OPEN HEAVENS DAILY DEVOTIONAL.
TUESDAY 27 OCTOBER 2015
THEME : HE STILL SENDS ANGELS.
MEMORISE : Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation? HEBREWS 1 : 14.
READ : ACTS 27 : 20 – 25 :
20 And when neither sun nor stars in many days appeared, and no small tempest lay on us, all hope that we should be saved was then taken away.
21 But after long abstinence Paul stood forth in the midst of them, and said, Sirs, ye should have hearkened unto me, and not have loosed from Crete, and to have gained this harm and loss.
22 And now I exhort you to be of good cheer: for there shall be no loss of any man’s life among you, but of the ship.
23 For there stood by me this night the angel of God, whose I am, and whom I serve,
24 Saying, Fear not, Paul; thou must be brought before Caesar: and, lo, God hath given thee all them that sail with thee.
25 Wherefore, sirs, be of good cheer: for I believe God, that it shall be even as it was told me.
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: DEUTERONOMY 6 – 7 AND EPHESIANS 2
When God sends help from Heaven to an individual, He could send an angelic being to rescue the fellow. Often times, such an angel takes up a familiar form while executing the assignment. When this happens, the recipient of that assistance may not recognise the angel for who he is. For instance, many years ago, it was time to build a particular church. Announcements were made for members to gather together on a particular date and volunteer themselves to take part in the work. On the set day, as they gathered in the morning, they prayed to God before commencing the work, asking for strength not to be tired, and that God should send His angels to join them in the work. After the work started, they observed three unknown faces that had joined them in doing the work. Although they noticed that these men did most of the work, none of them dared to ask them who they were.
At the end of that day’s work, when they were trying to take stock of the day’s activities, they wanted to appreciate everyone, particularly those three unknown people, but they realised that they had disappeared.
Similarly, when I was about six or seven years old, one of my elder sisters got married and went to live with her husband. One day, we met and I asked her where her farm was. “Not very far” she said, as she tried to describe it to me. At that age, I could not determine the meaning of “not very far”, so I set out to locate it on a particular day. At a point, I did not know where I was, how to get to her farm or how to get back home. I realised I was lost! In my own little childish way, I looked up to heaven for God’s help. By the time I looked down, I saw a little dog which showed a very friendly disposition towards me and was sort of beckoning to me to follow it. So I followed the dog until I got to my sister’s farm. On seeing me, my sister asked, “How did you get here? Who brought you?” “I followed that dog”, I replied. “Which dog?” She asked. “That little white dog”. Then she said, “There is no dog on this farm.” When we went outside their hut, there was no dog anywhere. God sent His angel to rescue me, and the angel took the shape of a dog to accomplish the mission. The Lord will go before you. He will send His angel to lead you on the path to your destiny. May He open your eyes to see the angels He sends your way in Jesus’ Name.
ACTION POINT :
Whether you see them or not, as long as you are saved, holy and obedient to God, always remember that an angel is around you.
AUTHOR: Pst E. A ADEBOYE
Ononowo Ayobami Olusegun
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