Open Heaven Daily Devotional For September 7, 2022 : Topic – Music
MEMORISE: “But now bring me a minstrel. And it came to pass, when the minstrel played, that the hand of the Lord came upon him.” – 2 Kings 3:15 (KJV)
READ: 1 Samuel 16:15-23 (KJV)
15 And Saul’s servants said unto him, Behold now, an evil spirit from God troubleth thee.
16 Let our lord now command thy servants, which are before thee, to seek out a man, who is a cunning player on an harp: and it shall come to pass, when the evil spirit from God is upon thee, that he shall play with his hand, and thou shalt be well.
17 And Saul said unto his servants, Provide me now a man that can play well, and bring him to me.
18 Then answered one of the servants, and said, Behold, I have seen a son of Jesse the Bethlehemite, that is cunning in playing, and a mighty valiant man, and a man of war, and prudent in matters, and a comely person, and the Lord is with him.
19 Wherefore Saul sent messengers unto Jesse, and said, Send me David thy son, which is with the sheep.
20 And Jesse took an ass laden with bread, and a bottle of wine, and a kid, and sent them by David his son unto Saul.
21 And David came to Saul, and stood before him: and he loved him greatly; and he became his armourbearer.
22 And Saul sent to Jesse, saying, Let David, I pray thee, stand before me; for he hath found favour in my sight.
23 And it came to pass, when the evil spirit from God was upon Saul, that David took an harp, and played with his hand: so Saul was refreshed, and was well, and the evil spirit departed from him.
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Lamentations 1-3
Music is a very powerful spiritual tool. It is so powerful that it actually carries spirits in it. Whenever evil spirits were tormenting King Saul, David would play his own godly music and all the evil spirits disturbing the king would leave the environment. When my father-in-the-Lord was still with us here on earth, he taught us a lesson that the kind of music we play in our homes determines the kind of spirits that will be living with us. I used to love playing worldly music in those days. That day when l realized that l had opened my home up to evil spirits because of the songs l was playing and singing along to, l eagerly rushed home after the service and destroyed all the cassettes. Could it be that the reason you pray and your prayers don’t get answered is that the Holy Spirit of God does not find your home conducive to dwell in?
Get rid of any such worldly songs in your home, phones and any other device now. Listen only to gospel songs and you will see the changes in your life within the next three months.
When you wake up in the morning or are preparing to go out, sing praises to God. At every opportunity you have just keep singing to Him. Get some hymns and worship songs saved on your phone and listen to them as often as you can, and your life will not remain the same
“But now bring me a minstrel. And it came to pass, when the minstrel played, that the hand of the LORD came upon him.” – 2 Kings 3:15.
I noticed many years ago that whenever the choir sang before l came up to preach, if they did very well, the Holy Spirit would flow seamlessly once l mounted the altar, but if they did not do so well, l would have to struggle a little at the beginning of the sermons before the Spirit begins to flow. I then discover a minstrel who could play the saxophone and cause the Spirit of God to move greatly. I told him to start playing right before l would come up to preach. That way, when the Spirit is already moving and this my son plays the saxophone, the power of God would already be at work all around the auditorium, with prophecies and miracle flowing soon after. Start using the power in godly music as from today.
Get rid of any worldly music around you and replace it with only godly music.
HYMN 17: O Lord My God, When I In Awesome Wonder
1 Oh Lord, my God
When I, in awesome wonder
Consider all the worlds Thy hands have made
I see the stars, I hear the rolling thunder
Thy power throughout the universe displayed
Then sings my soul, my Saviour God to Thee
How great Thou art,
How great Thou art
Then sings my soul,
My Saviour God to Thee,
How great Thou art,
How great Thou art
2 When through the woods,
And forest glades i wander,
And hear the birds,
Sing sweetly in the trees,
When I look down,
From lofty mountain grandeur,
And hear the Brook,
And feel the gentle breeze
3 And when I think,
That God, His Son not sparing,
Sent Him to die,
I scare can take it in,
That on the cross,
My burden gladly bearing,
He bled and died
To take away my sin.
4 When Christ shall come, With shout of acclamation
And take me home,
What joy shall fill my heart
Then I shall bow,
In humble adoration
And then proclaim,
My God, how great Thou art
Open Heavens 2022 Daily Devotional guide was written by Pastor E.A. Adeboye, the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, one of the largest evangelical church in the world and also the President of Christ the Redeemer’s Ministries. The Open Heavens devotional application is available across all mobile platforms and operating systems: iOS, Android, Blackberry, Nokia, Windows Mobile and PC. Open Heaven for Today 2022