OPEN HEAVEN 9 AUGUST 2022 TUESDAY

OPEN HEAVEN 9 AUGUST 2022 TUESDAY: LETTER TO THE EPHESUS CHURCH II

OPEN HEAVEN 9 AUGUST 2022 MEMORIZE: This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me. Matthew 15:8

OPEN HEAVEN 9 AUGUST 2022 BIBLE READING REVELATION 2:4-7

4. Nevertheless I have somewhat against thee, because thou hast left thy first love.

5. Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do the first works; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will remove thy candlestick out of his place, except thou repent.

6. But this thou hast, that thou hatest the deeds of the Nicolaitanes, which I also hate.

7. He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God.

 

Good morning Beloved, We’re happy that you stopped by for today’s devotional. Thank you for joining us.

We’ll also be reading and learning from Christ’s letter to the church at Ephesus and taking a very crucial lesson from it. May the Holy Spirit open our eyes in the name of Jesus.

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Today’s Powerful Confession: I confess today I love the Lord with all my soul, my spirit, and my body. My love never waxes cold for I am in constant close fellowship with Him. I serve Him from a place of love therefore He blesses my bread and my water and He takes sickness away from me in Jesus’ name, Amen. Hallelujah!

Powerful Declarations: Powerful Declarations For Today 9 August 2022

Today’s Prayer Points: Prayer Points For Open Heavens 9 August 2022

Teens Devotional: Open Heavens For Teens 9 August 2022

Yesterday’s devotional: Open Heaven 8 August 2022

Tomorrow’s devotional: Open Heaven 10 August 2022

 

OPEN HEAVEN 9 AUGUST 2022 MESSAGE

You wonder how Jesus would say that the Ephesus Church had forgotten their first love after saying that He had seen their works, labour and patience (Revelation 2:4).

This tells us clearly that all the labour that these people were putting into the work of God was not from the heart. It had all become routine and there was no longer a deep fellowship between them and the Holy Spirit.

Many Christians today fall into this trap of the devil. When they are in a prayer meeting, they can pray for 2 hours, but they can hardly pray for 5 minutes in their closets.

When the Church evangelism team is going out to evangelize, they are the first to arrive, but they have never opened their mouth to preach the gospel to their neighbour who is an unbeliever. Oh! Gone are those days when you would arrive in Church only to be told by the Pastor that you would be the one to preach that morning, days when every Christian was a soldier, ever ready for the use of his Master.

These days, the Pastor has to pray hard and give enough notice before he can ask a member to lend the Church their car for an assignment. Sadly, the love of many has waxed cold.

Is it your love for God that pushes you to do the things you do for Him or do you do them just as a normal duty you have in Church? Are you still bubbling with that first love you had when you gave your life to Christ or is your Christianity now a bunch of activities?

“Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do the first works; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will remove thy candlestick out of his place, except thou repent.” Revelation 2:5 At the beginning of the letter, Jesus said He had seen their works, in verse 5 above, He says that they should return to their first works.

There is the work you do mechanically, without being driven by love for God and there is the work you do as a result of your love for Him. Jesus is telling you today to return to your first love, to do the first works that were driven by that love. It could be the same activity, but the works must now be backed by love.

OPEN HEAVEN 9 AUGUST 2022 KEY POINT: Prayer Points For Open Heavens 9 August 2022

Ask yourself, What drives me to do the work of God?

Thank you for reading today’s devotional Beloved.

Make the decision to be a contributor to the advancement of God’s Kingdom in one way or another. Live your life daily mindful of the purposes and plan of God.

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FROM THE TEAM: Thank you for reading today’s OPEN HEAVEN 9 AUGUST 2022, written by Pastor E. A. Adeboye. Kindly 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

OPEN HEAVEN 9 AUGUST 2022 HYMN

DEEPER, DEEPER IN THE LOVE OF JESUS

1. Deeper, deeper in the love of Jesus
Daily let me go;
Higher, higher in the school of wisdom,
More of grace to know.

CHORUS
O deeper yet I pray,
And higher evry day,
And wiser, blessed, Lord,
In Thy precious, holy Word.

2. Deeper, deeper! blessed Holy Spirit,
Take me deeper still,
Till my life is wholly lost in Jesus,
And His perfect will.

3. Deeper, deeper! tho it cost hard trials,
Deeper let me go!
Rooted in the holy love of Jesus,
Let me fruitful grow.

4. Deeper, higher, evry day in Jesus,
Till all conflict past,
Finds me conquror, and in His own image
Perfected at last.

OPEN HEAVEN 9 AUGUST 2022 BIBLE READING IN ONE YEAR: ISAIAH 6:1-13, ISAIAH 7:1-25, ISAIAH 8:1-22, ISAIAH 9:1-21

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Abraham G. Adekunle
Abraham G. Adekunle
5 months ago

Amen

EBENEZER OLADIMEJI
EBENEZER OLADIMEJI
5 months ago

Let us check our life and return back to our first love for Jesus Christ.

Anonymous
Anonymous
5 months ago

Thank you heavenly lord. Amen! Hallelujah!!!

Olaoye oladimeji
Olaoye oladimeji
5 months ago

Oh Lord give me wisdom and knowledge to do your work you give me perfect in Jesus name Amen

Akeredolu Festus Tope
Akeredolu Festus Tope
5 months ago

Thank you, Lord God Almighty for your words this day and please, Lord God Almighty help me, my wife, my children, Grandma and my entire household to sincerely love and work for the Almighty God without hesitation in Jesus Mighty name, amen.

Tyty muteb
Tyty muteb
5 months ago

😅😅😅😅😅

Paul Okoji
Paul Okoji
5 months ago

What a message from the throne of Mercy! What a blessing it has brought to my soul! Oh, Thank you so much Lord Jesus, and thank you for the vesels you’ve used to give it. Fellow readers, if God wouldn’t accept a lot of activities as replacement for ones rendered from heart full of GENUINE LOVE, RIGHT MOTIVE and DEEP SENSE OF DEVOTION, How much less those done to impress men and promote self? Much much less those done from UNREGENERATED HEART. You must, therefore, SURRENDER YOUR HEART to JESUS and be saved, then worship and serve Him in Truth… Read more »

OGUNWOYE SHERIFAT ODUNOLA
OGUNWOYE SHERIFAT ODUNOLA
5 months ago

Amen

Oluwayemisi
Oluwayemisi
5 months ago

Dear Lord, please have mercy on me and my household in Jesus name, amen and amen 🙏

G.S Crystal 🤍
G.S Crystal 🤍
5 months ago

God give me grace to serve you with a perfect heart

Anonymous
Anonymous
5 months ago

Help us Lord.

Anonymous
Anonymous
5 months ago

Empowering

Anne Ojo
Anne Ojo
5 months ago

Father please help me to love you always

Jedidiah Idowu
Jedidiah Idowu
5 months ago

Because it makes him happy
Thank you Lord

Omobobola Iyanuoluwa
Omobobola Iyanuoluwa
5 months ago

Lord let me ho deeper in you

Omobobola Iyanuoluwa
Omobobola Iyanuoluwa
5 months ago

Deeper in you Jesus

Opeyemi
Opeyemi
5 months ago

Wow don’t let God remove your candle stick out of your place

Bernadette Showole
Bernadette Showole
5 months ago

Amen Amen Amen

Anonymous
Anonymous
5 months ago

Father God,please,open our eyes in the body of Christ and let every error be corrected before it is too late iJN.
Father,let every service for you be done in your own way as it written,please,let every man made doctrine be distroyed in all the churches iJN.
Except we do things as it is written and in God’own ways,we are just deceiving ourselves.
May God have Mercy on us,to do right,and repent without any delay iJN.
Jesus can come at any time.

Mopelola Adeogun,
Mopelola Adeogun,
5 months ago

Hallelujah Hallelujah Hallelujah, Glory be to God Almighty Amennnn. Thank you Lord, my Father, please father, rekindle your love and your fire in my life, . My Father, please , help me to serve you with gladness of the heart, and to do your will. Not my will. Father, you created me ,and you formed me in my mother’s womb, you no everything about me , have mercy upon me and give me the grace to love genuinely with all my heart , my soul, and my spirit, You are more than enough for me , my beloved Father. The… Read more »

Doris
Doris
5 months ago

Father, Thank You for Your words this day, Please Lord grant me the grace to always do Your work out of my love for You and not as a routine In Jesus Most Powerful Name Amen 🙏

Deborah
Deborah
5 months ago

Father God it is my love for You that pushes me to do the things i do for your kingdom. It is my job as your child to make the Lord’s work my normal duty in and out of the Church. Amen

Nancy Agbi Kuje
Nancy Agbi Kuje
5 months ago

Amen

Patience O
Patience O
5 months ago

Amen Amen A a a Amen 🙏

Anonymous
Anonymous
5 months ago

Thank you Lord Jesus

AFOLAKE.
AFOLAKE.
5 months ago

AMEN 🙏🏽 IN JESUS MATCHLESS NAME 🙏🏽

GBONJUBOLA
GBONJUBOLA
5 months ago

Father help me not to compromise my standard as a child of God.

Thank You Lord forPatricia
Thank You Lord forPatricia
5 months ago

Help me Lord to always do your work in Jesus Mighty Name 🙏

Anonymous
Anonymous
5 months ago

I hate my dad