OPEN HEAVEN 20 MARCH 2021 – A FRIEND INDEED?

Open Heaven 20 March 2021 Saturday Daily Devotional By Pastor E. A. Adeboye – A Friend Indeed?

OPEN HEAVEN 20 MARCH 2021 TOPIC: A Friend Indeed?

MEMORISE: A man that hath friends must shew himseif friendly: and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother. – Proverbs 18:24

READ: 2 Kings 4:3-4 (KJV)

3 Then he said, Go, borrow thee vessels abroad of all thy neighbours, even empty vessels; borrow not a few.

4 And when thou art come in, thou shalt shut the door upon thee and upon thy sons, and shalt pour out into all those vessels, and thou shalt set aside that which is full.

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Romans 1-3

Open Heaven 20 March 2021 MESSAGE:

I know that the widow of one of the sons of the prophet, whose story is told in today’s Bible reading, lived a predominantly poor area. However, I also know, from their response to her request for empty vessels, that she was friendly with her neighbours. There are a few lessons you can learn from this story, as a believer.

First, you must acknowledge that you are living in the midst of opportunities. You don’t always have to relocate for you to make progress. God will open your eyes and like that widow, you too will see the opportunities available around you in Jesus’ name. You must also be friendly with people around you. Imagine what would have happened, had the neighbours refused her request for containers because she had quarrelled with them all. She would have had nothing with which to collect the object of her miracles. You must always be at peace with your neighbours, whether they are believers or not, without soiling your faith. Hebrews 12:14 says:

“Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord:”

There are some people around you who are wealthy but do not have salvation; reach out to them and watch God do wonders. I recall a young lady who was able to win a rich man to Christ. This man became so filled with the joy of salvation that he decided to do something for this sister; he got her a brand-new car in appreciation. What God did for that sister; He can do for you too. Just like the story in Matthew 17:27, there is a river in your neighbourhood that harbours a particular fish; this fish has a golden coin in its belly. All you have to do is catch the fish, open its mouth and claim the gold coin that will enrich you for life. Evangelism brings material and eternal rewards.

As you go out today, be a good neighbour to everyone around you by offering them messages of love, hope, salvation and deliverance. Show the love of Christ by evangelising to lost souls, then wait patiently for the bountiful harvest of your labour of love. It will certainly come.

Open Heaven 20 March 2021 PRAYER POINT:

Father, please help me to be at peace with my neighbours, so that I can be an effective weapon for soul winning, in the mighty name of Jesus.

Open Heaven 20 March 2021 HYMN 28: What A Friend We Have In Jesus

1. What can wash away my sin?
Nothing but the blood of Jesus;
What can make me whole again?
Nothing but the blood of Jesus.

Refrain:
Oh! precious is the flow
That makes me white as snow;
No other fount I know,
Nothing but the blood of Jesus.

2. For my pardon, this I see,
Nothing but the blood of Jesus;
For my cleansing this my plea,
Nothing but the blood of Jesus.

3. Nothing can for sin atone,
Nothing but the blood of Jesus;
Naught of good that I have done,
Nothing but the blood of Jesus.

4. This is all my hope and peace,
Nothing but the blood of Jesus;
This is all my righteousness,
Nothing but the blood of Jesus.

5. Now by this I’ll overcome—
Nothing but the blood of Jesus;
Now by this I’ll reach my home—
Nothing but the blood of Jesus.

6. Glory! Glory! This I sing—
Nothing but the blood of Jesus,
All my praise for this I bring—
Nothing but the blood of Jesus.

Open Heavens 2021 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.

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Lord Jesus, come into my life. I accept You as my Lord and Personal Saviour. I believe in my heart You died and rose from the dead to save me. Thank You Lord for saving me, in Jesus name Amen.

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