You are reading RCCG Open Heaven 06, December 2020 Daily Devotional Message by General Overseer, The Redeemed Christian Church of God, Worldwide
TOPIC: The Name of Jesus
“Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name:” – (Philippians 2:9)
READ: Philippians 2:9-11 (KJV)
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.
Open Heaven Sunday 6th December 2020 Daily Devotional MESSAGE:
Oh, I love the name of Jesus. It is the most powerful name in all the universe. I recall the story of a young man called Samuel who gave his life to Jesus Christ while his mother was the leader of idol worshippers in their village. Samuel was filled with a zeal to win his mother and village for Christ so he decided to start off by burning all the idols and charms in their house. His mother was furious at his actions so she invited the members of her secret society to kill her son as she would not be able to kill him by herself.
The night they decided to attack Samuel, the mother ensured the boy was alone in the house. Around midnight, Samuel knelt to pray after having shut all windows and doors. It was then a huge dog, with charms tied all over its body came in through the locked door and headed straight for him. There was no time to pray; however, there was enough time to shout “JESUS”. Something like a thunderbolt came into the room through the walls and struck the dog dead on the spot.
Philippians 2:10 says: “That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth;”
The phrase “things in heaven, on earth and underneath the earth” already covers everything possible. This means that nothing can withstand or resist the name of Jesus. There is no problem, demon or situation that will not bow once they hear the name of Jesus. This is why our mouth must always call on the name of Jesus. We must note however, that the name of Jesus is only potent in the mouth of His children.
It says in Isaiah 59:1-2: “Behold, the LORD’s hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; neither his ear heavy, that it cannot hear: But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you, that he will not hear.”
No matter how loud you shout the name of Jesus, if you are a sinner, He will not even hear, not to talk of answering. If you want the name to work for you, you must accept Him into your life as your Lord and Saviour, then stay away from sin.
If you call the name of Jesus now, would He answer? If the answer is no, then make amends immediately.
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR:
Acts 20:1-3, Romans 1-3
HYMN 11 – I AM SO GLAD THAT OUR FATHER IN HEAVEN
1. I am so glad that our Father in heaven
Tell of His love in the book He has given;
Wonderful things in the Bible I see;
This is the dearest, that Jesus loves me.
I am so glad that Jesus loves me,
Jesus loves me, Jesus loves me,
I am so glad that Jesus loves me,
Jesus loves even me.
2. Jesus loves me and I know I love Him;
Love brought Him down my lost soul to redeem;
Yes, it was love made Him die on the tree:
Oh, I am certain that Jesus love me.
3. In this assurance I find sweetest rest,
Trusting in Jesus I know I am blest;
Satan dismayed from my soul doth now flee
When I just tell him that Jesus loves me.
4. Oh, if there’s only one song I can sing,
When in His beauty I see the great King,
This shall my song in eternity be,
“Oh, what a wonder that Jesus loves me!”
5. If one should ask of me, how can I tell?
Glory to Jesus, I know very well!
God’s Holy Spirit with mine doth agree,
Constantly witnessing-Jesus loves me.
Open Heaven Sunday 6th December 2020 Daily Devotional Message 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