November 22, 2017 | Wednesday Fellowship Service (+Abp. Ricardo Alcaraz)
Topic: Walking Under An Open Heaven
John 1:51 – And He said to him, “Most assuredly, I say to you, hereafter you shall see heaven open, and the angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of Man.”
Psalm 78:23-24 – Yet He had commanded the clouds above, And opened the doors of heaven, Had rained down manna on them to eat, And given them of the bread of heaven.
Deuteronomy 28:12 – The Lord will open to you His good treasure, the heavens, to give the rain to your land in its season, and to bless all the work of your hand. You shall lend to many nations, but you shall not borrow.
3 Basic Principles That Will Help Us Walk Under Open Heaven
1. Seek The Lord and Seek What pleases Him.
Psalm 37:3-4 – Trust in the Lord, and do good; Dwell in the land, and feed on His faithfulness. Delight yourself also in the Lord, And He shall give you the desires of your heart.
“You learn to desire what God wants you to desire.”
“God delights in answering our prayers.”
“God enjoys our worship.”
“Look for intimacy with Him.”
Matthew 6:6 – But you, when you pray, go into your room, and when you have shut your door, pray to your Father who is in the secret place; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you openly.
“God is waiting for you. Do not fail to show up.”
“You will understand the heart of God.”
2. Walk in Love.
Ephesians 5:1-2 – Therefore be imitators of God as dear children. And walk in love, as Christ also has loved us and given Himself for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet-smelling aroma.
Ephesians 4:29-32 – Let no corrupt word proceed out of your mouth, but what is good for necessary edification, that it may impart grace to the hearers. And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. Let all bitterness, wrath, anger, clamor, and evil speaking be put away from you, with all malice. And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you.
3. Let your faith in God speak.
2 Corinthians 4:13 – And since we have the same spirit of faith, according to what is written, “I believed and therefore I spoke,” we also believe and therefore speak,
“Speak of words of thanksgiving, words of faith. Speak God’s Word.”