Healing

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Have you ever heard the doctor say, “There’s nothing that can be done...,” or "“There’s nothing more we can do.” When man doesn’t know what to do, there is another, more qualified Doctor, and we should get a second opinion. We should get another diagnosis from The Physician.

Ask Him if you can be healed. Ask Him if there’s anything that can be done, and do you know what He’ll say? He’ll say the same thing He was saying centuries ago. He will say, “I Am. (Ex. 3:14) I Am and will always be the Lord Who heals you, Who mends you, Who restores you to normal. Who makes you whole.” (Ex. 15:26) Glory to God!

1. Read Exodus 23:25. What two promises did the Lord make in this verse?
 
 

2. What was the only condition for receiving these blessings?
 

3. This was a really big promise. God was making this promise to the entire nation, millions of people. Could God keep a promise of such magnitude? Read Psalm 105:37 to discover the two blessings the Lord gave the Isralite nation as they left Egypt.
 
 

God has promised that believers can experience the blessing of healing through His covenant of healing. A covenant is a bond, a formal, solemn, and binding agreement. It’s similar to our contracts today, and there are two parts to the covenant or contract - our part and God’s part.

In the first part of Deuteronomy, we read that God's always keeps His covenants. Even when people are not faithful, He is always faithful to keep His promises.

4. Read Deuteronomy 7:9 and 11. What is OUR part of the convenant for health and healing?
 

5. If we keep our part of the deal, what has God promised to do in Deuteronomy 7:15?
 

6. There is one more key to receiving our healing. Read Mark 11:24 to find out what that is.
 

When Hudson Taylor first went to China, he made the voyage on a sailing ship. As it neared the channel between the southern Malay Peninsula and the island of Sumatra, the missionary heard an urgent knock on his stateroom door. He opened it, and there stood the captain of the ship.

“Mr. Taylor,” he said, “We have no wind. We are drifting toward an island where the people are heathen, and I fear they are cannibals.”

“What can I do?” asked Taylor.

“I understand that you believe in God. I want you to pray for wind.”

Taylor responded, “All right, Captain, I will, but you must set the sail.”

The captain was agitated and said, “Why, that’s ridiculous! There’s not even the slightest breeze. Besides, the sailors will think I’m crazy.” Nevertheless, the captain finally agreed. Forty-five minutes later he returned and found the missionary still on his knees. 

“You can stop praying now,” said the captain. “We’ve got more wind than we know what to do with!” 

God is willing to answer ­our prayers for healing when we pray with faith. Let’s pray with confidence ­and set the sails!

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