Open Heaven 16 August 2023 Topic: From Darkness To Light II
Memory Verse: Proverbs 4:18 – But the path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth the more and more unto the perfect day.
Bible Reading: Isaiah 58:8-14
8 Then your light will break out as the morning,
and your healing will appear quickly;
then your righteousness shall go before you,
and Yahweh’s glory will be your rear guard.
9 Then you will call, and Yahweh will answer.
You will cry for help, and he will say, ‘Here I am.’
“If you take away from among you the yoke,
and speaking wickedly;
10 and if you pour out your soul to the hungry,
and satisfy the afflicted soul,
then your light will rise in darkness,
and your obscurity will be as the noonday;
11 and Yahweh will guide you continually,
satisfy your soul in dry places,
and make your bones strong.
You will be like a watered garden,
and like a spring of water
whose waters don’t fail.
12 Those who will be of you will build the old waste places.
You will raise up the foundations of many generations.
You will be called Repairer of the Breach,
Restorer of Paths with Dwellings.
13 “If you turn away your foot from the Sabbath,
from doing your pleasure on my holy day;
and call the Sabbath a delight,
and the holy of Yahweh honorable;
and honor it,
not doing your own ways,
nor finding your own pleasure,
nor speaking your own words,
14 then you will delight yourself in Yahweh,
and I will make you to ride on the high places of the earth,
and I will feed you with the heritage of Jacob your father;”
for Yahweh’s mouth has spoken it.
Open Heaven 16 August 2023 Message
Another symptom of darkness is poverty. Bartimaeus was not just blind, he was also poor. The Bible recorded that he was a blind beggar.
Any situation that involves begging to eat is called poverty. The Almighty God’s plan is not for you to be a beggar, but rather that you would prosper.
For several years, the enemy kept the Church in darkness and pastors began to equate holiness with poverty.
The devil knows that you can spread the gospel faster if you have money. I don’t know about you, but in the name of Jesus Christ, I am going to prosper because light stands for prosperity.
Darkness works to make you poor, but it is the duty of the Light to make you rich. 2 Corinthians 8:9 says clearly: For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, that ye through his poverty might be rich. He became poor that you, through His poverty, might become rich.
If you are truly a child of God, carrying the Light of the Almighty within you, I have good news for you: all those who have been saying that you are going to die poor shall be disappointed.
3 John 2 says He wishes above all things that you would prosper and be in health, even as your soul prospers.
If God wishes that you prosper as long as your soul is prospering, it doesn’t matter what the devil may be planning-you will be prosperous.
There was a very wealthy man who quarreled with his wife. She said to him, “I will see to it that you trek in this Lagos”. This man was so wealthy that he had more than 14 cars, so he just laughed the threat off.
However, by the day this man came to our Church for the first time, he had only one car left and 50 kobo with him.
He wanted to buy food with the money but knew that if he did, he would end up walking home like his wife had said, so he decided to just buy fuel. When he came to the Light, the tide turned in his favour.
The day he gave his testimony, he was dedicating two new houses. God can take you from abject poverty to affluence if you give your life to Him and live holy.
RCCG Open Heaven 16 August 2023
Points: Father, please let Your light send the darkness of poverty far away from me, in Jesus’ name.
Hymn: Amazing Grace
Bible in one year: Jeremiah 40, Jeremiah 41, Jeremiah 42, Jeremiah 43