God’s will to Heal. We are conviced because of scripture that it is God’s will to heal. In order to be scripturally correct we must have scripture. Paul reasoned in the synagogues but he did it with scripture. We do not go by stories, our own expirences or others but by the Word of God. Reason #1. God’s Word is medicine. Prov. 4:22 The word health actually means medicine. If we get enough of word long enough we will be healed. Ps. 107 says God sent his word and Healed them. Reason #2 A Strong Spirit. Prov. 18:14 tells us a strong spirit will take on an infirmity. Many times the Word tells us to be strong, nowhere does it tell us to be weak. God wants us to be strong.
2 Tim. 2:15 We are not only to read the Word of God but to study it. Studying the Word gives us revelation. God reveals himself to us through His Word. It pleases God when we study. We are approved. The Strong’s concordance and e-sword are very useful tools to study the Word.
It all begins in the book of Beginnings ( Genesis ). Many times in the first chapter it repeats ” God said ” God. was setting an example for us on how much our words mean. Our words carry life and death. Prov. 18:21. God’s perfect plan and will are revealed to us in the garden. He created man in his likeness and image. What does it mean to be created in the likeness of God. An egg is a great example of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. If we are God’s children (sons) and He is our Father and we have been born again, we are a part of Him. This makes us like Him as we were created ” In His Likeness “. We have authority over this world and things in this world. We are the same species – if you will – that God is.
Gen. 2 God took Adam’s rib and made a helpmate. The hebrew word for rib means “side” God took the female side of Adam and created women. God has both male and female attributes. When we are in unity with our husband or wife we are one in our decisions. We are in tune with each other and then can line up with His Spirit and become a powerful force in the earth. A threefold coard is not easily broken. When we agree in prayer together the word says He will do it. Matt. 18:19 Dwight shares his own personal expeirances when he and his wife did not agree and things did not work out good. When they agreed miracles happened. Glory to God!!
We are one with God. We are the same specie’s God is. We were created in his likeness and image. God wants to fellowship with us. Prayer is not a one way street. We are to quiet ourselves and listen to the Holy Spirit. Rom. 8:14-17. The Sons of God are led by His Spirit. There is communication and fellowship. We are spirit and the Holy Spirit searches our hearts and reveals his will for us. The Spirit guides and teaches through His Word and Spirit. He does not communicate with us through circumstances, He communicates by his Spirit to our spirit. Dwight gave his testimony how God led him by His Spirit.
Text:Luke 5:12 A man full of leprosy questions Jesus willingness to heal him. He knew Jesus could but wasn’t sure if Jesus was willing. So many Christians are in the same shoes as the leper. they know God can heal but aren’t sure he wants to. Pastor Jay brings out scriptural reasons that it is God’s will to heal us right now #1 God’s Word is medicine Prov. 4:20-22. #2 A Strong Spirit will sustain you Prov.18:14 #3 God’s original plan in the original creation Gen.1&2 #4 God’s will is the same in Heaven & the world to come Rev. 21:1-4 Matt. 6:10 #5 The origin of sickness and disease Rom. 5:11,12 Rom. 6:23 #6 Sickness is the work of the Devil. Job 2:7, Ps. 41:8, Luke 13:12-17
In Luke 8:14, Jesus gave a parable about four different types of soils. The four types of soils represent four kinds of hearts and there is a hidden key in each one. The third kind of soil is the thorny soil. The reason there is thorny soil is because there are weeds. The thorny soil is soil of the soul. Once a person becomes saved his spirit is reborn not his soul. Once the spirit is reborn it cannot sin. The way we weed the garden of our heart is by getting our soul saved. It is a spiritual progress.
We have a command from Jesus to go into all the world and preach the Gospel. If we aren’t doing what God told us to do then we are in sin. It is time the church and believers wake up according to 1 Corinthians 15:34 and Ephesians 5:14. The heart and soul of evangelism is abiding in Jesus(John 15:5). A believer cannot bear fruit if he isn’t abiding in Jesus. It is the will of God that we are productive in evangelism.
God made man so He can have fellowhip. We aren’t just His favorite or smartest pet, instead we are created in His image and likeness. We are the offspring of God. We are not just adopted into His family, we have His DNA. In John 15 it says that we cannot bear fruit unless we abide in Jesus. How do we abide in Jesus? Abiding in Jesus means spending time with Him. How much you love the Word of God is how much you love God. When Jesus was on the earth He got up morning by morning to meet with God. Jesus increased in wisdom , knowledge, stature and favor with God and man. Are you too busy to meet with God? If you make a habit of meeting with God morning by morning, God will open your spiritual ears. He will show and tell you things to come.
There is a connection between releasing the power of God and speaking. It takes true faith, power of the tongue and unity with God for miracles to happen. In the book of James it talks about the tongue being like a rudder, but what empowers the tongue is what is in the heart. All miracles are to show the power of God. When we hear God telling us to do something, no matter how strange it seems, when we obey our miracle will happen. When we learn to discern by the Holy Spirit on things to do miracles will happen.
Pastor Jay taught on Mark 11. Jesus cursed the fig tree then in v.23 said when you speak to the mountain and believe in your heart and do not doubt You will Have what you say. Jesus immediately goes on to whatsoever you desire when you pray and ask you shall receive it. The key is in verse 22. Jesus said ” Have the faith of GOD. We understand faith when we talk about being born again and about going to heaven to be with Jesus but then it stops there. We are to use faith in all ares of our life since it pleases God. Heb. 11:6 There is man’s faith (natural faith) and there is God’s faith ( supernatural faith ). We are shocked when our faith in natural things lets us down and then surprised when a prayer is answered. Faith is simple. Believe that you receive and you shall have!!
Prophetic words were spoken over several individuals in the church. Also Sydney talks about the Armada Network and what it’s all about. He requests that we pray for three specific things: 1.) Pray for open doors. 2.) Pray for finances. 3.) Pray for workers to go through the open doors. The doers of the Word are the people that get results. A set of wrong beliefs will lead to disaster. The secret to life is the fear of God. The fear of God will keep you from lawlessness but the love of God will keep you from legalism. The fear of God is an awareness, respect, awe, and honor of God. It is not fear of man, death or judgement. 1 John 4:18 says that perfect love casts out fear. Casualness in attitide towards God is a sin.
Galatians 2:20 – I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave Himself for me. If you are going to live in Christ you have to live by faith. The key to walking in the power of God is being filled with the Holy Spirit and living in Christ, then miracles will happen. Jesus walked in the power of God by walking in love. Faith needs to be birthed out of love for it to profit anything. Your heart needs to be the good soil in order for it to produce anything. Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God. Love is the soul, faith is the seed and fruit will produce from that.