Open Heaven [25 June 2018] Monday – Let Your Obedience Be Complete

Open Heaven [25 June 2018] Monday – Let Your Obedience Be Complete

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And having in a readiness to revenge all disobedience, when your obedience is fulfilled. 2 Corinthians 10:6

Bible Reading 2 Kings 5:8-14

8 When Elisha the man of God heard that the king of Israel had torn his robes, he sent him this message: “Why have you torn your robes? Have the man come to me and he will know that there is a prophet in Israel.”

9 So Naaman went with his horses and chariots and stopped at the door of Elisha’s house.

10 Elisha sent a messenger to say to him, “Go, wash yourself seven times in the Jordan, and your flesh will be restored and you will be cleansed.”

11 But Naaman went away angry and said, “I thought that he would surely come out to me and stand and call on the name of the Lord his God, wave his hand over the spot and cure me of my leprosy.

12 Are not Abana and Pharpar, the rivers of Damascus, better than all the waters of Israel? Couldn’t I wash in them and be cleansed?” So he turned and went off in a rage.

13 Naaman’s servants went to him and said, “My father, if the prophet had told you to do some great thing, would you not have done it? How much more, then, when he tells you, ‘Wash and be cleansed’!”

14 So he went down and dipped himself in the Jordan seven times, as the man of God had told him, and his flesh was restored and became clean like that of a young boy.

Open Heaven 25 June 2018 Bible in one year: 1 Chronicles 6-7, Acts 17:1-15

Open Heaven 25 June 2018 Message

In the Body of Christ, we often talk about how Noah found grace in the sight of God, but we hardly ever mention what the Bible says about him in Genesis 6:22

“Thus did Noah ;according to all that God commanded him, so did he.”

Noah was an obedient instrument in the hands of the Most High God, and God cherished him for that. To show the extent to which God cherishes obedience, Prophet Samuel in 1 Samuel 15:22 said:

“…Hath the Lord as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the LORD? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to hearken than the fat of rams.”

Naaman’s story teaches that only complete obedience to divine instructions is rewarded. Prophet Elisha had instructed Naaman to go and wash in River Jordan seven time in order to receive healing from his leprosy. When he first heard this , he felt insulted for not being given a dignified reception, as Elisha did not even grant him face to face audience.

Open Heaven 25 June 2018

He also felt insulted at the simplicity of what he was asked to do and where he was asked to do it. He was instructed to wash seven times in “dirty” River Jordan. His initial response to God’s instructions is captured in 2Kings 5:12 as follows:

“Are not Ababa and Pharpa, rivers of Damascus, better than all the water of Israel?may I not wash in them, and be clean? So he turned and went away in a rage.”

Thank God he had servants who persuaded him to do what the prophet had said. After his servants succeeded in persuading him, the result that followed shows that the pains of complete obedience pale in comparison to its benefits. 2 Kings 5:14 says

“Then went he down, and dipped himself seven times in Jordan, according to the saying of the man of God: and his flesh came again like unto the flesh of a little child, and he was clean.”

Beloved, only after Naaman’s obedience was complete did he receive his miracle. The loss would have been great if Naaman had stopped dipping his body in the river after the fifth or sixth attempt, since nothing about his situation had changed. I pray that your obedience to the word of God would be complete, and you will receive your miracle thereafter in Jesus’ Name.

Prayer Points on Today’s Open Heavens: (Tuesday, June 25, 2018) – Let Your Obedience Be Complete

Open Heaven 25 June 2018 Prayer Point
Father, make my heart a fertile ground that is yielded to the complete obedience of divine instructions in Jesus’ Name.

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Open Heaven 25 June 2018 Hymn 4

Through the love of God our Saviour

Verse 1

Through the love of God our Savior,
All will be well;
Free and changeless is His favor;
All, all is well.
Precious is the blood that healed us;
Perfect is the grace that sealed us;
Strong the hand stretched out to shield us;
All must be well.

Verse 2

Though we pass through tribulation,
All will be well;
Ours is such a full salvation;
All, all is well.
Happy still in God confiding,
Fruitful, if in Christ abiding,
Holy through the Spirit’s guiding,
All must be well.

Verse 3

We expect a bright tomorrow;
All will be well;
Faith can sing through days of sorrow,
All, all is well.
On our Father’s love relying,
Jesus every need supplying,
Or in living, or in dying,
All must be well.

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Ulu Lydia
Ulu Lydia
4 years ago

Oh lord,help me to walk in total obedience to your word.I need that grace to come upon me IJNA.

Akolade Fagbule
Akolade Fagbule
4 years ago

God bless Daddy for this message. I am fully blessed.

Adegboye Florence Aduke
Adegboye Florence Aduke
4 years ago

It is always good to obey God even our elderly once.

Adegboye Florence Aduke
Adegboye Florence Aduke
4 years ago

It is good to obey God even our elderly once. God bless our Daddy Adeboye for this message.

Adegboye Florence Aduke
Adegboye Florence Aduke
4 years ago

Pls I have just received my code. I was unable to send it. How do I go about it.

Joy Adegoke
Joy Adegoke
4 years ago

I was blesse I now have better understanding of the kind of obedience that open heaven and also please God.

Kesiena Ovie
Kesiena Ovie
4 years ago

Father Lord, grant me the grace to obey you always in Jesus name….Amen.

Elvis Essien
Elvis Essien
4 years ago

My prayer is that Gods children will be obedient to divine instructions and act on them pronto.

Aseijeobhor Petets Ehimen
Aseijeobhor Petets Ehimen
4 years ago

Ehimen peters say:God help me and my entire household to yeild to devine instruction,and be obedient to all your words

Akinsoji Akintola
Akinsoji Akintola
4 years ago

May GOD almighty give me the grace to yield to divine instructions without disobeying in Jesus name.