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Open Heaven For Today 2024 – Open Heavens 15 March

Open Heaven For Today 2024 Friday Daily Devotional By Pastor E. A. Adeboye – The More The Merrier

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TOPIC: The More The Merrier

MEMORISE:-"How should one chase a thousand, and two put ten thousand to flight, except their Rock had sold them, and the Lord had shut them up"? Deuteronomy 32:30

READ: Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 (KJV)

9 Two are better than one; because they have a good reward for their labour.


10 For if they fall, the one will lift up his fellow: but woe to him that is alone when he falleth; for he hath not another to help him up.

Open Heaven For Today 2024 – Open Heavens 15 March

11 Again, if two lie together, then they have heat: but how can one be warm alone?


12 And if one prevail against him, two shall withstand him; and a threefold cord is not quickly broken.

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Judges 9-10

Open Heaven For Today 2023 MESSAGE

The more we are in our local assemblies, the merrier our services will be.


If we are not many, how can we make a joyful noise?


The more we are, the louder the noise we can make, and the merrier it will be to praise God together.


Let me tell you what I believe to be the origin of clapping.


One day, the fingers woke up and heard the birds singing, and they said, 


“O God, we also want to praise You.” 


They tried to make a sound individually, but no sound came.


Suddenly, they said, 


“If two of us should cooperate, maybe we can produce some sound.” 


So, one finger cooperated with another finger, and they discovered that there was a little snapping sound.


They took it further, and one finger cooperated with the other palm.


They made a better sound, and then another finger decided to join in. The sound improved, and yet another finger joined in.


Before long, all the fingers were jamming together in praise, making a joyful noise to the Lord.


In the same token, the more we are, the greater our impact will be in the world.


When we are many, the impact we will make cannot be ignored because it will be significant.


When ten people come together against a policy of the government, the government can easily ignore them.


However, when 10,000 people come together to speak against the same policy, it will be very difficult for the government to ignore them.


The governing powers in the environment where your local assembly is situated will take you more seriously when you are many.


As a result, your local assembly can influence the culture and policies in that environment.


When we are many, projects become easier to accomplish.


When ten people come together to do something, they will have to put in a lot of effort and personal resources to get it done.


However, if 100 people come together to do the same thing, they obviously will need less individual effort and personal resources to get that thing done.


Therefore, projects are done faster and easier when we are many.


Beloved, if truly God is your father, you should be committed to the expansion of His kingdom.


Preach the gospel anywhere you find yourself and set a personal target to win at least one soul to Christ per day.


If you cannot go to the mission field, support missionaries with your prayers and your personal resources.


The more Christians we have around the world, the greater our impact will be.

Action Point

Make it a point of duty to preach the gospel to at least one person every day.

HYMN 4:– To The World! To The World! 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 Great Commission

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TOPIC: The Great Commission

MEMORISE:-"And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature". Mark 16:15

READ: Matthew 28:19-20 (KJV)

19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:


20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Judges 6-8

Open Heaven For Today 2023 MESSAGE

After Jesus’ resurrection, He showed Himself to His disciples. He did this for two major reasons.


The first was for them to see Him and know that He wasn’t dead but alive (1 Corinthians 15:6).


The second reason was to give them final instructions before leaving the earth.


What instruction was so important that He had to give them before leaving?


That instruction is in Mark 16:15-18.


Now that He had paid the ultimate sacrifice, Jesus said, “Go and tell everyone around the world that they don’t have to perish in hell.


If they can just believe in Me, they will have power over sicknesses, demons, and poisons, and also end up in heaven rather than hell.”


This is the instruction He gave to His disciples before He left. Are you one of His disciples?


If your answer is ‘Yes’, have you been obeying this instruction?


Have you been preaching the gospel to sinners?


How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher?

Romans 10:14


I want you to ponder on the Bible verse above and on the fact that many people will go to hell if no one tells them about the gospel.


Ponder on the fact that some of your friends, neighbours, and colleagues may go to hell if you don’t tell them about Jesus Christ.


A man had a dream where he saw an angel coming from hell with a letter for him.


The angel said, “This letter is from somebody who said he knows you.”


The fellow was his friend. In the letter, he wrote, “I am here because you didn’t tell me about the dangers of this place.


In all the years we were together, you did not tell me I was heading for danger.”


The man woke up, and as soon as it was daybreak, he went to his friend’s house to preach the gospel to him.


When he knocked on the door, a fellow came to open it and said, “You have heard?” He responded, “Heard what?” The fellow replied, “Your friend passed away in the night.”


This man could have saved his friend from eternal damnation.


Give your friends and colleagues the opportunity to escape eternal damnation; tell them about Jesus Christ.


Tell everyone you come in contact with about Jesus Christ.

Reflection

How will you feel if any of your friends went to hell because you did not tell them about Jesus Christ and the dangers of hell? Preach to them now!

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 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 laboured more abundantly than they all: yet not I, but the grace of God which was .with me". 1 Corinthians 15:10

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 good 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 2023 MESSAGE

My Father in the Lord came to visit me in my little house in llesha in 1975.


We prayed that night, and everyone went to bed – at least that was what I thought.


When I went to the toilet at the backyard before I slept around 10pm, I saw my Father in the Lord praying.


Around 5am, I went to the toilet 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 serious problem at hand.


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 knew 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 vigils. If you want to be as I am, do the same.”


Another man of God from another ministry was praying, 


“God, give me ten per cent 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 that 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 movie is over, he will go back to face his problems.


The benefits of a life without sacrifice are temporary.


Don’t be deceived by temporary pleasures; pay the price to fulfil your destiny and achieve greatness.


The taller a building will be, the deeper its builders must dig before laying its foundation.


The things that will take you very high in life are mostly things done in private.


The way 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 endless praise,

let them flow in endless 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 its treasure store.

Take myself, and I will be

ever, only, all for thee,

ever, only, all for thee. 




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

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 2023 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 in the form of 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, in Matthew 3:11, the promise is that Jesus Christ will baptise you with the Holy Spirit and with 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 easily 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.


You need the fire in case the enemy roars, then 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 baptised 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 am going to ask you to cry to God to be baptised with the heavenly fire today so that your life will be filled with signs and wonders.


Working for God and bearing abiding fruits for the kingdom will become even easier.

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.

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.


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