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OPEN HEAVEN 4 OCTOBER 2020 SUNDAY: ANOINTING VS APPOINTMENT

OPEN HEAVEN 4 OCTOBER 2020 MEMORIZE: Wherefore, brethren, look ye out among you seven men of honest report, full ofthe Holy Ghost and wisdom, whom we may appoint over this business. Acts 6:3

OPEN HEAVEN 4 OCTOBER 2020 BIBLE READING ACTS 6:5-8

5. And the saying pleased the whole multitude: and they chose Stephen, a man full of faith and of the Holy Ghost, and Philip, and Prochorus, an Nicanor, and Timon, and Parmenas, and Nicolas a proselyte of Antioch:

6. Whom they set before the apostles: and when they had prayed, they laid their hands on them.

7. And the word of God increased; and the number of the disciples multiplied in Jerusalem greatly; and a great company of the priests were obedient to the faith.

8. And Stephen, full of faith and power, did great wonders and miracles among the people.

HAPPY SUNDAY,

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OPEN HEAVEN 4 OCTOBER 2020 MESSAGE

There are clear differences between the anointed and the appointed: the former is greater than the latter and so controls it.

Do not seek or lobby for an appointment, rather seek anointing. Anointing is the supernatural ability to do something.

God has a purpose for your life and thus gives you the necessary ability to achieve it.

When you pursue an appointment that God has not anointed you for, you will live under stress and pressure.

However, when you seek the anointing, the right appointment will follow and you will get great results.

ln Acts 6:3, we see the correct order that things should follow.

First, you must be full of the Holy Ghosts anointing and power, then you will get the right appointment.

Your focus should therefore be on the anointing and not the appointment.

The appointment is merely a platform for the manifestation of the anointing.

Before Stephen was appointed as a deacon, he had already been anointed by the Holy Ghost, but we did not hear of him preaching the gospel or performing miracles until the appointment came.

After the appointment, Acts 6:7-8 says:

“And the word of God increased; and the number of the disciples multiplied in Jerusalem greatly; and a great company of the priests were obedient to the faith. And Stephen, full of faith and power, did great wonders and miracles among the people.“

This tells us that when you appoint the anointed, great exploits follow.

If you have the privilege of choosing people for any appointment (in Church or otherwise), ensure you select those who are anointed with the supernatural ability from God to function.

If you have been appointed into a role that you are not anointed for, then first, check if that appointment is God’s purpose for your life.

If it is His purpose for your life, then you must cry to Him for anointing.

Being appointed without being anointed can never produce excellence.

OPEN HEAVEN 4 OCTOBER 2020 KEY POINT: PRAYER POINTS FOR TODAY’S OPEN HEAVENS 4 OCTOBER 2020

Seek the anointing first before the appointment.

FROM THE TEAM: Thank you for reading today’s Open Heaven 4 October 2020 Sunday, written by  Pastor E. A. Adeboye. Please, share with someone on Facebook, Whatsapp, Instagram and other social media platforms using the social buttons at the beginning or scroll to the end of this post. Have a good day! #RemainRapturable

PREVIOUS DAY: OPEN HEAVENS 3 OCTOBER 2020

OPEN HEAVEN 4 OCTOBER 2020 HYMN

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.

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.

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.

4. Take my silver and my gold
Not a mite would I withhold;
Take my intellect and use
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.

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.

OPEN HEAVEN 4 OCTOBER 2020 BIBLE READING IN ONE YEAR: MATTHEW 4:1-25, LUKE 4:1-44, LUKE 5:1-39, JOHN 1:15-51

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OPEN HEAVEN 3 OCTOBER 2020 SATURDAY: FOR YOUR GOOD

OPEN HEAVEN 3 OCTOBER 2020 MEMORIZE: And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. Romans 8:28

OPEN HEAVEN 3 OCTOBER 2020 BIBLE READING GENESIS 50:19-22

19. And Joseph said unto them, Fear not: for am I in the place of God?

20. But as for you, ye thought evil against me; but God meant it unto good, to bring to pass, as it is this day, to save much people alive.

21. Now therefore fear ye not: I will nourish you, and your little ones. And he comforted them, and spake kindly unto them.

22. And Joseph dwelt in Egypt, he, and his father’s house: and Joseph lived an hundred and ten years.

GOOD MORNING,

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OPEN HEAVEN 3 OCTOBER 2020 MESSAGE

If we could see things the way God does, our lives would be far better.

Sometimes, criticism comes because God wants to make you more popular and influential.

Some people may even harm you because God wants to promote you.

If you cannot see things from God’s point of view, you may miss the coming blessing.

As long as you remain in love with God, you can rest assured that all things are working together for your good.

Ephesians 1:3-6 says the purpose of God for your life had been settled before the foundations of the world.

All the things you have gone through and people you have met in your life whether good or bad, are part of the purpose of God for you.

l find the story of Joseph (Genesis 37-46) very instructive. He was one person who saw things from Gods point of view.

His father loved him greatly and gave him a coat of many colours prophetic of where he was going.

His brothers became jealous of him because of his dreams of greatness and they sold him into slavery.

If his brothers had accepted him, they would not have sold him into slavery.

If they had not sold him into slavery, he would not have arrived in Egypt, and neither would he have reached the throne.

If he had not gotten to the throne, his brothers would not have come to bow to him as God had shown him many years before.

Joseph saw things from God’s point of view; he knew that if he could just stay holy, everything happening to him would eventually lead him to the throne.

He never let his wilderness experience take away his hope or make him sin against God.

At every stage of his ordeal (as a slave in Potiphar’s house and as a prisoner), his leaders attested to the fact that God was with him.

God is working out His purpose for your life. Those who hate you and those who love you are part of the plan.

Stay holy, keep trusting Him; your reward is just around the corner. Galatians 6:9 says:

“And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.”

OPEN HEAVEN 3 OCTOBER 2020 KEY POINT: PRAYER POINTS FOR TODAY’S OPEN HEAVENS 3 OCTOBER 2020

As long as you are still in the will of God, don’t worry; ever thing around you is working for your good (Romans 8:28).

FROM THE TEAM: Thank you for reading today’s Open Heaven 3 October 2020 Saturday, written by  Pastor E. A. Adeboye. Please, share with someone on Facebook, Whatsapp, Instagram and other social media platforms using the social buttons at the beginning or scroll to the end of this post. Have a good day! #RemainRapturable

PREVIOUS DAY: OPEN HEAVENS 2 OCTOBER 2020

OPEN HEAVEN 3 OCTOBER 2020 HYMN

WHEN WE WALK WITH THE LORD

1. When we walk with the Lord
In the light of His Word,
What a glory He sheds on our way,
While we do His good will,
He abides with us still,
And with all who will trust and obey.

CHORUS
Trust and obey,
For there’s no other way
To be happy in Jesus,
But to trust and obey.

2. Not a shadow can rise,
Not a cloud in the skies,
But His smile quickly drives it away,
Not a doubt or a fear,
Not a sigh or a tear,
Can abide while we trust and obey.

3. Not a burden we bear,
Not a sorrow we share,
But our toil He doth richly repay,
Not a grief nor a loss,
Not a frown nor a cross,
But is blest if we trust and obey.

4. But we never can prove
The delights of His love,
Until all on the altar we lay,
For the favour He shows,
And the joy He bestows,
Are for them who will trust and obey.

5. Then in fellowship sweet
We will sit at His feet,
Or we’ll walk by His side in the way,
What He says we will do,
Where He sends, we will go,
Never fear, only trust and obey.

OPEN HEAVEN 3 OCTOBER 2020 BIBLE READING IN ONE YEAR: MATTHEW 3:1-17, MARK 1:1-45, LUKE 3:1-38

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PRAYER POINTS FOR TODAY’S OPEN HEAVENS 2 OCTOBER 2020

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PRAYER POINTS

KING of kings, thank You for this marvelous day and grace of life

Thank You, Father, for the salvation and redemption of my soul, from eternal destruction in hell fire.

Father, thank You for Your precious word of salvation and redemption to me and my household.

Father, give me the grace to die daily to the cravings of the flesh and be fully awake to the life of the spirit, in Jesus’ name

Father Almighty, ignite a thirst for more of You so my life reflects the image of God in my life, in the mighty name of Jesus

Father, strip me of those desires that lead me away from the path of total surrender, so I am established totally in You, in Jesus’ name

Father, awaken a hunger for Your word in my soul. Build my life and career with the power of the spoken word, in Jesus’ name

Father, may nothing whatsoever, be too big or precious to me that I cannot surrender it to You, in the mighty name of Jesus

Father, set me on fire for You. My generation will testify of Your goodness, in the mighty name of Jesus

Father, bless your son, Pastor E.A.Adeboye, his entire household and everyone working with them. Reward them abundantly, for all their labours of love, in Your vineyard, in Jesus name.

OUR FATHER, please uphold Your children working everyday on this platform (rccgonline.org) with Your right hand of righteousness. Give them the grace to keep up with this good work of Faith, in the name of Jesus

OUR FATHER, bless everyone dedicating their time to pray through these prayers & declarations at the point of their needs. Give them the grace to share/rebroadcast, in Jesus’ name.

FATHER, let every challenge, hindrance and obstacle of getting these prayer points across to Your children, timely, and on daily basis be removed, in Jesus’ name.

Your Personal petitions.
( Philippians 4:6)

In Jesus’ name I pray.
(John 14:13-14; 15:16)

Thank you FATHER for answered prayers.
(1 Thessalonians 5:18).

By faith, appreciate God for answered prayers and declarations. Beloved, begin to thank God for the revival of your prayer life and your testimonies. See you here tomorrow. Bye-bye…

#GodBlessOurHome

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OPEN HEAVEN 2 OCTOBER 2020 FRIDAY: DEAD TO THE FLESH

OPEN HEAVEN 2 OCTOBER 2020 MEMORIZE: And the that are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts. Galatians 5:2

OPEN HEAVEN 2 OCTOBER 2020 BIBLE READING ROMANS 6:3-8

3. Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death?

4. Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.

5. For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection:

6. Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin.

7. For he that is dead is freed from sin.

8. Now if we be dead with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with him:

GOOD MORNING,

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Sometime ago, someone walked up to me and said I have known you for a long time now and you have remained consistent with your faith.

I replied that is because l am dead to the flesh. A dead man does not change. Are you dead to the flesh?.

A man that is dead to the flesh is not affected by the changes around him. He is not affected by criticism.

If you slap a dead man, he would not react; insult him, he would not retaliate. That is the attitude of anyone who is dead to the flesh.

Are you dead to the flesh?, If your sincere answer is No then let us look at how you can become so.

“So likewise, whosoever he be of you that forsaketh not all that he hath, he cannot be my disciple. Luke 14:33

The first thing is to forsake all that you have. You need to see no value in any material possession.

Nothing in this world should be of more value to you than God. He said anyone who would follow Him must first deny himself (Luke 9:23).

How do you know if you have forsaken all?.

I once spoke to a man about Christ and he told me that he had surrendered all unto God I knew he was not being sincere, so I said Glory to God.

Brother, please, would you loan us your car for evangelism tomorrow?.

His countenance changed immediately and he said You know that is my only car and I have to go to work tomorrow.

So now, I want you to be sincere with yourself: Have you forsaken all for Him?.

If Jesus were to ask you to sell all that you have and give to the poor, would you?.

Also, the flesh is very stubborn and will not go down without a fight. It can only be defeated by fasting and prayers.

The more you fast, the more life you give to your spirit and the less you give to the carnal nature.

When you fast, your flesh begins to die to lusts. You would also begin to value the things of the Spirit far more than ephemeral things (Galatians 5:16-17).

OPEN HEAVEN 2 OCTOBER 2020 PRAYER POINT: PRAYER POINTS FOR TODAY’S OPEN HEAVENS 2 OCTOBER 2020

From today, I declare that I am dead to the flesh in the mighty name of Jesus.

FROM THE TEAM: Thank you for reading today’s Open Heaven 2 October 2020 Friday, written by  Pastor E. A. Adeboye. Please, share with someone on Facebook, Whatsapp, Instagram and other social media platforms using the social buttons at the beginning or scroll to the end of this post. Have a good day! #RemainRapturable

PREVIOUS DAY: OPEN HEAVENS 1 OCTOBER 2020

OPEN HEAVEN 2 OCTOBER 2020 HYMN

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.

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.

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.

4. Take my silver and my gold
Not a mite would I withhold;
Take my intellect and use
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.

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.

OPEN HEAVEN 2 OCTOBER 2020 BIBLE READING IN ONE YEAR: MATTHEW 2:1-23, LUKE 2:39-52

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PRAYER POINTS FOR THE MONTH OF OCTOBER 2020

GOOD MORNING BELOVED,

DAILY PERSONAL CONFESSION: I confess today; my destiny is moving higher and higher in this new month of October. I am above retrogression and backwardness. New doors of blessing, divine appointment and opportunities are opened unto me this month. I am a success always, no failure can limit me because God is on my side. Hallelujah!

PRAYER POINTS

Ancient of days, thank You for this marvelous day and grace of life

Thank You, Father, for the salvation and redemption of my soul, from eternal destruction in hell fire.

Thank You, Father, for reconciling me to Yourself through Your son, Jesus Christ, and for committing into my hands, the ministry of reconciliation.

Father, in anyway I have fallen short of your glory, please, have mercy and forgive me, in Jesus name.

Father, thank You because of another beautiful opportunity to partake of a brand new month You deserve my worship

Lord Jesus, thank You for cutting off the evil grip and hold over my life and existence

Jehovah, thank You for being my shield and helper always

Abba Father, thank You for being my ever present help and the one who controls all that is in and around me

Father, in this new month of October, let me never stop singing Your praise over my life, in the mighty name of Jesus

Father, in this new month of October, new doors of opportunities will open for me and my household, in Jesus’ name

Father, in this new month of October, Your new grace will lead me and my household, in Jesus’ name

Father, bless the works of my hands in this new month of October, in Jesus’ name

Father, please take me to new heights of success and let Your glory cover me in this new month of October, in the mighty name of Jesus

Father, please fill my mouth with Your praises all throughout this new month of October, in the mighty name of Jesus

Father, be exalted in my life, household, business and career all through this new Month, in the mighty name of Jesus

Thank You Adonai for all the beautiful plans You have for me in this new month of October

Thank You blessed REDEEMER for fighting all my battles in October 2020

Thank You my King for Your leadership upon my life in this new month.

Father, receive all the glory, honour ans adoration. You deserve more. Have Your way in our lives.

Father, sicknesses related to this time of the year will be far from us, our families and neighbours, in the everlasting name of Jesus

Father, our old ones will receive grace and strength to fight against all infirmities, in Jesus’ name

Father, our young ones will come more closer to You. Foolishness will be far from them, in Jesus’ name.

Father, bless your son, Pastor E.A.Adeboye, his entire household and everyone working with them. Reward them abundantly, for all their labours of love, in Your vineyard, in Jesus name.

OUR FATHER, please uphold Your children working everyday on this platform (rccgonline.org) with Your right hand of righteousness. Give them the grace to keep up with this good work of Faith, in the name of Jesus

OUR FATHER, bless everyone dedicating their time to pray through these prayers & declarations at the point of their needs. Give them the grace to share/rebroadcast, in Jesus’ name.

FATHER, let every challenge, hindrance and obstacle of getting these prayer points across to Your children, timely, and on daily basis be removed, in Jesus’ name.

Your Personal petitions.
( Philippians 4:6)

In Jesus’ name I pray.
(John 14:13-14; 15:16)

Thank you FATHER for answered prayers.
(1 Thessalonians 5:18).

By faith, appreciate God for answered prayers and declarations. Beloved, begin to thank God for the revival of your prayer life and your testimonies. See you here tomorrow. Bye-bye…

#GodBlessOurHome

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OPEN HEAVEN FOR TEENS 1 OCTOBER 2020 THURSDAY: PRAY FOR LEADERS

OPEN HEAVEN FOR TEENS 1 OCTOBER 2020 MEMORIZE: Honour all men. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honour the king. 1 Peter 2:17

OPEN HEAVEN FOR TEENS 1 OCTOBER 2020 BIBLE READING 1 TIMOTHY 2:1-4

1. I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men;

2. For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.

3. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour;

4. Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.

OPEN HEAVEN FOR TEENS 1 OCTOBER 2020 MESSAGE

Everybody needs prayers. No matter your status or position, you need prayers.

I still need prayers and I am grateful for the family, friends and children l have in the Redeemed Christian Church of God, who make it their constant assignment to pray for me.

They will never lack anything good in Jesus name. Today’s Bible passage encourages you to pray for your leaders.

It is easy to assume that they have everything figured out, whereas, the opposite is the case.

The same way you rely on God for mercy, grace and strength is the same way they also yearn for it.

As a child of God, it is your duty to pray for your political and traditional leaders.

You should pray for them to be able to lead peacefully and according to the will of God.

You should pray for honest men and women in the government, who will put the needs of the masses first, instead of enriching their pockets.

You should pray for the Holy Spirit to guide them to lead with the fear of God.

It is the fear of God that will guide them when it is time to make national decisions which will affect you and me.

When you lift them up in prayers, you strengthen them. That is what God wants you to do.

OPEN HEAVEN FOR TEENS 1 OCTOBER 2020 PRAYER POINT

Pray that a heart of service to mankind should be given to every political leader in Nigeria.

OPEN HEAVEN FOR TEENS 1 OCTOBER 2020 HYMN

PASS ME NOT, O GENTLE SAVIOUR

1. Pass me not, O gentle Saviour,
Hear my humble cry;
While on others Thou art calling,
Do not pass me by.

CHORUS
Saviour, Saviour,
Hear my humble cry;
While on others thou art calling,
Do not pass me by.

2. Let me at Thy throne of mercy
Find a sweet relief;
Kneeling there in deep contrition,
Help my unbelief.

3. Trusting only in Thy merit,
Would I seek Thy face;
Heal my wounded, broken spirit,
Save me by thy grace.

4. Thou the spring of all my comfort,
More than life to me,
Whom have lon earth beside Thee?
Whom in heaven but Thee?

OPEN HEAVEN FOR TEENS 1 OCTOBER 2020 BIBLE READING IN ONE YEAR: ISAIAH 22:1-25, ISAIAH 23:1-18, EPHESIANS 3:1-21