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OPEN HEAVENS DAILY DEVOTIONAL FOR TUESDAY 7TH DECEMBER 2021: YOU WANT TO PROSPER? FEAR GOD

OPEN HEAVENS DAILY DEVOTIONAL FOR TUESDAY 7TH DECEMBER 2021: YOU WANT TO PROSPER? FEAR GOD

THEME:  YOU WANT TO PROSPER? FEAR GOD

 

MEMORISE:

Blessed is every one that feareth the LORD; that walketh in his ways. Psalm 128:1

 

READ:  Psalm 128:1-6.

1 Blessed is every one that feareth the LORD; that walketh in his ways.

 

2 For thou shalt eat the labour of thine hands: happy shalt thou be, and it shall be well with thee.

 

3 Thy wife shall be as a fruitful vine by the sides of thine house: thy children like olive plants round about thy table.

 

4 Behold, that thus shall the man be blessed that feareth the LORD.

 

5 The LORD shall bless thee out of Zion: and thou shalt see the good of Jerusalem all the days of thy life.

 

6 Yea, thou shalt see thy children's children, and peace upon Israel.

 

MESSAGE:



The lack of the fear of the Lord has brought untold hardship to many people since the fall of man. However, those who have exercised the fear of the Lord in the past have fulfilled their destinies. Thus, every wise person must exhibit the fear of the Lord.

 

Joseph could have had his destiny cut short had he succumbed to the temptation of sexual immorality- an age- old sin. You would recall that God destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah because of this. Reuben also was cursed because of his sexual immorality with his father’s wife (Genesis 49:4). Despite how inviting the temptation was, Joseph feared the Lord and refused to take up the offer of sleeping with Potiphar’s wife. With fear and trembling, he declined in Genesis 39:9 thus:

“There is none greater in this house than I; neither hath he kept back any thing from me but thee, because thou art his wife: how then can I do this great wickedness, and sin against God?”


You may be wondering how Joseph knew that sleeping with another man’s wife is a sin against her husband and God, considering the fact that the commandment to refrain from adultery was given much later in Exodus 20:14. The truth is that God has written His laws on the heart of man (Hebrews 8:10, Romans 2:14-15. This is what puts His fear in us if we have not been given over to reprobate minds as seen in Romans 1:28.

 

Joseph prospered because he feared the Lord. Do you fear the Lord? Do you question the spiritual authority of your Pastor? Do you still hide under the clock of a ‘clear conscience’ even as you engage in sexual immorality? Today’s memory verse says:

“Blessed is every one that feareth the LORD; that walketh in his ways; that walketh in his way.”

 

The practical way of showing that you fear the Lord is by trembling at His word. Isaiah 66:2 says:

“For all those things hath mine hand made, and all those things have been, saith the LORD: but to this man will I look, even to him that is poor and of a contrite spirit, and trembleth at my word.”

 

I encourage you today to fear the Lord and abstain from all evil. As you do, God Himself will prosper you in all your ways, in the mighty name of Jesus.

 

PRAYER POINT:

Father, please instill Your fear in me and prosper me the way only You can, in Jesus’ name.

 

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: EZEKIEL 7-12.

 

AUTHOR: PASTOR E. A. ADEBOYE 

 

 HYMNAL:  HOLY, HOLY, HOLY, LORD GOD ALMIGHTY.

Holy, holy, holy

Lord God almighty

Early in the morning my song shall rise to thee

Holy. holy, holy

Merciful and mighty

God in three persons, blessed Trinity

 

Holy, holy, holy

All the saints adore Thee

Casting down their golden crowns around the glassy sea

All the cherubim and seraphim are falling down before Thee

Which wert and art and evermore shalt be

 

Holy, holy, holy

Though the darkness hide Thee

Though the eyes of sinful man Thy glory may not see

Lord, only Thou art holy and there is none beside Thee

Perfect in power, in love and purity

 

Holy, holy, holy

Lord God almighty

All Thy works shall praise Thy name in earth and sky and sea

Holy, holy, holy

Merciful and mighty

You are God in three persons, blessed Trinity

You are God in three persons, blessed Trinity

Oh, God in three persons, blessed Trinity

THEME:  YOU WANT TO PROSPER? FEAR GOD

 

MEMORISE:

Blessed is every one that feareth the LORD; that walketh in his ways. Psalm 128:1

 

READ:  Psalm 128:1-6.

1 Blessed is every one that feareth the LORD; that walketh in his ways.

 

2 For thou shalt eat the labour of thine hands: happy shalt thou be, and it shall be well with thee.

 

3 Thy wife shall be as a fruitful vine by the sides of thine house: thy children like olive plants round about thy table.

 

4 Behold, that thus shall the man be blessed that feareth the LORD.

 

5 The LORD shall bless thee out of Zion: and thou shalt see the good of Jerusalem all the days of thy life.

 

6 Yea, thou shalt see thy children's children, and peace upon Israel.

 

MESSAGE:



The lack of the fear of the Lord has brought untold hardship to many people since the fall of man. However, those who have exercised the fear of the Lord in the past have fulfilled their destinies. Thus, every wise person must exhibit the fear of the Lord.

 

Joseph could have had his destiny cut short had he succumbed to the temptation of sexual immorality- an age- old sin. You would recall that God destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah because of this. Reuben also was cursed because of his sexual immorality with his father’s wife (Genesis 49:4). Despite how inviting the temptation was, Joseph feared the Lord and refused to take up the offer of sleeping with Potiphar’s wife. With fear and trembling, he declined in Genesis 39:9 thus:

“There is none greater in this house than I; neither hath he kept back any thing from me but thee, because thou art his wife: how then can I do this great wickedness, and sin against God?”


You may be wondering how Joseph knew that sleeping with another man’s wife is a sin against her husband and God, considering the fact that the commandment to refrain from adultery was given much later in Exodus 20:14. The truth is that God has written His laws on the heart of man (Hebrews 8:10, Romans 2:14-15. This is what puts His fear in us if we have not been given over to reprobate minds as seen in Romans 1:28.

 

Joseph prospered because he feared the Lord. Do you fear the Lord? Do you question the spiritual authority of your Pastor? Do you still hide under the clock of a ‘clear conscience’ even as you engage in sexual immorality? Today’s memory verse says:

“Blessed is every one that feareth the LORD; that walketh in his ways; that walketh in his way.”

 

The practical way of showing that you fear the Lord is by trembling at His word. Isaiah 66:2 says:

“For all those things hath mine hand made, and all those things have been, saith the LORD: but to this man will I look, even to him that is poor and of a contrite spirit, and trembleth at my word.”

 

I encourage you today to fear the Lord and abstain from all evil. As you do, God Himself will prosper you in all your ways, in the mighty name of Jesus.

 

PRAYER POINT:

Father, please instill Your fear in me and prosper me the way only You can, in Jesus’ name.

 

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: EZEKIEL 7-12.

 

AUTHOR: PASTOR E. A. ADEBOYE 

 

 HYMNAL:  HOLY, HOLY, HOLY, LORD GOD ALMIGHTY.

Holy, holy, holy

Lord God almighty

Early in the morning my song shall rise to thee

Holy. holy, holy

Merciful and mighty

God in three persons, blessed Trinity

 

Holy, holy, holy

All the saints adore Thee

Casting down their golden crowns around the glassy sea

All the cherubim and seraphim are falling down before Thee

Which wert and art and evermore shalt be

 

Holy, holy, holy

Though the darkness hide Thee

Though the eyes of sinful man Thy glory may not see

Lord, only Thou art holy and there is none beside Thee

Perfect in power, in love and purity

 

Holy, holy, holy

Lord God almighty

All Thy works shall praise Thy name in earth and sky and sea

Holy, holy, holy

Merciful and mighty

You are God in three persons, blessed Trinity

You are God in three persons, blessed Trinity

Oh, God in three persons, blessed Trinity

COMMAND YOUR DAY PRAYER POINTS FOR TODAY MONDAY 6TH NOVEMBER, 2021

COMMAND YOUR DAY PRAYER POINTS FOR TODAY MONDAY 6TH NOVEMBER, 2021

BY PASTOR OGUNYEMI OLUSEGUN T


1. Thank the Lord for blessing you with help you do not deserve or qualify for.



2. I cover my helpers with the blood of Jesus.


3. The position I will occupy to help others, appear in Jesus’ name.


4. Holy Spirit help others through me so that You might be glorified in Jesus’  name


5. Lord, keep my feet from straying, in Jesus’ name.


          YORUBA EDITION







1. Dupe lowo Olorun ti o bukun fun o pelu iranlowo ti o ko to si, tabi o ko ye 

fun.



2. Mo da eje Jesu bo awon oluranlowo mi.


3. Ipo ti mo ma de lati ran awon elomiran lowo, farahan l’oruko Jesu.


4. Emi-Mimo, ran awon elomiran lowo nipase mi. Ki O ba le di ayinlogo l’oruko Jesu.


5. Oluwa, pa ese mi mo kuro ninu isina, ni oruko Jesu.


   Jesus is Lord no controversy.

BY PASTOR OGUNYEMI OLUSEGUN T


1. Thank the Lord for blessing you with help you do not deserve or qualify for.



2. I cover my helpers with the blood of Jesus.


3. The position I will occupy to help others, appear in Jesus’ name.


4. Holy Spirit help others through me so that You might be glorified in Jesus’  name


5. Lord, keep my feet from straying, in Jesus’ name.


          YORUBA EDITION







1. Dupe lowo Olorun ti o bukun fun o pelu iranlowo ti o ko to si, tabi o ko ye 

fun.



2. Mo da eje Jesu bo awon oluranlowo mi.


3. Ipo ti mo ma de lati ran awon elomiran lowo, farahan l’oruko Jesu.


4. Emi-Mimo, ran awon elomiran lowo nipase mi. Ki O ba le di ayinlogo l’oruko Jesu.


5. Oluwa, pa ese mi mo kuro ninu isina, ni oruko Jesu.


   Jesus is Lord no controversy.

OPEN HEAVENS DAILY DEVOTIONAL FOR MONDAY 6TH DECEMBER 2021: DIVINE ASSISTANCE

OPEN HEAVENS DAILY DEVOTIONAL FOR MONDAY 6TH DECEMBER 2021: DIVINE ASSISTANCE

THEME: DIVINE ASSISTANCE.

 

MEMORISE:

Except the LORD build the house, they labour in vain that build it: except the LORD keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain.   

Psalm 127:1

 

READ:  Psalm 127:1-2.

1 Except the LORD build the house, they labour in vain that build it: except the LORD keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain.


2 It is vain for you to rise up early, to sit up late, to eat the bread of sorrows: for so he giveth his beloved sleep.

 

MESSAGE:







Every creature needs some form of assistance. I is only God- our creator that does not need assistance at all. Of all kinds of assistance men may get however, the one from God is the greatest. Whenever God asks someone to partner with Him on any of His projects, He is setting up the fellow for blessings. When Jesus asked Peter’s boat to preach at the lake of Gennesaret, he did so because He wanted to make Peter a famous fisher of men, not because He wouldn’t have been able to preach without it (Luke 5:1-11). Jesus who walked on the sea could have done the same thing to preach if He had needed to (Matthew 14:26-27).

 Anyone looking up to himself, herself or another person for assistance will definitely be disappointed. 1 Samuel 2:9 says “…for by strength shall no man prevail”. As great a prophet as Elijah was, he still needed divine assistance. 1 Kings 17:8-9 says:

“And the word of the LORD came unto him, saying, Arise, get thee to Zarephath….and dwell there: behold, I have commanded a widow woman there to sustain thee.”

 

Neither the prophet nor the widow had anything to do with the arrangement; it was divinely orchestrated, yet they both cooperated with God to obtain His divine will. Children of God can learn something from this. When God wants to bless your ministry, you do not need to preach long sermons to persuade people to give. God can use humans to help you. When He wants to do that, the fellow loses his or her peace as long as he or she does not act in your favor in accordance with the nudging of the Holy Spirit.

 

Sometime ago, God used someone to provide for the completion of a structure in the Redemption Camp. The Lord put such a sense of urgency in the fellow that he could not even eat breakfast before rushing down to drop the money we needed.

 

Beloved, put all your trust in God and seek Him alone for help today. He is a faithful God and will never disappoint those who seek Him sincerely. I am a living witness to this truth.

 

God will send help your way today as you go before Him in prayers, in the mighty name of Jesus.

 

PRAYER POINT:

 

Father, send help to me today- urgent help, Lord!

 

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: EZEKIEL 1-6.

  

AUTHOR: PASTOR E. A. ADEBOYE 

 

 HYMNAL:  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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

4. Take my silver and my gold,

Not a mite would I withhold.

Take my intellect and use

Every pow’r 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.

 

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.

THEME: DIVINE ASSISTANCE.

 

MEMORISE:

Except the LORD build the house, they labour in vain that build it: except the LORD keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain.   

Psalm 127:1

 

READ:  Psalm 127:1-2.

1 Except the LORD build the house, they labour in vain that build it: except the LORD keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain.


2 It is vain for you to rise up early, to sit up late, to eat the bread of sorrows: for so he giveth his beloved sleep.

 

MESSAGE:







Every creature needs some form of assistance. I is only God- our creator that does not need assistance at all. Of all kinds of assistance men may get however, the one from God is the greatest. Whenever God asks someone to partner with Him on any of His projects, He is setting up the fellow for blessings. When Jesus asked Peter’s boat to preach at the lake of Gennesaret, he did so because He wanted to make Peter a famous fisher of men, not because He wouldn’t have been able to preach without it (Luke 5:1-11). Jesus who walked on the sea could have done the same thing to preach if He had needed to (Matthew 14:26-27).

 Anyone looking up to himself, herself or another person for assistance will definitely be disappointed. 1 Samuel 2:9 says “…for by strength shall no man prevail”. As great a prophet as Elijah was, he still needed divine assistance. 1 Kings 17:8-9 says:

“And the word of the LORD came unto him, saying, Arise, get thee to Zarephath….and dwell there: behold, I have commanded a widow woman there to sustain thee.”

 

Neither the prophet nor the widow had anything to do with the arrangement; it was divinely orchestrated, yet they both cooperated with God to obtain His divine will. Children of God can learn something from this. When God wants to bless your ministry, you do not need to preach long sermons to persuade people to give. God can use humans to help you. When He wants to do that, the fellow loses his or her peace as long as he or she does not act in your favor in accordance with the nudging of the Holy Spirit.

 

Sometime ago, God used someone to provide for the completion of a structure in the Redemption Camp. The Lord put such a sense of urgency in the fellow that he could not even eat breakfast before rushing down to drop the money we needed.

 

Beloved, put all your trust in God and seek Him alone for help today. He is a faithful God and will never disappoint those who seek Him sincerely. I am a living witness to this truth.

 

God will send help your way today as you go before Him in prayers, in the mighty name of Jesus.

 

PRAYER POINT:

 

Father, send help to me today- urgent help, Lord!

 

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: EZEKIEL 1-6.

  

AUTHOR: PASTOR E. A. ADEBOYE 

 

 HYMNAL:  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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

4. Take my silver and my gold,

Not a mite would I withhold.

Take my intellect and use

Every pow’r 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.

 

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.

OPEN HEAVENS DAILY DEVOTIONAL FOR SUNDAY 5TH DECEMBER, 2021: DIVINE RESTORATION

OPEN HEAVENS DAILY DEVOTIONAL FOR SUNDAY 5TH DECEMBER, 2021: DIVINE RESTORATION

THEME: DIVINE RESTORATION


MEMORISE:

When the LORD turned again the captivity of Zion, we were like them that dream.

Psalm 126:1


READ: Ezra 9:5-9


5 And at the evening sacrifice I arose up from my heaviness; and having rent my garment and my mantle, I fell upon my knees, and spread out my hands unto the LORD my God,


6 And said, O my God, I am ashamed and blush to lift up my face to thee, my God: for our iniquities are increased over our head, and our trespass is grown up unto the heavens.


7 Since the days of our fathers have we been in a great trespass unto this day; and for our iniquities have we, our kings, and our priests, been delivered into the hand of the kings of the lands, to the sword, to captivity, and to a spoil, and to confusion of face, as it is this day.


8 And now for a little space grace hath been shewed from the LORD our God, to leave us a remnant to escape, and to give us a nail in his holy place, that our God may lighten our eyes, and give us a little reviving in our bondage.


9 For we were bondmen; yet our God hath not forsaken us in our bondage, but hath extended mercy unto us in the sight of the kings of Persia, to give us a reviving, to set up the house of our God, and to repair the desolations thereof, and to give us a wall in Judah and in Jerusalem.


MESSAGE:









Restoration presupposes that something is missing or a loss has occurred, usually that of something good – whether spiritual or physical.


There are some people in the Church today who have backslidden and need divine restoration.


The danger in backsliding is that the fellow, more often than not, may be reluctant to leave his sinful ways (Proverbs 14:14) and might have been given over to a reprobate mind (Romans 1:28), if you have backslidden. I pray that you would retrace your steps today, in Jesus’ name.


When a fellow loses his salvation, so many unpleasant things happen. As in the case of Ezra and his people in today’s Bible reading, there was a corruption of virtues.


What then should a spiritually backslidden fellow or nation do to be restored? Like Ezra prayed penitently on behalf of his nation in our Bible reading today, a backslider too must be penitent and humble before God.


Psalm 51:17 says:


“…contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise.”


Paul also said in 2 Corinthians 7:10:


“For godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation not to be repented of: but the sorrow of the world worketh death.”


In other words, when you are so sorrowful about your sins that you confess and forsake them, you experience restoration (Proverbs 28:13).


When you repent, you are making a complete ‘U-turn’ from your trespasses. Ezra warned the people in captivity never to return to the sins that brought them into that state in the first place. He instructed them to stop the pollution of inter-faith marriage too (Ezra 9:12).


This is a very important lesson to this world (Romans 12:1-2), but rather we must come out of the sinful environment, be steadfast, and separated unto God (2 Corinthians 6:14-18).


When we obey God’s word, our restoration shall be complete and permanent.


Have you suffered spiritual, physical, material, or any other kind of loss? You can experience divine restoration if only you would repent today and return to the Lord.


I pray that the Almighty God will restore unto you everything you have lost, in Jesus’ name.


PRAYER POINT:

Father, please restore to me all that I have lost, in the mighty name of Jesus.


BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: ZECHARIAH 8-14.


AUTHOR: PASTOR E. A. ADEBOYE


HYMNAL: I NEED THEE EVERY HOUR.


1. I need Thee every hour, most gracious Lord;

No tender voice like Thine can peace afford.


o Refrain:

I need Thee, oh, I need Thee;

Every hour I need Thee;

Oh, bless me now, my Savior,

I come to Thee.


2. I need Thee every hour, stay Thou nearby;

Temptations lose their pow’r when Thou art nigh.


3. I need Thee every hour, in joy or pain;

Come quickly and abide, or life is vain.


4. I need Thee every hour; teach me Thy will;

And Thy rich promises in me fulfill.


5. I need Thee every hour, most Holy One;

Oh, make me Thine indeed, Thou blessed Son.

THEME: DIVINE RESTORATION


MEMORISE:

When the LORD turned again the captivity of Zion, we were like them that dream.

Psalm 126:1


READ: Ezra 9:5-9


5 And at the evening sacrifice I arose up from my heaviness; and having rent my garment and my mantle, I fell upon my knees, and spread out my hands unto the LORD my God,


6 And said, O my God, I am ashamed and blush to lift up my face to thee, my God: for our iniquities are increased over our head, and our trespass is grown up unto the heavens.


7 Since the days of our fathers have we been in a great trespass unto this day; and for our iniquities have we, our kings, and our priests, been delivered into the hand of the kings of the lands, to the sword, to captivity, and to a spoil, and to confusion of face, as it is this day.


8 And now for a little space grace hath been shewed from the LORD our God, to leave us a remnant to escape, and to give us a nail in his holy place, that our God may lighten our eyes, and give us a little reviving in our bondage.


9 For we were bondmen; yet our God hath not forsaken us in our bondage, but hath extended mercy unto us in the sight of the kings of Persia, to give us a reviving, to set up the house of our God, and to repair the desolations thereof, and to give us a wall in Judah and in Jerusalem.


MESSAGE:









Restoration presupposes that something is missing or a loss has occurred, usually that of something good – whether spiritual or physical.


There are some people in the Church today who have backslidden and need divine restoration.


The danger in backsliding is that the fellow, more often than not, may be reluctant to leave his sinful ways (Proverbs 14:14) and might have been given over to a reprobate mind (Romans 1:28), if you have backslidden. I pray that you would retrace your steps today, in Jesus’ name.


When a fellow loses his salvation, so many unpleasant things happen. As in the case of Ezra and his people in today’s Bible reading, there was a corruption of virtues.


What then should a spiritually backslidden fellow or nation do to be restored? Like Ezra prayed penitently on behalf of his nation in our Bible reading today, a backslider too must be penitent and humble before God.


Psalm 51:17 says:


“…contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise.”


Paul also said in 2 Corinthians 7:10:


“For godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation not to be repented of: but the sorrow of the world worketh death.”


In other words, when you are so sorrowful about your sins that you confess and forsake them, you experience restoration (Proverbs 28:13).


When you repent, you are making a complete ‘U-turn’ from your trespasses. Ezra warned the people in captivity never to return to the sins that brought them into that state in the first place. He instructed them to stop the pollution of inter-faith marriage too (Ezra 9:12).


This is a very important lesson to this world (Romans 12:1-2), but rather we must come out of the sinful environment, be steadfast, and separated unto God (2 Corinthians 6:14-18).


When we obey God’s word, our restoration shall be complete and permanent.


Have you suffered spiritual, physical, material, or any other kind of loss? You can experience divine restoration if only you would repent today and return to the Lord.


I pray that the Almighty God will restore unto you everything you have lost, in Jesus’ name.


PRAYER POINT:

Father, please restore to me all that I have lost, in the mighty name of Jesus.


BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: ZECHARIAH 8-14.


AUTHOR: PASTOR E. A. ADEBOYE


HYMNAL: I NEED THEE EVERY HOUR.


1. I need Thee every hour, most gracious Lord;

No tender voice like Thine can peace afford.


o Refrain:

I need Thee, oh, I need Thee;

Every hour I need Thee;

Oh, bless me now, my Savior,

I come to Thee.


2. I need Thee every hour, stay Thou nearby;

Temptations lose their pow’r when Thou art nigh.


3. I need Thee every hour, in joy or pain;

Come quickly and abide, or life is vain.


4. I need Thee every hour; teach me Thy will;

And Thy rich promises in me fulfill.


5. I need Thee every hour, most Holy One;

Oh, make me Thine indeed, Thou blessed Son.

OPEN HEAVENS DAILY DEVOTIONAL FOR SATURDAY 4TH DECEMBER 2021: SHOW YOUR FAITH IN GOD

OPEN HEAVENS DAILY DEVOTIONAL FOR SATURDAY 4TH DECEMBER 2021: SHOW YOUR FAITH IN GOD

THEME: SHOW YOUR FAITH IN GOD.

 

MEMORISE: 

 

They that trust in the LORD shall be as mount Zion, which cannot be removed, but abideth for ever. Psalm 125:1

 

READ: Mark 11:12-14, 20-24

12 And on the morrow, when they were come from Bethany, he was hungry:


13 And seeing a fig tree afar off having leaves, he came, if haply he might find any thing thereon: and when he came to it, he found nothing but leaves; for the time of figs was not yet.


14 And Jesus answered and said unto it, No man eat fruit of thee hereafter for ever. And his disciples heard it.


20 And in the morning, as they passed by, they saw the fig tree dried up from the roots.


21 And Peter calling to remembrance saith unto him, Master, behold, the fig tree which thou cursedst is withered away.


22 And Jesus answering saith unto them, Have faith in God.


23 For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.


24 Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.


MESSAGE: 








At the opening of the story in today’s Bible reading, the Lord Jesus saw a fig tree that, though blossoming, had no fruit. The Lord therefore decided to teach His disciple two major lessons from it. The first is the danger of fruitlessness even when the grace of God is upon our lives. The fig was leavy and green- a sign that it had potential to bear fruit, though it was not bearing any. Thus, Jesus delivered judgment upon it immediately. The second lesson Jesus taught His disciples on that day is on faith, because He decreed that the fig tree should dry up and it came to pass immediately. Jesus’ words in Mark 11:22 provide the foundation for our major lesson today. He said to His disciples “Have faith in God”


Whatever we desire as children of God, we should put it forward to the Lord in prayer and we shall receive it. You may wonder then why He asked in Luke 18:8:

“…Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth?”


The above is where the challenge lies for many believers who are yet to receive answers to their requests from God. The only way such people can get what they want is by exercising faith in God. Beloved, take note of the words of Jesus Christ in today’s reading which says “…and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.”


It is one thing to pray, it is another thing to actually believe that God will do what we have asked for. The story is told of a priest who called for prayers because there had been drought in the land. After the congregation had gathered for prayers, the priest looked around and asked “Brethren, are you not ready to pray?” the parishioner replied “How do you mean? That is what we have come to do.” He asked again “What have you come to do?” And they chorused” To pray for rain.” Then he asked “Where are your umbrellas and raincoats if indeed you believe God will answer your prayers?” The parishioners’ faith was stirred up so they went to fetch their umbrellas and raincoats. God honored their faith and gave them rain. What a lesson! Beloved, you must have faith in God for Him to bless you.


PRAYER POINT: 


Increase my faith today, Lord I pray, in Jesus’ name.


BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: ZECHARIAH 1-7. 


AUTHOR: PASTOR E. A. ADEBOYE  

   

HYMNAL: O GOD OUR HELP IN AGES PAST.


1. O God, our help in ages past,

Our hope for years to come,

Our shelter from the stormy blast,

And our eternal home.


2. Under the shadow of Thy throne

Thy saints have dwelt secure;

Sufficient is Thine arm alone,

And our defense is sure.


3. Before the hills in order stood,

Or earth received her frame,

From everlasting Thou art God,

To endless years the same.


4. Thy Word commands our flesh to dust,

“Return, ye sons of men”:

All nations rose from earth at first,

And turn to earth again.


5. A thousand ages in Thy sight

Are like an evening gone;

Short as the watch that ends the night

Before the rising sun.


6. The busy tribes of flesh and blood,

With all their lives and cares,

Are carried downwards by the flood,

And lost in foll’wing years.


7. Time, like an ever-rolling stream,

Bears all its sons away;

They fly, forgotten, as a dream

Dies at the op’ning day.


8. Like flow’ry fields the nations stand

Pleased with the morning light;

The flow’rs beneath the mower’s hand

Lie with’ring ere ’tis night.


9. O God, our help in ages past,

Our hope for years to come,

Be Thou our guard while troubles last,

And our eternal home.

THEME: SHOW YOUR FAITH IN GOD.

 

MEMORISE: 

 

They that trust in the LORD shall be as mount Zion, which cannot be removed, but abideth for ever. Psalm 125:1

 

READ: Mark 11:12-14, 20-24

12 And on the morrow, when they were come from Bethany, he was hungry:


13 And seeing a fig tree afar off having leaves, he came, if haply he might find any thing thereon: and when he came to it, he found nothing but leaves; for the time of figs was not yet.


14 And Jesus answered and said unto it, No man eat fruit of thee hereafter for ever. And his disciples heard it.


20 And in the morning, as they passed by, they saw the fig tree dried up from the roots.


21 And Peter calling to remembrance saith unto him, Master, behold, the fig tree which thou cursedst is withered away.


22 And Jesus answering saith unto them, Have faith in God.


23 For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.


24 Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.


MESSAGE: 








At the opening of the story in today’s Bible reading, the Lord Jesus saw a fig tree that, though blossoming, had no fruit. The Lord therefore decided to teach His disciple two major lessons from it. The first is the danger of fruitlessness even when the grace of God is upon our lives. The fig was leavy and green- a sign that it had potential to bear fruit, though it was not bearing any. Thus, Jesus delivered judgment upon it immediately. The second lesson Jesus taught His disciples on that day is on faith, because He decreed that the fig tree should dry up and it came to pass immediately. Jesus’ words in Mark 11:22 provide the foundation for our major lesson today. He said to His disciples “Have faith in God”


Whatever we desire as children of God, we should put it forward to the Lord in prayer and we shall receive it. You may wonder then why He asked in Luke 18:8:

“…Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth?”


The above is where the challenge lies for many believers who are yet to receive answers to their requests from God. The only way such people can get what they want is by exercising faith in God. Beloved, take note of the words of Jesus Christ in today’s reading which says “…and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.”


It is one thing to pray, it is another thing to actually believe that God will do what we have asked for. The story is told of a priest who called for prayers because there had been drought in the land. After the congregation had gathered for prayers, the priest looked around and asked “Brethren, are you not ready to pray?” the parishioner replied “How do you mean? That is what we have come to do.” He asked again “What have you come to do?” And they chorused” To pray for rain.” Then he asked “Where are your umbrellas and raincoats if indeed you believe God will answer your prayers?” The parishioners’ faith was stirred up so they went to fetch their umbrellas and raincoats. God honored their faith and gave them rain. What a lesson! Beloved, you must have faith in God for Him to bless you.


PRAYER POINT: 


Increase my faith today, Lord I pray, in Jesus’ name.


BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: ZECHARIAH 1-7. 


AUTHOR: PASTOR E. A. ADEBOYE  

   

HYMNAL: O GOD OUR HELP IN AGES PAST.


1. O God, our help in ages past,

Our hope for years to come,

Our shelter from the stormy blast,

And our eternal home.


2. Under the shadow of Thy throne

Thy saints have dwelt secure;

Sufficient is Thine arm alone,

And our defense is sure.


3. Before the hills in order stood,

Or earth received her frame,

From everlasting Thou art God,

To endless years the same.


4. Thy Word commands our flesh to dust,

“Return, ye sons of men”:

All nations rose from earth at first,

And turn to earth again.


5. A thousand ages in Thy sight

Are like an evening gone;

Short as the watch that ends the night

Before the rising sun.


6. The busy tribes of flesh and blood,

With all their lives and cares,

Are carried downwards by the flood,

And lost in foll’wing years.


7. Time, like an ever-rolling stream,

Bears all its sons away;

They fly, forgotten, as a dream

Dies at the op’ning day.


8. Like flow’ry fields the nations stand

Pleased with the morning light;

The flow’rs beneath the mower’s hand

Lie with’ring ere ’tis night.


9. O God, our help in ages past,

Our hope for years to come,

Be Thou our guard while troubles last,

And our eternal home.

COMMAND YOUR DAY PRAYER POINTS FOR TODAY FRIDAY 3RD DECEMBER, 2021

COMMAND YOUR DAY PRAYER POINTS FOR TODAY FRIDAY 3RD DECEMBER, 2021

BY PASTOR OGUNYEMI OLUSEGUN T


             PRAY WITH PSALM 121






1. My Father,, equip me with what will make me acceptable before helpers in Jesus’ name.



2. Anything in my future waiting to disgrace me be reserved in Jesus’ name.


3. Enemies of my help, you shall not triumph over me in Jesus’ name.


4.Every spiritual vails covering my face from recognizing my helpers, catch fire.


5. God of mercy give me help from all my troubles. For vain is the help from 

man.


          YORUBA EDITION



          

1. Baba mi, kun mi pelu awon nkan ti mo nilo lati je itewogba niwaju awon oluranlowo mi, l’oruko Jesu.



2. Ohunkohun ti o wa ninu ojo ola mi ti nduro lati doju ti mi, yipada l’oruko Jesu.



3. Awon ota iranlowo mi, e o ni bori mi ni oruko Jesu.


4. Gbogbo iboju okunkun, ti o bo oju mi lati maa da awon oluranlowo mi mo, gbina.


5. Olorun aanu, fun mi ni iranlowo kuro ninu gbogbo idamu mi, nitori wipe asan ni iranlowo eniyan. Amin


   Jesus is Lord no controversy.

BY PASTOR OGUNYEMI OLUSEGUN T


             PRAY WITH PSALM 121






1. My Father,, equip me with what will make me acceptable before helpers in Jesus’ name.



2. Anything in my future waiting to disgrace me be reserved in Jesus’ name.


3. Enemies of my help, you shall not triumph over me in Jesus’ name.


4.Every spiritual vails covering my face from recognizing my helpers, catch fire.


5. God of mercy give me help from all my troubles. For vain is the help from 

man.


          YORUBA EDITION



          

1. Baba mi, kun mi pelu awon nkan ti mo nilo lati je itewogba niwaju awon oluranlowo mi, l’oruko Jesu.



2. Ohunkohun ti o wa ninu ojo ola mi ti nduro lati doju ti mi, yipada l’oruko Jesu.



3. Awon ota iranlowo mi, e o ni bori mi ni oruko Jesu.


4. Gbogbo iboju okunkun, ti o bo oju mi lati maa da awon oluranlowo mi mo, gbina.


5. Olorun aanu, fun mi ni iranlowo kuro ninu gbogbo idamu mi, nitori wipe asan ni iranlowo eniyan. Amin


   Jesus is Lord no controversy.

OPEN HEAVENS DAILY DEVOTIONAL FOR THURSDAY 2ND DECEMBER, 2021: THE CURE FOR SHAME

OPEN HEAVENS DAILY DEVOTIONAL FOR THURSDAY 2ND DECEMBER, 2021: THE CURE FOR SHAME

THEME: THE CURE FOR SHAME


MEMORISE: Then shall I not be ashamed, when I have respect unto all Thy commandments.

Psalms 119:6


BIBLE READING: Psalms 119:1-8

1. Blessed are the undefiled in the way, who walk in the law of the LORD.

2. Blessed are they that keep His testimonies, and that seek Him with the whole heart.

3. They also do no iniquity: they walk in His ways.

4. Thou hast commanded us to keep Thy precepts diligently.

5. O that my ways were directed to keep Thy statutes!

6. Then shall I not be ashamed, when I have respect unto all Thy commandments.

7. I will praise Thee with uprightness of heart, when I shall have learned Thy righteous judgments.

8. I will keep Thy statutes: O forsake me not utterly.


MESSAGE



Genesis 3:10 says that after the devil had deceived Adam and Eve, they suffered from shame. They were ashamed because the glory of the Lord had departed from them. Thus, we see that it was disobedience that brought about shame upon the first couple. God had earlier warned them against eating the forbidden fruit, but they eventually did. Disobedience to Gods word brings untold shame and agony. 


To avoid or remove shame, we must return to the word of God and live according to its dictates, as we see in today's memory verse. Our Scripture reading says those who walk in the law of the Lord are blessed because they are undefiled. It goes further to establish the blessedness of the keepers of the testimonies of the Lord and those who seek Him with their whole heart. Why are they blessed? They are blessed because those iniquities that bring about shame are kept away from them through their obedience.


It is sad that today when Pastors teach on obedience, some people shun it because according to them, we are in the grace dispensation and not that of the law. These people forget that we cannot be in sin and expect grace to abound (Romans 6:1-2). Psalm 119:9, 11 also says:

*“Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? By taking heed thereto according to Thy word… Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against Thee.”*


Proverbs 3:35 says the wise shall inherit glory but shame shall be the promotion of fools. The word 'fools' here refers to people who act as though there is no God (Psalms 53:1). When a fellow behaves as if his or her wickedness shall not be brought to book, the person is indirectly saying that there is no God anywhere to judge him. When a person travels far away from a familiar environment just to commit sin, he or she is acting like there is no God because otherwise, such a fellow would know that God is everywhere. Shame is the portion of such people. You will not be put to shame, in Jesus' name. If this prayer would be answered, you must repent and live in complete obedience to the word of God.


PRAYER POINT

Father, help me to obey all Your commandments. Lord, keep me away from shame, in the mighty name of Jesus.


HYMNAL: IN CHRIST ALONE MY HOPE IS FOUND

1. In Christ alone my hope is found

He is my light, my strength, my song

This Cornerstone, this solid ground

Firm through the fiercest drought and storm

What heights of love, what depths of peace

When fears are stilled, when strivings cease

My Comforter, my All in All

Here in the love of Christ I stand.


2. In Christ alone, who took on flesh

Fullness of God in helpless babe

This gift of love and righteousness

Scorned by the ones He came to save

‘Til on that cross as Jesus died

The wrath of God was satisfied

For every sin on Him was laid

Here in the death of Christ I live.

Bought with the precious blood of Christ.


3. There in the ground His body lay

Light of the world by darkness slain

Then bursting forth in glorious Day

Up from the grave He rose again

And as He stands in victory

Sin’s curse has lost its grip on me

For I am His and He is mine

Bought with the precious blood of Christ


4. No guilt in life, no fear in death

This is the power of Christ in me

From life’s first cry to final breath

Jesus commands my destiny

No power of hell, no scheme of man

Can ever pluck me from His hand

Till He returns or calls me home

Here, in the power of Christ, I stand.


BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: ESTHER 1-5

AUTHOR: PASTOR E.A ADEBOYE

THEME: THE CURE FOR SHAME


MEMORISE: Then shall I not be ashamed, when I have respect unto all Thy commandments.

Psalms 119:6


BIBLE READING: Psalms 119:1-8

1. Blessed are the undefiled in the way, who walk in the law of the LORD.

2. Blessed are they that keep His testimonies, and that seek Him with the whole heart.

3. They also do no iniquity: they walk in His ways.

4. Thou hast commanded us to keep Thy precepts diligently.

5. O that my ways were directed to keep Thy statutes!

6. Then shall I not be ashamed, when I have respect unto all Thy commandments.

7. I will praise Thee with uprightness of heart, when I shall have learned Thy righteous judgments.

8. I will keep Thy statutes: O forsake me not utterly.


MESSAGE



Genesis 3:10 says that after the devil had deceived Adam and Eve, they suffered from shame. They were ashamed because the glory of the Lord had departed from them. Thus, we see that it was disobedience that brought about shame upon the first couple. God had earlier warned them against eating the forbidden fruit, but they eventually did. Disobedience to Gods word brings untold shame and agony. 


To avoid or remove shame, we must return to the word of God and live according to its dictates, as we see in today's memory verse. Our Scripture reading says those who walk in the law of the Lord are blessed because they are undefiled. It goes further to establish the blessedness of the keepers of the testimonies of the Lord and those who seek Him with their whole heart. Why are they blessed? They are blessed because those iniquities that bring about shame are kept away from them through their obedience.


It is sad that today when Pastors teach on obedience, some people shun it because according to them, we are in the grace dispensation and not that of the law. These people forget that we cannot be in sin and expect grace to abound (Romans 6:1-2). Psalm 119:9, 11 also says:

*“Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? By taking heed thereto according to Thy word… Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against Thee.”*


Proverbs 3:35 says the wise shall inherit glory but shame shall be the promotion of fools. The word 'fools' here refers to people who act as though there is no God (Psalms 53:1). When a fellow behaves as if his or her wickedness shall not be brought to book, the person is indirectly saying that there is no God anywhere to judge him. When a person travels far away from a familiar environment just to commit sin, he or she is acting like there is no God because otherwise, such a fellow would know that God is everywhere. Shame is the portion of such people. You will not be put to shame, in Jesus' name. If this prayer would be answered, you must repent and live in complete obedience to the word of God.


PRAYER POINT

Father, help me to obey all Your commandments. Lord, keep me away from shame, in the mighty name of Jesus.


HYMNAL: IN CHRIST ALONE MY HOPE IS FOUND

1. In Christ alone my hope is found

He is my light, my strength, my song

This Cornerstone, this solid ground

Firm through the fiercest drought and storm

What heights of love, what depths of peace

When fears are stilled, when strivings cease

My Comforter, my All in All

Here in the love of Christ I stand.


2. In Christ alone, who took on flesh

Fullness of God in helpless babe

This gift of love and righteousness

Scorned by the ones He came to save

‘Til on that cross as Jesus died

The wrath of God was satisfied

For every sin on Him was laid

Here in the death of Christ I live.

Bought with the precious blood of Christ.


3. There in the ground His body lay

Light of the world by darkness slain

Then bursting forth in glorious Day

Up from the grave He rose again

And as He stands in victory

Sin’s curse has lost its grip on me

For I am His and He is mine

Bought with the precious blood of Christ


4. No guilt in life, no fear in death

This is the power of Christ in me

From life’s first cry to final breath

Jesus commands my destiny

No power of hell, no scheme of man

Can ever pluck me from His hand

Till He returns or calls me home

Here, in the power of Christ, I stand.


BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: ESTHER 1-5

AUTHOR: PASTOR E.A ADEBOYE

COMMAND YOUR DAY PRAYER POINTS FOR TODAY WEDNESDAY 1ST DECEMBER, 2021

COMMAND YOUR DAY PRAYER POINTS FOR TODAY WEDNESDAY 1ST DECEMBER, 2021

 BY PASTOR OGUNYEMI OLUSEGUN T


You are welcome to the last month in the year 2021









1. Lord, I thank You because you always hear  prayer.


2. Every gift of the spirit that are dead be revived in Jesus name.


3. Every satanic parasite in my foundation be wasted by fire in Jesus name.


4. Every satanic gathering contrary to my destiny, be scattered by fire in Jesus' name.


5. Lord empower my tongue with authority.


6. I receive grace not to miss my day of visitation in Jesus name


          YORUBA EDITION


1. Oluwa modupe nitori pe E ma ngbo temi nigba gbogbo


2. Gbogbo ebun Emi Mimo ti o ti ku mo mi l'ara, ji pada l'oruko Jesu.


3. Gbogbo afomo okunkun ninu ipinle mi, sofo danu pelu ina.


4. Gbogbo ipejopo okunkun to lodi si ayanmo mi, e tuka pelu ina l'oruko Jesu.


5. Oluwa, ro ahon mi pelu ase l'oruko  Jesu.


6.. Mo gba ore-ofe lati ma padanu ojo ibewo mi l'oruko Jesu. Amin.


          Happy new month

   Jesus is Lord no controversy.

 BY PASTOR OGUNYEMI OLUSEGUN T


You are welcome to the last month in the year 2021









1. Lord, I thank You because you always hear  prayer.


2. Every gift of the spirit that are dead be revived in Jesus name.


3. Every satanic parasite in my foundation be wasted by fire in Jesus name.


4. Every satanic gathering contrary to my destiny, be scattered by fire in Jesus' name.


5. Lord empower my tongue with authority.


6. I receive grace not to miss my day of visitation in Jesus name


          YORUBA EDITION


1. Oluwa modupe nitori pe E ma ngbo temi nigba gbogbo


2. Gbogbo ebun Emi Mimo ti o ti ku mo mi l'ara, ji pada l'oruko Jesu.


3. Gbogbo afomo okunkun ninu ipinle mi, sofo danu pelu ina.


4. Gbogbo ipejopo okunkun to lodi si ayanmo mi, e tuka pelu ina l'oruko Jesu.


5. Oluwa, ro ahon mi pelu ase l'oruko  Jesu.


6.. Mo gba ore-ofe lati ma padanu ojo ibewo mi l'oruko Jesu. Amin.


          Happy new month

   Jesus is Lord no controversy.

OPEN HEAVENS DAILY DEVOTIONAL FOR WEDNESDAY 1ST DECEMBER 2021: CHRISTIAN SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

OPEN HEAVENS DAILY DEVOTIONAL FOR WEDNESDAY 1ST DECEMBER 2021: CHRISTIAN SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

THEME: CHRISTIAN SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY.

   

 MEMORISE: 

 But when thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth: Matthew 6:3


READ: Matthew 6:1-4

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.


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.

 

MESSAGE: 



Some people may think that Christian Social Responsibility (CSR) is a twenty-first century concept, but that is not so. In fact, CSR has been in existence since the Old Testament days. I encourage you to read Leviticus 19:9-10; you will see from that Scripture that social responsibility had already been entrenched in the law of sowing and reaping among the children of Israel, and by extension children of Abraham in the faith. 


When you cater for the poor, you are ministering deliverance to yourself; indeed Psalm 41:1 says that for anyone who does this “….the Lord will deliver him in time of trouble.” Be they financial, physical, spiritual, marital, or career troubles, God will deliver you when you help the less privileged.


When the widow of Zarephath was giving her last meal to the prophet, she could not have known that she would be reaping deliverance from starvation for the next three and a half years, for herself and her household. Psalm 41:2 also says the Lord will preserve those who remember the poor and keep them alive. Thus, if you want long life, one of the surest ways of getting it is by giving to the poor.


Today’s Scripture reading tells us how best to execute our CSR projects before the Lord. God’s way of doing CSR is such that we do not seek the commendation of men like the people of the world, especially when politicians want people’s votes. When we engage in charitable deeds and then invite the media to broadcast it so we can receive commendation from the world, we are doing the direct opposite of what Jesus wants. I spoke extensively on this in one of my telecasts during the COVID-19 pandemic early last year. According to Matthew 6:2, we lose our eternal reward when we advertise our acts of social responsibility just because we seek human commendation. However, when we do our social responsibility Jesus’ way, our reward is eternal. Matthew 6:4 says:

“…and thy Father which seeth in secret himself shall reward thee openly.”

Beloved, remember the poor around you and be sure to put smile on the face of at least one person in need today. As you do, don’t forget to do it Christ’s way. God will bless you abundantly as you do, in Jesus’ name.

 

PRAYER POINT: 

Father, as I go about doing what You ask of me today, please help me not to miss my blessings, in Jesus’ name. 


BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: HABAKKUK. 


AUTHOR: PASTOR E. A. ADEBOYE  


 HYMNAL: I’VE A MESSAGE FROM THE LORD, HALLELUYAH.


 1. I've a message from the Lord, Hallelujah!

The message unto you I'll give;

'Tis recorded in His word, Hallelujah!

It is only that you "look and live."


Refrain:

Look and live, O sinner, live,

Look to Jesus now and live;

'Tis recorded in His word, Hallelujah!

It is only that you look and live.


 2. I've a message full of love, Hallelujah!

A message, O my friend, for you:

'Tis a message from above, Hallelujah!

Jesus said it and I know 'tis true. 


 3. Life is offered unto you, Hallelujah!

Eternal life your soul shall have,

If you'll only look to Him, Hallelujah!

THEME: CHRISTIAN SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY.

   

 MEMORISE: 

 But when thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth: Matthew 6:3


READ: Matthew 6:1-4

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.


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.

 

MESSAGE: 



Some people may think that Christian Social Responsibility (CSR) is a twenty-first century concept, but that is not so. In fact, CSR has been in existence since the Old Testament days. I encourage you to read Leviticus 19:9-10; you will see from that Scripture that social responsibility had already been entrenched in the law of sowing and reaping among the children of Israel, and by extension children of Abraham in the faith. 


When you cater for the poor, you are ministering deliverance to yourself; indeed Psalm 41:1 says that for anyone who does this “….the Lord will deliver him in time of trouble.” Be they financial, physical, spiritual, marital, or career troubles, God will deliver you when you help the less privileged.


When the widow of Zarephath was giving her last meal to the prophet, she could not have known that she would be reaping deliverance from starvation for the next three and a half years, for herself and her household. Psalm 41:2 also says the Lord will preserve those who remember the poor and keep them alive. Thus, if you want long life, one of the surest ways of getting it is by giving to the poor.


Today’s Scripture reading tells us how best to execute our CSR projects before the Lord. God’s way of doing CSR is such that we do not seek the commendation of men like the people of the world, especially when politicians want people’s votes. When we engage in charitable deeds and then invite the media to broadcast it so we can receive commendation from the world, we are doing the direct opposite of what Jesus wants. I spoke extensively on this in one of my telecasts during the COVID-19 pandemic early last year. According to Matthew 6:2, we lose our eternal reward when we advertise our acts of social responsibility just because we seek human commendation. However, when we do our social responsibility Jesus’ way, our reward is eternal. Matthew 6:4 says:

“…and thy Father which seeth in secret himself shall reward thee openly.”

Beloved, remember the poor around you and be sure to put smile on the face of at least one person in need today. As you do, don’t forget to do it Christ’s way. God will bless you abundantly as you do, in Jesus’ name.

 

PRAYER POINT: 

Father, as I go about doing what You ask of me today, please help me not to miss my blessings, in Jesus’ name. 


BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: HABAKKUK. 


AUTHOR: PASTOR E. A. ADEBOYE  


 HYMNAL: I’VE A MESSAGE FROM THE LORD, HALLELUYAH.


 1. I've a message from the Lord, Hallelujah!

The message unto you I'll give;

'Tis recorded in His word, Hallelujah!

It is only that you "look and live."


Refrain:

Look and live, O sinner, live,

Look to Jesus now and live;

'Tis recorded in His word, Hallelujah!

It is only that you look and live.


 2. I've a message full of love, Hallelujah!

A message, O my friend, for you:

'Tis a message from above, Hallelujah!

Jesus said it and I know 'tis true. 


 3. Life is offered unto you, Hallelujah!

Eternal life your soul shall have,

If you'll only look to Him, Hallelujah!

COMMAND YOUR DAY PRAYER POINTS FOR TODAY 30TH NOVEMBER, 2021

COMMAND YOUR DAY PRAYER POINTS FOR TODAY 30TH NOVEMBER, 2021

BY OGUNYEMI OLUSEGUN T

 







1. Lord, I thank You for Your Divine plan and purpose for my life.


2. God, from every garrison of judgment arise for my help and redeem me in  

Jesus’ name.

 

3. A Very Present help locate me now 


4.My Father, my Father, awake the sleeping helpers for my sake 

 

5. Turn, oh Lord, every evil intention against my life to my uttermost, in Jesus’  

name.


        YORUBA EDITIONI


1. Oluwa modupe fun ipinu atoke wa Re fun aye mi

 

2. Olorun, lati inu gbogbo ahamo idajo, dide fun iranlowo mi ki O si ra mi pada ni oruko Jesu.

 

3. Iranlowo lowolowo, wa mi ri lesekese. 

 

4. Baba mi, Baba mi, ji iranlowo to nsun ni tori temi 

 

5. Olorun, yi gbogbo ero buburu ota ti o lodi simi si ere ni oruko Jesu.


  Jesus is Lord no controversy.

BY OGUNYEMI OLUSEGUN T

 







1. Lord, I thank You for Your Divine plan and purpose for my life.


2. God, from every garrison of judgment arise for my help and redeem me in  

Jesus’ name.

 

3. A Very Present help locate me now 


4.My Father, my Father, awake the sleeping helpers for my sake 

 

5. Turn, oh Lord, every evil intention against my life to my uttermost, in Jesus’  

name.


        YORUBA EDITIONI


1. Oluwa modupe fun ipinu atoke wa Re fun aye mi

 

2. Olorun, lati inu gbogbo ahamo idajo, dide fun iranlowo mi ki O si ra mi pada ni oruko Jesu.

 

3. Iranlowo lowolowo, wa mi ri lesekese. 

 

4. Baba mi, Baba mi, ji iranlowo to nsun ni tori temi 

 

5. Olorun, yi gbogbo ero buburu ota ti o lodi simi si ere ni oruko Jesu.


  Jesus is Lord no controversy.

OPEN HEAVENS DAILY DEVOTIONAL FOR TUESDAY 30TH NOVEMBER 2021: IT MAY NOT BE THE DEVIL!

OPEN HEAVENS DAILY DEVOTIONAL FOR TUESDAY 30TH NOVEMBER 2021: IT MAY NOT BE THE DEVIL!

THEME: IT MAY NOT BE THE DEVIL!

  

MEMORISE: 

O Lord, rebuke me not in Thy wrath: neither chasten me in Thy hot displeasure.  

Psalm 38:1 


READ: Psalm 38:1-9

1 O Lord, rebuke me not in Thy wrath: neither chasten me in Thy hot displeasure.

2 For Thine arrows stick fast in me, and Thy hand presseth me sore.

3 There is no soundness in my flesh because of Thine anger; neither is there any rest in my bones because of my sin.

4 For mine iniquities are gone over mine head: as an heavy burden they are too heavy for me.

5 My wounds stink and are corrupt because of my foolishness.

6 I am troubled; I am bowed down greatly; I go mourning all the day long.

7 For my loins are filled with a loathsome disease: and there is no soundness in my flesh.

8 I am feeble and sore broken: I have roared by reason of the disquietness of my heart.

9 Lord, all my desire is before Thee; and my groaning is not hid from Thee.


MESSAGE:



It is disastrous for a Christian not to know the source of his or her challenges. It is indeed very possible that the challenge you are going through may not even be from the devil. It may be a chastisement coming directly from the Lord. Once you are able to confirm this, like the Psalmist in today’s Scripture reading, you must humble yourself in repentance before Jesus. you must always look inward anytime you feel that your relationship with God is strained. That is what the Psalmist always did. Sadly, today, many Christians always want to exonerate themselves; they are so quick to attribute the challenges of their lives to the devil. At times, I imagine the devil saying “You’ve missed it. You are a child of God; I dare not come near you.” How I wish all Christians would be spiritually sensitive.


You must know that sin brings the wrath of God upon a sinner, irrespective of the spiritual standing of the fellow before he or she fell into sin. I know this is because Ezekiel 33:12 says:

*“…The righteousness of the righteous shall not deliver him in the day of his transgression: ...neither shall the righteous be able to live for his righteousness in the day that he sinneth.”*


Thank God for 1 John 2:1-2 which offers hope to anyone who strays into sin. It says:

*“My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous: And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world.”*


If you have sinned, you must not be too proud to repent. Likewise, when others have sinned, it is not your place to say whether they would be forgiven or not.


As a body, we are not to bury wounded soldiers who are still struggling to survive. Unfortunately, that’s what many so-called Christians do; we take away the life support from dying soldiers and make their journey to hell faster! There is enough room at the top for all children of God, so there is no need to pull anyone down in order to rise.


Don’t become an enemy to yourself. a house divided against itself shall not stand (Matthew 12:25).

 

PRAYER POINT:

Father, please open my eyes to see the true cause of every challenge I am facing, in the mighty name of Jesus. 


HYMN  7: HAVE YOU BEEN TO JESUS FOR THE CLEANSING POWER?

1. Have you been to Jesus for the cleansing power?

Are you washed in the blood of the Lamb?

Are you fully trusting in His grace this hour?

Are you washed in the blood of the Lamb?


REFRAIN:

Are you washed in the blood,

In the soul cleansing blood of the Lamb?

Are your garments spotless?

Are they white as snow?

Are you washed in the blood of the Lamb?


2. Are you walking daily by the Saviour’s side?

Are you washed in the blood of the Lamb?

Do you rest each moment in the Crucified?

Are you washed in the blood of the Lamb?


3. When the Bridegroom cometh will your robes be white?

Are you washed in the blood of the Lamb?

Will your soul be ready for the mansions bright,

And be washed in the blood of the Lamb?


4. Lay aside the garments that are stained with sin,

And be washed in the blood of the Lamb;

There’s a fountain flowing for the soul unclean,

O be washed in the blood of the Lamb!


BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: DANIEL 7-12

AUTHOR: PASTOR E. A. ADEBOYE

THEME: IT MAY NOT BE THE DEVIL!

  

MEMORISE: 

O Lord, rebuke me not in Thy wrath: neither chasten me in Thy hot displeasure.  

Psalm 38:1 


READ: Psalm 38:1-9

1 O Lord, rebuke me not in Thy wrath: neither chasten me in Thy hot displeasure.

2 For Thine arrows stick fast in me, and Thy hand presseth me sore.

3 There is no soundness in my flesh because of Thine anger; neither is there any rest in my bones because of my sin.

4 For mine iniquities are gone over mine head: as an heavy burden they are too heavy for me.

5 My wounds stink and are corrupt because of my foolishness.

6 I am troubled; I am bowed down greatly; I go mourning all the day long.

7 For my loins are filled with a loathsome disease: and there is no soundness in my flesh.

8 I am feeble and sore broken: I have roared by reason of the disquietness of my heart.

9 Lord, all my desire is before Thee; and my groaning is not hid from Thee.


MESSAGE:



It is disastrous for a Christian not to know the source of his or her challenges. It is indeed very possible that the challenge you are going through may not even be from the devil. It may be a chastisement coming directly from the Lord. Once you are able to confirm this, like the Psalmist in today’s Scripture reading, you must humble yourself in repentance before Jesus. you must always look inward anytime you feel that your relationship with God is strained. That is what the Psalmist always did. Sadly, today, many Christians always want to exonerate themselves; they are so quick to attribute the challenges of their lives to the devil. At times, I imagine the devil saying “You’ve missed it. You are a child of God; I dare not come near you.” How I wish all Christians would be spiritually sensitive.


You must know that sin brings the wrath of God upon a sinner, irrespective of the spiritual standing of the fellow before he or she fell into sin. I know this is because Ezekiel 33:12 says:

*“…The righteousness of the righteous shall not deliver him in the day of his transgression: ...neither shall the righteous be able to live for his righteousness in the day that he sinneth.”*


Thank God for 1 John 2:1-2 which offers hope to anyone who strays into sin. It says:

*“My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous: And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world.”*


If you have sinned, you must not be too proud to repent. Likewise, when others have sinned, it is not your place to say whether they would be forgiven or not.


As a body, we are not to bury wounded soldiers who are still struggling to survive. Unfortunately, that’s what many so-called Christians do; we take away the life support from dying soldiers and make their journey to hell faster! There is enough room at the top for all children of God, so there is no need to pull anyone down in order to rise.


Don’t become an enemy to yourself. a house divided against itself shall not stand (Matthew 12:25).

 

PRAYER POINT:

Father, please open my eyes to see the true cause of every challenge I am facing, in the mighty name of Jesus. 


HYMN  7: HAVE YOU BEEN TO JESUS FOR THE CLEANSING POWER?

1. Have you been to Jesus for the cleansing power?

Are you washed in the blood of the Lamb?

Are you fully trusting in His grace this hour?

Are you washed in the blood of the Lamb?


REFRAIN:

Are you washed in the blood,

In the soul cleansing blood of the Lamb?

Are your garments spotless?

Are they white as snow?

Are you washed in the blood of the Lamb?


2. Are you walking daily by the Saviour’s side?

Are you washed in the blood of the Lamb?

Do you rest each moment in the Crucified?

Are you washed in the blood of the Lamb?


3. When the Bridegroom cometh will your robes be white?

Are you washed in the blood of the Lamb?

Will your soul be ready for the mansions bright,

And be washed in the blood of the Lamb?


4. Lay aside the garments that are stained with sin,

And be washed in the blood of the Lamb;

There’s a fountain flowing for the soul unclean,

O be washed in the blood of the Lamb!


BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: DANIEL 7-12

AUTHOR: PASTOR E. A. ADEBOYE

GOFAMINT PROPHETIC DECLARATION FOR THE MONTH OF DECEMBER 2021: OUR MONTH OF SUPERNATURAL JOY

GOFAMINT PROPHETIC DECLARATION FOR THE MONTH OF DECEMBER 2021: OUR MONTH OF SUPERNATURAL JOY


Then the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid, for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy which will be to all people.” (Luke 2: 10)


WELCOME TO DECEMBER 2021 – OUR MONTH OF SUPERNATURAL JOY

This month is declared unto you a season of unending joy.

Your days of weeping are over, your tears are supernaturally wiped away.

No more weeping, no more sorrow for you, in the name of Jesus.

No more heaviness and no more depression in your household.

In the place of sorrow, you will now have joy unspeakable and full of glory.

Instead of mourning you will overflow with the oil of gladness

No evil news for you and your family, the remaining days of this year.

Goodnews of joy will be your portion all through this season.

This shall be to you a season of jubilations and celebrations

Your joy will know no bounds.

You will rejoice over your family, business and career.

You shall not be weak or weary, for the Joy of the Lord shall be your strength.

You will not sorrow over your spouse and your children.

You are clothed with divine garment of praise.

You will dance for joy and celebrate with gladness.

All through this month and beyond your mouth will be filled with laughter.

Your joy will be unstoppable, your laughter will be unending.

From your home shall proceed the sound of rejoicing and songs of thanksgiving.

You will end this year well and with great joy.

You will enter the new year with unusual happiness and rejoicing.

You will dance for joy and share testimonies of great joy.

With great joy you will draw water out of the well of salvation.

Your ministry will blossom with joy.

Your life and ministry will bring the blessings of joy to many others.

God will use you to wipe away the tears of others around you.

Through you, the joy of the Lord will fill your community.

I declare this month as the season of glad tidings all across GOFAMINT Worldwide.

So shall this month, be better for you, your household and the entire Gospel Faith Mission International, in Jesus mighty name.


#GOFAMINT


Then the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid, for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy which will be to all people.” (Luke 2: 10)


WELCOME TO DECEMBER 2021 – OUR MONTH OF SUPERNATURAL JOY

This month is declared unto you a season of unending joy.

Your days of weeping are over, your tears are supernaturally wiped away.

No more weeping, no more sorrow for you, in the name of Jesus.

No more heaviness and no more depression in your household.

In the place of sorrow, you will now have joy unspeakable and full of glory.

Instead of mourning you will overflow with the oil of gladness

No evil news for you and your family, the remaining days of this year.

Goodnews of joy will be your portion all through this season.

This shall be to you a season of jubilations and celebrations

Your joy will know no bounds.

You will rejoice over your family, business and career.

You shall not be weak or weary, for the Joy of the Lord shall be your strength.

You will not sorrow over your spouse and your children.

You are clothed with divine garment of praise.

You will dance for joy and celebrate with gladness.

All through this month and beyond your mouth will be filled with laughter.

Your joy will be unstoppable, your laughter will be unending.

From your home shall proceed the sound of rejoicing and songs of thanksgiving.

You will end this year well and with great joy.

You will enter the new year with unusual happiness and rejoicing.

You will dance for joy and share testimonies of great joy.

With great joy you will draw water out of the well of salvation.

Your ministry will blossom with joy.

Your life and ministry will bring the blessings of joy to many others.

God will use you to wipe away the tears of others around you.

Through you, the joy of the Lord will fill your community.

I declare this month as the season of glad tidings all across GOFAMINT Worldwide.

So shall this month, be better for you, your household and the entire Gospel Faith Mission International, in Jesus mighty name.


#GOFAMINT

OPEN HEAVENS DAILY DEVOTIONAL FOR MONDAY, 29th NOVEMBER 2021: SORROWS OF UNGODLY PROSPERITY

OPEN HEAVENS DAILY DEVOTIONAL FOR MONDAY, 29th NOVEMBER 2021: SORROWS OF UNGODLY PROSPERITY

THEME: SORROWS OF UNGODLY PROSPERITY


MEMORISE: Fret not thyself because of evildoers, neither be thou envious against the workers of iniquity.

Psalm 37:1


READ: Psalm 37:1-9

1 Fret not thyself because of evildoers, neither be thou envious against the workers of iniquity.

2 For they shall soon be cut down like the grass, and wither as the green herb.

3 Trust in the LORD, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed.

4 Delight thyself also in the LORD: and He shall give thee the desires of thine heart.

5 Commit thy way unto the LORD; trust also in Him; and He shall bring it to pass.

6 And He shall bring forth thy righteousness as the light, and thy judgment as the noonday.

7 Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for Him: fret not thyself because of him who prospereth in his way, because of the man who bringeth wicked devices to pass.

8 Cease from anger, and forsake wrath: fret not thyself in any wise to do evil.

9 For evildoers shall be cut off: but those that wait upon the LORD, they shall inherit the earth.


MESSAGE:



It is common for unbelievers to flaunt their prosperity. However, as we see in today’s memory verse, God does not want His children to be carried away by the 'success' of unbelievers.


Today’s Scripture reading contains many attractive things that unbelievers seemingly enjoy, so much so that unless a child of God is well-grounded in the Scripture, the fellow may think that he or she is missing out on something by being godly.


Beloved, deciding to maintain a godly lifestyle is the best decision you can ever make. God is taking account of your watchfulness in doing His will and He will soon make it known to the wicked world that you are right and they are wrong. The Psalmist describes the end of the wicked in Psalm 73:16-18:

*"When I thought to know this, it was painful for me; Until I went into the sanctuary of God; then understood I their end. Surely Thou didst set them in slippery places: Thou castedst them down into destruction."*


You do not have to be corrupt simply because the world claims that everyone is. The truth is that, like God did in the time of Elijah (1 Kings 19:14,18), He has also reserved an unimaginable number of His children who have made up their minds to follow the Master to the end, even today.


The story is told of two Christian soldiers who stormed a meeting place of Christians during the reign of terror in the Soviet Union. These soldiers threatened to kill whoever confessed Jesus as their Lord, and promised to set free those who might want to change their minds. Unfortunately, many of those ‘Christians’ denied Christ. It was while the freed worshippers were leaving that the soldiers revealed their true identities and intent to show hypocritical Christians among the flock.


Today, ungodliness is in vogue because it seems to pay off. However, this is not true, especially when you consider the end of people who live as such. Beloved, let us keep on the firing line of holiness because Matthew 10:22 says whosoever endures to the end shall experience the ultimate salvation.


May you indeed endure to the end and receive your crown of righteousness (2 Timothy 4:8), in the mighty name of Jesus.


PRAYER POINT:

Father, please help me to keep holding fast to the word of salvation and to live thereby, to the end.


HYMNAL: 

JESUS MY LORD, MY GOD, MY ALL

1. Jesus, my Lord, my God, my all,

Hear me, blest Saviour, when I call;

Hear me, and from Thy dwelling place

Pour down the riches of Thy grace.


Refrain:

Jesus, my Lord, I Thee adore;

O make me love Thee more and more.


2. Jesus, too late I Thee have sought;

How can I love Thee as I ought?

And how extol Thy matchless fame,

The glorious beauty of Thy name?


3. Jesus, what didst Thou find in me

That Thou hast dealt so lovingly?

How great the joy that Thou hast brought,

So far exceeding hope our thought!


4. Jesus, of Thee shall be my song;

To Thee my heart and soul belong;

All that I have or am is Thine,

And Thou, blest Saviour, Thou art mine.


BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Daniel 1-6

AUTHOR: PASTOR E. A. ADEBOYE

THEME: SORROWS OF UNGODLY PROSPERITY


MEMORISE: Fret not thyself because of evildoers, neither be thou envious against the workers of iniquity.

Psalm 37:1


READ: Psalm 37:1-9

1 Fret not thyself because of evildoers, neither be thou envious against the workers of iniquity.

2 For they shall soon be cut down like the grass, and wither as the green herb.

3 Trust in the LORD, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed.

4 Delight thyself also in the LORD: and He shall give thee the desires of thine heart.

5 Commit thy way unto the LORD; trust also in Him; and He shall bring it to pass.

6 And He shall bring forth thy righteousness as the light, and thy judgment as the noonday.

7 Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for Him: fret not thyself because of him who prospereth in his way, because of the man who bringeth wicked devices to pass.

8 Cease from anger, and forsake wrath: fret not thyself in any wise to do evil.

9 For evildoers shall be cut off: but those that wait upon the LORD, they shall inherit the earth.


MESSAGE:



It is common for unbelievers to flaunt their prosperity. However, as we see in today’s memory verse, God does not want His children to be carried away by the 'success' of unbelievers.


Today’s Scripture reading contains many attractive things that unbelievers seemingly enjoy, so much so that unless a child of God is well-grounded in the Scripture, the fellow may think that he or she is missing out on something by being godly.


Beloved, deciding to maintain a godly lifestyle is the best decision you can ever make. God is taking account of your watchfulness in doing His will and He will soon make it known to the wicked world that you are right and they are wrong. The Psalmist describes the end of the wicked in Psalm 73:16-18:

*"When I thought to know this, it was painful for me; Until I went into the sanctuary of God; then understood I their end. Surely Thou didst set them in slippery places: Thou castedst them down into destruction."*


You do not have to be corrupt simply because the world claims that everyone is. The truth is that, like God did in the time of Elijah (1 Kings 19:14,18), He has also reserved an unimaginable number of His children who have made up their minds to follow the Master to the end, even today.


The story is told of two Christian soldiers who stormed a meeting place of Christians during the reign of terror in the Soviet Union. These soldiers threatened to kill whoever confessed Jesus as their Lord, and promised to set free those who might want to change their minds. Unfortunately, many of those ‘Christians’ denied Christ. It was while the freed worshippers were leaving that the soldiers revealed their true identities and intent to show hypocritical Christians among the flock.


Today, ungodliness is in vogue because it seems to pay off. However, this is not true, especially when you consider the end of people who live as such. Beloved, let us keep on the firing line of holiness because Matthew 10:22 says whosoever endures to the end shall experience the ultimate salvation.


May you indeed endure to the end and receive your crown of righteousness (2 Timothy 4:8), in the mighty name of Jesus.


PRAYER POINT:

Father, please help me to keep holding fast to the word of salvation and to live thereby, to the end.


HYMNAL: 

JESUS MY LORD, MY GOD, MY ALL

1. Jesus, my Lord, my God, my all,

Hear me, blest Saviour, when I call;

Hear me, and from Thy dwelling place

Pour down the riches of Thy grace.


Refrain:

Jesus, my Lord, I Thee adore;

O make me love Thee more and more.


2. Jesus, too late I Thee have sought;

How can I love Thee as I ought?

And how extol Thy matchless fame,

The glorious beauty of Thy name?


3. Jesus, what didst Thou find in me

That Thou hast dealt so lovingly?

How great the joy that Thou hast brought,

So far exceeding hope our thought!


4. Jesus, of Thee shall be my song;

To Thee my heart and soul belong;

All that I have or am is Thine,

And Thou, blest Saviour, Thou art mine.


BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Daniel 1-6

AUTHOR: PASTOR E. A. ADEBOYE

COMMAND YOUR DAY PRAYER POINTS FOR TODAY SUNDAY 28TH NOVEMBER, 2021

COMMAND YOUR DAY PRAYER POINTS FOR TODAY SUNDAY 28TH NOVEMBER, 2021

BY PASTOR OGUNYEMI OLUSEGUN T


1. Father, I am grateful that I am valued by you.

 







2.Spirit of promise and fail monitoring my life your time is of, leave me and 

be wasted, in the name of Jesus.


3.Holy Spirit, fill me with the Spirit of Joy in Jesus’ name.


4. My altar of prayer, receive fresh fire.



5.Poison of sin in my fluid and blood, Blood of Jesus flush it away.


          YORUBA EDITION


1. Baba Modupe wipe  mo  ni iyelori ni pase re


2. Iwo emi ayeleri eleyi ti tele mi kiri, akoko re ti to, fi mi sile, ki o si s’ofo 

danu ni oruko Jesu.


3 .Emi Mimo, kun mi fun emi ayo ni oruko Jesu.


4. Iwo pepe adura mi, gba ina titun.



5. Majele ese ninu mi ara ati eje mi, Eje Jesu fo danu.


   Jesus is Lord no controversy.

BY PASTOR OGUNYEMI OLUSEGUN T


1. Father, I am grateful that I am valued by you.

 







2.Spirit of promise and fail monitoring my life your time is of, leave me and 

be wasted, in the name of Jesus.


3.Holy Spirit, fill me with the Spirit of Joy in Jesus’ name.


4. My altar of prayer, receive fresh fire.



5.Poison of sin in my fluid and blood, Blood of Jesus flush it away.


          YORUBA EDITION


1. Baba Modupe wipe  mo  ni iyelori ni pase re


2. Iwo emi ayeleri eleyi ti tele mi kiri, akoko re ti to, fi mi sile, ki o si s’ofo 

danu ni oruko Jesu.


3 .Emi Mimo, kun mi fun emi ayo ni oruko Jesu.


4. Iwo pepe adura mi, gba ina titun.



5. Majele ese ninu mi ara ati eje mi, Eje Jesu fo danu.


   Jesus is Lord no controversy.

OPEN HEAVENS DAILY DEVOTIONAL FOR SUNDAY 28TH NOVEMBER 2021: WHO IS YOUR REAL ENEMY?

OPEN HEAVENS DAILY DEVOTIONAL FOR SUNDAY 28TH NOVEMBER 2021: WHO IS YOUR REAL ENEMY?

THEME: WHO IS YOUR REAL ENEMY?

  

MEMORISE:

What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us? Romans 8:31


READ: Psalm 35:1-7

1 Plead my cause, O LORD, with them that strive with me: fight against them that fight against me.

2 Take hold of shield and buckler, and stand up for mine help.

3 Draw out also the spear, and stop the way against them that persecute me: say unto my soul, I am thy salvation.

4 Let them be confounded and put to shame that seek after my soul: let them be turned back and brought to confusion that devise my hurt.

5 Let them be as chaff before the wind: and let the angel of the LORD chase them.

6 Let their way be dark and slippery: and let the angel of the LORD persecute them.

7 For without cause have they hid for me their net in a pit, which without cause they have digged for my soul.


MESSAGE:









Does your enemy have any legitimate claim against you? Are you sure your adversary does not have a genuine reason to attack you?

 These are the questions you must answer before inviting God - the Great Ally, to come to your aid in the battle of life. Requesting divine intervention against your enemies will be counterproductive if you are the real enemy of yourself. How can one be an enemy of himself or herself? The answer is in today’s memory verse. You can be against yourself when you break divine laws, and this has its consequences. An example is in Malachi 3:8-9:

*“Will a man rob God? Yet ye have robbed Me. But ye say, Wherein have we robbed Thee? In tithes and offerings. Ye are cursed with a curse: for ye have robbed Me, even this whole nation.”*


Anyone who refused to pay their tithes is robbing God. What are you doing that is taking you away from your maker - the One who is supposed to be your unfailing Ally? You must answer this question before inviting God to be your Ally so you wouldn’t be inviting Someone you have taken as an enemy - that would be the greatest irony of all. Many times, I have told my children that there is only one person who can be against us when God wants to be for us and that is our very selves! The nobleman said to the unprofitable servant in Luke 19:22:

*“…Out of thine own mouth will I judge thee, thou wicked servant...”*


We can also create enmity with the Greatest Ally when we abuse God’s temple either by sexual immorality or indecent dressing. 1 Corinthians 3:17 says God would destroy anyone who destroys His temple. Your dressing can destroy another person and when that happens, you create enmity between yourself and God. Thus, there is no way God can come to your rescue in the time of adversity. This is why you must ensure that your friendship with God is not in doubt at any time. This is possible when you accept Jesus as your Lord and forsake all sinful habits.


If you are already born again, continue to live Holy. When you do, God will fight for you and humiliate your enemies in ways you could never have imagined.


Beloved, I beseech you: do not be an enemy to yourself and ensure you are always on the side of God.


ACTION POINT:

Examine yourself and make sure the Greatest Ally is not only your God but your friend also.


HYMNAL:  

ROCK OF AGES, CLEFT FOR ME

 

1. Rock of Ages, cleft for me,

Let me hide myself in Thee;

Let the water and the blood,

From Thy wounded side which flowed,

Be of sin the double cure,

Save from wrath and make me pure.

 

2. Not the labours of my hands

Can fulfill Thy law’s demands;

Could my zeal no respite know,

Could my tears forever flow,

All for sin could not atone;

Thou must save, and Thou alone.

 

3. Nothing in my hand I bring,

Simply to the cross I cling;

Naked, come to Thee for dress;

Helpless, look to Thee for grace;

Foul, I to the fountain fly;

Wash me, Saviour, or I die.

 

4. While I draw this fleeting breath,

When my eyes shall close in death,

When I soar to worlds unknown,

See Thee on Thy judgement throne,

Rock of Ages, cleft for me,

Let me hide myself in Thee.


BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: AMOS 5-9

AUTHOR: PASTOR E. A. ADEBOYE

THEME: WHO IS YOUR REAL ENEMY?

  

MEMORISE:

What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us? Romans 8:31


READ: Psalm 35:1-7

1 Plead my cause, O LORD, with them that strive with me: fight against them that fight against me.

2 Take hold of shield and buckler, and stand up for mine help.

3 Draw out also the spear, and stop the way against them that persecute me: say unto my soul, I am thy salvation.

4 Let them be confounded and put to shame that seek after my soul: let them be turned back and brought to confusion that devise my hurt.

5 Let them be as chaff before the wind: and let the angel of the LORD chase them.

6 Let their way be dark and slippery: and let the angel of the LORD persecute them.

7 For without cause have they hid for me their net in a pit, which without cause they have digged for my soul.


MESSAGE:









Does your enemy have any legitimate claim against you? Are you sure your adversary does not have a genuine reason to attack you?

 These are the questions you must answer before inviting God - the Great Ally, to come to your aid in the battle of life. Requesting divine intervention against your enemies will be counterproductive if you are the real enemy of yourself. How can one be an enemy of himself or herself? The answer is in today’s memory verse. You can be against yourself when you break divine laws, and this has its consequences. An example is in Malachi 3:8-9:

*“Will a man rob God? Yet ye have robbed Me. But ye say, Wherein have we robbed Thee? In tithes and offerings. Ye are cursed with a curse: for ye have robbed Me, even this whole nation.”*


Anyone who refused to pay their tithes is robbing God. What are you doing that is taking you away from your maker - the One who is supposed to be your unfailing Ally? You must answer this question before inviting God to be your Ally so you wouldn’t be inviting Someone you have taken as an enemy - that would be the greatest irony of all. Many times, I have told my children that there is only one person who can be against us when God wants to be for us and that is our very selves! The nobleman said to the unprofitable servant in Luke 19:22:

*“…Out of thine own mouth will I judge thee, thou wicked servant...”*


We can also create enmity with the Greatest Ally when we abuse God’s temple either by sexual immorality or indecent dressing. 1 Corinthians 3:17 says God would destroy anyone who destroys His temple. Your dressing can destroy another person and when that happens, you create enmity between yourself and God. Thus, there is no way God can come to your rescue in the time of adversity. This is why you must ensure that your friendship with God is not in doubt at any time. This is possible when you accept Jesus as your Lord and forsake all sinful habits.


If you are already born again, continue to live Holy. When you do, God will fight for you and humiliate your enemies in ways you could never have imagined.


Beloved, I beseech you: do not be an enemy to yourself and ensure you are always on the side of God.


ACTION POINT:

Examine yourself and make sure the Greatest Ally is not only your God but your friend also.


HYMNAL:  

ROCK OF AGES, CLEFT FOR ME

 

1. Rock of Ages, cleft for me,

Let me hide myself in Thee;

Let the water and the blood,

From Thy wounded side which flowed,

Be of sin the double cure,

Save from wrath and make me pure.

 

2. Not the labours of my hands

Can fulfill Thy law’s demands;

Could my zeal no respite know,

Could my tears forever flow,

All for sin could not atone;

Thou must save, and Thou alone.

 

3. Nothing in my hand I bring,

Simply to the cross I cling;

Naked, come to Thee for dress;

Helpless, look to Thee for grace;

Foul, I to the fountain fly;

Wash me, Saviour, or I die.

 

4. While I draw this fleeting breath,

When my eyes shall close in death,

When I soar to worlds unknown,

See Thee on Thy judgement throne,

Rock of Ages, cleft for me,

Let me hide myself in Thee.


BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: AMOS 5-9

AUTHOR: PASTOR E. A. ADEBOYE

COMMAND YOUR DAY PRAYER POINTS FOR TODAY SATURDAY 27TH NOVEMBER, 2021

COMMAND YOUR DAY PRAYER POINTS FOR TODAY SATURDAY 27TH NOVEMBER, 2021

PASTOR OGUNYEMI OLUSEGUN T









1. Invisible door shut against my opportunities, open by fire in Jesus' name. 


2. O Lord, bring me out of ancient bondage in Jesus'

name.


3. God of mercy, remove my name from the register of impossibilities in Jesus' name.


4. Evil voices calling my name from the grave yard, be silenced by fire.


5. Any altar calling the name of my children for evil, let thunder answer them in Jesus' amen.


        YORUBA EDITION

1. Ilekun airi ti o ti mo awon anfaani mi, e si pelu ina l'oruko oruko Jesu.


2. Oluwa, mu mi jade kuro ninu awon igbekun isembaye l'oruko Jesu.


3. Olorun Aanu, yo oruko mi kuro ninu iwe ko seese L’oruko Jesu.


4. Ohun okunkun ti npe oruko mi lati iboji, e dake ni oruko Jesu.


5. Pepe ki pepe ti npe oruko awon omo mi fun ibi, je ki ara dahun l'oruko Jesu. Amim .


Jesus is Lord no controversy.

PASTOR OGUNYEMI OLUSEGUN T









1. Invisible door shut against my opportunities, open by fire in Jesus' name. 


2. O Lord, bring me out of ancient bondage in Jesus'

name.


3. God of mercy, remove my name from the register of impossibilities in Jesus' name.


4. Evil voices calling my name from the grave yard, be silenced by fire.


5. Any altar calling the name of my children for evil, let thunder answer them in Jesus' amen.


        YORUBA EDITION

1. Ilekun airi ti o ti mo awon anfaani mi, e si pelu ina l'oruko oruko Jesu.


2. Oluwa, mu mi jade kuro ninu awon igbekun isembaye l'oruko Jesu.


3. Olorun Aanu, yo oruko mi kuro ninu iwe ko seese L’oruko Jesu.


4. Ohun okunkun ti npe oruko mi lati iboji, e dake ni oruko Jesu.


5. Pepe ki pepe ti npe oruko awon omo mi fun ibi, je ki ara dahun l'oruko Jesu. Amim .


Jesus is Lord no controversy.

OPEN HEAVENS DAILY DEVOTIONAL FOR SATURDAY, 27TH NOVEMBER, 2021: RIGHTEOUSNESS BRINGS BLESSINGS

OPEN HEAVENS DAILY DEVOTIONAL FOR SATURDAY, 27TH NOVEMBER, 2021: RIGHTEOUSNESS BRINGS BLESSINGS

THEME: RIGHTEOUSNESS BRINGS BLESSINGS


MEMORISE

“Thou hast loved righteousness, and hated iniquity; therefore God, even thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows.” – (Hebrews 1:9)


 READ: Psalm 33:1-5 (KJV) 


1. Rejoice in the LORD, O ye righteous; for praise is comely for the upright.


2. Praise the LORD with harp; sing unto him with the psaltery and an instrument of ten strings.


3. Sing unto him a new song; play skilfully with a loud noise.


4. For the word of the LORD is right; and all his works are done in truth.


5. He loveth righteousness and judgment; the earth is full of the goodness of the LORD.


MESSAGE



There are many things we must consider before Romans 8:28 can become a reality in our lives. We have to first look at today’s Scripture reading in conjunction with the memory verse.


Today’s Scripture reading reveals that only a certain group of people can rejoice in the Lord and they are the righteous. In other words, even amidst all the calamities in this world, the righteous can still experience the goodness of the Lord. We also see that what makes a man righteous is the word of God. Psalm 33:4 says:

For the word of the Lord is right and all his works are done in truth.


Psalm 119:9 and 115-116 also corroborate this. Although unrighteousness appears to have become the order of the day and it appears the wicked are walking around free and ‘rejoicing’, you must not be deceived because their end is destruction. I know this because Psalm 73:18-19 says:

Surely thou didst set them in slippery places: thou castedst them down into destruction. How are they brought into desolation, as in a moment! They are utterly consumed with terrors.


We see a contrast in fortune for the righteous in today’s memory verse, however. Here, the blessedness of righteousness is revealed. Those who love to be upright and hate iniquity are anointed with the oil of gladness. In other words, even when the world is in agony, the righteous are far from calamities, rejoicing in the goodness of the Lord. A classic example of this is Noah who was preserved in the ark with members of his immediate family during the flood (Genesis 7:17). While others agonized and drowned, Noah was navigating upon the flood safely with his family. This is exactly how it would turn out on the last day; the righteous shall rejoice and the wicked shall be damned. Even now, God knows how He keeps His children from danger. Psalm 91 confirms this.


May the blessedness of the Lord be your portion from today as you live righteously, even in this perverse world, in the mighty name of Jesus.


ACTION POINT

Father, please endow me with the blessedness of the righteous, even as I live for You, in the name of Jesus.


AUTHOR: Pastor E. A. Adeboye


BIBLE IN ONE YEAR 

Amos 1 - 4


HYMNAL: 

HYMN: THERE SHALL BE SHOWERS OF BLESSING


1. “Must I go, and empty-handed,” 

 Thus my dear Redeemer meet? 

 Not one day of service give Him, 

 Lay no trophy at His feet? 

 “Must I go, and empty-handed?” 

 Must I meet my Savior so? 

 Not one soul with which to greet Him: 

 Must I empty-handed go? 

 

 2. Not at death I shrink nor falter, 

 For my Savior saves me now; 

 But to meet Him empty-handed, 

 Thought of that now clouds my brow. 

 

 3. O the years in sinning wasted; 

 Could I but recall them now, 

 I would give them to my Savior, 

 To His will I’d gladly bow. 

 

 4. O ye saints, arouse, be earnest, 

 Up and work while yet ’tis day; 

 Ere the night of death o’ertake thee, 

 Strive for souls while still you may

THEME: RIGHTEOUSNESS BRINGS BLESSINGS


MEMORISE

“Thou hast loved righteousness, and hated iniquity; therefore God, even thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows.” – (Hebrews 1:9)


 READ: Psalm 33:1-5 (KJV) 


1. Rejoice in the LORD, O ye righteous; for praise is comely for the upright.


2. Praise the LORD with harp; sing unto him with the psaltery and an instrument of ten strings.


3. Sing unto him a new song; play skilfully with a loud noise.


4. For the word of the LORD is right; and all his works are done in truth.


5. He loveth righteousness and judgment; the earth is full of the goodness of the LORD.


MESSAGE



There are many things we must consider before Romans 8:28 can become a reality in our lives. We have to first look at today’s Scripture reading in conjunction with the memory verse.


Today’s Scripture reading reveals that only a certain group of people can rejoice in the Lord and they are the righteous. In other words, even amidst all the calamities in this world, the righteous can still experience the goodness of the Lord. We also see that what makes a man righteous is the word of God. Psalm 33:4 says:

For the word of the Lord is right and all his works are done in truth.


Psalm 119:9 and 115-116 also corroborate this. Although unrighteousness appears to have become the order of the day and it appears the wicked are walking around free and ‘rejoicing’, you must not be deceived because their end is destruction. I know this because Psalm 73:18-19 says:

Surely thou didst set them in slippery places: thou castedst them down into destruction. How are they brought into desolation, as in a moment! They are utterly consumed with terrors.


We see a contrast in fortune for the righteous in today’s memory verse, however. Here, the blessedness of righteousness is revealed. Those who love to be upright and hate iniquity are anointed with the oil of gladness. In other words, even when the world is in agony, the righteous are far from calamities, rejoicing in the goodness of the Lord. A classic example of this is Noah who was preserved in the ark with members of his immediate family during the flood (Genesis 7:17). While others agonized and drowned, Noah was navigating upon the flood safely with his family. This is exactly how it would turn out on the last day; the righteous shall rejoice and the wicked shall be damned. Even now, God knows how He keeps His children from danger. Psalm 91 confirms this.


May the blessedness of the Lord be your portion from today as you live righteously, even in this perverse world, in the mighty name of Jesus.


ACTION POINT

Father, please endow me with the blessedness of the righteous, even as I live for You, in the name of Jesus.


AUTHOR: Pastor E. A. Adeboye


BIBLE IN ONE YEAR 

Amos 1 - 4


HYMNAL: 

HYMN: THERE SHALL BE SHOWERS OF BLESSING


1. “Must I go, and empty-handed,” 

 Thus my dear Redeemer meet? 

 Not one day of service give Him, 

 Lay no trophy at His feet? 

 “Must I go, and empty-handed?” 

 Must I meet my Savior so? 

 Not one soul with which to greet Him: 

 Must I empty-handed go? 

 

 2. Not at death I shrink nor falter, 

 For my Savior saves me now; 

 But to meet Him empty-handed, 

 Thought of that now clouds my brow. 

 

 3. O the years in sinning wasted; 

 Could I but recall them now, 

 I would give them to my Savior, 

 To His will I’d gladly bow. 

 

 4. O ye saints, arouse, be earnest, 

 Up and work while yet ’tis day; 

 Ere the night of death o’ertake thee, 

 Strive for souls while still you may

OPEN HEAVENS DAILY DEVOTIONAL FOR FRIDAY 26TH NOVEMBER, 2021: THE BLESSING OF FORGIVENESS

OPEN HEAVENS DAILY DEVOTIONAL FOR FRIDAY 26TH NOVEMBER, 2021: THE BLESSING OF FORGIVENESS

THEME: THE BLESSING OF FORGIVENESS


MEMORIZE:

Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered. Psalms 32: 1


BIBLE READING: 

LUKE 23:39-43


39. And one of the malefactors which were hanged railed on him, saying, If thou be Christ, save thyself and us.


40. But the other answering rebuked him, saying, Dost not thou fear God, seeing thou art in the same condemnation?


41. And we indeed justly; for we receive the due reward of our deeds: but this man hath done nothing amiss.


42. And he said unto Jesus, Lord, remember me when thou comest into thy kingdom.


43. And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, To day shalt thou be with me in paradise.


MESSAGE



We may not be able to comprehend what true blessedness is until we experience divine forgiveness. Nothing can be compared with the joy of salvation.


We see this with Zacchaeus when Jesus called him in Luke 19:2-8; it was that joy that caused him to make restitution for his past evil deeds.


When a man is genuinely saved, he will not only joyfully live a godly life, he will also feel compelled to right his past wrongdoings.


It is the lack of genuine salvation that makes an individual to still keep, for example, a strange man or woman in his or her life, even after conversion.


One of the most amazing salvation stories is in todays Bible reading.


 With just a few hours before he would have gone into hell, one of the robbers on the cross beside Jesus experienced a great turnaround and entered into Paradise.


From this, we can see that the salvation prayer does not have to be lengthy; it only has to be simple, straight to the point and sincere.


All you need to do is repent of your sins and promise God not to return to them. Pleading the blood of Jesus over your life for cleansing is also paramount in this regard.


We see the publican pray in Luke 18:10-14 ..God be merciful to me a sinner and Jesus said of him I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other.. Gods blessings (divine help) come in multiple forms but the blessing of divine forgiveness should be the first one we should all seek.


In todays Bible reading, both robbers made separate requests. One asked for deliverance, the other salvation. Jesus Christ prioritised the request for salvation. Here we see true blessedness.


Beloved, true blessedness lies in the forgiveness we receive for our sins; it is upon this foundation that all other blessings are built. This is why, if you are yet to repent, I implore you to do so without further delay.


Confess your known and unknown sins to Jesus – the Saviour of mankind. He will forgive you as He did Zacchaeus and the robber on the cross, so that Gods blessings will flow into your life, in Jesus name.


PRAYER POINT

Father, please pardon all my known and unknown iniquities and give me the power to Go and sin no more, in Jesus name.


AUTHOR: PASTOR E.A ADEBOYE.


BIBLE READING IN ONE YEAR:

HAGGAI 1:1-15,

HAGGAI 2:1-23


HYMNAL: AMAZING GRACE! HOW SWEET THE SOUND


1. Amazing Grace! How sweet the sound

That saved a wretch like me!

I once was lost, but now am found

Was blind, but now I see.


2. ‘Twas Grace that taught my heart to fear,

And Grace my fears relieved.

How precious did that Grace appear

The hour I first believed.


3. Through many dangers, toils, and snares

I have already come.

‘Tis Grace hath brought me safe thus far

And Grace will lead us home


4. The Lord has promised good to me.

His Word my hope secures.

He will my shield and portion be

As long as life endures.


5. When we’ve been there ten thousand years Bright shining as the sun,

We’ve no less days to sing God’s praise

Than when we’d first begun.

THEME: THE BLESSING OF FORGIVENESS


MEMORIZE:

Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered. Psalms 32: 1


BIBLE READING: 

LUKE 23:39-43


39. And one of the malefactors which were hanged railed on him, saying, If thou be Christ, save thyself and us.


40. But the other answering rebuked him, saying, Dost not thou fear God, seeing thou art in the same condemnation?


41. And we indeed justly; for we receive the due reward of our deeds: but this man hath done nothing amiss.


42. And he said unto Jesus, Lord, remember me when thou comest into thy kingdom.


43. And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, To day shalt thou be with me in paradise.


MESSAGE



We may not be able to comprehend what true blessedness is until we experience divine forgiveness. Nothing can be compared with the joy of salvation.


We see this with Zacchaeus when Jesus called him in Luke 19:2-8; it was that joy that caused him to make restitution for his past evil deeds.


When a man is genuinely saved, he will not only joyfully live a godly life, he will also feel compelled to right his past wrongdoings.


It is the lack of genuine salvation that makes an individual to still keep, for example, a strange man or woman in his or her life, even after conversion.


One of the most amazing salvation stories is in todays Bible reading.


 With just a few hours before he would have gone into hell, one of the robbers on the cross beside Jesus experienced a great turnaround and entered into Paradise.


From this, we can see that the salvation prayer does not have to be lengthy; it only has to be simple, straight to the point and sincere.


All you need to do is repent of your sins and promise God not to return to them. Pleading the blood of Jesus over your life for cleansing is also paramount in this regard.


We see the publican pray in Luke 18:10-14 ..God be merciful to me a sinner and Jesus said of him I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other.. Gods blessings (divine help) come in multiple forms but the blessing of divine forgiveness should be the first one we should all seek.


In todays Bible reading, both robbers made separate requests. One asked for deliverance, the other salvation. Jesus Christ prioritised the request for salvation. Here we see true blessedness.


Beloved, true blessedness lies in the forgiveness we receive for our sins; it is upon this foundation that all other blessings are built. This is why, if you are yet to repent, I implore you to do so without further delay.


Confess your known and unknown sins to Jesus – the Saviour of mankind. He will forgive you as He did Zacchaeus and the robber on the cross, so that Gods blessings will flow into your life, in Jesus name.


PRAYER POINT

Father, please pardon all my known and unknown iniquities and give me the power to Go and sin no more, in Jesus name.


AUTHOR: PASTOR E.A ADEBOYE.


BIBLE READING IN ONE YEAR:

HAGGAI 1:1-15,

HAGGAI 2:1-23


HYMNAL: AMAZING GRACE! HOW SWEET THE SOUND


1. Amazing Grace! How sweet the sound

That saved a wretch like me!

I once was lost, but now am found

Was blind, but now I see.


2. ‘Twas Grace that taught my heart to fear,

And Grace my fears relieved.

How precious did that Grace appear

The hour I first believed.


3. Through many dangers, toils, and snares

I have already come.

‘Tis Grace hath brought me safe thus far

And Grace will lead us home


4. The Lord has promised good to me.

His Word my hope secures.

He will my shield and portion be

As long as life endures.


5. When we’ve been there ten thousand years Bright shining as the sun,

We’ve no less days to sing God’s praise

Than when we’d first begun.

COMMAND YOUR DAY PRAYER POINTS FOR TODAY THURSDAY 25TH NOVEMBER, 2021

COMMAND YOUR DAY PRAYER POINTS FOR TODAY THURSDAY 25TH NOVEMBER, 2021

BY PASTOR OGUNYEMI OLUSEGUN T


1. Anointing of success and fruitfulness, possess me in Jesus' name.


2. Every good things that Jesus' death made available for me, I claim in Jesus' name'


3. I receive grace to do the will of God and serve Him in Jesus' name.



4. I will not die with my God's given potentials in Jesus' name.


5. I receive grace to create impact in my generation in 

Jesus' name.


          YORUBA EDITION





1. Ifami ororo yan si ise rere ati ileso, gbe mi wo l'oruko Jesu.



2. Ohun rere gbogbo ti iku Jesu ti pese sile fun mi, mo gba l'oruko Jesu.


3. Mo gba ore-ofe lati se ife Olorun ati lati sin li oruko Jesu.


4. Emi ki yi o ku pelu gbogbo anfaani Olorun inu aiye mi l'oruko Jesu.


5. Mo gba ore-ofe lati sise to lapere ninu iran mi l'oruko Jesu.

   Jesus is Lord no controversy.

BY PASTOR OGUNYEMI OLUSEGUN T


1. Anointing of success and fruitfulness, possess me in Jesus' name.


2. Every good things that Jesus' death made available for me, I claim in Jesus' name'


3. I receive grace to do the will of God and serve Him in Jesus' name.



4. I will not die with my God's given potentials in Jesus' name.


5. I receive grace to create impact in my generation in 

Jesus' name.


          YORUBA EDITION





1. Ifami ororo yan si ise rere ati ileso, gbe mi wo l'oruko Jesu.



2. Ohun rere gbogbo ti iku Jesu ti pese sile fun mi, mo gba l'oruko Jesu.


3. Mo gba ore-ofe lati se ife Olorun ati lati sin li oruko Jesu.


4. Emi ki yi o ku pelu gbogbo anfaani Olorun inu aiye mi l'oruko Jesu.


5. Mo gba ore-ofe lati sise to lapere ninu iran mi l'oruko Jesu.

   Jesus is Lord no controversy.

OPEN HEAVENS DAILY DEVOTIONAL FOR THURSDAY, 25TH NOVEMBER, 2021: STAND UP AGAINST EVIL

OPEN HEAVENS DAILY DEVOTIONAL FOR THURSDAY, 25TH NOVEMBER, 2021: STAND UP AGAINST EVIL

THEME: STAND UP AGAINST EVIL


MEMORISE

“He that justifieth the wicked, and he that condemneth the just, even they both are abomination to the Lord.” – (Proverbs 17:15)


 READ: Proverbs 17:13-15 (KJV) 


13. Whoso rewardeth evil for good, evil shall not depart from his house.


14. The beginning of strife is as when one letteth out water; therefore leave off contention, before it be meddled with.


15. He that justifieth the wicked, and he that condemneth the just, even they both are abomination to the LORD.


MESSAGE









The ability to stand firm against eviI is one of the many virtues that are gradually disappearing from the Church today. The axiom “If you can’t beat them, join them has become widely acceptable. May God help His church in the mighty name of Jesus.


Our memory verse today states clearly that God abhors those who support wickedness as well as those who upbraid the just. When we refuse to condemn evil and wickedness we will definitely reject and vote against the just. Jesus Christ, after commending their charitable service, faith and patience, warned the Church at Thyatira against tolerating sexual immorality, typified in the woman Jezebel who called herself a prophetess - seducing innocent souls in the Church (Revelation 2:20). Such people are those who, through their comportment, excessive adornment and fashion have moved the world into the Church. Apostle Paul cautioned us not to be unequally yoked with unbelievers (2 Corinthians 6:14).


The call of God to us today is to stand up against evil, first within the Church, before taking the battle to the gates of hell. Unfortunately, many Christians applaud or ignore ungodly acts - even in the Church. They shy away from condemning ungodly acts for fear of being condemned by the world. This is why, in some countries, you cannot preach against homosexuality; if you do, you may be jailed and it is your fellow Christian brethren or pastor who will condemn you as being foolish for not being discreet enough! Likewise, in some societies, violence against women, especially rape, is rampant, yet nothing meaningful is being done to stop the practice.


One of my children was once on a panel where some pastors were being interviewed for promotion. One particular candidate had been most passionate about his convictions with respect to godly standards as contained in the word of God, opposing worldly views with confidence. However, when this godly candidate left, another member of the panel said “If this is what that pastor is holding on to, he will not have ten people in his congregation!”


The truth has been mortgaged in some quarters of Christendom. Beloved, please arise and let us, as one, stand against evil.


PRAYER POINT

Father, please revive Your Church. Let the body of Christ be light unto the world as we stand against every form of evil in our societies in Jesus' name.


AUTHOR: Pastor E. A. Adeboye


BIBLE IN ONE YEAR 

Jude


HYMNAL: - 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 armour, 

 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.

THEME: STAND UP AGAINST EVIL


MEMORISE

“He that justifieth the wicked, and he that condemneth the just, even they both are abomination to the Lord.” – (Proverbs 17:15)


 READ: Proverbs 17:13-15 (KJV) 


13. Whoso rewardeth evil for good, evil shall not depart from his house.


14. The beginning of strife is as when one letteth out water; therefore leave off contention, before it be meddled with.


15. He that justifieth the wicked, and he that condemneth the just, even they both are abomination to the LORD.


MESSAGE









The ability to stand firm against eviI is one of the many virtues that are gradually disappearing from the Church today. The axiom “If you can’t beat them, join them has become widely acceptable. May God help His church in the mighty name of Jesus.


Our memory verse today states clearly that God abhors those who support wickedness as well as those who upbraid the just. When we refuse to condemn evil and wickedness we will definitely reject and vote against the just. Jesus Christ, after commending their charitable service, faith and patience, warned the Church at Thyatira against tolerating sexual immorality, typified in the woman Jezebel who called herself a prophetess - seducing innocent souls in the Church (Revelation 2:20). Such people are those who, through their comportment, excessive adornment and fashion have moved the world into the Church. Apostle Paul cautioned us not to be unequally yoked with unbelievers (2 Corinthians 6:14).


The call of God to us today is to stand up against evil, first within the Church, before taking the battle to the gates of hell. Unfortunately, many Christians applaud or ignore ungodly acts - even in the Church. They shy away from condemning ungodly acts for fear of being condemned by the world. This is why, in some countries, you cannot preach against homosexuality; if you do, you may be jailed and it is your fellow Christian brethren or pastor who will condemn you as being foolish for not being discreet enough! Likewise, in some societies, violence against women, especially rape, is rampant, yet nothing meaningful is being done to stop the practice.


One of my children was once on a panel where some pastors were being interviewed for promotion. One particular candidate had been most passionate about his convictions with respect to godly standards as contained in the word of God, opposing worldly views with confidence. However, when this godly candidate left, another member of the panel said “If this is what that pastor is holding on to, he will not have ten people in his congregation!”


The truth has been mortgaged in some quarters of Christendom. Beloved, please arise and let us, as one, stand against evil.


PRAYER POINT

Father, please revive Your Church. Let the body of Christ be light unto the world as we stand against every form of evil in our societies in Jesus' name.


AUTHOR: Pastor E. A. Adeboye


BIBLE IN ONE YEAR 

Jude


HYMNAL: - 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 armour, 

 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.

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