God Wants to Heal You

by Rev. Vince Finnegan on June 16, 2013
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Notes:

1John 3:1 – God has great love for us.

Psalm 34:15
- The eyes of our Father are upon us, and He hears our prayers.

Matthew 7:11
– God our Father gives us what is good.

3John2
- John’s prayer aligns with God’s will for His people − prosperity and health.

Hebrews 11:1
AV - Now faith is the substance [assurance], of things hoped for, the evidence [conviction] of things not seen.

Matthew 17:20
- Truly I say to you, if you have faith as a mustard seed, you shall say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there,' and it shall move; and nothing shall be impossible to you.

Romans 10:17
- Faith comes from hearing, and hearing by the word of Christ.

The starting point to receiving healing is hearing the Word of God that encourages faith in God’s healing.

Does God want me well or sick? To hear some talk they imply that it is God’s will for them to endure sickness. We often think and say things to comfort ourselves when we do not understand what is going on. We make things up to feel better. Frequent comments are: “God is using this sickness for greater profit;” “God has a purpose for everything that happens;” “If it is God’s will you will be healed.” However, the immediate relief that such popular clichés may provide is often minuscule in comparison to the damage caused in the end − that of doubting God’s love, purposes, and integrity. That which was intended to be a blessing may end up an eternal curse.

Man’s beginning was Paradise wherein he enjoyed perfectly healthy bodies and minds intended to last forever. The believer’s destiny in the end is to return to Paradise with its eternal glory. Yahweh’s resolve for humankind’s eternal wellbeing has never altered even though the circumstances have drastically changed. The understanding of the big picture, the eternal plan should convince us that Yahweh wants His people to be healthy and blessed in every way.

The very design of the human body tells us the Creator desires wellness for His people. The body heals itself. Quit smoking, and the lungs that are today black and dying will rejuvenate and heal. Eliminate the cause, and the body heals itself.

Exodus 15:26 – “I, Yahweh, am your healer.” The relationship He desired to have with Israel was such where He would be their healer as they obeyed His voice.

Exodus 23:25 and 26 - I will remove sickness from your midst.

Deuteronomy 7:12-15 – Yahweh will remove from you all sickness.

Psalms 91:9-16 – With a long life, I will satisfy him.

Psalms 103:1-5 He pardons all your iniquities and heals all our diseases.

Psalms 107:19 and 20 - He sent His word and healed them.

John 4:34; 6:38 Jesus always did the will of his Father. Jesus healed many people.

Matthew 8:1-3 - Faith destroying words that are often spoken = “If it be Your will.” Thinking such as this eliminates faith in God to heal and any responsibility on our part to take godly action. We become fatalists.

Luke 4:40 He healed all that were sick

Matthew 4:23-25; 9:35 - 10:1; 12:15; 14:14, 34-36; Acts 10:38



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