OPEN HEAVENS DAILY DEVOTIONAL

 

_DATE: SATURDAY APRIL 16TH 2022_

*THEME: BLESSINGS FROM THE VICTORY AT CALVARY II.*

*MEMORISE:*

Behold, I set before you this day a blessing and a curse;
DEUTERONOMY 11:26

*BIBLE READING: GALATIANS 3:13 -14*

13 Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree:

14 That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.

*MESSAGE*

Yesterday, we started to discuss the blessings from the victory at Calvary, and we identified two out of the numerous blessings that accrued to us from it.

Today, we shall be asking ourselves a couple of questions to better understand the implication of these blessing.

These questions are:
What is a Curse?

(2) What is a Blessing?

A curse is a condition in which unseen forces that hinder progress attack a fellow, with the aim of destroying him or her. Classic characteristics of a curse are found in DEUTERONOMY 28:15-20, the last verse of which reads:
The lord shall send upon thee cursing, vexation, and rebuke, in all that thou settest thine hand unto for to do, until thou be destroyed, and until thou perish quickly; because of the wickedness of thy doings, whereby thou hast forsaken me.

A lot of lessons are embedded in the Scripture above.
One, God does not witch-hunt anyone. He would warn before placing accurse on anyone – just as He did in the case of Adam and Eve, though they still fell for the devil’s trick, leading to the fulfillment of the predicted curses.

Two, the Lord reveals the reason for a curse – disobedience to divine law, ungodliness and all wickedness associated with it.
A blessing, on the other hand, is a result of unseen forces, summoned in heaven and sent to the earth to support the beneficiary to succeed, even where others are failing.

A classic example is Jacob’s blessing in
GENESIS 27:28-29 which reads:
Therefore God give thee of the dew of heaven, and the fatness of the earth, and plenty of corn and wine: Let people serve thee, and nations bow down to thee: be lord over thy brethren, and let thy brethren, and let thy mother’s sons bow down to thee: cursed be every one that curseth thee, and blessed be he that blesseth thee.

Beloved, if you desire the blessings of Calvary in your life, come to Jesus and truly surrender your life to Him. His blessings will indeed prosper you without adding any form of sorrow (PROVERBS 10:22).

*ACTION POINT*
If you want to be blessed, come to Jesus by faith today.

*BIBLE IN ONE YEAR:*
1 KING 18-20

*AUTHOR:*
PASTOR E. A ADEBOYE

*HYMN 28: WHEN WE WALK WITH THE LORD*

1 When we walk with the Lord
in the light of his word,
what a glory he sheds on our way!
While we do his good will,
he abides with us still,
and with all who will trust and obey.

*Refrain:*
Trust and obey, for there's no other way
to be happy in Jesus, but to trust and obey.

2 Not a burden we bear,
not a sorrow we share,
but our toil he doth richly repay;
not a grief or a loss,
not a frown or a cross,
but is blest if we trust and obey.

3 But we never can prove
the delights of his love
until all on the altar we lay;
for the favor he shows,
for the joy he bestows,
are for them who will trust and obey.

4 Then in fellowship sweet
we will sit at his feet,
or we'll walk by his side in the way;
what he says we will do,
where he sends we will go;
never fear, only trust and obey.

Welcome! Velkommen!

Welcome to The Redeemed Christian Church of God Norway Mission.

From just a little small House fellowship we have grown in leaps and bounds all over Norway. We believe that God is building His church and the gates of hell shall not prevail against His church and the gates of darkness shall not prevail against it. 

You can locate us in these locations: Haugesund, Trondheim, Oslo, Kristiansand, Bergen, Stavanger and Drammen.

The church of God is thriving on! 

 

RCCG, Place of Redemption (Headquarters zone 1)

Address: Ravnåsveien 3, 1254 Holmlia Oslo 

Services:

Sunday Service: 11:30 - 14.00 

Every 1st Sunday, Thanksgiving Service: 11:30 - 14.30 

Tuesday: Intercessory Prayers: 18:00 - 20.00 

Thursday: Bible Study/Faith clinic 18:00 - 20.00 (Joined with RCCG House of Prayer) Address: Ebbells gate 1, 0183 Oslo 

Pastor in charge: Pastor Florence Ajieh (National coordinator)

Telephone number:  +47 41726712 

 

RCCG House of Prayer, Oslo (Zone 2)

Address: Ebbells gate 1, 0183 Oslo Sentrum (City Centre)

Sunday service: 11:30 - 14.25 

Thursday: Digging Deep / Bible Study, 18:00 - 20.00 

Pastor in charge: ThankGod Billy Nnu 

Telephone number: +47 97 62 84 16 

 

 RCCG Jesus House, Drammen

Address: Strømsø menighetshus. Knoffgate 2, 3044 Drammen

Sunday Service: 12:00 - 14.00 

Pastor in Charge: Margaret Etokebe

Telephone number: +47 41 68 50 67

 

RCCG Grace Sanctuary, Kristiansand

Address: Dronningsgata 37

Services:

Sunday service: 13.30 -15.30

Friday meeting: 18.00 - 20.00

Fasting and prayer every first Saturday of the month

Night vigil every last Friday of the month -  23.00 pm - 3.00 am

Pastor in charge: Chima Nzeh

Telephone number: +47 96 82 24 88

 

RCCG STAVANGER, Dayspring Parish

Address: Sjøhagen 11, Hillevåg 4016 Stavanger

Services:

Sunday service: Worship service at 11:30 - 14.00, Sjøhagen 11, Hillevåg 4016 Stavanger

Tuesday: 6pm - 7.45 pm. Sjøhagen 11, Hillevåg 4016 Stavanger

School of Disciples every 3rd Saturday of the month. 11 - 4pm. Sjøhagen 11, Hillevåg 4016 Stavanger

3rd Friday Monthly: Night vigil & Communion Service at 22:30

Monthly Meetings:

Women's group - 1st Friday at 17:00

Men's group - 3rd Saturday at 16:00

Website: www.rccgdstavanger.org

Email: Pastor@rccgdstavanger.org

Minister in Charge: Dickson Uyiomendo

Telephone number: 98 65 18 29

 

RCCG Strong Tower Parish, Bergen 

Address: Bjorsons gate 38 kronstad, Bergen

Services:

Sunday service: 12:00 - 14.00 pm

Tuesday: Prayer meeting, 17.30 - 18.30, Bjornsons gate 38 kronstad,  Bergen

Thursday: Digging Deep, 18.30 - 19.30, Bjornsons gate 38 kronstad, Bergen

Minister in Charge: Deacon Innocent Okoroafor, Contact: +47 40 97 53 83

Email: rccgbergen@gmail.com 

 

RCCG Gateway Church, Haugesund

Worship Service Sunday 12 noon - 14.00 

Bible study and prayer Wednesday 19 - 20.30

Address: Gamle slaktehuset. Strandgata 70 Haugesund

Website: www.rccg-gatewaychurch.no

Email: Pastor@rccg-gatewaychurch.no

Contact information: Pastor Minika Bjørge, Rccg Haugesund +47 90 03 40 63

 

RCCG TESTIMONY HALL TRONDHEIM 

Address: Sentralbygg1 floor K, (025A) Alfred Getz' v.3 NTNU Gløshaugen

Contact person: Sis Naomi - +47 948 73 753

RCCG MISSION AND VISION STATEMENT WORLDWIDE

1. To make heaven.

1. Komme ti Himmelen

2. To take as many people with us.

2. Ta med så mange som mulig 

3.To have a member of RCCG in every family of all nations.

3. Å ha et medlem av RCCG i hver familie i alle nasjoner

4. To accomplish No. 1 above, holiness will be our lifestyle.

4. Oppnå nummer 1 over, et hellig liv er vår livsstil

5. To accomplish No. 2 and 3 above, we will plant churches within five minutes walking distance in every city and town of developing countries and within five minutes driving distance in every city and town of developed countries.

5. Å oppnå mål nummer 2 og 3, vi skal plante menigheter mellom fem minutter gå distanse i utviklede land og fem minutter kjøre distanse i utviklede land.

We will pursue these objectives until every Nation in the world is reached for the Lord Jesus. Vi vil fortsette med disse målene helt til vi når verdens nasjoner for Jesus Kristus.

Prayer of surrender to JESUS

Lord Jesus, 

I know that I am a sinner ,

I confess my sins before you today 

I believe that you died on the cross and rose up on the third day

Dear Jesus, I need your forgiveness right now 

I am not perfect and I cannot do it on my own 

Please dear Jesus come into my heart 

I surrender my life to you 

Help me to live for you as from today

Please forgive me, change my life & show me how to know You in Jesus precious name . Amen

18 And I tell you that you are Peter,  and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not overcome it.