Faith, Healing

BAD DOCTOR’S REPORT? Stand up and fight!

You or a loved one receive a bad doctor’s report?

Now is the time to make a choice: Believe the Lord’s report? Or exalt the bad doctor’s report above the Word of the Lord?

In Numbers 13-14, God wants us to use His Word as instruction to learn about two types of people.

  1. One who believes the Lord’s report no matter what he/she sees and acts on His Word by faith confident he/she will have victory over their enemies (sickness is an enemy).
  2. One who walks by what is seen and exalts the world’s bad reports above the Lord’s promises, faithfulness, covenant, and revealed will to him or her.

Whom would you rather God say YOU are like?

A PROMISE AND REVEALED WILL OF GOD: “And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, ‘Send men to spy out the land of Canaan, which I am giving to the children of Israel; from each tribe of their fathers you shall send a man, every one a leader among them,'” (Numbers 13:1-2).

The promise and revealed will: God IS GIVING the children of Israel the land of Canaan – enough said because of who said it – Almighty God!

A LOOK AT TWO TYPES OF PEOPLE GOD WANTS US TO SEE IN NUMBERS: FAITH VS. UNBELIEF [my emphasis in brackets]:

“Now they [the spies from amongst the children of Israel] departed and came back to Moses and Aaron and all the congregation of the children of Israel in the Wilderness of Paran, at Kadesh; they brought back word to them and to all the congregation, and showed them the fruit of the land. 

Then they told him, and said: “We went to the land where you sent us. It truly flows with milk and honey, and this is its fruit. Nevertheless the people who dwell in the land are strong; the cities are fortified and very large; moreover we saw the descendants of Anak there. [RUH OH! Magnifying what was seen above a promise of God, dangerously close to turning into unbelief (rejecting God’s will for oneself)].

The Amalekites [giants] dwell in the land of the South; the Hittites, the Jebusites, and the Amorites dwell in the mountains; and the Canaanites dwell by the sea and along the banks of the Jordan.”

Then Caleb quieted the people before Moses, and said, “Let us go up at once and take possession, for we are well able to overcome it.” [Now, we have Caleb who received a word from the Lord with gladness and was assured of victory based on a promise and revealed will of God. He has everything he needed to “go up AT ONCE and take possession, for we are well able to overcome it.” Why? Because God said so. Victory assured in his eyes, including over giants.”]

But the men who had gone up with him said, “We are not able to go up against the people, for they are stronger than we.” And they gave the children of Israel a bad report of the land which they had spied out, saying, “The land through which we have gone as spies is a land that devours its inhabitants, and all the people whom we saw in it are men of great stature. There we saw the giants (the descendants of Anak came from the giants); and we were like grasshoppers in our own sight, and so we were in their sight,” (Numbers 13:26-33). [These bad report exalting spies crossed over into full unbelief, rejecting the will of God for themselves and poisoned the faith of others as well.]

You can be like Caleb who took God for His Word and he and Joshua and their descendants entered into the land. Or…

…you can be like the spies who created their own false doctrine based on what was seen instead of a promise of God. They rejected God’s will for themselves and did not enter the land.

So, you’v received a bad doctor’s report?

Make a choice now to stand up and fight an possess what God has already given you through this promise in 1 Peter 2:24, “By Jesus’ stripes, you were healed.” And don’t allow any of those bad report spy types into your prayer circle for they will poison your faith, attempting to get you to deny the this powrful promise of God He has also ALREADY given you for Jesus finished His work 2000 years ago.

Or if you’re standing in the gap for a loved one’s healing, be sure to stand up and fight for them and possess their healing paid for in full by Jesus by faith because of grace alone. The enemy is the one who resists healing not God. He’s ALREADY healed us 2000 years ago, but like the children of Israel, we must possess what is already ours.

Yes, there may be “giants in the land of your body or the body of a loved one,” but God has already said, “By My Son, Jesus’ stripes, you WERE healed.” Use the Word as a weapon and defeat every last giant in your or their body.

His Kingdom runs on faith, lest anyone boast. Glory to Him alone.

You think that maybe it’s over
Only if you want it to be
Are you gonna wait for a sign, your miracle
Stand up and fight

This is it
Make no mistake where you are
This is it
You back’s to the corner
This is it
Don’t be a fool anymore
This is it

– This is it, Kenny Loggins

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