OPEN HEAVEN DAILY DEVOTIONAL..
DATE : TUESDAY 24 JANUARY 2017
THEME : FIND OUT THE CAUSE
he that eateth and drinketh unworthily, eateth and drinketh damnation
to himself, not discerning the Lord’s body. 1st Corinthians 11: 29
1st Corinthians 11:27-32 (KJV)
Wherefore whosoever shall eat this bread, and drink this cup of the
Lord, unworthily, shall be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord.
28 But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of that bread, and drink of that cup.
29 For he that eateth and drinketh unworthily, eateth and drinketh damnation to himself, not discerning the Lord’s body.
30 For this cause many are weak and sickly among you, and many sleep.
31 For if we would judge ourselves, we should not be judged.
32 But when we are judged, we are chastened of the Lord, that we should not be condemned with the world.
has wages for anyone who partakes in it (Romans 6:23). The word of God
is so true about this. Do you know that the occurrence of most
sicknesses and diseases can be traced to the problem of sin? As a child
of God, if you find yourself sick at anytime, it is proper to first
check yourself and be sure that sin is not secretly doing its dirty work
on you. There are times when I have prayed from my heart for the sick
and some of them either remained sick or even died. At such times, I
returned to God to ask what could be wrong. “Lord”, I would ask, “What
is happening? I have done what you asked me to do. You said these signs
shall follow the believers, and that if I lay my hands on the sick they
shall recover; why is it that these ones have failed to recover?” The
response I often got was “Son, you don’t know the full story.” In other
words, sin was secretly at play in some of those cases.
Several years ago, I was invited to pray for a certain chief in Ogun State, Nigeria,
who was sick. When I got there, I asked him if he was a Christian, and
he responded in the affirmative. “Are you born-again?” “Yes, I am a
child of God” was his reply. Then I assured him that he was going to get
well. I prayed, but nothing happened. I sent two of my prayer warriors
under strict conditions to pray and fast for seven days interceding for
this man, but nothing happened. Thereafter, I myself decided to go on a
21-day fast for him, but that night, the Lord told me it was good to
fast, but not for this chief, because he was not going to be healed.
“Lord”, I protested, “He told me he is a believer.” The Lord told me to
ask him seven simple questions that every born-again Christian would
find easy to answer. When I did, he realised that certain events that
were shrouded in secrecy were out. I asked him if he had repented of a
particular incident over which he had a case in court. He had drowned
the boat of some witnesses who were on their way to testify against him
in court. To keep this secret ever got out, he had poisoned the fellow
who drowned the boat for him. if the secret ever got out, he would have
lost the court case. Instead of repenting of these grievous sins, he
simply warned me not to visit his house again. Are you sick? Is that
sickness caused by a hidden sin you haven’t confessed?
There is a
particular user of this devotional who has been battling with one
sickness or the other. If you can trace it carefully, you will realise
it started when you began to steal money from your church. Repent and
restitute your ways, and you will be healed.
Father, have mercy on all my unsaved family members; save them and heal all of their sicknesses.
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR :Luke 1 and Isaiah 21:1-22:4
AUTHOR : Pst E. A ADEBOYE
HYMN 5: THE GREAT PHYSICIAN
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, ( Tuesday, January
24th, 2017) – FIND OUT THE CAUSE
1.Thank you Father, for the blood of the lamb of God, that
was shed on the cross and His flesh, that was broken for us.
2.Thank you Father, for instituting the Holy Communion, for
your remembrance, for our healing and for our overall
success in this world and in the next.
3.Father, in anyway, l have fallen short of your glory, have
mercy and forgive me.
4.Father, in anyway, l have taken the Holy communion
unworthily, in the past, please, forgive me.
5.Father, give me the grace to always, examine myself and
help me to repent and seek forgiveness, for any sin, the Holy
Spirit may bring to my mind.
6.Father, help me not to hide my sins, but to willingly
confess and forsake them, that l may prosper.
7.Father, cleanse me from all unrighteousness, by the blood
8.Father, let the source and roots of sin in my life be
uprooted, in Jesus’ name.
9.Father, let every sickness in my life and body, as a result of
any sin that l have committed, knowingly or unknowingly, be
healed, in Jesus’ name.
10.Father, reveal to me the sources and solutions to all the
problems and challenges, in my life, in Jesus’ name.
11.Father, have mercy on all my unsaved family members;
save them and heal all of their sicknesses.
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).