Open Heavens Devotional by Pastor E.A. Adeboye
Memorise: Let my prayer be set forth before thee as incense; and the lifting up of my hands as the evening sacrifice. Psalm 141:2
Read: Revelation 5:8-9
Immediately the lamb stepped out, He took the sealed scroll from God’s hand and the four living beings and the 24 elders knew that the One in control had come. The praise took a different form as each of them got harps ready to praise Him. The elders also had vials in their hands filled with some kind of aroma which was the prayers of the saints. This implies that after you are born again and you pray, your prayers are collected in those golden vials by the elders and stored to be offered to God as a sweet smelling aroma. From this peep into Heaven, we understand that one common duty in Heaven is singing and praising God. This shall continue for the rest of eternity. Many who cannot play instruments here may have to learn it there. So the more you learn to praise God with your voice and with musical instruments, the more prepared you are for Heaven. The less you praise Him, the less prepared you are for Heaven. Are you truly expecting to make it to Heaven in eternity? Then begin to prepare along this line and you will easily receive inspiration in composing songs from Heaven. Many heavenly songs have been given to men who are heaven focused, but the bulk of Heaven’s songs are yet waiting to be given to those who are prepared. In Heaven, everyone is part of God’s mass choir. How effectively are you preparing to join this choir?
Your prayers are not a nuisance to God as some people think. Sometimes, when you pray often, you may wonder if God is not tired of hearing your voice. No He is not! Your prayers are Heaven’s lavender an air freshener which God asks the elders to offer when He wants to smell something good. However, if you want your prayers to smell fresh in Heaven, let them be loaded with lots of praises, worship and thanksgiving. When you give God what He likes to hear, you are preparing Heaven’s air fresheners for Him. How effectively are you doing this? Are your prayers desirable or unacceptable to God?
If you know how to give God some good aroma through praises, he will make your life more appealing and attractive.
Bible in one year: Numbers 18-20