Open Heaven Topic:
FREEDOM FROM PHYSICAL CAPTIVITY
Isaiah 53:5 (KJV) But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.
Luke 13:11-17 (NIV)
11 and a woman was there who had been crippled by a spirit for eighteen years. She was bent over and could not straighten up at all.
12 When Jesus saw her, he called her forward and said to her, “Woman, you are set free from your infirmity.”
13 Then he put his hands on her, and immediately she straightened up and praised God.
14 Indignant because Jesus had healed on the Sabbath, the synagogue leader said to the people, “There are six days for work. So come and be healed on those days, not on the Sabbath.”
15 The Lord answered him, “You hypocrites! Doesn’t each of you on the Sabbath untie your ox or donkey from the stall and lead it out to give it water?
16 Then should not this woman, a daughter of Abraham, whom Satan has kept bound for eighteen long years, be set free on the Sabbath day from what bound her?”
17 When he said this, all his opponents were humiliated, but the people were delighted with all the wonderful things he was doing.
Open Heaven 13 May 2023 Message
In Luke 11:21-22, the Bible says that when a strong man keeps his goods, they remain safe, but when a person stronger than he comes, the latter will overpower him. Jesus Christ is the stronger One. He is stronger than the strongest.
Our Bible reading for today tells the story of a woman who had been battling an ailment for 18 years. No matter how hard she tried, she could not stand upright because her problem wasn’t physical but spiritual.
It was reported that she had the spirit of infirmity. When He rebuked the spirit, in an instant, for the first time in 18 years, she stood upright. There are many diseases that the best of doctors cannot handle.
This is because the source of most of them is spiritual and even the best machines cannot detect the presence of a demon. When you cannot locate the source of the problem, finding the solution becomes difficult.
When you hear that there is a strange sickness that cannot be diagnosed or cured, then you know immediately that it is a spiritual problem. If you are being troubled by any spirit of infirmity, you will be set free today, in Jesus’ name.
There is another kind of physical captivity that can come from birth. Some people are born with diseases that cannot be cured but only managed. When someone is born with asthma or sickle cell disease for example, the doctors only have medication to manage it.
However, I know that the One who created everyone can create new body parts for those who need them. In Mark 10:43-52, Bartimaeus – a blind man, met Jesus one day and got new eyes.
I am believing God for you that, whichever body Part needs a replacement in your body will indeed be replaced, in Jesus’ name. There was this very wealthy woman who vomited whatever she ate.
She went to doctors around the world but nothing they tried worked. As she arrived for a programme in the RCCG, she heard me say, “Let somebody shout halleluyah”. She opened her mouth to shout halleluyah and a worm jumped out.
From that moment on she was whole. God can heal you of sicknesses that the doctors are helpless about, if you can touch Him with your praise today.
Open Heaven Hymn:
The Great Physician Now Is Near
Open Heaven Prayer Point:
Father, please uproot every thing You have not planted in me, in Jesus’ name.
Bible in One Year:
2 Chronicles 21, 2 Chronicles 22, 2 Chronicles 23, 2 Chronicles 24