OPEN HEAVEN 4 APRIL 2021 TOPIC: The One And Only Saviour!

MEMORISE: Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved. – Acts 4:12

READ: Acts 2:22-24 (KJV)

22 Ye men of Israel, hear these words; Jesus of Nazareth, a man approved of God among you by miracles and wonders and signs, which God did by him in the midst of you, as ye yourselves also know:

23 Him, being delivered by the determinate counsel and foreknowledge of God, ye have taken, and by wicked hands have crucified and slain:

24 Whom God hath raised up, having loosed the pains of death: because it was not possible that he should be holden of it.

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Numbers 16-18

Open Heaven 3 April 2021 MESSAGE:

“And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name Jesus: for he shall save his people from their sins.”Matthew 1:21

The fact that Jesus is our Saviour is the major difference between Christianity and other religions of the world today. Why is Jesus Christ the one and only Saviour? You will find the answer to this in John 14:6 where Jesus testifies of Himself thus:

“…I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.”

The validity of this claim cannot be disputed. According to 1 John 2:2, God Himself raised Jesus as “…the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world.” Since sin entered the world” through Adam and Eve, the human race inherited it. Unfortunately for unbelievers, sin will continue to rule over them until they come to Jesus whose blood offers remission of sins (Matthew 26:28).

In Acts 2:22-24, Peter plainly declared the mission, the passion and perfect atonement Jesus accomplished for mankind. Acts 4:12 corroborates this perfect redemption which Jesus brought to us. It says, “Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.” Going by the weight of Jesus’ action, you would see why the author of Hebrews asked the fundamental question in Hebrews 2:3 “How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation …?”

Jesus carried out His earthly ministry with great grace, and in a way that distinguishes Him from the religious leaders we see all over the world today (Luke 4:18-19), so much so that the Pharisees admitted that He taught as Someone “with authority” (Mark 1:22). Beloved, Jesus is the only way to God the Father (John 14:6) and He is also the only way to obtain true deliverance from demonic torment. He went about doing good (Acts 10: 38); He can do you good today, if only you· would accept Him as your Lord and Saviour and continue to live righteously. I sincerely plead with you to be wise.

God bless you.

Open Heaven 3 April 2021 PRAYER POINT:

Father, I accept Your offer of salvation through Jesus, my Lord today. Receive, forgive, and revive me as I rededicate my life to You today, in the mighty name of Jesus.

Open Heaven 3 April 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.

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.

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)