5/10/16 God's Healing Power
The other day I heard a powerful message from Joseph Prince that had an impact on me. I would now like to share that message with you.
Under the old covenant, if you break one of the 10 Commandments you were cursed (Deut. 28) even to the 3rd and 4th generation. Many believers think they are under the law. The purpose of sickness is to destroy! Nowhere in the Bible will you find that sickness is to make you strong. That is a lie right out of the pit of hell and what’s strange is many people have believed that lie. I’ve heard people say that because of their sickness, God is making you strong or teaching them something. No! No, a thousand times NO! In Deut 28:27 it is very evident that you are to be destroyed or punished for your sins (breaking God’s law).
The good news is that Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law (Gal 3:13-14). So, now these things do not apply to us anymore. We are under God’s blessings! Grace! Favor! Why is it today that we have believers, sincere believers, people who love God and who run businesses with honesty and integrity, get sick?
In the new covenant, God says, you are the righteousness of God through Jesus Christ. God says, “I will be merciful to their unrighteousness and their sins I will remember no more”. In the old covenant, it is all about you doing your part. All man and not God. In the new covenant, God says, I shall ….”. In the new covenant it is all about God and not you. The only requirement is - believe in Jesus Christ and that He will do what He said He will do. In the new covenant, it is all about God doing and not man. OK then how do we get into trouble under the new covenant? I still hear some of you saying, because of sin. No, there is no sin in the new covenant because God says, “He remembers your sins no more.”
When Jesus went to the cross God put all of your sins – past, present, and future on Jesus. It was a once and for all time done at the cross. Jesus even said, “it is finished.” That means DONE! A Holy God can no longer see nor remember your failures, your sins, your wrong thoughts, not anything you have done wrong! Amen! God can only see the good that you do! You cannot believe in half law and half grace. That is confusion and as we all know that comes from the enemy.
The old law was given through Moses, God’s servant. The new covenant was given through Jesus Christ, His Son. Jesus will not share His House with a servant! Jesus said it like this – you cannot put new wine (new covenant) into old wine skin (old covenant).
This is why people are losing out on the blessings. If you go to Hebrews and read the “Hall of Faith”, you will remember that they all failed. BUT, when you read about them, you will NOT find a record of their sins. For example: Abraham, when God told Abraham he was going to have a child. What did he do? He laughed and Sarah laughed. Why? Because they looked at the circumstances – how old their bodies were. They also got impatient and Abraham, at the encouragement of Sarah, went and conceived a child by another woman. Yet, if you read the Hall of Faith verses, none of that is recorded. In fact, it says that it was counted to Abraham as righteousness because he believed God. What? Are you kidding? Why did God say that? Because heaven only records the good that you do. What a wonderful life. No one records our failures/sins. It is no more SIN, but SON! God sees His Son as good, therefore, you are good.
All right then why do some believers suffer the curse? Gal 5:4 “Christ is become of no effect unto you, whosoever of you are justified by the law; you are fallen from grace.” In other words, if you are trying to be justified by the law then you don’t need Christ in your life. However, remember God said in His word that the law was the ministry of death. But it is your choice as to which one you want to live under. Jesus will take His hand of blessings away and let you have the law (old covenant). Hanging on to the old covenant means you will fall from GRACE. Favor is higher than grace. Favor is higher than the law.
In the Bible, the ones who received their healing were sinners. The only ones who couldn’t receive were the Sadducees and the pharoses. The more self-righteous you are the more you don’t need Jesus. I can obey God and get my own self-righteousness and God will bless me. The Israelites believed that they could do that and they failed.
Those who followed Jesus were tax collectors, prostitutes, and the social outcasts. They all received what Jesus gave. Their sins can not stop the flow of blessings and healing into their lives. Jesus is greater than sin. Once Jesus touched them, a tax collector didn’t remain a tax collector nor did a prostitute remain a prostitute. Wow! That is fantastic! The same power that heals is the same power that sets things right! The law was given by Moses, but favor and truth came through Jesus Christ. God’s favor in your life will fix anything that has gone wrong.
I know I’ve talked mostly about healing, but God’s favor is not limited to that. God’s favor will bring that rebellious son/daughter home, fix your marriage, sew up any division in your family, make your business soar like an eagle. God’s favor is stronger than the law! Amen.
God is thrilled when someone comes to Him and asks for His help. God is always willing to give us more than we could ever hope or dream. It has never been recorded in the Bible that anyone ever asked Him for more than He was willing to give. God never said, you have asked too much. I cannot do that. I won’t have enough for the others. You are just too greedy. No, God never said those words. [Joseph Prince said to God one day – Go ahead and pour on me and God did!]
It is not about you; it is about Jesus supplying your needs according to His riches. Many of us believe that God will only meet your need, but not your wants or desires. That’s a lie too because in the 23rd Psalm it says, The Lord is my Shepherd I shall not want. Further proof that God wants to supply your wants and desires – the first miracle Jesus did was turn water into the BEST wine at a friend’s wedding. That was a luxury blessing. It wasn’t healing, or casting out devils, or someone died and needed to be resurrected. It was a luxury blessing.
When the Disciples were in the boat and the storm was at its peak. Peter say Jesus walking on the water. Peter said, if that is you, Jesus, ask me to come to where You are. So, Jesus said, come, and Peter walked on water. You can ask God for anything even if it sounds absurd. Jesus will tell you – Come! If you can believe Me for it, you can have it. God will never say, No to you. God loves it when you ask Him for big things.
Mat 8:16 “When evening had come, they brought to Him many who were demon-possessed and He cast out spirits with a word and HEALED THEM ALL . . .” He never told them it wasn’t their time, come back another day.
Mat 12:15 And great multitude followed Him and He HEALED THEM ALL.” I am sure that in the great multitude there was someone who hadn’t forgiven someone for something or was angry with their spouse before they left home or they had other marriage issues or not honest or had bad thoughts or at least there was someone who wasn’t perfect. Yet, Jesus healed them all!
You know, before Jesus died these people were not even Christian. Christianity came after the cross. That tells me that Jesus is willing to heal all. That means that you and I can pray for someone you may know or don’t know and Jesus will heal them. You can walk up to someone who is in pain and say, would you like me to pray for you? I’ve seen Jesus do miracles. Can I just pray for you? You don’t have to be a Christian for me to pray for you. Pray for them. You will be surprised what God does. After praying for them, then walk away. If they are healed, they will run after you.
Most of the time when people don’t get their healing it is because of doubt. You need to find out what that doubt is. If they don’t know, then tell them to go home and ask God to show them what the doubt they have is.
When you say that if it is my time to go, I am ready to go. No, that is doubt speaking. It is God’s will for you to be healed. When God want you home, He will say, Come, and you will go. Your leaving this earth with a disease in your body does not bring glory to Jesus.
Jesus did not go to the hospitals in that day and healed everyone. No, He healed all of those who came to Him no matter where He was. We need to start believing that God heals people today! Even in our workplace or in our families.
After Jesus had gong to heaven in Acts 5:16 “a multitude gathered from the surrounding cities to Jerusalem, bringing sick people and those who were tormented by unclean spirits and THEYE WERE ALL HEALED.”
So, now we know that healing was not meant for only Jesus to do on this earth, but He was still healing people after He went to heaven.
We need to see a God who stands ready to love us, to give to us, who wants to heal us more than we want to be healed. Can you see a Savior who loves you so much He went all the way to the cross? He loves you so much that He would rather go to the cross and suffer than go to heaven without you. God’s desire is for you to prosper and be in good health even as your soul prospers. It is NOT a blessing to be sick. God sent Jesus to make you well. He died for all the penalties of sin that causes sickness. It is time for you to be healed. We have a God who is more willing to give, than receive. This is our God!!!
Father in Heaven, in Jesus Name, increase my capacity to receive more from You. Your favor, Your grace. So increase my capacity to receive healing for my body, peace for my mind, prosperity for my finances, wellbeing for my family. Thank You, Father, in Jesus might name. Amen.
In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, I rebuke every sickness and every disease. I command every disease germ, every virus and bacteria to die right now in your body. I command every spirit of infirmity, every disease to loose you now and be gone from you. I command your bodies to be healed from the crown of your head to the soles of your feet. I speak life! I speak healing! I speak health to every cell, every organ, every function of your body, in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ. Be healed in His mighty name, Jesus. Amen.