Faith for Healing – Part VIII

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

Now for one of my very favorite healing passages – the woman with the issue of blood. This passage has all the ingredients you’ll need to see how healing works and if you’ll do what she did, you too can receive your healing.

Mark 5:25-34 (KJV) 25  And a certain woman, which had an issue of blood twelve years,
26  And had suffered many things of many physicians, and had spent all that she had, and was nothing bettered, but rather grew worse,
27  When she had heard of Jesus, came in the press behind, and touched his garment.
28  For she said, If I may touch but his clothes, I shall be whole.
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?
31  And his disciples said unto him, Thou seest the multitude thronging thee, and sayest thou, Who touched me?
32  And he looked round about to see her that had done this thing.
33  But the woman fearing and trembling, knowing what was done in her, came and fell down before him, and told him all the truth.
34  And he said unto her, Daughter, thy faith hath made thee whole; go in peace, and be whole of thy plague.

Basically, this is what the woman did: she heard, she said, she pursued, and she received her healing. Let’s break it down.

First of all, she had suffered with the issue of blood for twelve years and had spent all she had on trying to get healed. The doctors couldn’t help her and she was left to fend for herself. But then she heard of Jesus!

Mark 5:27 (KJV)  27  When she had heard of Jesus, came in the press behind, and touched his garment.

Remember that faith comes by hearing the anointed Word of God. So what is it that she heard? Well, the scriptures don’t tell us but we can guess that it was something that caused her to have faith for healing. Probably she heard that others who were sick actually received their healing from Jesus. Maybe some of them were her friends. Nevertheless, what she heard was enough to cause her to want to check it out.

But wait. There was a glitch that she had to deal with. Under Jewish law, a person with an issue of blood couldn’t be out in public without calling out ahead that they were unclean. If they did otherwise, they could be stoned to death. But, was this a deterrent to her? No because she was determined. She really didn’t have any other viable options so she was willing to go for it. Perhaps she thought what have I got to lose?

Stay tuned — Pamela

Faith for Healing – Part VII

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

Let’s continue looking at the some of the healings in Jesus’ ministry.

Luke 6:17-19 (KJV) 17  And he came down with them, and stood in the plain, and the company of his disciples, and a great multitude of people out of all Judaea and Jerusalem, and from the sea coast of Tyre and Sidon, which came to hear him, and to be healed of their diseases;
18  And they that were vexed with unclean spirits: and they were healed.
19  And the whole multitude sought to touch him: for there went virtue out of him, and healed them all.

I want you to notice that the multitude came to hear and to be healed. This is significant because as you know, faith in God comes by hearing the Word of God.

Romans 10:17 (KJV)
17  So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.

So, I ask you, what is it that they heard that caused them to be able to receive their healing? It was the anointed Word that Jesus preached and taught. He told them that God wanted them to be healed and that it was His will for them and if they’d believe, and receive the Word, they would get their healing. That has to be what He taught because it lined up with everything else He did.

Acts 10:38 (KJV) 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.
Luke 9:42 (KJV) 42  And as he was yet a coming, the devil threw him down, and tare him. And Jesus rebuked the unclean spirit, and healed the child, and delivered him again to his father.

Not only did Jesus heal people’s sickness and diseases, but He also delivered them from evil spirits. This is all part of God’s all-over plan for healing you and me. It’s not just piece by piece; it’s the whole kit and caboodle! It’s a whole package! Whatever ails you or me, is covered by Jesus’ redemptive sacrifice for us.

Stay with me – it’s getting good — Pamela

Faith for Healing – Part VI

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

Jesus never turned anyone away when they came to Him for healing. He healed everyone! That in itself should alert us to the fact that it’s always God’s will to heal. Jesus always did and said what He saw and heard His Father say and do. Therefore, if it wasn’t God’s will to heal every time, we would have seen it in Jesus’ ministry.

It’s the traditions of men and the teachings of the Church over millennia that has turned healing into a hit or miss idea where you never know what God will do! This is simply not true.

Mark 7:13a (KJV) 13  Making the word of God of none effect through your tradition,

As I’ve said before, we always know what God sill do because He will always do what He has said in His Word if we’ll line up with it and use our faith to access His promises.

Let’s look at some scriptures where Jesus healed the people.

Matthew 8:16 (KJV) 16  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:
Matthew 12:15 (KJV) 15  But when Jesus knew it, he withdrew himself from thence: and great multitudes followed him, and he healed them all;
Matthew 12:22 (KJV)
22  Then was brought unto him one possessed with a devil, blind, and dumb: and he healed him, insomuch that the blind and dumb both spake and saw.

Not only did Jesus heal individuals, but many times He healed the whole multitude! How can we say that healing wasn’t for everyone? We can’t if we’re honest. It’s always been God’s will for us to be healed and it’s still His will. We’re the ones who need mind renewal. And we’re going to get it!

Continued next time — Pamela

Faith for Healing – Part V

2 Timothy 3:16 (KJV) 16  All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:

God’s Word is divinely inspired, God-breathed. Therefore, we should take heed to what He has said and live our lives accordingly. We need to use Holy Spirit discernment to filter out the negative wiles, plans, thoughts, and ways of the enemy and live our lives in obedience to God’s Word. That’s the only way to live victoriously on planet earth.

There are so many scriptures that verify that it’s God’s will to heal every time. We need to study those scriptures and believe that God means what He has said. He is totally trustworthy and faithful!

You don’t have to know everything there is about healing to receive healing. You just have to believe it’s for you and then appropriate it to your situation. That’s what we’re going to learn in the following lessons.

Believing God and His Word is a choice and we have to constantly make those choices every day as we go through this life. We have an enemy out there who is waiting to steal, kill, and destroy us if we give him an opening. Keep the door shut and listen to the leading of the Holy Spirit and see your victory!

There’s a difference between a miracle of healing that happens instantly and a healing over a period of time, whether days or months, but they’re both supernatural. We’ll get into this later.

I like what one man of God said about healing: healing is repair work on an existing structure. That kind of healing differs from a miraculous healing that replaces a missing or broken part. But regardless which kind of healing it is, they’re all supernatural because God is involved.

Let me leave you with this scripture and we’ll pick it up next time.

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.

I want you to notice that the forgiveness and remission of our sins occurred at the same time as the healing of our bodies from sickness and disease. Jesus paid for them both at the same time. That’s really hard to refute if you believe that God never lies and that His Word always works! Praise the Lord for His unspeakable Gift to us – the Lord Jesus!

Continued next time — Pamela

Faith for Healing – Part IV

Why do you think much of the Church has taught that healing is no longer for us today or that it’s not always God’s will to heal? I believe it’s because they don’t know how to get healing to manifest so they automatically blame God by saying that it’s not His will. That’s wrong. It’s the “no-fault religion” syndrome. We’re not to blame so it must be God. No, no, no!

Remember how I always say there’s a God-part and a man-part? Well, God has already done His part (which we’ll see shortly) and we now have our part to do if we want to get our desired results.

2 Timothy 2:15 (KJV) 15  Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

There’s a right way and a wrong way to discern the truth of God’s Word. Let’s get on the right road and find out what the truth is.

Before we get into why it’s God’s will to heal every time, let’s find out why we can actually believe what God has said in His Word. Let’s find out if He’s truly trustworthy and can be believed.

Psalm 119:89 (KJV) 89 For ever, O LORD, thy word is settled in heaven.

Psalm 89:34 (KJV) 34  My covenant will I not break, nor alter the thing that is gone out of my lips.

When God speaks, it’s forever recorded in the annals of Heaven and He will never go back on His Word because if He did, the whole universe would implode.

Hebrews 1:3 (KJV) 3  Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high;
Colossians 1:17 (AMP) 17  And He Himself existed before all things, and in Him all things consist (cohere, are held together).

Jesus doesn’t change. God doesn’t change and if He healed under the Old Covenant, then He still heals today under the New Covenant, which is far better than the Old Covenant because it’s based on better promises and sealed with the Blood of the Spotless Lamb of God, our Lord Jesus!

Hebrews 13:8 (KJV) 8  Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.

Continued next time — Pamela

Faith for Healing – Part III

So, you might ask, why am I teaching on healing? Glad you asked. Healing is a very big issue with me because it’s a big issue with God. He healed in the Old Testament and He hasn’t changed. He still heals today in spite of what people may think or say.

Acts 10:38 (KJV) 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.

(Notice that sickness and disease is from the devil, not from God. Otherwise, Jesus would be fighting against God when He healed people!)

He’s the God Who created the heavens and the earth. Is healing too hard for Him? No, of course not. So why aren’t we seeing and hearing massive testimonies of healing? Because the Church is divided on it and not preaching and teaching what the scriptures teach about healing.

Some say healing passed away when the early church apostles died but that’s not true. Some say that they believe God can heal but it’s all up to Him who gets it and who doesn’t. Not true. Then there are those who believe that God can do anything but you never know what He’ll do. Not true. You always know what God will do because He will always do what He has said in His Word and He cannot lie.

Numbers 23:19 (KJV) 19  God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do it? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good?

Brothers and sisters, we have been so programmed by the world’s way of thinking that’s it’s a wonder we ever get our prayers answered! I want to change that and that’s why I’m doing this series on healing.

The first thing we must do is to have mind renewal to what God has said in His Word. That way we can de-program ourselves and expose the deception that has been perpetrated against us regarding healing. And sadly, most of it has come from the Church’s wrong teaching!

Romans 12:2 (KJV) 2  And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
Ephesians 4:23 (KJV) 23  And be renewed in the spirit of your mind;

Continued next time tomorrow — Pamela

Faith for Healing – Part II

In my unofficial observation and survey of the area where I live, I have found out that hospitals, doctors’ offices, clinics, etc. are everywhere. They’re practically within walking distance from anywhere you live! Why is that, I asked myself.  And my answer is that this country is inundated with sickness and disease, running rampant and attacking everywhere it can. Even if you’re not sure there’s something wrong with you, just watch the TV commercials! The side effects could describe almost everyone, no matter whether you’re sick or well. This is not good.

The best thing to do is to mute the sound when the commercials come on because they’re just a subtle way for the devil to send doubt and unbelief to your door. If you listen long enough, you’ll convince yourself that you have a problem and then the devil really has a grip on you. Don’t give him access. It’s really important what you let into yourself via sight and hearing.

You can’t totally control everything around you but you can control what gets in you. Set a guard over your eye and ear gates and filter what you let in. It could save your life!

Proverbs 4:20-23 (KJV) 20  My son, attend to my words; incline thine ear unto my sayings.
21  Let them not depart from thine eyes; keep them in the midst of thine heart.
22  For they are life unto those that find them, and health to all their flesh.
23  Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.

If we keep God’s Word in our hearts, it will eventually displace the negative lies of the devil.

Continued next time — Pamela

Faith for Healing – Part I

This is a new series regarding how to use your faith for healing – yours or someone else’s. Faith as you know is when you trust God to mean what He has said and then acting on it. It’s what we hope for but as yet unseen in the natural realm

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

Hebrews 11:1 (AMP) 1  NOW FAITH is the assurance (the confirmation, the title deed) of the things [we] hope for, being the proof of things [we] do not see and the conviction of their reality [faith perceiving as real fact what is not revealed to the senses].

Faith is what we hold onto until we see the manifestation of what we are believing for. However, let me reiterate that faith has to be developed in the area for which we are expecting to get results. For example:

Faith for salvation is what God actually puts in our hearts so that we can accept Jesus as our Lord and Savior and His total plan of Redemption for us. But faith for salvation is not the same as having faith for healing, deliverance, finances, protection, etc. Yes it’s the same faith but it must be developed by getting into God’s Word and finding out what He has already provided for us and then walking in it. This shows you can be strong in faith in one area but weak in others.

Hence this new series on Faith for Healing. Faith for healing is not automatic. We must pursue the promises of God and find out how to use our faith to access the spirit realm where the promises are. When we do that, we’re on the road to victory in that area.  

Continued next time – Pamela

Knowing & Walking in Your Spiritual Authority – Part XV

Mark 16:15-18 (KJV) 15 And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.
16 He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned.
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.

Matthew 18:18 (KJV) 18 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.

Jesus has given us power and authority over all the power of the enemy to bind him and his evil cohorts. But we are the ones who have to do it by His power. We can’t sit idly by and wait for God to do what He has told us to do.

We have authority to bind those things that are not approved by Heaven and loose the things that are approved. That means we can bind sickness and disease and command it to leave us. And then we can loose the healing power of God and command healing to manifest itself in our bodies! Praise the Lord of Glory! We can win in every situation and circumstance.

And then there’s Mark 11:22-24:

Mark 11:22-24(KJV)
22 And Jesus answering saith unto them, Have faith in God.
23 For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.
24 Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.

Jesus is saying that if we walk in the God-kind of faith, we can speak to the mountains/problems in our lives and command them to be removed. And then He goes on to say that when we pray we are to believe that we receive right then what we have prayed, not to wait for the manifestation but to actually believe that we have it when we pray in faith. Wow! That’s so awesome I don’t even have words to fully express it!

How can this happen? It’s because God has given us power and authority to do this in the Name of Jesus. But, as I’ve said before, He has already done His part and now we have to do our part if we want to get our desired results.

Sadly, many Christians, don’t even believe this, let alone actually do it. They live a defeated life of frustration, anxiety, and depression just waiting for the Rapture because they don’t know that there’s so much more to experience in the Lord while we’re on planet earth. They have bought into lies of the devil and are not any better off than their unsaved neighbors except they’re saved. At least they have that much!

But that’s not us! We’re overcomers and we win because we are going to walk in our spiritual authority and be victorious!

Until next time — Pamela

Knowing & Walking in Your Spiritual Authority – Part XIV

Luke 10:19 (KJV) 19 Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.

Matthew 28:18-20(KJV)
18 And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.
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.

Since Jesus has been given all power in Heaven and earth and we are His body on the earth, we are then able to operate in His power. Elsewise, how would we be able to do the same works that Jesus said we could do? [John 14:12] He’s commanded us to do the same works. So we see that we have the power and the authority to stand against the wiles of the enemy and defeat his attacks against us. Let’s look at some more scriptures.

1 Peter 5:8-9(KJV)
8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:
9 Whom resist stedfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world.

James 4:7 (KJV)
7 Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

Remember that God never requires us to do anything we are unable to do. He tells us to resist the devil and he will flee from us! That’s awesome because that means satan and his cohorts have to listen and obey when we rebuke them.

James goes on to say that we’re to draw near to God and then resist the devil and he will flee. It’s always our submission to God first and then resisting the devil. We can’t do this in our own strength because it’s only by the power of the Holy Spirit that we can actually do this. Praise the Lord for His keeping power!

Continued next time — Pamela