Spirit Food - September 2017
Once you are presented with what the Word of God has to say about an issue, you are responsible for receiving His love, grace, & favor; and the gift of His righteousness. Remember, you are greatly blessed, highly favored, and deeply loved by your Heavenly Father.
This month, let’s focus on Jesus as our healer.
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 torments, and those which were possessed with devils, and those which were lunatic, and those that had the palsy; and he healed them.
It is Our Heavenly Father’s will for you to be healed and free from any addition. He loves you so much, He sent Jesus to the earth to redeem you!
In the Gospels, we see how people in that area of the world would bring their sick to Jesus for healing. He didn’t turn any of them away. He didn’t ask if they were good enough or require them to earn their healing. The Bible says, “whatever their sickness or disease, demon possessed, an epileptic or paralyzed – He healed them all”
When people came to Jesus, He loved to heal them. There was no sickness too big or too small. There was no person too unqualified or undignified. His abiding love compelled Him … He healed them all.
Jesus hates sickness because He loves us. He doesn’t to see us sick or limited. It is His desire for His children to walk in divine health.
Do you remember the story in the Bible where Jesus healed a man with leprosy (Matt 8:1-3); where the man cried out “Lord, if You are willing, You can heal me and make me clean.” This is the same sentiment many still have today … they think, I know God can heal me … but is He willing? Jesus’ is the same for you today as it was for that man … “I will …”.
Our Heavenly Father is love … and it is His love that moves Him to restore hearts, break addictions, heal bodies, and strengthen our minds, will, and emotions (souls).
When we read the Gospels we often see that Jesus was moved with compassion (Matthew 14:14 is a good example … the result of His compassion was “… He healed their sick.”
That deep compassion for each of us eventually let our Lord Jesus to endure the most inhumane whipping and die a brutal death so that we could live in the perfection of His finished work.
Just as your sins have been forgiven, your body has been healed. The work is finished. Look to Jesus and receive what He has already done. There is no limit to His supply.
Isaiah 53:4 – “He has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows.” The original Hebrew for griefs and sorrows translates to diseases and pains. Jesus carried every sickness so that we don’t have to.
When you simply realize how much Jesus loves you … and receive His love … healing is what He loves to do. There is no sickness, pain, or disease that is too great. His love is greater!
Rest … put your mind at ease … focus on how much He loves you … enabling you to effortlessly receive the Lord’s healing. Think about how relentlessly your Heavenly Father loves you. Jesus’ finished work on the cross has accomplished all that you need to walk in strength and wholeness in your body and mind.
Invest some time in the Gospels to see the Lord’s boundless love for you in action. Develop your relationship with Him and get a deeper understanding of how much He loves you!
Below are some scriptures to remind you of Our Heavenly Father’s loving-kindness and healing for you. Remember, to meditate (meaning to say in a very low voice and think about each) on them as you go about your daily activities.
Isaiah 53:4-5 – “Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.
5 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 43:4-5 – (NIV) “Since you are precious and honored in my site, and because I love you, I will give people in exchange for you, nations in exchange for your life. Do not be afraid, for I am with you; I will bring your children from the east and gather you from the west.”
Jeremiah 30:17 – (NLT) “I will give you back your health and your wounds,” says the LORD
Colossians 1:13-14 – “Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son:
14 In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins:”
Psalm 121:7-8 – “The Lord shall preserve thee from all evil: he shall preserve thy soul. 8 The Lord shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth, and even for evermore.”
Psalm 91:7 – “A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee.”
Romans 8:35,37 – “Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? 37 Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.”
Exodus 15:26 – “… for I am the Lord that healeth thee.”
Matthew 8:7 – “And Jesus saith unto him, I will come and heal him.”
Deuteronomy 7:15 – “And the Lord will take away from thee all sickness, and will put none of the evil diseases of Egypt, which thou knowest, upon thee; …”
If you’re reading this, but you have not made Jesus the Lord of your life, and would like to, pray this prayer out loud in an audible voice:
Heavenly Father, your Word says in Romans 10:9-10- “that if I confess with my mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in my heart that You raised Him from the dead, that I would be saved. For with the heart one believes unto salvation.” I believe your Word, Heavenly Father, and confess Jesus Christ (the anointed one and His anointing) as Lord of my life now. I believe that You raised Him from the dead. I confess that I was a sinner, but now I’ve been saved by Your grace, and in Your thoughts, I am now in right standing with You. I denounce Satan and all he stands for. Write my name in the Lamb’s book of Life. In Jesus Name. Amen (so be it).
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Dr. Mark Krom, Ph.D., D.Psy
Minister/Clinical Pastoral Psychologist