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Open Heaven For Today 2024 – Open Heavens 6 May

Open Heaven For Today 2024 Monday Daily Devotional By Pastor E. A. Adeboye – The Snare Of The Fowler 1

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TOPIC: The Snare Of The Fowler 1

MEMORISE: "Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour". 1 Peter 5:8 

READ: Psalm 124:6-8(KJV)

6 Blessed be the Lord, who hath not given us as a prey to their teeth.

7 Our soul is escaped as a bird out of the snare of the fowlers: the snare is broken, and we are escaped.

Open Heaven For Today 2024 – Open Heavens 6 May

8 Our help is in the name of the Lord, who made heaven and earth.

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: 1 Chronicles 27-29

Open Heaven For Today 2023 MESSAGE

The Bible teaches that there are some people called fowlers who hunt for souls. 

A good example of a fowler is an adulteress (Proverbs 6:26). 

The Bible says that she hunts for precious life. The chief of all fowlers is the devil (1 Peter 5:8)

A fowler uses a snare to entrap prey. 

I grew up on a farm, and we used to get our meat by trapping animals. 

In the evenings, we would get traps, dig into the soil, put the traps in the hole, cover them with leaves, and sprinkle soil on the leaves so that everything would look normal. 

After setting the traps, we would put baits (usually corn) on both sides of the traps and then go to bed. 

At night, when an animal sees the baits around a trap, it will go close and eat some of the corn. 

When it sees that nothing happens, it moves forward, eats a little more and then goes on until it finishes all the corn on one side. 

Since it has eaten all the corn on one side, it ignorantly attempts to cross over to eat the corn on the other side, and suddenly, as it steps on the trap, it snaps shut and catches the animal. 

By morning, it is in our cooking pot. 

There are countless people in hell today because they tasted sin and nothing seemed to happen, so they keep shinning until they get caught in the devil's trap.

Many young ladies from good homes who were taught to keep their virginity have ended up badly because they had sex once, and since nothing happened, they continued until they got pregnant, contracted a disease, or became fully immersed in that terrible lifestyle. 

One thing a trapped animal experiences when the trap snaps shut is great fear. Likewise, one of the signs that a fellow is in trouble is fear.

The one who is caught in the trap of the fowler is called prey. Interestingly, prey sounds like prey. 

If a Christian does not pray, he or she will become prey. 

Psalm 91:3 says that the one who dwells in the secret place of the Most High will be delivered from the snare of the fowler. 

If you don't want to fall into the snare of the fowler, your secret place with your Father must be on fire. 

If your altar grows cold, you may soon find yourself in the devil's cooking pot. 

Pray fervently for at least one hour every day, and it will be difficult for you to be the devil's prey. 

Key Point

If you don't pray, you will become prey to the devil.

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 Sunday Daily Devotional By Pastor E. A. Adeboye – Protocol Breaker

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TOPIC: Protocol Breaker

MEMORISE: "I will overturn, overturn, overturn, it: and it shall be no more, until he come whose right it is; and I will give it him." Ezekiel 21:27

READ: Matthew 15:22-28(KJV)

22 And, behold, a woman of Canaan came out of the same coasts, and cried unto him, saying, Have mercy on me, O Lord, thou son of David; my daughter is grievously vexed with a devil.

23 But he answered her not a word. And his disciples came and besought him, saying, Send her away; for she crieth after us.

24 But he answered and said, I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel.

25 Then came she and worshipped him, saying, Lord, help me.

26 But he answered and said, It is not meet to take the children's bread, and to cast it to dogs.

27 And she said, Truth, Lord: yet the dogs eat of the crumbs which fall from their masters' table.

28 Then Jesus answered and said unto her, O woman, great is thy faith: be it unto thee even as thou wilt. And her daughter was made whole from that very hour.

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: 1 Chronicles 24-26

Open Heaven For Today 2023 MESSAGE

God broke protocols when Solomon became king in 1 Kings 1 as he was not the heir apparent.

Adonijah strongly believed that he was the rightful heir to the throne, and he even attempted to coronate himself while David was still alive.

In spite of Adonijah’s actions and all other factors that seemed to disqualify Solomon, God moved in the latter’s favour and ensured that he was crowned king.

Some years ago, one of my sons came to me and said, “Daddy, I need a new job, and I have been invited for an interview.

I applied for the Deputy Managing Director position, and I will be going for the interview soon.”

I was about to pray for him when he said, 

“No, don’t pray, just say a word.”

So, I said, 

“The interview will go well.” 

He said, “Amen,” and left. He returned the following day, excited.

He said, “Daddy, when I got to the interview, they directed me to the boardroom and asked me only three questions, ‘What is your name?

What post have you applied for, and when can you start?’ I told them I will start tomorrow.”

I congratulated him, and he said, “Daddy, speak another word.” I said, “The Almighty God who has given you the job will promote you rapidly.”

The following day, he returned, trembling. He said,

“Daddy, I got to my new workplace, and the same people that interviewed me said that after I left, the Managing Director resigned. They asked if I was ready to become the new Managing Director, and I said yes.”

I congratulated him again, and he said, “Daddy, speak another word.” So I said,

“The God who has begun a good work in you will perfect it.”

Believe it or not, the following day, he was back. This time, he was almost speechless.

He said, 

“Daddy, I got to my workplace, and I was told that they discovered that the former Managing Director resigned because their competitor offered him double the salary they were paying him, and since they didn’t want me to leave, they had doubled my salary.”

I congratulated him again, and he said, 

“Daddy, speak another word.”

This time, I said jokingly, 

“Do you want to take over the company from the owners?”

My God does not need to follow protocols when He wants to promote His children. Psalms 115:3 says that He does as He pleases.

I pray for you today that God will break all protocols and take you to the very top, in Jesus’ name.

Prayer Point

Father, break any protocol that needs to be broken and bless me, in Jesus’ name.

HYMN 26:  There Shall Be Showers of Blessing

1 There shall be showers of blessing:

This is the promise of love;

There shall be seasons refreshing,

Sent from the Saviour above.


Showers of blessing,

Showers of blessing we need;

Mercy drops round us are falling,

But for the showers we plead.

2 There shall be showers of blessing,

Precious reviving again;

Over the hills and the valleys,

Sound of abundance of rain.

3 There shall be showers of blessing:

Send them upon us, O Lord!

Grant to us now a refreshing;

Come, and now honour Thy Word.

4 There shall be showers of blessing,

Oh, that to-day they might fall,

Now, as to God, we’re confessing.

Now as on Jesus we call!

Open Heaven For Today 2024 Saturday Daily Devotional By Pastor E. A. Adeboye – Where Is Your Vision?

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TOPIC: Where Is Your Vision?

MEMORISE: "And the Lord answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it. Habakkuk 2:2

READ: Habakkuk 2:2-3(KJV)

2 And the Lord answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it.

3 For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry.

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: 1 Chronicles 20-23

Open Heaven For Today 2023 MESSAGE

Light can be shining brightly outside, but if your eyes have grown dim, it will not matter because you will be unable its brightness. 

Genesis 27:1 says that Isaac waxed old, and his eyes became dim that he could not see. 

This tells you that when a person's vision dies, it means old age has set in.

In Ecclesiastes 12:1-3, when Solomon said, ".... those that looked out of the windows be darkened," that was his way of saying, "When your eyes can no longer see as a result of old age". 

So, one of the ways you will know you are in your old age is when you no longer have visions. Joel 2:28 tells us that you get to an old age when visions become replaced with dreams. 

The right visions drive people to run (Habakkuk2:2) to ensure that they are fulfilled, while those who dream usually do nothing to bring their dreams to reality.

Some years ago, I was talking to some three elders who are also my special friends, and I told them that the definition of old age is 'dreamers'. 

As long as you still have a vision you are pursuing, it means you are not yet old. 

This is why I sometimes joke that only those who are older than me are elders because I am still pursuing my vision. 

So, I am still young, even at 82. 

It is pathetic to see young people who are already old because they have no vision. 

Yes, they talk about dreams for their future, but they are mere wishes because you don't see them pursuing them at all. 

When I see such young people, I often think to myself, 

" Young fellow, where is your  vision?"

When a person becomes a dreamer instead of a visioner, then the fellow is old. 

Such a person's day, which is the time he or she has to spend on the earth, is almost over. 

The word of God says in Proverbs 29:18, "Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he."

 In other words, when a person's vision is gone, the fellow is on his or her way out.

I believe God is talking to a specific reader of this devotional. You had great visions, but now, you have forgotten about them. Wake up!


What is the vision you have been actively pursuing?

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 Friday Daily Devotional By Pastor E. A. Adeboye – Eternity

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TOPIC: Eternity

MEMORISE: "Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. 1 Thessalonians 4:17

READ: John 14:1-3(KJV)

1 Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.

2 In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.

3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: 1 Chronicles 17-19

Open Heaven For Today 2023 MESSAGE

To some, eternity seems like a far-off idea that should not be given much thought. 

However, it is a reality you much not lose sight of. The truth is, everyone will have to ask themselves, where will I spend eternity? God has provided answers to this question in the Bible and has made them plain and accessible because He doesn't not want eternity and the events surrounding it to take anyone unawares. 

It is therefore surprising that some Christians live in this world without eternity on  their minds. 

Such Christians can be easily spotted from their lifestyles and attitudes toward the things of God. 

They live as if they will be on earth forever, whereas Hebrews 13:14 says:

For here have we no continuing city, but we seek one to come.

This was not the lifestyle of the heroes of faith. From the things they set their effections on and their confessions, people could tell that they were eternity-minded. 

Hebrews 11:13-14 tells us that they saw themselves as strangers and pilgrims on earth. Hebrews 11:16:

But now they desire a better country, that is, an heavenly; wherever God is not ashamed to  be called their God: for he hath prepared for them a city.

What a glorious testimony this is. I desire this for myself, and I pray that you will also have such a testimony, in Jesus' name.

Dont let the cares of this world and deceitfulness of riches blur your vision of the place Christ has prepared for you. 

Eternity is real, and where a person spends eternity is determined by the way he or she lives in this present world (Romans 2:3-10). 

The place Christ has prepared for you is a place where you will no longer die, it is a place of joy and pleasant experiences (Revelation 22:1-7). 

On the other hand, there is another place where whoever rejects God's grace in Christ will spend eternity. 

This place was prepared to punish the devil and his demons, but those who live their lives to please the world, their flesh, or the devil will also partake in it (Matthew 25:41). 

It is a place of everlasting fire and pain. May you not be found there, in Jesus' name. 

To escape this horrible and eternal torment, give your life to Christ today, and if you have done so, live holy and remain eternity-minded.

Prayer Point

Father, please don't let me miss eternity with You.

HYMN 2:  Amazing Grace

1 Amazing grace! how sweet the sound,

That saved a wretch; like me!

I once was lost, but now am found,

Was blind, but now I see.

2 Through many dangers, toils, and snares

I have already come

This grace that brought me safe thus far

And grace will lead me home

3 The Lord hath promised good to me,

His word my hope secures;

He will my shield and portion be

As long as life endures.

4 Yea, when this flesh and heart shall fail,

and mortal life shall cease:

I shall possess, within the veil,

a life of joy and peace.

5 The earth shall soon dissolve like snow,

the sun forbear to shine;

but God, who called me here below,

will be forever mine.

6 When we’ve been there ten thousand years,

Bright shining as the sun,

We’ve no less days to sing God’s praise

Than when we first begun.

Open Heaven For Today 2024 Thursday Daily Devotional By Pastor E. A. Adeboye – Alpha and Omega

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TOPIC: Alpha and Omega

MEMORISE: "Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure:" Isaiah 46:10

READ: John 1:1-5(KJV)

1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

2 The same was in the beginning with God.

3 All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.

4 In him was life; and the life was the light of men.

5 And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: 1 Chronicles 13-16

Open Heaven For Today 2023 MESSAGE

In Revelation 1:8; our Lord Jesus Christ reavels Himself as Alpha and the Omega. later on in Revelation 21:6, He describes Himself as the Beginning and the End. 

For further emphasis, in Revelation 22:13

He said, "I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last." Thi means that everything starts and ends with Him.

From the scriptures above, you will clearly see that you cannot start anything without God's permission, and you cannot finish anything without His approval. 

This is good news for you, especially if you areabout to embark on a project. Just talk to the Alpha and Omega about it. 

God is the one who  began this world, and He is the One who will end it. 

In  other words, everything in this world is under His control, therefore, when you are close to Him and let Him guide you throughout your life, you will have a better quality of life because the One in control is your guide. 

This is why Proverbs 3:5 says:

Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.

God knows what will happen before it happens. He knows where there is danger and where your blessing are hiding. 

He said in Isaiah 45:3 that He will show you the treasures of darkness and the hidden riches in secret places. He knows these things because He is the Beginning and the End. 

This is why David wrote confidently:

The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. Psalm 23:1-2

If I may ask, who is your shephard? Who guides you through life? For me, I know that I am too foolish to go through life on my own, and this is why I have made the Beginning and the End my Shephard. 

When I was looking to buy land for the Redeemed Christian Church of God's campground, I admired a particular location because it was on a major road, and in my own limited mind, it was perfect.

However, God guided us to the location we are now, which has now proven to be so much better because He is the End. Those who let Him guide their decisions never regret it 

Action Point

Let God guide you every move and decision. He knows the end from the beginning.

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.

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