To Heal The Sick 3

Healing will not just fall from the sky; we have to pursue it, prepare for it, and position ourselves to catch and receive the maximum effect of it.

by Pastor Ovet T. Tamayo

The mandate of Jesus Christ for the Church:

Matthew 28:19 NIV “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.”

Mark 16:17-18 NKJV17And these signs will follow those who believe: In My name they will cast out demons; they will speak with new tongues; 18 they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover."

Because the mandate of Jesus for the church is to heal the sick and to cast out demons, as the disciples went forth preaching the gospel everywhere, God was working with them confirming the Word that was preached with signs, miracles and wonders. The Word Of God Is TRUTH, and The Truth Sets Us Free Because It Is The Truth That Imparts Faith To You, The Truth Which You Know, The Truth That Was Seeded In You. Healing will not just fall from the sky; we have to pursue it, prepare for it, and position ourselves to catch and receive the maximum effect of it.

Acts 8:5-8 NIV5Philip 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. 7With shrieks, evil spirits came out of many, and many paralytics and cripples were healed. 8 So there was great joy in that city.”

Revival is basically establishing the Kingdom of God in any given area; it can be in a persons life, a church, or in any geographical location. Revival is always the result of healing, deliverance and miracles, the Kingdom of God is not set up only in word, but in power. But the coming of the Kingdom of God brought Jesus into a clash and direct confrontation with the other kingdom;  the kingdom of darkness; a power encounter. It will be the same with us when we get into the healing and deliverance power of God, because we are invading the territory of the enemy; this means war. We will be evicting him from his throne so we can sit another ruler,  the Lord Jesus Christ.

The word ‘Kingdom’ is the Greek word “basileia” which means rule, “THE RULE OF GOD” or the rule of the enemy. So the idea is to drive out the enemy, and to establish the Kingdom of God, the Rule of God in the individuals lives, because a nation is made up of individuals, the rule of God will now be established in that area, in the nation.

Luke 11:20 NKJV “But if I cast out demons with the finger of God, surely the kingdom of God has come upon you.”

Hosea 4:6 NIV “My people are destroyed (perish) for lack of knowledge.”

We must know the Word of God, for lack of understanding will cause a man to be destroyed!

1 Corinthians 5:11 NKJV “But now I am writing you that you must not associate with anyone who calls himself a brother but is sexually immoral or greedy, an idolater or a slanderer, a drunkard or a swindler. With such a man do not even eat.”

2 Corinthians 11:2-3 NIV2I am jealous for you with a godly jealousy. I promised you to one husband, to Christ, so that I might present you as a pure virgin to him. 3 But I am afraid that just as Eve was deceived by the serpent's cunning, your minds may somehow be led astray from your sincere and pure devotion to Christ.”

Malachi 3:10-11 NKJV10Bring all the tithes into the storehouse, That there may be food in My house, And try Me now in this, Says the Lord of hosts, If I will not open for you the windows of heaven And pour out for you such blessing That there will not be room enough to receive it. 11And I will rebuke the devourer for your sakes, So that he will not destroy the fruit of your ground, Nor shall the vine fail to bear fruit for you in the field, Says the Lord of hosts.”

By not giving the tithe and having unholy associations disqualifies a person for the “Supernatural Move of God” in these last days. Our salvation includes going to heaven, divine health, freedom from bondages, and yes, even great financial breakthrough. The first thing we need to understand is “we need to have a firm grasp of the Word of God” because many people really don’t know if these things are really for them, even healing. (PhilAm Life advertisement)

Everyday of your life, you come into contact with sick people, and those who have major problems in their lives, we must be able to minister Gods healing and power to them. But because of the way a person believes, the flow of the power is broken, short-circuited out. The power of God to heal is present, its just a matter of connecting, and it takes faith to connect. When we received our salvation, it came to us free. You didn’t earn it, you just simply accepted and believed the ‘free gift of God’.So what we need to understand is that we didn’t earn or paid for our salvation, it came to us free, our names are written in the book of life and we are now children of God. Your Salvation Includes Healing, Deliverance, Prosperity; All In One Package. We need to get a grasp of this. By going through some scriptures, we will lay the foundation on this.

Matthew 8:16-17 NKJV16When 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, *17 that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Isaiah the prophet, saying:"He Himself took our infirmities                            And bore our sicknesses."

Isaiah 53:3-4 NKJV3He is despised and rejected by men, A Man of sorrows and acquainted with grief and we hid, as it were, our faces from Him; He was despised, and we did not esteem Him.                                                                         4 Surely He has borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows; yet we esteemed Him stricken,                            Smitten by God, and afflicted.

The word “griefs” is the Hebrew word “choliy” which literally means sickness or calamity.

Deuteronomy 7:15 NKJV “And the Lord will take away from you all sickness, and will afflict you with none of the terrible diseases of Egypt which you have known, but will lay them on all those who hate you. “

God will take away your sickness, I guess sickness will really cause you many griefs. The word sorrow is the Hebrew word “markob”, which very clearly means pain! Pain will indeed cause you sorrow. The word borne or carry is the Hebrew word “nacah” (naw-saw), means to bear the penalty, or for the penalty to be transferred to Him.

Isaiah 53:5 NIV“But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; The chastisement for our peace was upon Him, And by His stripes we are healed.”

That word stripes is “chabura” which means hurt, wounds, cuts, bruises; through them we are healed.

Jesus was fulfilling in Matthew 8:17 what the prophet Isaiah had said. It is important we understand that Jesus did not only die for our sin but for the consequences of sin, sickness and pain. That is a part of our package of redemption, not because we are good but by His grace. As we take hold of our salvation, we can also take hold of our healing. We need to preach this “ONE-PACKAGE GOSPEL (GOOD NEWS)” to the lost. JESUS DIED FOR OUR SINS, AND HE DIED FOR OUR SICKNESS. Surely HE has borne our SICKNESS, and carried our PAIN; and BY HIS STRIPES, WE ARE HEALED.

But people put all kinds of reasoning or theology why we are sick; some say “if it is Your will to heal me or this person”, that’s a prayer of unbelief. UNBELIEF cancels out everything – you are not sure or you don’t know what is the will of God. IT IS GODS WILL FOR YOU TO BE HEALED – LIKE IT IS HIS WILL TO SAVE YOU FROM SIN AND HELL. In 1Peter 2:24 …BY HIS STRIPES, YOU WERE HEALED! Its in the past tense, healed, it has already happened, the price has been paid, Jesus already took them all.

What has been laid upon Jesus does not have to be laid upon you; you don’t have to bear what He has borne – it’s a matter of understanding; it’s a matter of faith. There is going to be a battle for sickness because you are dealing with a battle of faith, and the trial of faith is this: YOU WERE HEALED – past tense. You need to get a grasp of this; all you have to do is to receive it because it is a free gift. Once you get to move through faith in this, the Anointing will begin to rise for the anointing has to do with faith.

Psalms 103:1-3 NKJV1Bless the Lord, O my soul; And all that is within me, bless His holy name! 2 Bless the Lord, O my soul, And forget not all His benefits: 3 Who forgives all your iniquities, Who heals all your diseases”

The benefit of faith is forgiveness and healing; one-package deal. The anointing can be enhanced by prayer and fasting, but it is all about faith.

Psalms 103:4-5 NKJV4who redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion, 5 who satisfies your desires with good things so that your youth is renewed like the eagle's.”

Salvation is not just a spiritual thing, its also a physical thing. Like the eagle that sheds its feathers, it sits under the sun (SON) and its feathers begin to grow again and it is stronger than the first time around, made even more whole.

Deuteronomy 34:7 NKJV “Moses was a hundred and twenty years old when he died, yet his eyes were not weak nor his strength gone.”

All of Moses’ faculties were functioning perfectly, he was in perfect health to the day he was taken by God. He has been so much in the presence of God and the healing power of God, he was in perfect health. That is Gods will for our lives – divine health, till we all go home.

There is a healing wave when God comes,  we are laying foundations for this move so when it comes, we are ready for “The Day of His Power!” If we learn to begin to operate in it NOW, praying for the sick, increasing our faith level by seeding Gods Word on healing in our spirit, then the Anointing will rise. When this happens, you will not have any doubt in your heart, you will see God break forth in truth and tremendous power in healings and miracles.

God will heal both body and soul, setting the captives free. IT IS YOUR INHERITANCE, IT IS YOUR RIGHT AS CHILDREN OF GOD. And it is all by Grace, not because we have earned it or because we deserve it; sickness has been laid upon Jesus, it is not necessary to lay it upon you, He has paid the price. He is the Resurrected Lord – there He stands, healing in His hands.