How To Receive Your Healing
Reverend Rhonda shares a Word on healing during this Friday Night sermon at The Way Church, and at the end gives an opportunity for people to receive healing in their own bodies, and hearts. This sermon is designed to give hope wherever we are in the process of our healing, as well as how to receive your healing no matter where you are at. God created our bodies with the ability to heal themselves. As we get older, it gets harder for us to heal spiritually, emotionally and physically. Sometimes our healing comes in ways we just don’t understand. We will never understand the mystery of why God doesn’t always heal the way we think it should be. Knowing that it’s His will is to heal, and that we are worthy is the foundation for how to receive your healing.
Jesus, the Healer
In the Bible, one of the ways that Jesus proved His deity was by healing the sick. The Kingdom of Heaven was often manifested in people’s body as Jesus demonstrated the power and love of God. Those who believe on Jesus are saved, and will spend eternity with Him. Eternity….everlasting life….By believing on Jesus, you will have a life that does not end.
John 4:47 (NKJV) “When he heard that Jesus had come out of Judea into Galilee, he went to Him and implored Him to come down and heal his son, for he was at the point of death. 48 Then Jesus said to him, “Unless you people see signs and wonders, you will by no means believe.”
49 The nobleman said to Him, “Sir, come down before my child dies!”
50 Jesus said to him, “Go your way; your son lives.” So the man believed the word that Jesus spoke to him, and he went his way. 51 And as he was now going down, his servants met him and told him, saying, “Your son lives!”
In this story we see another dynamic of how Jesus heals, and in this case, Jesus doesn’t even need to be in the presence of the sick son, but just uses the word. Let us apply this to our own lives. We ought to teach our children to have an eternal perspective they will learn to trust God’s goodness even when a healing doesn’t happen while on earth.
How Healing Comes
There are different ways in which healing comes. We have the power of healing in our own bodies, and we also have the supernatural gift to heal others through the laying on of hands, and the prayer of faith. It’s important that when we our sick, we still stand and walk out or own healing, in faith, knowing that the work of Jesus on Calvary was a complete and finished work. There are too many miracles of healing that are happening around us to ever doubt what God can do in our bodies, and in the live’s of others. Now, sometimes our healing comes while we’re on earth, and other times it will come in heaven. How beautiful is it to know that those who have died have received the ultimate healing!?
Trusting His Heart, His Will
Trust God for His healing in your life, and the life of others, and trust His ultimate will. It is God’s will that we have the best, be the best, and to be full of love. His will for us is that we have everything that He created for us. Don’t you want that for your own children? Please confess this with your mouth now, “Lord, I do not always understand your ways, but I trust Your heart.” As we navigate our own healing, or the healing of those we love, let us remember to trust God’s heart, even in the midst of that which we cannot control, or don’t understand.
Luke 1:37 (NKJV) For with God nothing will be impossible.
A Complete Healing
Luke 5:18-20 (NKJV) Then behold, men brought on a bed a man who was paralyzed, whom they sought to bring in and lay before Him. 19 And when they could not find how they might bring him in, because of the crowd, they went up on the housetop and let him down with his bed through the tiling into the midst before Jesus.
20 When He saw their faith, He said to him, “Man, your sins are forgiven you.”
As we seen in the above passage, Jesus wasn’t just concerned with the physical needs of those He ministered to, but their spiritual needs as well. We see that there is also a connection with healing and the forgiveness of sins. Jesus is concerned with all parts of our healing process, and He died and rose again so that we can have liberty in all areas. Sometimes to receive a complete healing we need to let God love us. This starts by our own understand that we are worthy – we are worthy to receive all the blessings and love that God has for us. He made us worthy. Jesus is always ready to comfort us and take us into His healing arms. This verse in Psalms captures His heart:
Psalms 147:3 (NKJV) He heals the brokenhearted
And binds up their wounds.
There’s a story in John 11 where we see Jesus deeply in love with His friend, Lazarus, and even wept at His death.
John 11:32-35 (NKJV) Then, when Mary came where Jesus was, and saw Him, she fell down at His feet, saying to Him, “Lord, if You had been here, my brother would not have died.”
33 Therefore, when Jesus saw her weeping, and the Jews who came with her weeping, He groaned in the spirit and was troubled. 34 And He said, “Where have you laid him?”
They said to Him, “Lord, come and see.”
35 Jesus wept. 36 Then the Jews said, “See how He loved him!”
It’s important to note that Jesus hurts when we hurt. He doesn’t want anything bad to happen to us, from accidents or illnesses or heartbreak, but we live in a world where bad things happen. It should comfort us to know that when we call upon His name, He hears us, and will heal us. The healing may not always come here on earth, but it will come.
Psalm 86:15 (NKJV) But You, O Lord, are a God full of compassion, and gracious,
Longsuffering and abundant in mercy and truth.
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