God is the Author and Giver of Life
God is the author and giver of life, health, and healing. He is not the author of pain, suffering, sickness, or death.
Everything that is good comes from God. Some examples include:
Light – 1 John 1:5
Life – John 1:4
Love – 1 John 4:16
Mercy – Psalm 36:5
Strength – Psalm 18:32
Peace – Isaiah 9:6
Water – Deuteronomy 11:11
Entities such as evil, sickness, and the like originated with the devil and are the result of the fall and sin, which originated with the devil.
All good gifts and all perfect gifts come down from the Father, from the only true God (James 1:17). Jesus Christ is the image of the invisible God, the fullness of the Godhead in bodily form (Colossians 1).
James 1:17 – “Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning.”
God is a giving God.
John 3:16 – “For God so loved the world He GAVE His only begotten Son, that whosoever relies on Him shall not perish but have everlasting life.”
The hairs upon our heads are numbered. He cares about every detail of our body.
Jesus Christ is God. He healed and went about doing good.
Matthew 11:28-29 – “Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.”
Why do humans get sick? The cause is the fall. Also, sometimes it is the devil.
Faith is a key to flowing in the healing anointing.
Romans 10:17 – “Faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.” Hearing, and hearing, and hearing, and hearing . . .
Hebrews 11:6 – “But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.”
2 Corinthians 4:13 – faith is a spirit…Faith is a someone, Jesus Christ.
Seven Reasons Jesus Healed
1.) Compassion – Mark 1:41- compassion has action; not sympathy
2.) Healing belongs to His children; it is the children’s bread – Mark 7:27
3.) To glorify the Father – Matthew 15:30-31
4.) To fulfill the promises of God – Matt. 8:16-17
5.) To confirm His word – John 10:37-38 – miracles confirm the word. If you don’t believe what I say, believe for the works sake. Let the works prove to you that what I am saying is God’s word.
6.) Because of the blood covenant – Isaiah 53:4 – there is healing in the atonement
7.) To destroy the works of the devil – Acts 10:38
Isaiah 53:4 – “Surely He has borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows; yet we esteemed Him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted.”
The word “griefs” is Hebrew “kholee” which means “weaknesses, sicknesses, and afflictions.”
“Sorrows” is the Hebrew “makob,” meaning “our pain.”
This covers everything!!
Jesus says “done, done, done.”
Religion says “do, do, do.”
Eight Reasons Why Believers Get Sick
1.) They will not confess their faults; If no confession, there may be sickness – James 5:16 – “confess faults to one another, that you may be healed”
Psalm 32 – “when I kept silent [no confession of sin], my bones waxed old [sickness].” He also dried up spiritually; when you confess your sin, God will send protection your way. His presence is restored to you; v. 7
2.) Because of idolatry; idols, idol worship – Exodus 32:35
The Lord plagued the people, because they made the calf.
Jesus said, “if you have anything against your bro, go to him.” Otherwise, there is judgment.
“If you will not forgive, you will be given to the tormenters.”
What is an idol? Anything or anyone that takes the place of God.
First commandment – “No other gods before Me.”
3.) They persecute the righteous, God’s servant
4.) They do not seek the Lord
2 Chronicles 16:10-12 – Asa persecuted the prophet
Praylessness is a sin
Samuel- I will not sin against the Lord by not praying for you.
2 Chronicles 21:12 – King would not obey God or walk with God. The result was sickness on his children, wives, cattle, himself.
6.) Working too hard and long – Phil. 2:25
7.) Dishonor of parents/father and mother – Ephesians 6:2,3
God’s best is divine health; healing is God’s second best.
Psalm 105:37 – “there was not one feeble among all Israel”; when God brought them out of Egypt.
Psalm 103:3 – Who forgives all your iniquities, Who heals all your diseases . . .
8.) They forget God’s promises, greatness, goodness, power, and more
Psalm 78:41-42 – powerful truth – they limited the Holy One of Israel
When you forget, you limit God.
Two Sins God Will Not Forgive
1.) Blasphemy of the Holy Spirit
If you do return and seek Him, He will renew your youth like the eagle.
The Eagle and Healing
How an eagle operates reveals how someone can be healed instantly.
These scriptures contain glorious revelations.
Habakkuk 1:8 – “the eagle that hasteth to eat.” The Christian who hastes, who can’t wait, who hurries to eat God’s word will find healing.
Job 39:27 – eagle lives on a rock, a high place. If we stand on the rock, Jesus Christ, healing will come. Stand on rock = reliance on God.
Proverbs 23:5 – eagle looks toward heaven. We must look upon Jesus.
Jeremiah 48:40 – eagle surrenders to the wind to fly. If we learn how to surrender to the Lord, healing will come.
Psalm 91:16 – He wants to prolong your youth.
Job 5:25-26 – if you obey the Lord, you will come to your grave at a full age, without sickness.
It’s God’s will that every believer be healed.