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Open Heaven For Today 2024 Monday Daily Devotional By Pastor E. A. Adeboye – Return On Seeds I

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TOPIC: Return On Seeds I

MEMORISE: "And these are they which are sown on good ground; such as hear the word, and receive it, and bring forth fruit, some thirtyfold, some sixty, and some an hundred". Mark 4:20

READ: Matthew 13:1-8 (KJV)

1 The same day went Jesus out of the house, and sat by the sea side.

2 And great multitudes were gathered together unto him, so that he went into a ship, and sat; and the whole multitude stood on the shore.

3 And he spake many things unto them in parables, saying, Behold, a sower went forth to sow;

4 And when he sowed, some seeds fell by the way side, and the fowls came and devoured them up:

5 Some fell upon stony places, where they had not much earth: and forthwith they sprung up, because they had no deepness of earth:

6 And when the sun was up, they were scorched; and because they had no root, they withered away.

7 And some fell among thorns; and the thorns sprung up, and choked them:

8 But other fell into good ground, and brought forth fruit, some an hundredfold, some sixtyfold, some thirtyfold.

Open Heaven For Today 2024 – Open Heavens 1 July

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Proverbs 8-11

Open Heaven For Today 2023 MESSAGE

In finance, there is something called Return on Investment. Likewise, in the kingdom of God, there is something I’ll like to call Return on Seeds.

This is the profit you make when a seed is sown in the kingdom of God. According to today’s Bible reading, there is the possibility of having a zero return on seeds sown, or a 30, 60 or 100-fold return.

Also, as you will learn later in this series, there is the possibility of having an unlimited return on your seeds.

Two things determine your return on seeds: the first is what is left with you after sowing. In other words, how sacrificial is your seed? The second is the soil on which you sowed. Today, I will focus on the kind of soil that brings zero return on seeds.

Many years ago, I was sowing seeds into a ministry abroad. I knew about the law of harvest, so I kept sowing. However, nothing was coming forth. I became worried, and so I started to ask God what was happening.

Then, I had a dream. In the dream, I was standing on a farmland with heaps that showed that things had been sown on that land. I lifted one of the heaps, and underneath it was solid concrete.

This meant that nothing could grow on that land. When I woke up, I knew the meaning of the dream – the ministry I had been sowing into was as good as concrete ground; no seed will yield returns when sown there.

If you sow a seed in a place that God does not approve of, your seed will yield no return. God cares about the poor, therefore, when you sow into their lives, Psalms 41:1 says that He will deliver you in the day of trouble.

God cares about His prophets and ministers, so when you sow into their lives, you will get a reward (Matthew 10:41-42). God cares about His Church, so when you sow into a ministry, you will be rewarded (Malachi 3:10-12).

If the place you sow into only looks like a ministry from the outside but is devoid of God’s presence, then your seeds will yield zero returns.

You can decide to give anybody money if you wish, but if it is a seed, ensure that you are sowing in a place or a person that God is interested in.

Don’t sow your seeds on concrete and expect a return, it will not yield anything.

Key Point

Be sure of the soil before you sow your seeds in it.

HYMN 26:  There Shall Be Showers Of Blessings

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 Sunday Daily Devotional By Pastor E. A. Adeboye – Start Hearing From God

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TOPIC: Start Hearing From God

MEMORISE: "He that is of God heareth God’s words: ye therefore hear them not, because ye are not of God". John 8:47

READ: John 10:2-5 (KJV)

2 But he that entereth in by the door is the shepherd of the sheep.

3 To him the porter openeth; and the sheep hear his voice: and he calleth his own sheep by name, and leadeth them out.

4 And when he putteth forth his own sheep, he goeth before them, and the sheep follow him: for they know his voice.

5 And a stranger will they not follow, but will flee from him: for they know not the voice of strangers.

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Proverbs 4-7

Open Heaven For Today 2023 MESSAGE

Jesus Christ said: 

My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me: John 10:27

This means that you don’t have to be a prophet to hear from God; all you need is to be His child. I am praying for you today, that the Almighty God will cause you to hear from Him more clearly.

When God begins to talk to you about what He wants to do, it shows that you have become His friend.

In John 15:15, Jesus Christ said to His disciples: 

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.

God said concerning Abraham that He could not hide whatever He was about to do from him.

God is sovereign, He doesn’t need permission from anybody to do anything, but there are certain people He must talk to before He does anything.

You must sit down and really assess your relationship with God and become so close to Him that you can hear from Him yourself.

You need to get to that stage where He will not hide anything from you. When you read Genesis 18, you will discover that Abraham was a friend of God. That was why God never hid anything from Him.

Abraham wasn’t just God’s friend, Romans 4:16 describes him as the father of faith. Since without faith, it is impossible to please God (Hebrews 11:6), Abraham being the father of faith means that he really pleased God.

You can get so close to God that He will tell you His secrets; things He won’t tell anyone else. 

In John 13:21-26, everyone at the table asked Jesus about who will betray Him. He did not answer them, but He answered one fellow who was His favourite – John the Beloved.

It is such a beautiful thing to be able to tell anyone, no matter who they are, “God did not say that.” It shows that you are so special to God that if He is to talk to anyone, He will talk to you.

For example, in 1 Kings 22:6-28, many prophets prophesied falsehood, but Micaiah, who heard from God directly, stood out and spoke the mind of God and it came to pass.

If you are close to God, you cannot be deceived by anyone. I pray for you that soon, God will be sharing His secrets with you, in Jesus’ name.

Key Point

Walk so close to God that you can hear from Him yourself

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 Heaven For Today 2024 Saturday Daily Devotional By Pastor E. A. Adeboye – Who Do People Say You Are?

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TOPIC: Who Do People Say You Are?

MEMORISE: "When Jesus came into the coasts of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, saying, Whom do men say that I the Son of man am?" Matthew 16:13

READ: Matthew 16:13-16 (KJV)

13 When Jesus came into the coasts of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, saying, Whom do men say that I the Son of man am?

14 And they said, Some say that thou art John the Baptist: some, Elias; and others, Jeremias, or one of the prophets.

15 He saith unto them, But whom say ye that I am?

16 And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God.

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Proverbs 1-3

Open Heaven For Today 2023 MESSAGE

Today’s topic is a question you must be conscious of. In today’s Bible reading, Jesus asked His disciples whom people said that He was.

He wasn’t confused about His identity; He knew who He was, but He was concerned about how people perceived Him.

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You must be conscious of how people perceive you too. People will only relate with you based on what they think about you and not what you think about yourself.

When my father in the Lord was alive, company executives would come to him for his opinion whenever they needed to hire staff for their company.

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They would say things like, “Sir, Brother so and so in your church has applied for a role in our company, what do you think about him?” Sometimes, he would cleverly reply, “That brother?

Well, he says he is a Christian.” However, when they ask about someone who is truly born again, he will say, “That brother is a Christian.” There is a difference between who you claim to be and who you really are.

There are two kinds of people whose perception of you, you must take seriously. The first are people who know you but are not in your inner circle.

They may not be close to you, but they are observant. They can build a perception about you from the things you say and do.

Their perception may not be true, but as far as they are concerned, that is the true you. Therefore, you should endeavour not to make a mistake that will give them a wrong impression of you.

The second set of people are those in your inner circle. In today’s Bible reading, the fellow who knew the real identity of Jesus was one of the people in His inner circle – Simon Peter.

This tells us clearly that those who know us the best are the ones closest to us. Who does your spouse say you are?

What about your children? These people know you more than anyone else, and their opinion must be very valuable to you.

I have always said it, the reason some ministers’ children are wayward is because they know who their parents are. They hear them preach one thing on the altar but see them do something else at home.

This confuses them and draws them far from the God their parents claim to serve. You can pretend to people outside, but you cannot pretend to your family members.

Action Point

Look for people within your inner circle who will not lie to you. Let them tell you their perception of you.

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. 

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

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TOPIC: Taking Thrones For God

MEMORISE: "When the rightous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn". Proverbs 29:2    

READ: Esther 8:7-17(KJV)

7 Then the king Ahasuerus said unto Esther the queen and to Mordecai the Jew, Behold, I have given Esther the house of Haman, and him they have hanged upon the gallows, because he laid his hand upon the Jews.

8 Write ye also for the Jews, as it liketh you, in the king's name, and seal it with the king's ring: for the writing which is written in the king's name, and sealed with the king's ring, may no man reverse.

9 Then were the king's scribes called at that time in the third month, that is, the month Sivan, on the three and twentieth day thereof; and it was written according to all that Mordecai commanded unto the Jews, and to the lieutenants, and the deputies and rulers of the provinces which are from India unto Ethiopia, an hundred twenty and seven provinces, unto every province according to the writing thereof, and unto every people after their language, and to the Jews according to their writing, and according to their language.

10 And he wrote in the king Ahasuerus' name, and sealed it with the king's ring, and sent letters by posts on horseback, and riders on mules, camels, and young dromedaries:

11 Wherein the king granted the Jews which were in every city to gather themselves together, and to stand for their life, to destroy, to slay and to cause to perish, all the power of the people and province that would assault them, both little ones and women, and to take the spoil of them for a prey,

12 Upon one day in all the provinces of king Ahasuerus, namely, upon the thirteenth day of the twelfth month, which is the month Adar.

13 The copy of the writing for a commandment to be given in every province was published unto all people, and that the Jews should be ready against that day to avenge themselves on their enemies.

14 So the posts that rode upon mules and camels went out, being hastened and pressed on by the king's commandment. And the decree was given at Shushan the palace.

15 And Mordecai went out from the presence of the king in royal apparel of blue and white, and with a great crown of gold, and with a garment of fine linen and purple: and the city of Shushan rejoiced and was glad.

16 The Jews had light, and gladness, and joy, and honour.

17 And in every province, and in every city, whithersoever the king's commandment and his decree came, the Jews had joy and gladness, a feast and a good day. And many of the people of the land became Jews; for the fear of the Jews fell upon them.

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Psalms 141-150

Open Heaven For Today 2023 MESSAGE

On earth, every government, ministry or industry has a leader who can be likened to a king sitting on a throne. Today's memory verse says that when the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice. In other words, when things are going wrong, it is likely that it is not a righteous person bearing rule. The reason we have policies that clearly go against God's ways is that the people bearing rule and establishing such policies are not righteous. We have industries, political parties, and the likes that are obviously corrupt because parties, and the likes that are obviously corrupt because the thrones in such places are occupied by unrighteous people; that is about to come to an end! Believers have to do what it takes to take thrones for God.

I was quite close to a king in the western Nigeria before he died. We were so close that on one occasion, I slept in his place. Because of how close we were, he got some of the anointing that God put upon me, so before he died, he made a decree. He did not want the people of his kingdom too go back to idol worship after his demise, so he decreed that anyone who is not born gain would not sit on the throne again. It has been well over 20 years and even though there have been people that are keenly interested in the throne and some that have been chosen to sit on it, up till now, no one has occupied that throne. He took the throne for God completely so that his kingdom will only serve the living God. You can do the same, you can take the thrones of the places you operate in for God.

Yes you can take thrones for God by declarations. However, it is easier to dedicate thrones to God permanently when you are the one sitting on them. This means that you must work hard and strive to reach the top so that you can sit on thrones. Once you sit on a throne, you can sanitized the entire place spiritually, and take it over for God permanently. I pray that the grace to reach the top in your fields of operation will be released unto you, in Jesus' name. God will use you to take thrones from the devil's hands, in Jesus name. Because of you, evil policies and corrupt practices will be abolished, in Jesus name.  

Key Point

Work hard, sit on thrones and take them over for God.

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 Thursday Daily Devotional By Pastor E. A. Adeboye – As The Father Hath Sent You

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TOPIC: As The Father Hath Sent You

MEMORISE: "Then said Jesus to them again, peace be unto you: as my Father hath me, even so sent I you." Psalm 134-140

READ: John 14:10-12(KJV)

10 Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? the words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works.

11 Believe me that I am in the Father, and the Father in me: or else believe me for the very works' sake.

12 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Psalms 134-140

Open Heaven For Today 2023 MESSAGE

Looking at today's topic, I am sure you're asking yourself, 

'How did the Father send me?' 

Acts 10:38 says that Jesus was sent to do good and to heal all that were oppressed of the devil, but then, He was anointed with the Holy Ghost nd power for that assignment. 

That's why, concerning His minsters, Jesus said in

Luke 24:49

"Tarry ye in Jerusalem unto be endued with power fro on high."

The condition for being a minister of God, according to Acts 6:1-3, is that you must be full of the  Holy Spirit. 

Being baptized in the Holy Spirt with the evidence of speaking in tongues is good. 

However, However, other kind of evidence must also be there. Act 6:8 says that Stephen, a man full of the Holy Spirit, performed miracles. 

Where are the miracles that God has performed through you since you baptism in the Holy Spirit? In Act 8:-8, Philp, one of the deacons, went Samaria and turned a whole city upside down. 

In Acts 13:6-12, when Paul was preaching to a governor, and a sorcerer was trying to hinder Him, Paul, full of the Holy Spirit, moved the mountain out of the Holy Spirit, moved the mountain out of the way and got his victory by the power of the Holy Spirit.  

We believe are dealing with a world called the New Age. They are working overtime to win our youths over with magic, and we need to demonstrate greater power to silence them so the youths do not give in to their devices. 

This power is available in God for all those who are willing to pay the price, but unfortunately, in a very subtle manner, the devil is pushing the church to Lukewarmness.

You need to realize that whenever Jesus taught in a place, the Bible says that the power of God was always present to heal. 

I have discovered that when we preach about healing, God heals. When we tag a service 'deliverance night', a lot of demonized  people in attendance will get delivered. 

we choose themes that show God that we are keenly interested in doing His works. He said that He will baptize you with the Holy Ghost and with fire (Luke 3:16). 

There is a difference between just speaking in tongues and having the fire behind your tongues. 

When you are baptized by the Holy Spirit and fire, it will be evident; miracles will happen, souls will be won, and the whole world will bow to our to our Lord. Seek the fire today!

Pray Point

Father, baptize me with your fire!

HYMN 4:  To The Work! To The Work! We Are Servants of God

1 To the work! to the work! we are servants of God,

Let us follow the path that our Master has trod;

With the might of His power our strength to renew,

Let us do by His grace what He calls us to do.

Work for Him by His grace;

Work thru Him for His praise;

Work with Him all the days;

And work in Him in many ways.

2 To the work! to the work! let the hungry be fed;

To the fountain of life let the thirsty be led;

In the cross and its vict’ry our glory shall be,

While we herald the tidings, “Salvation is free!”

3 To the work! to the work! in the strength of the Lord,

By the pow’r of His Name, with the light of His Word,

All the slaves of the darkness of Satan set free

And His riches of grace in His glory we’ll see.

Open Heaven For Today 2024 Wednesday Daily Devotional By Pastor E. A. Adeboye – God Will Empower You

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TOPIC: God Will Empower You

MEMORISE: "According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliess, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to loryy and virtue" 2 Peter 1:3

READ: Isaiah 41:10-13 (KJV)

10 Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.

11 Behold, all they that were incensed against thee shall be ashamed and confounded: they shall be as nothing; and they that strive with thee shall perish.

12 Thou shalt seek them, and shalt not find them, even them that contended with thee: they that war against thee shall be as nothing, and as a thing of nought.

13 For I the Lord thy God will hold thy right hand, saying unto thee, Fear not; I will help thee.

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Psalms 120-133

Open Heaven For Today 2023 MESSAGE

In John 20:21, Jesus Christ said, " my Father hath sent me, even so send I you." 

In Matthew 10:40, He said, "He that receiveth you receiveth me, and he that receiveth me receiveth him that sent me." 

The work of ministry is an assignment from the Father, so when you are called to do something, you can be sure that God Himself is backing you up.

In John 5:30, Jesus, 

"I can of my own self do nothing"... 

"This is good because whatever you are too do for God, you cant do it by yourself, but the Father who sent you will back you up. It is good news because all you have o do is tell Him, "I can't do it Lord, but I know you can do it through me." 

There is something called 'the God factor'. Let God do it; however, He can only do it if you are willing to cooperate.

 If you believe He can do it, He will do it. If you believe that He can use you to heal the sick, you will have to pay the price, and then, He will produce the results. 

Whatever assignment God gives you that seems impossible, talk to Him, do your art, and He will yield results through you.

In Yoruba land, one of the names we call God is Oronmonise faya ti. 

It means that one who sends a child on an assignment, He stays with you and empowers you to ensure that you fulfil the assignment. 

Many people don't fulfil their assignments because they hardly go to God for instructions. 

They start the work quite alright, but they hardly pray for direction, whereas it is in the place of prayers that God will give them instructions on each step to take. 

They keep doing everything to make the work succeed, but when it is time to make decision, they don't ask God for the best decisions, they don't ask God decisions to make. (OPENHEAVENSDAILY.COM).

After a while, when they realize that they are not fulfilling the assignment, they realize that they are not fulfilling the assignment, they accuse Him of helping others and not helping them.

Beloved, You cannot do anything by yourself (John 15:5). The work God has given you to o cannot be done by your power or might but by His Spirit (Zechariah 4:6). If you really want to fulfill destiny, don't lean on your understanding; lean on God. 


Are you depending totally on God to help yo fulfil your destiny? 

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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