|Monday, September 20, 2010
EXPECT TO BE HEALED
By John Eckhardt
a woman who had a flow of blood for twelve years came from behind and
touched the hem of His garment." —Matthew 9:20, NKJV
Recently, the Lord
has impressed me to share with God's people the importance of putting
a demand on the anointing. The word demand means "a
seeking or state of being sought after." It means pressing
forward despite obstacles to get to a place where the anointing is
and expecting it to fall on you.
The woman with the
issue of blood put a demand on the healing anointing and received her
miracle. She expected that once she pushed through that crowd, pushed
past the disappointment of years of failed treatments, and pushed
against the stigma of being unclean, she would be healed.
Too often God's
people do not receive miracles and healing because they do not place
a demand on the anointing. They don't push forward because they don't
expect that something miraculous will happen.
let themselves get discouraged. Let me tell you this: Don't let the
devil talk you out of your healing. Put your mind on God. You have to
press through discouragement and frustration so that you don't miss
your miracle. Don't let anyone stop you. You have to press
through—press through traffic, press through the parking lot, press
through people coming in the door—but don't get upset. Just stay in
the Spirit and get to the place where the anointing is and reach up
and get your miracle. Just like the woman who pressed, reached and
was healed by touching Jesus' garment, you too can press, reach up
and grab your healing.
Healing is available
to all during the kingdom age. It is amazing that some
Christians still believe that God puts sickness on His people. Some
may ask, "God, why do You allow this sickness to come upon my
body?" They feel, or may have been told by a church leader, that
it is the will of God for them to suffer sickness and not be healed.
However, that is not
biblical. God does not put sickness on His people. Jesus died
so that we might be healed. I do believe that there are times when
God allows sickness, especially for rebellion or disobedience. But
for God's people, we can expect to live in health and be healed of
all our diseases because of what Jesus did on the cross.
When Jesus came He
announced the coming of the kingdom of God. In the kingdom of God,
where His presence and glory dwell, no sin or sickness can coexist.
We are in the kingdom of God now, but it is not fully manifested.
However, it can be established in your life and in your heart.
Wherever Jesus preached the message of the kingdom, He healed people.
Healing accompanies the kingdom message. This is the kingdom age
where you don't have to be sick, broke or run over by the devil. That
is good news! You don't have to be sick, broke, poor or confused any
longer. Sickness and disease are works of the devil, and Jesus came
and "disarmed principalities and powers, He made a public
spectacle of them. Triumphing over them" (Col. 2:15). Healing
comes with the territory. When you are in Christ, you can expect to
Mark 16:17-18 says, "And these signs will follow those who
believe; In My name they will cast out demons; they will speak with
new tongues; they will take up serpents; and if they drink anything
deadly, it will by no means hurt them; and they will lay hands on the
sick, and they will recover."
So not only should
you expect to be healed, but you should also know that you are to
pass that healing on to all those around you. That is true kingdom
Adapted from Prayers
That Bring Healing, by John Eckhardt, copyright 2010, published by Charisma House. Prayers and confession of Scripture are two of the most powerful weapons we have in life. Break the powers of darkness and release the healing of God in your life today! This book combines powerful decrees taken from Scripture and identifies 12 ways that healing takes place. To order a copy click on this link:
PRAYER POWER FOR THE WEEK OF 9/20/2010
This week thank the Lord that He is your Healer and has made all provision for your spiritual, emotional, mental and physical healing. Thank Him that He is the same yesterday, today, and forever and no respecter of persons. Embrace His work of grace in your life and ingest an arsenal of scripture to combat all the darts of the enemy. Pray for opportunities for God to use you to pray for the sick. When you pray for our nation, continue to remember those suffering loss through unemployment, foreclosures and natural disasters. Pray for the peace of Jerusalem, our military, and the upcoming elections. Col.2:15; Mark 16:17-18
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