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Open Heaven | 12 January 2022 | RCCG Devotional & Prayer Points

Open Heaven | 12 January 2022 | RCCG Devotional & Prayer Points

Open Heaven | 12 January 2022 | RCCG Devotional & Prayer Points

Open Heaven | 12 January 2022 | RCCG Devotional & Prayer Points

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RCCG Open Heaven 12 January 2022 Daily Devotional For Wednesday– Written By Pastor E. A. Adeboye –Lessons From Elisha (I) – With Prayer Points

TOPIC:  Lessons From Elisha (I)

MEMORISE:
“Seest thou a man diligent in his business? He shall stand before kings; he shall not stand before mean men.” – (Proverbs 22:29)

READ1 Kings 19:15-21 (KJV)
15. And the LORD said unto him, Go, return on thy way to the wilderness of Damascus; and when thou comest, anoint Hazael to be king over Syria;

  1. |And Jehu the son of Nimshi shalt thou anoint to be king over Israel; and Elisha the son of Shaphat of Abelmeholah shalt thou anoint to be prophet in thy room.
  2. |And it shall come to pass, that him that escapeth the sword of Hazael shall Jehu slay; and him that escapeth from the sword of Jehu shall Elisha slay.
  3. Yet I have left me seven thousand in Israel, all the knees which have not bowed unto Baal, and every mouth which hath not kissed him.
  4. So he departed thence and found Elisha the son of Shaphat, who was ploughing with twelve yokes of oxen before him, and he with the twelfth; and Elijah passed by him, and cast his mantle upon him.
  5. |And he left the oxen, and ran after Elijah, and said, Let me, I pray thee, kiss my father and my mother, and then I will follow thee. And he said unto him, Go back again; for what have I done to thee?
  6. And he returned back from him, and took a yoke of oxen, and slew them, and boiled their flesh with the instruments of the oxen, and gave unto the people, and they did eat. Then he arose, and went after Elijah, and ministered unto him.

OPEN HEAVEN FOR TODAY

MESSAGE

We can learn many lessons from the life and times of Elisha – the successor to the great Prophet Elijah. In the next few days, we shall consider some of these lessons, and we will start with ‘diligence’ today. For example, we see that Elisha – a prosperous farmer’s son, was working alongside his father’s employees when Elijah met him. He could have refrained from joining the workers, but he worked with them because he was a diligent man. To excel physically in your endeavours, you must be diligent (Proverbs 22:19); likewise, to excel spiritually you must seek the Lord diligently (Hebrews 11:6).

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Another lesson we can learn from Elisha is ‘good leadership’. As successful as he was, he was on the field with hirelings, ploughing in his father’s farm (1 Kings 19:19). He was a leader by example – not a sit-at-home leader who issues commands while he himself would not lift a finger to do anything. To lead is to serve, according to the injunction of our Lord Jesus Christ in Matthew 20:27.

He was diligently doing his business when he received the call to the office of a prophet. Children of God should not be idling away in the name of a call that could be for a set time – they must be found busy doing legitimate business because the Lord does not call the mediocre.

Open Heaven | 12 January 2022 | RCCG Devotional & Prayer Points

Moreover, Elisha did not allow his call to becloud his obligation of honour to his father. He went to honour his father before resuming at his divine post as a son of a prophet (1 Kings 19:20). This conforms with the Scripture that says, “Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee” – (Exodus 20:12).

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It is a dangerous thing to fail in honouring our parents under the guise of either our newfound faith or calling in the ministry. I will forever be grateful to God who gave me the opportunity to honour my mother while she was still alive and I received a lifetime blessing from her. Beloved, let us take note of these lessons as we continue to examine the life and times of Elisha the Prophet.

ACTION POINT:
Take time to study Prophet Elisha on your own and it will surprise you how many lessons the Holy Spirit will teach you.

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR:
Genesis 35-37

HYMN 3 – 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 ev’ry day,
And wiser, blessed, Lord,
In Thy precious, holy word.

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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 ev’ry day in Jesus,
Till all conflict past,
Finds me conqu’ror, and in His own image
Perfected at last.

Open Heavens 12th January 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 churches 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.

Prayer Points 12th January 2022 For Open Heaven Wednesday

Open Heaven Prayer Points Today 12 January 2022

PRAYER POINTS

1.Thank You, Father, for the salvation of my soul and for the precious blood of Jesus that was shed at Calvary for the remission of my sin and the sins of the whole world.

2.Thank You, Father, for the privilege and honour of being called into Your royal and highly rewarding service.

3.Father, in anyway I have fallen short of your glory, please, have mercy and forgive me; let Your mercy prevail over any judgement of sin in my life, in Jesus name.

4.Father, release upon my life, the spirit of diligence and profitable hard work, in Jesus name.

5.Father, give me the grace seek You diligently, that I may excel spiritually, in Jesus name.

6.Father, give me wisdom to lead and guide aright, all those that You have placed under my leadership, and empower me by Your grace to lead, by example, in Jesus name.

Open Heaven | 12 January 2022 | RCCG Devotional & Prayer Points

7.Father, whenever You call me into any spiritual office, please, help not to argue or delay, answering Your call, in Jesus name.

8.Father, help me to leave all and follow You diligently, in Jesus name.

9.Father, please, don’t let my call becloud my obligations to honour my parents; empower me to always honour my father and mother, that I may live long on earth, in Jesus name.

10.Father, bless your son, Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye; and let him finish well and strong, in Jesus name.

11.Father, bless Your son that You have been using to prepare these prayer points, beyond measures, and all those who have been rebroadcasting them, in Jesus name.

Open Heaven | 12 January 2022 | RCCG Devotional & Prayer Points

12.Father, let every challenge, hindrance and obstacle of getting these prayer points across to Your children, timely, and on daily basis be removed, in Jesus name.

13.Your personal thanksgiving prayer.

14.Your Personal petitions. (Philippians 4:6)

15.In Jesus name I pray. (John 14:13-14; 15:16)

16.Thank you Father for answered prayers. (1 Thessalonians 5:18).

SPECIAL NOTE: 

These prayer points are not written by Pastor E. A. Adeboye, but by one of his numerous disciples, for Christ, who was inspired and mandated by the Holy Spirit, about 5years ago, (effective January 1st, 2015), to start writing these prayer points, based on the Open Heavens Daily Devotional, authored by Pastor E. A. Adeboye

 

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