TODAY’S DEVOTION (Sunday 9th February 2020)
“For I am the Lord, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed.” Malachi 3:6 KJV
WELCOME TO THE 40th DAY OF OUR YEAR OF REJOICING
Our devotional text today reminds me of the things the LORD did in our lives during the maiden Edition of HIS GLORY NIGHTS. In fact, the days of God’s power as of Old are here again. The outpouring of the Spirit of Holiness upon us again to the recovery of destinies and all kinds of spiritual refreshing, the list is endless. God is indeed faithful!
There were also healing that took place to tell us that God wants us healthy.
Talking about health, it’s important that we understand that health is a necessity of life. The word Health describes the condition of being sound in body, mind and spirit. It is freedom from physical disease or pain. Health is a general condition of the body.
To be healthy, therefore means to be sound in body, mind and spirit. It means to be free from physical disease or pain. God have been doing that for mankind from age to age. He has been sending His word and Spirit and delivering us from physical diseases and pain. Hallelujah!
The Bible says Jesus took away our sicknesses. Sickness describes the state of not been sound in body, mind and spirit. In other words, if one is not sound in mind, spirit and or body that person is sick. If you are not free from physical disease or pain, you need healing.
Sadly, some people do not believe in divine healing, while others lead lives that does not permit God’s healing power to rest on them.
IN THE BEGINNING, MANKIND NEVER KNEW SICKNESSES AND DISEASES.
We were created sound in body, sound in mind, and sound spirit. That was why Adam could name the animals so accurately. It takes a sound mind to do sound things. We were created sound in every aspect of life. We were free from diseases and pain until the fall of man.
The Bible made it clear that death came into the human race when Adam sinned. It came with all its relatives – all kinds of cancer, fevers, diabetes, Heart diseases, and HIV/Aids, etc. It altered the health condition of mankind drastically. If you therefore see someone who is not sound in body, mind or spirit, you have seen someone whose health have been altered.
Physical diseases or pain were never the will of God for our lives. Every sick person is not in God’s will for His health. He or she needs to return to God’s will. And the only way to return is by revelation.
Revelation is Heaven’s clearance for the earth to return to divine will. It is Heaven’s clearance for the earth to step into things God has provided in the supernatural. What was it that God originally provided in the supernatural to keep us healthy? It is called the glory! It takes revelation to step in there.
Adam was sound in Health because He was living in the glory. In fact, even after he sinned and was driven out of the garden, the deposit of the glory that was left in him kept him healthy until he died. History has it that he became sick after he expelled the last ounce of glory and died shortly.
THE FIRST PROVISION GOD MADE FOR OUR HEALTH WAS HIS GLORY, NOT EVEN HIS ANOINTING.
There are two important phrases in the Kingdom that are related with our health; “divine healing” and “divine health.” The sick needs divine healing, while the healthy needs divine health.
The anointing is basically for divine healing because it breaks the yoke and heals us of every form of diseases, but divine health is a core product of the glory. It keeps us beyond diseases. It is the glory that immune our system and keeps diseases away from us until we get to our days of death where it is finally lifted so that we can die. You see that in the life of Elisha and other saints that are going to be with the LORD today!
We can be anointed and be sick. You see that in the lives of anointed people of GOD. But we cannot be under the glory and be sick. You see that in the lives of the people of Israel when they came out of Egypt. Psalm 114 said God’s glory sat on them; as a result, there was no one feeble among them.
If you are always feeble in health, there is something that needs to sit on you. It is called the glory of God. You don’t need to be drinking oil, having water sprinkled upon you, or receiving what is served today as holy communion. You just need the glory to sit on you!
Talking about not being feeble, Moses was so filled with God’s glory that his eyes were still strong at 120. Diseases, pain, and even death could not take him. God had to kill Him with His words. Death could not kill him. These are the realms we are trusting GOD to bring us to if Jesus tarries.
COME TO THINK OF IT, THAT WAS UNDER THE LAW. NOW WE ARE UNDER A BETTER COVENANT!
If the glory of God restored people back to the original health condition of mankind under the law, what was it supposed to be like under grace? That is what every serious-minded Christian should be thinking about. This premature Christianity is not helping anyone. Sadly, many of us have not tapped into the fullness of GOD’s grace. We take permission to sin as grace. We don’t’ really know what Grace really is.
We shout “grace! Grace!! Grace!!!” take it as license for sin, thereby denying ourselves the great Health benefits of GOD’s grace. God’s grace is an empowerment for righteousness and the release of the ability to step into the realm of God’s glory.
It is grace that brings the faith and the anointing to step into God’s glory.
Obviously, our Church generation is yet to tap into the fullness of God’s grace that is why we are not experiencing the fullness of His glory. If we truly tap into the fullness of God’s grace, there will be no feeble one among us. Our health condition will be restored back to the way it was before man fell.
Our devotional text said “For I am the Lord, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed.”
If you are sick this morning, this devotional came to tell you that God has not changed His plans for your health. He is the LORD that does not change originally plans, that is why you will not be consumed.
The only thing to do now is to decide to return to His original plan for your health. Decide to return to supernatural health. God’s grace is the returning route. Seek the grace of God to Heal and then return you to divine health.
Everyone in the Bible who sought the grace of God for divine healing or health was healed and made healthy. The grace of God does not turn sick people away except their hearts are not perfect towards God or there is no revelation in their hearts.
Now, there are things that make the grace of God to go active and restore man back to divine health. We will be considering in our devotional tomorrow. May the LORD use these truths to give you an inheritance among they that are sanctified. AMEN!
MAKE THIS SCRIPTURE AN ADDITIONAL MEDITATION FOR THE DAY!
“And said, If thou wilt diligently hearken to the voice of the Lord thy God, and wilt do that which is right in his sight, and wilt give ear to his commandments, and keep all his statutes, I will put none of these diseases upon thee, which I have brought upon the Egyptians: for I am the Lord that healeth thee. Exodus 15:26 KJV