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Open Heaven 19 February 2020 Wednesday Daily Devotional By Pastor E. A. Adeboye – Respond with Love

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Topic: Respond with Love (Open Heaven 19 February 2020)

Memorise: “A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger.” – Proverbs 15:1

Read: 1 Corinthians 13:2 (KJV)

2 And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing.

Bible in One Year: Leviticus 19-21

Open Heaven 19 February 2020 Wednesday MESSAGE:

“But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;”Matthew 5:44

As Christians we are called to a lifestyle of love – unconditional love even towards enemies and unfriendly people.

Some years ago, I went to see a man in his office and although he knew I had arrived, he kept me waiting. He probably thought I would get angry and leave, but I waited patiently. Finally, after several hours, he came in to attend to me and met me smiling. He found it hard to believe. “You waited?” He asked and I responded “Yes sir.” Immediately, his previously unfriendly countenance towards me changed. Today, that ‘unfriendly’ man has a house in Redemption Camp. Responding with love to those who wrong you will confuse and win them over to your side.

Also Read: Open Heaven 20 February 2020 – The Efficacy of Prayer

Have people been hurting you with their words and actions? From now on, smile and do good to them. Is anyone persecuting you because you are a Christian? Why not pray for them to have an encounter with Christ, so they can change? When you report with love to those who hate you, some may see you as a fool and try to advise you otherwise. Ignore them and obey the counsel of Jesus because 1 Corinthians 1:25 says “…the foolishness of God is wiser than men; and the weakness of God is stronger than men.”

Don’t abuse or insult anybody, your words should be seasoned with salt (Colossians 4:6). Don’t try to avenge yourself because vengeance is of God and not man (Romans 12:19). Don’t pray for your persecutors to die because God is not interested in the death of a sinner (Ezekiel 18:23, 32). No matter what you are going through in the hands of anyone, always respond in love. By doing so, you will save yourself and the person too and this is the will of God.

Open Heaven 19 February 2020 Wednesday Prayer Point:

Father, give me the grace to respond in love to all those who hurt me.

Open Heaven 19 February 2020 Wednesday Hymn 29: What A Friend We Have In Jesus.

1 What a friend we have in Jesus,
All our sins and griefs to bear!
What a privilege to carry
Everything to God in prayer!
Oh, what peace we often forfeit,
Oh, what needless pain we bear,
All because we do not carry
Everything to God in prayer!

2 Have we trials and temptations?
Is there trouble anywhere?
We should never be discouraged—
Take it to the Lord in prayer.
Can we find a friend so faithful,
Who will all our sorrows share?
Jesus knows our every weakness;
Take it to the Lord in prayer.

3 Are we weak and heavy-laden,
Cumbered with a load of care?
Precious Savior, still our refuge—
Take it to the Lord in prayer.
Do thy friends despise, forsake thee?
Take it to the Lord in prayer!
In His arms He’ll take and shield thee,
Thou wilt find a solace there.

4 Blessed Savior, Thou hast promised
Thou wilt all our burdens bear;
May we ever, Lord, be bringing
All to Thee in earnest prayer.
Soon in glory bright, unclouded,
There will be no need for prayer—
Rapture, praise, and endless worship
Will be our sweet portion there.

Open Heavens 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.


DAY 40: NATURAL DISASTERS-TEXT: Gen 6:17, Psa 46:1-3. Natural disasters are destructive events, calamities that happen by nature. Such as floods, cyclones, earthquakes, fire, tsunami, landslide, plaques, etc. Men regard their occurrence as an act of God or by some strange powers; hence there is a need to pray against them from time to time.

  1. Bless the Lord O my soul and all that is within me. Bless His Holy name. Psa 103: 1
  2. Thank God for a new day and for the salvation of your soul
  3. Let us bless the name of the Lord. Truly; it has been of the LORD’S mercies that we were not consumed, because his compassions that has not failed us. Lam 3:22 Psa 34:1
  4. Thank the Almighty God for he is the controller of the universe. Psa 69:30
  5. Let us praise the omnipotent God for being the possessor of heaven and the earth Gen 14:19.
  6. Father, please forgive us of every generational sins in the mighty name of Jesus. Isaiah 59:1-2
  7. Father, please don’t let the rain of snares, fire, brimstone and horrible tempest ever be our portion again. Psa 11:6
  8. Father, you are the Almighty God, don’t let evil occur in our nations again.
  9. Father, by your mercy and grace, let there be no sudden cry of sorrow in our habitations.
  10. Father, please reverse the effects of evil floods that have caused destruction in our societies.
  11. Father let your divine mercy rule over judgments that can warrant unforeseen destruction in our societies. Jas 2:13
  12. Father, please redeem us from the destruction of earthquakes upon the surface of the earth. Jer. 15:21
  13. Father, put an end to any form of sudden death caused by natural disasters. Acts 27:22
  14. Father, frustrate any programme of fire outbreak in all nations this year.
  15. Any destructive wind programmed to manifest in any part of this world this year, be still in Jesus name.
  16. Father send help to all the victims of the past natural disasters.
  17. Oh Lord, arrest any power using natural disasters to destroy lives in Jesus name. Rev. 6:8

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