Part 6: Jairus’ Daughter & Woman w/Issue of Blood – Equality

Notes from Sermon Preached at New Birth Church in Pittsburg, California from Guest Speaker Dr. Samuel Chand

December 5, 2010

http://www.samchand.com/

 

Jairus’ Daughter and the Woman with the Issue of Blood

Mark 5:21-43

Jairus pleaded with Jesus to heal his young daughter who was at the point of death.  Jairus said, “Come and lay Your hands on her, and she shall be healed and live.” Jesus agreed to go with Jairus to his home.

While on route to Jairus’ home, Jesus stopped and took time out to minister to a woman in the crowd who had an issue of blood for 12 years.

Jairus’ little girl had a loving and doting father, but the woman with the issue of blood was fatherless.

Jesus said, “I have to heal MY daughter first. Then I’ll heal your daughter.”

Jesus called the woman with the issue of blood “HIS DAUGHTER”.

After Jesus ministered to His own daughter, then He went with Jairus to his home and raised Jairus’ daughter from the dead.

Jesus equalizes everything.

In this world, so often those who have wealth and prestige are shown special favor, honor, attention and preferential treatment, even in the Body of Christ and in churches. They are the primary ones who have a voice.  Jesus demonstrated that He views all of His children—the poor, rich, advantaged and disadvantaged—with equality.

Jesus Equalizes Everything

Jairus’ Daughter Woman With Issue of Blood
Died on the same day that the woman with the issue of blood was healed. Healed on the same day that the young girl died.
Was 12 years old and was sick. Was sick for 12 long years.
Was wrapped in the Tallit (prayer shawl) signifying that she was wrapped in the Covenant and all the promises for healing were legally hers, and she was covered in prayer and intercession. Took hold of the border of the Tallit (prayer shawl) that Jesus was wearing, signifying that she was taking hold of the promises of God that belonged to her in the Covenant, especially Malachi 4:2 which says that there is healing in His wings (the wings being the corners and border of the prayer shawl).
She was too young to have faith for herself to be healed.  She was healed on the faith of others. This woman was healed according to her own faith.
Twelve years of being coddled. Twelve years of receiving no human touch (according to the law she was unclean and if anyone touched her they would become unclean).
Came from a rich family. She spent all the money she had on physicians and was left in poverty.
She was provided for by her father. She had no father or husband to provide for her.  She was left desolate.
Jairus, being wealthy, had connections. She had no connections.
Jairus was able to provide his daughter with the very best of physicians but his daughter remained sick and died. She spent all the money she had on physicians, but was no better off, but rather grew worse.
She had a doting father. She was fatherless.
She was loved and celebrated. She was unloved and was an outcast.
She was surrounded by a large family, servants and friends. She lived in isolation and her life was one of loneliness.  She had no social network.
She was clothed in rich garments. She was clothed in rags.
She was shown honor. She lived in shame and disgrace.
When Jairus came to Jesus he risked his reputation as ruler of the synagogue. When she came to Jesus she risked her life.  She could have been stoned to death.
Jairus’ daughter needed healing. Jesus’ daughter needed healing (Mark 5:34).
Jairus’ daughter died. Jesus’ daughter had already died a thousand deaths in those 12 long years of living with this disease which brought her reproach and stole everything precious away from her.
Jesus gently laid His hands on the girl and healing virtue was imparted to her body. Jesus gently laid His hands on her head and healing virtue was imparted to all the wounded, rejected and broken places of her heart.
Jesus raised her from the dead. Jesus raised her soul, and all her hopes and dreams, from the dead.
Jesus gave the girl her life back. Jesus gave her a second lease on life.
The girl was now free to run and play with the other children, and to flourish. The woman was now free in her soul to soar to new heights and to pursue her dreams and prosper.
The girl’s future was restored to her. The woman’s hope and future was restored to her.

What To Do While Waiting On Your Miracle

  1. Don’t be afraid.  Faith and fear cannot co-exist.

 

  1. Only believe.  The emphasis is on the word “only”.

 

  1. Surround yourself with positive people.

 

  1. Remove yourself from the negative people in your life.

 

  1. Speak life to your situation.

 

  1. Feed your miracles.  Take it and make it larger.

 

 

 

Part 3: Jairus’ Only Daughter – Humility and Trust

When Jairus found Jesus, the Bible says that he prostrated himself on the ground before Jesus, and pleaded with Jesus to come to his house, for his daughter was at the point of death.

For a man of high-ranking status and prestige, his reputation was on the line, and the position he held could have been jeopardized. Jairus was the ruler of the synagogue, and there were many Jews who were opposed to Jesus.

However, Jairus was not concerned with the thinking of his peers, but he was only concerned about getting his daughter well.

He had determined in his heart that if his peers rejected him, that it would be worth it if his daughter was healed and lived.  His daughter came first above that of his peers.  She was his first concern.  She was the apple of her daddy’s eye and his love for her far outweighed anything else in this life.

Jairus was a responsible father.  He was wealthy, and he sought out help from every avenue he could find to get medical help for his daughter.  But even the most advanced of medical science could not cure her.

The Bible does not mention what disease or sickness the little girl had, but apparently it was not responsive to the medical treatment that was available back then.  And now her condition was terminal and she was given a few days to live.  Jairus had done all he could do in the natural to help his daughter get well.  The only thing that could help her now would be a divine miracle from the Healer Himself.

Jairus was not ashamed to be associated with Jesus and His disciples, and laid himself on the ground in homage to Jesus as an act of saying “You are Lord, and I am not.  No man can help me.  Only You can help me!”

Jairus acknowledged that Jesus was Lord (“Lord”, not only meaning Master, but also meaning Yahweh) and that He had power and authority to heal the sick, cast out devils and raise the dead. Jairus humbled himself publicly, in the daytime, in full sight of the crowds to receive his miracle.

Jairus cried, “Come and lay Your hands on her, so that she may be healed and live!”

Jesus was moved by his faith and felt compassion for Jairus’ daughter and agreed to go with him to his house.

Jesus feels compassion for you too—whatever illness, heartache, suffering or circumstance you are going through. He wants to come to your house to visit you and your family, to heal you and your family and to raise your hopes from the dead.

Part 2: Jairus’ Only Daughter – Saying, Taking Action and Receiving

  1. Jairus spoke by saying in his Heart (faith will only work for you if you believe it with your heart), that:

a) When Jesus comes to his house

b) And lays His hands on his daughter

c) She shall be whole and live.

The Bible says that we shall have whatever weSay” (Mark 11:23-24 NKJV), if we doubt not in our Heart.

The Greek word for “says” in the NKJV or “saith” in the KJV is epo (Strong’s #236), and it is defined as: “a primary verb (used only in the definite past tense); to speak or say (by word or writing).”

You have to speak or write as if your answer has already happened.

The Greek word for “heart” in Mark 11:23 is kardia (Strong’s #2588), which means: the heart, i.e. (figuratively), the thoughts or feelings (mind); also (by analogy), the middle.

This means that your heart, gut, mind and feelings have to be in agreement with what you speak or write in order for your promises to come to pass.

While this is true, Romans 8:7 says that the carnal mind is in enmity against God. Therefore, sometimes you can have faith in your heart while your mind is thinking contrary. However, the Word of God renews the mind (Romans 12:2). The word “renewing” in this verse is the Greek word: “anakainoo” (Strong’s #342), and is defined as: “to renovate”.

New Testament prophets usually confirm what the Holy Spirit has already spoken to us. You have to learn how to be the prophet over your own life and speak into existence whatever you want God to do in your life, and make sure that the Word of God supports it with Scriptures to back it up.

Romans 4:16-22 talks about Abraham’s faith in calling things into existence that were not as though it were, and the promise came to pass.

16 Therefore, [inheriting] the promise is the outcome of faith and depends [entirely] on faith, in order that it might be given as an act of grace (unmerited favor), to make it stable and valid and guaranteed to all his descendants — not only to the devotees and adherents of the Law, but also to those who share the faith of Abraham, who is [thus] the father of us all.

17 As it is written, I have made you the father of many nations. [He was appointed our father] in the sight of God in Whom he believed, Who gives life to the dead and speaks of the nonexistent things that [He has foretold and promised] as if they [already] existed.

18 [For Abraham, human reason for] hope being gone, hoped in faith that he should become the father of many nations, as he had been promised, so [numberless] shall your descendants be.

19 He did not weaken in faith when he considered the [utter] impotence of his own body, which was as good as dead because he was about a hundred years old, or [when he considered] the barrenness of Sarah’s [deadened] womb.

20 No unbelief or distrust made him waver (doubtingly question) concerning the promise of God, but he grew strong and was empowered by faith as he gave praise and glory to God,

21 Fully satisfied and assured that God was able and mighty to keep His word and to do what He had promised.

22 That is why his faith was credited to him as righteousness (right standing with God).

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In Jairus’ case, he wanted healing for his only daughter. There are numerous passages in the Old Testament that Jairus could use to support healing and health for his daughter.

Luke 8:41-42 tells us that Jairus had one only daughter, and she was sick to the point of death, and he came searching for Jesus for a miracle for his only daughter.

Faith requires saying or confessing what you believe in your heart – Mark 11:22-23, Romans 10:10.

Mark 11:22-23 says, So Jesus answered and said to them, “Have faith in God. For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says. Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them.” NKJV

The mountain Jesus is talking about is referring to any obstacle, difficulty or impossibility standing in your way.

Zechariah 4:6-7 in the NKJV says,

6 “This is the word of the Lord to Zerubbabel:

‘Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit,’ says the Lord of hosts.

7 Who are you, O great mountain? Before Zerubbabel you shall become a plain!”

Faith involves the mind or thinking to get into agreement with the Word of God and the Lord’s plan for your life.

However, you can confess that you have received your healing or miracle, but it won’t work until it gets down into your heart. Your heart and words have to be in agreement. You cannot claim something that is not in your heart and expect it to come to pass.

Salvation is received by believing and saying:

Romans 10:10

For with the heart a person believes (adheres to, trusts in, and relies on Christ) and so is justified (declared righteous, acceptable to God), and with the mouth he confesses (declares openly and speaks out freely his faith) and confirms [his] salvation.

AMP

  1. A person has to believe with their heart before receiving justification (which is a legal term which means a defense attorney, to excuse, to validate).
  1. With the mouth, a person confesses (or speaks) and confirms his or her salvation.
  1. Jairus took action. He had his daughter wrapped in the prayer shawl, signifying that she was wrapped in the promises of God and healing legally belonged to her. He told his family where he was going in the town to find Jesus, and his servants knew where to find him. Jairus pressed through the crowds until he finally found the Master.

Faith without works is dead. For faith to be faith, some kind of action is required – James 2:17,20,26.

  1. Jairus received his miracle. As far as Jairus was concerned, he had already received his miracle for his daughter even before he left the house to find Jesus. His mind was already made up. At the end of the story, Jesus raised his daughter from the dead and she lived and was made whole.

Believing that you have already received your miracle is Step 1.

Part of the believing is determining in your heart exactly what you want God to do for you. You have to be very specific too.

There was no doubt in Jairus’ heart. Jairus did not hope that his daughter would recover, but he knew she would be healed and live if Jesus came to his home and laid His hands on her.

Faith does not contain doubt – Matthew 14:28-31; Mark 11:23-24.

Jairus knew, that he knew, that he knew that his daughter would be healed and live if Jesus laid His hands on her.

  1. The Lord meets us at our place of faith.

In Jairus’ case, before he even left the house to find Jesus, he was confident that he would find Jesus among the crowds, and that upon explaining his situation, Jesus would agree to come to his house and lay His hands on his daughter, and she would be healed and live. When Jairus found Jesus, he told Jesus what he believed in his heart. He said to Jesus, “Come and lay Your hands on her, and she shall be healed and live.” Jesus honored his faith and went with Jairus to his house.

Years ago Jesus appeared in Person to Kenneth E. Hagin Sr. in an open vision to give him four steps of how anyone can receive anything from God.

To obtain a copy of the booklet entitled “How To Write Your Own Ticket With God”, by Kenneth E. Hagin, Sr., it is available at www.rhema.org and wherever books are sold.

Part 12: Gifts of the Spirit – Power Gifts Defined

The Power Gifts of the Holy Spirit mentioned in 1 Corinthians 12:4-11 are:

  1. Gift of Faith
  2. Gifts of Healing (“gifts” is plural, meaning that there is more than one kind of healing. There is physical healing, emotional healing, mental healing, spiritual healing, relationship healing, financial healing, and more.)
  3. Gift of Miracles

 

Gift of Faith

Definition:  The God-given ability to believe the Lord for the impossible in a particular situation. It goes beyond general faith (knowing God is able). It is where a person with this gift knows the will of God for a specific matter and knows beyond a shadow of a doubt that it will happen.

Three Kinds of Faith Revealed in Scripture:

  1. Saving Faith – Initial faith response to God at salvation where we accept and believe on the Lord Jesus Christ.
  1. A Fruit of the Spirit (Galations 5:22-23) – Faith as an attribute within one’s character. It is developed by the Holy Spirit and our faith becomes more mature and strengthened over a process of time.
  1. Gift of Faith – A divine (sometimes instantaneous) faith that God downloads to someone to believe for a miracle, healing or for God to do something specific in someone’s life (such as believing for large sums of money or calling life back into the dead). The person with this gift receives a “quickening” from the Holy Spirit (the Lord revealing His will or plan about a matter) and the person has supernatural faith to believe for this miracle. It transcends human faith—it is God’s faith downloaded to a person.

There are examples of the operation of the Gift of Faith in Scripture:

  1. In John 11:11, Jesus knew Lazarus was dead, but He also knew that He was going to raise him from the dead. He had no doubt about it.
  1. In John 9:1-7, Jesus knew that the man born blind from birth would be healed so that the works of God would be made manifest.
  1. In Matthew 14:19-21, Jesus had the Gift of Faith when He took five loaves of bread and two fish, gave thanks to His Father, and began breaking the bread and fish into fragments. The food multiplied and 5,000 men (not including the women and children) were fed. There were twelve baskets of food left over. (With the women and children, it was probably 15,000 – 20,000 people present that were fed.)
  1. In Mark 4:39, when the storm arose on the Sea of Galilee, Jesus rebuked the wind and commanded the sea, saying “Peace, be still!”. The winds and the waves obeyed Him, and there was a great calm.
  1. In Acts 3:1-7, Peter had unwavering faith as he proclaimed a man’s healing and even took him by the hand and lifted him to his feet. Immediately the man’s feet and ankle bones were strengthened, and he walked, leaped and praised God as he entered into the Temple.
  1. In Joshua 10:12-14, Joshua was fighting a battle and had almost defeated his enemies when it was transitioning from afternoon to evening. Joshua rose up in faith, with no doubt in his heart that this miracle would take place, and commanded the sun to stand still upon Gibeon and the moon to stand still in the Valley of Ajalon. The sun stood still, and the moon did not move, until they had avenged themselves upon their enemies. The sun did not go down a whole entire day. There was no day like that before it or after it, that the Lord hearkened unto the voice of a man: for the Lord fought for Israel.

What key factor recurs over and over again in the Gift of Faith?

Knowing the will of God through the written Word, as well as through a Word of Knowledge, dreams or visions, or by the inward voice of the Holy Spirit. Faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God (Romans 10:17).

 

Gifts of Healing

Definition:  The God-given ability to supernaturally impart healing to others. There are several kinds of healing: spiritual, physical, emotional, mental, relational, financial, and more. The person with this gift is not the healer. Jesus is the Healer. The person with this gift is the vessel whom God uses to flow through.

God uses different individuals to specialize in certain types of healing. For some, God uses them to bring emotional healing to people’s lives, and people are set free from bondages, captivity and inner wounds. Others are primarily used to bring physical healing. Some people have an anointing to pray for specific diseases, and they see many people healed from it. Some people have an anointing to minister to people who have addictions, and many people are set free. Some are called to help heal marriages and families.

Some healings are instantaneous, while others are gradual. What does gradual healing involve?

Being healed of inner problems, and the mind, soul and physical body responding accordingly. Often inner wounds can take years to heal.

Some sicknesses are healed over a period of minutes or hours. An example of this in Scripture is Luke 17:11-14 where Jesus met ten lepers who pleaded with Him to heal them. Jesus replied, “Go show yourselves to the priests.” As they obeyed and went their way, they were cleansed of their leprosy.

Some people are healed from physical sicknesses gradually over a period of time. They improve and get more and more well, until their healing is complete. Matthew 16:18 says, “They shall lay hands on the sick and they shall recover.” Total recovery does not always happen overnight. Sometimes it takes hours, days, weeks or months.

What means or methods were used in Scripture to operate the gifts of healing?

  1. Calling for the elders of the Church and anointing the sick with oil in the Name of the Lord (James 5:14).
  2. Holy Communion. My mother and I have seen sickness healed, as well as answers to prayer, when we took Communion over a particular situation. There is healing in the Blood Atonement.
  3. The spoken word or command (Matthew 8:8-13).
  4. Laying on of hands and prayer (Matthew 16:18).
  5. Handkerchiefs or aprons by the hands of Paul (Acts 19:11-12).
  6. The shadow of Peter walking by (Acts 5:15-16).
  7. Touching the hem of Jesus’ garment (Matthew 9:20-22; Matthew 14:34-36).

There are several ways a person may know if he/she has the Gift of Healing:

  1. Inner witness of the Holy Spirit
  2. You have visions and dreams, and see yourself healing the sick
  3. Ability to believe God for healing
  4. Compassion for the sick and afflicted
  5. By results (people who you minister to are healed)
  6. It was prophesied over you by the Elders and imparted to you by the laying on of hands
  7. Others will recognize this gift within you

There are at least ten purposes for the Gifts of Healing in operation:

  1. God loves His people and wants them to be in good health.
  1. Jesus heals because He is full of compassion. A leper came to Jesus, “…beseeching him, and kneeling down to him, and saying unto him, If thou wilt, thou canst make me clean” (Mark 1:40). What was the Lord’s response? “And Jesus, moved with compassion, put forth his hand, and touched him, and saith unto him, I will; be thou clean” (verse 41). It was compassion that led to the miracle. Jesus Christ heals people today for the same reason, so that “…the goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance” (Romans 2:4).
  1. Jesus heals because healing belongs to His children. Once, when Jesus was preaching near the city of Tyre, a Syrophenician fell at His feet, asking Him to cast an unclean spirit out of her daughter. Jesus said to her, “Let the children first be filled: for it is not meet to take the children’s bread, and to cast it unto the dogs. And she answered and said unto him, Yes, Lord: yet the dogs under the table eat of the children’s crumbs” (Mark 7:27-28). The Lord saw the woman’s faith and the daughter was delivered. If you are a child of the King, healing should come to you first, even before unbelievers receive their miracle. Yet I watch as those who do not know the Lord reach out in great faith, hungry for the crumbs. And time after time He pours out His healing virtue upon these people. Thank God, healing is often the entry point that helps people receive Jesus Christ as Savior.
  1. Jesus heals to bring glory to His Father. On the side of a mountain near the sea of Galilee, “great multitudes came unto Him…and he healed them…(and) the multitude wondered, when they saw the dumb to speak, the maimed to be whole, the lame to walk, and the blind to see: and they glorified the God of Israel” (Matthew 15:30-31). On another occasion, there was a similar response when Jesus healed a paralytic man. “…When the multitude saw it, they marvelled, and glorified God” (Matthew 9:8). All glory and praise belongs to the Father. Healing is a wonderful, awe-inspiring faith-builder that should lead to glorifying God.
  1. Jesus heals to fulfill God’s promises. At Capernaum, “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: That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying, Himself took our infirmities, and bare our sicknesses” (Matthew 8:16-17). When the Master heals, it is a fulfillment of the prophecy spoken through Isaiah. On the cross, Christ took our sickness and infirmities.
  1. Jesus heals also to confirm His own word. Healing was promised by the Father, then declared by Jesus Christ. He said, “If I do not the works of my Father, believe me not. But if I do, though ye believe not me, believe the works: that ye may know, and believe, that the Father is in me, and I in him” (John 10:37-38). Christ knew exactly why He was sent to earth. He came to perform the works of His Father. Miracles confirm the spoken word of Jesus. He heals to fulfill His personal word to you.
  1. Every time the Lord heals, the devil’s defeat at the Cross is exposed once again. The Word tells us, “For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil” (1 John 3:8). At the house of Cornelius, Peter said, “You know…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 10:37-38).
  1. Healing and health are aspects of rectifying the curse of the law.
  1. To confirm the Gospel message with signs and wonders.
  1. Healing, along with salvation, is included in the Blood Atonement of Christ. Jesus not only bore our sins, but He also bore our diseases, sicknesses and sorrows, and by His stripes we are healed (Isaiah 53:5). Jesus paid a heavy price so that we could be healed. He just wants us to believe and to receive it.

The original sources of sickness are:

  1. Satan
  2. Sin

When mankind fell and sin entered into the world, so did death and sickness. However, Jesus took the curse upon Himself and redeemed us from it. By accepting Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord, we can have eternal life in Heaven one day (where there is no more curse, no death, no sickness, no darkness, no night, no weeping, no pain, no sin, no demons, no poverty).

While we’re here on this earth, we can enjoy abundant life right now. John 10:10 says, “For the thief (devil) comes only for to steal, and kill and destroy; but I have come so that you may have life and have it in abundance (till it overflows).” Part of abundant life is living free from sickness.

Things we can do in the natural also help us to live in good health. For example, good nutrition, clean water, exercise, vitamins and minerals, sleep and rest, recreation and relaxation, and getting sufficient sunshine. Avoiding strife, learning to forgive, being healed of anger and temper, removing the root of bitterness and having joy in your life contributes to better health.

God also heals us through doctors and medicine. It is off balance and foolish to refuse to go to doctors, or to the hospital, when you or your children need to. Also, it’s wise to remain on your medication until the doctor confirms you are healed and takes you off of it. Going to doctors and taking medicine does NOT imply a lack of faith on your part. God has given doctors wisdom and knowledge about how the body works and what to do to cure it. In the near future, God is going to reveal the cures to many dreadful diseases, such as cancer to scientists.

God just does not want us to exalt doctors above Him, because He is the Great Physician and our Creator. He ultimately knows how our bodies work and what to do to cure it.

Exodus 15:25-26 shows us a type and shadow of the redeeming work of Christ, and His Atonement on the Cross, which makes us well and whole:

“So Moses cried out to the Lord, and the Lord showed him a tree (represents the Cross). When he cast it into the [bitter] waters (represents the curse), the waters were made sweet (the curse broken).

There He made a statute and an ordinance for them, and there He tested them, and said, ‘If you diligently heed the voice of the Lord your God and do what is right in His sight, give ear to His commandments and keep all His statutes, I will put none of the diseases on you which I have brought on the Egyptians. For I am the Lord who heals you (healing is part of the Atonement).’”

 

Gift of Miracles

Definition:  It is God performing something supernatural, which transcends natural laws, through an individual.

One of the Greek words for “miracles” is dunamis (Strong’s #1411), where we get the word dynamite. It means “to be able or possible; force (literally or figuratively); miraculous power; a miracle.”

The Webster’s Dictionary defines the word “miracle” as the following: “an unusual or wonderful event that is believed to be caused by the power of God; a very amazing or unusual event, thing, or achievement; an extraordinary event manifesting Divine intervention in human affairs.”

What is the place and importance of miracles in the Bible?

Miracles always accompanied Jesus and His disciples, as well as the apostles. Miracles, signs and wonders always accompanied the preaching of the Gospel. In the Old Testament, God displayed His awesome power through miracles, mostly for deliverance and preservation and to show the heathen nations that He is the One and Only True and Living God.

Miracles are governed by the will of God and the obedience of man.

There are four aspects relating to the working of miracles:

  1. Hearing the Word of God – God communicates His will to men through the Bible, a Word of Knowledge, a vision, an angel, through Jesus Christ directly in a vision, or an audible voice as in the case with Moses. Exodus 14:15-16 says, And the Lord said to Moses, “Why do you cry to Me? Tell the children of Israel to go forward. But lift up your rod, and stretch out your hand over the sea and divide it. And the children of Israel shall go on dry ground through the midst of the sea.”
  1. Believe the Word – Obey what God reveals to you. Accept and embrace it. In Exodus 14:21-22, it says: “Then Moses stretched out his hand over the sea; and the Lord caused the sea to go back by a strong east wind all that night, and made the sea into dry land, and the waters were divided. So the children of Israel went into the midst of the sea on the dry ground, and the waters were a wall to them on their right hand and on their left.”

Mark 11:23 says, “For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says.”

  1. Speak the Word – God releases His power by His spoken Word, and it comes into existence. Romans 4:17, in the Amplified Version, says: “Who gives life to the dead and speaks of the nonexistent things that [He has foretold and promised] as if they [already] existed.”

The New King James Version says “Who gives life to the dead and calls those things which do not exist as though they did.”

  1. Acting on the Word – Acts of faith which accompany the speaking of the Word. James 2:17 tells us that “Faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead.”

The purposes of miracles are:

  1. For deliverance, preservation and provision
  2. Edification and building up of faith
  3. Accompanying the preaching of the Gospel

In the last day Church, miracles will operate on a large scale prior to the coming of the Lord. Creative miracles, such as body parts being restored, the raising of the dead, and speaking to the weather and elements and it obeys you will become common.

Healing Scriptures – Old Testament

Exodus 15:26  I am the LORD that healeth thee [Jehovah Rapha]. This is the verse where God reveals Himself as Jehovah Rapha (the Lord who heals you). The Old Testament was written in Hebrew and Chaldea. In the original Hebrew text, the Jewish National Name of God “Yahweh or Jehovah” is translated into the English as “LORD” (all caps). The Hebrew word “rapha” means: “healing, cure, mending, stitching up, medicine, physician, repair, to be made whole, to invigorate.”

Exodus 23:25-26  Worship the LORD your God, and His blessing will be on your food and water. I will take away sickness from among you, and none will miscarry or be barren in your land. I will give you a full life span.

Deuteronomy 7:15  And the LORD will remove from you all sickness.

Deuteronomy 28:1-13

1 And it shall come to pass, if thou shalt hearken diligently unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to observe and to do all his commandments which I command thee this day, that the LORD thy God will set thee on high above all nations of the earth:

2 And all these blessings shall come on thee, and overtake thee, if thou shalt hearken unto the voice of the LORD thy God.

3 Blessed shalt thou be in the city, and blessed shalt thou be in the field.

4 Blessed shall be the fruit of thy body, and the fruit of thy ground, and the fruit of thy cattle, the increase of thy kine, and the flocks of thy sheep.

5 Blessed shall be thy basket and thy store.

6 Blessed shalt thou be when thou comest in, and blessed shalt thou be when thou goest out.

7 The LORD shall cause thine enemies that rise up against thee to be smitten before thy face: they shall come out against thee one way, and flee before thee seven ways.

8 The LORD shall command the blessing upon thee in thy storehouses, and in all that thou settest thine hand unto; and he shall bless thee in the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee.

9 The LORD shall establish thee an holy people unto himself, as he hath sworn unto thee, if thou shalt keep the commandments of the LORD thy God, and walk in his ways.

10 And all people of the earth shall see that thou art called by the name of the LORD; and they shall be afraid of thee.

11 And the LORD shall make thee plenteous in goods, in the fruit of thy body, and in the fruit of thy cattle, and in the fruit of thy ground, in the land which the LORD sware unto thy fathers to give thee.

12 The LORD shall open unto thee his good treasure, the heaven to give the rain unto thy land in his season, and to bless all the work of thine hand: and thou shalt lend unto many nations, and thou shalt not borrow.

13 And the LORD shall make thee the head, and not the tail; and thou shalt be above only, and thou shalt not be beneath; if that thou hearken unto the commandments of the LORD thy God, which I command thee this day, to observe and to do them.

Deuteronomy 30:19-20  I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live: That thou mayest love the LORD thy God, and that thou mayest obey his voice, and that thou mayest cleave unto him: for he is thy life, and the length of thy days: that thou mayest dwell in the land which the LORD sware unto thy fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give them.

Psalms 30:2  O LORD my God, I cried unto thee, and thou hast healed me.

Psalms 30:5  Weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.

Psalms 34:18  The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.

Psalms 42:11  Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted within me? Hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise Him, who is the health of my countenance, and my God.

Psalms 69:32b  Your heart shall live (be rejuvenated) that seek God.

Psalms 91:9-11  Because thou hast made the LORD, which is my refuge, even the most High, thy habitation, there shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling. For He shall give His angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.

Psalms 91:16  With long life will I satisfy him, and show him My salvation.

Psalms 92:12-15  The righteous will flourish like a palm tree, they will grow like a cedar of Lebanon; planted in the house of the LORD, they will flourish in the courts of our God. They will still bear fruit in old age, they will stay fresh and green, proclaiming, “The LORD is upright; he is my Rock, and there is no wickedness in him.”

Psalms 103:2-5  Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits: Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases. Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies. Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things; so that thy youth is renewed like the eagle’s.

Psalms 105:37  He brought them forth [Children of Israel delivered out of Egypt) also with silver and gold: and there was not one feeble person among their tribes.

Psalms 107:20  He sent his Word, and healed them, and delivered them from destruction.

Psalms 118:17  I shall not die, but live, and declare the works of the LORD.

Psalms 147:2-3  The LORD builds up Jerusalem; He gathers together the outcasts of Israel. He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.

Proverbs 3:7-8  Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from evil. It shall be health to thy navel, and marrow to thy bones.

Proverbs 4:20-22  My son, attend to my words; incline thine ear unto my sayings. Let them not depart from thine eyes; keep them in the midst of thine heart. For they are life unto those that find them, and health to all their flesh.

Proverbs 12:18b  The tongue of the wise is health.

Proverbs 13:12  Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but when the desire comes, it is a tree of life.

Proverbs 13:17b  A faithful ambassador is health.

Proverbs 14:30  A sound heart is the life of the flesh.

Proverbs 15:4a  The tongue that brings healing is a tree of life.

Proverbs 15:30  A cheerful look brings joy to the heart, and good news gives health to the bones.

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

Proverbs 17:22  A merry heart doeth good like a medicine.

Proverbs 18:21  Death and Life is in the power of the tongue.

Isaiah 38:16  You restored me to health and let me live.

Isaiah 53:5  But He (Jesus) was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon Him; and with His stripes [from the scourging and beatings] we are healed.

Isaiah 54:17  No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their righteousness is of me, saith the LORD.

Isaiah 55:11  So shall My Word be that goes forth from My mouth; it shall not return to Me void, but it shall accomplish what I please, and it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it.

Isaiah 57:18-19  I have seen his ways, but I will heal him; I will lead him and restore comfort to him and to his mourners, creating the praise of the lips. Peace, Peace to him who is far and to him who is near, says the LORD, and I will heal him.

Isaiah 58:8  Then shall thy light break forth as the morning, and thine health shall spring forth speedily: and thy righteousness shall go before thee; the glory of the LORD shall be thy reward.

Isaiah 58:11  The LORD will guide you continually and satisfy your soul in drought. And strengthen your bones. You shall be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose waters do not fail.

Isaiah 61:1-3 (xref Luke 4:18-19)  The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me; because the LORD hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; He hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound. To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all that mourn. To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees [oaks] of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that He might be glorified.

Isaiah 61:7-8a  Instead of your shame you will have a double portion; and instead of humiliation you will shout for joy over your portion. Therefore, you shall possess a double portion in your land, and everlasting joy will be yours. For I, the LORD, love justice.

Isaiah 65:24  And it shall come to pass, that before they call, I will answer; and while they are yet speaking, I will hear.

Isaiah 66:14  You shall see it, and your heart shall rejoice; your bones shall flourish like new grass.

Jeremiah 1:12  Then the LORD said to me, “You have seen well, for I am ready to perform My word.”

Jeremiah 17:14  Heal me, O LORD, and I shall be healed; save me, and I shall be saved: for thou art my praise.

Jeremiah 29:11  For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you a hope and a future.

Jeremiah 30:17  For I will restore health unto thee and I will heal thee of thy wounds, saith the LORD; because they called thee an Outcast, saying, This is Zion, whom no man seeketh after.

Jeremiah 31:3-4  I have loved you with an everlasting love; therefore I have drawn you with lovingkindness. Again I will build you and you will be rebuilt … again you will take up your tambourines, and go forth to the dances of the merrymakers.

Jeremiah 33:6  Behold, I will bring you health and cure, and I will cure you, and will reveal unto you the abundance of peace and truth.

Ezekiel 34:16  I will search for the lost and bring back the strays. I will bind up the injured and strengthen the weak.

Ezekiel 37:3-10  And He said to me, “Son of man, can these bones live?” So I answered, “O Lord GOD, You know.” Again He said to me, “Prophesy to these bones, and say to them, ‘O dry bones, hear the Word of the LORD!’ Thus says the Lord GOD to these bones: “Surely I will cause breath to enter into you, and you shall live.” Then He said to me, “Prophesy to the breath, prophesy, son of man, and say to the breath, ‘Thus says the Lord GOD: “Come from the four winds, O breath, and breathe on these smitten, that they may live.’” So I prophesied as He commanded me, and breath came into them, and they lived, and stood upon their feet. (The breath of God refers to the Holy Spirit who quickens our mortal bodies—Romans 8:11.)

Ezekiel 47:12 (xref Rev 22:1-2)  All kinds of fruit trees will grow along the riverbanks. The leaves will never turn brown and fall, and there will always be fruit. There will be a new crop every month—without fail!  For they are watered by the river flowing from the Sanctuary. The fruit will be for food and the leaves for medicine.

Joel 3:10  Let the weak say, ‘I am strong.’

Nahum 1:9  Affliction will not rise up a second time.

Zechariah 4:6-7  This is the word of the LORD unto Zerubbabel, saying, “Not by might, nor by power, but by My Spirit, saith the LORD of hosts.” Who art thou, O great mountain? Before Zerubbabel thou shalt become a [level] plain. xref Mark 11:23

Malachi 4:2  But unto you that fear My Name shall the Sun of Righteousness arise with healing in His wings.

The word “wings” in Malachi 4:2 is, according to the Hebrew definition, referring to the hem, border, edge of the garment, such as of the priestly robe or the fringes of a prayer shawl.

In the New Testament, Matthew tells of the account in Matthew 9:20-22 of a woman who had an issue of blood (hemorrhaging) for 12 years and had spent all she had on doctors and was not any better. She heard that Jesus was in town. She said to herself: “If I might just touch the hem of His garment, I shall be made whole.” She spoke in faith, then took action and pressed through the crowds. When she made it to Jesus, she touched the hem of His robe or the prayer shawl He was wearing, and when she did, she was instantly healed of her affliction. Jesus felt virtue (healing power) go out of him and asked who touched him. Then the woman told her whole story to Him and all those around her … about how she had suffered with this affliction for 12 years and was only growing worse, she had spent every dime on doctors but was not any better, but that now she was healed and whole through the power of Jesus Christ.

Other passages mention that more people were healed when they touched the hem of Jesus’ garment. See Matthew 14:35-36 and Mark 6:56.

Jesus’ robe signified His Priestly authority. The priestly garment symbolizes a mantle of the Anointing of the Holy Spirit. He is our Great High Priest from the Tribe of Judah in the order of Melchizedek (which is a Heavenly and eternal Priesthood).

The prayer shawl represents being wrapped in all the promises of God that are legally ours through the Covenant we have with God.  One of those promises is healing and health.

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