SCHOOL OF HEALING
SCHOOL OF HEALING – CHRIST THE HEALER
Healing the sick is a benefit of the Atonement by which hurting men are set free from physical bondage.
God releases the blessings of the Atonement through ministries of men, and Jesus regarded His healing of the sick:
As proof that He was the awaited Messiah.
As proof that He had authority on earth to forgive sins.
As evidence to others that the kingdom of God was at hand.
As an evidence of the love of God.
As an evidence of the power of God.
As one of the primary aids to evangelism by His disciples.
Healing the sick was a commission to Jesus’ disciples when He was on earth, and is still a commission to Jesus’ disciples today. Throughout the gospels, references to Jesus’ ministry usually include both healing the sick and casting out demons. Most of the Lord’s comments about either ministry seem to apply to both. In several instances, the word “healing” or equivalent seems intended to include deliverance from demonic oppression.
WHAT IS GOD’S PROVISION FOR “DIVINE” HEALING?
In our fallen world, all kinds of illnesses, injuries and emotional dysfunctions abound. Medical help benefits many. Although sometimes improvement from medical help is slow. Sometimes it is even ineffective. For some, medical help is not available or not desired. For these and other reasons, many people have an interest in seeking divine healing.
What provision has God made for effective healing through prayer?
The answer is healing, like salvation, has been provided for in the Atonement.
It is familiar theology that Jesus, by giving His life on the cross, paid the price for our salvation. Jesus took on himself the penalty for our sins and that through faith in Him, we can be saved from punishment for our sins and moved from eternal death to eternal life.
Isaiah 53:4-5 Surely He has borne our griefs (sicknesses and diseases) , and carried our sorrows. But He was wounded for our transgressions, he was buried for our iniquities: the chastisement for our peace was upon Him; and by Hos stripes we are healed.
1 Peter 2:24 says: Who is own self bore our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins should live in righteousness; by whose stripes you were healed.
Healing is Part of Salvation
When the revelation comes to you and it finally registers within your eternal spirit that healing is part of your salvation, you wont have to continue to ask Jesus for what you already posses. Through the finished work of Christ you are free from bondage of both sickness and sin. Through the scriptures healing for the body has been provided both physically and spiritually. Jesus Christ took upon Himself your sin and sickness on the cross. He was our substitute (Matthew 8:17). Since Jesus Christ has already bared our sins and sickness then we no longer have to bare them.
It is Gods desire that every child of God be healed and made whole, and His Word makes it very clear. Healing is for today and when we take God at His eternal word regardless of how we feel we will see the word manifest right before our eyes.
1. It Is God’s Will To Heal
A- Numbers 23:19 – God is not a man that He should lie, nor a son of man, that He should repent. He has said, and will He not do? Or has He spoken, and will He not make it good?
B- Psalm 89:34 – My covenant I will not break, nor alter the word that has gone out of my lips.
C- Malachi 3:6 – “ For I am the Lord, I do not change;”
God does not lie, change, nor break His covenant, ever. The will of God will never contradict the Word of God. Therefore, what does the Word of God say about healing?
2. Healing in the Old Testament
A – God healed Abimelech, his wife, and slave girls so they could have children. (Genesis 20:17)
B – God healed Miriam of leprosy when Moses cried out to God. God (Numbers 12:10-13)
C – God healed Hezekiah when He turned his face to the wall. (2 Kings 20:1-3, & 5)
D – God established His Covenant of healing through Moses. (Exodus 15:26)
E – The prophet Isaiah prophesied of the healing that Jesus would take on the cross. (Isaiah 53:4-5)
F – Through scripture we see healing all through out the Old Testament which established the coming healing ministry of Jesus.
3. Healing in the New Testament
A – Jesus only did what He saw and heard His Father do. (John 5:19, John 5:30, John 8:28-29)
B – Jesus taught, healed, and preached which confirms that it was the Fathers will in doing so. (Matthew 4:23, Matthew 9:35)
C – Jesus Fulfilled the law in the Old Testament & New Testament. (Matthew 8:14-17)
D – It is Gods will that Jesus Healed, and it is Gods will for us to be healed. (Hewbrews 13:8)
E – Jesus came to Heal. ( John 10:10, Acts 10:38)
4. Healing Ministry within believers
A – Peter, Paul, James instructed the church to heal. (Acts 5:14-15, Acts 19:11-12, James 5:14)
Jesus commissioned His followers to minister healing to others, and God has commissioned us today as living spiritual vessels to heal others. We do not do the healing, God is the healer and still healing today.