Open Heavens Devotional: JOYS OF HOUSE FELLOWSHIP – Thursday 2 June 2011

By Pastor E.A. Adeboye

MEMORIZE: “Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fullness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.” (Ps. 16:11).

READ: 1 Samuel 5 :1-5

Whenever we are gathered in small or large groups to honour the Lord, He is present. When we come together in our various house fellowships, God is with us as He has promised: “For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them” (Matt. 18:20). In every house fellowship, the leader is God’s representative there, enjoying the full backing of the Most High. Even when He is not visible, God stands behind the house fellowship leader, speaking through him, ready to heal, deliver and save. Such a leader becomes God’s voice to reach out to that small group – or church in the house. Never underestimate what God can do through you in a house fellowship centre!

Psalm 16 :11 says, “ Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fullness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore”. In every house fellowship meeting, God’s presence is there to release joy to all present. Such joy will be channeled through the house fellowship leader to the members. Being vessel through which the blessings will flow, the house fellowship leader will be the first to be a partaker. It is a great thing to lead a house fellowship! One of the blessings that can flow to members of a house fellowship is prosperity. If you don’t believe it, ask Obededom. He housed the Ark of the Covenant for only three months and it appeared he received the blessings of 30 years! He was so blessed that he was on the national news. In three months, he had a permanent change from a nobody to a man of repute and honour (2 Sam. 6 :9-12). Are you trusting God to change your financial situation? Attend a house fellowship regularly, or make your house available for God’s use as a house fellowship centre. Hold on to God’s promise and blessings will flow to you. Another blessing that can flow to a house fellowship is victory over demons. When God’s Ark of Covenant was brought into the temple of an idol— Dagon, the image fell on its face (1 Sam 5 :15). When put back on its feet the following day, the image not only fell but its head got broken. In the houses of house fellowship leaders this year, no demon will be able to stay or come near. Demons will bow before you and keep their distance.

PRAYER POINT: Father, breathe afresh on all house fellowship centres and make them locations of your grace, power and glory.

Bible in One year: Matt. 5-7

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