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OPEN HEAVENS DEVOTIONALS 9TH AUGUST 2020
LISTEN TO THE SPIRIT
Memorise: If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the spirit. Galatians 5:25
Read: 1 Samuel 15:22-23
Bible in one year: Jeremiah 10-13
Hymn 20: Nearer, My God To Thee
Action Point: Learn to recognise the voice of the Holy Spirit and obey it immediately.
Many times, the Spirit is speaking to us, but only those who are sensitive hear and obey. If the Holy Spirit dwells within you, He would keep communicating with you through whispers. You may feel it was just your mind, but believe me, it is the Holy Spirit, so listen. As a Christian, you need to get accustomed to the voice of God and recognise when He is nudging you in a particular direction. Knowing this can save you a lot of trouble. Job 32:8 says:
“But there is a spirit in man: and the inspiration of the Almighty giveth them understanding.”
If the Spirit of God is urging you to pray, do so immediately. You don’t know what He wants you to command in the Spirit or how urgent it may be. It may also be that He is bringing something your way and you have to be in the mood of prayers to receive it. Imagine if Peter had gone to the restroom when the Spirit came down on the day of Pentecost. The cloven fire fell on those present in the room. God could ask you to take a particular route to your destination. He could ask you to wear a particular garment or shoe. Listen and obey immediately. A former cultist gave his life to Christ on campus. One day, returning to his room in the middle of the night after studying, he prepared to sleep, but the Spirit kept nudging him to pray, so tired as he was, he got up from his bed and began to pray. After only a few minutes of prayer, a huge demon walked through the wall into the room. Immediately he saw the demon, his eyes opened wide and he began to cast it out. The demon started
going backwards, brushing against the leg of the brother’s roommate who was sleeping on his own bed. When he told me the story, I asked if he was sure it wasn’t a dream. He said he would have thought so except that, in the morning, his roommate’s leg had swollen to almost five times its normal size. Thank God he listened to the Holy Spirit; imagine what would have happened if that demon had met him sleep and touched his head.