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Rev. Dr. Samuel Somuah Asante is an ordained minister of the gospel, who is commissioned to project the Lord Jesus Christ. His ministry emphasis is on th divine elevation of the believer in Christ. He believes strongly that all who are in Christ have the privilege to live above sin and failure, walk in righteousness and the resurrected life of Christ. He encourages Christians, especially pastors, to live a life that manifests the glory of God through them. Rev. Somuah is a graduate of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology (KNUST), Ghana and holds a Masters degree in Theology from International Theological Seminary (Ghana Campus), and a PhD in Biblical Studies from ZOE Theological Seminar (USA). He is the Chief Servant of Jesus Witness Ministry, based in Taifa-Burkina, Accra. He is married to Rev. (Mrs.) Doris Somuah Asante and are blessed with two sons, Samuel and Arnold. They make their home in Accra, Ghana.

POWER TO MEN

KEY SCRIPTURE: Matthew 9:8 KJV” But when the multitudes saw it, they marvelled, and glorified God, which had given such power unto men.”

The multitudes that witnessed the healing of the impotent man burst into jubilation glorifying God. They also marveled about the fact that God has given such power to men. The awareness that God has given such power to men is very significant. Religion has taught us that Jesus demonstrated so much power because He is God, yet a critical study of the Bible reveals that our Lord Jesus put down His reputation and glory as God and lived as a man who depended fully on the Spirit of God.  John 17:5 KJV “And now, O Father, glorify thou me with thine own self with the glory which I had with thee before the world was.”(Read Phil 2:6& 7) From these verses we see that before our Lord Jesus came into this life, He had the same glory, power and authority as God the father. He put down this glory so He would live as a man for two reasons;

1. That as a man he took away our sins and   conquered Satan, for us through His death, so that men would be forgiven and count on His victory over Satan as their victory (Heb 2:10-14, Phil 2:9-11, John 1:29))

2. The second reason he became a man, was to live as an example to us. Showing us that men could live upright, holy and very powerful. (Heb 12:2)

Religion has brainwashed men to accept weakness, sinfulness and every kind of imperfection. Mark 7:13 KJV” Making the word of God of none effect through your tradition, which ye have delivered: and many such like things do ye”.

Please note also that our Lord Jesus through His death and resurrection made it possible for any man who will believe in Him to receive the power and ability to become like Himself, so that they could walk on this earth as He did. (John 1:12&,13) When a man surrenders his life to Jesus, he or she receives the Spirit of Christ. Col 1:27 KJV” To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory: “The Lord Jesus produced all that He did by the power of the Spirit in Him. That was His very life. This is the Christ.  Christ also means the anointed one. Christ in you is the anointing in you.

The history of the Church throughout the ages up till now reveals that men who come into the awareness of these truths, walk in the power and authority that our master Jesus exhibited. Dear child of God, our Father God has indeed made available to men a great mighty power to show forth His praises through us

WOULD you respond to his call to dedicate your life for such a glorious life?

PRAYER

Thank you, father, for allowing Jesus to die in my place, making it possible for me to receive His life and Spirit to live by His life and ability. Thank you, Lord, for your power given to me. I yield my life to you, to walk in this mighty power given to me.

FURTHER STUDIES

Eph 1:19 $ 20 KJV. And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his, mighty power, Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places

Luke 10:19 KJV” Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.”

WHICH IS EASIER, TO SAY BE HEALED OR BE FORGIVEN.

KEY SCRIPTURE: Matthew 9:5 KJV “For whether is easier, to say, Thy sins be forgiven thee; or to say, Arise, and walk?”!

Sicknesses and diseases are a great threat to human survival on this earth. The current ‘abnormal normal’ that men find themselves in our world is a result of a respiratory disease that is threatening the lives of all men. I will like us to consider the provisions for the forgiveness of sins and that for the healing of our bodies. In our key scripture the Lord asked, the untaught Pharisees, that which is easier, whether to say, thy sins be forgiven thee or rise up and walk. In Isaiah 53, where the prophet spoke about Christ atonement for mankind, he clearly spoke about the healing of our bodies and the forgiveness of our sins.

In Isaiah 53:4, Isaiah prophesied as follows “Surely, he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. The word “grief” used in our verse is the Hebrew word ‘choliy’ and it means sickness whiles the word ‘sorrows’ is the Hebrew word ‘makob’ and it means pain. Isaiah 53:4 could be read as follows “surely he has borne our sicknesses, and carried our pains….” In the verse 5 the prophet spoke mostly on the forgiveness of our sins. We see clearly that in the atonement our Lord Jesus dealt with our sicknesses and sins.

Before the Lord was laid on the cross to be crucified, He was first taken to the whipping post and his body and Visage was so destroyed that he could not be accepted. All this he went through so you and I would be free from every disease. He has borne our diseases which is the past tense of to bear.

In our key scripture, the Lord asked which is easier, whether to say your sins are forgiven or be healed, rise up and walk? The truth is that he came to take both away. They always go together. He takes away sin and takes sicknesses away. If you believe he forgives your sins when you ask for it, he also gives you healing when you ask him for it. The Lord says as it is easy for him to forgive your sins, it is also very easy to declare you healed. Dear brother, rise up out of that sick bed right now.

When the Psalmist spoke about considering the goodness of the Lord in Psalm 103:3, he made the following remarks: Psalms 103:3 KJV Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases; The Lord forgives all our sins and heals all our diseases. These two always go together. If your sins are forgiven, your sicknesses have likewise been healed. It is now up to you to accept it as a fact and count yourself healed.

CONFESSION

Thank you, heavenly Father, for your great work of atonement. You took away my sins and my diseases. As it is easy to forgive my sins, it is also easy to heal my body. Thank you.

FURTHER STUDIES

1 Peter 2:24 KJV “Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.”

Isaiah 53:5 KJV “But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.”

THOSE WHO OPPOSE YOU.

KEY SCRIPTURE: Matthew 9:3 KJV “And, behold, certain of the scribes said within themselves, This man blasphemeth.”

(Read Mark 2:1-12)

In the story of our passage above the Lord told the sick man that his sins were forgiven. This meant his condition could have been precipitated by some wrong actions of his.  His sin must first be dealt with, so his healing would follow on. The Pharisees were not delighted with that. They questioned in their hearts. They asked what right does the Lord Jesus have to forgive the sins of men. The Lord did not allow that to stop him. Please note that, our Lord Jesus never responded positively to any negative demand or anticipation of the Pharisees. They had not sent him. They would not judge Him. They would also not reward Him at the end of His race. There are too many people who are sadly afraid of opposing voices or cared too much about what those people may be saying.

Just consider the position of these Pharisees. They were very ignorant of who Jesus was. They were ignorant of his authority. Mat 21:23 KJV” And when he was come into the temple, the chief priests and the elders of the people came unto him as he was teaching, and said, By what authority doest thou these things? and who gave thee this authority?” Just consider: these people had no idea about who he was and the authority by which He did what He was doing. How ridiculous it would be for him to stop what He was doing because of their negativity. There are so many Christians who are so scared to talk to the others about Christ. Please note that you would always have people of different opinion. Some may physically attack you. 2Ti 3:12 KJV “Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.”

HOW did the Lord Jesus overcome these negative attitudes? He knew these people did not know who he was. They also did not send him, and so had no responsibility or allegiance to them in any way. John 4:34 KJV “Jesus saith unto them, My meat is to do the will of him that sent me, and to finish his work.” He said what satisfies him is to do the will of Him that SENT Him and to finish it. Many Christians don’t have any urgency of being sent. God has sent you, so obey Him and not those who will oppose you. Dear one Jesus died for you so you would no longer live for yourself but for him. So long as you are acting to please the master, do not allow negative attitudes, remarks and even attacks to hold you back. The real enemy is not the people who make those remarks. It is orchestrated by invisible intelligent beings whispering words into the minds of those who accuse you.  (Eph 6:12)

CONFESSION

I am a child of the most high, He has sent me to my world, I do what He tells me, and not what people of opposing voices say or desire.

FURTHER STUDIES

Colossians 2:8 KJV “Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.

Mark 2:8 KJV” And immediately when Jesus perceived in his spirit that they so reasoned within themselves, he said unto them, Why reason ye these things in your hearts?”

ACTING YOUR FAITH

KEY SCRIPTURE: Mark 2:5 KJV” When Jesus saw their faith, he said unto the sick of the palsy, Son, thy sins; be forgiven thee.”

YOUR faith will always make the difference. The four gentlemen in our story (Mark 2:1-12.) manifested fully their faith in God and that resulted in the healing of their brother. They were not prepared to allow anything or adverse situation to put them down. To consummate their faith, they had to climb up the roof: pull portions of the roof away and let down their brother. Their faith was very visible. The Lord saw their faith and responded to it. ” When Jesus saw their faith, he said unto the sick of the palsy, Son, thy sins be forgiven thee.” The Lord spoke to the man because he also believed. He allowed them to take him through all those unimaginable acts.

All things are always possible to them that believe. God is always moved by the faith men express in Him.

HOW do we act out our faith? It always depends on the prevailing situation. The following is what the word said about Abraham when Isaac was been expected to be born. (Read Rom 4:17–21)

1 Against hope he believed in hope that he might become the father of many nations.

2. He did not consider his body that was a hundred years old, nor the deadness of Sarah’s womb.

3. He focused on the promise, by not staggering at the promise of God. This means he kept assuring himself that what God had said to him was true

4. He continually glorified God

5. He called himself Abraham, which is father of many nations. Abraham expressed his faith by these systematic steps. The steps Abraham took are proven scriptural steps that would surely deliver your answer into your hands anytime you apply them.

ALL these acts of faith was imputed unto Abraham for righteousness. He ultimately received his son Isaac. The scriptures reveal that Abraham was justified or declared righteous because of his acts of faith. James 2:21 KJV “Was not Abraham our father justified by works, when he had offered Isaac his son upon the altar?” What actions are you supposed to take to enforce your stands of faith. Your first position is a very strong confidence in God. Any action taken without that confidence and an assurance in God is empty.. In actual fact it is this confidence in God that propels the children of God to do various incredible steps. David stood before Goliath and fearlessly announced to him, you come against me with swords and spears, but I come against you, in the name of the Lord of the armies of Israel whom you have defiled. As he made this utterance, he ran towards him and unleashed the stone from his catapult or sling. He made his positive confessions and followed up with positive actions that resulted in the killing of Goliath. You will not fail in your faith actions.

CONFESSION

I believe in God and in His word. My faith propels me to take incredible steps that receives a corresponding response from the father. By my believe I am justified, and by my confessions and actions my answers are delivered into my hands. Glory be to God.

FURTHER STUDIES

Matthew 14:29 KJV” And he said, Come. And when Peter was come down out of the ship, he walked on the water, to go to Jesus.”

Mathew 17:20 KJV” And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you. “

HELPING THE HELPLESS

KEY SCRIPTURE: Mark 2:4 KJV” And when they could not come nigh unto him for the press, they uncovered the roof where he was: and when they had broken it up, they let down the bed wherein the sick of the palsy lay.”

When the Lord Jesus got to Capernaum, it was once again noised abroad that the Lord had come around. Lots of people came to his house. Mark 2:1, said that He was in the house. Bible commentators suggest ‘the house’ was where Jesus lived in Capernaum. There were some four friends who had a friend stricken with palsy or paralysis. This was a helpless brother. They decided to send him to Jesus, to be healed. They could not gain access to the house by the entrance, because of the people. These brothers had enough reason to send their helpless brother back home, yet they had concluded that by whatever means possible he must go home well. They decided to climb up the room where Jesus was, uncover the roof and let down their friend before Jesus. How far can you go for your brother, sister, or friend that is in a crisis of some kind. True love will always sacrifice.  I believe lots of people would be shouting at them to stop. Their focus was the healing of their friend and not the insults of the people around.

Many people have given up on whatever good thing they might be doing because of the comments of others. These men managed to uncover the roof and let down their friend into the presence of the master. The scripture said in Mark 2:5 KJV that” When Jesus saw their faith, he said unto the sick of the palsy, Son, thy sins be forgiven thee.” This kind of faith was a product of their love, a desire to see their brother well. True love would always produce visible acts of faith. Is there any loved one who is in a critical condition needing the support of faith by others? You can decide to be that anchor of faith for him or her.

There was a sister who was afflicted with a stomach condition that doctors could not easily diagnose the kind of sickness it was. Two brothers decided to seek God’s face for their sister till there was a solution. They both asked for leave from their respective workplaces without pay. They went to Achimota gardens to fast and pray. They prayed and fasted for forty days. After this fast, it so happened that one of the doctors decided to insert a tube into the belly of this sick woman and draw out the fluid in there. He did that, and that was the end of the affliction. I believe the Lord Jesus saw the faith of these brothers and decided to intervene. In the case of the sister the brothers fasted and prayed, yours may be to keep sharing words of encouragement everyday with the one in need. It may also be some physical support or financial assistance. All these are love motivated actions, causing one to make sacrifices for the restoration of a helpless one. You would be definitely rewarded for your loving deed.

PRAYER

Father I pray for anyone in a condition needing your intervention. Lord have mercy and save the afflicted one, stretch forth your healing hands and restore the helpless in various hospitals. Lord I ask that you release angels of healing into various isolation centres and set them free in Jesus mighty name. Amen

FURTHER STUDIES

1Corinth 13:7 KJV ” (Love) Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.”

James 2:26 KJV” For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also”.

A SOUL IS MORE PRECIOUS THAN ALL OTHER THINGS

KEY SCRIPTURE: Matthew 8:32 KJV “And he said unto them, Go. And when they were come out, they went into the herd of swine: and, behold, the whole herd of swine ran violently down a steep place into the sea, and perished in the waters.”

(Please read Matt 8:28-34)

We continue our study on the walk with Jesus through the gospels. After the miracle of calming the storms, the Lord got to the other side of the lake, and was met by two men who were possessed with devils. I believe when the Lord said let us go to the other side, He had in mind these gentlemen who had to be freed from satanic bondage. When the Lord met these lunatics the spirits in them started screaming, at Him to leave them and not disturb them. Demons are satisfied in living in men. They knew their days in the men were over. Every kind of obscure behaviour that opposes the word of God is of demonic influence. The gospel of Mark also reports this story giving some details of this man. ((Mark 5:1-20)

The following are some of his activities

1.Lived in the tombs

2 Cried and cut himself with stones (suicidal tendencies)

3 He broke the chains used in binding him. (Extra human powers)

4. Extremely violent

All these were done by external powers that operated through him to mess up his life.

 The demons requested that the Lord permit them to enter the swine. That were feeding near by This point teaches us that demons can’t enter a person without certain grounds or permission being given to them. Sin is a sure ground. Persistent breaking of God’s word would also allow them in. Wrong unscriptural actions of parents can permit them in. The Lord can also allow them as we saw in the lunatic’s case. When they requested to be allowed to go into the swine the Lord allowed it. Why did he do so? He did that, for all to see how God values men over every other creature in this life. The human soul is more expensive than any physical creature you can consider. The Lord said, what does it profit a man if he gains the whole world and loses his soul.

The head of swine could not hold the demons for even ten minutes. They drove the whole head into the sea just after they had entered them. The human soul has a far stronger capacity than that of any animal. The town’s folks came to see the lunatics in their right mind, yet they were still furious with the Lord, and they asked him to depart from their region. They preferred the survival of the swine to the deliverance of the human beings. Most fallen men would prefer money to man. This is the bases for corruption in our world, especially the political system. Dear child of God, never disvalue any human being, neither should you bow to exchange your soul for money. You are far more expensive than any amount of money you can imagine. As a child of God, you must also go to any length, that is scripturally right to save a soul from perishing in hell.

CONFESSION

AS God loved men so much that He gave Jesus to die for them, so do l also place a very high value on every man. I will do everything to assist him and to those that are lost in sin, I would go any length to get them saved.

FURTHER STUDIES

Matthew 16:26 KJV” For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?”

1 Thessalonians 3:12 KJV” And the Lord make you to increase and abound in love one toward another, and toward all men, even as we do toward you:”

WITH CHRIST IN YOU, YOU CAN’T BE DESTROYED

KEY SCRIPTURE: Matthew 8:26 KJV” And he saith unto them, Why are ye fearful, O ye of little faith? Then he arose, and rebuked the winds and the sea; and there was a great calm.”

(Please read Matthew 8:23-27)

The Lord Jesus joined His disciples in a ship to go to the other side of the sea. The Lord, who might have been ‘exhausted’ with so much work fell into a deep sleep. He was asleep yet He was always Lord. The storm began to rage against them. Mat 8:24 KJV” And, behold, there arose a great tempest in the sea, insomuch that the ship was covered with the waves: but he was asleep”. His disciples were caught up with fear. What made them to be so much afraid? They were definitely overwhelmed by the dimension of the raging storms. They had also lost the knowledge of who Jesus was. How could they be moving with the master and think that they could perish? This is the very condition of countless number of Christians. They believe Jesus is in their lives but cannot relate His presence in their lives with the challenges that come up against them.

When the disciples got to Jesus, they did not just ask Him to save them, they rather complained that He did not care about their safety. Many of us behave in a similar way when crisis come our way. What they did was a prayer of accusation. A prayer of accusation is when we accuse God for not doing one thing or another for us. The scriptures teach that we must do all things without murmuring or complaining. (Phil 2:14) Instead of making a request from the master they were accusing Him of not caring for their safety.

Our Lord Jesus throughout His travels with his disciples have been showing to them how to speak to various objects to respond. He spoke to blind eyes, crippled legs, trees to wither and die and many more. In Mark 11:23, He explained that they could speak to a mountain in faith and it would obey. When the Lord rose from his sleep, He spoke to the storms to be still and it was still. If we are to make such commands in His name, the Lord says, He would act on those words. Joh 14:14 KJV” If ye shall ask (demand) any thing in my name, I will do it.”

In the story, the Lord asked, why are they so fearful? He answered that, it was due to their little faith. Please note that people express little faith when they give no regard to the word of God they know, or they do not have the word in their hearts at all. I believe these disciples did not give any regard to the word of God they knew. You can have strong faith, if you would believe the word of God you have heard, and act on it. This is the way to build strong faith.

CONFESSION

Thank you, Lord Jesus, that you are always with me, and never leave me under any condition. I speak in faith to contrary situations in your name, and they obey me because you always act on those words so the father would be glorified.

FURTHER STUDIES

Mark 11:23 KJV. ” For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass;”

John 14:13 KJV. And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.

STAY FOCUSED ON DOING THE WILL OF GOD

KEY SCRIPTURE: Matthew 8:18 KJV “Now when Jesus saw great multitudes about him, he gave commandment to depart unto the other side.”

The Lord was enjoying a very successful ministry as would be described about ministries of today, yet he was never overtaken by the deception of that kind of success. He had been sent to preach in a specified region over a period of time. He had to finish it. John 4:34 KJV “Jesus saith unto them, My meat is to do the will of him that sent me, and to finish his work.” Success is never when every body is praising or applauding you. It is always doing what God has asked you to do.

In our key scripture, there was a great multitude that could have easily absorbed the ego of the master, yet, He did not allow a thing of that nature to happen to Him. The lord was not here for any other thing than to obey specific orders and instructions given to him by the Father God. We would be rewarded for what He asked us to do, and not what made us feel good or even what brought us a lot of money. You must always ask yourself, what has God asked me to do?

Focus allows you to concentrate your full energies on the work at stake, producing maximum results. In this modern world, the number of people lost in sin compared to those who are genuinely saved is very vast. The task to reach the unreached is so much. No one should be deceived by the congregation of large numbers. It is great to have multitudes congregating at one place yet like Jesus we must always look beyond.

The desire to win the lost till the end, must be our focus. 1Timothy 2:4 KJV (God)” Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth”. Everyone must be striving diligently to fulfill this call till Christ returns or he calls us home. Remember, work while it is day, for the night will surely come when no man can work. (John 9:4).

Why was our Lord so resilient in staying on the task the father had given to him?  The answer is in the following verse: Hebrews 10:7 KJV” Then said I, Lo, I come (in the volume of the book it is written of me,) to do thy will, O God.” His number one agenda on this earth was to do the will of the Father. Wisdom always demands that one does what he was created for. The confusion men find themselves in today is because they have decided to oppose the will of God for their lives. Secondly real freedom and fulfillment in this life is knowing the will of God and doing it.

Thirdly life is only meaningful when one knows the will of God and stays true to it. Any other thing or way is chasing after the wind. One sad truth I have discovered is that any man who opposes the will of God is under demonic influence. Unfortunately, they never see it that way, yet one simple sign, that they are under the influence of devils is the total absence of peace in their hearts. The final reason to keep focused on doing the will of God, is that God will reward you for doing that which pleases Him (2 Corinth 5:10)

CONFESSION

I have a very meaningful life, for I always do that which pleases Him. Doing the will of God is true freedom, for freedom is knowing what is right and doing it

FURTHER STUDIES

Romans 2:9 KJV” Tribulation and anguish, upon every soul of man that doeth evil, of the Jew first, and also of the Gentile;”

Romans 2:10 KJV” But glory, honour, and peace, to every man that worketh good, to the Jew first, and also to the Gentile:”

FULFILLED PROPHECY

KEY SCRIPTURE: Matthew 8:17 KJV “That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying, Himself took our infirmities, and bare our sicknesses.”

(Read Matt 816-17)

After the Lord healed the multitudes Matthew the recorder of the event wrote that this is a fulfillment of the prophecy in the book of Isaiah 53:4 ” Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.” Matthew associated this prophecy with that momentary healing of the multitudes, yet the prophecy had to do with the sufferings of Jesus just before His death, and so it also related to the healing of all men for all time. This prophecy is very important. It has introduced a new phase of God’s healing grace to humanity. Under the old covenant the Lord revealed Himself to his people as the Lord their healer. (Exodus 15:26). In that era God healed his children as they called on him when they were sick. The prophecy of Isaiah related to the covenant of the new Era. In this dispensation, our Lord Jesus has carried away our sicknesses and diseases in His own body on the cross (1 Peter 2:24). It is a legal act for all time. The scripture says, Himself took our infirmities. Please note the tenses. This has already been done. Dear child of God it is in the record of heaven that you have been healed since our Lord Jesus took away the sickness of all men.

I will want to make the following illustration to help us appreciate this amazing provision that our Lord and Saviour Jesus has made available for us all. Let’s consider a student who is in the boarding house. Whenever his pocket money runs out, he would call home and the father would remit some amounts to him. After some period, the father decides to make a new arrangement. He pays enough amount into the bank account for this boy. This time this boy does not have to call on the father for remittances of any amount, but will just go to the bank and withdraw the amount he needs. This is exactly God’s present arrangement for the healing of our bodies in this new covenant. In the light of our illustration the student is never in lack at any moment of his stay on campus. If he finds out he has run out of money, he just goes to the bank and writes a cheque for the required amount and then goes away loaded. He does not need to even call his father. All he needs is a valid cheque and the money is in his hands. All you need for the delivery of your healing is a living faith.

Dear child of God, according to Isaiah’s prophecy our Lord Jesus has already made payment for our healing. He has made an eternal deposit for our continual healing. What must you do to take a hold of your healing?

1. Thank the Lord Jesus for paying that costly price for your healing.

2 Acknowledge by declaring that our Lord Jesus has indeed taken away that disease

3 Tell the Lord that by faith you possess your healing, and that you know or believe you are healed from that very hour.

4.Thank the Lord again for your healing.

After such an act of faith you may have the condition changing right then or there may not be any visible change. Please don’t be worried let your assurance be in the   credibility of God and His word. Make sure your faith never grows week, but keep strengthening your faith with the word of God. Keep declaring you are well. Keep thanking God for healing you.

CONFESSION

Thank you, heavenly Father, for your grace for healing. By your stripes I am healed. I have taken my healing by faith, and indeed I am very healthy. I have no disease in my body according to your word.

FURTHER STUDIES

Isaiah 53:5 KJV “But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.”

Mark 11:24 KJV “Therefore I say unto you, what things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.”

HEALING SPREE

KEY SCRIPTURE: Matthew 8:16 KJV” 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:”

Our Lord Jesus after healing the Roman Centurion’s servant visited Simon Peter’s house, where his mother-in-law lay with a fever. The Lord touched her and instantly she was made whole. After that encounter the people brought to him multitudes who were tormented with divers’ kinds of ailments. He healed them and cast out the devils with His words. The Lord Jesus lived on this earth as an example for us. He taught His disciples to teach and do as he’s done. Matt 28:19 KJV” Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:” Indeed after his death and resurrection, the disciples went to various places, taught the word and healed many that were sick and delivered many that were possessed by demons. In actual fact most of his disciples were involved in this work.

Let’s consider one of the commissions He gave them when He was with them.

Matthew 10:8 KJV “Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give.” I wish to ask, is the Lord asking us to do likewise in this era too.? Is this call to preach and heal only for some special people? I believe it is unto every born-again Christian. A study of the history of the church from the time after the apostles shows that there was the healing of the sick by the church, although it was not in the dimension as done by the apostles and disciples of Jesus.

 My question again is, does our Father God expect a few people to go about healing the sick, or he wants a larger number of Christians ministering healing to a sick world? The problem is that over the years these truths about the Lord’s commission to the church has been watered down. The church turned to rely more on medical healing than divine healing. Note: the gospel is not in anyway against medical healing. The Lord himself said the sick needs a physician (Matthew 9:12). The ministry of divine healing has always been far superior to medical healing if effectively done.  How can a larger number of Christians become more successful in ministering to the sick.? To be very effective in ministering to the sick we must do it as God’s representatives, doing it for him and to his glory. It is never man’s business to divinely heal a sick person. Consider the following points to minister to the sick.

1. Always see yourself as God’s representative and you are speaking by Him, and for Him.

2.Always love the person who is sick, but hate the demon causing the condition

3. Command the devil causing the disease to leave

4. Expect a healing by instructing the individual to do what he or she could not do.

Most people could be more successful if   they would not focus on themselves, their shortcomings and how severe the sick condition is. If you approach things this way, it becomes you against the disease, whiles it should be Christ in you against the spirit of infirmity

CONFESSION

IT is the will of the master that He healed the sick, I commit myself to ministering to the sick as His mouthpiece and by His authority. I have nothing to glory about for every glory goes to him.

FURTHER STUDIES

Mark 16:18 KJV” They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.”

Luke 10:1 & 17 KJV” After these things the Lord appointed other seventy also, and sent them two and two before his face into every city and place, whither he himself would come. And the seventy returned again with joy, saying, Lord, even the devils are subject unto us through thy name”.