OPEN HEAVEN 23 DECEMBER 2020 MEMORIZE: A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee. Psalms 91:7
When the RCCG was to be established in Israel, a diplomat there warned “They will never register any Pentecostal church. Not only is the RCCG Pentecostal, it is a Nigerian church, so just forget it.”
I insisted “No sir, we will not forget it. Just submit our application and then let’s leave the rest to God.”
For courtesy’s sake, he took the letter and submitted it.
To God’s glory, a few weeks later, we got our proof of registration.
We were told we could not be permitted since we were a Pentecostal Church, and not registered.
They were surprised when we went back with our proof of registration. These only happened because our case is different.
In 1974, a little while after I had submitted my PhD thesis at the University of Lagos, I went on a Crusade at Ilesha and Ifewara while waiting to be called for the compulsory oral exam.
While I was there, the Head of my Department gave my thesis to the External Examiner.
Ordinarily, he should have posted it, but he took it in person, insisting on waiting until the Examiner concluded his assessment.
As a result, the Examiner was compelled to read my thesis promptly.
When he was done, my HOD asked “When is the date for the exam?” to which he replied “I have no questions; give him his Ph.D.”
In the history of the world, I may be the only one with a Ph.D. who did not do an oral exam. Only because my case is different.
From today, doors will open everywhere you turn.
While others may be cast down, you shall experience a lifting. Nothing will be impossible for you.
From today, anywhere you go, anything you touch or intend to do shall be treated as different in a positive way by the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ.
OPEN HEAVEN 23 DECEMBER 2020 HYMN
I AM THINE O LORD
1. I am Thine O Lord
I have heard Thy voice
And it told Thy love to me
But I long to rise in the arms of faith
And be closer drawn to Thee.
Draw me nearer, nearer, blessed Lord,
To the cross where Thou hast died;
Draw me nearer, nearer, nearer, blessed Lord
To Thy precious, bleeding side.
2. Consecrate me now to Thy service, Lord
By the pow’r of grace divine
Let my soul look up with a steadfast hope
And my will be lost in Thine.
3. Oh, the pure delight of a single hour
That before Thy throne I spend
When I kneel in prayer, and with Thee, my God
I commune as friend with friend.
4. There are depths of love that I cannot know
Till I cross the narrow sea
There are heights of joy that I may not reach
Till I rest in peace with Thee.