OPEN HEAVEN DAILY DEVOTIONAL
DATE: FRIDAY 6 JANUARY 2017
THEME: VOICE FROM HEAVEN
For he spake, and it was done; he commanded, and it stood fast. Psalm 33:9
Read: Mark 10:46-52 (KJV )
And they came to Jericho: and as he went out of Jericho with his
disciples and a great number of people, blind Bartimaeus, the son of
Timaeus, sat by the highway side begging.
47 And when he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to cry out, and say, Jesus, thou son of David, have mercy on me.
48 And many charged him that he should hold his peace: but he cried the more a great deal, Thou son of David, have mercy on me.
And Jesus stood still, and commanded him to be called. And they call
the blind man, saying unto him, Be of good comfort, rise; he calleth
50 And he, casting away his garment, rose, and came to Jesus.
And Jesus answered and said unto him, What wilt thou that I should do
unto thee? The blind man said unto him, Lord, that I might receive my
52 And Jesus said unto him, Go thy way; thy faith hath
made thee whole. And immediately he received his sight, and followed
Jesus in the way.
In Genesis 1:1-3, the Holy
Spirit takes us back in time to the beginning of God’s creation. In this
account, we are introduced to the voice of God for the very first time.
All He said here was “Let there be light”, and light immediately
appeared. That simple sound from Heaven instantly got rid of darkness.
“Let there be light” could mean several things to different people, but
basically it means “darkness depart!” In our Bible text, we read of a
man who was born blind. He heard that Jesus was passing by, and so he
began to cry to the Lord for mercy. He desired to hear a sound from
Heaven, and he did all within his power to actualise his desire. “What
can I do for you?” Jesus asked, and he answered, saying “Lord, I want my
sight restored”. The voice from Heaven sounded “Receive your sight”,
and immediately darkness gave way to light. Similarly, in Mark 5:1-15,
the mad man of Gadara who had over 6000 demons living inside him had the
opportunity of hearing a sound from Heaven. After he heard it, all
those demonic forces in him promptly took their leave. Is your life
surrounded now by the powers of darkness? I release the sound from
Heaven to you: demonic powers and every form of darkness in your life
depart now in the mighty Name of Jesus!
Prior to the sounding of
the voice from Heaven in Genesis 1:3, there was so much chaos on earth;
but immediately it sounded, light appeared and the first day was
created. A young man once testified to his encounter with the creative
power of the sound from Heaven. He was not only born blind, he also had
no eye balls and his eye sockets were empty. One day, a great evangelist
organised a week-long crusade in his area, and people daily led him
there. On the first night of this crusade, the man of God preached about
the creative power of God, and the blind man’s faith rose. “This is
exactly what I need”, he said, but he went home still blind. The
following morning, while washing his face, he discovered that his eye
sockets which used to be very cold because blood never flowed through
them now had some warmth. On the second day of the crusade, still
nothing happened. But on waking up the following day, in those empty
sockets, he felt something bulging. On that third day of the crusade, he
heard a sound from Heaven saying “You can now open your eyes”, and his
eyes were opened. Are your eyes physically shut? The sound from Heaven
is saying “Open your eyes now!” Are you spiritually blind? The Lord of
Heaven is saying to you, “Eyes be opened now!”
Every form of darkness in my life and family, depart now!
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR:
Matthew 13 and Isaiah 5:8-23,
AUTHOR: PASTOR E. A. ADEBOYE
HYMN 5: THE GREAT PHYSICIAN
1. The Great Physician now is near,
The sympathizing Jesus;
He speaks the drooping heart to cheer,
Oh, hear the voice of Jesus!
Sweetest note in seraph
Sweetest name on mortal tongue;
Sweetest carol ever sung:
Jesus, blessed Jesus!
2 Your many sins are all forgiv’n,
Oh, hear the voice of Jesus;
The veil ’twixt you and God is riven,
Redemption wrought by Jesus.
3 All glory to the dying Lamb!
I now believe in Jesus;
I love the blessed Savior’s name,
I love the name of Jesus.
4 His name dispels my guilt and fear,
No other name but Jesus;
Oh, how my soul delights to hear
The charming name of Jesus!
Prayer Points on Today’s Open Heavens, (Friday, January 6th, 2017) – VOICE FROM HEAVEN
1.Thank you Father, for your word of power, miracles, healings, deliverance, breakthrough and transformation.
2.Father, in anyway, l have fallen short of your glory, have mercy and forgive me.
3.Father, have mercy upon me and put an end to shame and reproach, in my life.
4.Father, speak your word of power into my life and situation, today, in Jesus’ name.
5.Father, let the light of your word, chase away every darkness, blocking my spiritual sight and vision, in Jesus’ name.
6.Father, let me hear a word from you today, that will turn my hopeless situation around for good, in Jesus’ name.
7.Father, by the power of the spoken word, l chase away every demonic presence, around me, in Jesus’ name.
8.Father, perform your curative and creative miracle of healing, in my life today, in Jesus’ name.
9.Father, open my spiritual eyes and let me begin to see what the ordinary eyes cannot see, in Jesus’ name.
give me a word from heaven today, that will bring solution to every
long standing and stubborn challenge in my life, in Jesus’ name.
11.Father, let every form of darkness in my life and family, depart now! in Jesus’ name.
12.Your Personal Petitions. (Phil 4:6)
13.In Jesus’ name I pray.(John 15:16)
14.Thank you Father for answered prayers. (1 Thes 5:18).