Last night on the way home from my mother’s apartment, I found myself weeping and praying over the wickedness that continues to mount in the world around us, and specifically in York County where I live. Precious 20-something young people, especially, are making choices that lead down the road to destruction.
This morning, back in prayer again, God spoke to me about open windows, so I looked up the phrase, “Open window” in my Bible Gateway concordance (New American Standard Bible) and found five scriptures that dealt with open windows. Three passages talked about PEOPLE opening a window. Two passages talked about GOD opening a window. Let’s look at the people who opened windows.
PEOPLE WHO OPENED WINDOWS
Then it came about at the end of forty days, that Noah opened the window of the ark which he had made; 7 and he sent out a raven, and it flew here and there until the water was dried up from the earth.
16 Then he (Elisha) said to the king of Israel, “Put your hand on the bow.” And he put his hand on it, then Elisha laid his hands on the king’s hands. 17 He said, “Open the window toward the east,” and he opened it. Then Elisha said, “Shoot!” And he shot. And he said, “The Lord’s arrow of victory, even the arrow of victory over Aram; for you will defeat the Arameans at Aphek until you have destroyed them.”
Now when Daniel knew that the document was signed, he entered his house (now in his roof chamber he had windows open toward Jerusalem); and he continued kneeling on his knees three times a day, praying and giving thanks before his God, as he had been doing previously.
This morning, the Lord emphasized Elisha’s open window. Note that Elisha opened the window from his safe, comfortable home and told the king to SHOOT THE ARROW OF VICTORY. To me, this signifies a prophetic word released from the safe place of prayer. Elisha was not in the king’s palace, the king was in Elisha’s humble house of prayer. And Elisha’s praying hands were over top the king’s hands as he shot the arrow.
Do you think we can pray like this?