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Wednesday, 25 September 2013

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STARTING SMALL BY PASTOR E. A. ADEBOYE

Memorise:
Though thy beginning was small, yet thy latter end should greatly increase. Job 8:7

Read:
Zechariah 4:6-10

Then he answered and spake unto me, saying, This is the word of the LORD unto Zerubbabel, saying, Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the LORD of hosts. Zechariah 4:6

Who art thou, O great mountain? before Zerubbabel thou shalt become a plain: and he shall bring forth the headstone thereof with shoutings, crying, Grace, grace unto it. Zechariah 4:7

Moreover the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, Zechariah 4:8

The hands of Zerubbabel have laid the foundation of this house; his hands shall also finish it; and thou shalt know that the LORD of hosts hath sent me unto you. Zechariah 4:9

For who hath despised the day of small things? for they shall rejoice, and shall see the plummet in the hand of Zerubbabel with those seven; they are the eyes of the LORD, which run to and fro through the whole earth. Zechariah 4:10

Open Heavens Devotional Message
God has appointed time to visit an individual. May your appointed time brig you utmost joy. In 1Kings 18:41-45, at the seventh time of intensive prayer, the servant of the man of God saw a small sign in the sky, yet the rain would fall, it was massive. This simply tells us that whenever God is to do something great, He starts small. Due to lack of understanding of this, many people have missed God’s plan for their lives. They say God told them He was going to use them mightily but they wonder why they are being given very negligible assignments now.

They turned down their small assignment and miss the big ones that should have come out of the small. For those who are over selective concerning matters that God has spoken about, please heed this warning. There are small jobs whose assignment in your life is not to give you your desire haven of rest and comfort, but to link up with that choice of job or assignment! Be very careful how you handle these little assignments. Do you know that you will be assessed on how you handled the smaller jobs or tasks to determine whether you qualify for the big? If you fail in the little, you may be truncated from the big ones.

Zechariah 4:10 says you should not despise the day you started small. Those in senior ecclesiastical positions today did not get there overnight. They started small and today they have been promoted to where they currently are. The mustard seed is the smallest among seeds yet its tree is a giant. Some people want to start a business but they continue to wait until they have a large capital when others have started similar businesses with a very little amount. Let God begin something great through you. Be ready to start small. Do not be afraid to take that step. Some people are fighting to get a job where designed not to be employees, but employers of labour. Jobs 8:7 assures you that as long as you are with the Lord, your latter end shall be very great.

Bible in one year:
Isaiah 61-63

Key Point
If little assignment has no place in your life, God would not have brought them.



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Starting Small – RCCG Open Heavens Devotional Wednesday 25th September 2013

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STARTING SMALL BY PASTOR E. A. ADEBOYE

Memorise:
Though thy beginning was small, yet thy latter end should greatly increase. Job 8:7

Read:
Zechariah 4:6-10

Then he answered and spake unto me, saying, This is the word of the LORD unto Zerubbabel, saying, Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the LORD of hosts. Zechariah 4:6

Who art thou, O great mountain? before Zerubbabel thou shalt become a plain: and he shall bring forth the headstone thereof with shoutings, crying, Grace, grace unto it. Zechariah 4:7

Moreover the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, Zechariah 4:8

The hands of Zerubbabel have laid the foundation of this house; his hands shall also finish it; and thou shalt know that the LORD of hosts hath sent me unto you. Zechariah 4:9

For who hath despised the day of small things? for they shall rejoice, and shall see the plummet in the hand of Zerubbabel with those seven; they are the eyes of the LORD, which run to and fro through the whole earth. Zechariah 4:10

Open Heavens Devotional Message
God has appointed time to visit an individual. May your appointed time brig you utmost joy. In 1Kings 18:41-45, at the seventh time of intensive prayer, the servant of the man of God saw a small sign in the sky, yet the rain would fall, it was massive. This simply tells us that whenever God is to do something great, He starts small. Due to lack of understanding of this, many people have missed God’s plan for their lives. They say God told them He was going to use them mightily but they wonder why they are being given very negligible assignments now.

They turned down their small assignment and miss the big ones that should have come out of the small. For those who are over selective concerning matters that God has spoken about, please heed this warning. There are small jobs whose assignment in your life is not to give you your desire haven of rest and comfort, but to link up with that choice of job or assignment! Be very careful how you handle these little assignments. Do you know that you will be assessed on how you handled the smaller jobs or tasks to determine whether you qualify for the big? If you fail in the little, you may be truncated from the big ones.

Zechariah 4:10 says you should not despise the day you started small. Those in senior ecclesiastical positions today did not get there overnight. They started small and today they have been promoted to where they currently are. The mustard seed is the smallest among seeds yet its tree is a giant. Some people want to start a business but they continue to wait until they have a large capital when others have started similar businesses with a very little amount. Let God begin something great through you. Be ready to start small. Do not be afraid to take that step. Some people are fighting to get a job where designed not to be employees, but employers of labour. Jobs 8:7 assures you that as long as you are with the Lord, your latter end shall be very great.

Bible in one year:
Isaiah 61-63

Key Point
If little assignment has no place in your life, God would not have brought them.



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Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Open Heavens, Open Heavens Devotional, Key Point, Daily Devotion, Check this Balance
CHECK THIS BALANCE BY PASTOR E. A. ADEBOYE

Memorise: 
eest thou a man diligent in his business? he shall stand before kings; he shall not stand before mean men. Proverbs 22:29

Read: 
Proverbs 22:29

Seest thou a man diligent in his business? he shall stand before kings; he shall not stand before mean men. Proverbs 22:29

Open Heavens Devotional Message
To fly as an eagle, you need to balance anointing with holiness. Each wing cannot do with the other. Why? Without holiness, anointing is like a machine gun in the hand of a mad man. Samson had anointing but lack holiness and it led to his untimely death. Also, some people want victory over the battle confronting them but they are not ready to pay the price. James 4:7 says,

“Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you”.

They say first thing first. It is after you submit that the victory will come. Some people do not want to submit to authority and yet they want to command the devil and expect him to obey. It is not possible because a bird does not fly with one wing.

In the same vein, many people want breakthrough in their finances. They pray, fast and attend breakthrough programmes but even though they know what Malachi 3:10 says, they are not prepared to obey. How then will the breakthroughs come? If you satisfy God’s conditions, He will surely keep to His own side of bargain. In addition, promotion works hand in hand with diligence. Proverbs 22:29 says,

“Seest thou a man diligent in his business? he shall stand before kings; he shall not stand before mean men.”

Many Christians want to prosper or become great without necessarily working hard. Some are praying and fasting for prosperity but do not want to work. They are so selective of jobs that they prefer to stay idle or jobless until they get their choice job. But God does not often work that way. God is no magician but a miracle worker. He rewards those who take up the little and do their best. If Joseph had said he will not serve in any lesser capacity than what his dream had depicted, he would never have realised that dream. Some people are stuck between where they are and their destiny because they refuse to accept the available ‘small’ opportunities. Stop limiting yourself! God watches our attitudes. It is your faithfulness in the ‘little’ that will make way for the bigger doors. If you are too selective, your real problem may be pride or laziness, and God hates lazy bones.

Bible In One Year:
Isaiah 58-60

Key Point
When you work hard, let your confidence still be in God, otherwise you could be disappointed.
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Check This Balance – RCCG Open Heavens Devotional Tuesday 24th September 2013

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CHECK THIS BALANCE BY PASTOR E. A. ADEBOYE

Memorise: 
eest thou a man diligent in his business? he shall stand before kings; he shall not stand before mean men. Proverbs 22:29

Read: 
Proverbs 22:29

Seest thou a man diligent in his business? he shall stand before kings; he shall not stand before mean men. Proverbs 22:29

Open Heavens Devotional Message
To fly as an eagle, you need to balance anointing with holiness. Each wing cannot do with the other. Why? Without holiness, anointing is like a machine gun in the hand of a mad man. Samson had anointing but lack holiness and it led to his untimely death. Also, some people want victory over the battle confronting them but they are not ready to pay the price. James 4:7 says,

“Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you”.

They say first thing first. It is after you submit that the victory will come. Some people do not want to submit to authority and yet they want to command the devil and expect him to obey. It is not possible because a bird does not fly with one wing.

In the same vein, many people want breakthrough in their finances. They pray, fast and attend breakthrough programmes but even though they know what Malachi 3:10 says, they are not prepared to obey. How then will the breakthroughs come? If you satisfy God’s conditions, He will surely keep to His own side of bargain. In addition, promotion works hand in hand with diligence. Proverbs 22:29 says,

“Seest thou a man diligent in his business? he shall stand before kings; he shall not stand before mean men.”

Many Christians want to prosper or become great without necessarily working hard. Some are praying and fasting for prosperity but do not want to work. They are so selective of jobs that they prefer to stay idle or jobless until they get their choice job. But God does not often work that way. God is no magician but a miracle worker. He rewards those who take up the little and do their best. If Joseph had said he will not serve in any lesser capacity than what his dream had depicted, he would never have realised that dream. Some people are stuck between where they are and their destiny because they refuse to accept the available ‘small’ opportunities. Stop limiting yourself! God watches our attitudes. It is your faithfulness in the ‘little’ that will make way for the bigger doors. If you are too selective, your real problem may be pride or laziness, and God hates lazy bones.

Bible In One Year:
Isaiah 58-60

Key Point
When you work hard, let your confidence still be in God, otherwise you could be disappointed.
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Monday, 23 September 2013

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TIME TO RESTITUTE BY PASTOR E. A. ADEBOYE

Memorise:
And herein do I exercise myself, to have always a conscience void of offence toward God, and toward men. Acts 24:16

Read:
Acts 23:1-5

And Paul, earnestly beholding the council, said, Men and brethren, I have lived in all good conscience before God until this day. Acts 23:1

And the high priest Ananias commanded them that stood by him to smite him on the mouth. Acts 23:2

Then said Paul unto him, God shall smite thee, thou whited wall: for sittest thou to judge me after the law, and commandest me to be smitten contrary to the law? Acts 23:3

And they that stood by said, Revilest thou God's high priest? Acts 23:4

Then said Paul, I wist not, brethren, that he was the high priest: for it is written, Thou shalt not speak evil of the ruler of thy people. Acts 23:5

Open Heavens Devotional Message
According to Matthew 18:6, believers who cause young converts and fellow believers to backslide cannot escape their evil deed both now and in eternity. Jesus says it is better a millstone was tied to their necks and they be drowned in the depth of the sea. If you have led believers to backslide, repent today and bring them back to the fold or face God’s judgment. On that day, when all human beings ever created by God will stand before the Great White Throne for judgment, there will be no place to hide. You still have the opportunity to correct the false teachings you taught people in your Sunday school class, Believers class or House Fellowship, which led some astray. You can mend your ways today because God is still keeping you alive. A day is coming when there will no longer be time for you on earth. When your time is up, what next, if not to face eternity – prepared or not?

In a particular church several years ago, it was an altar minister who went in the guise of visiting new members, to discourage them from continuing with the church. Much later, the new member confessed to the pastor. Several years later, even though that minister had become a parish pastor, things refuse to normalise in his life and ministry. If you have taken some members of the church to occultic houses in the name of seeking help, and through that such members have backslidden, repent and go after them. See your pastor and confess to him, so that he can pray along with you. Some workers have left their local assemblies because of incessant sexual harassment by a minister or pastor which started during a counselling session. If you fail to repent, confess the sin and restitute, you may be separated from your works and rewards. You may miss Heaven while your rewards will be in Heaven. Nobody outgrows restitution. According to today’s reading, even Paul apologised to the high priest as a form of restitution.

Bible In One Year:
Isaiah 55-57

Key Point
Repentance and restitution go hand in hand. While the former clears the way with God, the latter clears the way with men.
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Time To Restitute – RCCG Open Heavens Devotional Monday 23rd September 2013

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TIME TO RESTITUTE BY PASTOR E. A. ADEBOYE

Memorise:
And herein do I exercise myself, to have always a conscience void of offence toward God, and toward men. Acts 24:16

Read:
Acts 23:1-5

And Paul, earnestly beholding the council, said, Men and brethren, I have lived in all good conscience before God until this day. Acts 23:1

And the high priest Ananias commanded them that stood by him to smite him on the mouth. Acts 23:2

Then said Paul unto him, God shall smite thee, thou whited wall: for sittest thou to judge me after the law, and commandest me to be smitten contrary to the law? Acts 23:3

And they that stood by said, Revilest thou God's high priest? Acts 23:4

Then said Paul, I wist not, brethren, that he was the high priest: for it is written, Thou shalt not speak evil of the ruler of thy people. Acts 23:5

Open Heavens Devotional Message
According to Matthew 18:6, believers who cause young converts and fellow believers to backslide cannot escape their evil deed both now and in eternity. Jesus says it is better a millstone was tied to their necks and they be drowned in the depth of the sea. If you have led believers to backslide, repent today and bring them back to the fold or face God’s judgment. On that day, when all human beings ever created by God will stand before the Great White Throne for judgment, there will be no place to hide. You still have the opportunity to correct the false teachings you taught people in your Sunday school class, Believers class or House Fellowship, which led some astray. You can mend your ways today because God is still keeping you alive. A day is coming when there will no longer be time for you on earth. When your time is up, what next, if not to face eternity – prepared or not?

In a particular church several years ago, it was an altar minister who went in the guise of visiting new members, to discourage them from continuing with the church. Much later, the new member confessed to the pastor. Several years later, even though that minister had become a parish pastor, things refuse to normalise in his life and ministry. If you have taken some members of the church to occultic houses in the name of seeking help, and through that such members have backslidden, repent and go after them. See your pastor and confess to him, so that he can pray along with you. Some workers have left their local assemblies because of incessant sexual harassment by a minister or pastor which started during a counselling session. If you fail to repent, confess the sin and restitute, you may be separated from your works and rewards. You may miss Heaven while your rewards will be in Heaven. Nobody outgrows restitution. According to today’s reading, even Paul apologised to the high priest as a form of restitution.

Bible In One Year:
Isaiah 55-57

Key Point
Repentance and restitution go hand in hand. While the former clears the way with God, the latter clears the way with men.
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Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Open Heavens, Open Heavens Devotional, Seventh Time, Daily Devotion, Key Point,
THE SEVENTH TIME BY PASTOR E. A. ADEBOYE

Memorise:
And having in a readiness to revenge all disobedience, when your obedience is fulfilled. 2 Corinthians 10:6

Read:
2 Corinthians 10:4-6

(For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;) 2 Corinthians 10:4

Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ; 2 Corinthians 10:5

And having in a readiness to revenge all disobedience, when your obedience is fulfilled. 2 Corinthians 10:6

Open Heavens Devotional Message
Another lesson from Elijah’s prayer encounter with God in 2 Kings 18:41-44 is that he kept praying until the seventh time before he got result. This tells us that God has a time table for everything according to Ecclesiastes 3:1-8. There is a right time to answer every prayer request. There is a right time for every miracle. Apart from faith and salvation whose right time is now, all other things have to wait for their appointed time. The appointed time for a given blessing or miracle varies from one person to the other.

Three couples could wed on the same day but the right time for them to conceive and have their babies may differ from one another. Ten friends may graduate from the university on the same day, but the right time for them to have a decent job might vary one from the other. My prayer for you is that your right time will not pass you by. In addition to this, some people erroneously believe that because there is a right time for everything, they should therefore expect delays in every blessing. This is not true. The right time for certain miracles may not wait beyond five minutes. Some can be within one or more hours. Some can be within a day. Some blessing can come to you now. May you not miss your time now!

God does everything to time. In 2 Kings 5:1-14, Naaman remained a leper even after dipping the sixth time; but as he dipped the seventh time, he came out with a brand new skin. If you have not fully paid the price in prayer for certain requests, they will not be granted. This is why Matthew 7:7-8 says you must continue to ask. The seventh time speaks of completeness and perfection. It is when your obedience is complete before God that you can avenge the disobedience of the enemy in your life. Have you obeyed God fully in prayer, waiting on the Lord, praise and worship? Have you won all the souls God expects you to have won by now? Arise today and work towards completing your obedience so that your blessing too will be complete.

Bible In One Year:
Numbers 18-20

Key PointThere are certain blessings that may not be released to you until you have fully obeyed God.

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The Seventh Time – RCCG Open Heavens Devotional Wednesday 18th September 2013

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THE SEVENTH TIME BY PASTOR E. A. ADEBOYE

Memorise:
And having in a readiness to revenge all disobedience, when your obedience is fulfilled. 2 Corinthians 10:6

Read:
2 Corinthians 10:4-6

(For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;) 2 Corinthians 10:4

Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ; 2 Corinthians 10:5

And having in a readiness to revenge all disobedience, when your obedience is fulfilled. 2 Corinthians 10:6

Open Heavens Devotional Message
Another lesson from Elijah’s prayer encounter with God in 2 Kings 18:41-44 is that he kept praying until the seventh time before he got result. This tells us that God has a time table for everything according to Ecclesiastes 3:1-8. There is a right time to answer every prayer request. There is a right time for every miracle. Apart from faith and salvation whose right time is now, all other things have to wait for their appointed time. The appointed time for a given blessing or miracle varies from one person to the other.

Three couples could wed on the same day but the right time for them to conceive and have their babies may differ from one another. Ten friends may graduate from the university on the same day, but the right time for them to have a decent job might vary one from the other. My prayer for you is that your right time will not pass you by. In addition to this, some people erroneously believe that because there is a right time for everything, they should therefore expect delays in every blessing. This is not true. The right time for certain miracles may not wait beyond five minutes. Some can be within one or more hours. Some can be within a day. Some blessing can come to you now. May you not miss your time now!

God does everything to time. In 2 Kings 5:1-14, Naaman remained a leper even after dipping the sixth time; but as he dipped the seventh time, he came out with a brand new skin. If you have not fully paid the price in prayer for certain requests, they will not be granted. This is why Matthew 7:7-8 says you must continue to ask. The seventh time speaks of completeness and perfection. It is when your obedience is complete before God that you can avenge the disobedience of the enemy in your life. Have you obeyed God fully in prayer, waiting on the Lord, praise and worship? Have you won all the souls God expects you to have won by now? Arise today and work towards completing your obedience so that your blessing too will be complete.

Bible In One Year:
Numbers 18-20

Key PointThere are certain blessings that may not be released to you until you have fully obeyed God.

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Tuesday, 17 September 2013

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Use Your Two Wings – RCCG Open Heavens Devotional Tuesday 17th September 2013
USE YOUR TWO WINGS BY PASTOR E. A. ADEBOYE

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:
Hebrews 1:8-9

But unto the Son he saith, Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: a sceptre of righteousness is the sceptre of thy kingdom. Hebrews 1:8

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
Open Heavens Devotional Message
When a bird flies, it is usually with two wings. A bird cannot fly with one wing. As a divine wing, you need your two wings to fly. 1 Corinthians 1:22-24 talks of these two wings. It says while the Jews seek for signs, the Greeks seek for wisdom. Both are found in Jesus Christ and you need both to enjoy your flight. The power of the Holy Spirit brings the miracles and by the grace of God, for many of us, this is becoming a regular feature in the midst of God’s people. However, the area where many are lacking is in the area of wisdom. It is disturbing to know that many of us want benefits without responsibilities. In Isaiah 1:19, we see both sides: your responsibility is that you must be willing and obedient before the benefit of eating the good of the land will come.

Acts 1:8 also speaks of both sides; it says you will receive power as long as you are prepared to be a witness of the goodness of the Lord. Do you want more anointing? Hebrews 1:8 says you must love righteousness and hate iniquity so that the anointing can come. There are some people who are asking for more anointing through prayer and fasting and God is equally ready to give them, but He will not because they are not prepared to mortify their flesh. Some have not dealt with lust for the opposite sex; some have not subdued covetousness while others are still harbouring pride or unforgiveness

If God answers that prayer and releases the anointing, it will not only backfire on them but also on God’s Kingdom. In other words, why some have not received answer for more anointing is not because they have not prayed enough but because they have not balanced their request with a commensurate level of righteousness. Are you the one hindering the fresh and higher move of God in your life? Address the issue of holiness in your life, speech, dressing, attitude, deeds and thoughts. Be clean through and through.

Bible In One Year:
Numbers 15-17

Key Point
Holiness and anointing, fruit of the Spirit and the gifts of the Spirit must be balanced or there will be trouble.

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Use Your Two Wings – RCCG Open Heavens Devotional Tuesday 17th September 2013

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Use Your Two Wings – RCCG Open Heavens Devotional Tuesday 17th September 2013
USE YOUR TWO WINGS BY PASTOR E. A. ADEBOYE

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:
Hebrews 1:8-9

But unto the Son he saith, Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: a sceptre of righteousness is the sceptre of thy kingdom. Hebrews 1:8

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
Open Heavens Devotional Message
When a bird flies, it is usually with two wings. A bird cannot fly with one wing. As a divine wing, you need your two wings to fly. 1 Corinthians 1:22-24 talks of these two wings. It says while the Jews seek for signs, the Greeks seek for wisdom. Both are found in Jesus Christ and you need both to enjoy your flight. The power of the Holy Spirit brings the miracles and by the grace of God, for many of us, this is becoming a regular feature in the midst of God’s people. However, the area where many are lacking is in the area of wisdom. It is disturbing to know that many of us want benefits without responsibilities. In Isaiah 1:19, we see both sides: your responsibility is that you must be willing and obedient before the benefit of eating the good of the land will come.

Acts 1:8 also speaks of both sides; it says you will receive power as long as you are prepared to be a witness of the goodness of the Lord. Do you want more anointing? Hebrews 1:8 says you must love righteousness and hate iniquity so that the anointing can come. There are some people who are asking for more anointing through prayer and fasting and God is equally ready to give them, but He will not because they are not prepared to mortify their flesh. Some have not dealt with lust for the opposite sex; some have not subdued covetousness while others are still harbouring pride or unforgiveness

If God answers that prayer and releases the anointing, it will not only backfire on them but also on God’s Kingdom. In other words, why some have not received answer for more anointing is not because they have not prayed enough but because they have not balanced their request with a commensurate level of righteousness. Are you the one hindering the fresh and higher move of God in your life? Address the issue of holiness in your life, speech, dressing, attitude, deeds and thoughts. Be clean through and through.

Bible In One Year:
Numbers 15-17

Key Point
Holiness and anointing, fruit of the Spirit and the gifts of the Spirit must be balanced or there will be trouble.

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Friday, 13 September 2013

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AVOID SATAN’S BAITS BY PASTOR E. A. ADEBOYE

Memorise:
Till a dart strike through his liver; as a bird hasteth to the snare, and knoweth not that it is for his life. Proverbs 7:23

Read:
Judges 16:15-21

And she said unto him, How canst thou say, I love thee, when thine heart is not with me? thou hast mocked me these three times, and hast not told me wherein thy great strength lieth. Judges 16:15

And it came to pass, when she pressed him daily with her words, and urged him, so that his soul was vexed unto death; Judges 16:16

That he told her all his heart, and said unto her, There hath not come a razor upon mine head; for I have been a Nazarite unto God from my mother's womb: if I be shaven, then my strength will go from me, and I shall become weak, and be like any other man. Judges 16:17

And when Delilah saw that he had told her all his heart, she sent and called for the lords of the Philistines, saying, Come up this once, for he hath shewed me all his heart. Then the lords of the Philistines came up unto her, and brought money in their hand. Judges 16:18

And she made him sleep upon her knees; and she called for a man, and she caused him to shave off the seven locks of his head; and she began to afflict him, and his strength went from him. Judges 16:19

And she said, The Philistines be upon thee, Samson. And he awoke out of his sleep, and said, I will go out as at other times before, and shake myself. And he wist not that the LORD was departed from him. Judges 16:20

But the Philistines took him, and put out his eyes, and brought him down to Gaza, and bound him with fetters of brass; and he did grind in the prison house. Judges 16:21

Open Heavens Devotional Message
It is pretty difficult to catch an eagle because of the altitude at which it flies. If you fly high spiritually, it will be very difficult for you to be caught by Satan’s traps. However, occasionally we successfully ensnare and capture eagles we sight flying overhead in the jungle. To capture a sighted eagle, we clear a space in the jungle from which it can be monitored. This space also gives it a clear view of the bait we set for it. As bait, we set a robust chicken with a rope tied around its neck so that it can only move within a circle in the space we have created. Eagles love chicken so when it sees it, with speed it will zoom downwards to pick it up; but the rope will not let it go with the chicken. Before it realises what is happening, we would have covered it with a net. This is similar to how the devil gets the divine eagles. He uses what they love most as bait. This is why you must be wary of anything that appears too good and yet too easy to get. It could be a bait to get you into Satan’s snare.

In the name of Jesus, the food that will lead to your destruction shall fail to appeal to you. May the Lord open your eyes to see Satan’s bait that is presented to you as food. The devil knew that Samson loved strange woman so he used Delilah as bait. Samson was a high flier but sin reduced the divine eagle into a powerless, blind and mocked captive. Also, Gehazi had the opportunity of becoming the greatest eagle of the Old Testament but his love for money stood between him and his God. It is sin that stops high fliers. If you are flying high for God, run far from sin. If you are winning several souls for the Lord, run away from sin. Be careful with converts of the opposite sex because Satan does not mind getting you into sin with your converts. A minister of God was spending time to build his female converts and before long, Satan caught him. His convert became his regular sex partner whenever he was starve of sex by his wife. Be very careful and watchful.

Bible In One Year:
John 7-10

Key Point
If something sounds too good to be true, it probably is.




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Avoid Satan's Baits – RCCG Open Heavens Devotional Friday 13th September 2013

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AVOID SATAN’S BAITS BY PASTOR E. A. ADEBOYE

Memorise:
Till a dart strike through his liver; as a bird hasteth to the snare, and knoweth not that it is for his life. Proverbs 7:23

Read:
Judges 16:15-21

And she said unto him, How canst thou say, I love thee, when thine heart is not with me? thou hast mocked me these three times, and hast not told me wherein thy great strength lieth. Judges 16:15

And it came to pass, when she pressed him daily with her words, and urged him, so that his soul was vexed unto death; Judges 16:16

That he told her all his heart, and said unto her, There hath not come a razor upon mine head; for I have been a Nazarite unto God from my mother's womb: if I be shaven, then my strength will go from me, and I shall become weak, and be like any other man. Judges 16:17

And when Delilah saw that he had told her all his heart, she sent and called for the lords of the Philistines, saying, Come up this once, for he hath shewed me all his heart. Then the lords of the Philistines came up unto her, and brought money in their hand. Judges 16:18

And she made him sleep upon her knees; and she called for a man, and she caused him to shave off the seven locks of his head; and she began to afflict him, and his strength went from him. Judges 16:19

And she said, The Philistines be upon thee, Samson. And he awoke out of his sleep, and said, I will go out as at other times before, and shake myself. And he wist not that the LORD was departed from him. Judges 16:20

But the Philistines took him, and put out his eyes, and brought him down to Gaza, and bound him with fetters of brass; and he did grind in the prison house. Judges 16:21

Open Heavens Devotional Message
It is pretty difficult to catch an eagle because of the altitude at which it flies. If you fly high spiritually, it will be very difficult for you to be caught by Satan’s traps. However, occasionally we successfully ensnare and capture eagles we sight flying overhead in the jungle. To capture a sighted eagle, we clear a space in the jungle from which it can be monitored. This space also gives it a clear view of the bait we set for it. As bait, we set a robust chicken with a rope tied around its neck so that it can only move within a circle in the space we have created. Eagles love chicken so when it sees it, with speed it will zoom downwards to pick it up; but the rope will not let it go with the chicken. Before it realises what is happening, we would have covered it with a net. This is similar to how the devil gets the divine eagles. He uses what they love most as bait. This is why you must be wary of anything that appears too good and yet too easy to get. It could be a bait to get you into Satan’s snare.

In the name of Jesus, the food that will lead to your destruction shall fail to appeal to you. May the Lord open your eyes to see Satan’s bait that is presented to you as food. The devil knew that Samson loved strange woman so he used Delilah as bait. Samson was a high flier but sin reduced the divine eagle into a powerless, blind and mocked captive. Also, Gehazi had the opportunity of becoming the greatest eagle of the Old Testament but his love for money stood between him and his God. It is sin that stops high fliers. If you are flying high for God, run far from sin. If you are winning several souls for the Lord, run away from sin. Be careful with converts of the opposite sex because Satan does not mind getting you into sin with your converts. A minister of God was spending time to build his female converts and before long, Satan caught him. His convert became his regular sex partner whenever he was starve of sex by his wife. Be very careful and watchful.

Bible In One Year:
John 7-10

Key Point
If something sounds too good to be true, it probably is.




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Thursday, 12 September 2013

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Seek His Fullness – RCCG Open Heavens Devotional Thursday 12th September 2013
SEEK HIS FULLNESS BY PASTOR E. A. ADEBOYE

Memorise:
And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God. Ephesians 3:19

Read:
Ephesians 3:16-21

That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man; Ephesians 3:16

That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love, Ephesians 3:17

May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; Ephesians 3:18

And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God. Ephesians 3:19

Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us, Ephesians 3:20

Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen. Ephesians 3:21

Open Heavens Devotional Message
When you build up your spirit man and your relationship with the Holy Ghost, He will be able to use you to do the incredible. Stephen was an ordinary deacon but because he had built himself up in Christ, he was full of the Holy Spirit and power, with great signs and wonders coming out of him (Acts 6:5-8). It is what you have full of that will spill out because Matthew 12:34b says,

“…. out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh.”

Many prayer effort amounts to wanting to give what you don’t have. If you are full of the Spirit, with little or no effort, you will birth signs and wonders. Many people are empty of the Spirit yet they want to birth signs and wonders. They will simply have disappointments. Do you know you can be filled with the fullness of God? (Ephesians 3:19). Why stay, live and minister empty of God when you can have all His fullness?

What is important with God is not how many years you have been born again but how close to Him you are. It is not what title you bear on earth but the title you are known by in Heaven. It is also not what position or ecclesiastical office you occupy but how full you are of His Spirit. If a week old believer is full of the Spirit, God will use him to do the incredible. Most people have misplaced priorities. They are busy struggling for money: in their dreams and thoughts, it is all about how to get money, yet they wonder why they are not seeing miracles through their lives and ministries.

Others are busy struggling over positions and title as if these are what will give you the anointing. No! There are many pastors who got to the peak of their anointing on the day of their ordination. After their ordination, they went to sleep. No wonder workers who are not even ordained but are seeking for the fullness of the Spirit are more anointed than them. Stop fighting for what is not! Give your attention to seek more of Him. The more you have of His Spirit, the more like Him you will be in signs, wonders and character.

Bible In One Year:
John 4-6

Key Point
Before you birth the supernatural, you must first conceive by the Holy Spirit.



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Seek His Fullness – RCCG Open Heavens Devotional Thursday 12th September 2013

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Seek His Fullness – RCCG Open Heavens Devotional Thursday 12th September 2013
SEEK HIS FULLNESS BY PASTOR E. A. ADEBOYE

Memorise:
And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God. Ephesians 3:19

Read:
Ephesians 3:16-21

That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man; Ephesians 3:16

That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love, Ephesians 3:17

May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; Ephesians 3:18

And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God. Ephesians 3:19

Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us, Ephesians 3:20

Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen. Ephesians 3:21

Open Heavens Devotional Message
When you build up your spirit man and your relationship with the Holy Ghost, He will be able to use you to do the incredible. Stephen was an ordinary deacon but because he had built himself up in Christ, he was full of the Holy Spirit and power, with great signs and wonders coming out of him (Acts 6:5-8). It is what you have full of that will spill out because Matthew 12:34b says,

“…. out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh.”

Many prayer effort amounts to wanting to give what you don’t have. If you are full of the Spirit, with little or no effort, you will birth signs and wonders. Many people are empty of the Spirit yet they want to birth signs and wonders. They will simply have disappointments. Do you know you can be filled with the fullness of God? (Ephesians 3:19). Why stay, live and minister empty of God when you can have all His fullness?

What is important with God is not how many years you have been born again but how close to Him you are. It is not what title you bear on earth but the title you are known by in Heaven. It is also not what position or ecclesiastical office you occupy but how full you are of His Spirit. If a week old believer is full of the Spirit, God will use him to do the incredible. Most people have misplaced priorities. They are busy struggling for money: in their dreams and thoughts, it is all about how to get money, yet they wonder why they are not seeing miracles through their lives and ministries.

Others are busy struggling over positions and title as if these are what will give you the anointing. No! There are many pastors who got to the peak of their anointing on the day of their ordination. After their ordination, they went to sleep. No wonder workers who are not even ordained but are seeking for the fullness of the Spirit are more anointed than them. Stop fighting for what is not! Give your attention to seek more of Him. The more you have of His Spirit, the more like Him you will be in signs, wonders and character.

Bible In One Year:
John 4-6

Key Point
Before you birth the supernatural, you must first conceive by the Holy Spirit.



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Monday, 9 September 2013

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Delicate Assignment – RCCG Open Heavens Devotional Monday 9th September 2013
DELICATE ASSIGNMENT BY PASTOR E. A. ADEBOYE

Memorise: For though ye have ten thousand instructors in Christ, yet have ye not many fathers: for in Christ Jesus I have begotten you through the gospel. 1 Corinthians 4:15

Read:
1 Corinthians 4:14-15

I write not these things to shame you, but as my beloved sons I warn you. 1 Corinthians 4:14

For though ye have ten thousand instructors in Christ, yet have ye not many fathers: for in Christ Jesus I have begotten you through the gospel. 1 Corinthians 4:15

Wherefore I beseech you, be ye followers of me. 1 Corinthians 4:16

Open Heavens Devotional Message
Midwives are not only an important set of people but also a powerful group. In Exodus 1 : 15-16, we see that they have the power to kill or keep alive, and Pharaoh instructed them to use that power against newborn male Hebrew children. Midwives can kill or spare a new born baby by their action or inaction. At the point of a woman’s delivery, when she is about to push out the new baby, she is between earth and eternity. Many women never survive their deliveries as they go from childbirth into eternity. Usually, at that moment of delivery, a woman may not have known the sex of her baby, or whether the baby is dead or alive. It is what the midwives finally presents to her that she accepts as the fruit of her labour. Some midwives have used this power to play pranks, sell or exchange babies etc. If you have done so before, repent with all your heart asking for God’s forgiveness and go and restitute to those you have defrauded.

Do you know that these midwives can perpetrate a lot of atrocities? While reading this passage in Exodus 1, it suddenly dawned on me that it is possible that a good number of children said to be stillborn were actually murdered by the midwives. I have seen babies that were born with a dislocated hand because the midwife pulled the baby a little too hard. In the same vein, you are a divine midwife as a saved worker or minister of God.

You can kill a new convert ever before he or she finds his or her feet, through your words or actions. This power at your disposal must be used to grow and establish converts in the faith of Jesus Christ. By your actions, you can help God to deliver babies into God’s Kingdom and by your actions, you can cause the newly saved to backslide. But for the grace of God, I would have gone back to the world because of the negative actions of some so called believers. Where do you stand today? Are you birthing or killing babies? How are you living your Christian life today?

Bible In One Year:
2 Samuel 19-21

Key Point
Some spiritual midwives help to take delivery of some souls and later kill them. Are you one of them?



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Delicate Assignment – RCCG Open Heavens Devotional Monday 9th September 2013

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Delicate Assignment – RCCG Open Heavens Devotional Monday 9th September 2013
DELICATE ASSIGNMENT BY PASTOR E. A. ADEBOYE

Memorise: For though ye have ten thousand instructors in Christ, yet have ye not many fathers: for in Christ Jesus I have begotten you through the gospel. 1 Corinthians 4:15

Read:
1 Corinthians 4:14-15

I write not these things to shame you, but as my beloved sons I warn you. 1 Corinthians 4:14

For though ye have ten thousand instructors in Christ, yet have ye not many fathers: for in Christ Jesus I have begotten you through the gospel. 1 Corinthians 4:15

Wherefore I beseech you, be ye followers of me. 1 Corinthians 4:16

Open Heavens Devotional Message
Midwives are not only an important set of people but also a powerful group. In Exodus 1 : 15-16, we see that they have the power to kill or keep alive, and Pharaoh instructed them to use that power against newborn male Hebrew children. Midwives can kill or spare a new born baby by their action or inaction. At the point of a woman’s delivery, when she is about to push out the new baby, she is between earth and eternity. Many women never survive their deliveries as they go from childbirth into eternity. Usually, at that moment of delivery, a woman may not have known the sex of her baby, or whether the baby is dead or alive. It is what the midwives finally presents to her that she accepts as the fruit of her labour. Some midwives have used this power to play pranks, sell or exchange babies etc. If you have done so before, repent with all your heart asking for God’s forgiveness and go and restitute to those you have defrauded.

Do you know that these midwives can perpetrate a lot of atrocities? While reading this passage in Exodus 1, it suddenly dawned on me that it is possible that a good number of children said to be stillborn were actually murdered by the midwives. I have seen babies that were born with a dislocated hand because the midwife pulled the baby a little too hard. In the same vein, you are a divine midwife as a saved worker or minister of God.

You can kill a new convert ever before he or she finds his or her feet, through your words or actions. This power at your disposal must be used to grow and establish converts in the faith of Jesus Christ. By your actions, you can help God to deliver babies into God’s Kingdom and by your actions, you can cause the newly saved to backslide. But for the grace of God, I would have gone back to the world because of the negative actions of some so called believers. Where do you stand today? Are you birthing or killing babies? How are you living your Christian life today?

Bible In One Year:
2 Samuel 19-21

Key Point
Some spiritual midwives help to take delivery of some souls and later kill them. Are you one of them?



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Sunday, 8 September 2013

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Free From Harm – RCCG Open Heavens of Sunday 8th September 2013
FREE FROM HARM BY PASTOR E. A. ADEBOYE

Memorise:
And he shook off the beast into the fire, and felt no harm. Acts 28:5

Read:
Acts 28:1-6

And when they were escaped, then they knew that the island was called Melita. Acts 28:1

And the barbarous people shewed us no little kindness: for they kindled a fire, and received us every one, because of the present rain, and because of the cold. Acts 28:2

And when Paul had gathered a bundle of sticks, and laid them on the fire, there came a viper out of the heat, and fastened on his hand. Acts 28:3

And when the barbarians saw the venomous beast hang on his hand, they said among themselves, No doubt this man is a murderer, whom, though he hath escaped the sea, yet vengeance suffereth not to live. Acts 28:4

And he shook off the beast into the fire, and felt no harm. Acts 28:5

Howbeit they looked when he should have swollen, or fallen down dead suddenly: but after they had looked a great while, and saw no harm come to him, they changed their minds, and said that he was a god. Acts 28:6

Open Heavens Devotional Message
While some servants of God are becoming cold, a few others are remaining hot, steaming hot. May you be hot for God! Sometime ago, there was this particular physician who became a missionary. Where he went to preach the Gospel soon experienced a plague which killed people like flies. Through the plague, germs were transferred to others and they too soon became victims. The doctor was busy treating the victims of the plague but he did not die. This amazed some scientists who decided to carry out a test. They took the saliva of one of the plague victims full of deadly germs and placed it on the hand of this physician, and watched the reaction under a microscope as instructed by the doctor. Then they saw that a few second after the germ landed on his skin, they died. That is an example of a firebrand!

Many of us are not what we ought to be because we have failed to carry the divine fire we were designed to carry. Some time in 1977, we went to Ilorin (Nigeria) for a Redeemer’s Congress. There was scarcity of pipe-borne water at that time. The brethren went to a river in the town and fetched me a bucket of water which was green in colour as that was the best they could find. Then they brought a disinfectant to apply to the water. As I opened it, I heard God saying, “My son, which is more powerful – my blood or the disinfectant?” I replied, “Your blood”. So He asked me to put back the disinfectant and cover the water with His blood because he would send me to a location with water challenges and there would be no disinfectant to apply. Beloved, germs are supposed to die when they come in contact with you but what is the situation today? Is your body harbouring sicknesses? Are germs developing inside your body that was created to destroy them? If there is one thing you need now, it is the fire of the Most High God. Ask for it until you truly become a firebrand like Paul that no snake bite could harm.

Bible In One Year:
2 Samuel 16-18

Key Point
According to Mark 16:18, believers are free from harm, but this does not include situations where somebody becomes foolish or presumptuous by tempting God.




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Free From Harm – RCCG Open Heavens of Sunday 8th September 2013

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Free From Harm – RCCG Open Heavens of Sunday 8th September 2013
FREE FROM HARM BY PASTOR E. A. ADEBOYE

Memorise:
And he shook off the beast into the fire, and felt no harm. Acts 28:5

Read:
Acts 28:1-6

And when they were escaped, then they knew that the island was called Melita. Acts 28:1

And the barbarous people shewed us no little kindness: for they kindled a fire, and received us every one, because of the present rain, and because of the cold. Acts 28:2

And when Paul had gathered a bundle of sticks, and laid them on the fire, there came a viper out of the heat, and fastened on his hand. Acts 28:3

And when the barbarians saw the venomous beast hang on his hand, they said among themselves, No doubt this man is a murderer, whom, though he hath escaped the sea, yet vengeance suffereth not to live. Acts 28:4

And he shook off the beast into the fire, and felt no harm. Acts 28:5

Howbeit they looked when he should have swollen, or fallen down dead suddenly: but after they had looked a great while, and saw no harm come to him, they changed their minds, and said that he was a god. Acts 28:6

Open Heavens Devotional Message
While some servants of God are becoming cold, a few others are remaining hot, steaming hot. May you be hot for God! Sometime ago, there was this particular physician who became a missionary. Where he went to preach the Gospel soon experienced a plague which killed people like flies. Through the plague, germs were transferred to others and they too soon became victims. The doctor was busy treating the victims of the plague but he did not die. This amazed some scientists who decided to carry out a test. They took the saliva of one of the plague victims full of deadly germs and placed it on the hand of this physician, and watched the reaction under a microscope as instructed by the doctor. Then they saw that a few second after the germ landed on his skin, they died. That is an example of a firebrand!

Many of us are not what we ought to be because we have failed to carry the divine fire we were designed to carry. Some time in 1977, we went to Ilorin (Nigeria) for a Redeemer’s Congress. There was scarcity of pipe-borne water at that time. The brethren went to a river in the town and fetched me a bucket of water which was green in colour as that was the best they could find. Then they brought a disinfectant to apply to the water. As I opened it, I heard God saying, “My son, which is more powerful – my blood or the disinfectant?” I replied, “Your blood”. So He asked me to put back the disinfectant and cover the water with His blood because he would send me to a location with water challenges and there would be no disinfectant to apply. Beloved, germs are supposed to die when they come in contact with you but what is the situation today? Is your body harbouring sicknesses? Are germs developing inside your body that was created to destroy them? If there is one thing you need now, it is the fire of the Most High God. Ask for it until you truly become a firebrand like Paul that no snake bite could harm.

Bible In One Year:
2 Samuel 16-18

Key Point
According to Mark 16:18, believers are free from harm, but this does not include situations where somebody becomes foolish or presumptuous by tempting God.




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Saturday, 7 September 2013

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Desire Drive Temptations – RCCG Open Heavens of Saturday 7th September 2013
DESIRE DRIVE TEMPTATIONS BY PASTOR E. A. ADEBOYE

Memorise:
But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed.
James 1:14

Read:
James 1:13-15

Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man: James 1:13

But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed. James 1:14

Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death. James 1:15

Open Heavens Devotional Message
To overcome the devil you must first overcome yourself – your flesh and its desires. Most times, what we like is what the devil uses to ensnare us.

"But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed."
James 1:14

Unknowingly or out of carelessness, a lot of believers over indulge their flesh. If you develop a fondness for some new sport, activity or area of entertainment, you can be sure the devil will try you out in that area. The onus is on you therefore to strike a balance to prevent such from becoming your Lord. You would observe that when you decide to engage in activity that will bring your flesh under subjection like fasting, the devil will battle to thwart such efforts by arousing some feelings like love for some foods which ordinarily you would not have been compelled by. It is at such time that you will feel so much hunger pangs even before 12 noon, when ordinarily on some days, you don’t eat before then and you don’t feel any such pangs. Hold the fort and resist such onslaught by the kingdom of darkness.

Watch your hobbies! If you like football, Satan can use it to get you to speak unadvisedly in the course of arguments and to miss church services. If a crucial football match were to take place on a Sunday morning, workers service that morning may suffer because some people will want to watch the match before going to church. If Satan succeeds in getting you to do so, ha has already overcome you because by so doing, you would have proved to God that He is secondary in your life i.e. He comes after the god of football. If you love movies, satan could use this to target your life of Holiness by tempting you with sex scenes sandwiched in the movie, as well as use it to kill your prayer life. When you should be praying or worshipping at night, you might be watching movies. To help yourself, say No to the things that your flesh loves, deliberately deny yourself of them and you will overcome.

Bible In One Year:
2 Samuel 13-15

Key Point
Because of Heaven, you might have to deny yourself of some things you love.




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Desire Drive Temptations – RCCG Open Heavens of Saturday 7th September 2013

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Desire Drive Temptations – RCCG Open Heavens of Saturday 7th September 2013
DESIRE DRIVE TEMPTATIONS BY PASTOR E. A. ADEBOYE

Memorise:
But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed.
James 1:14

Read:
James 1:13-15

Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man: James 1:13

But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed. James 1:14

Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death. James 1:15

Open Heavens Devotional Message
To overcome the devil you must first overcome yourself – your flesh and its desires. Most times, what we like is what the devil uses to ensnare us.

"But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed."
James 1:14

Unknowingly or out of carelessness, a lot of believers over indulge their flesh. If you develop a fondness for some new sport, activity or area of entertainment, you can be sure the devil will try you out in that area. The onus is on you therefore to strike a balance to prevent such from becoming your Lord. You would observe that when you decide to engage in activity that will bring your flesh under subjection like fasting, the devil will battle to thwart such efforts by arousing some feelings like love for some foods which ordinarily you would not have been compelled by. It is at such time that you will feel so much hunger pangs even before 12 noon, when ordinarily on some days, you don’t eat before then and you don’t feel any such pangs. Hold the fort and resist such onslaught by the kingdom of darkness.

Watch your hobbies! If you like football, Satan can use it to get you to speak unadvisedly in the course of arguments and to miss church services. If a crucial football match were to take place on a Sunday morning, workers service that morning may suffer because some people will want to watch the match before going to church. If Satan succeeds in getting you to do so, ha has already overcome you because by so doing, you would have proved to God that He is secondary in your life i.e. He comes after the god of football. If you love movies, satan could use this to target your life of Holiness by tempting you with sex scenes sandwiched in the movie, as well as use it to kill your prayer life. When you should be praying or worshipping at night, you might be watching movies. To help yourself, say No to the things that your flesh loves, deliberately deny yourself of them and you will overcome.

Bible In One Year:
2 Samuel 13-15

Key Point
Because of Heaven, you might have to deny yourself of some things you love.




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Friday, 6 September 2013

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Obeying Without Questioning – RCCG Open Heavens Devotional Friday 6th September 2013
OBEYING WITHOUT QUESTIONING BY PASTOR E. A. ADEBOYE

Memorise:
But this thing commanded I them, saying, Obey my voice, and I will be your God, and ye shall be my people: and walk ye in all the ways that I have commanded you, that it may be well unto you. Jeremiah 7:23

Read:
1 Kings 17:1-5

And Elijah the Tishbite, who was of the inhabitants of Gilead, said unto Ahab, As the LORD God of Israel liveth, before whom I stand, there shall not be dew nor rain these years, but according to my word. 1 Kings 17:1

And the word of the LORD came unto him, saying, 1 Kings 17:2

Get thee hence, and turn thee eastward, and hide thyself by the brook Cherith, that is before Jordan. 1 Kings 17:3

And it shall be, that thou shalt drink of the brook; and I have commanded the ravens to feed thee there. 1 Kings 17:4

So he went and did according unto the word of the LORD: for he went and dwelt by the brook Cherith, that is before Jordan. 1 Kings 17:5

Open Heavens Devotional Message
God is a good and wonderful God but He is not a democrat. Democracy has its benefits but in God’s Kingdom, it has several limitations, hence God adopts a theocratic style of government. If you would be God’s favourite, you must learn to obey Him unquestionably. In 1 Kings 17:1-16, after Elijah announced the seizure of rain, God told him to go to Brook Cherith and that birds will feed him there. He went without asking any questions. If God tells you to go and preach at a particular location you hate to go, would you pretend as if it was the devil that spoke to you? Or would you ask: ‘Father, why me, why not somebody else?’ When the water at the Brook Cherith dried up, and God said, ‘Go and meet the widow’, he did not question but simply obeyed.

Some people have become so learned, enlightened and refined to the point that they query God. They summon God to explain why He wants them to do what He asked them to, or else, they will not obey. If you taste what it means to be a divine favourite for one month, you will do almost anything just to remain His favourite.

Moreover, anyone who wants to be God’s favourite must be ready to spend quality time with Him. A couple who after marriage hardly spend time together, will after several years not be able to show the fruit of their union. The fruit of the Spirit is developed as you spend time in God’s presence, right in the midst of contrary circumstances. So also are gifts of the Holy Spirit. If you want to heal the sick or raise the dead, first go and stay in His presence. There is hardly anyone who walked in the miraculous by the power of the Holy Spirit without being incubated by the Holy Spirit. Do you really want to be His favourite? Even if you are not presently His favourite, you can work your way into being one by the things you do from today. As you pay the price, the Lord will make you His favourite.

Bible In One Year:
2 Samuel 9-12

Key Point
Obeying without questioning is the height of trust, while questioning before obedience is the height of mistrust.



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Obeying Without Questioning – RCCG Open Heavens Devotional Friday 6th September 2013
OBEYING WITHOUT QUESTIONING BY PASTOR E. A. ADEBOYE

Memorise:
But this thing commanded I them, saying, Obey my voice, and I will be your God, and ye shall be my people: and walk ye in all the ways that I have commanded you, that it may be well unto you. Jeremiah 7:23

Read:
1 Kings 17:1-5

And Elijah the Tishbite, who was of the inhabitants of Gilead, said unto Ahab, As the LORD God of Israel liveth, before whom I stand, there shall not be dew nor rain these years, but according to my word. 1 Kings 17:1

And the word of the LORD came unto him, saying, 1 Kings 17:2

Get thee hence, and turn thee eastward, and hide thyself by the brook Cherith, that is before Jordan. 1 Kings 17:3

And it shall be, that thou shalt drink of the brook; and I have commanded the ravens to feed thee there. 1 Kings 17:4

So he went and did according unto the word of the LORD: for he went and dwelt by the brook Cherith, that is before Jordan. 1 Kings 17:5

Open Heavens Devotional Message
God is a good and wonderful God but He is not a democrat. Democracy has its benefits but in God’s Kingdom, it has several limitations, hence God adopts a theocratic style of government. If you would be God’s favourite, you must learn to obey Him unquestionably. In 1 Kings 17:1-16, after Elijah announced the seizure of rain, God told him to go to Brook Cherith and that birds will feed him there. He went without asking any questions. If God tells you to go and preach at a particular location you hate to go, would you pretend as if it was the devil that spoke to you? Or would you ask: ‘Father, why me, why not somebody else?’ When the water at the Brook Cherith dried up, and God said, ‘Go and meet the widow’, he did not question but simply obeyed.

Some people have become so learned, enlightened and refined to the point that they query God. They summon God to explain why He wants them to do what He asked them to, or else, they will not obey. If you taste what it means to be a divine favourite for one month, you will do almost anything just to remain His favourite.

Moreover, anyone who wants to be God’s favourite must be ready to spend quality time with Him. A couple who after marriage hardly spend time together, will after several years not be able to show the fruit of their union. The fruit of the Spirit is developed as you spend time in God’s presence, right in the midst of contrary circumstances. So also are gifts of the Holy Spirit. If you want to heal the sick or raise the dead, first go and stay in His presence. There is hardly anyone who walked in the miraculous by the power of the Holy Spirit without being incubated by the Holy Spirit. Do you really want to be His favourite? Even if you are not presently His favourite, you can work your way into being one by the things you do from today. As you pay the price, the Lord will make you His favourite.

Bible In One Year:
2 Samuel 9-12

Key Point
Obeying without questioning is the height of trust, while questioning before obedience is the height of mistrust.



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Wednesday, 4 September 2013

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Know Your Position In Christ – RCCG Open Heavens Devotional Wednesday 4th September 2013
KNOW YOUR POSITION IN CHRIST BY PASTOR E. A. ADEBOYE

Memorise:
And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus: Ephesians 2:6

Read:
Ephesians 2:4-6

But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us, Ephesians 2:4

Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;) Ephesians 2:5

And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus: Ephesians 2:6

Open Heavens Devotional Message
The best category of motion is flying. When you fly, you experience fast unhindered progress. One thing to note here is that those who fly use a different medium and follow a different path from those using other categories of motion; they go through the air while the rest go on land. Motion through the airways is at minimal risk of collision with obstruction on like motion on land which is laden with so many obstructions. Those who go by the airways are often closer to the first heaven – the firmament and as a result see more and think more on things above, while those who go by land see more of earthly things and think more on carnal things. Hence, Colossians 3:1 says,

“If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God.”

The scripture tells us of our spiritual placement, which is why we should be flying in the airways and not moving on the land.

First, Ephesians 1:20-23 says after Jesus was raised from the dead, He was set up at God’s right hand in the heavenly places, far above all the hierarchies of the kingdom of darkness, and as a result, all things are put under His feet. Ephesians 2:6 further tells us,

“And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus.”

In other words, just as Jesus was raised and set up in heavenly places, so also have we been raised up and set up to sit with Him where He is. Praise God! No wonder He told us in Luke 10:19,

“Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.”

This means just as He is above all evil powers, so are we; as He has them under His feet so do we, hence we should tread on them. You cannot tread on what is above you. Beloved, not many of us are flying because we have not received the revelations in these passages. If you can catch this revelation of your through position in Christ, it will affect your motion in all areas of life.

Bible In One Year:
2 Samuel 1-4

Key Point
If you are up, the things below you can easily come under your control.




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Know Your Position In Christ – RCCG Open Heavens Devotional Wednesday 4th September 2013

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Know Your Position In Christ – RCCG Open Heavens Devotional Wednesday 4th September 2013
KNOW YOUR POSITION IN CHRIST BY PASTOR E. A. ADEBOYE

Memorise:
And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus: Ephesians 2:6

Read:
Ephesians 2:4-6

But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us, Ephesians 2:4

Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;) Ephesians 2:5

And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus: Ephesians 2:6

Open Heavens Devotional Message
The best category of motion is flying. When you fly, you experience fast unhindered progress. One thing to note here is that those who fly use a different medium and follow a different path from those using other categories of motion; they go through the air while the rest go on land. Motion through the airways is at minimal risk of collision with obstruction on like motion on land which is laden with so many obstructions. Those who go by the airways are often closer to the first heaven – the firmament and as a result see more and think more on things above, while those who go by land see more of earthly things and think more on carnal things. Hence, Colossians 3:1 says,

“If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God.”

The scripture tells us of our spiritual placement, which is why we should be flying in the airways and not moving on the land.

First, Ephesians 1:20-23 says after Jesus was raised from the dead, He was set up at God’s right hand in the heavenly places, far above all the hierarchies of the kingdom of darkness, and as a result, all things are put under His feet. Ephesians 2:6 further tells us,

“And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus.”

In other words, just as Jesus was raised and set up in heavenly places, so also have we been raised up and set up to sit with Him where He is. Praise God! No wonder He told us in Luke 10:19,

“Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.”

This means just as He is above all evil powers, so are we; as He has them under His feet so do we, hence we should tread on them. You cannot tread on what is above you. Beloved, not many of us are flying because we have not received the revelations in these passages. If you can catch this revelation of your through position in Christ, it will affect your motion in all areas of life.

Bible In One Year:
2 Samuel 1-4

Key Point
If you are up, the things below you can easily come under your control.




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Sunday, 1 September 2013

Your Turn To Dance – RCCG Open Heavens Devotional Sunday 1st September 2013
YOUR TURN TO DANCE BY PASTOR E. A. ADEBOYE

Memorise:
I will sing of the mercies of the LORD for ever: with my mouth will I make known thy faithfulness to all generations. Psalms 89:1

Read:
Psalms 89:1-5

I will sing of the mercies of the LORD for ever: with my mouth will I make known thy faithfulness to all generations. Psalms 89:1

For I have said, Mercy shall be built up for ever: thy faithfulness shalt thou establish in the very heavens. Psalms 89:2

I have made a covenant with my chosen, I have sworn unto David my servant, Psalms 89:3

Thy seed will I establish for ever, and build up thy throne to all generations. Selah. Psalms 89:4

And the heavens shall praise thy wonders, O LORD: thy faithfulness also in the congregation of the saints. Psalms 89:5

Open Heavens Devotional Message
The presence of the anointing generates something new. In Judges 14:5-6,when a lion attacked Samson, the anointing of God came heavily upon him and the lion was easily destroyed. Also in Judges 15:14-16 when Samson was bound and brought to his enemies, the anointing descended upon him and the yoke were destroyed. With the jaw bone of an ass he levelled 1000 enemies, while the rest fled for their lives. As the anointing of God comes upon you this season, every yoke of the enemy upon your life shall be destroyed. Every rope or chain tying you and your destiny down shall be destroyed in Jesus name. what about an ordinary farmer like Saul? When the anointing oil touched his head, he began to prophecy (1 Samuel 10:1-11).

There is a link between anointing and singing, particularly singing a new song. In John 9:1-25, the man who was born blind had his eyes anointed by Jesus and he regained his sight and began to sing: ‘ I was blind but now I see’. Are you physically blind or are you spiritually blind? As the anointing of God touches you this season, you shall receive your sight. Beside the erstwhile blind man, David also sang a new song. In psalm 89:1, he kept saying, ‘I will sing of the mercies of the Lord forever’. When you look at his life, I believe he has several reasons to sing. He was a forgotten shepherd boy but the anointing turned him into the king of the whole nation.

Whenever the anointing flows, new things are bound to happen that will make people sing. Usually, when people experience a thing of joy – particularly when it is of great measure, they will subconsciously begin to sing and dance. This season is your joyful season. This is your dancing season. Key in by faith into the next anointing service, trusting God for specific things and the Lord will hear you. You will sing and dance and people will dance and celebrate with you. Your sorrow will give way to dancing. Your weeping has come to an end and joy is taking over your situation.

Bible In One Year:
1 Samuel 21-24

Prayer Point
Father, because it is my turn to dance in your plan, let my dancing and celebration manifest now.



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Your Turn To Dance – RCCG Open Heavens Devotional Sunday 1st September 2013

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Your Turn To Dance – RCCG Open Heavens Devotional Sunday 1st September 2013
YOUR TURN TO DANCE BY PASTOR E. A. ADEBOYE

Memorise:
I will sing of the mercies of the LORD for ever: with my mouth will I make known thy faithfulness to all generations. Psalms 89:1

Read:
Psalms 89:1-5

I will sing of the mercies of the LORD for ever: with my mouth will I make known thy faithfulness to all generations. Psalms 89:1

For I have said, Mercy shall be built up for ever: thy faithfulness shalt thou establish in the very heavens. Psalms 89:2

I have made a covenant with my chosen, I have sworn unto David my servant, Psalms 89:3

Thy seed will I establish for ever, and build up thy throne to all generations. Selah. Psalms 89:4

And the heavens shall praise thy wonders, O LORD: thy faithfulness also in the congregation of the saints. Psalms 89:5

Open Heavens Devotional Message
The presence of the anointing generates something new. In Judges 14:5-6,when a lion attacked Samson, the anointing of God came heavily upon him and the lion was easily destroyed. Also in Judges 15:14-16 when Samson was bound and brought to his enemies, the anointing descended upon him and the yoke were destroyed. With the jaw bone of an ass he levelled 1000 enemies, while the rest fled for their lives. As the anointing of God comes upon you this season, every yoke of the enemy upon your life shall be destroyed. Every rope or chain tying you and your destiny down shall be destroyed in Jesus name. what about an ordinary farmer like Saul? When the anointing oil touched his head, he began to prophecy (1 Samuel 10:1-11).

There is a link between anointing and singing, particularly singing a new song. In John 9:1-25, the man who was born blind had his eyes anointed by Jesus and he regained his sight and began to sing: ‘ I was blind but now I see’. Are you physically blind or are you spiritually blind? As the anointing of God touches you this season, you shall receive your sight. Beside the erstwhile blind man, David also sang a new song. In psalm 89:1, he kept saying, ‘I will sing of the mercies of the Lord forever’. When you look at his life, I believe he has several reasons to sing. He was a forgotten shepherd boy but the anointing turned him into the king of the whole nation.

Whenever the anointing flows, new things are bound to happen that will make people sing. Usually, when people experience a thing of joy – particularly when it is of great measure, they will subconsciously begin to sing and dance. This season is your joyful season. This is your dancing season. Key in by faith into the next anointing service, trusting God for specific things and the Lord will hear you. You will sing and dance and people will dance and celebrate with you. Your sorrow will give way to dancing. Your weeping has come to an end and joy is taking over your situation.

Bible In One Year:
1 Samuel 21-24

Prayer Point
Father, because it is my turn to dance in your plan, let my dancing and celebration manifest now.



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Saturday, 31 August 2013

You Can Overcome – RCCG Open Heavens Devotional Saturday 31st August 2013
YOU CAN OVERCOME! BY PASTOR E. A. ADEBOYE

Memorise:
Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us. Romans 8:37

Read:
Matthew 4:1-11

Then was Jesus led up of the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil. Matthew 4:1

And when he had fasted forty days and forty nights, he was afterward an hungred. Matthew 4:2

And when the tempter came to him, he said, If thou be the Son of God, command that these stones be made bread. Matthew 4:3

But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God. Matthew 4:4

Then the devil taketh him up into the holy city, and setteth him on a pinnacle of the temple, Matthew 4:5

And saith unto him, If thou be the Son of God, cast thyself down: for it is written, He shall give his angels charge concerning thee: and in their hands they shall bear thee up, lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone. Matthew 4:6

Jesus said unto him, It is written again, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God. Matthew 4:7

Again, the devil taketh him up into an exceeding high mountain, and sheweth him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them; Matthew 4:8

And saith unto him, All these things will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down and worship me. Matthew 4:9

Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve. Matthew 4:10

Then the devil leaveth him, and, behold, angels came and ministered unto him. Matthew 4:11

Open Heavens Devotional Message
To bring down a believer, the devil focuses on his or her weak points. Everyone has at least one point of weakness. Yet to overcome the overtures of the devil, you must focus on what he focuses on. That is, if he is focusing on your weakness so that he can bring you down by it, you too should focus on how to use the word of God and prayer to work on it, until it becomes your strong point. Do you know that if your weakness is that you find it difficult to resist anything in skirt, God can help you to the extent that even when a lady is naked before you, you will not be under any pressure to sin with her? Such character does not evolve by itself. It takes a careful study of the word of God, prayer and discipline. Are you ready to turn your weakness into your strong point?

Satan is good at showing people things to tempt them. That he showed you sometimes does not mean that you have already sinned. In Matthew 4, he took Jesus to a height and showed Him the glory of this world. Thereafter, he offered to give these to Him if only He could bow to him. Oh! How cheap you may say! Just one innocuous bow and you get all these? What a lie! A bow to Satan is more than an ordinary bow. That single bow will subordinate you to him and his evil government. That bow would make you his slave for a life time. That bow would separate you from the Lover of your soul and drown you in hell eternally. 

One way out is to refuse to see what the devil wants to show you. In your office as an accounts or finance officer, Satan can show you the loop hole in the organization’s account and tell you to exploit it and make ‘clean’ money for yourself. Don’t agree with him. Do you know that, Satan’s agent of temptation, who is saddled with the task of making you sin, can be converted? Today, some ladies who came to lure some brothers to fornication have ended up giving their lives to Christ. This is why when the spiritual battle is getting too hot, Satan withdraws his agents out of fear of losing them. You can overcome the devil!

Bible In One Year:
1 John 3-5

Key Point
Just as Satan can set you up to fall into sin, you too can prayerfully set up Satan’s agent to be saved. And Satan will be in sorrow.

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You Can Overcome – RCCG Open Heavens Devotional Saturday 31st August 2013

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You Can Overcome – RCCG Open Heavens Devotional Saturday 31st August 2013
YOU CAN OVERCOME! BY PASTOR E. A. ADEBOYE

Memorise:
Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us. Romans 8:37

Read:
Matthew 4:1-11

Then was Jesus led up of the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil. Matthew 4:1

And when he had fasted forty days and forty nights, he was afterward an hungred. Matthew 4:2

And when the tempter came to him, he said, If thou be the Son of God, command that these stones be made bread. Matthew 4:3

But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God. Matthew 4:4

Then the devil taketh him up into the holy city, and setteth him on a pinnacle of the temple, Matthew 4:5

And saith unto him, If thou be the Son of God, cast thyself down: for it is written, He shall give his angels charge concerning thee: and in their hands they shall bear thee up, lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone. Matthew 4:6

Jesus said unto him, It is written again, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God. Matthew 4:7

Again, the devil taketh him up into an exceeding high mountain, and sheweth him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them; Matthew 4:8

And saith unto him, All these things will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down and worship me. Matthew 4:9

Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve. Matthew 4:10

Then the devil leaveth him, and, behold, angels came and ministered unto him. Matthew 4:11

Open Heavens Devotional Message
To bring down a believer, the devil focuses on his or her weak points. Everyone has at least one point of weakness. Yet to overcome the overtures of the devil, you must focus on what he focuses on. That is, if he is focusing on your weakness so that he can bring you down by it, you too should focus on how to use the word of God and prayer to work on it, until it becomes your strong point. Do you know that if your weakness is that you find it difficult to resist anything in skirt, God can help you to the extent that even when a lady is naked before you, you will not be under any pressure to sin with her? Such character does not evolve by itself. It takes a careful study of the word of God, prayer and discipline. Are you ready to turn your weakness into your strong point?

Satan is good at showing people things to tempt them. That he showed you sometimes does not mean that you have already sinned. In Matthew 4, he took Jesus to a height and showed Him the glory of this world. Thereafter, he offered to give these to Him if only He could bow to him. Oh! How cheap you may say! Just one innocuous bow and you get all these? What a lie! A bow to Satan is more than an ordinary bow. That single bow will subordinate you to him and his evil government. That bow would make you his slave for a life time. That bow would separate you from the Lover of your soul and drown you in hell eternally. 

One way out is to refuse to see what the devil wants to show you. In your office as an accounts or finance officer, Satan can show you the loop hole in the organization’s account and tell you to exploit it and make ‘clean’ money for yourself. Don’t agree with him. Do you know that, Satan’s agent of temptation, who is saddled with the task of making you sin, can be converted? Today, some ladies who came to lure some brothers to fornication have ended up giving their lives to Christ. This is why when the spiritual battle is getting too hot, Satan withdraws his agents out of fear of losing them. You can overcome the devil!

Bible In One Year:
1 John 3-5

Key Point
Just as Satan can set you up to fall into sin, you too can prayerfully set up Satan’s agent to be saved. And Satan will be in sorrow.

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Wednesday, 21 August 2013

How Profitable Are You? – RCCG Open Heavens of Wednesday 21st August 2013
How Profitable Are You? – RCCG Open Heavens of Wednesday 21st August 2013
HOW PROFITABLE ARE YOU? BY PASTOR E. A. ADEBOYE

Memorise:
Take therefore the talent from him, and give it unto him which hath ten talents. Matthew 25:28

Read:
Matthew 25:24-30

(Matthew 25:24) Then he which had received the one talent came and said, Lord, I knew thee that thou art an hard man, reaping where thou hast not sown, and gathering where thou hast not strawed

(Matthew 25:25) And I was afraid, and went and hid thy talent in the earth: lo, there thou hast that is thine.

(Matthew 25:26) His lord answered and said unto him, Thou wicked and slothful servant, thou knewest that I reap where I sowed not, and gather where I have not strawed:

(Matthew 25:27) Thou oughtest therefore to have put my money to the exchangers, and then at my coming I should have received mine own with usury.

(Matthew 25:28) Take therefore the talent from him, and give it unto him which hath ten talents.

(Matthew 25:29) For unto every one that hath shall be given, and he shall have abundance: but from him that hath not shall be taken away even that which he hath.

(Matthew 25:30) And cast ye the unprofitable servant into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth. 

Open Heavens Devotional Message
Believers have different endowment of grace from God. God has given us different talents. It is one thing to have a talent and another thing to use it. In Acts 8:5-8, Philip shone for the Lord and brought joy to a city. How many individuals, families or communities have you delivered joy to? If one man with the same Holy Spirit you have can deliver joy to a city, you have no excuse for not being a source of joy to others. On the other hand, if light fails to shine, darkness will take over. If you consider the aftermath of not trading with the talent given in the parable of the talents, no believer in his or her right mind will like to go through such (Matthew 25:28-30). Instead of a commendation, the unprofitable servant received a rebuke. May the Lord not rebuke you for neglecting your talent!

Besides rebuke, the servant who received one talent lost it to his colleague who traded with his. Do you now that apart from eternity, some believers can lose their talents to fellow believers on earth? This is one reason to use whatever God has given you in a most productive way to glorify Him. If God is totally glorified in the way you use the resources He has given you, there will be no need to give it to someone else. Today, there are many believers who once had certain talents or abilities but because they failed to use them well, the grace to operate such divine endowments was withdrawn; they can only point to other people they see using the talents they once had. That shall not be your portion in Jesus name!

The servant was tagged an unprofitable servant. Can God call you a profitable servant? What kind of profit has your presence and involvement brought to the Kingdom of God? Finally, the servant has to share eternity with unbelievers. In other words, if your salvation through the blood of Jesus cannot benefit God’s Kingdom, one can still end up in hell. May you end up in Heaven! Rise up, dust your talents and begin to use them from now.

Bible In One Year:
Acts 6-9

Key Point
If your life can truly generate profits for God’s Kingdom, you stand to benefit from God both now and in eternity.



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How Profitable Are You? – RCCG Open Heavens of Wednesday 21st August 2013

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How Profitable Are You? – RCCG Open Heavens of Wednesday 21st August 2013
How Profitable Are You? – RCCG Open Heavens of Wednesday 21st August 2013
HOW PROFITABLE ARE YOU? BY PASTOR E. A. ADEBOYE

Memorise:
Take therefore the talent from him, and give it unto him which hath ten talents. Matthew 25:28

Read:
Matthew 25:24-30

(Matthew 25:24) Then he which had received the one talent came and said, Lord, I knew thee that thou art an hard man, reaping where thou hast not sown, and gathering where thou hast not strawed

(Matthew 25:25) And I was afraid, and went and hid thy talent in the earth: lo, there thou hast that is thine.

(Matthew 25:26) His lord answered and said unto him, Thou wicked and slothful servant, thou knewest that I reap where I sowed not, and gather where I have not strawed:

(Matthew 25:27) Thou oughtest therefore to have put my money to the exchangers, and then at my coming I should have received mine own with usury.

(Matthew 25:28) Take therefore the talent from him, and give it unto him which hath ten talents.

(Matthew 25:29) For unto every one that hath shall be given, and he shall have abundance: but from him that hath not shall be taken away even that which he hath.

(Matthew 25:30) And cast ye the unprofitable servant into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth. 

Open Heavens Devotional Message
Believers have different endowment of grace from God. God has given us different talents. It is one thing to have a talent and another thing to use it. In Acts 8:5-8, Philip shone for the Lord and brought joy to a city. How many individuals, families or communities have you delivered joy to? If one man with the same Holy Spirit you have can deliver joy to a city, you have no excuse for not being a source of joy to others. On the other hand, if light fails to shine, darkness will take over. If you consider the aftermath of not trading with the talent given in the parable of the talents, no believer in his or her right mind will like to go through such (Matthew 25:28-30). Instead of a commendation, the unprofitable servant received a rebuke. May the Lord not rebuke you for neglecting your talent!

Besides rebuke, the servant who received one talent lost it to his colleague who traded with his. Do you now that apart from eternity, some believers can lose their talents to fellow believers on earth? This is one reason to use whatever God has given you in a most productive way to glorify Him. If God is totally glorified in the way you use the resources He has given you, there will be no need to give it to someone else. Today, there are many believers who once had certain talents or abilities but because they failed to use them well, the grace to operate such divine endowments was withdrawn; they can only point to other people they see using the talents they once had. That shall not be your portion in Jesus name!

The servant was tagged an unprofitable servant. Can God call you a profitable servant? What kind of profit has your presence and involvement brought to the Kingdom of God? Finally, the servant has to share eternity with unbelievers. In other words, if your salvation through the blood of Jesus cannot benefit God’s Kingdom, one can still end up in hell. May you end up in Heaven! Rise up, dust your talents and begin to use them from now.

Bible In One Year:
Acts 6-9

Key Point
If your life can truly generate profits for God’s Kingdom, you stand to benefit from God both now and in eternity.



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Thursday, 15 August 2013

Set Up – RCCG Open Heavens of Thursday 15th August 2013
Set Up – RCCG Open Heavens of Thursday 15th August 2013 - Rat Trap
SET UP BY PASTOR E. A. ADEBOYE

Memorise:
Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. Ephesians 6:11

Read:

Genesis 32:24-30
(1 Samuel 11:1) Then Nahash the Ammonite came up, and encamped against Jabeshgilead: and all the men of Jabesh said unto Nahash, Make a covenant with us, and we will serve thee.

(1 Samuel 11:2) And Nahash the Ammonite answered them, On this condition will I make a covenant with you, that I may thrust out all your right eyes, and lay it for a reproach upon all Israel.

(1 Samuel 11:3) And the elders of Jabesh said unto him, Give us seven days' respite, that we may send messengers unto all the coasts of Israel: and then, if there be no man to save us, we will come out to thee.

(1 Samuel 11:4) Then came the messengers to Gibeah of Saul, and told the tidings in the ears of the people: and all the people lifted up their voices, and wept.

(1 Samuel 11:5) And, behold, Saul came after the herd out of the field; and Saul said, What aileth the people that they weep? And they told him the tidings of the men of Jabesh.

Open Heavens Devotional Message
In 2 Kings 5:20, Gehazi not only resolved to pursue Naaman but also to take something from him. Little wonder he got what he sought! Matthew 7:7 says it is what you seek that you will find. What are you seeking? When this question was thrown at Paul, he said he was seeking to know Jesus and the power of His resurrection, and he got it. Be careful of what you are searching for! However, there is a dangerous twist when Naaman turned to receive and attend to Gehazi. This simply tells us that the devil makes backsliding very easy. Gehazi did not have to run after Naaman for too long. If he did, he would probably have grown tired and could have changed his mind. It is common knowledge that you don’t need much strength of effort to descend a hill. Usually, while facing a temptation, the devil makes it so alluring and easy to get. He tells his potential victim to go ahead and immediately feed on his or her lust. This is one reason to suspect anything that seems good but appears so easy to achieve; it could just be a satanic booby trap!

Satan easily plans the fall of men and women. He sets people up. Have you ever wondered what Uriah’s wife was doing naked at that time of the day, considering it was not yet night? David got up from bed and he felt like taking a stroll; unknown to him, Satan had set up both of them to fall into the sin of adultery. Every satanic set up to bring you down shall fail.

Many years ago, while I was still young in the village, I overheard the native medicine man saying that if one is preparing medicine to heal the sick and seven leaves are required, which must be arranged in a particular order; that if one misses the order by one step, the healing charm would not work. But that if one requires seven leaves to prepare an evil charm, by the time the fellow gets five, the charm will take effect. James 4:8 says if you choose to pursue God, He will equally simplify the process for you. For every step you take towards God, He will take a longer stride towards you. In other words, if you truly want to serve God in the midst of difficult circumstances, He will be there to back you up with His grace.

Bible In One Year:
2 Kings 11-14

Key Point
To sin is like going down a slope, while to live holy live is like climbing a hill.



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Set Up – RCCG Open Heavens of Thursday 15th August 2013
Set Up – RCCG Open Heavens of Thursday 15th August 2013 - Rat Trap
SET UP BY PASTOR E. A. ADEBOYE

Memorise:
Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. Ephesians 6:11

Read:

Genesis 32:24-30
(1 Samuel 11:1) Then Nahash the Ammonite came up, and encamped against Jabeshgilead: and all the men of Jabesh said unto Nahash, Make a covenant with us, and we will serve thee.

(1 Samuel 11:2) And Nahash the Ammonite answered them, On this condition will I make a covenant with you, that I may thrust out all your right eyes, and lay it for a reproach upon all Israel.

(1 Samuel 11:3) And the elders of Jabesh said unto him, Give us seven days' respite, that we may send messengers unto all the coasts of Israel: and then, if there be no man to save us, we will come out to thee.

(1 Samuel 11:4) Then came the messengers to Gibeah of Saul, and told the tidings in the ears of the people: and all the people lifted up their voices, and wept.

(1 Samuel 11:5) And, behold, Saul came after the herd out of the field; and Saul said, What aileth the people that they weep? And they told him the tidings of the men of Jabesh.

Open Heavens Devotional Message
In 2 Kings 5:20, Gehazi not only resolved to pursue Naaman but also to take something from him. Little wonder he got what he sought! Matthew 7:7 says it is what you seek that you will find. What are you seeking? When this question was thrown at Paul, he said he was seeking to know Jesus and the power of His resurrection, and he got it. Be careful of what you are searching for! However, there is a dangerous twist when Naaman turned to receive and attend to Gehazi. This simply tells us that the devil makes backsliding very easy. Gehazi did not have to run after Naaman for too long. If he did, he would probably have grown tired and could have changed his mind. It is common knowledge that you don’t need much strength of effort to descend a hill. Usually, while facing a temptation, the devil makes it so alluring and easy to get. He tells his potential victim to go ahead and immediately feed on his or her lust. This is one reason to suspect anything that seems good but appears so easy to achieve; it could just be a satanic booby trap!

Satan easily plans the fall of men and women. He sets people up. Have you ever wondered what Uriah’s wife was doing naked at that time of the day, considering it was not yet night? David got up from bed and he felt like taking a stroll; unknown to him, Satan had set up both of them to fall into the sin of adultery. Every satanic set up to bring you down shall fail.

Many years ago, while I was still young in the village, I overheard the native medicine man saying that if one is preparing medicine to heal the sick and seven leaves are required, which must be arranged in a particular order; that if one misses the order by one step, the healing charm would not work. But that if one requires seven leaves to prepare an evil charm, by the time the fellow gets five, the charm will take effect. James 4:8 says if you choose to pursue God, He will equally simplify the process for you. For every step you take towards God, He will take a longer stride towards you. In other words, if you truly want to serve God in the midst of difficult circumstances, He will be there to back you up with His grace.

Bible In One Year:
2 Kings 11-14

Key Point
To sin is like going down a slope, while to live holy live is like climbing a hill.



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Sunday, 11 August 2013

Nothing Too Sudden – RCCG Open Heavens Devotional Sunday 11th August 2013
Nothing Too Sudden – RCCG Open Heavens Devotional Sunday 11th August 2013
NOTHING TOO SUDDEN BY PASTOR E. A. ADEBOYE

Memorise:
For his anger endureth but a moment; in his favour is life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning. Psalms 30:5

Read:
Luke 8:22-25
( Luke 8:22) Now it came to pass on a certain day, that he went into a ship with his disciples: and he said unto them, Let us go over unto the other side of the lake. And they launched forth.

(Luke 8:23) But as they sailed he fell asleep: and there came down a storm of wind on the lake; and they were filled with water, and were in jeopardy.

(Luke 8:24) And they came to him, and awoke him, saying, Master, master, we perish. Then he arose, and rebuked the wind and the raging of the water: and they ceased, and there was a calm.

And he said unto them, Where is your faith? And they being afraid wondered, saying one to another, What manner of man is this! for he commandeth even the winds and water, and they obey him. Luke 8:25

Open Heavens Devotional Message
The scripture in today’s memory verse, tells us that negative events have time limits. If this were not the case, no one would have been able to enjoy life at all. This also means that the fact that something went wrong is no reason why it will end wrong. Weeping can last for a night, but it will be gone in the morning. Are you weeping? It shall soon give way for joy. It also tells us that no matter the situation you are in now, as long as you are linked with Jesus who is a master of situations and circumstances (M.Sc.), it shall end in joy.

From the story of the Shunammite woman recorded in 2 King 4:18-26, we learnt that often times, storms never give notice before they come. Early that morning when the woman woke from sleep, the temperature of her son was normal, if it was not so, the boy would not have been allowed to visit his father in the field. You may never know when you will need to cry to God; therefore you must not owe God in vows (Psalm 50:14-15). When Jesus asked that they go over to the other side, the storm did not give any indication that it will come.

One of my daughters was travelling to the Eastern part of Nigeria, sitting at the back seat of a Peugeot car as she read her bible. Then suddenly while at top speed, the front tire of the vehicle she was in busted. She could only remember one word – Jesus. She shouted it while the car began to somersault. At that point, there was no time to confess sins. Suddenly, the door was flung open and invisible hands picked her up and gently sat her down by the road, from where she became onlooker in an accident she was involved in. at the end of it all, she was the only survivor who narrated the story. Usually, what occurs suddenly may be out of the control and timing of man, but it is within God’s control. No sudden event can take God by surprise. The Lord will step into that so-called sudden event and bring you out of trouble. However, let your ways always be right with God.

Bible In One Year:
1 Kings 20-22

Key Point:
The reality of sudden disasters is a good reason to always be prepared for death.




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Nothing Too Sudden – RCCG Open Heavens Devotional Sunday 11th August 2013

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Nothing Too Sudden – RCCG Open Heavens Devotional Sunday 11th August 2013
Nothing Too Sudden – RCCG Open Heavens Devotional Sunday 11th August 2013
NOTHING TOO SUDDEN BY PASTOR E. A. ADEBOYE

Memorise:
For his anger endureth but a moment; in his favour is life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning. Psalms 30:5

Read:
Luke 8:22-25
( Luke 8:22) Now it came to pass on a certain day, that he went into a ship with his disciples: and he said unto them, Let us go over unto the other side of the lake. And they launched forth.

(Luke 8:23) But as they sailed he fell asleep: and there came down a storm of wind on the lake; and they were filled with water, and were in jeopardy.

(Luke 8:24) And they came to him, and awoke him, saying, Master, master, we perish. Then he arose, and rebuked the wind and the raging of the water: and they ceased, and there was a calm.

And he said unto them, Where is your faith? And they being afraid wondered, saying one to another, What manner of man is this! for he commandeth even the winds and water, and they obey him. Luke 8:25

Open Heavens Devotional Message
The scripture in today’s memory verse, tells us that negative events have time limits. If this were not the case, no one would have been able to enjoy life at all. This also means that the fact that something went wrong is no reason why it will end wrong. Weeping can last for a night, but it will be gone in the morning. Are you weeping? It shall soon give way for joy. It also tells us that no matter the situation you are in now, as long as you are linked with Jesus who is a master of situations and circumstances (M.Sc.), it shall end in joy.

From the story of the Shunammite woman recorded in 2 King 4:18-26, we learnt that often times, storms never give notice before they come. Early that morning when the woman woke from sleep, the temperature of her son was normal, if it was not so, the boy would not have been allowed to visit his father in the field. You may never know when you will need to cry to God; therefore you must not owe God in vows (Psalm 50:14-15). When Jesus asked that they go over to the other side, the storm did not give any indication that it will come.

One of my daughters was travelling to the Eastern part of Nigeria, sitting at the back seat of a Peugeot car as she read her bible. Then suddenly while at top speed, the front tire of the vehicle she was in busted. She could only remember one word – Jesus. She shouted it while the car began to somersault. At that point, there was no time to confess sins. Suddenly, the door was flung open and invisible hands picked her up and gently sat her down by the road, from where she became onlooker in an accident she was involved in. at the end of it all, she was the only survivor who narrated the story. Usually, what occurs suddenly may be out of the control and timing of man, but it is within God’s control. No sudden event can take God by surprise. The Lord will step into that so-called sudden event and bring you out of trouble. However, let your ways always be right with God.

Bible In One Year:
1 Kings 20-22

Key Point:
The reality of sudden disasters is a good reason to always be prepared for death.




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Friday, 9 August 2013

Babe, Grow Up! – RCCG Open Heavens Devotional Friday 9th August 2013
Babe, Grow Up! – RCCG Open Heavens Devotional Friday 9th August 2013
BABE, GROW UP! BY PASTOR E. A. ADEBOYE

Memorise:
My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in truth. 1 John 3:18

Read:
1 John 3:18-19

( 1 John 3:18) My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in truth.

( 1 John 3:19) And hereby we know that we are of the truth, and shall assure our hearts before him.

Open Heavens Devotional Message
One way of identifying God’s favourite is in the brazen boldness they display wherever they are. They fear nobody but God and avoid nothing else but sin. One great attribute of the eagle which should be manifested in the life of God’s favourites, is the way it dies. It is pretty difficult to find the carcass of an eagle anywhere in the jungle. Why?

This is because when it is old and about to die, it flies up to the highest mountain, sits and faces the sun, and as the sun sets, it drops and dies. This simply assures divine eagles of a glorious end ahead. You shall not die in disgrace. You shall not die in dishonor. Your transition shall be glorious because you are a divine eagle. Do you know that Elijah left this world in God’s chariot of fire, triumphantly? You too, at old age, when your work on earth for the master is done, shall leave victoriously in Jesus name.

However, and this is most unfortunate, most Christians never become God’s favourite even after they have received forgiveness, salvation, deliverance, healing and several other blessings; they remain at the level that they were at salvation virtually all through their lives. They never climb to the level of sanctification. They receive healing but never get to be used by God to impact healing on the sick. They receive deliverance but are never able to set any captive free; they are blessed but never become blessing to others; they have wings but they refuse to fly.

Such Christians remain fledglings all through their lives. You cannot afford to go through life and remain at the bottom! God said you shall be head and not tail. What are you doing at the bottom of the ladder? There are heights before you. There are battles to fight and win. There are giants to fight and defeat. That you have been under does not mean you should die there. There is no divine commendation for those who failed to grow in God’s grace that was made available. Rise up today and start working to get to the top. You shall get there.

Bible In One Year:
Psalm 109-113

Key Point
A general is identified by the battles he has fought and won, and the glory he has brought to his country. What have you achieved for the Kingdom that warrants you being called a Kingdom general?



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Babe, Grow Up! – RCCG Open Heavens Devotional Friday 9th August 2013

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Babe, Grow Up! – RCCG Open Heavens Devotional Friday 9th August 2013
Babe, Grow Up! – RCCG Open Heavens Devotional Friday 9th August 2013
BABE, GROW UP! BY PASTOR E. A. ADEBOYE

Memorise:
My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in truth. 1 John 3:18

Read:
1 John 3:18-19

( 1 John 3:18) My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in truth.

( 1 John 3:19) And hereby we know that we are of the truth, and shall assure our hearts before him.

Open Heavens Devotional Message
One way of identifying God’s favourite is in the brazen boldness they display wherever they are. They fear nobody but God and avoid nothing else but sin. One great attribute of the eagle which should be manifested in the life of God’s favourites, is the way it dies. It is pretty difficult to find the carcass of an eagle anywhere in the jungle. Why?

This is because when it is old and about to die, it flies up to the highest mountain, sits and faces the sun, and as the sun sets, it drops and dies. This simply assures divine eagles of a glorious end ahead. You shall not die in disgrace. You shall not die in dishonor. Your transition shall be glorious because you are a divine eagle. Do you know that Elijah left this world in God’s chariot of fire, triumphantly? You too, at old age, when your work on earth for the master is done, shall leave victoriously in Jesus name.

However, and this is most unfortunate, most Christians never become God’s favourite even after they have received forgiveness, salvation, deliverance, healing and several other blessings; they remain at the level that they were at salvation virtually all through their lives. They never climb to the level of sanctification. They receive healing but never get to be used by God to impact healing on the sick. They receive deliverance but are never able to set any captive free; they are blessed but never become blessing to others; they have wings but they refuse to fly.

Such Christians remain fledglings all through their lives. You cannot afford to go through life and remain at the bottom! God said you shall be head and not tail. What are you doing at the bottom of the ladder? There are heights before you. There are battles to fight and win. There are giants to fight and defeat. That you have been under does not mean you should die there. There is no divine commendation for those who failed to grow in God’s grace that was made available. Rise up today and start working to get to the top. You shall get there.

Bible In One Year:
Psalm 109-113

Key Point
A general is identified by the battles he has fought and won, and the glory he has brought to his country. What have you achieved for the Kingdom that warrants you being called a Kingdom general?



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Thursday, 8 August 2013

Riches Can Disappoint – RCCG Open Heavens Devotional Thursday 8th August 2013
Riches Can Disappoint – RCCG Open Heavens Devotional Thursday 8th August 2013: Money
RICHES CAN DISAPPOINT BY PASTOR E. A. ADEBOYE

Memorise:
Wilt thou set thine eyes upon that which is not? for riches certainly make themselves wings; they fly away as an eagle toward heaven. Proverbs 23:5

Read:
Proverbs 23:4-5
(Proverbs 23:4) Labour not to be rich: cease from thine own wisdom. 

(Proverbs 23:5) Wilt thou set thine eyes upon that which is not? for riches certainly make themselves wings; they fly away as an eagle toward heaven. 

Open Heavens Devotional Message
When you make people pay for spiritual services, you paint God in very bad light; you paint Him as one who demands pay for what He has offered freely. Also, whenever people ‘pay’ for the healing, baby, deliverance, promotion, etc. they have received, it will erode their need to be grateful to God. If you go to a car shop and pay for a car, do you continue to thank them? If anything, you will feel that you are doing them a favour buying from them and not from another car shop.

Do you know that when people are cajoled to ‘pay’ for their miracle, the feel like God is either indebted to them or that there is no basis for Him to be appreciated. Moreover, it is those who freely receive a miraculous touch of God that will feel indebted to God and will easily give their lives to Christ. The one who has ‘paid’ might hardly give a thought about yielding his or her life to Christ.

In addition to this, some people are busy chasing after wealth like Gehazi. It is impossible to chase after two rats going in different directions. You can’t catch one of them, how much more the two. Jesus says you cannot serve God and mammon. In other words, the kind of devotion, love and commitment that is required serving God is also required when that fellow chooses to serve money.

However Proverbs 23:5 says unlike serving God, those who pursue money should prepare for disappointment because the wealth they are accumulating can suddenly develop wings and take its flight. If you ask some people what they are seeking after, they may be uncertain but not David. Unlike his son Solomon who sought several things at the same time, David sought one thing. In Psalm 27:4 he says,

“One thing have I desired of the LORD, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the LORD, and to enquire in his temple.”

He pursued his focus and found Him. What are you seeking? What is uppermost in your heart today? Is it God or wealth?

Bible in one Year:
Psalm 106-108

Key Point
When God gives you true riches, the transcend you to future generations.



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Riches Can Disappoint – RCCG Open Heavens Devotional Thursday 8th August 2013

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Riches Can Disappoint – RCCG Open Heavens Devotional Thursday 8th August 2013
Riches Can Disappoint – RCCG Open Heavens Devotional Thursday 8th August 2013: Money
RICHES CAN DISAPPOINT BY PASTOR E. A. ADEBOYE

Memorise:
Wilt thou set thine eyes upon that which is not? for riches certainly make themselves wings; they fly away as an eagle toward heaven. Proverbs 23:5

Read:
Proverbs 23:4-5
(Proverbs 23:4) Labour not to be rich: cease from thine own wisdom. 

(Proverbs 23:5) Wilt thou set thine eyes upon that which is not? for riches certainly make themselves wings; they fly away as an eagle toward heaven. 

Open Heavens Devotional Message
When you make people pay for spiritual services, you paint God in very bad light; you paint Him as one who demands pay for what He has offered freely. Also, whenever people ‘pay’ for the healing, baby, deliverance, promotion, etc. they have received, it will erode their need to be grateful to God. If you go to a car shop and pay for a car, do you continue to thank them? If anything, you will feel that you are doing them a favour buying from them and not from another car shop.

Do you know that when people are cajoled to ‘pay’ for their miracle, the feel like God is either indebted to them or that there is no basis for Him to be appreciated. Moreover, it is those who freely receive a miraculous touch of God that will feel indebted to God and will easily give their lives to Christ. The one who has ‘paid’ might hardly give a thought about yielding his or her life to Christ.

In addition to this, some people are busy chasing after wealth like Gehazi. It is impossible to chase after two rats going in different directions. You can’t catch one of them, how much more the two. Jesus says you cannot serve God and mammon. In other words, the kind of devotion, love and commitment that is required serving God is also required when that fellow chooses to serve money.

However Proverbs 23:5 says unlike serving God, those who pursue money should prepare for disappointment because the wealth they are accumulating can suddenly develop wings and take its flight. If you ask some people what they are seeking after, they may be uncertain but not David. Unlike his son Solomon who sought several things at the same time, David sought one thing. In Psalm 27:4 he says,

“One thing have I desired of the LORD, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the LORD, and to enquire in his temple.”

He pursued his focus and found Him. What are you seeking? What is uppermost in your heart today? Is it God or wealth?

Bible in one Year:
Psalm 106-108

Key Point
When God gives you true riches, the transcend you to future generations.



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Tuesday, 6 August 2013

Sow Towards Your Next Level – RCCG Open Heavens Devotional Tuesday 6th August 2013, Bible Study
Sow Towards Your Next Level – RCCG Open Heavens Devotional Tuesday 6th August 2013
SOW TOWARDS YOUR NEXT LEVEL BY PASTOR E. A. ADEBOYE

Memorise:
Blessed are ye that sow beside all waters, that send forth thither the feet of the ox and the ass. Isaiah 32:20

Read:
Isaiah 32:15-20
(Isa 32:15) Until the spirit be poured upon us from on high, and the wilderness be a fruitful field, and the fruitful field be counted for a forest.

(Isa 32:16) Then judgment shall dwell in the wilderness, and righteousness remain in the fruitful field.

(Isa 32:17) And the work of righteousness shall be peace; and the effect of righteousness quietness and assurance for ever.

(Isa 32:18) And my people shall dwell in a peaceable habitation, and in sure dwellings, and in quiet resting places;

(Isa 32:19) When it shall hail, coming down on the forest; and the city shall be low in a low place.

(Isa 32:20) Blessed are ye that sow beside all waters, that send forth thither the feet of the ox and the ass.

Open Heavens Devotional Message
Everyone has a next level. As successful as you may consider yourself to be, there is a level you have not attained, a height you have not climbed, a feat that has not been achieved. No matter how anointed you are, there is a level of anointing you have not reached. The earlier you realise and accept, the better for you. Many people like Moses saw their next level but could not enter in. may you never be a victim of seeing but not possessing your blessing in Jesus name.

To enter your next level, you must be prepared to sacrifice your Isaac. The next level comes by sacrifice. How much are you willing to give to enter into your next level? Similarly, you can enter into your next level by sowing. In Genesis 26:2-14, we see how Isaac entered into his next level through sowing the seed he had at a period of famine. There are seeds and there are fruits. Seeds are meant to be sown while fruits are meant to be eaten. Seeds are for the future while fruits are for today. If you are wise like Isaac, you will never convert the seed that should give you a tomorrow into a fruit that should sustain you for the moment. Isaac virtually starved when he sowed what others should have eaten. He suffered a while but when the yield came, he became greater than the nation which ate their seeds.

Those who sow their seeds will always be greater than those who eat their seeds. In The Redeemed Christian Church of God, there is a track record of meaningful sowing. It is the sowing of the past that has brought us to present location. In Port Harcourt, a woman sowed three of her houses and landed property. Sometimes, some people would empty their pockets for the work of the Lord. I have had to sow my car too. What are you willing to give to move to your next level? If what you are prepared to sow is far from what God expects you to sow, your seed will be unable to deliver your next level.

Bible In One Year:
Psalm 100-102

Key Point
No matter how high you have gone, there is still a height you have not reached.




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Sow Towards Your Next Level – RCCG Open Heavens Devotional Tuesday 6th August 2013, Bible Study
Sow Towards Your Next Level – RCCG Open Heavens Devotional Tuesday 6th August 2013
SOW TOWARDS YOUR NEXT LEVEL BY PASTOR E. A. ADEBOYE

Memorise:
Blessed are ye that sow beside all waters, that send forth thither the feet of the ox and the ass. Isaiah 32:20

Read:
Isaiah 32:15-20
(Isa 32:15) Until the spirit be poured upon us from on high, and the wilderness be a fruitful field, and the fruitful field be counted for a forest.

(Isa 32:16) Then judgment shall dwell in the wilderness, and righteousness remain in the fruitful field.

(Isa 32:17) And the work of righteousness shall be peace; and the effect of righteousness quietness and assurance for ever.

(Isa 32:18) And my people shall dwell in a peaceable habitation, and in sure dwellings, and in quiet resting places;

(Isa 32:19) When it shall hail, coming down on the forest; and the city shall be low in a low place.

(Isa 32:20) Blessed are ye that sow beside all waters, that send forth thither the feet of the ox and the ass.

Open Heavens Devotional Message
Everyone has a next level. As successful as you may consider yourself to be, there is a level you have not attained, a height you have not climbed, a feat that has not been achieved. No matter how anointed you are, there is a level of anointing you have not reached. The earlier you realise and accept, the better for you. Many people like Moses saw their next level but could not enter in. may you never be a victim of seeing but not possessing your blessing in Jesus name.

To enter your next level, you must be prepared to sacrifice your Isaac. The next level comes by sacrifice. How much are you willing to give to enter into your next level? Similarly, you can enter into your next level by sowing. In Genesis 26:2-14, we see how Isaac entered into his next level through sowing the seed he had at a period of famine. There are seeds and there are fruits. Seeds are meant to be sown while fruits are meant to be eaten. Seeds are for the future while fruits are for today. If you are wise like Isaac, you will never convert the seed that should give you a tomorrow into a fruit that should sustain you for the moment. Isaac virtually starved when he sowed what others should have eaten. He suffered a while but when the yield came, he became greater than the nation which ate their seeds.

Those who sow their seeds will always be greater than those who eat their seeds. In The Redeemed Christian Church of God, there is a track record of meaningful sowing. It is the sowing of the past that has brought us to present location. In Port Harcourt, a woman sowed three of her houses and landed property. Sometimes, some people would empty their pockets for the work of the Lord. I have had to sow my car too. What are you willing to give to move to your next level? If what you are prepared to sow is far from what God expects you to sow, your seed will be unable to deliver your next level.

Bible In One Year:
Psalm 100-102

Key Point
No matter how high you have gone, there is still a height you have not reached.




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