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Open Heaven Tuesday 19th January 2021 Devotional – MCY: Family Ties

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Open Heaven Tuesday 19th January 2021 Devotional By Pastor E.A Adeboye

TOPIC: MCY: Family Ties

MEMORISE:
“If any man come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple.” – (Luke 14:26)

READ: Matthew 10:35-38 (KJV)
35. For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother in law.

36. And a man’s foes shall be they of his own household.

37. He that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me; and he that loveth son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me.

38. And he that taketh not his cross, and followeth after me, is not worthy of me.

Open Heaven Tuesday 19th January 2021 Devotional Message

…We ought to obey God rather than men. – Acts 5:29

The ‘F in our equation for Resistance in the “Mathematics of Christ in You” (MCY) series that we started on January 11, stands for Family Ties. As difficult as it sounds, if Christ is going to operate freely in you, some family ties would have to suffer, as we see in today’s memory verse. What Jesus was saying is that your love for Him, relative to what you feel for your family, should be incomparable. When God told Abraham to sacrifice his son who he loved, Abraham wasted no time in trying to do so. Of course, God only wanted to find out what Abraham’s choice would be if he had to choose between Him and his son.

I once had a similar experience. As the youngest and only male child of my mother, I had a close relationship with her. Before I met Christ, I would always spend Christmas with her. However, after joining the Redeemed Christian Church of God and becoming a Pastor, I had to spend my Christmas instead at the Christ The Redeemer’s Congress. One particular year, we were going to have the programme at Ijebu Igbo, Nigeria. Since I would not be around during Christmas, I decided to visit my mother on December 23rd to tell her I would see her after the programme. On getting there, I found that she was dying. I was in a dilemma; the programme had to start in two days. I was one of the organisers yet no one in the Church knew where I had gone, and there were no mobile phones in those days. It was a difficult choice, but I said to my mother “You know I love you and would love to stay by your side, but I have to go because Jesus is calling”. Thank God for good mothers, she made it easy for me. She said “My son, I understand. I can already see your involvement with Jesus Christ”. She then prayed for me. I thought it was going to be our last conversation; it turned out to be a test by God because she lived for another eleven years.

From the report I received, even before I got to ljebu lgbo she had recovered. God wanted to find out who I would choose if I had to make a decision between Him and my mother who I loved so much.

Nothing, not even family ties should come between you and God.

Open Heaven Tuesday 19th January 2021 Devotional KEY POINT:
God must come first in every aspect of your life. Nothing, not even family ties should be placed before Him.

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR:
Deuteronomy 21-23

HYMNAL:
HYMN 12 – IN CHRIST ALONE MY HOPE IS FOUND

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
Here in the love of Christ I stand.

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
Till 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
Bought with the precious blood of Christ.

4. No gift 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
Here in the love of Christ I’ll stand.

Thanks and God bless for reading Today’s Open Heaven Tuesday 19th January 2021 Devotional Message By Pastor E.A Adeboye

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Kenneth Copeland Devotional 3rd March 2021 – Called to Be Peculiar

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Kenneth Copeland Devotional 3rd March 2021 From Faith to Faith Daily Devotional Message.

Called to Be Peculiar
Gloria Copeland

I pray not that thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that thou shouldest keep them from the evil. They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. – John 17:15-16

Being peculiar. That’s not something most of us work to achieve, is it? But, you know, we should.

God has called us to be peculiar—to stand out from the rest of the world as living proof of His power and His love (1 Peter 2:9).

He doesn’t, for example, want us to share the ailments of the world. He doesn’t want us to share their sickness and poverty and failure. He’s never wanted that for His people.

He gave us a physical illustration of that during the time the nation of Israel was held captive in Egypt. Pharaoh had refused to set the Israelites free, so God had allowed a thick darkness to cover the whole land. The darkness was so dreadful throughout Egypt that no one moved for three days.

“But,” says Exodus 10:23, “all the children of Israel had light in their dwellings.”

What a thrilling example of how God wants us to live. We should be glorifying God by the miraculously victorious lives we lead. We should constantly have people telling us, “I’ve heard how God healed you,” or “I’ve heard how God prospered you and saved your children!”

So don’t hold back. Put the Word of God to work in your life and dare to receive the rich blessings that belong to those who believe. Start using the Word to draw boundaries around your life, to paint spiritual warning signs for the devil. Signs that say:

Off Limits! According to God’s Word, I don’t belong to you anymore. My family doesn’t belong to you. My health doesn’t belong to you. My money doesn’t belong to you. My ministry doesn’t belong to you. I belong to a different kingdom. Now, back off in Jesus’ Name!

Does that sound a little peculiar? Good. That’s exactly what God has called you to be!

Scripture Reading:
Exodus 10:20-29

Kenneth Copeland Devotional 3rd March 2021 was written by Kenneth and Gloria Copeland, the leaders of the Kenneth Copeland Ministries (www.KCM.org) that specializes in teaching principles of bible faith – prayer, healing, salvation and other biblical topics.

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MFM Devotional 3rd March 2021 – The Life of Prayer (1)

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MFM Devotional 3rd March 2021 Mountain Top Life Devotional Message By Dr. D.K Olukoya

Topic: The Life of Prayer (1)

Fire Scripture: Luke 18:1

Memory verse: Luke 18:1 – “And he spake a parable unto them to this end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint.”

MFM Devotional 3rd March 2021 Outline

Prayer is talked about more than anything else but practised less than anything else. For the believer, it remains one of the greatest gifts our Lord has given us outside of salvation. It is the expression of human helplessness and insufficiency without God. It is the channel for the realisation and the actualisation of the promises of God.

This means that promises remain unrealised when prayer is not in place in a person’s life In Colossians 4:2, Paul said, “Devote yourselves to prayer” (NASB) or “Continue earnestly in prayer” (NKJV). This means that the believer should continue steadfastly in prayer and persist in it. It carries with it the idea of dedication.

Of the ten times it is used in the New Testament, four of them have to do with being devoted to prayer. In other words, persistence in prayer is not an option for the Christian; it is an order from the Lord Himself. George Muller, known as one of the greatest prayer warriors of all times, had this to say about persistence in prayer: “It is a common temptation of satan to make us give up the reading of the word and prayer when our enjoyment is gone; as if it were of no use to read the scriptures when we do not enjoy them, and as if it were no use to pray when we have no spirit of prayer.

The truth is that, in order to enjoy the word, we ought to continue to read it, and the way to obtain a spirit of prayer is to continue praying. The less we read the word of God, the less we desire to read it, and the less we pray, the less we desire to pray.” Jesus was passionate about His prayer life. It brought Him unmeasured power at the beginning, and kept the flow unbroken and undiminished.

There was no emergency, no difficulty, no necessity, no temptation that would not yield to prayer. Every time we see Jesus praying He was praying with passion. That was because He knew Who it was He was talking to and that prayer to the Father is a powerful thing and not something to take lightly and glibly. Passionate prayer is prayer from the heart not just from the head.

Beloved, it is important to know that relationships are serviced by communication and when we don’t pray, we deprive ourselves of our relationship with God. Therefore, make up your mind to pray always.

Motivational Quote: A prayerful person is one who has realised that he is hopeless and useless without God.

Prophetic Word: I decree upon your Life that the agenda of prayer killers will not prosper over your life, in the name of Jesus.

HYMN – Pray, always pray

1. Pray, always pray;
the Holy Spirit pleads
Within thee all thy daily,
hourly needs.

2. Pray, always pray;
beneath sin’s heaviest load
Prayer sees the blood from Jesus’
side that flow’d.

3. Pray, always pray;
though weary, faint, and lone,
Prayer nestles by the Father’s
sheltering throne.

4. Pray, always pray;
amid the world’s turmoil
Prayer keeps the heart at rest,
and nerves for toil.

5. Pray, always pray;
if joys thy pathway throng,
Prayer drinks with them of springs
that cannot fail.

MFM Devotional 3rd March 2021 PRAYER POINTS

MORNING
1. Father, teach me to pray, in the name of Jesus
2. Father, release upon me the spirit and the power of prayer, in the name of Jesus
3. I r e j e c t t h e s p i r i t o f lukewarmness and slothfulness in the place of prayer, in the name of Jesus.

EVENING
4. Holy Spirit, make me a prayer eagle, in the name of Jesus
5. l refuse to be weary in the house of prayer, in the name of Jesus
6. Holy Spirit, help me to pray, in the name of Jesus
7. I receive grace to pray and be victorious over the devil, in the name of Jesus.

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR
Numbers 18-20

MFM Devotional 3rd March 2021 Message. The Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries (MFM) is a Pentecostal denomination founded in Yaba, Lagos, Lagos State, Nigeria in 1989, now with churches in several countries. It was founded by Daniel Kolawole Olukoya.

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Open Heaven Wednesday 3rd March 2021 – God’s Partner

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Open Heaven Wednesday 3rd March 2021 Devotional Guide By Pastor E.A Adeboye

TOPIC: God’s Partner

MEMORISE:
“For we are labourers together with God: ye are God’s husbandry, ye are God’s building.” – (1 Corinthians 3:9)

READ: Ezekiel 37:1-10 (KJV)
1. The hand of the LORD was upon me, and carried me out in the spirit of the LORD, and set me down in the midst of the valley which was full of bones,

2. And caused me to pass by them round about; and, behold, there were very many in the open valley; and, lo, they were very dry.

3. And he said unto me, Son of man, can these bones live? And I answered, O Lord GOD, thou knowest.

4. Again he said unto me, Prophesy upon these bones, and say unto them, O ye dry bones, hear the word of the LORD.

5. Thus saith the Lord GOD unto these bones; Behold, I will cause breath to enter into you, and ye shall live;

6. And I will lay sinews upon you, and will bring up flesh upon you, and cover you with skin, and put breath in you, and ye shall live; and ye shall know that I am the LORD.

7. So I prophesied as I was commanded; and as I prophesied, there was a noise, and behold a shaking, and the bones came together, bone to his bone.

8. And when I beheld, lo, the sinews and the flesh came up upon them, and the skin covered them above; but there was no breath in them.

9. Then said he unto me, Prophesy unto the wind, prophesy, son of man, and say to the wind, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Come from the four winds, O breath, and breathe upon these slain, that they may live.

10. So I prophesied as he commanded me, and the breath came into them, and they lived, and stood up upon their feet, an exceeding great army.

Open Heaven Wednesday 3rd March 2021 Devotional MESSAGE:

God loves to partner with people for His work here on earth. When He wanted to deliver the people of Israel from the bondage of the Egyptians, He partnered with Moses. When He wanted to raise dry bones to become an army, He partnered with prophet Ezekiel as we see in today’s Bible reading. The major thing that qualifies you for partnership with God is holiness because He is a holy God and Amos 3:3 says two cannot walk together except  they agree.

Beyond holiness however, one thing has to be clear from the beginning: He is the Senior Partner while you are the junior partner. Being the junior partner means that you have to forget whatever it is that you have achieved and place yourself wholly under His leadership.

Peter was a professional fisherman. He had been fishing since he was a youth. Jesus on the other hand was a carpenter. When Jesus wanted to perform the miracle of a boat-sinking catch and needed Peter to partner with Him He told him to fish at a time when, from experience, Peter knew there would be little or no catch. Peter however put all his experience and qualifications aside to obey the Senior Partner and the result was a catch so great that it filled two boats.

One day, just after I became the General Overseer of The Redeemed Christian Church of God, the Lord said to me, “My son, you are almost forty years old and forty as you know is considered the age of wisdom”. I said “Yes, Lord” He went on to show me two graphs. One looked like a valley, the other a mountain. He then told me to choose which of the two I wanted. I understood straightaway by the help of the Holy Spirit, so I chose the valley. He said “Very well, son, I am ready to become your partner so that from now, you will be climbing. But for that to happen, everything about you has to reduce to zero.” Before that time, my name plate read ‘Rev. Dr. E.A Adeboye, B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D:  and at the bottom was “General Overseer” God said to me “From now you will be known simply as Pastor Adeboye. All the big titles have to go – the B.Sc., M.Sc.., Ph.D. I am not interested in them.”

If you want God to partner with you, humbly take the position of a junior partner. All your knowledge and achievements have to be put aside. Your obedience to your Senior Partner has to be absolute.

KEY POINT:
God is the Senior Partner you are the junior partner. He instructs, you obey. He leads, you follow.

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR:Acts 9-10

HYMN 12 – IN CHRIST ALONE MY HOPE IS FOUND

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
Here in the love of Christ I stand.

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
Till 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
Bought with the precious blood of Christ.

4. No gift 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
Here in the love of Christ I’ll stand.

Open Heaven Wednesday 3rd March 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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