OPEN HEAVEN 28 APRIL 2021 WEDNESDAY

OPEN HEAVEN 28 APRIL 2021 WEDNESDAY: THE AGONY OF DEFEATED CHAMPIONS

OPEN HEAVEN 28 APRIL 2021 MEMORIZE: Afterward Jesus findeth him in the temple, and said unto him, Behold, thou art made whole: sin no more, lest a worse thing come unto thee. John 5:14

OPEN HEAVEN 28 APRIL 2021 BIBLE READING JOSHUA 7:1-5

1. But the children of Israel committed a trespass in the accursed thing; for Achan, the son of Carmi, the son of Zabdi, the son of Zerah, of the tribe of Judah, took of the accursed thing; and the anger of the LORD was kindled against the children of Israel.

2. And Joshua sent men from Jericho to Ai, which is beside Bethaven, on the east side of Bethel, and spake unto them, saying, Go up and view the country. And the men went up and viewed Ai.

3. And they returned to Joshua, and said unto him, Let not all the people go up; but let about two or three thousand men go up and smite Ai; and make not all the people to labour thither; for they are but few.

4. So there went up thither of the people about three thousand men; and they fled before the men of Ai.

5. And the men of Ai smote of them about thirty and six men; for they chased them from before the gate even unto Shebarim, and smote them in the going down; wherefore the hearts of the people melted, and became as water.

 

GOOD MORNING BELOVED, 

PERSONAL DAILY CONFESSION: I confess today, I am going ahead in life, I am not stagnant or disadvantaged and discouragement is not my portion in anyway. The power of Christ works in my life and my entire existence. I am born great and greatness runs through my body systems therefore I will not suffer loss or sorrow in Jesus’ name amen.

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OPEN HEAVEN 28 APRIL 2021 MESSAGE

It is painful enough to be defeated in one round of a contest, but even more so if one becomes an ex-champion, surrendering a crown totally.

This is because as soon as a fellow emerges as a champion, people’s expectations of him or her would have increased.

The attention of so many people – enemies inclusive, would be on the person.

Thus, a champion has more enemies than an ordinary contender.

I pray that you will not be an ex-champion in the mighty name of Jesus.

The story in today’s Scripture reading is a sad one.

The people of God had just recorded a victory over the great city of Jericho and were going to occupy a small village called AI.

To their surprise, they were utterly defeated.

Their leader Joshua was downcast but he understood the reason for the defeat after he enquired from God.

There is a lesson from this event: It is that there is always a reason for every setback a child of God suffers.

Therefore, it is very important for children of God to carry out periodic self-examinations. James 1:13-15 says:

Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man: But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed.

Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death.

God warned the Israelites not to take anything from Jericho after its destruction, Achan however defied the instruction; he stole part of the accursed materials.

This singular act of disobedience turned the entire nation to ex-war champions, and they remained so until the accursed things, the thief and his household were removed from the congregation of the people of God.

Beloved, you must abstain from ungodliness because it is deadly. Romans 6:23 says “the wages of sin is death”.

Once you are forgiven, you have to forsake sin and then restitute your ways. Jesus Christ told the man.

He graciously healed in John 5:14 to go and sin no more, so that something even more terrible would not befall him.

As you go out today, examine yourself and see if you are still standing right with God (2 Corinthians 13:5).

May the Lord grant you victory always.

OPEN HEAVEN 28 APRIL 2021 PRAYER POINT: PRAYER POINTS FOR OPEN HEAVENS 28 APRIL 2021

Holy Spirit, please help me to be vigilant in maintaining my victory in Christ. Help me Lord, so I do not fall into any temptation.

FROM THE TEAM: Thank you for reading today’s Open Heaven 28 April 2021, written by  Pastor E. A. Adeboye. Please, share with someone on Facebook, Whatsapp, Instagram and other social media platforms using the social buttons at the beginning or scroll to the end of this post. Have a good day! #RemainRapturable

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OPEN HEAVEN 28 APRIL 2021 HYMN

HYMN 12 – IN CHRIST ALONE MY HOPE IS FOUND

1. In Christ alone my hope is found
He is my light, my strength, my song
This Cornerstone, this solid Ground
Firm through the fiercest drought and storm
What heights of love, what depths of peace
When fears are stilled, when strivings cease
My Comforter, my All in All
Here in the love of Christ I stand.

2. In Christ alone! Who took on flesh
Fullness of God in helpless babe
This gift of love and righteousness
Scorned by the ones He came to save
Till on that cross as Jesus died
The wrath of God was satisfied
For every sin on Him was laid
Here in the death of Christ I live.

3. There in the ground His body lay
Light of the world by darkness slain
Then bursting forth in glorious Day
Up from the grave He rose again
And as He stands in victory
Sin’s curse has lost its grip on me
For I am His and He is mine
Bought with the precious blood of Christ.

4. No gift in life, no fear in death
This is the power of Christ in me
From life’s first cry to final breath
Jesus commands my destiny
No power of hell, no scheme of man
Can ever pluck me from His hand
Till He returns or calls me home
Here in the love of Christ I’ll stand.

OPEN HEAVEN 28 APRIL 2021 BIBLE READING IN ONE YEAR: JOSHUA 9:1-27, JOSHUA 10:1-43

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Mawuena
Mawuena
5 months ago

Many many thanks for God’s forgiveness.

Oluremi
Oluremi
5 months ago
Reply to  Mawuena

HALLELUYAH! NICE TO HAVE YOU BACK

Ogban mba
Ogban mba
5 months ago

I thanks God for this words,holy spirits help me.

Akeredolu Festus Tope
Akeredolu Festus Tope
5 months ago

Thank you, Lord God Almighty for your words this day and please, Lord God Almighty forgive me, my wife, my children, Grandma and my entire household all our sins and give us the Grace and enablement to be steadfast in the Lord God Almighty in Jesus Mighty name, amen

Godfrey
Godfrey
5 months ago

Lord please surround me with your Grace to overcome all forms of Temptation in Jesus Mighty name AMEN 🙏 🙏🙏

Taiwo Temitayo
Taiwo Temitayo
5 months ago

Amen…Hallelujah!!!!!!!

Kingsley Udoka Eregbuo
Kingsley Udoka Eregbuo
5 months ago

Father, order my steps according to your ways, help me to abstain from every appearance of evil in Jesus name Amen

Opeyemi
Opeyemi
5 months ago

Father the grace not to be an ex champion grant unto and my family in Jesus name

Oluwayemisi Elizabeth
Oluwayemisi Elizabeth
5 months ago

Dear Lord, I thank you for this beautiful day, I worship and adore you Lord, please accept my thanks and praises in Jesus name. Father bless my going out and my coming in in Jesus name. Be merciful unto me Lord, change my story for good. Never let me go astray or be an ex champion and at the end of it all, please let me have the cause to always glorify your holy name in Jesus name I pray, amen and amen🙏

Tyty muteb
Tyty muteb
5 months ago

Thank you Jesus, amen!!!

Anonymous
Anonymous
5 months ago

Who would have told them that there was a problem

DEBORAH MBAYO
DEBORAH MBAYO
5 months ago

Thank you Father, Amen

Omoseke
Omoseke
5 months ago

Abba Father… Thank You for always helping us in all situation…
make us more obedient to Your will In Jesus Name…Amen

Abiola Omotayo
Abiola Omotayo
5 months ago

Thank you holy spirit,father please help me to remain steadfast in you only.. Let me not fail you lord,let me not fall into temptation that will hinder your Promise’s for my life… Amen n Amen..

Anonymous
Anonymous
5 months ago

Thank you Jesus for your Love over my life and my everything

Akem Brenda
Akem Brenda
5 months ago

Dear God,thank you for your word that has come to me this day.
Thank you for the gift of life.Even with my impurity,you haven’t abandoned me.Forgive my from all my sins and that curses that sin has brought upon me, please take it away.
Father take away that spirit of lukewarmness and prayerlessnes in my life Lord.Help me to love like never before and don’t allow me to be defeated.Have no strength without you.
Have been empty without you Jesus.
Hear me this day as I ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ
Amen

Bose Adesanya
Bose Adesanya
5 months ago

Holy Spirit, please help me to be vigilant in maintaining my victory in Christ. Help me Lord, so I do not fall into any temptation. Thank you Jesus

Good morning Daddy.

Anonymous
Anonymous
5 months ago

Dear Lord, please give my family and I the grace to remain vigilant in maintaining our victory in Christ, may we not fall into temptation, may we not lose our salvation, my nothing pluck us from the family of God in Jesus mighty name

Anonymous
Anonymous
5 months ago

Amen, thank you jesus

Sarah Hanciles
Sarah Hanciles
5 months ago

Help us Lord to Continue to hold on to you and not fall into temptation, ln Jesus Mighty Name. Amen!

Afolake Thomas
Afolake Thomas
5 months ago

Thank You Jesus.Amen In Jesus Matchless Name.

Ebenezer Ayansola
Ebenezer Ayansola
5 months ago

Thank You Jesus for Your Word that gives life, light and understanding. 🙏

Emmanuel j
Emmanuel j
5 months ago

Thank you father for your words today in my life.Help me to be steabfarst in spirit and to do your will here on earth .qf

Tessy T
Tessy T
5 months ago

Father, thank you for the gift of Salvation. Please forgive my sins, the sins of my husband,children and Fàmily. Help us by your grace to live a life of total obedience to your words from now henceforth, restore us and give us victory in all areas we have been defeated. We have no power of our own,come and rescue us Lord in Jesus name I pray.