Jesus: God’s Will in Action
Jesus Christ is God. He is Jehovah.
If you want to know what God is like, look at Jesus Christ.
Jesus is the will of God in action.
The Trinity is One.
John 14:9-11 – “Jesus said to him, ‘Have I been with you so long, and yet you have not known Me, Philip? He who has seen Me has seen the Father; so how can you say, ‘Show us the Father’? Do you not believe that I am in the Father, and the Father in Me? The words that I speak to you I do not speak on My own authority; but the Father who dwells in Me does the works. Believe Me that I am in the Father and the Father in Me, or else believe Me for the sake of the works themselves.’”
Acts 10:38 – “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.”
Psalm 34:8 – “O taste and see that the Lord is good.”
God made the earth and its fullness. He made man, and gave man dominion over all things on the earth.
Genesis 1:26 – “Then God said, ‘Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.’”
God owns the earth but does not dominate it. He gave the dominion of the earth to Adam, to man. It’s like someone building a house, paying for all of it, and giving it to someone else to live in and have dominion over. God is still the owner of the earth.
Psalm 89:11 – “The heavens are Yours, the earth also is Yours; the world and all its fullness, You have founded them.”
Adam lost that dominion. The serpent deceived the woman, who ate the fruit, then gave the fruit to Adam, who ate. Adam lost his authority when he sinned.
Adam had the legal right to give the earth to whoever he wanted. In Luke 4:5-8, Satan tempted Jesus by saying “all the kingdoms of the world are my” and offering them to Jesus. Satan actually told the truth in this scripture. When Adam gave Satan dominion over the earth, Satan became the god of this world. Today, Satan still has authority and dominion over the earth.
2 Corinthians 4:4 – Satan is the “god of this world.”
Ephesians 2:2 – Satan is called the “prince of the power of the air.”
John 12:31; John 14:30; John 16:11 – Jesus called Satan the “prince of this world” three times.
Satan is still today the god and prince of this world.
Revelation 11:15 – “Then the seventh angel sounded: And there were loud voices in heaven, saying, ‘The kingdoms of this world have become the kingdoms of our Lord and of His Christ, and He shall reign forever and ever!’”
The day is coming when the world will return to its Owner. He will again have the authority over it. The earth is still the Lord’s today, but THE WORLD is under the dominion of Satan.
“The earth is the Lord’s, and all its fullness [everything in it] . .” (Psalm 24:1a).
Revelation 12:10 – “Then I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, ‘Now salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of His Christ have come, for the accuser of our brethren, who accused them before our God day and night, has been cast down.’”
All that happens on the earth is happening and has happened because of the fall. God is not behind it. God opposes it.
What is behind it? Sin. The fall of man. Behind all that, is Satan.
In our world, the natural disasters are often called “Acts of God.” They are not acts of God. They are the result of the fall. Satan is ruling the world and has dominion over the earth. Therefore, any evil and sickness is from him.
Sickness is not of God. It cannot be.
The body breaks down. There is sickness. We sin. But there is forgiveness.
Even Elisha, anointed man of God, died “a sick man.”
Job 1 – They say “God allowed sickness.”
They ask “Why doesn’t God intervene?”
What happened to Job?
God protected Job, because Job was a man of prayer. He was righteous. The earth was already under Satan’s dominion.
Satan was given permission to do what he has always done, but it is not talked about. Satan has always been a murderer.
God intervened and protected Job, just like He has done with His people who are people of prayer and righteousness.
God is a healing God. Sickness cannot come from God.
Prayer and only prayer brings God’s intervention.
Job: God gave Satan permission to send calamity to Job.
Job lost everything in one day. Later God restored all that Job lost—and double; because Job was faithful.
Satan accused Job and did all the evil.
That is why we need a High Priest, interceding for us before God’s throne.
Revelation 7:25 – “Therefore He is also able to save to the uttermost those who come to God through Him, since He always lives to make intercession for them.”
He intercedes to keep up saved and free.
When Job was accused, there was no mediator. There was not someone like Christ. There is a mystery here.
We need Him forever? Yes.
It was not God’s will that harm came to Job. It was Satan’s will.
Acts 10:38 – He healed all oppressed of the devil.
Sickness is not from God. Does a father on earth ever want sickness on their children?
Sickness is an oppression of the devil. Satan is behind it. It does not always mean there is a demon involved.
Jesus healed “all.”
Mark 16:15-18 – Jesus authorizes His followers to “lay hands on the sick.”
“And Jesus said to them, ‘Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature. He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned. And these signs will follow those who believe: In My name they will cast out demons; they will speak with new tongues; they will take up serpents; and if they drink anything deadly, it will by no means hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover.’”
All believers have authority to lay hands on the sick.
James 5:14-15 – “Is anyone among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer of faith will save the sick, and the Lord will raise him up. And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven.”
Prayer of faith – There are no “if’s” in the kingdom of God. It’s “yes and amen.”
The Number of Your Days – we are promised 70 years, possibly 80 years.
Psalm 90:10 – “The days of our lives are seventy years; And if by reason of strength they are eighty years, yet their boast is only labor and sorrow; For it is soon cut off, and we fly away.”
God has made full provision. We have to receive it.
Salvation is a provision. We have to receive it.
There are many promises of health in the Bible. He is for righteousness and health.
Deuteronomy 7:11 – “I want you to be righteous. His will is righteousness in your life.”
- 15 – The Lord will take away all sickness. It is His will.
Jesus is God’s will in action. If you want to see God, if you want to know what God is like, look at Jesus. One day, the authority of this planet will return to its owner: Jesus Christ.
Healing is part of God’s redemptive plan.
God is the author of all that is good. Satan is the author of all that is evil.
Where did sin come from? The heart of Lucifer, an archangel.
Ezekiel 28:15 – ”You were perfect in your ways from the day you were created, till iniquity was found in you.”
This sin brought about sickness to humanity. Eve became obedient to the author of sin. She became his property. She was no longer under God’s authority. Adam and Eve switched masters.
Jesus could have sinned. Why would the Holy
Spirit lead Him to be tempted if he could not have sinned?
He was tempted in all points. He learned obedience. He was as much man, as though he was not God. He was as much God as though he was not man. He is the perfect God and perfect man in one. He is all God and all man. He was God in flesh.
For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin.
Through His perfection, He won the victory. He became our substitute. He defeated the purpose of Satan. He destroyed the works of the devil.
1 John 3:8 – “He who sins is of the devil, for the devil has sinned from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that He might destroy the works of the devil.”
Jesus came to heal. Satan came to “steal, kill and destroy.”