Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired II

The Nuts and Bolts of Healing 

How can I receive healing and how can I ward off diseases.

Know that it is God’s will to heal you. (Mark 7:13 –  Making the word of God of none effect through your tradition,……)

Ok, I showed you the best way I can in this article that it is God’s will to always heal.  You do not need to pray that useless prayer, “If  it is your will, let it be done.”

I think the hardest thing about healing is first to get someone to change their religious views on healing.  So many in churches today try to explain healing away by saying:  “When the Bible talks about healing, it is referring to spiritual healing.”  I only have one question!  When was the last time your spirit caught a cold?  Your body can be infected with an illness.  Your mind or emotions (soul) can go through mental, and emotional pain and trauma.  But your spirit is sealed. (Ephesians 1:13, 4:30)

I am asking you to think this through.  Jesus said in “The Lords Prayer;” Your kingdom come.  Your will be done On earth as it is in Heaven.  Jesus wants God’s will to be done on earth as it is in Heaven.  Do you believe there is sin, sickness or death in Heaven?  The Bible tells us that in Jesus’s life He went around healing all who were oppressed by the devil. (Acts 10:38)

 Renew your mind to the Word of God

 Romans 12:2 –  And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind

 We need to understand that healing is a part of your salvation.  When you say I have been saved you are literally saying (in the Greek language) the word “sozo”, or by saying I received salvation “soteria.”   This is the same root word in Strong’s Greek Concordance of the Bible:

sózó: to save (4982)
Short Definition: I save, heal
Definition: I save, heal, preserve, rescue.
We need to take the time to understand how Jesus treated diseases in the New Testament.  We also need to understand how the Apostles treated believers and what Jesus commanded us to do:
Mark 16: 17-18;  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; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover.” 
James 5:15-16;  And the prayer of faith will save the sick, and the Lord will raise him up. And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven.  Confess your trespass to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed.
Once again the hardest part of renewing your mind is to understand that it is God’s will to heal and it is the devil who is oppressing you.  But remember, the battle is already won!   When you understand that it is the devil oppressing you, then you can begin moving forward.
Resist the devil and he will flee from you. 
James 4:7:  Resist the devil, and he (or sickness) will flee from you.  This is the second most, and probably the most powerful reason people fail. There is no resistance to sickness or diseases!  People refuse to resist, fight, or put up opposition to the devil and his schemes.
Like I said before, most believe sickness is just an ordinary part of life.  Statements like “I am catching a cold,” or I am getting the flu bug” are common.  No resistance!  Now I have seen some put up a little resistance, such as taking more vitamins or getting a flu shot, but most people just accept sickness.
Here is a relevant story.  When I was playing football, we had a great team and we were heading for the play-off with no problems, (or so we thought).  One Saturday we had to play a weaker team and we were expected to win by a large margin.  This win would assure us a play-off spot. Then the unbelievable happened.  Three members of our team did not show up.  They went fishing and we ended up losing that game because we did not have enough players.  We forfeited the game.  We lost, due to the fact that we were a no-show.
What does this have to do with sickness and disease?  Most people get sick because they do not show up.  They offer no resistance to the devil. They do not man the field and the devil wins by forfeit.  The Bible tells us to “resist the devil and he will flee.”  I love this.  We do not have to over- power him or win the fight over him.  He has already been defeated at the cross by Jesus.  We simply need to stand our ground, knowing the Word and the will of God.  Do not except the devil’s lies.
I have mentioned this before, but it is worth mentioning again.  I have turned away over 3/4 of all my illnesses since I learned this truth.  For many years I used to get the flu, a cold and a sore throat, twice a year for each of them.  Now when I feel the ATTACK on my body I simply renew my mind and say this is not of God and I go into resistance mode.  I do not except this as a normal part of life. I begin an all-out fight against the devil in my spirit.  I simply let him know I do not want his lies or sickness.
I have decided to refuse to forfeit my game to a losing team.  I will show up!
Stand on the Word of God!  Practice the Word of God.
In James 4:7, the beginning of the verse in the New Living Translation says to “Humble yourself before God.”  I like the teaching I received about the word humble, “become teachable.”  I like that.  Simply read God’s Word and stand on it.  In last weeks post I gave you some verses on healing and God’s will to heal you.  Stand on them.  They are your promises.  Do not let Satan deceive you.  This is a part of your inheritance of salvation, remember  the greek word (sozo).  You are saved, healed, preserved, made whole (emotional), protected and rescued by the blood of Jesus.  He supplied it and now you must receive it and stand on it.
Build your most Holy faith.  (Jude 1:20)
Jude 1:20:  But you, beloved, building yourselves up on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit. 
I do not have enough time or space to open up a new topic on the Baptism of the Holy Spirit and speaking in tongues.  They simply state that you got it all when you received your salvation in Christ.  If you open the Word of God and read you will see that Jesus in fact shared about the Baptism of the Holy Spirit.  In the Book of Acts you will see that they not only received salvation, they also received the Baptism of the Holy Spirit. In the Epistles it talks about the Baptism of the Holy Spirit and speaking in tongues as a gift and a prayer language.  We however, need to get rid of the “doctrines and traditions of men” which state that healing and these gifts have been forfeited.
This is another reason I do not get sick very often compared to the days I was under the “doctrines and  traditions of men.”  I speak in tongues as stated in Jude, and I pray in the Holy Spirit.  I am building up my faith.  It strengths me.  It opens me up to the spiritual world of God and I receive so much revelation.
Another important point is that faith comes by hearing the Word of God.  I listen to preachers who teach the whole Word of God.  I read my Bible without the shadow of denominational doctrines.  I study and read what the Word says, not just what I believe it says.  It is amazing what I learned in Bible College.  It was not so much profound knowledge as much as it was just reading and seeing what the Word of God actually says.  This was especially true when I took off my “pet doctrinal” glasses and just read what the Bible really says.  This is especially true in the New Testament.   
Speak to your Mountain (problems)
Speak, Believe and Doubt not!  (Mark 11:23 – For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain (sickness,problems), Be thou removed , and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass ; he shall have whatsoever he saith).  
Do not wish your problems away, do not think your problems away.  Speak it out, that is – speak your problems away.  Tell that devil to go and take his sickness, poverty and fear away and then speak the Word of God and speak the promises God has given you.
Speak the Word of God over your life.   Joel 3:10: Let the weak SAY, ‘I am strong.   It does not say, let the strong say, I am strong, nor the healthy say, I am healthy.  Let the weak (where you might find yourself now), say I am strong (what God says about you)!  Do not speak about your circumstances.  Do not speak about what you see in the natural realm.  Speak about what God says over your life.  God said I saved you from all your sins and I healed ALL your diseases. (Psalm 103:3)   God said he forgave all your sins at the cross.  God also said in this verse that He has healed all your diseases.  God did the work, now you need to speak it and receive it into your life.  As a believer, you did this when you received salvation.
Remember salvation is not only you receiving Jesus but also receiving all your inheritance that he supplied at the cross. 
Roman 10: 8-10: But what does it say? “The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart” that is , the word of faith which we preach):  that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.  For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
Once again this is  not a complete coverage of this subject.  There are many good books that have been written to help you in your healing journeys.
I suggest “Christ the Healer” by  FF Bosworth, and Healed of cancer by Dodie Osteen.  Go to for all of Andrew Wommack’s teaching on healing and how to receive the Baptism of the Holy Spirit.  Also contact us here at, DSI Ministry.  I would love to help you with your questions, needs and prayers.
Written by Dennis Stauffer
Edited by Gary Green

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