Thursday, July 23, 2020
God WANTS to Heal You
God WANTS to Heal You
Yes, God WANTS to Heal you of sickness and infirmities.
Before we begin, let me pray this over you, "God, grant the individual reading this sermon the ears to hear and the wisdom to understand it. God, I give you all the honor and praise and thanksgiving in the name of Jesus. Amen."
"Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted." (Isaiah 53:4) (KJV)
The Berean Study Bible translates the same Scripture as, "Surely He took on our infirmities and carried our sorrows;" (Isaiah 53:4) Infirmity means "physical or mental weakness."
But, on the Cross, Jesus bore our griefs, our sorrows, our infirmities...
Where does sickness come from? Adam and Eve, before their fall, knew no sickness or infirmities. Until the sinned, they were flawless and perfect. They were eternal. We really have no idea how long they lived and thrived in the garden of Eden. They could've been there thousands and thousands of years.
But, sickness comes from sin. Who sinned first? It was Lucifer. His sin was pride. He thought he was equal to God because he was so beautiful. God called Satan's sin, "the mystery of iniquity." (2 Thess 2:7) I'm sure God knows the mystery, but in the Bible, He doesn't share it with us.
But, Satan's sin brought forth iniquity into the world, and Adam and Eve's sin brought forth our suffering and our sickness. You didn't get cancer due to your own sin, but you got cancer because of sin in the world.
Anyway, off to healing....
I was watching Joseph Prince and his wife was telling how she was healed completely of what she had. I don't remember what it was but it was serious. This is what she did: she imagined Jesus on the Cross at Calvary and she imagined giving her ailment to Him as He hung there on the cross. After she did this, for several weeks if I remember correctly, she was healed. Praise the Lord Jesus Christ.
Amazing concept, isn't it?
Here is the Scriptural basis for it.
"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." (Isaiah 53:5) (KJV)
In that Scripture's case, people were healed by the promise of Jesus being crucified and raised from the dead. It hadn't happened yet, but they were being healed totally by something that hadn't happened yet.
Isn't that simply amazing?
It gets better.
"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." (1 Peter 2:24) (KJV)
In the New Testament, after Jesus was crucified and raised from the dead, we were no longer healed by the promise of Jesus's sacrifice. In fact, ready for it?, we were healed! In Isaiah, they were healed in the present tense or "are." In 1 Peter, we were healed because of the past tense or "were."
In other words, Jesus already healed you on the Cross. You just need to claim, accept it!
No matter what you have, Jesus already paid for your healing. You just have to give it to Him by imagining Him taking it while He was on the Cross at Calvary just like Pastor Prince's wife did.
Therefore, any healing you need, from cancer to AIDS to a broken finger to even Herpes (Jesus took everything on the Cross) to drug addiction to depression to alcoholism, give it to Jesus on the Cross, let Him take it from you and be healed in the name of Jesus.
I remember this preacher once, if I remember correctly, said he went to heaven and saw this river of blood that was huge. He asked why it was so huge and they, forget who they were, told him, "That is the blood of Jesus that takes away the sin of the world." Honestly, one day, I want to see that river. It must be something.
Another way to look at healing...
What is so powerful?
There was a concept I saw that talked about regularly partaking in communion–the blood and body of Christ–to heal you and ward off sickness. Jesus's blood washes away all sin. (Ephesians 1:7). Our sins are covered by the blood of Jesus Christ He shed on the cross. The concept was communion heals us. Jesus told us to take communion in remembrance of Him. "And when he had given thanks, he brake it, and said, Take, eat: this is my body, which is broken for you: this do in remembrance of me. After the same manner also he took the cup, when he had supped, saying, This cup is the new testament in my blood: this do ye, as oft as ye drink it, in remembrance of me. For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do shew the Lord's death till he come." (1 Cor 11:24-26) (KJV)
Did you really get what Jesus said about communion? His body was broken for us, his blood is the new testament–our new covenant with God.
His body took our sin, His blood was shed to cover it. In other words, His body took our infirmities and sickness and His blood covers our sin.
If His Blood gets rid of sin, doesn't that also means His Blood can cure our diseases?
Yep, it does.
When you ask God to heal you, perhaps the best way to show your faith for that healing is to take communion! Pour a little cup of something to symbolize his blood and take a cracker or something to symbolize his body and take communion knowing full well you are saying to God, "I'm doing this in remembrance of Jesus and to heal me of my <disease>."
Just make sure you repent before you do...
"For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do shew the Lord's death till he come. Wherefore whosoever shall eat this bread, and drink this cup of the Lord, unworthily, shall be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord. But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of that bread, and drink of that cup. For he that eateth and drinketh unworthily, eateth and drinketh damnation to himself, not discerning the Lord's body. For this cause many are weak and sickly among you, and many sleep." (1 Corinthians 11:24-30) (KJV)
"The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world." (1 John 1:29)
Since Jesus takes away the sin of the world, He surely can cure your infirmity!
See, God wants to heal you. Jesus already did provide for your healing. (Isaiah 53:5, 1 Peter 2:24)
All you really do is have to believe.
You need faith, but it is not difficult, according to Jesus: "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." (Matt 17:20)
All you need is the faith of a grain of mustard seed. A mustard seed is about 1 to 2 millimeters in size so a grain of it is really, really small. So, see? You have at least that measure of faith. And, if you want more, ask Jesus for the Gift of Faith. It is one of the nine gifts of the Holy Spirit.
See: https://www.bible-knowledge.com/gifts-of-the-holy-spirit/ for the Gifts of the Holy Spirit.
See: https://www.bible-knowledge.com/fruits-of-the-holy-spirit/ for the Fruits of the Holy Spirit.
The more Bible you read and understand, the more faith you shall have. "So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God." (Romans 10:17)
And, as always, ask God for wisdom, which He gives liberally and without finding fault. "If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him." (James 1:5) (KJV)
God wants you wise not ignorant. Ignorance is where Satan operates so God wants you wise.
Satan doesn't attack you based on your past, but on the weight of the Spirit (Holy Spirit) that you carry. -Juanita Bynum
The Spirit Realm is more REAL than the physical realm we live in.
We are stuck to exist in the physical realm, but Angels, demons, Satan, fallen angels can move in both the spiritual world and the physical.
Notice how I didn't mention God.
God exists outside both the physical and spirit realms. He created both. God also lives outside of time. Time does not affect God. God, however, exists equally in all three realms, including the realm He originally came from. The Bible says nothing was created but by Him and Jesus says He's the beginning and the ending, the Alpha and Omega. (Revelation 22:13)
Basically, God is the only all-powerful being that can even exist. Satan is NOTHING compared to Jesus Christ.
So, you realize the Holy Spirit that lives inside you gives dominion over the spirit realm and the physical realm?
Most Christians don't realize their dominion. We have dominion over the animals, the plants, the earth and Satan and all his ilk.
Satan lives in perpetual fear that you will realize just how much dominion you have over him. You have to admit Satan has power, but you also must realize Greater is He (Holy Spirit) that lives in you than he than lives in the world. I John 4:4. The Bible also says you can tread on serpents and scorpions and none can hurt you. Luke 10:19-21.
You have limits only imposed on yourself because you don't know the Scriptures. That's why many don't know their dominion over Satan himself.
John 14:12 even quotes Jesus as saying we can do greater works than Him because He goes to the father.
Basically, YOU are meant to do greater works than Jesus and tread on serpents and scorpions just like Jesus did.
Don't fear the devil, because, the truth is, he's scared of you realizing you have dominion over him, and exercising it.
And, since we have dominion over Satan, we also have dominion over sickness...when you pray for someone, realize you are exercising your dominion and expect God to heal them.
Yeah, it really is that simple. Just believe it.
So, therefore, Jesus already made provisions for your healing, Jesus gives you dominion over Satan and sickness....
God really, really, really WANTS to Heal you.
If you are not a Christian, doesn't this all sound good?
Do you know Jesus?
Well, it is easy to know him and experience his undying, unfathomable love and affection.
He came and died for you.
"For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life." (John 3:16) (KJV)
There is no greater love than Jesus.
"Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends." (John 15:13) (KJV)
Accept Him today if you don't know him.
"Dear Lord Jesus, I know that I am a sinner, and I ask for Your forgiveness. I believe You died for my sins and rose from the dead. I turn from my sins and invite You to come into my heart and life. I want to trust and follow You as my Lord and Savior."
Now, go and tell someone and welcome to His Kingdom.
Amen and Hallelujah.
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