OPEN HEAVEN 22 AUGUST 2023 TUESDAY: WHEN GOD CALLS YOU 2
OPEN HEAVEN 22 AUGUST 2023 MEMORIZE: Who hath saved us and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began. 2 Timothy 1:9
OPEN HEAVEN 22 AUGUST 2023 BIBLE READING 1 PETER 4:7-11
7 But the end of all things is at hand: be ye therefore sober, and watch unto prayer.
8 And above all things have fervent charity among yourselves: for charity shall cover the multitude of sins.
9 Use hospitality one to another without grudging.
10 As every man hath received the gift, even so minister the same one to another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.
11 If any man speak, let him speak as the oracles of God; if any man minister, let him do it as of the ability which God giveth: that God in all things may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom be praise and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.
Last week, we learned how DARKNESS brings POVERTY, PAIN, FRUSTRATION, and DELAY. But God’s LIGHT gives us lasting peace. Today, God is calling you, your family, and your friends. Will you answer His call? Don’t keep these transformative messages to yourself; join this digital evangelism movement by sharing these devotions, prayers, and declarations with others. God abundantly bless you as you spread His light. AMEN 🙏
Today’s Powerful Confession: I am chosen by God to fulfill His purpose in my industry and beyond. Every day, I walk in alignment with His call, bringing His light and impact to those around me, in the name of Jesus, Son of the Living God. Amen, Hallelujah!
OPEN HEAVEN 22 AUGUST 2023 MESSAGE
After God has called you to salvation, the next call is to join Him in redeeming the world.
Now, you must note that He doesn’t only call people from the altar but from all walks of life to serve Him in various capacities.
For example, He can call some to join Him in the technology field because He wants to use technology as a tool to reach the unsaved.
His agenda goes beyond the altar into the everyday lives of people. God is not a Sunday-Sunday God. He is God every single day and so He is using people to accomplish His agenda daily.
Pastors don’t reserve the right to be used by God. As far as you are born again – whether you are in business, arts and entertainment or even in fashion, God can use you in that field to fulfil His will.
He said in Colossians 3:17: “And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him.”
Thus, whatever it is that you do, make sure you are doing it in the name of Jesus Christ. When you do something in the name of someone, it means it is not you but the fellow being represented that’s doing it.
In other words, when God calls you to an industry, you are not to go there to do your will but His. His agenda is already set; all He does when He calls you is to join Him in bringing it to pass.
Thus, when you feel Him pulling you to work for Him in a certain field of life, then you must ask Him what His agenda is concerning that thing you are to do.
Everything you do must be in line with His agenda. You should also note that you are His representative there and you must not do what He Himself wouldn’t.
As a reward for answering the call to join Him in His redemptive work in the world, God makes sure that all things work together for your good.
And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. – Romans 8:28
Once you are called according to His purpose and you answer that call, all things will begin to work together for your good.
OPEN HEAVEN 22 AUGUST 2023 KEY POINT: Prayer Points For Open Heavens 22 August 2023
God called you to that industry to do His will; represent Him well.
OPEN HEAVEN 22 AUGUST 2023 HYMN
I AM THINE O LORD
1. I am Thine O Lord
I have heard Thy voice
And it told Thy love to me
But I long to rise in the arms of faith
And be closer drawn to Thee.
Draw me nearer, nearer, blessed Lord,
To the cross where Thou hast died;
Draw me nearer, nearer, nearer, blessed Lord
To Thy precious, bleeding side.
2. Consecrate me now to Thy service, Lord
By the pow’r of grace divine
Let my soul look up with a steadfast hope
And my will be lost in Thine.
3. Oh, the pure delight of a single hour
That before Thy throne I spend
When I kneel in prayer, and with Thee, my God
I commune as friend with friend.
4. There are depths of love that I cannot know
Till I cross the narrow sea
There are heights of joy that I may not reach
Till I rest in peace with Thee.
OPEN HEAVEN 22 AUGUST 2023 BIBLE READING IN ONE YEAR: Lamentations 1-2
AUTHORS: PASTOR E.A ADEBOYE
PASTOR MRS FOLU ADEBOYE