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Open Heaven 22nd February 2021 Message - The Power In A Name

Open Heaven Message 22nd February 2021 – The Power In A Name

You are reading Open Heaven Devotional for Today Monday 22nd February 2021; written by Pastor E.A Adeboye. May you be blessed as you read on.

TOPIC: THE POWER IN A NAME

MEMORISE: “That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth;” – Philippians 2:10

READ: Philippians 2:9-11 (KJV)
9. Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name;

10. That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth;

11. And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

TODAY’S MESSAGE: OPEN HEAVEN 22ND FEBRUARY 2021 MESSAGE

Many people wonder why names are important. Well, to start with, a name says a lot about the bearer. The Bible says that whatever Adam named the animals, that is what they were called (Genesis 2:19). What you are called has serious consequences on what you become. When I was a lecturer at the University of Lagos, there was a Professor’s typist who everyone jokingly called Prof.

Whenever they called him Prof, he would smile and reply, “Yes, yes”. Then one day, he made a life changing decision. “I am a typist, but everybody calls me Professor. Then Professor I will become”. He then began to attend evening classes and little by little, he passed his exams and gained admission into the University. Before I left the University of Lagos, the typist was already studying for his Ph.D.

All these came about because a typist was called a Professor. God takes names very seriously. In Genesis 17:5 He changed Abram’s name to Abraham, then in Genesis 17:15 He changed Sarai’s name to Sarah. God also changed Jacob’s name as well in Genesis 32:28: And he said, Thy name shall be called no more Jacob, but Israel… God changed their names when He wanted to promote them.

He gave them new names that reflected what He wanted to make out of them. This teaches us that if we want to go to a new level, we should begin to bear the name for that level. Just as we see in our Bible reading for today, God exalted Jesus by giving Him a name that is above every other. What is the next level that you want to attain? Start bearing the name that reflects that new level from now.

However, if you think that you might get into trouble by asking people to call you that name, stand in front of your mirror and begin to call yourself that name as often as you can. Some believers answer to funny nicknames that are not a reflection of who they want to be; worse still, some even call themselves such names in a bid to appear modest. Don’t answer to such nicknames anymore. The name you answer to is what you will become.

REFLECTION: What is the name that you are called? Is it a reflection of what you want to become? If not, change that name immediately.

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Exodus 2-4

HYMNAL: HYMN 1 – ALL HAIL THE POWER OF JESUS’ NAME!

1. All hail the power of Jesus’ Name!
Let angels prostrate fall;
Bring forth the royal diadem,
and crown Him Lord of all.
Bring forth the royal diadem,
and crown Him Lord of all.

2. Let highborn seraphs tune the lyre,
and as they tune it, fall
Before His face Who tunes their choir,
and crown Him Lord of all.
Before His face Who tunes their choir,
and crown Him Lord of all.

3. Crown Him, ye morning stars of light,
Who fixed this floating ball;
Now hail the strength of Israel’s might,
and crown Him Lord of all.
Now hail the strength of Israel’s might,
and crown Him Lord of all.

4. Crown Him, ye martyrs of our God,
who from His altar call;
Extol the Stem of Jesse’s rod,
and crown Him Lord of all.
Extol the Stem of Jesse’s rod,
and crown Him Lord of all.

5. Ye seed of Israel’s chosen race,
ye ransomed from the fall,
Hail Him Who saves you by His grace,
and crown Him Lord of all.
Hail Him Who saves you by His grace,
and crown Him Lord of all.

6. Hail Him, ye heirs of David’s line,
Whom David Lord did call,
The God incarnate, Man divine,
and crown Him Lord of all,
The God incarnate, Man divine,
and crown Him Lord of all.

7. Sinners, whose love can ne’er forget
the wormwood and the gall,
Go spread your trophies at His feet,
and crown Him Lord of all.
Go spread your trophies at His feet,
and crown Him Lord of all.

Thank you for reading Today’s Open Heaven 22nd February 2021 Message – The Power In A Name by Pastor E.A Adeboye. God bless you!

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Open Heaven Devotional 1st March 2021 Today – The Vessel God Uses

Open Heaven 1st March 2021 Today Devotional - The Vessel God Uses

Open Heaven Devotional 1st March 2021 Today – The Vessel God Uses

You are reading Open Heaven Devotional for Today Monday 1st March 2021; written by Pastor E.A Adeboye. May you be blessed as you read on.

TOPIC: THE VESSEL GOD USES

MEMORISE: “But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and of silver, but also of wood and of earth; and some to honour, and some to dishonour.” – 2 Timothy 2:20

READ: 2 Timothy 2:19-21 (KJV)
19. Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal, The Lord knoweth them that are his. And, Let every one that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity.

20. But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and of silver, but also of wood and of earth; and some to honour, and some to dishonour.

21. If a man therefore purge himself from these, he shall be a vessel unto honour, sanctified, and meet for the master’s use, and prepared unto every good work.

TODAY’S MESSAGE: OPEN HEAVEN 1ST MARCH 2021 TODAY DEVOTIONAL

There was this young lady at the University of Lagos who had been praying, “God use me, use me for Your glory. Lord use me, want to be able to heal the sick, to cast out demons. I want to be used by You, Lord”. She kept praying this prayer for so long but God kept quiet. One day, she needed to use the toilet and at that time, for one reason or the other, there was water shortage on the campus, so all the toilets were dirty.

She peeped into the first toilet and quickly shut the door as soon as she opened it. The second one was worse. Finally, she realised that she couldn’t use any of the toilets so she left the place and then God spoke to her. “My daughter”. “Yes Lord” she replied. “I thought you wanted to use the toilet” He said. “Yes Lord, but it is too dirty”. Then God said, “I also want use you, but you are too dirty”.

God does not use dirty vessels. If you want God to use you, then you must first purge yourself clean. He said in Isaiah 59:2: But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you, that he will not hear. He cannot stand sin at all. Sin irritates Him, so how do you expect Him to use you if you are still committing sin?

Another reason He cannot use a dirty vessel is that whoever He uses becomes His representative and a model for other people to follow. Naturally, the moment people see someone working miracles in the name of Jesus, they tend to follow him or her and even copy his or her lifestyle. If God uses a sinner, what message is He passing to the world? Isn’t He then saying that it is okay to sin? God forbid.

For this reason, when God is looking for someone to use, He will first take the fellow through a series of tests and training just to ensure that the person is strong and equipped enough to withstand temptations and sin when He eventually starts using him or her. Those who are really serious about God using them have to always subdue the flesh.

They learn to walk in the Spirit because if they live by the flesh, they will sin. They fast often, they stay away from bad company and media content that could pollute their minds. They study the word regularly because they want to know God more. Daniel 11:32 says it is those who know their God that will be strong and do exploits.

ACTION POINT: Are you really serious about wanting to be used by God? Show Him by your lifestyle.

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Acts 4-6

HYMNAL: HYMN 24 – TAKE MY LIFE, AND LET IT BE

1. Take my life, and let it be
Consecrated, Lord to Thee;
Take my moments and my days,
Let them flow in ceaseless praise,
Let them flow in ceaseless praise.

2. Take my hands, and let them move
At the impulse of Thy love;
Take my feet, and let them be
Swift and beautiful for Thee,
Swift and beautiful for Thee.

3. Take my voice and let me sing
Always, only, for my King;
Take my lips and let them be
Filled with messages from Thee,
Filled with messages from Thee.

4. Take my silver and my gold;
Not a mite would I withhold;
Take my intellect, and use
Every power as Thou shalt choose,
Every power as Thou shalt choose.

5. Take my will and make it Thine,
It shall be no longer mine:
Take my heart, it is Thine own;
It shall be Thy royal throne,
It shall be Thy royal throne.

6. Take my love, my Lord, I pour
At Thy feet its treasure store;
Take myself, and I will be
Ever, only, all for Thee,
Ever, only, all for Thee.

Thank you for reading Today’s Open Heaven 1st March 2021 Today Devotional – The Vessel God Uses by Pastor E.A Adeboye. God bless you!

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