Open Heavens Devotional by Pastor E.A. Adeboye
MEMORIZE: “But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God” (1 Cor.2:10).
READ: 1 Corinthians 2:9-13
John 1:1 says Jesus existed before the beginning, and was with God and was God Himself. What does the phrase “And the Word was with God” mean? It means that because Jesus and the Father have been together even before the beginning of the creation, they have the same knowledge. Hence, in Matthew 11:27, Jesus says, “All things are delivered unto me of my Father: and no man knoweth the Son, but the Father; neither knoweth any man the Father, save the Son, and he to whomsoever the son will reveal him”. Whatever God knows, Jesus also knows. If you desire to access what God knows, draw nearer to Jesus Christ. You can be close to Jesus Christ through His Word. When there is closeness between you and the Lord, he will be able to confide in you and share so many divine secrets with you.
Another way of accessing God’s secrets is by being baptized in the Holy Spirit. God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit are one (1 John 5:7). Whenever there is a meeting of the Godhead, the three of them would be present. God the Father could reveal something to you through direct revelation, while God the Son could tell you through the Word or God the Holy Spirit could unveil it by speaking to you because He is the custodian of all of God’s secrets (1 Cor. 2:9-11). And presently, the Holy Spirit is the PRO of the Godhead. Most times when God speaks, it is voiced out by the Holy Spirit. When you are baptized in the Holy Spirit, you are at the threshold of the supernatural.
Unfortunately, many stop at that and never realize their spiritual potentials. But those who decide to walk with the Holy Spirit see themselves operating in the spiritual realm as an active player. Divine secrets are revealed to them. Events capable of affecting them, their loved ones and even those afar off are shared with them by the Holy Spirit. You can become an active player in the spiritual realm by cultivating a healthy relationship with the Holy Spirit. If you are not born again: Give your life to Christ, feed on God’s Word and ask God for the baptism in the Holy Spirit. Fellowship daily and regularly with Him by praying in the Spirit, noting His commands, obeying them promptly and not grieving Him. Worship Him and hide God’s Word in your heart. As you take these steps, you will enjoy a cordial relationship with the Holy Spirit.
Holy Spirit, help me to cultivate a good working relationship with You
Bible in One year: Jer. 49:52