HEALING OR WHOLENESS​​​​​

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OPEN HEAVEN DAILY DEVOTIONAL

DATE: WEDNESDAY 23RD MARCH 2022

THEME: HEALING OR WHOLENESS​​​​​

MEMORISE: And Jesus answering said, Were there not ten cleansed? but where are the nine? Luke 17:17

READ: Luke 17:12 -19

12 And as he entered into a certain village, there met him ten men that were lepers, which stood afar off:

13 And they lifted up their voices, and said, Jesus, Master, have mercy on us.

14 And when he saw them, he said unto them, Go shew yourselves unto the priests. And it came to pass, that, as they went, they were cleansed.

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15 And one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, and with a loud voice glorified God,

16 And fell down on his face at his feet, giving him thanks: and he was a Samaritan.

17 And Jesus answering said, Were there not ten cleansed? but where are the nine?

18 There are not found that returned to give glory to God, save this stranger.

19 And he said unto him, Arise, go thy way: thy faith hath made thee whole.

MESSAGE
Healing is good but wholeness is awesome. When you experience healing, you must not stop at that – you must proceed to the level of wholeness in good health. There is a secret way to wholeness and that is the way of thanksgiving, praise and worship. Unfortunately, some people don’t know this way. They are incurable request-makers. All they do is issue command in the place of prayer. They issue commands without expressing any form of gratitude to the Almighty Owner of the heavens and the earth!

In our Bible text today, we read about how ten lepers confronted our Lord Jesus Christ with a request for healing. Jesus obliged them and asked them to go and show themselves to the priests. On the way, they all became healed. It however, remained one more step for them to get to the level of wholeness.

A typical example of wholeness is what Naaman experienced in 2 Kings 5:14. Naaman experienced wholeness – not mere healing, as there was no trace of leprosy on him after his encounter with the God of Israel.

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Then went he down, and dipped himself seven times in Jordan, according to the saying of the man of God: and his flesh came again like unto the flesh of a little child, and he was clean. 2 Kings 5:14

When the tenth leper saw that he was healed, he returned to Jesus to thank, praise and worship Him. Beloved, look around you and see the things God has already done for you, not just those you are seeking for Him to do.

Jesus was so impressed with this thankful man that He decreed his wholeness. The Bible says, “And Jesus answering said, Were there not ten cleansed? But where are the nine?…And he said unto him, Arise, go thy way: thy faith hath made thee whole” (Luke 17:17, 19).

Give glory to God, praise Him, avoid evil, so that you would not only be healed but made whole, too. Beloved, cultivate the habit of praise, worship and adoration of the Most High God. Live holy, and you will continue to enjoy divine wholeness.

ACTION POINT
Spend ten minutes giving thanks unto God for all He has done for you.

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: 1 Samuel 2-4

AUTHOR: PASTOR E. A ADEBOYE

HYMN23: THAT WONDERFUL NAME, JESUS

1 There’s power in the name of Jesus.
Power in the name of Jesus.
Power in the name of Jesus,
no other name I know.

Refrain:
Bless that wonderful name of Jesus.
Bless that wonderful name of Jesus.
Bless that wonderful name of Jesus,
no other name I know.

2 There’s healing in the name of Jesus.
Healing in the name of Jesus.
Healing in the name of Jesus,
no other name I know. [Refrain]

3 There’s saving in the name of Jesus.
Saving in the name of Jesus.
Saving in the name of Jesus,
no other name I know. [Refrain]

4 There’s wonder in the name of Jesus.
There’s wonder in the name of Jesus.
There’s wonder in the name of Jesus.
No other name I know

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