OPEN HEAVENS WEDNESDAY 27TH APRIL, 2022 THEME: QUICK AND POWERFUL.*
For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
READ: Luke 5:17
17 And it came to pass on a certain day, as he was teaching, that there were Pharisees and doctors of the law sitting by, which were come out of every town of Galilee, and Judaea, and Jerusalem: and the power of the Lord was present to heal them.
Hebrews 4:12 says the word of God is quick and powerful, sharper than any two-edged sword. It says it can separate between joints and marrows.
This implies that the word of God can perform surgical procedures that even the best among surgeons dare not attempt.
An elderly man came to me several years ago, asking me to pray for the success of the surgery he needed to have to cure him of prostate cancer. I said to him, “Why don’t we pray that there will be no need for a surgery?” He laughed and said, “Your are a young boy; you will not understand.
Just pray that God will guide the hands of the surgeon”.
I said, “Sir, I am not going to pray that kind of prayer; I’m going to pray that my Father will heal you”. He responded that I should pray whichever way I wanted as he would still go for the surgery anyway.
On the day of the surgery, a final check by the surgeon revealed that he had been healed and there was no need for the procedure anymore.
Psalm 107:20 says:
He sent his word, and healed them, and delivered them from their destructions.
The word of God is quick and powerful enough to heal you or any of your loved ones of any sickness.
In Luke 7:6-7, the Centurion said he knew that if Jesus would just send a word to his servant, the man would be healed. The Lord sent the word and his servant was indeed healed.
This Centurion gave us a template on how we can get a word from God. Firstly, he knew the Word Himself and then he approached Him in faith.
Do you know Jesus Christ, the Word of God? How long do you spend studying the Bible? How much of the word do you memorise? How do you expect the word you do not know or regard to work for you? Get to know God’s word by studying the Bible regularly.
The Centurion relied on the word with so much faith that Jesus Christ said He had never seen such in Israel before.
When the word says in 1 Peter 2:24 that you are healed by His stripes, do you believe it? When the word says in Deuteronomy 7:15 that none of the diseases that fall on the Egyptians (unbelievers) will come to you, do you believe it? If you truly believe in the word of God, then your actions will align with your faith (James 2 :17),.
Whatever challenge you may be faced with today, I decree; you will be victorious in Jesus’ name.
Study the word of God and believe it, then it will work for you.
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: 1Chronicles 4-6
AUTHOR: PASTOR E. A ADEBOYE
HYMN 28: WHEN WE WALK WITH THE LORD
When we walk with the Lord
in the light of his word,
what a glory he sheds on our way!
While we do his good will,
he abides with us still,
and with all who will trust and obey.
Trust and obey, for there's no other way
to be happy in Jesus, but to trust and obey.
2 Not a burden we bear,
not a sorrow we share,
but our toil he doth richly repay;
not a grief or a loss,
not a frown or a cross,
but is blest if we trust and obey.
3 But we never can prove
the delights of his love
until all on the altar we lay;
for the favor he shows,
for the joy he bestows,
are for them who will trust and obey.
4 Then in fellowship sweet
we will sit at his feet,
or we'll walk by his side in the way;
what he says we will do,
where he sends we will go;
never fear, only trust and obey.