How to Get Healed and Stay Healed


INTRODUCTION:

            There are three attitudes toward DIVINE HEALING and DIVINE HEALTH in the church today:

            (1) The Age of Miracles is over… Healing passed away with the Apostles… therefore there is no such thing a DIVINE HEALING  today… in this Age.  God works DISPENSATIONALLY and the Dispensation of Miracles is past.

            (2) God does heal today but He only heals those that are His Will to heal.  Divine Healing comes by Special Faith and at Special Times only as God chooses.

            (3) HEALING and DIVINE HEALTH for the Believer has been provided by God through the Redemptive, Atoning Work of Jesus Christ and it is for ALL WHO BELIEVE.  Healing is a PRESENT DAY PROVISION and it is received on the basis of our FAITH in the FINISHED WORK of JESUS CHRIST.

            “Divine healing and Divine Health is a definite act of God through faith in Jesus by the Power of the Holy Spirit, the Word of God, and the precious blood of Christ, whereby the human body is cured, healed, repaired, delivered from sickness and its power, and made as whole, sound, and healthy as it was before the attack.”    Finis Dake

            “Back of each disease there is a cause that no drug can reach…”  Dr. S. Weir Mitchell.

            Drugs may deaden pain, kill germs, and counteract certain poisons in the body, but THEY CANNOT HEAL.  All healing is done by nature and by God.  Jesus atoned on the Cross for sin and for sickness.  God is as willing to heal as He is to forgive of sins.  If Jesus came to take away sin, He certainly came to take away sickness which is the fruit of sin.  THE ONLY HINDERANCE IN GETTING THE FULL BENEFITS OF CALVARY IS UNBELIEF AND LACK OF APPROPRIATION OF THE BLESSING WHICH JESUS DIED TO GIVE ALL MEN.

God’s method is to get rid of the cause of sickness while man’s method is to cover it up and get relief from it.  If man would obey God and correct the source, there would be no outgrowth of sickness.

            There are basically four general causes of sickness and disease:

            1.  The Fall of Man

            2.  Sin

            3.  The work of satan and demons

            4.  The execution of the Law of Sowing and Reaping

            Perhaps the greatest hindrance to the faith of those seeking healing is the UNCERTAINTY IN THEIR MINDS as to it being the Will of God to HEAL ALL.  Most will admit that God heals some… but modern theology and prevailing skepticism has prevented the Church form KNOWING WHAT THE BIBLE CLEARLY TEACHES and that is HEALING AND DIVINE HEALTH FOR THE BELIEVER IS THE WILL OF THE FATHER AND IT HAS AREADY BEEN PROVIDED BY AND THROUGH THE REDEMPTIVE ATONING WORK OF JESUS!

This study will teach you: 

            (1) What the Bible says about Healing. 

            (2) How you can get Healed if you are sick. 

            (3) How you can stay healed if you are well. 

            (4) Why some fail to receive healing.

WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS ABOUT HEALING:

LUKE 4:40:  “Now when the sun was setting, ALL they that had any sick with divers diseases brought them unto Him; and He laid hands on EVERY ONE of them and HEALED THEM….”

MATTHEW 8:16:  “When the even was come, they brought unto Him many that were possessed with devils: and He cast out the spirits WITH HIS WORD, and HEALED ALL that were sick…” 

MATTHEW 4:24:  “And His fame went throughout all Syria: and they brought unto Him ALL SICK PEOPLE that were taken with divers diseases and torment, and those which were possessed with devils and those which were lunatick and those that had the palsy and He HEALED THEM (all)…”

MATTHEW 9:35:  “And Jesus went about ALL the cities and villages teaching in their synagogues and preaching the Gospel of the Kingdom and HEALING EVERY sickness and EVERY disease among the people…”

MATTHEW 12:15:  “But when Jesus knew it He withdrew Himself from thence; and great multitudes followed Him, and He HEALED THEM ALL…”

MATTHEW 14:35-6:  “And when the men of that place had knowledge of Him they sent out into all that country round about and brought unto Him ALL THAT WERE DISEASED; and besought Him that they might only touch the hem of His garment: and as many as touched were made PERFECTLY WHOLE…”

LUKE 6:17-19:  “…and a great multitude of people…came to hear Him and to be healed of their diseases; and they that were vexed with unclean spirit; and they were HEALED… and the whole multitude sought to touch Him; for there went virtue (power) out of Him and HEALED THEM ALL…”

ACTS 10:38:  “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…”

ACTS 5:15-16  “Insomuch that they brought forth the sick into the streets and laid them on beds and couches that at the least the shadow of Peter passing by might overshadow some of them.  There came also a multitude out of the cities round about Jerusalem bringing sick folks and them which were vexed with unclean spirits and they were HEALED EVERY ONE…”

MARK 16:17-18  “And these signs shall follow them that believe; in My Name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; they shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick and they shall recover…”

JAMES 5:14-15  “Is there any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him anointing him with oil in the Name of the Lord; and the prayer of faith shall save the sick and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him…”

HOW TO GET HEALED

1.  Get Born Again

1Pet. 2:24   Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.

Matt. 8:16   When the even was come, they brought unto him many that were possessed with devils: and he cast out the spirits with his word, and healed all that were sick:

Matt. 8:17   That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying, Himself took our infirmities, and bare our sicknesses.

Matt. 13:15   For this people’s heart is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed; lest at any time they should see with their eyes and hear with their ears, and should understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them.

2.  Have Faith for Healing

If you have repented of your sins and your unbelief, you have a right, a perfect right according to the Gospel, to get what the Gospel promises and what Jesus died to give you.

Matt. 21:21   Jesus answered and said unto them, Verily I say unto you, If ye have faith, and doubt not, ye shall not only do this which is done to the fig tree, but also if ye shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; it shall be done.

Matt. 21:22   And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive.

Mark 9:23   Jesus said unto him, If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth.

Mark 11:22   And Jesus answering saith unto them, Have faith in God.

Mark 11:23   For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.

Mark 11:24   Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.

Hebr. 11:6   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.

James 1:5   If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.

James 1:6   But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavered is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed.

James 1:7   For let not that man think that he shall receive any thing of the Lord.

James 1:8   A double minded man is unstable in all his ways.

3.  Trust God totally even when you are sick

Jer. 17:5   Thus saith the LORD; Cursed be the man that trusteth in man, and maketh flesh his arm, and whose heart departeth from the LORD.

Jer. 17:7   Blessed is the man that trusteth in the LORD, and whose hope the LORD is.

Jer. 17:8   For he shall be as a tree planted by the waters… and shall not see when heat cometh, but her leaf shall be green; (shall have health) and shall not be careful in the year of drought, neither shall cease from yielding fruit.

4.  Obey God and His Word

Prov. 3:1   My son, forget not my law; but let thine heart keep my commandments:

Prov. 3:2   For length of days, and long life, and peace, shall they add to thee.

Prov. 4:20   My son, attend to my words; incline thine ear unto my sayings.

Prov. 4:21   Let them not depart from thine eyes; keep them in the midst of thine heart.

Prov. 4:22   For they are life unto those that find them, and health to all their flesh.

5.  Make Peace with your fellow man

Mark 11:25   And when ye stand praying, forgive, if ye have ought against any: that your Father also which is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses.

Mark 11:26   But if ye do not forgive, neither will your Father which is in heaven forgive your trespasses.

James 5:14   Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord:

James 5:15   And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him.

James 5:16   Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.

6.  Call the Elders of the Church

James 5:14   Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord:

James 5:15   And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him.

7.  Control your tongue

Prov. 13:3   He that keepeth his mouth keepeth his life: but he that openeth wide his lips shall have destruction.

Prov. 12:18   There is that speaketh like the piercings of a sword: but the tongue of the wise is health.

Prov. 16:24   Pleasant words are as an honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones.

Prov. 18:21   Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.

8.  Live in God and Under His Protection

Ps. 91:1   He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.

Ps. 91:2   I will say of the LORD, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust.

Ps. 91:3   Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence.

Ps. 91:4   He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler.

Ps. 91:5   Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day;

Ps. 91:6   Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday.

Ps. 91:7   A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee.

Ps. 91:8   Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold and see the reward of the wicked.

Ps. 91:9   Because thou hast made the LORD, which is my refuge, even the most High, thy habitation;

Ps. 91:10   There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling.

Ps. 91:11   For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.

Ps. 91:12   They shall bear thee up in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone.

Ps. 91:13   Thou shalt tread upon the lion and adder: the young lion and the dragon shalt thou trample under feet.

Ps. 91:14   Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he hath known my name.

Ps. 91:15   He shall call upon me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honour him.

Ps. 91:16   With long life will I satisfy him, and show him my salvation.

9.  Praise God for your Healing before it comes

Ps. 103:1   Bless the LORD, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name.

Ps. 103:2   Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits:

Ps. 103:3   Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases;

Rom. 4:20   He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to God;

10.  Serve God in Holiness of life

 John 5:14   Afterward Jesus findeth him in the temple, and said unto him, Behold, thou art made whole: sin no more, lest a worse thing come unto thee.

11.  Appropriate the Benefits of Calvary

Mark 11:24   Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.

12.  Resist the devil… Refuse to be denied what is legally yours

James 4:7   Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

James 4:8   Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded.

1Pet. 5:8   Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:

1Pet. 5:9   Whom resist stedfast in the faith…

13.  Observe the laws of God and Nature

1Cor. 6:19   What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?

1Cor. 6:20   For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.

1Cor. 3:16   Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?

1Cor. 3:17   If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are.

 I. REMOVE ALL UNCERTAINTY REGARDING GOD’S WILL ABOUT SICKNESS and DISEASE. 

            IT IS GOD’S WILL FOR YOU TO BE WELL.  Most will have to adjust and correct their theology.  God has appointed you a number of days and He desires that you live all of them well and not sick. 

“And ye shall serve the Lord your God and He shall bless thy bread and thy water; and I WILL TAKE SICKNESS AWAY FROM THE MIDST OF THEE.   There shall nothing cast their young not be barren in thy land: the number of they days I will fulfil…”  EXODUS 23: 25-26

            It is GOD’S WILL to heal ALL WHO HAVE NEED OF HEALING.  There is not a doctrine or truth more clearly taught in the Word of God. 

If it were the will of God for people to be sick, then God never would have healed anyone because that would oppose His own will.  Notice that the Glory God got out of all the cases of healing in Scripture was not in the sickness, but in the healing. 

            1. If sickness is the will of God then it is a SIN for the sick to even desire to be well.

            2. If sickness is the will of God then every Physician is an enemy to God, every nurse is defying the Almighty and every hospital is a house of spiritual rebellion.

            3. If sickness glorifies God, then Jesus robbed God of all the glory He could by healing the sick.

            4. If sickness is an affliction sent by God to teach or correct those whom He loves, then why do the sick try to get rid of God’s love token?  Why do they not rather pray for a “second blessing” of sickness?  Why do they not ask   God to “bless” every member of their family with a “love token”?

            5. If Jesus came to “Destroy the Works of the devil” (I John 3:8) does He want the works that He came to destroy to remain in our bodies?

            6. Since the Human Body (Your Body, if you are Born Again) is the Temple of God, would He not rather have a Well Body to live in than one that is a physical wreck? ….that is weak? ….that is diseased? …that is infirm?….that is imperfect?

            Faith cannot go beyond one’s KNOWLEDGE of the REVEALED WORD and WILL OF GOD.  Until we KNOW that it is God’s Will for us to be well, we have nothing on which to base our faith.  IT IS GOD’S WILL FOR YOU TO BE  HEALED OF  EVERY SICKNESS AND INFIRMITY. THIS IS EXACTLY WHAT THE BIBLE DECLARES. 

II. PLANT THIS HEALING TRUTH AS SEED IN YOUR HEART

“Ye shall know the Truth and the Truth shall make you free…” Freedom from sickness comes from knowing the TRUTH and ACTING on the TRUTH.

            1. TRUTH (what the Word says about healing) is the SEED that must be planted in your HEART and SOUL (Mind). 

            2. Tradition is not necessarily TRUTH.  Creed is not necessarily TRUTH.  Doctrine is not necessarily TRUTH.  Religion is not necessarily TRUTH. 

            Are YOU convinced that the BLOOD OF JESUS SAVED YOU FROM SIN? Are you ASSURED that HIS WORK of REDEMPTION was and is SUFFICIENT TO GET YOU TO HEAVEN?  DO you believe that EV_ERYONE who PRAYS the sinner’s  PRAYER of FAITH GETS SAVED?  IS SALVATION A “HIT OR MISS” SITUATION?  Are only “some” saved when they pray the sinner’s prayer?  Now, when were your sins forgiven?  Not when you confessed them, but when Jesus paid the price for them on the Cross.  You RECEIVED that forgiveness when you  APPROPRIATED what happen on the Cross by confessing your sins and trusting  in Jesus as Lord. 

The same is true regarding your healing.  When were you healed?  Not when you prayed for it but rather when Jesus paid the price for your healing on the Cross.  You RECEIVE that healing as you appropriate what Jesus did for you on the Cross by confessing and believing.

            Your attitude toward HEALING FOR YOUR BODY SHOULD BE JUST A CONFIDENT and your ATTITUDE TOWARD YOUR SALVATION.

“But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon Him, and with HIS STRIPES WE ARE HEALED…”  ISAIAH  53:5

III.  PRAY THE PRAYER OF FAITH… NOT UNBELIEF

            Praying with faith-destroying words such as “If it be Thy will…” is not planting the Seed of Truth.  It is destroying the seed…. aborting the Seed of God by and through unbelief.

            The Gospel is the “Power of God unto Salvation (Soteria)…” It is God’s Power for all facets and phases of life… Social… Physical… Financial… Mental… Spiritual.  Being HEALED is BEING SAVED in the PHYSICAL DEMINSION!!

It is IMPORTANT that you believe that God is not only ABLE to heal you but that HE is WILLING to heal you and He is WILLING to do it RIGHT NOW!!  The PRAYER of FAITH believes that it is HEARD before the answer is PHYSICALLY MANIFESTED.  “Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire (do you desire health?), when ye pray believe that ye receive(ed) them, and ye shall have them…”  Mark 11:24

IV.  LET YOUR ATTITUDE TOWARD SICKNESS BE THE SAME AS YOUR ATTITUDE TOWARD SIN

            You should be just as determined to be healed as you are to be saved.   You should be just as determined to be WELL as you are to be FOR_GIVEN!!  You will not tolerate UNFORGIVEN SIN to remain in your heart… you should not tolerate UNHEALED SICKNESS to remain in your body.  Be just a CONCERNED about you healing as you  are your forgiveness!!

V.  DECIDE TO RECEIVE WHAT GOD HAS PROVIDED RIGHT NOW

            Just because you do not SEE IMMEDIATE RESULTS does not mean that NOTHING HAPPENED.  IT HAS ALREADY HAPPENED.  It happened nearly 2000 years ago!!  It is DONE and it is FINISHED.  It is COMPLETE and it HAS BEEN PROVIDED.  The works of the devil have been destroyed because the Son of God has been manifested!!  Believe you have received regardless of what appears to your senses…

            Basically, three things are happening as you wait for the manifestation:

            (1) Your PATIENCE is being developed…

            (2) GOD is WORKING in every area to bring your healing to completion…

            (3) satan is FIGHTING tempting you to give up and quit in discouragement…

‘MY SON, ATTEND TO MY WORDSLL; INCLINE THINE EAR UNTO MY SAYINGS.  LET THEM NOT DEPART FROM THINE EYES; KEEP THEM IN THE MIDST OF THINE HEART.  FOR THEY ARE LLIFE UNTO THOSE THAT FIND THEM, AND HEALTH TO ALL THEIR FLESH…”  PROVERBS 4:20-22

SUGGESTIONS FOR STAYING SICK:

            (1) Take TIME to TALK about your sickness and your weakness and your infirmities

            (2) Look up some expert to tell you and convince you that God does not always heal unless it is His Will

            (3) DISCUSS in detail all your operations and see if you can find someone to top your gruesome experiencesl

            (4) Check up on your FAMILY HISTORY and find out what your relatives died from

            (5) Eat anything you want and as much of it as you want anytime you want it.  Settle in front of the TV and watch others get sick and die and go through horrible experiences.

            (6) Never exercise.  Lay down.  Sit down.  Nap as often as you can.  Never do any hard physical work

            (7) Do not watch TBN, the 700 Club or any Full-Gospel Telecasts.  Do not listen to Christian Music or Tapes or Teachings.

            (8) Be sure and read all the footnotes in Some Bibles… especially those that explain away miracles

            (9) Get mad.  Be critical.  Stay in strife.  Live in unforgiveness

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