Open Heavens Devotional by Pastor E.A. Adeboye
Memorise: The secret things belong unto the Lord our God: but those things which are revealed belong unto us and to our children for ever, that we may do all the words of this law. Deuteronomy 29:29
Read: Ezekiel 37:1-14
One Bible character who had access to great revelations through the help of the Holy Spirit was Ezekiel.
The hand of the LORD was upon me, and carried me out in the spirit of the LORD, and set me down in the midst of the valley which was full of bones, Ezekiel 37:1
The children of Israel at this point in time were groaning under Babylonian captivity. They saw themselves as withered away and having no hope (Ezekiel 37:11). It took Ezekiel’s being in spirit, and connecting with the Holy Spirit to discover what God had in store for them; to help them see that captivity was not their end but rather God was going to restore them back to the Promised Land (Ezekiel 37:12-14). Our God is the custodian of secrets. However, there are some of His secrets we need for our benefit as well as for the benefit of our loved ones, church members, etc. Until we through our spirit man link up with the Holy Spirit, we may be denied such revelations. May you not be denied the secrets you need to enter your destiny in Jesus name. This explains why it is good to go into God’s presence on Sunday mornings fasting. Also, it is very beneficial to pray in the spirit at least one or two hours daily. How often are you in the spirit?
As a Christian, you choose either to walk in the spirit or flesh (carnal). The spiritual growth of a carnal Christian is pegged, except the fellow decides to deal with the flesh. As long as you allow or tolerate carnality in your life, you may not be able to access deep spiritual truths that can change your life and that of others. Galatians 5:17 says the flesh and the Spirit are in opposition. To walk in the spirit, discipline the flesh. Your flesh craves for pleasure and loves to be indulged in things contrary to the Spirit. Deny it! The extent of your spiritual ascent is determined by the degree to which you deny or subdue your flesh. To successfully keep your flesh under like Paul, you must be prepared to cooperate with the Holy Spirit. Screen what you see, read or watch. Destroy any lust-breading material such as in tapes, CDs, DVDs, printed matter, internet, etc. Deliberately choose the television programmes you watch. Hear no evil, touch no evil and see no evil.
Every divine secret you need to know but you fail to get will cause you regrets. Ask for revelation of every secret you need to know now.
Bible in one year: Job 25-27