YOU WILL RECOVER


"And these signs shall follow them that believe...they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover." (Mark 16:17-18)

We just read here that when a person believes and lays hands on the sick, the sick SHALL RECOVER! The Bible didn’t say that they might recover, it says they SHALL recover.

You may be thinking, “Well I had hands laid on me, and I didn’t get healed. So what happened?”

Does God heal or doesn’t He? Does He choose to heal some and not others? Is He even in the healing business today?

These are valid questions. Even though the answers may seem mysterious or unreachable, the answer to these questions is really very simple.

I have good news, and it might shock you, but the truth is your healing did come. As a matter of fact your healing is still there!

I had one person say to me, referring to ministers who pray for the sick; “They have tried and tried to heal me, and it didn’t work.”

When the person said this, I immediately responded saying; “Yes it did! In fact you have your healing now!”

How can I say this?

First of all, in Mark 16:18 we read where; “... they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.” The word SHALL does not mean might. It has been translated from a Greek word which means; “To have, to hold, to possess”

The word RECOVER here, has been translated from a Greek word which means; “Well, good, recovering health.”

So we can literally translate this promise from scripture this way. “...they shall lay hands on the sick, and they (the sick) will have and possess recovering health.”

Second of all, God is not the One holding healing back from us. Look at what He said in Exodus 15:26; “...I am the Lord that healeth thee.” And in Malachi 3:6 He declares “I am the Lord I change not.” James 1:5 says; “...(God) giveth to all men liberally…” And then in I John 4:8 we read where “...God is love.” And finally in 1 Corinthians 13:8 “Love never fails..”

So God is the One Who gives us healing, He never changes, and since He is love, and love never fails, then God never fails to give us healing! 

So why does it appear at times that we are not healed?

This issue is not God. The issue is with us. We are the ones who need to receive what He gives. We must understand that it takes faith to receive anything from the Lord.

“For by faith are you saved, through grace, and not of your selves it is a gift of God.” (Eph 2:8).

Salvation is a gift. The only way you receive salvation is by faith. The word SAVED here in Eph 2:8 does not merely mean salvation from hell after you die. This word has been translated from the Greek word SOZO which means “to save, to deliver, protect, heal, preserve, be made whole.”

We can see here that salvation, which includes healing, is a gift from God, and is freely given to us by His grace. This gift though, can only be received through faith.

You see the very moment hands are laid on a person for healing, it is given. What we need to do is to simply believe that God has given it! 

The only way to receive anything from the Lord is by faith, through grace.

Mark 16:17-18 tells us that, “...they shall RECOVER.” Again the word RECOVER means “RECOVERING HEALTH” which implies time.

Healing is instantaneous. But the manifestation of your healing can be a process. As you continue to believe that you have received, your healing begins to manifest over time.

When you have been dealing, or living with a problem for some length of time, it can literally become your giant.

A giant, like the warrior Goliath in 1 Samuel 17, is a challenge or an obstacle that stands in front of you to block you from receiving the promises of God.

A giant can be a stronghold in your heart that exalts itself against the knowledge of Christ, thus making the Word of God unfruitful in your life.

What you need to do in this scenario is to continue thinking, believing and acting on what God has said about your healing. When God's promise of healing is bigger in your heart than the sickness in your body, that promise overthrows the stronghold that was hindering your victory! 

When we only see the promise of God's Word in our heart that is when the saving power of that Word is activated and released into our bodies.

I used to get frustrated when I would pray for people to be healed and it appeared that nothing took place.

There would be times where I would sense the healing power of God bouncing right off of their body and back into my hands.

In other cases I would sense the power of God going into their body, but it would only go so far, and then stop. This person could say that they actually felt something, but in the end no real manifestation took place.

Then there were those times when I would sense the power of God being received into their body, and they would immediately see a manifestation of healing! They were healed, and they would rejoice and give God the glory. But then a few days later the symptoms of that issue would appear to come back and they would lose the manifestation of their healing.

What was happening? They were not receiving or keeping what the Lord had given them.

Let these words sink into your heart and form your faith.

God said the sick would recover, and God never lies! So if He said they would recover, then that means healing was given.

When you realize that it's not your loving Father who's holding back, but that it’s up to you to believe and receive His promise, you will be on the road to recovery.

I have no problem laying hands on people and believing for them to be healed. Whether they walk away well or not, I just keep standing in faith for them.

I don’t look for the outward manifestation. I look to the Word of God. He said that they would recover. In fact, I know that if they believe God and His Word in their heart--I don't care if it's five years from now--they will experience their healing!


If you've laid hands on someone who didn't receive their healing, don't cut off the flow of God's power by withdrawing your faith. Stand fast! Keep believing that God gave them what they asked for.
 
If hands have been laid on you for healing, believe that God has given you your healing! Activate the power of that promise, by believing God and His Word in your heart!

As you continue in His Word, you will see the manifestation of your healing. The Bible says that after you have done all that you can do, STAND until it manifests!

Bless God, believe that God has given you your healing, see your giant die, and experience your healing today!

THANK YOU


THE POWER THAT HEALS

“Whether is easier to say Thy sins be forgiven thee; or to say, Rise up and walk? But that ye may know that the Son of man hath power on earth to forgive sins, (he said unto the sick of the palsy,) I say unto thee, Arise and take up thy couch, and go into thine house. And immediately he rose up before them, and took up that whereon he lay, and departed to his own house glorifying God.” (Luke 5:23-25)

In reading the Word of God it doesn’t take long to see that a supernatural power is at work producing God's will in the earth. As you begin looking at the life of Jesus, you see this power demonstrated in and through His ministry. In fact, in His very first sermon Jesus emphasized that the Holy Spirit is upon Him, giving Him the power to preach, to heal, and to make men free!

In Luke 4:18 Jesus declared: “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, To preach the acceptable year of the Lord.”

The word anointed is translated from the Greek word chriō which means; “to touch with the hand, to consecrate to an office, to give power or authority.” What Jesus was literally saying to the Hebrew ear, was that God had placed His hand upon Him, and had given Him an authority, a power to free mankind from the bondage of sin.

In Acts 10:38 we read “How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him.”

Here we see Luke plainly stating How God anointed (chriō) Jesus with the Holy Ghost, and with power.

The word power here is translated from a Greek word dynamis which means strength power, ability, abundance, miraculous power.

This anointing on Jesus, gave Him the authority and power to heal all that were oppressed of the devil.

We see this power in action in Luke 5:17-25; “And it came to pass on a certain day, as he was teaching, that there were Pharisees and doctors of the law sitting …. and the power of the Lord was present to heal them. And, behold, men brought in a bed a man which was taken with a palsy: ...... And when he saw their faith, he said unto him, Man, thy sins are forgiven thee."

Here we see Jesus using this power that was present to heal, to forgive someone of their sins. Jesus went on to say that forgiving someone's sins, is just as easy as healing their bodies. Why? Because they are both done by the same power.

Luke 5: 17 tells us that while Jesus was teaching; “.... the power (dynamis) of the Lord was present to heal them.” But no one in that house where Jesus was teaching received their healing. Even though the power of the Lord was available to heal, no one benefited from it.

But when a man, who was sick, came in faith, Jesus used that power to forgive the man his sins.

Imagine that! The scriptures say the power was present to heal, not to forgive. What was Jesus thinking? In fact some of the Scribes and Pharisees that were sitting in that house listening to Jesus questioned among themselves about this.. They literally thought in their hearts; Who does this man think he is? Why does he think he can take the power of God and release someone of their sins?

These men understood that it would take a specific authority, a power, to release someone from the wages of their sin. They believed that only God has that place of authority and power.

But God has chosen to give this power to the Son of man. Jesus knew that the power was present, and He used that power to forgive this man of his sins. He released this man from judgement!

Now notice what Jesus went on to say and do: “But that ye may know that the Son of man hath power upon earth to forgive sins, (he said unto the sick of the palsy,) I say unto thee, Arise, and take up thy couch, and go into thine house. And immediately he rose up before them, and took up that whereon he lay, and departed to his own house, glorifying God.”

Once the man's sins were forgiven, which is the power of God releasing this man from the curse, Jesus told him to get up, pick up your bed and go home. YOU ARE FREE!

THE POWER THAT FORGAVE THIS MAN'S SINS HEALED HIS BODY

Jesus proved to them that the man's sins were forgiven by telling him to get up and go home!. His body was healed!

That’s what healing of the body does. It proves that sins are forgiven! It is the release from the judgement and curse of sin!

THE SAME POWER THAT FORGIVES SIN, IS THE SAME POWER THAT HEALS

The same is true for you and I today. Jesus took the power that God entrusted to him, and has already forgiven you of your sins, He has released you from the judgement and curse of sin by dying on the cross. YOU ARE FREE!
Now, according to John 3:16 all we have to do is believe this, and we can receive that same power that forgives our sins and heals our bodies as well.

I was preaching in a service one particular time, on the subject of forgiveness and the life of God. Before I ever entered into ministry, during a time of prayer, the Lord told me that He has placed His Word in my mouth. He went on to say that when I minister His Word, His power would be released and begin manifesting in people's lives. God made it clear to me this particular day that healing would manifest without me laying hands on people. As I would speak His Word, and as the people believed, they would be healed.

Now don’t misunderstand me, the Word of God says to lay hands on the sick, and they will recover, so this ministry continues to obey that Word. But it is through speaking His Word that His power to release you from the bondage of sin is made available.

I declared this to the congregation that day. During the sermon not one individual came forward with a testimony of healing.

When I finished my message I didn’t get discouraged. I did perceived faith in the congregation though, so I simply looked to the Lord and asked; Now what would you like me to do?

He instructed me to give an altar call, and invite people to accept Jesus, to be filled with the Holy Spirit and to receive healing for their bodies.

He said; "As they come forward, lay hands on them to receive." So I did as He instructed me and the altar was packed. As I prayed, souls were saved, filled with His Holy Spirit, and bodies were healed. God was truly glorified!

Later on that week, a woman who was in that service came up to me and began to tell me of an ailment that she had suffered with all of her life. She suffered from a skin condition that caused her constant pain and discomfort.

In her excitement she began to share with me her testimony. During that sermon, she began to feel a tingling sensation all over her body. She stated that she had never felt this type of sensation before. By the end of the service she noticed that she felt no more pain.

She apologized to me for not coming forward that day, but wanted to go home and inspect her body. She shared with her husband that she believed the Lord healed her.

When she did arrive home, both she and her husband began looking at her skin, and saw that the condition was completely gone from every part of her body! Glory to God, she experienced a dramatic healing, while being under the ministry of the Word.

The critics of God's healing message today need to understand that the same power that God uses to forgive and release them from their sins, is the same power that heals their bodies.

If you have received Jesus as Your Lord and Savior the power to forgive your sins has been released. You are now free from the bondage, judgment and curse of sin. And since you and I have been forgiven, our bodies are now free from its curse. That power brings health and healing to every part of your body!

All it takes is for you and I to believe like the man who came into the house that day where Jesus was ministering.

The Scriptures say that Jesus saw their faith! Faith tapped into the power of the Lord that was present. Faith caused this man to receive forgiveness of sins, to be made free, and to receive healing for his body!

We need to understand that through ministering the Word of God, like Jesus did when He was physically on this earth, power is made available for people to receive their freedom! Jesus saw people being healed right and left.

God wants people free, so Jesus set people free. Never once did Jesus put sickness on someone. The exact opposite happened! He took the power of God and forgave people of their sins, healed their bodies, and brought glory to God

It is time for the body of Christ to do the same today. It is time for us to hear the Word of God, take the power of the Lord and receive forgiveness for our sins, and healing for our bodies!


YOU ARE BLESSED



A HEART TO SEE YOUR HEALING

FROM "THE HEART OF THE MATTER" SERIES
When she had heard of Jesus, came in the press behind, and touched his garment.  For she said, If I may touch but his clothes, I shall be whole. And straightway the fountain of her blood was dried up; and she felt in her body that she was healed of that plague.  (Mark 5:27-39) 

A CHANGE OF HEART

FROM "THE HEART OF THE MATTER" SERIES
For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. (Hebrews 4:12)

GODS WORD WORKS

God’s Word is a law that works every time, all the time! 

Once a person becomes consumed with what God has said, their heart begins to be cleansed from the thoughts and images of bondage, and sickness. As a result they begin to think and see images of the healing, and freedom they have in Christ Jesus."

FAITH AND THE POWER OF GOD

FROM "THE HEART OF THE MATTER" SERIES
But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him. (Hebrews 11:6)

WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING AT?

"But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man is blessed in his deed."  (James 1:25)

Many times in ministering to individuals who are seeking healing, I'll bring a mirror. This mirror is not a physical glass type mirror. It is a special, supernatural mirror designed to give them a true and accurate reflection of who they really are.

The reason I bring this mirror, is that on many occasions the person who is seeking healing has become so consumed with the condition that is plaguing them, that they are unable to see themselves any other way.

This mirror is called “THE PERFECT LAW OF LIBERTY”, which is the Word of God! God’s Word vividly paints a living picture of the freedom, healing, and provision that HE has given us.

There is a reason why the Word of God is called “The Perfect Law of Liberty”.

A “law”, is something that works all the time! God has already done a work in and through Jesus Christ!

John 1:1-14 declares that Jesus is the Word of God, and that all things are created by and through Him. Jesus went onto say that “I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last.” (Rev 22:13) So this reveals that God has done, and continues to do a great work through Jesus, Who is His Word.

God’s Word is the beginning and the end of your situation.

John 8:31-32 goes on to say "…, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free."

God’s Word is a law that works every time, all the time!

Once a person becomes consumed with what God has said, their heart begins to be cleansed from the thoughts and images of bondage, and sickness. As a result they begin to think and see images of the healing, and freedom they have in Christ Jesus.

The word “LOOK” in James 1:25 means; "to bend over and peer into, to get a better look." When you begin to peer into the Word of God, you'll begin to see yourself as a person who has been healed, delivered, and made FREE! You'll begin to see an image of health instead of sickness, victory instead of defeat, freedom instead of bondage, prosperity instead of poverty, strength instead of weakness.

You’ll begin to see how valuable you are. (John 3:16)

Colossians 1:13 says that God HAS delivered us from the power of darkness.

2 Peter 1:3 proclaims that God HAS given us ALL THINGS that pertain to life, and godliness.

Luke 10:19 Jesus Himself declares that He HAS given you & I authority over all the power of the enemy and nothing shall by any means hurt us.

Isaiah 53:3-5 & 1 Peter 2:24 tell us that we are healed, and that God HAS healed us.

Glory to God, are you beginning to see the reflection of HEALING, and VICTORY?

James 1:22-25 is telling us to look into this mirror. When we are influenced, impacted and occupied by what we see in the Word of God, that is when we will begin receiving what God has promised us.

Are you consumed with the symptoms’ of sickness today, or are you occupied with 1 Peter 2:24 which declares “BY HIS STRIPES YE WERE HEALED.”?

James 1:25 instructs us to look and to keep on looking into this mirror. "But whoso looketh. . . this man is blessed in his deed." When we begin looking into this mirror that is when we will begin experiencing the blessing and the reality of this truth in our lives.

Being occupied and influenced by our natural understanding is actually reversing the process which God requires for us to receive our freedom.

So many people are being controlled by how they feel. They have allowed their feelings to be the compass of their lives. They exalt these feelings above the most rational thinking, not to mention the Word of God.

By being occupied by these feelings, we literally establish and reinforce the condition the devil has us in. We become cemented in our bondage, limited, restrained and controlled by the deception of the devil.

If one stays in this position long enough, they literally walk into physical and spiritual death!

One of the greatest revelations one can get from the Word of God is that thoughts produce feelings. If you have the wrong feeling it is a sign that you have the wrong thought. If you have the right feeling, that’s an indication you have the right thought!

We should take a life lesson from Abraham our Father in the faith, and imitate him. He refused to consider his own body and he waxed strong in faith LOOKING unto the promises of God. (Romans 4:18-21)

We also can follow after Sarah, Abraham’s wife. We read in Hebrews 11:11 where Sarah "received physical power…because she considered [God], Who had given her the promise, to be reliable and trustworthy and true to His Word." (Amp)

Instead of considering her limitations, which were her age, or the deadness of her womb, Sarah considered the promise of God’s Word, formed faith in her heart, and received strength in her body to conceive a child.

In Numbers 21:8 we read an account where thousands of Israelites were dying, because of snakes that had bitten them. So Moses, under the direction of God, set up a brass serpent on a pole and set it before the people.

In verse 8 we read, "and it shall come to pass, that everyone that is bitten, when he LOOKETH upon it, shall live." Notice the condition was, "everyone who LOOKETH shall live." No one would receive their healing, except on the condition that they LOOK and continue looking at the brass serpent.

This brass serpent on a pole was a prophetic picture of what Jesus Christ would become in behalf of all mankind.

The serpent represented the curse of the law (SICKNESS). The pole represents the cross on which Jesus would be crucified.

In Galatians 3:13 we read where; "Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law (sickness), being made a curse for us, for it is written, cursed is everyone who hangeth on a tree."

The word LOOKETH here in Numbers 21:8 infers a continual stare. This wasn’t a glance; they were to continually stare at it until they were healed.

Are you beginning to see it? Jesus became our PERFECT LAW OF LIBERTY!

The same is true today. The healing process is completed as we, not only begin to look into the Perfect Law of Liberty, but to keep our focus on JESUS, THE WORD, the Promise of God. We are to give Gods Word our full attention until we form a steadfast faith that receives His life giving power.

Begin looking at the right mirror. Change your focus from the deception of sickness, to the reality of healing. Walk in the freedom of divine health by looking into the Perfect Law Liberty today!




THANK YOU