MOUNTAIN OF FIRE & MIRACLES MINISTRIES
International Headquarters, Lagos, Nigeria.
WEDNESDAY MANNA WATER SERVICE
July 28th, 2021
TOPIC: THE ANGELS OF OPEN DOORS
Text: Revelation 3:7-8, Acts 12:1- 17.
Ministering: Dr. Daniel Olukoya (G.O MFM Worldwide)
Revelation 3:7-8 “And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write; These things saith he that is holy, he that is true, he that hath the key of David, he that openeth, and no man shutteth; and shutteth, and no man openeth; I know thy works: behold, I have set before thee an open door, and no man can shut it: for thou hast a little strength, and hast kept my word, and hast not denied my name.”
There is a key called “The Key of David”.
May that key be placed in your hands in the name of Jesus!
That first scripture tells us about the mystery, the power of open doors.
I know there is somebody here, the kind of doors God will open for you this year will make all your past suffering a forgotten thing in the name of Jesus.
God never comes late. The night they were to bring Peter out to slaughter him, heavens began the operation.
May heaven begin the operation that will set you free in the name of Jesus.
May you have the faith to sleep peacefully in any storm you may be facing in the name of Jesus.
Somebody that was about to be killed the next day. He knew that they would execute him the next day. They bound one hand to one soldier, another hand to another soldier. Between the two soldiers and chains, the man slept peacefully.
May you possess the faith that would shame your enemies in the name of Jesus.
He slept between two soldiers. Then the kind of angel you need to pray for, arrived. The angel of open doors. He had to smite Peter to wake him up and said “arise quickly”: that was all he said. No prayer, no binding.
The angel did not even talk to the chains, the chains were afraid and fell off.
May bondages that want to make themselves full time staff, be shaken to pieces in the name of Jesus.
The angel just walked Peter out of the prison like that. Those who were sleeping were sleeping. Those who were supposed to be guarding him were still there, and he just walked out.
The doors also opened to them. Like those automatic doors you see at the airport or supermarket, when they approached the doors, they just opened of their own accord.
Only that in those days, there were no automatic doors. Iron massive gates locked which led to the city.
May good gates open to you of their own accord in the name of Jesus.
In Mary’s house, they were praying that Peter should be released. Peter had now been released. He went to those who were praying and they called the young girl a mad person.
The next morning, problem started. Herod gathered all the soldiers who did not know anything and killed them for allowing Peter to escape.
I am praying for somebody here, the doors of healing, blessing, prosperity, that the Lord has put before you, any strongman that is standing at the gate, I command them to die in the name of Jesus.
Every door has a language. There is what is called “door language”. Every door speaks. Every door is making a statement. A door is either closed or open.
When a door is closed, it is speaking about seven statements:
1. You cannot come in here. No matter how prepared you are, you cannot come in.
2. Access is not granted. You cannot access what you should access.
3. This is the end of the journey; since the door is closed and you want to pass and you cannot pass.
4. Go away from here, you are a stranger.
5. You do not have the keys.
6. You have been rejected.
7. It is launching an embargo.
But an open door is speaking another language. It is saying “come this way, do not go astray, no more embargo, keep moving towards more progress”.
Listen to me very carefully now. If there is a meeting in a presidential palace and you are riding in the convoy of the president, the gate would open unto you promptly.
The gate would open automatically to the president and all those who are with him. Are you following what I am saying? Some people are door openers. Doors open to them which would automatically open to those who walk with them.
They themselves may not need those doors but those who are with them, need the doors. Herod had detained Apostle Peter. An angel had visited Peter and got him out.
The chains of Peter fell off without any prayer and the Bible says the main gates opened to Peter of their own accord. The gate did not actually open to Peter, the gate opened to the angel.
But because Peter was walking with the angel, he had an open door. Peter continued on his way after his angelic companion had gone.
He arrived at another door without the angel and this time he had to start knocking. Even with the knocking, the door did not open to him automatically.
He knocked and knocked while those inside were negotiating whether or not to open the door. His voice was familiar to them. His case was why they gathered to pray, yet he had to knock and wait in the dark fearful street.
A short while ago, a door had opened unto him voluntarily. A short while ago he had left the prison and he walked through all those guards. A short while ago, the doors of the prison opened and the doors of the city opened.
Now alone, a mere wooden door did not budge after painful and persistent knocking on that door. Even after identifying himself, it could not open unto him automatically.
Why? The angel had gone back. If the angel had followed Peter to that door, no knocking would be needed because the door would open. The door opened because the angel was there.
The door opened because he wanted Peter to have a breakthrough. That angel could have decided to pass through the wall and not the gate, and nobody could have stopped him.
Some people are door openers. When the angel that opens doors is with your life, when you have the angel of open doors by your side, iron gates, fearsome soldiers that are even guarding the gates, those gates will open to you; you will walk through them.
There are some people too that God can put in your way. Even iron gates will open to them while you walk with them. But when they leave you or you leave them, even wooden doors with feeble old women at the door would hardly respect you.
Even with your pleading and frank negotiations, they will not respect you.
May God send you the open door angels. May God send this angel to minimise your labour. May God send His angel to you to minimise your harsh knocking on stubborn doors in the name of Jesus.
You say how do I connect to this kind of angel? This is the hard part. The Bible says “though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh. For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but they are mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds.
Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ.” (2 Corinthians 10:3-5).
There are two areas where the enemy cheats us tremendously:
■ in our thoughts and;
■ in our imaginations.
Listen to me very carefully. Your greatest hindrance is not the witches and wizards. Your greatest hindrance is yourself. The thoughts and the imaginations you are having.
The Bible says “as a man thinketh in his heart, so is he” (Proverbs 23:7). What you were thinking about yesterday is what made you what you are today.
If the thoughts you are pushing out are thoughts of fear and failure, that is what is happening to you right now. Your thoughts are the regular things that cross your mind. The regular things you meditate on.
Your imagination is the picture that comes to your mind after you have thought terrible thoughts. The picture that develops is your imagination.
The Bible says for you to have victory:
■ you must cast down those wicked imaginations
■ you must bring down those thoughts to the obedience of Christ.
Listen and listen very carefully beloveth. The whole creation we are in now is a product of thoughts. The idea of creating the earth was conceived in God’s mind and then planned out in His imagination.
Your thoughts have the power to create for you the things you think. Unfortunately, most of the thoughts of human beings are soaked in fear, doubt, and wickedness.
Very few people run through a day without some bad thoughts. Even as I am preaching here, some people may be here and thinking bad things. The Bible says the heart of man is desperately wicked and deep, who can know it?
Your thoughts are the forces you send out to work on your behalf and the entire manifestation of today was a direct product of the thoughts you had before.
The thoughts of God are backed up by the power of God. The thoughts of the devil are backed up by the power of the devil. If you must remain undefeated in this wicked world, you must always align your thoughts with that of God’s.
When your thoughts become God’s thoughts, then you generate God’s power. If your thought life is so dirty and confused, then success would be so far from you.
If you begin to think the devil’s thoughts, then you experience defeat. The enemies begin their attack from your thoughts. If they win you on the thought level, then they win you on the imagination level.
For example, the enemy shouts a thought into the mind of somebody saying “you are owing six months’ rent! The landlord will throw you out!”
Now, that is a thought. If you do not throw it out, then imagination will follow. In that imagination, you begin to imagine your loads scattered all over the streets and people laughing at you.
You begin to see the picture of your children crying on the streets. That is imagination. Once those two things catch you, no angel will approach you. That is the bottom line.
Look at Peter in that prison yard. He knew that he was dying the next day. His mind ought to have been filled with “Ah! I won’t see this person again, I won’t see that person again” and he would refuse to eat or sleep, but he slept so soundly that an angel had to slap him to wake him up.
Somebody has a pain in the breast and it is very painful, and then a thought comes “there is pain in this breast, hope it is not cancer?” That is the thought level.
Then if you do not deal with it at that level, very soon the enemy begins to expand it. It transforms to imagination and you begin to imagine the breast growing very big and they are cutting it off and so on and so forth.
That is why the Bible says “arrest those thoughts, bring them unto subjection”. That is how the angel of open doors can be your friend.
HOW CAN YOU DO THAT?
YOU CAN DO THAT WITH OUR FIVE (5) POPULAR Cs:
1. Censor what enters into your mind.
2. Capture every evil thought before it expands.
3. Concentrate on scriptures and praises.
4. Compare every thought with the word of God and throw out the negative ones.
5. Confront every evil thought that does not conform to the word of God.
Those are the five keys you need.
So the first stage you need to connect to the angel of open doors is:
1. deal with your thoughts and imaginations and
2. ask for angelic assistance. That is how the angel of open doors can be walking with you and wherever you go, doors will just open to you of their own accord.
1. (Lay your right hand on your chest) Dark imagination in my heart, die in the name of Jesus.
2. Negative imagination that has stolen from me, die in the name of Jesus.
3. My angel of open doors, appear in the name of Jesus.
4. My Father, release unto me the angels of power in the name of Jesus.
5. Angels of power, arise, pursue my enemies, recover my possessions in the name of Jesus.
6. Power of witchcraft in my town, scatter in the name of Jesus.
7. Thunder of God, shoot down my enemies in the name of Jesus.
8. The glory of the serpent fighting against me, catch fire in the name of Jesus.
9. Arrows of fire, strike the heads of my enemies in the name of Jesus.
10. Feet of fire, crush my enemies to death in the name of Jesus.
11. Angels of war, use sharp stones to break the head of my enemies in the name of Jesus.
12. O heavens, open the gate of death for the enemies of my joy in the name of Jesus.
13. Kingdom of darkness shouting my name, thunder of God, destroy them now in the name of Jesus.
14. Any assassin hired against me this year, I withdraw your life in the name of Jesus.
15. Any informant giving my enemies my information, be consumed by fire in the name of Jesus.
16. Powers pursuing me for evil, run into destruction in the name of Jesus.
17. (Pray this three hot times) Powers hiding my glory in the belly, thunder of God, burst the belly in the name of Jesus.
18. Powers assigned to turn my garment of glory into rags, your time is up, die in the name of Jesus.
Year 2021: ‘Our Year of Restoration and Revival’