MEMORISE: 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

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.

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Exodus 2-4

Open Heaven 22 February 2021 MESSAGE:

Many people wonder why names are important. Well, to start with, a name says a lot about the bearer. The Bible says that whatever Adam named the animals, that is what they were called (Genesis 2:19). What you are called has serious consequences on what you become.

When I was a lecturer at the University of Lagos, there was a Professor’s typist who everyone jokingly called Prof. Whenever they called him Prof, he would smile and reply, “Yes, yes”. Then one day, he made a life changing decision. “I am a typist, but everybody calls me Professor. Then 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. Before I left the University of Lagos, the typist was already studying for his Ph.D. All these came about because a typist was called a Professor.

God takes names very seriously. In Genesis 17:5 He changed Abram’s name to Abraham, then in Genesis 17:15 He changed Sarai’s name to Sarah.

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…”

God changed their names when He wanted to promote them. He gave them new names that reflected what He wanted to make out of them. This teaches us that if we want to go to a new level, we should begin to bear the name for that level.

Just as we see in our Bible reading for today, God exalted Jesus by giving Him a name that is above every other.

What is the next level that you want to attain? Start bearing the name that reflects that new level from now. However, if you think that you might get into trouble by asking people to call you that name, stand in front of your mirror and begin to call yourself that name as often as you can.

Some believers answer to funny nicknames that are not a reflection of who they want to be; worse still, some even call themselves such names in a bid to appear modest. Don’t answer to such nicknames anymore.

The name you answer to is what you will become.

Open Heaven 22 February 2021 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.

Open Heaven 22 February 2021 HYMN 1: All Hail The Power Of Jesus’ Name!

  1. All hail the power of Jesus’ Name!
    Let angels prostrate fall;
    Bring forth the royal diadem,
    and crown Him Lord of all.
    Bring forth the royal diadem,
    and crown Him Lord of all.
  2. Let highborn seraphs tune the lyre,
    and as they tune it, fall
    Before His face Who tunes their choir,
    and crown Him Lord of all.
    Before His face Who tunes their choir,
    and crown Him Lord of all.
  3. Crown Him, ye morning stars of light,
    Who fixed this floating ball;
    Now hail the strength of Israel’s might,
    and crown Him Lord of all.
    Now hail the strength of Israel’s might,
    and crown Him Lord of all.
  4. Crown Him, ye martyrs of our God,
    who from His altar call;
    Extol the Stem of Jesse’s rod,
    and crown Him Lord of all.
    Extol the Stem of Jesse’s rod,
    and crown Him Lord of all.
  5. Ye seed of Israel’s chosen race,
    ye ransomed from the fall,
    Hail Him Who saves you by His grace,
    and crown Him Lord of all.
    Hail Him Who saves you by His grace,
    and crown Him Lord of all.
  6. Hail Him, ye heirs of David’s line,
    Whom David Lord did call,
    The God incarnate, Man divine,
    and crown Him Lord of all,
    The God incarnate, Man divine,
    and crown Him Lord of all.
  7. Sinners, whose love can ne’er forget
    the wormwood and the gall,
    Go spread your trophies at His feet,
    and crown Him Lord of all.
    Go spread your trophies at His feet,
    and crown Him Lord of all.

Open Heavens Daily Devotional guide was composed by Pastor E.A. Adeboye, the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, one of the biggest outreaching church on the planet and furthermore the President of Christ the Redeemer’s Ministries. The Open Heavens reverential application is accessible over all versatile stages and working frameworks: iOS, Android, Blackberry, Nokia, Windows Mobile and PC.

LIGHTGOSPEL COUNSEL’S: Until you are brought back to life, God regularly standing presence will never be with you. You must be born again to enjoy constant triumph. If it’s not too much trouble say the showed petition beneath in Faith:

Lord Jesus, come into my life. I acknowledge You as my Lord and Personal Savior. I have faith in my heart You died and became alive once again to save me. Thank You Lord for saving me, in Jesus precious name, Amen.

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