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Open Heaven For Today 2024 – Open Heavens 24 March

Open Heaven For Today 2024 Sunday Daily Devotional By Pastor E. A. Adeboye – You Have No Choice 1

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TOPIC: You Have No Choice 1

MEMORISE:-"I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work". John 9:4

READ: John 15:15-16 (KJV)

15 Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you.

16 Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you.

Open Heaven For Today 2024 – Open Heavens 24 March

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: 1 Samuel 13-14

Open Heaven For Today 2023 MESSAGE

In our memory verse for today, the Bible says, “I must do the work,” not “I may do the work.” It is neither an option nor a piece of advice.

Doing God’s work is compulsory for all His children; this simply means that you have no choice in the matter.

In 1 Corinthians 9:16, Apostle Paul said:

For though I preach the gospel, I have nothing to glory of: for necessity is laid upon me; yea, woe is unto me, if I preach not the gospel!

When it comes to doing the work of God, you must not see yourself as a volunteer.

Apostle Paul said doing God’s work was a necessity, and he even went ahead to pronounce a curse on himself if he did not preach the gospel of Jesus.

Apostle Paul clearly did not see himself as a volunteer. God does not use people who see themselves as volunteers.

Once God chooses someone, the fellow has no choice but to do the work.

In John 15:16, God said you have not chosen Him, but He has chosen you.

The moment He chooses you, the moment you find yourself as a minister of God, you must do what He wants.

In Philippians 1:20, Paul said:

According to my earnest expectation and my hope, that in nothing I shall be ashamed, but that with all boldness, as always, so now also Christ shall be magnified in my body, whether it be by life, or by death.

Workers are not volunteers but soldiers that must do the bidding of the One who has called them.

2 Timothy 2:4 says:

No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of this life; that he may please him who hath chosen him to be a soldier.

Whether we like it or not, this world is a war front. We are at war and so, we should not distract ourselves with mundane things.

We must be focused on obeying the commands of our Commandant promptly and completely.

We must do the work required of us by Him so that we will be victorious.

In Matthew 28:19, our Commandant gave a command that directs those of us who call ourselves His workers and ministers to go and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.

The assignment is very clear, and it is a direct order. There is no room for deliberation; act now!

Key Point

You MUST preach the gospel. It is not a piece of advice but a command.

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 Heavens 23 March 2024:[Saturday]Devotional By Pastor E.A. Adeboye — Cancelling Curses

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 TOPIC: Cancelling Curses

MEMORISE:-"Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree:" Galatians 3:13

READ: Genesis 49:5-7 (KJV)

5 Simeon and Levi are brethren; instruments of cruelty are in their habitations.

6 O my soul, come not thou into their secret; unto their assembly, mine honour, be not thou united: for in their anger they slew a man, and in their selfwill they digged down a wall.

7 Cursed be their anger, for it was fierce; and their wrath, for it was cruel: I will divide them in Jacob, and scatter them in Israel.

READ: Numbers 3:44-45 (KJV)

44 And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying,

45 Take the Levites instead of all the firstborn among the children of Israel, and the cattle of the Levites instead of their cattle; and the Levites shall be mine: I am the Lord.

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: 1 Samuel 8-12

Open Heaven For Today 2023 MESSAGE

There are many people walking around with curses that they do not have to carry.

There are families suffering under curses that they no longer have to suffer.

Beloved, if you are in such a situation, I bring good news to you. Curses placed by men can be cancelled, and I pray for you today that all curses placed on you are cancelled, in Jesus’ name.

In Joshua 6:26, Joshua placed a curse on Jericho and from that moment on, the people of Jericho suffered under the curse.

Many prophets came and went, but the people of Jericho continued to suffer in silence under the curse.

At last, when Elijah was taken away, they realised that if they didn’t do something about the curse, their land would remain barren, and death would be rampant amongst them forever.

So, they called on Elisha to help them.

In 2 Kings 2:19-22, Elisha said, 

“Go and bring me salt in a new cruse.” They brought it to him, and he took it in his hands, went to the source of their river, poured in the salt and said, “Thus saith the Lord, I have healed these waters; there shall not be from thence any more death or barren land.”

From that day, the curse was cancelled.

Any curse on your life or family can also be cancelled today if you refuse to continue living under it.

All you need is a person with a higher power and anointing to break the curse.

If the curse was placed by your biological father, you can go to your spiritual father, and he can cancel the curse. This is because the spiritual controls the physical.

Also, if it was placed by a man or woman of God, go to a minister of God who has a greater anointing than that fellow, and he or she can cancel the curse.

If the curse was placed by a witch or wizard, an anointed man or woman of God can cancel it because the anointing breaks yokes (Isaiah 10:27).

Beloved, you must, however, also note that beyond going to any man or woman of God to cancel curses on your behalf, you must seek God’s anointing as well.

You must pray, fast, study your Bible, and fellowship with God so much that you begin to carry His glory and power. When you do this, no curse can rest on you.

If God is with you like He was with the Israelites in Numbers 24, you will be blessed, and no curse will be able to rest on you.

Key Point

Those who remain close to God can never be cursed.

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.

Open Heaven For Today 2024 Friday Daily Devotional By Pastor E. A. Adeboye – Seek God First

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TOPIC: Seek God First

MEMORISE:-"O God, thou art my God; early will I seek thee: my soul thirsteth for thee, my flesh longeth for thee in a dry and thirsty land, where no water is;" Psalms 63:1

READ: Psalms 63:1-8 (KJV)

1 O God, thou art my God; early will I seek thee: my soul thirsteth for thee, my flesh longeth for thee in a dry and thirsty land, where no water is;

2 To see thy power and thy glory, so as I have seen thee in the sanctuary.

3 Because thy lovingkindness is better than life, my lips shall praise thee.

4 Thus will I bless thee while I live: I will lift up my hands in thy name.

5 My soul shall be satisfied as with marrow and fatness; and my mouth shall praise thee with joyful lips:

6 When I remember thee upon my bed, and meditate on thee in the night watches.

7 Because thou hast been my help, therefore in the shadow of thy wings will I rejoice.

8 My soul followeth hard after thee: thy right hand upholdeth me.

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: 1 Samuel 4-7

Open Heaven For Today 2023 MESSAGE

The story I shared yesterday reminds me of three Ugandan boys I met at the Christian programme in Kenya.

Those boys were probably hungrier for God than any of us at that programme.

During break times, while everyone was buying sandwiches, those three boys would sit together, singing praises to God.

I asked why they never ate when everyone else ate, and they responded that food was not their concern.

Firstly, they had no money to buy food. Secondly, they said they were praying to return safely and not get arrested or even executed by the then-Ugandan military ruler upon their return.

For three days, they had eaten nothing and were just glad to be there. For the rest of our stay, whatever little I had, I shared with them.

I told them to write to me when they got back home safely, and they did to the glory of God.

Your hunger for God should be such that you won’t even remember to eat when it is time to seek Him.

You should be so hungry for God that you are willing to risk your life just to know Him more. I get amazed anytime we call a fast, and some people grumble.

They are not hungry for God enough to fast for just a few days in the year to draw closer to Him.

In the 1970s, l used to gather some RCCG youths in a place called ‘Youth Camp’.

Accommodation and feeding were usually included in our payment for the venue, but people rarely cared to eat after the sessions.

I usually had to beg them to eat so we would not waste the food. They didn’t care much for food, they only wanted the word of God.

Jeremiah 15:16 says:

Thy words were found, and I did eat them; and thy word was unto me the joy and rejoicing of mine heart: for I am called by thy name, O Lord God of hosts.

What exactly are the things you are hungry for?

Food? Fame? Money? Put them all aside and let your hunger and thirst every day be for God.

Matthew 6:33 says:

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

Beloved, please get your priorities right. David, in our Bible reading today, said that his soul will follow hard after God. Can you say the same for yourself?

Prayer Point

Father, let there be an insatiable hunger for You in my heart.

HYMN 8:– I Need Thee Every Hour 

1. I need Thee every hour,

Most gracious Lord;

No tender voice like Thine

Can peace afford.

I need Thee, oh, I need Thee;

Every hour I need Thee;

Oh, bless me now, my Savior!

I come to Thee.

2. I need Thee every hour,

Stay Thou near by;

Temptations lose their power

When Thou art nigh.

3. I need Thee every hour,

In joy or pain;

Come quickly and abide,

Or life is vain.

4. I need Thee every hour,

Teach me Thy will;

And Thy rich promises

In me fulfill.

5. I need Thee every hour,

Most Holy One;

Oh, make me Thine indeed,

Thou blessed Son.

Open Heaven For Today 2024 Thursday Daily Devotional By Pastor E. A. Adeboye – Comfort In Service

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TOPIC: Comfort In Service

MEMORISE:-"LORD, I have loved the habitation of thy house, and the place where thine honour dwelleth". Psalms 26:8

READ:Jeremiah 29:12-13(KJV)

12 Then shall ye call upon me, and ye shall go and pray unto me, and I will hearken unto you.

13 And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart.

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: 1 Samuel 1-3

Open Heaven For Today 2023 MESSAGE

Nowadays, many churches are set up to make the congregants very comfortable; this is fine.

However, we must not get carried away such that we prioritise comfort over why we really come to services – to have an encounter with God.

Whether there is comfort or discomfort, when you know that God is in a meeting, forget your social status and rush there!

Don’t go for Christian programmes to look for comfort; there are no big men in the house of God (James 2:1-9).

If you go to church to flaunt your social status, there is something deeply missing in your Christian life.

The first time I went to a Christian programme outside Nigeria was in Kenya around 1975. Our group could not afford a hotel or even travel tickets. We had to pray for God to provide the tickets, and He did.

Fortunately, there was a boarding school with dormitories that were made available for free to anybody coming for the programme.

I was a university lecturer, and there were so many of us in those dormitories, but I didn’t care; we weren’t there to show off, we went to seek the Lord.

Thank God I went through that because I can never forget the experience; that was the first time I saw God’s throne room. I will gladly sleep on the floor to see God’s throne room.

One thing I know about God is that you must search for Him if you want to truly know Him.

This is why Isaiah 55:6 says that you should seek Him while He may be found.

You have to seek God diligently if you really want to get to know Him.

When you are seeking His face concerning something, how comfortable you feel should not be a hindrance.

I remember one time when I had been praying concerning a matter for about two years.

I was invited to preach at a meeting, and that was where God answered me.

If I had missed that meeting, I might never have heard from God concerning the matter.

God shows up when two or three are gathered in His name, so, if you have been seeking Him concerning a matter and He hasn’t shown up, go to a fellowship where people are gathered in His name and remind Him of His promise in Matthew 18:20.

After the fellowship, whatever discomfort you may have experienced in seeking Him would be gone, but your encounter with Him will remain forever.

Sometimes you may have to choose between getting your miracle and comfort – I hope you choose wisely.

Key Point

Don’t miss your miracle because you are looking for comfort.

HYMN 11:– I’ve found a friend in Jesus

1 I have found a friend in Jesus, He‟s everything to me; 

He‟s the fairest of ten thousand to my soul!

The Lily of the Valley, in Him alone I see

All I need to cleanse and make me fully whole.

In sorrow He‟s my comfort, in trouble He‟s my stay; 

He tells me every care on Him to roll. (Hallelujah)


He‟s the Lily of the Valley,

the Bright and Morning Star; 

He‟s the fairest of ten thousand to my soul. 

2 He all my grief has taken, and all my sorrows borne;

In temptation He‟s my strong and mighty tower; 

I have all for Him forsaken, and all my idols torn

From my heart, and now He keeps me by His power. 

Though all the world forsake me, and Satan tempt me sore, 

Through Jesus I shall safely reach the goal: (Hallelujah)

3 He‟ll never, never leave me, nor yet forsake me here, 

while I live by faith and do His blessed will;

A wall of fire about me, I‟ve nothing now to fear; 

with His manna He my hungry soul shall fill. 

Then sweeping up to glory, I‟ll see His blessed face, 

where rivers of delight shall ever roll.

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