OPEN HEAVEN 7 OCTOBER 2020 MEMORIZE: Let us make a little chamber, I pray thee, on the wall; and let us set for him there a bed, and a table, and a stool, and a candlestick: and it shall be, when he cometh to us, that he shall turn in thither. 2 Kings 4:10
I have avoided sharing this for a long time so as not to be misunderstood: When you provide for a man/woman of God (in substance or service), you will never lack anything.
By God’s grace, all my needs are supplied so there is no need to teach anything for selfish reasons.
ln 2 Kings 4:1-44, once the Shunamite woman knew Elisha was a true man of God, she started to supply him with all he needed.
While you may have many teachers, you should have a particular Father-in-the-Lord you overwhelm with gifts or service.
Doing this will ensure that the man of God takes up your case persistently with God.
It was Elisha who asked the Shunamite woman what she wanted.
Although she claimed not to want anything, he pressed further.
On discovering her childlessness, he prophesied that she would have a son and she did.
Much later, when that son died, Elisha brought him back to life.
Elisha insisted on serving Elijah until the end, and his persistence eventually paid off as he got the double portion he had asked for.
If you serve that man of God diligently, he would ensure you get whatever you want.
I like to say there are certain people in the RCCG who are not permitted to die yet.
I remember one woman very effective in missionary assignments who had been in an accident some years ago.
It was so bad the foreign doctors kept saying she might not survive but I was so sure she was going nowhere.
Another who has been instrumental in financing the work of God had a nightmare about death and wanted me to pray for him before he passed.
I laughed and told him to relax. He said it was God who told him to put his house in order and I replied Leave it between God and I; you are not going yet.
That was more than ten years ago and he is still bouncing in the Lord.
OPEN HEAVEN 7 OCTOBER 2020 KEY POINT: PRAYER POINTS FOR TODAY’S OPEN HEAVENS 7 OCTOBER 2020
OPEN HEAVEN 7 OCTOBER 2020 HYMN
MUST I GO AND EMPTY HANDED?
1. Must I go and empty handed?
Thus my dear Redeemer meet?
Not one day of service give Him
Lay no trophy at His feet?
Must I go and empty handed?
Must I meet my Saviour so?
Not one soul with which to greet Him?
Must I empty handed go
2. Not at death I shrink or falter
For my Saviour saves me now
But to meet Him empty handed
Thought of that now clouds my brow.
3. Oh, the years of sinning wasted
Could I but recall them now
I would give them to my Saviour
To His will I’d gladly bow.
4. O ye saints, arouse, be earnest
Up and work while yet ’tis day
Ere the night of death o’er take thee
Strive for souls while still you may.