Morning Devotion

[11/15, 8:11 PM] faithemm2015: *OPEN HEAVENS DAILY DEVOTIONAL*

*DATE: SUNDAY 15TH NOVEMBER, 2020*

*THEME: MIND WHAT YOU EAT*

MEMORISE:
“Be not among winebibbers; among riotous eaters of flesh: For the drunkard and glutton shall come to poverty: and drowsiness shall clothe a man with rags.”
Proverbs 23:20

READ:
Proverbs 23:1-3,

1 Corinthians 10:31

PROVERBS 23:1-3

1. When thou sittest to eat with a ruler, consider diligently what is before thee;

2. And put a knife to thy throat, if thou be a man given to appetite.

3. Be not desirous of his dainties; for they are deceitful meat.

1 CORINTHIANS 10:31

31. Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.

MESSAGE:
I have often heard people say that you are what you eat.

This is a wise saying because what you eat can affect who you are – both physically and spiritually. If you eat food that makes your body weak such that you are always lethargic and cannot pray or study your Bible for long hours, your spiritual strength will be low.

If on the other hand, you eat organic and healthy food, not only will your body be strong, you will also soar spiritually because you can spend long hours praying and studying your Bible.

It may interest you to know that the devil also uses food to recruit people into secret societies. That is why it is not expedient to eat at every occasion you attend.

Before you eat anything that is offered to you, whether in public or in private, make sure you pray on it first and ask God for permission.

John 6:11 says:

“And Jesus took the loaves; and when he had given thanks, he distributed to the disciples, and the disciples to them that were set down; and likewise of the fishes as much as they would.”

One day while I was preaching, I saw a woman dash out of the hall and some ushers ran after her. She then was brought to me after the service.

She said while I was preaching, her clothes caught fire so she had to run out. Many years before that incident, she had gone to see a white-garment prophet because she had been losing all her children.

Eventually, she met the prophet’s wife who, upon hearing the woman’s problems, gave her a kolanut to eat.

From that night, she started finding herself in meetings whenever she slept at night, eating human meat with some other people.

Eventually, it was her turn to provide the meat and she was asked to submit her children – the same ones whose lives she was trying to protect in the first place.

We prayed a simple prayer that day and when she got home, she excreted a dead snake. Thus, God rescued her from the deadly kolanut.

Mind what you eat and drink.

KEY POINT:
Pray before you eat, drink or even take a snack. Mind what you eat.

AUTHOR: PASTOR E. A ADEBOYE.

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR:
Acts 1-3

HYMN:20: NEARER, MY GOD TO THEE.

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!

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[11/15, 8:11 PM] faithemm2015: *Morning Showers* 🌦
With Kingsley and Kemi Tobi
*Sunday 15/11/2020*   
 
*The Holy Spirit and You*

*Text:* John 14:16-17
_”And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever— the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him; but you know Him, for He dwells with you and will be in you.”_

The Holy Spirit is mentioned about 90 times in the New Testament. While God the Father was seen to be more active in the Old Testament, with Jesus mediating between the Old and New Testaments, we live in the dispensation of the Holy Spirit.

*# The personality of the Holy Spirit #*

*He has a WILL*
I Corinth 12:11 says, _”But one and the same Spirit works all these things, distributing to each one individually as He wills.”_

*He SPEAKS*
Acts 13:2, _”As they ministered to the Lord and fasted, the Holy Spirit said, “Now separate to Me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them.”_
(Matt 10:20, John 16:13, Jeb 3:7-11)

*He SEES*
Acts 5:32, _”And we are His witnesses to these things, and so also is the Holy Spirit whom God has given to those who obey Him.”_ (Acts 15:28)

*He FEELS*
Matt 12:31, _”Therefore I say to you, every sin and blasphemy will be forgiven men, but the blasphemy against the Spirit will not be forgiven men.”_ (Acts 7:51, Eph 4:30)

*He HEARS*
John 16:13, _”However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come.”_(Acts 5:3-4,9)

Shalom !
” _You are cleaned by the word that I have spoken unto you”_ John 15:3_
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[11/15, 8:11 PM] faithemm2015: *Above Only Devotional*

Sunday November 15

*Growing in Our Understanding of How God Operates 2*

John 14:6-7, 1 Cor.12:31 & 1 Cor.13:1-2 (NIV)
*Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. If ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also:…*Now eagerly desire the greater gifts. And yet I will show you the most excellent way. *If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing.*

Yesterday, we focused on how the Holy Spirit helps us understand and walk in the ways of God. One major aspect that the Holy Spirit wants to help you understand is who Jesus is and the things that He has done for you. The Bible refers to Jesus as the perfect reflection or express image of God the Father, Heb.1:3a. This is why God told Peter that Jesus is His Beloved Son with whom He is well pleased and He asked Peter to listen to Jesus, Matt.17:5. The Holy Spirit wants to reveal Jesus to you and He wants to reveal Jesus in you, Gal.1:16a. He wants to transform you from glory to glory into the image of Christ as you focus on the glory of Christ, 2Cor. 3:18.

Let the revelation of Christ fill your heart (Col.3:16) and when you study the scriptures and see Jesus, see yourself in Him, doing what He is doing. See the things He has done for you as your reality. As you do so, the wisdom of Christ fills your heart and causes you to know and walk in God’s ways.

God is love and God operates by love. Everything that you do in your life must be motivated and directed by the love of God. The more you receive the love of God into your life, the more you will be able to practice or manifest it to others.

The Bible says that faith works by love, Gal.5:6. Our faith must be energized by the love of God and we must express God’s love to others as a sign of our faith in God and the life of God within us (1 John 3:14, Eph.1:15). The Bible confirms that “…the fruit of the Spirit is love…”, Gal. 5:22a. As you yield to the leading of the Holy Spirit, He will cause you to grow in the nature of God’s love in you and He will help you manifest more of God’s love to others.

*Prayer*
Heavenly Father, I ask that you reveal Jesus to me and reveal Jesus in my life. By the Spirit, cause me to manifest your love to others also.

*Bible In One Year Reading Plan*
Ezekiel 31:1-32:32, Hebrews 12:14-29, Psalm 113:1-114:8, Proverbs 27:18-20

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[11/15, 8:11 PM] faithemm2015: *LIFE AND FAVOUR*
FROM:

*Rev. Anthony Akinmoyo,*
Lifeway Christian Centre,
Lagos.

*INTERCEDING FOR TODAY’S SERVICE*

Psalms 137:5-7 (KJV)
[5] *If I forget thee, O Jerusalem, let my right hand forget her cunning.*
[6] *If I do not remember thee, let my tongue cleave to the roof of my mouth; if I prefer not Jerusalem above my chief joy.*
[7] *Remember, O LORD, the children of Edom in the day of Jerusalem; who said, Rase it, rase it, even to the foundation thereof.*

Our love for God must always reflect in our interceding for His kingdom on earth (Zion).

Beloved, we can activate a trans-generational sworn blessing with God by advancing His kingdom on earth through prayer and other channels. Therefore, let us arise and pray for all our services today.

Psalms 128:5 (KJV) *The LORD shall bless thee out of Zion: and thou shalt see the good of Jerusalem all the days of thy life.*

*PRAYERS:*

> Thank you my Father for this beautiful Sunday.

> Thank you my heavenly Father for the joy of seeing another beautiful day you have made.

> Thank you Father for the fire of revival in all our congregation.

> Thank you my heavenly Father for daily addition to your church.

> Thank you my Lord for the multitude of testimonies harvested in all your holy mountains.

1. Acts 2:2 (KJV)
*And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting.*

O Lord our God, let there be an unusual manifestation of the Holy Ghost in all our services today in the mighty name of Jesus!

2. Luke 3:21 (KJV)
*Now when all the people were baptized, it came to pass, that Jesus also being baptized, and praying, the heaven was opened,*

O Lord my Father, let there be open heaven over all our services in the mighty name of Jesus!

3. Ephesians 1:18 (KJV)
*The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints,*

Father, in the name of Jesus, grant every worshipper spiritual understanding in the mighty name of Jesus!

4. Isaiah 66:21 (KJV)
*And I will also take of them for priests and for Levites, saith the Lord .*

i. O Lord our God, grant all our new converts supernatural growth so as to fulfil your purpose for their lives in the mighty name of Jesus!

ii. Father in the name of Jesus, turn all our new converts to disciples in the mighty name of Jesus!

5. Exodus 15:17 (KJV)
*Thou shalt bring them in, and plant them in the mountain of thine inheritance, in the place, O LORD, which thou hast made for thee to dwell in, in the Sanctuary, O Lord, which thy hands have established.*

O Lord our God, by your Spirit, cause everyone you are bringing to this church (*insert name*) to be planted in the mighty name of Jesus!

6. Psalm 2:8 (KJV)
*Ask of me, and I shall give thee the heathen for thine inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for thy possession.*

O Lord my Father, I place demand on every unsaved soul in the land. I decree they begin to rush down to your house in the mighty name of Jesus!

7. Matthew 13:39 (KJV)
*The enemy that sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the end of the world; and the reapers are the angels.*

O Lord our God, release your reaper-angels to mobilize multitude to all our churches in the mighty name of Jesus!

8. 1 Timothy 1:15 (KJV)
*This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief.*

O King of Glory, save souls today and always, let no sinner return the same way they came into church in the mighty name of Jesus!

9. Zechariah 8:21 (KJV)
*And the inhabitants of one city shall go to another, saying, Let us go speedily to pray before the Lord , and to seek the Lord of hosts: I will go also.*

O Lord our God, let everyone we have invited be hastened to appear before you this morning in the mighty name of Jesus!

10. Zechariah 8:20 (KJV)
*Thus saith the Lord of hosts; It shall yet come to pass, that there shall come people, and the inhabitants of many cities:*

Father, in the name of Jesus, we ask for overflow in all our services in the mighty name of Jesus!

11. 1 Kings 8:10-11 (KJV)
[10] *And it came to pass, when the priests were come out of the holy place, that the cloud filled the house of the Lord,*
[11] *So that the priests could not stand to minister because of the cloud: for the glory of the Lord had filled the house of the Lord.*

i. O Lord our God, fill our meeting with your glorious presence in the mighty name of Jesus!

ii. O Lord our Father, release your presence that brings healing, restoration etc. in the mighty name of Jesus!

12. Ephesians 6:19 (KJV)
*And for me, that utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel,*

O Lord my Father, open the door of utterance to all your servants so as to boldly declare your word in the mighty name of Jesus!

13. Acts 5:15 (KJV)
*Insomuch that they brought forth the sick into the streets, and laid them on beds and couches, that at the least the shadow of Peter passing by might overshadow some of them.*

Father, in the name of Jesus, release fresh anointing upon all your servants for the manifestation of signs and wonders in the mighty name of Jesus!

14. Matthew 20:30 (KJV)
*And, behold, two blind men sitting by the way side, when they heard that Jesus passed by, cried out, saying, Have mercy on us, O Lord, thou Son of David.*

O Lord my God, let my portion not elude me in today’s service in the mighty name of Jesus!

Thank you Father for working exceedingly and abundantly above all that I ask or think!

Receive my thanks and praise in the mighty name of Jesus!

See you tomorrow.
1 Thessalonians 5:16-17 (KJV)
*Rejoice evermore.*
*Pray without ceasing.*

For Further Counselling and Prayer,
*Contact*: 08036729207.

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[11/15, 8:11 PM] faithemm2015: *RHAPSODY OF REALITIES DAILY DEVOTIONAL*

*SUNDAY 15TH NOVEMBER 2020*

*PST. CHRIS*

*YOUR NAME IS IMPORTANT .*

_*Neither shall thy name any more be called Abram, but thy name shall be Abraham; for a father of many nations have I made thee (Genesis 17:5).*_

Whatever name you answer has a direct bearing on your destiny; your name gives meaning to your destiny. This explains why God changed the names of certain individuals in the Bible in line with their destinies in Him. A good example is Abraham, who was formerly named Abram. Abram meant exalted father or assumed father. In the process of time, he had no child, though many servants were born in his house.

But one day, the Lord spoke to him and said, _*“… behold, my covenant is with thee, and thou shalt be a father of many nations. Neither shall thy name any more be called Abram, but thy name shall be Abraham; for a father of many nations have I made thee”*_ (Genesis 17:4-5). Abraham believed God, and immediately started answering the name Abraham, “the father of many nations.”

Another important example is Jacob; he was named Jacob because at birth he held on to his brother’s heel. Jacob means swindler or deceiver; and true to his name, he deceitfully obtained his brother’s birthright, with the aid of his mother.

However, when he encountered the Lord and asked to be blessed, He wouldn’t bless him until his name was changed from Jacob (the deceiver) to Israel, a prince with God (Genesis 32:28); and his destiny was transformed for good.

Consider the Apostle Peter; before he came to Jesus, he answered the name, “Simon,” meaning a reed shaken by the wind, unstable. As Simon, he was inconsistent. But one day, Jesus said to him, _*“…thou art Peter,*_ (Greek: Petros) _*and upon this rock*_ (Greek: Petra) _*I will build my church…”*_ (Matthew 16:18).

If the meaning of your name isn’t consistent with the Word of God, you’ve got to change it. It makes no difference that you’ve answered the name all your life; if its meaning isn’t consistent with the revelation of who you are in Christ, respond to God’s Word and change it as an act of faith.

*PRAYER*

*Blessed Father, thank you for your Word that reveals my identity, inheritance and abilities in Christ! Your will for my life is unveiled to my spirit and I live daily to fulfil your will and purpose for my life, taking paths that you’ve pre ordained for me, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.*

*FURTHER STUDY:*

**Genesis 32:24-28*
And Jacob was left alone; and there wrestled a man with him until the breaking of the day. 25 And when he saw that he prevailed not against him, he touched the hollow of his thigh; and the hollow of Jacob’s thigh was out of joint, as he wrestled with him. 26 And he said, Let me go, for the day breaketh. And he said, I will not let thee go, except thou bless me. 27 And he said unto him, What [is] thy name? And he said, Jacob. 28 And he said, Thy name shall be called no more Jacob, but Israel: for as a prince hast thou power with God and with men, and hast prevailed.

*Matthew 16:16-18*
And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God. 17 And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed [it] unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven. 18 And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.

*DAILY SCRIPTURE READING*

*1-YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN*
Hebrews 12:1-13 & Ezekiel 11-12

*2-YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN*
1 John 2:15-29 & Ezekiel 46

*PRAISE*
*detrueabrahamicseed*
*sixtymillionUSD*

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[11/15, 8:11 PM] faithemm2015: What it takes to win

Sunday 15th November 2020

‘I run with purpose in every step.’ 1 Corinthians 9:26 NLT

 

Whether it’s in the world of sports or the Kingdom of God, all winners exhibit these five traits:

(1) Self-awareness. Winners are honest about their strengths and weaknesses. The Bible says, ‘The Lord searches every heart…If you seek him, he will be found by you’ (1 Chronicles 28:9 NIV). In prayer you see yourself as you are. As you read God’s Word, you begin to see yourself as you can be. (2) Focus. Wherever you are today, be there – because that’s where God is. People who spend their lives ‘waiting for their ship to come in’ are usually disappointed, or die on the pier. Winners live in the present moment. They refuse to be in one place while their mind is in another. (3) Confidence. Winners overcome anxiety by keeping their eyes on the goal. As they get closer, their confidence increases. Jude writes, ‘Dear friends… build yourselves up’ (Jude v. 20 NCV). This is something you must do for yourself, and do daily through prayer and God’s Word.

(4) Toughness. Winners sacrifice the present for the future. They’ve learned to say no to indulgence and yes to discipline, because to them the prize is worth the price. Paul writes: ‘Like an athlete I punish my body…training it to do what it should, not what it wants’ (1 Corinthians 9:27 TLB). (5) A game plan.Winners recognise that talent alone isn’t enough; you need a plan to live by. So, have you discovered God’s plan for your life? Are you living by it? If not, talk to him about it today. It’s one of the most important conversations you will ever have.

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