Wednesday, 1 June 2016
Open Heavens 1 June 2016: Wednesday daily devotional by Pastor E. A. Adeboye – The Lord, My Healer
Topic: The Lord, My Healer [Wednesday 1, June 2016]
Memorise: He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds. – Psalms 147:3
Read: Exodus 15:26 (KJV)
26 And said, If thou wilt diligently hearken to the voice of the LORD thy God, and wilt do that which is right in his sight, and wilt give ear to his commandments, and keep all his statutes, I will put none of these diseases upon thee, which I have brought upon the Egyptians: for I am the LORD that healeth thee.
Bible in One Year: 2 Chronicles 12-13, Ecclesiastes 1:5-11
The New Testament is full of accounts of people who were healed, just to convince us that healing is possible through Christ Jesus. There is so much virtue, glory and power in the name of Jesus. Everyone who had an encounter with that Name or with His person never remained the same, irrespective of the degree of their sicknesses. All things are possible through the Name of Jesus (Matthew 19:26). Through the Name of Jesus there is so much power to overcome all forms of sicknesses and infirmities.
“9 Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: 10 That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth;” - Philippians 2:9-10
If only you will see that Jesus has paid the whole price for our redemption so that we might be free from all sicknesses, then you can boldly accept the fact that Jesus is the source of life. The Lord Jesus gave to us through salvation; life, health, peace and so much abundance. He Himself took all our infirmities and bore our sickness. He is always willing to do things to manifest His Word, and to let us know a measure of the mind of God towards us.
If you are in need of one miracle of healing or the other, or you have been afflicted with all manner of sicknesses, the Lord will show forth His perfect cleansing and healing power in your life. All you need is to have faith in Jesus. Peter and John were helpless and uneducated, but the fact remains that they had been with Jesus and they knew practically what His name was capable of doing. They told the man at the beautiful gate to stand up and walk, and the man received his healing immediately. There is someone reading this devotional this morning, it doesn’t matter how helpless or hopeless your medical report has indicated, the Lord will change your story in Jesus’ name. Through the name of Jesus, the incurable can be healed. Through His Name, the lame will walk and the blind will see. Through His name, lepers have been miraculously cleansed. In this world of ours, where new diseases are always surfacing and doctors sometimes cannot identify them, you need to rely absolutely on the Great Physician, Jesus Christ. He is able to heal those who are broken hearted and destroy all satanic forces. Through faith in His name, deliverances become daily occurrence.
“They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.” - Mark 16:18
By the special grace of God, Jesus Christ has become my personal physician since I came to the knowledge of this truth. This is why every time I have the opportunity to minister to people, I just follow the instructions of my faithful physician and allow Him to glorify Himself. I don’t bother myself about how the healing will take place I just do as He commands.
One major cause of sickness is sin. If you live a life that is pleasing to God, sickness will never find a place in your body. It doesn’t matter how many people are falling sick around you, the promises of God to keep His children from being affected with what affects others is kept intact. If you are allowing sin into your life, then you are sending an invitation to sicknesses because sin and sicknesses are related. Repent today and follow the path of life. When we turn back to the Lord, our nations and immediate communities become healed and free from every satanic influence.
Action Point: Father, destroy every root of sickness in my body, soul and spirit in Jesus name.
Open Heavens Daily Devotional guide was written by Pastor E.A. Adeboye, the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, one of the largest evangelical church in the world and also the President of Christ the Redeemer's Ministries.
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