Jesus Paid The Price For Our Healing
Surely He hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem Him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. 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.
Isaiah 53:4-5 (KJV)
Understanding what Jesus did for you on the cross will help you to connect your faith to God's healing power.
God loves you. He already made provisions for your body long before anybody ever thought you'd ever be around.
That's called a God who loves you, a God who cares, a God who's on your side, a God who wants to make sure you are blessed in everything in your life.
He wants you blessed in the city and blessed in the field. And most importantly, He wants you healed in your body.
Isaiah says, "Surely, he bore your griefs..." The word "grief" means sickness, disease and pain.
"Sorrow" means pains. In other words, surely he hath borne our sicknesses, diseases and pain.
The word "borne" means to suffer punishment for something.
Jesus took in his body every sickness, every disease, every pain, every kind of sickness and disease for you and He bore it away for you.
With every stripe Jesus took on His back, He was looking at you.
With every stripe He bore, Jesus was thinking about you, Now that is love.
His name is Jesus. He's the same yesterday, today, and forever.
Scripture References: Hebrews 13:8; Jeremiah 1:5; 1 Peter 2:24
Paul’s Thorn In The Flesh
The devil has used the traditional teaching of Paul's thorn in the flesh to talk believers out of the blessings of God for years, to try to convince us to settle for everything from sickness to sin--and to do it of our own free will.
It’s the most destructive and the most accepted misinterpretation of Scripture that exists in the Body of Christ. I've gone into countries to preach to people who hardly had any knowledge of the Word and still found that somehow they'd been taught about Paul's thorn.
And most of them have been taught wrong.
Tradition says that God gave Paul the thorn in the flesh. What's more, tradition makes the thorn into some great mystery. But the Scripture doesn't say that at all!
The Scripture is very clear on why and who gave Paul the thorn and what the thorn was. Read it just as it is written.
"And lest I should be exalted above measure through the abundance of the revelations, there was given to me a thorn in the flesh, the messenger of Satan to buffet me."
(2 Corinthians 12:7)
It says that the thorn in the flesh was a messenger of Satan. Not God-- Satan! The thorn was quite literally just what Paul says it was--a "messenger sent from Satan."
Everywhere Paul went, he preached the gospel and every time he preached, he destroyed a little more of Satan's kingdom. So, Satan sent a messenger, an evil spirit, to stop him.
When Paul sought the Lord concerning this thorn ( 2 Corinthians 12:8-10), God didn't answer Paul in the negative. God said, "My grace (or, My favor) is enough. It is sufficient for you. For My strength is made perfect in your weakness (inability to produce results) (W.E. Vine's Expository Dictionary).
When Paul didn't have enough strength to overcome, God's miracle-working power was sufficient for him. It enabled him to be an overcomer in spite of his weakness.
Don't allow the devil to talk you out of your victory. Throw tradition out and dare to believe the Word of God. Fight the good fight of faith, and just like the Apostle Paul, you will see the miracle working power of the Lord show up!
Read it again: 2 Corinthians 12:1-10
I love to say it this way: When my strength fails, the power of God excels!
When I can't, God can!
Speak The Word For Your Children
My children are taught of the Lord, and great is their peace- Isaiah 54:13
Behold, I and the children the Lord has given to me are for signs and wonders- Isaiah 8:18
God said His Spirit that is upon me and His words which He has put in my mouth, will not depart out of my mouth, nor out of the mouth of my seed, nor out of the mouth of my seed’s seed- Isaiah 59:21
As I hunger and thirst for God, He will pour His Spirit upon me and upon my seed and His blessings upon my offspring. They will spring up as the grass, as willows by the water courses- Isaiah 44:2-4
The seed of the righteous shall be delivered- Proverbs 11:21
The Lord will contend with him who contends with me, and He will save my children-Isaiah 49:25
God will bless those who fear Him, both small and great. The Lord will increase me more and more, me and my children- Psalm 115:13, 14
My seed shall be mighty upon the earth. The generation of the upright shall be blessed-Psalm 112:2
My offspring will be known among the nations and their descendants among the peoples. All who see them will recognize and acknowledge that they are the people whom the Lord has blessed- Isaiah 61:9
Salvation and Deliverance For Loved Ones
Jesus said in Mt. 12:29 to first bind the strong man and then enter his house and spoil his goods.
2 Corinthians 4:4 In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.
“You spirit blinding the eyes of _________, you stop what you are doing to keep him/her out of the kingdom of God. In Jesus name, you stop NOW!
Jesus said in Mt. 9:38 “Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest that he will send forth Laborers into his harvest.”
“Lord, send someone to ____________with the Word of God. You know who he/she will listen to. I claim ________for the kingdom of God. I believe I receive his/her salvation and deliverance. In faith I praise YOU for it.”
OLD TESTAMENT NAMES OF GOD
ELOHIM......Genesis 1:1, Psalm 19:1 ( Elohim occurs 2,570 times in the OT )
"God", God's power and might.
ADONAI......Malachi 1:6 (300 times in the OT )
"Lord", the Lordship of God.
JEHOVAH--YAHWEH.....Genesis 2:4 (Occurs 6,823 times in the OT )
God's divine salvation. (Yahweh is the covenant name of God)
"The Lord thy sanctifier"
"The Lord my shepherd"
"The Lord who is present"
JEHOVAH-ROPHE.........Exodus 15:26 ("to heal", spiritual, emotional and physical healing)
"The Lord our healer"
"The Lord our righteousness"
JEHOVAH-JIREH.........Genesis 22:13-14 ("to see", provide, foresee as a prophet)
"The Lord will provide"
"The Lord our banner"
JEHOVAH-SHALOM........Judges 6:24 (whole, finished, fulfilled, perfected, well, welfare)
"The Lord is peace"
"The Lord of Hosts"
EL-SHADDAI............Genesis 17:1,Psalm 91:1 (48 times in the OT)
EL-ELYON..............Genesis 14:17-20,Isaiah 14:13-14
"The most high God "
"The God of Recompense"
"The strong one who sees"
"The everlasting God"
"I AM's" of God
I AM THAT I AM
I Am a father to Israel
I Am a great King
I Am alive for evermore (Jesus)
I Am Alpha and Omega (Jesus)
I Am for you
I Am from above (Jesus)
I Am God
I Am God Almighty
I Am gracious
I Am He
I Am He that comforteth you
I Am He that doth speak
I Am He that liveth, and was dead (Jesus)
I Am He which searcheth the reins and hearts (Jesus)
I Am holy
I Am in the midst of Israel
I Am married unto you
I Am meek and lowly in heart (Jesus)
I Am merciful
I Am the Almighty God
I Am the bread of life (Jesus)
I Am the door (Jesus)
I Am the door of the sheep (Jesus)
I Am the first and the last
I Am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob
I Am the God of thy fathers
I Am the good shepherd (Jesus)
I Am the light of the world (Jesus)
I Am the living bread (Jesus)
I Am the LORD
I Am the LORD, and there is none else
I Am the Lord GOD
I Am the LORD in the midst of the earth
I Am the LORD that doth sanctify you
I Am the LORD that healeth thee
I Am the LORD that maketh all things
I Am the LORD that smiteth
I Am the LORD, the God of all flesh
I Am the LORD thy God
I Am the LORD thy God from the land of Egypt
I Am the LORD thy God that divideth the sea
I Am the LORD thy God which leadeth thee by the way that thou shouldest go
I Am the LORD thy God which teacheth thee to profit
I Am the LORD which exercises loving-kindness, judgment, and righteousness
I Am the LORD which hallows you
I Am the LORD, your Holy One
I Am the resurrection, and the life (Jesus)
I Am the root and offspring of David (Jesus)
I Am the Son of God (Jesus)
I Am the vine (Jesus)
I Am the way, the truth, and the life (Jesus)
I Am their inheritance (speaking of the priests)
I Am thy exceeding great reward
I Am thy part and thine inheritance (said to the Levites)
I Am thy salvation
I Am thy Savior
I Am thy shield
I Am with thee
I Am with thee to deliver thee
I Am with thee to save thee
I Am with you always (Jesus)
Jesus In Every Book Of The Bible
In Genesis He is the Seed of the Woman.
In Exodus He is the Passover Lamb.
In Leviticus He is the Atoning Sacrifice.
In Numbers He is the Smitten Rock.
In Deuteronomy He is the Prophet.
In Joshua He is the Captain of the Lord's Hosts.
In Judges He is the Deliverer.
In Ruth He is the Heavenly Kinsman.
In 1 & 2 Samuel, 1 & 2 Kings, 1 & 2 Chronicles He is the Promised King.
In Nehemiah He is the Restorer of the nation.
In Esther He is the Advocate.
In Job He is My Redeemer.
In Psalms He is My Song.
In Proverbs He is Wisdom.
In Ecclesiastes He is My Goal.
In The Song of Solomon He is my Satisfier.
In the Prophets He is the coming Prince of Peace.
In the Gospels He is God in Christ Jesus, come to Redeem.
In Acts He is Alive in the Church.
In the Epistles He is Christ at the Father's right hand.
In Revelation He is the Mighty Conqueror.