Open Heavens Devotional by Pastor E.A. Adeboye
MEMORIZE: “And said, if thou will 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: Psalm 105:37-38
When you take the Holy Communion, God will arise on your behalf. The invitation to eat at God’s table is really an opportunity for the Most High God to arise and fight for you. This season, the Lord who fought for the children of Israel, will arise and fight for you. If the experience of the Israelites is anything to go by, it is that when they were asked to take the Passover meal, it was to move God to arise against their pains, sickness and diseases. If there were a people who knew pain, it was the Israelites. Exodus 1:11-12 says that they were so afflicted that they adjusted until it became a normal way of life. So, in spite of their afflictions, beatings and torments, they continued to multiply. In the process of being beaten, many of them were inflicted with wounds and intense pain. A number of them would have become sick as a result, but none of their task-masters cared. Sick or not, work must be done. There was no way a sick and weak people could embark on a long trip. There was therefore, need to heal not just a few, but the whole nation. So, when the Lord arose on their behalf, after the Passover meal, He healed a whole nation in a moment (Ps. 105:37). By the time they were leaving Egypt, not one of them was sickly.
If a nation could get heal of every form of diseases or sickness in one night after the Passover meal, then it is possible for a community, tribe, clan or family to be healed. Certain sicknesses affect whole families and even go up to several generations. For instance, in some families, there are repeated deaths by a sickness such as diabetes. A particular man suffered for many years from diabetes. After so much money had been spent in the best of hospitals, he died. A few years later, his first son began to battle with the same sickness. It took God for him to survive it. Is your family afflicted by a particular sickness? I bring you good news; by partaking in the Holy Communion and with the prayer of faith, you and your family can be healed. Release your faith today as you attend the next Communion service and you shall be healed together with every member of your household.
Father, as I partake of the next Holy Communion, heal me and my family of every sickness.
Bible in One year: Isa. 13-15