GOD’S WILL ON HEALING
By Rhoda Collins
“Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers.” 3 John 1:2
We have the dunamis power within us, and have authority over every disease and demons to do all that God has equipped us to do as is written in His Word: “And Jesus summoned to Him His twelve disciples and gave them power and authority over unclean spirits, to drive them out, and to cure all kinds of disease and all kinds of weakness and infirmity.” Matthew 10: 1
Many believe that it is God’s will for them to be sick. They believe the devil’s lies that tell them that their dis-ease or pain or infirmity is a thorn in their flesh so it must be very good that they suffer for the Lord. Yet if they actually believed that why do they go to doctors and take medications to obtain healing? People need to quit believing that it’s holy to believe that God gave them diseases, and start believing that there is healing through the blood of Jesus and He wants to set them free. Look to yourself if you need healing!
Until the third century, miracles in Christ were abundant, but in the following centuries they have become rare. Because of unbelief, the church lost its power; because of unbelief the works of God were and are hindered today.
We see from the Bible that the covenant God gave His people was immunity from disease, “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.” (Exodus 23:25 AMP). If we obey the Lord and do what He says then His Word will come to pass, “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.” (Deuteronomy 7: 15, AMP).
Satan has no authority over us after we become born again, except if we give it to him. So we must be very careful not to open the door to sin and resist disease the same as we resist sin. It’s our job to take authority over sickness and disease and cast it out (look to sin-unforgiveness, bitterness, anger and evil spiritual roots causing disease); pray with faith and be persistent until it’s gone; work with the Holy Spirit’s guidance and repent if we need to get rid of something that hinders our healing.
“And it happened that the father of Publius was lying in bed afflicted with recurrent fever and dysentery; and Paul went in to see him and after he had prayed, he laid his hands on him and healed him.” Acts 28: 8
Jesus commissioned the body of Christ to do the will of God; to make disciples; to go out and heal the sick, cast out demons in the name of Jesus (Matthew 10: 8). His power still works today. This power has not decreased but rather we believers are challenged to take it to a higher level of faith because what really belongs to us is divine health. So keep up the good faith, be well and go and lay hands on others for their healing!
Read more on healing in the Hunting 4 Healing Sector in the “Xtreme Big Game Hunting” eTextbook.