OPEN HEAVEN 3 MAY 2023 WEDNESDAY: CRITERIA FOR PROMOTION II
OPEN HEAVEN 3 MAY 2023 MEMORIZE: Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time. 1 Peter 5:6
OPEN HEAVEN 3 MAY 2023 BIBLE READING 1 KINGS 19:19-21, 2 KINGS 2:15
19 So he departed thence, and found Elisha the son of Shaphat, who was plowing with twelve yoke of oxen before him, and he with the twelfth: and Elijah passed by him, and cast his mantle upon him.
20 And he left the oxen, and ran after Elijah, and said, Let me, I pray thee, kiss my father and my mother, and then I will follow thee. And he said unto him, Go back again: for what have I done to thee?
21 And he returned back from him, and took a yoke of oxen, and slew them, and boiled their flesh with the instruments of the oxen, and gave unto the people, and they did eat. Then he arose, and went after Elijah, and ministered unto him.
2 KINGS 2:15
15 And when the sons of the prophets which were to view at Jericho saw him, they said, The spirit of Elijah doth rest on Elisha. And they came to meet him, and bowed themselves to the ground before him.
We will look into another criteria for receiving promotion from God.
May the eyes of our understanding be enlightened as we read today’s devotional in Jesus name.
Today’s Powerful Confession: I confess today that I submit my life, possessions, and wealth to God. My essence and wealth is found in Christ and not in my possessions. I do not hold on tightly to anything. I submit completely to God and receive His best for me in Jesus’ name, Amen. Hallelujah!
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OPEN HEAVEN 3 MAY 2023 MESSAGE
God usually promotes the most unlikely persons (1 Corinthians 1:26-29), however, once in a while, He also decides to promote someone who has already had some achievements. Before promoting such people though, He would usually first grip them of everything they have achieved then He’ll begin to promote them to a level that is far higher than where they were before. Sadly, those who are not ready to go through this process will miss out on the great promotion God has prepared for them.
When God chose Elisha to be the greatest prophet of his time, he was already a successful farmer from a well-to-do family and all of a sudden, he became homeless – an errand boy to a prophet who was in trouble with the king. God took him from his high state to a very low one and he submitted to the process.
When the Lord chose me, I was the acting Head of the Mathematics Department in University of Ilorin. I had already achieved a lot, considering my poor background and now God was saying, “Leave all that” to become the General Overseer of a Church whose total monthly income at that time was less than my salary. It was a hard decision, especially since I had just broken my family out of poverty, but thank God that I answered the call and submitted to the process. Today, God has graciously lifted me far higher than I could ever have gotten if I had held on to my academic career. Once God sees that you prefer His will to your achievements and your ambition, He will promote you.
The person who has enjoyed the highest promotion from God is Jesus Christ. He was already the Son of God before His earthly ministry. He is the Word and the Bible says that the whole earth was made by Him (John 1:3). He was already big, but when He humbled Himself not only to come to earth in human form, but even to the point of death on the cross, God promoted Him so much that, at the mention of His name, all knees in heaven, on earth and underneath the earth should bow and all tongues confess that He is Lord (Philippians 2:9-10). My advice to you today is: humble yourself before God and He will promote you in due time.
OPEN HEAVEN 3 MAY 2023 REFLECTION: Prayer Points For Open Heavens 3 May 2023
If God asks you like the rich man in Luke 18:22 to sell all that you have and follow Him, what will be your response?
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OPEN HEAVEN 3 MAY 2023 HYMN
HYMNAL: 7 – 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 power 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 3 MAY 2023 BIBLE READING IN ONE YEAR: 1 CHRONICLES 13-16
AUTHORS: PASTOR E.A ADEBOYE
PASTOR MRS FOLU ADEBOYE
Father God help to be humble in all circumstances. Help me and give me the strength to do Your will always. I’m Jesus Name. Amen 🙏
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 hearts of humility in order to bless us and turn us to a blessing in Jesus Mighty Name, amen.
Good help me to humble myself and follow your will
Father please help me to heed Your instructions, so as not to miss the greater things You’ve prepared For me.
Dear Lord, please give us the grace to be humble, listen and follow your will so that you can promote us in Jesus name, amen and amen 🙏
Father give me Grace to humble myself before u
May God put me in a position to always read the signs
Thank you Lord for your of power upon us this day. I receive grace to always do your will with humility and all readiness In Jesus name. Amen. 🙏 🙏 🙏
Amen 🙏🙏🙏 HALLELUJAH
Thank You O Lord Jesus!
Draw me and mine nearer nearer blessed Lord to Your precious bleeding heart!
Oh Lord, Father , Friend and King. Teach me to be humble in spirit and in truth.
Amen and Amen 🙏 may we always be promoted 👨🎓 to a higher level 🎚 in Jesus name Amen and Amen 🤩💥😇
Amen and Amen 🙏 may we be moved to a different level 👨🎓🎚in Jesus name Amen 🙏😇⚡️💥🤩
My song everyday, shall be draw me nearer to thee o Lord my redeemer.
O God Almighty, infuse in me a heart that is humble so that i will be drawn nearer to you, Let your Will permanently overcome my will so that i will be humble in all circumstances,
May God give us his children humble hearts always in Jesus Name.
God the Creator of heaven and earth in Genesis 1:1 will never be replaced with anybody in heaven and on earth in Jesus Name.
(The Creator of heaven and earth is One and he is God Almighty).
God will never share his glory with anybody.
Dear Heavenly Father, Oh would that you would bless me and my entire family and lineage to surrender totally and permanently to you and let your words be sweet in our mouths desiring nothing else and to live only for you. Just this Lord please. In the mighty name of Jesus I pray. Amen! Hallelujah be to your name. I know you have answered me: John 14:13-14. Amen!
Lord help and draw me nearer to you always in humility as to attract your Promotion in my life through Jesus Christ my Saviour. Thank you my God for your Faithfulness and loving kindness!!
Amen amen aaaamen
Father Thank You for Your words this day May Your Will be done in my life and family In Jesus Most Powerful Name Amen 🙏
AMEN 🙏 IN JESUS MIGHTY NAME 🙏.
Father please help me to be humble and heed to Your instructions, so as not to miss the greater things You’ve prepared For me, in Jesus name, AMEN.
It’s good to serve the lord
Amen Amen Amen Amen Amen Amen Amen Amen Amen Amen Amen Amen Amen Amen Amen Amen Amen Amen