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OPEN HEAVEN 13 OCTOBER 2020 TUESDAY: BLOCK THAT CHANNEL I

OPEN HEAVEN 13 OCTOBER 2020 MEMORIZE: And if thy right hand offend thee, cut it off, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell. Matthew 5:30

OPEN HEAVEN 13 OCTOBER 2020 BIBLE READING MATTHEW 5:28-30

28. But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart.

29. And if thy right eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell.

30. And if thy right hand offend thee, cut it off, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell.

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OPEN HEAVEN 13 OCTOBER 2020 MESSAGE

The devil is cunning, not wise.

When he sees a Christian determined not to commit sin, he puts strategies in place to ensure such a one falls.

He locates the person’s weakness, then searches for a channel through which he can bring him/her down.

Once the devil discovered Moses weakness, he began to find ways to get him angry, so he could misbehave.

He used Miriam but Moses overcame (Numbers 12:10-13); he also used the Israelites to get him angry by successfully tempting them to worship the golden calf (Exodus 32:1-6).

On Moses return from the mountain, he got so angry with the Israelites that he broke the tablets God had just given him (Exodus 32:19).

The devil knew anger was Moses weakness so he continued using the Israelites to annoy him.

At another time, Moses let the murmurings of the Israelites get to him again and he lost his temper terribly (Numbers 20:10-12).

The devil had him in his hands.

Since the devil has made it a point of duty to discover and exploit the weakness of all Christians, what should we do?.

Block every channel he could use to employ that weakness against you.

The devil knows you can control what you see on the streets, so he might try another channel your phone.

If you allow lust to take over when provocative pictures pop up on your phone, the devil will rejoice in having found a channel to destroy you.

He will then start to introduce more provocative pictures and even more sites to nurture the seed of lust he has planted.

You won’t be a victim in the mighty name of Jesus.

Brother, the devil could attack you through the smile of a young lady when you are stressed.

He could also use provocation from your spouse to lure you to source money through shady means.

Whatever that channel may be, cut it off completely or train your mind to ignore it.

If Moses had blocked the channel of anger early enough, perhaps he would have overlooked the murmurings of the Israelites and reached the promised land.

You have the chance now, don’t become a victim. Block those channels!

OPEN HEAVEN 13 OCTOBER 2020 KEY POINT: PRAYER POINTS FOR TODAY’S OPEN HEAVENS 13 OCTOBER 2020

Father, expose every hidden channel of destruction the devil could use against me. Give me the grace to block and forsake them completely, in the mighty name of Jesus.

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PREVIOUS DAY: OPEN HEAVENS 12 OCTOBER 2020

OPEN HEAVEN 13 OCTOBER 2020 HYMN

IN CHRIST ALONE

1. In Christ alone my hope is found
He is my light, my strength, my song
This Cornerstone, this solid ground
Firm through the fiercest drought and storm What heights of love, what depths of peace When fears are stilled, when strivings cease My Comforter, my All in All

2. In Christ alone, who took on flesh
Fullness of God in helpless babe
This gift of love and righteousness
Scorned by the ones He came to save
‘Til on that cross as Jesus died
The wrath of God was satisfied
For every sin on Him was laid
Here in the death of Christ I live.

3. There in the ground His body lay
Light of the world by darkness slain
Then bursting forth in glorious Day
Up from the grave He rose again
And as He stands in victory
Sin’s curse has lost its grip on me
For I am His and He is mine

4. No guilt in life, no fear in death
This is the power of Christ in me
From life’s first cry to final breath
Jesus commands my destiny
No power of hell, no scheme of man
Can ever pluck me from His hand
Till He returns or calls me home

OPEN HEAVEN 13 OCTOBER 2020 BIBLE READING IN ONE YEAR: MATTHEW 13:1-58, LUKE 8:1-56

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OPEN HEAVEN 12 OCTOBER 2020 MONDAY: GOD REWARDS BOUNTIFULLY

OPEN HEAVEN 12 OCTOBER 2020 MEMORIZE: And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men; Colossians 3:23

OPEN HEAVEN 12 OCTOBER 2020 BIBLE READING LUKE 5:1-11

1. And it came to pass, that, as the people pressed upon him to hear the word of God, he stood by the lake of Gennesaret,

2. And saw two ships standing by the lake; but the fishermen were gone out of them, and were washing their nets.

3. And he entered into one of the ships, which was Simon’s, and prayed him that he would thrust out a little from the land. And he sat down, and taught the people out of the ship.

4. Now when he had left speaking, he said unto Simon, Launch out into the deep, and let down your nets for a draught.

5. And Simon answering said unto him, Master, we have toiled all the night, and have taken nothing; nevertheless at thy word I will let down the net.

6. And when they had this done, they inclosed a great multitude of fishes; and their net brake.

7. And they beckoned unto their partners, which were in the other ship, that they should come and help them. And they came, and filled both the ships, so that they began to sink.

8. When Simon Peter saw it, he fell down at Jesus’ knees, saying, Depart from me; for I am a sinful man, O Lord.

9. For he was astonished, and all that were with him, at the draught of the fishes which they had taken;

10. And so was also James, and John, the sons of Zebedee, which were partners with Simon. And Jesus said unto Simon, Fear not; from henceforth thou shalt catch men.

11. And when they had brought their ships to land, they forsook all, and followed him.

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PERSONAL DAILY CONFESSION: I confess today, my life is moving up and higher in the direction Jehovah has planned for me. As I wait on Him my strength is renewed and I will never become weary because Jesus lives inside of me. Hallelujah!

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OPEN HEAVEN 12 OCTOBER 2020 MESSAGE

In Luke 5:1-11, Jesus entered into Simons boat and asked him to push a little from the land.

Simon not only accepted but also allowed the Lord to preach from his boat for as long as He wanted.

Afterwards, Jesus rewarded Simon by blessing him with the greatest catch he had ever had.

God never ignores any good act. He always rewards, and He does so bountifully.

“And let us not be weary in well doing for in due season we shall reap if we faint not.” – Galatians 6:9

Sometimes, it may appear that you are not getting rewards for your labour in the house of God. 

This may be because the coming reward is indeed very great and God is preparing you for it.

Don’t lose hope. It will come at the right time if you keep working for God.

Joseph was honest and hardworking, yet he was thrown into prison.

In the prison, he interpreted the chief butlers dream yet for two years it appeared there was no reward coming (Genesis 40, 41).

However, by the time God was going to bless him, the reward was great.

He became the second in command to the most powerful man in the whole world at the time.

That is what happens when you are not weary in well-doing.

God will reward every sacrifice – your time or money, in multiple folds. Hebrews 6:10 says:

“For God is not unrighteous to forget your work and labour of love, which ye have shewed toward his name, in that ye have ministered to the saints, and do minister.”

Only an unrighteous person will refuse to say Thank you when something has been done for him/her, not God. He is not unrighteous.

Matthew 19:29 says anyone who sacrifices the comfort of family and home just to please and obey God will get a hundredfold reward and also inherit everlasting life.

Do not be weary in well-doing, your reward is coming.

OPEN HEAVEN 12 OCTOBER 2020 PRAYER POINT: PRAYER POINTS FOR TODAY’S OPEN HEAVENS 12 OCTOBER 2020

Father, please help me to serve You with all of my heart and to wait patiently on You, in the mighty name of Jesus.

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PREVIOUS DAY: OPEN HEAVENS 11 OCTOBER 2020

OPEN HEAVEN 12 OCTOBER 2020 HYMN

BLESSED ASSURANCE, JESUS IS MINE!

1. Blessed assurance, Jesus is mine!
Oh, what a foretaste of glory divine!
Heir of salvation, purchase of God,
Born of His Spirit, washed in His blood.

CHORUS:
This is my story, this is my song,
Praising my Saviour all the day long;
This is my story, this is my song,
Praising my Saviour all the day long.

2. Perfect submission, perfect delight,
Visions of rapture now burst on my sight,
Angels descending, bring from above
Echoes of mercy, whispers of love.

3. Perfect submission, all is at rest,
I in my Saviour am happy and blest,
Watching and waiting, looking above,
Fill’d with His goodness, lost in His love.

OPEN HEAVEN 12 OCTOBER 2020 BIBLE READING IN ONE YEAR: MATTHEW 12:22-50, LUKE 11:1-54

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OPEN HEAVEN 11 OCTOBER 2020 SUNDAY: BE WISE: WIN SOULS

OPEN HEAVEN 11 OCTOBER 2020 MEMORIZE: The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he that winneth souls is wise. Proverbs 11:30

OPEN HEAVEN 11 OCTOBER 2020 BIBLE READING MATTHEW 28:18-20

8. And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.

19. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:

20. Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.

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PERSONAL DAILY CONFESSION: I confess today, my strength is rising daily because the lord is my source. Weariness have no place inside of me. I do not entertain weakness because Jehovah remains my strength. He has broken all evil acquaintance that wants to put me in difficult position in life. The lord is in control of my life, shining His light each and everyday upon me and making my life an haven of greatness, in Jesus’ name!

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OPEN HEAVEN 11 OCTOBER 2020 MESSAGE

God wants you to be involved in winning souls. That is why He did not take you to Heaven immediately after you became born again.

Like Christ, your aim should be to seek and to save that which is lost (Luke 19:10).

May God enable you to fulfil that Heavenly mandate in the mighty name of Jesus.

The world may regard great scholars, powerful rulers and rich business tycoons as wise; however, Solomon, the wisest man that ever lived, says in today’s memory verse that he who wins souls is wise. “… and he that winneth souls is wise.”

Proverbs 11:30 If winning of souls is wisdom, then the refusal to win souls is definitely foolishness.

If as a preacher you don’t win souls, you are in the category of the foolish.

While you may never get on the pulpit, if your lifestyle makes a sinner accept Jesus, you are in the category of the wise.

Everything you do must point people to Jesus.

You may be an usher, chorister or even a member of the prayer band; you are not wise until you engage in the best occupation on earth to seek and to save that which is lost.

What is the wisdom in souI-winning?.

While every human achievement and reward will be left behind when we leave this world, souls are everlasting; they will live forever in eternity.

There is no occupation more noble than plucking souls from the path to hell and transporting them safely to Heaven.

Soul-winning glorifies God and guarantees you a great legacy.

All of God’s creation glorify Him but none more so than a new creature made in the image of Christ. It takes wisdom to win souls.

So many things keep souls in the bondage of the devil pride, lust, the pleasures of this world, unbelief and so on.

It takes divine wisdom to be deliberate about leading others to Christ.

May you receive grace to be wise, in the mighty name of Jesus.

OPEN HEAVEN 11 OCTOBER 2020 KEY POINT: PRAYER POINTS FOR TODAY’S OPEN HEAVENS 11 OCTOBER 2020

Are you amongst the wise who win souls or the foolish who do not?

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PREVIOUS DAY: OPEN HEAVENS 10 OCTOBER 2020

OPEN HEAVEN 11 OCTOBER 2020 HYMN

I AM THINE O LORD

1. I am Thine O Lord
I have heard Thy voice
And it told Thy love to me
But I long to rise in the arms of faith
And be closer drawn to Thee.

CHORUS:
Draw me nearer, nearer, blessed Lord,
To the cross where Thou hast died;
Draw me nearer, nearer, nearer, blessed Lord
To Thy precious, bleeding side.

2. Consecrate me now to Thy service, Lord
By the pow’r of grace divine
Let my soul look up with a steadfast hope
And my will be lost in Thine.

3. Oh, the pure delight of a single hour
That before Thy throne I spend
When I kneel in prayer, and with Thee, my God
I commune as friend with friend.

4. There are depths of love that I cannot know
Till I cross the narrow sea
There are heights of joy that I may not reach
Till I rest in peace with Thee.

OPEN HEAVEN 11 OCTOBER 2020 BIBLE READING IN ONE YEAR: MATTHEW 11:1-30

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OPEN HEAVEN 10 OCTOBER 2020 SATURDAY: BANISH ANXIETY

OPEN HEAVEN 10 OCTOBER 2020 MEMORIZE: Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. Philippians 4:6

OPEN HEAVEN 10 OCTOBER 2020 BIBLE READING LUKE 12:22-31

22. And he said unto his disciples, Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat; neither for the body, what ye shall put on.

23. The life is more than meat, and the body is more than raiment.

24. Consider the ravens; for they neither sow nor reap; which neither have storehouse nor barn; and God feedeth them; how much more are ye better than the fowls?

25. And which of you with taking thought can add to his stature one cubit?

26. If ye then be not able to do that thing which is least, why take ye thought for the rest?

27. Consider the lilies how they grow; they toil not, they spin not; and yet I say unto you, that Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.

28. If then God so clothe the grass, which is to day in the field, and to morrow is cast into the oven; how much more will he clothe you, O ye of little faith?

29. And seek not ye what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink, neither be ye of doubtful mind.

30. For all these things do the nations of the world seek after; and your Father knoweth that ye have need of these things.

31. But rather seek ye the kingdom of God; and all these things shall be added unto you.

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PERSONAL DAILY CONFESSION: I confess today, my hope will never be cut off because I believe in Christ Jesus. The power to make exploit has been released upon me, it is my time to live in divine provision and abundance of God in Jesus’ name. Amen!

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OPEN HEAVEN 10 OCTOBER 2020 MESSAGE

It is human nature to worry about personal welfare and that of our loved ones, but as Christians, this should not be our lifestyle because God has told us to be anxious about nothing (Philippians 4:6).

Fear reaches deep into our consciousness, making it very difficult to shake off. When anyone allows it, the door to stress becomes open, leading the way for many diseases, some of which can become fatal.

Today’s Bible reading tells us how God wants us to live worry-free. He wants us to rest in the knowledge that He is in charge.

“Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature? And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin:” – Matthew 6:27-28

Can you answer the question above? Can you add one inch to your height by worrying? The answer is NO. If you cannot change the situation by worrying, why not put that energy into praying and getting rest from the presence of God?

I was only thirty-nine years old when I became the General Overseer of the RCCG. One day, while combing my hair, I noticed some grey strands and asked Lord why am I having grey hair?

He replied Are you not the one who is always worried about the Church? It is my Church; stop worrying. From that day, I left everything in His hands.

The grey strands of hair disappeared and the Church has been marching forward a lot faster than when I was worrying. My anxiety added nothing to the Church but my surrendering to God added everything.

Worrying magnifies the problem because what you focus on will always get bigger. From now, focus on God, on His omnipotence and very soon, you will see the end of that problem.

Nothing is too difficult for God to handle (Jeremiah 32:27).

Turn over all your cares to Him today and He will supply all your needs (Philippians 4:19).

OPEN HEAVEN 10 OCTOBER 2020 KEY POINT: PRAYER POINTS FOR TODAY’S OPEN HEAVENS 10 OCTOBER 2020

Worry magnifies the problem. Worship magnifies your God who can solve all problems.

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PREVIOUS DAY: OPEN HEAVENS 9 OCTOBER 2020

OPEN HEAVEN 10 OCTOBER 2020 HYMN

O LORD MY GOD

1. O Lord my God!
When I in awesome wonder,
Consider all
The worlds Thy hands hath made
I see the stars,
I hear the rolling thunder
Thy pow’r thro’out
The universe displayed.

CHORUS:
Then sings my soul,
My Saviour God to Thee;
How great Thou art!
How great Thou art!
Then sings my soul,
My Saviour God to Thee;
How great Thou art,
How great Thou art!

2. When through the woods
And forest glades I wander,
And hear the birds
Sing sweetly in the trees;
When I look down
From lofty mountain grandeur
And hear the brook
And feel the gentle breeze;

3. And when I think
That God, His Son not sparing
Sent Him to die,
I scarce can take it in;
That on the cross,
My burden gladly bearing,
He bled and died
To take away my sin.

4. When Christ shall come
With shout of acclamation,
And take me home
What joy shall fill my heart!
Then I shall bow
In humble adoration
And there proclaim,
My God, how great Thou art!

OPEN HEAVEN 10 OCTOBER 2020 BIBLE READING IN ONE YEAR: MATTHEW 8:1-34, LUKE 7:1-50

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OPEN HEAVEN 9 OCTOBER 2020 FRIDAY: HEAVEN REJOICES

OPEN HEAVEN 9 OCTOBER 2020 MEMORIZE: I say unto you, that likewise joy shall be in heaven over one sinner that repenteth, more than over ninety and nine just persons, which need no repentance. Luke 15:7

OPEN HEAVEN 9 OCTOBER 2020 BIBLE READING LUKE 15:1-32

1. Then drew near unto him all the publicans and sinners for to hear him.

2. And the Pharisees and scribes murmured, saying, This man receiveth sinners, and eateth with them.

3. And he spake this parable unto them, saying,

4. What man of you, having an hundred sheep, if he lose one of them, doth not leave the ninety and nine in the wilderness, and go after that which is lost, until he find it?

5. And when he hath found it, he layeth it on his shoulders, rejoicing.

6. And when he cometh home, he calleth together his friends and neighbours, saying unto them, Rejoice with me; for I have found my sheep which was lost.

7. I say unto you, that likewise joy shall be in heaven over one sinner that repenteth, more than over ninety and nine just persons, which need no repentance.

8. Either what woman having ten pieces of silver, if she lose one piece, doth not light a candle, and sweep the house, and seek diligently till she find it?

9. And when she hath found it, she calleth her friends and her neighbours together, saying, Rejoice with me; for I have found the piece which I had lost.

10. Likewise, I say unto you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner that repenteth.

11. And he said, A certain man had two sons;

12. And the younger of them said to his father, Father, give me the portion of goods that falleth to me. And he divided unto them his living.

13. And not many days after the younger son gathered all together, and took his journey into a far country, and there wasted his substance with riotous living.

14. And when he had spent all, there arose a mighty famine in that land; and he began to be in want.

15. And he went and joined himself to a citizen of that country; and he sent him into his fields to feed swine.

16. And he would fain have filled his belly with the husks that the swine did eat; and no man gave unto him.

17. And when he came to himself, he said, How many hired servants of my father’s have bread enough and to spare, and I perish with hunger!

18. I will arise and go to my father, and will say unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and before thee,

19. And am no more worthy to be called thy son; make me as one of thy hired servants.

20. And he arose, and came to his father. But when he was yet a great way off, his father saw him, and had compassion, and ran, and fell on his neck, and kissed him.

21. And the son said unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and in thy sight, and am no more worthy to be called thy son.

22. But the father said to his servants, Bring forth the best robe, and put it on him; and put a ring on his hand, and shoes on his feet;

23. And bring hither the fatted calf, and kill it; and let us eat, and be merry;

24. For this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found. And they began to be merry.

25. Now his elder son was in the field; and as he came and drew nigh to the house, he heard musick and dancing.

26. And he called one of the servants, and asked what these things meant.

27. And he said unto him, Thy brother is come; and thy father hath killed the fatted calf, because he hath received him safe and sound.

28. And he was angry, and would not go in; therefore came his father out, and intreated him.

29. And he answering said to his father, Lo, these many years do I serve thee, neither transgressed I at any time thy commandment; and yet thou never gavest me a kid, that I might make merry with my friends;

30. But as soon as this thy son was come, which hath devoured thy living with harlots, thou hast killed for him the fatted calf.

31. And he said unto him, Son, thou art ever with me, and all that I have is thine.

32. It was meet that we should make merry, and be glad; for this thy brother was dead, and is alive again; and was lost, and is found.

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OPEN HEAVEN 9 OCTOBER 2020 MESSAGE

“Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,” – Hebrews 12:1

Hebrews 12:1 says we are surrounded by a cloud of witnesses.

This means that the hosts of Heaven are constantly observing us and our actions on the earth.

Sadly, when they look down, most of what they see is sin.

Yes, once in a while, these clouds of witnesses see one or two people who surrender their lives to Christ and the whole of Heaven erupts in joy because of this one fellow.

This is why I use every opportunity to win souls to Christ; I want Heaven to rejoice always.

What about you?, When last did Heaven rejoice because you brought someone to Christ?.

“Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you.” – John 15:16

The statement Jesus made in the above verse is very logical.

First, God loves soul winners – so whatever they ask, He will give.

Imagine if someone who always makes you happy comes with a request.

Even if the father of the house wants to say no, every other person will speak up for him and say Daddy, we cannot say no to the request of this fellow, he is special to us in this family.

That is what happens when a soul winner prays.

The whole of Heaven will cooperate to ensure that the prayer is answered because you are constantly making them rejoice.

When we gather for services, Heaven doesn’t rejoice over the great sermon, music, communion or giving, rather in souls won.

Heaven will ask “Did anyone get saved?

If you are saved, share the gospel to save others.

If you are yet to surrender all to Christ, do so now and there would be great rejoicing in Heaven over you.

OPEN HEAVEN 9 OCTOBER 2020 KEY POINT: PRAYER POINTS FOR TODAY’S OPEN HEAVENS 9 OCTOBER 2020

Speak to someone about Jesus today and make this a daily habit.

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PREVIOUS DAY: OPEN HEAVENS 7 OCTOBER 2020

OPEN HEAVEN 9 OCTOBER 2020 HYMN

HO, MY COMRADES! SEE THE SIGNAL

1. Ho, my comrades! see the signal
Waving in the sky!
Reinforcements now appearing,
Victory in nigh!

CHORUS:
“Hold the fort, for I am coming,”
Jesus signals still,
Wave the answer back to heaven,
“By Thy grace we will,”

2. See the mighty host advancing
Satan leading on:
Mighty men around us falling,
Courage almost gone!

3. See the glorious banner waving!
Hear the trumpet blow!
In our Leader’s name we’ll triumph
Over ev’ry foe!

4. Fierce and long the battle rages,
But our help is near:
Onward comes our great commander,
Cheer, my comrades, cheer!

OPEN HEAVEN 9 OCTOBER 2020 BIBLE READING IN ONE YEAR: MATTHEW 5:1-48, MATTHEW 6:1-34, MATTHEW 7:1-29

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OPEN HEAVEN 8 OCTOBER 2020 THURSDAY: DIVINE MERCY

OPEN HEAVEN 8 OCTOBER 2020 MEMORIZE: But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us. Ephesians 2:4

OPEN HEAVEN 8 OCTOBER 2020 BIBLE READING ROMANS 9:15-16

15. For he saith to Moses, I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion.

16. So then it is not of him that willeth, nor of him that runneth, but of God that sheweth mercy.

GOOD MORNING,

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OPEN HEAVEN 8 OCTOBER 2020 MESSAGE

The only reason you and I are still alive today is God’s mercy. Divine mercy is that important (Lamentations 3:22).

We can rejoice however, that God is very rich in mercy and as a matter of fact, He is the Father of mercies.

He gives His mercy to us as a gift every morning (Lamentations 3:22-23), (2 Corinthians 1:3).

His mercy guides you in your journey through life.

In His mercy, you meet certain people who help you fulfil destiny; you also avoid certain people or actions that might lead you astray.

It is by this same mercy I joined the RCCG. I had wanted to travel abroad on a Commonwealth scholarship.

After passing the exams, we were tested on dining etiquette.

As a boy bred in the village, I dipped the bread we were served into the stew and stuffed it in my mouth.

That was the end. I stayed in Nigeria and became a lecturer at the University of Lagos. It was while I was there that I was introduced to the RCCG. It was pure mercy. Exodus 15:13 says:

“Thou in thy mercy hast led forth the people which thou hast redeemed: thou hast guided them in thy strength unto thy holy habitation.”

God does not need permission from anyone to show you mercy. Romans 9:15 says:

“For he saith to Moses, I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion.”

While others may struggle, He can promote you effortlessly. If you ever want to get results, His mercy is the most essential factor.

“But the LORD was with Joseph, and shewed him mercy, and gave him favour in the sight of the keeper of the prison.” – Genesis 39:21

Joseph enjoyed favour even in the prison because of God’s mercy. If you need anyone to favour you, seek God’s mercy first.

He will grant you favour before them in the mighty name of Jesus.

OPEN HEAVEN 8 OCTOBER 2020 PRAYER POINT: PRAYER POINTS FOR TODAY’S OPEN HEAVENS 8 OCTOBER 2020

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PREVIOUS DAY: OPEN HEAVENS 7 OCTOBER 2020

OPEN HEAVEN 8 OCTOBER 2020 HYMN

ROCK OF AGES, CLEFT FOR ME

1. Rock of Ages, cleft for me,
Let me hide myself in Thee!
Let the water and the blood,
From Thy riven side which flowed,
Be of sin the double cure;
Cleanse me from its guilt and power.

2. Not the labours of my hands,
Can fulfill Thy law’s demands;
Could my zeal no respite know,
Could my tears for ever flow,
All for sin could not atone,
Thou must save and Thou alone.

3. Nothing in my hand I bring,
Simply to Thy cross I cling
Naked, come to Thee for dress,
Helpless, look to Thee for grace,
Foul, I to the fountain fly
Wash me, Saviour, or I die.

4. While I draw this fleeting breath,
When my eyelids close in death,
When I soar to worlds unknown,
See Thee on Thy judgement throne,
Rock of Ages, cleft for me,
Let me hide myself in Thee.

OPEN HEAVEN 8 OCTOBER 2020 BIBLE READING IN ONE YEAR: MATTHEW 12:1-21, MARK 3:1-35, LUKE 6:1-49

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OPEN HEAVEN 7 OCTOBER 2020 WEDNESDAY: SEEDS AND HARVEST

OPEN HEAVEN 7 OCTOBER 2020 MEMORIZE: Let us make a little chamber, I pray thee, on the wall; and let us set for him there a bed, and a table, and a stool, and a candlestick: and it shall be, when he cometh to us, that he shall turn in thither. 2 Kings 4:10

OPEN HEAVEN 7 OCTOBER 2020 BIBLE READING 2 KINGS 2:1-15

1. And it came to pass, when the LORD would take up Elijah into heaven by a whirlwind, that Elijah went with Elisha from Gilgal.

2. And Elijah said unto Elisha, Tarry here, I pray thee; for the LORD hath sent me to Bethel. And Elisha said unto him, As the LORD liveth, and as thy soul liveth, I will not leave thee. So they went down to Bethel.

3. And the sons of the prophets that were at Bethel came forth to Elisha, and said unto him, Knowest thou that the LORD will take away thy master from thy head to day? And he said, Yea, I know it; hold ye your peace.

4. And Elijah said unto him, Elisha, tarry here, I pray thee; for the LORD hath sent me to Jericho. And he said, As the LORD liveth, and as thy soul liveth, I will not leave thee. So they came to Jericho.

5. And the sons of the prophets that were at Jericho came to Elisha, and said unto him, Knowest thou that the LORD will take away thy master from thy head to day? And he answered, Yea, I know it; hold ye your peace.

6. And Elijah said unto him, Tarry, I pray thee, here; for the LORD hath sent me to Jordan And he said’, As the LORD liveth, and as thy soul liveth, I will not leave thee. And they two went on.

7. And fifty men of the sons of the prophets went, and stood to view afar off: and they two stood by Jordan.

8. And Elijah took his mantle, and wrapped it together, and smote the waters, and they were divided hither and thither, so that they two went over on dry ground.

9. And it came to pass, when the were gone over, that Elijah said unto Elisha, Ask what I shall do for thee, before I be taken away from thee. And Elisha said, l pray thee, let a double portion of thy spirit be upon me.

10. And he said, Thou hast asked a hard thing: nevertheless, if thou see me when I am taken from thee, it shall be so unto thee; but if not, it shall not be so.

11. And it came to pass, as they still went on, and talked, that, behold!, there appeared a chariot of fire, and horses of fire, and parted them both asunder; and Elijah went up by a whirlwind into heaven.

12. And Elisha saw it, and he cried, My father, my father, the chariot of Israel, and the horsemen thereof. And he saw him no more: and he took hold of his own clothes, and rent them in two pieces.

13. He took up also the mantle of Elijah that fell from him, and went back, and stood by the bank ofJordan;

14. And he took the mantle of Elijah that fell from him, and smote the waters, and said, Where is the LORD God of Elijah? and when he also had smitten the waters, they parted hither and thither: and Elisha went over

15. And when the sons of the prophets which were to view at Jericho saw him, they said, The spirit of Elijah doth rest on Elisha. And they came to meet him, and bowed themselves to the ground before him.

GOOD MORNING,

Beloved, we truly appreciate your effort in sharing these contents with others across social media handles. The testimonies we have read in the lives of many here over the last few years have been overwhelming. This is a proof of God’s faithfulness and intervention by the means of this platform which started December 2015, through the inspiration of our daddy and mummy in the Lord, Pastor E. A. Adeboye and Pastor Mrs. Folu Adeboye. Thank you for your prayers and words of encouragement. You can send us a message via the comment section, we will respond accordingly. You are lifted in Jesus’ name.

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OPEN HEAVEN 7 OCTOBER 2020 MESSAGE

l have avoided sharing this for a long time so as not to be misunderstood: When you provide for a man/woman of God (in substance or service), you will never lack anything.

By God’s grace, all my needs are supplied so there is no need to teach anything for selfish reasons.

ln 2 Kings 4:1-44, once the Shunamite woman knew Elisha was a true man of God, she started to supply him with all he needed.

While you may have many teachers, you should have a particular Father-in-the-Lord you overwhelm with gifts or service.

Doing this will ensure that the man of God takes up your case persistently with God.

It was Elisha who asked the Shunamite woman what she wanted.

Although she claimed not to want anything, he pressed further.

On discovering her childlessness, he prophesied that she would have a son and she did.

Much later, when that son died, Elisha brought him back to life.

Elisha insisted on serving Elijah until the end, and his persistence eventually paid off as he got the double portion he had asked for.

If you serve that man of God diligently, he would ensure you get whatever you want.

I like to say there are certain people in the RCCG who are not permitted to die yet.

I remember one woman very effective in missionary assignments who had been in an accident some years ago.

It was so bad the foreign doctors kept saying she might not survive but I was so sure she was going nowhere.

Today, she is still perfectly well and doing even more for God.

Another who has been instrumental in financing the work of God had a nightmare about death and wanted me to pray for him before he passed.

I laughed and told him to relax. He said it was God who told him to put his house in order and I replied Leave it between God and I; you are not going yet.

That was more than ten years ago and he is still bouncing in the Lord.

OPEN HEAVEN 7 OCTOBER 2020 KEY POINT: PRAYER POINTS FOR TODAY’S OPEN HEAVENS 7 OCTOBER 2020

Find that one man/woman of God who you will consistently provide for in substance and/ or services.

FROM THE TEAM: Thank you for reading today’s Open Heaven 7 October 2020 Wednesday, written by  Pastor E. A. Adeboye. Please, share with someone on Facebook, Whatsapp, Instagram and other social media platforms using the social buttons at the beginning or scroll to the end of this post. Have a good day! #RemainRapturable

PREVIOUS DAY: OPEN HEAVENS 6 OCTOBER 2020

OPEN HEAVEN 7 OCTOBER 2020 HYMN

MUST I GO AND EMPTY HANDED?

1. Must I go and empty handed?
Thus my dear Redeemer meet?
Not one day of service give Him
Lay no trophy at His feet?

CHORUS:
Must I go and empty handed?
Must I meet my Saviour so?
Not one soul with which to greet Him?
Must I empty handed go

2. Not at death I shrink or falter
For my Saviour saves me now
But to meet Him empty handed
Thought of that now clouds my brow.

3. Oh, the years of sinning wasted
Could I but recall them now
I would give them to my Saviour
To His will I’d gladly bow.

4. O ye saints, arouse, be earnest
Up and work while yet ’tis day
Ere the night of death o’er take thee
Strive for souls while still you may.

OPEN HEAVEN 7 OCTOBER 2020 BIBLE READING IN ONE YEAR: JOHN 5:1-47

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OPEN HEAVEN 6 OCTOBER 2020 TUESDAY: CAN GOD CHANGE HIS MIND? II

OPEN HEAVEN 6 OCTOBER 2020 MEMORIZE: Wherefore the LORD God of Israel saith, l said indeed that thy house, and the house of thy fathers should walk before me forever: but now the LORD saith, Be it far from me; for them that honor me I will honor, and they that despise me shall be lightly esteemed. 1 Samuel 2:30

OPEN HEAVEN 6 OCTOBER 2020 BIBLE READING 1 SAMUEL 2:27-36

27. And there came a man of God unto Eli, and said unto him, Thus saith the LORD, Did I plainly appear unto the house of thy father, when they were in Egypt in Pharaoh’s house?

28. And did I choose him out of all the tribes of Israel to be my priest, to offer upon mine altar, to burn incense, to wear an ephod before me? and did I give unto the house of thy father all the offerings made by fire of the children of Israel?

29. Wherefore kick ye at my sacrifice and at mine offering, which I have commanded in my habitation; and honorest thy sons above me, to make ourselves fat with the chiefest of all the offerings of Israel my people?

30. Wherefore the LORD God of Israel saith, I said indeed that thy house, and the house of thy father, should walk before me for ever: but now the LORD saith, Be it far from me; for them that honor me I will honor, and they that despise me shall be lightly esteemed.

31. Behold, the days come, that I will cut off thine arm, and the arm of thy father’s house, that there shall not be an old man in thine house.

32. And thou shalt see an enemy in my habitation, in all the wealth which God shall give Israel: and there shall not be an old man in thine house for ever.

33. And the man of thine, whom I shall not cut off from mine altar, shall be to consume thine eyes, and to grieve thine heart: and all the increase of thine house shall die in the flower of their age.

34. And this shall be a sign unto thee, that shall come upon thy two sons, on Hophni and Phinehas; in one day they shall die both of them.

35. And I will raise me up a faithful priest, that shall do according to that which is in mine heart and in my mind: and I will build him a sure house; and he shall walk before mine anointed for ever.

36. And it shall come to pass, that every one that is left in thine house shall come and crouch to him for a piece of silver and a morsel of bread, and shall say, Put me, I pray thee, into one of the priests’ offices, that I may eat a piece of bread.

GOOD MORNING,

Beloved, we truly appreciate your effort in sharing these contents with others across social media handles. The testimonies we have read in the lives of many here over the last few years have been overwhelming. This is a proof of God’s faithfulness and intervention by the means of this platform which started December 2015, through the inspiration of our daddy and mummy in the Lord, Pastor E. A. Adeboye and Pastor Mrs. Folu Adeboye. Thank you for your prayers and words of encouragement. You can send us a message via the comment section, we will respond accordingly. You are lifted in Jesus’ name.

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OPEN HEAVEN 6 OCTOBER 2020 MESSAGE

As evident in today’s Bible reading, when we go contrary to the will of God, He could decide not to fulfil His promises.

l have always known God’s promises to me and my Father-in-the-Lord concerning the RCCG, yet, I did not just relax believing that regardless of what I do, He will fulfil it.

Has God made any promises to you?. That doesn’t give you the liberty to misbehave.

If you offend Him, He can still change His mind.

In the Bible, Samuel is one person who had seen God change His mind severally.

First, as a child, He witnessed how God rejected Eli, destroying his family and legacy in one night.

He also saw how God rejected Saul after having chosen him by Himself.

He saw how God chose a small boy to be king and tormented Saul even while still on the throne.

This made Samuel, in wisdom, decide never to offend God.

His solid reputation is evident in his speech to the Israelites in 1 Samuel 12:3-4:

”Behold, here I am: witness against me before the Lord, and before his anointed: whose ox have I taken?, or whose ass have I taken?, or whom have I defrauded?, whom have I oppressed?, or of whose hand have I received any bribe to blind mine eyes therewith?, and I will restore it you. And they said, Thou hast not defrauded us, nor oppressed us, neither hast thou taken ought of any man’s hand.”

Samuel knew that if God changes His mind about blessing anyone, the end of such would be worse than ever so he refrained from displeasing God.

Samson however, failed to play his part so he lost out on God’s promises over his life.

l plead with you today, if you are sure about God’s promises for you and His great plan for your life, do everything possible to avoid offending Him.

Indeed, ears have not heard and eyes have not seen the greatness of God’s plan for those who love Him (1 Corinthians 2:9).

Don’t miss out on this.

OPEN HEAVEN 6 OCTOBER 2020 KEY POINT: PRAYER POINTS FOR TODAY’S OPEN HEAVENS 6 OCTOBER 2020

Ask for God’s mercy and forgiveness in any area you might have offended Him. Commit to pleasing Him always and His promises over you would be fulfilled.

FROM THE TEAM: Thank you for reading today’s Open Heaven 6 October 2020 Tuesday, written by  Pastor E. A. Adeboye. Please, share with someone on Facebook, Whatsapp, Instagram and other social media platforms using the social buttons at the beginning or scroll to the end of this post. Have a good day! #RemainRapturable

PREVIOUS DAY: OPEN HEAVENS 5 OCTOBER 2020

OPEN HEAVEN 6 OCTOBER 2020 HYMN

HAVE YOU BEEN TO JESUS

1. Have you been to Jesus for the cleansing pow’r?
Are you washed in the blood of the Lamb?
Are you tully trusting in His grace this hour?
Are you washed in the blood of the Lamb?

CHORUS
Are you washed in the blood,
In the soul-cleansing blood of the Lamb?
Are your garments spotless?
Are they white as snow?
Are you washed in the blood of the Lamb?

2. Are you walking daily by the Saviour’s side?
Are you washed in the blood of the Lamb?
Do you rest each moment in the Crucified?
Are you washed in the blood of the Lamb?

3. When the Bridegroom cometh will your robes be white!
Pure and white in the blood of the Lamb?
Will your soul be ready for His mansions bright,
And be washed in the blood of the Lamb?

4. Lay aside the garments that are stained with sin,
And be washed in the blood of the Lamb;
There’s a fountain flowing for the soul unclean,
O be washed in the blood of the Lamb.

OPEN HEAVEN 6 OCTOBER 2020 BIBLE READING IN ONE YEAR: MARK 2:1-28

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OPEN HEAVEN 5 OCTOBER 2020 MONDAY: CAN GOD CHANGE HIS MIND? I

OPEN HEAVEN 5 OCTOBER 2020 MEMORIZE: And the LORD repented of the evil which he thought to do unto his people. Exodus 32:14

OPEN HEAVEN 5 OCTOBER 2020 BIBLE READING EXODUS 32:10-20

10. Now therefore let me alone, that my wrath may wax hot against them, and that I may consume them: and I will make of thee a great nation.

11. And Moses besought the LORD his God, and said, LORD, why doth thy wrath wax hot against thy people, which thou hast brought forth out of the land of Egypt with great power, and with a mighty hand?

12. Wherefore should the Epyptians speak, and say, For mischief did he bring them out, to slay them in the mountains, and to consume them from the face of the earth? Turn from thy fierce wrath, and repent of this evil against thy people.

13. Remember Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, thy servants, to whom thou swarest by thine own self, and saidst unto them, I will multiply your seed as the stars of heaven, and all this land that l have spoken of will Iive unto your seed, and they shall inherit it forever.

14. And the LORD repented of the evil which he thought to do unto his people.

15. And Moses turned, and went down from the mount, and the two tables of the testimony were in his hand: the tables were written on both their sides; on the one side and on the other were they written.

16. And the tables were the work of God, and the writing was the writing of God, graven upon the tables.

17. And when Joshua heard the noise of the people as they shouted, he said unto Moses, There is a noise of war in the camp.

18. And he said, It is not the voice of them that shout for mastery, neither is it the voice of them that cry for being overcome: but the noise of them that sing do I hear.

19. And it came to pass, as soon as he came nigh unto the camp, that he saw the calf, and the dancing: and Moses’ anger waxed hot, and he cast the tables out of his hands, and brake them beneath the mount.

20. And he took the calf which they had made, and burnt it in the fire, and ground it to powder, and strewed it upon the water, and made the children of Israel drink of it.

GOOD MORNING,

Beloved, we truly appreciate your effort in sharing these contents with others across social media handles. The testimonies we have read in the lives of many here over the last few years have been overwhelming. This is a proof of God’s faithfulness and intervention by the means of this platform which started December 2015, through the inspiration of our daddy and mummy in the Lord, Pastor E. A. Adeboye and Pastor Mrs. Folu Adeboye. Thank you for your prayers and words of encouragement. You can send us a message via the comment section, we will respond accordingly. You are lifted in Jesus’ name.

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OPEN HEAVEN 5 OCTOBER 2020 MESSAGE

Anyone who God is against is doomed already.

However, I have good news for you: God can change His mind if the conditions are right for Him to do so.

In today’s Bible reading, God was ready to destroy the Israelites and start a new generation, but Moses was successful in his appeal.

What was in Moses plea that made God change His mind?.

First, Moses was pleading from the mountain. He had a special relationship with God.

He was closer to God than the rest; he was a favourite.

If you have incurred God’s wrath through sin, you stand a better chance of obtaining mercy by getting someone like Moses with a higher level of anointing, to plead on your behalf.

Secondly, Moses was not selfish in his plea. He was always particular about God’s name and reputation.

When you put His interest first, He listens. Moses said:

“Wherefore should the Egyptians speak, and say, For mischief did he bring them out, to slay them in the mountains, and to consume them from the face of the earth? Turn from thy fierce wrath, and repent of this evil against thy people. Exodus 32:12

Finally, Moses ensured the people repented and forsook their sins. God cannot be fooled.

After forgiveness, you cannot continue doing what brought His wrath on you in the first place.

Christian leaders, if any member of your flock is going astray, plead with God for such.

If the fellow changes, you could discipline them before God does.

God still punished the Israelites for transgressing despite not wiping them out.

This is why erring workers in the Church are sometimes suspended we don’t want God to mete out the punishment Himself.

Man’s punishment cannot be as fearsome as God’s anger.

It is true that the wages of sin is death (Romans 6:23), but God does not want the death of a sinner (Ezekiel 18:23).

If you confess your sins, repent and forsake them, God is faithful and just to forgive you and spare you His wrath.

Indeed, He will not reject a broken and contrite heart (Psalms 51:17).

OPEN HEAVEN 5 OCTOBER 2020 KEY POINT: PRAYER POINTS FOR TODAY’S OPEN HEAVENS 5 OCTOBER 2020

If you know you have incurred the wrath of God upon yourself, confess to a spiritual authority over you, who is closer to God, asking him/her to intercede on your behalf.

FROM THE TEAM: Thank you for reading today’s Open Heaven 5 October 2020 Monday, written by  Pastor E. A. Adeboye. Please, share with someone on Facebook, Whatsapp, Instagram and other social media platforms using the social buttons at the beginning or scroll to the end of this post. Have a good day! #RemainRapturable

PREVIOUS DAY: OPEN HEAVENS 4 OCTOBER 2020

OPEN HEAVEN 5 OCTOBER 2020 HYMN

ALL TO JESUS I SURRENDER

1. All to Jesus I surrender,
All to Him I freely give;
I will ever love and trust Him,
In His presence daily live.

CHORUS:
I surrender all,
I surrender all;
All to Thee, my blessed Saviour,
I surrender all.

2. All to Jesus I surrender,
Humbly at His feet I bow;
Worldly pleasures all forsaken,
Take me, Jesus, take me now.

3. All to Jesus I surrender,
Lord, I give myself to Thee;
Fill me with Thy love and power,
Let Thy blessing fall on me.

4. All to Jesus I surrender,
Now I feel the sacred flame;
O the joy of full salvation!
Glory, glory to His name!

OPEN HEAVEN 5 OCTOBER 2020 BIBLE READING IN ONE YEAR: JOHN 2:1-25, JOHN 3:1-36, JOHN 4:1-54

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OPEN HEAVEN 4 OCTOBER 2020 SUNDAY: ANOINTING VS APPOINTMENT

OPEN HEAVEN 4 OCTOBER 2020 MEMORIZE: Wherefore, brethren, look ye out among you seven men of honest report, full ofthe Holy Ghost and wisdom, whom we may appoint over this business. Acts 6:3

OPEN HEAVEN 4 OCTOBER 2020 BIBLE READING ACTS 6:5-8

5. And the saying pleased the whole multitude: and they chose Stephen, a man full of faith and of the Holy Ghost, and Philip, and Prochorus, an Nicanor, and Timon, and Parmenas, and Nicolas a proselyte of Antioch:

6. Whom they set before the apostles: and when they had prayed, they laid their hands on them.

7. And the word of God increased; and the number of the disciples multiplied in Jerusalem greatly; and a great company of the priests were obedient to the faith.

8. And Stephen, full of faith and power, did great wonders and miracles among the people.

HAPPY SUNDAY,

Beloved, we truly appreciate your effort in sharing these contents with others across social media handles. The testimonies we have read in the lives of many here over the last few years have been overwhelming. This is a proof of God’s faithfulness and intervention by the means of this platform which started December 2015, through the inspiration of our daddy and mummy in the Lord, Pastor E. A. Adeboye and Pastor Mrs Folu Adeboye. Thank you for your prayers and words of encouragement. You can send us a message via the comment section, we will respond accordingly. You are lifted in Jesus’ name.

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OPEN HEAVEN 4 OCTOBER 2020 MESSAGE

There are clear differences between the anointed and the appointed: the former is greater than the latter and so controls it.

Do not seek or lobby for an appointment, rather seek anointing. Anointing is the supernatural ability to do something.

God has a purpose for your life and thus gives you the necessary ability to achieve it.

When you pursue an appointment that God has not anointed you for, you will live under stress and pressure.

However, when you seek the anointing, the right appointment will follow and you will get great results.

ln Acts 6:3, we see the correct order that things should follow.

First, you must be full of the Holy Ghosts anointing and power, then you will get the right appointment.

Your focus should therefore be on the anointing and not the appointment.

The appointment is merely a platform for the manifestation of the anointing.

Before Stephen was appointed as a deacon, he had already been anointed by the Holy Ghost, but we did not hear of him preaching the gospel or performing miracles until the appointment came.

After the appointment, Acts 6:7-8 says:

“And the word of God increased; and the number of the disciples multiplied in Jerusalem greatly; and a great company of the priests were obedient to the faith. And Stephen, full of faith and power, did great wonders and miracles among the people.“

This tells us that when you appoint the anointed, great exploits follow.

If you have the privilege of choosing people for any appointment (in Church or otherwise), ensure you select those who are anointed with the supernatural ability from God to function.

If you have been appointed into a role that you are not anointed for, then first, check if that appointment is God’s purpose for your life.

If it is His purpose for your life, then you must cry to Him for anointing.

Being appointed without being anointed can never produce excellence.

OPEN HEAVEN 4 OCTOBER 2020 KEY POINT: PRAYER POINTS FOR TODAY’S OPEN HEAVENS 4 OCTOBER 2020

Seek the anointing first before the appointment.

FROM THE TEAM: Thank you for reading today’s Open Heaven 4 October 2020 Sunday, written by  Pastor E. A. Adeboye. Please, share with someone on Facebook, Whatsapp, Instagram and other social media platforms using the social buttons at the beginning or scroll to the end of this post. Have a good day! #RemainRapturable

PREVIOUS DAY: OPEN HEAVENS 3 OCTOBER 2020

OPEN HEAVEN 4 OCTOBER 2020 HYMN

TAKE MY LIFE , AND LET IT BE

1. Take my life and let it be
Consecrated, Lord, to Thee;
Take my moments and my days,
Let them flow in ceaseless praise.

2. Take my hands and let them move
At the impulse of Thy love;
Take my feet and let them be
Swift and beautiful for Thee.

3. Take my voice and let me sing
Always, only for my King;
Take my lips and let them be
Filled with messages from Thee.

4. Take my silver and my gold
Not a mite would I withhold;
Take my intellect and use
Every power as Thou shalt choose.

5. Take my will and make it
Thine It shall be no longer mine;
Take my heart, it is Thine own
It shall be Thy royal throne.

6. Take my love, my Lord, I pour
At Thy feet its treasure store.
Take myself and I will be
Ever, only, all for Thee.

OPEN HEAVEN 4 OCTOBER 2020 BIBLE READING IN ONE YEAR: MATTHEW 4:1-25, LUKE 4:1-44, LUKE 5:1-39, JOHN 1:15-51