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Open Heaven For Today 2024 – Open Heavens 19 June

Open Heaven For Today 2024 Wednesday Daily Devotional By Pastor E. A. Adeboye – Spend Time With Them III

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TOPIC: Spend Time With Them III

MEMORISE: "Let the deacons be the husbands of one wife, ruling their children and their own houses well". 1 Timothy 3:12

READ: 1 Timothy 3:1-5 (KJV)

1 This is a true saying, if a man desire the office of a bishop, he desireth a good work.

2 A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behaviour, given to hospitality, apt to teach;

3 Not given to wine, no striker, not greedy of filthy lucre; but patient, not a brawler, not covetous;

4 One that ruleth well his own house, having his children in subjection with all gravity;

5 (For if a man know not how to rule his own house, how shall he take care of the church of God?)

Open Heaven For Today 2024 – Open Heavens 19 June

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Psalms 81-88

Open Heaven For Today 2023 MESSAGE

Today, I will continue my teaching on the importance of spending time with children. 

Many ministers of God make the mistake of putting their ministries before their families – this is not how God wants it.

Today’s Bible reading tells us that a man must first have his house in order before he takes up leadership in ministry. 

As far as God is concerned, your home must come first, then your ministry next. If your home is not in order, you have no business being in ministry.

If you are a minister, don’t neglect your family because you are helping to build other families.

There are many ministers’ children who have serious issues that need attention while their parents are helping other children settle theirs – this is wrong.

Do not ignore your children because you believe that you are already teaching them the word of God during family devotions and church services. 

Your children don’t see you only as a minister, they also need you to listen to them every now and then as their parent. When you are with them, don’t talk as a minister, talk as their parent, showing them love and care.

The reason many ministers’ children become wayward is that they are living with a minister, not their parent. Make the work of ministry something they enjoy and not something they detest because it takes their parents away from them.

I realised that I needed to be with my children during festive seasons, and as such, even when we had church programmes at those times, I always ensured that they came along with me. 

On our way to such programmes, I would share jokes and riddles with them so that they would have fun and be relaxed.

Whenever we arrived at the venue of the programmes, wherever I sleep is where they would also sleep. Even when things were quite tough and all l had to sleep on was a wooden bench, we would all sleep on it together. 

So, rather than see the programmes as things that took their father away from home during holidays, they became times of bonding and adventure for us.

When you are praying for great exploits in ministry, remember to pray for your family too. Put them first in the place of prayers. What you pray about shows what you prioritise

Key Point

You must rule your home well first before taking up a leadership position in ministry

HYMN 30: What a Friend We Have in Jesus

1 What a friend we have in Jesus,

all our sins and griefs to bear!

What a privilege to carry

everything to God in prayer!

O what peace we often forfeit,

O what needless pain we bear,

all because we do not carry

everything to God in prayer!

2 Have we trials and temptations?

Is there trouble anywhere?

We should never be discouraged;

take it to the Lord in prayer!

Can we find a friend so faithful

who will all our sorrows share?

Jesus knows our every weakness;

take it to the Lord in prayer!

3 Are we weak and heavy laden,

cumbered with a load of care?

Precious Savior, still our refuge–

take it to the Lord in prayer!

Do your friends despise, forsake you?

Take it to the Lord in prayer!

In his arms he’ll take and shield you;

you will find a solace there.

Open Heaven For Today 2024 Tuesday Daily Devotional By Pastor E. A. Adeboye – Spend Time With Them II

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TOPIC: Spend Time With Them II

MEMORISE: "Lest Satan should get an advantage of us: for we are not ignorant of his devices. 2 Corinthians 2:11

READ: Proverbs 1:10-16 (KJV)

10 My son, if sinners entice thee, consent thou not.

11 If they say, Come with us, let us lay wait for blood, let us lurk privily for the innocent without cause:

12 Let us swallow them up alive as the grave; and whole, as those that go down into the pit:

13 We shall find all precious substance, we shall fill our houses with spoil:

14 Cast in thy lot among us; let us all have one purse:

15 My son, walk not thou in the way with them; refrain thy foot from their path:

16 For their feet run to evil, and make haste to shed blood.

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Psalms 78-80

Open Heaven For Today 2023 MESSAGE

Yesterday, I started discussing the importance of spending time with children. As parents spend time with their children, they must also spend time with what and whom their children spend time with.

Parents should check the apps on their children’s phones to see what they are being exposed to.

When they are watching movies or cartoons, they should watch with them to be sure that they are safe for them. 

They should check the websites they visit and ask them to invite their friends over so they can know the kind of friends they keep.

They should visit their schools regularly to know the kind of people their teachers are. Parents should not see anything their children are involved in as too low or immature for them. 

Whatever or whomever children spend their time with will influence them, and parents must be there to ensure that they are influenced correctly.

Solomon, in today’s Bible reading, spoke to his son about the people he should interact with. He knew that even after raising him the right way, other people and things could still influence him negatively.

There are things parents teach their children that the world will try to convince them to compromise on. 

Today’s memory verse tells us not to be ignorant of the enemy’s devices. Parents must pay attention to whatever their children are paying attention to. 

It will be unwise to teach them and then leave them to the world to corrupt them.

Beyond that, parents should occupy their children with godly activities so that they can have things to spend their energy on. 

They should encourage them to join the workforce in their local assembly as well as Christian book clubs and associations.

School activities and excursions are good, but parents must also prioritise spiritual engagements for their children. 

They shouldn’t ignore their children’s spiritual growth, but rather, they should teach them to build a connection with the Holy Spirit so that they can hear His voice telling them what and what not to do, even in their absence.

If you are a parent, engage your children in conversations to know what they have in their hearts and the things that influence them.

Matthew 15:11 says that it is what comes out of a person’s mouth that defiles him or her. Talk to them about anything and everything to hear what they will say and know what is in their hearts.

I pray that you will not fail God over your children, in Jesus’ name.

Open Heaven 18 June 2024 Key Point

Beyond spending time with children, it is also very important to spend time with the people and things that they spend their time with.

Open Heaven 18 June 2024 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 Monday Daily Devotional By Pastor E. A. Adeboye – Spend Time With Them I

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TOPIC: Spend Time With Them I

MEMORISE: "Children’s children are the crown of old men; and the glory of children are their fathers". Proverbs 17:6

READ: Genesis 27:27-40 (KJV)

19 And ye shall teach them your children, speaking of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.

20 And thou shalt write them upon the door posts of thine house, and upon thy gates:

21 That your days may be multiplied, and the days of your children, in the land which the Lord sware unto your fathers to give them, as the days of heaven upon the earth.

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Psalms 73-727

Open Heaven For Today 2023 MESSAGE

A major danger in this generation is that parents are so busy with work that they neglect their children. 

It is absolutely wrong for domestic helps or nannies to spend more time with children than their parents. 1 Corinthians 15:33 says that evil communication corrupts good manners.

Whomever children communicate with the most is whom they learn from the most. 

If you are a parent, you owe it to God to raise the children He has given you and not hand that responsibility over to someone else.

Nowadays, it is almost as if couples are competing with each other on who makes the most money.

So, while men are out working, women are also working, leaving children without proper care.

Fathers and mothers must both be available to raise the children that God has given to them.

Psalms 127:3 says that children are God’s heritage; in other words, when you leave this world, what God expects you to leave behind for Him are the children that He has brought under your care, and this is not limited to your biological children.

Parents are only caretakers, and if they damage what has been placed under their care, they will pay dearly for it.

There were times I wanted to play football with my peers as a little boy, but thank God my mother was always home to send me inside the house to study my books.

I thought she was being mean, but she built in me the ability to ignore distractions and focus on my goals.

The fear of my father’s punishments also put me in check while growing up. 

My elder brother was quite strong, but the day I saw him crying when my father disciplined him, I determined never to do anything that will make my father discipline me.

Some children develop bad habits right under their parents’ roof. However, the parents only get to find out several years later, and at that time, it takes only the grace of God for them to change. 

If you are a parent, don’t be too busy to train the children that God has given you.

When you leave this world, the cars you drove and houses you bought will not matter; what will matter are the children you left behind.

There is an African adage that says, ‘If you refuse to build your child because you are building a house, the child you did not build will sell the house you built.

As a parent, the children God has given to you must be your priority, not material possessions.


How much time do you spend with your children every day?

HYMN 13: Jesus Loves, This I know

1 Jesus loves me, this I know,

For the Bible tells me so.

Little ones to Him belong;

They are weak, but He is strong.


Yes, Jesus loves me! Yes, Jesus loves me!

Yes, Jesus loves me! The Bible tells me so.

2 Jesus loves me He who died,

Heaven’s gate to open wide,

He will wash away my sin,

Let His little child come in.

3 Jesus loves me, loves me still,

Tho’ I’m very weak and ill

From His shining throne on high

He will watch me where I lie.

4 Jesus loves me He will stay

Close beside me all the way,

If I love Him when I die

He will take me home on high.

Open Heaven For Today 2024 Sunday Daily Devotional By Pastor E. A. Adeboye – The Father's Blessing

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TOPIC: The Father's Blessing

MEMORISE: "The blessings of thy father have prevailed above the blessings of my progenitors unto the utmost bound of the everlasting hills: they shall be on the head of Joseph, and on the crown of the head of him that was separate from his brethren". Genesis 49:26

READ: Genesis 27:27-40 (KJV)

27 And he came near, and kissed him: and he smelled the smell of his raiment, and blessed him, and said, See, the smell of my son is as the smell of a field which the Lord hath blessed:

28 Therefore God give thee of the dew of heaven, and the fatness of the earth, and plenty of corn and wine:

29 Let people serve thee, and nations bow down to thee: be lord over thy brethren, and let thy mother's sons bow down to thee: cursed be every one that curseth thee, and blessed be he that blesseth thee.

30 And it came to pass, as soon as Isaac had made an end of blessing Jacob, and Jacob was yet scarce gone out from the presence of Isaac his father, that Esau his brother came in from his hunting.

31 And he also had made savoury meat, and brought it unto his father, and said unto his father, Let my father arise, and eat of his son's venison, that thy soul may bless me.

32 And Isaac his father said unto him, Who art thou? And he said, I am thy son, thy firstborn Esau.

33 And Isaac trembled very exceedingly, and said, Who? where is he that hath taken venison, and brought it me, and I have eaten of all before thou camest, and have blessed him? yea, and he shall be blessed.

34 And when Esau heard the words of his father, he cried with a great and exceeding bitter cry, and said unto his father, Bless me, even me also, O my father.

35 And he said, Thy brother came with subtilty, and hath taken away thy blessing.

36 And he said, Is not he rightly named Jacob? for he hath supplanted me these two times: he took away my birthright; and, behold, now he hath taken away my blessing. And he said, Hast thou not reserved a blessing for me?

37 And Isaac answered and said unto Esau, Behold, I have made him thy lord, and all his brethren have I given to him for servants; and with corn and wine have I sustained him: and what shall I do now unto thee, my son?

38 And Esau said unto his father, Hast thou but one blessing, my father? bless me, even me also, O my father. And Esau lifted up his voice, and wept.

39 And Isaac his father answered and said unto him, Behold, thy dwelling shall be the fatness of the earth, and of the dew of heaven from above;

40 And by thy sword shalt thou live, and shalt serve thy brother; and it shall come to pass when thou shalt have the dominion, that thou shalt break his yoke from off thy neck.

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Psalms 69-72

Open Heaven For Today 2023 MESSAGE

A father has tremendous power over the lives and destinies of his children. Any wise child will always seek his or her father’s (biological or spiritual) blessings. This is why you must always think of ways to provoke your father to bless you.

Unfortunately, these days, most people are after getting material things from their fathers and hardly think of what they can do to make their fathers bless them.

One day, I had just returned from a journey, and two of my spiritual children came to welcome me.

The one who got to me first merely greeted me, the other followed suit when he joined us and then proceeded to collect my bags. Immediately he did that, I said to him, 

“God bless you.”

The first son said, “Daddy, you did not say ‘God bless you’ to me.” I responded, 

“What did you do for me? You saw me carrying these bags, but you didn’t help me.” 

If you want your father to bless you, you must be ready to do something that will provoke him to do so.

One very important thing about a father’s blessing is that it is irreversible. Even though Isaac realized that he had blessed Jacob instead of Esau, he could not reverse it (Genesis 27:33). This is why you must seek your father’s blessing in every way you can.

Once your father blesses you, you are blessed forever. Nevertheless, blessings are different.

Some blessings come from the soul, some from the heart and some from the mouth. When Isaac wanted to bless Esau, he told him to prepare his favorite meal so that after he had eaten it, he could bless him from deep within his soul (Genesis 27:4).

A father can bless three of his children, but one will still be greater than the rest because the father loves that one in a special way.

How well does your father love you? Do you often provoke him to pray for you or are you the type that provokes him to anger regularly? Some people hardly send money to their old parents, some hardly call them, while some others don’t even visit them.

They may be old and frail now, but their blessings and curses remain very powerful. Whatever you do, ensure that you get as many blessings as possible from your father before he dies.

Action Point

Do something for your father today that will provoke him to bless you. If you are a father, call your children and bless them from your soul.

HYMN 6: I am so Glad That Our Father In Heaven

1 I am so glad that our Father in heaven

Tell of His love in the book He has given;

Wonderful things in the Bible I see;

This is the dearest, that Jesus loves me.


I am so glad that Jesus loves me,

Jesus loves me, Jesus loves me,

I am so glad that Jesus loves me,

Jesus loves even me.

2 Jesus loves me and I know I love Him;

Love brought Him down my lost soul to redeem;

Yes, it was love made Him die on the tree:

Oh, I am certain that Jesus love me.

3 In this assurance I find sweetest rest,

Trusting in Jesus I know I am blessed;

Satan, dismayed from my soul doth now flee,

When I just tell him that Jesus loves me.

4 Oh, if there’s only one song I can sing,

When in His beauty I see the great King,

This shall my song in eternity be,

“Oh, what a wonder that Jesus loves me!”

5 If one should ask of me, how can I tell?

Glory to Jesus, I know very well!

God’s Holy Spirit with mine doth agree,

Constantly witnessing Jesus loves me.

Open Heaven For Today 2024 Saturday Daily Devotional By Pastor E. A. Adeboye – The Anointing Is In Degrees

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TOPIC: The Anointing Is In Degrees

MEMORISE: "I have found David my servant; with my holy oil have I anointed him": Psalms 89:20

READ: Matthew 17:14-21 (KJV)

14 And when they were come to the multitude, there came to him a certain man, kneeling down to him, and saying,

15 Lord, have mercy on my son: for he is lunatick, and sore vexed: for ofttimes he falleth into the fire, and oft into the water.

16 And I brought him to thy disciples, and they could not cure him.

17 Then Jesus answered and said, O faithless and perverse generation, how long shall I be with you? how long shall I suffer you? bring him hither to me.

18 And Jesus rebuked the devil; and he departed out of him: and the child was cured from that very hour.

19 Then came the disciples to Jesus apart, and said, Why could not we cast him out?

20 And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you.

21 Howbeit this kind goeth not out but by prayer and fasting.

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Psalms 62-68

Open Heaven For Today 2023 MESSAGE

Just like electricity voltages differ, anointing levels also differ. When you are exposed to some voltages of electricity, you will only get a mild shock.

However, being exposed to higher voltages can be fatal. You must be ready to pay the price if you want to operate in higher levels of the anointing.

Many years ago, we were at a crusade ground and had been conducting deliverance on one fellow for hours. When the demon wasn’t leaving, we had to call my father in the Lord, Pa Josiah Akindayomi, from his prayer room. He came out, commanded the demon to leave in the name of Jesus, and the demon left.

I was shocked. I thought I was anointed, but then I saw another level of the anointing. I became determined to grow in the anointing.

Some years after that, we were holding a crusade, and while the Bible Study was going on, I went around, making sure everything was going well.

At a point, I saw some brethren rolling up their sleeves to cast a demon out of a boy. They saw me and said, “Senior bro is here, let him join us.” I told them that I would pray with them on one condition – that they would allow me to pray first.

After they agreed, I closed my eyes and prayed a simple prayer, commanding the demon to leave in Jesus’ name. After the prayer, I immediately took my leave, and they were all surprised.

Some weeks later, I was passing through the town where we held the crusade and decided to stop by to visit a friend. On getting to his house, I met the boy that was demon-possessed.

Before then, he could not go near fire because the demon would push him into the fire. However, to prove to me that he was now free, he cooked me a meal.

No matter the level of the anointing you are operating now, there is a higher level that you must aim to attain. It is good that you can pray to raise the dead, but it will be better if you can wave your hands towards a handkerchief and then that handkerchief is used to raise the dead.

To attain greater degrees of the anointing, do what Jesus said in our Bible reading for today: fast and pray often. The more you fast and pray, the higher your ranking will be in the Spirit realm and the more anointed you will become.

Key Point

The level of the anointing you will operate in will be determined by how often you fast and pray

HYMN 1: All Hail the Power of Jesus' Name

1 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 – Holy Grounds

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TOPIC: Holy Grounds

MEMORISE: "And the captain of the Lord's host said unto Joshua, loose thy shoe from off thy foot; for the place whereon thou standest is holy. And Joshua did so. Joshua 5:15 

READ: Exodus 3:1-5 (KJV)

3 Now Moses kept the flock of Jethro his father in law, the priest of Midian: and he led the flock to the backside of the desert, and came to the mountain of God, even to Horeb.

2 And the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a flame of fire out of the midst of a bush: and he looked, and, behold, the bush burned with fire, and the bush was not consumed.

3 And Moses said, I will now turn aside, and see this great sight, why the bush is not burnt.

4 And when the Lord saw that he turned aside to see, God called unto him out of the midst of the bush, and said, Moses, Moses. And he said, Here am I.

5 And he said, Draw not nigh hither: put off thy shoes from off thy feet, for the place whereon thou standest is holy ground.

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Psalms 56-61

Open Heaven For Today 2023 MESSAGE

Any ground that hosts the manifest presence of God is holy ground, and such grounds carry great power. 

Merely by stepping on such grounds, people receive great miracles. Beyond that, you can carry the power on a holy ground jut by having contact with it. Exodus 4:1-2 tells us: 

And the LORD said unto him, What is that in thine hand? And he said, A rod. And he said, Cast it on the ground. 

And he cast it on the ground, and it became a serpent; and Moses fled from before it. 

And the LORD said unto Moses, put forth thine hand, and take it by the tail. And he put forth his hand, and caught it, and it became a rod in his hand:

God told Moses to thrw his rod on the holy ground that he was standing on, and the rod became a snake. 

As Moses bent to pick up the snake, his hands touched the holy ground, and from that day, they became anointed. 

Every ground is ordanary round until God touches it. When God touches a ground and your hand touches that ground, that hand can never remain thesame.

In 2 Kings 2:9-15, when the horses and chariots of fire came to pick Elijah, they swept the ground and took him away. 

Elijah dropped his mantle, and when Elisha bent down to pick it, his hand touched thesame ground that the host of heaven had touched and became anointed. 

When you study the ministry of Elisha, you will discover that he only used Elijah's mantle once - to cross the Jordan. 

He didnt usethe mantle when he healed the waters in 2 Kings 2:20-22, neither did he use it when an axehead fell into the river in 2 Kings 6:1-7

The power was in the hand that touched the ground where the holy chariot of God swept. 

In Acts 26:13, when the light of God shone on the road to Damascus, the Bible says that it was brighter than the noonday sun. 

That was the light of the Bright and Morning Star. When He came all the way down to earth, Saul of Tarsus didnt just touch the ground, he fell on it. 

This is why handkerchiefs that hand touched his hands and aprons that he had worn worked miracles.

Don't joke with any ground that is holy. If you are on a ground that you know God descends on regularly, take advantage of it and get all you can from God before you leave the place.   

Key Point

Whenever you are standing on a holy ground, ensure you make the best out of the opportunity.

HYMN 15: Pass Me Not, O Gentle Saviour

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]

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