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Open Heaven 16 January 2022 Sunday Daily Devotional By Pastor E. A. Adeboye – Returning To The Home Church Model

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Open Heaven 16 January 2022 TOPIC: Returning To The Home Church Model

MEMORISE: Salute the brethren which are in Laodicea, and Nymphas, and the church which is in his house. – Colossians 4:15

READ: Romans 16:3-5 (KJV)

3 Greet Priscilla and Aquila my helpers in Christ Jesus:

4 Who have for my life laid down their own necks: unto whom not only I give thanks, but also all the churches of the Gentiles.

5 Likewise greet the church that is in their house. Salute my well-beloved Epaenetus, who is the firstfruits of Achaia unto Christ.

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Genesis 46-48

Open Heaven 16 January 2022 MESSAGE:

The Home Church model is the oldest form of worship centers right from the Old Testament days. It should be recalled that what is now known as Abrahamic faith in at least three notable religions of the world started as a family mode of worship. The Bible tells of how the Abrahamic faith started within the household of Abraham in Genesis 18:19. It is equally interesting to note that when the New Testament Church was born, it was within a household at the Upper Room (Acts 1:13). This was where all the earliest apostles were residing when the New Testament Church was inaugurated by the coming of the Holy Ghost.

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“Greet Priscilla and Aquila my helpers in Christ Jesus: …Likewise greet the church that is in their house…” Romans 16:3,5.

Therefore, adopting the Home Church model is going back to the basic. The Home Church model has been proven to be beneficial right from the birth of the Church and all hostility from the world against it. The blessings accruing from the model is innumerable but we shall mention some of the spiritual ones today.

To start with, putting a church in your house in the form of a House Fellowship center is like putting the Ark of the Covenant there and it brings abundant blessing like in the case of Obededom. In 2 Samuel 6:10-11. Obededom became a national celebrity to the extent that even King David envied him and hurriedly took the Ark away from his household. The good news is that no one can take the Church away from you as long as you allow Jesus to remain in your house.

Corporately speaking, the home Church mode enhances all-round growth of the church. Spiritually, members of the House Fellowship and by extension, of the church are well-groomed since they would be properly taken care of. This model discourages the loss of souls in the multitude of the bigger mother-Church. As we can see from the scriptures we reviewed above, the Home Church model is a design from God and we must all return to it.

Beloved, decide to use your home as a sub-unit of the bigger Church today and you would be richly blessed by so doing, in Jesus’s name.

Open Heaven 16 January 2022 PRAYER POINT:

Father, please qualify my home to be a custodian of Your Church, in the mighty name of Jesus.


Open Heaven 16 January 2022 HYMN 14: Near, 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 grief
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 thy sky,
Sun, moon, and stars forgot,
Upwards I fly
Still all my songs shall be,
Nearer my God to thee,(2ce)
Nearer to Thee!.

BIBLE TEXT: 1Thes.5:18, Exo.15:11-13

Brethren, prophesy has gone out. The Siege is over; and being confident that the siege is over, we need to appreciate God with our songs and attitude of thanksgiving.


  1. Father, thank you for your grace and mercy that we enjoy everyday in Jesus name. Lam 3:22.
  2. Father, thank you for the salvation of our souls in Jesus name. Joh 3:16.
  3. Father, thank you for remembering us in your mercy in Jesus name. Exodus 3:7.
  4. Father, thank you for the forgiveness of our sins and iniquity in Jesus name. Psa 107:1-2.
  5. Father, thank you for delivering our souls from death in Jesus name. Psa.56:13.
  6. Father, thank you for making all the enemies that have prepared a net and a pit for us to fall into it themselves in Jesus name. Psa 57:6.
  7. Father, thank you for triumphing gloriously by making the horses of the enemies and its riders to perish in the sea in Jesus name. Exo 15:1.
  8. Father, thank you for you are my light and salvation in Jesus name. Psa 27:1.
  9. Father, thank you for removing all the siege of the enemies in Jesus name. 2 ki 7:1.
  10. Father, thank you for removing the siege of indebtedness out of my life in Jesus name. 2 ki 4:1-7.
  11. Father, thank you for setting me free from every forms of captivity in Jesus name. Isa 49:24-26.
  12. Father, thank you for setting me free from the siege of affliction in Jesus name. Joh 5:1-9.
  13. Father, thank you for bringing me out of slavery in Jesus name. Exo 12:31-32.
  14. Father, thank you for putting a new song in my mouth as my siege is over in Jesus name. Psalm 40:1-3.
  15. Father, thank you for I believe that; there shall be no more siege in my life in Jesus name. Exo 14:13.

Open Heavens 2022 Daily Devotional guide was written by Pastor E.A. Adeboye, the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, one of the largest evangelical church in the world and also the President of Christ the Redeemer’s Ministries. The Open Heavens devotional application is available across all mobile platforms and operating systems: iOS, Android, Blackberry, Nokia, Windows Mobile and PC.

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