Open Heavens Daily Devotional For 4th March, 2018
Theme – You Can Be Healed
Memorise: “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.” – Exodus 15:26
Read: Mark 6:53-56 (KJV)
53 And when they had passed over, they came into the land of Gennesaret, and drew to the shore.
54 And when they were come out of the ship, straightway they knew him,
55 And ran through that whole region round about, and began to carry about in beds those that were sick, where they heard he was.
56 And whithersoever he entered, into villages, or cities, or country, they laid the sick in the streets, and besought him that they might touch if it were but the border of his garment: and as many as touched him were made whole.
Bible in One Year: Numbers 8-9, 1 Corinthians 16.
Many passages of the Bible make it very clear that the healing power of God is available to heal all manner of sicknesses and diseases without any limitation. Matthew 8:16 says,
“When the even was come, they brought unto him many that were possessed with devils: and he cast out the spirits with his word, and healed all that were sick:”
Luke 6:19 also says,
“And the whole multitude sought to touch him: for there went virtue out of him, and healed them all.”
It is important to note that in the instances cited above and on several other occasions, Jesus healed all the sickness in all the people who came to Him (Matthew 12:15, Matthew 14:36). I therefore prophesy to you that God’s healing power will touch you right now and make you completely whole of everything that is troubling your spirit, soul and body in Jesus’ Name.
However, the plan of healing set forth in the Bible is not arbitrary; rather, it is based on some conditions being fulfilled first. This means that there are conditions for divine healing, and we must understand and conform to the standard of the word of God if we hope to receive divine healing. First of these conditions is repentance and forsaking of sin (Matthew 9:2, John 5:15, James 5:15). This is followed by faith in God’s ability to perform the desired healing. Faith is always required of the individual who is seeking healing in as much as he or she is capable of exercising it (Matthew 8:13, Mark 5:34, john 4:50). Understanding the cause or source of a sickness can also facilitate healing. The Bible teaches that sicknesses and diseases are agents of death, which came into this world through sin (Genesis 2:17, 2 Kings 20:1, Romans 5:12). These agents of death are propagated through nature, Satan and disobedience to God. Some human afflictions are directly traceable to natural causes (2 Kings 13:14, Daniel 2:27), while Satan also afflicts and oppresses people with sicknesses (Job 2:7, Luke 13:16). Furthermore, many are sick because they disobeyed God’s commandments (Micah 6:13, 1 Corinthians 11:30). The good news is that anyone who is completely obedient to God’s word can live a life that is untouchable by the agents of death.
Prayer Point: Father, please give me the grace to live in complete obedience to Your word for the rest of my life in Jesus’ Name.
Hymn 8: The Great Physician Now Is Here.
1. The great Physician now is near,
The sympathizing Jesus;
He speaks the drooping heart to cheer,
Oh, hear the voice of Jesus.
Sweetest note in seraph song,
Sweetest name on mortal tongue;
Sweetest carol ever sung,
Jesus, blessed Jesus.
2. Your many sins are all forgiv’n,
Oh, hear the voice of Jesus;
The veil ‘twixt yiu and God is riven,
redemption wrought by Jesus.
3. All glory to the dying Lamb!
I now believe in Jesus;
I love the blessed Savior’s name,
I love the name of Jesus.
4. His name dispels my guilt and fear,
No other name but Jesus;
Oh, how my soul delights to hear
The precious name of Jesus.