Saturday, July 24, 2021

Author : Bishop Julius Okarike

Verse Of The Day : Now when all the people were baptized, Jesus also was baptized. And while he was praying, the heavens opened. Luke 3:21

Thought of The Day : God opens the heavens for you when you open your heart to Him.

LISTEN : “I am tired, I do not know what else to do. It is like the heaven is closed on me.” Says a man who had laboured for many years with nothing to show for it. A man whose story has changed after many years of fruitless labour heard him and asked, “Friend, are you desperate for open heaven? I am sure you will get it. God desires to open the heaven to His people if they are willing to pursue it.” My dear, I come to you with same message. The truth is, dedication and genuine prayer to God would trigger an “open heaven.” An “open heaven” refers to an unhindered manifestation of God’s own presence and glory in the earth, to bless and touch every aspect of the person or people He wants to bless. God is willing to release an “open heaven” to us if we are prepared for it. “Open heaven” is God’s desire for all believers in Christ Jesus. The Bible says,

The LORD shall open unto you his good treasure, the heaven to give the rain unto your land in his season, and to bless all the work of your hand: and you shall lend unto many nations, and you shall not borrow.

Deuteronomy 28:12

However, we can hinder “open heaven” if we refuse to walk in tune with God. Our desire for an “open heaven” should be as a result of our hunger to please God through our lives. Beloved, God can open the heaven for you if you can open your heart to Him. You may ask, what should I do to attract an open heaven? Like Jesus Christ, to attract open heaven you must walk by faith and obedience to God; be prayerful and dedicated to Him, have the fear of God and maintain a relationship with Him and His people. (see Deut 28:1-2; 1Thess 5:17; Acts 10:9-17; Ezekiel 1:1). My dear, open heaven will give you access to divine revelations, divine secrets, favour, protection, authority, divine provisions and access to the presence of God. Surely, the heaven would be opened to you if you will open your heart to God today. So, dedicate yourself to God; pray and walk in faith, and hunger for His presence and He will throw open the heaven for you. Remember, open heaven is possible with God. Be wise!

What Should We Do With This Message?
1. Always fear God and put your trust in Him.
2. Be dedicated to God and be prayerful always.
3. Esteem your relationship with God and determine to be in His presence.
4. Determine to have the fear of God and pursue His will always.

Prayer : Everlasting God, I thank you because you love me so much. Therefore, open the heavens for me and bless me, in Jesus’ name, amen.

A Word Of Blessing : May God bless you and open the heaven for you. Today, every door of favour closed against you is opened, in Jesus’ name, amen.

Reflection : Where obedience and faith in God are hosted as special guests, ‘open heaven’ will attend as Chairman of the occasion.

Quote : “The heavens cannot be shut on anyone whose life is consumed with obedience, faith and passion for God.”

Biblical Fact : Did you know Mathias replaced Judas Iscariot as the Apostle of Christ? (Acts 1:26).

Stunning Fact : Did you know paper money was first used in China?

Bible Quiz : How many days did Jesus Christ fast after his baptism?

God bless you!

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