Open Heaven Topic:
THE WORD HEALS I
The centurion answered and said, Lord, I am not worthy that thou shouldest come under my roof: but speak the word only, and my servant shall be healed. – Matthew 8:8 (KJV)
Matthew 8:8-13 (NIV)
8 The centurion replied, “Lord, I do not deserve to have you come under my roof. But just say the word, and my servant will be healed.
9 For I myself am a man under authority, with soldiers under me. I tell this one, ‘Go,’ and he goes; and that one, ‘Come,’ and he comes. I say to my servant, ‘Do this,’ and he does it.”
10 When Jesus heard this, he was amazed and said to those following him, “Truly I tell you, I have not found anyone in Israel with such great faith.
11 I say to you that many will come from the east and the west, and will take their places at the feast with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob in the kingdom of heaven.
12 But the subjects of the kingdom will be thrown outside, into the darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.”
13 Then Jesus said to the centurion, “Go! Let it be done just as you believed it would.” And his servant was healed at that moment.
Open Heaven 15 March 2023 Message
Whenever God wants to do something special, His word takes up the form of a traveller and goes to the place where healing is needed.
Psalm 107:20 says: He sent his word, and healed them, and delivered them from their destructions. At one point or the other, you will need the intervention of God over a matter; in that period, God can send His word on an errand to help you.
My prayer is that God will never withhold His word from coming to you. When His word comes to you, it means a solution has come to your problems. One of the special things that the word travels to do is to bring about healing.
God created all the parts of your body. If you discover that any part of your body is not functioning as it should, cry to Him and He will send His word to heal it or install a spare part if the damage is beyond repair.
That is what happened in our Bible reading for today when the Centurion’s servant was ill and he told Jesus to only speak the word and his servant would be healed.
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. Luke 5:17. In the Bible passage above, as Jesus was sharing the word, the power of God was present to heal the sick.
I used to lay hands on all the sick people at our programmes, but then, Luke 5:17 showed me that the healing can be going on simultaneously with the sermon. Now, even as I preach, God heals the sick.
This is why I pity those who get carried away during the sermon; you are missing out on a lot more than you know. Put all your faith in the Word of God today, and you will receive divine healing in Jesus’ name.
Open Heaven Hymn:
The Great Physician Now Is Near
Open Heaven Point:
Healing power is embedded in the world of God
Bible in One Year:
Judges 6, Judges 7, Judges 8