Becoming a Believing Believer
Not all born-again Christians believe in everything that God has to offer.
We have to grow our faith in all areas.
Romans 10:17 – So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God (NKJV).
Most “divine healing is based on a response of faith and love to God’s love and faithfulness.”
We need “a new realization of the believer’s authority, the power of the spoken word of faith, and the need for a change of heart in order to allow God’s healing to be received. And these are a powerful part of the spiritual weapons that God has entrusted to His people.”
“A living faith in Jesus is the only cure for the terminal sickness of sin.”
(Taken from Equipped To Heal by Ian Andrews)
Jesus completely defeated Satan – as God declared in the Christ Covenant:
4 So the LORD God said to the serpent: “Because you have done this, You are cursed more than all cattle, And more than every beast of the field; On your belly you shall go, And you shall eat dust All the days of your life.
15 “And I will put enmity Between you and the woman, And between your seed and her Seed; He shall bruise your head, And you shall bruise His heel” (NKJV).
- “Bruise” – Hebrew: shuwph, pronounced shoof
– to bruise, crush
– (figuratively) to overwhelm by breaking, bruising, or covering
In the fullness of time, Jesus came and fulfilled God’s declaration. Satan’s defeat in our lives is activated when, by faith, we receive (lay hold of) our son-ship.
4 But when the fullness of the time had come, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under the law,
5 to redeem those who were under the law, that we might receive the adoption as sons (NKJV).
Once we lay hold of the gifts of grace and righteousness, we begin to reign in life through Christ Jesus.
Romans 5:17 – For if by the one man’s offense death reigned through the one, much more those who receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness will reign in life through the One, Jesus Christ (NKJV).
Jesus has already healed us from whatever is paralyzing us. This is activated as we simply receive what He has done.
Mark 2:1 – And again He entered Capernaum after some days, and it was heard that He was in the house (NKJV).
17 Now it happened on a certain day, as He was teaching, that there were Pharisees and teachers of the law sitting by, who had come out of every town of Galilee, Judea, and Jerusalem. And the power of the Lord was present to heal them.
18 Then behold, men brought on a bed a man who was paralyzed, whom they sought to bring in and lay before Him.
19 And when they could not find how they might bring him in, because of the crowd, they went up on the housetop and let him down with his bed through the tiling into the midst before Jesus.
20 When He saw their faith, He said to him, “Man, your sins are forgiven you.”
21 And the scribes and the Pharisees began to reason, saying, “Who is this who speaks blasphemies? Who can forgive sins but God alone?”
22 But when Jesus perceived their thoughts, He answered and said to them, “Why are you reasoning in your hearts?
23 “Which is easier, to say, ‘Your sins are forgiven you,’ or to say, ‘Rise up and walk’?
24 “But that you may know that the Son of Man has power on earth to forgive sins” –He said to the man who was paralyzed, “I say to you, arise, take up your bed, and go to your house.”
25 Immediately he rose up before them, took up what he had been lying on, and departed to his own house, glorifying God.
26 And they were all amazed, and they glorified God and were filled with fear, saying, “We have seen strange things today!” (NKJV).
The Church is also supposed to bring deliverance to those who are paralyzed.
33 There he found a certain man named Aeneas, who had been bedridden eight years and was paralyzed.
34 And Peter said to him, “Aeneas, Jesus the Christ heals you. Arise and make your bed.” Then he arose immediately.
35 So all who dwelt at Lydda and Sharon saw him and turned to the Lord (NKJV).
It’s all about receiving! Because divine healing is based
on a response of faith and love to God’s love and faithfulness.