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Open Heaven For Today 2024 – Open Heavens 17 March

Open Heaven For Today 2024 Sunday Daily Devotional By Pastor E. A. Adeboye – Remembered For What?

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TOPIC: Remembered For What

MEMORISE:-"The memory of the just is blessed: but the name of the wicked shall rot". Proverbs 10:7

READ: Acts 9:36-42 (KJV)

36 Now there was at Joppa a certain disciple named Tabitha, which by interpretation is called Dorcas: this woman was full of good works and almsdeeds which she did.

37 And it came to pass in those days, that she was sick, and died: whom when they had washed, they laid her in an upper chamber.

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38 And forasmuch as Lydda was nigh to Joppa, and the disciples had heard that Peter was there, they sent unto him two men, desiring him that he would not delay to come to them.

39 Then Peter arose and went with them. When he was come, they brought him into the upper chamber: and all the widows stood by him weeping, and shewing the coats and garments which Dorcas made, while she was with them.

40 But Peter put them all forth, and kneeled down, and prayed; and turning him to the body said, Tabitha, arise. And she opened her eyes: and when she saw Peter, she sat up.

41 And he gave her his hand, and lifted her up, and when he had called the saints and widows, presented her alive.

42 And it was known throughout all Joppa; and many believed in the Lord.

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Judges 14-16

Open Heaven For Today 2023 MESSAGE

Knowing fully well that there is a time to be born and a time to die, we ought to be thankful to God for each day that He gives us life. I, however, have a question I will like you to answer sincerely – what will people remember you for after you’ve left the earth?

Another question which I consider even more important than the initial one is, when your time is up on earth, what account will you give to God of how you spent your life? Hebrews 9:27 says:

And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:

In other words, death is not the end of our existence, but rather a transition to another state.

One way our lives carry on after death is through the things we are remembered for. There are those whose remembrance brings gladness and joy, while the remembrance of some others brings bitterness and sorrowful memories.

One woman who was remembered for good after she died was Dorcas. She was one of the early believers in our Lord, and she lived a good life of service and righteousness.

This is the testimony of her life as written in Acts 9:36:

…this woman was full of good works and alms deeds which she did.

A lesson here for us is that our good works play a great role in showing our faith and commitment to God. Speaking on this, James 2:15-17 says:

If a brother or sister be naked, and destitute of daily food, And one of you say unto them, Depart in peace, be ye warmed and filled; notwithstanding ye give them not those things which are needful to the body; what doth it profit? Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone.

The gospel of Jesus must find practical expression in your life through your good works; the testimony of the brethren concerning Dorcas confirms this.

She was so full of good works that the church found it difficult to accept her demise, and so, she was brought back to life.

Psalms 112:5-6 says:

A good man sheweth favour, and lendeth: he will guide his affairs with discretion. Surely he shall not be moved for ever: the righteous shall be in everlasting remembrance.

Beloved, what good deeds will people remember you for? Think about this and remember the words of today’s memory verse.

Key Point

Seize every opportunity that God brings your way to do good to all men.

HYMN 28:– Guide me, O Thou Great Jehovah 

1 Guide me, O my great Redeemer,

pilgrim through this barren land;

I am weak, but you are mighty;

hold me with your powerful hand.

Bread of heaven, bread of heaven,

feed me now and evermore,

feed me now and evermore.

2 Open now the crystal fountain,

where the healing waters flow.

Let the fire and cloudy pillar

lead me all my journey through.

Strong Deliverer, strong Deliverer,

ever be my strength and shield,

ever be my strength and shield.

3 When I tread the verge of Jordan,

bid my anxious fears subside.

Death of death, and hell’s Destruction,

land me safe on Canaan’s side.

Songs of praises, songs of praises

I will ever sing to you,

I will ever sing to you.

Open Heaven For Today 2024 Saturday Daily Devotional By Pastor E. A. Adeboye – Live Selflessly

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TOPIC: Live Selflessly

MEMORISE:-"Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created". Revelation 4:11

READ: Genesis 50:15-21 (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.

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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 11-13

Open Heaven For Today 2023 MESSAGE

The twenty-four elders in heaven made it clear in today’s memory verse that we were created to fulfil God’s pleasure.

When we live for ourselves alone, we negate the purpose of our existence.

When a person lives for God, he or she would not abuse any privilege or opportunity.

Joseph is a good example of someone who lived for God and his fellow human beings, particularly his brothers.

Even though they eventually repaid him with evil, his selfless service made him go the extra mile to find them and deliver their food to them when he couldn’t locate them initially.

He could have returned home with the supplies he took with him, but he didn’t. You can find the story in Genesis 37:13-28.

Joseph’s love for God caused him to reject the sexual advances of his master’s wife.

He could not bear doing anything that will displease God, and this made him say in Genesis 39:9:

There is none greater in this house than I; neither hath he kept back any thing from me but thee, because thou art his wife: how then can I do this great wickedness, and sin against God?

Furthermore, his love for people made him interpret the dreams of his fellow inmates, which led to him becoming the Prime Minister of Egypt.

When he eventually came into power, he did not consider the hardships he endured due to the cruelty of his brothers when they sold him into slavery.

The love of God in him made him realise that his sufferings served a higher purpose for God and humanity. He said in Genesis 50:20:

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.

Our Father in heaven wants us to live a selfless life so that we can attain the fullness of His purpose for our lives.

Those who are selfish short-change themselves without knowing it.

Moses, even though he lived in affluence in Pharoah’s palace, decided to suffer with his brethren (the Israelites) and eventually saved them from bondage by leading them out of Egypt (Hebrews 11:24-27).

His selflessness ensured that he fulfilled God’s purpose for his life and the nation of Israel at large.

Beloved, begin to live beyond yourself, and you will have the fullness of God’s grace to divinely prosper, both spiritually and physically.

Prayer Point

Father, from today, please help me to live selflessly, in Jesus’ name.

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 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.

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.


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.


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.

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