Daily Devotional


Behind Closed Doors

24th June 2020

Scripture Reading: 2 Kings 4: 1-7


“And when thou art come in, thou shalt shut the door upon thee and upon thy sons, and shalt pour out into all those vessels, and thou shalt set aside that which is full.” (2 Kings 4: 4)

One of the instructions that Elisha gave to the widow of one of the sons of the prophets was that she should shut her door and pour the oil in her pot into the vessels she borrowed from her neighbours. That woman was on her way to increase and restoration, and she needed to shut the door. There was a birthing of increase that needed to happen behind closed doors. There was an unveiling of new chapters behind closed doors.

Friend, there is an unveiling of new chapters of your life, and it can only happen behind closed doors. There are divine deposits that God want to put in you behind closed doors. There is an outpouring of the Spirit of God into your inner man, and the venue of that outpouring is behind closed doors. There is an unveiling of royalty that is scheduled to happen in your life, and it will happen, not in the open, but behind closed doors.

Greatness is not birthed in the open; it is birthed in the secret. Greatness is birthed in those steps you take where eyes cannot see; greatness is born in those extra efforts you put into your work that men are not aware of; greatness is born through those private moments you share alone with God, communing and listening to Him speak to you. Greatness is born in the secret place. Greatness is born behind closed doors.

Pay close attention to what you do behind closed doors. Make room for more and more of God in your private moments. Make more efforts that men are not aware of. Improve on yourself where eyes cannot see. It may be okay to pray in the midst of people, but take it a notch higher and spend more prayer moments alone, groaning in the Spirit, and downloading from the portals of heaven. Work on yourself while others sleep.

Remember, the oil that multiplied behind closed doors was the same oil that was to be sold so that poverty could be expunged from the life of that widow and her sons. Give your secret place priority attention, and you will experience a multiplication.


I multiply in my secret place, in Jesus’ name!

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“He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.” (Psalm 91: 1)

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