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Auckland 2104, NZ

Divine Healing

Sunday, 27th June 2021

Pastor Kathy Poon

I. Two Worlds

A. Material World: People have sickness

B. Spiritual World: God has words

“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.” (Exodus 15:26)

The person who lives the longest was Methuselah, who was recorded to live 969 years old. After Noah’s time, the person who lived the longest in the world was 122 years old. When we hear, see and keep God’s commandments, the sicknesses will not stay in our lives. When sickness or disease come to us, we can come to God and ask for the reasons behind these sicknesses. But no matter what, God is the God, who heals.

And the Lord said, “My Spirit shall not strive with man forever, for he is indeed flesh; yet his days shall be one hundred and twenty years.” (Genesis 6:3)

II. Two Spiritual Laws

A. Sin brings sickness

a. Neglect of health

“For no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as the Lord does the church.” (Ephesians 5:29)

We need to look after our health, we cannot ask God to heal us but at the same time, eating and living unhealthily. Therefore the first thing we should do is to examine our lives, are we really looking after the body God has given us? Are we leading a healthy lifestyle? Because it is God’s Will for us.

b. Life has gaps

“A merry heart does good, like medicine,  But a broken spirit dries the bones.” (Proverbs 17:22)

What makes us loose peace and joy? There are a lot of things in our lives that make us loose our peace and joy. There are four perspectives of gaps for sicknesses to come in: unforgiveness / bitterness, fear, idolatry, lustful desires. We need to block the gaps in our lives.

c. There are family curses

“The Lord will send on you cursing, confusion, and rebuke in all that you set your hand to do, until you are destroyed and until you perish quickly, because of the wickedness of your doings in which you have forsaken Me. The Lord will make the plague cling to you until He has consumed you from the land which you are going to possess.  The Lord will strike you with consumption, with fever, with inflammation, with severe burning fever, with the sword, with scorching, and with mildew; they shall pursue you until you perish.” (Deuteronomy 28:20-22)

Family curses will also come in our lives and become our sicknesses. Sometimes we won’t know what sins our ancestors committed, but the sicknesses will come to us. We know the sicknesses we are facing right now has an answer – Jesus Christ.

B. By the Lord’s stripes we are healed

“Who Himself bore our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, having died to sins, might live for righteousness—by whose stripes you were healed.” (1 Peter 2:24)

Jesus carried our sins, by faith we become righteous. Jesus is the Son of God, He could avoid the beating and He could avoid dying on the cross. But He knew it would fulfil what prophet Isaiah said, “by His stripes we are healed.” The stripes Jesus took for us are for our healing, He already fulfilled it, so we must return and follow Him.

III. Healing flows and God is glorified

A. Return to follow God

“For the hearts of this people have grown dull.  Their ears are hard of hearing, And their eyes they have closed, Lest they should see with their eyes and hear with their ears, Lest they should understand with their hearts and turn, So that I should heal them.” (Matthew 13:15)

a. Forgive and repent

“For if you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.” (Matthew 6:14)

How does healing happen? We must return and follow God. For rich people, they have everything they want, glory, girls, gold, and they don’t think they need God. But the Bible said, when we hear, when we see, when we return and God will heal us. It’s so important to pray for our unbeliever families, to return to God and be healed. When we forgive, healing will happen. A lot of skin diseases and join pains are actually related to unforgiveness and bitterness.

b. Follow God

i. Honour your parents

“Honour your father and mother,” which is the first commandment with promise:  “that it may be well with you and you may live long on the earth.” (Ephesians 6:14)

When we honour our parents, we will live long on the earth. It’s the only commandment in the Ten Commandments that has a promise! Living king doesn’t just mean have a long life but have an abundant life.

ii. Remember the words of God

“My son, give attention to my words;  Incline your ear to my sayings. Do not let them depart from your eyes;  Keep them in the midst of your heart; For they are life to those who find them, And health to all their flesh.” (Proverbs 4:20-22)

Remember the Word of God is very important. When we read the Bible continually, we give our emotions and thoughts to God, and Gods Word will heal us supernaturally. Gods Word is living and powerful.

B. Power Healing

“So the multitude marveled when they saw the mute speaking, the maimed made whole, the lame walking, and the blind seeing; and they glorified the God of Israel.” (Matthew 15:31)

Our God is a powerful God, He can do everything. In the material world, people have sicknesses and pray to God, in the spiritual world, we forgive and repent, then healing will follow. We need to believe that God can do it !