Summary: Healing & health go hand in hand. (If you experience healing you can experience health)Health is a lifestyle of someone who is experiencing daily the power of the blood of Jesus Christ.
Healing in the Last Days
A Health care benefits make up 30% of our gross wages in America.
1 Healing & health go hand in hand. (If you experience healing you can experience health)
a Health is a lifestyle of someone who is experiencing daily the power of the blood of Jesus Christ.
b Despite all of our efforts to be healthy, health conscience we still face incurable diseases: cancer, HIV, and plagues such as Ebola & avian flu.
2 The Bible tells us that in the last days there will be a deluge of diseases with no cure.
B Jeremiah speaks of this
12 "For thus says the Lord: 'Your affliction is incurable, Your wound is severe.13 There is no one to plead your cause, That you may be bound up; You have no healing medicines. 14 All your lovers have forgotten you; They do not seek you; For I have wounded you with the wound of an enemy, With the chastisement of a cruel one, For the multitude of your iniquities, Because your sins have increased. 15 Why do you cry about your affliction? Your sorrow is incurable. Because of the multitude of your iniquities, Because your sins have increased, I have done these things to you. Jer 30:12-15 (NKJV)
1 Look at these words:
a Incurable, Severe, No medicines, Incurable sorrow
b Why have these things come upon us? Wickedness in society? (v.15)
2 Iniquity means to take good things and twist them into bad things.
a Our society, world has twisted the things of God since the fall of Adam. Brought us to the place we are today.
b Jeremiah 30.24
24 The fierce anger of the Lord will not return until He has done it, And until He has performed the intents of His heart. In the latter days you will consider it. Jer 30:24 (NKJV)
aa NIV, “In days to come you will understand this.”
bb God will release His judgement, not as an end of itself, but so as to return Israel to Himself, or a nation/people unto Himself.
cc Even in the midst of all this disease God is wanting to show His mercy/healing.
C There is a hope for healing in the last days
1 For New Covenant believers like us, we see hope in this last days that God will put “none of the diseases on you”
26 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." Ex 15:26 (NKJV)
a The believer must turn their battles with terminal/incurable illnesses over to God (Jere. 30.16)
16 'Therefore all those who devour you shall be devoured; And all your adversaries, every one of them, shall go into captivity; Those who plunder you shall become plunder, And all who prey upon you I will make a prey. Jer 30:16 (NKJV)
b We are involved in a spiritual battle, our physical health issues are related to our spiritual condition.
2 This fact is the reason why our faith must remain in God’s power to save, deliver, and heal us. (Our faith is how we grab hold of the strength of God)
D Forgiving our enemies: A Key to miraculous healing in the last days.
1 The medical community has documented the harmful effects that unforgiveness has on the physical body/prevents healing.
a Unforgiveness gives way to dangerous emotions like bitterness, resentment, anger.
b Scripture is clear that God will not forgive our sin unless we forgive others.
15 But if you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses. Matt 6:15 (NKJV)
23 Therefore if you bring your gift to the altar, and there remember that your brother has something against you, 24 leave your gift there before the altar, and go your way. First be reconciled to your brother, and then come and offer your gift. Matt 5:23-24 (NKJV)
44 But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you, 45 that you may be sons of your Father in heaven; for He makes His sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust. Matt 5:43-45 (NKJV)
9 In this manner, therefore, pray: Our Father in heaven, Hallowed be Your name. 10 Your kingdom come. Your will be done On earth as it is in heaven. 11 Give us this day our daily bread. 12 And forgive us our debts, As we forgive our debtors. 13 And do not lead us into temptation, But deliver us from the evil one. For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen. 14 "For if you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. 15 But if you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses. Matt 6:9-15 (NKJV)