Open Heaven Topic:
STANDING BEFORE KINGS
Seest thou a man diligent in his business? He shall stand before kings. He shall not stand before mean men. – Proverbs 22:29 (KJV)
Proverbs 6:4-11 (NIV)
4 Allow no sleep to your eyes,
no slumber to your eyelids.
5 Free yourself, like a gazelle from the hand of the hunter,
like a bird from the snare of the fowler.
6 Go to the ant, you sluggard;
consider its ways and be wise!
7 It has no commander,
no overseer or ruler,
8 yet it stores its provisions in summer
and gathers its food at harvest.
9 How long will you lie there, you sluggard?
When will you get up from your sleep?
10 A little sleep, a little slumber,
a little folding of the hands to rest—
11 and poverty will come on you like a thief
and scarcity like an armed man.
Open Heaven 4 March 2023 Message
Not everyone gets the opportunity to stand before kings. Standing before kings represents being at the very top of your career or profession.
It means that you have become so successful, you are also a king in your own field of operation. The Bible says that if you want to stand before kings, you must be diligent (Proverbs 22:29).
Laziness must disappear from your diary. Slothfulness must not be part of your lifestyle at all. You cannot rise to the top of your profession if you are lazy. The Bible says: The hand of the diligent shall bear rule: but the slothful shall be under tribute. Proverbs 12:24.
Proverbs 23:21 also says, “For the drunkard and the glutton shall come to poverty: and drowsiness shall clothe a man with rags”. In the 1970s, there was a positive confession revolution.
Many people confessed that they had Mercedes Benz cars, but you’ll find them still lazing around their homes by 10 a.m. on most days. Many years later, they were still making positive confessions but the Mercedes Benz cars did not appear.
It is not enough for you to confess that you will be great, you need to back it up with hard work. Greatness is not for lazy people. Proverbs 24:33-34 says, “Yet a little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to sleep: So shall thy poverty come as one that travelleth; and thy want as an armed man.”
It is the word of God that says those who would not work should not eat (2 Thessalonians 3:10). He has given you the power to make wealth as promised in Deuteronomy 8:18, but if you are not diligent at what you do for a living, the wealth will not come. God can open a door for you, but you would have to get up and walk through it. My God does not bless laziness.
Open Heaven Hymn:
Stand Up! Stand Up For Jesus
Open Heaven Point:
God does not bless laziness
Bible In One Year:
Deuteronomy 33, Deuteronomy 34
Good morning, Ilesanmi.
We notice you have started adding content on bible verses instead of we going elsewhere to read.
Thank you. We appreciate your effort.
Thank you, sir. I’m happy to know someone actually takes their time to go through the devotions. God bless you.