Healing, Healing Glorifies God

Jesus Heals the Great Multitudes – Matthew 15 – Healing Glorifies God

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Matthew 15:29-31

29 Jesus departed from there, skirted the Sea of Galilee, and went up on the mountain and sat down there. 30 Then great multitudes came to Him, having with them the lame, blind, mute, maimed, and many others; and they laid them down at Jesus’ feet, and He healed them.

31 So the multitude marveled when they saw

the mute speaking,
the maimed made whole,
the lame walking,
and the blind seeing;
and they glorified the God of Israel.

Prayer

Father, I ask that You pour out Your Spirit greater than ever before, so that the world will marvel at You and give You all the glory. May we be vessels that allow Your healing to pass through us in Jesus’ mighty name, our only agenda as Your agenda, pointing to Your Son, Jesus Christ and glorifying Him alone, the One who came to bring liberty to every captive. Healing glorifies You because it lines up with Your Word, prophecies, atonement, confirming You as the Christ the Son of the Living God. We bless You and live to glorify You.

In Jesus’ name, amen.

Healing, Prayers for Healing

The “Fig Tree, Say to the Mountain” Prayer for Healing – Jesus Paid a High Price to Purchase the Use of His Name and Authority for His Children

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Father, Your Word says if we ask according to Your will in Jesus’ name that we can be totally confident that we have what ask of You (1 John 15:14-15). No buts. Just yes and amen for Your glory and because You love us.

Prayer for Healing

By the authority of Jesus Christ, I curse you – name sicknesses – and say to you wither and die, bear NO FRUIT ever again in (my body, name of person’s body, etc.) and be removed and cast into the sea in Jesus’ name, amen.

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“Now faith is the SUBSTANCE of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen,” (Hebrews 11:1).

Wow! Faith is a substance!

The substance for our faith for the above prayer is found in the following passage of scripture:

Matthew 21:18-22

18 Now in the morning, as He returned to the city, He was hungry. 19 And seeing a fig tree by the road, He came to it and found nothing on it but leaves, and said to it, “Let no fruit grow on you ever again.” Immediately the fig tree withered away.

20 And when the disciples saw it, they marveled, saying, “How did the fig tree wither away so soon?”

21 So Jesus answered and said to them, “Assuredly, I say to you, if you have faith and do not doubt, you will not only do what was done to the fig tree, but also if you say to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ it will be done. 22 And whatever things you ask in prayer, believing, you will receive.”

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God’s People Must Disclaimer When They are Expressing an OPINION About Sickness and Not Biblical Truth (What God Says About It)

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If we are believing God for healing based on His Word, we must be very careful who we listen to and follow as far as teachers of the Word and even on social media. The church is filled with the opinions of man about sickness and healing that are unscriptural and often leading God’s people astray when one doesn’t get the Word rooted in oneself FOR oneself. The Word instructs us to test all that we are taught by searching the scriptures to MAKE SURE what we are being taught is His truth.

God’s people must stop looking to others to tell them what to believe but to look to God alone that He tells us what to believe.

I just feel so strongly from the Lord that we must speak very plainly and not tiptoe around the truth as too many of God’s people have been and are perishing for lack of knowledge. And a HUGE area the enemy brings confusion to, even deceiving the very elect, is regarding what God says about sickness and healing. Too many are easily being led astray about this.

As His children and representatives in the earth, we must take much better care with our handling of our words as to not mispresent God and His Holy truth. And His truth is that His children are called to hate all sickness because it’s of sin at its root – as in since the fall of man. Death came into the world THROUGH sin.

“Therefore, just as through one man sin entered the world, and death through sin, and thus death spread to all men, because all sinned,” (Romans 5:12).

Sickness is a form of death, is referred to by God as a curse, and oppression by the devil.

So why God’s own children seem to love to draw so much attention to sickness, in even a remotely positive way, is baffling.

Again, since sickness came into the world THROUGH sin. And sin and all the “grew” out of it – sickness, evil, death – is of the devil, why are God’s people so inclined to refer to sickness – a work of the devil as per God – as a blessing or something to thank God for? God says sickness is a curse (see Deuteronomy 28 – sickness falls under the “curses” category not the blessing category) and of the satanic oppression (Acts 10:38).

The Word and the teachings of our Lord Jesus Christ clearly tells us how to both define sickness and what to do with it.

Sickness = a curse; satanic oppression; a work of the devil born through sin at the fall of man

Jesus says: Heal the sick, pray a prayer of faith so those who are sick may be healed, by My stripes, you were healed.

Nowhere does Jesus teach us under the New Covenant (what we are under now) to praise Him for sickness because He attributes it to a work of the devil.

Let’s create an example of some “bad doctrine speech” (unscriptural opinions of man) you can easily find on social media, so we can see how crazy it sounds when made plain and in line with the Word:

False doctrine example 1:

“I’d rather have this sickness in my body than _____.”

Sickness = a work of the devil according to God.

Translation: “I’d rather have this “work of the devil” in my body than ____.” I left a blank because I have heard a myriad of reasons for someone believing they need to punish themselves with sickness.

Jesus’ truth says: “I bore all the curse of the law on My body for you. The curse includes sickness, so I bore that sickness and punishment for you. I took your place. By My blood and My stripes (broken and torn up body), you were forgiven and healed (Isaiah 53; 1 Peter 2:24). By faith, you can exchange that sickness for what I purchased for you – healing. My finished work of the cross and My shed blood are not only big enough to heal you (and did) but are also big enough to deliver you from the sins you are struggling with (and did). My child, why do you insist on listening to a religious, demonic spirits and those influenced by them telling you that you need to be punished with sickness when I bore ALL punishment for you? When will you believe, like a little child, that my Word and grace are not too good to be true? That I am mighty to save? That I came to give you life and life more abundantly (John 10:10)? Let your faith meet my grace (undeserved favor and help) and receive healing from sickness and deliverance from sin. I command all My children to heal the sick not let My children suffer with sickness that I paid for healing for on My body. This includes you and my children around you.”

False doctrine example 2: “I praise God for this sickness He gave me to teach me a lesson.”

Translation: “I praise God for this “work of the devil” He gave me to teach me a lesson.”

Jesus’ truth says: “I came to destroy the works of the devil. The works of the devil are sin and everything that grew out of it – evil, sickness, death, etc. My kingdom has no agreement with the devil’s as a kingdom divided cannot stand. When some speak anything positive about sickness, they are speaking positive about its origin – sin and the devil. You see who the author of this confusion is – the devil – not I AM. I healed you with My stripes (1 Peter 2:24). Past tense. Receive you healing by faith. Stop punishing yourself – that’s religion. That’s why I rebuked the Pharisees. Accept what I already did for you. I know you think you don’t deserve it, but that’s My grace – paid in full for you. My love is so great you cannot fathom it – only believe Me.”

Christian’s who dote on and call sickness a blessing or anything at all positive are actually praising sin a work of the devil.

Think of it!

We must know the Word for ourselves, so we don’t fall victim to the influence of these religious demonic spirits that have even infiltrated the church.

God hates sin. Sickness entered the world through sin because of the devil (so if of the same root). The Word says we are to hate what God hates.

“He who sins is of the devil, for the devil has sinned from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that He might destroy the works of the devil,” (1 John 3:8).

God hates the works of the devil and sent His son to destroy them. God doesn’t expect us to refer to a work of the devil – sickness – as a blessing, to praise Him for it, etc. His will is that sin and all that “grew” out of it be destroyed.

If someone does praise Him for sickness, they are expressing their personal opinion, not His Holy Words about it.

They are also disbelieving (unbelief):

By Jesus’ stripes, we were healed, that Jesus took all the curse for them, that they are under the new covenant of grace, and denying His very name – Healer (Jehovah Rapha).

Healing is not based on deserve but what on Jesus already did – grace. Receive it by faith. No buts.

Here’s an example in the Word of God of man expressing an opinion about God that is not of God nor His truth. He recorded this in His Word so that we can see they were just like us, saying opinions about God that are not His truth:

“But she said to them, “Do not call me Naomi; call me Mara, for the Almighty has dealt very bitterly with me,” (Ruth 1:20).

The truth was God never told Naomi and her family to go to the godless land of Moab, a people group who hated the children of Israel and worshiped false gods. They chose to go there by their own free will and were met with much trouble and tragedy there.

Also His truth, Naomi couldn’t yet see it, the moment she decided to return to Bethlehem, “the house of bread,” God was setting her up for a redemption so great He recorded an entire book about it in His Word as a shadow (though an utterly beautiful one) of the ultimate redemption through Jesus Christ.

You can read my post here about Naomi and Ruth to better see how Naomi was merely expressing an opinion about God and His dealings with her and not His Words.

I pray this Holy Spirit led post blessed you.

Prayer

Father, I pray Your people know Your Word and truth regarding sickness and say what You say about it as to not lead others astray, and do what You told us to do about it – heal the sick – in Jesus’ name, amen.

Answer Every Attack of the Enemy with the Word, Mind Attacks, Spiritual Warfare

Don’t Allow the Enemy to Make You Your Own Worst Enemy – And How to Win the Battles

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God’s sons and daughters can allow the enemy to plant lies and accept them as their own, allowing them to also become rooted. Thus, the enemy can succeed in making a child of God their own worst enemy.

HOW TO WIN THESE BATTLES…

1. Know the Word for yourself, so you are always ready to answer the enemy with it to take every thought (lie) captive and make them obey Christ, the Word.

“For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ,” (2 Corinthians 10:4-5).

For example, when the mind is attacked with the lie of the enemy:

LIE: “You’re never going to be free from that situation.”

Answer with the promise of God, believing it as fact, “Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the Lord delivers us from them all,” (Psalm 34:19). Since this promise is for you, you can also boldly and confidently say, “Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the Lord delivers ME from them all.”

LIE: “You’ll always be sick and lame.”

Answer with a promise of God, believing it as fact, “Be Jesus’ stripes, I WAS healed.” Or, from Proverbs 4:20-22, “God’s Word is life and health to my body, so I speak His Word to my body and it has life and health.”

Note, the enemy will also use people around you to speak his lies, even God’s children, because they don’t know the Word for themselves.

Knowing the Word for ourselves doesn’t mean knowing it second hand through a pastor who may or may not even be interpreting the Word correctly depending on his willingness to fully submit to the Holy Spirit as his main Teacher and Guide through the Word.

We are blessed to live in a time where, as we learn the Word, we can easily search for any promise of God related to our situation online. It’s a great idea to print or write out the promises and put them where you can easily see them, pray and declare them.

2. Know there is an enemy seeking to steal, kill, and destroy, seeking whom he MAY devour.

“The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly,” (John 10:10).

If one is unaware to begin with of the reality of an enemy who isn’t into child’s play but is seeking to steal from, destroy, and kill us, then one can become the thief’s effortless, easily devoured prey.

“Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour,” (1 Peter 5:8).

A child of God doesn’t have to become a MAY. What posture must we stay in to avoid the snake’s devouring? Sober. Vigilant. Readied with the Word. And God says we can be kept in perfect peace through it because our minds are fixed on Him.

“You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You,” (Isaiah 26:3).

He wouldn’t say it if it were not possible. This will only happen when we get His Word, promises, and truth rooted in us.

“Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things. The things which you learned and received and heard and saw in me, these do, and the God of peace will be with you,” (Philippians 4:8-9).

The Word of God fully equips us for everything the enemy throws at us.

3. Know born again believers are under a new covenant, established and paid in full by Jesus, with new and better promises and that we are no longer slaves but children of God.

“But now He has obtained a more excellent ministry, inasmuch as He is also Mediator of a better covenant, which was established on better promises,” (Hebrews 8:6).

God is not dealing with us as He did in the law under a blessing and cursing covenant. Jesus fully fulfilled the law for us and took all its curse upon Himself. E.g. The curse of the law included sickness which Jesus took all of on His body by His stripes.

“I will be a Father to you, and you shall be My sons and daughters, says the Lord Almighty,” (2 Corinthians 6:18).

“But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name,” (John 1:12).

“But when the fullness of the time had come, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under the law, to redeem those who were under the law, that we might receive the adoption as sons. And because you are sons, God has sent forth the Spirit of His Son into your hearts, crying out, “Abba, Father!” Therefore you are no longer a slave but a son, and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ,” (Galatians 4:4-7).

To summarize, it all boils down to knowing the Word for ourselves and walking with the Lord by the Spirit, knowing the full power of God dwells in every child of God.

“But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him,” (Hebrews 11:6).

That He is, is the Great I AM who rewards those who diligently – how? – diligently seek Him.

I pray this helps and blesses someone who really needs it. It is the calling of every believer to build up his sisters and brothers.

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Jesus was Angry at the Hardness of their Hearts – A Call to Pray for the Church

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And when He had looked around at them with anger, being grieved by the hardness of their hearts, He said to the man, “Stretch out your hand.” And he stretched it out, and his hand was restored as whole as the other.

MARK 3:5

I was just reminded of this verse this morning. The Lord loves His church but is angry about the hardness of hearts in it regarding much, including His people not taking Him for His Word to heal the sick.

In Mark 3 above, when a poor man was suffering with leprosy and Jesus wanted to heal Him and end his suffering, imagine, the people’s response to seeing someone’s suffering end was “hardness of their hearts”.

This hardness of hearts is still alive and well in much of, not all, the church today towards seeing people be healed in Jesus’ name. It’s a spiritual battle and a matter of much needed fervent prayer for the church to soften their hearts towards the sick and suffering and to obey Jesus to lay hands on the sick and see them recover.

Please join me in praying for the church to arise you sleepers and do the Word in the earth, unify, etc. so the world knows that Jesus was sent from the Father and is the Christ, the Son of the living God.

The kind of anger Jesus, our Lord felt, righteous anger, can be a motivator for change in the church. But when we are angry, we sin not, we pray and become the change God desires in the church by doing the Word even if you must walk alone in it, do it for Jesus. Of course, He doesn’t want us angry all the time, but to use it for our good to do good.