Open Heavens Devotional February 22 2021 – The Power In A Name

Open Heavens Devotional February 22 2021

Theme For Open Heavens Devotional February 22 2021 – The Power In A Name

MEMORY VERSE:

“That at The name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth.” Philippians 2:10
BIBLE READING: Philippians 2:9-11
9• Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given Him A Name which is above every name:
10• That at The Name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in Heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth;
11• And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to The Glory of God The Father.

Message For Open Heavens Devotional February 22 2021

A• Many people wonder why NAMES are important.
1• Well, to start with, NAMES says a lot about the bearer.
2• The Bible says in Genesis l :19 that whatever Adam named the animals, that is what they were called.
3• What you are called has serious consequences on what you become.
4• When I was a lecturer at the University of Lagos, there was a Professor’s typist who everyone jokingly called Prof.
5• Whenever they called him Prof, he would smile and reply, “Yes, yes”.
6• Then one day, he made a life changing decision. “I am a typist, but everybody calls me Professor.
7• Then a Professor I will become”. He then began to attend evening classes and little by little, he passed his exams and gained admission into the University.
8• Before I left the University of Lagos, the typist was already studying for his Ph.D.
9• All these came about because a typist was called a Professor.
B. God takes Names very seriously.
1• In Genesis 17:5 He changed Abram’s name to Abraham,
2• Then in Genesis 17:15 He changed
Sarai name to Sarah.
3• God also changed Jacob’s name as well in Genesis 32:28: “And he said, Thy name shall be called no more Jacob, but Israel…”
4• God changed their names when He wanted to promote them.
5• He gave them new names that reflected what He wanted to make out of them.
6• This teaches us that if we want to go to a new level, we should begin to bear the name for that level.
7• Just as we see in Our Bible Reading for today, God exalted Jesus by giving Him A Name that is above every other.
C. What is the next level that you want to attain?
1• Start bearing a name that reflects that new level from now.
2• However, if you think that you might get into trouble by asking people to call you that name,
3• Stand in front of your mirror and begin to call yourself that name as often as you can.
4• In Romans 4:17 we read
(as it is written, “I have made you a father of many nations”) in the presence of Him whom he believed—God, who gives life to the dead and calls those things which do not exist as though they did;”
To God That Is Faith!
5•Some believers answer to funny nicknames that are not a reflection of who they want to be;
6• I Know A Schoolmate named “VICTOR” whose nickname was “TERROR”
6• Worse still, some even call themselves such names in a bid to appear modest.
7• Don’t answer to such nicknames anymore.
8• The name you answer to is what you will become.

REFLECTION:

What is the name that you are called?
Is it a reflection of what you want to become?
If not, change that name immediately.
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Exodus 2-4
AUTHOR: PASTOR E. A. ADEBOYE
HYMN: ALL HAIL THE POW’R OF JESUS NAME.
1. All hail the pow’r of Jesus’ Name!
Let angels prostrate fall;
Bring forth the royal diadem,
And crown Him Lord of all!
2. Ye chosen seed of Israel’s race,
Ye ransomed from the fall,
Hail Him Who saves you by His grace,
And crown Him Lord of all!
3. Let every kindred, every tribe,
On this terrestrial ball,
To Him all majesty ascribe,
And crown Him Lord of all!
4. Oh, that with yonder sacred throng
We at His feet may fall!
We’ll join the everlasting song,
And crown Him Lord of all!

Credit For Open Heavens Devotional February 22 2021 – Pastor Adeboye / rccg.org

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