Open Heavens Devotional by Pastor E.A. Adeboye
Memorise: And l will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven. Matthew 16:19
Read: Matthew 16:18-19
Jesus is the Door and as such He can compel all other doors to open willy-nilly. There is a door of breakthrough which comes through Jesus. A man who had been sick for 38 years encountered this Door one day. He had been trying but could not breakthrough into healing. One day, the Door paid him a visit and his breakthrough came. There is also a door of fruitfulness. Genesis 29:31 says Leah was hated by her husband so God opened her womb. On the other hand, the beloved wife Rachel was barren. But later in Genesis 30:22, God remembered Rachael and opened the door to her. Are you barren? The Lord will open the door of fruitfulness to you today!
By the use of keys, doors can either be opened for you by somebody or you could open doors by yourself. God can open a door for you manually or remotely. An example of God manually opening a door can be found in John 9:1-7 where the Lord had to touch the eyes of the blind in order to heal him. He could also order the door opened like He did in the case of erstwhile blind Bartimaeus without any physical contact (Mark 10:46-52) There is a God who can open doors without using keys and they will all obey Him, because He is the original Door. In like manner, you can open a door yourself. If you are given the key to a house, it will be your duty to open it. In Matthew 16:19, the Lord says he gives unto us keys to open doors on earth and in heaven. He went on to specify in Matthew 17:20 that one of these keys was faith. Are you applying the key of faith to unlock those closed doors? Faith is a master key that can be applied to all closed doors and they will open. You can apply the key of faith and the door into fruitfulness will open. Apply the same key and the door into promotion will open. The same key of faith that secured your salvation can also open the door of healing, breakthrough and success; just that many refrain from applying the key to certain doors, hence they are refused access. Apply that key today and see the doors open.
The key to unlock that closed door is in your hands. If you do not use it, God would not come down to open the door either.
Bible in one year: Zechariah 11-14