OPEN HEAVEN 11 APRIL 2022 MONDAY

OPEN HEAVEN 11 APRIL 2022 MONDAY: STAND UP

OPEN HEAVEN 11 APRIL 2022 MEMORIZE: Now Joshua was old and stricken in years; and the LORD said unto him, Thou art old and stricken in years, and there remaineth yet very much land to be possessed. Joshua 13:1

 

OPEN HEAVEN 11 APRIL 2022 BIBLE READING 1 KINGS 13:1-25

1. And, behold, there came a man of God out of Judah by the word of the LORD unto Bethel: and Jeroboam stood by the altar to burn incense.

2. And he cried against the altar in the word of the LORD, and said, O altar, altar, thus saith the LORD; Behold, a child shall be born unto the house of David, Josiah by name; and upon thee shall he offer the priests of the high places that burn incense upon thee, and men’s bones shall be burnt upon thee.

3. And he gave a sign the same day, saying, This is the sign which the LORD hath spoken; Behold, the altar shall be rent, and the ashes that are upon it shall be poured out.

4. And it came to pass, when king Jeroboam heard the saying of the man of God, which had cried against the altar in Bethel, that he put forth his hand from the altar, saying, Lay hold on him. And his hand, which he put forth against him, dried up, so that he could not pull it in again to him.

5. The altar also was rent, and the ashes poured out from the altar, according to the sign which the man of God had given by the word of the LORD.

6. And the king answered and said unto the man of God, Entreat now the face of the LORD thy God, and pray for me, that my hand may be restored me again. And the man of God besought the LORD, and the king’s hand was restored him again, and became as it was before.

7. And the king said unto the man of God, Come home with me, and refresh thyself, and I will give thee a reward.

8. And the man of God said unto the king, If thou wilt give me half thine house, I will not go in with thee, neither will I eat bread nor drink water in this place:

9. For so was it charged me by the word of the LORD, saying, Eat no bread, nor drink water, nor turn again by the same way that thou camest.

10. So he went another way, and returned not by the way that he came to Bethel.

11. Now there dwelt an old prophet in Bethel; and his sons came and told him all the works that the man of God had done that day in Bethel: the words which he had spoken unto the king, them they told also to their father.

12. And their father said unto them, What way went he? For his sons had seen what way the man of God went, which came from Judah.

13. And he said unto his sons, Saddle me the ass. So they saddled him the ass: and he rode thereon,

14. And went after the man of God, and found him sitting under an oak: and he said unto him, Art thou the man of God that camest from Judah? And he said, I am.

15. Then he said unto him, Come home with me, and eat bread.

16. And he said, I may not return with thee, nor go in with thee: neither will I eat bread nor drink water with thee in this place:

17. For it was said to me by the word of the LORD, Thou shalt eat no bread nor drink water there, nor turn again to go by the way that thou camest.

18. He said unto him, I am a prophet also as thou art; and an angel spake unto me by the word of the LORD, saying, Bring him back with thee into thine house, that he may eat bread and drink water. But he lied unto him.

19. So he went back with him, and did eat bread in his house, and drank water.

20. And it came to pass, as they sat at the table, that the word of the LORD came unto the prophet that brought him back:

21. And he cried unto the man of God that came from Judah, saying, Thus saith the LORD, Forasmuch as thou hast disobeyed the mouth of the LORD, and hast not kept the commandment which the LORD thy God commanded thee,

22. But camest back, and hast eaten bread and drunk water in the place, of the which the Lord did say to thee, Eat no bread, and drink no water; thy carcass shall not come unto the sepulchre of thy fathers.

23. And it came to pass, after he had eaten bread, and after he had drunk, that he saddled for him the ass, to wit, for the prophet whom he had brought back.

24. And when he was gone, a lion met him by the way, and slew him: and his carcass was cast in the way, and the ass stood by it, the lion also stood by the carcass.

25. And, behold, men passed by, and saw the carcass cast in the way, and the lion standing by the carcass: and they came and told it in the city where the old prophet dwelt.

 

Good morning Beloved, you’re welcome to a new week. Thank you for joining us in today’s Open Heavens Devotional.

Are you doing all that God created you to do, or are you settled for the barest minimum?

If God were to compare what you have achieved so far with what he created you to achieve, what would be your score?

Today’s devotional draws our attention to these matters. May the eyes of your understanding be enlightened as you read to apply to your life in Jesus name.

Don’t keep the word to yourself. Share this blessing with other believers by saving this website (rccgonline.org) and sharing the link by using the share button below. And don’t forget to go through the prayers and declarations of the day.

Today’s Powerful Confession: I confess today, I am empowered to be all that God made me to be and do all that He made me to do. I am not stagnated nor retrogressing. I receive the grace for advancement and marching forward. I begin to experience great and beautiful things in my life  in Jesus name. Amen. Hallelujah!

Powerful Declarations: Powerful Declarations For Today 11 April 2022

Today’s Prayer Points: Prayer Points For Open Heavens 11 April 2022

Teens Devotional: Open Heavens For Teens 11 April 2022

Yesterday’s devotional: Open Heaven 10 April 2022

Tomorrow’s devotional: Open Heaven 12 April 2022

 

OPEN HEAVEN 11 APRIL 2022 MESSAGE

The problem with many Christians is that they are seated. They think they have arrived, so they rest earlier than they should. I have seen it happen now and again where a man or woman of God is doing so well for the Almighty God and the work of the Lord is prospering in his or her hands, then all of a sudden, the person decides to rest.

No more prayers at night, no more Bible study, no more self-sacrifice. From the story of the young prophet in our Bible reading today, we see that there are many people who God wants to take to the sun, but they get to the moon and relax.

The moment a person decides to take a break from serving God and sits to rest, he or she begins to retrogress.In Psalms 1:1, the Bible says that a Christian doesnt walk in the counsel of the ungodly, stand in the way of sinners nor sit in the seat of the scornful.

The Bible goes from walking, to standing, to sitting; that is retrogression. To be seated means you used to be a champion, but now you are irrelevant. In 1 Samuel 10:1, Saul was captain; in 1 Samuel 16:14, he had become irrelevant (he was seated). In Luke 15:11-19, the prodigal son was wealthy, but he rejoiced too soon and things became so bad that he sought to eat with pigs.

When we moved to the Redemption Camp, we had just a few acres of land, then we bought some more and got to about thirty acres. After this, we bought a little more and by the time we got to about a hundred acres, people came to me and said, What do you want to do with all this land?.

The Almighty God woke me up one day and said, What is wrong with you; are they the ones who called you? Are they the ones who brought you here? I got up immediately.

Today, the Redemption Camp in Western Nigeria alone is on about 30,000 acres of land and we have only just started. Beloved, STAND UP! Its not yet time to rest. You have not arrived at your destination yet, you have not reached where God is taking you to.

Don’t stop praying, don’t stop working hard, don’t stop making sacrifices; God still has a lot in store for you. Instead of Joshua to hear Well done, my son from God at the end of his sojourn on earth, God informed him that there was a lot he had left undone as seen in the memory verse of today. God forbid that this will be the report you get when it is your turn, in Jesus name.

 

OPEN HEAVEN 11 APRIL 2022 KEY POINT: Prayer Points For Open Heavens 11 April 2022

Don’t relax until you reach the point God wants to take you to.

Thank you for reading today’s devotional Beloved.

Make the decision to be a contributor to the advancement of God’s Kingdom in one way or another. Live your life daily mindful of the purposes and plan of God.

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FROM THE TEAM: Thank you for reading today’s OPEN HEAVEN 11 APRIL 2022, written by Pastor E. A. Adeboye. Kindly 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

 

OPEN HEAVEN 11 APRIL 2022 HYMN

WE ARE NEVER NEVER WEARY OF THE GRAND OLD SONG

1. We are never, never weary Of the grand old song;
Glory to God, hallelujah!
We can sing it loud as ever, With our faith more strong;
Glory to God, hallelujah!

Refrain:
O, the children of the Lord Have a right to shout and Sing,
For the way is growing Bright, and our souls are on The wing;
We are going by and by to The palace of a King!
Glory to God, hallelujah!

2. We are lost amid the Rapture of redeeming love
Glory to God, hallelujah!
We are rising on its pinions To the hills above:
Glory to God, hallelujah!

3. We are going to a palace That is built of gold;
Glory to God, hallelujah!
Where the King in all His Splendor we shall soon Behold
Glory to God, hallelujah!

4. There we’ll shout Redeeming mercy in a glad, New song;
Glory to God, hallelujah!
There we’ll sing the praise of Jesus with the blood Washed throng;
Glory to God, hallelujah!

 

OPEN HEAVEN 11 APRIL 2022 BIBLE READING IN ONE YEAR: 1 KINGS 5:1-18, 1 KINGS 6:1-38, 1 KINGS 7:1-51

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RukkyTeeFejvee
RukkyTeeFejvee
1 month ago

God please have mercy on me and teach me what to do to make you smile with me 🙏🏻

Ayo
Ayo
1 month ago
Reply to  RukkyTeeFejvee

Amen

AkeredoluFestus Tope
AkeredoluFestus Tope
1 month ago

Thank you, Lord God Almighty for your words this day and please, Lord God Almighty help me, my wife, my children, Grandma and my entire household to be useful for God Almighty in every day of ourlives in Jesus Mighty name, amen

Anonymous
Anonymous
1 month ago

Dear Lord, please help me always harken to your teaching in Jesus name. Please do not let me rest at any time in Jesus name, amen and amen 🙏

Tessy T
Tessy T
1 month ago

Father, I need your help. Give me a clarity of purpose and grant me the grace to keep walking in Jesus name, Amen.

Adewoye Segun
Adewoye Segun
1 month ago

So inspiring

Ilim Immanuel oryiman
Ilim Immanuel oryiman
1 month ago

Lord I want to remains stand for u

Ayo
Ayo
1 month ago

Amen

Christiana Sambo
Christiana Sambo
1 month ago

May the name of the Lord be praised

P'Joyce
P'Joyce
1 month ago

Glory

ADEDOKUN PETER
ADEDOKUN PETER
1 month ago

GOD PLEASE HELP ME AND MY FAMILY TO FINISH WELL IN JESUS NAME .AMEN

Bernadette Showole
Bernadette Showole
1 month ago

Amen

Doris
Doris
1 month ago

Father Thank You for Your words this day, Please Lord take me to the place where You want me to be , help me to do all You created me to do In Jesus Most Powerful Name Amen 🙏

Blessing Nkiru Emegha
Blessing Nkiru Emegha
1 month ago

AMEN

Omotayo
Omotayo
1 month ago

Dear Father, please help not to relax until I have completely fulfilled your purpose for me in Jesus mighty name…AMEN AMEN AMEN