OPEN HEAVEN 5 APRIL 2023 WEDNESDAY

OPEN HEAVEN 5 APRIL 2023 WEDNESDAY: THE GREATEST ENEMY OF MAN

OPEN HEAVEN 5 APRIL 2023 MEMORIZE: But I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway. 1 Corinthians 9:27

OPEN HEAVEN 5 APRIL 2023 BIBLE READING 1 CORINTHIANS 9:24-27

24 Know ye not that they which run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize? So run, that ye may obtain.

25 And every man that striveth for the mastery is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a corruptible crown; but we an incorruptible.

26 I therefore so run, not as uncertainly; so fight I, not as one that beateth the air:

27 But I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway.

 

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Today’s Powerful Confession: I confess today that I live according to the leading of the Spirit. My flesh does not rule or direct me. I am dead to the impulses of the flesh. I do not do as my body or emotions say, I do as the spirit says in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen. Hallelujah!

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OPEN HEAVEN 5 APRIL 2023 MESSAGE

Your biggest enemy is not the devil, neither is it your mother-in-law, witches or wizards. As a child of God, you know very well that greater is He that is in you than he that is in the world (1 John 4:4). The Bible made it clear that you are more than conquerors through Him that loved you (Romans 8:37).

Your number one enemy is yourself. The one who is truly victorious is the one who has conquered himself. When you live according to the dictates of your flesh, you give it permission to destroy you and it is good at doing that.

He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty; and he that ruleth his spirit than he that taketh a city. (Proverbs 16:32)

Samson took down an entire city single-handedly but could not conquer himself. He was so powerful that cities feared him, but in the lap of a woman, he was the weakest of men. Even a little child knows better than to touch a piece of hot iron that had burned him or her before.

In Samson’s case however, he told Delilah a lie about the source of his power and awoke to find that she had used the information against him, yet he did not stay away. To make matters worse, he told her the truth at last and ended up grinding corn for the same enemy that used to fear him (Judges 16:6-21). You may say Samson was a fool, but what about you? Have you been staying away from those sins that easily beset you?

When a child of God is really fervent, the devil starts searching out his weakness. The moment he finds it, he will try to use it as a weapon for that child of God to destroy himself or herself. That is why you must destroy that weakness before the devil uses it against you. Proverb 25:28 says, “He that hath no rule over his own spirit is like a city that is broken down, and without walls”. Control yourself so that you would be victorious against the attacks of the devil.

OPEN HEAVEN 5 APRIL 2023 REFLECTION: Prayer Points For Open Heavens 5 April 2023

Have you conquered yourself?

Thank you for joining millions of believers across for today’s devotion, see you tomorrow. Drop your comments and say a prayer for you and your family. God bless you!

 

OPEN HEAVEN 5 APRIL 2023 HYMN

HYMN 5 – TAKE MY LIFE AND LET IT BE

1. Take my life and let it
Consecrated Lord to Thee
Take my moment and my days
Let them flow ceaseless praise.

2. Take my hands and let them move
At the impulse of Thy love
Take my feet and let them be
Swift and beautiful for thee

3. Take my voice and let me sing
Always only for my king;
Take my lips and let them be
Filled with messages from Thee.

4. Take my sliver and my gold
Not a mite would I withhold
Take my intellect, and use
Every power as thou shalt choose.

5. Take my will and make it Thine,
It shall no longer mine:
Take my heart, it is Thine own;
It shall be Thy royal throne,

6. Take my love, my Lord, I pour
At Thy feet its treasure store;
Take myself, and I will be
Ever, only, all for thee.

OPEN HEAVEN 5 APRIL 2023 BIBLE READING IN ONE YEAR: 2 SAMUEL 14-16

AUTHORS: PASTOR E.A ADEBOYE
PASTOR MRS FOLU ADEBOYE

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Mojisola
Mojisola
8 months ago

I’m walking in power and in miracle to live above flesh in Jesus Mighty Name. Thank You, Father for grace and strength to walk in victory in Jesus Name. Amen, hallelujah.

Yimika
Yimika
8 months ago

thanks for always being on time, God bless you all

Akeredolu Festis Temotope
Akeredolu Festis Temotope
8 months ago

Thank you, Lord God Almighty for your words this day and please, Lord God Almighty help and give me, my wife, my children, grandma and my entire household grace and enablement to have control over humanly being to be able to live an holy life in Jesus Mighty Name, amen.

Gina
Gina
8 months ago

Thank you Lord for today. Help me lord to overcome anything that will drag me down and stop me from achieving purpose in Jesus name.amen.

Oluwayemisi
Oluwayemisi
8 months ago

Dear Lord, please have mercy on us in Jesus name, amen and amen 🙏

Anonymous
Anonymous
8 months ago

Father help me to control myself not sin against you

Mary Adetutu
Mary Adetutu
8 months ago

Thank you Lord for your word upon us today, may it be an eye opener into us in Jesus Mighty Name. Amen.
Give me the grace to control my self so that I can be victorious against the attacks of the devil. Amen. 🙏

Tyty muteb
Tyty muteb
8 months ago

Amen!!

Ofonime
Ofonime
8 months ago

Thank you Jesus 🙏

Anonymous
Anonymous
8 months ago

I receive a blessing

Nancy Agbi Kuje
Nancy Agbi Kuje
8 months ago

Amen hallelujah 🙏 🙏🙏

Anonymous
Anonymous
8 months ago

I will be waiting for your response sir

SONIC
SONIC
8 months ago

God bless you

Hephzibah
Hephzibah
8 months ago

Amen, in Jesus name

Anonymous
Anonymous
8 months ago

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

Ayi Ekpo Okon
Ayi Ekpo Okon
8 months ago

I receive grace from God, to rule over my spirit in all spheres, Amen.

Anthony Etienam
Anthony Etienam
8 months ago

Amen!!!

AFOLAKE .
AFOLAKE .
8 months ago

AMEN 🙏 IN JESUS MIGHTY NAME 🙏.

Anonymous
Anonymous
8 months ago

Amen 🙏🏼

Doris
Doris
8 months ago

Father Thank You for Your words this day
Father Please Lord give me the grace to conquer every sin that besets me In Jesus Christ Most Powerful Name Amen 🙏

Julianah Popoola
Julianah Popoola
7 months ago

Thank you Lord for your word.
I conquer self & flesh by the power of resurrection in Jesus name. Same goes for my husband and children in Jesus name