Sermon note (1st svc) –
Healing Flows When Grace Is Exalted
(8 July 2012)
Jesus is a Healer.
The world needs healing. God sent His Son and called His Son Saviour, Redeemer, Healer!
Why healing is not so free flowing and experienced by the body of Christ as they should? (Believers all over the world are listening to this sermon. God wants this gospel to go out)
Inward looking cause a lot of stress.
Christian world are struggling with healing. The body of Christ is sick.
If every single Sunday there is a long q of people receiving healing, than it means the church is very sick.
The way to receive healing is through the Holy Communion.
Lying on hands is for the world. Lay hands on friends and colleagues who are sick.
Laying on hands is primarily is not for believers. Believers should be walking in health.
We must go for the root cause. Discern the Lord’s body. Many in the body of Christ are weak and sick when they don’t discern the Lord’s body.
Many of you are suffering from lying symptoms. You are more healed than you think you are.
You are younger looking than you are.
The law of first mention in the Bible.
First mention of healing is here –
So Abraham prayed to God; and God healed Abimelech, his wife, and his female servants. Then they bore children; for the Lord had closed up all the wombs of the house of Abimelech because of Sarah, Abraham’s wife.
Because of Sarah, Abraham’s wife, the wombs of the house of Abimelech are closed
Surely He has borne our griefs (diseases – kholee)
And carried our sorrows; (pains- makov)
Yet we esteemed Him stricken,
Smitten by God, and afflicted.
But He was wounded for our transgressions,
He was bruised for our iniquities;
The chastisement for our peace was upon Him,
And by His stripes we are healed.
that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Isaiah the prophet, saying:
“He Himself took our infirmities
And bore our sicknesses.”
Many Healed After Sabbath Sunset
When evening had come, they brought to Him many who were demon-possessed. And He cast out the spirits with a word, and healed all who were sick, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Isaiah the prophet, saying:
“He Himself took our infirmities
And bore our sicknesses.”
Healed ALL who were sick. They were healed physically.
Spirit does not need healing. It needs to be born again.
Our bodies need healing and renovation.
You must take care of this house (body)
Repent – change your mind and believe God’s Word.
We are created to be well. It is Adam’s fault.
God sent His Son Jesus Christ. He was wounded for our transgressions. Our spirit is not healed, but is born again!
Praise for the Lord’s Mercies
A Psalm of David.
Bless the Lord, O my soul;
And all that is within me, bless His holy name!
Bless the Lord, O my soul,
And forget not all His benefits:
Who forgives all your iniquities,
Who heals all your diseases,
Forget not❗️ forget not ALL His benefits
The church has forgotten.
All our sins were future when Jesus died.
When God took our sins at the cross, God sees ALL as ALL!
Jesus Himself said whoever knows they are forgiven much will love Him much.
Healing comes close to the forgiveness of sins.
When God forgives your sins, God heals your body.
If Adam did not sin, there will be no doctors, because don’t need healing
The pulpit is to feed not to beat.
Loving Saviour portrait from pulpit, those who keeps on sinning could not take it.
This is the power of grace!
Grace – hesed
Praise the Lord for He is good. His grace endures forever
You have become estranged from Christ, you who attempt to be justified by law; you have fallen from grace.
Christ died poor to make us rich.
Christ of effect in our lives!
If you are trusting in your own righteousness, God is of no effect in your lives
God wants all our hope in Christ alone.
God wants all our trust in Christ alone.
The law is holy but cannot make you holy.
Joseph is a picture of Jesus.
Jesus has been the bread of life to the Gentiles world.
The gospel makes good citizen.
No church preaches pure law.
The true gospel is preached and the country is blessed.
The preaching of the gospel changes society
Abraham Justified by Faith
What then shall we say that Abraham our father has found according to the flesh? For if Abraham was justified by works, he has something to boast about, but not before God. For what does the Scripture say? “Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness.”
Now to him who works, the wages are not counted as grace but as debt.
David Celebrates the Same Truth
But to him who does not work but believes on Him who justifies the ungodly, his faith is accounted for righteousness,
God justified the ungodly. The basis is the cross of Jesus Christ.
Abraham is a picture of faith. Righteousness by faith.
Abraham is a type of faith.
Tell me, you who desire to be under the law, do you not hear the law? For it is written that Abraham had two sons: the one by a bondwoman, the other by a freewoman. But he who was of the bondwoman was born according to the flesh, and he of the freewoman through promise, which things are symbolic.
For these are the two covenants: the one from Mount Sinai which gives birth to bondage, which is Hagar— for this Hagar is Mount Sinai in Arabia, and corresponds to Jerusalem which now is, and is in bondage with her children— but the Jerusalem above is free, which is the mother of us all.
Sarah was barren when she was young.
One from Mount Sinai produces bondage. Hagar.
Real mother is Sarah.
Let the gospel defend itself.
Same heavenly Father but different mother
We live holy by “accident”
Abraham a picture of faith
Sarah a picture of grace
Abraham and Abimelech
And Abraham journeyed from there to the South, and dwelt between Kadesh and Shur, and stayed in Gerar. Now Abraham said of Sarah his wife, “She is my sister.” And Abimelech king of Gerar sent and took Sarah.
But God came to Abimelech in a dream by night, and said to him, “Indeed you are a dead man because of the woman whom you have taken, for she is a man’s wife.”
But Abimelech had not come near her; and he said, “Lord, will You slay a righteous nation also? Did he not say to me, “She is my sister’? And she, even she herself said, ‘He is my brother.’ In the integrity of my heart and innocence of my hands I have done this.”
And God said to him in a dream, “Yes, I know that you did this in the integrity of your heart. For I also withheld you from sinning against Me; therefore I did not let you touch her. Now therefore, restore the man’s wife; for he is a prophet, and he will pray for you and you shall live. But if you do not restore her, know that you shall surely die, you and all who are yours.”
So Abimelech rose early in the morning, called all his servants, and told all these things in their hearing; and the men were very much afraid. And Abimelech called Abraham and said to him, “What have you done to us? How have I offended you, that you have brought on me and on my kingdom a great sin? You have done deeds to me that ought not to be done.”
Believe right and we will live right.
Be in love with grace. Intimate with grace. God wants us to be intimate with grace (wife) and not sister.
Grace was taken from faith.
Grace has been taken from the teaching of faith.
Who took grace away? Abimelech. He took Sarah to be among his other women. Not as wife/queen.
Who lied? Abraham lied.
Who God scolded? Abimelech
Abraham is a prince with God. He was righteousness by faith. God saw him righteous all the way.
God sees us righteous. We got to be righteousness conscious.
All of us fall to some degree.
We are not righteous because we do good. We are righteous by faith.
You (Abimelech) are dead because you have separated grace (Sarah) from faith (Abraham)
We the church had deceived the world. We treated grace like grace is our sister. The world never knew we the church were not intimate with grace.
God loves you unconditionally.
God acknowledged the world had been deceived.
The world cannot defile grace. Grace will purify the world.
Based on the law if you touch the unclean the unclean make you unclean.
Based on grace, when you touch the unclean, the unclean becomes clean.
She will purify the world
Restore the man’s wife – put grace where grace belongs!
God is not playing game. When you are justified by faith, you are!
The goodness of God leads us to repentance.
First mention of Prophets –
Now therefore, restore the man’s wife; for he is a prophet, and he will pray for you and you shall live. But if you do not restore her, know that you shall surely die, you and all who are yours.”
You have influence with God! Pray!
Faith is never too bold to ask God.
Ask God for a position, not just a job.
Is grace, is not our smart.
The problem is we think we are smart and we try to manipulate and that is when we get into trouble.
Even the world rebuke us. You told me about grace but you were never intimate with grace.
Abimelech enriched Abraham. Faith has been enriched because of grace!
Whenever grace has been put back in the right place, our faith starts to work. It is enriched.
Grace and Faith.
The king gave him the choice of any place he wants.
Whenever grace is put back its place, faith is enriched.
Before healing can flow in the body of Christ, God is waiting for grace not to be just a topic.
Grace become one of the teachings, and not the rightful place of honor.
Honor grace the way we honor faith.
Abraham did no have Issac yet at this time. He was praying for another family to be healed of childlessness. They themselves are childless.
Grace seems slow but when it comes the fruits is amazing and powerful!
The one praying for the sick –
1. Righteous by faith not by performance. Qualify by not qualifying (they are not praying because of own performance) A person who does not have it altogether. Complete trust in righteousness by faith
The one receive healing –
1. Imperfect people. The lost the last the least. Healing is for imperfect people
Is not our imperfection that holds back our healing. God’s grace flow in minus and not in plus.
Cycle of grace is there.
Come to Jesus as you are. If you do not have faith, the Lord will supply you.
See Jesus and how beautiful He is and faith is unconscious.
People are the result of the pulpit.
Compassion on the world. Sheep without a shepherd.
For Sarah conceived and bore Abraham a son in his old age, at the set time of which God had spoken to him.
When you pray for the sick you set in motion your own miracle!
Even Job was suffering, but he received his restoration when he prayed for his friends!
Abraham prayed for those who took grace away!
If you are struggling for some symptoms right now, keep on praying for the sick and you will receive the manifestation.
You do not have to be perfect and fully obedience before you pray for the sick.
Grace is the queen and not among other women. Grace is everything!
God defend grace.
Time to be intimate with grace!
Jesus saw your sickness at the cross. He took the strokes for your sicknesses! By His stripe we are healed❗️ Amen!