Daily Devotional Open Heavens


Friday, July 19, 2013Omobaswagz H

Memorise: Gather my saints together unto me; those that have made a covenant with me by sacrifice. Psalms 50:5

Read: Genesis 22:7-14


Our God is a covenant keeper. This is why He hates the acts of truce breakers with a passion. If you want your future to be exceedingly great, make sure you are connected through a covenant to God. God is taking us to the level of exceeding greatness. Don’t let anybody deceive by telling you that you have reached a height nobody has achieved for God. Simply tell them that whatever they consider as your height is truly the beginning of your achievement for God. Tell them they have not seen anything yet. However, how do you get to your next level – the level of exceeding greatness?Sacrifice is required.

In Genesis 22:1-18, Abraham was willing to sacrifice Isaac and Isaac was willing to be the sacrificial lamb. You cannot get to the height of exceeding greatness without a sacrifice. When The Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) was just starting, there was sacrifice. People walked selflessly and with all their hearts. Bricklayers worked for free, so also did carpenter, etc.

At the present location of the RCCG Headquarters, the lagoon water was so close and so we had to push the water backwards by pouring in saw dust. At this time, I was already a lecturer in the university, but I was glad I had the opportunity to salvage the church and contribute my quota. I got a big basket to carry saw dust. One day, there was a serious traffic jam in Lagos and motorists decided to look for short cuts. In the process, one of my former students saw a particular car going off the congested road and he followed, believing the driver was taking a known alternative route. That was how they came through our church compound and he saw me carrying a big basket of saw dust. He shouted in disbelieve.

To get to the next level, you must be prepared to sacrifice. In fact, the quality of your next level will be determined by the quality of your sacrifice. I never knew that I would become a pastor in the RCCG then but I rejoiced at the opportunity to serve God sacrificially. Are you humble enough to serve God at any level of sacrifice He requires of you?


Father, the grace to make ultimate sacrifice that will take me to my greatest height, give to me today. Take me to the very top.

Bible in one year: Numbers 31-33

Open Heavens Daily Devotional

Written by: Pastor E.A. Adeboye
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