Open Heaven Devotional 23rd April 2023 (Sunday)
Welcome to Today’s RCCG Open Heaven Daily Devotional for Sunday 23 April 2023, written by Pastor E.A. Adeboye, General Overseer, The Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG.
DO YOU KNOW THAT? Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye was born 2 March 1942, he is a Nigerian pastor and General Overseer of The Redeemed Christian Church of God. He’s known for teaching and is the author of OPEN HEAVEN.
Read Other Open Heaven Devotional Messages and Follow the Sunday School Manual for Students and Teachers.
TOPIC: MORE THAN FRUITFULLNESS
“Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.” – (Philippians 4:6)
READ: Psalm 67:5-6 (KJV)
Open Heaven Devotional 23rd April 2023 MESSAGE:
My God is so generous that when He wants to make the barren fruitful, He gives them multiple babies. If you don’t believe me, ask Hannah. In (1 Samuel 2:21), Hannah asked for just one boy and even promised to give him back to God, but the Lord gave her the boy she asked for and five more children! I have good news for at least one woman who has been labelled barren: In nine months’ time, you will be carrying your twins, in Jesus’ name.
There have been several testimonies at our programmes in The Redeemed Christian Church of God where people were told by doctors that they could not have a baby and God gave them multiple babies. There was one particular woman who the doctors had told that her womb was too small to accommodate a baby. She wrote us and we prayed. From that same womb pronounced as ‘too small’ for one baby, four babies came out at once. I decree once again: It doesn’t matter how long you have been waiting for the fruit of the womb, my God will give you multiple children in nine months’ time, in Jesus’ name.
If you’re already bearing fruit and want more, note that John 15:1-2 says if you already have fruit, God will make sure that you bear even more. Being fruitful is however, not limited to child bearing; it also involves business, ministry and many more areas of life. There are two types of fruitful people – those whose fruits increase by addition and those whose fruits increase by multiplication. I don’t know about you, but I prefer to multiply than to merely increase by addition.
The secret to your fruits multiplying is in thanksgiving. When you thank God adequately for the things He did for you yesterday, He will do even more for you today. After Hannah had Samuel, she sang a song of thanksgiving to God and He gave her five more children (1 Samuel 2:1-10, 21). When Jesus needed the multiplication anointing to work on the five loaves of bread and two fishes in Matthew 14:13-21, He simply thanked God for the provision and it began to multiply. Thank God for His provision and watch Him transform you from the realm of additional increase to that of divine multiplication.
Father, thank You for all the things You have already done for me. I would never have amounted to anything without Your help. Thank you, Lord.
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR:
2 Kings 14-16
Hymn 18 – Praise to the Lord, the Almighty, the King of creation