Thursday, January 31, 2019,
Rhapsody of Realities TeeVo,
Pastor Chris Oyakhilome DSc, D.D,
(Stretch Forth Your Hands And Cause A Miracle),
TO THE BIBLE Exodus 14:15-16 RSV
“The LORD said to Moses, “Why do you cry to me? Tell the people of Israel to go forward. Lift up your rod, and stretch out your hand over the sea and divide it, that the people of Israel may go on dry ground through the sea.”
Some years ago, I organised a crusade together with some of my friends and we witnessed amazing miracles. One of such miracles was the healing of a little girl who had braces on her legs because she couldn’t walk. The little girl’s sisters had brought her to the front, a few meters away from the platform I ministered on. I didn’t lay hands on her, I just stretched my hand towards her and she was completely healed; she walked normally without the braces, glory to God!
Do you realise that as a Christian, your hands have God’s power in them to heal the sick? Jesus said so (Mark 16:17-18)! He laid his hands on the sick, healed them of their diseases (Luke 4:40), and you’re just like Him. You shouldn’t allow anyone tell you miracles are unreal or can only take place using ‘black magic’, whatever that means. Refuse to be ignorant of God’s Word and His power in you.
Understand this, as a child of God, you’re not ordinary! You’re anointed with divine ability, and there’s a lot of power surging through those hands of yours! So, your hands aren’t just for holding and carrying things; God stretches His hands in and through them, transmitting His healing power to those hurting around you. Use your hands today in faith using the Name of Jesus, and watch as signs and wonders take place through you.
29 And now, Lord, behold their threatenings: and grant unto thy servants, that with all boldness they may speak thy word,
30 By stretching forth thine hand to heal; and that signs and wonders may be done by the name of thy holy child Jesus.
31 And when they had prayed, the place was shaken where they were assembled together; and they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and they spake the word of God with boldness.
12 And by the hands of the apostles were many signs and wonders wrought among the people; (and they were all with one accord in Solomon’s porch.
6 And when Paul had laid his hands upon them, the Holy Ghost came on them; and they spake with tongues, and prophesied.
7 And all the men were about twelve.
8 And he went into the synagogue, and spake boldly for the space of three months, disputing and persuading the things concerning the kingdom of God.
9 But when divers were hardened, and believed not, but spake evil of that way before the multitude, he departed from them, and separated the disciples, disputing daily in the school of one Tyrannus.
10 And this continued by the space of two years; so that all they which dwelt in Asia heard the word of the Lord Jesus, both Jews and Greeks.
11 And God wrought special miracles by the hands of Paul:
12 So that from his body were brought unto the sick handkerchiefs or aprons, and the diseases departed from them, and the evil spirits went out of them.
I am the temple of the Holy Spirit. He lives in me in all His power and glory. Therefore, as I lay my hands on the sick in faith, God’s power heals and delivers them. Divine power is released into my world today through me because I’m full of the power of God. Hallelujah!
Daily Bible Reading
Matthew 21:33-22:1-14, Exodus 20-21
Acts 14:1-7, Job 32-33
When a friend of yours, a classmate or probably a neighbour around you falls sick, you can lay your hands on them, and they’ll recover to health.