Be ye DOERS OF THE WORD and not hearers only deceiving your ownselves James 1:22




           "Jesus went about preaching the gospel of the kingdom and healing every sickness and every disease among the people." (Mt. 9:35) "God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power, who went about doing good and healing all that were oppressed of the devil." (Ac. 10:38) Sickness and disease are works of the devil. Jesus healed every sickness and disease freeing people from Satan's oppression. Jesus wants you to be healed.

            God healed people in the Old Testament as well as in the New Testament. In Exodus, the Lord is revealed as Jehovah Rapha, "I am the Lord that healeth thee." (Ex. 15:26) In Psalms 103:3, He is One "who healeth all thy diseases." Jesus Christ is "the same yesterday, today, and forever." (Heb. 13:8) He will heal you!

            Sickness came to man after the fall in the garden. Sickness is part of the curse because of sin. In Isaiah, the Bible says, "But He was wounded for our transgressions; He was bruised for our iniquities; the chastisement of our peace was upon Him, and with His stripes we are healed." (Isa. 53:5) Jesus not only took our sins on the cross, but also our sicknesses.

            By Jesus' sacrifice on the cross, we are legally free from sin and sickness. "Who His own self bare our sins in His own body on the tree that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed." (1 Pet 2:24) Healing now belongs to all believers. It is our legal right because of what Jesus has already done for us in redemption.

            Some may question if it is God's will to heal all. A leper once questioned His will, "saying, 'Lord, if thou wilt, thou canst make me clean.' " Jesus answered him, " 'I will; be thou clean.' And immediately his leprosy was cleansed." (Mt. 8:2-3) Jesus showed His will by healing the leper. It is God's will for you to be healed. Just as Jesus said to the centurion concerning his servant, "I will come and heal him (Mt. 8:7)," He says the same to you: "I will come and heal you."

            Since the devil causes sickness, we must take authority over the devil in order to be healed. Jesus has given us authority over Satan. "Behold, I give unto you authority . . . over all the power of the enemy." (Lk. 10:19) The authority of Jesus is released when we speak in the name of Jesus. At the gate of the temple, Peter said to the lame man, "In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, rise up and walk." (Ac. 3:6) In testifying how the man was healed, Peter said, "His name through faith in His name hath made this man strong." (Ac. 3:16) In Mark 16:17-18, Jesus said, "These signs shall follow them that believe: in my name shall they cast out devils; . . . they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover." We take authority over the devil and minister healing in the name of Jesus. Healing is your legal right, and you can possess it by taking authority over the sickness from Satan in the name of Jesus.

            Healing is ministered in many ways. One way is to "lay hands on the sick and they shall recover." (Mk. 16:18) Jesus touched the hand of Peter's wife's mother and the fever left her. (Mt. 8:15) Paul laid his hands on the father of Publius and healed him. (Ac. 28:8)

            Healing is also released through anointing with oil. The twelve disciples "anointed with oil many that were sick and healed them." (Mk. 6:13) Those that are sick are instructed to "call for the elders of the church and have them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord; and, the prayer of faith shall save (heal) the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he has committed sins, they shall be forgiven him." (Jas. 5:14-15)

            Healing is often manifested when one casts demon spirits out of a person. "And he was casting out a devil, and it was dumb. And it came to pass, when the devil was gone out, the dumb spake." (Lk. 11:14)

            Sometimes, the demon spirit of infirmity must be dealt with before any healing is to be ministered. "And behold, there was a woman who had a spirit of infirmity eighteen years and was bowed together and couldn't lift herself up. . . . [Jesus] said unto her, 'Woman, thou art loosed from thine infirmity.' And He laid His hands on her, and immediately she was made straight and glorified God." (Lk. 13:11-13) Many diseases are rooted in demon spirits which must be cast out.

            Often, demon spirits of infirmity are in us as a result of inherited generational curses. In Numbers, the Bible says, "The iniquity of the fathers is visited upon the children unto the third and fourth generation." (Nu. 14:18) Because of the sins of your ancestors, inherited curses enforced by demonic spirits of infirmity could be upon you. The generational curses must be broken and the demons cast out before the healing can come forth.

            Healing can also be taken hold of by speaking or praying the Word of God. "He sent His Word and healed them and delivered them from their destruction." (Ps. 107:20) "Speak the Word only, and my servant shall be healed." (Mt. 8:8) "When ye pray, believe that ye receive [literal Greek word: lambano, meaning to take hold of] them, and ye shall have them." (Mk. 11:24) "Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain [lambano, to take hold of] mercy and find grace to help in time of need." (Heb. 4:16) Act on the Word of God and take hold of the healing power of God through one of these means. God's healing power will flow into your body.

            When receiving healing, the results sometimes come immediately. Often, they come over time. Healing can be a little by little process. Don't allow yourself to waver as the healing will surely come. Keep taking hold of the healing power of God until the manifestation comes.

            "And He took the blind man by the hand, and led him out of the town; and when he had spit on his eyes, and put His hands upon him, He asked if he saw anything. And he looked up and said, I see men as trees walking. After that He put His hands again upon his eyes and made him look up, and he was restored and saw every man clearly." (Mk. 8:23-25) Here, Jesus ministered to the blind man, and there was a partial healing, as he saw men as trees. Jesus then ministered to him a second time, and he was totally healed and saw clearly. Jesus ministered healing until the healing was complete. We also are to continue to take hold of our healing and to pray without ceasing until the healing is manifest.

            Sickness is from the devil. Jesus is the Healer. By His stripes on the cross, your sickness was laid upon Him. Jesus bore away your sickness and disease and redeemed you from the authority of Satan. Healing is now your legal right as a Christian. With your faith, you can take hold of healing.

            It is now time to minister healing to you. "As He was teaching, the power of the Lord was present to heal them." (Lk. 5:17) As you have been taught about how to be healed, the power of the Lord is present to heal you! Jesus asked one man, "What do you want Me to do for you?" (Lk. 18:41) What do you need for the Lord to do for you? As you declare your need before Him, begin to take hold of His mercy of healing. Believe that His healing power is flowing into your body. "According to your faith, be it unto you." (Mk. 9:29) Jesus will never fail you. He will heal you as you take hold of His healing mercy with your faith. Come and take hold of your healing now!

            Pray this prayer of faith to receive healing into your body:

            "Heavenly Father, your Word declares that Jesus took my infirmities and bare away my sicknesses, and that by His stripes I was healed. It is your will to heal me, and it is my legal right to possess it. I take authority over all sickness and disease in my body in the name of the Lord Jesus. I break all inherited generational curses of infirmities, and I command spirits of infirmity to come out of me now in the name of Jesus. Sickness and disease, leave my body in the name of Jesus. I come boldly unto the throne of grace, and I take hold of your healing power. I thank you that your healing power is flowing into my body, healing me now! In Jesus' name, Amen."

            By praying this prayer, you have released your faith, and healing is flowing into your body. Continue to pray this prayer until the healing is completely manifested. Don't waver or doubt.

            If you would like help in receiving healing, we would be glad to help you. We have a Healing, Deliverance, and Counseling Center in which we minister healing to people five days a week. We have seen people healed of cancer, tumors, cysts, high blood pressure, diabetes, migraine headaches, deafness, back and neck pain, and many other ailments. Please contact us at (602) 279-5212 or toll-free at 1-877-77DOERS [773-6377], or, if you would like help.

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