In this year of REST (5775), we need to understand restoration! Usually there are three main issues linked with our struggles: Finances, Religion, and Health. We will spend more time on the Blood as we proceed but let’s declare our health restored.
God says, “‘For I will restore health to you and heal you of your wounds,’ says the Lord, ‘Because they called you an outcast saying: “This is Zion; no one seeks her”’” (Jeremiah 30:17). Through sin we have become fragmented and scattered in a way that can result in physical illness, even to the point of decreasing our life spans. But God is the Mighty Physician who will restore our health. The Lord heals. However, many times, this is a journey in the fallen world around us. Environment changes and decay, bloodline and generational disorders, traumas of this world, and just close contact with a very populous society, are all factors that effect our health.
Jesus’ Treatment of Disease was Part of His Redemptive Plan of Freedom.
Jesus healed sick people. This was one of His major ministries. He dealt with many organic causes of illness, individuals, affected by madness, birth defects, and infections. The blind, the deaf, the lame, and sufferers approached Him for help. I love the story of the woman with the spirit of infirmity who “pressed through” in Mathew 9. To me, she is the best example of personal overcoming. She overcome the religious structure of the day, the reproach of being a woman, the stigma of being unclean and pressed through and touched the Lord. This caused the Lord to release virtue or power from His own Body that healed her condition.
In the Hebraic culture of the day, most believed that illness was the direct consequence of sin (John 9:1-3), resulting in punishment. However, Jesus shifted this concept of understanding in the people of that day by healing a blind man who had been sick since birth. He declared the sickness was not related to the man or his father, but was for His Glory. This shifted the paradigm of punishment related to sin. Many of our wrong choices produce consequences that affect our body. However, Jesus came to extend grace to bring us out from the bondage of the punishment of sin and into healing and wholeness. He had the power both to forgive sin and to heal (Matthew 9:1-8; compare Mark 2:1-12; Luke 5:17-26).
On several occasions He used His own spit as an ointment or anointing (Mark 7:32-35; 8:22-25; John 9:6-7). I find this fascinating. One of the key ways to test DNA is through spittle. Jesus took Father’s spittle and placed it on the eyes of the blind and watched their eyes formed. Regardless of the cause of their distress, people found that Jesus could truly help. There can be no doubt that the ability of Jesus to perform miracles is seen most vividly in His healing ministry. Mental illness and epilepsy were not uncommon. Their sickness was usually associated with demonic powers. Sterility and barrenness were also major issues in biblical times. The Lord addressed fever and dysentery, also.
Therefore, know that the Lord wants to address your infirmity and weakness and restore your health. Never condemn yourself for imperfections and weaknesses. Rather, just get on a journey and relationship with a Holy God who desires to bring new strength to you.
|Charles D. “Chuck” Pierceserves as President of Global Spheres, Inc. (GSI). This is an apostolic, prophetic ministry used to gather and mobilize the worshipping Triumphant Reserve worldwide. GSI facilitates other ministries and participates in regional and national gatherings to develop new Kingdom paradigms. Peter and Doris Wagner complete the leadership team of this new wineskin. Chuck is President of Glory of Zion International Ministries, a ministry that aligns Jew and Gentile and is known for his accurate prophetic gifting which helps nations, cities, churches and individuals understand the times and seasons in which we live.|