Open Heavens Devotional by Pastor E.A. Adeboye
Memorise: And as he prayed, the fashion of his countenance was altered, and his raiment was white and glistering. Luke 9:29
Read: Jeremiah 33:1-3
For many Christians, having an experience like John’s encounter with the Lord in Revelation 1:1-18 would have been their ultimate. The quest to know Him would have terminated at that point. But the truth is, whatever level of glory you have experienced, there is yet something higher. When you encounter a level of God’s glory, don’t be satisfied because there is a higher level ahead of you. Never allow your present level be your terminal point! One person who almost made such mistake was prophet Jeremiah. He had a relationship with God and was privy to several of God’s thoughts and plans. He was made to see several revelations bothering on the past, present and even what would happen several hundreds of years to come. But just when he was thinking he had arrived, the Lord jolted him from his slumber, charging him to ask, because, there were yet many great secrets he was yet to know.
Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and shew thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not. Jeremiah 33:3
It is important to note that prayer plays a vital role in our quest to access more of God’s glory. It is a ladder we can climb to enter into God’s presence. The more you pray, the more of His presence you will encounter, leading you into more of His glory. At the mount of Transfiguration, when the Lord moved His prayer gear to a higher level, He was Himself in the presence of His Father and His clothes shone with God’s glory (Luke 9:29). After this experience, Jesus returned to the domains of men, empowered to gain victory over men, demons and challenges that came His way. There is no problem too big that cannot be solved; the issue is: many people are too lazy to pray their way into God’s presence to enable them access the level of glory they require to reign over Satan, situations, circumstances and their fears. Wake up! Rise up in prayer and begin to pray your way into His presence today!
In Heaven, you are rated by the level of glory you can access and carry.
Bible in one year: Hebrews 5-7