Saturday, July 11, 2015

Open Heavens Devotional for Saturday July 11, 2015: CONNECTING DESTINY HELPERS by Pastor E.A Adeboye



Topic: Connecting Destiny Helpers - Saturday July 11, 2015

Memorise: My help cometh from the LORD, which made heavens and earth -Psalm 121:2

Read: 1 Samuel 10:3-4
3. Then shalt thou go on forward from thence, and thou shalt come to the plain of Tabor, and there shall meet thee three men going up to God to Beth-el, one carrying three kids, and another carrying three loaves of bread, and another carrying a bottle of wine:
4. And they will salute thee, and give thee two loaves of bread; which thou shalt receive of their hands.

MESSAGE: God created us to be interdependent. This is why there are several parts in the human body, but all of them work towards the same goal. No man or woman is an island. For you to fulfil your destiny, here are certain people God has sent your way to help you. The degree of success you record and the pace of speed at which you moved will depend to a large extent on your ability to meet your helpers and gain access to their help. On the road to his destiny in Egypt, Joseph was at a loss, wandering in a field while looking for his brothers. God sent him a helper who connected him to their location in Dothan. Genesis 37:15 says:

“And a certain man found him, and, behold, he was wandering in the field: and the man asked him, saying, What sleekest thou?”

This is one thing that the anointing can do for you. It connects you with your destiny helpers and compels them to help you. After being anointed, Saul was told of certain men he would meet on his way, who would help him. One way the devil keeps people on the same spot for years is by preventing them from meeting their helpers. If this fails, he blindfolds them so that they do not recognise their helpers even after they meet them. Every plan to separate you from meeting with or recognising your helpers shall be destroyed in Jesus’ Name.

However, some people meet their helpers but never find favour before them. This also is one of the ways the enemy hinders people’s progress. But when you are anointed, your helpers will not only favour you, the anointing will compel them to help you. Saul and his father’s servant had exhausted their supplies while returning home; but on their way, they met three men loaded with provisions who offered them some even without being asked.

“And they will salute thee, and give thee two loaves of bread; which thou shalt receive of their hands.” - 1 Samuel 10:4

Saul and his servant had no choice but to accept what was offered to them. The anointing covered their shame, so much so that even when they did not have, they did not have to beg, this season, the anointing will connect you with your destiny helpers and compel them to help you. Even before you express your need, the need would have been met; the anointing will cover your shame. By the anointing, all your helpers that have abandoned you shall locate you and help you in Jesus’ Name.

Prayer Point: Father, expose all my helpers to me and connect me to them.

Bible In One Year: 2 Chronicles 4:1-6:11; Luke 21:1-24

SOURCE: OPEN HEAVENS DEVOTIONAL, VOLUME 15, 2015

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