Open Heaven 18 May 2022 – The God of Jacob

Open Heaven 18 May 2022: [Wednesday] Devotional By Pastor E.A. Adeboye – The God of Jacob

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Open Heaven 18 May 2022 TOPIC: The God of Jacob

Memorise: And he said, Let me go, for the day breaketh. And he said, I will not let thee go, except thou bless me. Genesis 32:26

Bible Reading: Luke 18:1-7 (KJV)

1. And he spake a parable unto them to this end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint;

 

2. Saying, There was in a city a judge, which feared not God, neither regarded man:

 

3. And there was a widow in that city; and she came unto him, saying, Avenge me of mine adversary.

 

4. And he would not for a while: but afterward he said within himself, Though I fear not God, nor regard man;

 

5. Yet because this widow troubleth me, I will avenge her, lest by her continual coming she weary me.

 

6. And the Lord said, Hear what the unjust judge saith.

 

7. And shall not God avenge his own elect, which cry day and night unto him, though he bear long with them?

Open Heaven 18 May 2022 – The God of Jacob

BIBLE IN YEAR: Nehemiah 6:1-19, Nehemiah 7:1-73, Nehemiah 8:1-18

Open Heaven 18 May 2022 Message

Our God being the God of Jacob means that He is the God of love, because when you read Genesis 29:1-35, you will find Jacob to be a man who, because of love, worked for fourteen years without pay.

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That is a great demonstration of love. 1 John 4:8 also tells us that God Himself is love. “He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.”

 

The God of Jacob is also the God of answered prayers. In Genesis 32:1-32, when Jacob knew that Esau was coming to kill him, he prayed all night, refusing to leave Gods representative and by the following morning (Genesis 33:1-4), instead of Esau killing him, he embraced him and wept because God had intervened.

 

Now, there is something we must take note of in Jacob; he prayed all night. The reason many of us don’t get our prayers answered is that we don’t pray persistently.

 

The God of Jacob answers the prayers of those who pray persistently, those who don’t stop praying until He gives them what they want.

 

When you are cutting a tree, there is always that last strike of the axe that will bring it down. If you stop too early, the tree will remain standing and even get stronger as the days go by.

 

Don’t leave that problem standing, keep knocking on the door of heaven until God solves all your problems and makes your joy full.

 

It is Jesus Himself who said we should keep calling on God day and night: “And shall not God avenge his own elect, which cry day and night unto him, though he bear long with them? Luke 18:7

 

Don’t think you are disturbing God with your prayers at all; He said in Isaiah 62:7 And give him no rest, till he establish, and till he make Jerusalem a praise in the earth.

 

I will keep crying to God day and night (1 Thessalonians 5:17). I will give Him no rest until He answers all my prayers. I hope you will do the same.

Open Heaven 18 May 2022 KEY POINT:

Give God no rest until all your prayers have been answered.

Open Heaven 18 May 2022 HYMN: WE ARE NEVER, NEVER WEARY OF THE GRAND OLD SONG

 1. We are never, never weary of the grand old song;

Glory to God, hallelujah!

We can sing it loud as ever, With our faith more strong;

Glory to God, hallelujah!

 

Refrain:

O, the children of the Lord Have a right to shout and Sing,

For the way is growing Bright, and our souls are on The wing;

We are going by and by to The palace of a King!

Glory to God, hallelujah!

 

2. We are lost amid the Rapture of redeeming love

Glory to God, hallelujah!

We are rising on its pinions To the hills above:

Glory to God, hallelujah!

 

3. We are going to a palace That is built of gold;

Glory to God, hallelujah!

Where the King in all His Splendor we shall soon Behold

Glory to God, hallelujah!

 

4. There we’ll shout Redeeming mercy in a glad, New song;

Glory to God, hallelujah!

There we’ll sing the praise of Jesus with the blood Washed throng;

Glory to God, hallelujah!

 Open Heavens Daily Devotional Lessons was written by Pastor E.A. Adeboye, the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, one of the largest evangelical Churches kleinanzeigen in the world and also the President of Christ the Redeemer's Ministries.

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