Open Heavens Devotional by Pastor E.A. Adeboye
MEMORIZE: “Jesus answered, Neither hath this man sinned, nor his parents: but that the works of God should be made manifest in him.” (John 9:3).
READ: John 9:1-7
When the Lord said the sickness of Lazarus was not unto death in John 11:4, it was because He is in control of life and death. His Word is final as it relates to life and death. Death cannot have anyone without taking permission from Jesus. Anyone or anything in its custody must be restored immediately to life the minute the Lord orders his release. Today, in the Name of Jesus, every good thing in your life that is dead shall rise up. Every negative effect of the spirit of death in your life shall be reversed today!
Apart from reversing the irreversible, God sometimes uses some people to demonstrate His ability and willingness to heal. It is one thing to be capable of healing people and another to be willing to heal. In Matthew 8:13, a leper met the Lord and told Him: ‘I know you can heal me but I don’t know if you are willing to’. The Lord said to him, ‘It is my will that you are healed. Receive your healing’. Are you sick in your body? The Lord is both willing and able to heal you of that ailment. After your healing, and as you share your testimonies with others, you will become a vessel of honour in His hands. When the Lord and His disciples met a man who was born blind in John 9:1-7, the disciples asked who was responsible: ‘Was it because of his sins or that of his parents?’ The Lord said their sins were not responsible. He told them the man’s infirmity was an opportunity to occasion God’s glory and testify to his healing and creative power. Is there a major deficiency in your body from birth? The Lord will perform a creative miracle in your body and use it to glorify His Name.
During a crusade we had at Rowe Park (Lagos) several years ago, there was a young man born with only one testicle. In an attempt to solve the problem, his parents took him to a native doctor who destroyed his only testicle. Yet, he went ahead and married. He attended the crusade and God’s power touched him. He suddenly discovered he had two testicles. By the time he came to testify, he was in the company of his pregnant wife. Praise God! Every biological deficiency in your body from birth, shall receive a creative miracle today. That problem shall cause God to be glorified through His miraculous touch.
Anyone with biological deficiencies is a candidate for a creative miracle.
Bible in One year: Isa. 44-46