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Open Heaven For Today 2024 – Open Heavens 8 March

Open Heaven For Today 2024 Friday Daily Devotional By Pastor E. A. Adeboye – The Anointed Must Work Hard

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TOPIC: The Anointed Must Work Hard

MEMORISE:-"But Jesus answered them, My Father worketh hitherto, and I work." John 5:17 

READ: 1 Corinthians 15:10 (KJV)

10 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 laboured more abundantly than they all: yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me.

Open Heaven For Today 2024 – Open Heavens 8 March

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Joshua 14-17

Open Heaven For Today 2023 MESSAGE

Many people see the anointed and envy them; they also want to be able to lay hands on the sick and have them recover.

The anointing to heal the sick is, however, available to every believer.

Mark 16:17-18 says that if you are a believer, some signs will follow you, and this includes healing the sick.

When you, however, study Matthew 8:14-18, you will see that the moment you have the healing gift, crowds will come.

Jesus healed Peter’s mother-in-law, and then, in the evening, they brought all those who were sick and demon-possessed.

The news spread so much that many people came to Him for healing.

If you want to be able to lay hands on the sick for their healing, you must be ready for hard work – you will preach, heal, and comfort the brokenhearted.

If anyone is in any form of trouble, they will call on you.

You will also have to set the captives free, so demon-possessed people will be paying you constant visits, and according to Ephesians 6:12, casting out demons involves spiritual wrestling.

Spiritual wrestling is not for the lazy, so if you want to be anointed, you cannot afford to be lazy.

The Lord Jesus had the anointing (Acts 10:38), but in Mark 6:31, He had to tell the disciples, “Let us take a break,” because He became so busy that there wasn’t enough time to even eat.

If you really want to be anointed, you must be ready to work.

I am not saying this to frighten you, I am saying it to get you prepared because someone reading this devotional now is going to get powerfully anointed soon, in Jesus’ name.

Many years ago, I read 1 Corinthians 12:31 which says: But covet earnestly the best gifts: and yet shew l unto you a more excellent way.

I realised God approves for His children to be covetous of the best spiritual gifts, so I told God, “Lord, I want double the anointing on Elisha, Paul, Peter, and Jesus when He was on earth.

Add everything together and then double it again.”

God responded, “You are asking for a dangerous thing; people won’t let you rest.” I said, “I don’t mind.” How forward we can be sometimes.

I now have a better understanding of His warning.

If you really desire to be anointed, pray the prayer point for today with all your heart.

Prayer Point

Father, I am ready to do Your work in any part of the world You send me to. Please empower me to do the work today.

HYMN 12:– To The Work! To The 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 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.

Open Heaven For Today 2024 Thursday Daily Devotional By Pastor E. A. Adeboye – The Purpose of The Anointing

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TOPIC: The Purpose of The Anointing

MEMORISE:-"The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised," 

Luke 4:18

READ: Isaiah 61:1-3(KJV)

61 The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me; because the Lord hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound;

2 To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all that mourn;

3 To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that he might be glorified.

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Joshua 11-13

Open Heaven For Today 2023 MESSAGE

In our Bible reading for today, the Bible says that the first reason the Spirit of the Lord is upon you is to preach good tidings.

Acts 1:8 says:

But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.

God says, 

“You will not only be a witness to me in the comfort of your home or local assembly; you must also go from Jerusalem to Judea, then to Samaria and to the uttermost parts of the world.”

The anointing is not only for your domestic use; it is also to be used in the uttermost parts of the world for preaching the gospel.

This is why I am amazed when I see preachers who do not go out of their comfort zones to preach the gospel – preachers who just stay in their local assemblies where they are comfortable and preach from there.

They ignore the rest of the world and act as if it is not their business if people go to hell.

When you become anointed, your first assignment is to begin to preach the gospel to those that are around you and then progress until you get to the uttermost parts of the world.

When you start going out to preach, you will see how many people around the world still don’t know about Christ.

If you take a walk around Redemption City in Nigeria, there are several banners that show pictures and names of countries where Christianity has hardly gotten to.

This is to remind us that we are not called to remain in our comfort zones, but we are to go out and win souls for our Lord.

I am 82 years old, and even at my age, I have not stopped going everywhere I can to preach the gospel because I know that it is the very first reason that God anointed me.

I have been to countries that most people in the world don’t even know exist!

The reason we see many young ministers rise and fall is that after they receive the anointing, they choose to stay in their comfort zones.

Beloved, the harvest is plenty, but labourers are few. Will you make yourself available? Go out and work for your Father, especially when you are still young.


What are you doing with the anointing of God over your life?

HYMN 12:– Onward, Christian Soldiers

1 Onward, Christian soldiers, 

marching as to war,

With the cross of Jesus

going on before!

Christ, the royal Master,

leads against the foe;

Forward into battle,

see his banner go!


Onward, Christian soldiers,

marching as to war,

With the cross of Jesus

going on before!

2 At the sign of triumph

Satan’s host doth flee;

On, then, Christian soldiers,

on to victory!

Hell’s foundations quiver

at the shout of praise;

Brothers, lift your voices,

loud your anthems raise!

3 Like a mighty army

moves the church of God;

Brothers, we are treading

where the saints have trod;

We are not divided;

all one body we,

One in hope and doctrine,

one in charity.

4 Onward, then, ye people,

join our happy throng,

Blend with ours your voices

in the triumph song;

Glory, laud, and honor,

unto Christ the King;

This thro’ countless ages

men and angels sing.

5 Onward, then, ye people!

Join our happy throng;

Blend with ours your voices

In the triumph song.

Glory, laud and honor

Unto Christ, the King;

This through countless ages

Men and angels sing.

Open Heaven For Today 2024 Wednesday Daily Devotional By Pastor E. A. Adeboye – God Is Talking To You

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TOPIC: God Is Talking To You

MEMORISE:-"But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves." James 1:22

READ: 2 Samuel 12:1-7(KJV)

1 And the Lord sent Nathan unto David. And he came unto him, and said unto him, There were two men in one city; the one rich, and the other poor.

2 The rich man had exceeding many flocks and herds:

3 But the poor man had nothing, save one little ewe lamb, which he had bought and nourished up: and it grew up together with him, and with his children; it did eat of his own meat, and drank of his own cup, and lay in his bosom, and was unto him as a daughter.

4 And there came a traveller unto the rich man, and he spared to take of his own flock and of his own herd, to dress for the wayfaring man that was come unto him; but took the poor man's lamb, and dressed it for the man that was come to him.

5 And David's anger was greatly kindled against the man; and he said to Nathan, As the Lord liveth, the man that hath done this thing shall surely die:

6 And he shall restore the lamb fourfold, because he did this thing, and because he had no pity.

7 And Nathan said to David, Thou art the man. Thus saith the Lord God of Israel, I anointed thee king over Israel, and I delivered thee out of the hand of Saul;

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Joshua 8-10

Open Heaven For Today 2023 MESSAGE

Many times, when we go to Christian gatherings and the message or sermon being preached starts to sound a bit hard to swallow, there’s always a tendency for us to feel that God is talking to our neighbour and not to us. I believe you must have felt like that before.

Once in a while, as the preacher is preaching and condemning certain things that make us a bit uncomfortable, we console ourselves by saying, “He can’t be talking to me. He must be talking to my neighbour.”

Don’t deceive yourself when the word hits you; God is talking to you and not someone else. Every time you hear the word of God, don’t go pointing fingers.

Look within yourself, and wherever you see that you are not living up to His standard, make adjustments immediately.

In the Bible reading for today, a prophet came to King David and told him the story of a rich man who robbed a poor man of the only lamb he had.

The rich man killed the lamb and used it to entertain his visitors instead of taking one out of the many that he had.

David went into a rage and said, “That man shall surely die.” Then, the prophet turned to him and said, “Thou art the man”.

Many times, God brings messages like that to us, and just like David, we start to condemn others, but, if we take a moment to reflect on the message, we just might be the ones being described.

The way to grow as a Christian is not to assume that certain messages or scriptural verses are meant for other people and not you. Listen or read as if you are the one God is talking to directly.

Face the fact that you might not be doing some things right and ensure that you do what must be done to make things right if that is the case.

The reason we have many so-called Christians who don’t behave like Christ is not because God does not correct them; it is because when He corrects them, they assume He is correcting other people.

Unfortunately, if they keep doing that, they will get to a point where they could be destroyed. Beloved, God is speaking to you today.

He wants you to surrender all to Him completely without holding anything back. Don’t be like those who harden their necks because the end of such people is destruction (Proverbs 29:1).

Action Point

Every time you hear a message or read your Bible, assume that you are the only one that God is talking to.

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. [Refrain]

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! [Refrain]

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. [Refrain]

Open Heaven For Today 2024 Tuesday Daily Devotional By Pastor E. A. Adeboye – God`s MasterPlans

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TOPIC: God`s MasterPlans

MEMORISE:-"For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end." Jeremiah 29:11 

READ: Genesis 37:23; 50:19-20 (KJV)

Genesis 37:23:

23 And it came to pass, when Joseph was come unto his brethren, that they stript Joseph out of his coat, his coat of many colours that was on him;

Genesis 50:19-20:

19 And Joseph said unto them, Fear not: for am I in the place of God?

20 But as for you, ye thought evil against me; but God meant it unto good, to bring to pass, as it is this day, to save much people alive.


Open Heaven For Today 2023 MESSAGE

Our God is a master planner, He is always many steps ahead in His planning.

In our Bible reading today, Joseph’s brothers planned to do evil to him, but they did not know that God had gone ahead to use their evil plot as a means to fulfil his destiny.

What a master plan! We see another example in the book of Esther where God had already made Esther the queen before Mordecai began to plot evil against the Israelites.

Many times, when we think that some things are happening for no specific reason, we have no idea that God is setting one of His plans in motion.

In 1 Samuel 17, the Bible tells us of a big giant that was terrorising the army of a nation on the battlefield for 40 days.

Back in the country, nobody knew about the terrorist, but a man sent his young son to take food to his older brothers that were on the battlefield.

That young son happened to be David, the man that God had anointed to be the next king of Israel.

Before this, God had arranged for David to be trained to kill giants by sending a lion and a bear for him to kill as practice.

When you read the story, you will hear David telling the king about the training he had received in the forest which qualified him to face the giant and kill him.

Acts 16:9-40 tells us about another clever plan of God. God wanted to save the soul of a man and his family, but because of the nature of that man’s work, there was no way he could attend any crusade.

As a jailer, he couldn’t leave the prison he was working in as he had to look after the prisoners.

Therefore, God needed somebody to go to the prison to preach to him.

In that story, you will see clearly how God planned it; in a vision, somebody told Paul, 

“Come to Macedonia and help us.” 

Paul went to Macedonia in line with the vision, cast a demon out of a girl, and ended up in jail because of a family that had to be saved.

Trust God and obey whatever instructions He gives to you. Once He tells you to go in a particular direction, obey Him so that you can be a vessel that He uses to bring His plans to pass.

Prayer Point

Father, please show me Your plans and help me to walk in them successfully.

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.


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]

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