Open Heaven 20 November 2018 – Great Expectations
Open Heaven 20 November 2018 Memorize:For the needy shall not always be forgotten: for expectation the poor shall not perish forever. Psalm 9:18
Open Heaven 20 November 2018 Bible Reading: Mark 5:24-29 (KJV)
24 And Jesus went with him; and much people followed him, and thronged him.
25 And a certain woman, which had an issue of blood twelve years,
26 And had suffered many things of many physicians, and had spent all that she had, and was nothing bettered, but rather grew worse,
27 When she had heard of Jesus, came in the press behind, and touched his garment.
28 For she said, If I may touch but his clothes, I shall be whole.
29 And straightway the fountain of her blood was dried up; and she felt in her body that she was healed of that plague.
Open Heaven 20 November 2018 Bible in one year: Ezekiel 17:18, Luke 24:13-35, Hymnal: sing Hymn 10
Open Heaven 20 November 2018 Message With Hymn And Prayer Points
It is amazing that some people go to the house of God without any expectations. Believe me sincerely, there are regular attendees of church services who for a very long time have conditioned themselves to be onlookers.
They listen to fantastic testimonies and applaud the testifiers. They even help to spread the news of the great things God is doing in their churches, but they never experience any miracle themselves because they have no expectation at all, to talk less of great expectations.
You will not be numbered among such People in Jesus’ Name. As the poor in spirit, God assures believers that their expectations will be realized. Psalm 9:18 say:
”For the needy shall not always be forgotten: the expectation of the poor not perish for ever”
Open Heaven 20 November 2018
Nevertheless only the poor who have expectations can experience a better future, because their expectations will come to pass.
The good news for you today is that your expected miracle is nearer to you than you can ever imagine.
Today’s Bible narrated the story of a woman with great expectations. She had been plagued with the issue of blood for twelve years and has spent all that she had on medication to no avail.
When she heard that the Great Physician was in her neighborhood, she pressed through crowd to meet Him with great expectations of miraculous healing.
She expected and believed that Jesus would do for her what the physicians could not do, and so she found her was to Jesus and touched the hem of His garment. Mark 5 29 tells us the result of her great expectation:”
“And straightway the fountain of her blood was dried up; and she felt in her body that she was healed of that plague.”
Beloved, what do you expect from the Lord today? How great is your expectation? Trust in the Lord like this woman did, and just as her expectation did not fail, your expectation will not perish.
This was also the testimony of the lame man gate of the temple (Acts 31-8). The Bible says he had expectations, but as God would have it, he got more than he bargained for.
Indeed, his expectation was the foundation for the miracle he experienced. Acts 3:5 says:
”And he gave heed unto them, expecting to receive something of them.”
Are you expecting something from the Lord today? In Proverbs 23:17-18, the Lord, says to you:
“Let not thin heart envy sinners: but be thou in the fear of the LORD all the day long. For surly there is an end; and thine expectation shall not be cut off.”
Father, please don’t let my great expectation be cut short in Jesus name.
Open Heaven 20 November 2018 Hymn 20
TRUST AND OBEY
1. When we walk with the Lord
In the light of His word
What a glory He sheds on our way!
While we do His good will,
He abides with us still,
And with all who will trust and obey
Trust and obey, for there’s no other way
To be happy in Jesus, but to trust and obey.
2. Not a shadow can rise,
Not a cloud in the skies,
But His smile quickly drives it away;
Not a doubt nor a fear
Not a sigh nor a tear,
Can abide while we trust and obey.
3. Not a burden we bear,
Not a sorrow we share
But our toil He doth richly repay;
Not a grief nor a loss,
Not a frown nor a cross,
But is blest if we trust and obey.
4. But we never can prove
The delights of His love
Until all on the altar we lay;
For the favour He shows,
And the joy He bestows,
Are for them who will trust and obey.
5. Then in fellowship sweet
We will sit at His feet,
Or we’ll walk by His side in the way;
What He says we will do
Where He sends we will go
Never fear, only trust and obey