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Open Heavens Devotional
Open Heavens Devotional – A Daily devotional by Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye, the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God. It is a daily devotional that should be read each day – preferably in the morning before indulging in other activities for the day. The open heavens devotional will help ensure an encounter with the Lord Jesus Christ each day, through the word of God, daily open heavens prayer, Hymn and Open Heavens Bible reading in one year.
Open heavens is an annual devotional book that will help you grow as a believer in the journey of faith. The devotional is available both in hard copy and soft copy. In fact, you can take advantage of a website like openheavensdaily.net to read open heavens online via your mobile devices and computer.
You can rightly regard the devotional as a gift from the General Overseer of the RCCG, Pastor E.A Adeboye to every individual in every parts of the world (irrespective of one’s race or religion). As we all know, Pastor Adeboye has so many spiritual children, that it is impossible to give everyone attention at the same time. However, with a tool like the open heavens, it becomes very easy to reach out to everyone, and expose the mind of God.
While introducing the open heavens devotional, Pastor Adeboye reminded us that Jesus Christ The King is coming very soon, and that the Lord is actually coming to “take away His redeemed children to attend the greatest wedding heaven and earth have ever seen.” (which is the Marriage Feast of the Lamb). According to Daddy Adeboye, it is unpleasant to note that just as what played out in the parable of the ten virgins, a lot of us today have become tired of waiting for His arrival, and some people have spoiled their beautiful garments of righteousness as they now indulge in sinful ventures.
The Man of God, who admonished everyone to take practical steps to move forward in righteousness, noted that the open heavens devotional can help achieve this. He suggested that the open heavens text and content itself can be used as one’s morning devotion, and when one is free in the afternoon, you can then get busy with the Memory Verse as well as the Action Point assignment. Pastor Adeboye also added that before you sleep, you can then “spend time to read through the portions from the Bible in one year.”
As you dedicatedly go through this devotional each day in the year, you will find yourself discovering the presence of God in your life. Just like Pastor Adeboye said, this is the time to “Wake up from your spiritual sleep!” and “God wants to show you the Way”. Please, you must create time for God, then watch Him come close to you.
Your prayer life will also receive strength as you stay with the Word of God. You can ask Him anything and you will be sure He will do it for you. You also begin to grow as an intercessor who prays for others – especially the body of Christ. Such a lifestyle will bring fulfillment, break the strongholds of sin, empower you for proper Chirstian living, and you will keep obeying and doing the will of God.
It should also be added that Pastor Adeboye also gave an important advice as touching the open heavens devotional. Some people are so entangled in other activities that they simply skim through the texts everytime. Well, it won’t help you that much. According to the Man of God, when a person just read it, the person “skim the surface”. But when they study, they will “discover the treasure”.
The Open Heavens Devotional
The devotional has different parts:
- The Main Text/Content
This is the major message of the devotional. Each day, there are different subjects being written on by Pastor Adeboye. Through the leading of the Holy Spirit, he writes on issues we can relate with, with the view of ensuring our growth in the things of God. One thing that should be pointed out is the fact that Daddy loves sharing his messages in a very simple form, to ensure people will understand the Word of God properly. So, please, try not to rush this. Ensure you take your time to study and understand the message properly, and allow the Holy Spirit to speak His mind to you. Ensure you start your day with a Word from the LORD.
- Daily Open Heavens Prayer:
There is usually a prayer at the end of the main message. Please, try to say the prayers seriously. Pray with faith, knowing God’s Ears are always eager to hear you and grant you your desires.
There is also the open heavens hymn for each message. As we all should know already, hymns are powerful. Scriptures says in Ephesians 5:19: “Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord”.
So, sing the hymns with melody in your heart and allow the Holy Spirit utilise it to minister to you.
- Open Heavens Bible Reading In One Year
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After the hymn, you get to see the open heavens Bible reading in one year plan (some parts of scriptures you are expected to study for that day). Depending on your schedule, you can study them in the morning, afternoon, or evening. If you can, you should ensure you study some parts before you sleep at night. This is one of the numerous benefits attached to studying the open heavens devotional everyday. If you are faithful with all these, you will see that at the end of the year, you are already done reading the Bible in one year! That is a blessing! You get filled with the Word of God, and you are on your way to victory over the devil, sin and the world!
In conclusion, please, try to be faithful in the consistent fanning of the fire of the Spirit in your life, and you shall surely live in Jesus Name Amen.