OPEN HEAVEN 17 AUGUST 2022 MEMORIZE: For many are called, but few are chosen. Matthew 22.14


3. Remember therefore how thou hast received and heard, and hold fast, and repent. If therefore thou shalt not watch, I will come on thee as a thief, and thou shalt not know what hour I will come upon thee.

4. Thou hast a few names even in Sardis which have not defiled their garments; and they shall walk with me in white: for they are worthy.

5. He that overcometh, the same shall be clothed in white raiment; and I will not blot out his name out of the book of life, but I will confess his name before my Father, and before his angels.

6. He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.

MATTHEW 24:42-44

42. Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come.

43. But know this, that if the goodman of the house had known in what watch the thief would come, he would have watched, and would not have suffered his house to be broken up.

44. Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh.


Good morning Beloved, We’re happy that you stopped by for today’s devotional. Thank you for joining us.

Today, we shall be taking a look at the letter that Jesus Christ wrote to the SARDIS CHURCH part II and taking lessons from it. May the Holy Spirit open our eyes in the name of Jesus.

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Today’s Powerful Confession: I confess today my name has been written in the book of life and it will never be blotted out. I am far away from iniquity and its workers therefore I do not soil my garment. My family and I will work worthy and will walk with Christ in white when He comes in Jesus’ name, Amen. Hallelujah!

Powerful Declarations: Powerful Declarations For Today 17 August 2022

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Yesterday’s devotional: Open Heaven 16 August 2022

Tomorrow’s devotional: Open Heaven 18 August 2022



“Thou hast a few names even in Sardis which have not defiled their garments; and they shall walk with me in white: for they are worthy.”  Revelation 3:4 The Church in Sardis must have been fairly big, but Jesus said only a few of them had not soiled their garments. These few must have been called fanatics, but Jesus called them worthy (for they are worthy).

Even though the world around us now is extremely corrupt, there would always be a few who will not stain their garments. Are you amongst such few that the Lord considers worthy? Here are the things Jesus said concerning these few: They will walk with Him in white because they are worthy to do so. Their names will be found in the book of life. He will confess their names before God and the angels.

I want to be amongst these few. What about you? For those who are not amongst the few, those who don’t do His will and have soiled their garments, He is saying: He will come on them like a thief. They will not be clothed in white along with Him. Their names will not be found in the book of life, but rather, in the book of death.

When the rapture happens, these people will not be prepared, so just like a thief takes his or her victims by surprise and steals from them, so will the rapture do to these ones (Matthew 24:43).

By Gods grace, I am prepared. Thus, if rapture happens now, by the grace of God, I will be smiling. The unfortunate thing is that there will be many people in this second set. Jesus said that, to be amongst the few, you must overcome.

You must overcome temptations, the lures of the devil, and the world If you want to be amongst the few whose names will be found in the book of life, then you must ensure that you live a holy life from now.

Study your Bible daily, don’t miss Christian fellowships, pray without ceasing, preach the word and do the work of God. I pray that you make it to heaven on the last day, in Jesus name.

OPEN HEAVEN 17 AUGUST 2022 KEY POINT: Prayer Points For Open Heavens 17 August 2022

If rapture takes place today, will you make it to heaven?

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1 I’m pressing on the upward way,
New heights I’m gaining ev’ry day;
Still praying as I’m onward bound,
“Lord, plant my feet on higher ground.”

Lord, lift me up, and let me stand
By faith, on heaven’s tableland;
A higher plane than I have found,
Lord, plant my feet on higher ground.

2 My heart has no desire to stay
Where doubts arise and fears dismay;
Though some may dwell where these abound,
My prayer, my aim, is higher ground. [Refrain]

3 I want to live above the world,
Though Satan’s darts at me are hurled;
For faith has caught a joyful sound,
The song of saints on higher ground. [Refrain]

4 I want to scale the utmost height,
And catch a gleam of glory bright;
But still I’ll pray till heav’n I’ve found,
“Lord, lead me on to higher ground.” [Refrain]



  1. 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 worthy and countable among the few that will be rapturable with Christ Jesus in Jesus Mighty name, amen.

  2. Another great devotional

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    Where you can improve is by reducing the amount of slots for ads throughout the website.
    Many thanks and God bless.

  3. Father Thank You for Your words this day, Please Lord let my family and I be among those You saved by Your Grace In Jesus Most Powerful Name Amen 🙏

  4. Father God please lead me on higher ground. Help me to overcome temptations, and the lures of the devil, and the world. In Jesus mighty name! Amen.

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