Open Heavens Devotional by Pastor E.A. Adeboye
MEMORIZE: “While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.” (2 Cor. 4:18).
READ: 2 Corinthians 4:16-18
Israel was going through one of their driest seasons in history. There was no rain for over three years at a stretch. It was one of their most trying moments. In the midst of hopelessness and oblivion, a prophet of God suddenly rose up and said: “I hear the sound of abundance of rain” (1 Kg. 18:41-45). If you were to check the skyline, you would not see the slightest sign of rain. However, 2Chronicles 20:20 says your ability to believe God’s prophet is what brings prosperity. Our God is no talkative. Usually He will speak once on any subject. If He speaks twice on the same subject, it means it is serious. Anytime He is speaking on a matter for the third time, you will be sure it is critical. And if He speaks on a matter up to four times, it is extraordinary. Now, God said the just shall live by faith four whole times.
If you were to look around you today, there may be no sign of rain, much less abundance of rain. But by the grace of God, I want to assure you that I have heard the sound of abundance of rain. 2 Corinthians 4:18 says, “While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal”. Sight and focus are very crucial in accessing God’s blessings. Before you can see the unseen, first take off your eyes from the things you can see. One reason many people cannot see into the spirit realm is because they are fixated on what they can see. If you are always moved by sight, then you may not be able to see or receive what ordinary eyes cannot see. Physical sight is a major hindrance to spiritual sight. It is when you downplay physical sight that you will be introduced to the realm of the supernatural. The one who is fixed on what he can see will be unable to fit into God’s plan for his or her life. That you cannot hear the sound does not mean the rain is not coming. You must be prepared to stop your physical ears; stop listening to what is happening around you, and what people are saying about the economy. This way, your inner ears will awaken to what the Spirit is saying. Step down on the physical to activate the spiritual.
Stepping down on your physical sense activates your spiritual senses. Ask that God will frustrate activities of ritualists in your nation, and cause their hidden locations to be exposed and consumed by fire.
Bible in One year: Lev. 5-7