OPEN HEAVEN 18 MAY 2023 THURSDAY

OPEN HEAVEN 18 MAY 2023 THURSDAY: THE GIFT OF LOVE

OPEN HEAVEN 18 MAY 2023 MEMORIZE: And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity. 1 Corinthians 13:13

OPEN HEAVEN 18 MAY 2023 BIBLE READING 1 CORINTHIANS 13:1-13

1 Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal.

2 And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing.

3 And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing.

4 Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up,

5 Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil;

6 Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth;

7 Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.

8 Charity never faileth: but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail; whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away.

9 For we know in part, and we prophesy in part.

10 But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be done away.

11 When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.

12 For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.

13 And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.

 

Do you genuinely love people?, Today we will look at the superiority of love.

Good morning beloved, read and share this much-needed message with your loved ones. God Bless you!

Today’s Powerful Confession: I confess today that the love of the Father dwells in me and saturates my entire being. I am filled and I overflow with the love of God. I spread love to everyone around me and they feel the love of God through me in Jesus’ name, Amen. Hallelujah!

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OPEN HEAVEN 18 MAY 2023 MESSAGE

The Bible takes the subject of love so seriously that it is equated with the sum of all the commandments of God (Matthew 22:36-40). The Bible goes further to say that love is the fulfilment of the law (Romans 13:10). The use of the word ‘Law’ in the Bible, is usually a reference to all the commandments and statutes recorded in the Old Testament. Now, the reality that God equates love to the whole of the Old Testament Bible is serious food for thought.

The Bible in (1 Corinthians 13:1-2)  says: Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal. And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing.

The passage above speaks clearly about the importance of love and how children of God should rate it on the scale of spirituality. Here, God compared some special spiritual gifts of uncommon value to love. Speaking in the tonques of men and angels means the ability to speak in heavenly tongues as well as interpreting it in the language of men.

The interpretation of tongues has always been a rare gift that is highly sought after in the body of Christ, yet anyone with this gift without having love is described as sounding brass or a tinkling cymbal – viewed by God as a mere noisemaker.

Furthermore, the Bible says if one should have the gift of prophecy, understand all mysteries and have all knowledge, with enough faith to do great miracles, without love, such a person would amount to nothing in the eyes of God. Love is the golden rule by which whatever gifts we exhibit and whatever services we offer to God are measured.

Therefore, love is the ultimate commandment. Romans 13:10 says, “Love worketh no ill to his neighbour: therefore love is the fulfilling of the law”. The service that pleases God is one from the heart, rendered in love. God is love. If you are born again, you have the capacity to manifest the agape love. It is a compulsory virtue in Christianity.

 

OPEN HEAVEN 18 MAY 2023 REFLECTION: Prayer Points For Open Heavens 18 May 2023

To what extent does love manifest in your life and ministry?

21 Prayers Points Against Near-Success Syndrome 

13 Prayers Points Against The Spirit Of Untimely Death

 

OPEN HEAVEN 18 MAY 2023 HYMN

HYMN 31: WONDERFUL STORY OF LOVE

1 Wonderful story of love!
Tell it to me again;
Wonderful story of love!
Wake the immortal strain.
Angels with rapture announce it,
Shepherds with wonder receive it;
Sinner, O won’t you believe it?
Wonderful story of love!

Refrain:

Wonderful! Wonderful!
Wonderful story, Wonderful story of love!

2 Wonderful story of love!
Though you are far away;
Wonderful story of love!
Still he doth call today.
Calling from Calvary’s mountain,
Down from the crystal bright fountain,
E’en from the dawn of creation;
Wonderful story of love!

3 Wonderful story of love!
Jesus provides a rest;
Wonderful story of love!
For all the pure and blest;
Rest in those mansions above us,
With those who’ve gone on before us,
Singing the rapturous chorus;
Wonderful story of love!

OPEN HEAVEN 18 MAY 2023 BIBLE READING IN ONE YEAR: EZRA 1-4

AUTHORS: PASTOR E.A ADEBOYE
PASTOR MRS FOLU ADEBOYE

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Akeredolu Festis Temotope
Akeredolu Festis Temotope
11 months ago

Thank you, Lord God Almighty for your words this day and please, Lord God Almighty give me, my wife, my children, grandma and my entire household the spirit of love and to fulfill the commandment of the God Almighty to love in Jesus Mighty Name

Moses Yohanna
Moses Yohanna
11 months ago

It is very okay, I like it. I wish to always get the open heavens daily devotionals message on my email..thanks

Anonymous
Anonymous
11 months ago

Father let love manifest in my life

Edmond Kaiyewu
Edmond Kaiyewu
11 months ago

Hallelujah. May God fill and overflow my heart and my entire being with His love in Jesus Name. And may the body or Christ always have love in Jesus Name. AMEN and also my family. Amen in Jesus Name .

Tyty muteb
Tyty muteb
11 months ago

Father,teach me how to love like you .thank you Jesus

Jide
Jide
11 months ago

Love is not equated to the all the Laws of the Old Testament, it is the Fulfilment of all the Laws of the Old Testament. Law is the judgement (assessment of situations) by Men with sight through works, Love is the judgement of God by grace through faith.
WHERE ARE YOU IN LOVE?
LAW+√E(R)=LOVE(R)=The Word (R)
LAW= The Law and The Prophets
+= The Crucifixion
√= The Burial, The Resurrection
And Ascension
E= The Epistles (Acts and letters)
(R)= God is a lover and not a lawyer
(Jn 3:17), He gives us Revelation
to register His trademark.

Omolara Oriretan-Bankole
Omolara Oriretan-Bankole
11 months ago

Thank you Lord Jesus for loving me unconditionally 🙏

Folake Boladale
Folake Boladale
11 months ago

Amen! Amen! Amen!!!
Thank you Jesus!!!

Omolara Oriretan-Bankole
Omolara Oriretan-Bankole
11 months ago

Thank you Lord Jesus for loving me unconditionally 🙏 Amen

Anonymous
Anonymous
11 months ago

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

Faith
Faith
11 months ago

I hope to one day understand how to love people.

Omolara Oriretan-Bankole
Omolara Oriretan-Bankole
11 months ago

Thank you Lord Jesus for loving me unconditionally, I’m so grateful 🙏

Doris
Doris
11 months ago

Father Thank You for Your words this day
Father please fill my heart with genuine love for everyone… put upon me the garment of love and humility In Jesus Most Powerful Name Amen 🙏

Patience O
Patience O
11 months ago

Father let agape love work in me. Amen 🙏

Semilore
Semilore
11 months ago
Reply to  Patience O

Amen

Patricia
Patricia
11 months ago

Lord teach and help us to show love to one another through Christ Jesus our Lord and Saviour, AMEN!

AFOLAKE .
AFOLAKE .
11 months ago

AMEN 🙏 IN JESUS MATCHLESS NAME 🙏.