Open Heaven 30 July 2019 – Qualified For Classified Information? by Pastor E. A. Adeboye
TODAY’S TOPIC: QUALIFIED FOR CLASSIFIED INFORMATION?
MEMORISE: “And the LORD said, shall I hide from Abraham that thing which I do;” – (Genesis 18:17).
READ: Acts 27:21-24 (KJV)
21. But after long abstinence Paul stood forth in the midst of them, and said, Sirs, ye should have hearkened unto me, and not have loosed from Crete, and to have gained this harm and loss.
22. And now I exhort you to be of good cheer; for there shall be no loss of any man’s life among you, but of the ship.
23. For there stood by me this night the angel of God, whose I am, and whom I serve,
24. Saying, Fear not, Paul; thou must be brought before Caesar; and, lo, God hath given thee all them that sail with thee.
Open Heaven 30 July 2019 – MESSAGE:
Some information is deemed classified, meaning that it is top-secret. The Almighty God has a lot of such information to His disposal. Thankfully, He releases classified information to His elect from time to time. As seen in today’s memory verse, Abraham was one who had access to such information. Are you one of God’s favourites? Are you qualified to receive heaven’s classified information? There are prerequisites that must be met before anyone can have access to heaven’s secret.
Speaking on this, the Bible say in Psalm 25:14: “The secret of the LORD is with them that fear Him; and He will shew them His covenant.”
So, the fear of the Lord is one of the criteria for accessing God’s classified information. When we look into the lives of those who enjoyed this rare privilege, we will see that they feared God. For example, Joseph was given access to classified information because he feared the Lord. It was this fear that prevented him from sleeping with his master’s wife (Exodus 20:14).
Today: Open Heaven 30 July 2019 by Pastor E. A. Adeboye
Another prerequisite is the ability to guard a secret in your heart without divulging it. I believe one reason why Mary, the mother of Jesus Christ, was chosen and given classified information about the Messiah that will come through her was that she knew how to keep secrets. From the time the angel of the Lord appeared to her announcing the Immaculate Conception to the time the angels announced the arrival of the Holy Child, many secret things were revealed to her, and the Bible says in Luke 2:19: “But Mary kept all these thing and pondered them in her heart.”
Beloved, you can be one who receives God’s classified information if only you can refrain from being a talebearer and revealer of secrets. God has the prerogative of revealing secrets and showing unknown things to His prophets, according to Daniel 2:2 which says: “He revealeth the deep and secret things: he knoweth what is in the darkness, and the light dwelleth with him.”
Paul is another example of someone who had access to God’s classified information. In today’s Bible reading, while all the crew and passengers of the ship he was traveling in were in great turmoil, he had peace because he knew what will happen. Paul had credit in his account with God, and so he was privileged to know God’s mind concerning his voyage. Beloved, you can also qualify to have access to heaven’s secret if only you can pay the price.
Father, as Your child, let there be a clear difference between me and those who don’t know you. Please don’t let me operate in the dark on things concerning my life and family, in Jesus’ Name.
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Judges 10-11, Ezekiel 24:15-25:7
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