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Open Heaven For Today 2023 – Open Heavens 21 December

Open Heaven For Today 2023 Thursday Daily Devotional By Pastor E. A. Adeboye – You Can`t Box God In 2

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TOPIC: You Can`t Box God In 2

MEMORISE:"Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us," Ephesians 3:20

READ: Isaiah 55:8-9 (KJV)

8 For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord.


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

Open Heaven For Today 2023 – Open Heavens 21 December

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: James 1-5

Open Heaven For Today 2023 MESSAGE

Some people think they have God all figured out. 


They think they know all that there is to know about Him and how He does His things.


After a lot of encounters with God, a lot of sufferings for His work and even episodes of being stoned and left for death while preaching the gospel, Apostle Paul said in Philippians 3:10:


“That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death”.


When you go for a service, how much you get from it can be limited by your expectations. 


If you expect that the Pastor will mention your own particular case and he doesn’t, that is not proof that God has not answered your prayer.


God can decide to work loudly or quietly; all He requires from you is faith, not an analysis of how He will work. 


He expects us to walk by faith and not by sight 2 Corinthians 5:7.


There was a testimony of a lady who was born with so many abnormalities – including one lung instead of two, and her heart being on the right side of her chest instead of the left. As such, she struggled with her health from the day she was born.


Finally, somebody recommended a hospital in Dubai, but she decided to go to the Holy Ghost Service first nothing special appeared to happen in relation to her case during the service.


Afterwards, she went on to Dubai as she had planned. When she got there, the doctors examined her and had to ask what she actually came in for, because they could not see anything wrong with her.


She thought the people there didn´t know what they were saying so she went to another Hospital in Dubai. 


They also examined her and said there was nothing wrong with her. 


The Doctors could not believe that she was the same person they had read her case note from Nigeria because they could see her heart on the left and she had two lungs, not one. 


If she had assumed that, because I had not mentioned her case at that Holy Ghost Service, then God was not interested in her, she might have missed her miracle.


Don’t  try to box God in so you don´t lose your miracle.


Prayer Point

Father, please help me not to live by sight, but by faith in You at all times, in Jesus’ name.


HYMN 16: – Praise Him, Praise Him, Jesus Our Blessed Redeemer

1 Praise him, praise him! Jesus, our blessed redeemer!

Sing, O earth, his wonderful love proclaim!

Hail him, hail him! Highest archangels in glory!

Strength and honour give to his holy name!

Like a shepherd, Jesus will guard his children.

In his arms he carries them all day long.

O ye saints that dwell on the mountain of His Zion,

Praise him! Praise him! ever in  joyful song.


2 Praise him, praise him! Jesus, our blessed redeemer!

For our sins, he suffered, and bled, and died.

He our rock, our hope of eternal salvation,

Hail him, Hail him! Jesus, the crucified;

Loving Saviour, meekly enduring sorrow,

Crowned with thorns that cruelly pierced His brow;

Once for us rejected, despised, and forsaken,

Prince of Glory, ever triumphant now.


3 Praise him, praise him! Jesus, our blessed redeemer!

Heav’nly portals loud with hosannas ring!

Jesus, Savior, reigneth forever and ever!

Crown him, crown him! prophet, and priest, and king!

Death is vanquished! Tell it with joy, ye faithful,

Where is now thy victory, boasting grave?

Jesus lives! No longer thy portals are cheerless;

Jesus lives, the mighty and strong to save.





Open Heaven For Today 2023 Wednesday Daily Devotional By Pastor E. A. Adeboye – You Can`t Box God In 1

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TOPIC: You Can`t Box God In 1

MEMORISE:"O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out!" Romans 11:33

READ: Romans 11:33-36 (KJV)

33 O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out!


34 For who hath known the mind of the Lord? or who hath been his counsellor?


35 Or who hath first given to him, and it shall be recompensed unto him again?


36 For of him, and through him, and to him, are all things: to whom be glory for ever. Amen.

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Hebrews 11-13

Open Heaven For Today 2023 MESSAGE

If you understand the way God works, you would have discovered that He usually does things differently from time to time.


Even when He does the same thing twice, He could use a new method to do it.


For example, in 2 Kings 5:1-14, He asked Naaman to go and wash in river Jordan and after he obeyed, his leprosy was cured.


In Matthew 8:1-3, when He was going to heal another leper, He touched him and he was cured.


In Luke 17:11-19, Jesus cleansed ten lepers, by simply saying 


“Go and check yourselves with the Priest”.


If you think you know how God will do something and you focus your faith and attention in that direction alone, your miracle may pass you by.


That is why you have to go to Him without preconceived ideas. His ways are far higher than your ways (Isaiah 55:8-9).


I don’t know how He is going to solve your own problem before the end of this year, but I know that He may not do it exactly as you have imagined it.


Just listen to Him and let Him guide you.


God may not do that thing you are asking Him for instantly as you expect.


He may choose to do it gradually. He may also not do it gradually and decide to do it instantly.


All you need to be assured of is that He will do it and whichever method He chooses to apply will be the best method to get it done.


Don’t try to box God in. Don’t assume that He will give you your miracle the same way He gave it to that fellow who testified in your Church.


Don’t imagine the entire process in your head and then lose your miracle when things don’t go as imagined, like Naaman almost lost his.


If you know the process to getting the miracle, why disturb God anyway?


If you know that you cannot do it yourself, leave the One who can do it to determine how it should be done.


Don’t box God in. I pray he will surprise you pleasantly, even before this year ends, In Jesus’ name


Key Point

Keep your faith alive. God can still bring His promises to pass before the end of the year.


HYMN 1: – All Hail The Power Of Jesus’ Name

1 All hail the power of Jesus’ name!

Let angels prostrate fall.

Bring forth the royal diadem,

and crown him Lord of all.

Bring forth the royal diadem,

and crown him Lord of all!


2 Let highborn seraphs tune the lyre,

and as they tune it, fall

Before His face Who tunes their choir,

and crown Him Lord of all.

Before His face Who tunes their choir,

and crown Him Lord of all.


3 Crown Him, ye morning stars of light,

Who fixed this floating ball;

Now hail the strength of Israel’s might,

and crown Him Lord of all.

Now hail the strength of Israel’s might,

and crown Him Lord of all.


4 Crown Him, ye martyrs of your God,

Who from His altar call;

Extol the stem of Jesse’s Rod,

and crown Him Lord of all.

Extol the stem of Jesse’s Rod,

and crown Him Lord of all.


5 Ye seed of Israel’s chosen race,

ye ransomed from the fall,

Hail Him who saves you by his grace,

and crown Him Lord of all.

Hail Him who saves you by his grace,

and crown Him Lord of all!


6 Hail Him, ye heirs of David’s line,

Whom David Lord did call,

The God incarnate, Man divine,

and crown Him Lord of all.

The God incarnate, Man divine,

and crown Him Lord of all.


7 Sinners, whose love can ne’er forget

the wormwood and the gall,

Go spread your trophies at His feet,

and crown Him Lord of all.

Go spread your trophies at His feet,

and crown Him Lord of all.


8 Let every tribe and every tongue

before Him prostrate fall,

And shout in universal song,

and crown him Lord of all.

And shout in universal song,

and crown him Lord of all.





Open Heaven For Today 2023 Tuesday Daily Devotional By Pastor E. A. Adeboye – God Can Still Do It

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TOPIC: God Can Still Do It

MEMORISE:"But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day." 2 Peter 3:8

READ: Isaiah 55:10-13 (KJV)

10 For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater:


11 So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.


12 For ye shall go out with joy, and be led forth with peace: the mountains and the hills shall break forth before you into singing, and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands.


13 Instead of the thorn shall come up the fir tree, and instead of the brier shall come up the myrtle tree: and it shall be to the Lord for a name, for an everlasting sign that shall not be cut off.

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Hebrews 9-10

Open Heaven For Today 2023 MESSAGE

Has God made a promise to you and its fulfilment still outstanding? I want you to know that God is never late and He can still do what He promised within the remaining few days of the year.


As long as you are very sure that God made that promise to you and you have been doing your own part in getting that thing He promised, I can assure you that He will do it before the end of this year as He promised. Don’t give up hope.


The importance of a statement is determined by who is making the statement. Imagine that a sick person admitted in a hospital is told by a cleaner that he or she would be discharged on a particular date.


The patient will be correct to doubt the statement because the cleaner does not have the authority and knowledge needed to discharge him or her.


However, if the doctor comes, observes the patient and says “You will be going home today”, then the patient can begin to rejoice.


The One who gave you promises at the beginning of the year is He, who is called the Truth according to John 14:6.


Numbers 23:19 says:

“God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do it? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good?”


This God is called the Most High and the Almighty so there is nothing He cannot do.


He has shown up at the last minute for many people before. Since He has done it before, He will do it again for you, in Jesus’ name.


As long as you are sure that He promised you and you also know that you haven’t done anything to make Him change His mind.


Please keep your faith alive because James 1:6 says if you doubt in your heart, then you will not receive what you ask for.


If however, you have not been faithful to God or you have not been playing your part for the fulfilment of His promises to you, come before him today and confess your errors. 


Forsake them and ask Him to forgive you.


God is merciful and if he sees your sincerity, He will in no wise cast you away (John 6:37).


Key Point

Keep your faith alive. God can still bring His promises to pass before the end of the year.


HYMN 21: – Standing On The Promises Of Christ My King

1 Standing on the promises of Christ, my King,

Through eternal ages let his praises ring;

Glory in the highest, I will shout and sing,

Standing on the promises of God.


Refrain:

Standing, standing,

Standing on the promises of God, my Savior;

Standing, standing,

I’m standing on the promises of God.


2 Standing on the promises that cannot fail.

When the howling storms of doubt and fear assail,

By the living Word of God I shall prevail,

Standing on the promises of God. [Refrain]


3 Standing on the promises of Christ, the Lord,

Bound to him eternally by love’s strong cord,

Overcoming daily with the Spirit’s sword,

Standing on the promises of God. [Refrain]


4 Standing on the promises I cannot fall,

List’ning ev’ry moment to the Spirit’s call,

Resting in my Savior as my all in all,

Standing on the promises of God. [Refrain]





Open Heaven For Today 2023 Monday Daily Devotional By Pastor E. A. Adeboye – The Key to Divine Power

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TOPIC: The Key to Divine Power

MEMORISE:"And having in a readiness to revenge all disobedience, when your obedience is fulfilled." 2 Corinthians 10:6

READ: 2 Corinthians 7:1(KJV)

1 Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Hebrews 5-8

Open Heaven For Today 2023 MESSAGE

When I became a Christian, I was determined not to be an ordinary one. I wanted to be a Christian with power to do the impossible.


I soon discovered that to get power from God, you need to be totally sold out to Him.


When you study Paul the Apostle who was so powerful that his handkerchiefs and aprons were healing the sick, you will see that when he beheld Christ on his way to Damascus,


as he hit the ground, he said, 


“What do you want me to do Lord?” 


(Acts 9:61). That is total surrender from the onset.


You hear him say in Galatians 2:20


“I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless Hive; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.”


In other words, He was saying, 


“Forget the Paul you used to know, forget all you knew about me; the only reason I am living now is that Christ is living in me.” 


This is why he said in Philippians 1:21


“For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.” 


By God’s special grace, He has done so many great things through me that make me glad that I surrendered all to Him.


These are things that outweigh the pain of total surrender. Some people want God to use them mightily, but they still tell lies once in a while.


Some want to heal the sick but their money is too precious for God to take from them.


Some want to command demons but even the devil is looking at them and saying, 


“From your sinful mouth? You think you can command me?” 


Take your focus off the things of this world that distract you and surrender completely to God.


Pray without ceasing, study your Bible regularly, fast often – just go all in with God. Let Him know that you are His and His alone.


Don’t worry about the earthly things you are chasing now – Jesus Christ promised in Matthew 19:29: 


"And every one that hath forsaken houses, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my name’s sake, shall receive an hundredfold, and shall inherit everlasting life.” 


I can attest to that promise because He has fulfilled it in my life. Try Him and see.


Prayer Point

Father, give me the grace to do what it takes to become a custodian of Your power on earth.


HYMN 7: – I Am Thine O Lord

1 I am Thine, O Lord, I have heard Thy voice,

And it told Thy love to me;

But I long to rise in the arms of faith,

And be closer drawn to Thee.


Draw me nearer, nearer, nearer, blessed Lord,

To the cross where Thou hast died;

Draw me nearer, nearer, nearer, blessed Lord,

To Thy precious, bleeding side.


2 Consecrate me now to Thy service, Lord,

By the pow’r of grace divine;

Let my soul look up with a steadfast hope,

And my will be lost in Thine.


Draw me nearer, nearer, nearer, blessed Lord,

To the cross where Thou hast died;

Draw me nearer, nearer, nearer, blessed Lord,

To Thy precious, bleeding side.


3 Oh, the pure delight of a single hour

That before Thy throne I spend,

When I kneel in prayer, and with Thee, my God,

I commune as friend with friend!


Draw me nearer, nearer, nearer, blessed Lord,

To the cross where Thou hast died;

Draw me nearer, nearer, nearer, blessed Lord,

To Thy precious, bleeding side.


4 There are depths of love that I cannot know

Till I cross the narrow sea;

There are heights of joy that I may not reach

Till I rest in peace with Thee.


Draw me nearer, nearer, nearer, blessed Lord,

To the cross where Thou hast died;

Draw me nearer, nearer, nearer, blessed Lord,

To Thy precious, bleeding side.


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