Open Heaven 17 July 2018 – ADVERSITY CAN BE DECEPTIVE

Open Heaven 17 July 2018 Tuesday – ADVERSITY CAN BE DECEPTIVE

Open Heaven July 2018

Open Heaven 17 July 2018 Memorise: Therefore Sarah laughed within herself, saying, After I am waxed old shall I have pleasure, my lord being old also? Genesis 18:12

Read: Genesis 21:1-7 Open Heaven 17 July 2018

1 And the Lord visited Sarah as he had said, and the Lord did unto Sarah as he had spoken.

2 For Sarah conceived, and bare Abraham a son in his old age, at the set time of which God had spoken to him.

3 And Abraham called the name of his son that was born unto him, whom Sarah bare to him, Isaac.

4 And Abraham circumcised his son Isaac being eight days old, as God had commanded him.

5 And Abraham was an hundred years old, when his son Isaac was born unto him.

6 And Sarah said, God hath made me to laugh, so that all that hear will laugh with me.

7 And she said, Who would have said unto Abraham, that Sarah should have given children suck? for I have born him a son in his old age.

Open Heaven 17 July 2018 – Bible in one year: 2nd Chronicles 30-31, Matthew 2:1-18

Hymnal: Sing hymn 11

 

Message – Open Heaven 17 July 2018

One of the reasons why we Christians are so special is that we serve a God with whom nothing is impossible. There is no such thing like a hopeless case with our God. In this regard, I have learnt many great and wonderful lessons in my time as the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG). By the grace of God, I have witnessed how God transformed His church from a humble beginning of about 40 small parishes in 1980 to where we are today all over the world.

Please click to read – RCCG Fasting 17 July 2018 DAY 17 – PRAYER FOR DIVINE VICTORY

I deliberately used the word “witnessed”, because leaving my lecturing job at the university to become General Overseer of the RCCG at that time exemplified madness to most observers. More so, it wasn’t anything I did in particular that led to the miracles, signs, wonders and astronomical growth experienced by the church over the years. I know that I cannot explain it; I only witnessed it like every other person. Obviously, it is the Lord’s doing, and it is marvelous in our eyes (Mark 12:11).

Adversity can indeed be deceptive. Esther became an orphan at a very early age, and she was taken into captivity alongside her uncle, Mordecai.

Life was truly looking bleak for her, but by God’s providence she became a queen in a foreign land (Esther 2). Joseph also was sold into slavery by his brothers out of envy, and he later found himself in prison for an offence he did not commit (Genesis 39:41). However, in spite of all this, he became the prime minister of the whole realm of the Egyptian empire.

Open Heaven 17 July 2018

I pray that wherever you are on the ladder of life today, the power of God will move you to where He has destined you to be in Jesus’ Name. Some years ago, the condition of a sick woman on admission in a hospital in Lagos got considerably worse, and the doctors told her family she had just few hours to live.

On hearing this, her husband left her in the hospital and took his mistress to their matrimonial home. Unfortunately for him, his wife was prayed for, and she got miraculously healed a few hours after he had left her in the hospital. He was shocked beyond words when she showed up unexpectedly at their home, interrupting his lustful escapade. This story may sound unbelievable, but it is a true story. I therefore decree that all those who think you are finished and those who think you cannot amount to anything in life will soon join you to celebrate your breakthrough in Jesus’ Name. Paul and Silas were locked up in the inner prison and their feet were fastened in the stocks.

They lost the freedom to do many things, but they were free to worship and pray to God. So, they decided to use the only freedom they had to the fullest. As they prayed and sang praises to God at midnight, there was a great earthquake that immediately transformed them into lords of their captors (Acts 16:22-34). What the Lord did for them, He will also do for you in Jesus’ Name.

Please click to read – Prayer Points on Today’s Open Heaven 17 July 2018- ADVERSITY CAN BE DECEPTIVE

Prayer Point – Open Heaven 17 July 2018

Father, Please deliver me from every wicked scheme of the enemy today in Jesus’ Name.

We sincerely hope you’ve been blessed by today’s devotional message. Click the WhatsApp or Facebook button below the Hymn to share with your friends, families and colleagues. Please, drop a comment if you’ve truly been blessed by Pastor E A Adeboye’s message. God bless you! 

Open Heaven 17 July 2018 Tuesday Hymn

Sing hymn 11 – O GOD, OUR HELP IN AGES PAST

O God, our help in ages past,

Our hope for years to come,

Our shelter from the stormy blast,

And our eternal home.

 

Under the shadow of Thy throne

Thy saints have dwelt secure;

Sufficient is Thine arm alone,

And our defense is sure

 

Before the hills in order stood,

Or earth receive her frame,

From everlasting Thou art God,

To endless years the same.

 

A thousand ages in Thy sight

Are like an evening gone;

Short as the watch that ends the

night

Before the rising sun.

 

Time, like an ever-rolling stream,

Bears all its sons away

They fly forgotten, as a dream

Dies at the opening day.

 

O God. Our help in ages past,

Our hope for years to come,

Be Thou our guard while life

Shall last,

And our external home.

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Lot Yavala
Lot Yavala
2 years ago

Though iam not a member of RCCG, but i have seen the hand of God and his favour in my life since I had been receiving this devotional. God will continue to strengthen you in Jesus name

Shanu oluwakemi
Shanu oluwakemi
2 years ago

truly, adversity can really be deceptive. In all of my trying periods, I am a living witness to the wonders of his works in my life .take all the glory lord. God bless pastor Adeboye abundantly

'Kunle Adejimi
'Kunle Adejimi
2 years ago

Of a truth, adversity is blessing in disguise. In my many years of being a Christian and especially working as a pastor in the RCCG, I have seen the hand of God at work both in my life and others when it seems all hope is gone.

I challenge all Christians to stay faithful serving the Lord. He is ever faithful.

May God continue to be glorified in His Chirch and lives of all true believer in Jesus’ Name.

God bless Pastor Adeboye more and more.

Amen.

St.Fryo (@Saikifriday)
St.Fryo (@Saikifriday)
2 years ago
Reply to  'Kunle Adejimi

Wow! Glory to God for this message today, I and my family are going through some adversities now. But I have never doubt God that all is going to will soon, because this year is our Year of Songs Of Victory.

This message has therefore prove to me again and has reassured me that my Daddy (God) will see me and my family through. HALLELUJAH!!!
GLORY TO GOD!.

Victor
Victor
2 years ago

The scripture says weeping may endure but a night, but joy come in the money.

Joseph Airhunmwunde
Joseph Airhunmwunde
2 years ago

God will continue to give more strength and wisdom, Pastor Adeboye. You have touched a recurring phenomenon in my life. Our Father is really a faithful God. Because nothing is impossible with Him, He steps in when you think you are finished. Thank You Jesus.

Akinloye Temitope
Akinloye Temitope
2 years ago

Our God is a God of all possibilities. @Joseph Airhunmwunde, I love the last statement “He steps in when you think you are finished”. I experienced a divine lifting yesterday where I believe my expertise couldn’t have taken me. I knew it was God and I had no other thoughts than to attribute all the glory to Him. He is a very present help in trouble. Psalms 46:1. Let’s just keep our focus on Him , whether things work out the way we want or not; once we’re at the centre of God’s will, there will always be victorious testimonies… Read more »

Akinloye Temitope
Akinloye Temitope
2 years ago
Reply to  OHD

Amen, you too Daniel

Nneka Macdavid
Nneka Macdavid
2 years ago

God Uses adversity to strengthen his children.. Am a living witness just yesterday d Lord lifted up my afflictions bcos we cried unto d Lord as d woman that cried to Elisha when debtor came to take her children….in our adversity God expected us to also shout out, cry out it moves him more.. how do I know? In d case of blind Barthemeos…May God continue to bless u daddy G.O…remain rapturable sir

Ibishola
Ibishola
2 years ago

May God’s anointing never run dry on you baba. I learnt that though adversity is inescapable we can always come out victorious through Christ Jesus amen.

Solomon Fehintoluwa
Solomon Fehintoluwa
2 years ago

truly am really bless for to day open heaven may the Almighty God reward our Daddy in Jesus Name today open Heaven as giving me more inside that my Redeemer levity and he will see me through in the situation am pass true in Jesus name because he that deliver paul silas he we surely deliver me and my family in Jesus name amen.