Thursday, 27 February 2014
Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage. (Galatians 5:1 KJV)
At times when healing is slow to manifest we give up and give in too easily. You will hear things like 'it's not working , I tried it'. The truth is you are not suppose to TRY IT, you are suppose to live it . Whether you know it or not, whether you believe it or not, healing is a done deal. Christ already paid for it so it's up to you to live it. The truth is actually not that we are trying to get healed, we are actually the HEALED refusing to accept 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 Peter 2:24 KJV)
When this truth dawn on you it creates a whole new perspective and a complete change in attitude.
The first passage tells you that you are already free, all you are doing is refusing to buy a lie, the second passage confirms that it is a done deal.
DON'T TAKE NO FOR AN ANSWER YOU HAVE NOTHING TO LOSE, BUT EVERYTHING TO GAIN
Making things better,
Making better things !
Thursday, 20 February 2014
WORK THAT FAITH
And the apostles said unto the Lord, Increase our faith. And the Lord said, If ye had faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye might say unto this sycamine tree, Be thou plucked up by the root, and be thou planted in the sea; and it should obey you. But which of you, having a servant plowing or feeding cattle, will say unto him by and by, when he is come from the field, Go and sit down to meat? And will not rather say unto him, Make ready wherewith I may sup, and gird thyself, and serve me, till I have eaten and drunken; and afterward thou shalt eat and drink? Doth he thank that servant because he did the things that were commanded him? I trow not (Luke 17:5-9 KJV).
When it comes to healing , one of the commonest reason given for being unable to effect healing is that the faith of the individual involved is 'too little' This story shows otherwise, it is not how big your faith is, (Mustard seed is one of the smallest seeds available, almost microscopic) it is how operative.
For faith to be operative and active it has to be put to constant use as revealed in the above illustration by Jesus Christ. Faith has got to be worked like a servant constantly to maintain the flow, so that when we need it to minister healing the habit is already formed. You cannot afford to give your faith a holiday , no not for one minute if you can help it. No wonder the bible says
(For we walk by faith, not by sight:) (2 Corinthians 5:7 KJV) and
Now the just shall live by faith:.........(Hebrews 10:38a KJV)
So keep walking, keep living, but do it by faith, soon it will become a habit and you will be able to say to the disease or sickness..away! And it will obey you.
Conclusion: WORK THAT FAITH, KEEP WORKING IT LIKE A SERVANT!!!
Making things better, Making better things !
Tuesday, 18 February 2014
WEAK IN FAITH, STRONG IN FAITH
(As it is written, I have made thee a father of many nations) before him whom he believed, even God, who quickeneth the dead, and calleth those things which be not as though they were. Who against hope believed in hope, that he might become the father of many nations; according to that which was spoken, So shall thy seed be. And being not weak in faith, he considered not his own body now dead, when he was about an hundred years old, neither yet the deadness of Sara's womb: He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to God; And being fully persuaded that, what he had promised, he was able also to perform. (Romans 4:17-21 KJV)
To overcome sickness and disease, to stay healed, to walk in divine health you have to stay STRONG IN FAITH.How do you do that you ask? I'm glad you asked!! Look at the above scripture. If you consider the weakness of your body ( in other words if you focus on the physical evidence) you become WEAK IN FAITH, however if you consider what has been promised you become STRONG IN FAITH
Let's put it this way if you focus on the illness it drags you down whereas if you focus on the 'healing promises' it pulls you up.
For example it is common practice for people to spend large quality time studying and researching everything they can find about a disease or illness they've been diagnosed with, they end up knowing so much about the disease and its workings. They then spend little or no time studying the promises of God that guarantee the healing they desire except to mouth it on occasions. I will suggest you do the reverse.
My son, attend to my words; incline thine ear unto my sayings.
Let them not depart from thine eyes; keep them in the midst of thine heart.
For they are life unto those that find them, and health to all their flesh
That scripture says Abraham was not weak in faith because he did not CONSIDER his circumstance. To consider means to ponder on, meditate, give attention to or spend quality time on. It does not mean you ignore it, it just means you don't give it pride of place .
YOU CAN'T FOCUS ON THE DISEASE AND EXPECT THE HEALING!!!
Making things better,Making better things !
MAKE A DEMAND, COMMAND THE HEALING TO MANIFEST
Definition: A promise is an undertaking to provide something or meet a commitment on demand.
And a certain man lame from his mother's womb was carried, whom they laid daily at the gate of the temple which is called Beautiful, to ask alms of them that entered into the temple; Who seeing Peter and John about to go into the temple asked an alms. And Peter, fastening his eyes upon him with John, said, Look on us. And he gave heed unto them, expecting to receive something of them. Then Peter said, Silver and gold have I none; but such as I have give I thee: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth rise up and walk. And he took him by the right hand, and lifted him up: and immediately his feet and ankle bones received strength. (Acts 3:2-7 KJV)
Peter here command the healing based on what he had . The question is what was it that he had?
From what we discussed so far particularly on Thursday,within the spirit of every born again Christian is the same power that raised Christ from the dead ( Eph,1:17-20, John14:12, Mark 16:16-18, Rom.8;11, Acts 1:8) and the authority that comes with the name of Jesus Christ ( Matt. 28:18-20, Phil. 2:9-11). The difference is Peter knew he had access to these and how to use it by faith.
He knew that the power was his to command by faith in the name of Jesus, so he could draw on it. He did not need to ask God to heal the man because God already gave Him the tools. It's like a man who needs electric power to flow in his house either to cook or give light, except he knows that the switch is at his command, he would be calling the Electric power company to supply when what he actually needs to do is turn the switch on. To be appropriate. the power is not his own but its under Peter command.
In ministering healing we need to lay hold on the power in our spirit by faith, believing in what God as promised, not ask God to do what He ask us to do.
When I first found this out, I was reluctant to accept or try it because it is so counter culture. I was worried about what people would say especially in the modern day church. But it makes so much sense to me and as I moved in this direction God honoured His word. This is particularly rewarding when you are ministering healing to yourself (there are several reasons why this is so).
if you want healing for say Diabetes Mellitus. The approach should be to command the diabetic disease to leave, then demand the pancreas be healed or come alive or restored in the name of Jesus.
Yes I know it sounds simple, but I can assure you not necessary easy (However this is the basic approach). This has to be based on your knowing the things we talked about before because faith is based on knowledge
Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. (John 8:31, 32 KJV)
So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. (Romans 10:17 KJV)
Faith however is governed by spiritual laws! By the grace of God we will spend the first part of the next session of Healing Academy dealing with this.
Making things better,
Making better things !
Monday, 17 February 2014