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Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Healing and the Power of Jesus Christ


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The Power Inside You

The Title sounds like some New Age Mysticism, doesn't it? Well, it is not because the Power is not your power. It is the Holy Spirit that lives inside a Holy Ghost, Fire baptized Christian. Think about that. The Power of God rests inside you. God lives inside you. Jesus's Spirit, the Holy Spirit, rests inside you. The same Anointing Jesus got when he was baptized by John the Baptist rests inside you.

Jesus said we'd do greater works than Him. "Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father." (John 14:12) (KJV) Basically, if you believe on Jesus, greater works shall you do because Jesus takes your prayers to the Father. Not for your glory, but His Glory. God loves a willing vessel. He can do wonders through a willing vessel.

Honestly, none of us can perform miracles. We have our God-given talents, but even they are God-given. But, when you are a Christian and Baptized with the Holy Spirit, the power of Almighty God rests inside you waiting to do good works, greater works than Jesus did, through you. 

The same power than burned the bush but did not consume it that Moses saw, the same power that gives the breath of life to all life, the same power that brought the rains to flood the earth in Noah's time, the same power that raised Lazarus from the dead, the same power that rose Christ from the dead and ascended Him into heaven, and the list goes on, lives inside you.

I think of the Holy Spirit as Jesus's Spirit. It's just easier to think of God that way. "And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters." (Genesis 1:2) (KJV) God is the father, Jesus is the Christ, and the Holy Spirit is the power. All three work together in perfect harmony and all are one, but the one is three. The Godhead seems complicated to fathom with our feeble human minds so I just see the Holy Ghost as Jesus's Spirit. As far as I'm aware, the Holy Spirit seems okay with me seeing Him that way.

Think about WHO lives inside you: The Holy Spirit. We know God is everywhere, is all knowing, all powerful. And, Satan and his ilk, are stuck being at one place at one time. So, therefore, Satan and his minions can't be all powerful, all knowing, or present everywhere like God is. Satan has power, but it is limited, and limited to where he is. God, on the other hand, has NO limits. God can read your mind, Satan can't. Jesus is in heaven interceding on our behalf, but yet He's right there in the same room you are. So is God the Father. But, the Holy Spirit actually lives inside all believers.

You are only limited by your knowledge of the Bible. Basically, what you've read and studied. And, of course, when Scripture pops into your head, you know that's the work of the Holy Spirit, right? He brings them to your remembrance. I actually think, but can't prove, our minds were designed with the Word of God in mind. In other words, Scripture has a natural place in our heads and our hearts. 


In Hebrew 10:16-17, it says, "This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, saith the Lord, I will put my laws into their hearts, and in their minds will I write them; And their sins and iniquities will I remember no more." (KJV)

We supposed to keep His word close to us, etch them on our hearts. "My son, keep my words, and lay up my commandments with thee. Keep my commandments, and live; and my law as the apple of thine eye. Bind them upon thy fingers, write them upon the table of thine heart." (Proverbs 7:1-3) (KJV)

In the old testament, individuals had to write them on the tablet of their hearts, BUT, in the New Testament, God writes them on our hearts himself. Embrace the Word, and God will write it on your heart Himself. That's the Holy Spirit at work.

Even then, if we are only willing to get the fact the awesome power of God lives within us, we really can do anything if we let God do His work. 

So, when you pray for someone, realize God is right there hearing your prayer, Jesus is taking it to the Father (John 14:12) and God is answering at the speed of thought.

Speed of thought: God does everything by the speed of thought. God is not limited to time, space travel, an airplane ride. He's literally everywhere. We can't even comprehend God's being. He's his own dimension while we live in the physical and angels, demons, fallen angels and Satan lives in the spiritual realm. God resides in all three. In some religions, God is seen as part of the universe. But, in Christianity, God created the universe and is separate from it, but is everywhere at the same time. If you were to travel to Mars, God would be there, with you on the ship and still back on earth. Only God can do that. Angels, as powerful as they are, are limited to being at one place at one time. Same with Satan and his idiot crew.

Anyway, think about WHO lives inside you when you pray (all wars are fought in prayer) and what He can accomplish through you. The battle is the Lord's, but prayer is our weapon along with our knowledge of God's Word.

And, Who is the Word? "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God." (John 1:1) (KJV) Jesus is the Word. The Bible is your hand, or on your phone or on your computer, is Jesus in written form. That's why the Bible is alive, and Scriptures can pop off the page at you.

"But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God." (Matt 4:4) (KJV) The Bible is that Word. Live by it. The more you know, the better you are.

The Baptism of the Holy Spirit

When a person gets saved, the Holy Spirit quickens the mortal body, "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." (Romans 8:11) (KJV)

The Holy Spirit is the one that gives salvation experiences and seals you. "In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise," (Ephesians 1:13) (KJV)

The Holy Spirit is in you when you get saved, but you have to accept Him.

The Holy Spirit is a Gift!

Jesus sent the Holy Spirit as a Comforter and He is Forever! 

"And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever; Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you." (John 14:16) (KJV)

The same Spirit Jesus was baptized with by John the Revelator, Jesus sent to ALL of us. The same Spirit that raised Jesus from the dead can dwell in you!

A prayer: "Jesus, thank you for the gift of the Holy Spirit. I welcome Him inside me to live with me forever and ever. Holy Spirit, make Yourself known to me. I give you praise, honor and glory. Amen."

That's it!

Trust me, the Holy Spirit (next to Jesus, is my favorite words) will manifest himself to you. He's kind, sweet, long suffering, patient, loving, all the things Jesus and God the father is because He's an equal part of God. 

How do you know the Holy Spirit is in you? Well, I fell Him tingle my legs, cause my bones to vibrate in my legs (I love that one a lot), He can raise the hairs on your skin. Sometimes I feel like He is a Helmet on my head. He's totally cool and never means you any harm. That's why the Dove is how He came down to Jesus when Jesus was baptized by John the Baptist. He's the comforter Jesus sent. One of the coolest things He did was Anoint my eyelids. They tingled. Everyone is different so you might also feel heat like I do, and sometimes even cool heat (that one is neat). He can flash light in your eyes, He can give you dreams, and He can impart gifts of the Spirit (1 Cor. Chapter 12 details the 9 Gifts of the Spirit of Jesus). We will cover those in another sermon. 

And, honestly, He is Jesus's Spirit. I call Him that and He's not objected. I see it this way: Basically, Jesus went back to Heaven so he could send us His Spirit. You see, Jesus had the Holy Spirit all to Himself when He was on earth. But, when He went back to heaven, that released the Holy Spirit to come and live inside us. When you take your first breath out of the womb, who exactly do you think gives you that breath? That's the Holy Spirit. He's always been there, but, until you get saved, you just don't know it. (Romans 8:11)

And, He is Power!

The Holy Spirit will lead you into ALL truths!

"Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come." (John 16:13) (KJV)

What does He talk about? Jesus is pretty much it. The Holy Spirit loves to talk about Jesus because Jesus is the Authority over everything, including sin, sickness, infirmity, the devil, the animals, the sea, the rain, and even death itself. When Jesus died on the cross and was resurrected from the dead by the Holy Spirit, the keys to death and hell became His domain.

Revelation 1:18: Jesus says, “I am the Living One; I was dead, and now look, I am alive for ever and ever! And I hold the keys of death and Hades.” Hades is hell.

If Satan tempts you, give him the Word of Truth (Scripture) in response as Jesus did in the wilderness. (Matthew 4:1-11)

IMPORTANT:

If you don't know the Scripture to give, just say, "But he turned, and said unto Peter, Get thee behind me, Satan: thou art an offence unto me: for thou savourest not the things that be of God, but those that be of men." (Matt 16:23) (KJV)

The Holy Spirit will bring Scripture to your mind. I don't know all these Scriptures so I let the Holy Spirit bring them to my mind. Trust me, I ain't writing this sermon, the Holy Spirit is. The Glory belongs to Jesus. 

The biggest thud of Scripture from the Holy Spirit I ever got was when I asked God if He could fix my car's air conditioner. The Holy Spirit quickly thundered it into my mind, "Nothing is impossible with God." (Luke 1:37) (Paraphrase) And, guess what? It has worked flawlessly ever since. My car is 19 years old and He knew I couldn't afford $500-1000 to fix it. So, He fixed it.

The Holy Spirit greatest fruit inside a believer is Love. He will lead you to love everybody. Why? God is Love. Jesus is Love. The Holy Spirit is Love. (1 John 4:7-21)

What does He look like?

One teen girl on Youtube said she saw the Holy Spirit and He looked like a mist and every so often His face would form and He looked like Jesus. I forget where the video is, but I've never forgotten what she said. I've seen a mist before and I'm sure that was Him. I just didn't realize it until I saw her video. But, the Holy Spirit loves to show you Jesus not Himself so if you see Him, feel a little special. 

The Holy Spirit will ALWAYS agree Jesus is Lord:

"Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.

2 Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God:

3 And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world.

4 Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.

5 They are of the world: therefore speak they of the world, and the world heareth them."
(1 John 4:1-5) (KJV)

So, if you believe the Holy Spirit has told you something, you can try the spirit as the Scripture says above. Basically say, "Do you confess Jesus is come in the flesh?" If the Spirit says, "yes", you know it is of God. Anything else, rebuke it and don't listen to it.

Some things Christians are not supposed to do: divination, walk on coals of fire (Pass through fire.... see https://www.biblegateway.com/quicksearch/?quicksearch=%22pass+through+the+fire%22&qs_version=KJV), astrology, read your horoscope (it's of the devil, folks), get your palm read, witchcraft, consult a spiritualist (basically, they are all witches). You probably shouldn't even celebrate Halloween. It is paganism.

The best thing you can do is read your Bible and ask the Holy Spirit to show you everything. He loooooves to do that. In fact, the first book you should read as a new Christian is the Johns. That tells you all about Jesus and the love of Jesus.

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...

HE 

BORE 

EVERYTHING!

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.

Here is another one: imagine laying on a bed and Jesus laying on the other bed and between you, Jesus is giving you a transfusion of His blood. His blood covers all sin so why can’t it also heal you?

Amazing concepts, 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!

Hallelujah!

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?

Jesus's Blood!

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.

Why?

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.

Jesus said we’d do greater works than Him because He goes to the Father!

“Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.” (John 14:12) (KJV)

Therefore, let me pray for your healing:

“Our heavenly Father, I give you all the honor, the glory and the praise. I come before you, humbly and boldly, and ask you heal the person reading this in Jesus mighty name. I command any spirit of sickness, illness, disease, infirmity, mental illness to depart in Jesus mighty name. I command, as you wrote I could do because I believe, the blind to see, the infirm to walk, the striken to rise and proclaim they are healed in Jesus mighty name. (Speaking in tongues over you). Thank you, Blessed Jesus, our hope and redeemer and healer. God, I give you praise, honor and glory in Jesus name. Hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah! Amen!”

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.

Sinner's Prayer

"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.

Pastrix Rachel Teresa
Transgender Church


 

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