August 30, 2017: SOAP #2827: Ezekiel 8-11; Revelation 4 Scripture:  Revelation (NIV) 4:1 After this I looked, and there before me was a door standing open in heaven. And the voice I had first heard speaking to me like a trumpet said, “Come up here, and I will show you what must take place after [...]

August 30, 2017: SOAP #2827: Ezekiel 8-11; Revelation 4

Scripture:  Revelation (NIV) 4:1 After this I looked, and there before me was a door standing open in heaven. And the voice I had first heard speaking to me like a trumpet said, “Come up here, and I will show you what must take place after this.”
2 At once I was in the Spirit, and there before me was a throne in heaven with someone sitting on it.

Observation:    An open door speaks to me of opportunity, of possibility.   A choice is presented.   I must choose.   The voice speaks to me of urgency.   Take the opportunity now.   Move through the open door.    When John set himself to enter the door, he was immediately aware of the Presence of the Holy Spirit.

Application:   God places opportunities before me today, open doors through which the Holy Spirit is urging me to pass.   The door is open, but the other side is not always clear.   I must trust God and step through in faith.   It is then He surrounds me with His peace and I become aware of His Spirit.   It is in the experience on the other side of the door where I experience a whole new adventure and grow in my knowledge of the wonderful God I serve.

Prayer:     Heavenly Father, as I take advantage of the opportunities you bring my way today, surround me with your Holy Spirit and empower me to accomplish your will. The possibilities excite me!      Amen

Pastor Leon
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