1 Peter 2:24
Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.
“But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind. For let not that man suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord; he is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways.”
Christ The Healer
WHY DO SOME FAIL TO RECEIVE HEALING?
One reason some people are not healed is because they 114
believe what their five senses tell them in the place of believing the Word of God. We should realize that the five senses belong to the natural man and that they were given to us to be used for the things of this world. But the things of God cannot be discerned, appropriated, and known by the natural senses.
No kind of physical sensation, such as pain, weakness, or sickness, can ever be a good reason for doubting the fulfillment of any divine promise. How foolish it would be for me to doubt the promise of Christ’s second coming because I felt sick or weak, or had a pain. And if a pain is not a good reason for doubting one promise, it is not a good reason for doubting any promise. God is just as faithful to one promise as to another. If it is foolish to doubt God’s promise concerning Christ’s second coming because of pain or any disagreeable feeling, it is equally as foolish to doubt God’s promise to heal because of these things.
The ground upon which we claim the forgiveness of sins is the fact that Christ bore them “in his own body on the tree” (1 Peter 2:24). We must believe that we are forgiven before our feelings can be any different. It is in exactly the same way and on the same ground that we are to appropriate physical healing from the Great Physician. The healing of both our souls and bodies is based on the unchangeable truth of Christ’s finished work, not on our feelings.
God gives you the redemptive name, “Jehovah-Rapha,” thereby saying unto you, “I am the Lord that healeth thee.” He wants you to answer with faith, “Yes, Lord, Thou art the Lord that healeth me.” He wants exactly what He says to be true in your experience. You can make no mistake in saying and steadfastly believing what He says: that He is actually healing you at the present moment. He will continue working until you are “perfectly whole.” Faith is saying and believing what God says, and then acting accordingly. The blessings we take by a steadfast faith in God’s promises will always materialize.
WE MUST NOT BE DOUBLE-MINDED
When appropriating the healing Christ has provided, we must not be double-minded. James says: “But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed. For let not that man think that he shall receive any thing of the Lord” (James 1:6-7). We must, as it were, behead ourselves and put on “the mind of Christ.” This means to see only what He says and to act accordingly. This is implied in our asking “in faith.” Paul tells us to “put off the old man with his deeds.” This includes the old man’s habit of thinking only according to the evidence of the five senses. Putting on the new man and having the mind of Christ, includes our thinking and believing what is written, and saying, as He did, “It is written.” Remember, the “new man” is not governed by the evidence of the senses.
*ALL MINISTERS ARE ACCOUNTABLE FOR TIME INCREMENTS TO BE MET. ALL PREACHING MUST BE COMPLETED BY TWENTY MINUTES BEFORE THE TOP OF THE HOUR TO ALLOW FOR THE WORKING OF THE WORD.
**IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT BEFORE YOU PREACH YOU SPEND 30 MINUTES – SITTING IN A CHAIR – SAYING THE FOLLOWING – OUT LOUD:
*I THANK YOU LORD – ACCORDING TO 1 JOHN 2:27 – I HAVE AN UNCTION TO SPEAK. ACCORDING TO MARK 16:17-18, “WHEN I LAY HANDS ON THE SICK THEY RECOVER.” *I HAVE HEALINGS, MIRACLES, SIGNS, WONDERS, WORKING OF MIRACLES, WORD OF KNOWLEDGE AND THE GIFT OF FAITH MANIFEST THROUGH ME.
*ACCORDING TO JOHN 14:16 THE HOLY SPIRIT IS HELPING ME TO MINISTER. I DO NOT DO IT IN MY OWN STRENGTH.