How to Receive Healing

by Rev. Vince Finnegan on June 23, 2013
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Notes:

If we want to enjoy a healthy life or receive healing, we must strive to eliminate the cause of the problem.

Two essentials for healthy living include faith and personal responsibility.

Living godly by obeying God’s Word is fundamental to a healthy life; whereas, sin and disobedience assure sickness and disease.

Exodus 15:26
– Yahweh’s promises for health are for those who give earnest heed to His voice and do what is right in His sight. His promises are not for everyone.

Exodus 23:20-27
– Yahweh’s promise to remove sickness has a stipulation.

Expecting God’s involvement in your life without personal responsibility contradicts the basic ideology of the Bible.

Deuteronomy 7:9-15
– The blessings are for those that allow Yahweh to father them.

Deuteronomy 30:15-20
The choice is ours.

Proverbs 1:29-33
We eat the fruit of our own way (Lamentations 3:39 and 40).

Matthew 4:17
Jesus had the greatest healing ministry ever; yet, He never taught on healing as a subject but rather on the Kingdom of God which leads people to repentance.

Psalm 38:1-ff
A description of the problem and the example of right action

Psalm 107:10 and 11, 17-20
Much of the sickness is directly linked with our sin.

John 9:1-3
– Not all sickness is the result of our sin.

1Corinthians 6:19 & 20
- The false worldview about God is He is controlling everything including a person’s health which implies that the individual has no control or responsibility. The Scriptures teach the complete opposite of such a view. We have the responsibility to be good stewards and caretakers of the body that God has given to us.

Galatians 6:7
- What you sow you will reap.

Matthew 4:5-7; Psalm 91:9-16
- Is it reasonable to expect God to heal if you deliberately throw yourself off the temple? If God healed you from the manifestation and you do not change the cause, He would violate His own laws.

God put within man the ability to self-heal, but only if we follow and abide by His natural laws.

The physical body by design requires movement and activity. God made man to work so that his body and mind would function correctly. Languidness is sand in the machinery of life. Inactivity, laziness, sluggishness are major causes of much sickness. God designed man to work so that the body and mind rejuvenates itself.



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