Monday, June 18, 2012

SEEING IS NOT ENOGH Tuesday 19 June


Open Heavens Devotional by Pastor E.A. Adeboye

Memorise: The LORD is nigh unto all them that call upon him, to all that call upon him in truth. Psalms 145:18

Read: Psalms 145:17-19

In 2 Kings 2:12-14, we read that Elisha “saw”. Earlier, Elijah had told him that if he could see him when he is being taken up to Heaven, only then will his hard request be granted (2 kings 2:9). Vision plays an important role in the life of anyone who wants to achieve in life. Proverbs 29:18 says those who lack it cannot avoid destruction. Today, so many people go to Israel on pilgrimage without seeing anything. Some go for sight-seeing and not for spiritual experiences. Proverbs 20:12 says it is God who made the seeing eyes because not everyone who has eyes can see. Ten people can look at a particular object and be seeing different things depending on their point of focus. May you see what God wants you to see in every situation in Jesus name. Through the eyes of faith, you can see the invisible. You can see the car you are expecting, the spouse you are believing God for or the baby you are still looking up to God for. You can see a glorious future and a better life for yourself using the eyes of faith. It is how far you can see that will determine how much you will get. Elisha “saw” and he received. What are you seeing?

Besides seeing, Elisha cried out. Why? He wanted his departing master to realise that he had seen him. Do you know that if he had not shouted to prove that he had met with the condition earlier set, he would not have received the double portion? In other words, it is not just enough to see it in the spirit realm. Many have seen their fine houses, promotions, spouses, children, or blessings in the spirit realm either through dreams, revelation or through the eyes of faith, yet they never received them in real life because they never cried out in prayer to God for them or confessed them. Your mouth is one of your greatest God-given weapons. How are you using this weapon? If you take it for granted that because God has shown you in a dream or vision therefore that blessing will surely come, you are being presumptuous and may never see it actualised. Many have lost their God-given destiny for failing to cry out. Your shout to God is what makes Him to know that you are in agreement with what He has shown you in the spirit realm. Is your mouth occupied with something that stops you from crying out? Uproot it today and call on the God of Elijah!

KEY POINT:
Seeing + (prayer or confession) = answer. Seeing (prayer or confession) =silence. 

Bible in one year: 1 Timothy 1-3