Open Heaven 14 May 2023 Sunday Daily Devotional By Pastor E. A. Adeboye – Freedom From Mental Captivity

Open Heaven 14 May 2023 TOPIC: Freedom From Mental Captivity

MEMORISE: “The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints,” – Ephesians 1:18 (KJV)

READ: 2 Corinthians 3:12-18 (KJV)

12 Seeing then that we have such hope, we use great plainness of speech:

13 And not as Moses, which put a veil over his face, that the children of Israel could not stedfastly look to the end of that which is abolished:

14 But their minds were blinded: for until this day remaineth the same vail untaken away in the reading of the old testament; which vail is done away in Christ.

15 But even unto this day, when Moses is read, the vail is upon their heart.

16 Nevertheless when it shall turn to the Lord, the vail shall be taken away.

17 Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.

18 But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: 2 Chronicles 25-28


There are people who are bound mentally. The mental capacity of such persons are under siege and have been tampered with. Ephesians 4:18 says the understanding of some people could be darkened by forces of darkness. When somebody has been trying to explain something to you and you suddenly get the point, you say, “Oh, I see”. You are not talking about your physical eyes but about the eyes of your understanding.

I was in the academic world for quite a while before the Lord called me into full-time ministry and I know the pain of students who study hard for examinations but still end up failing. A well prepared student can get to the examination hall and just blank out. It has happened to me before as an undergraduate. I got into the examination hall for a particular course I was very good in, only to blank out. I was unable to understand any of the eight questions from which I was to answer five. At a point, I decided to give up and leave the hall, since I could rewrite the exam later on. I was about to stand up when an invisible hand pressed me down. I wasn’t born again then, but I know it was the Almighty. I sat, and for fifteen minutes, I saw all my colleagues writing furiously while I remained blank. After a while, I started reading the questions again and this time, the eyes of my understanding were opened. I knew the answers to all the questions. I answered all eight questions and wrote at the top of my answer sheet for my lecturer, “Mark any five”. I know it was the Lord Almighty that removed the veil from my understanding.

If the devil has put a veil on your understanding, God will remove it today, in Jesus’ name.

There was a boy who was so dull that when he was moved from a class of ten to one of thirty, his position would change from 10th to 30th. Both his parents were professors and came to me with the boy for prayers when I was at their University for a programme. We prayed and in the next exam he wrote, he scored the highest. His teachers said it was impossible, so they isolated him in the classroom and gave him another exam. This time, he scored even higher.

I pray for you again that anything that may have not allowed your brain to function at its full capacity up to now is removed, in Jesus’ name.


Father, please destroy anything tampering with my understanding, right now, in Jesus’ name.

HYMN 2: Amazing Grace

1 Amazing grace! How sweet the sound!
That saved a wretch like me!
I was once lost, but now am found;
Was blind, but now I see.

2 Through many dangers, toils and snares,
I have already come;
‘Tis grace that brought me safe thus far,
And grace will lead me home.

3 The Lord has promised good to me,
His Word my hope secures;
He will my Shield and Portion be,
As long as life endures.

4 Yea, when this flesh and heart shall fail,
And mortal life shall cease,
I shall possess, within the veil,
A life of joy and peace.

5 The earth shall soon dissolve like snow,
The sun forbear to shine;
But God, who called me here below,
Will be forever mine.

6 When we’ve been there ten thousand years,
Bright shining as the sun,
We’ve no less days to sing God’s praise,
Than when we’d first begun.

Also Read: RCCG Sunday School Teacher Manual 14 May 2023: Divorce Is Costly

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