Open Heaven 14 January 2020 Tuesday – THE POOR IN SPIRIT
Open Heaven 14 January 2020 Memorise: Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Matthew 5:3
Read: Psalm 42:1-2 Open Heaven 14 January 2020
1 As the hart panteth after the water brooks, so panteth my soul after thee, O God.
2 My soul thirsteth for God, for the living God: when shall I come and appear before God?
Open Heaven 14 January 2020
Bible in one year: Job 38-39
Hymnal: Sing hymn 27
Message: – Open Heaven 14 January 2020 Tuesday Daily
To be poor in Spirit does not mean to lack spirituality as
many people think. Being poor is a state of mind. When a person is poor in
Spirit, the fellow is hungry for the Spirit of God. Our memory verse says:
“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.”
To be poor in Spirit means that no matter how much you have
grown spiritual, you still pant and yearn for more of God’s Spirit in you. Some
people attain certain spiritual heights and begin to call themselves spiritual
giants. The moment you start feeling like a giant in the things of God, your
decline begins. Once, I prayed for thirty-six hours non-stop, taking only
bathroom breaks. I was feeling very good, believing that I had attained a great
The next week, God arranged for me to hear of someone who
prayed for thirty-two days non-stop. I was humbled. No matter how much you have
done, you must still see yourself as a spiritual baby. Only babies depend on
their parents for food; once you are a spiritual adult, then you are telling
God “Don’t worry, Lord I can take care of myself” and He will leave you.
Open Heaven 14 January 2020 Tuesday
Those who are not poor in Spirit enter into the trap of the
devil. I remember visiting a country once and my host told me about a great man
of God who came to minister sometime in the past. He said the power of God
manifested mightily at the crusade so much so that dead persons kilometers away
from the programme venue were raised and the sick were healed. Unfortunately,
this man of God relaxed and stopped recharging his spiritual batteries. His end
was not good at all.
You should be panting for His word and presence more than
ever before. If you are not growing, then you are dying. If you used to come
early to Church, but now go late, your hunger for Him has reduced. If you used
to pray for one hour every day when you became born again and you still do same
now, where is your growth? You need to get hungry for God.
Action Point – Open Heaven 14 January 2020
Reflect deeply and write down ways in which your hunger for God has waned. Begin to make amends from today.
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