OPEN HEAVENS DAILY DEVOTIONAL. FRIDAY 1 MAY 2015. THEME : A NEW BEGINNING OF PROSPERITY.

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MEMORISE : This month shall be unto you the beginning of months: it shall be
the first month of the year to you. EXODUS 12 : 2.

READ : EXODUS 12 : 33 – 36.
33 And the Egyptians were urgent upon the people, that they might send them
out of the land in haste; for they said, We be all dead men.
34 And the people took their dough before it was leavened, their
kneadingtroughs being bound up in their clothes upon their shoulders.
35 And the children of Israel did according to the word of Moses; and they
borrowed of the Egyptians jewels of silver, and jewels of gold, and raiment:
36 And the LORD gave the people favour in the sight of the Egyptians, so that
they lent unto them such things as they required. And they spoiled the
Egyptians.

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR : RUTH 1 – 2 AND MARK 1 : 1 – 28.

When the Almighty God grants a new beginning to an individual or a nation, it
could be a new beginning of prosperity. Imagine the Hebrew nation which for
over four hundred years had been at the mercy of their Egyptian rulers,
coming out of Egypt as millionaires simply because the Almighty God decided to
grant them a new beginning. I pray for you that this month shall be to you as
the first month of the year in astonishing prosperity in Jesus’ Name.
How did the Lord do this for the Israelites? The Bible says that He gave them
favour in the sight of the Egyptians, so that the Egyptians gave them
whatever they asked for. The treasures of the Egyptians were transferred to
them without them having to shoot an arrow. The Bible in Proverbs 16 : 7 says :
“When a man’s ways please the LORD, he maketh even his enemies to be at
peace with him.”
This scripture sums up the experience of the Israelites. Whenever God makes a
pronouncement, we shall learn to take Him at His word. Sometimes, this is
easier read about than practised. Imagine how difficult it would have been for
the Israelites to believe that before daybreak after the night of the Passover.
They would cross over from poverty to prosperity.
“Be glad then, ye children of Zion, and rejoice in the LORD your God: for he
hath given you the former rain moderately, and he will cause to come down for
you the rain, the former rain, and the latter rain in the first month” Joel 2 :
23.

For this beautiful prophecy to come to pass in your life, some spiritual
conditions must be met. Prior to this prophecy, the Lord demanded that his
people turn to Him with all their hearts: with fasting, weeping and mourning
( Joel 2 : 12 – 13 ). He asked them to rend their hearts and not their garments,
and return to Him.
We can deduce from this narrative that the poor condition that a lot of people
find themselves in today is caused by their spiritual poverty. Some people live in
abject poverty because their lifestyle has turned God, who should bless them,
into their enemy. Here is the good news: when this great God turns a life
around onto godliness, he also changes the physical condition of the fellow
concerned.
Settling the issue of poverty was one of the reasons why Christ came ( 2
Corinthians 8 : 9 ). In the Name of Jesus Christ, I welcome you to your new
beginning of prosperity. Only believe in the Lord Jesus Christ and repent of
your sins.

PRAYER POINT :
Father, in your infinite mercy, banishe poverty from every area of my life in
Jesus’ Name.

AUTHOR : Pst. E . A ADEBOYE.

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