OPEN HEAVENS DAILY DEVOTIONAL.
TUESDAY 23 DECEMBER 2014.
THEME : NO IMPOSSIBILITY.
MEMORISE : For with God nothing shall be impossible. LUKE 1: 37.
READ : 2 KINGS 2 : 9 – 10.
9 And it came to pass, when they were gone over, that Elijah said unto Elisha, Ask what I shall do for thee, before I be taken away from thee. And Elisha said, I pray thee, let a double portion of thy spirit be upon me.
10 And he said, Thou hast asked a hard thing: nevertheless, if thou see me when I am taken from thee, it shall be so unto thee; but if not, it shall not be so.
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR : ACTS 10 : 1 – 12 : 5 AND SONG OF SOLOMON 2 : 8 – 17.
Elijah told Elisha that he had asked a hard thing, after the latter requested for a double portion of his anointing. This tells us that even for a great prophet of God, there were things considered hard and difficult. However, in Matthew 19 : 26, we are told that all things are possible with God. The track record of God’s almightiness shows that truly nothing can be difficult for Him. All we need to do is to leave everything in His hands. He is capable of doing what no earthly president or emperor can do because the Psalmist says that power belongs to God ( Psalm 62 : 11 ). Even when a man promises to do something for you, what he can do is limited to the extent his strength can carry him, whereas God has unlimited power and resources. Also, the influence of a man determines what he can do to influence your situation positively. The Almighty God is the Most Influential. In 2 Kings 4 : 8 – 17, we read about a rich woman who took care of Elisha and his servant. When Elisha wanted to say “thank you” for her hospitality, the woman said she needed nothing because, not only was she influential, she also had influential relatives. But her influence could not remove her barrenness. The prophet who served the Most Influential God, pleaded with the Almighty and she had a baby boy.
After Elisha requested a “hard thing” from Elijah in 2 Kings 2 : 10, Elijah told him that :
“……….if thou see me when I am taken from thee, it shall be so unto thee; but if not, it shall not be so.”
The lesson here is that we must have focus. In other words, if you look up, you will receive help from heaven ( Psalm 121 : 1 – 2 ). Paul in Ephesians 1 : 19 – 21, told us that God’s power is exceedingly great towards us, it is far above all principalities,and powers and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come. This is what you need to look up to. You are likely to see problems if you look down. If you focus on your problems and raging challenges, you are likely to sink like Peter in Matthew 14 : 26 – 31. If you look around, you are likely to see other people with similar problems to yours and become complacent in seeking solution to your problem. In life, you are likely to become what you focus your attention on. When I attended Kenneth Hagin’s Camp meeting many years ago, what I saw encouraged me to work towards having a large congregation of saved and Heaven-bound believers. My aspiration became bigger when I visited Yonggi Cho’s church in South Korea shortly after my experience at Kenneth Hagin’s Camp meeting. Remember, there is no impossibility with God.
ACTION POINT :
Focus on God and what He is capable of doing for you. Ask for a hard thing.
OPEN HEAVENS DAILY DEVOTIONAL.