God does not want you sick. No where in the Bible does God want people to be sick. In fact, the Scripture says he sent his word and, “healed them.” The Lord wants you well. There are many scriptures in the Bible that talk about healing. Let’s take a look at some of the Scriptures this morning.
James 5:14, 15 — “Is there anyone sick among you? Let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord: and the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he is committed sins, they shall be forgiven him.” That says it all right there. The Lord wants you well. And he wants to forgive you. What more do you need? He loves you and he cares about you. Jesus wants you well.
Do not forget the Scripture says, “For this cause was the son of God made manifest, that he might destroy the works of the devil.” That sounds like God wants you well to me. I believe you know it, also. If you are sick in your body. You can send me an email and let me know your sickness and I’ll be certain to pray for you. And some folks, they just stand in prayer with me and they believe with me and we have seen miraculous healings this way also.
In the Bible, you see that Jesus was the healer. Of course you do. Well, in the book of Hebrews 13:8, “Jesus the same yesterday, today, and forever.” So you see, if Jesus healed 2000 years ago, he is the healer today. I believe He wants you well.
Luke 9:11, “And Jesus received them, and he spoken to them of the kingdom of God, AND HE HEALED THEM that needed healing.” Precious friend, everywhere you look in the Bible you see that Jesus is the healer. On this podcast, I want to share with you the healing power of the Lord Jesus Christ.
This morning on the podcast I want remind you that God does love you and he does care for you. I’ve said it several times before and I must say it again — God loves you.
It’s so easy to remember John 3:16. “For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son that whosoever believes in him would not perish but have everlasting life.” God loves you so much he gave his own son for you, so you could be saved!
In Leviticus 20:26, “You shall be holy unto me: for I am the Lord God and I’m holy. And I have severed you from other people and you should be mine.” The Bible talks about our God being a jealous God. That simply means our God will not share his glory with anyone. He is jealous over you!
The Bible says in the book of Psalms, “Know that the Lord has set apart the godly for HIMSELF.” So don’t forget this morning that the Lord does love you and he does care for you. In Psalms 42:8, “The Lord will command his loving kindness towards you in the daytime, and in the night seasons his songs shall be with you…”
The Lord will be with you 24 hours a day seven days a week. Jeremiah said in the book of Jeremiah 31:3, “The Lord has appeared unto me, saying, yes, I have loved you with an everlasting love…” If you will read scriptures like this, you will begin to find that you feel the love of God. So many folks say, “I cannot feel his love.” That simply because you don’t take the time to build your faith concerning his love toward you.
So faith comes from the word of God. Build your faith from the word of God. Here’s one last verse to encourage you this morning. “The eternal God is your refuge and underneath are the everlasting arms.” Deuteronomy 33:27.
The Lord will be your refuge and he will help you because he loves you.
Let’s hide the word of God in our hearts. We’ve been talking lately about putting the word of God in our hearts. I’ve told you many times, this does not “just happen.” It will take some effort on your part. So many times we just want to “take a pill.” We want somebody to wave a magic wand, but the Bible says, “I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not commit sin against you.”
Take the time to put the word of God in your heart. This is such an important reminder. Let’s say you’re driving down the road and the enemy attacks you in your mind. You don’t have time to get out your Bible and build yourself up in your most holy faith. There’s just no time. But if you have the word of God in your heart, then you can fight back immediately!
You remember the Scriptures where Jesus would fight the devil face-to-face. He would say things like, “get behind me Satan for it is written.” Jesus stood upon the written word of God. He knew the Bible because he is taken the time to put the Bible in his heart. The Scripture says in Psalm 33:11, “the counsel of the Lord stands forever and the thoughts of his heart will endure to all generations.”
It’s important to have the word of God in your mind and in your heart. For instance, in Proverbs 30:5, “Every word of God is pure he is a shield unto those that put their trust in him.” If you will put your trust in the Lord and in his word, you will be victorious! Isn’t that what we all want? Just to be victorious.
The key is to put the word of God in your heart. When the enemy tells you you will not make it, you can come back with a Scripture like Psalm 119:86, “All of the commandments of the Lord are faithful.”
So begin to make time, and begin to talk to the Lord and memorize a few Scriptures. It’s not difficult. You don’t need that many. I think it would be wonderful if you would memorize the 10 Commandments. That’s not difficult. You can find the 10 Commandments the Book of Acts it is chapter 20. Just these few verses will help you to stay on the right track.
This morning, on this podcast, I’ll be sharing with you how to put the word of God in your heart and be a good strong Christian so you can fight the devil and when the victory every time!
It is time to be joyful in the Lord. In the book of Psalm 16:11, “The Lord says he will show you the path of life: in his presence is fullness of JOY; and his right hand are pleasures for evermore.”
The Lord wants you to be joyful. Not depressed. In Psalms 19:8 the word of the Lord says, “The statutes of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart.” There is another beautiful bible verse that reminds us from the book of Jeremiah, “Your words were found and I did eat them, and they were unto me the joy and the rejoicing of my heart.”
You notice that Jeremiah says, “I did eat them.” In other words, he put the word of the Lord in his mouth and in his heart. When you “eat something” you put it inside of you. Jeremiah said, I have eaten the word of the Lord. It sounds kind of funny, but what he was saying was — I have put your word inside of me. And this is my joy and my rejoicing. That’s the key. To put the word on the inside of you.
Don’t let the word of God just sit on your coffee table or on your nightstand, but put the word of the Lord in your heart and in your mind. And that will bring you joy. Today, so many people are filling themselves with whatever is in the newspaper, or whatever is on the news and it is bringing them great discouragement. But if you will put the word of the Lord in your heart, and in your mind, then you will find yourself filled with joy.
I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again, it does not “just happen.” You must take the time in the word of God to put the Scriptures in your heart and mind. For instance, in Isaiah 65:14 the word of the Lord says, “Behold, my servants will sing for joy.”
I know you’ve been discouraged, and it’s time for you to have some joy in life. You can have it regardless of the circumstances! On this podcast I’ll be sharing with you the joy of the Lord.
The Lord would like you to be a witness for him. He says in the word of God and Luke 10:19, “Behold I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions and over all of the power of the enemy. And nothing by any means shall hurt you. Notwithstanding, in this rejoice not, that the spirits are subject to you, but rejoice and that your names are written in heaven.”
If you are like me, you want more people to have their names written down in glory. You want all of your family members to be saved. The key is to keep praying for them. The apostle Paul says in Galatians 4:19, “Oh, my dear children! I feel as if I’m going through labor pains for you again, and they will continue to pray until Christ is fully developed in your lives.”
The apostle Paul would travail in prayer for people to be saved. Sometimes we forget that. We just think we could walk up to somebody and get them “saved.” But the key is to pray.
Let’s pray that we can have the opportunities to tell everybody about Jesus. In the Book of Acts 16:31, “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and you will be saved and your house.” let’s tell everybody they can believe in the Lord Jesus Christ and be saved.
It’s time to bring in the harvest of souls. Jesus said, the harvest is ready and plenteous, but there are not enough laborers to go out into the harvest. Pray the Lord of the harvest would send forth the laborers. This is a Scripture from Luke 10:2. He told them, “The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Pray the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.”
It’s time to be a witness for the Lord. It’s time to be bold as a lion. The Bible says the righteous are as bold as the lion. Proverbs 28:1. On this podcast I’m going to be sharing with you The Power to Be a Witness.