words of God in the above verse of scripture to yourself, inserting your name into the appropriate places. As you declare these words over yourself, believe in your heart that what is written is fulfilled in your life today. From this scripture, we discover that when a man’s time of favour comes, God does two things: He arises and He shows mercy.

Open Heaven For Today – 7 March 2018

What are the implications of God arising? Based on our studies for the past two days, when God arises, his enemies are scattered (Psalm 68:1-3). This question then comes to mind: who are the enemies of God? Well, when you look at Acts 9:1-5, you will discover that the enemies of God are the enemies of His children. There was a man called Saul to Tarsus, who made it his life’s mission to persecute Christians, throwing them into prison and even killing them. His hatred of Christians was so intense that he sought and got permission from the leaders of the Jewish nation to go to Damascus to seek and arrest them. His mandate was to bring them back to Jerusalem in bonds so that they could be severely dealt with. On his way to Damascus, the Lord met him and knocked him down from his horse. Do you know that those persecuting you are about to be knocked down from their high horse right now? After knocking him down, the Lord spoke to Saul in Acts 9:4c saying,

Open Heaven For Today 7, March 2018 [Wednesday] daily devotional by Pastor E. A. Your Time of Favour is Now!

“Saul, Saul, why persecutes thou me?”
Saul’s response was “How can I be persecuting you when I don’t even know who you are?” The Lord then said, “I Am Jesus, and it is Me you are persecuting when you persecute My children.” Those tormenting the children of God don’t know that they are in serious danger, because they are actually fighting against God, and when God arises, His enemies will be scattered.

You are reading Open Heaven For Today, Rccg Open Heaven 2018 Open Heaven For Today 7, March 2018

So if I were you, I would quickly accept Jesus as my Lord and Saviour so that I can be numbered among God’s children. I would then congratulate myself, knowing well that my enemies are in serious trouble from now on. Brethren, God is not blind. He is fully aware of everything happening here on earth, and He will arise for you today in Jesus’ Name.
Prayer Point
Father, I proclaim in the mighty Name of Jesus, my time of favour is now!
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 Church in the world and also the President of Christ the Redeemer’s Ministries.

Sing hymn 11 Open Heaven For Today 7, March 2018

O GOD, OUR HELP IN
AGES PAST
O God, our help in ages past,
Our hope for years to come,
Our shelter from the stormy blast,
And our eternal home.

Under the shadow of Thy throne
Thy saints have dwelt secure;
Sufficient is Thine arm alone,
And our defence is sure

Before the hills in order stood,
Or earth receive her frame,
From everlasting Thou art God,
To endless years the same.

A thousand ages in Thy sight
Are like an evening gone;
Short as the watch that ends the
night
Before the rising sun.

Time, like an ever-rolling stream,
Bears all its sons away
They fly forgotten, as a dream
Dies at the opening day.

O God. Our help in ages past,
Our hope for years to come,
Be Thou our guard while life
Shall last,
And our external home.

Pastor E.A. Adeboye Special Holy Ghost Service March 2018

Pastor E.A. Adeboye Special Holy Ghost Service March 2018

DAY 3: SPECIAL HOLY GHOST SERVICE, MARCH 2018 (ANOINTING SERVICE)

THEME: STRONGER THAN YOUR ENEMIES – PART 3 (GIVE ME THIS MOUNTAIN)

TOPIC: ANOINTING

PRAYER: Daddy said that we should please join him to pray a Prayer with all the anger you can muster.

Lift up your hands and say Father, every kidnappers that by whatever name they are called, wherever they may be now; set them on fire. Let their body begin to burn and they will not be able to sleep no more until they released all our children. Right now, let the fire of Heaven burn them, let water in them become boiling water so that they will let go all their captives. You are the Lord of Host and Consuming Fire.

Let somebody shout Halleluyah… Halleluyah!

We ended last night by clapping for the Lord so let us do that again. Then tonight, let’s give Him a big shout of Triumph.

… The shout of Joy will not ceased in your home.

Tonight is the Anointing Service and daddy has a feeling that some of us don’t know the significant of Anointing Service. So he has chosen by the leading of God to talk to us about Anointing.

In Psalm 23:5, David the greatest King Israel had apart from Jesus Christ said: Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.

What is Anointing? Pastor E.A. Adeboye Special Holy Ghost Service March 2018

Simply put, Anointing is the manifestation of the Holy Spirit. It is not the Holy Spirit but its manifestation.

Heat is the manifestation of fire but heat is not fire. When you are cold in the villages in those days, you will light up fire during harmattan and gathered round it in order to received heat. You don’t get to touch the fire.

In the afternoon, you get the heat coming from the sun. The heat is not the sun but a mere manifestation of the sun.

Isaiah 61:1 says: The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me because the LORD hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; He hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives and the opening of the prison to them that are bound.

What then is the Anointing meant for?

There are several of them:

1. It is used for Consecration.

Genesis 31:13 talks about Consecrating an altar for God. And you want to set an altar aside for God.

2. It is used to bring Promotion.

In 1 Samuel 10:1; Samuel took a jar of oil, poured it on Saul’s head and then told him that as from now you are now the Captain over God’s Inheritance. This is what changed a farmer to a King.

3. It is used for Ordination.

In Exodus 28:41; God told Moses we want to set apart Aaron and his son to do special works in the House of God…so Moses anointed them.

That is why during the RCCG Convention, when anointing our Assistant Pastors and Pastors, we anoint them. Pastor E.A. Adeboye Special Holy Ghost Service March 2018

4. It is used to Prepare you for your Destiny.

You came into this world for a Purpose. Many have lived and died without fulfilling their Purpose. But anointing can prepare you to fulfill it.

In Makes 14:3; the Bible says that a woman came to Jesus Christ, broke an alabaster box of oil and poured it on the head of Jesus Christ. Then some people argued that why did she have to do that. Then Jesus responded by telling them that she did that so that she can prepare Him for His Destiny – He came to die. Even when He wishes that God should let this cross pass over Him but because He was anointed He said finally nevertheless not my will but let your (God) Will be done.

This anointing will prepare and enable you to reach your goal.

5. It is used for Protection.

You remembered that we have been asked to bring all our children for the April 2018 Holy Ghost Service to be anointed. This is to protect them against evil things.

Psalm 105:15 says touch not my anointed.

6. It is used for destroying yokes and not just breaking it.

Isaiah 10:27 says the yokes shall be destroyed because of the anointing.

Now where is the Headquarters of Anointing in the Human body?

The Headquarters is your HEAD. The Head is the seat of anointing – thou anointed my head with oil. It is not my belly, back or chest. So next time your hear someone doing Deliverance for a woman and anointing the chest then you should know such is not from God.

During our “Mount Hour Time” and people come to be prayed for. When anointing them, some will be pointing to their stomach.

The moment the anointing touches your head, it takes care of the whole body.

How does the Anointing Operates?

1. It operates through the Hands.

In 1 Samuel 17: 34-36; when a lion and bear came against David, he simply punched them dead. There is no power in a punch of a young man that can kill a bear or lion. In Judges 14: 4-5; when a lion attacked Samson, he tore it into two with his anointed hands.

Marks 16:18 says if you believed you will lay hands on the sick and they will recovered.

In Acts 3: 1-8; when Peter said to the lame man neither silver nor gold do i have but what I have I give to you…in the Name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth rise up and walk. The bible says that he grabbed him by his hands and his ankles received strength.

2. Anointing can flow through your Voice to uproot the enemies. Special Holy Ghost Service March 2018

In Acts 13: 5-12; Paul was preaching to a Governor and a sorcerer was there hindering him and preventing the Governor from receiving Jesus Christ. At a stage, Paul had to tell him: I command you to be blind for a season. Immediately, the man was blind and look for someone to lead him away. Immediately also the Governor received Jesus Christ.

You may have heard some people saying that what is wrong with daddy nowadays that he kept on issuing decrees. Doesn’t he realised that we are now in the New Testament and in the period of Grace. Is the book of Acts not in the New Testament?

Daddy GO decreed that anyone who will not allow the work of the Kingdom to Progress will go mad. Anyone standing between you and the fulfilment of the Purpose of God (Soul Winning) or slow down the work of the Kingdom; will soon walk around naked.

In Marks 16:17; the bible says these signs shall follow them that believed…in my Name, they will cast out demons.

To cast out demons is not a gentle way of Deliverance. In a Night Club, there are people called the Bouncers. The Bouncers are usually strong and hefty men. If you misbehave and they call a Bouncer for you then they can cast you out.

Special Holy Ghost Service March 2018

Daddy says that you should believe him honestly that before the end of this Month, every person disturbing your peace unless they repent, before tomorrow morning they shall be casted out.

Now those people tried to tell daddy that has he forgotten that the same Jesus Christ that you claimed to follow says He is the Lamb of God. Oh yes I know but He is also the Lion of the Tribe of Israel.

Oh they tell daddy, have you forgotten that God is Love. Oh yes I know but He is also the Consuming Fire. He is love when dealing with His children but a Consuming Fire when dealing with unrepentant enemies.

You see, we have suffered long enough as there are some people who just won’t repent.

Daddy says it again from this Holy Altar; all those who has made up their mind that they won’t let you go, the Consuming Fire will deal with them. You have begged them, pleaded with them and even tried to bribe them. Just know that you cannot bribe a witch as there is absolutely nothing you can do to deal with them.

Daddy decreed that every demon in your family, the Consuming Fire will deal with them.

3. The Anointing operates through your voice and so when you want to cast them out then you will need to speak to them and asked them to get out.

In Acts 5: 1-2; Ananias and Sapphire came in to inform the Apostles about their plot of land that they sold one after the other. The Man of God simply asked is that all that you got from the sales of the land? Each fall down and die as they are obviously trying to introduced hypocrisy to the Church.

Is that in the Old Testament or New Testament? Let us wake up as we have been stupid enough.

Pastor E.A. Adeboye Special Holy Ghost Service March 2018

Every spy in your family or agent .of the devil hibernating in your family the fire of God will consumed them.

Every agent of demon in your Churches and Business, the fire of God will consumed them.

A. The Anointing can flow through your mouth to close the Heavens over your enemies.

In 1 King 17:1; Elijah said to Ahab that you are corrupting the whole Nation of Israel. And he said as the Lord God of Israel liveth before whom I stans; I close the Heavens and there will be no more rain or dew. Instantly, the Heaven closed.

How do you expect your enemies to let go when they are enjoying themselves and blossoming? Until the Heavens over their business is closed; the tides will not turn.

… We are talking of Stronger than our enemies; you are already but its you that don’t know.

B. When Anointing flows through your mouth, it can control weather.

In Joshua 10: 12-13; Joshua and his people were fighting their enemies and as the sun was going down, the enemies seemed to be having upper hands. Joshua simply said: You sun I command you to stay where you are until I finished my assignment.

Daddy decreed that you will not die before you finished your assignment.

He decreed that every unfavorable weather in your life is cancelled.

C. Anointing can flow through your mouth to still a Storm.

In Mark 4: 35-41; Jesus Christ was in the same boat with His disciples on a sea. The storms came and the disciples had to wake up Jesus Christ. The first thing He did was to rebuked the wind and then later the sea.

Daddy stand before the Almighty as His Representative and say that every storm in your life be STILL now.

D. Just as the Anointing can flow through your mouth and “still” contrary wind; it can also summon a Favourable wind.

In Ezekiel 37: 1-10; when God took Ezekiel to a valley of dry bones. And God said to him: speak and prophesized to the dry bones. He did so. Then God said prophesized one more time by calling on the wind to blow over the dry bones. The wind blew and the dry becomes a mighty army.

When a contrary wind blows, it can slow you down. When favourable wind blows, it can accelerate your movement.

Daddy command that the wind that will accelerate your Promotions, I command it to blow for you now.

E. Anointing can flow through your mouth to win souls for God.

When you are anointed, then you don’t need to struggle to win souls.

Marks 16: 15-16 says that if you believed… just go ahead to win souls.

Daddy decreed that as from today anytime you preached or witnessed under the anointing, they will surrender their lives easily to Jesus Christ.

4. Anointing can flow through your sweat.

In Mark 5: 25-34; the woman with the issue of blood came from behind and touched the hem of the cloth of Jesus Christ and she was healed. Jesus asked who touched me because He knew virtues had gone out of Him.

In Acts 19: 11-12; God performed special Miracles by the hands of Pail. From his body they take aprons and handkerchiefs to the sick and they are healed.

Your sweat can carry Anointing.

Daddy is praying for everyone of you that as you become anointed; no one near you needing anointing will have cause to go to daddy GO at all again.

5. Anointing can go through your Breadth.

In Genesis 2;7; when the Great Anointed One wanted to mould man; he just took a clay and later breadth into its nostrils and it became a living soul.

In John 20:22; Jesus Christ breadth into His disciples… receive ye the Holy Ghost.

As you as you breadth from now, it will carry anointing.

6. Anointing can operate through a Shadow.

In Acts 5: 14-16; the shadow of Peter was healing the sick.

Daddy want to believed God for all his children who are committed to the Vision God has given him that when you walk pass; people will get Miracles.

So the Anointing is for a Purpose. In Isaiah 61: 1-3; we observed why God gave us this Treasure: To preach the Good News, bind up the broken hearted, proclaimed liberty to the captives and open the prison doors to them that are bound.

In the Name that is above all Names; our daughter will soon come back home.

Anointing is for you to work for God and not show off.

If you want to be Specially Anointed then you must be Holy…this is very very crucial.

Hebrew 1:9 says because you love righteousness and hated iniquities that is why even your God has anointed you with oil of Gladness above all your fellow.

People will call you Holier than thou…that’s a good decree. A Christian Fanatic is that who love God more than you. Pastor E.A. Adeboye Special Holy Ghost Service March 2018

Why Must you be HOLY?

If you abuse Anointing it can destroyed you. Samson is a classical example. In Judges 16: 1-end. Because the Anointing is there so he went into an harlot. The enemies knew that he was there, shut the gate but at midnight, he uprooted the gate and went his way. Then Samson went further as in to marry Delilah. At the end of the day, he died a blind man prematurely.

Why are we interested in your Holiness?

Whenever the Anointing dries up, evil spirit will come in – 1 Samuel 16:14.

It is better for you not to be Anointed in the first instance than to be an Ex-Anointed one because if the Anointing leaves you; it will create a vacuum which will be filled up by forces of darkness.

There had been traces of Man of God performing signs and wonders and who get involved with sin and the Anointing left them. And they had to keep up the show and so they began to look for other sources. We have seen examples of these even in Nigeria.

There is no room for vacuum in Nature…if the Spirit of God leaves you something else will come in immediately.

So tonight, search your heart if there is still something in your life that you are still doing that is contrary to the Word of God. The Anointing tonight I’d very Special… Daddy gas blessed it and for those across all centers across the world, he will bless yours too.

If you are anointed and you still continue doing contrary to the Will of God, then the anointing will bore a hole on your head. Pastor E.A. Adeboye Special Holy Ghost Service March 2018

Just in case if there is anyone that heard this message and desired to be anointed in this Anointing Service; before the oil touches your head make sure that you are on the side of God.

So if you are here and yet to give your life to God, then before I count 1 to 5; make sure that you are standing in front of the altar.

As you come, pray thus: Father please save my soul. Let your blood washes me clean as I want to be free to receive the oil now.

For we others, let us pray for them that God will accept them into the family of God.

Now it will soon be time for the Anointing.

When Jesus Christ wanted to feed the 5000. He took 5 loaves of bread and 2 fishes and after He has gave thanks gave it to the disciples and the disciples to the people. It was from disciples to crowd that the multiplication occurred. Daddy will anoint Mummy GO who will then anoint the Pastors who will now anoint you.

When the Anointing come on you, please do some serious warfare. Decree all manners of things that you want the Consuming Fire to deal with in your life and the Mountains you want moved. Because tonight will make a Major Turning Point of your life.

After the Anointing: Daddy GO said that he felt God telling him – let’s give this people a Special Birthday Gift.

The Bible tells us about Joshua son of Num that he was full of Wisdom because Moses laid hands on him.

… So now for two (2) minutes ask God for anything you see in the life of Pastor E.A ADEBOYE that you considered precious and wants God to deposit into your life.

Daddy GO says we should lift up our hands as he decrees: In the Name of the one who has called me; Whatever you asked for receive it in Jesus Name. Whatever you should have asked for that you didn’t know how to asked for receive it in Jesus Name. Whatever you need to succeed in life, marriage and Ministry receive it right now in Jesus Name. Whatever you need to finish well and strong receive it now in Jesus Name. Whatever you need to make it all the way to Heaven receive it now in Jesus Name. And so shall it be in Jesus Mighty Name we pray – AMEN!

… Put your hands together for the Almighty God.

We want to say “Thank you” to the Almighty God for a great Special Holy Ghost Service… Plesse go ahead to give God a big hand.

Tomorrow morning (Sunday, 4th of March 2018); by the Grace of God, there will be Service here. Being the 1st Sunday Service all over the world, all our Parishes should connect as I will be online from 9.00am as I share with you a bit. Pastor E.A. Adeboye Special Holy Ghost Service March 2018

… Now with tremendous Joy and as one that the Holy Spirit filled up with, dance to the nearest basket to drop your Thanksgiving Offerings and then you celebrate with your colleagues.

CLOSING PRAYERS:

In the Name that is above ALL names; your Joy will never ceased. Because you have Thanked God wholeheartedly tonight; you will never lack again. The Almighty God and the All Sufficient One will see to it that you will have more than enough. He will bless your offerings, He will Sanctify your offerings and He will use it for His Glory. As you go, God’s Presence will go with you. From now on, anytime I hear from you it shall be Good News. You will serve God till the very end. In the Kingdom of God, we will reign together. In Jesus Name we pray!!!

… You can go home singing and dancing.

… God bless you real good.

Thank you for reading. Pastor E.A. Adeboye Special Holy Ghost Service March 2018

COMPILATIONS BY MOSES DURODOLA
RCCG, JESUS SANCTUARY
LAGOS PROVINCE 9

OPEN HEAVEN 6 MARCH 2018

OPEN HEAVEN 6 MARCH 2018

TOPIC-  LET GOD ARISE II By E.A Adeboye

MEMORISE:
Arise for our help, and redeem us for thy mercies’ sake. Psalm 44:26

OPEN HEAVEN 6 MARCH 2018 READ: Matthew 13:24-30

24 Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his field:

25 But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way.

26 But when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also.

27 So the servants of the householder came and said unto him, Sir, didst not thou sow good seed in thy field? from whence then hath it tares?

28 He said unto them, An enemy hath done this. The servants said unto him, Wilt thou then that we go and gather them up?

29 But he said, Nay; lest while ye gather up the tares, ye root up also the wheat with them.

30 Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn.

OPEN HEAVEN 6 MARCH 2018 MESSAGE

The presence of wickedness and the acts of evil perpetrators on earth are indicative of a continuing rebellion against God’s holiness.

This poses a constant threat against the people of God, and persistently attacks God’s plan and purpose for humanity. The Lord Jesus Christ, in today’s Bible reading, clearly reveals the source of this situation as the devil. Matthew 13:25 says:

“But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way.”

Thanks be to God, the Holy Spirit further reveals that we are empowered to pull down the strongholds that the devil uses to perpetuate wickedness in this world (2 Corinthians 10:4-5). The devil and his cohorts are not only against the children of God, they are also strongly opposed to God’s plans and purpose on earth.

Read: Prayer Points on Today’s Open Heavens: (Tuesday, March 6, 2018) – LET GOD ARISE 2

For this reason, an appeal to God for assistance against these enemies usually yields immediate results. Only God’s mercy and the hope repentance compel God to delay His judgement on evildoers (Romans 2:4, 2 Peter 3:9). Nevertheless, when God finally arises, His enemies are scattered and made to disappear like smoke, causing the righteous to rejoice exceedingly. Open Heaven 7 March 2018

Open Heaven 6 March 2018

The joy and celebration of the righteous is understandably great whenever God puts an end to the evil activities of the wicked. I prophecy that very soon you will have great joy, as God will silence all your enemies and detractors in Jesus’ Name.

Read: OPEN HEAVENS DAILY DEVOTIONAL FOR TEENS TUESDAY 6TH MARCH 2018: TELL IT TO JESUS

Whenever God arises, it is always bad news for His enemies for many reasons. First, the rising of the Lord is mostly sudden and unexpected by the camp of the enemy. The Lord thereby throws them into confusion and inflicts terrible damage on them. Whenever God arises, He scatters His enemies and violently overthrows their domain without resistance. Read: Open Heaven 5 March 2018

No one ever hardens his heart against God and prospers. When God arises, He sits as the Righteous Judge to pass the deserved sentence upon the wicked just as He did to Pharaoh, Haman King Herod, Judas Iscariot and several others.

The day of God’s judgement is usually the day of complete and final destruction of ungodly people. However, God arises as an act of mercy to bring comfort, joy and celebration to His people.

When God arises, His children are comforted after enduring persecution, injustice, oppression and sometimes prolonged hardship. They rejoice at witnessing the destruction of the enemy and they celebrate the freedom and liberty to continue the pursuit of their destiny.

It is usually a time of singing and dancing on the victory march towards the Promised Land. In the Name that is above every other names, you will celebrate with exceeding gladness over your enemies this year.

PRAYER POINT:

Father, please arise and let all Your enemies be scattered in Jesus’ Name.

OPEN HEAVEN 6 MARCH 2018 BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Numbers 12-13, 2 Corinthians 1:12-2:11

AUTHOR: PASTOR E. A. ADEBOYE

HYMN 11: O GOD, OUR HELP IN AGES PAST

1. O God, our help in ages past,
Our hope for years to come,
Our shelter from the stormy blast,
And our eternal home.

2. Under the shadow of Thy throne,

Still may we dwell secure;
Sufficient is Thine arm alone,
And our defence is sure

3. Before the hills in order stood,
Or earth received her frame,
From everlasting Thou art God,
To endless years the same

4. A thousand ages in Thy sight
Are like an evening gone,
Short as the watch that ends the night
Before the rising sun.

5. Time, like an ever-rolling stream,
Bears all its sons away:
They fly forgotten, as a dream
Dies at the opening day.

6. O God, our help in ages past,
Our hope for years to come,
Be Thou our guard while life shall last,
And our eternal home.

VERSE FOR TODAY