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OPEN HEAVEN 2023 DEVOTIONAL WAS WRITTEN BY PASTOR E.A ADEBOYE, PASTOR MRS FOLU ADEBOYE OF THE REDEEM CHRISTIAN CHURCH OF GOD (RCCG) NIGERIA.
Open Heaven Devotional, 22nd Of June 2023
TOPIC: When God Steps In
MEMORISE: “In God is my salvation and my glory: the rock of my strength, and my refuge, is in God.” – Psalm 62:7 (KJV)
SCRIPTURE READING: Exodus 14:9-28
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Psalm 95-103
When God steps into the situation of a man, we call it a divine encounter. A divine encounter is actually a collision between God – with His supernatural powers and human beings – with their helplessness. In Luke 7:11-15, a widow – on her way to bury her only son met Jesus – in whose presence is fullness of joy (Psalm 16:11). The result was a collision that caused joy to swallow up sorrow. The widow’s sorrow ended and she returned home rejoicing. The Almighty God is going to collide with you today and you will experience a great transformation, in Jesus’ name.
During one of our programmes some years ago, the Lord gave me a revelation for someone in the meeting and I announced: “The Lord said there is someone here who should have been married but the mother says she would not get married. If the mother does not repent, she will be dead within a week”. A lady that was of a marriageable age believed the word was for her and she went home to tell her mother. The next day, the mother, furious, came with her to see me, saying, “My daughter came and informed me that you said I will die within a week”. I told her exactly what God had said, explaining that I hadn’t mentioned any name. After this, she asked the girl to leave the office, then turned to me, “It is not that I don’t want her to marry. It’s just that she is the one taking care of me. Once she marries, there will be no one to take care of me”. I replied, “That is not a problem; I will talk to the husband and they will continue to take care of you”. The mother then said “In that case, she can marry”. Six months later, the daughter was married.
In our Bible reading for today, we saw how God stepped into the situation of the Israelites and brought doom upon the Egyptians. This tells us that we must be careful when dealing with children of God because Jesus can decide to step into the situation at any time. When He decides to step into a situation, you had better be sure that you are on His side. If you surrender to Him willingly, then He will collide with all the forces against you but if you are not on His side, a collision with Him will bring about a negative result like it did for the Egyptians.
Open Heaven 22 June 2023 Prayer Point:
Father, please step into my situation and collide with any force opposing me, in Jesus’ name.
HYMN 9: IMMORTAL, INVISIBLE, GOD ONLY WISE
1 Immortal, invisible, God only wise,
In light inaccessible hid from our eyes
Most blessed, most glorious, the Ancient of days,
Almighty, victorious, Thy great name we praise.
2 Unresting, unhasting, and silent as light,
Nor wanting, nor wasting, thou rulest in might!
Thy justice like mountains high soaring above,
Thy cloud which are fountains of goodness and love.
3 To all life thou givest to both great and small;
In all life Thou livest, the true life of all;
We blossom and flourish as leaves on the tree,
And wither and perish but nought changeth Thee.
4 Great Father of Glory, pure Father of Light,
Thine angels adore Thee, all veiling their sight;
All laud we would render; O help us to see;
‘Tis only the splendour of light hideth Thee.
PRAYER OF SALVATION
Please say this pray
I come to You, Lord Jesus. I admit that I am a sinner, and I want to be right with You. I ask You to forgive me of all my sins. Wash me away from all unrighteousness and cleanse me clean Today. The Bible says if I confess with my mouth that “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in my heart that God raised me.
Thank you for saying that prayer, you are in CHRIST now, Old things have passed AWAY………….HALLELUYAH