DIVINE HEALING 14

KEY SCRIPTURE: Revelation 12:11 “And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death”.

The fourth way for healing to be considered is healing through the communion.

The communion is a fellowship with the body and blood of our Lord Jesus Christ through partaking of the ordinance of the bread and wine. 1st Corinthians 10:16 says “The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not the communion of the blood of Christ? The bread which we break, is it not the communion of the body of Christ?”

The word communion means fellowship association, joint participation intercourse. By partaking of the body and blood of our Lord Jesus Christ we come into that fellowship of oneness with His body and blood.

The scriptures reveal that the body and blood of our Lord Jesus is so powerful that when one takes it as an ordinary thing or meal without distinguishing it from other meals he does so with a damnation on himself or herself. 1st Corinthians 11:29. “For he that eateth and drinketh unworthily eateth and drinketh damnation to himself, not discerning the Lord’s body. To discern the Lord’s body is to distinguish (set it apart) his body from other meals. You must understand this is a Holy thing. In 1st Corinthians 11:30 the scripture reads “for this cause many are weak and sickly among you and many sleep”. This happened to those who did not distinguished the Lord’s body. This  implies then ,that those who take his body and blood with the understanding that the communion is indeed a fellowship with  the  blood and body of our Lord Jesus ,would be strong, healthy and ,alive.

Partaking of the communion with a clear understanding of its significance has brought healing to people in all kinds of cases. Some on the death bed have been brought to normal health as they partook of the communion. A lot of incurable conditions have been healed through partaking of the communion.

What must you do when taking the communion?

  1. Examine your heart 1st Corinthians 11:28.
  2. Acknowledge it is the body and blood of our Lord Jesus and therefore since Jesus is the same everyday it has the same power as Jesus was here personally. (Hebrews 13:8)
  3. Declare what you want to receive after partaking of it. (Mark 5: 28 & 29)
  4. Thank God for healing you after you have partaken of the communion.

CONFESSION

Thank you Lord Jesus for giving me your body and blood for my healing and forgiveness of sin.

FURTHER STUDIES.

John 6:54 “Whoso eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, hath eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day.”

1 Corinthians 11:28 “But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of that bread, and drink of that cup”.

DIVINE HEALING 13

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

We are considering some various forms of receiving healing from the Lord.

We have already considered healing by

1, The anointing, and

2, The prayer of faith

Please note, I have been using the word receiving healing from the Lord on purpose.  According to the scriptures our Lord Jesus by His stripes has paid for every one’s healing. Our healing is fully settled just as our sins are fully settled. Everyone is potentially healed before the Lord just as everyone is potentially saved. It is our responsibility to take, receive our healing from the Lord. God delights in His children expressing their faith and confidence in Him.

3. Being healed by personal faith: Mark 11:24 This verse reads “Therefore I say unto you, what things soever ye desire when ye pray believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them”: This scripture applies to every other need that we may present to the Lord. It fully applies to healing of our bodies as well.

When you ask the Lord for healing (note healing has already been settled on your behalf) rather when you claim your healing, you believe that you have it and you will have it. Start thanking the Lord after you have made that claim. If you were lying in bed; please rise up from that bed after making this prayer   and start doing all that you could not do. Declare you are healed. Maintain your confession of healing from this moment and never say I am sick.

You received your healing by faith, the very moment you prayed and believed it.  Please know that believing is having. John 3:36 “He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him”. You do not get everlasting life moments after you believe. Believing is taking a hold of the thing. The moment you accepted the word concerning your healing and thanked the Lord for it, you were healed. It does not matter how you felt from that moment. Your healing is based on the promise of scripture and your faith in the word. God is forever faithful and would always watch over His word to perform it. (Jeremiah 1:12)

Every child of God can receive his or her healing through personal faith in God and His word.

 PRAYER

Thank you Lord Jesus for paying for my healing through your stripes. I receive my healing and walk out of the clutches of disease and bondages right now in Jesus name. Amen.

FURTHER STUDIES.

Matthew 8:8 “The centurion answered and said, Lord, I am not worthy that thou shouldest come under my roof: but speak the word only, and my servant shall be healed”.

Mark 5:28-29 ” For she said, if I may touch but his clothes, I shall be whole. And straightway the fountain of her blood was dried up; and she felt in her body that she was healed of that plague”.

DIVINE HEALING 12

KEY SCRIPTURE: Luke 4:18 ” The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised,”

There are various ways one can receive healing from the Spirit of God.  It is very important we know them so we could avail ourselves to them when the need arises.

  1. Healing through the anointing:

 God anoints His servants to bring healing to the sick. As they minister the word and even pray for the sick they are healed: Luke 5:17 says “And it came to pass on a certain day as He was teaching, that there were Pharisees and doctors of the law sitting by which were come out of every town of Galilee and Judea, and Jerusalem and the power of the Lord was present to heal them”. In such meetings your healing is made manifest .The anointing is the power of the Spirit that is ready to restore you to perfect health.

Note: Never get too familiar to any man or woman of God who is ministering, since the power to heal cannot flow to you because of unbelief. (Mark 6:5, 6). Please your ability to go home healed depends on you as well as the man ministering.(Read Mark 5:25–29)Always receive from the Spirit like the woman in Mark 5, did. Say to yourself and to God, ‘as I hear God’s word my healing is totally perfected’

  1. The prayer of faith:

 James 5:14 says is any sick among you?  Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up”. This scripture is very amazing. He ask, is any sick? This means anyone who is sick is included, including you if you are sick. The prayer of faith by the elders (elders: also means any man or woman who knows and believes what the word says) would save the sick and the Lord shall raise him up when the prayer of faith is offered. After the prayer of faith just know that the Lord has healed you.  If the change does not take place instantly, don’t worry, you have been healed according to the word of God and the symptoms will all go away.

Your faith in the word of God at such a moment is very important. The word said; God shall raise you up.  It is not, he may but shall: whenever you are prayed for please accept your healing and begin to do all those things you were not able to do. Keep thanking God for healing you.

CONFESSION

My God is a healer who seeks His children to be well. I would always avail myself to all the ways of healing that I am opportune to receive.

FURTHER STUDIES

Acts 10:38 ” How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him”.

Mark 6:13 “And they cast out many devils, and anointed with oil many that were sick, and healed them”.

DIVINE HEALING 11

KEY SCRIPTURE: Psalms 8:2 ” Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings hast thou ordained strength because of thine enemies, that thou mightest still the enemy and the avenger”.

One of the most powerful weapons given to man is his mouth. Eating is only one of the functions of the mouth. The mouth is also meant to help chart one’s course in life. It is a weapon to destroy the enemy.

Our key scripture says, God has ordained strength in the mouths of babies and sucklings because of his enemies, that He might still the enemy and the avenger. The word “mouth” in the Greek language is ‘stoma” which also means the edge of a weapon. The scripture says God has ordained strength in your mouth. We are saved as we make confessions with our mouth. (Romans 10:10). In the ministry of our Lord Jesus he healed the sick by speaking to various conditions and they obeyed.

You must use your mouth against the conditions that seems to threaten your life.

A lady came to me with a lump in her breast. I prayed with her rebuking the lump to die and pass out of her body. I then told her to keep speaking to the lump that it is dead and gone out of her body. This sister was very obedient. She kept talking to the lump that it was dead and had no place in her breast. After a while she decided to get back to the doctor who diagnosed that she had the lump. The doctor checked and asked her, who told you, you have a lump in your breast? The sister said “doctor you examined me and confirmed that I had a lump in my breast”. The doctor remarked, “Well I see no lump in your breast”.

This sister used her mouth to ‘cut’ the lump out of her body. Stop complaining about the problem and speak to it.  The Bible said “whosoever shall say to this mountain be thou removed and be cast into the sea,  and shall not doubt and believe that what he says shall come to pass,  he shall have whatsoever he says. (Mark 11:23).Note: Your mouth is an instrument to fight, use it appropriately.

 CONFESSION

In the name of Jesus I speak to any condition in my life that does not honour God’s word to comply and respond according to the normal way God designed it to be.

FURTHER STUDIES

Romans 10:10 “For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation”.

Matthew 8:16  ” 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”

DIVINE HEALING 10

KEY SCRIPTURE: Proverbs 4:20-22.  My son, attend to my words; incline thine ear unto my sayings. Let them not depart from thine eyes; keep them in the midst of thine heart. For they are life unto those that find them, and health to all their flesh.

In our previous study we looked at the need to fight the good fight of faith when the need arises. In today’s study we would look further into some of the things to do so we would always win the battle for our perfect health.

Our key scripture teaches us how to keep our focus on the word. Remember that when one opens up to God’s word, it will help him or her to experience the ability of the word to give life and minister healing to every part of the body. (Proverbs 4:22)

There are a number of steps that we see in our key scripture, which would help us to take advantage of the life in the word.

STEP 1

 Give attention to the word. Take some time off to reflect over the word.

STEP 2

The second step, is to incline or bow the ear to the word. This is an attitude of submission to God’s word. A total neglect of all other persuasions that oppose and contradict the effect of the word in our lives.

STEP 3

 Let not the word depart from your eyes.  In the moment of the fight of faith, keep your eyes on the promises of the scripture. You may do it as often as practicable.

STEP 4

 The final point is to keep the promises of scripture in your heart. Believe what the word says. Expect to have it manifested in your life. . Keep it in the midst of your heart.

 Now he comes in with a very important instruction in verse 23 “Keep thy heart with all diligence for out of it are the issues of life”. It implies, as you keep the promise in your heart don’t allow any other contrary word, expectation, anticipation or concern to occupy your heart. If you allow it would choke the word.

The Lord Jesus talked about this in the parable of the sower as follows. Mark 4:18, 19. He said the seed sown among thorns are the people who receive the word but as it grows, the cares of this life, the deceitfulness of riches and the lust of other things entering in choke the word. Keep your heart and don’t allow other things to get into you. Let the word have a free course in you.

The Lord said if this is done, the word would surely yield fruit, your healing would be certain.

 CONFESSION

God’s word is always the miracle seed for my healing. In all moments I would focus on the word and would not allow other thoughts to influence me.

FURTHER STUDIES.

Mark 4:18-19 “And these are they which are sown among thorns; such as hear the word, And the cares of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, and the lusts of other things entering in, choke the word, and it becometh unfruitful”.

Psalms 119:11  ” Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin (be sick ) against thee”.(italics mine)

DIVINE HEALING 9

KEY SCRIPTURE: 1 Timothy 6:12 ” Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses”.

What do you do when the condition seems not to change even after the prayer of faith or you have appropriated the scripture?

This is where our key scripture comes into play.  Our key scripture says, “fight the good fight of faith lay hold on eternal life……”. At this stage you have to fight the fight of faith.

 The fight of faith is the attitude coupled with actions maintaining your confidence of victory in the Lord, even when everything seems to be failing. Your faith is the main determinant whether you stay healed or not. Satan’s target in such a moment is mainly to keep you focused on the symptoms so he could make your faith ineffective. In the parable of the sower the Lord explained about the seed that fell on rocky ground as follows.

 Mark 4:17 reads “And have no root in themselves; and endure but for a time: afterwards when AFFLICTION or PERSECUTION ariseth for the word’s sake immediately they are offended”.

Dear child of God, that stiff opposition has arisen because of the word of faith in your heart.  The enemy seeks that you lose your grounds and your stand on the word. Your faith places you in the very class of God. Mark 9:23 “Jesus said unto him, if thou canst believe, all things are possible to them that believe”. Do you also remember that “with God all things are possible”. Your faith is the strongest force in this universe. It seriously destroys the agenda of Satan. He would do everything possible for you to lose it. This, the Bible says, fight for it. Keep the word of God in your heart, on your eyes and in your mouth (Proverbs 4:20-21) Declare the scriptures to yourself, to God, and to the devil. In such moments don’t focus on your condition that looks bad. Faith is always a product of the word. Faith is a supernatural thing and will create your miracle for you.. Maintain your ground in the word just as Abraham did in Roman’s 4:18-20. Verse 19 reads “And being not weak in faith, he considered not his own body now dead when he was about an hundred years old, neither yet the deadness of Sarah’s womb”.

Abraham, in spite of his age and that of the wife, believed God to receive his answer.

Your faith would not fail. You would walk in health.

 CONFESSION

My faith in times of trials is unshaken. I focus on the word of God keeping my faith strong and active. I will always come out victorious.

FURTHER STUDIES.

1 Peter 5:9 “Whom resist steadfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world”.

1 Peter 1:7 ” That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ”:

DIVINE HEALING 8

KEY SCRIPTURE: Psalms 103:3 “Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases”;

How does one appropriate the promises of divine healing and divine health?

To be able to take advantage of the promises of divine healing or divine health, you must first know about the scriptures that relate to it.

Let’s take a look at some of these promises.

  1. Exodus 23:25 “And ye shall serve the LORD your God, and he shall bless thy bread, and thy water; and I will take sickness away from the midst of thee”.
  2. Exodus 15:26 ” And said, If thou wilt diligently hearken to the voice of the LORD thy God, and wilt do that which is right in his sight, and wilt give ear to his commandments, and keep all his statutes, I will put none of these diseases upon thee, which I have brought upon the Egyptians: for I am the LORD that healeth thee
  3. Psalms 103:3 “Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases”;
  4. Isaiah 53:4-5. Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: 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 of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed”.

To appropriate any of these promise speak out the promise of scripture and declare how the conditions are fulfilled in your case.

You can then claim it as yours and subsequently, your healing.

Thank the Lord for healing you. Maintain your grounds and your healing would materialise. Know that the Lord is ever present with you to honour His word (Jeremiah 1:12).  Keep praising the Lord for healing you.

 PRAYER

I thank you heavenly father that you forgive all my sins and you heal all my diseases. I accept my healing and from this hour I know every power of disease is absolutely destroyed over my life in Jesus name. Thank you Father for healing me.

FURTHER STUDIES

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

Romans 10:10 “For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation”.

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