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Open Heavens Devotional: PRELIMINARY CALLING Sunday 6 February 2011

by Pastor E.A. Adeboye

MEMORIZE: “To reveal his Son in me, that I might preach him among the heathen; immediately I conferred not with flesh and blood:” (Gal. 1:16).

READ: Galatians 1 :15-16

Ideally, to qualify for leadership positions in the church of God, you must first be called. Believers are ‘called-out’ people. You are first called out of sin and worldliness into God’s Kingdom. Until you genuinely respond to this preliminary call, you cannot taste the new birth. This makes you unfit to lead God’s people. Today, many who have not yet known the Lord give themselves big titles, claiming that God has commissioned them. The Lord is a Holy God. He will not appoint sinners. Until the problem of sin is settled, that individual remains unusable—his gifts, knowledge and earthly achievements notwithstanding.

“But when it pleased God, who separated me from my mother’s womb, and called me by his grace, To reveal his Son in me, that I might preach him among the heathen; immediately I conferred not with flesh and blood:” (Gal. 1:15-16). From the passage above, Paul had Jesus Christ in his heart before he was called to make Him known to the world. You cannot give what you don’t have. Anyone who does not genuinely have a personal relationship with Christ, but is leading God’s people, is not a leader but a hireling. Do you have the Jesus you are preaching to others? Read more

Open Heavens Devotional: GRASSHOPPER MENTALITY Saturday 5 February 2011 #RCCG

By Pastor E.A. Adeboye

MEMORIZE: “For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he: Eat and drink, saith he to thee; but his heart is not with thee.” (Prov. 23:7).

READ: Romans 4:17-22
Bible in One year: Esth. 1-3


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hat you focus on, in any given situation, determines your outcome. Have you noticed that when you raise your eyes to look at something, you may be staring at several objects at the same time? Twenty people can face the same direction but no two will focus only on the same thing. This shows the need to look aright. May you focus only on what Heaven wants you to see always!

Numbers 13:33 says when the ten spies saw the giants, they saw themselves like grasshoppers. What they saw they eventually became. Although problems will come, never focus on them. Each time you set your heart on a problem, your worth diminishes and your God reduces in magnitude. Each time you focus on a problem, it increases in size and before long, it completely fills your vision. On the other hand, each time you focus on Jesus Christ—the Problem Solver, He is magnified and you become stronger and bolder, while the problem pales into oblivion. This simply tells us that you can either magnify or minimize a problem depending on your focus. What are you focusing on today? Are you daily staring at the problem or is your gaze on the Problem Solver? Read more

Open Heavens Devotional: CARNALITY AND FAMINE Friday 4 February 2011

by Pastor E.A. Adeboye

MEMORIZE:”Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be” (Rom. 8:7).

READ: Romans 8:5-8

A possible cause of spiritual dryness in the lives of some people is their refusal to obey God completely. If you cannot see a difference between the Word of God and the words of men, you are not different from King Saul. Anytime there is some iota of disobedience in your attempt at obedience, your overall state is regarded by God as disobedience. If you want Heaven to accept your efforts as acts of righteousness, ensure they satisfy Heaven’s requirement a hundred percent. Read more

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