Sunday March 5 2017 – HE BEARS BURDENS


HE BEARS BURDENS – Sunday March 5th 2017

Memorise: Casting all your care upon him, for he careth for you. 1st Peter 5:7

Read: Matthew 27:27-32 (King James Version)

27 Then the soldiers of the governor took Jesus into the common hall, and gathered unto him the whole band of soldiers.

28 And they stripped him, and put on him a scarlet robe.

29 And when they had platted a crown of thorns, they put it upon his head, and a reed in his right hand: and they bowed the knee before him, and mocked him, saying, Hail, King of the Jews!

30 And they spit upon him, and took the reed, and smote him on the head.

31 And after that they had mocked him, they took the robe off from him, and put his own raiment on him, and led him away to crucify him.

32 And as they came out, they found a man of Cyrene, Simon by name: him they compelled to bear his cross.

Bible in one year: Genesis 34-35, Isaiah 51:1-16

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In Exodus 1:8-11, a generation of the children of Israel woke up one day and realised they had become slaves in a foreign land. From that moment, their children were born into slavery. Slavery became a burden that was attached to them for hundreds of years. Has something unsavoury been attached to you from birth? The Lord shall separate you from such burdens today in Jesus’ Name! Thankfully, just as there are burdens, there are also burden-bearers. A burden-bearer is someone who sees you carrying some burden and offers to carry it for you, or gives you a helping hand. We see this demonstrated in today’s Bible reading. While leading Jesus to Golgotha where He would to crucified, the Roman soldiers made Him carry His heavy wooden cross. Even though He had been thoroughly beaten, was bleeding and was tired, He still had to carry his cross. As they began the journey, Simon of Cyrene came alone and he was compelled by the soldiers to assist Jesus in carrying His cross.

Some years ago, we had an experience with one of our domestic workers. Open Heavens Daily 2017 Sunday 5 March 2017:- He bears burdens. Whenever we ask her to suggest a chorus during our family devotion, she would always raise a particular song that says, “The fire is burning the bush but the bush is not consumed, how great is our God.” One day, we curiously decided to find out about this fire she kept singing of. On interviewing her, we discovered that she became a housemaid because her parents were heavily indebted and could not pay. By the grace of God, we paid the debt. The following day, when asked to suggest a chorus during prayer time, she sang a new song which proclaimed “He has done it for me!” if you have carried a burden for so long and the burden gets lifted away, your song will indeed change. The burden-bearer is the one who sees you carrying a burden and empathises with you. He comes to say to you that the load you are carrying is too heavy for you, and then offers to help you. There is no greater burden-bearer than then the Lord Jesus Christ! He wants to help you carry any load you are struggling with. Here is His call to you today:

“Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.”

Matthew 11:28

Accept His invitation, and call Him for help.

Action Point

Confess those words to the Lord: Lord Jesus, I answer to Your call, I bring all of my burden to You. I lay them all at Your feet. I ask that You give me rest. Teach my heart to learn to cast all of my cares upon You in Faith, and to live in worry.

Sunday March 5 2017, Open Heaven Daily Devotional, written by Pastor E.A Adeboye


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  • Good morning daddy, I have been sick for a very long time(2009) . I have been operated for about three time now. I am still believing God concerning my health cos recently i was diagnosed of same ovarian cyst that i was operated for for three times. My marriage life is a mess because all my relationship is nothing to write about. Daddy, i am really tired, i need help. I want him to help me.The burden is really heavy. Please daddy pray for me i believe he has the power to help me. Thank you sir

    • hello Christy.. God will surely heal everything for you.. You can give the prayer group a call

      this call will be from the HQ, maybe you will be able to get in touch with daddy

    • I am reading your story for the first time and I am compelled by the Holy Spirit to speak peace into your life. Jesus is a burden bearer and if you sincerely cast all your burden upon Him, He will definitely care for you. 1Peter 5:7.
      However concerning your relationship, you must be sober, vigilant and prayerful. Resist all temptations urging you to seek solutions from the hand of man, be steadfast in the faith knowing that the same sufferings are being experienced by others like you. You are not alone in this fight. Read 1peter 5:10-11 and you will know that all happens is to the glory of the Almighty God.

  • Thank you daddy for a great message and God bless you sir, please, pray for me that God shuold take away every burden of unmarried life and staganace in my life and make my case different this year. Thank you sir.

  • @Cecilia, You are in for a pleasant surprise before the end of the year!
    Loneliness is gone for ever and the most High God is speaking peace into your life now. Receive it.
    You shall be happily married with bone of your own bone and flesh of your own flesh before the year run out. Your testimony has come in the Mighty Name of Jesus Christ.