The Relevance of God’s Grace: Healing

Apr. 6, 2020 | By Creflo Dollar

Summary

When something is relevant to us, it is because we see a need for it. In this age, many people simply do not see a need for God in their lives, and the world accepts this mistaken way of thinking. However, contrary to what the world’s philosophies say, God is relevant and significant in every area of our lives. We cannot rely on or trust in the world; it will let us down. When it does, we can look to Jesus, who will never fail us. We need Him in our finances, our family relationships, and our healing. It is always God’s will to heal us.

  1. God only wants good things for us; Jesus will always do the Father’s bidding.
    1. Then answered Jesus and said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, The Son can do nothing of himself, but what he seeth the Father do: for what things soever he doeth, these also doeth the Son likewise (John 5:19).
      1. Everything Jesus did was in agreement with the Father.
    2. Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high (Hebrews 1:3).
      1. Jesus was the perfect image of God the Father; He was an identical copy.
      2. As part of the Holy Trinity, Jesus the Son endorsed healing because God the Father does also.
    3. 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 10:38).
      1. God declared healing as a good thing. Jesus was able to heal because God was with Him.
    4. The Lord will smite you with consumption, with fever and inflammation, fiery heat, sword and drought, blasting and mildew; they shall pursue you until you perish…The Lord will smite you with the boils of Egypt and the tumors, the scurvy and the itch, from which you cannot be healed. The Lord will smite you with madness and blindness and dismay of [mind and] heart. And you shall grope at noonday as the blind grope in darkness. And you shall not prosper in your ways; and you shall be only oppressed and robbed continually, and there shall be no one to save you. You shall betroth a wife, but another man shall lie with her; you shall build a house, but not live in it; you shall plant a vineyard, but not gather its grapes…He shall lend to you, but you shall not lend to him; he shall be the head, and you shall be the tail. Because you did not serve the Lord your God with joyfulness of [mind and] heart [in gratitude] for the abundance of all [with which He had blessed you], Therefore you shall serve your enemies whom the Lord shall send against you, in hunger and thirst, in nakedness and in want of all things; and He will put a yoke of iron upon your neck until He has destroyed you…Her afterbirth that comes out from her body and the children whom she shall bear. For she will eat them secretly for want of anything else in the siege and distress with which your enemies shall distress you in your towns. Moreover, He will bring upon you all the diseases of Egypt of which you were afraid, and they shall cling to you (Deuteronomy 28:22, 27-30, 35, 44, 47, 48, 57, 60, AMPC).
      1. Under the law, sickness and disease were considered curses, not blessings.
      2. Fever, inflammation, and every kind of illness are curses. Insanity, depression, debt, and marital troubles are also curses.
  1. Born-again believers living under grace do not have to put up curses from an expired law.
    1. As Christians, there is no need for us to tolerate curses. Acknowledging Christ causes God’s blessings to overtake us.
      1. If you will listen diligently to the voice of the Lord your God, being watchful to do all His commandments which I command you this day, the Lord your God will set you high above all the nations of the earth. And all these blessings shall come upon you and overtake you if you heed the voice of the Lord your God. Blessed shall you be in the city and blessed shall you be in the field. Blessed shall be the fruit of your body and the fruit of your ground and the fruit of your beasts, the increase of your cattle and the young of your flock (Deuteronomy 28:1-4, AMPC).
    2. Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree: That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith (Galatians 3:13, 14).
      1. It was God’s will that His blessings fall on everyone, and all receive His promises.
    3. Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you (James 4:7).
      1. The world does not think like this, because it does not believe the devil exists.
      2. God wants us to resist sickness, disease, and every curse from which Jesus freed us.
    4. The Lord does not delay and is not tardy or slow about what He promises, according to some people’s conception of slowness, but He is long-suffering (extraordinarily patient) toward you, not desiring that any should perish, but that all should turn to repentance (2 Peter 3:9, AMPC).
      1. God’s will is for everyone to be saved.
  1. It is up to us what choices we make. The decision is ours; God wants us to choose wisely.
    1. Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it (Matthew 7:13, 14).
      1. Most people will accept the high thoughts of the world; only a few will choose the path that leads to life.
      2. God’s will for our lives only manifests itself when we choose it for ourselves.
    2. God gives us freedom of choice; He wants us to make the right decision so that we and our families can prosper and be blessed.
      1. I call heaven and earth to witness this day against you that I have set before you life and death, the blessings and the curses; therefore choose life, that you and your descendants may live (Deuteronomy 30:19, AMPC).
      2. For the LORD knoweth the way of the righteous: but the way of the ungodly shall perish (Psalm 1:6).
    3. There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death (Proverbs 14:12).
      1. Some things we consider may seem right to us, but without God, anything we do is doomed to fail.
      2. God gives us the freedom to think the way we want. However, just because we have a right to do something does not mean it is the right thing to do.
    4. What choices we make in life are entirely up to us. However, we cannot live successful lives without God. We need Him.
      1. O LORD, I know that the way of man is not in himself: it is not in man that walketh to direct his steps (Jeremiah 10:23).
      2. And unto this people thou shalt say, Thus saith the LORD; Behold, I set before you the way of life, and the way of death (Jeremiah 21:8).
      3. Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me (John 14:6).
      4. He who willfully separates and estranges himself [from God and man] seeks his own desire and pretext to break out against all wise and sound judgment. A [self-confident] fool has no delight in understanding but only in revealing his personal opinions and himself (Proverbs 18:1, 2, AMPC).

For more on how making God relevant in our lives allows us to receive healing, click on the link below for the MP3, How to Take Possession of Your Healing.

http://bit.ly/HowToTakePossessionofYourHealing

Scripture References

John 5:19

Hebrews 1:3

Acts 10:38

Deuteronomy 28:1-4, 22, 27-30, 35, 44, 47, 48, 57, 60, AMPC

Galatians 3:13, 14

James 4:7

2 Peter 3:9

Matthew 7:13, 14

Deuteronomy 30:19, AMPC

Psalm 1:6

Proverbs 14:12

Jeremiah 10:23

Jeremiah 21:8

John 14:6

Proverbs 18:1, 2, AMPC

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