Open Heaven Topic:
THE WORD DELIVERS
He sent his word, and healed them, and delivered them from their destructions. – Psalm 107:20 (KJV)
Jeremiah 30:17-20 (NIV)
17 But I will restore you to health
and heal your wounds,’
declares the Lord,
‘because you are called an outcast,
Zion for whom no one cares.’
18 “This is what the Lord says:
“‘I will restore the fortunes of Jacob’s tents
and have compassion on his dwellings;
the city will be rebuilt on her ruins,
and the palace will stand in its proper place.
19 From them will come songs of thanksgiving
and the sound of rejoicing.
I will add to their numbers,
and they will not be decreased;
I will bring them honor,
and they will not be disdained.
20 Their children will be as in days of old,
and their community will be established before me;
I will punish all who oppress them.
Open Heaven 17 March 2023 Message
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 destruction 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.
Open Heaven Hymn:
Immortal, Invisible God Only Wise
Open Heaven Point:
Father, please send Your word to me for my deliverance now, in Jesus’ name.
Bible in One Year:
Judges 11, Judges 12, Judges 13