Wed, 10 July 2019
THE HEALING AND MIRACLE PODCAST
In this podcast teaching we will discuss the FACT that God has provided healing for ALL … and HOW we know this. Also, we will explain HOW to receive YOUR healing. You must KNOW: that healing belongs to YOU … and that YOU can be healed and walk in health.
To be at "ease" is to be FREE from pain or any discomfort, including anxiety and stress. "Dis-ease" is the opposite. In the Holy Bible, God promised MORE than healing for his people. He promised DIVINE HEALTH: freedom from disease!
"If you will carefully listen to the voice of the Lord your God, and will do that which is right in his sight, and will give ear to his commandments, and keep all his statutes, I will put none of these diseases upon you … for I am the LORD that heals you." [Torah: Exodus 15:26]
Notice the last phrase: "I am the LORD that heals you." Literally, the Hebrew language is saying, "I am Jehovah Rapha (The LORD, your physician)." It is wonderful to be able to claim God’s promises for divine healing, but it is even better to walk in divine HEALTH: not needing to be healed!
Exodus 23:25 says, "And you shall serve the LORD your God and he shall bless your bread, and your water; and I will take sickness away from the midst of you." When sickness is "away" from you, then you have HEALTH. Thank God, it is His will for YOU to walk in divine health just as much as it is for your soul to be saved. In 3 John, verse 2, (a passage of scripture which is written to believers in Messiah Jesus) the Holy Bible says:
"Beloved, I wish above all things that you may prosper AND BE IN HEALTH, even as your soul prospers."
Psalm 103 gives us a powerful promise from God to any and ALL who may be suffering from disease: spiritual, physical, or mental.
"Bless the LORD, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name.
Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits:
Who forgives all your iniquities (or sins); who heals all your diseases."
God’s nature never changes. The same healing nature of God that was revealed in the Old Testament of the Holy Bible is revealed in the New Testament. His nature is the same today as it was yesterday. In the Old Testament, God said, "For I am the LORD, I change not." In the New Testament we read, "Jesus, the Messiah, the same yesterday, and today, and forever." [Malachi 3:6 and Hebrews 13:8]
Jesus displayed the healing nature of God, Jesus said, "He that has seen me has seen the Father." [John 14:9] Jesus never refused healing to anyone! Jesus’ nature is God’s nature. He never refused healing to anyone. Jesus is God!
"And Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel [good news] of the kingdom, and healing every disease among the people." [Matthew 9:35]
Jesus came to earth to heal - to restore to health: spiritually, physically, and mentally. He came to "buy" back what Adam, the first man who ever lived, lost. In the Garden of Eden, Adam sinned against God by disobeying him. God had commanded Adam:
"Of every tree of the garden you may freely eat. But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, you shall not eat of it; for in the day you shall eat of it you shall surely die." [Genesis 2:16-17]
Satan, the devil, lied to Eve, Adam’s wife, saying, "You shall not surely die." But Eve, like many people today, did not realize that REAL death is "spiritual.” Physical death (when your body dies) is merely a result of "spiritual" death. To be spiritually dead does not mean you do not exist; it simply means you exist, but that you are SEPARATED from God: "joined" to Satan!
From one act of disobedience by Adam, sin entered into the world, so that spiritual death passed through the bloodline to ALL men … resulting in physical death.
"Wherefore, as by one man [Adam] sin entered into the world, and death by sin; so death passed upon ALL men, for all have sinned." [Romans 5:12]
This "spiritual" death―SEPARATION FROM GOD―which produced physical sickness and disease, and the death of the body, HAD TO BE HEALED! This is why God sent his only Son, Messiah Yeshua (Jesus), to earth.
"For as by one man’s [Adam's] disobedience many were made sinners, so by the OBEDIENCE of one [Messiah Yeshua] shall many be made righteous." [Romans 5:19]
In Isaiah Chapter 53 we see just what Jesus did … why he came to earth!
"Surely he has borne our sicknesses and diseases, and carried [away] our pains; yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God and afflicted.” [Verse 4]
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. [Verse 5]
All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned everyone to his own way, and the LORD has laid on him the iniquity [or, sin] of us all." [Verse 6]
What Isaiah prophesied in the Old Testament was fulfilled 750 years later by the Messiah of Israel, Yeshua Ha Mashiach [Jesus the "Christ", or the "Anointed One"]. He bore our sicknesses and diseases. He carried away our pains. He was wounded and bruised for our sin; the LORD laid on him the sin of us all. And with his stripes we are healed.
In some Bibles Isaiah 53:4 reads: "Surely he has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows.” However, the original Hebrew (the original language of the Hebrew Scriptures) for the words "grief" and "sorrow" is "choli" and "macob", respectively. "Choli" means "sickness and disease". "Macob" means "pain" (acute pain; intense suffering: mental or physical).
To prove that Isaiah meant in this passage that healing would be included in Messiah’s work for us, we need only to consult the New Testament record of Jesus’ ministry in Matthew Chapter 8, verses 16-17:
"When the evening was come, they brought unto him many that were possessed with devils; and he cast out the spirits with his word, and healed ALL that were sick.
That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Isaiah the prophet, saying, ‘Himself [Jesus the Messiah] took our infirmities, and bore our sicknesses’."
Jesus fulfilled what Isaiah the prophet said 750 years before:
He bore our sicknesses and diseases.
He carried away our pains.
With his stripes WE ARE HEALED.
Jesus’ body and mind took punishment for us … his blood paid for our sins. His body was beaten, wounded and bruised (even before he was crucified) and then he was nailed to the wooden cross … FOR OUR HEALING: spiritual, physical, and mental!
Oppression - both mental and physical - is included in Messiah’s work for us. Messiah was driven; he was abased and looked down upon. Isaiah 53:7 says, "He was oppressed and he was afflicted …"
In Isaiah 53:4, where it reads, " … he carried our ‘pains’ …” the literal Hebrew meaning is "acute pain; intense suffering: MENTAL or PHYSICAL." What Jesus did FOR you, you don’t have to do!
Messiah Jesus healed the separation between God and man through his work FOR US, and therefore ended Satan’s dominion over ALL who would trust in Him! "For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might DESTROY the works of the devil." [1 Yochanan (John) 3:8]
Jesus "carried" sickness, sin, disease, poverty, and oppression―the works of the devil (Satan)―FOR YOU. Now you don’t have to carry them any longer. They do NOT belong to the believer in Christ!
WHAT JESUS DID FOR YOU
Now that you know that healing is God's gift—and that healing belongs to YOU—reach up by faith and receive what you need from God. Just pray this prayer:
“Father in Heaven, I need healing. I ask for you to heal me. I want healing and health for my body, my mind and my spirit. I invite your Son, Messiah Jesus, to take over my whole being. Please save me and heal me. Help me to live for you here on Earth, and take me to Heaven when I die. Amen!”
Baruch haba b'Shem Adonai.
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