OPEN HEAVEN 8 APRIL 2023 SATURDAY: THE PURPOSE OF HIS DEATH II
OPEN HEAVEN 8 APRIL 2023 MEMORIZE: But ye Shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth. Acts 1:8
OPEN HEAVEN 8 APRIL 2023 BIBLE READING MARK 16:15-18
15 And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.
16 He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned.
17 And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues;
18 They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.
Happy weekend beloved, today, we will look into another purpose of the death of Jesus.
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Today’s Powerful Confession: I confess today that I am a vessel for salvation and transformation. I take the Gospel everywhere I go and show the marvelous light of Jesus. I boldly take the message and lifestyle of Christ everywhere I go. The death of Jesus will not be in vain in my life in Jesus’ mighty name. Amen Hallelujah!
OPEN HEAVEN 8 APRIL 2023 MESSAGE
In John 17:4, when Jesus was praying before His crucifixion, He said to His Father that He had finished His assignment.
Later on in John 19:30, He said, “It is finished”; in other words, ‘Mission accomplished.’
After His ascension, He said to His disciples in Acts 1:8 that the Holy Ghost would come upon them and they would receive power.
What is power? Power in layman’s language is the ability to do work efficiently. The power you need to fulfil your destiny as ordained by God is in the Holy Ghost.
In Luke 5:10, Jesus Christ informed Peter that he would begin to catch men and this came into full manifestation 3 years later when the Holy Spirit came on Him and he won 3,000 souls by preaching just one sermon.
Growing up, my goal was to be the youngest Vice Chancellor in Africa, but then I gave my life to Jesus Christ in 1973.
I got baptised in the Holy Spirit that same year and then something kept moving me in the direction of God’s original plan for my life.
I pray that the power of the Almighty God will begin to propel you in the direction of your destiny, in Jesus’ name.
Now, the greater the power, the easier it will be for you to reach your goal.
For example, if you want to travel from Lagos, Nigeria to Britain, by road and sea, it could take several days, if not weeks, but if you get in an aircraft from Lagos to London, you would have arrived within 6 and a half hours.
In Acts 3:1-11, the power of God began to manifest itself in a great manner in the life of Apostle Peter when he made the lame man at the Beautiful Gate walk.
The sermon he preached right after that led to the conversion of 5,000 souls (Acts 4:4). By Acts 5:12-16, his shadow had begun to heal the sick and multitudes began to come to Christ. His destiny was being fulfilled at an amazing pace.
How speedily do you want to fulfil your destiny? That will depend on how much of the Holy Ghost you carry in you.
OPEN HEAVEN 8 APRIL 2023 PRAYER POINT: Prayer Points For Open Heavens 8 April 2023
Pray in the spirit for at least one hour today and practice this regularly.
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OPEN HEAVEN 8 APRIL 2023 HYMN
I NEED THEE EVERY HOUR
1 I need Thee ev’ry hour,
Most gracious Lord;
No tender voice like Thine
Can peace afford.
I need Thee, oh, I need Thee;
Ev’ry hour I need Thee;
Oh, bless me now, my Saviour,
I come to Thee.
2 I need Thee ev’ry hour,
Stay Thou nearby;
Temptations lose their pow’r
When Thou art nigh.
3 I need Thee ev’ry hour,
In joy or pain;
Come quickly and abide,
Or life is vain.
4 I need Thee ev’ry hour,
Teach me Thy will;
And Thy rich promises
In me fulfill.
5. I need Thee every hour
Most Holy One;
Oh, make me Thine indeed,
Thou blessed Son!
OPEN HEAVEN 8 APRIL 2023 BIBLE READING IN ONE YEAR: 2 SAMUEL 23-24
AUTHORS: PASTOR E.A ADEBOYE
PASTOR MRS FOLU ADEBOYE