Open Heavens Devotional 15th May, 2019


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Open Heavens Devotional 15th May

Open Heavens Devotional 15th May, 2019

Open Heavens Devotional 15th May

Theme For Open Heavens Devotional 15th May – DON’T BE INTIMIDATED!


“Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house.” Matthew 5:15

BIBLE READING: 1 Samuel 17:22-31

22. And David left his carriage in the hand of the keeper of the carriage, and ran into the army, and came and saluted his brethren.

23. And as he talked with them, behold, there came up the champion, the Philistine of Gath, Goliath by name, out of the armies of the Philistines, and spake according to the same words: and David heard them.

24. And all the men of Israel, when they saw the man, fled from him, and were sore afraid.

25. And the men of Israel said, Have ye seen this man that is come up? Surely to defy Israel is he come up: and it shall be, that the man who killeth him, the king will enrich him with great riches, and will give him his daughter, and make his father’s house free in Israel.

26. And David spake to the men that stood by him, saying, What shall be done to the man that killeth this Philistine, and taketh away the reproach from Israel? For who is this uncircumcised Philistine, that he should defy the armies of The Living God?

27. And the people answered him after this manner, saying, So shall it be done to the man that killeth him.

28. And Eliab his eldest brother heard when he spake unto the men; and Eliab’s anger was kindled against David, and he said, Why camest thou down hither? And with whom hast thou left those few sheep in the wilderness? I know thy pride, and the naughtiness of thine heart; for thou art come down that thou mightest see the battle.

29. And David said, What have I now done? Is there not a cause?

30. And he turned from him toward another, and spake after the same manner: and the people answered him again after the former manner.

31. And when the words were heard which David spake, they rehearsed them before Saul: and he sent for him.


A. In Colossians 2:18, The Holy spirit warns us to beware of those who will try to intimidate us against doing what God has laid on our hearts to do in furtherance of The Gospel.

1. Colossians 2:18 “Let no man beguile you of your reward in a voluntary humility and worshipping of angels, intruding into those things which he hath not seen, vainly puffed up by his fleshly mind,”

2. Using accusations and eye-service, some people resorted to emotional blackmail to deter zealous Children of God from their passion.

3. Unfortunately, such behavior is usually rooted in envy and jealousy, and it exist even among Children of God.

4. For example, when A Child of God chooses to bless his or her pastor, or decides to single-handedly execute Church projects, some people would accuse them of bribing their way into the pastor’s heart for undue advantage.

5. In the face of such accusations, unless such A Child of God is well rooted in God, he or she may chicken out of doing the good work The Lord has ordained him or her to do.

6. Beloved, beware of doing things to discourage other believers from putting their God-given gifts to use in advancing the cause of God’s Kingdom.

7. I suffered this when my wife and I newly became born again and were zealously working to redeem the time we had wasted before knowing Jesus Christ.

8. It seems to me that the “brethren” who engage in acts as this are not aware of what the Lord said in today’s Memory Verse.

B. Before David triumphed over Goliath, he also faced discouraging accusations from his brethren.

1. By God’s Divine Arrangement, David was sent by his father to his brothers on the battlefield.

2. When he got there, he heard Goliath insulting The Host of The Lord’s Army, and he could not take it because of The Spirit and Anointing of God upon his life.

3. God had actually prepared him to give Israel victory against the Philistines.

4. He therefore began to make enquiries as to how he could enlist in the army to fight on behalf of the God of Israel.

5. Amazingly, his eldest brother, Eliab, became very angry with him for this!

6. David’s response to his anger shows the mind of someone who knew his life had a purpose.

7. 1 Samuel 17:29. “And David said, What have I now done? Is there not a cause?

8. Children of destiny should learn from this and also from the fact that David turned away from his brother’s envy-driven anger and talked with someone else, until news about him got to king Saul.

C. Beloved, do you know The God that you serve?

1. Do you know why He made you who you are?

2. Do you allow people to deter you from your God-given assignment?

3. Remember, everyone will give account of the talent given to them by the Master (Matthew 25:14-30,)

4. Romans 14:12 “So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God.”

5. Therefore, use your all to advance the cause of God’s Kingdom on earth, and you will receive Commendation and Reward when the Master Returns.


Use every gift and opportunity God has given you in life to advance The Cause of His Kingdom.

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Exodus 24-25

Jeremiah 35:12-36:3



• Yes, I know I am a victor

For the Bible tells me so

God made me more than a conqueror

Much stronger than all my foes


Jesus loves me and I love Him

Together we rule the world

Christ with me I will overcome

By His Blood, His Name, His Word

• Yes, I know I am a victor

Stronger than demons I am

To Satan I am a terror

I am free, o yes, I am. CHORUS:

• Yes, I know I am a victor

Stronger than lack, poverty

All my needs Jesus provides for

I have life abundantly. CHORUS:

• Yes, I know I am a victor

Barrenness no more indeed

Fruitful is the God I live for

All my dreams shall be fulfilled. CHORUS:

• Yes, I know I am a victor

By His strength I shall succeed

No more loss and no more failure

Glory to glory proceed. CHORUS:

• Yes, I know I am a victor

No more sorrow, no despair

Jesus Christ is my own Succour

Tomorrow is joy and cheer. CHORUS:

• Yes, I know I am a victor

Very soon I’ll reign with Him

His promise is my sure anchor

He’s coming to take me home. CHORUS:

• Jesus loves me and I love Him

We rule this world together

As He is so right now I am

Hear me shout Hallelujah. CHORUS:

• Jesus loves me Halleluyah

Hear me shout Halleluyah

Halleluyah, Halleluyah

Glory be to God on high. CHORUS:


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