WORKS AND OPEN DOORS Monday 20 February
Open Heavens Devotional by Pastor E.A. Adeboye
Memorise: I know thy works: behold, I have set before thee an open door, and no man can shut it: for thou hast a little strength, and hast kept my word, and hast not denied my name. Revelation 3:8
Read: Jeremiah 35: 16-19
God opens doors for His own. Today, many who have been blessed with open doors have seen such doors shut right before their eyes, and they begin to ask themselves what has gone wrong. If a door the Lord opens to you shuts, there should be a reason for it. God can open doors for you in any area of life. From the Lord’s letter to the church in Philadelphia, we know that it is not God’s will for a door He has opened to you to be shut (Revelation 3:8). God is not happy if He heals you and you lose the healing. God is not happy when you lose an opportunity, gift, grace or other blessings He has given you. Has any door the Lord opened to you been shut? It shall reopen this season in Jesus name.
The type of door God opens to you and how long it remains open are a function of your works. Some doors may give the recipient the benefits of a week, month, year or years. But there is a type of work that produces for God’s Kingdom, which could make God to open a door that cannot be shut. Before you complain about how short-lived a particular opening was, ask yourself: “Were my works supposed to fetch me something better?” If two people ask God for open doors in their finances and they both have cars and one sows #1000 while the other sells his car and sows all the proceeds, they could both get the openings they desired from God, but they will experience varying configurations. By your works, what kind of openings are you calling for? Has the Lord opened a door to you that is gradually closing? Could it be that your line of credit has run out? Pay the price in praising and worshipping Him. Give more sacrificially, win more souls, obey Him more and serve Him more faithfully. Every door that was closing shall be reopened in Jesus name. Like the Rechabites, you can open a permanent door to yourself and your family.
Prayerfully ask God to help you identify the specific works you need to engage in to keep your open doors, permanently open.
Bible in one year: John 14-17