Showing posts from April, 2012


SUN OR MOON? Monday 30 April

Open Heavens Devotional by Pastor E.A. Adeboye
Memorise: And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also. Genesis 1:16
Read: Genesis 1:14-18
Before God created you, He knew He was going to make somebody called you with all your antecedents.
Known unto God are all his works from the beginning of the world. Acts 15:18
This is possible only because He is the Alpha and Omega. Revelation 1:8 says:
I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.
In other words, He is the eternal past, the present and the eternal future. Existence in its totality is wrapped up in Him. Everything meets together in Him hence, Colossians 1:17 says:
And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.
Moreover, our God is a God of purpose and order. For instance, in Genesis1:16-18, He created the sun to rule the day and the moon to rule the night. Do y…


Open Heavens Devotional by Pastor E.A. Adeboye
Memorise: But there is a spirit in man: and the inspiration of the Almighty giveth them understanding. Job 32:8
Read: Job 32:7-9
Our God is not only great but He is also merciful, gracious, slow to anger and rich in mercy (Psalms 103:8). When He stands, the earth trembles. Romans 9:10-15 says He decides who to extend mercy to and who to deny His mercy and nobody can query Him. He does as He pleases. When Peter and Judas were to go through tough trials of faith, He prayed for the former but told the latter to go ahead with His evil plot (Luke 21:21-33).
From 2 Samuel 12:24-25 I believe that when Solomon was born, God loved him and as a result, God determined to make him great. That was why God prompted him to do what nobody else had done so that He could have a reason to give him a level of wisdom that nobody else had got. When the God of grace is about to be gracious to an individual, to give no room for Him to be accused of being partial, H…

THE MOST HIGH Saturday 28 April

Open Heavens Devotional by Pastor E.A. Adeboye
Memorise: He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. Psalms 91:1
Read: Psalms 91:1-3
It is important to meditate on the awesomeness of our God. When you catch the revelation of how great our God is, your problems will pale in comparison. Besides being King of kings and Lord of lords, our God is also the Most High because Philippians 2:9 says He was given a name that is above every other name. If you have a problem that is identified by a name, it is below the name of Jesus and therefore will be solved at the application of the name of Jesus. His throne is also above every other throne because it is in the Heaven of Heavens far above all principalities and powers. In addition, His army is larger and stronger than any other army know to men and spirits. He controls all the hosts both in Heaven and on earth. He is so powerful that His influence extends to all spheres, whether Heaven, eart…

HE PROTECTS Friday 27 April

Open Heavens Devotional by Pastor E.A. Adeboye
Memorise: A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee. Psalms 91:7
Read: Psalms 121:3-8
What a father does goes a long way in affecting the life of a child. Our Heavenly Father does not only neutralize weapons designed against His children, He also protects them from harm. In the 50’s while l was still very young, we had mining activities going on in my village and the roads were very narrow. Nigeria was still under colonial rule then. Normally, white men came in a jeep to collect the gold that the miners got. They were so powerful in those days that the villagers believed that if they killed your child, you have to tell them “thank you” so that you will not be sent to prison. For this reason they were dreaded. One day, my sister and l were returning from the farm when we suddenly heard the sound of a jeep coming at top speed. My sister immediately grabbed my hand and we both jumped …


Open Heavens Devotional by Pastor E.A. Adeboye
Memorise: I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and l in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing. John 15-5
Read: Malachi 4:1-2
We understand from science that human and plant life depends very much on the sun. If the sun was taken away, nobody would survive on earth, for without the sun, there will be no vegetation and all water would freeze. We also understand from scripture that Christ is our sun, for it is written:
But unto you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings; and ye shall go forth, and grow up as calves of the stall. Malachi 4:2
It therefore follows that no believer can live the Christian life without the sun of Righteousness. This was why Jesus said “… Without me ye can do nothing” (John 15:5). Jesus Christ is indispensable to every believer in everything. He is indispensable not only to us, but even to the unbelievers also. For John …

DON’T DOUBT Wednesday 25 April

GOD THE BELLY Tuesday 24 April

Open Heavens Devotional by Pastor E.A. Adeboye
Memorise: Whose end is destruction, whose God is their belly, and whose glory is in their shame, who mind earthly things. Philippians 3:19
Read: Philippians 3:17-19
Apart from impure thoughts, another area you should exert your authority over is cravings of the body. As Christians, there should be nothing your body desires that you cannot do without. When you find yourself getting seriously attached to an earthly thing, so much so that it’s almost becoming an obsession, then it’s time to fast off such a thing. Philippians 3:19 speaks of some people who are so carried away by the cravings of their body that they have began to worship it. Is your belly your God? For some people, it is. If you cannot fast because you do not want to skip one or more meals, watch it! Your belly is becoming your God. Some people are so used to food that except they are sleeping, you will find them eating something. This has made many obese leading to health proble…


Open Heavens Devotional by Pastor E.A. Adeboye
Memorise: For to this end also did I write, that I might know the proof of you, whether ye be obedient in all things. 2 Corinthians 2:9
Read: Acts 12:18-23
Several people have missed the mark through carelessness and a wrong attitude. One of such persons was Herod (Acts 12:1-23). First, he killed somebody who was very dear to GOD .Then locked up another in prison. But with the prison doors intact and all guards in place, the man was nowhere to be found. That was enough to send him some signals that the God of that prisoner was powerful and capable of doing mysterious things. Yet he failed to heed the warning signs. If he had, he would not have got the disgrace of his life. From this we learn that God gives warnings to people through certain deeds to prevent more drastic judgment. The plagues in Egypt are a case in point. The Lord warned a particular minister not to seduce the wife of another believer. He refused to heed the warning and God b…

ONE ENCOUNTER Sunday 22 April


Open Heavens Devotional by Pastor E.A. Adeboye
Memorise: Yea, before the day was l am he; and there is none that can deliver out of my hand: l will work, and who shall let it? Isaiah 43:13
Read: Genesis 18:9-14
Except the Lord of lords cause things to happen, nothing will. In your life the lord will cause things to work out for good. It is explicit from today’s memory verse that another implication of the title Lord of lords is that once He decides to act, nobody can stop or hinder Him. The Lord has decided to bless you this season and nothing will stop Him, not even your doubts. You could laugh in unbelief like Sarah, rather than that stopping Him, it will propel Him to do the impossible in your life (Genesis 18:9-14). Your doubt or unbelief cannot hold back the hands of the Lord of lords. Saying, “It is too late” cannot stop Him. When Jesus got to Bethany to raise Lazarus from the dead, one of his sister said, Lord you came too late yet Lazarus was brought back to life. Nothing is too …