(Expect To Be Visited By The Lord)
By Pastor Chris Oyakhilome
TO THE BIBLE: “Don’t forget to be kind to strangers, for some who have done this have entertained angels without realising it!” (Hebrews 13:2 TLB)
Have you ever thought of having the Lord visit you? “It’s very unlikely of God to do that,” you might say, but God’s Word contains several accounts of people who experienced such divine visits. It was sometimes a visit by an angel; at other times, it was the Lord Himself. These visits were always life-changing, destiny-altering experiences. For instance, Abraham, on a certain day, sat in his tent on a hot day and saw three men passing by.
By faith, he perceived they weren’t ordinary men and called out to them to stop over for some refreshment (Genesis 18:1-5). It turned out that he was right: one of the three men was the Lord Himself, while the other two were angels! And, during this encounter, the Lord told Abraham exactly when Sarah would conceive and give birth (Genesis 18:10). When Jacob was at a crossroads in his life, it took a divine visit from the Lord for him to experience his much desired turnaround: He was alone one day when an angel came to him and wrestled with him all night long (Genesis 32:24). He later realised the angel was no ordinary angel but God’s Spirit Himself and pleaded with Him to bless him.
Thereafter, the Lord changed his name from “Jacob,” which meant “usurper or“swindler,” to “Israel,” which means “a prince of power with God.” That divine visit changed his destiny tremendously. God wants to visit you too and touch your life in a special way. Divine visits weren’t reserved only for Abraham, Jacob and other people in Bible days, so you can also expect to be visited by God. A divine encounter with the Lord will definitely change your life forever, and it’s the time for such divine visits.
Go Deeper: Joshua 5:13-15 GNB
Speak: Dear heavenly Father, please help me to be sensitive and alert in my spirit to recognise moments of divine visitations so that I will receive every blessing that you desire to impart into my life. I recognise that this is my season for divine visitations, and I welcome all such visitations of the Spirit in the Name of Jesus. Amen.
Daily Bible Reading: ONE YEAR 2 Corinthians 11:16-33, Ecclesiastes 1-2
TWO YEAR Luke 22:35-43, 1 Samuel 31
Act: Expect God to visit you right there where you are! You can be sure that when He does, your life will not remain the same.