2. JESUS HEALS US AND SETS US FREE
Jesus Christ heals all our diseases.
NB! Prayer is the highest exercise of Jesus Christ’s royal prerogative as Priest-King upon the throne.
- God has willed that the working of His Spirit will follow the prayer of His people.
- We have the legal right to pray effectively in His name, based on the victory of the cross. He is the origin of the prayers we pray and He has given Jesus and the Holy Spirit to us who heal all our diseases among everything else we pray for. Wait on God and then pray, ‘By His Spirit.’ (Matthew 8: 17.)
God waits for our intercession. Is your heart prepared to show to what extent you are ready to yield to the Holy Spirit’s control? Practice listening and get ready. Listen and do!
God rules the world and His Church through the prayers of His people. Yes, through you and me!
God calls for intercessors; in His grace He has made His work dependent on us. He waits for our prayers.
Relevant Scriptures; Isaiah 59:16; Isaiah 64:7; Ezekiel 22:30-31;
Note that had there been an intercessor, God would have given deliverance; but in this case without an intercessor, His judgements came down. God waits for us to pray!
God will answer your prayers, prayed ‘in Jesus name,’ (according to His nature and will!)
How is this possible? At the cross Jesus took the curse of the law upon himself as the New Covenant, replacing the old covenant as its fulfillment in Him, as the New Testament.
Forget about myths and stories based on human philosophies and traditions (Colossians 2: 8,9, 10-15). In faith follow the Holy Spirit’s direction. Yes, dump all that new age, occult and superstitious garbage. e.g. Sickness and suffering come from God! ‘God makes me sick, He punishes me with sickness.’ Never!
Jesus paid the full price for all sin, sickness and suffering, once and for all time! We bring it on ourselves.
Remember that Jesus did not come to earth to do His own thing, (John 6: 38.) He came ‘… to bring us life and life abundantly.’ John 10: 10.
God does not cause our troubles
If we think He does, we are accusing Him of being corrupt because He contradicts what He said in the Bible. Read what Jesus said in John 17:21-23 ‘… that all of them may be one, Father, just as You are in Me and I am in You. May they also be in us … to let the world know that you sent Me and have loved them even as you have loved Me.”
The only suffering that we will need to endure on earth should be for the Name of Jesus Christ (1 Peter 4: 12-19).
This is a mindset… develop it
Start praying as an overcomer over your situation and offer Him praise and worship with thanks for the victory He gained for you at the cross on Calvary.
Start today to speak His victory over your situation. Speak life and not death and watch what happens!
Jesus is our Example
Jesus is our example and we need to follow His example to be overcomers! He faced and dealt with the following scenarios which we need to be aware of:
- Faith and sickness
- Sin and sickness
- Devils (evil and spiritual oppression) driven out
- Curses and bondage broken over lives
- Jesus healed everyone who came to Him
As a believer, you are inhabited by Jesus who set the example for us to follow and you need to be filled with His Holy Spirit to will and to do the work of the Father in this present world. ‘Be imitators of God, therefore, as dearly loved children.’ Ephesians 5:1.
Is it possible for us to follow His example and effectively do what Jesus did?
‘I tell you the truth, anyone who has faith in Me will do what I have been doing. He will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father. And I will do whatever you ask in My name, so that the Son may bring glory to the Father… And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Counsellor to be with you forever-the Spirit of truth”
John 14: 12,13,16.
What have you done and what are you doing by His Holy Spirit?
He raised dead people to life; the blind had their sight restored; the deaf received their hearing; the cripples got up and walked; and the oppressed were liberated.
This is also possible for you to do by the power of His Spirit and so bring glory to God the Father!
God meets you where you are and how you are. Do not doubt His love for you.
‘While we were still sinners, Christ died for us’ Romans 5: 8.
Decide to walk along with the risen Saviour of the world who has paid the price for you for all time, but do not delay because you never know when your time to join the Lord in heaven will come.
“For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him” John 3: 17.
God bless you! BERNIE VOS