Open Heaven 15 May 2023
MEMORISE: “The Lord shall open unto thee his good treasure, the heaven to give the rain unto thy land in his season, and to bless all the work of thine hand: and thou shalt lend unto many nations, and thou shalt not borrow.” – Deuteronomy 28:12 (KJV)
BIBLE READING: 2 Kings 4:1-7
1 Now there cried a certain woman of the wives of the sons of the prophets unto Elisha, saying, Thy servant my husband is dead; and thou knowest that thy servant did fear the Lord: and the creditor is come to take unto him my two sons to be bondmen.
2 And Elisha said unto her, What shall I do for thee? tell me, what hast thou in the house? And she said, Thine handmaid hath not any thing in the house, save a pot of oil.
3 Then he said, Go, borrow thee vessels abroad of all thy neighbours, even empty vessels; borrow not a few.
4 And when thou art come in, thou shalt shut the door upon thee and upon thy sons, and shalt pour out into all those vessels, and thou shalt set aside that which is full.
5 So she went from him, and shut the door upon her and upon her sons, who brought the vessels to her; and she poured out.
6 And it came to pass, when the vessels were full, that she said unto her son, Bring me yet a vessel. And he said unto her, There is not a vessel more. And the oil stayed.
7 Then she came and told the man of God. And he said, Go, sell the oil, and pay thy debt, and live thou and thy children of the rest.
There are people who are bound financially. In Haggai 1:6, the Bible tells us that it is possible to earn wages into a bag of holes. In other words, the fellow makes money, but the money keeps on disappearing. There are people who, on sitting to calculate their income, wonder where the money went. I know what this is like because before I met the Lord Jesus Christ, I was in this exact position. There are forces that can make sure that what you are earning is not producing the result it’s supposed to, but that will end today, in Jesus’ name.
According to Revelation 3:7, Jesus Christ is the One who has the key of David and what He opens, no man can shut; what He shuts, no man can open. Today, He will shut the door against those taking away your money and open the door of blessings for you, in Jesus’ name.
Being in debt is being in captivity but my God can wipe any amount of debt off in less than twenty-four hours (Proverbs 22:7). One of my sons came to a Partners’ meeting and I prayed that the next time I would be seeing him, every debt he was owing would be paid off. He said, “Amen”, but found it hard to believe it would happen. Some days later, the chairman of the bank he owed called him and asked, “How are you going to pay this your debt?” My son replied, “Sir, even if I’m paying you one million naira for every day that I have lived on earth, I cannot finish paying and you know it”. He was over 50 years old. Not long after, the bank wrote off his debt. If you are in any form of debt right now, I decree that it will be cleared within the next twenty – four hours, in Jesus’ name.
Sometimes, it is not just one fellow who is in financial captivity, but the entire family. Had it not been for God in the Adeboye family, maybe we would still have been one of the poorest households in my village today. My parents could not afford to sponsor my education, but the Almighty God somehow got me educated up to the Ph.D. level, then continued to raise me higher and higher. Today, by the special grace of God, the Adeboye family is a blessing to my entire village. If your family is poor, God will lift you all out of poverty too, in Jesus’ name.
REFLECTION: Father, help my family clear every debt and bless us so abundantly that we would be blessings to many others, in Jesus’ name.
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: 2 Chronicles 29-31
Thank you for studying today’s Open Heaven – Freedom From Financial Captivity – written by Pastor Enoch Adeboye
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Open Heaven 15 May 2023