Summary: Healing a covenant right and not a privilege to the believer in Christ. The bible tells that by the stripes of Christ we were healed.
Your Covenant Right To Divine Healing
Sickness and disease has been one of the devastating enemies of the human race. Man has been in the struggle and fight against them.
Why? They cause discomfort and constitute a serious threat to the optimum functioning of man. They ultimately result in cutting short human life and continuity of human existence. It is not all sicknesses and diseases that can be explained medically. Even when sickness is medically diagnosed, sometimes the real cause is not discovered. Some direct demonic activities are responsible, as we will find out today. The main goal of sickness and disease is to weaken, overpower and eventually destroy the person afflicted by them. Through this message you will come to a positive and definite knowledge of God’s will for your divine healing. It is God’s will for you to be healed of sickness and disease, but it is God’s perfect will for you to be in divine health. Divine healing as defined by Dr. Lester Sumrall is recovery from an abnormal physical or emotional aberration. It is a restoration to health and victory over the curse. It is operating in your sonship right.
Divine healing is one of your covenant rights. It is not a privilege for you to be healed. It is your right. As a child of God you have no business with sickness and disease. The English use the word “Dis-ease” because it causes uneasiness to the body. Every disease is a discomfort.
There are some vital questions that will be answered with the scriptures in the course of this message:
1. What is the origin of sickness and disease?
2. What is the source and causes of sickness and disease?
3. Is divine healing for us today?
4. Is it God’s will for me to be healed?
5. Why are many in the church not healed?
6. How do I receive my healing?
7. How do I maintain my healing?
1. What is the origin and source of sickness and disease?
God is a master planner. When He created man, He placed him in the garden of plenty and perfection. He gave him dominion and authority over all his creation, to conquer and subdue them. Man was God’s representative on earth. God provided everything that man needs to make life comfortable (Gen 1:29-31, 2:5,8-9,16-17). There was no sin, sickness or disease in the Garden of Eden until Adam and Eve rebelled against God by eating the forbidden tree.
Gen 2:16-17 - 16And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, "Of every tree of the garden you may freely eat; 17but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die
When God created man he did not create him with eternal life in his physical body. I know this will be surprising to you. Among the trees that God planted in the garden is the tree of life. It is among the trees that God permitted man to freely eat. What is the purpose of the tree?
Rev 22:2-3 - 2In the middle of its street, and on either side of the river, was the tree of life, which bore twelve fruits, each tree yielding its fruit every month. The leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations. 3And there shall be no more curse, but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it, and His servants shall serve Him.
The tree of life is for the healing of the body (nations). Sickness and disease cannot stand in the presence of this tree. It is for healing. The tree eradicates all forms of curses. The tree has no season because it produces its fruits all year round. God primarily drove man out of the garden because of this tree not just because he sinned. Though sin is a secondary reason. After man lost the access to the tree of life, sickness and disease became a mirage to man.
Man first died spiritually after the fall. Spiritual death ushered in physical death and sin ushered in sickness and disease. Sin is an agent of spiritual death and sickness and disease are agents of physical death. Sin is the front-runner and gateway of spiritual death while Sickness and disease are the front-runner and gateway of physical death. Sickness and disease ultimate goal is physical death.
In examining the Old and New Testament scriptures, you will notice that sin is related to sickness, disease and plague. In most cases they occur when men sin against God.
In Number 21:4-9, the people of Israel murmured against Moses and were attacked by fiery serpent.
In John 5:3-15, we find the healing of the impotent man at the pool by Jesus. Look at verse 14.