how god heals
Post on 22-Jan-2018
THE MANY WAYS GOD HEALSBut He is Waiting on Us To Do Most of them With Him!
Will You Be Ready?
“THE REASON THE SON OF GOD APPEARED WAS TO DESTROY THE WORKS OF THE DEVIL.” ( 1 JOHN 3:8)
His Mission is Our Mission
ARE YOU A FOLLOWER OF JESUS?
Do you think like Him?
Do you act like Him?
Are your motives like His?
Are your priorities like His?
Are you ready to follow Him into global revival?
HIS WEAPONS = OUR WEAPONS
“The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world.
On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds.’(1 John 3:8)
preach the Gospel
heal the sick
drive our demons
raise the dead!
GOD LOVES TO HEAL
His general purpose is to heal our spirits, bodies and emotion
God heals without us
God normally wants our partnership to heal others
There are some things in us that can block healing
GOD HEALS SOVEREIGNLY
He heals without any prayer: Sovereign Healing
In His Presence: during testimonies or worship (man with eyeglasses)
Abundant joy can heal
We have access to more healing when we accept Jesus as Savior and Lord
"He himself bore our sins" in his body on the cross…by his wounds you have been healed.” ( 1 Peter 2:14)
“Bless the Lord, O my soul, And forget none of His benefits; Who pardons all your iniquities, Who heals all your disease.” (Ps. 103:2-3)
HOW DOES GOD HEAL?
He avoids formulas and loves variety of healing ministries
Our best ministry of any kind flows from a joyful, intimate live-streaming relationship with God
He can heal people with or without their faith. He prefers faith.
He can heal non-Christians.
He can heal the dead from death.
FAITH: A FRUIT AND A GIFT
The fruit of faith that grows as we mature & grow close to God
Every Christian has faith to heal the sick sometimes. God lives in us!
Any Christian can get a large boost of faith to do any miracle of healing when God wants to heal someone.
The gift of healing releases this faith to heal consistently.
Practice praying for healing if you want to become more effective
You can ask for any gift. God encourages that. (1Cor. 14.1)
OBSTACLES TO HEALING
Lack of Faith: Jesus in Nazareth, Apostles & Epileptic boy
God has a greater purpose at that time: Lazarus
The person sees value in being sick
Unrepentant or unconfessed serious sin
Unforgiveness will normally block healing in a believer
OBSTACLES TO HEALING
Faulty Prayer Selection: deliverance vs physical healing vs. emotional healing
Refusal to use medical help when necessary: God uses doctors
Sinful neglect & abuse of the body
Some are instant, some delayed (lepers walking), some a process ( blind man payed for twice by Jesus)
Need for someone more gifted in healing
We believe lies about our ability to heal the sick or receive healing from God
We refuse to pray for others out of fear
People are not getting healed because we choose not to pray
GOD HEALS BY HIS WORD
“He sent His word and healed them, and delivered them from their destructions.” ( Ps. 107:20)
My son, give attention to my words; Incline your ear to my sayings.
Do not let them depart from your eyes; Keep them in the midst of your heart; For they are life to those who find them, And health to all their flesh. ( Prov. 4:20-17)
Scripture mediation leads to obedience & faith and that leads to healing! ( Forgive everyone!!!)
WHEN GOD SAYS NO
Paul pleaded with God for relief three times ( 2 For. 12:8-9)
Jesus asked His Father for relief three times ( Luke 22:42)
THE REASON THE WE APPEARED WAS TO CRITICIZE THE WORKS OF THE DEVIL.
Our Mission is NOT
If I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but do not have love, I have become a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. 2 If I have the gift of prophecy, and know all mysteries and all knowledge; and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. 3 And if I give all my possessions to feed the poor, and if I surrender my body to be burned, but do not have love, it profits me nothing.
Love is patient, love is kind and is not jealous; love does not brag and is not arrogant, 5 does not act unbecomingly; it does not seek its own, is not provoked, does not take into account a wrong suffered, 6 does not rejoice in unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth; 7 bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
PEOPLE NEED THE LORD“But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you…” ~~~ Jesus
OUR FAITH IS IN GODNOT OUR FAITH
When our emphasis on faith gets out of balance, it can take the focus off of God and put it on our faith.
Faith doesn’t move mountains; God does.
Prayer doesn’t change things; God does.
A close, “streaming” two-way relationship with God is the most fruitful Christian life and the real gateway to miracles.
THIS IS HOW TO PRAY FOR HEALING
1. Interview: Where does it hurt? Why does it hurt? Reasons? Listen to them and to God
2. Prayer selection: ( Command, petition, forgive, deliverance)
3. Pray: Let Spirit guide, watch person, minimize emotions
4. Check on progress: Any changes? Adjust prayers.
5. Post-prayer suggestions: scriptures, books, counsel, follow-up
Will You Be Ready?