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Open Heaven For Today 2024 – Open Heavens 2 June

Open Heaven For Today 2024 Sunday Daily Devotional By Pastor E. A. Adeboye – God Rewards

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TOPIC: God Rewards

MEMORISE: "because you know that the Lord will reward each one for whatever good they do, whether they are slave or free." Ephesians 6:8

READ: Matthew 6:1-18(KJV)

1 Take heed that ye do not your alms before men, to be seen of them: otherwise ye have no reward of your Father which is in heaven.

2 Therefore when thou doest thine alms, do not sound a trumpet before thee, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may have glory of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.

Open Heaven For Today 2024 – Open Heavens 2 June

3 But when thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth:

4 That thine alms may be in secret: and thy Father which seeth in secret himself shall reward thee openly.

5 And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.

6 But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly.

7 But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking.

8 Be not ye therefore like unto them: for your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask him.

9 After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.

10 Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.

11 Give us this day our daily bread.

12 And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.

13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.

14 For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you:

15 But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.

16 Moreover when ye fast, be not, as the hypocrites, of a sad countenance: for they disfigure their faces, that they may appear unto men to fast. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.

17 But thou, when thou fastest, anoint thine head, and wash thy face;

18 That thou appear not unto men to fast, but unto thy Father which is in secret: and thy Father, which seeth in secret, shall reward thee openly.


Open Heaven For Today 2023 MESSAGE

In over 50 years that I have been serving God, I have observed that He always rewards those who give to Him and work for Him.

As long as you live a holy life as His child, He will thank you for whatever you do for Him.

Some years ago, I was going to Port-Harcourt, a city in Southern Nigeria for a crusade.

God told me about a man that I met at the Full Gospel Business Men Fellowship International Conference and said that I should stay in his house.

I had only met this man once.

I called him and told him what God said, and he shouted and cried in joy. I stayed at his house and grew very fond of his firstborn, who was a very small boy.

One day, I was getting ready to go for the crusade when the children arrived from school.

I didn’t see my little friend, so I asked his father about him, and he told me that he was at the hospital battling for his life.

He had ingested some poison while at school. Immediately, I heard God say, “That was why I asked you to stay here.”

God had seen in advance that danger was coming to this man’s house and that was why He told me to stay there.

I later discovered that this man had told all his colleagues in The Full Gospel Business Men Fellowship that he would pay for all their outreaches for one year.

With such a sacrifice, it was not surprising that God decided to protect his home from danger. I went to pray for the boy in the hospital on my way to the crusade that evening.

When I got there, the Doctor signaled to me that there was no hope, but I prayed, and by the time I returned, I met him at home because he had been discharged.

The boy’s father had pledged to give to God, and in turn, God rewarded him by saving his son from death.

God rewards us bountifully whenever we give Him anything from the depth of our hearts.

In our Bible reading for today, you will understand that God sees all you do for Him in secret and will reward you in the open.

He will never forget anything that you do for Him.

Have you done things for God that will make Him determined to give you a great reward?

Key Point

Never hesitate to do anything for God because He will surely reward you for it.

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 – Cry Out!

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TOPIC: Cry Out!

MEMORISE: "This poor man cried, and the LORD heard him, and saved him out of all his troubles". Psalms 34:6

READ: 2 Kings 6:1-7 (KJV)

1 And the sons of the prophets said unto Elisha, Behold now, the place where we dwell with thee is too strait for us.

2 Let us go, we pray thee, unto Jordan, and take thence every man a beam, and let us make us a place there, where we may dwell. And he answered, Go ye.

3 And one said, Be content, I pray thee, and go with thy servants. And he answered, I will go.

4 So he went with them. And when they came to Jordan, they cut down wood.

5 But as one was felling a beam, the axe head fell into the water: and he cried, and said, Alas, master! for it was borrowed.

6 And the man of God said, Where fell it? And he shewed him the place. And he cut down a stick, and cast it in thither; and the iron did swim.

7 Therefore said he, Take it up to thee. And he put out his hand, and took it.


Open Heaven For Today 2023 MESSAGE

In our Bible reading for today, Elisha would not have known about the axe head that fell if the man who lost it did not cry out for help.

Many times, we need to cry to God until He answers us.

There are people who will say that you don’t need to open your mouth when you pray.

While it is true that God knows everything, even before you cry, if you go through the Bible, you will see many instances where people cried to God.

In Psalms 120:1, David said: “In my distress I cried unto the Lord and He heard me.”

In Psalms 77:1, the psalmist said, “I cried with my voice,” not “with my heart” as many might suggest, saying that you can close your mouth and cry with your heart.

David said, “I cried with my voice, and He heard me from His holy hill” (Psalms 3:4).

I pray for you; whenever you cry unto God, He will hear you, in Jesus’ name. There is, however, one thing that can prevent God from hearing you, and that is sin.

The Bible says that if we regard iniquity in our hearts, God will not hear us (Psalms 66:18).

However, if a sinner repents and cries to God for mercy, He will hear.

In Psalms 34:17, David said: “The righteous cry, and the Lord heareth, and delivereth them out of all their troubles”.

If you are ready to cry to God today, He will deliver you from all your troubles.

I remember when I came to Lagos to work as a lecturer at the University of Lagos way back in 1969, somebody came to me and said, “This is what people do in Lagos – they give money to a prophet so that he will be fasting and praying for them.

So, you have to do the same.” I thought to myself, “Ignorant people, the prophet will just take your money and do nothing.”

Thank God that we can call on God directly and He will answer us.

Isaiah 59:1-2 says:

Behold, the LORD’s hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; neither his ear heavy, that it cannot hear: But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you, that he will not hear.

You don’t have to pay anyone to pray for you.

All you need is to have faith in God and live holy; whenever you cry unto Him, He will answer you.

Prayer Point

Take that matter that has been bothering you to God in prayers now. Cry to Him, and He will answer you.

HYMN 15: Pass me not, O gentle Savior

1 Pass me not, O gentle Savior,

Hear my humble cry,

While on others Thou art calling,

Do not pass me by.


Savior, Savior,

Hear my humble cry;

While on others Thou art calling,

Do not pass me by.

2 Let me at a throne of mercy

Find a sweet relief;

Kneeling there in deep contrition,

Help my unbelief. [Refrain]

3 Trusting only in Thy merit,

Would I seek Thy face;

Heal my wounded, broken spirit,

Save me by Thy grace. [Refrain]

4 Thou the Spring of all my comfort,

More than life to me,

Whom have I on earth beside Thee?

Whom in heav’n but Thee? [Refrain]

Open Heaven For Today 2024 Friday Daily Devotional By Pastor E. A. Adeboye – Wisdom Is Principal

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TOPIC: Wisdom Is Principal

MEMORISE: "And unto man he said, Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom; and to depart from evil is understanding". Job 28:28

READ:  Proverbs 4:5-9(KJV)

5 Get wisdom, get understanding: forget it not; neither decline from the words of my mouth.

6 Forsake her not, and she shall preserve thee: love her, and she shall keep thee.

7 Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding.

8 Exalt her, and she shall promote thee: she shall bring thee to honour, when thou dost embrace her.

9 She shall give to thine head an ornament of grace: a crown of glory shall she deliver to thee.


Open Heaven For Today 2023 MESSAGE

Wisdom is the correct application of knowledge Acquiring knowledge and applying it are two different things.

For example, if a man is driving on a road and sees a road sign that says, ‘Narrow bridge ahead,’ as soon as he sees that sign, he has acquired knowledge.

However, what that man decides to do with that knowledge will tell if he is wise or foolish.

If the man is wise, he will slow down because the bridge ahead is narrow, and there might be an oncoming vehicle.

On the other hand, if he is foolish, he will keep driving at the same speed or even increase the speed of the vehicle.

God said in Proverbs 4:7 that wisdom is the principal thing. Principal refers to the most important thing.

This means that to God, getting wisdom is of utmost importance. The Bible tells us that there are two types of wisdom. The first one comes from fearing God.

The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom:

Psalms 111:10 Wisdom begins when the fear of God is established in your life.

When you fear God, you won’t do anything to annoy Him because you know that He determines your beginning and end.

The Bible calls Him a consuming fire (Hebrews 12:29); therefore, He is the last person you should offend.

Also, if the Consuming Fire is on your side, you have nothing to fear because the word of God says that if God is for you, nobody can be against you (Romans 8:31).

Wisdom teaches you to fear God, thus fear Him wherever you go and at all times.

The second type of wisdom is the wisdom of this world (1 Corinthians 1:20). This wisdom is not from God and is actually foolishness (1 Corinthians 1:18-25).

The world does not recognize God, and as such, worldly wisdom is based on human logic and things that the human mind can grasp.

With worldly wisdom, some things can be deemed impossible.

However, the Bible tells us that with God, all things are possible (Matthew 19:26).

Do not go with the world’s wisdom, as it is foolishness before God.

Choose to fear God, obey His word, and He will give you wisdom, which is the principal thing that you need to succeed in life.

When you embrace godly wisdom, you will be honoured and crowned with God’s glory in everything that you do.

Prayer Point

Lord, help me to fear You daily and obey Your word, even if it sounds foolish to my human understanding, in Jesus’ name.

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]

Open Heavens 30 May 2024 Thursday Daily Devotional By Pastor E. A. Adeboye – The Counsel Of The Lord

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Open Heaven 30 May 2024 TOPIC: The Counsel of The Lord

MEMORISE: "All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: 2 Timothy 3:16

READ:  Proverbs 15:22 (KJV)

22 Without counsel purposes are disappointed: but in the multitude of counsellors they are established.


Open Heaven For Today 2023 MESSAGE

Our Bible reading for today tells us that without counsel, purposes are defeated. 

In other words, if you plan to do something and you don’t have any advice, you might not be able to achieve it. 

Proverbs 20:18 says: Every purpose is established by counsel: and with good advice make war.

Getting advice or counsel, as the Bible calls it, is very needful. Do not begin any endeavour without getting good advice. 

Proverbs 24:6 says, “…in multitude of counsellors there is safety.” When you surround yourself with many good advisers, you will be safe and unlikely to make costly mistakes in life.

Note that it is not every piece of advice that you should take. God said in Proverbs 8:14 that counsel and sound wisdom are His. 

Every counsel you take must ultimately be from God, and as such, you should ensure that every bit of advice you receive aligns with the word of God before you accept them.

This is because some clever people might come to you with pieces of advice that sound very good but that are ungodly and misleading. God is the best counsellor.

In fact, that is one of the names of the Lord Jesus Christ according to Isaiah 9:6.

For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.

Whenever you get advice from anybody, check for what the word of God says concerning it.

If you discover that it is not in agreement with the word of God, then you should know that it is not coming from godly wisdom, and you must reject it.

This is why you need to know the word of God yourself so that when somebody gives you a bit of advice, you will be able to differentiate if it aligns with the word of God or not.

Be like the Berean Christians; always ensure that you search the Scriptures to confirm everything you hear, irrespective of who says it (Acts 17:10-12).

Seek God’s counsel in everything that you do. Study His word and listen to His advice through the mouth of many wise counsellors who are children of God and who understand His word. 

This way, you will remain on the right path and will not be led astray.

Key Point

Before acting on any advice, ensure it aligns with the word of God.

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 Wednesday Daily Devotional By Pastor E. A. Adeboye – Discovering God's Purpose For Your Life

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TOPIC: Discovering God's Purpose For Your Life

MEMORISE: "But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light:" 1 Peter 2:9

READ:  Ephesians 2:8-10 (KJV)

8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:

9 Not of works, lest any man should boast.

10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.


Open Heaven For Today 2023 MESSAGE

God has a purpose for everything He does.

In Exodus G8:1, He said to Moses, 

“… Go unto Pharaoh, and 8:1, He said to Moses, “…Go unto Pharaoh, and say unto him, Thus saith the LORD, Let my people go, that they may serve me.” 

God’s reason for delivering the Israelites from bondage was so that they could serve and worship Him.

Likewise, your salvation comes with a purpose, as the passage in today’s Bible reading reveals.

In Mark 1:40-45, a leper came to Jesus and said, “I know that You can make me clean if You are willing.” Jesus answered, “I am willing.” With one touch, the leper was cleansed, and he went everywhere testifying. 

God heals so that there can be testimonies. Also, anytime He sets captives free, it is for a purpose. 

In Mark 5:2-20, the madman of Gadara was delivered and was ready to follow Jesus everywhere, but Christ said No! He had been delivered for a purpose – to be a witness. God also sets free for His name to be praised.

In Mark 3:1-5, the man with the withered hand received his healing because Psalms 47:1 says,

“O clap your hands, all ye people…”.

 A withered hand cannot be used to clap for God, so his hand was restored. What is the purpose of a miracle?

The Bible says in Acts 3:1-11 that when the lame man at the Beautiful Gate received his miracle, he started walking, leaping, and praising God. 

When you receive a miracle, it is so that you can begin to praise God.

Also, miracles lead to the salvation of souls. In Acts 4:4, we see that Peter’s speech after healing the lame man led to five thousand people being saved! 

God does miracles to draw people to Himself. In Luke 5:1-11, when Jesus stepped into Peter’s boat after he had laboured all night and caught nothing, he received a huge miracle that frightened him.

The Lord said, 

“From now, you will no longer catch fish but men.” 

Peter got a breakthrough that drew him to serve God because the Bible says that he forsook all and followed Him.

You should ask yourself,

“Why has God delivered me from darkness and kept me healthy? Why did He save my soul?” 

He did all these for a purpose.

Have you discovered that purpose? Don’t just thank God for healing, salvation, deliverance, and provision; remember that He did everything for a purpose. You must continually seek to discover His purpose for your life and fulfil it.

Prayer Point

Lord, help me to discover Your purpose for my life and give me the grace to fulfil it.

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. 

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