The Secrets To Open Heavens | Rev Samson Adewumi

March 10, 2021

The Secrets To Open Heavens | Rev Samson Adewumi

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Bible Passage:  Deuteronomy 28:1-14

Opening song:

(1) Let the heavens open , o my father (Je ki orun si baba mi o…

(2) Heavens open unto me, o ye heavens open….(Orun si fun mi, orun si….)

 Prayer: Lord speak your word and reveal the secrets of open heavens unto us and our generation in Jesus name …Amen

 Introduction

We appreciate God for loving us so much and setting us under open heavens this year as a congregation. God has been dealing with us in a way that his mind will be revealed to us so that we can access and maximize what he has for us.

Today, God wants to us know the secrets to open heavens. Two things are important in the title of this message. The first is Secrets . The second is Open Heavens.

What are secrets? ( or what is a secret?) .

A secret are hidden knowledge, privileged information or idea that is concealed from a person may be for a purpose.

Secrets are kept sometimes because of confidentiality, fragility of a situation or by virtue of relationship.

Secrets are secrets because not many people know such information.

Secrets revealed gives a person an edge over others and makes one better than others when rightly handled.

For instance, in offices there are secret files. This contains information that only a few people know and work with. It is an offence in such an office for a confidential secretary to reveal such to anyone when the time has not come for the management to make it public. When the management makes it open , it then become an open secret. Basically, there may be two types (kinds) of secrets. There are open secrets. There also closed secrets.

Open secrets are what are hidden that are now made known.

Closed secrets are what are totally and intentionally concealed.

What does the Scripture say about secret?

The Scripture says the secrets of the Lord are with those who fear the Lord. Do you fear the Lord? Fear God and enjoy the benefits of His secrets.

The scripture also says the secret things belong to the Lord our God, but the things revealed belong to us and to our children forever, that we may follow all the words of this law (that is the word of God).{Deuteronomy 29:29}

In relation to secrets, let me ask you some questions.

Do you know the secret of the Lord for the Journey of your life?

Do you know the secret of the Lord for the life of your children? {Ask Mr. and Mrs. Manoah as regards how knowing the secret concerning a child can help them raise such child (Judges 13:8-13). It can aid in understanding the stages of life and the decisions that must be known.

Some people are struggling because they do not know what they should know. Get close to the Lord for the secret you need to know.

God even reveal the secrets of the enemies to his people as he did for Elisha }.

On the other hand, what is open to heaven? Simply put, open heaven in this message is an experience of perfect delivery of what God has for you and you connect with it. Some people open to heaven can be a good job, good health, a good house, a good spouse, etc. The distinguishing factor is God at work in your favour. Open heaven can mean other things, but for the content of this message, we stick to that definition.

There a few things to note under secrets to open heavens.

  • The Book of Deuteronomy: The book of Deuteronomy is the fifth book of the Bible. {Five can signify grace}. The authorship of the book of Deuteronomy is ascribed to Moses. It is part of the Bible division known as Pentateuch. {“Penta” suggests/means five}.

This book contains Moses’ instruction to the Israelites as they were approaching the promise land. It may interest you to know that everything in Deuteronomy happened within forty days to the promise land (When Moses already knew he would not be allowed to the other part of Canaan due to the error he committed.) However, Moses chose to reveal the secrets of God to his people even when he would not get there. {The question is: who do you handle secrets even when it would not benefit you? Also what secret are you hoarding?}

Moses gathered the people and instructed them on the secrets of enjoying the promise land God was about to give them.{This shows we need secrets to enjoy what God will give and has given us}

  • Context of the People in Deuteronomy:

There are contexts to understand in the book of Deuteronomy.

First is the spiritual context. These people are God’s people. They have come to know the Lord. {Do you know the Lord?}. They have a past, a present and a future. { Do you have a past? Do know you have a future in the Lord? Yes, you do..}

Second, they have historical context: They were in Egypt before. {No one stays in Egypt and fully enjoy open heavens. Get out of Egypt- in.}  Their fathers have suffered in the wilderness. They have experienced hardship. But God has blessings in stock for them.

There are things they need to know and Moses was their leaders assigned to teach them the secrets of the Lord.

In Deuteronomy 28:1-14, God revealed the secrets of enjoying open heavens to them. Not only to them but now to us as well…

Let us know the secret..

{Please note that we miss a lot when we do not know and work with the secrets}

  • Verse 1: If you will fully obey and carefully follow all the commands that I give you today. Note the key issues:

Fully obey {Remember Isaiah say if you are willing and obedient, you will eat the good fruit of the land (Isaiah 1:19)}

Carefully follow… the secret of the blessings of open heaves is in carefully following..

All commands…. The commands as on the battlefield…or under an instructor leading to success. {These are important secrets for open heavens}

  • The blessings of open heavens include:

V1: God will set you on high above all nations

V2: Blessings will accompany you (like an entourage )..

V3: You will be blessed in the city and country {Nigeria can be a blessing to you when you know these secret. Remember the widow of Zarephat in 1Kings 17:7-24.}

V4: The fruit of your womb shall be blessed; the crops of your land and the young of your livestock.

V5: Your basket and needing trough will be blessed

V6 You will be blessed when you go out and when you come in

V7 Victory over enemies

V8 Blessing upon your bans and everything you lay your hands on

V9 The Lord will establish you

V10 al people will know you are blessed (if you keep the commands and walk in the ways of the Lord}

V11 The Lord will grant abundant prosperity in the fruit of your body,

V12 The Lord will open the HEAVENS

Evidence of open heavens include :

Your store house(s) filled with bounty or abundance

Rain in abundance

Things are done in its season

You will lend to nations

You will not borrow

V11 The Lord will make you head and not tail

The secret  is paying attention to the commands of your God and follow them

Then you will be on top , never beneath.

V14 : Do not turn aside from any of the commands

Conclusion: As far as God is concern, you are entitled to open heavens. However, knowing and working with the secret is very important. They are fully obey  and  carefully follow all the commands that I give you today.

Decision Time : Give your life to Christ

Decide to walk with the Lord to know his secrets

Let us pray

O Lord , Show me the secret I need to work with to enjoy open heavens

O Lord , reveal all secrets warring against my life

O Lord , help me to be fully obedient, carefully following you commands as you give me

O Lord let me always enjoy the blessing of open heavens as listed in your word in Deuteronomy 28:1-14

Prophetic declarations,…

 

May your heavens be open always…..

 

God bless you

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