March 22, 2020 by Kgalalelo
"If you listen carefully to the LORD your God and do what is right in his eyes, if you pay attention to his commands and keep all his decrees, I will not bring on you any of the diseases I brought on the Egyptians, for I am the LORD, who heals you." Exodus 15:26
All through the Bible we learn about the miracles of healing. God heals sicknesses, physical deformities, diseases, emotional pain and any form of healing required by man when we come to Him in prayer.
In Mark 5:24-34 we read about a woman who was desperate for healing from a medical condition and the Bible tells us that, “A large crowd followed and pressed around him (Jesus). And a woman was there who had been subject to bleeding for twelve years. She had suffered a great deal under the care of many doctors and had spent all she had, yet instead of getting better she grew worse. When she heard about Jesus, she came up behind him in the crowd and touched his cloak, because she thought, “If I just touch his clothes, I will be healed.” Immediately her bleeding stopped and she felt in her body that she was freed from her suffering”.
When she touched Jesus’ garment, she was made whole, instantly. She applied her faith because she knew that only God could heal her when everything else failed. Hers’ was an act of prayer, believing that there’s only one Healer, that is, God. No remedy could have reinstated her dignity but Jesus. When God heals you, He restores you back to your former glory thus restoring your body, mind and soul.
Jesus walked throughout the nations teaching and healing the sick and repairing lives. He healed the woman caught in adultery from the embarrassment she was faced with (John 8:1-11). She was filled with shame but Jesus restored her self-esteem. All He said was, “go and sin no more” (John 8:11). He never condemned her.
In Mark 5 we read about a demon-possessed man who lived in the tombs and was restored when Jesus came along. “This man lived in the tombs, and no one could bind him anymore, not even with a chain. For he had often been chained hand and foot, but he tore the chains apart and broke the irons on his feet. No one was strong enough to subdue him. Night and day among the tombs and in the hills he would cry out and cut himself with stones” (Mark 5:3-5).
When the man saw Jesus at a distance, “he ran and fell on his knees in front of him” (Mark 5:6). The demons inside of him recognised Jesus, the Son of God who is both the saviour and healer. When Jesus cast the legion of demons out of the man, he was restored to his right mind again.
There is no sickness nor circumstance that God cannot heal, no difficulty that God cannot resolve and you are not a hopeless case that you cannot be restored. God is all powerful, He created you and can heal your condition in a flash. Call on to Him!
He creates a protective shield around His children. Psalm 103:3 says, “Who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases”. The healing of the body goes hand in hand with the healing of the mind. They are interconnected because once your body is healed and you are free from suffering, you begin to have a new outlook on life. You think differently and see greater possibilities in life and your spirit is uplifted as you realise that it is not the end for you.
There are sicknesses and diseases that have infested the world in recent times and even those, Jesus invites us to come to Him and lay them down at His throne. “Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need” (Hebrews 4:16).
In Jeremiah 33:6, scripture says, “Nevertheless, I will bring health and healing to it; I will heal my people and will let them enjoy abundant peace and security”. God is faithful and can heal the sicknesses ravaging the world today. He knows about them more than the experts in the field do and He has the cure. He knows how to repair every cell in our bodies and He does it effortlessly, without medication or help.
He says in Jeremiah 20:17, “But I will restore you to health and heal your wounds. Declares the Lord”. God is good and He wants nothing more than to give us the opportunity to enjoy all that He has created and the blessings bestowed upon us. In Luke 12:32, Jesus says, “Do not be afraid, little flock, for your Father has been pleased to give you the kingdom”. We can only appreciate these blessings when we are in perfect divine health.
Let us for a moment, think about the instruction given the Israelites when they were preparing to depart from Egypt in Exodus 12:1-13. This can serve as a reminder to all of us that God is with His children and as we seek Him wholeheartedly as a collective, He will hear from heaven and heal the world, our habitat.
The blood of Jesus covers us as He is the sacrificial lamb. We have been redeemed, we were bought at a price (1 Corinthians 6:20) and we belong to Him. Therefore, even though we walk through the darkest valley, let us not be afraid for God is with us (Psalm 23:4).
When Jesus died on the cross, it was for the sins of the whole world, that is, for all of us and His invitation is an open one to all of us. He is our Lord and Saviour; therefore, we need not be afraid because we are under His covering, if we believe in Him.
The following is the instruction God gave to Moses and Aaron in Exodus 12:1-13, He said, “This month is to be for you the first month, the first month of your year. Tell the whole community of Israel that on the tenth day of this month each man is to take a lamb for his family, one for each household. If any household is too small for a whole lamb, they must share one with their nearest neighbour, having taken into account the number of people there are.
You are to determine the amount of lamb needed in accordance with what each person will eat. The animals you choose must be year-old males without defect, and you may take them from the sheep or the goats. Take care of them until the fourteenth day of the month, when all the members of the community of Israel must slaughter them at twilight. Then they are to take some of the blood and put it on the sides and tops of the doorframes of the houses where they eat the lambs.
That same night they are to eat the meat roasted over the fire, along with bitter herbs, and bread made without yeast. Do not eat the meat raw or boiled in water, but roast it over a fire—with the head, legs and internal organs. Do not leave any of it till morning; if some is left till morning, you must burn it. This is how you are to eat it: with your cloak tucked into your belt, your sandals on your feet and your staff in your hand. Eat it in haste; it is the Lord’s Passover”.
“On that same night I will pass through Egypt and strike down every firstborn of both people and animals, and I will bring judgment on all the gods of Egypt. I am the Lord. The blood will be a sign for you on the houses where you are, and when I see the blood, I will pass over you. No destructive plague will touch you when I strike Egypt”.
In the same way the blood that was shed for us in the name of Jesus Christ, the Son of the Living God at Calvary safeguards us. Instead of feeling fearful we need to increase the capacity of prayer over the entire world and petition God, who heals every disease.
If you want to receive Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Saviour, say this prayer:
I believe that you are the Son of God
I believe that you died on the cross for my sins and rose again
I repent from my sins and ask for your forgiveness
Come into my heart
I make you my personal Lord and Saviour
Thank you for your grace
Jesus is Lord
“If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved.” Romans 10:9-10
Footnote: Scriptures taken from the The Holy Bible, New King James Version, 1982: Nashville, TN, Thomas Nelson, Inc. & The ESV Global Study Bible®, ESV® Bible, Copyright © 2012 by Crossway. All rights reserved & The Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV®. Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.™ Used by permission of Zondervan. All rights reserved worldwide. www.zondervan.com The “NIV” and “New International Version” are trademarks registered in the United States Patent and Trademark Office by Biblica, Inc.™ (2004). Holy Bible: New Living Translation. Wheaton, Ill: Tyndale House Publishers. The Holy Bible, Berean Study Bible, BSB Copyright ©2016, 2018 by Bible Hub Used by Permission. All Rights Reserved Worldwide. NET Bible® copyright ©1996-2016 by Biblical Studies Press, L.L.C. http://netbible.com All rights reserved.
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