The TRUTH about HEALING
John 8:32, "And ye shall know the
truth, and the truth shall make you free."
THE truth CAN'T set you free, if you don't
CAN I GIVE YOU SOME TRUTH, THIS MORNING?
Before anyone can have a steadfast faith
for the healing of their body THEY HAVE TO KNOW God's will concerning healing.
IT'S NOT KNOWING that God can heal.
IT'S KNOWING that God will heal. That it
IS His WILL.
Appropriating faith cannot go beyond YOUR
knowledge of God's will revealed in His WORD. Before attempting to exercise
faith for healing, everyone needs to know what the scriptures plainly teach.
PRAY THIS OUTLOUD!! "Father God, I
come to You in the Name of Jesus. I give You glory, Honor and Praise for
this day You have created for us; I rejoice and am glad in it!! Anoint this
message to take root in the reader and bring forth good fruit!! I bind every
devil that would get in the way, in Jesus' Name, AMEN!
Paul states in Romans 10:17, "So then
faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God."
SINCE faith comes by hearing, I PREPARED
A "FAITH PANEL" to read from God's Word so all could hear.
Job 2:7, "So went Satan forth from
the presence of the LORD, and smote Job with sore boils from the sole of
his foot unto his crown."
WHO AFFLICTED JOB?
Job 42:10, "And the LORD turned
the captivity of Job, when he prayed for his friends: also the LORD gave
Job twice as much as he had before."
WHO BLESSED RESTORED JOB?
Luke 13:16, "And ought not this
woman, being a daughter of Abraham, whom Satan hath bound, lo, these eighteen
years, be loosed from this bond on the sabbath day?" WHO BOUND UP THAT
Luke 4:18, "The Spirit of the Lord
is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the Gospel to the poor;
he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the
captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that
WHO HEALS? WHO'S SPIRIT WAS SETTING PEOPLE
2 Corinthians 12:7, "And lest I
should be exalted above measure through the abundance of the revelations,
there was given to me a thorn in the flesh, the messenger of Satan to buffet
me, lest I should be exalted above measure."
WHERE DID THE THORN COME FROM?
Luke 4:39, "And he stood over her,
and rebuked the fever; and it left her: and immediately she arose and ministered
WHAT DID JESUS DO TO SICKNESS? He rebuked
it! HE GOT RID OF IT!
Acts 10:38, "How God anointed Jesus
of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good,
and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him."
WHO DID GOOD? WHO OPPRESSED PEOPLE?
I'M STARTING TO GET THE IMPRESSION, that
God does good and the devil does bad! God heals, and the devil makes sick!
NOW LETS LOOK AT THE CONNECTION BETWEEN
SIN AND SICKNESS
EVERYBODY TURN WITH ME TO PSALM 103 (someone
else go to Ps 107)
(I'll read it)
Psalms 103:2 Bless the LORD, O my soul,
and forget not all his benefits:
AND NOW HE'S GOING TO REMIND HIMSELF ABOUT
(3) Who forgiveth all thine iniquities;
who healeth all thy diseases;
WHO HEALS ALL YOUR DISEASES? GOD DOES!
(4) Who redeemeth thy life from destruction;
THE THEME I WANT YOU TO SEE IS THAT GOD
Heals our diseases, and Forgives our sins. THE SCRIPTURES often puts the
2 together: the FORGIVENESS of sin, and the HEALING of diseases.
LET'S BE OPEN, OK?
If you sin and have sex outside of marriage,
what might you get?
A DISEASE, RIGHT?
But if you respond to an altar call and
repent of your sin, and you get forgiven; what also may happen to you?
YOU COULD GET HEALED!! WHY?
Because your sin was taken care of, and
your physical body was restored!!
HOW CAN WE AS CHRISTIANS BELIEVE THAT 100%
OF OUR SINS HAVE ALREADY BEEN FORGIVEN AND NOT BELIEVE THAT 100% OF OUR
DISEASES HAVE ALREADY BEEN HEALED?
How can ministers tell their people that
sometimes GOD ALLOWS THEM TO STAY SICK so they can learn something from
it or that "GOD CAN BE GLORIFIED THRU IT"? If that's true they
should also teach their people that God can be glorified thru their sin
and they should continue because they can learn something from it!
SINCE CHRIST SAID "IT IS WRITTEN"
(Man doesn't live...)
AND THE DEVIL SAID "IT IS WRITTEN"
(His angels have charge...)
WHY CAN'T THE PREACHER SAY "IT IS
Psalms 107:17 Fools because of their
transgression, and because of their iniquities, are afflicted. (18) Their
soul abhorreth all manner of meat; and they draw near unto the gates of
death. (19) Then they cry unto the LORD in their trouble, and he saveth
them out of their distresses. (20) He sent his word, and healed them, and
delivered them from their destructions.
WHAT HAPPENED? THEY FELL INTO SIN FROM
FOOLISHNESS, AND HE CAME AND RESCUED THEM!! THEN HE SENT HIS WORD AND HE
HEALED THEM!!! THAT'S YOU AND ME!!
Exodus 15:26, "And said, If thou
wilt diligently hearken to the voice of the LORD thy God, and wilt do that
which is right in his sight, and wilt give ear to his commandments, and
keep all his statutes, I will put none of these diseases upon thee, which
I have brought upon the Egyptians: for I am the LORD that healeth thee."
NOT "I WAS" the Lord... I "AM"
THE LORD... PRESENT CONTINUOUS TENSE... CONTINUALLY...
NOW, IS IT GOD'S WILL TO HEAL:
EVERYBODY TURN WITH ME TO LUKE 5.
Luke 5:12 And it came to pass, when
he was in a certain city, behold a man full of leprosy: who seeing Jesus
fell on his face, and besought him, saying, Lord, if thou wilt, thou canst
make me clean.
THAT'S OUR QUESTION, ISN'T IT? WE KNOW
GOD CAN HEAL US; BUT IS IT HIS WILL THAT WE BE HEALED? IS HE WILLING TO
(13) And he put forth his hand, and
touched him, saying, I will: be thou clean. And immediately the leprosy
departed from him.
John 6:38, "For I came down from
heaven, not to do mine own will, but the will of him that sent me."
Hebrews 10:9, "Then said he, Lo,
I come to do thy will, O God. He taketh away the first, that he may establish
NOW, IF JESUS WENT ABOUT HEALING ALL THOSE
(ACTS 10:38)... AND
JESUS CAME TO DO THE FATHER'S WILL;
SO... THE FATHER'S WILL MUST BE TO HEAL
ALL! Get it?
No longer can the Church pray for the sick
with the faith-destroying, qualifying phrase 'If it be Thy will.'"
Many say "I believe in healing, but
I do not believe it is for every one."
If it is not, how could we pray the prayer
of faith for anyone?
IF HEALING were not God's will:
EVERY Doctor would be sinning by even attempting
Every hospital would be a house of rebellion!
Nature (which God created), would be functioning
against God's will.
I'm filling you guys with the WORD, because
He sent His Word and they were healed!! Things just may begin to pop off
of you, while we're reading these scriptures.
Many, instead of saying, "pray for
me" should first say, "teach me God's Word, so that I can intelligently
cooperate for my recovery." AMEN?
You entered into the realm of faith when
you confessed Jesus and that you believe in your heart "God raised
Him from the dead".
DID ANYONE HERE see God raise Jesus from
SO then it IS by faith you have been saved
That same faith will appropriate God's
promises of healing as well, because Being healed is being saved in the
(It's the SAME Greek WORD, "SOZO")
LET'S TALK ABOUT FAITH:
James 5:14 Is any 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: (15) And the prayer of faith shall
save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed
sins, they shall be forgiven him.
WHOSE FAITH? THE PERSON PRAYING!!!
Luke 8:43 And a woman having an issue
of blood twelve years, which had spent all her living upon physicians, neither
could be healed of any, (44) Came behind him, and touched the border of
his garment: and immediately her issue of blood stanched.
WHO HAD THE FAITH HERE? THE WOMAN AFFLICTED!!
Matthew 8:8, "The centurion answered
and said, Lord, I am not worthy that thou shouldest come under my roof:
but speak the word only, and my servant shall be healed."
Matthew 8:13, "And Jesus said unto
the centurion, Go thy way; and as thou hast believed, so be it done unto
thee. And his servant was healed in the selfsame hour."
WHO HAD THE FAITH HERE? THE EMPLOYER!!
HOW 'BOUT THAT!!
Mark 2:4 And when they could not come
nigh unto him for the press, they uncovered the roof where he was: and when
they had broken it up, they let down the bed wherein the sick of the palsy
lay. (5) When Jesus saw their faith, he said unto the sick of the palsy,
Son, thy sins be forgiven thee.
WHOSE FAITH DID JESUS SEE? THE MEN ON THE
ROOF; NOT THE GUY WITH THE PALSY. BOTTOM LINE: FAITH IS REQUIRED. If you
don't have it, I have!
There's ALSO that connection again between
sin and healing!! SIN AND SICKNESS ARE INTERWOVEN!!
John 5:5 And a certain man was there,
which had an infirmity thirty and eight years. (6) When Jesus saw him lie,
and knew that he had been now a long time in that case, he saith unto him,
Wilt thou be made whole?
THERE'S A POOL HERE, AND AN ANGEL COMES
DOWN AND STIRS UP THE WATER. THE 1ST ONE IN AFTER THE ANGEL TOUCHES THE
WATER GETS HEALED. BUT EVERY TIME THE POOL GOT STIRRED UP, BECAUSE YOU WERE
LAME SOMEBODY STOLE YOUR HEALING. JESUS HEALS HIM. WHAT HAPPENS NEXT? LISTEN
TO VERSE 14
John 5:14 Afterward Jesus findeth him
in the temple, and said unto him, Behold, thou art made whole: sin no more,
lest a worse thing come unto thee.
WHOA!! ANOTHER CONNECTION BETWEEN SIN AND
IF WE HAVE HABITUAL SIN OR CARNALITY IN
OUR LIFE, do you think we're going to have continual healing in our life?
Or might we leave a door open for another affliction to get thru? Or some
kind of spirit of infirmity?
IT WAS A NORMAL PRINCIPLE THRU the scriptures
in the old testament, that when God finally got the people to repent, their
lands would be restored, their families would be reconciled, and they would
have the anointing to chase out their enemies.
LET'S LOOK SOME MORE AT JESUS:
Matthew 8:16, "When the even was
come, they brought unto him many that were possessed with devils: and he
cast out the spirits with his word, and healed all that were sick:"
HE CAST OUT SPIRITS WITH WHAT? HIS WORD!!!
Matthew 12:22, "Then was brought
unto him one possessed with a devil, blind, and dumb: and he healed him,
insomuch that the blind and dumb both spake and saw."
Matthew 14:14, "And Jesus went
forth, and saw a great multitude, and was moved with compassion toward them,
and he healed their sick."
Matthew 15:30, "And great multitudes
came unto him, having with them those that were lame, blind, dumb, maimed,
and many others, and cast them down at Jesus' feet; and he healed them:"
WELL, THROUGH OUT THE SCRIPTURES, WE SEE
THAT JESUS HEALED, DELIVERED. EVERYBODY TURN TO JOHN 14
John 14:12 Verily, verily, I say unto
you, He that believeth on me, the works THAT I DO shall he do also; and
greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.
(13) And WHATSOEVER YE SHALL ASK in
my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.
(14) If ye shall ask ANY THING in my
name, I will do it.
MARK 16:17-18 JESUS SAID:
Mark 16:17 And these signs shall follow
them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak
with new tongues; (18) They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any
deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick,
and they shall recover.
REMEMBER PS 107:20? HE SENT HIS, "WORD"
AND HEALED THEM?
LOOK AT MARK 16:19 in the King James Version
of the Bible:
Mark 16:19 So then after the Lord had
spoken unto them, he was received up into heaven, and sat on the right hand
of God. (20) And they went forth, and preached every where, the Lord working
with them, and confirming the word with signs following. Amen.
HE DIDN'T GO AND WORK WITH "THEM;"
THE WORD "THEM" IS IN ITALICS. ANYBODY KNOW WHAT THAT MEANS?
SO IF WE TAKE "THEM" OUT, HOW
DOES IT READ?
"HE WAS WORKING WITH AND CONFIRMING
Why do you think JESUS felt compassion
when he'd see a leper, a dead person and their mourner? HE FELT COMPASSION
BECAUSE THESE WERE PRISONERS!! PRISONERS TO THE ENEMY!!
THEY WERE LESS THAN WHAT GOD CREATED THEM
TO BE, SO HE SET THEM FREE. Put that in your heart when you pray for people;
it is not just some irresponsible faith doctrine,
look, it is not God's will that you be
it is not God's will that you be infertile,
it is not God's will that the enemy wins
AND KEEPS YOU DISCOURAGED, THOSE ARE ENEMIES
THAT HAVE NO RIGHTS TO YOU THAT ARE KEEPING YOU BOUND, THAT'S NOT WHAT YOU
WERE CREATED TO BE. I REBUKE THAT THING, I BIND THAT THING, I COMMAND IT
TO LEAVE IN JESUS' NAME!!! I PRAY FOR YOU THAT YOU BE RESTORED.
What reason have you for doubting?
You have no more reason for doubting that
the sinner has when he repents and asks forgiveness of his sins.
You have exactly the same reason for expecting
to Be healed that you had for expecting to be saved.
WE HAVE SEEN
BLOOD diseases have been cured
THE LAME walked out of here
Epileptics for years are now free and rejoicing
Many who were dying with cancers are now
Addictions have be eliminated
Religion it hanging around The cross, Christianity
it getting on it. The religious leaders were following Jesus around watching
The miracles, watching The people being healed.
The Woman with The issue of blood who said
"If I can only touch His cloak, I'll be healed.
Or Blind BARTEMAEUS who followed after
Jesus, BLIND, saying Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!!
Or The Centurion who said "Just speak
The word and my servant will be made well.
THAT'S FAITH! And those were the ones who
NOTE TO THE READER:
IF YOU EMAIL or Write to Me, I will send
you a tape of the above service on December 2, 2001 complete with 6 testimonies
of healing. You'll find 3 of the testimonies on the "testimony"
page of this WEBSITE.
God Bless You!
Rev. John M. Kerns