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Open Heaven 21st February 2021 Devotional – The Only Wise God

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Open Heaven 21st February 2021 Devotional Guide By Pastor E.A Adeboye

TOPIC: The Only Wise God

 

MEMORISE:

To God only wise, be glory through Jesus Christ forever. Amen.” – (Romans 16:27)

 

READ: 1 Corinthians 1:19-31 (KJV)

19. For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent.

 

20. Where is the wise? where is the scribe? where is the disputer of this world? hath not God made foolish the wisdom of this world?

 

21. For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe.

 

22. For the Jews require a sign, and the Greeks seek after wisdom;

 

23. But we preach Christ crucified, unto the Jews a stumblingblock, and unto the Greeks foolishness;

 

24. But unto them which are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God.

 

25. Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men; and the weakness of God is stronger than men.

 

26. For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called;

 

27. But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty;

 

28. And base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are;

 

29. That no flesh should glory in his presence.

 

30. But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption;

 

31. That, according as it is written, He that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord.

 

Open Heaven Sunday 21st February 2021 MESSAGE:

Our focus in today’s study is on one of the many attributes of God – wisdom. God’s wisdom is beyond human understanding. His wisdom has no end and no one can ever compete with him. Indeed, there is no basis for comparison. The depth of God’s wisdom is unsearchable. God uses the foolish things of the world to confound the wise. (1 Corinthians 1:25) tells us that even the foolishness of God is wiser than the wisdom of man, and His weakness is stronger than man’s strength.

 

One of the numerous ways God showed His infinite wisdom is the way He paid the price for our sins. While the devil was rejoicing that Jesus would be disgraced publicly with a shameful death, God was rejoicing because that was exactly what He needed to save the world (1 Corinthians 2:8). It was after the death of Jesus and rise of the Apostles, sharing the gospel around the world that Satan realised that he had played by the script of the Omniscient God. While anyone would have seen God’s silence when Jesus was being crucified as foolish, it was actually wisdom. This is why I know that though the devil may be laughing at you now, he does not know that God only allowed him win the battle so that he would lose the war over your life. You will laugh last in the mighty name of Jesus.

 

The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding. – Proverbs 9:10

 

Do you want God to give you wisdom? The first step is to fear Him (Proverbs 9:10). When you fear God, you will refrain from all unrighteousness. Your colleagues may call you a fool for not falsifying figures for your gain but soon, when they begin to see you enjoying things that they cannot afford, they will know that you are actually wise. When you fear God and stay away from evil, you begin to walk in wisdom.

 

Finally, ensure that you specifically ask God for wisdom and He will give it to you.

 

If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him. – James 1:5.

 

At the end of time, when those who are foolish are thrown into the lake of fire and we who have received the wisdom of God are reigning with Him in eternity, then it will be clear we made the right choice.

 

PRAYER POINT:

Father, put Your fear in my heart so that I may be wise.

 

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR:

Exodus 1

 

HYMNAL:

HYMN 9 – HOLY! HOLY! HOLY! LORD GOD ALMIGHTY

 

1. Holy, holy, holy! Lord God Almighty!

Early in the morning our song shall rise to Thee.

Holy, holy, holy! Merciful and mighty!

God in Three Persons, blessed, Trinity!

 

2. Holy, holy, holy! All the saints adore Thee,

Casting down their golden crowns around the glassy sea;

Cherubim and Seraphim falling down before Thee,

Who wert and art, and evermore shalt be.

 

3. Holy, holy, holy! Though the darkness hide Thee,

Though the eye of sinful man thy glory may not see,

Only Thou art holy; there is none beside Thee,

Perfect in power, in love, and purity.

 

4. Holy, holy, holy! Lord God Almighty!

All Thy works shall praise thy name, in earth and sky, and sea.

Holy, holy, holy! Merciful and mighty!

God in Three Persons, blessed, Trinity!

 

Open Heaven 21st February 2021 Devotional guide was written by Pastor E.A. Adeboye, the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, one of the largest evangelical church in the world and also the President of Christ the Redeemer’s Ministries

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MFM Devotional 26th February 2021 – Remember Lot’s Wife

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MFM Devotional 26th February 2021 (Mountain Top Life Daily Devotional Guide By Dr D.K Olukoya

TOPIC: Remember Lot’s Wife

Fire Scripture
Luke 17:28-32

Memory verse
Luke 17:32 – “Remember Lot’s wife.”

MFM Devotional 26th February 2021 Outline

The greatest obstacle to spiritual growth is the flesh. When you keep investing in the flesh, what you reap is death (Romans 8:6-7). Lot’s wife is a perfect example of a woman who invested much in the flesh and ended up being destroyed. Our Lord Jesus, talking about His second coming in the text above, compared it to the events that happened when Sodom and Gomorrah were destroyed and admonished you and me to remember Lot’s wife.

What is it about Lot’s wife that you are to remember? She was married to a righteous man and into a godly family. Heaven provided her the grace and great opportunities to escape the judgement and destruction coming against her generation. However, she misused the grace and lost the opportunity to be saved because she loved the world and the things that are in the world. Though she was physically moving out of Sodom and Gomorrah as instructed, her heart was still knitted to her idols and gods (treasures, jewelry, gold and silver). As a result, against God’s command, she looked back and turned to a pillar of salt!

Today, you and I are saved and have the grace to escape the wrath to come and spend eternity in heaven. Are you not misusing the grace of God the way Mrs Lot did? Are you not married to career, business, spouse and wealth, so much that you forsake worship and service that you owe God? Are you not “looking back” like Lot’s wife? If you are guilty of all these, you need to repent.

Beloved, Lot’s wife is a type of believers today. Sodom and Gomorrah represent this world that God will judge with fire in the end. The instruction to flee Sodom and Gomorrah and not look back is the gospel of salvation from eternal damnation that you hear and read today.

Loving the world and the things that are in it, including idols like Mammon and so on, will make the word of God of little or no effect in your life. Like Lot’s wife, many have backslidden. I pray that backsliding will not be your portion, in Jesus’ name. I advise you to purge your heart of all idols, worldliness and carnality. Remember Lots wife. Repent and turn to God with a true heart so that you are not caught unaware.

Motivational Quote
A carnal Christian and an unbeliever will end up in the same destination.

Prophetic Word
You will not end up in destruction, in the name of Jesus.

HYMN
Are you ready

1. There’s a great day coming, A great day coming,
There’s a great day coming by and by;
When the saints and the sinners shall be parted right and left,
Are you ready for that day to come?

Chorus
Are you ready?
Are you ready?
Are you ready for the judgement day?
Are you ready?
Are you ready for that judgement day?

2. There’s a bright day coming, A bright day coming,
There’s a bright day coming by and by;
But it’s brightness shall only come to them that love the Lord,
Are you ready for that day to come?

TODAY’S PRAYER POINTS
MORNING
1. Lord, let my flesh life melt away, in the name of Jesus.
2. F a t h e r, d e l i v e r m e f r o m worldliness, in the name of Jesus.
3. Holy Ghost fire, purify my heart, in the name of Jesus.

EVENING
1. Father, help me not to look back, in the name of Jesus.
2. Father, set my heart on fire for you, in the name of Jesus.
3. Father, restore my first love, in the name of Jesus.
4. Help me, Lord, not to miss heaven, in the name of Jesus.

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR
Num 7

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Open Heaven Friday 26th February 2021 – Danger of Alcohol (2)

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Open Heaven Friday 26th February 2021 Daily Devotional Guide By Pastor E.A Adeboye

 

TOPIC: Danger of Alcohol (2)

MEMORISE:
“Give strong drink unto him that is ready to perish, and wine unto those that be of heavy hearts.” – (Proverbs 31:6)

READ: Proverbs 31:4-6 (KJV)
4. It is not for kings, O Lemuel, it is not for kings to drink wine; nor for princes strong drink;

5. Lest they drink, and forget the law, and pervert the judgment of any of the afflicted.

6. Give strong drink unto him that is ready to perish, and wine unto those that be of heavy hearts.

Open Heaven Friday 26th February 2021 Devotional Guide By Pastor E.A Adeboye:

Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging; and whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise. – Proverbs 20:1

The Bible says it is only fools who take alcohol. Alcohol makes a fool of anyone who consumes it, so much that the drunkard standing on solid ground can begin to think he is sleeping in the middle of the sea. He would think he is lying on a bed. Imagine such mockery.

“Oh, I just want to take a little; I can’t get drunk: I know how to control myself.” No one starts drinking with the intention of misbehaving and acting foolish. It starts with looking at the drink and desiring it. The moment you start desiring it, you are already treading close to the trap of the devil and you will soon fall if you don’t take your eyes and mind off it. If you know that you struggle with taking alcohol, why would you go for a meeting in a bar? You are only tempting yourself. If you want to stop drinking, then you have to overcome the fear of losing the friends who drink with you.

When I met Christ and stopped drinking, I lost friends because whenever they visited me, I offered them soft drinks instead of the assorted alcoholic beverages we used to drink. I lost friends, but God replaced them with many brothers and sisters in Him.

Proverbs 31:4 says:
It is not for kings, O Lemuel, it is not for kings to drink wine; nor for princes strong drink:

In other words, the one who drinks cannot make clear decisions. If a person cannot make good decisions, how then would such a person excel in life? How would he or she become great and fulfil destiny? If you want to achieve greatness in life and have all your dreams come true, you have to let go of alcohol.

How do you stop taking alcohol? Stop looking at it. Don’t look at the drink or it’s container at all. Don’t watch the adverts, don’t spend time around people who drink or talk about alcohol.

Look not thou upon the wine when it is red, when it giveth his colour in the cup, when it moveth itself aright. At the last it biteth like serpent, and stingeth like an adder. – (Proverbs 23:31-32)

Abstain from alcohol, it ruins destinies.

KEY POINT:
Alcohol has nothing else to offer the drinker but evil. Flee from it.

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR:
Exodus 14-16

HYMNAL:
HYMN 22 – STAND UP! STAND UP FOR JESUS

1. Stand up! stand up for Jesus,
Ye soldiers of the Cross!
Lift high His royal banner;
It must not suffer loss.
From vict’ry unto vict’ry
His army shall He lead,
Till every foe is vanquished,
And Christ is Lord indeed.

2. Stand up! stand up for Jesus,
The trumpet call obey;
Forth to the mighty conflict,
In this His glorious day;
Ye that are men now serve Him
Against unnumbered foes;
Let courage rise with danger,
And strength to strength oppose.

3. Stand up! stand up for Jesus!
Stand in His strength alone;
The arm of flesh will fail you,
Ye dare not trust your own:
Put on the gospel armour,
And watching unto prayer;
Where duty calls, or danger,
Be never wanting there.

4. Stand up! stand up for Jesus!
The strife will not be long;
This day the noise of battle,
The next the victor’s song;
To him that overcometh,
A crown of life shall be;
He with the King of glory
Shall reign eternally.

Open Heaven Friday 26th February 2021 Devotional guide was written by Pastor E.A. Adeboye, the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, one of the largest evangelical church in the world and also the President of Christ the Redeemer’s Ministries

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Rhapsody of Realities 24th February 2021 – See the Word in Pictures

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Rhapsody of Realities 24th February 2021 Devotional Guide By Pastor Chris Oyakhilome

 

TOPIC: See the Word in Pictures

Scripture: While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal (2 Corinthians 4:18).

Rhapsody of Realities 24th February 2021 Devotional Message:

When you study the Scriptures, learn to do so with pictures; see with the eyes of your spirit; believe and act accordingly. It’s the blessings that your spirit takes a hold of that’ll manifest in your life. Therefore, as you listen to, or study the Word, visualize your victory, prosperity, health, peace, progress and success from within, and affirm accordingly.

Before the physical manifestation of the glory and victories that you desire in life, you must see them first within you. Once you can see it from within, then it’s yours. You can never have it on the outside if you didn’t first have it within. That’s where some have missed it. They want to see first with their physical eyes before calling it real; that’s not faith. Faith is calling real that which the physical senses can’t perceive.

For example, God said to Abraham, “Neither shall thy name any more be called Abram, but thy name shall be Abraham; for a father of many nations have I made thee…” (Genesis 17:5-6). Abraham first had to visualise himself as the father of many nations. At the time God spoke to him, he was ninety-nine years old, and Sarah his wife, was equally old and barren. Nevertheless, the Bible says, “He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to God” (Romans 4:20). In Genesis 15:5, the Lord had said to him, “…Look now toward heaven, and tell the stars, if thou be able to number them: and … So shall thy seed be.” Abraham believed. He saw the picture of his uncountable descendants—numerous as the stars—from within.

What is it that you desire in your life today? Is it a child? See it inside first. Is it the growth and expansion of your church, a new job or business? Create the picture and take possession in the spirit, and with your spirit, first, because it’s already real in the spirit-realm. Hallelujah!

CONFESSION
Dear Father, thank you for the gift to comprehend the wonderful blessings you’ve prepared for me to enjoy in Christ. I visualize my victory, prosperity, health, peace, progress and success in your Word by the power of the Holy Spirit, and take possession of these realities through my faith proclamations. The lines are fallen unto me in pleasant places, and indeed, I have a goodly heritage. Hallelujah!

FURTHER STUDY
Ecclesiastes 3:11; Genesis 13:14-15; Genesis 15:5-6

1-YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN
Mark 6:30-56; Leviticus 25

2-YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN
Matthew 17:14-21; Exodus 5

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