02 March, 2019

OPEN HEAVEN [3 MARCH 2019] THE HEALING TOUCH

Open Heaven 3 March 2019: [Sunday] Daily Devotional By Pastor E.A Adeboye – The Healing Touch
THE HEALING TOUCH – Sunday March 3rd 2019
Memorise: They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover. Mark 16:18
Read: Luke 13:10-13 (KJV)

10 And he was teaching in one of the synagogues on the sabbath.
11 And, behold, there was a woman which had a spirit of infirmity eighteen years, and was bowed together, and could in no wise lift up herself.
12 And when Jesus saw her, he called her to him, and said unto her, Woman, thou art loosed from thine infirmity.
13 And he laid his hands on her: and immediately she was made straight, and glorified God.
Open Heaven devotional
Bible in one year: Acts 21-22, Isaiah 51:17-52:12, Hymn: Sing hymn 9
Message:-
Several times in the Bible, virtue or power is transferred from a source to a recipient through a touch. 

OPEN HEAVEN 3 MARCH 2019 THE HEALING TOUCH

We also see through the Bible that there are different kinds of touches. There is the touch of life, and there is the touch of sin and death. We also find the touch of healing and the touch of sickness. For example, when God’s breath of life touched the lifeless body of the man whom He formed out of the dust of the earth, he became a living soul (Genesis 2:7). In like manner, when the devil was permitted by God to touch Job with the touch of sickness, Job became grievously sick to the point of death. Thank God that the touch of healing was given to override the touch of sickness. Are you sick in your body? The Lord will touch you with His healing touch today in Jesus’ Name. The Lord Jesus in John 10:10 said:

Open Heaven 3 March 2019: [Sunday] Daily Devotional By Pastor E.A Adeboye – The Healing Touch


“The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.”

In other words, the devil came to touch humanity with all kinds of sicknesses, but Jesus came with His healing touch to rescue us from them all. Praise God! However, it is amazing that some children of God do not know their Father the way they ought to know Him. They trust Him for all manner of things, including the most costly of them all, which is the salvation of their souls, yet they find it difficult to trust Him for the healing of their bodies.

With the prevalence of several incurable diseases, children of God need to begin to trust God for His healing touch. This is necessary because from time immemorial, man’s best efforts to cure diseases and sicknesses have always been limited in impact, and millions are still suffering incurably today. The woman with the issue of blood is an example of someone who suffered a great deal from an incurable disease. Mark 5:25-26 says this about her:

 Open Heavens 3 March 2019 Prayer Points

“And a certain woman, which had an issue of blood twelve years, And suffered many things of physicians, and had spent all that she had, and was nothing bettered, but rather grew worse.”

She remained in this condition until her touch of faith drew the healing touch of the Master into her life. Today’s Bible reading tells of another woman who was sick for eighteen years. She encountered the healing touch of the Master and was made whole. Beyond this, today’s memory verse assures us that if only we believe, we can even graduate from being healed to becoming agents of healing. I pray that this will be your testimony in Jesus’ Name.
Prayer Point
Father, touch and heal me today, and make me an agent of healing to others in Jesus’ Name.
Open Heavens Daily Devotional Lessons was written by Pastor E.A. Adeboye, the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, one of the largest evangelical Churches in the world and also the President of Christ the Redeemer's Ministries.


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