The theme for “Open Heaven Daily Devotional December 2022 is “The Ministry Of Angels II”
Here is today’s Open Heaven Daily Devotional December 7 2022 designed for your today’s spiritual refreshment. Kindly read today’s teaching by Pastor E.A Adeboye, meditate on the word of God and endeavor to act in accordance with them. As you start your day with God through his word, may he go before you to perfect all you have to do today.
Read Open Heaven Daily Devotional December 7 2022
SCRIPTURE: Peter therefore was kept in prison: but prayer was made without ceasing of the church unto God for him. –Acts 12:5 (KJV).
For anyone who is not born again, it is dangerous to be around angels. In Acts 12:20-24, Herod was smitten by an angel and worms ate him up because he was filled with pride. In 2 Kings 19:35, when a king thought that he would deal with a child of God, he came with a mighty army and a single angel killed 185,000 soldiers in one night. Anyone not on the side of God would be treading dangerously when walking around angels, everywhere.
On the other hand, anyone who is born again is very safe because there is always at least one angel walking around with him or her. Such a person would have a security detail better than that of the president of the most powerful country on earth. The unfortunate thing, however, is that many born-again Christians have made their angels redundant.
In our Bible reading for today, Herod took James and killed him, but when he took Peter, an angel came to rescue him. If you look at the difference between both incidents, you will see that when Herod took James, the Church did not pray. They did not activate the ministry of the angel of God, but when he took Peter and they prayed, the angel’s ministry was activated.
There are many things we suffer even though we have angels around us and this is because we don’t pray. When your prayer altar is cold, your angel is rendered redundant. As you make petitions to God either in your understanding or in the Spirit in the place of prayer, God issues instructions to your angels.
Pray to activate the ministry of angels in your life. In 2 Kings 19:20, God sent a message to King Hezekiah thus saying “Thus saith the LORD God of Israel, That which thou hast prayed to me against Sennacherib king of Assyria I have heard”.
It was the prayer of Hezekiah that activated the angel who went out and killed 185,000 soldiers of the Syrian army in 2 Kings 19:35. If he had not prayed, he would have been easy prey for his enemies.
Open Heavens 7 December 2022 Key Point
When you pray, you activate the ministry of angels in your favour.