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Open Heaven 19 December 2018 – Friends of the King

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Open Heaven 19 December 2018 Wednesday Daily Devotional by Pastor E. A. Adeboye – Friends of the King
Topic: Friends of the King (Open Heaven 19 December 2018)

Memorise: “Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you.”– John 15:14

Read: John 15:13-15 (KJV)

13 Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.

14 Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you.

15 Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you.

Bible in One Year: Amos 4-6, John 13:31-14:14

Open Heaven 19 December 2018 Wednesday MESSAGE:
Very large part of our day activities is based on relationships and connections with other people. For example, if you want something done at a bank that involves a lot of processes, you will naturally begin to think of someone you know in that bank that can help you speed things up. Many people maintain friendship with certain people not because they actually like them, but because they know that those people will be useful to them one way or another. There is a popular saying that your network is your net-worth. In other words, with a good network of influential friends, things that are difficult for others to get done will be easy for you. Some people are very powerful not because they hold any position of power or wealth, but because they have friends in high places.

If having friends in high places is very beneficial to attaining your goals, how much more having the Most High as your Friend? Anyone who is friends with God has unlimited power and influence. There is no contract or job that God cannot help you get, there is no position too high for Him to reach, there is no heart too hard for Him to influence in your favor, and there is absolutely no door that He cannot open. Unfortunately, many people who profess to be Christians are actually not friends with God.

Friendship is like fire; if tended properly, that fire will burn for a very long time. No friendship will stay alive if it is not properly and constantly maintained. God wants you to seek him with your heart and not through activities. Many Christians concentrate so much on religious activities that they stop tending to their relationship with God for a very long time, to the point that they have no intimacy with Him. Some would rather be on the pulpit in front of people than alone with God just communing with Him. No wonder Jesus Christ says that some people who thought they had been working for Him would be turned away like strangers on the last day. Matthew 7:21-23 says:

“21 Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. 22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? 23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.”

Further confirming the words of this scripture, today’s memory verse says that only those who do His commandments are His friends. Are you His friend?

Open Heaven 19 December 2018 Wednesday Key Point:
Jesus Christ is the only friend that really matters.

Also Read: Open Heaven 18 December 2018 – When the Devil Strikes

Open Heaven 19 December 2018 Wednesday Hymn 10: My Faith Looks Up To Thee
My faith looks up to Thee,
Thou Lamb of Calvary,
Savior divine!
Now hear me while I pray,
Take all my guilt away,
Oh, let me from this day
Be wholly Thine!
May Thy rich grace impart
Strength to my fainting heart,
My zeal inspire!
As Thou hast died for me,
Oh, may my love to Thee
Pure, warm, and changeless be,
A living fire!
While life’s dark maze I tread,
And griefs around me spread,
Be Thou my guide;
Bid darkness turn to day,
Wipe sorrow’s tears away,
Nor let me ever stray
From Thee aside.
When ends life’s tran

Oliver King is the CEO of Olivergist.com and also a social media influence, He is a graduate of Ecotes Benin University with a BSc in International Relations. And also have Dip in Law from Bayero University. Oliver King has passion for blogging and loves what he does.

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MFM Mountain Top Life Daily Devotional 16 May 2019 By Dr. D.K Olukoya – Gracious God

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TOPIC: Gracious God (Mountain Of Fire and Miracle Ministries, MFM Daily Devotional 16 May 2019)

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: 2 Kings 24-25; John 5:1-24

FIRE SCRIPTURE: Hebrews 4:13-16

MEMORY VERSE: “Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus:” – Romans 3:24

The MESSAGE:

Many Christians interpret the grace of God as the ‘Unmerited favour’ of God (Favour that we are not qualified to have; unearned love and favour given to man through God). In actual fact, God is a gracious God and grace actually means more than the Unmerited favour of God.

Grace is the application of Christ’s righteousness to the sinner; it is virtues proceeding from divine influence such as faith, meekness, humility, patience, generosity. It is spiritual power. It is gratitude. It is final salvation i.e. eternal life. It is a kindness, to say and do what is right. It is gratitude.

Beloved, it is time to tap into all the facets of grace that God has made available to us. He is kind, forgiving and merciful God. Come unto the throne of mercy that you may receive grace and as we no longer live under the old covenant when the ‘mercy seat’ made of pure gold was approached once a year on the day of atonement, but with the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ the mercy seat was changed to a throne of mercy. Jesus Christ was the perfect sacrifice that allows us to approach the throne of mercy. Because ‘by grace you have been saved through faith’ (Ephesians 2:8).

MOTIVATIONAL QUOTE:
THE GOOD THINGS OF LIFE ARE GOTTEN BY STRENGTH WHILE THE GREAT THINGS OF LIFE ARE GOTTEN BY GRACE.

PROPHETIC WORD:
May the grace of God abound in your life today and always.

PRAYER POINTS:

MORNING

My angel of blessing, locate me now, in the name of Jesus.
My angel of blessing will not go unless he blesses me, in the name of Jesus.
Lord, let my cries provoke angelic assistance, in the name of Jesus.
EVENING
Lord, give me the name that will bless and transform my life forever, in the name of Jesus.
Let every hindrance targeted at my angel of blessing, be dissolved, in the name of Jesus.
O Lord, deliver me from evil stones thrown at me by unfriendly friends, in the name of Jesus.
Every evil riot and rage against me, be disgraced, in the name of Jesus.
MOUNTAIN TOP LIFE is a daily devotional by Dr. D.K Olukoya (General Overseer, Mountain of Fire and Miracle Ministries, Worldwide)

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Giving that Honours God – Open Heaven 16 May 2019

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Open Heaven 16 May 2019 Thursday Daily Devotional By Pastor E. A. Adeboye – Giving that Honours God

Topic: Giving that Honours God (Open Heaven 16 May 2019)

Memorise: “Honour the LORD with thy substance, and with the firstfruits of all thine increase:”- Proverbs 3:9

Read: Genesis 22:10-18 (KJV)

10 And Abraham stretched forth his hand, and took the knife to slay his son.

11 And the angel of the LORD called unto him out of heaven, and said, Abraham, Abraham: and he said, Here am I.

12 And he said, Lay not thine hand upon the lad, neither do thou any thing unto him: for now I know that thou fearest God, seeing thou hast not withheld thy son, thine only son from me.

13 And Abraham lifted up his eyes, and looked, and behold behind him a ram caught in a thicket by his horns: and Abraham went and took the ram, and offered him up for a burnt offering in the stead of his son.

14 And Abraham called the name of that place Jehovahjireh: as it is said to this day, In the mount of the LORD it shall be seen.

15 And the angel of the LORD called unto Abraham out of heaven the second time,

16 And said, By myself have I sworn, saith the LORD, for because thou hast done this thing, and hast not withheld thy son, thine only son:

17 That in blessing I will bless thee, and in multiplying I will multiply thy seed as the stars of the heaven, and as the sand which is upon the sea shore; and thy seed shall possess the gate of his enemies;

18 And in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed; because thou hast obeyed my voice.

Bible in One Year: Exodus 26-27, Jeremiah 36:4-19

Open Heaven 16 May 2019 Thursday MESSAGE:
Many of us desire the blessing of Abraham and this is a good thing. However, how many of us are ready to do the things Abraham did? Abraham gave gifts that honored God, so much that God swore by Himself to bless Him. After Abraham gave his very best on the altar of sacrifice, God said to him in Genesis 22:16-17:

“16 And said, By myself have I sworn, saith the LORD, for because thou hast done this thing, and hast not withheld thy son, thine only son: 17 That in blessing I will bless thee, and in multiplying I will multiply thy seed as the stars of the heaven, and as the sand which is upon the sea shore; and thy seed shall possess the gate of his enemies;”

Our God is not a respecter of persons. If you can also honour Him with your giving, He is ready to give you a blessing that has everlasting value in return.

The most precious thing you can give to honour God is your life. Just as God demanded the son of promise as a burnt sacrifice from Abraham, so does He demand your life. He says to you today:

“My son, give me thine heart, and let thine eyes observe my ways.” – Proverbs 23:26

The devil is also struggling to have your heart so that he can thwart the great plans of God for your life. When you choose to give your heart to God, you have done Him a great honour, and you will find favour in His sight and in the sight of men (Proverbs 3:4). Another form of giving which honours God is found in today’s memory verse. Giving God the first fruits of your increase is an act of faith that brings delight to His heart. There is no ambiguity as to what we stand to gain from this. In Proverbs 3:10, He clearly says:

“So shall thy barns be filled with plenty, and thy presses shall burst out with new wine.”

Unfortunately, many Christians still argue against the doctrine of first fruits. Some say that it belongs to the Old Testament, and I ask them whether the Old testament is not part of God’s word to us. There are some pleasant promises of God we love which are only found in the Old Testament. We do not say we will not key into them because they are only in the Old Testament, so why ignore the doctrine of first fruit? Beloved, give God your best today. Honour Him by offering your spirit, soul and body to Him as a living sacrifice in holiness and acceptable service (Romans 12:1-2). I pray that the Lord will grant you grace to completely obey His command like Abraham the father of faith, did.

Open Heaven 16 May 2019 Thursday Prayer Point:
Father, please give me a heart of flesh that is receptive to keeping Your precepts.

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Avoid Excuses by Pastor David Ibiyeomie

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Avoid Excuses by Pastor David Ibiyeomie

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Topic: Avoid Excuses

Mark Twain said “There are thousands of excuses for failure but never a good reason”.

Luke 14:17 (KJV) And sent his servant at supper time to say to them that were bidden, Come; for all things are now ready.

Everything is ready for you to become great in life but people limit themselves with excuses.

Luke 14:18-20 (KJV)
18 And they all with one consent began to make excuse. The first said unto him, I have bought a piece of ground, and I must needs go and see it: I pray thee have me excused. And another said, I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I go to prove them: I pray thee have me excused. And another said, I have married a wife, and therefore I cannot come.

If you are looking for excuses, there are lots of excuses to make but never excuse yourself!

Romans 2:1a (KJV) Therefore thou art inexcusable, O man.

Stop procrastinating, stop shifting what you want to do for another day, do it now!

Benjamin Franklin said “I never knew a man who was good at making excuses, who was good at anything else”.

Also Read: Keys to Successful Family (Part 3) by Pastor Faith Oyedepo

If you see a man of excuses, he will never be good at anything. When you want to be the best, you will always find an answer no matter the challenge. If you want to give an excuse, there is always one to give.

Tell yourself, no more excuse and get up! God has created you to be the best, do not limit yourself. It is time to sit up. You do not have any excuse and the devil is not your problem; you are your problem!

There cannot be a rise without a price; you must invest into your future. Until you forego something, you will never go up. There are certain pleasures you have to let go now to gain the treasures of tomorrow. Little things make the difference in every facet of life. To get the most out of life, give life the extra mile that makes the difference between winning and losing.

In the race of life it is only those that are willing to pay the price that get the prize!

God bless you.

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