From the Pastor

 

Healing - The Work of God

 

In Psalms 107:20-21 we read;

            He sent His Word, and Healed them, and delivered them from their destructions. Oh that men would praise the Lord for His goodness, and for His wonderful works to the children of men.

In Acts 10:38 we read;

            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 Him.

In Hebrews 13:8 we read;

            Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and today, and forever.

            Religion and tradition have made the healing power of God powerless in the church today (Mark 7:13, Romans 3:3-4). Church leaders have said things like “healing went out when the last Apostle died” or “God doesn’t always heal” or” If it’s God’s Will”. As we look at the above scriptures we see that Jesus healed ALL and since Jesus has not changed, He still desires to heal ALL. We just have to place ourselves in a place to receive God’s healing power and we do that by believing Him and His Word (Mark 11:24). Faith ALWAYS begins where the Will of God is known, then it is up to us to believe (Mark 9:23, 10:27). In Proverbs 4:20-22 we also see that God’s Word is medicine to ALL our flesh, so that means God’s Word is medicine for our flesh today, because God and His Word do not change (Matthew 24:35). Jesus only did the Will of His Father so we see that healing is the Will of God and the work of God not only for the people of yesterday, but for people today (John 6:38, 9:1-7).

In Galatians 3:13 we read;

            Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us, for it is written, cursed is everyone that hangeth on a tree.

            Faith always begins where the Will of God is known and Faith will never rise above the level of our confession (Psalms 107:2). Jesus came to deliver mankind from the powers of darkness and set us free (Colossians 1:13-14, Mark 9:17-27). Jesus became the curse for sickness and disease so that we could be healed (Numbers 21:5-9, II Corinthians 5:22, Romans 6:14, Matthew 8:17, I Peter 2:24).

In Mark 5:30 we read;

            And Jesus, immediately knowing in Himself that power had gone out of Him, turned about in the crowd, and said who touched my clothes.

            The Power of God is all around us. It has been made available to all of us, but it must be appropriated through our faith (Mark 5:25-34). Faith is the currency of Heaven and when we meditate on God’s Word, deposits are made in our heart. Now that the Word of God is in our heart, we know God’s Will for us and we are able to make a withdrawal, releasing our faith to receive our promise of healing.

            As we close, remember THE BATTLE IS THE LORDS’ (I Samuel 17:47). Our fight is the fight of faith. We speak the Word of God with consistency and persistence and remain strong in the Lord (I Timothy 6:12, Ephesians 6:10). By doing this we allow God and His Word to win our Battle and cause us to overcome the curse that in is in the world. Amen!!                                                                  Pastor Jimmy Brackeen