Open Heavens Devotional by Pastor E.A. Adeboye
MEMORIZE: “And it shall come to pass, that before they call, I will answer; and while they are yet speaking, I will hear.” (Isaiah 65:24).
READ: 1 Kings 3:9-14
Not only can divine favour deliver from ministerial burdens, prevent a downward drive towards wretchedness, or bring the poor before kings, it can also accelerate the speed at which prayers are answered. This means that God does not have to wait for the favoured to completely voice out his or her request before answering; once He sees it in the heart of the fellow, He immediately puts in place the mechanism to deliver the request. Isaiah 65:24 says, “And it shall come to pass, that before they call, I will answer; and while they are yet speaking, I will hear”. God pre-empts His favoured children. Are you God’s favourite? If you are, the answers to your request will be granted even before you ask.
Another benefit of the favoured is that when he asks for one thing, he may receive three or more. King Solomon is an example. In 1 Kings 3:3-14, after being anointed to replace his father David, he went to Gibeon and offered God a thousand burnt offerings. When the Lord came to tell him to ask anything, he simply asked for wisdom. But because he was favoured, he got the level of wisdom that no man ever had. In addition, God gave him riches, honour, long life, a peaceful reign, etc. This year, because of God’s favour coming upon you, for every request, the Lord will give you double; for every good desire, the Lord will give you triple. Moreover, for the favoured, hard or difficult requests are granted. Elisha asked Elijah a hard request yet, because of God’s favour, he got it. This season, because of God’s favour, the Lord will grant your hard requests in Jesus name. What others seek but hardly find, you will ask and receive. Go ahead and worship God for His favour.
Ask that in all your endeavours, God’s favour should surround you as a shield. Everyone or group holding the progress of Nigeria to ransom, Father, arise and break them into pieces. Let their plans be frustrated completely.
Bible in One year: Ezek. 25-27