Saturday, July 26, 2014

Open Heavens Devotional for Saturday 26th July, 2014: BLESSING AND LOCATION


Memorise: He raiseth up the poor out of the dust, and lifteth the needy out of the dunghill; Psalm 113:7

Read: Numbers 11:24-29
24 And Moses went out, and told the people the words of the LORD, and gathered the seventy men of the elders of the people, and set them round about the tabernacle.
25 And the LORD came down in a cloud, and spake unto him, and took of the spirit that was upon him, and gave it unto the seventy elders: and it came to pass, that, when the spirit rested upon them, they prophesied, and did not cease.
26 But there remained two of the men in the camp, the name of the one was Eldad, and the name of the other Medad: and the spirit rested upon them; and they were of them that were written, but went not out unto the tabernacle: and they prophesied in the camp.
27 And there ran a young man, and told Moses, and said, Eldad and Medad do prophesy in the camp.
28 And Joshua the son of Nun, the servant of Moses, one of his young men, answered and said, My lord Moses, forbid them.
29 And Moses said unto him, Enviest thou for my sake? would God that all the LORD'S people were prophets, and that the LORD would put his spirit upon them!

Do you know that prayer gives specific directions for your blessings to locate you? This it does in addition to compelling your unwilling helpers and making things happen for you in situations of despair. People lose their blessings when their desired packages do not meet them where God expects them to be. This story was told of some women who had been trusting God for the fruit of the womb. When God decided to answer them, an angel was sent by God to bring them their babies. On arrival at the church, the angel began to give each of them their babies. But on that day, a particular sister who was one of them failed to show up in church. The angel looked for her everywhere within the church but could not find her, so the angel returned with her baby. The truth is: distance is not a limitation in the spiritual realm. It is also not as if the angel could not search for her wherever she was on the face of the earth. It is just that certain blessings are meant to locate you at a particular place.

God has specific places where specific blessings would be delivered to you. The day God chooses to mention the cases of some people in order to put an end to a nagging problem, they would give reasons for not attending a meeting like our monthly Holy Ghost service. In receiving your blessing, you must be at the right place at the right time. In Acts 9:10-18, because Saul prayed, his helper was given specific details regarding where to deliver his help. His blessing was directed by prayer and so it could not but locate him. Sometimes some blessings come with no names attached. This means that anyone who can first key into it becomes its owner. However, when you pray, even when there are blessings with no names attached, your name will be attached to it and it will surely locate you. If you know how to pray, your location may not be too important as your blessing will definitely locate you where you are. Eldad and Medad must have been praying a lot for their blessing to have reached them even outside the tabernacle (Numbers 11:24-29).

Key Point: Prayer is a bridge that connects your blessing to your location.

Bible in a Year: Matthew 4:23-6:34; Job 10:18-11:6

Source: OPEN HEAVENS DEVOTIONAL, VOLUME 14, 2014 by Pastor E.A Adeboye

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