The theme for Open Heaven Daily Devotional November 4 2023 is While Men Slept 1.”
SCRIPTURE: “Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:” 1 Peter 5:8
This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me. Matthew 15:8
You are in a state of spiritual sleep when you profess to love God with your mouth, but your heart is far from Him.
You are sleeping spiritually when you are no longer excited to spend time with the One you call your Father.
David prayed to God to restore unto him the joy of his salvation. This means he had lost the joy he used to feel as a child of God (Psalm 51:2).
When material things become more important than the spiritual, when you believe natural laws more than the word of God, then you are sleeping spiritually.
I believe God that you will awake from every spiritual slumber today, in Jesus’ name.
For the LORD hath poured out upon you the spirit of deep sleep, and hath closed your eyes: the prophets and your rulers, the seers hath he covered. Isaiah 29:10
When you see someone who keeps trying to cope with a problem instead of praying, it means he or she is already sleeping spiritually because the fellow cannot see what the devil is doing.
If you make a decision when you are spiritually asleep, that decision is likely to be wrong because you would be spiritually blind.
Before you decide on whom to marry or enter into a business venture with, make sure you are spiritually alert.
When you sleep spiritually, you cannot discern spirits correctly.
You would believe any false prophet who says things that appeal to you; you would embrace a wolf in sheep’s clothing and hand over your pearls to pigs.
A leader in the Church cannot afford to sleep spiritually because the devil can attack the people under his or her leadership and God says their blood would be on that leader’s head (Ezekiel 33:6-7).
Therefore, if you are a leader in the house of God, more than anyone else, you must be spiritually alert.
God forbid someone dies and goes to spend eternity in hell because of your spiritual negligence.
Open Heaven For Today 4 November 2023: Prayer Point
Father, awaken me from every spiritual sleep today, in Jesus’ name.