Open Heaven For February 13, 2023 TOPIC – Only God Can Protect
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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 (KJV)
READ: Luke 8:43-48 (KJV)
43 And a woman having an issue of blood twelve years, which had spent all her living upon physicians, neither could be healed of any,
44 Came behind him, and touched the border of his garment: and immediately her issue of blood stanched.
45 And Jesus said, Who touched me? When all denied, Peter and they that were with him said, Master, the multitude throng thee and press thee, and sayest thou, Who touched me?
46 And Jesus said, Somebody hath touched me: for I perceive that virtue is gone out of me.
47 And when the woman saw that she was not hid, she came trembling, and falling down before him, she declared unto him before all the people for what cause she had touched him, and how she was healed immediately.
48 And he said unto her, Daughter, be of good comfort: thy faith hath made thee whole; go in peace.
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Numbers 14-15
Doctors are wonderful people and God has used them to save many lives. However, a doctor can try his or her best without the patient getting better. Doctors are limited because they can only try their best; the Almighty God is the healer. I believe that the Coronavirus has shown the world now that only God can heal. For every vaccine that scientists created thinking they had contained the virus, a new variant emerged.
There are sicknesses that doctors tag as incurable. That word does not exist in Jesus’ dictionary because He heals all sicknesses and diseases. There are sicknesses that doctors just cannot diagnose. My God does not even need a diagnosis before He heals you. A woman who kept throwing up everything she ate and couldn’t be cured by doctors came to one of our services in the RCCG. Just as I was about to start preaching and said, “Let somebody shout Halleluyah”, she shouted halleluyah and a worm jumped out of her mouth. She did not have to undergo any tests, Jesus just got rid of the problem in an instant. In Jeremiah 32:27, God said:
Behold, I am the LORD, the God of all flesh: is there any thing too hard for me?
Beyond healing, God can ensure that you never fall sick again. He can shield you from sickness to such an extent that even if everyone around you gets infected with a contagious disease, you would be immune to it.
Beloved, obey God completely and He will ensure that you live above sicknesses and diseases. You should also note that If He heals a person and the fellow goes back into sin, a worse disease will come on such a fellow (John 5:14) hence a holy lifestyle is mandatory for all His children.
God is our healer, put all your faith in Him like the woman in our Bible reading today and you will receive divine healing in any area you require it in Jesus’ name.
Only God can heal. Obey Him and you will live above sicknesses and diseases.
HYMN 25: The Great Physician Now Is Near
1 The great Physician now is near,
The sympathising 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 forgiven,
Oh, hear the voice of Jesus;
Go on your way in peace to heaven,
And wear a crown with Jesus.
3 All glory to the risen Lamb!
I now believe in Jesus;
I love the blessed Saviour’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 charming name of Jesus.
Open Heavens 2023 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 2023