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Open Heaven 24 February 2024 Saturday Daily Devotional By Pastor E. A. Adeboye – A Call To Tenacity

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Open Heaven 24 February 2024 TOPIC: A Call To Tenacity

MEMORISE: “He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to God;” – Romans 4:20 (KJV)

READ: Genesis 37:6-28, 41:39-44 (KJV)

Genesis 37:6-28
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 stood upright; behold, your sheaves stood round about and made obeisance to my sheaf.

8 And his brethren told him, Shalt thou indeed reign over us? Or shalt thou certainly have dominion over us? And they hated him yet more for his dreams and his words.

9 And he dreamed yet another dream told it his brethren, and said, Behold, I have dreamed a dream more; behold, the sun, moon, and the eleven stars obeyed me.

10 And he told it to his father, and 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.

12 And his brethren went to feed their father’s flock in Shechem.

13 And Israel said unto Joseph, Do not thy brethren feed the flock in Shechem? Come, and I will send thee unto them. And he said to him, Here am I.

14 And he said to him, Go, I pray thee, see whether it be well with thy brethren and the flocks; and bring me word again. So he sent him out of the vale of Hebron, and he came to Shechem.

15 And a confident man found him, and, behold, he was wandering in the field: and the man asked him, saying, What seekest thou?

16 And he said, I seek my brethren: tell me, I pray thee, where they feed their flocks.

17 And the man said, They are departed hence; for I heard them say, Let us go to Dothan. And Joseph went after his brethren and found them in Dothan.

18 And when they saw him afar off, even before he came near them, they conspired against him to slay him.

19 And they said one to another, Behold, this dreamer cometh.

20 Come now, 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.

21 And Reuben heard it, delivered him out of their hands; and said, Let us not kill him.

22 And Reuben said unto them, Shed no blood, but cast him into this pit that is in the wilderness, and lay no hand upon him; that he might rid him out of their hands, to deliver him to his father again.

23 And it came to pass when Joseph was come unto his brethren, that they stript Joseph out of his coat, his coat of many colors that was on him;

24 And they took him, and cast him into a pit: the pit was empty, there was no water in it.

25 And they sat down to eat bread: and they lifted their eyes and looked, and, behold, a company of Ishmeelites came from Gilead with their camels bearing spicery and balm and myrrh, going to carry it down to Egypt.

26 And Judah said unto his brethren, What profit is it if we slay our brother, and conceal his blood?

27 Come, and let us sell him to the Ishmeelites, and let not our hand be upon him; for he is our brother and our flesh. And his brethren were content.

28 Then, there passed by Midianites merchantmen, who drew and lifted Joseph out of the pit and sold Joseph to the Ishmeelites for twenty pieces of silver, and they brought Joseph into Egypt.

Genesis 41:39-44
39 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, Forasmuch as God hath showed thee all this, there is none so discreet and wise as thou art:

40 Thou shalt be over my house, and according unto thy word shall all my people be ruled: only in the throne will I be more significant than thou.

41 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, See, I have set thee over all the land of Egypt.

42 And Pharaoh took off his ring from his hand, and put it upon Joseph’s hand, and arrayed him in vestures of fine linen, and put a gold chain about his neck;

43 And he made him ride in the second chariot he had; and they cried before him, Bow the knee: and he made him ruler over all the land of Egypt.

44 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, I am Pharaoh, and without thee shall no man lift his hand or foot in all the land of Egypt.

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Deuteronomy 9-11

Open Heaven 24 February 2024 MESSAGE

When I studied those who had left me in ministry, I discovered that many of them got promises from God concerning the assignment He called them to do. For a long time, however, their situation did not look like the promises they received, yet they kept doing the work and, after some time, saw God fulfill His promise.

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When God calls you for an assignment, He will show you the exciting results. However, when you begin to walk in that calling, you will start to see challenging situations you must go through to get the results He promised. Joseph had dreams about his brothers and parents bowing to him. That was exciting, but for those dreams to come to pass, he had to be sold into slavery, be lied against, and be thrown in prison. Nonetheless, he remained steadfast, believing that one day, what God showed him would come to pass – and it did come to pass.

Beloved, if God has called you to an assignment and made some promises to you, yet things are not looking like He has said, you are in good company. Everyone who ever received a call from God also went through this, but only those who were tenacious enough to stay the course succeeded.

When God called me to full-time ministry, one of the promises He made to me was that I would lead a mighty end-time army for Him. At that time, the church was tiny. I thought He would grow the church quickly to build that army, but we would increase by two members in one week and reduce by four the following week. I held seminars, fasted, prayed, and did everything I knew to do, but the church did not grow. I had left my well-paying job to answer God’s call, so I became a laughing stock to my friends at the university because they thought I was crazy to have made that decision. Nothing seemed to be working, but I kept at it. I did not compromise my faith or stop trusting God. Today, The Redeemed Christian Church of God is in over 190 nations, and we can say that it is a mighty end-time army.

Like Joseph, don’t compromise in times of trials; keep pressing on, and you will see God’s promises come to pass.

Open Heaven 24 February 2024 PRAYER POINT

Father, help me to hold firmly to Your promises. Help me to hold on to You until the very end, in Jesus’ name.

Open Heaven 24 February 2024 HYMN 30 – When We Walk With The Lord

1 When we walk with the Lord
In the light of His Word,
What a glory He sheds on our way;
While we do His good will,
He abides with us still,
And with all who will trust and obey.

Trust and obey,
For there’s no other way
To be happy in Jesus,
But to trust and obey.

2 Not a shadow can rise,
Not a cloud in the skies,
But His smile quickly drives it away;
Not a doubt or a fear,
Not a sigh or a tear,
We can abide while we trust and obey.

3 Not a burden we bear,
Not a sorrow we share,
But our toil He doth richly repay;
Not a grief or a loss,
Not a frown or a cross,
But it is best if we trust and obey.

4 But we never can prove
The delights of His love,
Until all on the altar, we lay;
For the favor He shows,
And the joy He bestows,
Are for them who will trust and obey.

5 Then in fellowship, sweet
We will sit at His feet,
Or we’ll walk by His side in the way;
What He says we will do;
Where He sends, we will go,
Never fear; only trust and obey.

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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