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Open Heaven Daily Devotional Guide by Pastor E . A Adeboye

OPEN HEAVEN DAILY DEVOTIONAL

DATE; Saturday 12TH FEBRUARY 2022

THEME; PRAISE MOVES GOD

MEMORISE
But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for possession, so that you might speak of the praises of Him who has called you out of darkness into His marvelous light; 1Peter 2:9

READ: Act 16:25-26
25And toward midnight Paul and Silas prayed and praised God in a hymn. And the prisoners listened to them.

26 And suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken. And immediately all the doors were opened and all the bonds were loosened.

MESSAGE
Praise is probably the most potent weapon of any kind in the whole universe. Apart from the fact that God created man primarily for the purpose of showing forth His praise (Isaiah 43:21), It is capable of moving God into action beyond our wildeslt imagination.

A leper praised God in Matthew 8:1 – 4; he was instantly healed of his leprosy. David the shepherd boy wrote poems and sang praises to God; the Lord miraculously appointed him to sit on the throne of Israel. The army of Israel sang praises to God and the wall of Jericho fell flat before them in Joshua 6:20, King Jehoshaphat and the people of Israel praised God in the beauty of His holiness in 2 Chronicles 20 : 20 – 25, and God set an ambush against their enemies to destroy them completely. Paul and Silas sang praises to God in the prison; Acts 16 : 25 – 26 says “And at midnight Paul and Silas prayed, and sang praise unto God: and the prisoners heard them. And suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken: and immediately all the doors were opened, and every one’s bands were loosed”. Such is the power of praise. As you praise God today, the hosts of heaven will move on your behalf, in Jesus’ name.

We can be provoked to praise God like in the above examples by learning a few things from them. They were motivated to praise God by three important factors: the knowledge of God, the vision of God, and the past miracles that God had done in their midst. With our focus on these three factors, the power of praise will always fill our hearts. Above all, praise usually leads to divine intervention. People are lifted by praising God. Praise always turns problems to stepping stones, tests to testimonies and trials to triumphs. When people praise God, obstacles give way to miracles, attacks give birth to attractions and disappointments give way to divine appointments.

You must note however, that you can only be qualified to praise God acceptably if you are genuinely born again and consecrated to Him. Surrender your life to Jesus today if you haven’t done so and never stop praising Him from now.

God bless you.

PRAYER POINT
Father, please let the power of praise begin to manifest in my life, in Jesus name.

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Number 6-7

AUTHOR: PASTOR E. A ADEBOYE

HYMN 17: Oh Lord My God, When I in Awesome Wonder

  1. Oh Lord, my God
    When I, in awesome wonder
    Consider all the worlds Thy hands have made
    I see the stars, I hear the rolling thunder
    Thy power throughout the universe displayed

Refrain
Then sings my soul, my Savior God to Thee
How great Thou art, how great Thou art
Then sings my soul, my Savior God to Thee
How great Thou art, how great Thou art

  1. And when I think that God, His Son not sparing
    Sent Him to die, I scarce can take it in
    That on the cross, my burden gladly bearing
    He bled and died to take away my sin
  2. When Christ shall come, with shout of acclamation
    And take me home, what joy shall fill my heart
    Then I shall bow, in humble adoration
    And then proclaim, my God, how great Thou art

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