OPEN HEAVENS DAILY DEVOTIONAL
PASTOR E.A. ADEBOYE
TOPIC: WHEN HEAVEN COOPERATES WITH YOU
DATE: TUESDAY OCTOBER 6th 2015
“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 28:11-12 KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)
11 And the Lord shall make thee plenteous in goods, in the fruit of thy body, and in the fruit of thy cattle, and in the fruit of thy ground, in the land which the Lord sware unto thy fathers to give thee.
12 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.
Without a doubt, God wants all his children blessed (Psalm 35:27). Let us examine some of the markers by which you can recognise a life that is blessed. First of these is that when you are blessed, you will receive help from Heaven. For example, one of the marks of a blessed life in Deuteronomy 28:12 is that you will receive rain in due season to bless the work of your hands. If you ask a farmer about the relevance of rain to his crops, he will tell you that the greatest thing he prays for is that rain would fall at the right time after he has planted his seeds. If it falls too early, the crops could be destroyed, and if it fails to fall when it should, it will affect the crop yield badly. I pray that heaven will give rain to water your land this season in Jesus’ Name.
Also, when a man is blessed, even the sun and the moon will cooperate with him. While Joshua was in a crucial battle and the sun was about to set, he lifted his eyes to heaven and said, “Sun, stay where you are; and moon, don’t move until my assignment is done.” The elements of the firmament has no choice but to obey him because he was blessed of God (Joshua 10:12-24). Similarly, after God decided to add 15 more years to Hezekiah’s life, He told him to ask for a sign. Hezekiah asked that the sun should go back and it was so (2nd Kings 20:1-11). When you are blessed, even the heavenly bodies will cooperate with you.
Many years ago, when we started a Bible Study meeting at the University of Ibadan (South West Nigeria), only five of us flagged it off, in the house of one of our elders – Professor Aboaba. The attendance later grew, and more professors kept joining until the living room could no longer accommodate us, and so we moved to the backyard. While we were taking our seats to begin the Bible Study meeting on a certain day, it began to rain. The professors wanted to take to their heels, but I lifted my hand and said, “Rain, you cannot fall now.” On that day, it rained everywhere else in the University except for Professor Aboaba’s residence. If there is one thing you need in life, it is to be blessed by God. When God blesses you, every element of heaven will favour you.
Father, let every element You have created combine forces to give me a smooth ride unto the destiny You have created for me.
Bible in one year:
Numbers 4:1-5:10; 1st Corinthians 1:1-11