OPEN HEAVENS DAILY DEVOTIONAL

OPEN HEAVEN DEVOTIONAL

DATE: MONDAY AUGUST 8TH 2022

THEME: LETTER TO THE EPHESUS CHURCH I

MEMORISE: And said, O LORD God of Israel, there is no God like thee in the heaven, nor in the earth; which keepest covenant, and shewest mercy unto thy servants, that walk before thee with all their hearts: 2 Chronicles 6:14

READ: Revelation 2:1 -3
1 Unto the angel of the church of Ephesus write; These things saith he that holdeth the seven stars in his right hand, who walketh in the midst of the seven golden candlesticks;

2 I know thy works, and thy labour, and thy patience, and how thou canst not bear them which are evil: and thou hast tried them which say they are apostles, and are not, and hast found them liars:

3 And hast borne, and hast patience, and for my name's sake hast laboured, and hast not fainted.

MESSAGE
The first thing Jesus said to the Ephesus Church, after introducing Himself to them is:

I know thy works, and thy labor, and thy patience, and how thou canst not bear them which were evil: and thou hast try them which says they are apostles, and are not, and has found them liars:
Revelation 2:2

God is watching us closely. He can see it all! He said that members of the Ephesus church did not tolerate sinners. They were separate (2 Corinthians 6:17). Are you comfortable amongst sinners? The Bible asks “what has light gotten to do with darkness”? if you choose a business partner who is not born again, he could be brandishing charm under the table where no one can see him. You would then be wondering why God is not answering your prayers, without knowing that evil spirits have been invited into your business.

Jesus also commended the church for trying the people who came to them claiming to be apostles and finding the fake ones to be liars. When Paul was about to leave the Ephesians, he said:
“For I know this, that after my departing shall grievous wolves enter among you, not sparing the flocks. Also of your own self shall men arise, speaking perverse things, to draw away disciples after them” Acts 20: 29-30.

Paul warned them of false prophets, and they immediately started trying whoever claim to be sent by God to them. This tell us that the member of this church were not just hearers of the word but doers also. If these people have not acted on Paul admonition to them, only God knows the kind of doctrine that could have enter the church. It is because of this admonition that Jesus said they hated the Nicolaitans. The Nicolaitans are those who preach that once you are saved, you are forever saved- the false grace preachers. The Ephesus church never believed their lies because they tested spirit before even listening to any preacher. You will only fall for false doctrines if you don’t test all spirits.

PRAYER POINT
Father, give me the gift of the discerning of spirits so that I don't fall prey to wrong doctrines.

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Isaiah 1-5

AUTHOR: PASTOR E.A ADEBOYE

HYMN 3: DEEPER DEEPER IN THE LOVE OF JESUS
1 Deeper, deeper in the love of Jesus
Daily let me go;
Higher, higher in the school of wisdom,
More of grace to know.

Refrain
Oh, deeper yet, I pray,
And higher ev'ry day,
And wiser, blessed Lord,
In Thy precious, holy word.

2 Deeper, deeper! blessed Holy Spirit,
Take me deeper still,
drsTill my life is wholly lost in Jesus,
And His perfect will.]

3 Deeper, deeper! tho' it cost hard trials,
S let me go!
Rooted in the holy love of Jesus,
Let me fruitful grow.

4 Deeper, higher, ev'ry day in Jesus,
Till all conflict past,
Finds me conqu’ror, and in His own image
Perfected at last.

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! 

 

Mission / misjon / Vision / Visjon

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.

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

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

PASTOR E.A..ADEBOYE WORD 07.08.2022

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.