November 5, 209 Open Heaven Daily Devotional : Topic – Learn to be Joyful 

By | November 5, 2019

November 5, 209 Open Heaven Daily Devotional : Topic – Learn to be Joyful 

Topic – Learn to be Joyful

Memorise: “For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost.” – Romans 14:17

Read: Luke 2:9-14 (KJV)

9 And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.

10 And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.

11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.

12 And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.

13 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,

14 Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.

Bible in One Year: Nehemiah 10-11, Hosea 9

Open Heaven 5 November 2019 Tuesday MESSAGE:

Today’s memory verse clearly shows that continuous sadness has no place in the kingdom of God. As a matter of fact, being melancholic all year-round is not a Christian virtue. There is a song we used to sing in the past, and we need to remind ourselves of it today, it is a song in the Yoruba language, which being interpreted goes thus:

“My joy always abounds, My joy always abounds sorrow belongs to the camp of the devil; My joy always abounds”

The angels who announced the birth of our Lord brought joy from heaven to our sorrow-ridden earth. From the abundance of joy in heaven, they proclaimed joy to the world. Only those who are joyful can be comfortable in heaven; melancholic people will not fit in there. Our Lord wants us to be joyous irrespective of what the situation is around us, because our joy is not derived from what is happening in the world. For this reason, in John 16:22-24, He said to us:

22 And ye now therefore have sorrow: but I will see you again, and your heart shall rejoice, and your joy no man taketh from you. 23 And in that day ye shall ask me nothing. Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name, he will give it you. 24 Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name: ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full.”

One lesson I would like to draw your attention to in this scripture is that Jesus Christ knows what heaven is like, and He wants us to have a taste of heaven here on earth. Unfortunately, some people specialize in making other people sad by their wicked acts, or through diabolical means such as witchcraft, sorcery and other forms of spiritual wickedness in high places. They must be pitied because ultimately, they can never know joy in this world, neither will there be a place for them in the kingdom of God.

If you are currently living in sorrow, the Lord wants to bring you out of it before a broken spirit sends you to an early grave (Proverbs 17:22). God wants your joy to be full, and that’s why He said you should ask Him in faith for whatever you need. The joy we possess as Christians comes from the joy of our salvation. We must guard this jealously and pray for its restoration whenever we err (Psalm 51:12). We can learn to joyful by bringing joy to others. In other words, when you put smiles on the faces of people, you will also smile. Happiness is not far from those who make others happy, and joy symbolizes the presence of heaven in a place. Receive abundant joy today in Jesus’ Name!

 Key Point:

A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones. (Proverb 17:22).


Open Heaven 5 November 2019 Tuesday Hymn 5: Let Others See Jesus In You

1.While passing thro’ this world of sin,

and others your life shall view,

Be clean and pure without, within;

Let others see Jesus in you.


Let others see Jesus in you,

Let others see Jesus in you.

Keep telling the story, be faithful and true;

Let others see Jesus in you.

2.Your life’s a book before their eyes,

They’re reading it thro’ and thro’

Say, does it point them to the skis,

Do others see Jesus in you?

3.Then live for Christ both day and night,

Be faithful, be brave and true,

and lead the lost to life and Christ.

Let others see Jesus in you.



  1. Bless the Lord O my soul and all that is within me. Bless His Holy name. Psa 103: 1
  2. Thank God for a new day and for the salvation of your soul
  3. Let us bless the name of the Lord. Truly; it has been of the LORD’S mercies that we were not consumed, because his compassions has not failed us. Lam 3:22, Psa 34:1
  4. If you know, you are not saved, and you need salvation, pray sincerely from your heart as follows “Lord Jesus, for too long I’ve kept you out of my life. I know that I am a sinner and that I cannot save myself. By faith I gratefully receive your gift of salvation. Thank you Lord Jesus, for coming to earth. I believe you are the Son of God who died on the cross for my sins and rose from the dead on the third day. Thank you for bearing my sins and giving me the gift of eternal life. I believe your words are true. Come into my heart, Lord Jesus, and be my Saviour. I accept you Lord Jesus as my lord and saviour. Amen. John 3:16
  5. Father; I confess and forsake my sin, please, Lord let me obtain mercy and forgiveness in Jesus name. Prov 28:13
  6. Father; with you there is forgiveness, forgive me Oh Lord the sins of my father’s house in Jesus name. Psa 130:4
  7. Father; at every instance I have lost your mercy, please Lord, forgive me and restore your mercy back into my life, in Jesus name.
  8. Father; hear the voice of my plea for your mercy, in Jesus name. Psa 28:2
  9. Father; let your goodness and mercies follow me all the days of my life in Jesus name. Psa 23:6
  10. Father; because you are the God of love and righteousness, forgive us our iniquities and show your people mercy in Jesus name.
  11. Father; we ask for your mercies over every error we have committed in your church and our gatherings in Jesus name.
  12. My father; My God let mercy speak for me where I have lost hope, in Jesus name.
  13. Father; whenever helpers gather to discuss my case, Lord; let your mercy raise a voice in my favour in Jesus name.
  14. Lord, let your mercy continue to uphold and sustain the Redeemed Christian Church of God in Jesus name.
  15. Father; by your mercy and grace keep your Church RCCG aligned to the covenant terms You have with her. Keep your church alive and active till your coming. Luk. 18:8

Open Heaven 5 November 2019 Tuesday Daily Devotional guide 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. The Open Heavens devotional application is available across all mobile platforms and operating systems: iOS, Android, Blackberry, Nokia, Windows Mobile and PC. Open Heaven 5 November 2019 Tuesday Daily Devotional.

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