Topic: The Great Physician
Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed. 1 Peter 2:24
7. Therefore the people came to Moses, and said, We have sinned, for we have spoken against the LORD, and against thee; pray unto the LORD, that he take away the serpents from us. And Moses prayed for the people.
8. And the LORD said unto Moses, Make thee a fiery serpent, and set it upon a pole: and it shall come to pass, that every one that is bitten, when he looketh upon it, shall live.
9. And Moses made a serpent of brass, and put it upon a pole, and it came to pass, that if a serpent had bitten any man, when he beheld the serpent of brass, he lived.
Open Heaven 21 October 2021 Devotional Message
The advent of sin into the human race brought a lot of calamities into the world, chief among which is sickness. The good news, however, is that the Almighty God is also ready to help the human race to get over this. Deuteronomy 7:15 says:
“And the Lord will take away from thee all sickness, and will put none of the evil diseases of Egypt, which thou knowest, upon thee; but will lay them upon all them that hate thee.”
In our Bible reading today, the children of Israel sinned against the Lord and He sent fiery serpents to kill them. After much pleading by Moses their leader, God decided to help them. Numbers 21:8-9 says:
“And the Lord said unto Moses, Make thee a fiery serpent, and set it upon a pole: and it shall come to pass, that every one that is bitten, when he looketh upon it, shall live.”
Unfortunately, some people refused to look and live that day. The Bible says further Neither let us tempt Christ, as some of them also tempted, and were destroyed of serpents (1 Corinthians 10:9 ). Jesus said that, just as Moses lifted the serpent in the wilderness and all who looked up at it were healed, so also would He save all those who would look up to Him (John 3:14 ). Jesus has already made provision for our healing through His stripes (1 Peter 2:24 ) if we look up to Him.
Beloved, what infirmities are you suffering from? Have you suffered by the hands of physicians to no avail, like the woman with the issue of blood (Matthew 9:20-22 )? Put your faith in Jesus Christ today. He is the Great Physician and will heal you as He did the impotent man at the pool of Bethesda (John 5:1-9 ).To enjoy divine healing however, you must belong to the Great Physician. The food meant for children cannot be given to dogs or slaves according to Mark 7:26-30 .
Surrender your life in totality to the Lord Jesus Christ today and He will prove to you that He is indeed the Great Physician.
Father, You are the Great Physician. Please heal all my infirmities today, in Jesus name
Hymns: Praise to the Lord, the Almighty, the King of creation!
1. Praise to the Lord, the Almighty,
the King of creation!
O my soul, praise him,
for he is your health and salvation!
Come, all who hear;
now to his temple draw near,
join me in glad adoration.
2. Praise to the Lord,
above all things so wondrously reigning;
sheltering you under his wings,
and so gently sustaining!
Have you not seen all that is needful has
sent by his gracious ordaining?
3. Praise to the Lord,
who will prosper your work and defend you;
surely his goodness and mercy shall daily
Ponder anew what the Almighty can do,
if with his love he befriends you.
Praise to the Lord!
O let all that is in me adore him!
All that has life and breath, come now with
praises before him.
Let the Amen sound from his people again;
gladly forever adore him.
Open Heavens 21 October 2021 Daily Devotional Guide was written by Pastor E.A. Adeboye, the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, one of the largest evangelical church in the world and also the President of Christ the Redeemer’s Ministries.