Open Heaven 25 January 2024 Thursday Daily Devotional By Pastor E. A. Adeboye – What Is God’s Temple? (2)

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Open Heaven 25 January 2024 TOPIC: What Is God’s Temple? (2)

MEMORISE: “And the blind and the lame came to him in the temple, and he healed them.” – Matthew 21:14 (KJV)

Also Read: Open Heaven 26 January 2024 – What Is God’s Temple? (3)

READ: Matthew 12:9-13 (KJV)

9 And when he was departed thence, he went into their synagogue:

10 And, behold, a man had his hand withered. And they asked him, saying, Is it lawful to heal on the sabbath days? that they might accuse him.

11 And he said unto them, What man shall there be among you, that shall have one sheep, and if it falls into a pit on the sabbath day, will he not lay hold on it, and lift it out?

12 How much, then, is a man better than a sheep? Wherefore it is lawful to do well on the sabbath days.

13 Then saith he to the man, Stretch forth thine hand. And he stretched it forth; it was restored whole, like the other.

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Exodus 31-34

Open Heaven 25 January 2024 MESSAGE

The temple is not just the house of prayer but also the house of healing. In Matthew 21:14, after Jesus chased all those buying and selling in the temple, saying, “My house shall be called the house of prayer,” the Bible says that the sick came unto Him in the temple and were healed.

Also Read: Open Heaven 24 January 2024 – What Is God’s Temple (1)

In our Bible reading for today, Jesus went into the synagogue and met a man with a withered hand. Some scholars felt that people shouldn’t be healed on sabbath days. When they asked if He would heal the man with a withered hand, He told the man to stretch his hand, and he was healed. Note that the man did not ask to be prayed for; seeing a case like that in the temple compelled Jesus to heal him. Some people have challenged me before, saying: “You people who claim that you have the power to heal, why don’t you go to the hospital and heal everybody there? Why do they have to come to the church to be healed?” Indeed, God can heal anywhere, but He specifically heals in the temple. There are many people who, by just stepping foot on Redemption City, got their healing. Nobody prayed for them; the mere fact that they had entered God’s temple brought them healing.



Going to God’s temple regularly is like going to the doctor regularly. Even when you are feeling well and you go to see him, he will examine you, and whatever strange thing he finds in your body, he will deal with it. Some people carry one sickness or the other in their bodies that they don’t even know about yet. When you go to church, and the power of God falls on you, such sicknesses disappear because you have come to a place of healing. I wonder if people know what they are missing when they stay home and watch a church service on TV. If you are far from the place of worship and God sees that you sincerely would like to attend physically but cannot be there, that is a different case. However, when you decide to stay home and connect to a service you could have quickly attended, you cannot get the same physical atmosphere as those in the service.

Open Heaven 25 January 2024 KEY POINT

Don’t ever make an appointment to be in church; God might decide to use the next church to bring about the turning point you have been waiting for.

Open Heaven 25 January 2024 HYMN 25 – The Great Physician 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;
It is the most adorable name on the mortal tongue;
Sweetest carol ever sung:
Jesus blessed Jesus!

2 Your many sins are all forgiven,
Oh, hear the voice of Jesus;
The veil ‘twixt you and God is riven,
Redemption wrought by Jesus.

3 All glory to the dying 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 precious name of Jesus!

Open Heavens 2024 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 churches in the world, and also the President of Christ the Redeemer’s Ministries. The Open Heavens devotional application is available across all mobile platforms and operating systems: iOS, Android, Blackberry, Nokia, Windows Mobile, and PC. Open Heaven for Today 2024

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