OPENED DOORS PART IV
God can bring about opened doors through various means. He can also facilitate opened doors simply by His manifest presence. God is Omnipresent but His manifest presence is not everywhere. Proverbs 15:3; Hebrews 4:13. Even the entire earth trembles at the presence of God. Psalm 114:7.
There are situations that could provoke the manifest presence of God against closed doors. When God personally intervenes against any closed door; the result is not silent or quiet opened door; such door is flung open in a more spectacular way.
“And when her masters saw that the hope of their gains was gone, they caught Paul and Silas, and drew them into the marketplace unto the rulers, And brought them to the magistrates, saying, These men, being Jews, do exceedingly trouble our city, And teach customs, which are not lawful for us to receive, neither to observe, being Romans. And the multitude rose up together against them: and the magistrates rent off their clothes, and commanded to beat them. And when they had laid many stripes upon them, they cast them into prison, charging the jailor to keep them safely: Who, having received such a charge, thrust them into the inner prison, and made their feet fast in the stocks. And at midnight Paul and Silas prayed, and sang praises unto God: and the prisoners heard them. And suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken: and immediately all the doors were opened, and every one’s bands were loosed. And the keeper of the prison awaking out of his sleep, and seeing the prison doors open, he drew out his sword, and would have killed himself, supposing that the prisoners had been fled.” – Acts 16:19-27
Paul and Silas were on the assignment of God; preaching the Gospel to the lost, winning souls into God’s kingdom and doing signs and wonders in the name of Jesus to glorify God. There was a demonized little girl who was possessed with the spirit of divination and was being used by her master as an avenue for making money by soothsaying. Acts 16:16. The little girl was used of the devil to announce the arrival of Paul and Silas wherever they got to; she did that for many days and eventually grieved Paul’s spirit. Acts 16:17-18. Consequently, Paul (being empowered by the Holy Spirit) commanded the spirit of divination to leave the little girl and she was delivered instantly.
The master of the girl became agitated because he knew that his business empire had collapsed because of the deliverance of the girl. The selfish man never considered the future of the girl, the negative impact the spirit of divination could have on the girl’s destiny. He would have loved the girl to remain possessed and continue to serve as his “ATM machine” for life.
Anyway, since business has collapsed; the cause (Paul and Silas) must be severely dealt with. The occult businessman mischievously incited others and drew Paul and Silas to court, convinced the court of their “sins” and got them jailed. Not just jailed but they were to be chained and kept in the inner prison (probably getting them ready to be executed). The prison doors were not just locked; they were chained, which means that even if the prison doors were opened, there would be no way of escape for them.
Glory be to God, Pau and Silas knew what to do to secure supernatural intervention. They prayed, then, they sang praises so loud that the prisoners heard them. Suddenly, God had to come down and immediately all the restrictions were destroyed; the prison doors were opened, the band on their feet were loosed. There was no need for burst out, break out or prison break; they have been honorably and royally released by the King of kings. The earthquake that signifies the presence of God was an amazing wonder to the prison keeper; the keeper and his entire family were won for Christ as a result.
Brethren, let us get on the assignment of the Master, never mind; doors will open to you on their own accord. The core assignment of the Master is soul winning. Consistent soul winners are supernatural carriers of God’s presence. Remember, the earth trembles at the presence of God; therefore, no door can remain closed or locked when God shows up.
Friends, your situation cannot destroy you. The mischief of the agents of satan cannot destroy you. The manipulations of the workers of evil around you cannot destroy you. No matter how much they try and how bitter they are about you; they cannot succeed to harm you. All you need to do is to get on the Master assignment, keep praising Him and you will discover that all good doors are opened to you already.
It is your turn to begin to make satisfactory progress!
Scriptures for meditation: Matthew 28:20; Psalm 114:7; Psalm 24:7-10
Jesus is Lord!