Open Heaven 21 March 2023
MEMORISE: “For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.” – Hebrews 4:12 (KJV)
BIBLE READING: Isaiah 55:10-11 (KJV)
10 For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater:
11 So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.
Read yesterday’s Open Heaven Devotional here
The Word is almighty. He created all things and indeed, He is God Himself (John 1:1-3). The Word is so powerful that He creates new beginnings. In Exodus 3:1-5, when God spoke to Moses at the backside of the desert, he had a new beginning. Though he had become a fugitive and it seemed he had missed it in life, Moses got a chance for a new beginning the moment he started hearing from God. In John 11:39-44, when Jesus Christ was going to bring Lazarus back from the dead, He didn’t lay hands on him; He only spoke and a new beginning came for someone who had been dead for 4 days. I speak the word of God into your life now: receive a new beginning, in Jesus’ name.
The Word of God is not only all-powerful but also sharp – sharp enough to separate the joint from the marrow and even dividing the soul and spirit (Hebrews 4:12). When you see a hardened criminal crying in front of the altar to give his life to Christ, that is an example of what the Word of God can do. It can pierce into the hardest of souls. That is why it is futile trying to change your stubborn relatives using your own words. Preach the word of God to them; pray that the Word pierces through their souls to convict them of their sins.
Someone once said that they were wondering how come we usually have such large crowds at our crusades. They wondered especially because my sermons at such crusades were usually simple and the general theme was always: “Be holy”, yet large crowds attend over and over again and thousands give their lives to Christ every time I make an altar call. I told them it is because beautiful sermons with analysis of the Bible using Greek and Hebrew languages do not convict sinners. Deep thoughts and philosophies can’t convert anyone without the power of the Holy Spirit. Simple and straightforward as the word of God is, it has tremendous power to convert sinners to saints.
If you are a preacher of the gospel, please don’t try to impress the people with how much Greek and Hebrew you know. Just preach the word and trust that the Holy Spirit will accomplish all that the Lord pleases (Isaiah 55:11).
KEY POINT: The word of God is all-powerful.
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Thank you for studying today’s Open Heaven – The Word is Almighty – written by Pastor Enoch Adeboye
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Open Heaven 21 March 2023
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