OPEN HEAVEN 11 APRIL 2021 TOPIC: The Name Above All Others

MEMORISE: And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; – Mark 16:17

READ: Philippians 2:5-11 (KJV)

5 Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:

6 Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God:

7 But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men:

8 And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.

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.

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: 1 Corinthians 14-16

Open Heaven 11 April 2021 MESSAGE:

The name of Jesus is powerful and matchless. As believers, we can perform mighty signs through it as we see in the memory verse of today. It can also bring salvation, as we see in Matthew 1:21:

“And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name Jesus: for he shall save his people from their sins.”

The name of Jesus is full of wonders. In Acts 3:6, Peter, used it to raise a crippled man at the Beautiful Gate. Immediately he mentioned this name, the feet and ankle bone of that lame man received strength and he began to make progress in life. He started walking, and a while later, he began to leap. In the name of Jesus, nothing will be impossible for you.

Those who do not believe in this name for salvation do not know what they are missing. Proverbs 18:10 says:

“The name of the Lord is a strong tower: the righteous runneth into it, and is safe.”

Here, we see a fundamental principle that is behind the working of that name – righteousness. Only the righteousness obtained through Jesus can make His name work wonders for you. As a matter of fact, it is through this name that we receive forgiveness of sins (Acts 10:43).

In Acts 9:33-34, we see the supremacy of the name of Jesus when Peter healed a man who, for eight years, been bound by infirmity. The name of Jesus destroys yokes and delivers the oppressed. By the power in the wonder-working name of Jesus, I command your deliverance from any form of oppression.

I once heard the story of a young Christian who shouted the name of Jesus when the boat, he was in was about to capsize. Immediately, unseen hands steadied his boat. From today, that name will begin to work for you as you believe.

The devil may resist anything else but not the name of Christ. This is because the name of Jesus is above every other and at its mention, every knee should bow (Philippians 2:9-11). Begin to use it effectively from today.

Open Heaven 11 April 2021 ACTION POINT:

Call on the name of Jesus Christ with faith today and every mountain you are facing will give way, to the glory of the Father.

Open Heaven 11 April 2021 HYMN 1: All Hail Power 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!

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.

1. Admit that you are a sinner. "For all [humans] have sinned, and comes short of the glory of God....[and] the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord" (Romans 3:23)
2. Repent now. "Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out ...[for] if we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness " (Acts 3:19, 1 John 1:9)
3. Believe that God loves you and Jesus died for you. "God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet Sinners, Christ died for us" (Romans 5:8)
4. Invite Jesus into your life through prayer of faith. Jesus says, "Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me" (Revelation 3:20)