Bible Study and Teaching, Faith, Healing

Jesus purchased your “deserve” for healing from sickness

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“And behold, there was a woman who had a spirit of infirmity eighteen years, and was bent over and could in no way raise herself up. But when Jesus saw her, He called her to Him and said to her, “Woman, you are loosed from your infirmity.” And He laid His hands on her, and immediately she was made straight, and glorified God,” (Luke 13:11-13).

Two-thousand years after the death and resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and His establishment of a new and better covenanat based on new and better promises, the devil is still using the same demonic spirits who influenced the Pharisees to use church leaders and our brothers and sisters in Christ to attack and speak against healing and deliverance from sickness and spirits of infirmity. And to deny the power of the Holy Spirit.

It continues to boggle my mind to hear how many would rather preach the captivity of satan to sickness rather than the One who came to heal us. The One who is named Healer, Redeemer, Deliverer, Resurrection, and Life. The One who gave body to to be broken, striped, and put to death then raised again to redeem us from sin and all its effects (the curse of the law), including physical and spiritual sicknesses.

Recently, I heard another church leader preaching in favor of the devil’s sicknesses. He mockingly said something sarcastic about “Oh and those Christians who think they ‘DESERVE’ healing.” I turned it off of course because I am for those who preach and cherish everything Jesus paid for His children to have under a far superior covenant than the old covenant. For those who cherish the power of His name and blood.

I brought the idea before the Lord, and He said, “Jesus purchased your ‘deserve’ for healing.”

Of course, literally NO ONE, in their own righteousness deserves anything from the Lord, but glory to God, when we were born again, we IMMEDIATELY spiritually became a PART OF Christ’s very body and IMMEDIATELY indwelt by His Holy Spirit.

In Him, we are the very righteousness of God! The VERY righteousness of God, clothed in Christ’s perfection, forever, without end, no matter what we do or don’t do. We are SEALED by His blood in a permanent covenant relationship with Him.

So based on our pefect righstanding with God the Father IN Jesus Christ, we can say we DESERVE healing because He purchased the deserve for us.

This truth is simply recognition of my covenant rights in Christ Jesus. What His blood bought for me. Glory to the Lamb of God! Glory to my Abba Father who freely have His Son for me and will freely give me all good things.

Check out the outragoeusly bold prayers and declarations of David when he was up against Goliath and king Abijah when he was up against king Jeroboam.

These are two men who boldy declared victory over their enemies before God and Israel BEFORE their battles even began.

Why? Because they had covenant grounds to do so.

This is exactly why EVERY child of God can by faith declare victory over all sickness and disease and every work of the devil coming against their bodies! And expect total healing. We have the covenant grounds to do so. By Jesus’ stripes, we were healed. He sent His Word Jesus and healed us and delivered us from our destructions and on and on.

Did you recall that the old covenant law is called the ministry of death and condemnation? And that the new covenant is called the ministry of righteousness?

“But if the ministry of death, written and engraved on stones, was glorious, so that the children of Israel could not look steadily at the face of Moses because of the glory of his countenance, which glory was passing away, how will the ministry of the Spirit not be more glorious? For if the ministry of condemnation had glory, the ministry of righteousness exceeds much more in glory. For even what was made glorious had no glory in this respect, because of the glory that excels. For if what is passing away was glorious, what remains is much more glorious,” (2 Cor 3:7-11).

I suggest reading all of 2 Corinthians 3. It’s excellent and lifegiving and sets free! Though the old covenant was considered glorious, the new covenant exceeds MUCH MORE in glory!

Child of God, we are no longer under the ministry of death and condemnation but under the new covenant ministry of righteousness paid for in full by our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, full of new and better promises AND authority over ALL the power of the enemy.

Do not allow anyone to preach sickness to you as a blessing! All sickness is a work of the devil. God is not for the works of the devil or anything that was birthed into the earth because of sin. The devil is a liar!

Sickness is satanic captivity. Jesus came to set the captives free. (Acts 10:38) Hallelujah!

“But now He has obtained a more excellent ministry, inasmuch as He is also Mediator of a better covenant, which was established on better promises,” (Hebrews 8:6).

“He who sins is of the devil, for the devil has sinned from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that He might destroy the works of the devil,” (1 John 3:8).

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Answered Prayer, Faith, Grace

Need a prayer answered? Simply look at Jesus. Only Jesus.

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In recent months, the Lord has answered some of my prayers in amazing ways – and as He promises – exceedingly above what I asked for. I wrote about one of those answers here.

As a covenant child of God, if I merely glanced at myself as I prayed, my faith and any expectations of answered prayer would wither and die as I’m all too familiar with my imperfections and the shortcomings I have yet to conquer with His help.

Literally, the entire 19 years of my walk with the Lord, I can relate to the apostle Paul’s words in Romans 7:18-22 (TPT), “For I know that nothing good lives within the flesh of my fallen humanity. The longings to do what is right are within me, but will-power is not enough to accomplish it. My lofty desires to do what is good are dashed when I do the things I want to avoid. So if my behavior contradicts my desires to do good, I must conclude that it’s not my true identity doing it, but the unwelcome intruder of sin hindering me from being who I really am. Through my experience of this principle, I discover that even when I want to do good, evil is ready to sabotage me. Truly, deep within my true identity, I love to do what pleases God.”

But through my confession of faith in Lord Jesus Christ, my true identity is daughter of the King. I am clothed in the royal garments Christ, washed squeaky clean from every sin – past, present, future, in covenant with God the Father, forever sealed in the blood of His Son.

Like Paul, truly, the desires of my heart are to ALWAYS do what pleases the God I love oh so much, but that unwelcome intruder of sin hinders me from being who I really am.

In the words of the apostle Paul once again, Romans 7:24-25 (TPT), “What an agonizing situation I am in! So who has the power to rescue this miserable man from the unwelcome intruder of sin and death? I give all my thanks to God, for his mighty power has finally provided a way out through our Lord Jesus, the Anointed One!”

Gllllooorrrrrrrryyyyyyyy! Praise You, my Lord Jesus Christ! You’ve provided the way out, and I chose Your way! Thank You, Lord! I love You so much.

Beloved, if you’re truly a child of God who has confessed Christ and need the Lord’s help today or are standing on a promise of God, you can approach God with absolute boldness with Jesus Christ, the perfect One, standing in the gap as your personal Mediator.

Don’t even peak at yourself, not even a glance, if you need answers to prayers. Nor entertain thoughts from the enemy that try to get you to question your fully righteous standing IN Christ, saying, “You did this, that, and the other. God can’t answer the prayers of someone like you.”

Lies! That’s why that snake is called the accuser. Refuse those lies. Take them captive. Cast them down and out of your thoughts and declare who you actually are in Christ.

Guard your heart from the religious teachings that have infiltrated the church that are of the enemy that attempt to get God’s own children to compare themselves to others’ standards or what THEY think it means to be a good Christian through their man-made measuring sticks of righteousness.

“For we dare not class ourselves or compare ourselves with those who commend themselves. But they, measuring themselves by themselves, and comparing themselves among themselves, are not wise,” (2 Corinthians 10:12).

This is exactly what the enemy uses, even through those in church leadership, to do. For example: “Oh, you’re a divorced. Well, you did what God hates, no wonder You’re having a hard time.” As if divorce is an unpardonable sin more powerful than the blood of Jesus Christ! That talk of theirs is devil talk. Not the language of the Father who sees you as perfect IN His Son, Jesus Christ.

Yes, there can be terrible earthly consequences to sin that we have to walk out, but I tell you, I was divorced because of abuse, and I have had a countless number of prayers answered because I simply looked at Jesus, took Him for His Word, and He’s never failed me. Not once.

P.S. No, this is not a license to sin. Let’s be clear. God hates sin and the destruction and death it brings to the lives of His children who choose it. The last thing our good Father desires for one of His own is for us to give place to the devil in our lives. But this is a world filled with the fallible men expressing the free will God gave them. As as we see, sin and its affects abounds.

Our Father is in the redeeming business. Dear Lord that the world would only turn to You and stop loving their wickedness more. Your ways are far better than anything the world has to offer.

I love the many ex-con testimonies I’ve heard where truly the Lord raised these beautiful men and women from the pit to the palace.

When we love God and are in awe of His grace, the last thing we want to do is sin, but if we do, we merely need to cry out to Him in our forever forgiven state for help to turn from that thing that has a hold of us, and He’s right there, ready to lift us out of the mess we got ourselves into. This I know oh so well.

Bible Study and Teaching, Election Prayers, Prayers for America, Prayers for President Trump

Many of today’s Christians STILL don’t understand they are New Covenant believers | A teaching inspired in light of the elections | Part 2: A look at 2 Chronicles

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“Now the Spirit of God came upon Azariah the son of Oded. And he went out to meet Asa, and said to him: “Hear me, Asa, and all Judah and Benjamin. The Lord is with you while you are with Him. If you seek Him, He will be found by you; but if you forsake Him, He will forsake you. For a long time Israel has been without the true God, without a teaching priest, and without law; but when in their trouble they turned to the Lord God of Israel, and sought Him, He was found by them. And in those times there was no peace to the one who went out, nor to the one who came in, but great turmoil was on all the inhabitants of the lands,” (2 Chronicles 15:1-5).

I wrapped up Part 1 of this teaching saying, “So part 2 of this will talk about how the Lord used 2 Chronicles to remind me that He’s not dealing with us under the “blessings and cursings” Old Covenant law, YET, we see Him give His people MIGHTY deliverances from their enemies under it. And how this truth affects the powers of our prayers of faith and standing with God today.”

You can read it here: Many of today’s Christians STILL don’t understand they are New Covenant believers | A teaching inspired in light of the elections | Part 1: A look at Job

The Word says, “His sheep hear His voice,” and as I was reading 2 Chronicles 15, the Lord highlighted the words I bolded above, “The Lord is with you while you are with Him. If you seek Him, He will be found by you; but if you forsake Him, He will forsake you,” then brought this verse to my remembrance:

“For the mountains shall depart
And the hills be removed,
But My kindness shall not depart from you,
Nor shall My covenant of peace be removed,”
Says the Lord, who has mercy on you,” (Isaiah 54:10).

This verse is a prophecy about the coming covenant that would be possible through Jesus Christ. If you look it up, there are hundreds of Messianic prophecies that foretold of His birth, life, death, and resurrection.

A young in the Lord believer or someone who doesn’t understand they are a New Covenant believer may read those verses and become confused, even fearful, wondering, “Oh no, have I done something to forsake the Lord, so He will forsake me?”

Which is it? Does He forsake His children today if they forsake Him? Or is it that His kindness and peace are never removed from us and that He has mercy on us because we are His children?

2 Chronicles is speaking of the Old Testament children of Israel who were under a different covenant with the Lordone they accepted and agreed to with their own free will. This covenant was a “blessings and cursings” based covenant with Him. When they agreed to the covenant, they agreed to be blessed for obeying Him and cursed for disobeying Him.

As New Covenant believers, we are no longer under the blessings and cursings old covenant also known as the law.

So, these words from 2 Chron 15 do not apply to born-again believers today, “The Lord is with you while you are with Him. If you seek Him, He will be found by you; but if you forsake Him, He will forsake you.”

As New Covenant believers, we are purchased by the very blood of Jesus Christ. Upon confession of faith in Jesus and what He did for us, not by anything we do or don’t do, we are instantaneously born again (His Holy Spirit indwells us), spiritually translated into His body, thus our spirits are also seated in heavenly places with Christ Jesus. This is unchangeable and unbreakable.

Through a covenant sealed by the most powerful thing in the universe – the blood of Jesus – NOTHING a child of God does or doesn’t do can cause the Lord to turn from him/her or forsake him/her. He lives in us and us in Him.

You are His child, no longer having to fret as they did under the Old Covenant. Through Jesus Christ, God is now only at peace with you.

And because God doesn’t break the covenants He makes with man, Jesus fulfilled the law, the Old Covenant FOR us, satisfying it from beginning to end, so that we are not justified by it but by faith ALONE in Jesus Christ.

How 2 Chronicles inspired me regarding the elections? I’m getting there. There’s just so much to say about being in covenant with God, and I don’t tend to be one who is terse with my writing. ❤

Because today, the new currency under the New Covenant is mercy, and my ONLY standing in the eyes of God is His righteousness. For I am perfected forever, clothed in Christ.

This forever forgiven, righteous IN Christ standing affects how we are able to pray today:

“Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need,” (Hebrews 4:16).

This is important right now and how we are praying for America, President Trump, and the elections as covenant children of God.

I’ve heard many believers begging God for mercy when His Word says we can come boldly that we may obtain mercy and find grace. The mercy and grace are there waiting for us to receive it by faith, and our heavenly Father wants us to BOLDLY ask Him for it.

On that note, I’ve been “guilty” of saying “I beg you God,” in times of great anguish at my suffering or the suffering of a loved one. So I get it. But when I came to by senses, I realized, in my desperation, I wasn’t praying in line with my covenant standing with God in Christ. I didn’t feel like the Lord asked me to repent about it either. Nor any conviction. Only that I should pray better, bolder prayers based on the better covenant I’m ACTUALLY in. Glory to the Lamb of God who was slain to make this possible!

In 2 Chronicles 13, we read that King Abijah and King Jeroboam were about to go to war – Abijah with his 400,000 men, and Jeroboam with his 800,000 men.
This is so important to see regarding covenants with the Lord!

What I noticed is that how King Abijah spoke, prayed, and cried out to God was in line with his knowledge and understanding of the two covenants he was in with Him:

  1. “Then Abijah stood on Mount Zemaraim, which is in the mountains of Ephraim, and said, “Hear me, Jeroboam and all Israel: Should you not know that the Lord God of Israel gave the dominion over Israel to David forever, to him and his sons, by a covenant of salt?” (2 Chron 13:5)
  2. The Law (or Old Covenant).

So, King Abijah could stand before the Lord in faith based on the mentioned covenant of salt because he was a descendant of King David. King Jeroboam could not because he was not a descendant of David.

King Abijah could also stand before the Lord in faith based on the Old Covenant law – blessings for obedience and cursings and being forsaken for disobedience.

[My comments in brackets]

Keeping the two covenants in mind, Abijah continues speaking to Jeroboam and all Israel,

“And now you think to withstand the kingdom of the Lord, which is in the hand of the sons of David [via that salt covenant]; and you are a great multitude [800,000 men], and with you are the gold calves which Jeroboam made for you as gods. Have you not cast out the priests of the Lord, the sons of Aaron, and the Levites, and made for yourselves priests, like the peoples of other lands, so that whoever comes to consecrate himself with a young bull and seven rams may be a priest of things that are not gods? [Jeroboam and his people forsook the Lord]

But as for us [Abijah and his people], the Lord is our God, and we have not forsaken Him; and the priests who minister to the Lord are the sons of Aaron, and the Levites attend to their duties. And they burn to the Lord every morning and every evening burnt sacrifices and sweet incense; they also set the showbread in order on the pure gold table, and the lampstand of gold with its lamps to burn every evening; for we keep the command of the Lord our God, but you have forsaken Him.

Now look, God Himself is with us as our head, and His priests with sounding trumpets to sound the alarm against you. O children of Israel, do not fight against the Lord God of your fathers, for you shall not prosper!” (2 Chronicles 13:8-12).

Wow, Lord! Your Word is so awesome because it is You (John 1:1).

I love the boldness of Abijah’s prayers because he understood the power of a covenant with the Lord who CANNOT break His Word to us.

Behold, VICTORY for Abijah based on being in covenant and honoring his terms of it with the Lord:

“But Jeroboam [who forsook the Lord under the law] caused an ambush to go around behind them; so they were in front of Judah [Abijah and his men], and the ambush was behind them. And when Judah looked around, to their surprise the battle line was at both front and rear; and they cried out to the Lord, and the priests sounded the trumpets. Then the men of Judah gave a shout; and as the men of Judah shouted, it happened that God struck Jeroboam and all Israel before Abijah and Judah. And the children of Israel fled before Judah, and God delivered them into their hand. Then Abijah and his people struck them with a great slaughter; so five hundred thousand choice men of Israel fell slain. Thus the children of Israel were subdued at that time; and the children of Judah prevailed, because they relied on the Lord God of their fathers,” (2 Chron 13:13-18).

So, now, I too pray in line with the covenant I have with God through the blood of Jesus Christ, with Him as my Mediator.

“But now He (Jesus) has obtained a more excellent ministry, inasmuch as He is also Mediator of a better covenant, which was established on better promises,” (Hebrews 8:6).

As His covenant child, forever in right standing with Him by the blood of Jesus Christ, I pray with that understanding. BOLDLY because Jesus also forever purchased peace with God for me (Isaiah 54:10). I don’t have to pray as Abijah did – declaring that I haven’t forsaken Him. That’s not how the New Covenant works.

Our prayers of petition for America, President Trump, and our rescue can be BOLD and filled with the knowledge of the covenant we are in with Him. And that the new currency is mercy.

I’ve been praying along in agreement with brother, Dutch Sheets, for America, President Trump’s victory, etc., and he has this super cool picture on his mantle that reads, “MERCY – OUR NEW CURRENCY.”

Because of Jesus, God doesn’t want America destroyed, He wants it saved! So, I pray likewise in line with our new and better covenant.

Your will be done of earth as it is in heaven, Lord. There’s no theft in heaven – think voter fraud. President Trump won, Lord. Make a way for justice for him and America for that is Your will.

There’s no abortion in heaven – think a Biden administration with those who bloodthirst for the unborn all 9 months of pregnancy. etc etc etc. This is not God’s will.

Lord our God, show us places we’ve chosen to give place to the devil and tolerated Jezebel, that have given that snake a way to operate in our land. Show us how to take it back, Lord, through prayer, spiritual warfare, and acting on our faith with our votes, and/or refusing indoctrination in our schools.

Father, show us the warfare prayers we must pray as Your ecclesia – legislative and governing body in the earth – to destroy the works of the devil we’ve allowed. And boy have we allowed much, Lord. Show us where we need to turn from our wicked ways, so the enemy doesn’t have legal permission to work and bring destruction.

Father, we come boldly to Your throne of grace for the mercy available to us for allowing millions upon millions of babies to be slaughtered in our land for the every sort of demonic principality and power of darkness to inhabit and set up strongholds over. Have mercy, God, for You are mercy!

Lord, we are surrounded on every side, but they are like nothing in Your sight. Defeat our enemies, Lord. Expose every single one involved in trying to steal this election and bring them to justice. Set President Trump in his rightful place as the president of his second term over America now for You are a just God who hates theft, lying, and the oppression of Your people. Let there be no escape from justice for those who’ve committed treason against America and who’ve come against President Trump so vilely.

There must be justice. This we know deep in our spirits, Lord. There must be justice. Let it be so, Lord. Let it be so before the eyes of the watching world, so that they may know that You are the Lord in Jesus’ name, amen.

P.S. Father, we are tired and battle weary. Comfort Your children, refresh us, and fill us with us with your peace that passes understanding. Show us how to pray through this every step of the way. We praise You and love You! Hallelujah to the Lion of Judah!

A few more beautiful verses about our New Covenant:

“Behold, the days are coming, says the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah,” (Jeremiah 31:31).

“Likewise He also took the cup after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in My blood, which is shed for you,” (Luke 22:20).

“For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from (C)the law of sin and death,” (Romans 8:2).