I am OPEN

STORY: For over 20 years, God has had me praying OPEN over thousands of men, women, boys and girls throughout India and around the world. After meetings, people will line up… 20, 30, even 40 people deep – for prayer. I lay my hands on them and pray:

Father,

OPEN up their eyes to see you,
OPEN their ears to hear you,
OPEN their mouths to proclaim you,
OPEN their hearts to experience you,
OPEN their minds to know you,
OPEN up their hands and feet to follow you.

Today, God wants you to know:

God is OPEN

Romans 10:21 (NLT): But regarding Israel, God said, “All day long I OPENED my arms to them, but they were disobedient and rebellious.”

In the Gospel we meet Jesus who says: “I am the way, truth, and life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” (John 14:6)

Jesus is the OPENING to God.

God is OPEN for YOU

Not only is God OPEN, but more importantly He is OPEN for you.

No matter your sins, God will remain OPEN for you. You might think, but Kevin you don’t know my sins. It doesn’t matter. God doesn’t know a sin Jesus didn’t die for (Romans 6:10, 1 Peter 3:18).

In Luke 15 when the prodigal son returned home, the Father had compassion on him. He ran to him, OPENED his arms, embraced him, and kissed him. In the parable, the prodigal son represents us all and the father is God. For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God (Romans 3:23). The Father’s response is to OPEN.

Imagine OPENING an envelope. It’s addressed to you. You OPEN it and discover God has sent a message to you. It says: Dear one, I am OPEN. Love, God.

God Provides OPEN

Mark 8:35 (NLT): “Then Jesus placed his hands on the man’s eyes again, and his eyes were OPENED. His sight was completely restored, and he could see everything clearly.”

God OPENED:

Red Sea
Mouth of whale to swallow Jonah
Ears to hear
Eyes to see
Mouth to speak
Lazarus’ tomb
Mouth of fish for temple tax
The curtain in the temple
Jesus tomb

God OPENED:

Way to forgiveness of sin
Way to salvation
Way to God
Way to peace with God
Way to abundant life
Way to eternal life
Way to heaven
Way to victorious life in Christ
Way to healing
Way to reconciliation
Way to transformation
Way to ministry

God OPENS the way to:

College
Marriage
Business
Feeding your family
God OPENS wombs
God OPENS tombs
God OPENS churches
God OPENS baptismal tanks
God OPENS church buildings
God OPENS transportation
God OPENS bibles
God OPENS the hearts of people far from God to be raised to life in Christ.

God Loves OPEN

In Mark 2, we read how friends OPEN the roof to lower a friend to Jesus and it pleased the Lord.

We can see from miracles of Jesus that God loves:

OPEN seas
OPEN eyes
OPEN ears
OPEN mouths
OPEN hands
OPEN tombs
OPEN hearts
OPEN schedules
OPEN lives
OPEN minds

In Romans 12:2, we see that God transforms us as we change our minds. A closed mind can’t be changed. God loves when our minds are OPEN to God.

Get To The Point

In my book, Get To The Point, I shared that God’s whole point is you in his presence and his presence in you. Unfortunately, we are missing the point.

To make matters worse, the Church isn’t doing all it can to help people get to the point. 

This means that for decades, people have been closed off to the presence of God and the voice of God. For decades, people are OPEN to information from man instead of revelation from God.

God loves OPEN enough to expose when we are CLOSED

In recent years, God has been exposing how we have been closed off to His presence and voice:

Me too Movement

God exposed how women are trafficked and sexually exploited by men. God required employers to change their minds about the way women are treated. One day, men were thinking it’s acceptable to dishonor women. The very next day, men everywhere are willing to OPEN their minds to honoring women. We will never go into God’s presence and come out with a word from God to dishonor women. God is saying: OPEN your mind.

Covid-19

God exposed how the global Church was closed off to the nations by focusing mainly on what happened in their facilities. During the global shut down, public gatherings including churches around the world were closed to public assembly. 

For months, church facilities were closed but God used this to OPEN the church even wider. Churches were forced to go online in order to minister to their congregations. All of a sudden more people are watching online than those we’re previously sitting in their pews. And it included people oceans away in other countries that otherwise would have never been able to walk into the church buildings.

Now things are OPENING again and there are now more people online than sitting in the church facilities. 

In Psalm 2:8, God says, “Ask and I will give you the nations.” God isn’t closing churches. He is OPENING the nations. Do we see things as closed down or can we see that God is OPENING things up? God is saying: OPEN your mind.

Racial Injustice

Racism results from decades of being closed off to God’s presence and voice.

On February 23, 2020, Ahmaud Arbery, a 25 year old black man was shot and killed while jogging through a neighborhood in Georgia. On November 24, 2021, three white men were convicted on felony murder. A father and son were sentenced to life in prison without parole and their neighbor was sentenced to life in person with possibility of parole. 

One day, a son is listening to his father about the prejudice towards people of different skin color. The very next day God is saying: OPEN your mind to me.

Luke 14:26 (NLT) says, “If you want to be my disciple, you must, by comparison, hate everyone else—your father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters—yes, even your own life. Otherwise, you cannot be my disciple.”

God is saying: Will you change your mind about racism? Will you OPEN yourself to my presence and voice?

CLOSED means: I don’t care to hear the voice of God for myself. I depend upon others to tell me about God and what God is saying. Is your mind OPEN to God.

Nothing substitutes for you being in God’s presence for yourself and hearing God’s voice for yourself.

Vaccines

On November 30, 2021, Marcus Lamb, president and founder of Daystar Television Network died after contracting Covid. It was a tragic loss to the global Church! What is just as tragic is that for over a year, Marcus was known for using his TV platform to discourage millions of people from taking the vaccine. Then he contracted Covid and very unexpectedly died. This is one of thousands of people who one day influenced others not to be vaccinated and the very next day died from Covid.

In every death, God is exposing that when we are OPEN to what other say we are CLOSED to what God is saying.

I am not pro or anti vaccine. God wants intimacy, not a world of hearsays. He wants you to be OPEN to his presence and voice and not follow what other people say. 

Based on God’s call to live in the Bible, we can know for sure that when we go into God’s presence, He will speak to us about doing whatever it takes to live. He has spoken, “now choose life” (Deuteronomy 30:15). He’s not going to contradict himself.

The problem is people are making decisions based on hearsay instead of going directly into God’s presence and hearing directly from God for themselves.

To make matters worse, the Church isn’t doing all it can to help people get into God’s presence and hear his voice for themselves.

Unjust killing of Innocent Lives

Recently in Myanmar, Northeast India, Afghanistan, Ukraine and other parts of the world, innocent people have lost their lives during political unrest. In every conflict and death, God is exposing hatred and injustice. Ultimately, he is exposing what happens when people are closed to his presence and voice. The consequences are deadly.

If 7 billion people would OPEN their lives to God, go into God’s presence, and hear from God, we would hear God’s call to serve one another – not kill one another. 

Mental Health Crisis, Murder Suicide, Mass Shootings

We are in a full blown mental health crisis. Fear, depression, anxiety, and anger are plaguing people emotionally the way Covid-19 did physically. Murder suicides are happening every day. Mass shootings are happening multiple times a week. Each of these exposes happens when people are CLOSED to God’s presence and voice but OPEN to hearsay instead.

God loves OPEN enough to expose when we are closed.

God is inviting you to OPEN yourself to his presence and to what he says.

What’s Your Word?

I just finished writing my 3rd book, What’s Your Word? The whole time I’m writing I sense God saying “I want my people to be OPEN”.

Take grace from God to say: “I don’t care what man says. God, what do you say?”

What’s Your Word? is not my question for you, but your question to God. 

Are you OPEN to any word God speaks over you?

God Wants You OPEN

Revelation 3:20 (NLT): “Look! I stand at the door and knock. If you hear my voice and OPEN the door, I will come in, and we will share a meal together as friends.”

Is your door OPEN to Jesus?

I encourage you to imagine another envelope. You OPEN it and find your message to God. It says: Dear God, I am OPEN. Love, Me. That’s the message God wants from you today. 

Are your oceans OPEN?

Do you have your passport ready?

Is your schedule OPEN?

Is tomorrow OPEN for God?

Is your mind OPEN? God says we are transformed as we change our mind.

Are your hands OPEN to God?

Are You OPEN?

God says you have not because you ask not and when you ask you don’t ask God (James 4:2-3).

Are you OPEN to Ask God?

Problem #1 – We don’t ask
Problem #2 – We ask everyone but God

OPEN: allowing access, passage, or a view through an empty space; not closed or blocked up. Not covered, spread out.

Get a pen and paper ready! Write these 3 things down:

1. OPEN Declares Available

Are you available to go where God says go and do what God says do? If so, you are OPEN.

2. OPEN Requires Waiting

Are you willing to wait on the Lord?

Every miracle of OPEN in the Bible came after waiting.

Consider again the story of Lazarus being raised from the dead (John 11). His sisters had waited for Jesus to arrive. It seemed Jesus came too late. Instead not only did they see Lazarus healed but they saw Lazarus raised back to life from the dead.

3. OPEN Results in Miracles

Every OPEN in the Bible resulted in miracles.

You can’t OPEN yourself to God and not be changed.

Let us Pray

Father,

OPEN my eyes to see you,
OPEN my ears to hear you,
OPEN my mouths to proclaim you,
OPEN my heart to experience you,
OPEN my mind to know you,
OPEN my hands and feet to follow you.

In Jesus name. Amen.

I am OPEN

God is OPEN
God is OPEN for you
God provides OPEN
God loves OPEN
God loves OPEN enough to expose when we are closed
God wants You OPEN
Are you OPEN?

3 Truths about OPEN

OPEN declares available
OPEN requires waiting
OPEN results in miracles

ABOUT ME:

I’m an international speaker and bestselling author of Audacious Generosity and Get to The Point. I love helping people everywhere to prosper in God’s presence.

As a serial entrepreneur, I’ve helped start hundreds of businesses, nonprofits and churches. As Founder/Executive Director of Global Hope India, I have traveled over 1 million miles to 27 different countries speaking to thousands of audiences throughout India and the world.

In addition to leading Global Hope India full-time, I’m CEO of Spirit Media. We help globally recognized, prophetic thought leaders to package their content into books and publish them worldwide for global reach. Visit https://spiritmedia.us for full details. Let’s get you published!

Visit kevinwhite.us for my books, 1 minute motivation series, podcasts, and services. You’ll also find videos, slides, and transcripts from previous keynote messages such as:

Permission to Prosper

What’s Your Word?

God Speaks & You’re Not Deaf

God Guides God Provides

God’s Way of Others First

Get to The Point

God’s Gift of Opportunity

Encountering God

& more!

Me and my wife, Shelly, are high school sweethearts who have been married for 34 years. We have three adult children and one granddaughter. Shelly and I live in Cary, North Carolina.

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