Open Heavens Daily Devotional by Pastor E.A. Adeboye May 31, 2017

OPEN HEAVENS DAILY DEVOTIONAL

DATE: WEDNESDAY MAY 31ST 2017

THEME: WHOSE WILL?

Memorise:

Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. Matthew 6:10

 

Read: Matthew 6:9-13

6:9 After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.

6:10 Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.

6:11 Give us this day our daily bread.

6:12 And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.

6:13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen.

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Daily Manna Devotional by Pastor W.F. Kumuyi May 31, 2017

*DAILY MANNA*

*WEDNESDAY 31ST MAY, 2017*

*A LOOMING JUDGMENT*

*TEXT: AMOS 5:16 -27*

 

_*KEY VERSE: “Woe unto you that desire the day of the LORD! to what end is it for you? the day of the LORD is darkness, and not light” (Amos 5:18).*_

 

*The judgment of God upon sinners is imminent.* *It is going to be a day of catastrophe and calamity, gloom and misery, desolation and astonishment and indeed, a day of a lamentation and confusion.* *It is a day that no sinner would wish to pass through.* *This day of outpouring of God’s fury, indignation and wrath upon the world is referred to as the day of the Lord in the Scripture.

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Daily Manna Devotional by Pastor W.F. Kumuyi May 30, 2017

*DAILY MANNA TUESDAY, MAY 30, 2017*

 

*TOPIC*: BETWEEN GOD AND NEIGHBOURS

 

*TEXT*: MARK 12:28-37

 

*KEY VERSE*: “And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment” (Mark 12:30).

Two aspects of Jesus’ personality are here introduced: His humanity and deity. He is both human and divine. In His incarnation, Jesus came to this world in human form in the lineage of David.

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Spirit Meat Daily Devotional by Rev&Rev (Mrs) Olusola Areogun May 30, 2017

SPIRIT MEAT DAILY DEVOTIONAL BY REV OLUSOLA AND REV OYENIKE AREOGUN

TUESDAY, 30TH MAY, 2017.

TOPIC:  RESPONDING TO THE PERSONALITIES AND PROCESS OF DESTINY FULFILMENT.

MARK 3:13-19.

We have established that there is a period between when you are born and when you eventually become born again and that many Christians have different liabilities resulting from that phase. We also saw how God chooses who should groom you for the fulfilment of your divine destiny. However, some people failed in the plan of God for their lives because they chose who they thought best to train them for their divine destiny.

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Open Heavens Daily Devotional by Pastor E.A. Adeboye May 30, 2017

OPEN HEAVENS DAILY DEVOTIONAL

 

TUESDAY MAY 30TH 2017

 

THEME: THE ULTIMATE DESTINATION

 

MEMORISE:

Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: Matthew 7:13

 

READ: Matthew 7:13-14

 

13 Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat:

 

14 Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.

 

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR:

Acts 18-19 & Jeremiah 38:14-23

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Spirit Meat Daily Devotional by Rev & Rev ( Mrs ) Olusola Areogun May 29,2017

SPIRIT MEAT DAILY DEVOTIONAL BY REV OLUSOLA AND REV OYENIKE AREOGUN

MONDAY, 29TH MAY, 2017.

TOPIC:  DIVINE CHOICES OVER YOUR LIFE ARE OFFICIAL BEFORE HEAVEN.

1 KINGS 19:15-17;  1 SAMUEL 16:10-13.

In the fulfilment of your destiny, God chooses the person that should train and prepare you for what God predestined you to be and do. These choices are usually informal physically, but they are very official before heaven. Mordecai was chosen to train Esther, Moses for Joshua, David for Solomon, while Elijah was chosen to groom Elisha without pre-informing Elisha or seeking his consent.

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Daily Manna Devotional by Pastor W.F. Kumuyi May 29,2017

Daily Manna 2017

MONDAY, MAY 29, 2017

AVENGE NOT YOURSELF

-PROVERBS 25:16-28

KEY VERSE:

“If thine enemy be hungry, give him bread to eat; and if he be thirsty, give him water to drink” (Proverbs 25:21).

The story is told about Jane, a persecuted but non-vindictive and non-retaliatory Christian young lady somewhere in Africa.

She sometimes left her clothes on the washing line at the back of their residence. Whenever she went for fellowship or evangelism, her hostile neighbours would never help her pack them inside, perchance there was rain.

They never saw anything good in Jane. They maligned, slandered and vilified her whenever she was not at home. It happened, however that one day, Jane was at home reading her Bible when rain started threatening and some of her neighbours left their clothes outside.

When she looked outside through the window and saw the clothes, she quickly ran to help pack them inside. When they came back and saw what she had done for them, they were humiliated by shame because, they had never helped her to pack her clothes away from rain. It was Jane’s turn to take her own pound of flesh, but she refused to go on a mission of vendetta.

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Open Heavens Daily Devotional by Pastor E.A. Adeboye May 29, 2017

OPEN HEAVENS DAILY DEVOTIONAL

DATE: MONDAY 29TH 2017

THEME: BREAD OR CRUMBS?

Memorise:

Remove far from me vanity and lies: give me neither poverty nor riches; feed me with food convenient for me: Proverb 30:8

Read: Proverb 30:7-9

3:7 Two things have I required of thee; deny me them not before I die:

3:8 Remove far from me vanity and lies: give me neither poverty nor riches; feed me with food convenient for me:

3:9 Lest I be full, and deny thee, and say, Who is the Lord? or lest I be poor, and steal, and take the name of my God in vain.

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THE HISTORY BEHIND THE HYMN: “IT IS WELL WITH MY SOUL”

The author, Horatio G. Spafford (1828-1888), was a Presbyterian layman from Chicago. He had established a very successful legal practice as a young businessman and was also a devout Christian. Among his close friends were several evangelists including the famous Dwight L. Moody, also from Chicago.

Spafford’s fortune evaporated in the wake of the great Chicago Fire of 1871. Having invested heavily in real estate along Lake Michigan’s shoreline, he lost everything overnight. In a saga reminiscent of Job, his son died a short time before his financial disaster. But the worst was yet to come.

Hymnologist Kenneth Osbeck tells the story: “Desiring a rest for his wife and four daughters as well as wishing to join and assist Moody and [his musician Ira] Sankey in one of their campaigns in Great Britain, Spafford planned a European trip for his family in 1873. In November of that year, due to unexpected last-minute business developments, he had to remain in Chicago, but sent his wife and four daughters on ahead as scheduled on the S.S. Ville du Havre. He expected to follow in a few days.

“On November 22 the ship was struck by the Lochearn, an English vessel, and sank in twelve minutes. Several days later the survivors were finally landed at Cardiff, Wales, and Mrs. Spafford cabled her husband, ‘Saved alone.’”

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Daily Manna Devotional by Pastor W.F. Kumuyi May 28, 2017

*DAILY MANNA*

*SUNDAY 28TH MAY, 2017*

*HE IS OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS*

*TEXT: JEREMIAH 23: 1- 8*                                                                                                                      _*KEY VERSE :“In his days Judah shall be saved, and Israel shall dwell safely: and this is his name whereby he shall be called, THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS” (JEREMIAH 23:6).*_

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Open Heavens Daily Devotional by Pastor E.A. Adeboye May 28,2017

OPEN HEAVENS DAILY DEVOTIONAL

 

DATE: SUNDAY MAY 28TH 2017

 

THEME: ANY FRUIT OF REPENTANCE?

 

Memorise:

 

Bring forth therefore fruits meet for repentance. Matthew 3:8

 

Read: Matthew 3:1-10

 

3:1 In those days came John the Baptist, preaching in the wilderness of Judaea,

 

3:2 And saying, Repent ye: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.

 

3:3 For this is he that was spoken of by the prophet Esaias, saying, The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.

 

3:4 And the same John had his raiment of camel’s hair, and a leathern girdle about his loins; and his meat was locusts and wild honey.

 

3:5Then went out to him Jerusalem, and all Judaea, and all the region round about Jordan,

 

3:6 And were baptized of him in Jordan, confessing their sins.

 

3:7 But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees come to his baptism, he said unto them, O generation of vipers, who hath warned you to flee from the wrath to come?

 

3:8 Bring forth therefore fruits meet for repentance:

 

3:9 And think not to say within yourselves, We have Abraham to our father: for I say unto you, that God is able of these stones to raise up children unto Abraham.

 

3:10 And now also the axe is laid unto the root of the trees: therefore every tree which bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.

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Daily Manna Devotional by Pastor W.F. Kumuyi May 27, 2017

*DAILY MANNA*

*SATURDAY 27TH MAY, 2017*                                                                                                         *BEFORE RETRIBUTION*

*TEXT: JEREMIAH 21:1-14*

_*KEY VERSE: “And afterward, saith the LORD, I will deliver Zedekiah king of Judah, and his servants and the people and such as are left in this city from the pestilence, from the sword, and from the famine, into the hand of Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon… “(JEREMIAH 21:7)*

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Open Heavens Daily Devotional by Pastor E.A. Adeboye May 27, 2017

OPEN HEAVENS DAILY DEVOTIONAL

 

SATURDAY MAY 27TH 2017

 

THEME: SOUL-WINNING: A MARK OF LIFE

 

MEMORISE :

Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away: and every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit.

John 15:2

 

READ:  john 15:1-6

 

1 I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman.

 

2 Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away: and every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit.

 

3 Now ye are clean through the word which I have spoken unto you.

 

4 Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me.

 

5 I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.

 

6 If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and men gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned.

 

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR:

Acts 12-13 & Jeremiah 36:20-32

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What kind of Pastor are you ?

*12 KINDS OF PASTOR

 

I have come to discover 12 kinds of Pastors that are visible in the Church today. *Though not all,* but these twelve represent majority of Pastors leading Churches today. I hope you can find *who you are* among these twelve descriptions.

 

*1. BUSINESSMEN PASTORS* (1 Timothy 6:35; Isaiah 56:10,11; 2:14).

 

*Description:* They are businessmen and women who see the ministry as *avenue to make money.* They function as the Chief Executive Officers of their Churches. The Church is run with business principles. Their major emphasis is *money, finance, prosperity and how to make it.* They are in absolute control of everything.

 

*Basic Motive:* Gain and profit. Their programmes are targeted at *how much money is realized.* They are using God’s name, the Church and the Bible to make money and enrich themselves.

 

*Demerits:* No heaven-mindedness, disciples and godliness. *They breed Christians who are greedy of gain, profit-oriented, thieves and crooks. They engage in lying, fantastic promises and spurious prophesies.* They apportion *Church position* to the highest bidder.

 

*Way Out:* True repentance, freedom from financial lucre and restoration of balanced truth to the church. Business Pastors have brought *much bad image* to the Church.

 

*2. FUNKY PASTOR* (2 Timothy 4:3, 4; Jeremiah 6:13)

 

*Description:* Worldly, carnal, ungodly Pastors *who watered down the gospel to please people.* They dress anyhow and they allow anything in the Church. They are immoral and sex-maniac who take advantage of people. Their messages are the *Church liberty, ministry on the broadways, easy way to heaven* and making you somebody in life.

 

*Basic Motives:* Keep the people happy. Don’t offend them by telling them the truth. They exert influence and power over people *in order to get their money.* Youth and  young people enjoy these kinds of Pastors.

 

*Demerits:* No mention of sin, evil, hell or righteousness.  *Their focus is miracle, blessing and  breakthroughs.* Secular talk shows are allowed. Immorality, extra-marital affairs and pre-marital sex are overlooked all in the belief that God is a loving God. Funky pastors have brought much shame to the Pastoral ministry and their name.

 

*Way Out:* Genuine repentance and restitution, or else…

 

*3. VOCATIONAL PASTORS* (Ezekiel 34:2, 3)

 

*Description:* They are in the ministry, *not as a result of God’s call, but by the call of men.* They see pastoring as a hobby. They love the honour and respect being given to Pastors. *Tribal sentiments, ethnic bias, connection to authority, wealth, status and oratory power* are what was used to make them Pastors. Educational qualifications and greasing of palms also figure here.

 

*Basic Motive:* To rule over others and to be seen and respected by them. No vision, purpose and  commission from the Lord. They therefore lord themselves over the people, *using threats and  position to oppress those who are genuinely called.*

 

*Demerits:* They are not concerned with anyone or the Church once their position is secured. They lead Church backward through *secular management systems.* They don’t train, develop or empower  anyone. The Church is always malnourished and spiritually weak under such Pastors. Their ministrations are always devoid of God’s power and their sermons always make people sick. *Vocational or honorary Pastors have caused much havoc for the Church today.*

 

*Way Out:* Seek the face of God as to His plan for your life, resignation and functioning where God wants you.

 

*4. YESTERDAY’S PASTORS*

 

*Description:* They are called by the Lord, but *they are not in tune with the moves of God today.* They are holy, godly and righteous  but they are trapped in *yesterday’s ways* because they are ultra-conservative. Old tradition, dogma and doctrinal correctness is their forte. They spend only on their *one gift* to lead the Church, they detest learning and change.

 

*Basic Motive:* To survive and bring back old time religion. They are therefore prejudiced against growth, change and new strategies. They are good in hymnals, bell-ringing and order of service that has become routine and lifeless  today. Their relational skills are weak and very low.

 

*Demerits:* Lack of vision, purpose and direction in the Church. The work is backward; they are confused because changes that have occurred have left them behind. They therefore experience crisis, breakaway, stagnation and  backdoor losses.They do everything in the Church because they don’t trust anybody. They are skeptic of people and change. Pastors of yesterday usually don’t know the new moves of God for today; because they are too busy looking at yesterday.

 

*Way Out:* Change, personal growth, disabused mindset and new focus of the move of God today.

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