OPEN HEAVEN 16 APRIL 2021 TOPIC: Divine Intervention

MEMORISE: And I will give this people favour in the sight of the Egyptians: and it shall come to pass, that, when ye go, ye shall not go empty: – Exodus 3:21

READ: Exodus 3:7-8 (KJV)

7 And the LORD said, I have surely seen the affliction of my people which are in Egypt, and have heard their cry by reason of their taskmasters; for I know their sorrows;

8 And I am come down to deliver them out of the hand of the Egyptians, and to bring them up out of that land unto a good land and a large, unto a land flowing with milk and honey; unto the place of the Canaanites, and the Hittites, and the Amorites, and the Perizzites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites.

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Numbers 30-31

Open Heaven 16 April 2021 MESSAGE:

Divine intervention simply means the participation of God in any matter. When the Almighty God gets involved in your affairs, you will be wise and powerful. Nothing will be impossible to you and your challenges will become history. We see this from the Scripture reading of today; the moment God decided to get involved in the afflictions of the children of Israel, things began to change. The first thing God did was to raise a deliverer for them. In the name that is above every other name, God will send help to you this season.

Moses, who God decided to send to deliver the children of Israel, was however not willing because he felt unworthy. Not only did the Lord convince him, He also equipped him. It is one thing to locate a helper and another for him or her to be willing to render the help. However, you are covered if God Himself sends you help. He says in Exodus 3:12:

“…Certainly, I will be with thee; and this shall be a token unto thee, that I have sent thee: When thou hast brought forth the people out of Egypt, ye shall serve God upon this mountain.”

Several years ago, I was travelling to llorin in Nigeria, when I saw a young girl crying profusely. I told my driver to pull up beside her and I asked what happened. She said she had lost some money and unless she found it, her mother would kill her. I asked how much the money was and she said, “fifty kobo”. I handed the said amount to her and she went away rejoicing. Beloved, humans may help you and you rejoice, but when God gets involved in your situation, He will wipe tears away from your eyes completely. God will get involved in your situation today and things will turn around for good in Jesus’ name.

For God to get involved in your situation however, you must have a relationship with Him. The reason God was involved in the situation of the Israelites is that He already established a relationship with their patriarchs – Abraham, Isaac and Israel (Exodus 3:6). I therefore encourage you to give your life to Christ now if you haven’t and to continue in His will if you have. Only then would He continually be involved in your situation.

Open Heaven 16 April 2021 ACTION POINT:

Cry to God Almighty now. Ask Him to get involved in your situation today.

Open Heaven 16 April 2021 HYMN 21: Rock Of Ages, Cleft For Me

1. Rock of Ages, cleft for me,
Let me hide myself in Thee;
Let the water and the blood,
From Thy wounded side which flowed,
Be of sin the double cure,
Save from wrath and make me pure.

2. Not the labor of my hands
Can fulfill Thy law’s demands;
Could my zeal no respite know,
Could my tears forever flow,
All for sin could not atone;
Thou must save, and Thou alone.

3. Nothing in my hand I bring,
Simply to Thy cross I cling;
Naked, come to Thee for dress;
Helpless, look to Thee for grace;
Foul, I to the fountain fly;
Wash me, Savior, or I die.

4. While I draw this fleeting breath,
When my eyes shall close in death,
When I rise to worlds unknown,
And behold Thee on Thy throne,
Rock of Ages, cleft for me,
Let me hide myself in Thee.

Open Heavens 2021 Daily Devotional guide was written by Pastor E.A. Adeboye, the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, one of the largest evangelical church in the world and also the President of Christ the Redeemer’s Ministries. The Open Heavens devotional application is available across all mobile platforms and operating systems: iOS, Android, Blackberry, Nokia, Windows Mobile and PC.

1. Admit that you are a sinner. "For all [humans] have sinned, and comes short of the glory of God....[and] the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord" (Romans 3:23)
2. Repent now. "Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out ...[for] if we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness " (Acts 3:19, 1 John 1:9)
3. Believe that God loves you and Jesus died for you. "God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet Sinners, Christ died for us" (Romans 5:8)
4. Invite Jesus into your life through prayer of faith. Jesus says, "Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me" (Revelation 3:20)