OPEN HEAVEN 18 JANUARY 2023 WEDNESDAY

OPEN HEAVEN 18 JANUARY 2023 WEDNESDAY: SACRIFICES CAN AVERT DISASTERS

OPEN HEAVEN 18 JANUARY 2023 MEMORIZE: And David built there an altar unto the LORD, and offered burnt offerings. So the LORD was intreated for the land, and the plague was stayed from Israel. 2 Samuel 24:25

OPEN HEAVEN 18 JANUARY 2023 BIBLE READING 1 KINGS 17:8-16

8 And the word of the Lord came unto him, saying,

9 Arise, get thee to Zarephath, which belongeth to Zidon, and dwell there: behold, I have commanded a widow woman there to sustain thee.

10 So he arose and went to Zarephath. And when he came to the gate of the city, behold, the widow woman was there gathering of sticks: and he called to her, and said, Fetch me, I pray thee, a little water in a vessel, that I may drink.

11 And as she was going to fetch it, he called to her, and said, Bring me, I pray thee, a morsel of bread in thine hand.

12 And she said, As the Lord thy God liveth, I have not a cake, but an handful of meal in a barrel, and a little oil in a cruse: and, behold, I am gathering two sticks, that I may go in and dress it for me and my son, that we may eat it, and die.

13 And Elijah said unto her, Fear not; go and do as thou hast said: but make me thereof a little cake first, and bring it unto me, and after make for thee and for thy son.

14 For thus saith the Lord God of Israel, The barrel of meal shall not waste, neither shall the cruse of oil fail, until the day that the Lord sendeth rain upon the earth.

15 And she went and did according to the saying of Elijah: and she, and he, and her house, did eat many days.

16 And the barrel of meal wasted not, neither did the cruse of oil fail, according to the word of the Lord, which he spake by Elijah.

 

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Did you know that through your sacrifices evil can be averted from you?

May the eyes of our understanding be enlightened as we read through in Jesus name.

Today’s Powerful Confession: I confess today that my sacrifices and seed make way for me everywhere I go. My seed bruises the head of the serpent and my sacrifices cause doors to be opened up to me. I am never stranded and left without help. Because of my sacrifices, evil is averted from me in Jesus’ name, Amen. Hallelujah!

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Tomorrow devotional: Open Heaven 19 January 2023

Read: What Is Fasting And The Benefits Of Fasting?

 

OPEN HEAVEN 18 JANUARY 2023 MESSAGE

In our Bible text for today, we read about the widow of Zarephath who had only one meal left. She and her son were going to eat and die. She sacrificed that one meal and she and her son lived on. In Psalm 50:14-15, the Bible says if you offer sacrifices of thanksgiving and pay your vows, God will deliver you in the day of trouble.

In 2 Samuel 24:11-25, seventy thousand men had died from a pestilence that arose in Israel due to David conducting a census that displeased God. This was a big disaster and something had to be done immediately to stop it. They had prayed and, although God had stopped the angel that was spreading the plague, He did not recall him; the angel remained at the threshing place of Araunah the Jebusite.

This still meant trouble, so David’s seer – Gad decided that they should apply a principle to avert the disaster. And Gad came that day to David, and said unto him, Go up, rear an altar unto the LORD in the threshingfloor of Araunah the Jebusite. 2 Samuel 24:18.

When David wanted to make the sacrifice, Araunah tried to give everything needed to him for free, but he refused. He insisted that he had to bear the cost. He gave the sacrifice and the disaster was immediately averted. And David built there an altar unto the LORD, and offered burnt offerings and peace offerings.

So the LORD was intreated for the land, and the plague was stayed from Israel. 2 Samuel 24:25 The funny thing is that many non-Christians know this principle: that, in the face of impending doom or disaster, a really big sacrificial offering can avert it (2 Kings 3:26-27).

We as the children of the living God should follow David’s example and be ready to give a sacrificial offering, especially in troubled times. May God help us – the true children of God to apply this principle.

OPEN HEAVEN 18 JANUARY 2023 PRAYER POINT: Prayer Points For Open Heavens 18 January 2023

Father, when a disaster seems to be looming around me, teach me what to do and give me the grace to do it.

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OPEN HEAVEN 18 JANUARY 2023 HYMN

ROCK OF AGES, CLEFT FOR ME
1 Rock of Ages, cleft for me,
let me hide myself in thee;
let the water and the blood,
from thy wounded side which flowed,
be of sin the double cure;
save from wrath and make me pure.
2 Not the labors of my hands
can fulfill thy law’s demands;
could my zeal no respite know,
could my tears forever flow,
all for sin could not atone;
thou must save, and thou alone.
3 Nothing in my hand I bring,
simply to the cross I cling;
naked, come to thee for dress;
helpless, look to thee for grace;
foul, I to the fountain fly;
wash me, Savior, or I die.
4 While I draw this fleeting breath,
when mine eyes shall close in death,
when I soar to worlds unknown,
see thee on thy judgment throne,
Rock of Ages, cleft for me,
let me hide myself in thee.

OPEN HEAVEN 18 JANUARY 2023 BIBLE READING IN ONE YEAR: EXODUS 8-10

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Janet Ariķe Adekemi
Janet Ariķe Adekemi
10 days ago

Lord Almighty help me to obey your commandments all the timehelp me to make sacrifice unto you Ĺord blesx me and my familly so that your word s will be fulfill IJN

Abraham G. Adekunle
Abraham G. Adekunle
9 days ago

Amen

Luz Fullon
Luz Fullon
9 days ago

Father give me the the strength and grace to do a sacrifice that I may come out from limitation and unemployment and live my life in freedom and fulfilment. In Jesus Name. Amen

Anonymous
Anonymous
9 days ago
Reply to  Luz Fullon

May it be so unto you

Akeredolu Festis Temotope
Akeredolu Festis Temotope
9 days ago

Thank you, Lord God Almighty for your words this day and please, Lord God Almighty teach and show me, my wife, my children, grandma and my entire household what to do and grace and enablement to do it whenever a disaster seems to be looming around us in Jesus Mighty name, amen.

By His Grace
By His Grace
9 days ago

Thank you Lord for today .Thank you for your words.Lord have mercy upon me and my family I pray.Give us the grace of making sacrifices of praise daily and to always pay our vows in the mighty name of Jesus.Amen

Olabisi Yusuf
Olabisi Yusuf
9 days ago

My Father thank You for words. Give me the grace to give my sacrificial gift according to your will in Jesus Christ Name Amen

Oluwayemisi
Oluwayemisi
9 days ago

Dear Lord, please teach us to know what to do at all times in Jesus name, amen and amen 🙏

Joseph Dolley
Joseph Dolley
9 days ago

Father in Jesus name help to be part of spiritual sacrifices to take me from trouble surrounded me amen

Oluwafemi oluwafunke
Oluwafemi oluwafunke
9 days ago

Lord Jesus Christ, let Your grace be sufficient for me and my family in Jesus mighty name 🙏🙏🙏

Anonymous
Anonymous
9 days ago

Father give me Grace to raise an alter with bountiful sacrifice

Toma
Toma
9 days ago

Lord almighty. Help us in your Mercy to obey your directions and teach us Heavenly Father, what to do in times of trouble. May I have the Grace to always obey. Amen

Nancy Agbi Kuje
Nancy Agbi Kuje
9 days ago

AMEN 🙏🙏🙏 Hallelujah

Anon
Anon
9 days ago

What kind of sacrifice can one give in situation like this

Adedamola Soladoye
Adedamola Soladoye
9 days ago

Amen in Jesus mighty name

Aidon Ukagwu
Aidon Ukagwu
9 days ago

Lord, I need you now!

tobi
tobi
9 days ago

father I need your help at this point of my life, only you know how much I need the money to complete and get a car to sponsor my self and family. give me the grace and the wisdom to give you a sacrifice that worth it to avert disaster. this is my prayer o Lord!

Tyty muteb
Tyty muteb
9 days ago

Amen!!!

Anonymous
Anonymous
9 days ago

Amen Amen Amen Amen Amen Amen Amen Amen Amen Amen Amen Amen Amen Amen Amen Amen Amen Amen Amen Amen Amen Amen Amen Amen

AFOLAKE .
AFOLAKE .
8 days ago

AMEN 🙏 IN JESUS MATCHLESS NAME.

Temitayo
Temitayo
8 days ago

Father, when a disaster seems to be looming around me and my entire home, teach us what to do and give us the grace to do it in Jeaus name, Amen.

Patricia
Patricia
7 days ago

Lord your help I need , teach me what to do by your grace in Jesus Mighty and Miraculous Name AMEN.