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Open Heaven For Today 2024 – Open Heavens 12 February

Open Heaven For Today 2024 Monday Daily Devotional By Pastor E. A. Adeboye – When God Carries You

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TOPIC: When God Carries You

MEMORISE:-"In all their affliction he was afflicted, and the angel of his presence saved them: in his love and in his pity he redeemed them; and he bare them, and carried them all the days of old." Isaiah 63:9

READ: Mark 10:13-16(KJV)

13 And they brought young children to him, that he should touch them: and his disciples rebuked those that brought them.

14 But when Jesus saw it, he was much displeased, and said unto them, Suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God.

Open Heaven For Today 2024 – Open Heavens 12 February

15 Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, he shall not enter therein.

16 And he took them up in his arms, put his hands upon them, and blessed them.

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Numbers 11-12

Open Heaven For Today 2023 MESSAGE

In our Bible reading for today, they brought children to Jesus and He carried them. He also blessed them. When God carries a person, He also blesses the fellow as we see in Mark 10:16.

When you read the account of the Israelites leaving Egypt, you will see clearly that all the forces in heaven, on earth, and underneath the earth were working together to favour them.

This is what happens when God carries you; you become blessed by Him.

Exodus 19:4 says:

Ye have seen what I did unto the Egyptians, and how I bare you on eagles’ wings, and brought you unto myself.

Some people don’t know the real meaning of ‘God bless you.’ After you have said, “God bless you,” they still say, “Pray for me.”

Being blessed by God is a summon to all the forces in heaven, on earth, and underneath the earth to assist you to succeed – that is the meaning of ‘God bless you.’

Believe it or not, even demons will be summoned to assist you when God is carrying you.

A few years ago, I was in an African nation for a programme. As we were heading to the venue of the crusade, we encountered a serious traffic jam.

Even though we got a Police escort to help clear the traffic on the way to the venue, we were still stuck as nobody was obeying the Police escort.

All of a sudden, a madman came to the front of the car we were in and began to clear the way. The man was so mad that if you looked into his eyes, you could see devils dancing in them.

He cleared the way until we got to the end of the traffic jam. When the road was free, he came to the side of the car I was sitting in and bowed.

When God carries you, everything will work together in your favour.

If you want God to carry you, you must become like a child.

In our Bible reading for today, there were many adults around, but the only ones Jesus carried were the children.

If you are not like a child, you will be too heavy for Him to carry.

This means that you must be humble, obey His word, not hold grudges, and have faith in Him like a child that believes whatever his father tells him

Key Point 

God will only carry children. You must become a child in His hands, then He will carry you and bless you.

HYMN 17:– Praise, My Soul, the King of Heaven

1 Praise, my soul, the King of heaven;

to his feet your tribute bring.

Ransomed, healed, restored, forgiven,

evermore his praises sing.

Alleluia, alleluia!

Praise the everlasting King!

2 Praise him for his grace and favor

to his people in distress.

Praise him, still the same as ever,

slow to chide, and swift to bless.

Alleluia, alleluia!

Glorious in his faithfulness!

3 Fatherlike he tends and spares us;

well our feeble frame he knows.

In his hand he gently bears us,

rescues us from all our foes.

Alleluia, alleluia!

Widely yet his mercy flows!

4 Angels, help us to adore him;

you behold him face to face.

Sun and moon, bow down before him,

dwellers all in time and space.

Alleluia, alleluia!

Praise with us the God of grace! 

Open Heaven For Today 2024 Friday Daily Devotional By Pastor E. A. Adeboye – Copy And Paste

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TOPIC: Copy And Paste

MEMORISE:-"Be ye followers of me, even as l also am of Christ." 1 Corinthians 11:1

READ: 2 Kings 2:8-15(KJV)

8 And Elijah took his mantle, and wrapped it together, and smote the waters, and they were divided hither and thither, so that they two went over on dry ground.

9 And it came to pass, when they were gone over, that Elijah said unto Elisha, Ask what I shall do for thee, before I be taken away from thee. And Elisha said, I pray thee, let a double portion of thy spirit be upon me.

10 And he said, Thou hast asked a hard thing: nevertheless, if thou see me when I am taken from thee, it shall be so unto thee; but if not, it shall not be so.

11 And it came to pass, as they still went on, and talked, that, behold, there appeared a chariot of fire, and horses of fire, and parted them both asunder; and Elijah went up by a whirlwind into heaven.

12 And Elisha saw it, and he cried, My father, my father, the chariot of Israel, and the horsemen thereof. And he saw him no more: and he took hold of his own clothes, and rent them in two pieces.

13 He took up also the mantle of Elijah that fell from him, and went back, and stood by the bank of Jordan;

14 And he took the mantle of Elijah that fell from him, and smote the waters, and said, Where is the Lord God of Elijah? and when he also had smitten the waters, they parted hither and thither: and Elisha went over.

15 And when the sons of the prophets which were to view at Jericho saw him, they said, The spirit of Elijah doth rest on Elisha. And they came to meet him, and bowed themselves to the ground before him.

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Numbers 8-10

Open Heavens 11 February 2024 MESSAGE:

If you want the results of a particular man, copy that man.

When Elijah left the earth and dropped his mantle, Elisha took it, rolled it together as his father did, went to River Jordan as his father did, smote the river as his father did, and called on the God of his father to answer him like He answered his father – and God answered!

Apostle Paul said,

“Follow me as I follow Christ”

(1 Corinthians 11:1).

The secrets of people’s successes lie in the things they do daily. If you can find those things and do them, you will also produce similar results.

Romans 2:11 says:

For there is no respect of persons with God Our God is not partial; the success He gave to that fellow you admire, He can give to you too if you will do the needful.

Genesis 4:6-7 says:

And the Lord said unto Cain, Why art thou wroth? and why is thy countenance fallen? If thou doest well, shalt thou not be accepted? and if thou doest not well, sin lieth at the door. And unto thee shall be his desire, and thou shalt rule over him.

God was essentially telling Cain that if he had done what Abel did, he would have gotten the same result he got.

How many books about successful people have you read? How many of them have you watched documentaries about? How many autobiographies have you studied?

These are the ways to know what these people did that got them the results they got.

In a book, you can learn within one hour things that took a man 70 years to learn.

Once you have learnt them, you just have to put them to use and you will get the same results; there’s no need for trial and error.

This is one of the beauties of the Scriptures and I believe it is the reason the stories of great prophets of the past were recorded for us to read.

James 5:10 says:

Take, my brethren, the prophets, who have spoken in the name of the Lord, for an example of suffering affliction, and of patience.

You are to take the men of God that have gone before as examples to follow, just as Paul stated in the memory verse for today.

You should however note that Jesus Christ is the ultimate model to be transformed and conformed unto.

Yes, the children of God are encouraged to learn from those that have gone ahead, but such emulation must be in line with God’s will and directives.

Action Point 

List at least three people whose results you want to replicate in your life and begin to study the daily habits that got them the results they got.

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. But we never can prove

The delights of His love,

Until all on the altar we lay,

For the favour He shows

And the joy He bestows

Are for them who will trust and obey. [Refrain]

3. 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. [Refrain]

Open Heaven For Today 2024 Saturday Daily Devotional By Pastor E. A. Adeboye – Follow-Up Is Key To God

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TOPIC: Follow-Up Is Key To God

MEMORISE:-"Therefore thus saith the LORD God of Israel against the pastors that feed my people; Ye have scattered my flock, and driven them away, and have not visited them: behold, I will visit upon you the evil of your doings, saith the LORD." Jeremiah 23:2

READ: Jeremiah 23:1-8(KJV)

1 Woe be unto the pastors that destroy and scatter the sheep of my pasture! saith the Lord.

2 Therefore thus saith the Lord God of Israel against the pastors that feed my people; Ye have scattered my flock, and driven them away, and have not visited them: behold, I will visit upon you the evil of your doings, saith the Lord.

3 And I will gather the remnant of my flock out of all countries whither I have driven them, and will bring them again to their folds; and they shall be fruitful and increase.

4 And I will set up shepherds over them which shall feed them: and they shall fear no more, nor be dismayed, neither shall they be lacking, saith the Lord.

5 Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, that I will raise unto David a righteous Branch, and a King shall reign and prosper, and shall execute judgment and justice in the earth.

6 In his days Judah shall be saved, and Israel shall dwell safely: and this is his name whereby he shall be called, The Lord Our Righteousness.

7 Therefore, behold, the days come, saith the Lord, that they shall no more say, The Lord liveth, which brought up the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt;

8 But, The Lord liveth, which brought up and which led the seed of the house of Israel out of the north country, and from all countries whither I had driven them; and they shall dwell in their own land.


Open Heaven For Today 2023 MESSAGE

In our Bible reading for today, you will see God’s mind about follow-up; you will see He doesn’t take follow-up lightly at all.

He said pastors, and this includes anyone God has put in charge of others, should feed the sheep.

When they fail to do so, they are invariably scattering the sheep, and there are woes in store for such persons.

He said in verses 7 and 8 that He doesn’t just want to be known as the God who brought His children out of Egypt (the bondage of the enemy) but as the Lord who brought His children out of bondage and brought them to their own land (Zion or Heaven).

God is never satisfied with you just preaching to sinners. Beyond encouraging them to confess their sins and give their lives to Christ, He is more interested in you following them up until they see Him in glory.

Learn from the apostles of old; after Paul had won souls in a place, he would stay with them for a while to ensure that they become grounded in the faith (Acts 18:11Acts 19:10Acts 28:29-32).

Even after he left, he would keep sending them letters to strengthen them even more.

Those are the origins of the letters that we read in the Scriptures today and which strengthen us to date.

He also often made out time to visit them so that they may be further established (Romans 1:11).

In Acts 15:36, the Bible says:

And some days after Paul said unto Barnabas, Let us go again and visit our brethren in every city where we have preached the word of the LORD, and see how they do.

Relating this to modern times, after you have won a soul, get their contact details so that you can keep calling them and sending text messages to strengthen them.

You must also visit them to see how they are faring. Visit the local assembly they attend to see if they have joined the workforce there and if they are fervently serving God

Give them the opportunity to ask you questions about their walk with God.

New converts always have lots of questions to ask; be there to answer their questions and explain the Scriptures to them.

Don’t leave them to become prey to the devil; follow them up so well until they are fully established in Christ.

Key Point 

God wants you to follow up on souls and ensure that they abide in the kingdom.

HYMN 20:– Stand Up, Stand Up for Jesus

1 Stand up! stand up for Jesus!

  Ye soldiers of the cross;

Lift high His royal banner,

  It must not suffer loss:

From vict’ry unto vict’ry

  His army shall He lead,

Till every foe is vanquished

  And Christ is Lord indeed.

2 Stand up! stand up for Jesus!

The trumpet call obey;

Forth to the mighty conflict

In this His glorious day.

Ye that are men, now serve Him

 Against unnumbered foes;

Let courage rise with danger.

 And strength to strength oppose.

3 Stand up! stand up for Jesus!

  Stand in His strength alone;

The arm of flesh will fail you;

  Ye dare not trust your own.

Put on the Gospel armor,

  And, watching unto prayer,

Where duty calls, or danger,

  Be never wanting there.

4 Stand up! stand up for Jesus!

The strife will not be long:

This day the noise of battle,

The next the victor’s song;

To him that overcometh

A crown of life shall be;

He, with the King of glory,

 Shall reign eternally.

Open Heaven For Today 2024 Friday Daily Devotional By Pastor E. A. Adeboye – Harvest Requires Labour

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TOPIC: Harvest Requires Labour

MEMORISE:-" Then saith he unto his disciples, The harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few;" Matthew 9:37

READ: Matthew 9:36-38(KJV)

36 But when he saw the multitudes, he was moved with compassion on them, because they fainted, and were scattered abroad, as sheep having no shepherd.

37 Then saith he unto his disciples, The harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few;

38 Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth labourers into his harvest.

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Numbers 5-6

Open Heaven For Today 2023 MESSAGE

If God is ever going to use you to bring a harvest of souls into His kingdom, then you must be hardworking.

This is because harvesting requires way more labour than sowing.

Farmers will tell you that sowing is hard work; if you are going to sow on a large farm, you are going to work hard.

However, reaping involves more hard work. This is because there is a time limit for harvesting. If you don’t harvest within the time limit, the fruits will rot.

The harvest of souls that God has prepared in this end-time revival is great and we have limited time.

I pray that God will give you the grace to bring in the harvest, in Jesus’ name.

When Peter cast his net into the sea in Luke 5:1-10, he did it alone without help, but when the harvest came, he realised that he needed more effort to bring it in.

Proverbs 12:27 says that the slothful man will not roast the meat he caught while hunting.

Do you know what that means? It takes hard work to hunt and harder work to prepare what was caught so it will not rot.

God is not going to waste His anointing on a man who will win souls and not follow them up.

Soul winning is an easier job than following up new converts till they mature in Christ.

This is why some people prefer the work of the evangelist to that of a pastor.

The evangelist gets on a podium, preaches the gospel of salvation, makes an altar call, and leaves thereafter, leaving the pastor to do the hard work of training the new converts, setting them in systems that will help them grow spiritually, answering all their questions, and teaching them regularly until they can stand on their feet.

In a time of revival, you must not only be ready to do the work of an evangelist but that of a pastor as well.

John 15:16 says that you must win souls and ensure that they abide, implying that they never return to the devil.

As painful as it is, giving birth is still easier than taking care of a baby until adulthood.

Parents will tell you that the work of a mother over her children never ends.

Are you ready to nurture new converts till they make it to heaven?

If your answer is yes, then God will really find you useful for His work.

Key Point 

Put more effort into the follow-up of souls till they are mature and are on the sure path to heaven.

HYMN 4:– Take My Life, and Let It Be

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 pow’r of His Name, with the light of His Word,

All the slaves of the darkness of Satan set free

And His riches of grace in His glory we’ll see.

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