Open Heavens Devotional by Pastor E.A. Adeboye
MEMORIZE: “How sweet are thy words unto my taste! yea, sweater than honey to my mouth!” (Psalm 119:103).
READ: John 12:28-29
To get God’s best, you must be prepared to disengage your senses and engage faith. Like your physical senses, you have spiritual, invisible senses. Spiritual senses operate by faith in God and in His Word. By faith, it is possible to see the invisible. In Hebrews 11:27, through the eyes of faith Moses saw the invisible God. It is what you focus on that you will envision. You can see with the eyes of faith. Why do you think that Hebrews 11:2 commands us to look unto Jesus? It is to enable us see Him with the eyes of faith. Believe me, if your spiritual eyes are open to see the invisible, you will no longer fear the visible and invisible negative forces. If you doubt it, ask the servant of Elisha. He was afraid when his physical eyes saw the Syrian army but when God opened his spiritual eyes, he saw chariots and horses of fire. Immediately, his fear took flight. Physical senses cause fear but spiritual senses increase your faith and dependence on God. If your spiritual eyes are open, you will frequently behold the superior provision available to you and, as a result, you will not be moved by the temporal.
You can also hear the inaudible if you apply your spiritual ears. To hear God speak to you, it is important to have listening ears. You must be ready to hear His Word and do it. You must also be prepared to wait on Him to hear what He will say to you (Ps. 85:8). If your spiritual ears are open, you will hear what God is saying to you at any given time. While people may be hearing thundering, those whose spiritual ears are open will be receiving very distinct divine messages (John 12:28-29). With open ears, you will also discern the plans of your enemies and know how to handle them. However, apart from seeing and hearing, you can also taste and see that the Lord is good (Ps. 34:8). When you apply your spiritual tongue, you will know that God’s Word is sweater than honey (Ps. 119:103). Yes, you can feel God. You can touch Him with your hands of faith, and the benefit of such sensitivity will affect your entire life. To do these, be born-again and baptized in the Holy Spirit. Pray frequently in the Spirit daily. Be sensitive to the Spirit and cultivate His friendship.
When your spiritual senses are alert, you will be in control of both spiritual and physical territories.
Pray: Father, make me spiritually sensitive.
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