HEART FAITH HEALING “WORTH CONSIDERING’ 10/31/21 From Ken<><
A vast crowd brought to him people who were lame, blind, crippled, those who couldn’t speak, and many others. They laid them before Jesus, and he healed them all. (Matthew 15:30, NLT)
All through the Scripture you can see it is God’s will to heal the sick. Fourteen times in the Scripture it says that Jesus healed “all” who were sick. I can’t find one instance where Jesus turned someone away and wouldn’t heal them. He didn’t always heal the same way, but He healed them all. Isaiah 53:4 says, “Jesus carried our sickness and took our infirmities.” He already paid the price. You have to have the boldness to say, “God, I know it is Your will.” That Scripture goes on to say, “By His stripes you were healed.” Past tense. Jesus took those stripes before He was crucified. He didn’t leave anything out. He’s already done it. You have to make the switch from “God, if You want to heal me” to “God, I know You want to heal me.” Our attitude should be, “Lord, I receive Your healing. By faith I receive what You’ve already done.” You don’t have to talk Him into it or wonder if it’s His will. Make the switch.
A Prayer for Today
“Father, thank You that wherever Jesus went He brought healing to all who came to Him. Thank You that my faith and expectancy can be settled that it is Your will to bring me healing. I will reach out and touch You by faith today for whatever I need. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”
GOOD THOUGHTS ABOVE. BUT not everyone was healed in Jesus’s day, only those who came to Him in heart faith. So why are not all Christians healed today? So let’s hang 10 and take 5, Hawaiian Time and share about it. First off, in the home town where Jesus grew up, they were all familiar with Jesus and his family. And in Matthew 13:57-58 it is recorded, “And they were offended in him. But Jesus said unto them, A prophet is not without honor, save in his own country, and in his own house. 58 And he did not many mighty works there because of their dishonor and unbelief. So we can get comfortable in our vain traditions and miss the Glory (Power) of God due to pride, fear and unbelief.
And in Acts 5: 16 it is written by Luke where all were healed that in verse 12 that the “Church” folks were all in one accord and many signs and wonders came to pass by the Holy Spirit. So Unity, as in John 17:20-24 is also a factor in healing. Not the agree to disagree unity, but real solid rock bottom spiritual unity in humility and obedience. And the unity factor as in John 17:20-24, “Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word; 21 That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me. 22 And the “glory” (power) which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one: 23 I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved them, as thou hast loved me. 24 Father, I will that they also, whom thou hast given me, be with me where I am; that they may behold my glory (power), which thou hast given me: for thou lovedst me before the foundation of the world. (God’s absolute foreknowledge saw what Jesus would elect to do in freewill prior to all of creation. And it is the same with us, God already knows who HIS elect are, but we don’t. ) And remember that Glory, as in John 2:11, miracles and glory have the same meaning.
And further on that note, notice in Eph.4:11-16 that the 5 offices set in the Church are for the “Perfecting” of the Saints. “And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; 12 For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying (building) of the body of Christ: 13 Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ:
Also there is the factor of personal faith as in Romans 10:17, Not many so called Christians are really into the Bible for God’s Truth. Many make up doctrine from their emotions and feelings as to what they would like it to be and have not a clue as to what GOD really said on a subject. “So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.” Like the Bereans in Acts 17:11, “These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so. 12 Therefore many of them believed; also of honorable women which were Greeks, and of men, not a few.” We must understand that head understanding and heart faith are not the same at all. As a man thinks in his heart, so is he. Heb. 10:22, “This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, saith the Lord, I will put my laws into their hearts, and in their minds will I write them;”
So it would seem that Divine Healing takes a personal heart faith, Bible Truth Unity plus Collective Faith Unity. Like batteries being fully charged and connected together with all of the wiring properly connected. So we have good and bad traditions in our churches that we need to be aware of in order to expect stand before God in HIS Righteousness as Elijah in James 5:14-18, Is any sick among you? 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 shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him. Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much. Elias (Elijah) was a man subject to like passions as we are, and he prayed earnestly that it might not rain: and it rained not on the earth by the space of three years and six months. 18 And he prayed again, and the heaven gave rain, and the earth brought forth her fruit. Jesus came so we could be healed, delivered and set free, Isa. 61:1-11. “READ IT” It takes some things to go through the mind 20-30 times before the heart finally catches on. If we will spend time in the Word of God and avoid vain traditions we will see the Glory of God.
At 89 now, and I am still working on getting this right in my heart. The Ideal, 120 healthy years as per Gen.6:3 and Moses. So if we go home early it is usually due to our lack of maintenance or Bible kind of faith. Bible faith, KNOWS! We have been taught only to hope….. And if we know and are healed, then there is no harm in allowing a Dr. to certify God’s Love.
Yours, in HIS great love and wonderful Grace & Mercy, Ken<>< www.OhanaChurch.Life
all who Love, Honor and Obey HIM are eternal members.
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