(John 21:25 AMPC) And there are also many other things which Jesus did. If they should be all recorded one by one [in detail], I suppose that even the world itself could not contain (have room for) the books that would be written.
There were innumerable healings and miracles performed by Jesus, but we do not have record of them all. We do have record of 19 of them and because the Holy Spirit instructed those men to record them for us, we should take the time to study them.
In studying these healings, we can learn that if we will do what the people did, we can receive what the people got. (Acts 10:34)
For this reason, we are looking at the details of each case.
Remember, pay attention to the details. Sometimes the key for you to be able to receive from Heaven is in the details.
In studying these healing miracles, we can learn how to receive healing for ourselves and learn how to minister healing to others.
This is a summary of the ministry of Jesus: He went about teaching, preaching, and healing.
(Matthew 4:23 NKJV) And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all kinds of sickness and all kinds of disease among the people.
(Matthew 9:35 NKJV) Then Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every sickness and every disease among the people.
We want to emphasize what Jesus emphasized!
These truths belong to us!
Preaching is a proclaiming of the Good News and is designed to draw the attention of people. Teaching brings people into knowledge and revelation of what belongs to us as believers.
- We need to hear proper teaching on healing so that we can cooperate with the healing power of God.
- What you hear, is going to be what you have faith to receive.
- Jesus wants you to have a life of health and healing and to walk in it, you must know something about it and be skilled in what you know.
- As you hear these things being taught, you can receive your healing!
(John 4:46-54 NKJV) So Jesus came again to Cana of Galilee where He had made the water wine. And there was a certain nobleman whose son was sick at Capernaum. (47) When he heard that Jesus had come out of Judea into Galilee, he went to Him and implored Him to come down and heal his son, for he was at the point of death. (48) Then Jesus said to him, “Unless you people see signs and wonders, you will by no means believe.” (49) The nobleman said to Him, “Sir, come down before my child dies!” (50) Jesus said to him, “Go your way; your son lives.” So the man believed the word that Jesus spoke to him, and he went his way. (51) And as he was now going down, his servants met him and told him, saying, “Your son lives!” (52) Then he inquired of them the hour when he got better. And they said to him, “Yesterday at the seventh hour the fever left him.” (53) So the father knew that it was at the same hour in which Jesus said to him, “Your son lives.” And he himself believed, and his whole household. (54) This again is the second sign Jesus did when He had come out of Judea into Galilee.
(John 4:46-47 NKJV) So Jesus came again to Cana of Galilee where He had made the water wine. And there was a certain nobleman whose son was sick at Capernaum. (47) When he heard that Jesus had come out of Judea into Galilee, he went to Him and implored Him to come down and heal his son, for he was at the point of death.
This was the second miracle Jesus did in Galilee. The first miracle was at the wedding of Cana where Jesus turned the water into wine.
The Nobleman had enough faith to come to Jesus and ask Him to come down and heal his son. Perhaps he had heard of what had happened at the wedding earlier. Because he was a nobleman, maybe he was at the wedding that day.
We can assume that the son is of age where his father could pray or use his faith on his behalf and Jesus allowed it.
(John 4:48 NKJV) Then Jesus said to him, “Unless you people see signs and wonders, you will by no means believe.”
(John 4:48 BBE) Then Jesus said to him, You will not have faith if you do not see signs and wonders.
The man had misplaced faith. His faith was based more on the spectacular happening instead of just faith in Jesus and the anointing that was on Him and His Word.
Brother Hagin used to say, “Many seek the spectacular and miss the supernatural.” This was the case with this man.
But notice Jesus did not move on from the man. He was endeavoring to get the man to move his faith to the correct place so that He could help him.
The man had his faith on Jesus coming to his house, much like a lucky charm or rabbit’s foot instead of the Word of God.
This would be like having religious objects placed in your home thinking that those things will work to protect you from something bad happening to you or your household.
(John 4:49-50 NKJV) The nobleman said to Him, “Sir, come down before my child dies!” (50) Jesus said to him, “Go your way; your son lives.” So the man believed the word that Jesus spoke to him, and he went his way.
Jesus did not do anything that the man asked him to do. He did not come to his house and He did not even pray for the man’s son.
So, what did Jesus do? Jesus did what was best for this man’s level of faith. Jesus was essentially saying to the man, “I’ll give you something better than Me coming to your house. I’ll give you my words…”
He gives the man the Word of God to believe so that he could put his faith in the Word and not what he could see.
Jesus will always try to move people to believe the Word of God.
Jesus wanted the man to believe that his son was healed just because Jesus said so!
And it worked! The man believed the word that Jesus spoke to him and he went his way. He took Jesus at His word. This is the kind of faith that pleases God – faith that simply takes Him at His Word without any proof or evidence in the natural.
How do we know he believed it? He obeyed it and put action to what he believed. He walked off from Jesus as though it was done, that his son was healed.
The man had come a day’s journey to meet Jesus and therefore had a day’s journey to get back home. Jesus gave him words to hold on to while he was on his way back home.
God has given us His Word to hold on to during the time it takes from our request to the time when we receive the manifestation of our request. We can hold on to what God’s Word says instead of what the circumstances are saying to us.
The man had no way of knowing the condition of his son until he got home. He could know the words of Jesus and resume his walk.
(John 4:51-52 NKJV) And as he was now going down, his servants met him and told him, saying, “Your son lives!” (52) Then he inquired of them the hour when he got better (KJV – began to amend). And they said to him, “Yesterday at the seventh hour the fever left him.”
(John 4:52 NET) So he asked them the time when his condition began to improve, and they told him, “Yesterday at one o’clock in the afternoon the fever left him.”
This healing was not an instantaneous miracle. It was a process. The process was no less supernatural than an instantaneous miracle. Healing is healing!
(Mark 11:24 NKJV) Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them.
At the time that we pray, we are to believe that we receive the answer. Jesus is not asking us to believe that something has manifested at the time that we pray. He is asking us to believe that we receive the answer at the time that we pray.
Receiving and manifestation are two different things!
Receive (GREEK) – to actively take, to get hold of
Manifestation is something you can experience in the natural realm. Receiving is a spiritual act and is of faith in your spirit (heart).
Receiving is simply coming into agreement with what God’s Word says.
(Mark 11:24 NKJV Edited) Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them with your heart, and you will have them manifested in the natural.
Take the pressure of manifestation off you. That is God’s job.
Your faith is giving God permission to work and bring manifestation.
(Hebrews 4:3 TPT) For those of us who believe, faith activates the promise and we experience the realm of confident rest…
Faith brings about a rest of knowing that we have received the answer. You don’t have to wait to the manifestation comes to enter the rest. We begin to rest at the time we pray.
Performing that act of receiving is to say with your mouth, “I believe I receive…” It takes place with word not how you feel about the situation.
(John 4:53 NKJV) So the father knew that it was at the same hour in which Jesus said to him, “Your son lives.” And he himself believed, and his whole household.
Healing is a doorway that brought blessing to this entire family. “Healing is God’s dinner bell…”
Notice Jesus did not physically walk in this man’s house and manifest Himself and yet the healing affected this man’s whole household. Jesus sent His Word into the man’s house which is Jesus coming to his house.
Just seeing Jesus is not an indicator that you would receive. There were people who “saw” Jesus all the time and yet they were not healed. No one who sees Jesus receives healing. People who believe receive healing.
(Psalms 107:20 NKJV) He sent His word and healed them, And delivered them from their destructions.
Note: Some of the content in this lesson comes from Pastor Nancy Dufresne of Dufresne Ministries. You can visit their ministry at www.dufresneministries.org.