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Open Heaven For Today 2023 – Open Heavens 9 December

Open Heaven For Today 2023 Friday Daily Devotional By Pastor E. A. Adeboye – Don`t Worry 2

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Open Heavens 9 December 2023 TOPIC: Don´t Worry 2

MEMORISE:"Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you." 1 Peter 5:7

READ: Psalm 91:1-9 (KJV)

1 He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.

2 I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust.

3 Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence.

4 He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler.

5 Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day;

6 Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday.

7 A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee.

8 Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold and see the reward of the wicked.

9 Because thou hast made the Lord, which is my refuge, even the most High, thy habitation;

Open Heaven For Today 2023 – Open Heavens 9 December

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Ephesians 4-6

Open Heaven 9 December 2023 MESSAGE:

There are people who go beyond worrying about the basic things of if to fearing the unknown.

They worry about all they have disappearing because Proverbs 23:5 says riches can develop wings and fly away.

The Almighty God says “Don’t worry at all” because He is the All-Sufficient God (Genesis 17:1).

The One who gave you what you have now has much more in store for you. Philippians 4:19 says you should not worry because He will supply all your needs according to His riches in glory.

Do you know how rich He is in glory? Isaiah 6:3 says the whole earth is full of His glory.

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Do you know how rich He is in glory? Isaiah 6:3 says the whole earth is full of His glory.

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He is extremely rich in glory and since He has promised to supply your needs according to His riches in glory, then you know that supply will never run dry.

Proverbs 10:22 says: “The blessing of the LORD, it maketh rich, and he addeth no sorrow with it.”

If your riches are from God, then you have absolutely nothing to worry about; otherwise, understand that money gotten from any other source outside God will come with sorrows.

You can be very rich and have many servants, but when you have grown old and feeble, you can call them and they may not answer.

In fact, the Bible calls old age the evil days (Ecclesiastes 12:1-3). Some people, even though they are surrounded by friends, grandchildren, servants and everything they need, still worry.

They worry about what is going to happen when they die. They worry about where they will spend eternity.

In Psalm 37:25, David said, “I have been young, and now am old; yet have l not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread.”

The same David told us in Psalm 34:10, “The young lions do lack, and suffer hunger: but they that seek the LORD shall not want any good thing.”

He concluded Psalm 23 by saying that there is only one thing for you to look forward to if you are on the side of the Lord and that is goodness and mercy all the days of your life (verses 5 and 6).

As long as you are on the side of the Lord, put your mind at rest, God will take care of you.

Open Heaven 9 December 2023 Devotional: Key Point

As long as you are on the side of the Lord, you don’t need to worry.

Open Heaven 9 December 2023 HYMN 14: – O What A Wonderful, Wonderful Day

1 O what a wonderful, wonderful day,

Day I will never forget;

After I’d wandered in darkness away,

Jesus my Saviour I met.

O what a tender, compassionate friend

He met the need of my heart;

Shadows dispelling, with joy I am telling,

He made all the darkness depart!


Heaven came down and glory fill my soul,

When at the cross my Saviour made me whole;

My sins were washed away

And my night was tuned to day

Heaven came down and glory filled my soul!

2 Born of the Spirit with life from above

Into God’s family divine,

Justified fully thru Calvary’s love,

O what a standing is mine!

And the transaction so quickly was made

When as a sinner I came,

Took of the offer of grace He did proffer

He saved me, O praise His dear name!

3 Now I’ve a hope that will surely endure

After the passing of time;

I have a future in heaven for sure,

There in those mansions sublime.

And it’s because of that wonderful day

When at the cross I believed;

Riches eternal and blessings supernal

From His precious hand I received.

Open Heaven For Today 2023 Friday Daily Devotional By Pastor E. A. Adeboye – Don`t Worry 1

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Open Heavens 8 December 2023 TOPIC: Don´t Worry 1

MEMORISE:"Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me." John 14:1

READ: Matthew 6:25-34 (KJV)

25 Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment?

26 Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they?

27 Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature?

28 And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin:

29 And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.

30 Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to day is, and to morrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith?

31 Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed?

32 (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things.

33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

34 Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Ephesians 1-3

Open Heaven 8 December 2023 MESSAGE:

In our memory verse for today, the words “Let not your heart be troubled” simply mean “Don’t worry”.

Whenever the Bible says “Don’t worry” it means there is something that could cause a person some anxiety.

Whenever you hear God say “Fear not” it means there is something frightening around.

The Bible says in Matthew 6:31 that you should not worry because that is what the heathens do.

If you really have faith in God, if you really believe He loves you, then you should not worry about anything.

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The God that feeds the birds in the air is capable of feeding you too.

The God that clothes the lilies in the field so beautifully will clothe you too.

If you are sure that He is your Father indeed, then you have no reason to worry.

The son of a billionaire is never worried about what to eat or what to wear.

Your Father is not just a billionaire - all the gold and silver in the world is His (Haggai 2:8).

He promised in John 14:14 that if you ask for anything in His name, He will give it to you; anything means ANYTHING.

While He has promised to give us whatever we ask of Him, we must however, not be lazy. I have discovered that many Christians are lazy.

There are jobs I have given to Christians to do and they charge much higher than the normal fee, yet didn’t deliver on time and did the work shabbily.

A similar job given to an unbeliever would not only cost less but would be thoroughly done and delivered within the agreed timeframe.

2 Thessalonians 3:10 says God does not support laziness and anyone who is lazy should not eat.

Anyone who calls himself or herself a Christian and is lazy is not a child of God, and so the Lord is not under any obligation to provide for him or her.

There are many people who sit around all day saying they haven’t found a job, that is why they are not working.

What a lazy attitude!

Get up and find something productive to do with your time.

Look within you; there must be one skill you have that you can use to meet other people’s needs.

If you remain focus and continue to improve yourself, you will definitely begin to have some income from it sooner or later.

Years ago, there was a man who didn’t find a job so he started frying akara (bean cakes) by the road and within months, had bought two motorcycles and was earning income from them.

God has promised to bless the work of your hands (Deuteronomy 28:12), but you must first show Him the work.

Open Heaven 8 December 2023 Devotional: Key Point

Don’t worry. Believe in God and He will provide all your needs, as long as you are not lazy.

Open Heaven 8 December 2023 HYMN 29: – When Peace Like A River Attendeth My Way

1 When peace like a river attendeth my way,

when sorrows like sea billows roll;

whatever my lot, thou hast taught me to say,

“It is well, it is well with my soul.”

Refrain (may be sung after final stanza only):

It is well with my soul;

it is well, it is well with my soul.

2 Though Satan should buffet, though trials should come,

let this blest assurance control:

that Christ has regarded my helpless estate,

and has shed his own blood for my soul. Refrain

3 My sin oh, the bliss of this glorious thought!

my sin, not in part, but the whole,

is nailed to the cross, and I bear it no more;

praise the Lord, praise the Lord, O my soul! Refrain

4 O Lord, haste the day when my faith shall be sight,

the clouds be rolled back as a scroll;

the trump shall resound and the Lord shall descend;

even so, it is well with my soul. Refrain 

Open Heaven For Today 2023 Thursday Daily Devotional By Pastor E. A. Adeboye – What Are You Known For?

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TOPIC: What Are You Known For?

MEMORISE: “When Jesus came into the coasts of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, saying, Whom do men say that I the Son of man am?” – Matthew 16:13 (KJV)

READ: Hebrews 11:4-11 (KJV)

4 By faith Abel offered unto God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain, by which he obtained witness that he was righteous, God testifying of his gifts: and by it he being dead yet speaketh.

5 By faith Enoch was translated that he should not see death; and was not found, because God had translated him: for before his translation he had this testimony, that he pleased God.

6 But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.

7 By faith Noah, being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear, prepared an ark to the saving of his house; by the which he condemned the world, and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith.

8 By faith Abraham, when he was called to go out into a place which he should after receive for an inheritance, obeyed; and he went out, not knowing whither he went.

9 By faith he sojourned in the land of promise, as in a strange country, dwelling in tabernacles with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise:

10 For he looked for a city which hath foundations, whose builder and maker is God.

11 Through faith also Sara herself received strength to conceive seed, and was delivered of a child when she was past age, because she judged him faithful who had promised.

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Galatians 4-6

Open Heaven For Today 2023 MESSAGE

Whether you realise it or not, people are watching you and tagging you with an identity. 

The tag they give you is dependent on their observations about what you do regularly.

If the people around you are to be honest with you, there is something in particular that they know you for and you need to know what it is because that thing is likely a reflection of who you are. 

You may not like what they call you, but if everyone agrees that a tag or identity fits you, rather than fight them for tagging you that way, you can just take it as feedback and change your character.

Also Read:Open Heaven 7 December 2023 – What Are You Known For?

It could be offensive when you can remember your positive attributes, but people seem to only pick out your negative attributes and tag you with it. 

Don’t be offended; God is only using them to sharpen you and make you a better person. Rather than complain, saying, “Can’t you see all my positive behaviours?” take the feedback and use it to improve yourself. 

Don’t mind the fact that they are not commenting on the things you thought were good about yourself; you just take whatever negative thing they say and turn it to positive so that you can be a better person.

Now, since people will most likely notice the negative traits of a person before the positives, if you want to be known for the latter, you have to do it so much that it will be impossible for them not to notice it. 

Improve on your strengths. I have always wanted to be known as the man constantly winning souls for God, so I do that at every opportunity and today, people know that if you give Pastor Adeboye the microphone just to greet the people, he is likely to tell them to give their lives to Christ. 

I love to praise God and I want people to know me for that, so I am not ashamed to carry my tambourine around with me everywhere I go.

Begin to repeatedly exhibit those good behaviours that you desire people to identify you with. Do it so much that if anybody mentions your name, that is the trait that will come to mind immediately.

The people mentioned in our Bible reading today were known for their faith in God. What are you known for?


Find out what people know you for and if it is not something you are proud of, change your ways.

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, 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 power of grace divine

Let my soul look up with a steadfast hope,

And my will be lost in Thine.

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!

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.

Open Heaven For Today 2023 Wednesday Daily Devotional By Pastor E. A. Adeboye – Take Notes

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TOPIC: Take Notes

MEMORISE: “Now go, write it before them in a table, and note it in a book, that it may be for the time to come for ever and ever:” – Isaiah 30:8 (KJV)

READ: Jeremiah 30:1-2 (KJV)

1 The word that came to Jeremiah from the Lord, saying,

2 Thus speaketh the Lord God of Israel, saying, Write thee all the words that I have spoken unto thee in a book.

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Galatians 1-3

Open Heaven For Today 2023 MESSAGE

There is one thing that many people take for granted and that is the power of taking notes. 

I see many people who do not take notes while listening to sermons and I wonder if they know what they are missing.

There is a popular saying that the faintest pen is smarter than the sharpest brain. 

You miss a lot when you don’t take notes. My professor of Mathematics who got his PhD in the year 1928, told us that you have to read something ten times to remember it all. 

If you did not take notes, how will you read it over again in order to remember?

Some messages are not very easy to swallow at the time you are hearing them, but one day, the Holy Spirit may take you back to that note and then open it up to you on a deeper level. 

It is a matter of even more concern when ministers of the gospel who expect the congregation to be taking notes when they are preaching don’t take notes when other ministers are preaching.

If you don’t have an actual notebook with you, at least you can use a note taking app on your smart phone or tablet. 

When a sermon is going on, the Holy Spirit is likely to whisper some things into your ears; they could be prophecies or instructions. 

You need to write those things down so that you don’t forget. Also, as the preacher is speaking, to help you practice what is being preached, you may need to write down one or two actions you will take in line with the sermon. 

You need to also write down aspects of the sermon or passages of the Bible that you would like to conduct deeper study on.

You must understand that these notes are treasures from which you and others coming after you can gain from. 

At the Open Heavens International Centre, there are some of my old sermon notes from over 30 years ago; they are treasures for many who visit the gallery to draw lessons from.

In Revelation 1:19, God told John to write the things he was seeing down as a treasure for us today to know what is to come in the end time. 

We also saw similar instances from our memory verse and Bible reading today. Beloved, you should take notes whenever you are listening to or studying the word of God.


Make it a habit to always take notes.

HYMN 3 – Ancient Words

1 Holy words long preserved,

For our walk in this world,

They resound with God’s own heart;

Oh, let the ancient words impart.


Ancient words, ever true,

Changing me and changing you,

We have come with open hearts;

Oh, let the ancient words impart.

2 Words of life, words of hope,

Give us strength, help us cope,

In this world, where e’er we roam;

Ancient words will guide us home.

3 Holy words of our faith,

Handed down to this age,

Came to us through sacrifice;

Oh, heed the faithful words of Christ.

4 Holy words long preserved,

For our walk in this world,

They resound with God’s own heart;

Oh, let the ancient words impart.

Open HeavenFor Today 2023 Tuesday Daily Devotional By Pastor E. A. Adeboye – Divine Group Insurance

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TOPIC: Divine Group Insurance

MEMORISE: “And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.” – Acts 16:31 (KJV)

READ: Acts 27:21-25 (KJV)

21 But after long abstinence Paul stood forth in the midst of them, and said, Sirs, ye should have hearkened unto me, and not have loosed from Crete, and to have gained this harm and loss.

22 And now I exhort you to be of good cheer: for there shall be no loss of any man’s life among you, but of the ship.

23 For there stood by me this night the angel of God, whose I am, and whom I serve,

24 Saying, Fear not, Paul; thou must be brought before Caesar: and, lo, God hath given thee all them that sail with thee.

25 Wherefore, sirs, be of good cheer: for I believe God, that it shall be even as it was told me.

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: 2 Corinthians 10-13

Open Heaven For Today 2023 MESSAGE

In our Bible reading for today, when Paul was in a storm and had a visitation from an angel, he said to those around him:

And now I exhort you to be of good cheer: for there shall be no loss of any man’s life among you, but of the ship. – Acts 27:22

I tell people that I have three kinds of children: tertiary children, secondary children and primary children. Generally, especially in Nigeria, most people call me Daddy. I’ll categorise such people as my tertiary children.

A very notable leader of another religion once wrote me a letter and started the letter by saying, 

“Dear Daddy”. 

If a Pastor is Daddy to leaders of another religion, clearly, such people are tertiary children. 

I also have secondary children. These are General Overseers of other denominations who love me. Finally, I have primary children: these are members of The Redeemed Christian Church of God, and I always boast that the same divine insurance policy that covers me covers them. 

The same angelic protection I get is what they get too, just like Paul when he was in the storm we read about in our Bible reading today.

A few years ago, while in Zambia and on our way to a programme, a police escort rode ahead of us to help clear the traffic, but got hit by a car that crushed the motorcycle beyond repair and flung the rider across the road.

He was picked up dead from the road. I felt terrible. I said, 

“My Daddy, this young man is with me; he is on my team, clearing traffic for me. Please save him”. 

If it were our own Church programme, I would have turned back, but I didn’t want to disappoint the people who invited me all the way from Nigeria, so I went on to the programme. 

All the while, my mind was on the policeman. After the programme, I enquired after the policeman and was told that he had come back to life – no broken bone or scratch on his body at all. 

That day, I saw clearly, God’s group insurance policy in action.

If the devil tries to touch any of your loved ones, call on God to cover them with the same insurance policy with which He covers you and He will answer you.


Father, the same way You protect me, please extend that protection to all my friends and family members, in Jesus’ name.

HYMN 5 – Blessed Assurance

1 Blessed assurance, Jesus is mine!

Oh, what a foretaste of glory divine!

Heir of salvation, purchase of God,

Born of His Spirit, washed in His blood.


This is my story, this is my song,

Praising my Saviour all the day long;

This is my story, this is my song,

Praising my Saviour all the day long.

2 Perfect submission, perfect delight,

Visions of rapture now burst on my sight,

Angels descending, bring from above;

Echoes of mercy, whispers of love.

3 Perfect submission, all is at rest,

I in my Saviour am happy and blessed,

Watching and waiting, looking above,

Filled with His goodness, lost in His love.

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