Faith, Healing

Physical healing is included in the atonement: Not a scholar or a liar | 1 Peter 2:24 | John 5:1-15

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A study of the Word and the Greek roots of 1 Peter 2:24 make it plain as the noonday sun that Jesus’ body was broken and striped to pay for PHYSICAL healing not just to atone for sin so we may be saved.

I heard a pastor once make this distinction…

Salvation is a resurrection.

Physical healing is restoration.

The Greek roots in 1 Peter 2:24 speak of restoration, repair of what was broken.

I wish I could remember the name of this author, but he said something like…

Any Bible scholar who says 1 Peter 2:24 doesn’t include physical healing is either not a scholar or is a liar.

First, I just love straight shooters like this, and second this author is 100% correct.

Who is your pastor discipling its people to be like? Jesus or the Pharisees?

Jesus loves people, gave His body and shed His blood for them. He wants people well, captives free, for people to be loosed from the devil’s oppression (Isaiah 53; Isaiah 61; 1 Peter 2:24; Luke 13; Matthew 8:16-17; Acts 10:38). And has commission us, the church, as His co-laborers and ambassadors to also heal the sick and set captives free in His name.

“Pharisees” AKA those today operating under and influenced by demonic religious spirits hate when people get free, are on satan’s side, pushing his agendas but often blind to that fact. They love their traditions and positions more than God and people and selfishly desire to hold onto those instead of seeing people set free, healed, delivered. Often refer to the gifts of the Holy Spirit as of the devil, preach against healing in Jesus’ name, and even refer to sickness (works of the devil according to Jesus) as blessings (being used to call what is evil, “good,” as the Word warns).

John 5:1-15 – A Man Healed at the Pool of Bethesda

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After this there was a feast of the Jews, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. Now there is in Jerusalem by the Sheep Gate a pool, which is called in Hebrew, Bethesda, having five porches. 

In these lay a great multitude of sick people, blind, lame, paralyzed, waiting for the moving of the water. For an angel went down at a certain time into the pool and stirred up the water; then whoever stepped in first, after the stirring of the water, was made well of whatever disease he had. 

Now a certain man was there who had an infirmity thirty-eight years. When Jesus saw him lying there, and knew that he already had been in that condition a long time, He said to him, “Do you want to be made well?”

The sick man answered Him, “Sir, I have no man to put me into the pool when the water is stirred up; but while I am coming, another steps down before me.”

Jesus said to him, “Rise, take up your bed and walk.” And immediately the man was made well, took up his bed, and walked.

And that day was the Sabbath. 10 The Jews therefore said to him who was cured, “It is the Sabbath; it is not lawful for you to carry your bed.”

11 He answered them, “He who made me well said to me, ‘Take up your bed and walk.’ ”

12 Then they asked him, “Who is the Man who said to you, ‘Take up your bed and walk’?” 13 But the one who was healed did not know who it was, for Jesus had withdrawn, a multitude being in that place. 14 Afterward Jesus found him in the temple, and said to him, “See, you have been made well. Sin no more, lest a worse thing come upon you.”

15 The man departed and told the Jews that it was Jesus who had made him well.

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What do we see in this passage?

  • Jesus sought him out and pursued him to heal him. It’s no different today. There’s an open invitation for healing for all who’ll receive what He ALREADY did, but we must receive it by faith: “By Jesus’ stripes, we were healed,” (1 Peter 2:24).
  • Jesus didn’t rebuke him for wanting to be well or tell him he had to get his life right first and come back when he was perfect. No! He simply healed him because it’s who He is. It’s His name – Healer. It’s His kindness to us that leads us to repentance.
  • Jesus didn’t tell him to wait because he was teaching him a lesson. No! The Word says the reason Jesus became man was to destroy the works of the devil – this includes healing from physical infirmities as ALL sickness is of the devil. He wants the devil and all his works off us. Get out of churches that tell you to stay in agreement with the works of the devil in your body or your loved ones! No sickness is God’s will for you or anyone. They’re insulting the broken and striped body of Jesus Christ and His finished work and purpose for coming into the earth.
  • The only ones who hated seeing people free were the Pharisees. Anyone in the church, including pastors, who teach healing is not for today and not God’s will for all are not operating by the Word and Spirit’s leading but by one similar to the Pharisees. I literally see “Christians’ attack other Christians for saying healing is for today, paid in full for all by Jesus. Who do they sound more like in the passage above? Jesus or the Pharisees. The Word can’t lie.
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He took up his bed, so he could throw it away! Jesus gave him a new beginning. He loves new beginnings. That’s why He came to make all things new and to become the Mediator of a new and better covenant, based on new and better promises. Hallelujah to the Lamb of God!

Jesus Himself became our Mediator – Job didn’t have the Christ as his Mediator which is why Christians today are not like him and can’t be like him. He wasn’t under this new and amazing covenant that we are in with God the Father through the Son. We are blessed indeed!

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Flee from today’s “Pharisees” who make “the Word of God of no effect through their tradition which they have handed down.,” (Mark 7:13).

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Jesus wants people well, including you.

Today’s “Pharisees” who have hardened their hearts to God and are under the influence of demonic religious spirits “preach” punishment, like some need to atone for our own sins through sickness, the ones Jesus already paid for. That’s works. Not grace.

So we have to earn our way through carrying sickness? No! Jesus carried it for us (Isaiah 53). We either believe Him or call Him a liar!

They preach people remaining in captivity, and the lie that God is using the works of the devil – physical infirmities – to teach people lessons. We don’t see this anywhere in the gospels.

No! Jesus healed them all and all manner of sickness and disease, NEVER referring to sickness as a blessing but ONLY as a work of the devil or oppression of the devil (Luke 13:16; Acts 10:38).

And the only things He did about these sicknesses and works of the devil? He healed and delivered people from them.

So are we called to line up our words with Jesus’ or the made up doctrines of man? The answer is obvious.

“And heal the sick there, and say to them, ‘The kingdom of God has come near to you,'” (Luke 10:9).

It’s better to obey God than man.

Decided to also record this post as a vlog…click on image to listen to it now…

https://tv.gab.com/channel/remnantrisingroaring/view/heal-the-sick-is-your-heart-60b2a2326575e8ea947dc8c0

Encouragement, Faith, Healing, Holy Spirit, Spirit led, The Word: Life & Health

Need strength? Draw upon the Living Water

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“Jesus answered and said to her, “If you knew the gift of God, and who it is who says to you, ‘Give Me a drink,’ you would have asked Him, and He would have given you living water,” (John 4:10).

We are living in evil times, and life in general can be exhausting. More than ever, I find myself praying and standing on the Word of God where He promises to be our Living Water.

Through reading the Word and allowing the Holy Spirit to speak to me as I do, I believe that “Well” must be drawn upon BY FAITH and by praying in the Spirit (tongues, prayer language whichever you prefer to call it).

I’m deeply moved by the woman at the well and her encounter with Jesus, her awaited Savior. Truly, He has been Living Water that has kept me in a world filled with trouble and tribulation (and my encounters with not so nice human beings).

Let’s get to the best part of my posts, the Word who is Jesus (John 1:1)…

Romans 8:11 says, “But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you.”

Need to draw upon this well? By faith, thank Him right now for the Living Water that dwells in you to flow to every cell and fiber of your being to give strength to your mortal body.

Ahhhhhhhhhhh. So beautiful, Lord, Your Holy Spirit is that Well of Living Water You’ve gifted Your sons and daughter with.

Don’t know if you’re a son or daughter of God the Father? Check out this post.

Isaiah 58:11 says, “The Lord will guide you continually, and satisfy your soul [mind, will, emotions, conscience] in drought, and strengthen your bones [your physical body all the way through]; You shall be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose waters do not fail.”

[My emphasis in brackets] Isaiah, the prophet prophesying of the Living Water that was to come and has come and is available to those who believe.

“And it shall be that every living thing that moves, wherever the rivers go, will live. There will be a very great multitude of fish, because these waters go there; for they will be healed, and everything will live wherever the river goes,” (Ezekiel 47:9).

“He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water,” (John 7:38)

This Living Water IN us can bring healing TO us and our mortal bodies and to those around us. Only believe!

And check out this treasure…

“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,” (1 Thessalonians 5:23).

Wow, Lord! Because of the Living Water of Your Holy Spirit, we can be COMPLETELY sanctified – our whole body, soul, and spirit. Your Living Water indeed can touch and heal our physical bodies (Romans 8:11, etc.)

How awesome is God! His Holy Spirit is the best Teacher ever, bringing the Word together FOR US as we diligently seek Him in His Word and in prayer.

And guess what, child of God? His Living Water isn’t intended to strengthen you alone. You are called by God to bring His Living Water to others around you.

Because of this post the Lord reminded me of another beautiful one He gave me called, “Carriers Of The Kingdom of God (Boy Do His Children Complicate What He Made Simple)”

Here’s a short excerpt from it…

“As carriers of the Kingdom of God wherever we go, His rivers of living water also go. And what did He say happens when the kingdom of God, inside us, is near? People are healed and set free.

And wherever we, “the rivers,” go and do what we are called to do, there will be a “great multitude of fish.” Those we’ve caught for the kingdom of God.”

Faith, Holy Spirit, Spirit led

Faith is a SUBTANTIAL substance and so very precious to God

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“Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen,” (Hebrews 11:1).

In the recent past when meditating on Hebrews 11:1, I heard the Lord say, “Faith is a substance,” and I said, “Wow! Lord,” and He showed me how when true faith is released it can be seen as having a SUBSTANCE because of its foundation or what it stands on: His Word (which is SUBSTANTIAL).

So powerful, Lord! I love You, so much!

But I didn’t make this other absolutely beautiful and amazing revelatory connection by His Spirit until last night when I once again read and pondered Hebrews 11:1.

I pray you also see this post as a message on how much God loves you, child of God. Oh so much! How much He treasures you and cares about everything concerning you (which is why any lies that cause His children to be prayerless and believe it’s pointless to pray REALLY grieve me like in this post).

This is a beautiful and amazing revelation, the Lord showed me last night…

Our Abba Father can SEE our faith when it’s released.

Let me say it again because it’s so powerful, but for you…

God can see YOUR faith when you release it. In the spirit realm, He can see your faith mix with His Word and your prayers.

Your faith is a tangible and precious thing in God’s kingdom.

Oh Papa God, how You break me with Your beauty in the very best ways of course.

This is the verse He brought to my remembrance as He was showing me the additional way our faith is a substance…

“Now when He had taken the scroll, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb, each having a harp, and golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of the saints,” (Revelations 5:8).

So precious to God that in the spirit realm our prayers take on the form of fragrant and beloved incense which He stores in golden bowls in heaven.

I can’t even, Lord. You can SEE our faith. *weeping*

I’ve never seen a Hebrews 11:1 – Revelations 5:8 connection before regarding the magnitude of our faith to God – how powerful, precious, and important our faith is to Him and of course our prayers.

His Word makes it clear faith is extremely important to Him, but this word opened it up for me on a whole other level. How tangible and real faith is in the kingdom of God and why He has SO much to say about faith. Glory to You, alone!

Honestly, faith is how His kingdom runs lest anyone boast.

“Let my prayer be set before You as incense, the lifting up of my hands as the evening sacrifice,” (Psalm 141:2). Very prophetic words David penned by inspiration.

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Here are some verses about faith for life and health to you. To renew your mind with His Word, the truth…

“For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith; as it is written, “The just shall live by faith,” (Romans 1:17).

“This is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith,” (1 John 5:4).

“But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him,” (Hebrews 11:6). IMPOSSIBLE! That one word says so much regarding His kingdom laws and ways regarding faith.

“For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God,” (Ephesians 2:8).

“And the prayer of faith will save the sick, and the Lord will raise him up. And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven,” (James 5:15).

“If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him. 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,” (James 1:5-7).

On the surface verse 7 of James 1:5-7 may seem harsh, but I believe He purposely set up His kingdom laws this way – to run on faith – so no one could boast in their works but in Jesus instead who finished the work of the Father.

Answers to prayer are not earned but all by grace through faith. What a Good Father!

And His Word is the provision He made available for all His children to have great mountain moving faith and to crush unbelief:

“So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God,” (Romans 10:17).

Child of God, your faith is a SUBSTANTIAL and precious substance to God. I pray this post inspires your prayer life for every prayer is precious to God. He cares about everything concerning you.