August 12, 2021 Open Heaven Devotional : Topic – Divine Healing
TOPIC: Divine Healing
MEMORISE: For she said within herself, If I may but touch his garment, I shall be whole. – Matthews 9:21
READ: Matthew 8:14-15 (KJV)
14 And when Jesus was come into Peter’s house, he saw his wife’s mother laid, and sick of a fever.
15 And he touched her hand, and the fever left her: and she arose, and ministered unto them.
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Psalms 93-95
There are sicknesses that are not ordinary, but rather, are demonically inflicted. Orthodox medicine is incapable of curing such sicknesses. Even traditional medicine with its spiritual backing is limited in such cases because witchdoctors bow out when they are warned by the demons in charge of such sicknesses not to interfere. In Luke 13:11-16, there is a story of a woman who was bound by the spirit of infirmity for eighteen years. Our Lord Jesus revealed Satan as the mastermind behind the woman’s affliction in verse 15-16 of the passage:
“The Lord then answered him, and said, Thou hypocrite, doth not each one of you on the sabbath loose his ox or his ass from the stall, and lead him away to watering? And ought not this woman, being a daughter of Abraham, whom Satan hath bound, lo, these eighteen years, be loosed from this bond on the sabbath day?” – Luke 13:15-16
God is still in the business of curing diseases – be they demonic or not demonic. He said in Jeremiah 32:27:
“Behold, I am the LORD, the God of all flesh: is there any thing too hard for me?”
God who created the human body can resolve any problem that arises in it. God can fix any problematic part of the human body. He has replaced kidneys, lungs, livers, faulty eyes and so on, in the past and He is still in that business of healing.
There is no sickness too small to attract God’s attention and there is none too big as to intimidate Him. It is left for every individual to develop his or her faith to the point where it would attract the hand of God to perform the healing miracle. The woman in our memory verse of today said “If I may but touch his garment, I shall be whole” and she was made whole indeed. Jesus Christ laid His hands on the mother-in-law of Peter who was sick of what someone may call “ordinary” fever, and she was made whole as seen in today’s text. Remember, the sickness some people called “ordinary” has claimed millions of lives in history.
My prayer is that you will receive divine healing today, in Jesus’ name.
Father, please lay Your healing hand on me and heal any infirmity in my body today, in Jesus’ name.
HYMN 14: Jesus My Lord, My God, My All
1. Jesus, my Lord, my God, my all,
hear me, blest Savior, when I call;
hear me, and from thy dwelling place
pour down the riches of thy grace.
Jesus, my Lord, I thee adore;
O make me love thee more and more.
2. Jesus, too late I thee have sought;
how can I love thee as I ought?
And how extol thy matchless fame,
the glorious beauty of thy name?
3. Jesus, what didst thou find in me
that thou hast dealt so lovingly?
How great the joy that thou hast brought,
so far exceeding hope or thought!
4. Jesus, of thee shall be my song;
to thee my heart and soul belong;
all that I have or am is thine,
and thou, blest Savior, thou art mine.
Open Heavens 2021 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. The Open Heavens devotional application is available across all mobile platforms and operating systems: iOS, Android, Blackberry, Nokia, Windows Mobile and PC.