Open Heaven 31 October 2023

Open Heaven 31 October 2023 Topic: Jesus Is Lord: No Controversy II

Memory Verse: He answered and said, Whether he be a sinner or no, I know not: one thing I know, that, whereas I was blind, now I see. (John 9:25)

Bible Reading: John 9:1-11 (WEB)

1 As he passed by, he saw a man blind from birth.

2 His disciples asked him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?”

3 Jesus answered, “This man didn’t sin, nor did his parents; but, that the works of God might be revealed in him.

4 I must work the works of him who sent me while it is day. The night is coming, when no one can work.

5 While I am in the world, I am the light of the world.”

6 When he had said this, he spat on the ground, made mud with the saliva, anointed the blind man’s eyes with the mud,

7 and said to him, “Go, wash in the pool of Siloam” (which means “Sent”). So he went away, washed, and came back seeing.

8 The neighbors therefore, and those who saw that he was blind before, said, “Isn’t this he who sat and begged?”

9 Others were saying, “It is he.” Still others were saying, “He looks like him.”He said, “I am he.”

10 They therefore were asking him, “How were your eyes opened?”

11 He answered, “A man called Jesus made mud, anointed my eyes, and said to me, ‘Go to the pool of Siloam and wash.’ So I went away and washed, and I received sight.”

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Today’s Open Heaven 31 October 2023

Yesterday we discussed how the resurrection of Jesus Christ confirmed His Lordship. This, in essence, establishes that only the One with the power over death can be Lord indeed.

Today we shall look at another aspect of Jesus Christ’s Lordship – His dominion over all calamities and sicknesses, as seen in Isaiah 61:1. Luke 4:18 also corroborates this: The Spirit of the Lord is upon me,

because he bath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the broken hearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised.

When Jesus was confronted face to face with the madman of Gadara, for example, He demonstrated this virtue as the Great Deliverer and Miracle Worker when He cast out the demons that had held the madman captive for years (Luke 8:26-39).

Jesus came to preach the gospel to the poor for all-around salvation, and rebuked with authority all who tried to oppose Him.

For example, He preached: “Woe unto you scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For ye compass sea and land to make one proselyte, and when he is made, ye make him twofold more the child of hell than yourselves” (Matthew 23:15).

To this and many of His teachings, it was said: “And it came to pass when Jesus had ended these sayings, the people were astonished at his doctrine: For he taught them as one having authority, and not as the scribes.”(Matthew 7:28-29).

Our Lord Jesus Christ was asked to prove His Lordship in John 10:24-25. All He did was to simply refer His ‘interviewers’ to the work that His Father had been doing through Him.

He said: “…the works that I do in my Father’s name, they bear witness of me.” (John 10:25).As children of God, we must be able to represent Jesus Christ adequately.

All you need is to give your life to Jesus and live by His commandments. I prophesy to you today: you will graduate from being a miracle consumer to a miracle worker, in Jesus’ name.

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Today’s Open Heaven 31 October 2023

Points: Father, please empower me to represent You to the whole world.

Hymn: I Am Thine O Lord

Bible in one year: Luke 23, Luke 24