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Healing Teaching 04-28-2013

A Man With Palsy Healed, Matthew 9:1-8

Jesus entered into a boat and crossed over to the other side and came to His own town Capernaum.  When He got there, they brought to Him a man paralyzed and prostrate with sickness, lying on a sleeping pad.  In other words, the man could not get out of bed and walk.  When Jesus saw the faith of the people who brought the paralyzed man, He said to the paralyzed man, “Son, take courage, be of good cheer, your sins are forgiven you.”

Of course, certain of the scribes who were standing by said to themselves:  “This man blasphemes.  He claims the rights of God.  He claims to be able to do the things God can do.”

Jesus knew their thoughts and said to them:  “Why do you think evil and harbor malice in your hearts?  For which is easier to say, ‘Your sins are forgiven or get up and walk’?”

“But in order that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins, He said to the paralyzed man:  “Get up, arise!  Pick up your sleeping pad and go to your house.”

And the man got up and went away to his own house.

When the crowds saw this, they marveled and glorified God, praising and thanking Him that He had given such power and authority to men.

Boy, are there all kinds of lessons here.

First of all, we see once again that the faith of someone else healed this man, just as the centurion’s faith in Jesus healed his servant.  It is interesting that Jesus saw their faith.  What did He see?  He saw confidence.  He saw assurance.  He perceived in His spirit that they had faith.  Faith is not something you see with the natural physical eye.  You can see the results of faith with your natural, physical eye.  But faith is seen with the spiritual eyes.  You just know when someone has faith.  It is recognizable.

Secondly, here Jesus says that sins forgiven and sickness healed is all in the same package.  One is not different than the other.  He said:  “Which is easier to say, your sins be forgiven or rise up and walk?”  Then He proved that one is as easy as the other by saying to the man:  “Get up and walk.”  Why do we have such difficulty with healing and receive forgiveness of sins so easily?  I have a theory and I believe I am right.  Every church which is a truly Christian church preaches and teaches on sins being forgiven.  But how often do you hear sermons on healing?  Is it a weekly thing like the preaching of sins forgiven?  When is the last time you heard your pastor teach on healing?  Does he do it on a regular basis?  You see, we believe and act on what we hear the most.

The other thing I noticed is that the religious leaders questioned Jesus and did not know Who He was, even though they had studied about Him, the coming Messiah.  That shows me that we can read about Jesus and learn about Him and not really know Him personally.  I thought it was interesting that He told them that their thoughts were evil and they were harboring malice in their hearts.

There is a place in the scriptures where unbelief is equated to evil.  It is called an evil heart of unbelief.  Apparently, unbelief is quite a big thing with Jesus.  You either believe Him or you don’t.  And you can’t pick and choose what you believe about Him.  You either believe Him or you don’t.  You either accept the whole package or you don’t.  You can’t decide what is true and what is not.  He either is or He isn’t as far as you are concerned.  He and His Word are all Truth.  Even when our minds are going tilt, we must still believe.  He will help our unbelief.  That is His job.  All we have to do is give our unbelief to Him to fix for us.

Healing Teaching 04-21-2013

Peter’s Mother-In-Law Healed, Matthew 8:14-17

When Jesus went into Peter’s house, He saw Peter’s mother-in-law lying sick with a fever.

Jesus touched her hand, and the fever left her.  She rose up and ministered to them.

Well, that is pretty straightforward.

She was sick.  Jesus touched her.  She was well.  She got up and probably cooked and fed Jesus and the people with Him.

I believe what this is portraying to us is that healing is easy.  It is simple and not complicated at all.  Jesus is there for us.  He touches us and the sickness leaves.  I can hear you talking right now.  Well, it sure hasn’t left me!  Really!  Is Jesus different with you than he is with others.  Only believe.  And keep on believing, regardless of how impossible it seems.  Don’t let go.

If Jesus healed one, He must heal all, because He is no respecter of persons.  He has obligated Himself by healing one, to heal all.  That is the way God operates.  He treats everyone equally.  Don’t let satan lie to you and steal from you.  He is a thief and the father of liars.  Those are lying symptoms.  You have been given authority by Jesus to tell him and his lying symptoms to pack their bags and vacate the premises.  Then put up a great big sign.  This body is occupied by Jesus Christ.  No vacancy here.

After Jesus had healed Peter’s mother-in-law, when evening came, people brought their sick to Him.   I know that when they heard He was there, they wanted Him to touch them and make them and their loved ones well.  They believed.

That evening Jesus did all kinds of things.  Those who were under the power of demons, He drove out the spirits with His Word.  He restored to health ALL WHO WERE SICK.

He did this that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Isaiah the prophet, saying, Himself took in order to carry away our weaknesses and infirmities, and bore away our diseases.

Did you see what Jesus did?  He restored to health every sick person who was brought to Him.  And we have the answer as to why He did it.  He did it to show us that He carried away all our weaknesses and bore away all our diseases.  He had not even gone to the cross yet to bear these things.  Yet, as a demonstration of what was to come, Jesus healed all who were sick.  This was His word to us who were yet to be born and to live on this earth.

Jesus has one photograph in His mind for everyone.  HE HEALS ALL WHO ARE SICK!  That is His vision.  That is what He sees.  He sees nothing else.  He has nothing else on His mind.  As far as He is concerned, sickness is history, gone forever.  This is the photograph He wants each of us to have in our hearts.  Sickness is history, gone forever.

Oh, I know we sometimes have to fight those thoughts of sickness when the pain is intense and the fever rages.  But at some point we have to decide what we will accept as truth.  Will we accept the symptoms as truth and give in to them or will we fight and accept God’s Word as truth that He is our Healer and that He loves us too much to leave us sick.

It is a choice, and sometimes what seems to be a hard choice.  It is perceived as a hard choice because in this world that is not the way it is.  People make fun of you when you choose the route of God’s healing and health.  They tell you that you are chasing pipe dreams.  They tell you that it is unrealistic.  Well, that is a choice each of us must make.  Do we believe Jesus or do we believe the world?

Healing Teaching 04-14-2013

The Centurion’s Servant Healed, Matthew 8:5-13

When Jesus entered Capernaum, a centurion came up to Him, begging Him:  “Lord, my servant is lying at the house sick of palsy (paralyzed) and grievously tormented, distressed with intense pain.”   (A centurion was a Roman military officer.)  Jesus simply said to him:  “I will come and heal him.”

The centurion taken by surprise, said:  “Lord, I am not worthy that You should come under my roof.  I am not fit.  But speak the word only, and my servant shall be healed.  For I am a man under authority, with soldiers subject to me.  I say to one of them ‘Go’ and he goes.  I say to another, ‘Come’ and he comes.  I say to my slave, ‘Do this,” and he does it.”

When Jesus heard what the centurion said, He marveled and said to those who followed Him:

“Truly or verily I tell you, I HAVE NOT FOUND SO GREAT FAITH AS THIS WITH ANYONE, even in Israel.”

“And I say to you that many shall come from the east and the west and shall sit down with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, in the kingdom of heaven.  But the children of the kingdom shall be cast out into outer darkness:  there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.”  Here Jesus was talking about the Jews rejecting Him and the time of the Gentiles brought forward for a season.

Then Jesus turned to the centurion and said:  “Go your way; it shall be done for you as you have believed.”

And his servant was healed, restored to health at that very moment.

There is much we can learn from this healing.  The man asking for healing was not even a Jew; he was a Gentile.  Jesus had come for the Jews at that point and had not died yet and taken on our sins and sicknesses for the whole world, regardless of race or culture.  According to that time period, he should not have even been allowed to talk with Jesus.  Jesus was, as far as everyone was concerned, born a Jew.  He had no business talking to a Gentile, particularly the hated Roman military man.  Yet here Jesus was talking to him and sending healing his way.

The next thing we observe is that the centurion was not even asking for healing for himself; he was asking for healing for someone else.  And the servant was healed by Jesus speaking the word to the Centurion that his servant was healed.

BUT the greatest thing we learn is that Jesus marvels at faith in the centurion.  He marvels at one who understands authority and thus understands the authority Jesus has over sickness and disease.  This centurion recognized one with authority, because he was used to authority both as one in charge and as one who submitted to authority.  I believe Jesus also marvels at the man’s desire for his servant to be healed.  That showed compassion and concern on the part of the centurion.

What was this centurion’s faith based on?  Jesus Word!  He told Jesus that all He had to do was speak the word, and it would be done.  The centurion said that it was a simple fact.  One who has authority speaks the command and expects it to be done.  So, he said:  Speak.  Whatever you speak will be carried out just like the ones under me carry out whatever I speak.  It was all about faith in the man called Jesus and the authority the centurion recognized He carried.  Most of Jesus’ fellow countrymen did not have a clue about that authority.  That is why Jesus marveled.

What a teaching on faith this scenario presents to us and what wonderful lessons we can learn about faith and healing and the word and authority.

Healing Teaching 04-07-2013

Specific Healings In Jesus Ministry

Over the next several months, we are going to go through the gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John and encourage ourselves by talking about the specific instances of healing in Jesus’ ministry while He was here on this earth.  We may repeat healings as we go through each gospel but repetition is good for our faith to rise.  Pay close attention to these healings and let them minister to you that Jesus is your Healer as well.  There is no partiality in Jesus.  He treats everyone the same.  He is the same Jesus now as He was then.  He was the Healer then and He is still your Healer today.

The Leper Cleansed, Matthew 8:1-4

This is an instance illustrating the fact that it is God’s will to heal you.  You don’t have to ask.  The leper has already asked and Jesus has already answered.  If it is God’s will to heal this leper, then it is God’s will to heal you.

When Jesus came down from the mountain, great multitudes of people followed Him.  Multitudes are thousands of people.  Out of these thousands of people, there came a leper to Jesus and prostrated himself before Jesus in worship, saying, “LORD, if you are willing, if you will, you can cleanse me and make me clean.  You are able to heal me.”

Apparently the leper had already heard that Jesus heals.  He must have heard, because he tells Jesus that he knows that He can heal him.  He was risking his life by even being out where people were without shouting:  “Unclean!”  “Unclean!”  He could have been stoned to death for being so bold.

Yet look what Jesus did immediately.  He reached out His hand and touched the unclean leper, signifying that He was not afraid of the leper’s disease.  He was the answer to the cleansing of that disease.  He was life Himself standing there with the removal of that disease.  As Jesus was touching the leper, He spoke these words of compassionate authority.  Jesus was compassion;  But at the same time He spoke with authority.  “ I Will!  Be clean!”  Those words were music to this leper’s ears.  He felt: He heard; He received.  IMMEDIATELY, his leprosy was cleansed.  He was healed.

Jesus said to him:  “Don’t tell this to anyone, but go, show yourself to the priest and present the offering that Moses commanded for a testimony of your healing and as evidence to the people.”

In Leviticus 14 we see the instructions for the cleansing of lepers.  The priest was to go forth out of the camp where the leper was and inspect him.  If the plague of the leprosy was healed, there were certain procedures and offerings that leper was to take.  There was offering, and blood applied and oil applied.

These procedures were shadows of Jesus Who was to come to cleanse man of his sins and take man’s sickness and disease by submitting His back to the smiters to be lashed with the whip that tore his flesh in shreds.  Isaiah 53:4,5 and 1 Peter 2:24 tell us that with the stripes that wounded Jesus we have been healed and we have been made whole.  Jesus shed His blood that sickness and disease might be cleansed from our bodies.  Now the Holy Spirit Who lives in us as born again children of God is symbolized by oil which is applied to us for cleansing of sickness and disease.  Healing is the removal of sickness and disease.  We even follow this procedure according to the Bible when the child of God is anointed with oil.  The anointing of oil is symbolic of the Holy Spirit’s cleansing power.  He is in us to cleanse us 24/7.  Thank God!

Healing Teaching 03-31-2013

March 31 is Easter Sunday.  May every person reading this healing teaching this week remember what happened from the cross of Jesus Christ to His ascension to the throne of God.  He suffered untold agonies for us, so that we could have the freedom to be whole in every area of our lives.

First, in the Garden of Gethsemane He wrestled with His will to go to the cross.  He surrendered everything to His Father and trusted completely in His Father.

At the whipping post He took the stripes on His back that healed you and me.  About six months ago, I was in prayer and saw a picture of the Lord at the whipping post.  He turned around and looked at me as the whip came down on His back.  I will never forget the look of love in His eyes that spoke to me as if He had opened His mouth and uttered these words:  “I do this for you.”  I continue to see that picture.  How could I possibly ignore what He did for me!  Isaiah 53:4,5; Matthew 8:17 and 1 Peter 2:24 tell us that with the stripes that wounded Jesus, with those wounds, we are healed and made whole.  Think on that until it becomes bigger in you than the sickness that satan is trying to attach to your healthy body.

The soldiers mocked and beat on Jesus, mercilessly rammed that crown of big spiky thorns on His head, put a purple robe on Him, placed a reed in His hands and bowed down to Him in jest.  Then they ripped that robe off His back, peeling off what little skin was left on His back.  Oh, the agony He must have endured.  I cannot comprehend it.  It is too much for me to take in.

And then the most cruel treatment of all—-THE CROSS.  Crucifixion was the most brutal form of death the Romans could inflict on a human being.  It was cruel, unfeeling, with no mercy.  These Roman soldiers had carried out this form of death so many times, they were immune to the pain of those who hung on the cross.  The spikes were driven into Jesus’ hands and feet.  He hung there, trying to get breath as His chest caved in and the supply of oxygen was becoming less and less.  What a cruel death our Lord endured for us.


What did this death of Jesus really mean?  It was not just a horrible physical death carried out at the whim of the Pharisees and the soldiers and Herod and Pontius Pilate.  It was the will of God that Jesus suffer this death, which was the fulfillment of God’s dream to take back the authority that man had given to satan and made him the god of this earth.  He is a ruthless taskmaster, enslaving all of mankind in the slave market of the world, exacting cruel payment to purchase you and me.  Jesus paid the price of release for each one of us with the shedding of His blood.  Without the shedding of blood there is no remission for sin, no release from sin and all its consequences.  My Lord, what a blessing we have because of Jesus being willing to take our place and take the penalty of punishment due to us.  Because of His death, you are free and you can live a good life.

Isaiah 53:4,5,10a

Surely he has borne our griefs (sicknesses) and carried our sorrows (pains); yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.

But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities:  the chastisement needful to obtain peace and well-being for us was upon Him, and with the stripes that wounded Him we are healed and made whole.

Yet it was the will of the Lord to bruise Him; He has put Him to grief and made Him sick.

1 Peter 2:24

He personally bore our sins in His own body on the tree as on an altar and offered Himself on it, that we might die, cease to exist, to sin and live to righteousness.  By His wounds you have been healed.

Jesus was wounded that you might be healed!

Healing Teaching 03-24-2013

Honor The Father

This is the week of Palm Sunday and Easter.  Let us especially remember all that Jesus has done for us.

Last week we talked about God’s great mercy and compassion.  We actually honor our Heavenly Father by speaking of His great mercy and compassion, of His loving-kindness.  We must think of God as only good and loving and only wanting to bless His children.  When we speak of God’s great love, we are praising Him and that praise turns the enemy back, causes him to stumble and works deliverance in our behalf.  Remember that Abraham grew strong and was empowered by faith as he gave praise and glory to God (Romans 4:20).

You don’t just praise and speak words of faith when you feel like it.  You do it all the time.  There is something about speaking of God’s great mercy and compassion that causes faith to rise up on the inside of you and the reality of God’s great love for you grows big in your spirit.

You must see God as yearning to heal you.  That must be the picture you have on the inside of you.  2 Chronicles 16:9 tells us that the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show Himself strong in the behalf of those whose heart is perfect toward Him.  Moffatt’s Bible translation says that He is looking to exert His power on behalf of those who are devoted to Him.  The NIV Bible says that He is looking to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to Him.   God is looking for people to bless.  He is looking for ways to pour out His great love on you and me.

Suppose the huge Pacific Ocean were elevated high above us.  Then think of pressure into every crevice to find an outlet through which to pour the water of that great ocean on the earth.  The pressure finally becomes so great that the tsunami of water overtakes the earth.  That is a picture of God’s love.  His love is so great and so intense that He has to find outlets of His love to overtake and consume His children with His goodness and mercy.  One of the ways He expresses that goodness is in healing of our physical bodies.

We see so many instances of the Lord’s compassion in the scriptures.  Jesus healed the leper (Mark 1:40-45).  When He saw the multitudes, He was moved with compassion toward them because they fainted and were scattered abroad as sheep having no shepherd (Matthew 9:35-38).  Jesus was moved with compassion and healed the sick (Matthew 14:14).  Jesus had compassion on the blind men and touched their eyes, and they were made whole (Matthew 20:34).  The list goes on and on.

Even when Jesus left the earth we are reminded in Hebrews 4:15 that He is touched with the feelings of our infirmities.  Infirmities are the expression of our inability to produce results because of limitations imposed by our flesh.

In the story of the Good Samaritan we are reminded of the Lord’s compassion to pour in the oil (Holy Spirit) and the wine (His Word) to heal and make whole (Luke 10:33-37).  The good Samaritan had compassion on the man who was wounded and stripped by thieves.  In the same manner, Jesus has compassion on us who have been stripped by that thief satan (John 10:10) and wounded.  Like Jesus, the Samaritan bound up the man’s wounds, poured in oil and wine (healing) and took care of him, regardless of the cost.  He carried him on his own beast to a safe place at the inn.  Jesus is our safe place.  He has healing available for us.  The Samaritan paid the price for the man’s healing just as Jesus paid the price with His precious blood for our healing.  All we have to do is receive God’s mercy and compassion for us.  It is freely given.

Bodily healing is an expression of the mercy and compassion of God.

Healing Teaching 03-17-2013

God of Mercy and Compassion

Many Christians believe God can heal them but will He?  They don’t have faith in His mercy and compassion for them.  The missing link for people who do not receive is that they don’t believe God loves them.  This is such a simple statement, but I am realizing more and more that most of God’s children don’t really believe He loves them.  If we truly believed He loved us, then we would not have difficulty receiving from Him.  Today I challenge you to start saying to yourself:  My Dear Heavenly Father loves me and Jesus loves me.  Keep on saying it until you actually believe it (this may take some time, like weeks or months) but start now.

Jesus was and is the expression of God’s mercy and compassion.  The compassionate love of Jesus is the reason for healing.  Without love, there is no healing.  Healing starts with love.

God is merciful, gracious, longsuffering (slow to anger), abundant in goodness and truth, full of compassion, of great mercy (Exodus 34:5,6 and Psalm 145:8).

What is God’s compassion?  To love tenderly, to show mercy, to be full of eager yearning, an inward moving for the suffering of others.  What is God’s mercy?  Compassion so great that one does not punish even when justice demands it but is willing to spare and forgive and help one needing punishment.

Because of God’s great compassion, His heart yearns to take care of us.  So why, you ask, isn’t everybody healed?  It is the same question as why isn’t everyone saved?  God has bound Himself to His covenant, to His Word, to what He set up originally concerning man on this earth and the authority He gave Him.  Man has been designed to take authority over satan and rule this earth according to God’s Word.  God’s Word says that all those who believe and act on faith in Him and His Word will receive.  That is the way we receive everything.

You may also ask:  Well what about the gifts of healings and the working of miracles?  I don’t want to wait on the gifts to operate through someone while my body is getting sicker and sicker and there is no help from the doctors who have done everything they can.

Depend on God’s mercy and compassion toward you, which produces healing in your body.  See His love extending toward you, penetrating every fiber of your being with healing and health and wholeness.  God’s mercy endures forever; it has not lost its strength and become weak.  It is still operating today and will operate forever, never ending, never coming to an end, never running out.

There is plenty of God’s mercy unto those who call upon Him.

Healing Teaching 03-10-2013

God Desires To Heal You

You as God’s child have a right to be healed.  Your dear Heavenly Father provided healing for you in covenant with you, which is His binding agreement to bring healing to your body every time you reach out to believe and receive.  When you believe you receive, you are healed and made whole by the healing power of the Lord Jesus Christ, even if your body has not quite caught up with the truth of your healing.

When Jesus walked on this earth, He taught the people their rights.  He preached to them about the anointing.  He freed them from evil spirits.  He healed their bodies.  He showed them what God was truly like.  He taught the people and then He set them free.

Jesus never asked the Father if it was His will to heal someone.  The one time Jesus was greatly hindered in His ministry to the sick was in His own hometown, where their unbelief kept Him from doing much.  It was God’s will for the people to be healed but their unbelief stopped the healing power from flowing.

Jesus offered healing unconditionally while He was ministering here on this earth.  He never once said to anyone:  “It is not God’s will to heal you.”

God is a good God.  He is Love.  Love is never the source of sickness and disease.  God’s gifts are good and perfect (James 1:17).

Neither does God give satan permission to put disease and sickness on you.  Satan takes full advantage of your ignorance, your unbelief, your negative words, to do his evil work.  GOD IS NEVER THE SOURCE OF YOUR PROBLEMS, INCLUDING SICKNESS AND DISEASE.

Anything that brings evil, whether it is sickness, lack, death, depression, discouragement, failure, defeat, doubt, fear, is from satan, and not your loving heavenly Father.

Once again, let’s look at some scriptures about healing and meditate on them until we see ourselves being healed, just as those people were healed when they came to Jesus while He was here on this earth in a physical body.  He is the same Jesus.  He is still healing today.

Matthew 15:30,31

And great multitudes came unto him, having with them those that were lame, blind, dumb, maimed, and many others, and cast them down at Jesus’ feet; and he healed them:  Insomuch that the multitude wondered, when they saw the dumb to speak, the maimed to be whole, the lame to walk, and the blind to see:  and they glorified (recognized, praised, thanked) the God of Israel.

Luke 4:40

Now when the sun was setting, all they that had any sick with divers diseases brought them unto him; and he laid his hands on every one of them, and healed them.

Acts 10:38

How God anointed and consecrated Jesus of Nazareth with the (Holy) Spirit and with strength and ability and power; how He went about doing good and in particular curing all that were harassed and oppressed by [the power of] the devil, for God was with Him.

This same Jesus Who walked the shores of Galilee and healed all who came to Him is still healing all who come to Him and receive His loving touch of healing.  He never changes!

Healing Teaching 03-03-2013

Healing Is God’s Will

Jesus continually showed us God’s will while He was here on this earth.  He said that He came to do the Father’s will.  John 6:38:  “For I came down from heaven, not to do mine own will, but the will of him that sent me.”

Jesus told us that He only said and did what the Father showed him to say or do.  John 8:28:  “Then said Jesus unto them, When you have lifted up the Son of man, then shall you know that I am he, and that I do nothing of myself; but as my Father has taught me, I speak these things.”

When the leper came to Jesus, that man said to Jesus (Matthew 8:2,3)  “… Lord, if you will, you can make me clean.  And Jesus put forth his hand, and touched him, saying, I will; be clean.  And immediately his leprosy was cleansed.”  Here we see Jesus telling the leper that it is His will to heal people.  We must understand the great significance in Jesus touching the leper because the law said that Jesus would be unclean if He touched a leper, but the power of God’s “clean” overtook the uncleanness of the sickness of leprosy.  Lepers were never touched, but Jesus touched him, to let him know that he was valuable to Jesus.  What a beautiful example of God’s willingness to heal the most dreaded of diseases.

In the gospels there are many examples of God’s willingness to heal, demonstrated through His Son Jesus.  Look at Jesus’ attitude toward sickness and disease while He was on the earth.  Never once did He turn away anyone who asked for healing, without providing healing for them.  Even the Syrophenician woman (a Gentile) received healing for her daughter when she asked Jesus   Her faith in His healing power was great, even in the face of what seemed unwillingness on His part to respond to her.  He was not unwilling; He was pleased with her persistence and I am sure longed that the Jews would have been as persistent.

As we look at other examples of healing in the Bible, let’s remember that Jesus is the same yesterday, today and forever, so if He healed them, He will heal you.

Matthew 4:23,24

And Jesus went about all Galilee teaching in their synagogues and preaching the gospel of the kingdom and healing all manner of sickness and all manner of disease among the people.  And His fame went throughout all Syria:  and they brought unto him all sick people that were taken with divers diseases and torments, and those which were possessed with devils, and those which were lunatic, and those that had the palsy and he healed them.

Matthew 8:16,17

When the even was come, they brought unto him many that were possessed with devils:  and he cast out the spirits with his word, and healed all that were sick:  That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying, Himself took our infirmities and bare our sicknesses.

Matthew 14:14

And Jesus went forth and saw a great multitude, and was moved with compassion toward them and he healed their sick.

In Mark 6:53-56 we see people who were sick and touched the border of Jesus’ garment and were made whole.

Meditate on these scriptures until you see yourself healed with the touch of Jesus.  He wants to bring healing to you and see you whole and happy and enjoying life again.

Healing Teaching 02-24-2013

The Word of God

According to John 1:1-4,14, Jesus is the Word of God made flesh who dwelt among us.  He was deposited in Mary’s womb as the Son of God, by the Word of God that Mary accepted into her physical body.

The Word of God is vibrating with the life of God on every page.  God Himself has chosen to be written down on pages of ink and parchment.  He has come to dwell in us and with us through His Word.  Oh, the beauty of His Word.  It breathes life to me every time I read it and gives food for my spirit man.  His Word brings life to my physical body.  I take it in and digest it.  It becomes healing and health to my whole being.

Proverbs 4:20-22 tells us what God’s Word does for us.  It also tells us how to take in God’s word.  We are to pay attention to His Word; in other words, give time to His Word as first priority in our lives.  We do this by listening to the Word and by looking at the Word and by keeping the Word of God in our hearts.  Why are we to do this?  His Word is life to us, medicine, healing and health to all our flesh.  Well, there you go.  God’s Word is your medicine.  When you take it into your being, it becomes health and healing to all your flesh.

Many people find that when they confess God’s Word over their man-made medicine they are taking, they are able to stop taking that medicine after a period of time.  Instead, they take God’s medicine.  There are no harmful side effects and you can never overdose on it.  That’s a blessing.  A word of caution here:  If you are on prescription drugs, do not go off them on your own.  Work with your doctor.  Obviously, as your symptoms lessen, you will need to take smaller and smaller doses of the medication.

The Word of God grows in you as you spend time daily in that Word.  It grows up and becomes healing and health in your physical body.  Give it time.  Remember the Parable of the Sower.  There are various things that happen as you spend time in the Word.  Your enemy, the devil, will do everything he can to cause you to become discouraged and give up.  Don’t give him the time of day.  Every time he comes to aggravate you, double up on your Word intake.  Pretty soon, he will let you alone, because he knows he has lost you.

For a moment let’s just look at the tactics of your enemy in Mark 4:14-20.  Be on the alert for offense, strife, resentment, displeasure, negativity, cares, anxieties, distractions of the world, cravings for the things of this world and the stress that accompany them.  Avoid these satanic traps like a poisonous snake.  They will poison your mind and your spirit and bring destruction to you.  The physical body was never designed to withstand these negative emotions and entrapments.  Deliberately and decisively turn from them to Jesus and His love and joy and peace and life.  He is the Way for you to go.  He is the Truth that you are to follow.  He is the Life that you want for your physical and emotional health.  Embrace Him and His wholeness for your life.  You will be glad you did!