Summary: Learn how to receive healing from God in this message of hope for anyone who has ever experienced sickness.
Say No To Sickness
How to Receive Your Healing
Barney wore coke-bottle glasses and a perfect bowl haircut. He knew the answers to everything and was the teacher’s pet. This really ticked everybody off.
One day, after an uncharacteristic absence from school, Barney showed up in class with a big grin on his face, wearing a goofy-looking Mickey Mouse hat. The teacher asked Barney where he got the hat.
“I went to Disneyland yesterday!” he said excitedly.
“Oh really,” said the teacher. “Why don’t you tell us about your trip to Disneyland.”
“Okay! Well, I got to Disneyland and the first thing I saw was the parking lot,” Barney said. “That parking lot must hold about a million cars! I got on a tram that carried me around the parking lot until I got to the place where you buy the tickets. So I got off and stood in line. I bought a ticket and I also bought this cool hat!”
“And then what did you do?” asked the teacher.
“Well, I got back on the tram and rode around the parking lot some more,” said Barney. “That was really fun! I rode that tram all day!”
“All day?” asked the teacher. “Did you go through the turnstiles and under the bridge to Main Street USA, Adventureland, Fantasyland, Tomorrowland, and the rest of the park?”
Barney thought for a moment and said, “No. Was I supposed to?”
When a lot of people get saved, they don’t understand all that’s included in the ticket. Well, being saved isn’t just about going to heaven. Tonight we’re going to talk about one of the “extras” that’s included in your ticket. Let’s talk about “Saying No to Sickness,” how to receive your healing. The first way that you can receive your healing is by knowing that it is indeed yours.
II. Healing Is Yours
Isaiah 53:4-5 “Surely He has borne our griefs (sicknesses) and carried our sorrows (pains); Yet we esteemed Him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted. But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; the chastisement for our peace was upon Him, and by His stripes we are healed.”
Have you ever laid out of school because you were “too sick to go?” Yep, I have, too. Has anybody ever faked being sick? Yeah, put the thermometer under the lamp when mom walks out of the room. She comes back in and your temperature is 105. You’re ALMOST dead! Then mom finds out you’re faking and you are really dead!
Well, if you’ve been sick before and stayed out of school because of it, you really didn’t have a clue that healing was yours. Because if you knew that healing belonged to you, you would have gone to school.
Because we know we are healed, we refuse to allow sickness into our bodies. We act on what we know. We know we are healed, therefore we act healed. Well people do not lay in bed all day and stay out of school or work. They get up and act on the WORD! The word says you’re healed, so act healed.
III. The Powerful Name of Jesus
Acts 3:16 “And His name, through faith in His name, has made this man strong, whom you see and know. Yes, the faith which comes through Him has given him this perfect soundness in the presence of you all.”
Excerpt from Smith Wigglesworth on Healing:
Six people went into the house of a sick man to pray for him. He was a leader in the Episcopal Church, and he lay in his bed utterly helpless. He had read a little tract about healing and had heard about people praying for the sick. So he sent for these friends, who, he thought, could pray “the prayer of faith.” He was anointed according to James 5:14, but because he had no immediate manifestation of healing, he wept bitterly. The six people walked out of the room.
When they were outside, one of the six said, “There is one thing we could have done. I wish you would all go back with me and try it.” They all went back and got together in a group. This brother said, “Let us whisper the name of Jesus.” At first, when they whispered this worthy name, nothing seemed to happen. But as they continued to whisper “Jesus! Jesus! Jesus!” the power began to fall. As they saw that God was beginning to work, their faith and joy increased, and they whispered the name louder and louder. As they did so, the man rose from his bed and dressed himself. The secret was just this: those six people had gotten their eyes off the sick man and were taken up with the Lord Jesus Himself. Their faith grasped the power in His name.