OPEN HEAVEN 17 JULY 2023 MONDAY: THE STORM STILLER I
OPEN HEAVEN 17 JULY 2023 MEMORIZE: Jesus saith unto him, Rise, take up thy bed and walk. John 5:8
OPEN HEAVEN 17 JULY 2023 BIBLE READING: Mark 4:35-41
And the same day, when the even was come, he saith unto them, Let us pass over unto the other side.
And when they had sent away the multitude, they took him even as he was in the ship. And there were also with him other little ships.
And there arose a great storm of wind, and the waves beat into the ship, so that it was now full.
And he was in the hinder part of the ship, asleep on a pillow: and they awake him, and say unto him, Master, carest thou not that we perish?
And he arose, and rebuked the wind, and said unto the sea, Peace, be still. And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm.
And he said unto them, Why are ye so fearful? how is it that ye have no faith?
And they feared exceedingly, and said one to another, What manner of man is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?
Happy New Week beloved, read and share this much-needed message with your loved ones. God Bless you!
God is more than able to calm every storm in my life, in Jesus’ name
Today’s Powerful Confession: I confess that every storm in my life and household shall be still, for the Storm Stiller, Jesus, has declared peace, be still. Hallelujah!
OPEN HEAVEN 17 JULY 2023 MESSAGE
What is a storm?
Literally, a storm is a disturbance of the atmosphere marked by wind and some or a combination of the following: rain, snow, hail, sleet or thunder and lightning.
Figuratively, however, a storm is a set of unpleasant circumstances that could result in some loss or the other. Storms of life are in categories.
They could be physical, spiritual, emotional, financial, material, political, etc.
In our text, we read about the rising of a great storm that I could have capsised the boat Jesus and His disciples were sailing in. The Storm Stiller, however, commanded that the storm should be still and it was so.
Today, we shall look at physical storms in terms of ill health. I pray that any storm of ill health you may be battling is stilled now in Jesus’ name.
In the story behind our memory verse of today, there was a man who suffered ill health for thirty-eight years. His physical storm raged so long that he felt he was to die by the pool of Bethesda.
However, on that very day that he encountered the Storm Stiller, his story changed. Jesus Christ the Storm Stiller asked him: “Wilt thou be made whole?“ John 5:6.
The Almighty God is asking you today, “Do you want to be healed?” If your answer is “Yes“, then you must fulfill the condition for healing.
Divine healing is the ‘food’ meant for children according to Matthew 15:26. Therefore, you must be sure you are genuinely born again because your sins must be forgiven before you can enjoy this divine blessing that will still your storm of ill-health.
When Jesus Christ wanted to still the storm of the young man that was suffering terribly from palsy, the Bible says: “And, behold, they brought to him a man sick of the palsy, lying on a bed: and Jesus seeing their faith said unto the sick of the palsy: Son, be of good cheer; thy sins be forgiven thee.” Matthew 9:2. This implies that you should repent of your sins and seek God’s forgiveness if you want Him to still the storm health in your life.
As you heed His call today, every storm of ill health in your life will cease today in Jesus’ name.
OPEN HEAVEN 17 JULY 2023 PRAYER POINT: Prayer Points For Open Heavens 17 July 2023
Father, I receive my healing today in Jesus’ name.
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OPEN HEAVEN 17 JULY 2023 HYMN
HYMN 25 THE GREAT PHYSICIANS NOW IS NEAR
1. The great Physician now is near,
The sympathizing Jesus;
He speaks the drooping heart to cheer,
Oh! hear the voice of Jesus.
Sweetest note in seraph song,
Sweetest name on mortal tongue;
Sweetest carol ever sung,
Jesus, blessed Jesus.
2. Your many sins are all forgiven,
Oh! hear the voice of Jesus;
Go on your way in peace to heaven,
And wear a crown with Jesus.
3. All glory to the risen Lamb!
I now believe in Jesus;
I love the blessed Savior’s name,
I love the name of Jesus.
4 His name dispels my guilt and fear,
No other name but Jesus;
Oh! how my soul delights to hear
The charming name of Jesus.
OPEN HEAVEN 17 JULY 2023 BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Isaiah 9-11
AUTHOR PASTOR E A ADEBOYE
OPEN HEAVENS DAILY DEVOTIONAL
DATE: TUESDAY JULY 18TH 2023
TOPIC: THE STORM STILLER II
“For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, that ye through his poverty might be rich.” – (2 Corinthians 8:9)
READ: Mark 4:35-41 (KJV)
35 And the same day, when the even was come, he saith unto them, Let us pass over unto the other side.
36 And when they had sent away the multitude, they took him even as he was in the ship. And there were also with him other little ships.
37 And there arose a great storm of wind, and the waves beat into the ship, so that it was now full.
38 And he was in the hinder part of the ship, asleep on a pillow: and they awake him, and say unto him, Master, carest thou not that we perish?
39 And he arose, and rebuked the wind, and said unto the sea, Peace, be still. And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm.
40 And he said unto them, Why are ye so fearful? how is it that ye have no faith?
41 And they feared exceedingly, and said one to another, What manner of man is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?
A financial storm is another critical storm of life that every believer must take care of by the power in the name of Jesus Christ. The Bible says: “The rich ruleth over the poor, and the borrower is servant to the lender” (Proverbs 22:7). The Scripture further says: “The rich man’s wealth is his strong city: the destruction of the poor is their poverty” (Proverbs 10:15). The first thing to do to still a financial storm is to work hard. The Bible says:
*”He becometh poor that dealeth with a slack hand: but the hand of the diligent maketh rich. He that gathereth in summer is a wise son: but he that sleepeth in harvest is a son that causeth shame.”* (Proverbs 10:4-5)
The Bible further says in Proverbs 22:29:
*”Seest thou a man diligent in his business? he shall stand before kings; he shall not stand before mean men.”*
Thus, hard work is good. However, hard work alone may not guarantee safety from a financial storm because the Bible says: “Except the Lord build the house, they labour in vain that build it: except the Lord keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain” (Psalm 127:1). Right from the fall at Eden, man has been labouring with little reward (Genesis 3:17-19). Therefore, the curse of poverty must be broken and the only One who can do this is Jesus Christ our Redeemer.
Our memory verse for today shows that Jesus sacrificed everything to restore man to a life of bliss. We must invite Him into our lives so that every financial storm blowing against our lives would be stilled.
We need to cry to God in the name of Jesus Christ, who promised that whatever we ask the Father in His name shall be done for us (John 14:14). He says also in Matthew 7:7-8, “Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened”. God will end poverty in your life today and He will use your testimony to draw many into His Kingdom, in Jesus’ name.
Father, please bless me, and still my financial storms today.
HYMNAL: 26 – THERE SHALL BE SHOWERS OF BLESSING
1. There shall be showers of blessing:
This is the promise of love;
There shall be seasons refreshing,
Sent from the Saviour above.
Showers of blessing,
Showers of blessing we need;
Mercy-drops round us are falling,
But for the showers we plead.
2. There shall be showers of blessing:
Precious reviving again;
Over the hills and the valleys,
Sound of abundance of rain.
3. There shall be showers of blessing:
Send them upon us, Oh Lord!
Grant to us now a refreshing;
Come and now honour Thy Word.
4. There shall be showers of blessing:
Oh, that today they might fall,
Now, as to God, we’re confessing,
Now as on Jesus we call!
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: ISAIAH 12-14
AUTHOR PASTOR E A ADEBOYE