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COMMAND YOUR DAY PRAYER POINTS FOR TODAY FRIDAY 17TH JUNE, 2022 (+YORUBA EDITION)

COMMAND YOUR DAY PRAYER POINTS FOR TODAY FRIDAY 17TH JUNE, 2022 (+YORUBA EDITION)

BY OGUNYEMI OLUSEGUN T



1. Perform oh Lord creative miracle in every area of my body in Jesus' name.


2. Inherited sickness, loose your grip over my life in Jesus name.


3. Transfuse oh Lord into my Blood system your precious blood.


4. I withdraw my name from the book of oppression in Jesus' name.


5. Shout the name of Jesus change 

my health status from now' Amen.


             YORUBA EDITION



1. Oluwa se akanse ise iyanu ninu gbogbo ago ara mi.


2. Aisan ajogunba, so agbara re nu lori aye mi pelu loruko Jesu.


3. Oluwa da eje Re to se iyebiye po mo eje mi l'oruko Jesu.


4. Mo yo oruko mi kuro ninu iwe inira l'oruko Jesu.


5. Pariwo oruko Jesu  Oluwa yi ipo ti ailera mi wa bayi pada lati akoko yi lo. Amin.


   Jesus is Lord no controversy.

BY OGUNYEMI OLUSEGUN T



1. Perform oh Lord creative miracle in every area of my body in Jesus' name.


2. Inherited sickness, loose your grip over my life in Jesus name.


3. Transfuse oh Lord into my Blood system your precious blood.


4. I withdraw my name from the book of oppression in Jesus' name.


5. Shout the name of Jesus change 

my health status from now' Amen.


             YORUBA EDITION



1. Oluwa se akanse ise iyanu ninu gbogbo ago ara mi.


2. Aisan ajogunba, so agbara re nu lori aye mi pelu loruko Jesu.


3. Oluwa da eje Re to se iyebiye po mo eje mi l'oruko Jesu.


4. Mo yo oruko mi kuro ninu iwe inira l'oruko Jesu.


5. Pariwo oruko Jesu  Oluwa yi ipo ti ailera mi wa bayi pada lati akoko yi lo. Amin.


   Jesus is Lord no controversy.

OPEN HEAVEN DEVOTIONAL FOR SATURDAY MAY 21ST 2022: THE SEVEN SEALS III

OPEN HEAVEN DEVOTIONAL FOR SATURDAY MAY 21ST 2022: THE SEVEN SEALS III

THEME:  THE SEVEN SEALS III


MEMORISE: 

And I heard a voice in the midst of the four beasts say, A measure of wheat for a penny, and three measures of barley for a penny; and see thou hurt not the oil and the wine. Revelation 6:6 


READ: Revelation 6:5 -6

5 And when he had opened the third seal, I heard the third beast say, Come and see. And I beheld, and lo a black horse; and he that sat on him had a pair of balances in his hand.


6 And I heard a voice in the midst of the four beasts say, A measure of wheat for a penny, and three measures of barley for a penny; and see thou hurt not the oil and the wine.


MESSAGE



In the Bible reading for today, we see the third seal opened and a man on a black horse coming forth with a pair of balances in his hand. Revelation 6:6 says:

And l heard a voice in the midst of the four beasts say, A measure of wheat for a penny, and three measures of barley for a penny...


At this time, as a result of the war we discussed yesterday, the economy of the whole world will be affected. Agriculture in particular will suffer because most men who would have cultivated crops and reared animals would have been drafted into the army. Even where there is food, transporting it will be a problem so there will be famine all over the world. Bread will be weighed before it is sold. Food will be extremely expensive.


Revelation 6:6 further says: 

and see thou hurt not the oil and the wine.


Scarce as food will be, luxury goods will not be touched; they will be very much available. Alcoholic drinks that are consumed by the rich will remain but how will a poor and hungry person get money to buy whisky?


Those who think that they are suffering now, yet are still living in sin have not seen anything yet. Those who miss the rapture will experience extreme hunger. Even those that have money will not find enough food to buy. While we in heaven will be enjoying unlimited pleasures, singing and dancing, those on earth will be starving and wailing. Any person who thinks that sin is sweet now should go on sinning; a time is coming when he will realise that sin is bitter. Choosing a life of holiness is the best decision you can ever make because it secures your future in heaven. If you say something is too big for you to drop now in order to make heaven, wait until that time and see if that thing will even be relevant at all.


DECLARE

Nothing will ever be big enough to make me miss heaven, in Jesus’ name.


BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Esther 1-4


AUTHOR: PASTOR E. A ADEBOYE 


HYMNAL: TO GOD BE THE GLORY

1 To God be the glory, great things He hath done,

So loved He the world that He gave us His Son,

Who yielded His life our redemption to win,

And opened the life-gate that all may go in.

 

Praise the Lord, praise the Lord,

  Let the earth hear His voice;

Praise the Lord, praise the Lord,

  Let the people rejoice;

Oh, come to the Father, through Jesus the Son,

  And give Him the glory; great things He hath done.


2 Oh, perfect redemption, the purchase of blood,

To every believer the promise of God;

The vilest offender who truly believes,

That moment from Jesus a pardon receives.


3 Great things He hath taught us, great things He hath done,

And great our rejoicing through Jesus the Son;

But purer, and higher, and greater will be

Our wonder, our transport when Jesus we see.

THEME:  THE SEVEN SEALS III


MEMORISE: 

And I heard a voice in the midst of the four beasts say, A measure of wheat for a penny, and three measures of barley for a penny; and see thou hurt not the oil and the wine. Revelation 6:6 


READ: Revelation 6:5 -6

5 And when he had opened the third seal, I heard the third beast say, Come and see. And I beheld, and lo a black horse; and he that sat on him had a pair of balances in his hand.


6 And I heard a voice in the midst of the four beasts say, A measure of wheat for a penny, and three measures of barley for a penny; and see thou hurt not the oil and the wine.


MESSAGE



In the Bible reading for today, we see the third seal opened and a man on a black horse coming forth with a pair of balances in his hand. Revelation 6:6 says:

And l heard a voice in the midst of the four beasts say, A measure of wheat for a penny, and three measures of barley for a penny...


At this time, as a result of the war we discussed yesterday, the economy of the whole world will be affected. Agriculture in particular will suffer because most men who would have cultivated crops and reared animals would have been drafted into the army. Even where there is food, transporting it will be a problem so there will be famine all over the world. Bread will be weighed before it is sold. Food will be extremely expensive.


Revelation 6:6 further says: 

and see thou hurt not the oil and the wine.


Scarce as food will be, luxury goods will not be touched; they will be very much available. Alcoholic drinks that are consumed by the rich will remain but how will a poor and hungry person get money to buy whisky?


Those who think that they are suffering now, yet are still living in sin have not seen anything yet. Those who miss the rapture will experience extreme hunger. Even those that have money will not find enough food to buy. While we in heaven will be enjoying unlimited pleasures, singing and dancing, those on earth will be starving and wailing. Any person who thinks that sin is sweet now should go on sinning; a time is coming when he will realise that sin is bitter. Choosing a life of holiness is the best decision you can ever make because it secures your future in heaven. If you say something is too big for you to drop now in order to make heaven, wait until that time and see if that thing will even be relevant at all.


DECLARE

Nothing will ever be big enough to make me miss heaven, in Jesus’ name.


BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Esther 1-4


AUTHOR: PASTOR E. A ADEBOYE 


HYMNAL: TO GOD BE THE GLORY

1 To God be the glory, great things He hath done,

So loved He the world that He gave us His Son,

Who yielded His life our redemption to win,

And opened the life-gate that all may go in.

 

Praise the Lord, praise the Lord,

  Let the earth hear His voice;

Praise the Lord, praise the Lord,

  Let the people rejoice;

Oh, come to the Father, through Jesus the Son,

  And give Him the glory; great things He hath done.


2 Oh, perfect redemption, the purchase of blood,

To every believer the promise of God;

The vilest offender who truly believes,

That moment from Jesus a pardon receives.


3 Great things He hath taught us, great things He hath done,

And great our rejoicing through Jesus the Son;

But purer, and higher, and greater will be

Our wonder, our transport when Jesus we see.

COMMAND YOUR DAY PRAYER POINTS FOR TODAY FRIDAY 20TH MAY, 2022 (+YORUBA EDITION)

COMMAND YOUR DAY PRAYER POINTS FOR TODAY FRIDAY 20TH MAY, 2022 (+YORUBA EDITION)

 BY OGUNYEMI OLUSEGUN T






1. O Lord, surround me with fire.


2. O God, hide me from danger and untimely death.


3. Messenger of death, return to your sender in Jesus' name.


4. Arrow of wickedness in the place of prayer, backfire in the name of Jesus.


5. O Lord, set confusion in the camp of my enemies and let them fight against themselves in Jesus' name. Amen.


           YORUBA EDITION


1. Oluwa, fi ina yi mi ka.


2. Olorun, gbe mi pamo kuro ninu ewu ati iku ojiji.


3. Onise iku, pada si ibi ti a ti ran o ni oruko Jesu.


4. Ofa awon ika ni ibi adura, pada ni oruko Jesu.


5. Oluwa, fi edeaiyede si agbo awon ota mi ki won ma ba ara won ja ni oruko Jesu.


   Jesus is Lord no controversy.

 BY OGUNYEMI OLUSEGUN T






1. O Lord, surround me with fire.


2. O God, hide me from danger and untimely death.


3. Messenger of death, return to your sender in Jesus' name.


4. Arrow of wickedness in the place of prayer, backfire in the name of Jesus.


5. O Lord, set confusion in the camp of my enemies and let them fight against themselves in Jesus' name. Amen.


           YORUBA EDITION


1. Oluwa, fi ina yi mi ka.


2. Olorun, gbe mi pamo kuro ninu ewu ati iku ojiji.


3. Onise iku, pada si ibi ti a ti ran o ni oruko Jesu.


4. Ofa awon ika ni ibi adura, pada ni oruko Jesu.


5. Oluwa, fi edeaiyede si agbo awon ota mi ki won ma ba ara won ja ni oruko Jesu.


   Jesus is Lord no controversy.

OPEN HEAVEN DEVOTIONAL FOR FRIDAY MAY 20TH 2022: THE SEVEN SEALS II

OPEN HEAVEN DEVOTIONAL FOR FRIDAY MAY 20TH 2022: THE SEVEN SEALS II

THEME:    THE SEVEN SEALS II.


MEMORISE:  

And there went out another horse that was red: and power was given to him that sat thereon to take peace from the earth, and that they should kill one another: and there was given unto him a great sword. Revelation 6:4


READ: Revelation 6:3 -4

3 And when he had opened the second seal, I heard the second beast say, Come and see.


4 And there went out another horse that was red: and power was given to him that sat thereon to take peace from the earth, and that they should kill one another: and there was given unto him a great sword.


MESSAGE









After the Anti-Christ has arrived and has been crowned, the second seal will be opened. Now, remember that from yesterday’s study, we say that the whole world was happy with their new leader who seemed to be a promoter of peace. However, when the second seal is opened, they will see the true colour of their leader. He will provoke war. At that time, all his diplomacy will be gone.


When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:)

Matthew 24:15


The words of Daniel referred to by Jesus in the above passage are in Daniel 11:31:

And arms shall stand on his part, and they shall pollute the sanctuary of strength, and shall take away the daily sacrifice, and they shall place the abomination that maketh desolate.


The arms that will be on his part are represented by the man on the red horse that will be released when the second seal is opened. Now the Anti-Christ will have the military at his fingertips. Though he would have allowed the Israelites to rebuild their temple, he will sacrifice pigs on the altar of that temple. Anyone that knows Jewish law will know that Jews can never tolerate that. War will break out! This will be the war of all wars. Some countries will support the Anti-Christ and some will be against him. I pity those who will be on earth at this time. The war will be terrible, so terrible that Jesus warned thus:


Then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains: Let him which is on the housetop not come down to take any thing out of his house: Neither let him which is in the field return back to take his clothes. And woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days!  But pray ye that your flight be not it the winter, neither on the Sabbath day: For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.

Matthew 24:16-21


I pray you will not miss the rapture, in Jesus’ name.

 

 KEY POINT

Let he who is wise stay away from sin.


BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Nehemiah 12-13


AUTHOR: PASTOR E. A ADEBOYE


HYMNAL: HO MY COMRADES SEE THE SIGNAL 

1. Ho, my comrades, see the signal, waving in the sky!

Reinforcements now appearing, victory is nigh.


Refrain:

“Hold the fort, for I am coming,” 

Jesus signals still;

Wave the answer back to heaven, 

“By Thy grace we will.”


2. See the mighty host advancing, 

Satan leading on,

Mighty ones around us falling, 

courage almost gone!


3. See the glorious banner waving, 

Hear the trumpet blow!

In our Leader’s Name we 

triumph over every foe.


4. Fierce and long the battle rages, 

but our help is near,

Onward comes our great Commander, 

cheer, my comrades, cheer!

THEME:    THE SEVEN SEALS II.


MEMORISE:  

And there went out another horse that was red: and power was given to him that sat thereon to take peace from the earth, and that they should kill one another: and there was given unto him a great sword. Revelation 6:4


READ: Revelation 6:3 -4

3 And when he had opened the second seal, I heard the second beast say, Come and see.


4 And there went out another horse that was red: and power was given to him that sat thereon to take peace from the earth, and that they should kill one another: and there was given unto him a great sword.


MESSAGE









After the Anti-Christ has arrived and has been crowned, the second seal will be opened. Now, remember that from yesterday’s study, we say that the whole world was happy with their new leader who seemed to be a promoter of peace. However, when the second seal is opened, they will see the true colour of their leader. He will provoke war. At that time, all his diplomacy will be gone.


When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:)

Matthew 24:15


The words of Daniel referred to by Jesus in the above passage are in Daniel 11:31:

And arms shall stand on his part, and they shall pollute the sanctuary of strength, and shall take away the daily sacrifice, and they shall place the abomination that maketh desolate.


The arms that will be on his part are represented by the man on the red horse that will be released when the second seal is opened. Now the Anti-Christ will have the military at his fingertips. Though he would have allowed the Israelites to rebuild their temple, he will sacrifice pigs on the altar of that temple. Anyone that knows Jewish law will know that Jews can never tolerate that. War will break out! This will be the war of all wars. Some countries will support the Anti-Christ and some will be against him. I pity those who will be on earth at this time. The war will be terrible, so terrible that Jesus warned thus:


Then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains: Let him which is on the housetop not come down to take any thing out of his house: Neither let him which is in the field return back to take his clothes. And woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days!  But pray ye that your flight be not it the winter, neither on the Sabbath day: For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.

Matthew 24:16-21


I pray you will not miss the rapture, in Jesus’ name.

 

 KEY POINT

Let he who is wise stay away from sin.


BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Nehemiah 12-13


AUTHOR: PASTOR E. A ADEBOYE


HYMNAL: HO MY COMRADES SEE THE SIGNAL 

1. Ho, my comrades, see the signal, waving in the sky!

Reinforcements now appearing, victory is nigh.


Refrain:

“Hold the fort, for I am coming,” 

Jesus signals still;

Wave the answer back to heaven, 

“By Thy grace we will.”


2. See the mighty host advancing, 

Satan leading on,

Mighty ones around us falling, 

courage almost gone!


3. See the glorious banner waving, 

Hear the trumpet blow!

In our Leader’s Name we 

triumph over every foe.


4. Fierce and long the battle rages, 

but our help is near,

Onward comes our great Commander, 

cheer, my comrades, cheer!

COMMAND YOUR DAY PRAYER POINTS TODAY WEDNESDAY 18TH MAY, 2022 (+YORUBA EDITION)

COMMAND YOUR DAY PRAYER POINTS TODAY WEDNESDAY 18TH MAY, 2022 (+YORUBA EDITION)

 BY OGUNYEMI OLUSEGUN T


1. Sing a new song to your Restorer of joy.




2.  Every stubborn pursuer of my life, turn back and perish by fire. 



3. My Father, feed me with the food of 

champions in Jesus' name.


4.  I bind and paralyze every strongman of fear in my life in Jesus' name.



5. Every problem introduced by fear into my life, depart now in Jesus' name.


          YORUBA EDITION


1. Ko orin titun si Olurapada ayo re.


2. Gbogbo ogun aleni ma deyin okunkun inu aiye mi, e 

peyinda ki e si parun pelu ina.



3 . Baba mi, Baba mi, fun mi ni ounje awon asegun je ni oruko Jesu.



4. Mo gbede mo si yalaro gbogbo okunrin alagbara eru inu aiye mi ni oruko Jesu.



5. Gbogbo idamu ti iberu mu wo aiye mi, e kuro ninu aiye 

mi nisinsiyi ni oruko Jesu.


            Jesus is Lord no controversy.

 BY OGUNYEMI OLUSEGUN T


1. Sing a new song to your Restorer of joy.




2.  Every stubborn pursuer of my life, turn back and perish by fire. 



3. My Father, feed me with the food of 

champions in Jesus' name.


4.  I bind and paralyze every strongman of fear in my life in Jesus' name.



5. Every problem introduced by fear into my life, depart now in Jesus' name.


          YORUBA EDITION


1. Ko orin titun si Olurapada ayo re.


2. Gbogbo ogun aleni ma deyin okunkun inu aiye mi, e 

peyinda ki e si parun pelu ina.



3 . Baba mi, Baba mi, fun mi ni ounje awon asegun je ni oruko Jesu.



4. Mo gbede mo si yalaro gbogbo okunrin alagbara eru inu aiye mi ni oruko Jesu.



5. Gbogbo idamu ti iberu mu wo aiye mi, e kuro ninu aiye 

mi nisinsiyi ni oruko Jesu.


            Jesus is Lord no controversy.

COMMAND YOUR DAY PRAYER POINTS FOR TODAY MONDAY 9TH MAY, 2022 (+YORUBA EDITION)

COMMAND YOUR DAY PRAYER POINTS FOR TODAY MONDAY 9TH MAY, 2022 (+YORUBA EDITION)

 

BY OGUNYEMI OLUSEGUN T


 


1. Father, I thank you for your goodness.


2. Let all my disappointments become divine appointments in my life this year in the name of Jesus.


3. Lord let your promises concerning my life this year come to fulfillment in the name of Jesus.


4 I receive strength and grace to do your will always  this year.


5. Lord help me to use all that I have to serve you this year.


          YORUBA EDITION


1. Baba modupe fun ire ati awo iyanu re ninu aye mi.


2. Jeki gbogbo ijakule mi di ipe ayanfe mi lati orun wa ninu odun yi l'oruko Jesu.


3. Oluwa je ki gbogbo ileri ti E ni funmi ninu odun yi wasi imuse ni oruko Jesu.


4. Mo gba okun ati ore ofe lati le ma se ife Re nigba gbogbo ninu odun yi.


5. Oluwa ranmilowo lati fi ohun gbogbo ti mo ni sin o ninu odun yi.


   Jesus is Lord no controversy.

 

BY OGUNYEMI OLUSEGUN T


 


1. Father, I thank you for your goodness.


2. Let all my disappointments become divine appointments in my life this year in the name of Jesus.


3. Lord let your promises concerning my life this year come to fulfillment in the name of Jesus.


4 I receive strength and grace to do your will always  this year.


5. Lord help me to use all that I have to serve you this year.


          YORUBA EDITION


1. Baba modupe fun ire ati awo iyanu re ninu aye mi.


2. Jeki gbogbo ijakule mi di ipe ayanfe mi lati orun wa ninu odun yi l'oruko Jesu.


3. Oluwa je ki gbogbo ileri ti E ni funmi ninu odun yi wasi imuse ni oruko Jesu.


4. Mo gba okun ati ore ofe lati le ma se ife Re nigba gbogbo ninu odun yi.


5. Oluwa ranmilowo lati fi ohun gbogbo ti mo ni sin o ninu odun yi.


   Jesus is Lord no controversy.

OPEN HEAVEN DEVOTIONAL FOR SUNDAY MAY 8TH 2022: MAKING THE RIGHT CHOICES II

OPEN HEAVEN DEVOTIONAL FOR SUNDAY MAY 8TH 2022: MAKING THE RIGHT CHOICES II

THEME: MAKING THE RIGHT CHOICES II


MEMORISE: 

The leprosy therefore of Naaman shall cleave unto thee, and unto thy seed for ever. And he went out from his presence a leper as white as snow. 2 Kings 5:27 


READ: 2 Kings 5:20 - 27

20 But Gehazi, the servant of Elisha the man of God, said, Behold, my master hath spared Naaman this Syrian, in not receiving at his hands that which he brought: but, as the LORD liveth, I will run after him, and take somewhat of him.


21 So Gehazi followed after Naaman. And when Naaman saw him running after him, he lighted down from the chariot to meet him, and said, Is all well?


22 And he said, All is well. My master hath sent me, saying, Behold, even now there be come to me from mount Ephraim two young men of the sons of the prophets: give them, I pray thee, a talent of silver, and two changes of garments.


23 And Naaman said, Be content, take two talents. And he urged him, and bound two talents of silver in two bags, with two changes of garments, and laid them upon two of his servants; and they bare them before him.


24 And when he came to the tower, he took them from their hand, and bestowed them in the house: and he let the men go, and they departed.


25 But he went in, and stood before his master. And Elisha said unto him, Whence comest thou, Gehazi? And he said, Thy servant went no whither.


26 And he said unto him, Went not mine heart with thee, when the man turned again from his chariot to meet thee? Is it a time to receive money, and to receive garments, and oliveyards, and vineyards, and sheep, and oxen, and menservants, and maidservants?


27 The leprosy therefore of Naaman shall cleave unto thee, and unto thy seed for ever. And he went out from his presence a leper as white as snow.


MESSAGE








It's is important to make the right choices in life, especially because one's children could also be affected by them. When the army that invaded Sodom took lot into captivity in Genesis 14:8-12, they didn't leave his children at home. The children were taken into captivity because their father made the choice to stay in Sodom. Kora, Dathan and Abiram decided to oppose Moses and they died with all their family members (Numbers 16:28-33). Gehazi decided to follow Namaan to get some gifts, even though he knew his master would not approve. When Elisha cursed Gehazi with leprousy, he said it would be on him and his seed forever (2 Kings 5:27). In Daniel 6, when some people decided to plot against Daniel so that he could die in lion's den,  their children were not call to the meeting; however, when Daniel came out of the den alive and the king summoned those who plotted so that he could throw them in the Lions' den, he asked that their wives and children suffer the same consequences.


It may interest you to know that the choices of your relatives and close friends also have an impact on you. Thus, when a relative is making wrong choices, warn him or her because when trouble comes, the fellow wouldn't be the only one to suffer. This is particularly true of your children. If your child is going the wrong way, warn the child and do everything in your power to ensure that he or she returns to the godly path. 

Proverb 29:15 says,  

The rod and reproof give wisdom: but a child left to himself bringeth his mother to shame.


Even if a person does not suffer anything as a direct result of not correcting his or her child, such a person would still experience shame and this is a terrible thing. The elders says that one can get embarrassed once, but shame last forever. You don't want to live in shame forever just  because you did not warn your child when he or she started going wrong. You therefore need to be very particular about the choices your children make. Don't just leave them to themselves- guide them, while depending on the Holy Spirit to help you know which way is best for the child.


PRAYER POINT

Father, help me to guide my children to always make godly choices in life, in Jesus name.


BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: 2 Chronicles 12-15


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 defence 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 A thousand ages in Thy sight

  Are like an evening gone;

Short as the watch that ends the night

  Before the rising sun.


5 Time, like an ever-rolling stream,

  Bears all its sons away;

They fly forgotten, as a dream

  Dies at the opening day.


6 O God, our help in ages past,

  Our hope for years to come,

Be Thou our guard while life shall last,

  And our eternal home.

THEME: MAKING THE RIGHT CHOICES II


MEMORISE: 

The leprosy therefore of Naaman shall cleave unto thee, and unto thy seed for ever. And he went out from his presence a leper as white as snow. 2 Kings 5:27 


READ: 2 Kings 5:20 - 27

20 But Gehazi, the servant of Elisha the man of God, said, Behold, my master hath spared Naaman this Syrian, in not receiving at his hands that which he brought: but, as the LORD liveth, I will run after him, and take somewhat of him.


21 So Gehazi followed after Naaman. And when Naaman saw him running after him, he lighted down from the chariot to meet him, and said, Is all well?


22 And he said, All is well. My master hath sent me, saying, Behold, even now there be come to me from mount Ephraim two young men of the sons of the prophets: give them, I pray thee, a talent of silver, and two changes of garments.


23 And Naaman said, Be content, take two talents. And he urged him, and bound two talents of silver in two bags, with two changes of garments, and laid them upon two of his servants; and they bare them before him.


24 And when he came to the tower, he took them from their hand, and bestowed them in the house: and he let the men go, and they departed.


25 But he went in, and stood before his master. And Elisha said unto him, Whence comest thou, Gehazi? And he said, Thy servant went no whither.


26 And he said unto him, Went not mine heart with thee, when the man turned again from his chariot to meet thee? Is it a time to receive money, and to receive garments, and oliveyards, and vineyards, and sheep, and oxen, and menservants, and maidservants?


27 The leprosy therefore of Naaman shall cleave unto thee, and unto thy seed for ever. And he went out from his presence a leper as white as snow.


MESSAGE








It's is important to make the right choices in life, especially because one's children could also be affected by them. When the army that invaded Sodom took lot into captivity in Genesis 14:8-12, they didn't leave his children at home. The children were taken into captivity because their father made the choice to stay in Sodom. Kora, Dathan and Abiram decided to oppose Moses and they died with all their family members (Numbers 16:28-33). Gehazi decided to follow Namaan to get some gifts, even though he knew his master would not approve. When Elisha cursed Gehazi with leprousy, he said it would be on him and his seed forever (2 Kings 5:27). In Daniel 6, when some people decided to plot against Daniel so that he could die in lion's den,  their children were not call to the meeting; however, when Daniel came out of the den alive and the king summoned those who plotted so that he could throw them in the Lions' den, he asked that their wives and children suffer the same consequences.


It may interest you to know that the choices of your relatives and close friends also have an impact on you. Thus, when a relative is making wrong choices, warn him or her because when trouble comes, the fellow wouldn't be the only one to suffer. This is particularly true of your children. If your child is going the wrong way, warn the child and do everything in your power to ensure that he or she returns to the godly path. 

Proverb 29:15 says,  

The rod and reproof give wisdom: but a child left to himself bringeth his mother to shame.


Even if a person does not suffer anything as a direct result of not correcting his or her child, such a person would still experience shame and this is a terrible thing. The elders says that one can get embarrassed once, but shame last forever. You don't want to live in shame forever just  because you did not warn your child when he or she started going wrong. You therefore need to be very particular about the choices your children make. Don't just leave them to themselves- guide them, while depending on the Holy Spirit to help you know which way is best for the child.


PRAYER POINT

Father, help me to guide my children to always make godly choices in life, in Jesus name.


BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: 2 Chronicles 12-15


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 defence 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 A thousand ages in Thy sight

  Are like an evening gone;

Short as the watch that ends the night

  Before the rising sun.


5 Time, like an ever-rolling stream,

  Bears all its sons away;

They fly forgotten, as a dream

  Dies at the opening day.


6 O God, our help in ages past,

  Our hope for years to come,

Be Thou our guard while life shall last,

  And our eternal home.

OPEN HEAVEN DEVOTIONAL FOR SATURDAY MAY 7TH 2022: MAKE THE RIGHT CHOICES I

OPEN HEAVEN DEVOTIONAL FOR SATURDAY MAY 7TH 2022: MAKE THE RIGHT CHOICES I


THEME: MAKE THE RIGHT CHOICES  I


MEMORISE: 


There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death. Proverbs 14:12 


READ: Proverbs 3:5 -8


5 Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.


6 In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.


7 Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from evil.


8 It shall be health to thy navel, and marrow to thy bones.


MESSAGE



In life, we make choices every day. There are little choices and

 there are major ones. The Bible reading for today says we should not lean on our own understanding in making a choice at all. For example, the choice of passing a particular route on your way to work or wherever you are going should not be made alone. Ask "Lord, which route should l take as l go out now?" Your 'little' choices must be committed into the hands of God.


If little choices should be committed into God's hands, then how much more major ones. The choice of which school to apply to, which organization to work for, which neighborhood to live in and so on, can have far-reaching consequences on our lives. For example, it was during my undergraduate days that I met a lecturer who decided to supervise me for my Master degree in the University of Lagos. Thus, I did my masters at Unilag, and it was while I was there that I became born again in the Redeemed Christian Church of God, joined the workforce of the Church and eventually became the General Overseer as God had ordained it. Thank God that He ordered my steps right, even when I was not yet born again. Now that I am born again, He has been faithful to guide me aright all through, even up to now.


The choice of what school to attend or what organization to work for can end up determining who you marry. The choice of which country to settle in can determine if you will fulfill your destiny or not. Our memory verse today shows clearly that wrong decision can lead to very grave repercussions. We need God's guidance for us to be able to make the right decisions (Proverbs 14:12). 


According to 2 Corinthians 4:18, what you see in the physical is temporal; it is in the spirit that you get the real picture of things. Jesus Christ said in John 14:26:

But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said to you.


As a true child f God, you have the Holy Spirit within you. Whenever He prompt you to take the right decision, make sure you follow His lead so that He can take you to that great destiny that God has prepared for you.


PRAYER POINT


Holy Spirit, guide me in all my choices and give me the grace to always listen to You, in Jesus name.


BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: 2 Chronicles 8-11


AUTHOR: PASTOR E. A ADEBOYE 


HYMNAL: WILL YOUR ANCHOR HOLD IN THE STORM OF LIFE


1 Will your anchor hold in the storms of life,

When the clouds unfold their wings of strife?

When the strong tides lift, and the cables strain,

Will your anchor drift or firm remain? 


    We have an anchor that keeps the soul

    Stedfast and sure while the billows roll,

    Fastened to the Rock which cannot move,

      Grounded firm and deep in the Savior's love. 


2 It is safely moored, 'twill the storm withstand,

For 'tis well secured by the Savior's hand;

And the cables passed from His heart to mine,

Can defy the blast, through strength divine. 


3 It will firmly hold in the straits of fear,

When the breakers have told the reef is near;

Though the tempest rave and the wild winds blow,

Not an angry wave shall our bark o'erflow. 


4 It will surely hold in the floods of death,

When the waters cold chill our latest breath;

On the rising tide it can never fail,

While our hopes abide within the veil.


THEME: MAKE THE RIGHT CHOICES  I


MEMORISE: 


There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death. Proverbs 14:12 


READ: Proverbs 3:5 -8


5 Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.


6 In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.


7 Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from evil.


8 It shall be health to thy navel, and marrow to thy bones.


MESSAGE



In life, we make choices every day. There are little choices and

 there are major ones. The Bible reading for today says we should not lean on our own understanding in making a choice at all. For example, the choice of passing a particular route on your way to work or wherever you are going should not be made alone. Ask "Lord, which route should l take as l go out now?" Your 'little' choices must be committed into the hands of God.


If little choices should be committed into God's hands, then how much more major ones. The choice of which school to apply to, which organization to work for, which neighborhood to live in and so on, can have far-reaching consequences on our lives. For example, it was during my undergraduate days that I met a lecturer who decided to supervise me for my Master degree in the University of Lagos. Thus, I did my masters at Unilag, and it was while I was there that I became born again in the Redeemed Christian Church of God, joined the workforce of the Church and eventually became the General Overseer as God had ordained it. Thank God that He ordered my steps right, even when I was not yet born again. Now that I am born again, He has been faithful to guide me aright all through, even up to now.


The choice of what school to attend or what organization to work for can end up determining who you marry. The choice of which country to settle in can determine if you will fulfill your destiny or not. Our memory verse today shows clearly that wrong decision can lead to very grave repercussions. We need God's guidance for us to be able to make the right decisions (Proverbs 14:12). 


According to 2 Corinthians 4:18, what you see in the physical is temporal; it is in the spirit that you get the real picture of things. Jesus Christ said in John 14:26:

But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said to you.


As a true child f God, you have the Holy Spirit within you. Whenever He prompt you to take the right decision, make sure you follow His lead so that He can take you to that great destiny that God has prepared for you.


PRAYER POINT


Holy Spirit, guide me in all my choices and give me the grace to always listen to You, in Jesus name.


BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: 2 Chronicles 8-11


AUTHOR: PASTOR E. A ADEBOYE 


HYMNAL: WILL YOUR ANCHOR HOLD IN THE STORM OF LIFE


1 Will your anchor hold in the storms of life,

When the clouds unfold their wings of strife?

When the strong tides lift, and the cables strain,

Will your anchor drift or firm remain? 


    We have an anchor that keeps the soul

    Stedfast and sure while the billows roll,

    Fastened to the Rock which cannot move,

      Grounded firm and deep in the Savior's love. 


2 It is safely moored, 'twill the storm withstand,

For 'tis well secured by the Savior's hand;

And the cables passed from His heart to mine,

Can defy the blast, through strength divine. 


3 It will firmly hold in the straits of fear,

When the breakers have told the reef is near;

Though the tempest rave and the wild winds blow,

Not an angry wave shall our bark o'erflow. 


4 It will surely hold in the floods of death,

When the waters cold chill our latest breath;

On the rising tide it can never fail,

While our hopes abide within the veil.

OPEN HEAVEN DEVOTIONAL FOR THURSDAY MAY 5TH 2022: THE STRENGTH OF TWO OR THREE

OPEN HEAVEN DEVOTIONAL FOR THURSDAY MAY 5TH 2022: THE STRENGTH OF TWO OR THREE

THEME: THE STRENGTH OF TWO OR THREE


MEMORISE:  Again I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on earth as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven. Matthew 18:19


READ: Ecclesiastes 4:9 -12

9 Two are better than one; because they have a good reward for their labour.


10 For if they fall, the one will lift up his fellow: but woe to him that is alone when he falleth; for he hath not another to help him up.


11 Again, if two lie together, then they have heat: but how can one be warm alone?


12 And if one prevail against him, two shall withstand him; and a threefold cord is not quickly broken.


MESSAGE







There is power in numbers. By God's standard and according to today's Bible  reading, two individuals have an advantage over one. We also see this in our memory verse today, where Jesus told us (His followers) that when as little as just two of us come together to ask God for something, He will,perform it (Matthew 18:19). This shows us that the Lord wants us to be united as He assures us that whatever we ask of Him in agreement shall be done.


We all need partners to work for success in our Christian race. God provided a partner for Moses in the person of Aaron his brother (Exodus 4:10-17). Hur, another minister under Moses, aided him in his Intercessory prayer for Israel's victory in their war with the Amalekites (Exodus 17:8-13). Some Christians are ignorant of the spiritual aid they can get from their fellow believers. During a crisis, we need partners, as in case of David's encounter with a descendant of giants. It was Abishai - David 's aide, who killed the giant that would have slain David. No one knows the rank of Abishai in the army, yet he was David's rescuer on that terrible day of the battle 2 (Samuel 21:15-17).


In the Bible reading of today, the word of God expressly tells us the benefits of the numerical strength of a people. This is why l always emphasize the numerical growth of the Church. The benefits of the numerical strength of the Church cannot be overemphasized. A project is more easily accomplished by 200 people than with just 20. This also reveals the benefit of marriage. A lot of blessings accrue to holy matrimony and this is why the Bible says two are better than one (Ecclesiastes 4:9).


Another major benefit of coming together as Christians is the privilege to enjoy the presence of the Lord. Jesus Christ promised in Matthew 18:20 that wherever  two or three persons are gathered in His name, He will fellowship with them. Beloved, let us endeavour to encourage communal Christian living and mutual support -the benefits are indeed numerous (Psalm 133:1-2).


ACTION POINT

The church should encourage corporate social responsibility that enhances unity and power.


BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: 2 Chronicles 1-4


AUTHOR: PASTOR E. A ADEBOYE 


HYMNAL: CONQUERORS AND OVECOMERS NOW ARE WE

1 Conquerors And Overcomers Now Are We,

Through The Precious Blood Of Christ We’ve Victory

If The Lord Be For Us We Can Never Fail,

Nothing Against His Mighty Power Can Ever Prevail.


(Refrain)

Conquerors Are We, Through The Blood Of Jesus

God Will Give Us Victory, Through The Blood Of Jesus

Through The Lamb For Sinners Slain,

Yet Who Lives And Reigns Again,

More Than Conquerors Are We,

More Than Conquerors Are We.


2 In The Name Of Israel’s God We’ll Onward Press,

Overcoming Sin And All Unrighteousness;

Not To Us But Unto Him The Praise Shall Be,

For Salvation And For Blood Bought Victory. (Refrain)


3 Unto Him That Overcome Shall Be Given,

Here To Eat Of Hidden Manna Sent From Heaven,

Over Yonder He The Victors Palm Shall Bear,

And A Robe Of White, And Golden Crown Shall Wear. (Refrain)

THEME: THE STRENGTH OF TWO OR THREE


MEMORISE:  Again I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on earth as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven. Matthew 18:19


READ: Ecclesiastes 4:9 -12

9 Two are better than one; because they have a good reward for their labour.


10 For if they fall, the one will lift up his fellow: but woe to him that is alone when he falleth; for he hath not another to help him up.


11 Again, if two lie together, then they have heat: but how can one be warm alone?


12 And if one prevail against him, two shall withstand him; and a threefold cord is not quickly broken.


MESSAGE







There is power in numbers. By God's standard and according to today's Bible  reading, two individuals have an advantage over one. We also see this in our memory verse today, where Jesus told us (His followers) that when as little as just two of us come together to ask God for something, He will,perform it (Matthew 18:19). This shows us that the Lord wants us to be united as He assures us that whatever we ask of Him in agreement shall be done.


We all need partners to work for success in our Christian race. God provided a partner for Moses in the person of Aaron his brother (Exodus 4:10-17). Hur, another minister under Moses, aided him in his Intercessory prayer for Israel's victory in their war with the Amalekites (Exodus 17:8-13). Some Christians are ignorant of the spiritual aid they can get from their fellow believers. During a crisis, we need partners, as in case of David's encounter with a descendant of giants. It was Abishai - David 's aide, who killed the giant that would have slain David. No one knows the rank of Abishai in the army, yet he was David's rescuer on that terrible day of the battle 2 (Samuel 21:15-17).


In the Bible reading of today, the word of God expressly tells us the benefits of the numerical strength of a people. This is why l always emphasize the numerical growth of the Church. The benefits of the numerical strength of the Church cannot be overemphasized. A project is more easily accomplished by 200 people than with just 20. This also reveals the benefit of marriage. A lot of blessings accrue to holy matrimony and this is why the Bible says two are better than one (Ecclesiastes 4:9).


Another major benefit of coming together as Christians is the privilege to enjoy the presence of the Lord. Jesus Christ promised in Matthew 18:20 that wherever  two or three persons are gathered in His name, He will fellowship with them. Beloved, let us endeavour to encourage communal Christian living and mutual support -the benefits are indeed numerous (Psalm 133:1-2).


ACTION POINT

The church should encourage corporate social responsibility that enhances unity and power.


BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: 2 Chronicles 1-4


AUTHOR: PASTOR E. A ADEBOYE 


HYMNAL: CONQUERORS AND OVECOMERS NOW ARE WE

1 Conquerors And Overcomers Now Are We,

Through The Precious Blood Of Christ We’ve Victory

If The Lord Be For Us We Can Never Fail,

Nothing Against His Mighty Power Can Ever Prevail.


(Refrain)

Conquerors Are We, Through The Blood Of Jesus

God Will Give Us Victory, Through The Blood Of Jesus

Through The Lamb For Sinners Slain,

Yet Who Lives And Reigns Again,

More Than Conquerors Are We,

More Than Conquerors Are We.


2 In The Name Of Israel’s God We’ll Onward Press,

Overcoming Sin And All Unrighteousness;

Not To Us But Unto Him The Praise Shall Be,

For Salvation And For Blood Bought Victory. (Refrain)


3 Unto Him That Overcome Shall Be Given,

Here To Eat Of Hidden Manna Sent From Heaven,

Over Yonder He The Victors Palm Shall Bear,

And A Robe Of White, And Golden Crown Shall Wear. (Refrain)

GOFAMINT PROPHETIC DECLARATION FOR THE MONTH OF MAY 2022: OUR MONTH OF DIVINE GOODNESS AND MERCY

GOFAMINT PROPHETIC DECLARATION FOR THE MONTH OF MAY 2022: OUR MONTH OF DIVINE GOODNESS AND MERCY

“Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me All the days of my life; And I will dwell in the house of the Lord Forever.” (Ps 23:6)

WELCOME TO MAY 2022
OUR MONTH OF DIVINE GOODNESS AND MERCY


• This month, you will enjoy the goodness of God in the land of the living.


• The days of your life shall be long and fruitful because of God's goodness and mercy to you.
• The goodness and mercy of God will preserve you and your household from all diseases, sorrows and pains, this month and beyond.
• Any pattern of evil and negative occurrences in your life is hereby canceled by the mercy of God.
• God’s mercy will rewrite your story, His glory will shine forth on you.
• God’s goodness and mercy will erase your mistakes and setbacks. You will enjoy resounding victories from now.
• Everywhere you go, it will be testimonies of God's goodness and mercy following you.
• The goodness and mercy of God will answer for you in times of need.
• The goodness and mercy of God will take you to heights of glory beyond your expectations.
• Nothing will take you away from the Presence of God and the fellowship of the saints.
• Every step you take this month shall be ordered and marked with the goodness and mercy of God.
• Your path is evil and shame-free, in Jesus mighty name.
• You will enjoy divine direction in all you do.
• In the place of confusion, you will have divine clarity.
• Because God's mercy never fails, there shall be no more failure for you.
• No more academic failure, no more business failure, no more health failure, no more ministry failure, no more financial failure, in Jesus mighty name.
• All round success is yours from this day forward.
• This shall be a season of uninterrupted progress and forward movement for you and every member of your household, in Jesus mighty name.
• Every assembly and service of GOFAMINT Worldwide will enjoy a refreshing season of God's goodness and mercy.
• Diverse and unprecedented testimonies of divine goodness and mercy shall break forth in all GOFAMINT Assemblies worldwide.
• So shall this month be better than the last for you, your household, and the entire Gospel Faith Mission International, in Jesus mighty name.


#GOFAMINT

“Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me All the days of my life; And I will dwell in the house of the Lord Forever.” (Ps 23:6)

WELCOME TO MAY 2022
OUR MONTH OF DIVINE GOODNESS AND MERCY


• This month, you will enjoy the goodness of God in the land of the living.


• The days of your life shall be long and fruitful because of God's goodness and mercy to you.
• The goodness and mercy of God will preserve you and your household from all diseases, sorrows and pains, this month and beyond.
• Any pattern of evil and negative occurrences in your life is hereby canceled by the mercy of God.
• God’s mercy will rewrite your story, His glory will shine forth on you.
• God’s goodness and mercy will erase your mistakes and setbacks. You will enjoy resounding victories from now.
• Everywhere you go, it will be testimonies of God's goodness and mercy following you.
• The goodness and mercy of God will answer for you in times of need.
• The goodness and mercy of God will take you to heights of glory beyond your expectations.
• Nothing will take you away from the Presence of God and the fellowship of the saints.
• Every step you take this month shall be ordered and marked with the goodness and mercy of God.
• Your path is evil and shame-free, in Jesus mighty name.
• You will enjoy divine direction in all you do.
• In the place of confusion, you will have divine clarity.
• Because God's mercy never fails, there shall be no more failure for you.
• No more academic failure, no more business failure, no more health failure, no more ministry failure, no more financial failure, in Jesus mighty name.
• All round success is yours from this day forward.
• This shall be a season of uninterrupted progress and forward movement for you and every member of your household, in Jesus mighty name.
• Every assembly and service of GOFAMINT Worldwide will enjoy a refreshing season of God's goodness and mercy.
• Diverse and unprecedented testimonies of divine goodness and mercy shall break forth in all GOFAMINT Assemblies worldwide.
• So shall this month be better than the last for you, your household, and the entire Gospel Faith Mission International, in Jesus mighty name.


#GOFAMINT

COMMAND YOUR DAY PRAYER POINTS FOR TODAY THURSDAY 28TH APRIL, 2022 (+YORUBA EDITION)

COMMAND YOUR DAY PRAYER POINTS FOR TODAY THURSDAY 28TH APRIL, 2022 (+YORUBA EDITION)

BY OGUNYEMI OLUSEGUN T


 








1. Father, I thank you for your goodness.


2. Let all my disappointments become divine appointments in my life this year in the name of Jesus.


3. Lord let your promises concerning my life this year come to fulfillment in the name of Jesus.


4 I receive strength and grace to do your will always  this year.


5. Lord help me to use all that I have to serve you this year.


          YORUBA EDITION


1. Baba modupe fun ire ati owo iyanu re ninu aye mi.


2. Jeki gbogbo ijakule mi di ipe ayanfe mi lati orun wa ninu odun yi l'oruko Jesu.


3. Oluwa je ki gbogbo ileri ti E ni funmi ninu odun yi wasi imuse ni oruko Jesu.


4. Mo gba okun ati ore ofe lati le ma se ife Re nigba gbogbo ninu odun yi.


5. Oluwa ranmilowo lati fi ohun gbogbo ti mo ni sin o ninu odun yi.


   Jesus is Lord no controversy.

BY OGUNYEMI OLUSEGUN T


 








1. Father, I thank you for your goodness.


2. Let all my disappointments become divine appointments in my life this year in the name of Jesus.


3. Lord let your promises concerning my life this year come to fulfillment in the name of Jesus.


4 I receive strength and grace to do your will always  this year.


5. Lord help me to use all that I have to serve you this year.


          YORUBA EDITION


1. Baba modupe fun ire ati owo iyanu re ninu aye mi.


2. Jeki gbogbo ijakule mi di ipe ayanfe mi lati orun wa ninu odun yi l'oruko Jesu.


3. Oluwa je ki gbogbo ileri ti E ni funmi ninu odun yi wasi imuse ni oruko Jesu.


4. Mo gba okun ati ore ofe lati le ma se ife Re nigba gbogbo ninu odun yi.


5. Oluwa ranmilowo lati fi ohun gbogbo ti mo ni sin o ninu odun yi.


   Jesus is Lord no controversy.

OPEN HEAVENS DAILY DEVOTIONAL FOR MONDAY, APRIL 25TH, 2022: FOLLOW JESUS CLOSELY II

OPEN HEAVENS DAILY DEVOTIONAL FOR MONDAY, APRIL 25TH, 2022: FOLLOW JESUS CLOSELY II

THEME: FOLLOW JESUS CLOSELY II


MEMORISE:

“I have hated the congregation of evil doers; and will not sit with the wicked.” - (Psalm 26:5)


READ: 2 Corinthians 6:14-18 (KJV)

14  Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?

15. And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel?

16. And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.

17. Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you,

18. And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.


MESSAGE:










In continuation of our enquiry from yesterday into why Peter denied Jesus, let us look at Mark 14:54 again:

*"And Peter followed him afar off, even into the palace of the high priest: and he sat with the servants, and warmed himself at the fire"*


When Peter followed Jesus from afar into the palace of the high priest, he chose to sit with the servants. Who were these servants? Mark 14:65 gives us an insight into the kind of people they were:

*"And some began to spit on him, and to cover his face, and to buffet him, and to say unto him, Prophesy: and the servants did strike him with the palms of their hands"*


These servants were the same ones striking Jesus with the palms of their hands and Peter was sitting with them. In Proverbs 21:16, the Bible talks about the congregation of the dead. This is a congregation of people that do things against the will of God. Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego were able to stand strong, refusing to deny their God because they were in the company of fellow believers and not unbelievers. (1 Corinthians 15:33) says:

*"Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners"*


If you spend a lot of time with people who are always talking about the latest clothes and television shows, gossiping about others, planning on how to commit sin right there in front of you, (1 Corinthians 15:33) says they would corrupt you. The more of such sinful and worldly conversations you expose yourself to, the weaker your commitment to Christ would be. Eventually, you would find yourself doing things that you have earlier vowed never to do. Leave the congregation of the dead. (2 Corinthians 6:14) instructs you thus:

Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?


REFLECTION:

Are your current friends and associates bringing you closer to Jesus or compelling you to deny Him every now and then?


HYMNAL: - HO! MY COMRADES, SEE THE SIGNAL

1. Ho, my comrades, see the signal, waving in the sky!

Reinforcements now appearing, victory is nigh.


Refrain:

“Hold the fort, for I am coming,” Jesus signals still;

Wave the answer back to heaven, “By Thy grace we will.”


2. See the mighty host advancing, Satan leading on,

Mighty ones around us falling, courage almost gone!


3. See the glorious banner waving, Hear the trumpet blow!

In our Leader’s Name we triumph over every foe.


4. Fierce and long the battle rages, but our help is near,

Onward comes our great Commander, cheer, my comrades, cheer!


BIBLE IN ONE YEAR:

2 Kings 24 - 1 Chronicles 1

AUTHOR: PASTOR E. A ADEBOYE

THEME: FOLLOW JESUS CLOSELY II


MEMORISE:

“I have hated the congregation of evil doers; and will not sit with the wicked.” - (Psalm 26:5)


READ: 2 Corinthians 6:14-18 (KJV)

14  Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?

15. And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel?

16. And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.

17. Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you,

18. And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.


MESSAGE:










In continuation of our enquiry from yesterday into why Peter denied Jesus, let us look at Mark 14:54 again:

*"And Peter followed him afar off, even into the palace of the high priest: and he sat with the servants, and warmed himself at the fire"*


When Peter followed Jesus from afar into the palace of the high priest, he chose to sit with the servants. Who were these servants? Mark 14:65 gives us an insight into the kind of people they were:

*"And some began to spit on him, and to cover his face, and to buffet him, and to say unto him, Prophesy: and the servants did strike him with the palms of their hands"*


These servants were the same ones striking Jesus with the palms of their hands and Peter was sitting with them. In Proverbs 21:16, the Bible talks about the congregation of the dead. This is a congregation of people that do things against the will of God. Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego were able to stand strong, refusing to deny their God because they were in the company of fellow believers and not unbelievers. (1 Corinthians 15:33) says:

*"Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners"*


If you spend a lot of time with people who are always talking about the latest clothes and television shows, gossiping about others, planning on how to commit sin right there in front of you, (1 Corinthians 15:33) says they would corrupt you. The more of such sinful and worldly conversations you expose yourself to, the weaker your commitment to Christ would be. Eventually, you would find yourself doing things that you have earlier vowed never to do. Leave the congregation of the dead. (2 Corinthians 6:14) instructs you thus:

Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?


REFLECTION:

Are your current friends and associates bringing you closer to Jesus or compelling you to deny Him every now and then?


HYMNAL: - HO! MY COMRADES, SEE THE SIGNAL

1. Ho, my comrades, see the signal, waving in the sky!

Reinforcements now appearing, victory is nigh.


Refrain:

“Hold the fort, for I am coming,” Jesus signals still;

Wave the answer back to heaven, “By Thy grace we will.”


2. See the mighty host advancing, Satan leading on,

Mighty ones around us falling, courage almost gone!


3. See the glorious banner waving, Hear the trumpet blow!

In our Leader’s Name we triumph over every foe.


4. Fierce and long the battle rages, but our help is near,

Onward comes our great Commander, cheer, my comrades, cheer!


BIBLE IN ONE YEAR:

2 Kings 24 - 1 Chronicles 1

AUTHOR: PASTOR E. A ADEBOYE

COMMAND YOUR DAY PRAYER POINTS TODAY FRIDAY 15TH APRIL, 2022 (+YORUBA EDITION)

COMMAND YOUR DAY PRAYER POINTS TODAY FRIDAY 15TH APRIL, 2022 (+YORUBA EDITION)

BY PASTOR OGUNYEMI OLUSEGUN T


PRAY WITH PSALM 3



1. Arrow of constant mistakes and error fired into my children's life, backfire in Jesus' name.

2. Connect me by mercy to the right people that will be of eternal value to my life in Jesus' name.

3. Every power struggling my time of prayer with me, be wasted in Jesus' name.

4. Every power waiting to make me weep in my old age over my children, be wasted by fire.

 

5. Me and my household are covered by the blood of Jesus. 


          YORUBA EDITION

1. Ofa asise igba gbogbo ati asise ti a ta sinu awon omo mi,  pada sibi ti o ti wa l'oruko Jesu.

2. So mi po nipa aanu si awon eniyan to ni anfaani aiyeraye si aiye mi ni oruko Jesu.

3. Gbogbo agbara to n’ba mi du akoko adura mi, e sofo danu ni oruko Jesu.

4. Gbogbo agbara to nduro de mi ni ojo ogbo mi lati pa mi lekun l'ori awon omo mi, e sofo danu pelu ina.


5. Eje Jesu bo emi ati idile mi mole.


   Jesus is Lord no controversy.

BY PASTOR OGUNYEMI OLUSEGUN T


PRAY WITH PSALM 3



1. Arrow of constant mistakes and error fired into my children's life, backfire in Jesus' name.

2. Connect me by mercy to the right people that will be of eternal value to my life in Jesus' name.

3. Every power struggling my time of prayer with me, be wasted in Jesus' name.

4. Every power waiting to make me weep in my old age over my children, be wasted by fire.

 

5. Me and my household are covered by the blood of Jesus. 


          YORUBA EDITION

1. Ofa asise igba gbogbo ati asise ti a ta sinu awon omo mi,  pada sibi ti o ti wa l'oruko Jesu.

2. So mi po nipa aanu si awon eniyan to ni anfaani aiyeraye si aiye mi ni oruko Jesu.

3. Gbogbo agbara to n’ba mi du akoko adura mi, e sofo danu ni oruko Jesu.

4. Gbogbo agbara to nduro de mi ni ojo ogbo mi lati pa mi lekun l'ori awon omo mi, e sofo danu pelu ina.


5. Eje Jesu bo emi ati idile mi mole.


   Jesus is Lord no controversy.

COMMAND YOUR DAY PRAYER POINTS FOR TODAY THURSDAY 14TH APRIL, 2022 (+YORUBA EDITION)

COMMAND YOUR DAY PRAYER POINTS FOR TODAY THURSDAY 14TH APRIL, 2022 (+YORUBA EDITION)

BY OGUNYEMI OLUSEGUN T



PRAY WITH PSALM 22




1. My Father, my Father, restore me into Your power.



2. O Lord, use me as an instrument of blessing to my generation.



3. Every of my destiny glory that got lost through my 

insensitivity, covenant of mercy, restore it.


4. Whatever is in me that will erase my name from the 

Book of Life, be destroyed by fire.


5. Me and my household we shall not be a victim of  Noisome amen.


           YORUBA EDITION 


1. Baba mi, Baba mi, mu mi pada bosipo ninu agbara Re.



2. Oluwa, se mi ni irinse ibukun fun iran mi.



3. Gbogbo ogo ayanmo mi to ti sonu nipa aikiyesara, majemu aanu, da pada fun mi.



4. Ohunkohun to wa ninu mi to le pa oruko mi re kuro ninu Iwe Iye, e sofodanu pelu ina.


5. Emi ati ebi a ko ni je alabapin ninu ajakale arun gbogbo. Amin.


   Jesus is Lord no controversy.

BY OGUNYEMI OLUSEGUN T



PRAY WITH PSALM 22




1. My Father, my Father, restore me into Your power.



2. O Lord, use me as an instrument of blessing to my generation.



3. Every of my destiny glory that got lost through my 

insensitivity, covenant of mercy, restore it.


4. Whatever is in me that will erase my name from the 

Book of Life, be destroyed by fire.


5. Me and my household we shall not be a victim of  Noisome amen.


           YORUBA EDITION 


1. Baba mi, Baba mi, mu mi pada bosipo ninu agbara Re.



2. Oluwa, se mi ni irinse ibukun fun iran mi.



3. Gbogbo ogo ayanmo mi to ti sonu nipa aikiyesara, majemu aanu, da pada fun mi.



4. Ohunkohun to wa ninu mi to le pa oruko mi re kuro ninu Iwe Iye, e sofodanu pelu ina.


5. Emi ati ebi a ko ni je alabapin ninu ajakale arun gbogbo. Amin.


   Jesus is Lord no controversy.

COMMAND YOUR DAY PRAYER POINTS FOR TODAY TUESDAY 5TH APRIL, 2022 (+YORUBA EDITION)

COMMAND YOUR DAY PRAYER POINTS FOR TODAY TUESDAY 5TH APRIL, 2022 (+YORUBA EDITION)

 BY PASTOR OGUNYEMI OLUSEGUN T




1. Lord, increase my faith for my next assignment in Jesus' name.

 

2. I receive grace to pay the price for my encounter in Jesus' name.

 

3. Spirit of diligence, possess me in Jesus' name.

  

4. Oh Lord, heal our nation from corruption in Jesus'  

name.


          YORUBA EDITION

 

1. Oluwa, fi kun igbagbo mi fun ise ayanmo mi to kan ni oruko Jesu.

 

2. Mo gba ore-ofe lati san idiyele fun ibapade mi to kan ni oruko Jesu.

 

3. Emi ifara eni ji, gbe mi wo ni oruko Jesu.

 

4. Oluwa, wo rile-ede wa san lowo iwa ibaje ni oruko  

Jesu.

 

   Jesus is Lord no controversy.

 BY PASTOR OGUNYEMI OLUSEGUN T




1. Lord, increase my faith for my next assignment in Jesus' name.

 

2. I receive grace to pay the price for my encounter in Jesus' name.

 

3. Spirit of diligence, possess me in Jesus' name.

  

4. Oh Lord, heal our nation from corruption in Jesus'  

name.


          YORUBA EDITION

 

1. Oluwa, fi kun igbagbo mi fun ise ayanmo mi to kan ni oruko Jesu.

 

2. Mo gba ore-ofe lati san idiyele fun ibapade mi to kan ni oruko Jesu.

 

3. Emi ifara eni ji, gbe mi wo ni oruko Jesu.

 

4. Oluwa, wo rile-ede wa san lowo iwa ibaje ni oruko  

Jesu.

 

   Jesus is Lord no controversy.

OPEN HEAVEN DEVOTIONAL FOR FRIDAY 1ST APRIL 2022 : THERE IS HOPE

OPEN HEAVEN DEVOTIONAL FOR FRIDAY 1ST APRIL 2022 : THERE IS HOPE

THEME THERE IS HOPE


MEMORISE:  For to him that is joined to all the living there is hope: for a living dog is better than a dead lion. Ecclesiastes 9:4


READ: Job 14:7 -9 

7 For there is hope of a tree, if it be cut down, that it will sprout again, and that the tender branch thereof will not cease.


8 Though the root thereof wax old in the earth, and the stock thereof die in the ground;


9 Yet through the scent of water it will bud, and bring forth boughs like a plant.


MESSAGE



One of the major things I have come to learn in my decades of walking with Christ is that there is no hopeless situation with God. It does not matter how bad the circumstances are, my God can reverse the seemingly irreversible. In 2 Kings 4:1-7, the Bible tells us of a woman who was so poor and deep in debt that her creditors only hope of recovering their money was to sell her sons. However, in just one day, God turned her story around and she not only had enough to pay off her debt, she also had money to live on for the rest of her life. It doesn’t matter how poor you are now; I decree: God will prosper you, in Jesus’ name.


Your problem may be one of sickness. There is no one so sick that God cannot heal, I was in Ireland a few years ago when a Pastor brought a handkerchief to me to pray on. The lady he wanted to lay the handkerchief on was in the hospital and the doctors had said that she only had a 0.01% chance of surviving. I prayed on the handkerchief and the Pastor took it to her, My God then took the 0.01% chance of survival the doctor had mentioned and used it to give her a 100% healing. Beloved, it does not matter what report the doctors have given concerning you; as long as you can read this or listen to someone else read it to you, I decree that you are healed in Jesus’ name.

In the Redeemed Christian Church of God, we have witnessed several miraculous conceptions and childbirths. In some cases, the women were over sixty years old and some had been declared by medical doctors as unfit to conceive and deliver children. Sarah was 90 years old when she had Isaac. It doesn’t matter how old you are now, those who called you barren will soon be attending the naming ceremony of your children, in Jesus’ name.


God says in Jeremiah 32:27

Behold, I am the Lord, the God of all flesh: is there any thing too hard for me?

 

The question is “Do you believe that He can do it?” James 1:5-7 says whoever comes to ask God for anything without having faith should not expect that he will receive answers to his prayers. A song writer once sang, “Don’t give up on God because He won’t give up on you”. There is hope that all things will turn around for your good if you keep your faith active and live according to God’s will.


ACTION POINT

Do somethings today that will really show God that you believe He can turn your situation around for the better.


BIBLE IN ONE YEAR

1 Samuel 31-2 Samuel 2


AUTHOR: PASTOR E. A ADEBOYE


HYMNAL:  MY FAITH LOOKS UP TO THEE

1 My faith looks up to thee,

thou Lamb of Calvary,

Savior divine.

Now hear me while I pray;

take all my guilt away;

O let me from this day

be wholly thine!


2 May thy rich grace impart

strength to my fainting heart;

my zeal inspire!

As thou hast died for me,

oh, may my love to thee

pure, warm, and changeless be,

a living fire!


3 While life's dark maze I tread,

and griefs around me spread,

be thou my guide.

Bid darkness turn to day,

wipe sorrow's tears away,

nor let me ever stray

from thee aside.


4 When ends life's transient dream,

when death's cold, sullen stream

shall o'er me roll,

blest Savior, then, in love,

fear and distrust remove;

O bear me safe above,

a ransomed soul!

THEME THERE IS HOPE


MEMORISE:  For to him that is joined to all the living there is hope: for a living dog is better than a dead lion. Ecclesiastes 9:4


READ: Job 14:7 -9 

7 For there is hope of a tree, if it be cut down, that it will sprout again, and that the tender branch thereof will not cease.


8 Though the root thereof wax old in the earth, and the stock thereof die in the ground;


9 Yet through the scent of water it will bud, and bring forth boughs like a plant.


MESSAGE



One of the major things I have come to learn in my decades of walking with Christ is that there is no hopeless situation with God. It does not matter how bad the circumstances are, my God can reverse the seemingly irreversible. In 2 Kings 4:1-7, the Bible tells us of a woman who was so poor and deep in debt that her creditors only hope of recovering their money was to sell her sons. However, in just one day, God turned her story around and she not only had enough to pay off her debt, she also had money to live on for the rest of her life. It doesn’t matter how poor you are now; I decree: God will prosper you, in Jesus’ name.


Your problem may be one of sickness. There is no one so sick that God cannot heal, I was in Ireland a few years ago when a Pastor brought a handkerchief to me to pray on. The lady he wanted to lay the handkerchief on was in the hospital and the doctors had said that she only had a 0.01% chance of surviving. I prayed on the handkerchief and the Pastor took it to her, My God then took the 0.01% chance of survival the doctor had mentioned and used it to give her a 100% healing. Beloved, it does not matter what report the doctors have given concerning you; as long as you can read this or listen to someone else read it to you, I decree that you are healed in Jesus’ name.

In the Redeemed Christian Church of God, we have witnessed several miraculous conceptions and childbirths. In some cases, the women were over sixty years old and some had been declared by medical doctors as unfit to conceive and deliver children. Sarah was 90 years old when she had Isaac. It doesn’t matter how old you are now, those who called you barren will soon be attending the naming ceremony of your children, in Jesus’ name.


God says in Jeremiah 32:27

Behold, I am the Lord, the God of all flesh: is there any thing too hard for me?

 

The question is “Do you believe that He can do it?” James 1:5-7 says whoever comes to ask God for anything without having faith should not expect that he will receive answers to his prayers. A song writer once sang, “Don’t give up on God because He won’t give up on you”. There is hope that all things will turn around for your good if you keep your faith active and live according to God’s will.


ACTION POINT

Do somethings today that will really show God that you believe He can turn your situation around for the better.


BIBLE IN ONE YEAR

1 Samuel 31-2 Samuel 2


AUTHOR: PASTOR E. A ADEBOYE


HYMNAL:  MY FAITH LOOKS UP TO THEE

1 My faith looks up to thee,

thou Lamb of Calvary,

Savior divine.

Now hear me while I pray;

take all my guilt away;

O let me from this day

be wholly thine!


2 May thy rich grace impart

strength to my fainting heart;

my zeal inspire!

As thou hast died for me,

oh, may my love to thee

pure, warm, and changeless be,

a living fire!


3 While life's dark maze I tread,

and griefs around me spread,

be thou my guide.

Bid darkness turn to day,

wipe sorrow's tears away,

nor let me ever stray

from thee aside.


4 When ends life's transient dream,

when death's cold, sullen stream

shall o'er me roll,

blest Savior, then, in love,

fear and distrust remove;

O bear me safe above,

a ransomed soul!

COMMAND YOUR DAY PRAYER POINTS FOR TODAY TUESDAY 22TH MARCH, 2022 (+YORUBA EDITION)

COMMAND YOUR DAY PRAYER POINTS FOR TODAY TUESDAY 22TH MARCH, 2022 (+YORUBA EDITION)

BY OGUNYEMI OLUSEGUN T








1. Every arrow of spiritual failure, your mission is over in my life, jump out by fire in Jesus Name.


2. Oh Lord, give me passion to fulfill Your purpose for my life in Jesus' name.


3. Lord, make me Your battle axe and weapon of war in Jesus' name.


4. Holy Ghost fire, possess me afresh. 


          YORUBA EDITION


1. Gbogbo ofa ijakule ninu emi, ise yin pari ninu aiye mi, e fo jade pelu ina.


2. Oluwa, fun mi ni itara lati pari ise to ran mi l’aiye ni 

oruko Jesu.


3. Oluwa, se mi ni oun ija ati irinse ogun ni oruko Jesu.


4. Ina Emi-Mimo, gbe mi wo l’otun.


   Jesus is Lord no controversy.

BY OGUNYEMI OLUSEGUN T








1. Every arrow of spiritual failure, your mission is over in my life, jump out by fire in Jesus Name.


2. Oh Lord, give me passion to fulfill Your purpose for my life in Jesus' name.


3. Lord, make me Your battle axe and weapon of war in Jesus' name.


4. Holy Ghost fire, possess me afresh. 


          YORUBA EDITION


1. Gbogbo ofa ijakule ninu emi, ise yin pari ninu aiye mi, e fo jade pelu ina.


2. Oluwa, fun mi ni itara lati pari ise to ran mi l’aiye ni 

oruko Jesu.


3. Oluwa, se mi ni oun ija ati irinse ogun ni oruko Jesu.


4. Ina Emi-Mimo, gbe mi wo l’otun.


   Jesus is Lord no controversy.

COMMAND YOUR DAY PRAYER POINTS FOR TODAY FRIDAY 18RH MARCH, 2022 (+YORUBA EDITION)

COMMAND YOUR DAY PRAYER POINTS FOR TODAY FRIDAY 18RH MARCH, 2022 (+YORUBA EDITION)

BY OGUNYEMI OLUSEGUN T


 





1. Father, I thank you for your goodness.


2. Let all my disappointments become divine appointments in my life this year in the name of Jesus.


3. Lord let your promises concerning my life this year come to fulfillment in the name of Jesus.


4 I receive strength and grace to do your will always  this year.


5. Lord help me to use all that I have to serve you this year.


          YORUBA EDITION


1. Baba modupe fun ire ati owo iyanu re ninu aye mi.


2. Jeki gbogbo ijakule mi di ipe ayanfe mi lati orun wa ninu odun yi l'oruko Jesu.


3. Oluwa je ki gbogbo ileri ti E ni funmi ninu odun yi wasi imuse ni oruko Jesu.


4. Mo gba okun ati ore ofe lati le ma se ife Re nigba gbogbo ninu odun yi.


5. Oluwa ranmilowo lati fi ohun gbogbo ti mo ni sin o ninu odun yi.


   Jesus is Lord no controversy.

BY OGUNYEMI OLUSEGUN T


 





1. Father, I thank you for your goodness.


2. Let all my disappointments become divine appointments in my life this year in the name of Jesus.


3. Lord let your promises concerning my life this year come to fulfillment in the name of Jesus.


4 I receive strength and grace to do your will always  this year.


5. Lord help me to use all that I have to serve you this year.


          YORUBA EDITION


1. Baba modupe fun ire ati owo iyanu re ninu aye mi.


2. Jeki gbogbo ijakule mi di ipe ayanfe mi lati orun wa ninu odun yi l'oruko Jesu.


3. Oluwa je ki gbogbo ileri ti E ni funmi ninu odun yi wasi imuse ni oruko Jesu.


4. Mo gba okun ati ore ofe lati le ma se ife Re nigba gbogbo ninu odun yi.


5. Oluwa ranmilowo lati fi ohun gbogbo ti mo ni sin o ninu odun yi.


   Jesus is Lord no controversy.

OPEN HEAVEN DAILY DEVOTIONAL FOR MONDAY 14TH MARCH 2022: THE WORK OF GRACE - PART I

OPEN HEAVEN DAILY DEVOTIONAL FOR MONDAY 14TH MARCH 2022: THE WORK OF GRACE - PART I

THEME: THE WORK OF GRACE - PART I       


MEMORISE

"But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and for ever. Amen". 2 Peter 3:18


READ: 1 Timothy 1:15 -17

15 This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief.

16 Howbeit for this cause I obtained mercy, that in me first Jesus Christ might shew forth all longsuffering, for a pattern to them which should hereafter believe on him to life everlasting.

17 Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God, be honour and glory for ever and ever. Amen.


MESSAGE









Every sinner belong to the Devil (1 John 3:8) and is a servant of sin (Romans 6:16). A servant in this context is like a prisoner who has lost his or her freedom. For us to be free, we need grace and this can only be found in the truth of the word of God according to John 8:31-32. The difference between a sinner and a saint is that the saint hears the truth and embraces it while the sinner hears but ignores it. For example, the Bible says:

*"If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness"*. 1 John 1:8-9.


The above Scripture contains the truth that set me free some decades ago. Coming from a highly disciplined family, I grew up as a moralist and so thought I was far better than many people. I did not think I was in any serious sin that could warrant my need for a saviour. However, the grace of God beamed upon my soul and when I saw my filthy life of hypocrisy, I cried out for salvation.

It is grace of God that brings salvation to humanity (Titus 2:1); however, anyone who trivializes the grace of God is dead already. Noah found grace before God (Genesis 6:8), and this led to his salvation. If, however, Noah had toyed with the grace, he would have perished as well.

Indeed, it is by grace that we are saved and we must never deny its importance in performing all God-given assignments as we see in 2 Corinthians 9:8:

*"And God is able to make all grace abound toward you;  that ye, always having all things, may abound to every good work."*


Beloved, the Lord has already made His grace abound towards you by giving His only begotten Son - Jesus Christ as a ransom for your soul(John 3:16). Forsake your sins today and access this divine provision by surrendering your life to Jesus Christ. It is the only way to escape the eternal damnation that awaits everyone ho rejects the grace of God. (2 Thessalonians 1:7-9).


PRAYER POINT 

Father, thank you for your grace that abound towards me. Please Lord, help me make the best of it, in Jesus name.


HYMNAL : LET US WITH GLADSOME MIND

1 Let us, with a gladsome mind,

Praise the LORD, for He is kind:

For His mercies shall Endure,

Ever faithful, ever sure.


2 Let us sound His Name Abroad,

For of gods He is the God:

For His mercies shall Endure,

Ever faithful, ever sure.


3 He with all-commanding Might,

Filled the new-made world With light:

For His mercies shall Endure,

Ever faithful, ever sure.


4 All things living He doth feed;

His full hand supplies their Need:

For His mercies shall Endure,

Ever faithful, ever sure.


5 He His chosen race did Bless,

In the wasteful wilderness:

For His mercies shall Endure,

Ever faithful, ever sure.


6 He hath with a pious eye

Looks upon our misery:

For His mercies shall Endure,

Ever faithful, ever sure.


7 Let us therefore warble forth

His high majesty and worth:

For His mercies shall Endure,

Ever faithful, ever sure.


BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Joshua 24- Judges 2

AUTHOR: PASTOR E. A ADEBOYE

THEME: THE WORK OF GRACE - PART I       


MEMORISE

"But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and for ever. Amen". 2 Peter 3:18


READ: 1 Timothy 1:15 -17

15 This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief.

16 Howbeit for this cause I obtained mercy, that in me first Jesus Christ might shew forth all longsuffering, for a pattern to them which should hereafter believe on him to life everlasting.

17 Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God, be honour and glory for ever and ever. Amen.


MESSAGE









Every sinner belong to the Devil (1 John 3:8) and is a servant of sin (Romans 6:16). A servant in this context is like a prisoner who has lost his or her freedom. For us to be free, we need grace and this can only be found in the truth of the word of God according to John 8:31-32. The difference between a sinner and a saint is that the saint hears the truth and embraces it while the sinner hears but ignores it. For example, the Bible says:

*"If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness"*. 1 John 1:8-9.


The above Scripture contains the truth that set me free some decades ago. Coming from a highly disciplined family, I grew up as a moralist and so thought I was far better than many people. I did not think I was in any serious sin that could warrant my need for a saviour. However, the grace of God beamed upon my soul and when I saw my filthy life of hypocrisy, I cried out for salvation.

It is grace of God that brings salvation to humanity (Titus 2:1); however, anyone who trivializes the grace of God is dead already. Noah found grace before God (Genesis 6:8), and this led to his salvation. If, however, Noah had toyed with the grace, he would have perished as well.

Indeed, it is by grace that we are saved and we must never deny its importance in performing all God-given assignments as we see in 2 Corinthians 9:8:

*"And God is able to make all grace abound toward you;  that ye, always having all things, may abound to every good work."*


Beloved, the Lord has already made His grace abound towards you by giving His only begotten Son - Jesus Christ as a ransom for your soul(John 3:16). Forsake your sins today and access this divine provision by surrendering your life to Jesus Christ. It is the only way to escape the eternal damnation that awaits everyone ho rejects the grace of God. (2 Thessalonians 1:7-9).


PRAYER POINT 

Father, thank you for your grace that abound towards me. Please Lord, help me make the best of it, in Jesus name.


HYMNAL : LET US WITH GLADSOME MIND

1 Let us, with a gladsome mind,

Praise the LORD, for He is kind:

For His mercies shall Endure,

Ever faithful, ever sure.


2 Let us sound His Name Abroad,

For of gods He is the God:

For His mercies shall Endure,

Ever faithful, ever sure.


3 He with all-commanding Might,

Filled the new-made world With light:

For His mercies shall Endure,

Ever faithful, ever sure.


4 All things living He doth feed;

His full hand supplies their Need:

For His mercies shall Endure,

Ever faithful, ever sure.


5 He His chosen race did Bless,

In the wasteful wilderness:

For His mercies shall Endure,

Ever faithful, ever sure.


6 He hath with a pious eye

Looks upon our misery:

For His mercies shall Endure,

Ever faithful, ever sure.


7 Let us therefore warble forth

His high majesty and worth:

For His mercies shall Endure,

Ever faithful, ever sure.


BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Joshua 24- Judges 2

AUTHOR: PASTOR E. A ADEBOYE

OPEN HEAVENS DAILY DEVOTIONAL FOR WEDNESDAY MARCH 9TH, 2022: NUMBER YOUR DAYS I

OPEN HEAVENS DAILY DEVOTIONAL FOR WEDNESDAY MARCH 9TH, 2022: NUMBER YOUR DAYS I

THEME: NUMBER YOUR DAYS I


MEMORISE:

“So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.” Psalm 90:12


READ:Job 14 VS 1-2 (KJV)

1 Man that is born of a woman is of few days, and full of trouble.

2 He cometh forth like a flower, and is cut down: he fleeth also as a shadow, and continueth not.


MESSAGE:



There are many lessons we can learn when we number our days - in other words, when we put a tally on our days in order to evaluate how we are faring. Numbering our days in form such as birthdays, anniversaries of special events and so on can teach us great lessons and wisdom according to our memory verse today.

Why should we number our days? Our Bible reading for today gives us an answer. Man, born of a woman is of few days and even these few days are full of trouble. The Scripture likened man to a flower that blossoms then gets cut down and as a shadow that eventually disappears. These clearly show that man’s time on earth is short and hence must not be wasted.

We can count our days effectively by evaluating our lives, asking such questions as, “Do I have a goal at all?” “What are my goals?” “To what extent have I achieved my goals?” “Since I have a few days and these few days are full of challenges within and without, what am I doing in preparation for eternity?”

We can also number our days effectively by counting our blessings like the Psalmist did when he penned Psalm 103 - particularly verses 1 to 5. This will give us a sense of gratitude to God who has blessed us with multiple blessings even within our short stay here on earth. The Bible says:

For here have we no continuing city, but we seek one to come. By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name. - (Hebrews 13:14-15)

Another important reason we should number our days is the evaluation of how much work we have done for the Lord. When we consider the Great Commission (Mark 16:15) and remember that we have limited time on earth, it compels us to work harder and faster as the work of the Master demands urgency (John 9:4).

May the Almighty God help us to make excellent use of our time here on earth, in the mighty name of Jesus.


ACTION POINT:

Ensure you evaluate your life carefully, count your blessings and name them one by one. Also, commit to doing more for the Kingdom of God.


HYMNAL - WHEN UPON LIFE'S BILLOWS YOU ARE TEMPEST TOSSED

1 When upon life's billows you are tempest tossed,

When you are discouraged, thinking all is lost,

Count your many blessings, name them one by one,

And it will surprise you what the Lord hath done. 


Refrain:

Count your blessings, name them one by one;

Count your blessings, see what God hath done;

Count your blessings, name them one by one;

Count your many blessings, see what God hath done.


2 Are you ever burdened with a load of care?

Does the cross seem heavy you are called to bear?

Count your many blessings, ev'ry doubt will fly,

And you will be singing as the days go by. [Refrain]


3 When you look at others with their lands and gold,

Think that Christ has promised you His wealth untold;

Count your many blessings, money cannot buy

Your reward in heaven, nor your home on high. [Refrain]


4 So, amid the conflict, whether great or small,

Do not be discouraged, God is over all;

Count your many blessings, angels will attend,

Help and comfort give you to your journey's end. [Refrain]


BIBLE IN ONE YEAR:

Joshua 9-11

AUTHOR: PASTOR E. A. ADEBOYE

THEME: NUMBER YOUR DAYS I


MEMORISE:

“So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.” Psalm 90:12


READ:Job 14 VS 1-2 (KJV)

1 Man that is born of a woman is of few days, and full of trouble.

2 He cometh forth like a flower, and is cut down: he fleeth also as a shadow, and continueth not.


MESSAGE:



There are many lessons we can learn when we number our days - in other words, when we put a tally on our days in order to evaluate how we are faring. Numbering our days in form such as birthdays, anniversaries of special events and so on can teach us great lessons and wisdom according to our memory verse today.

Why should we number our days? Our Bible reading for today gives us an answer. Man, born of a woman is of few days and even these few days are full of trouble. The Scripture likened man to a flower that blossoms then gets cut down and as a shadow that eventually disappears. These clearly show that man’s time on earth is short and hence must not be wasted.

We can count our days effectively by evaluating our lives, asking such questions as, “Do I have a goal at all?” “What are my goals?” “To what extent have I achieved my goals?” “Since I have a few days and these few days are full of challenges within and without, what am I doing in preparation for eternity?”

We can also number our days effectively by counting our blessings like the Psalmist did when he penned Psalm 103 - particularly verses 1 to 5. This will give us a sense of gratitude to God who has blessed us with multiple blessings even within our short stay here on earth. The Bible says:

For here have we no continuing city, but we seek one to come. By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name. - (Hebrews 13:14-15)

Another important reason we should number our days is the evaluation of how much work we have done for the Lord. When we consider the Great Commission (Mark 16:15) and remember that we have limited time on earth, it compels us to work harder and faster as the work of the Master demands urgency (John 9:4).

May the Almighty God help us to make excellent use of our time here on earth, in the mighty name of Jesus.


ACTION POINT:

Ensure you evaluate your life carefully, count your blessings and name them one by one. Also, commit to doing more for the Kingdom of God.


HYMNAL - WHEN UPON LIFE'S BILLOWS YOU ARE TEMPEST TOSSED

1 When upon life's billows you are tempest tossed,

When you are discouraged, thinking all is lost,

Count your many blessings, name them one by one,

And it will surprise you what the Lord hath done. 


Refrain:

Count your blessings, name them one by one;

Count your blessings, see what God hath done;

Count your blessings, name them one by one;

Count your many blessings, see what God hath done.


2 Are you ever burdened with a load of care?

Does the cross seem heavy you are called to bear?

Count your many blessings, ev'ry doubt will fly,

And you will be singing as the days go by. [Refrain]


3 When you look at others with their lands and gold,

Think that Christ has promised you His wealth untold;

Count your many blessings, money cannot buy

Your reward in heaven, nor your home on high. [Refrain]


4 So, amid the conflict, whether great or small,

Do not be discouraged, God is over all;

Count your many blessings, angels will attend,

Help and comfort give you to your journey's end. [Refrain]


BIBLE IN ONE YEAR:

Joshua 9-11

AUTHOR: PASTOR E. A. ADEBOYE

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