DIVINE HEALING 23

KEY SCRIPTURE: Isaiah 5:13  ” Therefore my people are gone into captivity, because they have no knowledge: and their honourable men are famished, and their multitude dried up with thirst”.

God desires to see His children healthy and well. He even seeks that His children glorify Him in their bodies (1st Corinthians 6:20). He has made provisions for the healing and health of His children. Why are a number of Christians still sick?

One of the major causes of sicknesses among many Christians is lack of knowledge. Hosea 4:6 says “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge…..” Knowledge is light and light cheaply destroys darkness. Darkness is described in scripture as the power of the enemy. Sickness is a manifestation of the power of the enemy.

 Many Christians know so much about a lot of things in this life yet they do not know what the scriptures have said about, who they are, what is theirs and what they can do.  The problem with having knowledge is not just an issue of not getting information. There is so much information all around us. There are a million ways to access knowledge in this age of ours. The truth is that most of us have no time to stay with the word of God. The Bible says attend to my words. It is the information you fellowship with, that you get to know.

 The other aspect of lack of knowledge is one’s readiness to believe what he has read. Most of us are too sophisticated these days and would want to explain everything scientifically thereby we miss God. “Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of this world, and not after Christ”. (Col 2:8) God had chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise, and the weak things to expose the mighty. Unbelief is the cause of lack of knowledge.

Our key scripture says “Therefore my people are gone into captivity, because they have no knowledge and their honourable men are famished and their multitudes dried up with thirst”. Please let this not be your portion.

 CONFESSION

I have opened up myself to the fullness of every knowledge that God gives me through His word. I will not be in the dark and my life and health shall continually spring forth.

FURTHER STUDIES.

Hosea 4:6 ” My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children”.

Psalms 119:130 ‘” The entrance of thy words giveth light; it giveth understanding unto the simple”.

DIVINE HEALING 22

KEY SCRIPTURE: Romans 8:2 “For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death”.

One further sure grounds for divine health is an acknowledgement of the law of the Spirit of life that is at work in every Christian. Before we were born again there was a kind of law which functioned in us. It Is called the law of sin and death. This law functioned in our old man. Roman’s 6:6 “Knowing this that our old man is crucified with Him,  that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin”

The old man is not just our flesh but our spirit nature before being born again. After we were born again, this man was crucified and Christ came to live in us. (Galatians 2:20, Colossians 1:27) Christ became the very life force of out being. He came into us with a new law; the law of the Spirit of life. This law destroys all sicknesses and the power of sin.

I would narrate the experience of one man of God who got this insight and believed it. His name is Evangelist John G. Lake.

An epidemic had broken out in South Africa where he was living in that time. The epidemic was so contagious that mere touching of those already infected could lead to an infection. But it was observed that John G. Lake had had contact with several infected patients without being infected. When asked about it he replied that another kind of life was at work in Him and that if the disease germs came in contact with his body this life (the law of the Spirit of life) in him would burn them up and destroy them.

They asked him to prove it and he agreed to a test, they took a sample containing these germs and dropped some on the back of his hand. They actually viewed his hand underneath a microscope to ensure the germ cells were alive. After a few minutes, they checked under the microscope again and the germ cells had stopped moving. They had all died. Hallelujah!

This is your nature and who you are if you are born again.  Admit that a superior law is at work in you.

The law of the spirit of life in Christ Jesus has indeed made me free from the law of sin and death. I refuse to allow any sickness to reign in my body.

CONFESSION

Thank you, Lord Jesus, you are alive in me. The law of the Spirit of life in Christ has made me free from the law of sin and death, my life is a beauty of your glory.

FURTHER STUDIES.

Galatians 2:20 I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.

Romans 8:11″  But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you”.

DIVINE HEALING 21

KEY SCRIPTURE: Hebrews 4:12 “For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart”.

Divine health is the will of God for His children. How does one maintain his or her divine health?

As a recap, divine health is God’s Power keeping you from getting sick. Please understand that the fact that you believe God for divine health does not mean the devil will not raise all sorts of attacks at you. He will come with certain symptoms. Some may even look very threatening at times. It would be up to you to know how to silence all those onslaughts. Ephesians 6:16 reads. “Above all, taking the shield of faith, where with ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked”.

Satan always seeks avenue to put the believer down. He will raise all sorts of attacks anticipating that you yield to him with fear.  The Bible says we must take up the shield of faith by which we would be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. You must constantly work on your faith in the word.

 Keep feeding on the word.

 Keep declaring the word

 Keep acting on the word.

 Never give any attention to what may be going on in your flesh. They are lying symptoms. Jonah 2:8 says “those who observe lying symptoms forsake their mercies.

In such moments Proverbs 4:20-25 shows us what to do. The passage teaches us the following.

  1. Give attention to the word
  2. Incline your ear to the word.
  3. Keep them in your heart.
  4. Let it not depart from your eyes.
  5. Guard your heart and don’t let fear enter your heart.
  6. Guard your mouth from speaking fear, danger or the praise of the devil
  7. Don’t let your eyes focus on the symptoms.

The scriptures teach us what to do and what not to do. Go through them carefully and observe them meticulously. The word of God remains your only grounds for victory.  Give no place to the flesh.

If you maintain your grounds you would come out victorious.

  CONFESSION

God’s word is my foundation, my strength, and weapon of defense and attack. I win always because I stick to the word. No weapon fashioned against me shall prosper in Jesus name..

FURTHER STUDIES.

Proverbs 3:5 “Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding”

Hebrews 10:35 “Cast not away therefore your confidence, which hath great recompense of reward.”

DIVINE HEALING 20

KEY SCRIPTURE: Isaiah 53:1 “Who hath believed our report? And to whom is the arm of the LORD revealed?”

We continue with our discussion on divine health.

The book of Isaiah 53 is a classic prophecy of the atoning work of our Lord Jesus. In Isaiah 53:1 the prophet wrote “who has believed our report, and to whom is the arm of the Lord revealed?” The scripture informs us of a report that if anyone is to believe he would receive the arm of the Lord (the power of the Lord) being revealed to him or her.

Isaiah 53:4 reads “Surely he has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows, yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God and afflicted”. Let’s consider the meaning of some of these words in the Hebrews language from which this scripture was translated. The word borne means to lift, carry, take away. The next word to look at is griefs, which is “choly” in Hebrew and it means sickness. The next word is ‘carried’ which means “bear a load”. The last word to look at is sorrows, which is “makob” in Hebrew it is translated as pain or sorrows. Matthew 8″17 translated this very scripture as “That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Isaiah the prophet saying “Himself took our infirmities and bare our sicknesses”. The prophet stated in verse 5 that “But he was wounded for our transgression, He was bruised for our iniquities, the chastisement of our peace was upon Him and with His stripes we are healed”.

Apostle Peter who was a witness to the death of Jesus and knowing it’s implication as revealed by the prophet Isaiah wrote in 1st Peter 2:24 “……by whose stripes you were healed”. Please note this Isaiah said you “are” healed and Peter wrote you were healed because it was past. Your healing is already settled and completed.

Our Lord Jesus has already borne our diseases and carried our pains. It is up to you to know that it was already done. In the eyes of God you are healed. This is your provision for divine health. In the eyes of God and before the court of heaven it is written and established about you that you are healed.

You don’t have to accept any symptom of any disease because before God you are well and healed. Stand on the divine provision stated in black and white that you are healed.

CONFESSION

Thank you Heavenly Father that you have paid for my health through our Lord Jesus Christ. I cannot be sick because it is already settled in Jesus name.

FURTHER STUDIES.

1 Peter 2:24  ” 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”.

2 Peter 1:4 ” Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.”

 DIVINE HEALING 19

KEY SCRIPTURE: Psalms 82:5-6 ” They know not, neither will they understand; they walk on in darkness: all the foundations of the earth are out of course. I have said, Ye are gods; and all of you are children of the most High.”

We continue with our study on the biblical foundation for divine health.

The apostle Paul said in “Galatians 2:20, I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me”.

 The apostle is saying over here that, the life of his flesh is no more by his natural ability but now by the Spirit of Christ.

Dear child of God our Lord Jesus died in our name, and so we died with Him. When He resurrected, He rose with a new life.  (Romans 5:5). The life of our flesh is the Spirit of Christ. Romans 8:10 says “And if Christ be in you, the body is dead because of sin, but the Spirit is live because of righteousness”. The Christian does not live by his flesh. He is a spiritual person. The spirit of Christ is the one who leads and controls the Christian.  In verse 11, the scripture added that “if the Spirit of Him that raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He that raised Christ from the dead shall vitalise your mortal bodies”. When we were not born again we were controlled by our flesh. After our new birth we are no more controlled by our flesh but by the Spirit of Christ. In the verse 11 the Bible added that this Spirit of Christ who has become our new personality gives life to our bodies which has the tendency to die (mortal). *

 Now by faith * the body of every Christian has a supernatural life.

 This is why the apostle Paul said the life He lives in the flesh he lives by the faith of the Son of God. (Please note: this can only be experienced by those who know and believe it) if you do not know and believe this teaching of scripture you will not experience it.

Do you remember that the Lord Jesus said that these signs would accompany them that BELIEVE, according to Mark 16:17 “And these signs shall follow them that believe, In my name shall they cast out devils: they shall speak with new tongues they shall take up serpents, and if they drink deadly things it shall not hurt them; they shall lay their hands on the sick and they shall recover”. This verse is not a promise, it is only stating the identification mark of the believer: He said if they are to take any deadly thing it shall not hurt them.  This includes, poison, bacteria, virus, bad chemical in the air etc.: they have no power over your vitalised flesh.

CONFESSION

My flesh has been vitalised by the Spirit of Christ in me. No sickness can live in me.

FURTHER STUDIES.

Romans 8:2 “For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death”.

1 Peter 2:24 ” 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”.

DIVINE HEALING 18

KEY SCRIPTURE: Romans 8:11 ” But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you”.

WHAT IS THE FOUNDATION FOR DIVINE HEALTH FOR THE CHRISTIAN?

We have been looking at divine healing in our previous studies. We would also consider the scriptural provisions for divine health. As we discussed in the very first study of our above topic we said divine health is a preservation of the health of an individual. This means the child of God is kept from getting sick in the first place. I believe this is a topic a lot of people would become very apprehensive about, because it is normal for most people to be getting sick and then seek for healing. 3rd John 2 reads “beloved I wish above all things, that thou mayest prosper and be in health even as thy soul prospereth”. To be in health is God’s desire for His children.

All men are sustained by their blood. Leviticus 17:11 says “For the life of the flesh is in the blood and I have given it to you upon the altar to make an atonement for your souls, for it is the blood that maketh atonement”. The life of every flesh is in the blood. All humans born into this world live by the life provided by their blood……

When a man is born again something different happens to him or her.  Every experience in the Christian can only be possessed by accepting the revelation God has made about it. The Christian is a biological miracle. According to John 1:12, 13 “But as many as received Him, to them gave He power to become sons of God, even to them that believed on His name. Which were born not by blood, or the will of the flesh or the will of man, but of God”. The Christian has received power to become a son of God. The word power also means ‘ability’. This has changed our state from mere men to divine beings, just like our master and Lord Jesus. (Romans 8:29)

Our new nature is very different from the kind of beings we used to be. It is not of human origin in any way.

  1. Not of blood
  2. Not of the will of flesh
  3. Not of the will of man

We have been born by God. God has become our father. This is a mystery. 2nd Corinthians 5:17 says “Therefore if any man be in Christ he is a new creation, old things have passed away, behold everything has become new”. Dear child of God you are a miracle. The apostle Paul revealed these truths in Galatians 2:20 as follows “I am crucified with Christ,  nevertheless I live: yet not I, but Christ lives in me, and the life which I now live in the FLESH, I live by the faith of the son of God,  who loved me and gave himself for me. TO BE CONTINUED.

CONFESSION

I have received ability to be a son of God, born in the class of my Lord Jesus. I am sustained by the faith of Christ, who lives in me.

FURTHER STUDIES.

Psalms 82:5-6 “They know not, neither will they understand; they walk on in darkness: all the foundations of the earth are out of course. I have said, ye are gods; and all of you are children of the most High”.

Romans 8:2 “For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death”.

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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