Open Heaven Thursday September 14 2017 – HE DESERVES YOUR THANKS
O give thanks unto the God of gods: for his mercy endureth for ever. Psalm 136:2
Open Heaven 14th September Bible Reading: Psalm 121:3-5
Psa 121:3 He will not suffer thy foot to be moved he that keepeth thee will not slumber
Psa 121:4 Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep.
Psa 121:5 The LORD is thy keeper: the LORD is thy shade upon thy right hand
Today, 14th September 2017 Message
It is very important for you to give God thanks always. One reason why this is necessary is because there are several battles God fights for you that you know about.
In other words, they only thank God when He has done something very “tangible” for them. If however it appears that He has not done anything for them, they hold back on offering thanks to Him.
Such people may think they are smart, but they are not. When you are asleep, do you know thevarious battles waged against you by the enemies of your soul? How can you fight for yourself in a realm you are oblivious of or when you are asleep?
Many years ago, while still lecturing at the University of Ilorin (Kwara State, Nigeria), l had an experience that left its mark on my mind. In those days, l could travel from one end of the university campus to the other end within fifteen minutes.
After my morning lectures, l could leave the campus, return home for lunch, and rest a while before returning for evening lectures. I was also the pastor of our church parish over there, and so people kept coming in and out of our living room. After my meal one afternoon, I ay down on the couch and closed my eyes so that I could get some rest.
As l ay down, I put my two hands together on my head and closed my eyes. Suddenly, someone entered the room, held my two hands with one hand and held my two legs with the other hand and tried to kiss me.
At first, I thought it was my wife, but then it dawned on me that whoever could hold me up this way must be a very tall fellow. therefore opened my eyes and the creature disappeared. A cold shiver ran down my spine as l asked myself what this was. Eventually, I pushedthe incident aside.
I virtually crawled from the car into the toilet. Then began to ask, “How could this happen to me?” God’s response was, “Son, l just wanted you to see a little of the battles l fight for you, which you know nothing about For you to sleep peacefully every day, God does not sleep.
He continues to watch over you. Why don’t you become really generous in thanking the Almighty God, who alone deserves all your thanks?
Open Heaven 14th September 2017 Hymn: Sing Hymn 3
Today 14th September 2017 Prayer Point:
Father, thank You for all You do for me, particularly for all the battles You fight on my behalf which know nothing about.