IN THE LIGHT OF GOD'S PROMISES
By Pastor Max Solbrekken, D.D.
“But as God is true, our word toward you, was not yea and nay. For the Son of God, Jesus Christ who was preached among you by us...was not yea and nay, but in Him (Christ) was yea. For all the promises of God in Him are Yea and in Him Amen unto the glory of God.” (2 Cor. 1: 20)
St. Paul is saying that you can trust God's Word to be absolutely true and trustworthy. There is no deviation in His Word. There is no maybe or perhaps. All the promises of God are yea. That means, “YES”. Jesus is the great I AM, the way, the Truth and the Life and the Only way to God the Father. (John 14: 6)
Jesus is called the Amen, because He is the “Yes” to all the promises of God. He said: “Heaven and earth will pass away, but My Words shall not pass away.” (Matt. 24:35). St. Paul says: “For what if some did not believe? shall their unbelief make the faith of God without effect? God forbid: yea, let God be true, but every man a liar...” Rom. 3:3, 4)
WHAT DOES GOD SAY ABOUT HIMSELF?
Almighty God declares: “I am the Lord, and there is NONE else, there is no God beside Me; I girded thee though hast not known Me: that they may know from rising of the sun, and from the west, that there is NONE beside Me. I am the Lord, and there is none else.” (Is. 45: 5,6)
“I have made the earth, and created man upon it: I even My hands, have stretched out the heavens, and all their host have I commanded. Look unto Me and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth: for I am God, and there is NONE else. I have sworn by Myself, the Word is gone out of My mouth in righteousness, and shall not return, That unto Me every knee shall bow and every tongue shall swear.” (Is. 45:12, 22, 23)
“... I will hasten My Word to perform it.” (Jer. 1: 12); “So shall My Word be that goeth forth out of My mouth: it shall not return unto Me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please and it shall prosper in the thing where unto I sent it.” (Is. 55: 11);
“The Words of the Lord are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times.” (Ps.12: 6); “He hath sent His Word, and Healed them, and Delivered them from their destructions.” (Ps. 107: 20)
“No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and their righteousness is of Me, saith the Lord.”
“Come ye near unto Me, hear ye this; I have spoken in secret from the beginning; from the time that it was, there am I: and now the Lord God, and His Spirit, hath sent Me. Thus saith the Lord, thy Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel; I am the Lord thy God which teacheth thee to profit, which leadeth thee by the way that thou shouldest go.” (Is. 48:16, 17)
JESUS CHRIST IS LORD & GOD!
St. Paul attributed this declaration that God gave of Himself to Jesus Christ: “Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: Who being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God. But made Himself of no reputation, and took upon the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men:
“And being found in fashion as a man, He humbled Himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross. Wherefore God also hath highly exalted Him, and given Him a name which is above every name:
“That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in Heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.” (Phil. 2: 7-11)
Our God is a saving, healing and delivering God! The Greek Word for save is sozo;
which means to protect, deliver, heal, preserve, and make well. Our Lord Jesus Christ is the Saviour, Healer and Deliverer and Only Redeemer of the world. All other so-called lords and potentates are mere imitations, substitutes and counterfeits. All glory and praise be unto Jesus Christ the True and Living God!
St. John declared: “And we know that we are of God, and the whole world lieth in wickedness. And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given to us an understanding, that we may know Him that is True, and we are in Him that is True, even in His Son Jesus Christ. This is True God, and eternal Life.” (1 John 5:19, 20)
The Bible says: “For this purpose, the Son of God was manifested that He might destroy the works of the Devil.” (1 John 3: 8). When something is destroyed, you can't repair it. Satan' s power has been stripped from him and he has no power over those who have chosen Christ.
St. Paul said: “For as much then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, He also Himself took part of the same; that through Death He might Destroy him that had the power of death, that is the Devil; and Deliver the who through the fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage.” (Heb. 2: 14-16)
God's Word says: “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.” (Acts 10: 38)
“And Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit into Galilee unto Galilee: and there went out a fame of Him through all the region round about. And He came to Nazareth where He had been brought up; and as His custom was, He went into the synagogue on the Sabbath at, and stood up for to read.
CHRIST'S MISSION STATEMENT!
“And there was delivered unto Him the book of the prophet Esaias. And when He had opened the book, He found the place where it was written:
“The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me, because He hath anointed Me to preach the Gospel to the poor. He hath sent Me to Heal the brokenhearted, to preach Deliverance for the Captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at Liberty them that are bruised. To preach the acceptable year of the Lord.” (Luke 4: 14, 16, 18)
JESUS stated: “For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost.” (Luke 19:10). “Pilate therefore said unto Him, Art thou a king then? Jesus answered, “Thou sayest I am a king. To this end was I born, and for this cause came I into the world, that I should bear witness unto the truth. Every one that is of the truth heareth My voice.” (John 18: 37)
“Thinkest thou that I cannot now pray to My Father and He shall presently give Me more than twelve legions of angels? But how then shall the Scriptures be fulfilled, that thus it must be.” (Matt. 26: 53, 54). St. John declared: “...For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that He might destroy the works of darkness.” (1 John 3: 8)
Jesus of Nazareth came to earth to die as God's Paschal Lamb to atone once and for all time, for the sins of the world (past, present and future). God the Son, True God from eternity together with God the Father and God the Holy Spirit, was incarnated (God in human flesh) to became True man by His virgin birth!
GOD'S HEALING COVENANT!
God gave Moses His 'Healing Covenant' while they were in the desert with no sustenance. How could two million Jews survive for forty years in the wilderness? Here is what happened: “He brought them forth with silver and gold: and there was not one feeble person among their tribes.” (Ps.105:37)
God's Healing Covenant states: "And said, If thou wilt diligently hearken to the voice of the Lord thy God, and wilt do that which is right in His sight, and wilt give ear to His commandments, and keep all His statutes, I will put none of these diseases upon thee, which I have brought upon the Egyptians: for I AM the Lord that healeth thee." (Exodus 15:26)
One of the most helpful books in print today is the classic, 'None of These Diseases' by Dr. S.I. McMillan. The author, a prominent medical doctor uses humor, common sense and a biblical perspective, in dealing with the causes and cures of today's diseases!
"It is lamentable that peace does not come in capsules", he utters in failure as he remembers the thousands of patients who left his office with "nothing but a prescription for a bottle of pills that would only relieve the symptoms of their illness but not attack the disease!"
The good doctor laments that he now wishes he had rather prescribed his book, 'None of These Diseases', so that a permanent cure could have been affected! According to Medical Science, between 60 and 100% of all diseases are caused by nervous tension, emotional stress and strain.
Dr. McMillan states that emotions such as fear, sorrow, envy, resentment and hatred are responsible for the majority of our sicknesses. And that emotional stress can cause high blood pressure, toxic goiter, arthritis, migraine headaches, apoplexy, heart trouble, gastro-intestinal ulcers and other serious illnesses!
And recently (about 1996) the American Medical Association released the findings of a nation-wide survey of tens of thousands of their medics. One of the questions dealt with their success ratio in treating patients. The answer is shocking - Only 10% of patients had received any lasting help through their medical procedures!
MEDICAL SCIENCE SHAKY HISTORY!
“Medical Science history rests on shaky evidence”, writes Dr. McMillan. Having any problems with falling hair? What do you do to cover up that bald spot and receding hairline? Probably the only solution is to massage your head, comb your hair forward, get a toupee or just simply let it fall.
If you had lived about 3500 years ago you would have gotten very different advice - not from a therapist but from your physician. He would have quoted from the famous medical authority of that day, Papyrus Ebers.
"When it falls out, one remedy is to apply a mixture of six fats, namely those of the horse, the hippopotamus, the crocodile, the cat, the snake and the ibex. To strengthen it, anoint with the tooth of a donkey crushed in honey."
The Papyrus Ebers was published about 1552 BC and occupied a dominant position in the ancient medical world and was one of the leading guides for practicing physicians for a long time.
There are literally hundreds of remedies for diseases in this book, such as lizard's blood, swine's teeth, putrid meat, stinking fat, moisture from pig's ears, milk goose grease, asses hooves, animal fat from various sources, excrete from animals, including human beings, donkeys, antelopes, dogs, cats and even flies.
GOD MADE HIS HEALING COVENANT!
Through Moses, God made His Healing Covenant with the Jewish people! Moses was born about the time the 'Papyrus Ebers' was written in Egypt! He was educated in their highest schools of learning - scholars think he was also a physician - as the son of Pharaoh's daughter.
But when God called Moses to lead His people out of Egyptian bondage, He did not borrow from the "occultist clap-trap" in their medical books. He rejected the highest, most respected medical authority of that day!
His directive was "Heed the voice of God, do right, obey His commandments, keep His statutes and I will heal you". God did not borrow medical advice from the 'Papyrus Ebers'. His advice to Moses was contrary to the most highly respected medical thought of that day.
CHURCH STOPS BLACK DEATH!
The Church was instrumental in stopping the Black Death! Millions of Europeans died of leprosy for hundreds of years. Some physicians thought the cause was eating hot food or the meat of diseased hogs. Others blamed malign conjunction of the planets. Approximately 60 million people died from the Black Death in the 14th century. Dr. George Rosen of Columbia University writes:
"Leadership was taken by the Church, as the physicians had nothing to offer. The Church took as its guiding principal the concept of contagion as embodied in the Old Testament. Once the condition of leprosy has been established, the patient was to be segregated and excluded from the community...it accomplished the first great feat...in methodical eradication of disease."
When Donna and I were preaching in Kampala, Uganda in 1994, we visited a small village where mainly little children and old people had survived the AIDS epidemic. All others were dead. President Museveni stated that about one-third of Uganda's population were infected. Homosexuals, prostitutes, soldiers and truck drivers were among the main spreaders. In 2014, the gross acts of homosexuality were outlawed in Uganda!
For centuries in Europe, multitudes perished because of improper hygiene, sanitation and sloppy hospitals. In many villages, human excrement and waste was dumped into the streets, bringing deadly epidemics of typhoid, cholera and dysentery. The solution to the problem, the burying of wastes, had been given by God 3500 years before, in Deuteronomy 23:12-13.
HYGIENE CUT MORTALITY RATE!
Vienna in the 1840s was famous as a medical center. One of the most famous teaching hospitals of that day was Allegemeine Krakenhus. In its maternity ward, one out of six women died. Dr. Ignaz Semmelveis discovered that if doctors washed their hands well, after doing autopsies and before examining expectant mothers, the mortality rate dropped drastically.
Dr. Semmelveis was not applauded by the Medical Profession. However, he was ridiculed by his peers, discredited, lost his position and eventually succumbed to the pressure, dying in a mental hospital.
Moses had given the same advice many centuries before (Numbers 19). It wasn't until 1878 that the method of cleaning hands and instruments was introduced by men like John Tyendall, Louis Pasteur and Sir Joseph Lister that the mortality rate began to drop.
The New York State Department of Health, in 1960, issued a book describing a method of washing the hands very similar to that found the Bible - Numbers 19.
THE PRAYER OF FAITH HEALS!
It's interesting to note that John Wesley - founder of the Methodist Church declared that it is God's will for miracles to be in the Church, for the entire Church age, but have been lost to the church because of Unbelief. He further stated, "The only method of physics employed by the Early Church for the first 400 years, was the prayer of faith."
Medical science has come a long way since Papyrus Ebers was published in 1552, BC and even since the 1840's in Vienna, but I still think that when your family physician advises you to get a second or third opinion about an operation, its a good idea.
Now if anyone wants to try the remedy for falling hair, don't let me discourage you. But then where would you find a hippopotamus these days? As for me and my house, we will Trust the Lord, and trust in God's Healing Covenant that was given to us all. We will worship and serve the Lord only!
Multitudes today are suffering from a disease or infirmity with no relief. They have frequented doctors, clinics and hospitals with little or no help - and many people are discouraged, angry and bitter! Many people have prayed earnestly - but have not been healed and feel that God does not hear them.
IS THERE ANY SICK AMONG YOU?
There is Divine Healing available for believers in Christ through the vicarious death and glorious resurrection of Jesus Christ. There is also divine healing for unbelievers who reach out by faith to our Saviour's mercy and grace! The Bible states: "Many are the afflictions of the righteous; but the Lord delivereth him out of them all." (Psalms 34:19)
"Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: For everyone that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocked it shall be opened." (Matthew 7:7-8) .You must have faith, for the Bible says, ..."For the prayer of faith shall save the sick.." (James 5:15)
Many people have gone to their church and requested prayer by the pastor or the elders and are still sick and not healed. Others have gone to huge evangelistic crusades seeking healing from Jesus Christ - but still they are not healed. These people become very discouraged and begin to lose the faith in God and in healing.
You may be reading this book and you may be discouraged. You may feel that God doesn't care or hear your prayers. Your faith may be worn down or gone completely, and you are tired or being tired, sick and defeated.
You may feel like throwing up your hands in despair since nothing helps and your are ready to accept your weakness, your pain, your sickness and distress as your lot in life.
Do not despair, it's not too late for you. It may seem hopeless, but it is not. It may seem useless to think of deliverance or healing, but it is. As long as you are alive, and as long as you have faith - and as long as there is a GOD in Heaven - there is still hope!
The Bible says, "With men this is impossible, but not with God, for with God all things are possible." (Mark 10:27) It may seem impossible to you but with God NOTHING is impossible.
JESUS IS HOPE FOR THE HOPELESS!
Man's extremity becomes God's opportunity. When man fails, that's when God can take over, for God never fails. When man "gives up on you", God is ready, willing and able to step in and bring to pass a miracle in your life, because nothing is impossible with Him."
When God could bring the world into being by His spoken Word, hang the universe on nothing, fling the sun, moon and stars into the far most corner of the night to rotate in perfect harmony, He can and will answer You!
"By the Word of the Lord were the heavens made; and all the host of them by the breath of His mouth." (Psalm 33:6). Since God has the ability to create millions of moons, galaxies of stars and heavenly bodies by a few words from Hs lips, most assuredly He is able to destroy the cancer, heart disease, diabetes or arthritis which is stealing your health.
With just the touch of His hand, God created a perfect human being in His own image. God then breathed into man's nostrils the breath of life, making him a living soul. If God could do all this with just a touch of His hand - surely he can Heal your sick spirit, heal your sick soul (mind) or heal your sick body.
The Great God who brought back to life the Lord Jesus Christ, can certainly quicken your mortal body. When you think of how great and mighty our God is, certainly nothing could be impossible to Him!
St. Paul declares: "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 - make life in - your mortal (temporal, dying) bodies by His Spirit that dwelleth in you." (Romans 8:11)
GOD IS ABLE TO HEAL YOU!
Is God able to heal our weak, aging, temporal bodies? Yes, He is able to and He does! Since He (the Holy Spirit) brought Jesus Christ back from the dead, He can most certainly heal our diseased and dying bodies, says St. Paul.
In Romans 8:26, the great apostle continues, "Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities (lit. greek - takes a hold of against our sicknesses): for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself (Himself) maketh intercession for us (lit. greek - and together with us) with groanings (Holy Spirit prayer - praying in tongues) which cannot be uttered."
The same Blessed Holy Spirit Who raised Jesus Christ from the dead dwells within us and "takes a hold of against our sickness" and "together with us" prays to our Heavenly Father for our healing and deliverance!
The Bible says, "All things are possible to him that believeth." (Mark 9:23) The first truth we have established is that your case is not too difficult for God and there is a good possibility of your healing to take place. But the Bible also states that you must believe and you must have faith that you will receive healing.
"The thief cometh not but for to steal and to kill and destroy, but I am come that they might have life and have it more abundantly." (John 10:10). Jesus stated that the devil came for only three reasons; to steal, kill and destroy! But Jesus came to bring life! The devil is a thief and a murderer (John 8:44) and came only to do evil (steal, kill and destroy). He came to rob you of your happiness, joy, peace, health and blessing. He came to harm you and destroy you in a hospital, insane asylum or prison.
The devil is cruel, perverted, evil, wicked and ungodly. He can only do evil. He has no capability to do good. The devil is the death giver! We know that Jesus is the truth, the life and the way (John 14:6). The Word of God is pure, divine and infallible!
JESUS IS 100% GOOD! He came to bring life. He came to bring blessings to all who would believe. He came to bring Abundant Life because he is the Life Giver! Some people have given the devil the credit for healing sick people - this is blasphemous and utterly false. It is contrary to God’s Word and accuses Jesus of telling an untruth.
JESUS CHRIST IS TRUTH & LIFE!
Jesus said that you cannot get good fruit from a corrupt tree or corrupt friut from a good tree. By their fruits we shall know them! Jesus said a corrupt tree "bringeth not forth good fruit" (Matthew 7:18) It is against the law of a thorn tree to bring forth figs - you can't get sweet water out of a fountain that is bitter.
Jesus called the devil a thief who came only to steal, kill and destroy. He came to earth for no other purpose! Jesus came to bring life! Healing and health is life! Sickness and disease brings death! The Bible classifies 'healing' as 'doing good'!
"How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power, Who went about doing good, healing all who were oppressed of the devil." (Acts 10:38)
The message is plain and simple: The devil made people sick but Jesus made them well. Sickness comes from satanic sources and divine healing has its origin in God! The literal Greek states that Jesus Christ healed all those who "were under the dominion, authority or lordship of Satan."
That is God's Word - Believe it and be healed. Oh I know there are times that it appears witch doctors and other occultists may have affected cures by their incantations. Do not be deceived. Satan is a deceiver and manipulator. In the end, his involvement always brings enslavement, torment and death.
The magicians (witch doctors and soothsayers) of Egypt could duplicate many of the miracles performed by Moses in the sight of Pharaoh (king) of Egypt. There were two things they could not do, however.
No. 1 - The magicians could not get rid of the plagues even though they could duplicate Moses in bringing forth the flies and frogs. Moses had to be called to get rid of the plagues: examples: darkness, flies, frogs, lice, locusts. Interpretation: Satan can bring the cancer but he has no power to heal the person from the death dealing work of the disease which he has brought. God is the only healer and restorer!
No. 2 - When it comes to creating life, the magicians could not create lice out of dust as Moses did in the Name of the Lord.
The magicians said to Pharaoh, "This is the finger of God." (Exodus 8:19) Here is the interpretation: Satan is a deceiver and trickster but he has no power to do good, heal, save or create life! All he can do is deceive, lie, steal and kill! Only God can heal and create life and sustain it!
There are some things you must do if you are to be healed. Study the accounts of sick folk - in the Bible - who were healed, and if you do what they did, you will certainly receive healing, because Jesus Christ is no respecter of persons!
WHAT MUST I DO TO BE HEALED?
No. 1 - Worship Jesus Christ. No. 2 - Humble yourself before God. No. 3 - Believe in God's Integrity, ability and willingness to keep his promises. No. 4 - Take God at his word and have faith and keep having faith - as God to increase your faith. No. 5 - In Faith receive Jesus Christ as your Lord and Healer, as He promised to you
#1 - WORSHIP JESUS CHRIST
There is only One Healer, Jesus Christ. He alone is the Great Physician. Seek Him and worship Him, and turn from every known sin. Seek the Healer and not the healing! Focus your attention on Jesus. Worship, praise and magnify His Name and His love, forgiveness and healing will automatically flow into you!
"And, behold, there came a leper and worshipped Him, saying, Lord, if Thou wilt, Thou canst make me clean. And Jesus put forth His hand, and touched him, saying, I will, be thou clean. And immediately his leprosy was cleansed." (Matthew 8:2-3)
By seeking God through Jesus Christ, you will establish a vital contact with the Great Physician and receive your miracle! People who seek only a healing or a miracle without worshipping God, will be greatly disappointed.
Always remember, knowing GOD through Jesus Christ and the Blessed Holy Spirit - without being healed physically - is far more advantageous than getting only a physical healing miracle without receiving Jesus Christ as Saviour and Lord.
Jarius was in a desperate situation. His daughter was at the point of death when he decided to seek out the Master. Here is the Bible account.
While He spake these things unto them, behold, there came a certain ruler, and worshipped Him, saying, My daughter is even now dead: but come and lay Thy hand upon her, and she shall live. Jesus arose, and followed him, so did His disciples.
"And, behold, a woman, which was diseased with an issue of blood twelve years, came behind Him, and touched the hem of His garment: For she said within herself, If I may but touch His garment, I shall be whole. But Jesus turned Him about, and when He saw her, He said, Daughter, be of good comfort; thy faith hath made thee whole. And the woman was made whole from that hour."
"And when Jesus came into the ruler's house, and saw the minstrels and the people making a noise, He said unto them, Give place: for the maid is not dead, but sleepeth. And they laughed Him to scorn. But when the people were put forth, He went in, and took her by the hand, and the maid arose." (Matthew 9:18-25)
CANAANITE WOMAN WORSHIPS JESUS
"And, behold, a woman of Canaan came out of the same coasts, and cried unto Him, saying, Have mercy on me, O Lord, thou son of David; my daughter is grievously vexed with a devil. But He answered her not a word. And His disciples came and besought Him, saying, Send her away; for she crieth after us. But He answered and said, I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel. hen came she and worshipped Him, saying, Lord, help me."
"But He answered and said, It is not meet to take the children’s bread, and to cast it to dogs. And she said, Truth, Lord: yet the dogs eat of the crumbs which fall from their masters’ table. Then Jesus answered and said unto her, O woman, great is thy faith: be it unto thee even as thou wilt. And her daughter was made whole from that very hour." (Matthew 15:22-28)
The Bible states, "And as they went to tell His disciples. behold, Jesus met them, saying, All hail. And they came and held him by the feet, and worshipped Him." (Matthew 28:9)
GOD HEARS AND ANSWERS PRAYER!
God hears the Prayers and Answers the Prayers of those who worship Him! Without doubt, God hears and answers the prayers of those who worship Him. And all who are saved and healed by God’s power WILL desire to worship Him!
The blind man whom Jesus healed is a good example of that fact: "Jesus heard that they had cast him out; and when He had found him, He said unto him, Dost thou believe on the Son of God? He answered and said, Who is He, Lord, that I might believe on Him? And Jesus said unto him, Thou hast both seen Him, and it is He that talketh with thee."
"And he said, Lord, I believe. And he worshipped Him." (John 9:35-38) To the Samaritan woman, Jesus said, "But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him. God is a Spirit: and they that worship Him must worship Him in spirit and in truth." (John 4:23-24)
#2 - YOU MUST HUMBLE YOURSELF
Pride is a gigantic hindrance to receiving divine healing! "But He answered and said it is not meet to take the children's bread, and to cast it to dogs."
"And she said, truth, Lord, yet the dogs eat of the crumbs which fall from their master's table. Then Jesus answered and said unto her, O woman, great is thy faith, be it unto thee even as thou wilt. And her daughter was made whole from that very hour." (Matthew 15:26-28)
Here is the account of a Canaanite woman humbling herself in the sight of God. When she did, Jesus granted her request! Her daughter was healed! Here is another example of how God rewards humility with healing
"So Naaman came with his horses and with his chariot, and stood at the door of the house of Elisha. And Elisha sent a messenger unto him, saying, Go and wash in Jordan seven times, and thy flesh shall come again to thee, and thou shalt be clean."
“But Naaman was wroth, and went away, and said, Behold, I thought, He will surely come out to me, and stand, and call on the name of the Lord his God, and strike his hand over the place, and recover the leper. Are not Abana and Pharpar, rivers of Damascus, better than all the waters of Israel? may I not wash in them, and be clean? So he turned and went away in a rage."
"And his servants came near, and spake unto him, and said, My father, if the prophet had bid thee do some great thing, wouldest thou not have done it? how much rather then, when he saith to thee, Wash, and be clean?"
"Then went he down, and dipped himself seven times in Jordan, according to the saying of the man of God: and his flesh came again like unto the flesh of a little child, and he was clean." (2 Kings 5:9-14)
Many people believe that they will receive something from God because of WHO THEY ARE OR THINK THEY ARE! We do not receive healing because we are worthy, but because we are needy. And Jesus Christ met that need nearly 2000 years ago on the cross!
HEALING BECAUSE OF HIS MERCY!
Because of the mercy and grace of God, we can receive healing from God. We do not receive healing because we deserve it, we do not receive healing because we give money or do charity work. We receive healing because it is a gift from God by his mercy.
It is only because of His great generosity and mercy to us by sending His Son Jesus Christ, to die in our place and purchase our salvation, that we receive forgiveness and divine healing from His gracious and loving hand!
We must never forget that forgiveness, divine healing, the gifts and graces of God which He bestows upon us are simply that - gifts of God's mercy to us!
#3 - BELIEVE IN GOD'S WORD AND THE INTEGRITY OF GOD TO KEEP HIS PROMISES
Believe that God's Word is absolutely true and that it will never pass away! The Heavens and the Earth will pass away, but God's Word will stand forever. (Matthew 24:35) God's Word is as pure and divine as God Himself (John 1:1-4).
Study the Bible: The words you read in the Holy Bible are the words of God
The Lord God Almighty is "back of" His Word, and it will never fail (1 Kings 8:56). God has placed "His Word" above "His Name" (Psalms 138:2). God's Word has gone out of His mouth in righteousness and will not return void.
"So shall My word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it." (Isaiah 55:11)
God will perform every Word He has spoken. "Then said the Lord unto me, Thou hast well seen: for I will hasten My word to perform it." (Jeremiah 1:12) "So shall My word be that goeth forth out of My mouth: it shall not return unto Me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it." (Isaiah 55:11) Believe that God’s Word is the final authority and that it is good today. Then, appropriate His Word to yourself, your own individual need.
Jesus said, "The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because He hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor. He hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, to preach the acceptable year of the Lord." (Luke 4:18-20).
BELIEVE YE I AM ABLE ?
The Bible says, "So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God." (Romans 10:17) Jesus asked two blind men, "Believest thou that I am able to do this (heal them)?" They answered, “Yea, Lord”.
Then Jesus touched their eyes saying, "According to your faith be it unto you", and they were instantly healed. Jesus said, "If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth." (Mark 9:23)
"Believe Me that I am in the Father, and the Father in Me: or else believe Me for the very works' sake. 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."
"And whatsoever ye shall ask in My name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If ye shall ask any thing in My name, I will do it." (John 14:11-14)
#4 - THE BIBLE IS THE WORD OF GOD - TAKE GOD AT HIS WORD
The Bible says, "...if thou wilt diligently hearken to the voice of the LORD thy God, and wilt do that which is right in His sight, and wilt give ear to His commandments, and keep all His statutes, I will put none of these diseases upon thee, which I have brought upon the Egyptians, for I am the Lord that healeth thee." (Exodus 15:26)
Jesus promised: "Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened." (Matthew 7:7-8)
"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: That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying, Himself took our infirmities, and bare our sicknesses." (Matthew 8:16-17)
Seven hundred years before His birth in Bethlehem, the Holy Spirit promised divine healing through the Coming Messiah: "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)
Here is the beginning of the fulfillment of that prophecy: "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)
VERY IMPORTANT SPIRITUAL LAWS!
There are three very important spiritual laws which Jesus Christ gave His Church: The Laws of Binding & Loosing; The Law of Agreement: and The Law of God's Presence!
These three laws, when acted upon in faith, bring divine healing and total deliverance to those who call upon the Lord in sincerity and trust! "Verily I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever ye shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven."
"Again I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on earth as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of My Father which is in heaven. For where two or three are gathered together in My name, there am I in the midst of them." (Matthew18:18-20)
The Law of Binding and Loosing is found in Matthew 18:18; The Law of Agreement is contained in Matthew 18:19; The Law of God’s Presence is written in Matthew 18:20. For a full treatment of this subject, write for booklet on 'The Laws of God & Divine Healing'!
#5 - RECEIVE JESUS CHRIST AS YOUR HEALER
Confess to the Lord that you Believe His Word and that you Know He is your Healer!
Concur with the Scriptures. Agree with Jesus Christ, that you Accept His promises as true and infallible! Confess to Him that you Believe that "By His Stripes you are Healed."
Then, Thank Him for healing you and Trust the Lord for complete deliverance. Relax and get well for according to His Word, He has healed you!
The Bible says, "Commit thy way unto the Lord; trust also in Him; and He shall bring it to pass." (Psalm 37:5)
Jesus said, "Therefore I say unto you, what things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them." (Mark 11:24)
You may receive an IMMEDIATE healing miracle. You may be healed suddenly or you may begin to amend as also happened in the ministry of our Lord Jesus Christ.
"Then enquired he of them the hour when he began to amend. And they said unto him, Yesterday at the seventh hour the fever left him. So the father knew that it was at the same hour, in the which Jesus said unto him, Thy son liveth: and himself believed, and his whole house." (John 4:52-53)
READ WITH JOY THESE WORDS!
Read with joy these words: "Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him."
"Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much." (James 5:14-16)
You may receive divine healing in one of various ways - through the laying on of hands, anointing with oil, prayer of agreement or praying alone to our Heavenly Father in Jesus' dear Name, in your home!
God can HEAL you wherever you are, at any time, if ye are alone or with others! It really doesn't matter at all which way the LORD God heals you. As long as you are healed is all that matters. Praise be the LORD !
Give God all the glory. Share with others what God has done so that you may rejoice together and glorify the Name of Jesus. Remember, Jesus said: "All things are possible to him that believeth,” (Mark 9:23)
Allow me now to offer a prayer to God on your behalf.
"Kind Heavenly Father, I pray in Jesus' Name that you will extend Your hand of mercy, forgiveness and divine healing to everyone reading this book. Upon the authority of God's Word, by the blood of the everlasting covenant, through the eternal Spirit of God and in Jesus' all powerful Name, I command Satan to take his hands off each one reading this book now! Every evil spirit of torment, infirmity and unrighteousness must leave, in Jesus' Name. Heavenly Father, please lay your healing hand on the sick, infirm and sinful right now and save, heal and deliver them all. Amen.
THANK YOU LORD. I BELIEVE IT IS DONE!"