OPEN HEAVEN DEVOTIONAL 2017
Wednesday January 18, 2017
HE CONTROLS ACCOMMODATION
: In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would
have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. – John 14:2
Read: John 14:1-3
14:1 Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.
14:2 In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.
if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you
unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.
14:17-24, God the Father was revealed to Abraham as the Possessor of
heaven and earth. Abraham received this revelation, and he set his heart
to run with it. He was ready to forfeit the spoils of war because he
was fully persuaded that he would never lack. He could take the risk of
starting afresh because he knew the Lord as Possessor of heaven and
earth. The end result was that his wealth was greatly multiplied. Oh how
true it is that the knowledge of God strengthens and births exploits!
If you are afraid of poverty or of permanent loss, then you do not yet
know the Father as Possessor of heaven and earth. If you are afraid of
dying small or dying in want, then you have not yet appropriated this
revelation of His person in your spirit.
By the grace of God, I
have seen this revelation of God as Possessor of heaven and earth work
for me. In 1979, my father-in-the-Lord, together with me and four others
visited Tulsa, Oklahoma for a Kenneth Hegin camp meeting for the very
first time. We had made no prior hotel reservations because information
about the camp meeting came to us quite late. Some people tried to
discourage us from going by saying, “How would you go to far away
America without a hotel reservation?” But we still resolved to go.
Something within me told me that if my Lord has gone to prepare mansions
for me in Heaven, He will surely provide a place of accommodation for
me in America.
On arrival, someone received us at the airport
and began to call up different hotels. Even those that were about an
hour drive away were all fully booked, and we also did not have a means
of transportation. Suddenly, it was impressed on my heart that we should
call the nearest hotel to the venue of the camp meeting, telling then
that we were missionaries from Africa and that we needed a room. The
brother that received us checked the phone book and placed a call. Their
response was that they would give us a room! I then told the brother to
ask for another room. When he did, they asked us where we said we were
from again. We repeated that we were missionaries from Africa. They then
agreed to give us two rooms. On reaching the hotel, because I did not
want us to share the same room with our father-in-the-Lord, I asked for
yet another room. “Where did you say you are from?” I was asked. “We are
missionaries from Africa, “I repeated, and the response was, “I will
give you three rooms.”
The Lord will open your eyes to know Him
as Possessor of heaven and earth, and He will solve all your
accommodation-related problems in Jesus’ Name.
KEY POINT :
The Son of man had no place to lay His head, so that you would always have a roof over your head.
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