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Open Heavens Devotional; START THAT CHAIN Wednesday 9 February 2011 #RCCG

by Pastor E.A. Adeboye

MEMORIZE: “For with the hear man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation” (Romans 10:10).

READ: Romans 10 :13-15

God can use anyone. He does not discriminate. If you yield to Him, you will become a candidate of divine occupation. This year, the Lord will use you mightily in Jesus name. If you can simply obey God’s instructions, you will be dazed at the impact of your obedience. In Kingdom, there is a chain—a powerful network—that God wants sustained until Jesus comes. You are saved to save others. If we do this, by and by, the world will be reached for Christ. A driver once led his female employer to Christ. Thereafter, this lady was miraculously healed of a sickness. In appreciation, she not only led her younger sister to Christ, but also donated a house to start a church in her hometown. Later, she gave out more houses until the RCCG was established in Port-Harcourt. Today, in Rivers State, Nigeria, we have about 1000 parishes, all because a driver witnessed Christ to his boss! Do you know that this driver has, by this singular act, become a spiritual father to many in that state? You may think that he was just fortunate, or lucky, but the truth is, there are several men and women like that woman who can run with the Kingdom vision and support it with all that is required. All God wants you to do is speak up, and He will do the rest. Do not ignore any opportunity you have to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ with those you meet. You can start your chain today! Read more

Open Heavens Devotional: ATTITUDE TO CORRECTION Tuesday 8 February 2011

By Pastor E.A. Adeboye

MEMORIZE: ”Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be yet wiser: Teach a just man, and he will increase in learning.” (Prov. 9 :9).

READ: Proverbs 9 :7-9

A part from identifying a wise person by who or what he learns from, he can also be known by his or her attitude to correction. Anyone who cannot be corrected cannot attain wisdom. According to today’s reading, if you find it difficult to love those who correct you, you are a scorner and a fool. A scorner takes offence when corrected, hence, the fellow often plans to revenge by disgracing the one who has corrected him. If that is your attitude towards correction, you are a fool. If people have cause to regret ever correcting you, it is because you are a scorner and a fool. A fool cannot be corrected. Some so-called believers prefer to relocate from their local assembly than to submit to the discipline of their pastor. Such an attitude shows that the fellow has not been truly broken. If your pastor cannot correct you, who else can? Avoiding the correction of your spiritual leader put you at risk in the court of Heaven. It is only a fool that will dodge five strokes of the cane only to later get twenty-four strokes of the rod. What is your attitude to correction? Do you take it with humility or you rebuff it arrogantly? 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

Open Heavens Devotional: LOSING DESTINY? Thursday 3 February 2011

by Pastor E.A. Adeboye

MEMORIZE: “For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.” (1 Cor. 6: 20).

READ: Luke 22 :31-33

God is the greatest playwright. Unlike human playwrights, His scripts are so all-embracing that one way or another, every human being finds himself or herself fitting into one of the roles or characters. However, one interesting thing about this drama is that God can make changes right on stage. He can change the actor, scene or plot at will. For instance, Psalm 41 :9 prophesied that a bosom friend of the Lord would betray Him. When the time came for that drama to be enacted, and Satan determined to use Peter as the betrayer, the Lord simply referred the matter to the Playwright and it was changed. In any way you were supposed to act a negative part in God’s drama, the Lord will reverse that role in your favour in Jesus name.

“Wherefore the LORD God of Israel saith, I said indeed that thy house and the house of thy father, should walk before me for ever: but now the LORD saith, Be it far from me; for them that honour me I will honour, and they that despise me shall be lightly esteemed” (1 Sam. 2 :30). In this particular drama, God had assigned Eli and his family to play the role of priests throughout their generations but something went wrong and God changed His mind. Every promise of God has its accompanying conditions. It is foolhardy to violate them and still expect God to fulfil the original promise. Have you lived contrary to God’s command or expectations? Don’t assume you are retained to play your former lead role; it may have changed. Go back to God to find out if you are still relevant. Eli, his sons and their generations once earned a good destiny due to Eli’s past record of faithful service. But lost that glorious destiny and was not given another one. You can either earn or lose a destiny through your deeds. The greatest destiny anyone can have is to fit like a jigsaw puzzle into the Maker’s plan for his or her life. Today, like Eli many have lost their destinies. Have you lost your destiny? Are you retained to play the original role God assigned to you? Go to God and find out. If you have lost it, seek God in repentance, prayer and fasting.

ACTION POINT: To maintain your original role in God’s big play, cooperate with Him completely.

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