Open Heaven, Wednesday 31 August 2022 Devotional for Wednesday
Open Heaven, Wednesday 31 August 2022 TOPIC: Take Care of Pastors
“And the first of all the firstfruits of all things, and every oblation of all, of every sort of your oblations, shall be the priest’s; ye shall also give unto the priest the first of your dough, that he may cause the blessing to rest in thine house.” – (Ezekiel 44:30)
READ: 2 Kings 4:8-37 (KJV)
Open Heaven, Wednesday 31 August 2022 Daily Devotional Message
In Ezekiel 44:30, God gave some special powers to His priests; they can place a blessing on or lift a blessing off a person. This is why you should do something to provoke a Man of God to at least say. “God bless you”. That blessing will be fully backed up by God Himself. A simple, “God bless you” from a true Man of God can change your story forever.
When I moved from Lagos to Ilorin many years ago, I needed someone to do electrical works at my new place so a brother from the Church in Lagos came over to do it for me. After he was through with the work, he didn’t charge me. He only requested for transport fare back to Lagos. I gave him his transport fare, and simply said “God bless you” and he left.
When he got to the Motor park, he met an old friend who introduced him to some businesses and to cut a long story short, he had bought a car of his own within weeks. Elisha simply said to the Shunamite woman that, according to the time of life (nine months), she was going to have a baby, and it was so. Although she didn’t believe him, nothing could stop her miracle baby from coming because that word was backed by the power that God has given to His priests to bless whoever they want.
Open Heaven, Wednesday 31 August 2022
Don’t take the Pastor of your local assembly for granted because you see him every week. If he is truly a man of God, a simple word of blessing from him can change your life. Don’t wait for your Pastor to tell you what he needs. Find something you know he will appreciate and when you give it to him and he prays for you, say a big amen because that prayer is backed by God. When you give to God’s representative, it is the same thing as giving to God Himself. Matthew 10:40-41 says;
He that receiveth you receiveth me, and he that receiveth me receiveth him that sent me. He that receiveth a prophet in the name of a prophet shall receive a prophet’s reward; and he that receiveth a righteous man in the name of a righteous man shall receive a righteous man’s reward.
When you take care of the men of God around you, you are setting yourself up for divine blessings.
Look for something that your Pastor will appreciate, even if it is just a word of encouragement and give to him today.
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR:
Jeremiah 31 – 33
Hymn 15 – Now thank we all our God
Open Heaven, Wednesday 31 August 2022 Devotional Message. Open Heaven Daily Devotional Guide was written by Pastor E.A. Adeboye, the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, one of the largest evangelical church in the world and also the President of Christ the Redeemer’s Ministries. Open Heaven, Wednesday 31 August 2022