To Heal The Sick

Sin and sickness go together, and it was through Jesus that God would heal them both; this is the heart of God!

by: Pastor Ovet T. Tamayo

The bible tells us that whether we give, pray or fast, it must be done in “THE SECRET PLACE” for that’s where our Father is. The secret place is called “RELATIONSHIP”; and our Father who sees what we do in secret will reward us openly or publicly. The reward that we will receive is “THE ANOINTING” of God in your life so we can do what He has assigned us to do. OUR ASSIGNMENT: TO PREACH THE GOSPEL!

Luke 4:18-19 NKJV “18 The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me, Because He has anointed Me, To preach the gospel to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed; 19 To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord.”

The tool we are to use to proclaim the salvation plan of God is “HEALING”. God wants all of us to learn how “TO HEAL THE SICK”.

The major conscious need of the world today is sickness, you go to any home, any family, whether believers or unbelievers, and there is someone in that family who is sick of something. There’s a whole world out there who is sick and Jesus was aware of that in His day and even today. There is a coming ‘Revival’, and the catalyst is going to be a HEALING WAVE. Its Gods will to heal according to His Words.

You may have heard many teachings about this, you may even know some of these truths; but you have to be SEEDED with the truth, it has to become ALIVE in you for it to manifest, it is the time to heal.

Malachi 4:2 NKJV “But to you who fear My name, the Sun of Righteousness shall arise with healing in His wings; And you shall go out and grow fat like stall-fed calves. When we look at the ministry of Jesus through the gospel, two-thirds (2/3) of the time He was doing two things, He was healing the sick and casting out demons. Another one-third (1/3), He was teaching. People have a kind of attitude where they say “we have a teaching ministry” or “we have a prophetic ministry”, but most of the ministry of Jesus was healing the sick, touching people’s needs, and casting out demons. Sure He was prophetic, yes He was a teacher, but they listened to Him because He healed the sick and drove out demons.

Matthew 4:24 NKJV “Then His fame went throughout all Syria; and they brought to Him all sick people who were afflicted with various diseases and torments, and those who were demon-possessed, epileptics, and paralytics; and He healed them.”

Matthew 8:16 NKJV “When evening had come, they brought to Him many who were demon-possessed. And He cast out the spirits with a word, and healed all who were sick.”

Matthew 15:30 NKJV “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.”

These are just some verses from Matthew; there is still Mark, Luke, and John.

Ecclesiastes 3:1 and 3 NIV1To everything there is a season, A time for every purpose under heaven: 3 A time to kill, And a time to heal”

Now is the time to heal. Jesus came to do the will and the purpose of the Father and to reveal Gods heart towards us, to heal both spirit and body.

1 Peter 2:24 NKJV “who Himself bore our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, having died to sins, might live for righteousness — by whose stripes you were healed.”

Sin and sickness go together, and it was through Jesus that God would heal them both; this is the heart of God.

Luke 7:20-22 NKJV20 When the men had come to Him, they said, "John the Baptist has sent us to You, saying, 'Are You the Coming One, or do we look for another?'" 21 And that very hour He cured many of infirmities, afflictions, and evil spirits; and to many blind He gave sight. 22 Jesus answered and said to them, "Go and tell John the things you have seen and heard: that the blind see the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, the poor have the gospel preached to them.”

How did they know that Jesus was the Messiah? How did they know that He was the real thing? BECAUSE HE HEALED. The pattern and strategy of Jesus was to heal the sick and to cast out demons from among them – as a result, many put their faith in Him and the Word of God grew mightily.

John 20:21 So Jesus said to them again, "Peace to you! As the Father has sent Me, I also send you." NKJV

He wants us to do the same!

Acts 19:11-12/18b-20 NIV11 God did extraordinary miracles through Paul, 12 so that even handkerchiefs and aprons that had touched him were taken to the sick, and their illnesses were cured and the evil spirits left them. Many of those who believed now came and openly confessed their evil deeds. 19 A number who had practiced sorcery brought their scrolls together and burned them publicly. When they calculated the value of the scrolls, the total came to fifty thousand drachmas.       20 In this way the word of the Lord spread widely and grew in power.”

Acts 8:4-8 NIV4 Those who had been scattered preached the word wherever they went. 5 Philip went down to a city in Samaria and proclaimed the Christ there. 6 When the crowds heard Philip and saw the miraculous signs he did, they all paid close attention to what he said. 7 With shrieks, evil spirits came out of many, and many paralytics and cripples were healed. 8 So there was great joy in that city.

Even witches and those who practice the black arts surrendered their lives to Jesus because of the power and the healing that Paul and Philip had done. Maybe they would not have listened if they did not see anything, demons will manifest when the power of God comes. We live with a demon-possessed generation of people in every level, in every area of society, rich and poor, but healing and deliverance will come, people will hear about it, and God will be exalted.

POWER versus PROGRAM

In programmic evangelism, generally the emphasis is on techniques and programs: crusades, door to door evangelism, one on one technique and so on. These are not wrong and yes people get saved.

Luke 24:49NIV “I am going to send you what my Father has promised; but stay in the city until you have been clothed with power from on high.” They were forbidden to preach the gospel without the power, this is Gods pattern.

Romans 15:19 NKJV “in mighty signs and wonders, by the power of the Spirit of God, so that from Jerusalem and round about to Illyricum I have fully preached the gospel of Christ.” Paul preached the gospel by the power of the Holy Spirit through signs and wonders– this is what God has designed for us in these last days. The disciples fasted and prayed so that they will be endued with power. Should we do less today when the world is more evil now than during their times?

1 Corinthians 2:4-5 NIV “4 My message and my preaching were not with wise and persuasive words, but with a demonstration of the Spirit's power, 5 so that your faith might not rest on men's wisdom, but on God's power.”

 THERE ARE TWO WAYS PRIMARILY IN WHICH HEALING COMES:

 1)THROUGH BELIEVING AND CONFESSING THE WORD.

This is when you come to the place where you understand because the Word of God has been so SEEDED unto you; the Word on healing has become real, and you understand the provision of Christ on healing; you believe that it is the LIVING WORD OF GOD for you and through CONFESSION, you are healed.

That’s a very common method of bringing healing; you come to understand from the Word of God that it is Gods will for you to be healed, that if there is any doubt about that, you cannot have faith. But when you believe and there is no shadow of a doubt in your heart, and you begin to confess that you are going to be healed. It may take time for this is a battle for your life, but you will be healed. BY KNOWING THE WORD OF GOD, TAKING HOLD OF IT AND CONFESSING IT – HEALING COMES.

2)THROUGH THE OPERATION OF THE GIFTS OF HEALING, THE GIFTS OF MIRACLES OR POWER HEALING.

Power healing is good but how does it work? Power clothing, a person can be clothed in power, it’s an external thing. The Holy Spirit as a Person is the power, He is a force, you can be clothed with Him and you are clothed in power, that’s a power anointing, that’s power clothing. When we say clothed, it means to cover something as if wrapping something around it and it is concealed; to endow somebody with some quality or capability. A person with the Power Anointing prays for you, and you get healed, quite often instantly; but not always. Some people get healed without being ministered to because they know the Word and they believe it is for them, they hold on to it and confess it and fight for it – and they get healed.

Sometimes, God will withhold healing because He is working out something in the life of that person, but it is still Gods will to heal that person. God can use negative circumstances but He will never put sickness upon you, He cannot do that because His nature will never allow that. In judgment; God can withdraw His protection, but He will never put sickness upon you.

So where does sickness comes from? ALL SICKNESS COMES FROM THE “DEVIL” Sickness was not in the garden of Eden. All sickness is an enemy of God – and all sickness is your enemy because the devil is the originator of all sickness. A vast majority of sicknesses in people’s lives are caused directly by demonic spirits. To heal the sick is a power encounter with the enemy of your soul – POWER HEALING is what we need to be clothed with, to be the catalyst for the coming revival. It is not enough to be baptized in the Holy Spirit; we need to be anointed with power.

Luke 4:1-2 NIV “Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit in the desert, 2 where for forty days he was tempted by the devil. He ate nothing during those days, and at the end of them he was hungry.”

Luke 4:14-15 NIV “Jesus returned to Galilee in the power of the Spirit, and news about him spread through the whole countryside. 15 He taught in their synagogues, and everyone praised him.”

Acts 10:38 NKJV “how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power, who went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with Him.”

Like Jesus, we need to be “ANOINTED” for healing – it is available for you and for me today. THE SECRET: THE THREE FOLD CORD - HONOR GOD – PRAYER – FASTING.

Matthew 6:2, 5 and 16 NIV2So when you give (honor God)…5 And when you pray…16When you fast…

Do it all in the “Secret Place,”  cause that’s where our Father is, and what He sees you do in secret, He will reward you, All on the basis of your RELATIONSHIP with our Father.