Jesus the Healer – Part 8

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Acts 10:38 NKJV how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power, who went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with Him.

Let’s make sure we have established that the price for our healing has already been paid through what Jesus did for us at the Cross:

Isaiah 53:3-5 NKJV He is despised and rejected by men, A Man of sorrows and acquainted with grief. And we hid, as it were, our faces from Him; He was despised, and we did not esteem Him. (4) Surely He has borne our griefs And carried our sorrows; Yet we esteemed Him stricken, Smitten by God, and afflicted. (5) But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; The chastisement for our peace was upon Him, And by His stripes we are healed.

  • Griefs (HEBREW) Choli – disease, sickness, some kind of illness
  • Sorrows (HEBREW) Makob – pain, suffering, sorrow
  • Healed (HEBREW) Rapha – The process of healing, being restored to health, made healthy, restored to fertility.

Galatians 3:13-14 NKJV Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us (for it is written, “CURSED IS EVERYONE WHO HANGS ON A TREE”), (14) that the blessing of Abraham might come upon the Gentiles in Christ Jesus, that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.

Deuteronomy 28:61 NKJV Also every sickness and every plague, which is not written in this Book of the Law, will the LORD bring (ALLOW) upon you until you are destroyed.

Matthew 8:17 AMPC And thus He fulfilled what was spoken by the prophet Isaiah, He Himself took [in order to carry away] our weaknesses and infirmities and bore away our diseases. [Isa 53:4]

1 Peter 2:24 NKJV who Himself bore our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, having died to sins, might live for righteousness–by whose stripes you were healed.

How Do I Receive My Healing?

  1. Look to Jesus and what He has already done.

Numbers 21:4-9 NKJV Then they journeyed from Mount Hor by the Way of the Red Sea, to go around the land of Edom; and the soul of the people became very discouraged on the way. (5) And the people spoke against God and against Moses: “Why have you brought us up out of Egypt to die in the wilderness? For there is no food and no water, and our soul loathes this worthless bread.” (6) So the LORD sent fiery serpents among the people, and they bit the people; and many of the people of Israel died. (7) Therefore the people came to Moses, and said, “We have sinned, for we have spoken against the LORD and against you; pray to the LORD that He take away the serpents from us.” So Moses prayed for the people. (8) Then the LORD said to Moses, “Make a fiery serpent, and set it on a pole; and it shall be that everyone who is bitten, when he looks at it, shall live.” (9) So Moses made a bronze serpent, and put it on a pole; and so it was, if a serpent had bitten anyone, when he looked at the bronze serpent, he lived.

The serpents were in the desert the whole time. But because of the hard hearts, murmuring, and complaining, God permitted the serpents to come in and bite the people.

Serpents are a type of sin and brass is a type of obstinance or persistency in sin. The serpent is then put up on a pole and lifted up and whoever looks at it will live.

Looks (HEBREW) nabat – Looking somewhat intensely in a focused way at something.

This was not just a casual glance at the serpent. They had to look at it with focus and determination.

John 3:14-17 NKJV And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of Man be lifted up, (15) that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life. (16) For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. (17) For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.

Jesus makes an allusion to the fact that He would be crucified by mentioning that He was going to be “lifted up.”

Jesus said that people would have to believe on Him and in Numbers people just had to look on the serpent. We have this comparison but looking and believing are very closely connected.

If you are not looking, you are going to have a hard time believing. Whatever you look at it, will have a great impact on what you believe.

      • You steer towards whatever you stare at.

You cannot have strong and effective faith if you are not looking at the right things.

  1. Follow what you are looking at with your words.

Believing what you say versus saying what you believe:

    • Believing what you say (building your faith by your words)

Romans 10:17 NKJV (17) So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.

The highest interpretation of this Scripture is that faith comes when you hear yourself speak the Word of God. This is because you believe what you say.

Your faith is given to you through the Word. Your faith is not some kind of noble quality that you have because you are a good person or even a Christian. It comes to you because you hear (or give attention to) the Word of God. It is imparted to you directly because of the attention given to the Word of God.

You can make your faith go to a high level based on the level of attention that you give the Word of God.

    • Saying what you believe (speaking from your faith):

Mark 11:23 NKJV (23) For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says.

Romans 4:17 NKJV (17) (as it is written, “I HAVE MADE YOU A FATHER OF MANY NATIONS”) in the presence of Him whom he believed–God, who gives life to the dead and calls those things which do not exist as though they did;

Notice this verse does not say, “…He calls those things which are as though they are not…”

      • Faith is not denial!

Pretending or denying that sickness is attacking your body is not faith.

Hebrews 4:14-16 NKJV (14) Seeing then that we have a great High Priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. (15) For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin. (16) Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.

      • Confession (GREEK) – Homo-logeo – means “saying the same thing.”

Proverbs 4:20-22 NLT My child, pay attention to what I say. Listen carefully to my words. (21) Don’t lose sight of them. Let them penetrate deep into your heart, (22) for they bring life to those who find them, and healing to their whole body.

If we are told to take a prescription by our Doctor, there is no arguing with this. We will stay with it until the condition that required the medicine is changed or gone altogether.

We are willing to do this even if we do not see immediate results. We need to give the Word the same diligence.

      • When you speak the Word of God, you are releasing the seed of God’s power that is in that Word to cause itself to come to pass.