RCCG; THE LORD, MY HEALER.

OPEN HEAVENS DAILY DEVOTIONAL
DATE: FRIDAY 7 OCTOBER 2016
THEME: THE LORD; MY HEALER
Memorise:
Who his own self bare our sins in his own
body on the tree, that we, being dead to
sins, should live unto righteousness: by
whose stripes ye were healed. 1 Peter 2:24
Read: Isaiah 53:1-5
1 Who hath believed our report? and to
whom is the arm of the Lord revealed?
2 For he shall grow up before him as a
tender plant, and as a root out of a dry
ground: he hath no form nor comeliness;
and when we shall see him, there is no
beauty that we should desire him.
3 He is despised and rejected of men; a man
of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and
we hid as it were our faces from him; he
was despised, and we esteemed him not.
4 Surely he hath borne our griefs, and
carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him
stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.
5 But he was wounded for our
transgressions,he was bruised for our
iniquities: the chastisement of our peace
was upon him; and with his stripes we are
healed.
MESSAGE
The title of today’s devotional requires deep
thought. The Lord is asking us to
personalise this truth today? The reason is
not far-fetched; the healing virtue of Jesus
Christ is very potent and available for YOU.
In today’s Bible readings, we are reassured
that Jesus Christ is the Ultimate Healer
because He paid for our healing with His
Blood. Apart from reassuring us, the Bible
passage also draws our attention to some
other truths; not believing that God heals His
ailing people is an ancient unbelief that is
meant to subject humans to perpetual
suffering. In the book of Numbers 21:6-9,
the serpents sent to the Israelites as a result
of their sins had bitten them, God then
directed Moses to make and lift up a serpent
for whoever was bitten to look upon for
healing; as many as looked lived. This is type
of healing God provides through our Lord
Jesus Christ. In John 3:14-15, Jesus Christ
said:
“And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the
wilderness, even so must the Son of man be
lifted up: That whosoever believeth in him
should not perish, but have eternal life.”
The power and secret of sickness and
diseases which ultimately leads to death is
hidden in sin. This is the reason why Jesus
Christ often first of all attacked sin in the
lives of the people He thereafter healed
(Matthew 9:2-6). Healing is easily procured
when the sick’s sins are forgiven him. This is
why the Psalmist says:
“Blessed is the man whose transgression is
forgiven, whose sin is covered.”
Psalms 32:1
He is our unfailing Healer because He paid
the dues for our healing, in that He atoned
for the cause of sicknesses and diseases
(Matthew 26:28).
To access divine healing, therefore, we must
have a covenant relationship with the
Healer, because by His stripes only, can we
be healed. In other words, by the atonement
of Jesus Christ, our healing is forever settled.
To have a covenant relationship with the
Healer, therefore, we must respond to His
call to repentance, and surrender the totality
of our lives for Him to control. The body that
has been dedicated to Jesus Christ shall be
spared the sicknesses that make people
miserable. When we give our lives to Christ,
the next thing to do is to graduate to the
level of belief that, henceforth, Jesus Christ
will be our Healer. We now become
candidates for divine healing and we can
graduate to the level of enjoying divine
health.
Action Point:
Make sure your salvation is genuine by re-
examining yourself to ensure that you have
faith in the healing power of Christ.
Bible in one year: Ezekiel 40:41 and Psalms
75
AUTHOR: PASTOR E. A. ADEBOYE
HYMN 6: WHAT A FRIEND WE HAVE IN JESUS.

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