Open Heaven 12 August 2023 Topic: The Whisper Of God
Memory Verse: 1 Kings 19:12 – And after the earthquake a fire; but the LORD was not in the fire: and after the fire a still small voice.
Bible Reading: 1 Kings 19:9-14
9 He came to a cave there, and camped there; and behold, Yahweh’s word came to him, and he said to him, “What are you doing here, Elijah?”
10 He said, “I have been very jealous for Yahweh, the God of Armies; for the children of Israel have forsaken your covenant, thrown down your altars, and killed your prophets with the sword. I, even I only, am left; and they seek my life, to take it away.”
11 He said, “Go out, and stand on the mountain before Yahweh.”
Behold, Yahweh passed by, and a great and strong wind tore the mountains, and broke in pieces the rocks before Yahweh; but Yahweh was not in the wind. After the wind there was an earthquake; but Yahweh was not in the earthquake.
12 After the earthquake a fire passed; but Yahweh was not in the fire. After the fire, there was a still small voice.
13 When Elijah heard it, he wrapped his face in his mantle, went out, and stood in the entrance of the cave. Behold, a voice came to him, and said, “What are you doing here, Elijah?”
14 He said, “I have been very jealous for Yahweh, the God of Armies; for the children of Israel have forsaken your covenant, thrown down your altars, and killed your prophets with the sword. I, even I only, am left; and they seek my life, to take it away.”
Open Heaven 12 August 2023 Message
In John 13:21-30, during the Last Supper, Jesus said someone was going to betray Him and Peter made John the Beloved ask Jesus who the person was. John asked and Jesus responded in a whisper that only John could hear.
In one of our Holy Ghost Services, God said, “All my sheep hear my voice, but very few hear my whisper”.
There is a difference between when God speaks and when He whispers. When you hear God’s whisper, you will be several steps ahead of your colleagues. You will become number one in whatever you have set out to do.
I pray that you will begin to hear God’s whisper from today, in Jesus’ name. To hear God’s whisper, you must be closer to Him than everyone else.
Before John heard Jesus’ whisper, the Bible tells us in John 13:25 the position he took: “He then lying on Jesus’ breast saith unto him, Lord, who is it?” You cannot be closer to a person than the fellow lying on his or her chest.
That is the position that you must take. You must get so close to God that you can practically hear His heartbeat.
Only a few people are as close to God as this and you will see that they are addicted soul-winners because God’s heart beats for the souls of men. The good thing is that God is willing to bring you very close to Him.
He said in James 4:8: Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded.
The question however is, are you willing to draw near to Him and if so, how closely? Every time you sin, a distance is created between you and God (Isaiah 59:1-2, Psalm 66:18).
The first thing you therefore need to do to get close enough to God to hear His whisper is to be holy.
Once you are holy, God will begin to tell you things that are for your ears only. Do you want to hear God’s whispers and become a custodian of divine secrets? Draw closer to Him in holiness, soul-winning, and fellowship today.
RCCG Open Heaven 12 August 2023
Points: Father, please let me begin to hear your whispers from today, in Jesus’ name.
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