Open Heavens Devotional by Pastor E.A. Adeboye
MEMORIZE: : “And thy heaven that is over thy head shall be brass, and the earth that is under thee shall be iron” (Deut. 28:23).
READ: Haggai 1:6-9
One reason you should not lose your sleep over your enemies is: God has promised to bless those who bless you and to curse those who curse you (Gen. 12:3). In other words, God will repay people in their own coins commensurate to what they do to us as believers. Have you come into the Christian fold? If yes, from today anyone who curses you has placed a curse upon himself or herself. Anyone who blesses you shall be blessed. It is a great thing to be blessed. A blessing is the direct opposite of a curse. It is a terrible thing to come under a curse. Deuteronomy 28:23 says, “And thy heaven that is over thy head shall be brass, and the earth that is under thee shall be iron”. For anyone to be really blessed or cursed, that fellow must be served both by Heaven and earth. Heaven and earth must cooperate to deliver blessings to the blessed. Under a cursed atmosphere, both the heaven and earth would connive to withhold that individual’s blessings. No matter the efforts, the rains would refuse to fall from Heaven. In spite of all the plans, toils and labours, the earth would refuse to yield her increase. Have the heavens and earth connived against your blessing? The Lord will intervene and bring about a change today in Jesus name.
A curse can shut the windows of Heaven and harden the earth. It can turn the heavens over such a fellow into brass and the earth into iron. The ground of a cursed fellow is cursed. Imagine sowing into a stony rocky soil with no sand or moisture. Can such a farmer expect any harvest? Some people under a curse think that they can still achieve their desired harvest if only they can work harder. Hard work is not recognized when a curse is in operation. In fact, one purpose of a curse is to get rid of harvests in life of the cursed. According to Haggai 1:6-9, the earnings of a cursed fellow are also cursed. That means another purpose of a curse in the life of the cursed is to ensure that the fellow is incapable of gathering earnings, and making or storing wealth. Whatever he earns will be saved in a hollow basket so that by the time he wants to harness his gains, there will be nothing to show for it. Even God will blow away increase of anyone who comes under a divine curse. Have any of these been taking place in your life? Examine your life, trace the source of the curse and prayerfully address it. Every curse operating in your life will be cancelled.
Father, destroy today every curse operating in my life, family and lineage.
Father, thank you for the past Lets-Go-A-Fishing programmes.
Lord, make this year’s Easter programme the greatest in terms of souls won and miracles worked.
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