DIVINE HEALING 17

KEY SCRIPTURE: Luke 13:16 “And ought not this woman, being a daughter of Abraham, whom Satan hath  bound, lo, these eighteen years, be loosed from this bond on the Sabbath day?”

Why God would want you well? Some people remain sick because they do not know how much our heavenly father wants them to be well.

Man was created without sickness: Sickness came because of sin which caused the fall of man. What is sin?

 As much as sin is a transgression of the law, sin is also yielding your human faculties to the devil to use. (Romans 6:17). What is sickness? Sickness is not just a physical deformity but from the teachings of our master Jesus most sicknesses are demons or a demon that takes its abode in any part of the human body. Acts 10:38. ” How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with  power who went about doing good and healing all  who were oppressed of the Devil for God was with Him.”.. Dear child of God, don’t just see every sickness and diseases as a physical deformity but also a demon that has taken hold of that particular part that is deformed or infected.

In our key scripture a lady who had been sick (bowed over) for about eighteen years came to the temple. To everyone it was a deformity in the body. The Lord who could discern what was really happening said Satan had bound her for eighteen years.  It was a demon holding her unto such a condition.

A young girl fell from a height and collapsed. She was brought to me and I rebuked the Spirit holding her in that state.  I asked of her name and called her, instantly she responded and opened her eyes. She was later sent to the hospital, yet there was nothing wrong with her. Where did that demon which kept her collapsed come from?

Our bodies are the temples of the Holy Spirit (1st Corinthians 3:16). We are the house of God presently on the earth. Can you imagine the Holy Spirit dwelling with a demon or devil in the same body? God does not want that. 1st Corinthians 6:20 tells us that “For you were bought with a price therefore glorify God in your body, and in your Spirit”. How can a sick, weak and helpless body glorify God?

 Please listen to the passion of our Lord when He expressed His dislike for the people in our story of the key scripture: He called them hypocrites. In this instance the lady did not come to the Lord for healing, rather the Lord spotted her and sort to heal her. God hates to find devils afflicting the bodies of men who should be the temple of the Holy Spirit.

This teaching should help you to be confident in counting on the readiness of the Lord to see you healed.

CONFESSION

Lord Jesus, your desire to see me well remains unflinching, for you are always the same. I receive my healing by faith in the name of Jesus.

FURTHER STUDIES.

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 sick”:

Matthew 10:1 ” And when he had called unto him his twelve disciples, he gave them power against unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all manner of sickness and all manner of disease”.

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KEY SCRIPTURE: Matthew 17:21 “Howbeit this kind goeth not out but by prayer and fasting”.

In this instant the Lord returned from the mount of transfiguration and came to find the disciples trying to heal a boy but failed. He took charge and delivered the boy of that condition.

The Lord remarked that they could not do so because of unbelief. Matthew 17:17 “Then Jesus answered and said “O faithless and perverse generation, how along shall I be with you how long shall I suffer you? Bring him here to me”. The disciples got to the master and asked why could not we cast him out?  The Lord answered that if they had faith as a grain of mustard seed, they will say to the mountain to go into the sea, and nothing shall be impossible to them. (Verse 20). The Lord went further and added that “Howbeit this kind goeth not out but by prayer and fasting”. What is the Lord implying in these two statements?

First He said it was because of their lack of faith.

Secondly he said this kind does not go except by fasting and prayer.

The Lord is simply saying  that, in certain cases one needs to fast and pray in order to build up his faith to measure up to deal with such a case.

 The essence of fasting is not to change God, but rather fasting tunes us up to relate well to the Lord. Fasting and prayer has been one of the means where certain medical conditions that have defiled all other means have been stopped.

During a time of fasting with prayer one focuses on God and his word which strengthens him or her. . This helps to raise the person’s faith in God and his word, thus the answer is quickly obtained.

I have realized that at prayer camps and retreat centres certain conditions that have defiled all other means turn out positive. Some people have been rather lazy to abstain from their normal lifestyle of eating three times to fast and pray. The Bible says in Isaiah 58:8 that when we have fasted rightly “then shall thy light break forth as the morning and thine health shall spring forth speedily……”. Fasting and prayer according to the Bible speeds up one’s health speedily. Make fasting with prayer your lifestyle.

  CONFESSION

One way to build a strong faith for answers is by prayer and fasting coupled with meditation on the scriptures. By these divine disciplines, difficult mountains of health challenges are brought low.

FURTHER STUDIES.

Psalms 35:13 ” But as for me, when they were sick, my clothing was sackcloth: I humbled my soul with fasting; and my prayer returned into mine own bosom”.

Matthew 17:20-21 ” 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. Howbeit this kind goeth not out but by prayer and fasting”.

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KEY SCRIPTURE: Acts 19:12 “So that from his body were brought unto the sick handkerchiefs or aprons, and the diseases departed from them, and the evil spirits went out of them”.

The next means of receiving healing is through tokens. A token is a physical or tangible representative of a fact, quality or feeling (Oxford dictionary).In these instances the tokens represent the power of God.

Throughout the Bible God has been working through his servants using various tokens to manifest His power and to administer healing to the sick.

In 2nd Kings 5:14, Naaman the Military General of Syria was healed of leprosy by bathing in the river Jordan. This is using water as a means by which the Holy Spirit ministered healing.

The Lord Jesus in John 9:6, spat on the ground and made clay of the spittle, anointing the eye of a blind man with it. He asked Him to go and wash in the pool of Siloam. After which he came back seeing. The Lord used the spittle with the sand as a means by which the Holy Spirit healed the sick man. The anointing oil is also one of the tokens that healing is administered. Mark 6:13.  “And they cast out many devils, and anointed with oil many that were sick, and healed them”.  In this instant, Jesus disciples went preaching across the town. They anointed many who were sick and they were made whole.

Another token is the handkerchief or dresses of men of God called mantles in some moments. Acts 19:12 reads “So that from His body were brought unto the sick handkerchiefs or aprons and the diseases departed from them and the evil spirits went out of them”.

A man once came to me and told me his father was in a critical condition at the hospital. I took an handkerchief prayed over it and asked him to go and place it on his father in Jesus name. He did just that and by the next day the man was discharged.

These tokens have been used over the years to bring wholeness to a number of people. How do you receive your healing through these tokens?

A token is a representation of the Holy Spirit power. It becomes a point of contact for one’s faith to be released.

As you apply the handkerchief, water or the olive oil, you trust in the power of God to go into operation in the name of Jesus. The token is not the power but God’s power resides on it as the man of God prayed upon it, releasing God’s Power to rest on it.

Put your faith in the Lord Jesus acknowledging that it is His power that is working through that token.

Note: Don’t make a fetish out of the token. It is a representation of the real thing.

CONFESSION

“In the name of my Lord Jesus, God’s power is always released as I apply this token in this condition, in Jesus name”.

 FURTHER STUDIES.

Mark 5:27-28 ” When she had heard of Jesus, came in the press behind, and touched his garment. For she said, If I may touch but his clothes, I shall be whole”.

Exodus 15:25 ” And he cried unto the LORD; and the LORD shewed him a tree, which when he had cast into the waters, the waters were made sweet: there he made for them a statute and an ordinance, and there he proved them,

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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”.

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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”.

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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”

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