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Open Heaven For Today 2024 – Open Heavens 25 April

Open Heaven For Today 2024 Thursday Daily Devotional By Pastor E. A. Adeboye – When You Pray I

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TOPIC: When You Pray I

MEMORISE: "Continue in prayer, and watch in the same with thanksgiving;" Colossians 4:2

READ: Mark 1:30-36(KJV)

30 But Simon's wife's mother lay sick of a fever, and anon they tell him of her.

31 And he came and took her by the hand, and lifted her up; and immediately the fever left her, and she ministered unto them.

Open Heaven For Today 2024 – Open Heavens 25 April

32 And at even, when the sun did set, they brought unto him all that were diseased, and them that were possessed with devils.

33 And all the city was gathered together at the door.

34 And he healed many that were sick of divers diseases, and cast out many devils; and suffered not the devils to speak, because they knew him.

35 And in the morning, rising up a great while before day, he went out, and departed into a solitary place, and there prayed.

36 And Simon and they that were with him followed after him.

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: 2 Kings 22-23

Open Heaven For Today 2023 MESSAGE

Prayer is a very powerful tool given to us by God for regular communication with Him.

As powerful as this tool is, it is rather unfortunate that many people don’t use it at all while some who do, fail to make the best of it.

The first thing that must be in place for you to pray effectively is focus; all distractions must be done away with.

The devil knows that you need to be completely focused to get the best out of your prayer time, and this is why you usually remember some not-too-important things that can distract you during prayers.

One of the reasons you see many men of God praying when everyone is asleep is that they don’t want to be distracted.

In Mark 1:35, Jesus Christ woke up before daybreak to pray while others were asleep. He went to a secluded place to pray. You must try to remove distractions.

Find a secluded place where you can always go to pray. That secluded place could be your closet or any other place without distractions.

Anyone who does not regularly go to a secluded place to pray will eventually grow cold spiritually;

I am saying this from experience. Many years ago, God pointed my attention to the fact that I was growing cold.

He asked me, “When last did you spend quality time in my presence?

Do you remember when you used to worship me in your car so much that my presence will fill the car, and you will have to park by the roadside because tears would have filled your eyes?”

I responded, “Yes Lord, I remember, but that was before I had a driver.

If I worship you that much now and my driver sees tears in my eyes, he will think something is wrong.” He responded, “Oh, it is now my fault that I gave you a driver?” I quickly apologised.

That night, I left the house when everyone had slept to pray in the auditorium. The moment I started worshipping, the tears came rolling down.

I had been praying all the while, but the major difference was that I had not been going to a secluded place to pray, and that had made me grow cold.

Now, I have made it a habit to pray in secluded places, and my fire has increased greatly as a result.

Open Heaven 25 April 2024 Action Point

Ensure you pray regularly in a secluded place.

Open Heaven 25 April 2024 HYMN 22:  Sweet Hour Of Prayer

1. Sweet hour of prayer! sweet hour of prayer!

that calls me from a world of care,

and bids me at my Father’s throne

make all my wants and wishes known.

In seasons of distress and grief,

my soul has often found relief,

and oft escaped the tempter’s snare

by thy return, sweet hour of prayer!

2. Sweet hour of prayer! sweet hour of prayer!

the joys I feel, the bliss I share

of those whose anxious spirits burn

with strong desires for thy return!

With such I hasten to the place

where God my Savior shows his face,

and gladly take my station there,

and wait for thee, sweet hour of prayer!

3. Sweet hour of prayer! sweet hour of prayer!

thy wings shall my petition bear

to him whose truth and faithfulness

engage the waiting soul to bless.

And since he bids me seek his face,

believe his word, and trust his grace,

I’ll cast on him my every care,

and wait for thee, sweet hour of prayer!

Open Heaven For Today 2024 Wednesday Daily Devotional By Pastor E. A. Adeboye – Elder, Be A Good Example

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TOPIC: Elder, Be A Good Example

MEMORISE: "In all things shewing thyself a pattern of goodworks: in doctrine shewing uncorruptness, gravity, sincerity". Titus 2:7

READ: Titus 2:1-8 (KJV)

1 But speak thou the things which become sound doctrine:

2 That the aged men be sober, grave, temperate, sound in faith, in charity, in patience.

3 The aged women likewise, that they be in behaviour as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things;

4 That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children,

5 To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed.

6 Young men likewise exhort to be sober minded.

7 In all things shewing thyself a pattern of good works: in doctrine shewing uncorruptness, gravity, sincerity,

8 Sound speech, that cannot be condemned; that he that is of the contrary part may be ashamed, having no evil thing to say of you.

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: 2 Kings 19-21

Open Heaven For Today 2023 MESSAGE

Our Bible reading for today says that elders should behave right in order to influence the younger ones to also behave right – this is how it should be.

Beyond words, the younger generation learns more by observing. Besides hearing the things you say, they can also see the things you do.

If you want them to behave rightly, let them see you do what you are asking them to do consistently first.

When you lie to get a favour for your child in school, and then turn around to tell that child not to lie to you, you are deceiving yourself.

If they hardly see you pray and read your Bible, you can’t turn around and ask them to read their Bibles. 

You should be bold to say to the younger ones like

Apostle Paul said:

Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, do: and the God of peace shall be with you. -Philippians 4:9

Our memory verse for today says that you must show yourself as a pattern of good works.

Many elderly people usually say that in order to catch the youths, they need to dress like youths and use their slangs.

What they don’t know is that when they start looking and talking like them, they are endorsing their lifestyle and some of their negative actions.

They can’t change them that way, rather, they will only reinforce their negative behaviour.

Instead, they should be a standard for the youths to follow.

More often than not, the youths know the truth and when they do the wrong things, they actually expect the elders to correct them.

Now, imagine their confusion when they see their elders doing the same things they want to be corrected about.

In Yorubaland, where I come from, we call elderly people who behave childishly ‘agbaya’, meaning ‘shameless old fellow’.

God is counting on elders to guide the younger ones on how to behave for them to have a better tomorrow.

God also expects the youths to submit to their elders in humility.

Finally, Titus 2:2 says that elders should be sober, brave, temperate, sound in faith, in charity and in patience.

Action Point

Ensure you act the same way you want your children and the young people around you to.

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 Tuesday Daily Devotional By Pastor E. A. Adeboye –  When God Steps In

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MEMORISE: "He brought me up also out of an horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and established my goings." Psalms 40:2

READ:  Psalms 119:103-105(KJV)

103 How sweet are thy words unto my taste! yea, sweeter than honey to my mouth!

104 Through thy precepts I get understanding: therefore I hate every false way.

105 Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: 2 Kings 17-18

Open Heaven For Today 2023 MESSAGE

There are times we go in the wrong direction due to our human nature.

For example, we had quite a good bargain when we purchased the first four acres of land that has now expanded to become Redemption City.

As time went by, we kept buying more land even though the price was increasing.

After we had bought about a thousand acres, some people spoke to me and said, “Why are you buying lands in this bush?

There are other things to spend money on,” and I listened to them.

However, one night, God said to me, “Son, who called you?

These people or Myself? Who promised you a city instead of a boy’s quarters?”.

I woke up and made up my mind to keep buying more land, but by then, what used to be N1,000 had gone up to N50,000.

Today, we have over 40,000 hectres, and we are still buying more.

If you are moving in the opposite direction of God’s will for your life, God will step in today and bring you back to the right path, in Jesus’ name.

A fellow might have done something terrible in the past which made it impossible for him or her to reach some goals.

An individual can commit a crime and end up with a life sentence. Even though that fellow’s case may seem hopeless, God can step in and turn things around.

In Genesis 49:1-7, Jacob, on his deathbed, cursed Levi because of some sins from his past, but God stepped in and gave Levi an opportunity to be restored.

In Exodus 32:25-26, Moses returned from the mountain and found out that the children of Israel were dancing naked before an idol.

He cried out, “Who is on the side of the Lord? Let him come to me.”

Everyone belonging to the tribe of Levi crossed over to Moses and became his army.

God looked down from heaven and said, “That curse on you is cancelled!” Levi missed it earlier, but he got on God’s side and was restored.

God can step in to give you hope again. I however have some questions for you: are you on the Lord’s side?

Do you do His will? Are you committed to serving Him alone? If you answered ‘yes’ to these questions, God will step in and bring you back to the path of fulfilling your destiny, in Jesus’ name.

Point Point

Father, I am on your side. Please step into my situation and let me fulfil Your plans for my life.

HYMN 14: What A Wonderful Wonderful Day

1 Oh What A Wonderful Wonderful Day

Day I Will Never Forget

After I’d Wandered In Darkness Away

Jesus My Savior I Met

Oh What A Tender Compassionate Friend

He Met The Need Of My Heart Shadows Dispelling With Joy I Am Telling

He Made All The Darkness Depart


Heaven Came Down And Glory Filled My Soul

When At The Cross The Savior Made Me Whole

My Sins Were Washed Away

And My Night Was Turned To Day

Heaven Came Down And Glory Filled My Soul

2 Born Of The Spirit With Life From Above

Into God’s Fam’ly Divine

Justified Fully Thru Calvary’s Love

Oh What A Standing Is Mine

And The Transaction So Quickly Was Made

When As A Sinner I Came

Took Of The Offer Of Grace He Did Proffer

He Saved Me Oh Praise His Dear Name

3 Now I’ve A Hope That Will Surely Endure

After The Passing Of Time;

I Have A Future In Heaven For Sure

There In Those Mansions Sublime

And It’s Because Of That Wonderful Day

When At The Cross I Believed;

Riches Eternal And Blessings Supernal

From His Precious Hand I Received

Open Heaven For Today 2024 Sunday Daily Devotional By Pastor E. A. Adeboye – Your Morning

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TOPIC: Your Evening

MEMORISE: "Man goeth forth unto his work and to his labour until the evening". Psalms 104:23

READ: 2 Samuel 21:15-17(KJV)

15 Moreover the Philistines had yet war again with Israel; and David went down, and his servants with him, and fought against the Philistines: and David waxed faint.

16 And Ishbibenob, which was of the sons of the giant, the weight of whose spear weighed three hundred shekels of brass in weight, he being girded with a new sword, thought to have slain David.

17 But Abishai the son of Zeruiah succoured him, and smote the Philistine, and killed him. Then the men of David sware unto him, saying, Thou shalt go no more out with us to battle, that thou quench not the light of Israel.

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: 2 Kings 11-13

Open Heaven For Today 2023 MESSAGE

If you are above 50, you are already in the second half of your day and you need to apply wisdom more than ever before.

By evening, you are supposed to be relying more on wisdom, not on strength as the flood might have subsided.

You may refer to yesterday’s teaching to understand what I mean by the flood.

Job 12:12 says that wisdom is supposed to be with the ancient; years are supposed to teach wisdom.

Job 32:7 says that days should speak, and multitudes of years should teach wisdom. This is why it is said that a fool at 40 is a fool forever.

You are supposed to have become wise by the time you are 40 because as people grow older, they naturally become weaker.

Nobody will believe, except those who are close to me, that I used to be a boxer.

Nobody will believe that there was a time I could carry a bag of cement in one hand and another in the second and say that I was balancing the equation.

Now, even with two hands, I will think twice before I pick up a bag of cement.

In 2 Samuel 21:15-17, the Bible says that David waxed faint. This was the same person who killed a lion and a bear (1 Samuel 17:34-35).

He was the same person that delivered 200 foreskins when he was asked to get a hundred (1 Samuel 18:25-27).

David, the giant killer, the one who single-handedly cut off Goliath’s head, waxed faint, and he would have been killed in battle if somebody had not come to his aid.

What lesson can we learn from that? When David was at his peak, he had prepared for the time he would grow faint.

In 1 Samuel 22:1-2, when he was in the cave of Adullam, he gathered some vagabonds and turned them into mighty men.

It was one of his boys that was there to help him when his evening came.

In 2 Samuel 23:1-39, we read of the people he had prepared who were now called ‘David’s mighty men’.

These men risked their lives by taking on an entire army just to get him water to drink.

If you are in your flood age, you should prepare disciples when things are going very smoothly.

Are you preparing for those days when the flood will be gone?

What arrangements are you making during your daytime because the night is coming?

I am speaking in proverbs, but a word is enough for the wise.

Key Point

Start building younger people now so that when your strength is no longer as before, they can be there to help you.

HYMN 10: In Christ alone

1 In Christ alone my hope is found,

He is my light, my strength, my song;

This Cornerstone, this solid Ground,

Firm through the fiercest drought and storm.

What heights of love, what depths of peace,

When fears are stilled, when strivings cease!

My Comforter, my All in All,

Here in the love of Christ I stand.

2 In Christ alone, who took on flesh,

Fullness of God in helpless babe.

This gift of love and righteousness,

Scorned by the ones He came to save:

Till on that cross as Jesus died,

The wrath of God was satisfied –

For every sin on Him was laid;

Here in the death of Christ I live.

3 There in the ground His body lay,

Light of the world by darkness slain:

Then bursting forth in glorious day

Up from the grave He rose again!

And as He stands in victory

Sin’s curse has lost its grip on me,

For I am His and He is mine –

Bought with the precious blood of Christ.

4 No guilt in life, no fear in death,

This is the power of Christ in me;

From life’s first cry to final breath,

Jesus commands my destiny.

No power of hell, no scheme of man,

Can ever pluck me from His hand:

Till He returns or calls me home,

Here in the power of Christ I’ll stand.

Open Heavens 20 April 2024 Saturday Daily Devotional By Pastor E. A. Adeboye – Your Noon

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MEMORISE: "David was thirty years old when he began to reign, and he reigned forty years". 2 Samuel 5:4

READ: Ecclesiastes 11:9 (KJV)

9 Rejoice, O young man, in thy youth; and let thy heart cheer thee in the days of thy youth, and walk in the ways of thine heart, and in the sight of thine eyes: but know thou, that for all these things God will bring thee into judgment.

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: 2 kings 9-10

Open Heaven For Today 2023 MESSAGE

Specifically, the morning of a man stands for his youth.

In 1 John 2:14 “I have written to you young ones because you are strong.” The major characteristic of youths is their strength.

I know most youths see their youthful days as days to enjoy themselves.

This is true, according to Ecclesiastes 11:9-10:

Rejoice, O young man, in thy youth; and let thy heart cheer thee in the days of thy youth…but know thou, that for all these things God will bring thee into judgment…

Note that the above passage also says that youths will account for the seeds they sow later in life.

Those that spend their youthful days engaging in all sorts of vices will reap plenty of trouble later in life (Galatians 6:7).

In Genesis 49:1-4, when Israel was about to die, he called his children together and began to prophesy about their future.

He said concerning Reuben, “Mighty Reuben, excellency of strength…but you will not excel.”

Why did he say this? In Genesis 35:22, Reuben did something that he should not have done, and his father heard about it.

Now, when his father was about to die, he told him he would not excel, even though he was the firstborn.

When you read Revelation 7:1-5, you’ll be amazed that by the time they were listing the children of Israel who were sealed, Reuben was no longer the first.

Beloved, if you are young now, meaning that you’re less than 30 years old, make good use of your youth.

Be careful of the kinds of seeds you sow now because you will reap their fruits later, and the harvest is always greater than the seed sown.

…l have written unto you, young men, because ye are strong, and the word of God abideth in you, and ye have overcome the wicked one.

1 John 2:14

The above passage does not only say that you are strong as a youth, but also that the word of God is to abide in you, and you are to overcome the wicked one.

Your youthful days are the days to soak in the word of God like never before.

This is the time to memorise as many scriptures as possible.

Now is the time to build your spiritual strength to stand against the devil and overcome him.

Use your strength to do a lot for God because a time will come when you will discover that being a youth does not last forever.

Key Point

Spend your noontime wisely; don’t mismanage it.

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]

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