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Open Heaven For Today 2024 Wednesday Daily Devotional By Pastor E. A. Adeboye – With Greatness Comes Sacrifice

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TOPIC: With Greatness Comes Sacrifice

MEMORISE: “But by the grace of God I am what I am: and his grace which was bestowed upon me was not in vain, but I labored more abundantly than they all: yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me.” – 1 Corinthians 15:10 (KJV)

READ: Proverbs 13:1-4 (KJV)

1 A wise son heareth his Father’s instruction: but a scorner heareth not rebuke.

2 A man shall eat well by the fruit of his mouth: but the soul of the transgressors shall eat violence.

3 He that keepeth his mouth keepeth his life: but he that openeth wide his lips shall have destruction.

4 The soul of the sluggard desireth, and hath nothing: but the soul of the diligent shall be made fat.

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Judges 4-5

Open Heaven For Today 2024 MESSAGE

My Father in the Lord visited me in my little house in Ilesha in 1975. We prayed that night, and everyone went to bed – at least, that was what I thought. When I went to the toilet in the backyard before I slept around 10 pm, I saw my Father in the Lord praying. Around 5 am, I went to the bathroom again, and he was still on his knees praying. Later that morning, I asked him if there was any problem, as I thought praying overnight meant there was a severe problem. He smiled and said, “There is no problem. Don’t worry; you will understand soon.” I was shocked to know that there was no problem, yet he prayed all night. I also learned that God had told me to emulate Him.

One pastor came to me years ago and said, “When we started this journey together, we were on the same level. Now, you are far ahead of us. Tell us the secret.” I said, “There is nothing I am doing that you don’t know; I fast, pray, and keep vigil. If you want to be as I am, do the same.” Another man of God from another ministry prayed, “God, give me ten percent of what you gave Pastor Adeboye; I will be satisfied.” God told him, “Do what Pastor Adeboye is doing, and I will give you what I gave him.” He asked God, “What is he doing?” God said, “He started with 40 days of fasting and prayers.” He said, “God, I think I am okay the way I am.” Only those who are willing to make sacrifices will be great. You cannot be great by loading your body with food and your mind with entertainment – those things only give surface and temporary benefits. Someone with financial issues can watch a funny movie and laugh, such that people will call him a happy man, but after the film ends, he will return to face his problems. The benefits of a life without sacrifice are temporary. Don’t be deceived by temporary pleasures; pay the price to fulfill your destiny and achieve greatness.

The taller a building will be, the deeper its builders must dig before laying its foundation. Most things that will take you very high in life are done in private. How you pray, fast, study, work, etc., in private will determine how great you will become.

KEY POINT

Pay the price, and you will get the prize of greatness.

HYMN 23 – Take My Life, And Let It Be

1 Take my life and let it be
Consecrated, Lord, to Thee;
Take my moments and my days,
Let them flow in ceaseless praise,
Let them flow in ceaseless praise.

2 Take my hands and let them move
At the impulse of Thy love;
Take my feet and let them be
Swift and beautiful for Thee,
Swift and beautiful for Thee.

3 Take my voice, and let me sing
Always, only, for my King;
Take my lips, and let them be
Filled with messages from Thee,
Filled with messages from Thee.

4 Take my silver and my gold;
Not a mite would I withhold;
Take my intellect and use
Every power as Thou shalt choose,
Every power as Thou shalt choose.

5 Take my will, and make it Thine;
It shall be no longer mine.
Take my heart; it is Thine own;
It shall be Thy royal throne,
It shall be Thy royal throne.

6 Take my love; my Lord, I pour
At Thy feet is its treasure store.
Take me, and I will be
Ever, only, all for Thee,
Ever, only, all for Thee.

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

 


Open Heaven For Today 2024 Tuesday Daily Devotional By Pastor E. A. Adeboye – The Fire Of God

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TOPIC: The Fire Of God

MEMORISE: “And mount Sinai was altogether on a smoke because the Lord descended upon it in fire: and the smoke thereof ascended as the smoke of a furnace, and the whole mount quaked greatly.” – Exodus 19:18 (KJV)

READ: Acts 2:3-4 (KJV)

3 And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them.

4 And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Judges 1-3

Open Heaven For Today 2024 MESSAGE

In Judges 15:14-15, the Bible tells us that when they brought Samson to the Philistines, as soon as they began to rejoice, the Spirit of God came as an invisible fire, causing the ropes that bound him to be burned off. Because the fire came on him, he took the jawbone of an ass, and it became a weapon of mass destruction in his hands.

When you are anointed, everything you touch comes into contact with the anointing. Mark 5:25-29 tells us of healing through the Lord’s garment. Acts 5:14-16 tells us that even Peter’s shadow was healing the sick. Acts 19:11-12 tells us that Paul’s handkerchiefs and aprons were healing the sick.

You need the fire of God, and you can get it today. God’s fire is available because Matthew 3:11 promises that Jesus Christ will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire. If you get the fire of God, your life will be transformed for good. With the fire of God on you, you can heal incurable diseases and win souls to the kingdom more efficiently than ever before.

You don’t only need the fire of God to heal the sick; you also need it against the enemy. Judges 14:5-6 tells us that Samson was going to Timnath when, all of a sudden, a lion roared at him. The fire of God came on him, and he tore the lion to pieces. If you need the fire in case the enemy roars, you can tell him, “I am more than ready for you.” As you grow in the Lord, there is bound to be resistance from the enemy, and you will need the fire of God to uproot obstacles to the work of the Lord.

John 4:48 says that some people will not believe the word of God unless they see signs and wonders. These signs and wonders can only happen when you have been baptized with the fire of God. I have been privileged to win many great and influential people to Christ because of the mighty miracles they saw God performing through me.

I will ask you to cry to God to be baptized with the heavenly fire today to fill your life with signs and wonders. Working for God and bearing abiding fruits for the kingdom will become even more accessible.

PRAYER POINT

For at least one hour today, cry to God for the baptism of fire. Beyond today, make this one of your major prayer points daily.

HYMN 1 – All Hail The Power Of Jesus’ Name

1 All hail the power of Jesus’ name!
Let angels prostrate fall,
Let angels prostrate fall;
Bring forth the royal diadem,
And crown Him, crown Him,
crown Him, crown Him;
And crown Him Lord of all!

2 Ye chosen seed of Israel’s race,
Ye ransomed from the fall,
Ye ransomed from the fall,
Hail Him who saves you by His grace,

3 Sinners, whose love can ne’er forget
The wormwood and the gall,
The wormwood and the gall,
Go, spread your trophies at His feet,

4 Let every kindred, every tribe,
On this terrestrial ball,
On this terrestrial ball,
To Him all majesty ascribe,

5 O that with yonder sacred throng
We at His feet may fall,
We at His feet may fall!
We’ll join the everlasting song,

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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Open Heaven For Today 2024 Monday Daily Devotional By Pastor E. A. Adeboye – Anointed Hands

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TOPIC: Anointed Hands

MEMORISE: “Now when the sun was setting, all they that had any sick with divers diseases brought them unto him, and he laid his hands on every one of them, and healed them.” – Luke 4:40 (KJV)

READ: Exodus 17:8-13 (KJV)

8 Then came Amalek and fought with Israel in Rephidim.

9 And Moses said unto Joshua, Choose us out men, and go out, fight with Amalek: to morrow, I will stand on the top of the hill with the rod of God in mine hand.

10 So Joshua did as Moses had said to him and fought with Amalek: Moses, Aaron, and Hur went up to the top of the hill.

11 And it came to pass, when Moses held up his hand, that Israel prevailed: when he let down his hand, Amalek prevailed.

12 But Moses’ hands were heavy, so they took a stone and put it under him, and he sat thereon. Aaron and Hur stayed up his hands, the one on one side and the other on the other side, and his hands were steady until the sun went down.

13 And Joshua discomfited Amalek and his people with the edge of the sword.

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Joshua 23-24

Open Heaven For Today 2024 MESSAGE

When you see a man of God laying hands on people, and they get healed, it is because those hands have been in contact with the fire of God. Ordinary hands become anointed once they come in contact with the fire of God.

In Exodus 3, when Moses threw his rod on the holy ground, it became a serpent, and the Lord asked him to pick the serpent up by the tail. As Moses bent to pick up the serpent, his hands also brushed the ground the fire had touched. From that day on, his hands became special. In Exodus 17:8-13, we see those hands deciding the outcome of a war between Israel and the Amalekites. Israel won every time he lifted his hands, but when his hands got heavy and went down, the Amalekites began to win. Aaron and Hur were with him; having four hands combined, but they knew that Moses’ hands, which had touched the holy ground, differed from ordinary hands. So, rather than lift their own hands, they helped Moses keep his hands up. In Exodus 14:16, God said to Moses:

But lift thou thy rod, stretch out thine hand over the sea, and divide it: and the children of Israel shall go on dry ground through the midst of the sea.

God had anointed Moses’ hands, so He ordered him to stretch them over the Red Sea to divide them. So, in Exodus 14:21, when Moses stretched out his hands over the sea, it had no choice but to part into two. In Deuteronomy 34:9, those hands also transmitted wisdom to Joshua.

Joshua the son of Nun was full of the Spirit of wisdom, for Moses had laid his hands upon him. The children of Israel heardken unto him and did as the LORD commanded Moses.

The power of God turns the ordinary into extraordinary. If you read John 9:1-7, where Jesus saw a man born blind, He spat on the ground, made some mud out of it, and anointed the blind man’s eyes. Ordinary mud can become anointed mud; it depends on whose hands it is in.

Your hands can also become anointed today, but first, they must be holy hands. Psalm 24:3-4 says that only those with sacred hands can ascend into the hill of the Lord where they can come in contact with the fire of God.

REFLECTION

Do you have holy hands? The fire of God can only rest on sacred hands.

HYMN 24 – That Wonderfully Name, Jesus

1 That excellent Name, Jesus!
That excellent Name, Jesus!
That excellent Name, Jesus!
There is no other name I know.

2 The Great Redeemer, Jesus!
His blood washed me clean, Jesus!
And now I am saved, Jesus!
There is no other name I know

3 The Great Physician, Jesus!
His stripes health me, Jesus!
And now I am whole, Jesus!
There is no other name I know.

4 The Great Lord of the host, Jesus!
His truth set me free, Jesus!
I am free indeed, Jesus!
There is no other name I know.

5 The Great Provider, Jesus!
He supplies my needs, Jesus!
And now I am full, Jesus!
There is no other name I know.

6 My Great Companion, Jesus!
Always by my side, Jesus!
I have a sure Friend, Jesus!
There is no other name I know.

7 The Soon Coming King, Jesus!
We are coming back for me, Jesus!
I will reign with Him, Jesus!
There is no other Name I know.

8 Let us praise His Name, Jesus!
The name above all names, Jesus!
Let us shout His Name, Jesus!
I will sing, I will shout, JESUS!

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