Divine Healing, How to be Healed
God’s Will is Health & Healing
God’s will is your health. Healing is His second best.
Hebrews 4:15 – He is touched and moved with our infirmities
Psalm 103 – God satisfies us with good things
The Father, Son, and Holy Spirit Agree:
Luke 13:16 – Jesus reaffirmed that sickness is “bondage” – the Son
Job 42:10 – called sickness “captivity” – the Father
Acts 10:38 – Holy Spirit called sickness “oppression” – the Holy Spirit
God Almighty has declared war on sin and sickness.
To receive healing, we must follow His instructions.
God has guaranteed your healing.
Proverbs 4:13 – “Take firm hold of instruction, do not let go; keep her, for she is your life.”
Numbers 23:19 – “God is not a man that He should lie.”
Psalm 89:17 – “For you are their glory and strength, and by your favor you exalt our horn. 18 Indeed, our shield belongs to the LORD, our king to the Holy One of Israel.”
Strength – the word here is “healing,” “health.”
Our “horn” is our authority, because of who we are in Christ.
Because of God’s glory, He wants to heal us.
Psalm 89:34 – “My covenant I shall not break” – God cannot break His word
Mark 7:13 – Jesus said the “word of God has become of no effect due to tradition” – powerful truth and revelation: instruction and the word are powerful, but if tradition is stronger than His instruction, the word will have no effect.
Jairus – Mark 5, Matthew 9:18 – he was ruler of synagogue. He broke tradition by kneeling before Jesus, which symbolized worship. And his daughter was healed.
Peter saw a vision of the animals. God had to rebuke him, “don’t call unclean what I’ve cleansed.” God was revealing that He would bring the gospel to the Gentiles.
Psalm 103 – God forgives. 1 John – we must confess before He forgives.
Someone may blaspheme the Holy Spirit through ignorance and be forgiven – Proof? Paul the Apostle. God’s mercy.
Willful, knowing act of blasphemy of the Holy Spirit is a different matter.
Psalm 103:1-5 –
“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,
Who heals all your diseases,
Who redeems your life from destruction,
Who crowns you with lovingkindness and tender mercies,
Who satisfies your mouth with good things,
So that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.”
The promises are yours IF you are obeying Him, living right.
How do you “bless the Lord”?
By serving Him. By glorifying Him through your actions, your service, your worship.
Three Glorious Keys:
- Bless the Lord – by obeying Him, serving Him
- Bless His name – His Name exalted. He must be first in your life.
- Forget not His benefits and promises
Psalm 78:41,42 – they limited Him and remembered not His covenant
“crowns you” – puts a mantle on you, surrounds you, with lovingkindness and tender mercies.
Sozo – the Greek word for “salvation” – means full salvation, includes physical, spiritual, from everything from the enemy.
Healing is the salvation of Jesus Christ having its divine action in my body.
Exodus 15:26 – “For I am the LORD who heals you.”
Exodus 15:25-26 – “There He made a statute and an ordinance for them, and there He tested them, and said, ‘If you diligently heed the voice of the LORD your God and do what is right in His sight, give ear to His commandments and keep all His statutes, I will put none of the diseases on you which I have brought on the Egyptians. For I am the LORD who heals you.’”
- Hear His voice; relationship with Him, fellowship
- Give ear – commit yourself to Him and His law
- Keep all His statutes – Keep means “protect”
I will put none of the diseases on you – means they were already healed.
Psalm 105:37 – “He also brought them out with silver and gold, and there was none feeble among His tribes.”
Not one feeble, sick, weak among you.
They left Egypt the same as eating the Passover, a type of accepting Christ as Savior, God healed three million people. They walked out a healed people.
If you walk out, you will also experience the same.
Egypt – symbolic of sin, the old life
In coming out, miracles waited for them.
If we stay in Egypt/sin, sickness may stay
Exodus 23:25 – “And I will take sickness away from the midst of you.”
Exodus 23:25 – “So you shall serve the LORD your God, and He will bless your bread and your water. And I will take sickness away from the midst of you. No one shall suffer miscarriage or be barren in your land; I will fulfill the number of your days.”
This is a powerful promise.
Deuteronomy 7:15 – “And the LORD will take away from you all sickness, and will afflict you with none of the terrible diseases of Egypt which you have known, but will lay them on all those who hate you.”
Jesus came to save the soul and the body.
Ephesians 5:23 – “For the husband is head of the wife, as also Christ is head of the church; and He is the Savior of the body.”
Jesus the savior of the body – double-meaning: the body of Christ, and the human body of individuals
We should resist sickness just like we resist sin.
Divine healing is good. Divine health is better.
Isaiah 53 –
“Who has believed our report?
And to whom has the arm of the LORD been revealed?
2 For He shall grow up before Him as a tender plant,
And as a root out of dry ground.
He has no form or comeliness;
And when we see Him,
There is no beauty that we should desire Him.
3 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.
6 All we like sheep have gone astray;
We have turned, every one, to his own way;
And the LORD has laid on Him the iniquity of us all.
7 He was oppressed and He was afflicted,
Yout He opened not His mouth;
He was led as a lamb to the slaughter,
And as a sheep before its shearers is silent,
So He opened not His mouth.
8 He was taken from prison and from judgment,
And who will declare His generation?
For He was cut off from the land of the living;
For the transgressions of My people He was stricken.
9 And they made His grave with the wicked—
But with the rich at His death,
Because He had done no violence,
Nor was any deceit in His mouth.
10 Yet it pleased the LORD to bruise Him;
He has put Him to grief.
When You make His soul an offering for sin,
He shall see His seed, He shall prolong His days,
And the pleasure of the LORD shall prosper in His hand.
11 He shall see the labor of His soul,[b] and be satisfied.
By His knowledge My righteous Servant shall justify many,
For He shall bear their iniquities.
12 Therefore I will divide Him a portion with the great,
And He shall divide the spoil with the strong,
Because He poured out His soul to death,
And He was numbered with the transgressors,
And He bore the sin of many,
And made intercession for the transgressors.”
He was wounded
By His “stripes” – bruises, wounds
Blood was shed for sin. Blood makes atonement for the soul.
Body was broken for healing.
Let’s accept both
Our spirit is renewed.
Our soul is saved.
Our body is healed.
Job 33:24, 25 – “Then He is gracious to him, and says, ‘Deliver him from going down to the Pit; I have found a ransom’; His flesh shall be young like a child’s, He shall return to the days of his youth.”
Triple Cure for Man,
a Three-fold Being
Man is a three-fold being. Man is a spirit, who has a soul, and lives in a body.
1 Thessalonians 5:23 – “Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you completely; and may your whole spirit, soul, and body be preserved blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.”
The fall: the spirit died; soul became burdened with sorrow; body became subject to sickness and disease.
James 1:18 – we as believers are “begotten” children not created children. Adam was created a child of God. Begotten means we are in a higher plane that unfallen man, than Adam was even in his perfect state.
Adam was not born of the Spirit. He did not have a recreated human spirit. He was not born again. He was created.
Begotten means the Holy Spirit breathed His life into your spirit. His nature became a part of your nature. Your spirit and the Lord’s Spirit became one. We are one with Him.
Jesus said, “I in them, they in Me.”
1 Corinthians 6:17 – “But he who is joined to the Lord is one spirit with Him.”
He that is joined to the Lord is one spirit with Him.
Oneness beyond explanation.
You and Jesus became united, no separation. It’s beyond union and oneness. You cannot separate the Lord from the church or vice-versa. He is the head, we are the body.
Ephesians 1 – When God spoke it, He established it forever. Summary of Ephesians 1:
I was chosen before the foundation of the world
I am holy – I am blameless – I am adopted – I am accepted – I am redeemed – I have all wisdom – I know His will – I have an inheritance – I am sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise
Romans 8:29 – “Our spirit man is being conformed to the image of Christ. Our spirit man is justified and glorified.”
Our spirit man is healed and healyour.
Triple Cure – Spirit, Soul, Body
God offers healing of all three of man’s parts: spirit, soul, and body. Let’s first look at:
Isaiah 53:5-6 – “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.
All we like sheep have gone astray;
We have turned, every one, to his own way;
And the LORD has laid on Him the iniquity of us all. “
In God’s awesome, glorious proclamation to Moses recorded in Exodus 34, God declares that He forgives “iniquity and transgression and sin.”
Exodus 34:6-7 – “And the Lord passed before him and proclaimed, ‘The Lord, the Lord God, merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abounding in goodness and truth, keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin . . .’”
There is a great mystery here, but let’s focus on the fact that God forgives and heals man fully and completely, in all three parts.
Man is a fallen being. Transgression is birthed in the spirit; iniquity is birthed in the soul; sin is active in the body.
Isaiah 53:5 – “He was wounded for our transgressions.”
Proverbs 18:14 – it is the spirit that gets wounded.
His spirit was wounded when God left Him on the cross: “Father, why have You forsaken Me?”
Jesus was bruised for our iniquities.
“My soul is exceedingly sorrowful” – Matthew 26:34
Christ became sin; His soul was bruised when our sins became His.
He was chastised for our peace.
Triple Cure for Man: Spirit, Soul, Body
Transgression Spirit Birth of sin
Iniquity Soul Decision of sin
Sin Body Act of sin
Deuteronomy 28 – lists 39 diseases
The old law of whipping was 39 lashes.
Paul was whipped 40 times minus one.
So we can really say, “With His stripes we are healed.” All diseases. Spirit is the real me.
Soul is my emotions, personality, and intellect.
My body is the house.
Jesus & the Passover:
The result of the cross is healing.
Whenever Israel honored the blood covenant, healing came.
When Israel ate the passover, the result was healing.
1 Corinthians 11:23-26 – “For I received from the Lord that which I also delivered to you: that the Lord Jesus on the same night in which He was betrayed took bread; and when He had given thanks, He broke it and said, ‘Take, eat; this is My body which is broken for you; do this in remembrance of Me.’ In the same manner He also took the cup after supper, saying, ‘This cup is the new covenant in My blood. This do, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of Me.’
For as often as you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death till He comes.”
We must not forget the covenant. It is absolutely powerful.
- 23 – the Lord gave Paul this truth
“Speak to all the congregation of Israel, saying: ‘On the tenth of this month every man shall take for himself a lamb, according to the house of his father, a lamb for a household. 4 And if the household is too small for the lamb, let him and his neighbor next to his house take it according to the number of the persons; according to each man’s need you shall make your count for the lamb. 5 Your lamb shall be without blemish, a male of the first year. You may take it from the sheep or from the goats. 6 Now you shall keep it until the fourteenth day of the same month. Then the whole assembly of the congregation of Israel shall kill it at twilight. 7 And they shall take some of the blood and put it on the two door posts and on the lintel of the houses where they eat it. 8 Then they shall eat the flesh on that night; roasted in fire, with unleavened bread and with bitter herbs they shall eat it. 9 Do not eat it raw, nor boiled at all with water, but roasted in fire—its head with its legs and its entrails. 10 You shall let none of it remain until morning, and what remains of it until morning you shall burn with fire. 11 And thus you shall eat it: with a belt on your waist, your sandals on your feet, and your staff in your hand. So you shall eat it in haste. It is the LORD’s Passover.’”
Old Covenant is the shadow
New Covenant is the substance
The glorious truths of the new life in Jesus are revealed in both the Old and New Covenants, or Testaments. The Old Covenant is the shadow, or type and symbol, of the truths. In the New Covenant, the truths are fulfilled and are therefore the substance.
Explanation of the Passover
- 3 – A lamb for a house – God believes in household salvation – if one person is saved in a family, there is an umbrella of salvation for them all.
- 6 – 14th day – evening –
fire, unleavened bread, bitter herbs, nothing left until the morning
- 11 – loins girded, eat in haste – They were healed as they were eating and leaving.
Every time you partake communion, you partake of Christ.
There is healing in the atonement.
Hebrews 9:11-12 – “But Christ came as High Priest of the good things to come, with the greater and more perfect tabernacle not made with hands, that is, not of this creation. Not with the blood of goats and calves, but with His own blood He entered the Most Holy Place once for all, having obtained eternal redemption.”
The blood of Jesus will set you free from your past.
- 19 – “For when Moses had spoken every precept to all the people according to the law, he took the blood of calves and goats, with water, scarlet wool, and hyssop, and sprinkled both the book itself and all the people.”
Moses took blood of calves, goats, with:
water – the word
scarlet – the suffering of Christ
wool – His judgment
hyssop – a plant used to spray the blood – symbolic of faith
sprinkled the book
Psalm 51:7 – “Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean; wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.”
“purge me with hyssop and I shall be clean…”
“This is the blood of the Testament”
Because of the blood, everything is ours. We should lack nothing because of the blood.
Faith is the result of the revelation of the blood covenant. Revelation of the cross will birth faith.
James 1:6-7 – “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; 8 he is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways.”
“let him ask in faith…”
2 Peter 1:3-4 – “as His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us by glory and virtue, by which have been given to us exceedingly great and precious promises, that through these you may be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.”
“All things” in this life and Godliness
1 John 3:21-22 – “Beloved, if our heart does not condemn us, we have confidence toward God. And whatever we ask we receive from Him, because we keep His commandments and do those things that are pleasing in His sight.”
If we are living right, our hearts will not condemn us. Then there is confidence toward God, there is faith.
Holy living produces faith. If someone is in sin, they do not have confidence or faith toward God.
How to Receive Healing
and Divine Health
To receive divine health:
One – Abide in Him- John 15:7
Two – Let the word work its healing power in you
Three – John 5 – Will you be made whole? Man with infirmity for 38 years healed at Pool of Bethesda – Find someone who will believe with you.
Abide in Him- John 15:7
1 John 3:6 – “Whoever abides in Him does not sin. Whoever sins has neither seen Him nor known Him.”
We must cooperate with Him – John 8:31-32 – “Then Jesus said to those Jews who believed Him, ‘If you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed. And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.’” John 8:31-32
How to receive healing
One – Receive the word of healing
Psalm 107:20 – He sent his word and healed them
Two – Let the wrd work its healing pwr in you
1 Thessalonians 2:13 – word works effectually in them that believe
Three – John 5 – will you be made whole – Find someone who will believe with you.
Psalm 89:34 – his word is established forever.
Why is that unbelievers sometimes get healed quickly, while sometimes believers may not be healed as fast?
T.L. Osborne – “Because the unbeliever gets healed because of God’s mercy, while the believer gets healed because of God’s covenant. However, unbelievers are the ones who lose their healing.”
Believers are under an entire different system. Imagine two rooms: “Mercy room” and “Covenant room.” Believers have to go to the Covenant room and learn about it before they can receive their healing.
People lose their healing because there is no foundation. The covenant is part of that foundation.
The first covenant God made with Israel after they left Egypt: the covenant of healing.
Healing in Book of Numbers,
fulfilled in Jesus Christ
Numbers 21:8-9 – “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.’ 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.”
Israel came to the wilderness. Many were bitten by serpents, got sick and died. Moses cried out to the Lord. The Lord said take this pole, put a serpent on it, and whoever looks at the serpent will be healed. The serpent is symbolic of Christ on the cross.
In John 3, Jesus said: “‘And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of Man be lifted up, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life.’” John 3:14-15
Key to miracles: a continual look by faith at Jesus Christ. The healing process begins and goes on while I look at Christ. Looking by faith.
Look – to receive; to be clothed with; to be overcome by; to be enraptured in. Look means a present experience. The One I see will clothe
- I will walk in Him, and He will walk in me. Look means a union of the two coming together.
You are no longer aware of yourself, your sickness, your pain, or anyone else. You become aware of Him and totally conscious of Him.
Preparation is: the word building faith in you. It enables you to draw near to Him.
Jeremiah 33:3 – “Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know.”
It begins with calling Him, knocking. And visiting His presence.
He answers. He shows you Himself, great and mighty things which you do not know. That happens when you touch Him with your faith. Your faith is lifted as the word pours within you. Worship enables the spirit to release what’s within. Every time you worship, the soul and body are laid aside, and the spirit comes into action. There is a release of the river Jesus talked about. Living water touches your soul.
Worship is in the innermost holy sanctuary.
Tabernacle’s Three Sections: Three Parts of Man
Outer Court Body Confession
Holy Place Soul Praise
Holy of Holies Spirit Intimacy
Confession – cleansed by the blood
The greatest worship is in silence – Job 5