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|Prayer Points On Today's Open Heavens : Obedience Must Be Total by Haleplushearty: 8:31am On Nov 24, 2017|
Prayer Points on Today's Open Heavens:
(Friday, November 24th, 2017) - OBEDIENCE
MUST BE TOTAL
1.Thank you, Father, for where you started
with me, for where I am and for where you
are taking me.
2.Thank you, Father, because, I am what I
am and where I am today, by your grace.
3.Father, in anyway, l have fallen short of
your glory, please, have mercy and forgive
me, in Jesus' name.
4.Father, you have promised never to leave
nor forsake me; please, let your mercy
prevail over every judgement of sin, in my
life and lineage, in Jesus' name.
5.Father, let every consequence of
disobedience in my life, be reversed, today,
by your mercy, in Jesus' name.
6.Father, destroy by your fire, every spirit of
disobedience, stubbornness, rebellion and
self - will, in my life, in Jesus' name.
7.Father, in your anger, remember mercy; let
your mercy endure forever over my life and
family, in Jesus' name.
8.Father, please, do not replace me, with
another person, but, rather, perfect me for
your use and purpose, in Jesus' name.
9.Father, release upon my life, the spirit of
total and complete obedience, in Jesus'
10.Father, uphold me till the end, by your
right hand of righteousness, and, let me
finish well and strong, in Jesus' name.
11.Father, let your presence, anointing and
grace, never diminish, in the life of Pastor
E.A. Adeboye, the author of the open
heavens daily devotional and general
overseer of RCCG, in Jesus' name.
12.Your Personal petitions.
( Philippians 4:6)
13.In Jesus' name I pray.
(John 14:13-14; 15:16)
14.Thank you Father for answered prayers.
(1 Thessalonians 5:18).
OPEN HEAVENS DAILY DEVOTIONAL
DATE: FRIDAY NOVEMBER 24TH 2017
THEME: OBEDIENCE MUST BE TOTAL
For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and
stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry.
Because thou hast rejected the word of the
Lord, he hath also rejected thee from being
king. 1 Samuel 15:23
Read: 1 Samuel 15:16-24
15:16 Then Samuel said unto Saul, Stay, and
I will tell thee what the Lordhath said to me
this night. And he said unto him, Say on.
15:17 And Samuel said, When thou wast
little in thine own sight, wast thou not made
the head of the tribes of Israel, and the Lord
anointed thee king over Israel?
15:18 And the Lord sent thee on a journey,
and said, Go and utterly destroy the sinners
the Amalekites, and fight against them until
they be consumed.
15:19 Wherefore then didst thou not obey
the voice of the Lord, but didst fly upon the
spoil, and didst evil in the sight of the Lord?
15:20 And Saul said unto Samuel, Yea, I have
obeyed the voice of the Lord, and have gone
the way which the Lord sent me, and have
brought Agag the king of Amalek, and have
utterly destroyed the Amalekites.
15:21 But the people took of the spoil,
sheep and oxen, the chief of the things
which should have been utterly destroyed,
to sacrifice unto the Lord thy God in Gilgal.
15:22 And Samuel said, Hath the Lord as
great delight in burnt offerings and
sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the
Lord? Behold, to obey is better than
sacrifice, and to hearken than the fat of
15:23 For rebellion is as the sin of
witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity
and idolatry. Because thou hast rejected the
word of the Lord, he hath also rejected thee
from being king.
15:24 And Saul said unto Samuel, I have
sinned: for I have transgressed the
commandment of the Lord, and thy words:
because I feared the people, and obeyed
In our walk with God, total obedience is the
key to success. If you will walk with God,
then you must be prepared to obey Him
completely. If you decide to obey some
instructions, delay your obedience to some
or even flout some others, you will definitely
have problems with God. If you doubt this,
ask King Saul. From His experience, we can
see that partial obedience is the same thing
as full disobedience before God. Saul was
sent on a mission by God with specific
instructions which were clearly spelt out to
him with these words in 1 Samuel 15:3:
“Now go and smite Amalek, and utterly
destroy all that they have, and spare them
not; but slay both man and woman, infant
and suckling, ox and sheep, camel and ass.”
But when he got to the point of executing
the instructions of God, he obeyed some,
ignored some and outright disobeyed some.
1 Samuel 15:9 says,
“But Saul and the people spared Agag, and
the best of the sheep, and of the oxen, and
of the fatlings, and the lambs, and all that
was good, and would not utterly destroy
them: but every thing that was vile and
refuse, that they destroyed utterly.”
He ignored and disobeyed some of God’s
instructions because he wanted to remain
in the good books of his soldier. What was
the end result of this act? He was rejected
and abandoned on the throne, while God
chose a replacement for him. May God never
A further lesson here is that it’s not
everyone rejected by God that He dethrones
immediately. After Saul’s rejection, he was
still on the throne for years, while God was
already relating with David as king. During
this period, how did Saul rule over the
kingdom? As a lunatic of course! Today, like
Saul, many leaders and pastors have been
abandoned by God in the position they
occupy. Although such people still maintain
the status quo, the power to help them
succeed is no longer available to them.
Never be carried away by anyone occupying
any position. It is only God who knows
those who are standing and those He has
rejected on their thrones! Are you in
obedience? Do you obey God completely?
Beloved, obey every instruction you are
given by God completely, and you can be
certain that all will be well with you.
Disobedience robs you of the spiritual
standing you require to succeed in your
walk with God to a place of higher glory.
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR:
AUTHOR: PASTOR E. A. ADEBOYE
HYMN 14: TAKE MY LIFE
1. Take my life and let it be
Consecrated, Lord, to Thee.
Take my moments and my days,
Let them flow in endless praise.
2. Take my hands and let them move
At the impulse of Thy love.
Take my feet and let them be
Swift and beautiful for Thee.
3. Take my voice and let me sing,
Always, only for my King.
Take my lips and let them be
Filled with messages from Thee.
4. Take my silver and my gold,
Not a mite would I withhold.
Take my intellect and use
Every pow’r as Thou shalt choose.
5. Take my will and make it Thine,
It shall be no longer mine.
Take my heart, it is Thine own,
It shall be Thy royal throne.
6. Take my love, my Lord, I pour
At Thy feet its treasure store.
Take myself and I will be
Ever, only, all for Thee.
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