OPEN HEAVENS DAILY DEVOTIONAL. FRIDAY 22 MAY 2015. THEME : THE POWER OF SIGHT II.

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MEMORISE : By faith Moses, when he was come to years, refused to be called
the son of Pharaoh’s daughter; HEBREWS 11 : 24.

READ : GENESIS 13 : 14 – 18.
14 And the LORD said unto Abram, after that Lot was separated from him, Lift
up now thine eyes, and look from the place where thou art northward, and
southward, and eastward, and westward:
15 For all the land which thou seest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed for
ever.
16 And I will make thy seed as the dust of the earth: so that if a man can
number the dust of the earth, then shall thy seed also be numbered.
17 Arise, walk through the land in the length of it and in the breadth of it; for
I will give it unto thee.
18 Then Abram removed his tent, and came and dwelt in the plain of Mamre,
which is in Hebron, and built there an altar unto the LORD.

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR : 2 SAMUEL 11 : 1 – 12 : 23 AND MARK 12 : 28 – 13 : 2.

The power of spiritual sight is apparent in anyone who has it. Such a person
can see into the future and therefore does not exercise any form of fear. We
can see these attributes manifested in Elisha in 2 Kings 6 : 11 – 18. Elisha’s
servant could not see what his master saw, and so he was afraid of the human
army attempting to arrest them; but read what happens in 2 Kings 6 : 17 :
“And Elisha prayed, and said, LORD, I pray thee, open his eyes, that he may see.
And the LORD opened the eyes of the young man; and he saw: and, behold, the
mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire around about Elisha.”
People often ask me why I don’t go about with police escorts like many great
men of God do. My answer is simple: it is great men who need human
protection, and if only God would open the eyes of those who are so concerned
about my safety, they would see that those who are with me are more than
those with the enemies who would want to attack me.
What really kept Abraham going in his journey of faith was the power of what
he was seeing. God, in several instances used audiovisual aids to build up his
faith ( Genesis 13 : 14 – 17, Genesis 15 : 5 – 6 ). What God showed Abraham was
so convincing that he stopped worrying about his state of childlessness until
the child of promise came.

Moses also was endowed with the power of sight; he saw into the future of the
Hebrews while they were still in bondage ( Hebrews 11 : 24 – 26 ). He saw that
someday these people would be set free, while their tormentors would be in
agony. He therefore preferred the temporary shame of identifying with the
people of God, to the enjoyment of temporary bliss that would lead to eternal
damnation. This quality qualified Moses to lead the people of God. He who sees
what others can’t see will ultimately lead the rest. I pray that whatever is
blocking your vision will be removed today in Jesus’ Name. A man with the
power of sight will often act reasonably well. For example, after King
Nebuchadnezzar saw a fourth man in the fiery furnace, his perception changed
( Daniel 3 : 23 – 30 ). May the Lord open your eyes to see the pleasant surprises
that God has in store for you, so that you don’t backslide before the time of
your divine visitation.

PRAYER POINT :
Father, please grant me the grace to remain committed to my future, and
strengthen me to do all that is required of me to attain the glorious future.

AUTHOR : Pst. E . A ADEBOYE.

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