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Some Christians struggle to believe that God desires them to be healed.
Some wonder IF it God's WILL to heal them.
If this is you, then hear is GOD'S WORD on it !
BIBLE STUDIES ON DIVINE HEALING
Here is a list of the studies that I have presently that concern DIVINE HEALING from Almighty God in the mighty NAME of Jesus, God's only begotten Son who did NOT bear the beating of those stripes that he bore for YOU in VAIN, but rather he endured that PAIN to set you FREE from all manner of sickness and disease. So ACCORDING to YOUR FAITH be you HEALED in the NAME of Jesus the name that is ABOVE every other name. Following this list of Bible studies on healing is the study "IT IS ALWAYS GOD'S WILL TO HEAL YOU!". It also may be helpful to read the studies on PRAYER that I have listed in the above tab at the top of website in the horizontal menu bar "PRAYERS THAT GET ANSWERED!". And as always I suggest that you read the studies "OPENING PRAYER" and "THE WHOLE MATTER" not only to prepare your our heart to hear from God, but also that you know my heart toward you. Thanks for reading and may God bless you richly as you seek the truth of the whole word of God:
IT IS ALWAYS GOD'S
TO HEAL YOU !
One of the MAJOR reasons why some people do NOT get healed is because they do not know God's ATTITUDE or disposition toward sickness and disease! What is God's character? How does Almighty God feel toward sickness and disease? Does God care if you are sick? Does God want to help you or heal you when you are sick?
The purpose of this study is to show you from God very own word his WILL concerning healing and your health. Throughout this study and other studies you will find links to other studies in God's word that will aid or help you learn the TRUTH of God's word that Almighty God desires you to be healed more that you yourself want to be healed. Also at the end of this study will be a list with links to other studies on healing. You may also find it helpful to read the studies found in "PRAYERS THAT GET ANSWERED". If you are of a different faith such a Islam or Hindu and you are not receiving answers to your prayers, then I encourage you to call upon the NAME of Jesus and ask him to teach you how to pray in his NAME. If you are of another faith other than Christianity, then I implore you to rear the studies under the heading "HOW CAN I BE SAVED?" For every one else please continue reading this study on God's WILL to HEAL YOU!
Some people have HEARD from preaches and teachers of God's word that it is God's WILL for them to be sick, because God has a PLAN for their life. Or perhaps that God is trying to teach you something with this sickness or disease that is oppressing you. Some teach that God is DISCIPLINE his children with sickness and disease. I personally have heard sermons like this myself where ideas have been planted in the minds of some people that God is trying to teach us something and the method he chose was a sickness, or a disease.
BUT is this what the word of TRUTH, the Holy Bible teaches us my dear reader? The purpose of this study in God's word is to show YOU, the reader of this Bible study, that it is in fact the PERFECT WILL of Almighty God to ALWAYS HEAL YOU from whatever sickness and disease that is oppressing your physical body!
It is my prayer for you that this study in God's word forever erases any and ALL doubt in your mind that is keeping you from receiving the HEALING that Almighty God has ALREADY provided for YOU, the reader of the study, no matter who you are. So then, may God's HEALING to be manifested in your life to the praise and glory of God our Savior, because God SENT his WORD to HEAL us!
With that being said, let us get started in this study of God's word so that your FAITH will be in the WORD of God and NOT is the teaching of man. Let's begin by reading Romans 10:6-21, which teaches us that FAITH come BY HEARING! I am just going to quote verse 17 for you first and then we will get into the study on the context of this verse of scripture.
"So then, (or so then, from all of this that I just told you we CONCLUDE that) FAITH (or our TRUSTING in God that he is FAITHFUL to DO what he SAID he would DO, our FAITH) COMES (or arises up within us) by HEARING, and hearing by the word of God."
Now I have just emphasized the first part of this verse, because I want to point out to you that ALL that we BELIEVE and TRUST in COMES from HEARING or reading. Like the old saying, Seeing is believing, so even what we experience in life forms what we believe.
FEAR COMES from HEARING.
WORRY COMES from HEARING.
DOUBT COMES from HEARING.
UNBELIEF COME from HEARING.
ALL these NEGATIVE things COME from HEARING.
So then, it is VITALLY important WHAT you HEAR. And not ONLY what you hear but also HOW you HEAR.
FAITH is simply our BELIEVING and TRUSTING in WHATEVER we have HEARD or are presently HEARING will BE. So then faith or rather what one believes can be a NEGATIVE thing, which can harm a person rather than help a person.
In other words, NOT believing something is still FAITH in reality, but we do NOT call it FAITH, but rather we called it UNBELIEF or NOT believing. Let me try to explain what I mean by this. Suppose that you have been exposed to some poison ivy and you have a rash on your leg that itches so bad that you can hardly take it any longer and you HEARD one of your friends tell you that if you put some oatmeal in some bath water and you soaked you leg in this oatmeal bath for 20 minutes and then patted you leg dry rather than rubbing it dry and you resisted scratching your leg the rest of the evening, then by morning you leg would no longer itch.
Now depending on several things you may arrive at a DECISION to either BELIEVE your friend enough to ACT on what you were TOLD to do, OR you may arrive at the DECISION to BELIEVE what you friend TOLD you would NOT do any good so therefore your ACTION would be NOT to do what you HEARD.
Can you see HOW you yourself CHOOSE what you are going to DO with what you HEAR. It is what we HEAR that governs whether or not we TRUST IN what we HEAR or we TRUST AGAINST what we HEAR. In other words, FAITH and UNBELIEF work the same way, but they work OPPOSITE of each other. BOTH COME by HEARING and it is a matter of WHICH ONE has the GREATER influence in our life. What I mean by this is does WORRY, FEAR, DOUBT, and UNBELIEF have MORE influence or control in your life than PEACE, CONFIDENCE, FAITH and TRUST? It all comes down to WHICH influence in your life is GREATER that will determine whether or not you RECEIVE from God what he has ALREADY provided for YOU.
Now if you do NOT KNOW what God's WILL is for YOU concerning HEALING, then obviously your mind will be filled with DOUBT, UNCERTAINTY, NO CONFIDENC, an UNSURENESS, and even WORRY or FEAR. All of which will PREVENT you fro RECEIVING what Almighty God has ALREADY provided for YOU, simply because you do NOT KNOW for SURE whether or not it is God's WILL to HEAL you.
You may KNOW that God is ABLE. You may KNOW that God HAS in fact HEALED someone you KNOW PERSONALLY. BUT if you do not KNOW that it is ALWAYS God's PERFECT WILL to HEAL YOU, then there will always be that little bit of DOUBT that sometimes keep people from being HEALED. Now for SOME people just being TOLD that it is ALWAYS God's WILL to HEAL them is all they need to HEAR and they instantly RECEIVE what they have heard as being the TRUTH and FAITH rises in their heart and they are instantly HEALED.
But for others they need to SEE it for THEMSELVES in God's WORD before they will BELIEVE. So then, if this is YOU, then keep on reading. let us continue this study in God's word by reading the CONTEXT of FAITH COMES BY HEARING. Please read
Romans 10:6-21, which teaches us HOW to RELEASE our FAITH.
9. That IF you shall CONFESS with your mouth the Lord Jesus (or what ever the WORD of God that you HEARD, or IF you CONFESS the WORD that you HEARD PREACHED or TAUGHT to you), and shall BELIEVE in your HEART that God has raised him from the dead, you shall be SAVED. (or IF you BELIEVE in your HEART what God has SAID, then you SHALL be SAVED, HEALED, DELIVERED, SET FREE, and PLACED BACK into RIGHT RELATIONSHIP with GOD. WHY? or HOW do we know this to be true?)
10. FOR (or BECAUSE) WITH the HEART man BELIEVES UNTO righteousness (or UNTO what ever we are BELIEVING God to manifest in our life); AND with the mouth CONFESSION is made UNTO SALVATION (or BY CONFESSING what we BELIEVE in our HEART is what BRINGS ABOUT our being SAVED, HEALED, DELIVERED, SET FREE, and PLACED BACK into RIGHT RELATIONSHIP with God).
14. How then shall they call on him in whom they have NOT believed (or HOW can one call upon God for HEALING if they have NOT BELIEVE to do so)? And how shall they BELIEVE in him of whom they have NOT HEARD (or HOW can one BELIEVE in HEALING if they have NOT HEARD that God HEALS)? And how shall they HEAR without a PREACHER? (or how can you HEAR about HEALING without a teacher?)
16. But they (or but SOME) have NOT all obeyed the gospel.(or ACTED upon the WORD of God) For Isaiah says, Lord, who has BELIEVED our report (or who has BELIEVED the GOOD NEWS that we have TOLD them is YOUR WILL for THEM)?
17. So then, (or so then we CONCLUDE by what we have just spoke to you that) FAITH COMES BY HEARING, and hearing (or TRUE UNDERSTANDING COMES) by the WORD of God. (In other words, let God be TRUE and every thing else that you have HEARD be a LIE. That is to say BELIEVE what God says in his WORD more than what man teaches you or says to you)
In other words, Almighty God has been STRETCHING OUT his HAND to SAVE or HEAL people ALL DAY LONG, which teaches us that is is NOT God who is WITHHOLDING salvation or HEALING from mankind, but rather it is MANKIND who has either NOT HEARD about salvation or HEALING, of has heard about salvation or HEALING, does not BELIEVE in the HEART enough to CONFESS that God has SAVED of HEALED them.
So then, if sickness and disease does NOT come from God, then from WHERE does it come? The word of God teaches that because of SIN, then DEATH entered into this newly recreated world that was previously destroyed because of the SIN and rebellion of Lucifer against Almighty God. BUT from where did the SIN or idea to REBEL against God come? That depends on WHO you believe, Almighty God or Satan. You see evidently Lucifer ACCUSES Almighty God that God CREATED him with a SINFUL or REBELLIOUS NATURE, because God says to Lucifer in the book of Ezekiel that Lucifer was created PERFECT in all his WAYS from the very day that he was CREATED.
Please read Ezekiel 28:14-16.
16. BY the multitude of your merchandise they have filled the midst of you with violence, and YOU have SINNED: therefore I will cast you as profane out of the mountain of God: and I will destroy you, O covering cherub, from the midst of the stones of fire."
Then we read in Isaiah 14:14-16 the SIN that Lucifer committed against God.
This tells ME that Lucifer before he became and Satan the ENEMY of God, that Lucifer's THRONE was here on the Earth BEFORE Almighty God created mankind. Then when Lucifer REBELLED against God to try and OVERTHROW God and take over his throne in heaven a WAR broke out and much of that face of the Earth was destroyed and became void. God was going to destroy Satan and the angels that followed him to try and overthrow God's throne, but as I said before it appears that Satan ACCUSED God that he CREATED him with this SINFUL and REBELLIOUS NATURE.
This is why I believe God created MANKIND a LITTLE LOWER of INFERIOR to the ANGELS in order to PROVE to Satan and all the other ANGELS that the were ALL created PERFECT in the DAY that they were CREATED.
So then, from the very beginning of the creation of this new class of beings called MAN the ENEMY of Almighty God has been TEMPTING mankind to SIN against God. Satan has been ACCUSING mankind before God. The Devil has been DECEIVING mankind to believe that God created them with a SINFUL NATURE. Satan the Devil has been OPPRESSING mankind with sickness and disease. Anything to strike back at God and try to show God that whatever God creates is FLAWED. In other words, BLAME Almighty God for EVERYTHING that happens!
But God had a PLAN that he kept secret from the foundation of the world before he ever made man upon the Earth. And that PLAN was to have a Son who he would raise up among mankind that would live WITHOUT SIN all his days and then be CRUCIFIED as an INNOCENT LAMB without spot or blemish and thus PROVE that it IS POSSIBLE for God's creation to live WITHOUT SIN and therefore proving that he was JUSTIFIES to punish Satan for his SIN of REBELLION.
To ME, this explains WHY God ALLOWS mankind to suffer so many things at the hands of his enemy Satan the Devil. For you see, it seems as if God believes in his creation so much that he restricted himself in some ways and only intervenes in the life of each individual if he is ASKED. The Bible says that we HAVE NOT, BECAUSE we ASK NOT.
And it is not just a matter of ASKING, but the ASKING in FAITH. And not just FAITH, but FAITH that is WITHOUT WAVERING. Faith the ENDURES unto the END, where the END is WHEN you actually RECEIVE that which you are BELIEVING to RECEIVE.
So then, in summing up what I have said thus far we see that we have THREE things that EFFECT whether or not we RECEIVE from God that which he has ALREADY provided for us.
The FIRST thing is that you must KNOW that GOD is FOR us and NEVER against us. Basically Almighty God DESIRES fro you to be HEALED and live in perfect HEALTH all the days of your life MORE than YOU desire this to be in your life. Get a hold of this TRUTH and you will forever ERASE any and ALL doubt that God is the REASON WHY you have NOT RECEIVED your HEALING.
So then, HOW can I and YOU be so SURE of this TRUTH? It is BY the WORD of TRUTH itself that brings us this ASSURANCE.
The word of God teaches us that the VERY REASON that Jesus came into the world was to DESTROY the WORKS of the Devil. Please read 1 John 3:5-8, which says,
So then, WHAT are the WORKS, PLURAL as in many different kinds of works of the DEVIL? Well obviously SIN is one of the WORKS of the Devil. And we know that the wages of SIN is DEATH because DEATH enter the world because of SIN. So basically EVERYTHING that CAUSE DEATH is a WORK of the DEVIL. For ME, I personally believe that not only SIN, but ALSO sickness, disease, murder, accidents, and war, are ALL the WORKS of the Devil. Pretty much anything and everything that is NOT JUSTIFIED by Almighty God, because God does NOT destroy his creation WITHOUT CAUSE.
But for this study we will be concentrating upon SICKNESS and DISEASE as being an OPPRESSION of the Devil and NOT placed upon man by Almighty God without CAUSE. In other words, the WAGES of SIN is DEATH, THEREFORE if you have SIN in your life, then you are FREE GAME so to speak. I will explain this in more detail as we continue this study in God's word. But for now I would like you to read Acts 10:38 which teaches us Satan, the Devil is the one who OPPRESSES mankind with SICKNESS and DISEASE.
This phrase "OPPRESSED of the Devil" means under the DOMINION or lordship of Satan the Devil. Romans 6:16 teaches us that to whomsoever we YIELD our selves to SERVE and OBEY whether to OBEY God or whether to YIELD and OBEY the TEMPTATIONS of the Devil to SIN, which ever we CHOOSE to OBEY, HIS SERVANTS we become so long as we are OBEYING the one we CHOOSE to OBEY.
"Know you not (or Don't you KNOW my dear brothers and sisters in the Lord), that to whom YOU YIELD YOURSELVES servants to OBEY, HIS servants you ARE to whom you OBEY; whether of SIN unto death, or of OBEDIENCE unto righteousness?"
This is why Paul EXHORTS us a few verses before the NOT LET SIN into our life. In other words do NOT LET SIN rule and reign OVER YOU, but RATHER YOU RULE and REIGN OVER SIN. Please read Romans 6:12-14, which says,
"Let NOT sin therefore reign in your mortal body (in other words, YOU are the one who is in CHARGE and in CONTROL of whether or not SIN is ALLOW to rule and reign in your life, so DON'T LET it), that YOU should OBEY IT in the lusts thereof.
13. Neither YIELD you your members as instruments of unrighteousness unto sin: but YIELD yourselves unto God, as those that are alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness unto God.
Then in verse 17 and 18 Paul teaches us that at one time in our our life we all WERE UNDER the DOMINION of Satan. but NOW thanks be to Almighty God and his GRACE we have been SET FREE to live a live of RIGHTEOUSNESS before God, BECAUSE we have OBEYED from the HEART the TEACHING from God's WORD that you HEARD.
Then at the end of this same chapter we learn that the WAGES of SIN is DEATH. I say all of this because some Christians do NOT KNOW that SIN is DIRECTLY related to SICKNESS and DISEASE. Take a look at what Jesus himself taught us in the gospel of John 5:2-14 to SIN NO MORE lest or for FEAR that a WORSE thing come upon us.
14. Afterward Jesus finds him in the temple, and said unto him, Behold, you are MADE WHOLE: SIN NO MORE (WHY? Why did Jesus WARN this man whom he had just HEALED and MADE WHOLE NOT toe SIN any more?), LEST (or for FEAR that) a worse thing come unto you."
Then is Matthew 12:43-45 Jesus teaches us that when an evil spirit is cast out of a man that that evil spirit tries to find another place to dwell and if that evil spirit cannot find a place to dwell it will COME BACK to the man that is was cast out of and bring WITH him seven MORE spirits even worse than himself and try and enter BACK into that man and if that evil spirit is successful to OPPRESS that man AGAIN, then that man's state or condition will be WORSE than it was before that man was HEALED.
45.Then goes he, and takes with himself seven other spirits more wicked than himself, and they enter in and dwell there: and the last state of that man is worse than the first. Even so shall it be also unto this wicked generation."
This can be seen in some who have been OPPRESSED with diseases like cancer or leukemia. Man calls this phenomenon either being dormant or in remission. This TRUTH that Jesus taught us here is why man believes that some diseases are INHERITED or passed on by genetics, but for ME I believe this evil spirit stays close to where he was made to leave either because the person FIGHTS the diseases and refuses to give in to it, or the person dies of the disease, then this evil spirit OPPRESSES one of the relatives simply because they are already filled with FEAR and have been conditioned to BELIEVE that they are more susceptible to the disease because one of their relatives had this same disease.
This also may be why when one person gets sick, because this evil spirit that is responsible for this same sickness goes from person to person. Again FEAR is what opens the door to these evil spirits. Now please do not misunderstand what I am saying. I am not teaching this as a thus says the Lord. This is MY OPINION and OBSERVATION that I have made through the years.
You probably have heard of a condition called corporal tunnel syndrome, which by the way, at least to my knowledge, is NOT a CONTAGIOUS disease. Well several year back at a church I used to attend I began noticing the SAME things happening to people in a very close frame of time like within a few months. The first thing I noticed was that four people all had to have gallstone surgery. I just thought that was a bit odd so I pondered on it for awhile and kept it in the back of my mind. Then several months later another rather odd thing occurred. Three different couples were all torn apart by one or the other spouses having an adulterous affair. It was then that I realized the an EVIL spirit was at the root of these odd occurrences of things happening in GROUPS of people.
Then a few years later four people just like that one right after the other in a matter of a few months time all were OPPRESSED with this condition called corporal tunnel syndrome, which I personally had never heard of before. I was curious, because I had never heard of this condition before so I went up to one of my dear brothers in the Lord who just had surgery and asked him about how a person gets this condition. The very moment he open his mouth to tell me I felt an evil presence literally jump on me and a sharp pain in my wrist. Immediately I step back a step and rebuked this evil spirit in the name of Jesus. I am not sure if my brother heard me, because I made this rebuke quietly as if I was talking to myself. It was at that moment that I personally KNEW without a doubt that evil spirits were behind ALL these OPPRESSIONS upon people, because I KNOW that things like ADULTERY is NOT HEREDITARY. And as I said before I do not believe corporal tunnel syndrome is CONTAGIOUS either.
Now some of you may be thinking, I never heard of such a thing before as and EVIL spirit OPPRESSING people before with SICKNESS and DISEASE. So to those of you who have not heard of this before I want you to take a CLOSE look at what the Bible has to say on this subject. Please read Luke 13:11-13, which teaches us that it is DEFINITELY evil spirits who OPPRESS people with sicknesses and diseases and thing like crippling arthritis.
Now to ME this description of this woman being BENT over and who could NOT straighten up sounds a lot like crippling arthritis and the word of TRUTH teaches us that it was caused by an EVIL spirit who evidently had the specific job of OPPRESSING people with crippling infirmities, because Jesus called this evil spirit a spirit OF infirmity. Further more we KNOW WITHOUT a DOUBT that Satan the Devil is the very one who BINDS people with sickness and disease, because in the verses to follow this woman be HEALED of this SPIRIT OF INFIRMITY we are PLAINLY and CLEARLY taught this TRUTH by our Lord Jesus the Christ HIMSELF. Please read Luke 13:14-17, which teaches us that Satan is the one behind SICKNESS and DISEASE.
"And the ruler of the synagogue answered with indignation, because that Jesus had HEALED on the sabbath day, and said unto the people, There are six days in which men ought to work: in them therefore come and be healed, and not on the sabbath day.
16. And OUGHT not this woman, being a daughter of Abraham, whom SATAN HAS BOUND, ( NOT God has bound or some so called INHERITED condition that is supposedly passed on by genetics, and NOT some GERM or VIRUS has BOUND, but SATAN, the Devil has BOUND) lo, these eighteen years, be loosed from this bond on the sabbath day?
Can you not see my dear brothers and sisters in the Lord, the Almighty God is NOT the one who OPPRESSES and BINDS SICKNESS and DISEASE upon his people, but RATHER it is SATAN, the Devil who OPPRESSES and BINDS people with all manner of sicknesses and diseases.
Jesus taught us in John 10:10 that the THIEF come not but for to kill steal, and destroy, and that Jesus came to DESTROY the WORKS of the devil and to give us life and life more abundantly or a life WITHOUT SICKNESS and DISEASE and a life WITHOUT SIN.
"The thief comes not, but for to steal (steal your HEALTH, steal you finances, steal you joy and to steal what ever he can get away with), and to kill (to kill you if he can, to kill your family, and to kill your pets), and to destroy (to destroy your marriage, and to destroy your family and to destroy your property): I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly."
So then, do NOT LET the Devil walk all over you any longer now that you KNOW that Satan, the Devil is behind all these things in the world. If you are a Christian, then you have been given AUTHORITY OVER Satan the Devil and all the evil spirits and demons that are under his rule. You have been given AUTHORITY in the NAME of Jesus to COMMAND and REBUKE all manner of SICKNESS and DISEASE out of your own body and out of the bodies of your children.
Now when it comes to praying for others it is a bit more involved, because the FAITH of the other person is involved. The word of TRUTH, the Holy Bible, CLEARLY teach us that WE ourselves can just merely RESIST the Devil and the Devil WILL WITHOUT FAIL FLEE FROM US. And when it comes to your children the same thing applies, until your children get married and then it become their responsibility to take their OWN authority over the Devil and RESIST Satan themselves. You may certain ADD your FAITH to theirs, particularly so if your are ASKED to pray for them. And this same thing applies when praying for others. If you are ASKED to pray then you have been GIVEN the authority by them to rebuke the Devil for them. I will explain this further as we continue this study in God's word, but for now let us take a look at the verses of scripture that teach us that WE OURSELVES must have FAITH in order to be HEALED.
For you see my dear brothers and sisters in the Lord, FAITH is one of the single most important elements needed for obtaining victory over the enemy. Without faith you will receive nothing from God. The word of God tells us in Hebrews 11:6,
You must believe. You must have faith. You must be diligent in your faith without wavering.
Remember that in the book of James we are told that a double minded man is unstable in all his ways. You must come to God WITHOUT wavering in faith. The Bible tells us in the book of James 1:5-8 that if a man wavers in his faith that this man is to think not that he will receive anything of the Lord. Even those things which the Lord God has already clearly provided for you through the shed blood of his Son Jesus cannot and will not be manifested in your life without faith. Take a look at these verses for yourself,
"If ANY man lack wisdom, let him ASK of God, that gives to ALL men liberally, and upbraids not; and it SHALL be given him.
6. BUT let him ask in FAITH, nothing WAVERING. For he that wavers is like the wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed.
7. For let NOT that man (the man that wavers in his faith when he asks God for something) think that he shall RECEIVE any thing of the Lord.
8. A double minded man is UNSTABLE in ALL his ways.”
Now remember my brothers and sisters in Christ these are not my words, this is God himself speaking to you. God is determinant in his desire for you to fully understand that if you desire to RECEIVE anything from his hand, then you must come to him in FAITH, WITHOUT WAVERING. Don't think otherwise, because this is the ONLY way to RECEIVE God's blessings. The just shall live by FAITH
You may know in your MIND, that is have "head knowledge" that it is God’s will to heal you and agree that it is the truth, but simply having knowledge of the truth is not enough. You must believe in your heart and use your faith. One way we use our faith is to ACT as though we already have what we are yet believing God to manifest in our lives. And one way to ACT out our faith is to have a heart of thanksgiving and give God our highest praise with a thankful heart as through we have already received our request of him. Bottom line is YOU must have FAITH to receive from God.
If you take a closer look at the ministry of Jesus, you will quickly see that he inevitably responded to those who received their healing with the words
“YOUR FAITH has made you whole”.
You see it was the FAITH of EACH individual in every one of these accounts that we are given in the word of God that was accredited for being the reason why they received their healing. Many Christians have a misconception that Jesus healed these people, yet I do not find even one reference where Jesus said, My faith has made you whole. Now in part the faith of Jesus is in fact involve in their healing.
However, by focusing ONLY on this one part, the view of the whole picture has been distorted. Let me explain what I mean by this. Jesus said in the gospel of John 5:30...then John 14:10
"I can of mine own self do nothing: as I hear, I judge:and my judgment is just; because I seek not my own will, but the will of my Father which sent me....
....Believe you not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? The words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father that dwells in me, he (the Holy spirit) does the works.”
The Bible says in 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.”
But if you only look at the part that says, “…Jesus went about doing good, and healing…” it appears on the surface that Jesus healed the people that were oppressed of the devil through his faith ALONE. When in reality it was Almighty God the Father, through the Holy Spirit, that did the healing, as Jesus simply OBEYED and followed the leading of the Holy Spirit to TEACH the people and when THEIR FAITH rose up in them Jesus then did whatever the Holy Spirit led him to do.
So then, we must not just look at this ONE part alone by itself and forget the words of Jesus we just read. We must remember that it took the FAITH of the ones who heard God’s word before their healing was manifested in them, because WITHOUT FAITH it is impossible to please God. YOU yourself must use YOUR faith, because the faith of others will only go so far. No matter how much I or others believe, IF your faith is not activated, then my faith or the faith of others will not override what YOU believe. In other words, MY faith cannot SAVE you, it must be YOUR own faith that produces salvation in you. And in the SAME way MY faith cannot HEAL you unless YOUR faith is mixed with my faith. It is our FAITH in the WORD of Almighty God that produces HEALING and any other thing that we are BELIEVING God to bring about in our lives. God sent his WORD to HEAL. Please read Psalm 107:17-21 which teaches us that because of our transgressions or sins we are afflicted, but God has sent his WORD and has HEALED US. That is to say those who BELIEVE his WORD has already been sent to HEAL.
"Fools BECAUSE of their transgression, and BECAUSE of their iniquities, are afflicted.
18. Their soul abhors all manner of meat; and they draw near unto the gates of death.
19. Then they cry unto the LORD in their trouble, and he saves them out of their distresses.
20. He sent his WORD, and HEALED them, and delivered them from their destruction.
21. Oh that men would praise the LORD for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men!"
I want you to notice the PAST TENSE that is used here. This verse teaches us that God has ALREADY SENT his WORD and that his WORD has ALREADY HEALED US. Now I want you to take a look at 1 Peter 2:24 which teaches us that not ONLY did Jesus die for our SINS, but Jesus ALSO bore those stripes or beating upon his back for the physical healing of our bodies.
"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 you WERE HEALED."
Now most Christians do not have any problem understanding and accepting the TRUTH that Jesus DIED for the REMISSION of their SINS, but yet some Christians have difficulty in understanding and believing that the STRIPES Jesus bore have freed us from SICKNESS and DISEASE.
You see the word "REMISSION" means to take away, to restore to the original position, and to forgive a debt. I want you to CONSIDER very CLOSELY that Jesus has ALREADY PAID the price of our REDEMPTION by DYING on the cross for our SINS and in the VERY SAME WAY Jesus has ALREADY paid the price for our HEALING as well BY the STRIPES that he bore upon his back. Isaiah 53:4,5 says the Jesus was BRUISED for our iniquities or sins AND BY HIS STRIPES you ARE HEALED as in PRESENT TENSE.
"Surely he HAS borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.
5. 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."
Jesus is NOT going to go to the cross and die again for the forgiveness of our sins. In other word, we do NOT have to pray that God SEND us FORGIVENESS us of our sins. But RATHER all we need to do is to BELIEVE that we ARE ALREADY FORGIVEN. Yes, we must ASK for the forgiveness that has ALREADY been PROVIDED for us, but we do NOT have any doubt as to whether or not God will forgive us, BECAUSE we KNOW from the WORD of God that he SENT his WORD to DIE for our SINS.
So then, in the SAME WAY Almighty God has ALREADY SENT his WORD which has ALREADY HEALED US. In other words, we are ALREADY the HEALED who are only merely RESISTING sickness and disease in the same way that we RESIST the temptation to SIN. Sickness and disease has NO RIGHT to attach itself to us any more than SIN has any right in our life. BOTH are from the ENEMY, Satan, the Devil, and the word of God teaches us that IF we RESIST the Devil, then the Devil WILL WITHOUT FAIL FLEE FROM US.
Do NOT be OVERCOME by the symptoms of sickness and disease. RESIST these attacks of the enemy who SEEKS to destroy you. Have you ever wondered WHY that the word of God says that the Devil goes about SEEKING whom he MAY devour? Please read 1 Peter 5:8,9 which teaches us that Satan, the Devil must SEEK out those who are NOT being vigilant to watch and be sober so that he can DEVOUR those who are NOT keeping themselves from sin and who are NOT abiding in the WORD.
"Be sober, be vigilant; (WHY?) BECAUSE your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walks about, SEEKING whom he may devour:
9. Whom RESIST steadfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world."
This tells ME that there are those whom Satan CANNOT devour no matter how hard he seeks to devour. The word of God teaches us in Hosea 4:6 that God's people are DESTROYED simply for the REASON that they LACK KNOWLEDGE or that they REJECT the KNOWLEDGE of the TRUTH that is being shown to them.
"MY people are DESTROYED (WHY? Why are God's people DESTROYED?) FOR (or BECAUSE of the) LACK of KNOWLEDGE: because you have REJECTED knowledge, I will also reject you, that you shalt be no priest to me: seeing you have forgotten the law of your God, I will also forget your children."
You and I both know that Jesus died for the SINS of the WHOLE WORLD and yet we ALSO know that the WHOLE WORLD is NOT going to COME to this KNOWLEDGE of the TRUTH. Even some who HEAR this KNOWLEDGE of the TRUTH will REJECT this KNOWLEDGE that was SENT to SAVE them. In the SAME WAY there are Christians who have NOT come to this KNOWLEDGE of the TRUTH that they ARE ALREADY HEALED BY the STRIPES of Jesus. They want to SEE that they are healed BEFORE they will BELIEVE that they are healed the same way that some in the world want to FEEL that they have been FORGIVEN BEFORE they will BELIEVE that they have ALREADY been FORGIVEN the very moment that Jesus DIED on the cross to REDEEM them back to God.
Now I want you to notice the phrase "seeing you have forgotten the law of your God" as being ONE of the REASON of WHY God's people are being destroyed or devoured by the enemy. Remember the words of Jesus when he HEALED the blind man and warned him t go and sin NO MORE for fear that a WORSE thing come upon him. We have ALREADY looked at how SIN is like OPENING the DOOR for the Devil to come into our lives. SIN tears down the PROTECTIVE HEDGE that God has built around those who follow and OBEY his word. Please take a look at 1 John 5:14-18 which teaches us that the wicked on, Satan, the Devil CANNOT TOUCH those who are KEEPING their lives free from SIN and who do NOT LACK the KNOWLEDGE that it is the THIEF who comes to kill steal and destroy mankind and NOT Almighty God.
"And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask ANY thing according to his will, he hears us (And HEALING is most certainly ACCORDING to his WILL for us ALL. THEREFORE Almighty God HEARS ALL those that ASK for HEALING):
15. And if we KNOW that he HEARS us, whatsoever we ask, we KNOW that we have the petitions that we desiredof him.
16. If any man see his brother sin a sin which is not unto death, he shall ask, and he shall give him life for them that sin not unto death. There is a sin unto death: I do not say that he shall pray for it.
17. All unrighteousness is sin: and there is a sin not unto death.
18. We know that whosoever is born of God SINS NOT; but he that is begotten of God KEEPS himself, and that wicked one TOUCHES him NOT."
So then, those of us who are KEEPING their lives free from SIN have this PROMISE from Almighty God that that wicked one, Satan the Devil CANNOT TOUCH us with any of his devices, such as sickness or disease, nor can the devil steal our finances, nor can Satan bring tragedy upon those who have KNOWLEDGE of the TRUTH and who are KEEPING SIN out of their lives. Please take a look at Psalm 91:1-12,which teaches us that IF we shall ABIDE in prayer that God will give his ANGELS charge over us so that we will NOT even so much as stub our toe against a rock.
"He that DWELLS in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
2. I will say of the LORD, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust.
3. SURELY he shall deliver you from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence.
4. He shall cover you with his feathers, and under his wings shalt you trust: his TRUTH shall be your shield and buckler.
5. You shalt NOT be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flies by day;
6. Nor for the pestilence that walks in darkness; nor for the destruction that wastes at noonday.
7. A thousand shall fall at you side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but IT shall NOY come nigh YOU.
8. ONLY with your eyes shalt you behold and see the reward of the wicked.(WHY?)
9. BECAUSE you have made the LORD, which is my refuge, even the most High, your habitation (your DWELLING place, and BECAUSE of you DWELLING in that SECRET PLACE of Almighty God THEN);
10. There shall no evil befall YOU, neither shall any plague come nigh YOUR dwelling.
11. For he shall give his angels charge over you, to keep you in all your ways.
12. They shall bear you up in their hands, lest you dash your foot against a stone."
The thing I want you my dear brothers and sisters in the Lord to see it that what God has ALREADY PROVIDED for ALL of mankind is NOT AUTOMATICALLY brought into manifestation of each and every person in the world. In other words, each and every person MUST first COME to the KNOWLEDGE of the TRUTH of WHAT God has ALREADY PROVIDED for them. That is to say YOU must BELIEVE that Almighty God has already provided for YOU a way of SALVATION BEFORE YOU can BELIEVE and ACT upon God free gift to YOU.
In the SAME WAY each and every person must come to the KNOWLEDGE of the TRUTH that HEALING has ALREADY been PROVIDED for them BY the STRIPES that Jesus bore for the PHYSICAL HEALING of our bodies. In other words, YOU must first BELIEVE that WITH the STRIPES of Jesus you ARE HEALED the SAME way that YOU BELIEVE when you sin and ask for forgiveness that God has ALREADY FORGIVEN YOU the very day that Jesus DIED on the cross.
Can you not see my dear brothers and sisters in the Lord that it is NOT a matter of IF God will forgive you or not, but RATHER it is the matter of YOU coming into AGREEMENT with his WORD that Jesus DIED for your SINS in order that YOU will ACCEPT his sacrifice that he made for each and every person in the world. Jesus FORGAVE you that very day he laid down his life for YOU and in the very SAME WAY Jesus HEALED YOU of EVERY sickness and disease that very same day that he bore those STRIPES for the physical HEALING of YOUR body.
Psalm 103:1-5 teaches us to forget NOT ALL the BENEFITS that God has PROVIDED for us who BELIEVE.
"Bless the LORD, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name.
2. Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget NOT ALL his benefits:
3. Who FORGIVES ALL your iniquities (did God for give you of ALL your sins or just some of them? Any one who has come to the KNOWLEDGE of the TRUTH knows that Almighty God has forgiven us of ALL our sins); who HEALS ALL YOUR DISEASES (so then, since God forgives you of ALL your SINS, then why would he LIE and NOT HEAL you of ALL your sickness and diseases? The TRUTH of the matter is that God has ALREADY HEALED you of ALL your sickness and diseases and you are only being DESTROYED because you LACK this KNOWLEDGE of the TRUTH);
4. Who redeems YOUR life from destruction; who crowns you with loving kindness and tender mercies;
5. Who satisfies your mouth with good things; so that your youth is RENEWED like the eagle's."
This passage of scripture teaches us to FORGET NOT all the BENEFITS that God has ALREADY PROVIDED for EACH and EVERY one of US through Jesus Christ his Son. And one of those BENEFITS is WITH his STRIPES YOU WERE HEALED.
DO NOT BE DECEIVED by those that tells you that this only means SPIRITUAL HEALING and does NOT mean the HEALING of our physical bodies, because in Psalms 103 the word of TRUTH CLEARLY teaches us that ONE of our BENEFITS is Almighty God HEALING us of ALL our DISEASES right ALONG WITH FORGIVING ALL of our INIQUITIES of sins!
The TRUTH of the matter is that Almighty God wants you well more than you desire yourself to be well. If you can get a hold of this TRUTH and never let it go, then you will no longer ever wonder if it is God's WILL to heal YOU.
I hope to be writing more on this subject of healing really soon, because we should not only be walking in divine health, but we should also be laying hands on others and praying the prayer of faith for them to be healed. There are many HINDRANCES that keep us from RECEIVING our healing, but God NOT WILLING to heal us is NOT one of things that prevent us from being healed. However, YOU, yourself can prevent yourself from being healed by BELIEVING that is MAY NOT be God's WILL to heal you. If this is YOU, then I implore you my dear brother of sister in the Lord to read this study over and over again and again until this TRUTH that it is ALWAYS God WILL to heal YOU deep down in your spirit so that the ENEMY can never again STEAL your health away.
May God bless you richly as you continue to seek the TRUTH of the WHOLE word of God.
Your brother in our Lord Jesus Christ,
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BIBLE STUDIES ON DIVINE HEALING
Here again are the studies that concern DIVINE HEALING from Almighty God in the mighty NAME of Jesus, God's only begotten Son who did NOT bear the beating of those stripes that he bore for YOU in VAIN, but rather he endured that PAIN to set you FREE from all manner of sickness and disease. So ACCORDING to YOUR FAITH be you HEALED in the NAME of Jesus the name that is ABOVE every other name.