Open Heaven For December 11, 2022 TOPIC – Sin And Sickness
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MEMORISE: “Afterward Jesus findeth him in the temple, and said unto him, Behold, thou art made whole: sin no more, lest a worse thing come unto thee.” – John 5:14 (KJV)
READ: Psalm 107:17-20 (KJV)
17 Fools because of their transgression, and because of their iniquities, are afflicted.
18 Their soul abhorreth all manner of meat; and they draw near unto the gates of death.
19 Then they cry unto the Lord in their trouble, and he saveth them out of their distresses.
20 He sent his word, and healed them, and delivered them from their destructions.
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Ephesians 2-5
Sin brings affliction upon people, but healing will come when they repent and turn to God. The Bible tells us in Psalm 119:67:
Before I was afflicted I went astray: but now have I kept thy word.
Whenever a sick person who had been a sinner before falling sick came to Jesus in the Bible, He would forgive the person of his or her sin first and foremost, before getting rid of the sickness. The sin has to go before the healing can come. If you have sinned against God, you must go before Him and ask for mercy, so that He can restore you to Himself and to good health.
God will send you a word today that will deliver you from destruction, in the mighty name of Jesus.
Confess your sins to Him and make up your mind that you will no longer live a life of sin. It is a dangerous thing to continue in sin, especially after God has delivered you from one form of demonic oppression or another.
In Luke 11:24-26, Jesus tells us what will happen when a man has been healed but still continues in his sin:
24 When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through dry places, seeking rest; and finding none, he saith, I will return unto my house whence I came out. 25 And when he cometh, he findeth it swept and garnished. 26 Then goeth he, and taketh to him seven other spirits more wicked than himself; and they enter in, and dwell there: and the last state of that man is worse than the first.
If death suddenly catches up with a sinner, he will go to hell. Turn to God and repent of your sins. Start to live a life of holiness, and God will send you a word that will restore your soul. Anyone who isn’t God’s friend is already walking on the path of destruction. According to Psalm 9:17, such a fellow is set on his or her way to hell already.
You will reign with Christ at the end of days, in the mighty name of Jesus.
Repent of all your sins and forsake them so you can enjoy a time of refreshing in the Lord.
HYMN 1: All To Jesus I Surrender
1 All to Jesus I surrender,
All to Him I freely give;
I will ever love and trust Him,
In His presence daily live.
I surrender all,
I surrender all.
All to Thee, my blessed Savior,
I surrender all
2 All to Jesus I surrender,
Humbly at His feet I bow,
Worldly pleasures all forsaken;
Take me, Jesus, take me now.
3 All to Jesus I surrender,
Make me, Savior, wholly Thine;
Let me feel Thy Holy Spirit,
Truly know that Thou art mine.
4 All to Jesus I surrender,
Lord, I give myself to Thee;
Fill me with Thy love and power,
Let Thy blessing fall on me.
5 All to Jesus I surrender,
Now I feel the sacred flame.
Oh, the joy of full salvation!
Glory, glory to His name!
Open Heavens 2022 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. Open Heaven for Today 2022