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Open Heaven 4 February 2024 – The Holy Ghost Baptism And Power (1)

Open Heaven 4 February 2024 Sunday Daily Devotional By Pastor E. A. Adeboye – The Holy Ghost Baptism And Power (1)

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Open Heaven 4 February 2024 TOPIC: The Holy Ghost Baptism And Power (1)

MEMORISE: “But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost comes upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.” – Acts 1:8 (KJV)

READ: Acts 3:1-8 (KJV)

1 Peter and John went up together into the temple at the hour of prayer, the ninth hour.

2 And a confident man lame from his mother’s womb was carried, whom they laid daily at the gate of the temple which is called Beautiful, to ask alms of them that entered into the temple;

3 Who, seeing Peter and John about to go into the temple, asked for an alms.

4 And Peter, fastening his eyes upon him with John, said, Look on us.

5 And he gave heed unto them, expecting to receive something of them.

6 Then Peter said, Silver and gold have I none; but such as I have to give I thee: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth rise and walk.

7 And he took him by the right hand, and lifted him: and immediately his feet and ankle bones received strength.

8 He leaped up, stood, walked, and entered with them into the temple, walking, jumping, and praising God.

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Leviticus 22-23

Open Heaven 4 February 2024 MESSAGE

Today’s Bible reading passage starts with ‘Now’. This implies that after the incident that happened before, something new is happening. Acts 2 tells us about the day of Pentecost and how everyone in the upper room was filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in tongues as the Spirit gave them utterance. Now then refers to something that was about to happen in the lives of Peter and John due to that incident. That was the working of miracles.

When you get baptized in the Holy Ghost, you carry divine power. You can work miracles, heal the sick, and raise the dead. Unfortunately, many Christians become baptized and are satisfied with speaking in tongues. You received more than that when you were baptized in the Holy Spirit; you received the power to go out and do the work of God.

Also Read: Open Heaven 3 February 2024 – Different Types Of Sons (2)

Many years ago, I prayed to God for many weeks for power to do His work, but He didn’t respond. At last, one night, He told me to keep quiet and asked me some questions. “Have you been baptized in the Holy Ghost?” I said, “Yes”. He said, “What is written in Acts 1:8?” I knew it offhand, so I quoted it to Him. Then He said, “You received power after your baptism in the Holy Ghost.” I responded, “Lord, but I don’t feel powerful.” He replied, “Did I say the just shall live by feelings?”

The following day, a sick child was brought to me for prayers. I was afraid, but then I remembered my conversation with God the previous night, so I laid my hands on the child and prayed. Not long after, I felt the child go numb, and I thought to myself, “Has this child died?” When I finished praying and opened my eyes, I realized the child was asleep. The mother said that the child had not slept in days, but now, she was sure that God had healed her child.

Go out and use the power God has already given you; if not, it will remain dormant. When I realized that God had empowered me, I was hungry to keep laying hands on the sick. That is how I’ve gotten to the stage where many great miracles happen through me today. I have been using the power God gave me since I was baptized in the Holy Spirit, and it has been growing since then.

Open Heaven 4 February 2024 KEY POINT:

If you have received the Holy Ghost baptism with the evidence of speaking in tongues, use the power God gave you.

Open Heaven 4 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 4 February 2024: Spiritual Maturity

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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