Open Heaven 17 March 2023 TOPIC: The Word Delivers
MEMORISE: “He sent his word, and healed them, and delivered them from their destructions.” – Psalm 107:20 (KJV)
READ: Jeremiah 30:17-20 (KJV)
17 For I will restore health unto thee, and I will heal thee of thy wounds, saith the Lord; because they called thee an Outcast, saying, This is Zion, whom no man seeketh after.
18 Thus saith the Lord; Behold, I will bring again the captivity of Jacob’s tents, and have mercy on his dwellingplaces; and the city shall be builded upon her own heap, and the palace shall remain after the manner thereof.
19 And out of them shall proceed thanksgiving and the voice of them that make merry: and I will multiply them, and they shall not be few; I will also glorify them, and they shall not be small.
20 Their children also shall be as aforetime, and their congregation shall be established before me, and I will punish all that oppress them.
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Judges 11-13
When you read the Word’s mission statement in Luke 4:18-19, you will see that He came to preach deliverance to the captives. In other words, the Word – Jesus Christ, is the deliverer of captives. In Mark 5:1-15, God sent the Word to the Gadarenes for just one assignment: to deliver a man that had been possessed by demons.
Wherever God’s word enters, light enters that place too and darkness vanishes. Psalm 119:130 says, “The entrance of thy words giveth light; it giveth understanding unto the simple.” Every form of darkness in your life will vanish as you read the word in this devotional, in Jesus’ name.
In Daniel 5:5-30, when Belshazzar was being consumed by pride, God sent His word as a dream to deliver him from the pride of his heart. Unfortunately, he did not listen, so he eventually suffered the consequences of pride by being killed that same night.
Many a time, Christians begin to engage in something that can destroy them. When God decides to save them from that destruction, He sends the word to them. God’s word may come through a sermon, a godly friend, the Bible or even directly from the Holy Spirit. When that word comes, if the fellow is wise, he would desist from whatever God is trying to save him from.
I know numerous people who got a word from God that could have delivered them from their destructions but did not listen and were eventually destroyed. Don’t let that be your case.
Has the Lord been warning you to desist from a particular sin? Has He given you some instructions you are yet to heed? Have you been rejecting the call to surrender your life to Jesus Christ? Beloved, heeding God’s word brings salvation and disobeying Him leads to destruction. Choose wisely.
Father, please send Your word to me for my deliverance now, in Jesus’ name.
HYMN 9: Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise
1 Immortal, invisible, God only wise,
In light inaccessible hid from our eyes
Most blessed, most glorious, the Ancient of days,
Almighty, victorious, Thy great name we praise.
2 Unresting, unhasting, and silent as light,
Nor wanting, nor wasting, thou rulest in might!
Thy justice like mountains high soaring above,
Thy cloud which are fountains of goodness and love.
3 To all life thou givest to both great and small;
In all life Thou livest, the true life of all;
We blossom and flourish as leaves on the tree,
And wither and perish but nought changeth Thee.
4 Great Father of Glory, pure Father of Light,
Thine angels adore Thee, all veiling their sight;
All laud we would render; O help us to see;
‘Tis only the splendour of light hideth Thee.