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OPEN HEAVEN FOR TODAY 22 March 2018

Topic:[Open Heavens 22 March 2018, Thursday]

Memorise: “But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation;” – 1 peter 1:15

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Read: Hebrews 12:13-17 (KJV)

13 And make straight paths for your feet, lest that which is lame be turned out of the way; but let it rather be healed.

14 Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord:

15 Looking diligently lest any man fail of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you, and thereby many be defiled;

16 Lest there be any fornicator, or profane person, as Esau, who for one morsel of meat sold his birthright.

17 For ye know how that afterward, when he would have inherited the blessing, he was rejected: for he found no place of repentance, though he sought it carefully with tears.

Bible in One Year: Deuteronomy 7-8, Galatians 4:21-5:15.

MESSAGE

Today, we will be reflecting on the necessity of holy living to the success of our Christian journey. Looking at this topic through the eyes of the book of Leviticus helps us to better understand God’s mind-set concerning it. The book of Leviticus reveals the holiness of God and His love for His people in a way found nowhere else in the Bible. Today, this book is still calling on God’s people of all ages to embrace holiness as a way of life. In reality, holiness is the only kind of life approved by God. The purpose of Leviticus was to show the Israelites how to live in ritual and moral purity. Whenever they met God’s standard of purity, He approved of them, so much so that He came to live amongst them. However, whenever they forsook the lifestyle of holiness, He would in turn abandon them to the hands of their enemies. From the example of the children of Israel, it is obvious that holy living is necessary for a continuous, unbroken fellowship with the Almighty God.

To understand the necessity for holy living as a Christian, we have much to learn from the instructions on holy living in the book of Leviticus. First, we must understand something about God’s holiness. Leviticus 11:44 and 1 Peter 1:16 both contain the same message from God on holiness: “You have to be holy because I am holy.” Holiness is the nature of God, and because He cannot change, He remains holy forever. Since He cannot behold sin, it is therefore necessary that anyone who will come to Him must live holy (Habakkuk 1:13).Secondly, holy living becomes necessary when we consider the great price paid for our redemption from sin (1 Peter 1:18-19).As a true Christian, when you think about the agony, pain, deep sorrow and emotional trauma of the passion of Christ, you will not want to do anything that would amount to crucifying Him the second time. Thirdly, all Christians have the honourable duty of presenting only their best to God in every situation they find themselves. In light of this, Romans 12:1 tells us to present our bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God. You need to understand that the view of some that the salvation received when we become born again cannot be lost under any circumstance is at variance with the true message of the gospel of Jesus Christ. Hebrews 10:26 says:

“For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins,”

Hence, a holy lifestyle is not an option, but rather a necessary condition for a successful Christian life.

Prayer Point: Father, help me walk in holiness as a lifestyle for the rest of my life in Jesus’ Name.

HYMN 15: NEARER MY GOD TO THEE

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!
Nearer, my God to Thee!
Nearer to Thee!

2. Though like the wanderer,
The sun gone down.
Darkness be over me,
My rest a stone.
Yet in my dreams I’d be
Nearer, my God to Thee!
Nearer, my God to Thee!
Nearer to Thee!

3. There let the way appear
Steps unto heaven;
All that Thou send’st to me
In mercy given:
Angels to beckon me
Nearer, my God, to Thee!
Nearer, my God to Thee!
Nearer to Thee!

4. Then, with my waking thoughts
Bright with Thy praise,
Out of my stony griefs
Bethel I’ll raise
So by my woes to be
Nearer, my God, to Thee!
Nearer, my God to Thee!
Nearer to Thee!

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 For Today – 19 March 2018

 

THE LORD’S SEEKERS – Monday March 19th 2018

Memorise: Let all those that seek thee rejoice and be glad in thee: let such as love thy salvation say continually, The LORD be magnified. Psalm 40:16

Read: Psalm 24:1-6 (KJV)

24:1 The earth is the Lord’s, and the fulness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein.

24:2 For he hath founded it upon the seas, and established it upon the floods.

24:3 Who shall ascend into the hill of the Lord? or who shall stand in his holy place?

24:4 He that hath clean hands, and a pure heart; who hath not lifted up his soul unto vanity, nor sworn deceitfully.

24:5 He shall receive the blessing from the Lord, and righteousness from the God of his salvation.

24:6 This is the generation of them that seek him, that seek thy face, O Jacob. Selah.

Bible in one year: Deuteronomy 2-3, Galatians 2, Hymnal: Sing hymn 2

Message:- Open Heavens For Today – 19 March 2018

To seek is to diligently search for or pursue after an object or person of value. The greater the value placed on an object or person of interest, the more intense the labour, time and money that will be expended on the search process. God is the Creator of heaven and earth, yet He loves us so much that He gave up His only begotten Son as a sacrifice for sin so that we may have abundant life in this world and spend eternity with Him in heaven. Having done so much for us, His desire is that we all should seek after Him and His kingdom. God has a reward for those who seek Him with all their heart, but those who ignore Him do so at their own peril. Hebrews 11:6 says,

Open Heavens For Today – 19 March 2018

“…for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarded of them that diligently seek him.”

God wants His children to know that seeking after Him and His kingdom is like acquiring a gem of inestimable value; which is why the Lord Jesus Christ in His parables compared the kingdom of God to seeking a treasure (Matthew 13:44-46).

Open Heavens For Today – 19 March 2018 Daily Devotional By Pastor E. A. Adeboye – The Lord’s seekers

In as much as God’s desire is for His people to seek after Him, He also is seeking for those who display genuine interest in fellow-shipping with Him (Psalm 14:2, John 4:23). The word always for who He is. He is our Creator, Redeemer, Provider, Healer, the Mighty Warrior and Saviour of the world. We need to show appreciation for His goodness, enduring mercy and great kindness towards us. He is our peace and our shelter in times of trouble. We must seek after God wholeheartedly and with simplicity of heart; we must seek Him continually and without delay. We must also seek Him in holiness and righteousness. Seeking God and His kingdom should be the priority of our lives (Matthew 6:33). When you seek after God, He will offer Himself to you as a gift, just as He did to Abraham (Genesis 15:1). When God gives you Himself as a gift, you have access to everything that belongs to Him, and of course all things in heaven and on earth are His. No wonder the Holy Spirit, speaking to those who seek after God and not men, in 1st Corinthians 3:21b said “all things are yours”. In conclusion, I leave you with the words of a dying father to his son in 1st Corinthians 28:9:

Rccg Open Heavens For Today – 19 March 2018

“And thou, Solomon my son, know thou the God of thy father, and serve him with a perfect heart and with a willing mind: for the LORD searcheth all hearts, and understandeth all the imaginations of the thoughts: if thou seek him, he will be found of thee; but if thou forsake him, he will cast thee off for ever.”

Key Point

Those who seek after God receive God as their reward.

Open Heavens For Today – 19 March 2018

Sing hymn 2

I NEED THEE EVERY

HOUR

I need Thee every hour,

Most gracious Lord;

No tender voice like Thine

Can peace afford.

Chorus

I need Thee, oh, I need Thee;

Every hour I need Thee;

Oh, bless me now, my Savior!

I come to Thee

I need Thee every hour,

Stay Thou nearby;

Temptations lose their power

When Thou art nigh.

I need Thee every hour,

In joy or pain;

Come quickly and abide,

Or life is vain.

I need Thee every hour,

Teach me Thy will;

And Thy rich promises

In me fulfil.

I need Thee every hour

Most Holy One;

Oh, make me Thine Indeed,

Thou blessed Son.

 

OPEN HEAVEN FOR TODAY 17 March 2018

OPEN HEAVEN FOR TODAY 17 March 2018

Open Heaven 17 March 2018: The Unchangeable Changer

Memorise: Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and today, and forever. Hebrews 13:8

Open Heaven 17 March 2018 Bible Reading: 1st Samuel 2:1-10 (KJV)

1 And Hannah prayed, and said, My heart rejoiceth in the Lord, mine horn is exalted in the Lord: my mouth is enlarged over mine enemies; because I rejoice in thy salvation.

2 There is none holy as the Lord: for there is none beside thee: neither is there any rock like our God.

3 Talk no more so exceeding proudly; let not arrogancy come out of your mouth: for the Lord is a God of knowledge, and by him actions are weighed.

4 The bows of the mighty men are broken, and they that stumbled are girded with strength.

5 They that were full have hired out themselves for bread; and they that were hungry ceased: so that the barren hath born seven; and she that hath many children is waxed feeble.

6 The Lord killeth, and maketh alive: he bringeth down to the grave, and bringeth up.

7 The Lord maketh poor, and maketh rich: he bringeth low, and lifteth up.

8 He raiseth up the poor out of the dust, and lifteth up the beggar from the dunghill, to set them among princes, and to make them inherit the throne of glory: for the pillars of the earth are the Lord’s, and he hath set the world upon them.

9 He will keep the feet of his saints, and the wicked shall be silent in darkness; for by strength shall no man prevail.

10 The adversaries of the Lord shall be broken to pieces; out of heaven shall he thunder upon them: the Lord shall judge the ends of the earth; and he shall give strength unto his king, and exalt the horn of his anointed.

Open Heaven 17 March 2018 Bible in one year: Numbers 34-36, 2nd Corinthians 13, Hymnal: Sing hymn 13

OPEN HEAVEN FOR TODAY 17 March 2018 Message

I love to hail my Daddy as the Unchangeable Changer for many reasons. He is unchangeable because He is not subject to variation or alteration (James 1:17). Iioebb

The Almighty God is an infinitely perfect and self-existent Being. He is exalted for above the possibility of change because He is independent and not limited by all the factors that cause change. As a self-existing being, God cannot be changedby forces outside Himself. Open Heaven 15 March 2018

He is also not subject to change from within His person because He is perfect in nature. He cannot be subject to any form of change at all because He is eternal and independent of time (1st Timothy 6:16).

The unchanging nature of God is established throughout the Bible (Numbers 23:19, 1st Samuel 15:29, Isaiah 46:9-11, Ezekiel 24:14). Here is His declaration about Himself in Malachi 3:6:

OPEN HEAVEN FOR TODAY 17 March 2018

“For I am the LORD, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed.”

The moral consistency of our God guarantees His commitment to unchanging principles. Just as His nature is unchangeable, His character is also unchanging. The Psalmist testifies to this truth in Psalm 100:5:

“For the LORD is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations.”

In addition to God’s character being constant, His plans and purposes cannot also be altered by any outside forces. Proverbs 19:21 says

“There are many devices in a man’s heart; nevertheless the counsel of the LORD, that shall stand.”

As our God lives, His good counsel over your life shall come to pass in Jesus’ Name.

God’s unchanging nature is connected to the fact that He is Omniscient. A person usually changes his or her mind because of new information that was previously unavailable, or because of new developments that require a different approach. Since God is Omniscient, He cannot learn something new that He did not already know.

The unchanging nature of God, coupled with His ability to turn any situation around for good is great advantage to His children. Because our God is faithful, you can be sure that every promise in His word to you will come to pass. Open Heaven 16 March 2018

Remember also that the fact that He has not imposed His promised judgement on workers of iniquity is indicative of His enduring mercy and unchanging grace. Please tap into this grace while it is yet available.

Open Heaven 17 March 2018 Prayer Point

Father please turn around every unpleasant situation in my life today in Jesus’ Name.

OPEN HEAVEN FOR TODAY 17 March 2018

IMMORTAL INVISIBLE GOD ONLY WISE

Immortal, invisible, God only

wise,

In light inaccessible hid from our

eyes,

Most blessed, most glorious, the

Ancient of Days

Almighty, victorious, Thy great

name we praise.

Unresting, unhasting, and silent as

light,

Nor wanting, nor wasting, Thou

rulest in might;

Thy justice like mountains high

soaring above

Thy clouds which are fountains of

Goodness and love.

To all life Thou givest, to both

great and small;

In all life Thou livest, the true life

of all;

We bloosom and flourish as leaves

on the tree,

And wither and perish, but nought

Changeth Thee.

Great Father of Glory, pure

Father of Light.

Thine angels adore Thee, all

Veiling their sight

All laud we would render, O

help us to see:

‘Tis only the splendor of light

hideth Thee

Immortal, invisible, God only

wise,

In light inaccessible hid from

our eyes,

Most blessed, most glorious, the

Ancient of Days

Almighty, victorious, Thy great

name we praise.

OPEN HEAVEN 16 MARCH 2018 By Pastor E.A Adeboye

OPEN HEAVEN 16 MARCH 2018

Open Heaven 16 March 2018 – HE STILL RESTORES

Memorise:Then Jesus answering said unto them, Go your way, and tell John what things ye have seen and heard; how that the blind see, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, to the poor the gospel is preached.Luke 7:32

Open Heaven 16 March 2018 Bible Reading: Luke 4:16-21 (KJV)

16 And he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up: and, as his custom was, he went into the synagogue on the sabbath day, and stood up for to read.

17 And there was delivered unto him the book of the prophet Esaias. And when he had opened the book, he found the place where it was written,

18 The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised,

19 To preach the acceptable year of the Lord.

20 And he closed the book, and he gave it again to the minister, and sat down. And the eyes of all them that were in the synagogue were fastened on him.

21 And he began to say unto them, This day is this scripture fulfilled in your ears.

Open Heaven 16 March 2018 Bible in one year: Numbers 32-33, 2nd Corinthians 12
Hymnal: sing hymn 3

OPEN HEAVEN 16 MARCH 2018 FRIDAY DAILY DEVOTIONAL MESSAGE

When God completed the process of creation, He carefully appraised everything He had created and concluded that they were very good. Genesis 1:31says,

“And God saw everything that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.”

However, looking at the world created by God today, it is obvious that a lot of things are no longer very good. Why is this so? Through the deception of the devil, Adam and Eve fell into the error of sin, and this brought corruption and degeneration into the world.

After the fall, mankind began to worship created things such as the moon, stars, mountains, rivers, trees and animals as God. Because the Almighty God id a jealous God, He responded by cursing the earth, and this led to a situation where these created things began to work against humanity, thereby making life terribly difficult for them.

The land refused to yield its increase, weather became contrary, and animals became wild and unfriendly. However, the Almighty God knew that humanity needed restoration: the kind of restoration that only He, the Creator, could provide.

This prompted Him, out of love and compassion, to send His only begotten Son on the difficult assignment of restoring mankind to his original state. May God’s Name be praised forever.

During the life and ministry of our Lord Jesus Christ on earth, He went about restoring things that had been destroyed by the enemy back to God’s original plan and purpose. Open Heaven 15 March 2018

Through the Land Jesus Christ, the restoration power of God was released, not only by miraculous healing and deliverance, but also through forgiveness of sin, restoration of destiny, recovery of lost glory, and restoration of communities (Luke 8:39-40).

Through His restoration work, a once shunned leper could now freely join other people to worship God, and people who were previously blind, lame and incapacitated became useful members of their society instead of living as beggars. Those freed from demonic possession were no longer feared by their neighbours.

OPEN HEAVEN 16 MARCH 2018
Some even became evangelist, openly testifying to the glory of God. That same Jesus is still in the business of physical and spiritual restoration. I pray that in any way your destiny has become corrupted, the Lord will grant you total restoration in Jesus’ Name.

I also pray that in every way perversion has entered into the Body of Christ, to attack and paralyse its operation, the Lord will step in to completely restore His Church in Jesus’ Name.

Action Point – Open Heaven 16 March 2018
Call on Jesus to restore every good thing that has lost its purpose in your life and community.

OPEN HEAVEN 16 MARCH 2018 HYMN
SING HYMN 3 – WHAT CAN WASH AWAY MY SINS
What can wash away my sin?

Nothing but the blood of Jesus;

What can make me whole

again?

Nothing but the blood of Jesus.

Chorus:

Oh! Precious is the flow

That makes me white as snow;

No other fount I know,

Nothing but the blood of Jesus.

For my cleansing this I see

Nothing but the blood of Jesus!

For my pardon this my plea

Nothing but the blood of Jesus!

Nothing can my sin erase

Nothing but the blood of Jesus!

Naught of works, ‘tis all of grace

Nothing but the blood of Jesus!

This is all my hope and peace

Nothing but the blood of Jesus!

This is all my righteousness

Nothing but the blood of Jesus!

Open Heavens 15 March 2018 Thursday by Pastor Adeboye — Crossing The Red Sea

Open Heavens 15 March 2018 Thursday by Pastor Adeboye

Topic: Crossing The Red Sea [Open Heavens 15th Thursday March 2018]

Memorise: “When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee.” – Isaiah 43:2

Read: Exodus 14:21-31 (KJV) 

Open Heavens 15 March 2018 Thursday by Pastor Adeboye

21 And Moses stretched out his hand over the sea; and the LORD caused the sea to go back by a strong east wind all that night, and made the sea dry land, and the waters were divided.

22 And the children of Israel went into the midst of the sea upon the dry ground: and the waters were a wall unto them on their right hand, and on their left.

23 And the Egyptians pursued, and went in after them to the midst of the sea, even all Pharaoh’s horses, his chariots, and his horsemen.

24 And it came to pass, that in the morning watch the LORD looked unto the host of the Egyptians through the pillar of fire and of the cloud, and troubled the host of the Egyptians,

25 And took off their chariot wheels, that they drave them heavily: so that the Egyptians said, Let us flee from the face of Israel; for the LORD fighteth for them against the Egyptians.

26 And the LORD said unto Moses, Stretch out thine hand over the sea, that the waters may come again upon the Egyptians, upon their chariots, and upon their horsemen.

27 And Moses stretched forth his hand over the sea, and the sea returned to his strength when the morning appeared; and the Egyptians fled against it; and the LORD overthrew the Egyptians in the midst of the sea.

28 And the waters returned, and covered the chariots, and the horsemen, and all the host of Pharaoh that came into the sea after them; there remained not so much as one of them.

29 But the children of Israel walked upon dry land in the midst of the sea; and the waters were a wall unto them on their right hand, and on their left.

30 Thus the LORD saved Israel that day out of the hand of the Egyptians; and Israel saw the Egyptians dead upon the sea shore.

31 And Israel saw that great work which the LORD did upon the Egyptians: and the people feared the LORD, and believed the LORD, and his servant Moses.

Bible in One Year: Number 30-31, 2 Corinthians 11:16-33

MESSAGE – Open Heavens 15 March 2018 Thursday by Pastor Adeboye

In the Bible, the Red Sea symbolises persistent obstacles and difficult barriers standing on our way to the Promised Land. Within 24 hours of their deliverance from 400 years of slavery, the people of Israel were confronted with an unusual problem. They suddenly discovered that their supposedly dead enemy had resurrected and was hotly chasing after them. They faced a serious dilemma as the army of Egypt was on their tail while the Red Sea was ahead of them. The people of God obviously left Egypt with a sense of victory in their hearts, thinking that the journey to the Promised Land would be fast and easy. They would have felt a sense of euphoria, especially after witnessing the way God had dealt with their oppressors. Their focus was now set on getting to the Promised Land, a land flowing with milk and honey without any further hindrance. But here they were at the Red Sea. They would drown if they continued, but they could not retreat because the Egyptian army was coming from behind, ready to slaughter them. To them it was a totally hopeless situation. What was the state of their faith at this point? Exodus 14:11-12 says,

“11 And they said unto Moses, Because there were no graves in Egypt, hast thou taken us away to die in the wilderness? wherefore hast thou dealt thus with us, to carry us forth out of Egypt? 12 Is not this the word that we did tell thee in Egypt, saying, Let us alone, that we may serve the Egyptians? For it had been better for us to serve the Egyptians, than that we should die in the wilderness.” Open Heavens 15 March 2018 Thursday by Pastor Adeboye

The people of God were so threatened that they verbalised their preference to return to slavery, thereby rejecting God’s love and abandoning His plan of freedom for their lives. The devil always threatens and harasses people with the sole aim of pushing them to give up on God and themselves. I pray for you today: no matter what you are passing through, you will never lose your faith in God or surrender your dreams to the devil in Jesus’ Name.

When you are passing through a seemingly hopeless situation, you need to recognise that the Lord’s solutions are always bigger than your thoughts can comprehend. Isaiah 55:9 says,

“For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.”

Do you know that beyond your wildest imagination, God has perfected a plan that will launch you into your destiny? All you need to do is to stand firm. The Lord will soon destroy your enemies and give you a fresh start on your journey to your promised land in Jesus’ Name. Open Heavens 15 March 2018 Thursday by Pastor Adeboye

Prayer Point: Father, please strengthen my faith in the days of trial and adversity in Jesus’ Name.

If you missed yesterday devotional, please click to read “Open Heavens 14 March 2018 Wednesday — Enjoying The Divine Presence?’’

Hymn 10: My Faith Looks Up To Thee

1. My faith looks up to Thee,
Thou Lamb of Calvary,
Saviour divine!
Now hear me while I pray,
Take all my guilt away,
Oh, let me from this day
Be wholly Thine!

2. May Thy rich grace impart
Strength to my fainting heart,
My zeal inspire!
As Thou hast died for me,
Oh, may my love to Thee
Pure, warm, and changeless be,
A living fire!

3. While life’s dark maze I tread,
And griefs around me spread,
Be Thou my guide;
Bid darkness turn to day,
Wipe sorrow’s tears away,
Nor let me ever stray
From Thee aside.

4. When ends life’s transient dream,
When death’s cold, sullen stream
Shall o’er me roll;
Blest Saviour, then in love,
Fear and distrust remove;
Oh, bear me safe above,
A ransomed soul!

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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:

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“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 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