OPEN HEAVEN 5 FEBRUARY 2020 MEMORISE: For in many things we offend all. If any man offend not in word, the same is a perfect man, and able also to bridle the whole body. – (James 3:2)


2. For in many things we offend all. If any man offend not in word, the same is a perfect man, and able also to bridle the whole body.

3. Behold, we put bits in the horses’ mouths, that they may obey us; and we turn about their whole body.

4. Behold also the ships, which though they be so great, and are driven of fierce winds, yet are they turned about with a very small helm, whithersoever the governor listeth.

5. Even so the tongue is a little member, and boasteth great things. Behold, how great a matter a little fire kindleth!

6. And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity; so is the tongue among our members, that it defileth the whole body, and setteth on fire the course of nature; and it is set on fire of hell.

7. For every kind of beasts, and of birds, and of serpents, and of things in the sea, is tamed, and hath been tamed of mankind;

8. But the tongue can no man tame; it is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison.

9. Therewith bless we God, even the Father; and therewith curse we men, which are made after the similitude of God.

10. Out of the same mouth proceedeth blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not so to be.

11. Doth a fountain send forth at the same place sweet water and bitter?

12. Can the fig tree, my brethren, bear olive berries? either a vine, figs? so can no fountain both yield salt water and fresh.

13. Who is a wise man and endued with knowledge among you? let him shew out of a good conversation his works with meekness of wisdom.


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In Isaiah 40:31, Christians who wait upon the Lord are compared to ‘an eagle’ – often referred to as the ‘king of birds’.

There are many kinds of birds; why did the Lord choose the eagle and not the parrot or some other kind for this illustration? The answer is not far-fetched.

Several distinguishing factors set the eagle apart from the parrot and indeed other birds. While an eagle is big, strong and a high flyer, the parrot is weak and cannot fly as high.

While one may enjoy the company of a parrot, when serious issues are to be discussed, it is usually shut out while ‘an eagle’ is invited. Are you a parrot or an eagle?

The eagle does not talk too much; it tends to act instead. It doesn’t move with a flock, like many people with gossip cliques today.

Perhaps this is why it soars above storms – it has an immense ability to use the storms to its advantage.

How you use your mouth can determine if you will overcome a storm or be subdued by it. Watch it! Talk only when necessary.

He that keepeth his mouth keepeth his life: but he that openeth wide his lips shall have destruction.” – Proverbs 13:3

Going by the above, the less you say, the less likely you are to get into trouble and vice versa. Words are powerful, so be careful with them.

You cannot retrieve any utterance. Matthew 12:36 says we shall be held accountable for every idle word we speak, so always think before you speak.

You don’t have to respond every time you are criticized. You don’t have to always say what’s on your mind. Bridle your tongue before it puts you in trouble.

Ask yourself: Why do I talk too much? For some, it’s because they like noise and cannot stay quiet.

Some want to impress; others talk to show they are good debaters and yet others, to display how current they are.

If you talk too much, control your tongue or excuse yourself whenever you find yourself in such situations and soon enough, you will find yourself talking less and with moderation.

Thank you for reading today’s Open Heavens 5th February 2020 by Pastor E. A. Adeboye.
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Be careful of what you say, when you say it, how you say it, where you say it and to whom you say it.




1. Nearer, my God to Thee,
Nearer to Thee;
E’en though it be a cross
That raiseth me,
Still all my song shall be,
Nearer, my God, to Thee, (2ce)
Nearer to Thee!

2. Though, like the wanderer,
The sun gone down,
Darkness be over me,
My rest a stone,
Yet in my dreams I’d be
Nearer, my God, to Thee, (2ce)
Nearer to Thee!

3. There let the way appear
Steps unto heaven;
All that Thou send’st to me
In mercy given;
Angels to beckon me
Nearer, my God, to Thee, (2ce)
Nearer to Thee!

4. Then with my waking thoughts
Bright with Thy praise,
Out of my stony griefs
Bethel I’ll raise;
So by my woes to be
Nearer, my God, to Thee, (2ce)
Nearer to Thee!

5. Or if on joyful wing
Cleaving the sky,
Sun, moon, and stars forgot,
Upward I fly,
Still all my song shall be,
Nearer, my God, to Thee, (2ce)
Nearer to Thee!



exodus 19-21 king james version (kjv)

chapter 19

1 in the third month, when the children of israel were gone forth out of the land of egypt, the same day came they into the wilderness of sinai.

2 for they were departed from rephidim, and were come to the desert of sinai, and had pitched in the wilderness; and there israel camped before the mount.

3 and moses went up unto god, and the lord called unto him out of the mountain, saying, thus shalt thou say to the house of jacob, and tell the children of israel;

4 ye have seen what i did unto the egyptians, and how i bare you on eagles’ wings, and brought you unto myself.

5 now therefore, if ye will obey my voice indeed, and keep my covenant, then ye shall be a peculiar treasure unto me above all people: for all the earth is mine:

6 and ye shall be unto me a kingdom of priests, and an holy nation. these are the words which thou shalt speak unto the children of israel.

7 and moses came and called for the elders of the people, and laid before their faces all these words which the lord commanded him.

8 and all the people answered together, and said, all that the lord hath spoken we will do. and moses returned the words of the people unto the lord.

9 and the lord said unto moses, lo, i come unto thee in a thick cloud, that the people may hear when i speak with thee, and believe thee for ever. and moses told the words of the people unto the lord.

10 and the lord said unto moses, go unto the people, and sanctify them to day and to morrow, and let them wash their clothes,

11 and be ready against the third day: for the third day the lord will come down in the sight of all the people upon mount sinai.

12 and thou shalt set bounds unto the people round about, saying, take heed to yourselves, that ye go not up into the mount, or touch the border of it: whosoever toucheth the mount shall be surely put to death:

13 there shall not an hand touch it, but he shall surely be stoned, or shot through; whether it be beast or man, it shall not live: when the trumpet soundeth long, they shall come up to the mount.

14 and moses went down from the mount unto the people, and sanctified the people; and they washed their clothes.

15 and he said unto the people, be ready against the third day: come not at your wives.

16 and it came to pass on the third day in the morning, that there were thunders and lightnings, and a thick cloud upon the mount, and the voice of the trumpet exceeding loud; so that all the people that was in the camp trembled.

17 and moses brought forth the people out of the camp to meet with god; and they stood at the nether part of the mount.

18 and mount sinai was altogether on a smoke, because the lord descended upon it in fire: and the smoke thereof ascended as the smoke of a furnace, and the whole mount quaked greatly.

19 and when the voice of the trumpet sounded long, and waxed louder and louder, moses spake, and god answered him by a voice.

20 and the lord came down upon mount sinai, on the top of the mount: and the lord called moses up to the top of the mount; and moses went up.

21 and the lord said unto moses, go down, charge the people, lest they break through unto the lord to gaze, and many of them perish.

22 and let the priests also, which come near to the lord, sanctify themselves, lest the lord break forth upon them.

23 and moses said unto the lord, the people cannot come up to mount sinai: for thou chargedst us, saying, set bounds about the mount, and sanctify it.

24 and the lord said unto him, away, get thee down, and thou shalt come up, thou, and aaron with thee: but let not the priests and the people break through to come up unto the lord, lest he break forth upon them.

25 so moses went down unto the people, and spake unto them.

chapter 20

1 and god spake all these words, saying,

2 i am the lord thy god, which have brought thee out of the land of egypt, out of the house of bondage.

3 thou shalt have no other gods before me.

4 thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth.

5 thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for i the lord thy god am a jealous god, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me;

6 and shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments.

7 thou shalt not take the name of the lord thy god in vain; for the lord will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain.

8 remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy.

9 six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work:

10 but the seventh day is the sabbath of the lord thy god: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates:

11 for in six days the lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the lord blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.

12 honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the lord thy god giveth thee.

13 thou shalt not kill.

14 thou shalt not commit adultery.

15 thou shalt not steal.

16 thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour.

17 thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbour’s.

18 and all the people saw the thunderings, and the lightnings, and the noise of the trumpet, and the mountain smoking: and when the people saw it, they removed, and stood afar off.

19 and they said unto moses, speak thou with us, and we will hear: but let not god speak with us, lest we die.

20 and moses said unto the people, fear not: for god is come to prove you, and that his fear may be before your faces, that ye sin not.

21 and the people stood afar off, and moses drew near unto the thick darkness where god was.

22 and the lord said unto moses, thus thou shalt say unto the children of israel, ye have seen that i have talked with you from heaven.

23 ye shall not make with me gods of silver, neither shall ye make unto you gods of gold.

24 an altar of earth thou shalt make unto me, and shalt sacrifice thereon thy burnt offerings, and thy peace offerings, thy sheep, and thine oxen: in all places where i record my name i will come unto thee, and i will bless thee.

25 and if thou wilt make me an altar of stone, thou shalt not build it of hewn stone: for if thou lift up thy tool upon it, thou hast polluted it.

26 neither shalt thou go up by steps unto mine altar, that thy nakedness be not discovered thereon.

chapter 21

1 now these are the judgments which thou shalt set before them.

2 if thou buy an hebrew servant, six years he shall serve: and in the seventh he shall go out free for nothing.

3 if he came in by himself, he shall go out by himself: if he were married, then his wife shall go out with him.

4 if his master have given him a wife, and she have born him sons or daughters; the wife and her children shall be her master’s, and he shall go out by himself.

5 and if the servant shall plainly say, i love my master, my wife, and my children; i will not go out free:

6 then his master shall bring him unto the judges; he shall also bring him to the door, or unto the door post; and his master shall bore his ear through with an aul; and he shall serve him for ever.

7 and if a man sell his daughter to be a maidservant, she shall not go out as the menservants do.

8 if she please not her master, who hath betrothed her to himself, then shall he let her be redeemed: to sell her unto a strange nation he shall have no power, seeing he hath dealt deceitfully with her.

9 and if he have betrothed her unto his son, he shall deal with her after the manner of daughters.

10 if he take him another wife; her food, her raiment, and her duty of marriage, shall he not diminish.

11 and if he do not these three unto her, then shall she go out free without money.

12 he that smiteth a man, so that he die, shall be surely put to death.

13 and if a man lie not in wait, but god deliver him into his hand; then i will appoint thee a place whither he shall flee.

14 but if a man come presumptuously upon his neighbour, to slay him with guile; thou shalt take him from mine altar, that he may die.

15 and he that smiteth his father, or his mother, shall be surely put to death.

16 and he that stealeth a man, and selleth him, or if he be found in his hand, he shall surely be put to death.

17 and he that curseth his father, or his mother, shall surely be put to death.

18 and if men strive together, and one smite another with a stone, or with his fist, and he die not, but keepeth his bed:

19 if he rise again, and walk abroad upon his staff, then shall he that smote him be quit: only he shall pay for the loss of his time, and shall cause him to be thoroughly healed.

20 and if a man smite his servant, or his maid, with a rod, and he die under his hand; he shall be surely punished.

21 notwithstanding, if he continue a day or two, he shall not be punished: for he is his money.

22 if men strive, and hurt a woman with child, so that her fruit depart from her, and yet no mischief follow: he shall be surely punished, according as the woman’s husband will lay upon him; and he shall pay as the judges determine.

23 and if any mischief follow, then thou shalt give life for life,

24 eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot,

25 burning for burning, wound for wound, stripe for stripe.

26 and if a man smite the eye of his servant, or the eye of his maid, that it perish; he shall let him go free for his eye’s sake.

27 and if he smite out his manservant’s tooth, or his maidservant’s tooth; he shall let him go free for his tooth’s sake.

28 if an ox gore a man or a woman, that they die: then the ox shall be surely stoned, and his flesh shall not be eaten; but the owner of the ox shall be quit.

29 but if the ox were wont to push with his horn in time past, and it hath been testified to his owner, and he hath not kept him in, but that he hath killed a man or a woman; the ox shall be stoned, and his owner also shall be put to death.

30 if there be laid on him a sum of money, then he shall give for the ransom of his life whatsoever is laid upon him.

31 whether he have gored a son, or have gored a daughter, according to this judgment shall it be done unto him.

32 if the ox shall push a manservant or a maidservant; he shall give unto their master thirty shekels of silver, and the ox shall be stoned.

33 and if a man shall open a pit, or if a man shall dig a pit, and not cover it, and an ox or an ass fall therein;

34 the owner of the pit shall make it good, and give money unto the owner of them; and the dead beast shall be his.

35 and if one man’s ox hurt another’s, that he die; then they shall sell the live ox, and divide the money of it; and the dead ox also they shall divide.

36 or if it be known that the ox hath used to push in time past, and his owner hath not kept him in; he shall surely pay ox for ox; and the dead shall be his own.



  1. AMEN!!!
    Oh God, please help me to stop talking too much. Please help me to bridle my tongue. Help me not to always give a reply to everyone, especially those who talk to annoy and entrap me. Lord please let my words be laced with wisdom, and let let them be timely, the Holy Spirit guarding my lips and my mouth, in Jesus Christ’s name, Amen!!!
    Thank You Jesus Christ!!!!
    Glory be to God!!!

    • What type of Bible in one year version is this that’s using small ‘g’ for God. Please always prove read before posting.

  2. Thank you Lord for this message. I pray that the Lord will help me to bridle my tongue and give me direction to do things moderately. May my tongue not put me into trouble in Jesus Name.

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