Open Heaven Topic:
ONLY GOD CAN PROTECT
Except the LORD build the house, they labour in vain that build it: except the LORD keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain. – Psalm 127:1
1 Samuel 26:5-16
Open Heaven 12 February 2023 Message
I laid me down and slept; I awaked; for the LORD sustained me. Psalm 3:5
The Bible passage above says that you sleep and wake up because God sustains you. No matter how strong you are, if your enemies cannot defeat you when you are awake, they can defeat you when you are asleep.
You may say, ‘Oh, I have bodyguards watching over me 24/7’. There are enemies that bodyguards cannot even see, not to talk of fight.
Could your bodyguards have protected you from Coronavirus? In any case, even the best bodyguards sleep too. In our Bible reading for today, King Saul was sleeping and Abner -a warrior so mighty that even David respected him, was supposed to be guarding the king, but he fell asleep also.
David came and seeing them both sleeping, took the king’s spear and water bottle away. In the morning, he cried to the king and showed him that even with the best of bodyguards, he could have lost his life the previous night. No matter how many people you have guarding you, without God, you are not safe.
A few years ago, we had just finished the convention on a Sunday and that night, around 2 a.m., I went out, walking through the camp and thanking the Almighty God for what He had done. For a long while, I didn’t see a single guard.
Finally I saw one sprawled on a chair, fast asleep. He had another chair beside him so I sat on it. In his effort to drive mosquitoes away while still sleeping, he nearly slapped me, so I got up and left.
The second guard I saw was not even pretending – he spread out four chairs, removed his shoes and lay down. Now, even if they were awake, could they really prevent any evil from happening unless the Lord helps them? Indeed, except the Lord keeps a city, those who watch over it do so in vain (Psalm 127:1).
Thank God that we have a Father who never sleeps. He is the only One who can really protect you and yours.
Open Heaven Hymn:
Immortal, Invisible God Only Wise
Open Heaven Prayer Point:
Father, I put my life, loved ones and property in Your hands. Please keep us all safe, in Jesus’ name.
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