OPEN HEAVEN 31 AUGUST 2022 WEDNESDAY: TAKE CARE OF PASTORS
OPEN HEAVEN 31 AUGUST 2022 MEMORIZE: And the first of all the firstfruits of all things, and every oblation of all, of every sort of your oblations, shall be the priest’s: ye shall also give unto the priest the first of your dough, that he may cause the blessing to rest in thine house. Ezekiel 44:30
OPEN HEAVEN 31 AUGUST 2022 BIBLE READING 2 KINGS 4:8-37
8 And it fell on a day, that Elisha passed to Shunem, where was a great woman; and she constrained him to eat bread. And so it was, that as oft as he passed by, he turned in thither to eat bread.
9 And she said unto her husband, Behold now, I perceive that this is an holy man of God, which passeth by us continually.
10 Let us make a little chamber, I pray thee, on the wall; and let us set for him there a bed, and a table, and a stool, and a candlestick: and it shall be, when he cometh to us, that he shall turn in thither.
11 And it fell on a day, that he came thither, and he turned into the chamber, and lay there.
12 And he said to Gehazi his servant, Call this Shunammite. And when he had called her, she stood before him.
13 And he said unto him, Say now unto her, Behold, thou hast been careful for us with all this care; what is to be done for thee? wouldest thou be spoken for to the king, or to the captain of the host? And she answered, I dwell among mine own people.
14 And he said, What then is to be done for her? And Gehazi answered, Verily she hath no child, and her husband is old.
15 And he said, Call her. And when he had called her, she stood in the door.
16 And he said, About this season, according to the time of life, thou shalt embrace a son. And she said, Nay, my lord, thou man of God, do not lie unto thine handmaid.
17 And the woman conceived, and bare a son at that season that Elisha had said unto her, according to the time of life.
18 And when the child was grown, it fell on a day, that he went out to his father to the reapers.
19 And he said unto his father, My head, my head. And he said to a lad, Carry him to his mother.
20 And when he had taken him, and brought him to his mother, he sat on her knees till noon, and then died.
21 And she went up, and laid him on the bed of the man of God, and shut the door upon him, and went out.
22 And she called unto her husband, and said, Send me, I pray thee, one of the young men, and one of the asses, that I may run to the man of God, and come again.
23 And he said, Wherefore wilt thou go to him to day? it is neither new moon, nor sabbath. And she said, It shall be well.
24 Then she saddled an ass, and said to her servant, Drive, and go forward; slack not thy riding for me, except I bid thee.
25 So she went and came unto the man of God to mount Carmel. And it came to pass, when the man of God saw her afar off, that he said to Gehazi his servant, Behold, yonder is that Shunammite:
26 Run now, I pray thee, to meet her, and say unto her, Is it well with thee? is it well with thy husband? is it well with the child? And she answered, It is well:
27 And when she came to the man of God to the hill, she caught him by the feet: but Gehazi came near to thrust her away. And the man of God said, Let her alone; for her soul is vexed within her: and the Lord hath hid it from me, and hath not told me.
28 Then she said, Did I desire a son of my lord? did I not say, Do not deceive me?
29 Then he said to Gehazi, Gird up thy loins, and take my staff in thine hand, and go thy way: if thou meet any man, salute him not; and if any salute thee, answer him not again: and lay my staff upon the face of the child.
30 And the mother of the child said, As the Lord liveth, and as thy soul liveth, I will not leave thee. And he arose, and followed her.
31 And Gehazi passed on before them, and laid the staff upon the face of the child; but there was neither voice, nor hearing. Wherefore he went again to meet him, and told him, saying, The child is not awaked.
32 And when Elisha was come into the house, behold, the child was dead, and laid upon his bed.
33 He went in therefore, and shut the door upon them twain, and prayed unto the Lord.
34 And he went up, and lay upon the child, and put his mouth upon his mouth, and his eyes upon his eyes, and his hands upon his hands: and stretched himself upon the child; and the flesh of the child waxed warm.
35 Then he returned, and walked in the house to and fro; and went up, and stretched himself upon him: and the child sneezed seven times, and the child opened his eyes.
36 And he called Gehazi, and said, Call this Shunammite. So he called her. And when she was come in unto him, he said, Take up thy son.
37 Then she went in, and fell at his feet, and bowed herself to the ground, and took up her son, and went out.
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OPEN HEAVEN 31 AUGUST 2022 MESSAGE
In Ezekiel 44:30, God gave some special powers to His priests; they can place a blessing on or lift a blessing off a person. This is why you should do something to provoke a Man of God to at least say, God bless you. That blessing will be fully backed up by God Himself. A simple, God bless you from a true Man of God can change your story forever.
When I moved from Lagos to Ilorin many years ago, I needed someone to do electrical works at my new place so a brother from the Church in Lagos came over to do it for me. After he was through with the work, he didn’t charge me. He only requested for transport fare back to Lagos. I gave him his transport fare, and simply said God bless you and he left.
When he got to the Motor park, he met an old friend who introduced him to some businesses and to cut a long story short, he had bought a car of his own within weeks. Elisha simply said to the Shunamite woman that, according to the time of life (nine months), she was going to have a baby, and it was so. Although she didn’t believe him, nothing could stop her miracle baby from coming because that word was backed by the power that God has given to His priests to bless whoever they want.
Don’t take the Pastor of your local assembly for granted because you see him every week. If he is truly a man of God, a simple word of blessing from him can change your life. Don’t wait for your Pastor to tell you what he needs. Find something you know he will appreciate and when you give it to him and he prays for you, say a big amen because that prayer is backed by God. When you give to Gods representative, it is the same thing as giving to God Himself.
Matthew 10:40-41 says: “He that receiveth you receiveth me, and he that receiveth me receiveth him that sent me. He that receiveth a prophet in the name of a prophet shall receive a prophets reward; and he that receiveth a righteous man in the name of a righteous man shall receive a righteous mans reward.” When you take care of the men of God around you, you are setting yourself up for divine blessings.
OPEN HEAVEN 31 AUGUST 2022 KEY POINT: Prayer Points For Open Heavens 31 August 2022
Look for something that your Pastor will appreciate, even if it is just a word of encouragement and give to him today.
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OPEN HEAVEN 31 AUGUST 2022 HYMN
NOW THANK WE ALL OUR GOD
1. Now thank we all our God,
With hearts, and hands and voices;
Who wondrous things hath done,
In Whom His world rejoices;
Who, from our mother’s arms,
Hath bless’d us on our way
With countless gifts to love
And still is ours to-day.
2. O may this bounteous God
Through all our life be near us,
With ever-joyful hearts
And blessed peace to cheer us,
And keep us in His grace
And guide us when perplexed,
And free us from all ills
In this world and the next.
3. All praise and thanks to God
The Father now be given,
The Son, and Him who reigns
With them in the highest heaven
The One, Eternal God,
Whom earth and heaven adore;
For thus it was, is now,
And shall be evermore.
OPEN HEAVEN 31 AUGUST 2022 BIBLE READING IN ONE YEAR: JEREMIAH 31:1-40, JEREMIAH 32:1-44, JEREMIAH 33:1-26
O Lord bless me if you bless me I will bless servant of GodHallelujah
A sure way of divine intervention is by giving to a true man of God .I am grateful for this word . Thank Daddy.
Lord give me Grace to care for Pastor
Thank you, Lord God Almighty for your words this day and please, Lord God Almighty give me, my wife, my children, Grandma and my entire household the grace and enablement to be a blessings to those working in the vineyard of God Almighty in Jesus Mighty name, amen.
Lord!!!!!!!!!!!!, Show me mercy
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Great message. Dear Lord, please help us to always do right by you in Jesus name, amen and amen 🙏
Thank You Lord for Your word today. Father, please bless me to bless others especially those in Your vineyard in Jesus’ name.
Today on in Jesus name am blessed in the morning, am blessed iñ the afternoon and am bless in the night in the name of the father, the son and the holy spirit Amen
Amen Amen Amen
Thank you Lord JESUS for your word
Father God,please give us the grace to always reach out to our pastors in one way or the other eg in giving,prayers and in words of encouragrment iJN.
Father God,please give our pastors and us the grace to live simple like Elisha, please,do not let us be carried away with world things iJN.
After all its vanity upon vanity all is vanity,naked we came,naked we will go 1tim 6:7.
AMEN 🙏 IN JESUS MATCHLESS NAME 🙏.
Grace to care and give unconditional, God give me in Jesus mighty name.
Father Thank You for Your words this day Please Lord bless and keep my fathers in the Lord and their families, Let it be well with them. May everyone of them finish well and finish strong In Jesus Most Powerful Name Amen 🙏