Open Heavens Devotional by Pastor E.A. Adeboye
MEMORIZE: “And God looked upon the children of Israel, and God had respect unto them.” (Exodus 2:25).
READ: John 9:1-7
What does the phrase ‘And God looked upon the Israelites’ mean? It simply means God focused His attention on them in particular. In John 9:1-7, while Jesus and His disciples passed by, they saw a man who was born blind. This man had been on that spot for years and the Lord had been passing by and seeing him there all the time. But on this occasion, when Jesus saw him, Heaven was ready to attend to him. Similarly, John 5:2-9 tells us of a man who had been at the pool of Bethesda for 38 years. One day, Jesus saw him and singled him out of the crowd and he got a miracle. The day the lord sees you specially, you can be sure you will share your testimony. This season, the Lord will look on you with compassion and do something about your case in Jesus name.
During one Holy Ghost Service, it was prayer time so I asked everybody to pray. I closed my eyes and began to pray when the Lord asked me to open my eyes, and pointed out a lady in the crowd. He asked me to go and tell her to weep no more. I went and delivered the message. She had been barren for several years. Nine months later, she came with her baby and I began to weep for joy. What is that thing causing sorrow in your heart today? Stop weeping! It shall become a thing of joy.
Another phrase in Exodus 2:25 says ‘God had respect unto them’. This means that God acknowledged them. God knows everything He created. According to Matthew 10:29, no sparrow falls to the ground without God’s knowledge. Matthew 10:30 says God has numbered every strand of hair on your head. God takes notice when a hair drops from your head; would He not therefore care about what happens to you? God cares so much for you. Are you going through some very trying moments? God does not need to be informed. He already knows. He cares. Look up to Him and call on His Name and He will respond. This season, the Lord will acknowledge you. He will arise on your behalf: He will bring that challenging situation under control.
Oh Lord! Look on me and turn my situation around.
Bible in One year: Ezek. 12-14