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Open Heaven 18 February 2024 Sunday Daily Devotional By Pastor E. A. Adeboye – Are You Relevant?

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Open Heaven 18 February 2024 TOPIC: Are You Relevant?

MEMORISE: “And the saying pleased the whole multitude: and they chose Stephen, a man full of faith and of the Holy Ghost, and Philip, and Prochorus, and Nicanor, and Timon, and Parmenas, and Nicolas a proselyte of Antioch:” – Acts 6:5 (KJV)

READ: John 15:1-6 (KJV)

1 I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman.

2 Every branch in me that beareth, not fruit he taketh away: and every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit.

3 Now ye are clean through the word I have spoken unto you.

4 Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me.

5 I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: without me, ye can do nothing.

6 If a man abides not in me, he is cast forth as a branch and is withered; men gather them, throw them into the fire, and burn them.

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Numbers 27-29

Open Heaven 18 February 2024 MESSAGE

There are different kinds of people in the church workforce today. Some are so relevant to the work of God that if they are absent on a service day, everyone will notice. Some other people, however, hardly do anything, even in the department where they claim to function. Worse still, some people are workforce members on paper, but physically, they are nowhere to be found. They hardly attend workers’ meetings, not to talk of actually working for God. I don’t know which of these categories you belong to, but if you are not so active that people can quickly notice your absence, you need to do better.

Also Read: Open Heaven 17 February 2024 – Don’t Touch His Glory

The first set of church workers in the Bible were the seven deacons mentioned in Acts 6:5. Phillip was one of them, and in Acts 21:8, he had become someone referred to as the evangelist. The Bible expressly referred to him as ‘the evangelist,’ which means that there might have been ‘an evangelist’ or ‘some evangelists,’ but he was ‘the evangelist.’ Furthermore, the passage refers to him as one of the seven chosen deacons to remind us that he was one of them. However, aside from Stephen and Phillip, we never heard of the rest.

One of my grandchildren once asked me, “Grandpa, do you know the Bible well?” I said, “Yes,” and then she asked, “Who is Prochorus?” I said, “I don’t know him”. She said, “What about Timon?” I said, “You mean Simon?” She said, “No, Timon”. I replied, “I don’t know Timon either.” Then she said, “Prochorus and Timon were ordained along with Stephen and Phillip as deacons.” I said, “Is that so? God have mercy on Prochorus. I know Stephen, I know Phillip, but this Prochorus fellow, what did he do that is worthy of note?” In the same vein when your name is mentioned in your local assembly, can people recognize the things you do that are worthy of note?

This is not to say that you must try to show everyone you are working. However, your impact must be felt in the department where you choose to work. For example, if you are in the sanitation department, everyone must know that the church is always sparkling clean if you are around. Make so much impact that denying your relevance in the house of God is impossible.

Open Heaven 18 February 2024 REFLECTION

How impactful have you been in your local assembly?

Open Heaven 18 February 2024 HYMN 4 – To The Work! To work! We Are Servants Of God

1 To the work! To the work! we are servants of God,
Let us follow the path that our Master has trod;
With the might of His power, our strength to renew,
Let us do by His grace what He calls us to do.
Work for Him by His grace;
Work thru Him for His praise;
Work with Him all the days;
And work in Him in many ways.

2 To the work! To the work! let the hungry be fed;
To the fountain of life, let the thirsty be led;
In the cross and its vict’ry, our glory shall be,
While we herald the tidings, “Salvation is free!”

3 To the work! To the work! in the strength of the Lord,
By the power of His Name, with the light of His Word,
All the slaves of the darkness of Satan were set free
And His riches of grace in His glory we’ll see.

Also Read: RCCG Sunday School Teacher Manual 18 February 2024: Christian Apologetics

Open Heavens 2024 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 churches 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 for Today 2024

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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 keeping me, in Jesus’ name. Amen.

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