Faith for Healing – Part XVIII

God has Always had a Plan!

Since God has always had a Plan, does that mean that everything that happens is the will of God? Absolutely NOT! God has the perfect Plan for each of us but we have our part to do and that is to cooperate with that Plan. Just because it’s God’s will for us, doesn’t mean that it will automatically come to pass.

Just like salvation is God’s perfect will for each of us but as you know not everyone will be saved because of their free will to choose. [II Peter 3:9]

Romans 4:17 (KJV) 17  (As it is written, I have made thee a father of many nations,) before him whom he believed, even God, who quickeneth the dead, and calleth those things which be not as though they were.

The Plan of Salvation was already in place before Adam sinned. It wasn’t God’s will for Adam and Eve to sin but God, in His foreknowledge, knew what would happen. He was prepared. He had given Adam and Eve (and us) a free will to make their own choices. He is honorable and will never override our free will.

The devil continually tries to override our free will as does the world with its scheming ways. But again I say, God will always honor our free will to make our own choices, even to choosing Heaven or hell by accepting or rejecting Jesus. It’s our decision. Choose Jesus!

Continued next time — Pamela

Faith for Healing – Part XVII

God has Always had a Plan!

Isaiah 46:9-10 (KJV) 9  Remember the former things of old: for I am God, and there is none else; I am God, and there is none like me,
10  Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure:

God has always had a Plan. He’s the Master Planner. Nothing catches Him off-guard. He has had a Plan from the beginning and you can count on it being fulfilled completely! Once He declares it, you can be sure it will come to pass. None of His Words have ever failed, nor will they ever fail. That’s one sure thing you can stand on. But whether or not you fulfill the plans He has for you is up to you because He has given you a free will and He will not override it, even to the point of letting you choose to go to hell if you want!

Choose life and live in the victory God has for you!

1 Kings 8:56b (KJV) 56  … there hath not failed one word of all his good promise,

Continued tomorrow — Pamela

Faith for Healing – Part XVI

God wants to heal YOU!

Hebrews 4:1-2 (KJV) 1  Let us therefore fear, lest, a promise being left us of entering into his rest, any of you should seem to come short of it.
2  For unto us was the gospel preached, as well as unto them: but the word preached did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in them that heard it.

God’s kingdom rests entirely on the finished work of the Lord Jesus Christ and His provision for us. It’s not based on our good efforts. It’s based on our walking by faith in what He has done – believing and receiving. It’s a done deal!

We need to enter into the rest that God has provided by ceasing from our own works of trying to get God’s approval, but rather relying on what Jesus has done.

Notice in the above scripture that the Word preached did not profit them because they didn’t mix faith with it. The Word was true but not to them because they refused to be persuaded that what God had said was what He would do.

It’s the same with us today. If we want the promises of God to manifest in our lives, we must mix faith with our prayers. God’s promises don’t happen automatically just because we confess them once or twice. Nor do they happen just because it’s God will for us. It’s not a matter of what God can do but on what we can believe and receive!

Our believing has to be mixed with faith in God’s Word and faith that He will do what He said He would do. He’s a Rewarder. He knows what He’s doing and we honor Him by believing His Word.

Hebrews 11:6 (KJ 6  But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.

Continued next week – have a great week-end — Pamela

Faith for Healing – Part XV

God wants to heal YOU!

Hebrews 11:6 (KJV) 6  But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.

Since it takes faith to please God, it’s absolutely impossible to please Him by what you do or don’t do unless it’s done in faith. Church attendance, Bible-study, praying, even giving tithes and offerings are not the way we please God and get Him to answer our prayers.

Yes, these are things we need to do because we love God and follow His ways, but the only way we actually please God is by doing it in faith. Therefore, everything we do must be done in faith. Otherwise we’re just spinning our wheels and deceiving ourselves.

As we’ve discussed in past lessons, faith is the way we access God’s realm – the spirit realm.  We can’t work our way into God’s good graces. Jesus did all the work for us. There’s no more to be done. Our part is to receive what He has already done. The trouble with us is that we are so programmed to work, work, work for what we want. The more we work, the more we get. We even think we must work to gain God’s approval. Not so.

Jesus did a complete work. There’s no more to be done and it’s the height of ignorance, disrespect, and dishonor to think that we now have to add to what Jesus did to get God’s approval. Let’s rest in what Jesus did and rejoice that our sins and sicknesses are forever forgiven and paid for.

Continued next time — Pamela

Faith for Healing – Part XIV

God wants to heal YOU!

 1 Peter 2:24 (KJV) 24  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.

Jesus provided your complete salvation on the Cross. Salvation means deliverance, healing, preservation, and soundness. Everything has been provided for you. Nothing has been left out. How awesome is the goodness of the Lord!

However, to hear people talk is an utter shame. God has been inexcusably maligned, accused of putting sickness on people to teach them something! Some Christians even claim that He gave them their sickness/disease for some redemptive purpose. How scandalous!

Our Father gave His very best, Jesus, to provide for us and then we have the audacity to think that we have to do more than Jesus did because that was not enough! We now have to suffer to pay for our sins and sicknesses when the price has already been paid. No, no, no! A thousand times NO!

The sad thing is that many people really believe those lies. But thank God things are changing and believers’ eyes are being opened to the truth of God’s Word and they’re being set free. Hopefully you’re one of them.

Continued next time — Pamela

Faith for Healing – Part XIII

God wants to heal YOU!

Acts 10:34 (KJV) 34  Then Peter opened his mouth, and said, Of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons:

God is not a respecter of persons. He does no prefer one over the other, as some might think. However, He is a respecter of faith because it’s the only way to access His promises, which include healing.

Hebrews 11:6 (KJV) 6  But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.

Without faith it is absolutely impossible to please God. Not only that, those who do come to Him must believe that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him. That means when you come to Him in faith according to His promises, you must believe that He will answer your prayer. That’s the reward.

We need to know what faith is so that we can please God and get answers to our prayers.

Hebrews 11:1 (KJV) 1  Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.

Faith is what you actually hold onto while you’re waiting for your manifestation. Faith is trusting that what God has said is what He means and that He will honor what He has said. It’s our positive response to what God has freely provided by His grace.

Everything we get from God is received by faith in what He has already provided by His grace. You can’t get anything from God that He has not already provided in His Word. That’s why it’s so vitally important tht we know exactly what God has said in His Word so that we can pray effectively.

Continued next time — Pamela

Faith for Healing – Part XII

God wants to heal YOU!

So, what have we learned so far? First, we learned that it’s always God’s will to heal us, every time no matter what!

Then we learned that we have been given the authority and power to actually lay hands on the sick and see them recover.

We also learned that everything we get from God has to be through our faith and that faith is a law and operates according to the laws of God. Faith is the spark that ignites the power of God to cause the impossible to become possible.

Here are some of the ways faith operates regarding healing: we need to hear God’s Word concerning healing because faith comes by hearing God’s anointed Word.

We have to speak (confess) God’s Word concerning healing if we want it to work in our lives. That means we need to know what God has actually said in His Word!

Then we need act on the Word that we have heard and have spoken by continuing to stand on His Word and not be moved by circumstances.

And then, we have to reach out and receive the healing that God has promised in His Word.

If we skip any of these steps, we are in danger of not receiving our healing and none of us wants that!

Continued next time — Pamela

Faith for Healing – Part XI

It’s always God’s will to heal everyone every time!

Matthew 10:8 (KJV) 8  Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give.

John 14:12-14 (KJV) 12  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.
13  And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.
14  If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it.

Matthew 28:19-20 (KJV)
19  Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:
20  Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.

Here we see that Jesus has empowered us to do exactly what He did while on planet earth. We are His body on earth. He’s not performing any miracles here but He has empowered us to work on His behalf. Yes, it’s His power and it’s really the Holy Spirit Who is working through us but without out us He will do nothing. He has ordained that we be the vessels through which He will work. This is an awesome responsibility but we are well able to do it by His anointing and power.

As you see in John 14, Jesus tells that we are to do the same works tht He did while on earth. That means we can heal the sick and cast out demons and take our rightful authority on earth, all through Him. We are here to enforce satan’s defeat and be witnesses of God’s goodness to a sick and dying world. What is the Church at large doing to fulfill this command from the Head of the Church? Why aren’t we seeing the same miracles and healings that Jesus saw on earth?

Oh yes, there are those that have heeded the call and are seeing miracles, healings, and deliverance, but they’re few and far between compared to what should be. We need to get ourselves in gear and start doing the works of Jesus before it’s too late and people just implode because of the enemy’s onslaught of negativity.

Be bold and step out and be all that God has called you to be. Pray for the sick. Lay hands on them and see them recover. You aren’t the healer, Jesus is but He wants to use you to do the ministering.

Mark 16:17-18 (KJV)
17  And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues;
18  They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.

Continued next time — Pamela

Faith for Healing – Part X

It’s always God’s will to heal everyone every time!

John 8:28 (KJV) 28  Then said Jesus unto them, When ye have lifted up the Son of man, then shall ye know that I am he, and that I do nothing of myself; but as my Father hath taught me, I speak these things.
John 5:19-20 (AMP)
19  So Jesus answered them by saying, I assure you, most solemnly I tell you, the Son is able to do nothing of Himself (of His own accord); but He is able to do only what He sees the Father doing, for whatever the Father does is what the Son does in the same way [in His turn].
20  The Father dearly loves the Son and discloses to (shows) Him everything that He Himself does. And He will disclose to Him (let Him see) greater things yet than these, so that you may marvel and be full of wonder and astonishment.

Notice that Jesus ONLY did what He saw His Father do. And He ONLY spoke what He heard God speak. This is important to understand and know because it directly affects whether or not you believe it’s God’s will to heal everyone every time.

Jesus was (and is) he exact representation of God the Father. Therefore, if Jesus always healed everyone who came to Him for healing, you must agree that it’s God’s will to do the same. They don’t have two different wills. Either it’s the will of God, or it’s not. And it definitely is the will of God to heal everyone every time.

So, what about you? What do you really want to believe about the healing power of God? Do you want to believe that healing is for us today and that it’s God’s will for everyone to be healed – including you? Too many times people take the path of least resistance rather than stand their ground against the devil and his lies but it takes effort to stand your ground in faith.

Continued next time — Pamela

Faith for Healing – Part IX

It’s always God’s will to heal everyone every time!

Continuing with the woman with the issue of blood.

We’ve seen that she has spent all she had and wasn’t any better, then she heard of Jesus. Now what does she do.

Matthew 9:20-21 (KJV) 20  And, behold, a woman, which was diseased with an issue of blood twelve years, came behind him, and touched the hem of his garment:
21  For she said within herself, If I may but touch his garment, I shall be whole.

Now she speaks her faith. She says that if she can touch the hem of His garment she shall be whole. But she isn’t at that moment. She’s calling things that are not as though they were just like Abraham did. [Romans 4:17]

I believe she kept on saying that on her way to see Jesus. Remember, she’s not to be out in the crowd with an issue of blood and has to call out, “Unclean!” She’s risking all to get to Jesus.

So far, she’s heard about Jesus, she is speaking what she wants, and now she is pursuing

Mark 5:29-30 (KJV) 29  And straightway the fountain of her blood was dried up; and she felt in her body that she was healed of that plague.
30  And Jesus, immediately knowing in himself that virtue had gone out of him, turned him about in the press, and said, Who touched my clothes?

So, she gets to Jesus and touches the hem of His garment because she was probably crawling on the ground so she wouldn’t be noticed, but what does Jesus do? He turns and asks who it is that has touched Him.

Now, I ask you, since there was a crowd of people surrounding Jesus, don’t you think that many people were touching and bumping into Him? Peter even mentions that. But Jesus is insistent that someone has touched Him. What was so different about that touch? It was the touch of faith!

The woman spoke up and admitted that she was the one and listen to what Jesus said to her: 

Mark 5:34 (KJV)34  And he said unto her, Daughter, thy faith hath made thee whole; go in peace, and be whole of thy plague.

Jesus didn’t say it was His faith or power, even though it was His power, but that it was the woman’s faith that made her whole.

Now let’s back up and see what actually happened.  She reaches out and touches the hem of His garment and she is immediately made whole. What caused the power of God to flow through Jesus and heal the woman? What activated that power for her but not for the crowd that surrounded Jesus? It was her faith that activated the power and it flowed to her and healed her and she was made whole. The blood issue stopped and any damaged that it had caused was made right. Praise the Lord!

Continued next time — Pamela