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Health and Salvation by the Name of Jesus

Divine-Healing“It is his name—that is, by faith in his name—that this man was healed whom you see and know. Yes, the faith that comes through Jesus has given this man this perfect health in the presence of all of you all.” – Acts 3:16

After Pentecost, the paralytic man was healed through Peter and John at the gate of the temple. It was “in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth” that they said to him, “Rise up and walk,” and as soon as the people in their amazement ran together to them, Peter declared that it was the name of Jesus which had so completely healed the man.

As the result of this miracle and of Peter’s discourse, many people who had heard the Word believed. The following day, Peter repeated these words before the Sanhedrin, “By the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth… does this man stand here before you whole”; and then he added, “There is none other name under heaven.., whereby we must be saved.” – Acts 4:12) This statement of Peter’s declares to us that the name of Jesus both heals and saves. We have here a teaching of the highest import for divine healing.

We see that healing and health form part of Christ’s salvation. In heaven even our bodies will have their part in salvation; salvation will not be complete for us until our bodies shall enjoy the full redemption of Christ. Why then should we not believe in this work of redemption here below? Even already here on earth, the health of our bodies is a fruit of the salvation which Jesus has acquired for us.

We see also that health as well as salvation is to be obtained by faith.

The tendency of man by nature is to bring about his salvation by his works. While for the body, he makes use of well-known remedies; why then should he seek for divine healing?
Happy is he who comes to understand that it is the will of God to heal; that God wills to manifest the power of Jesus, and also to reveal to us His Fatherly love; to exercise and to confirm our faith, and to make us prove the power of redemption in the body as well as in the soul. Oh, let us believe in the name of Jesus!

Wherever the Spirit acts with power, there He works divine healings. If divine healing is seen but rarely in our day, we can attribute it to the unbelief of worldlings and the want of zeal among believers. Let us pray earnestly for the Holy Spirit, let us place ourselves unreservedly under His direction, and let us seek to be firm in our faith in the name of Jesus, whether for preaching salvation or for the work of healing.

A prayer for healing

Dear heavenly Father, grant us healing today as in the days of Pentecost, so that we may glorify the name of Jesus. It is sad to see how little the power of His name is recognized today, how little it is the end of preaching and of prayer. Grant us the treasures of divine grace, of which Christians deprive themselves by their lack of faith and zeal, which are hidden in the name of Jesus. Awaken our consciences, and bring our hearts to obedience. We know, oh God, that you are ready to manifest the all-powerful healing of Your Son, and to do it in a striking way in body as well as in soul. Let us believe it for ourselves, let us believe it for others, for the circle of believers around us, and also for the Church in the whole world. Let us ask great things in Jesus’ name, counting on His promise, and we shall see You still do wonders by the name of Your holy Son.

I thank you, my Lord Jesus, that You are both the Savior of my soul and the healer of my body. Amen.


The following message is by Andrew Murray from the book “Prayers for Divine Healing.”

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Believe His Prophets

“…Hear me, O Judah, and you inhabitants of Jerusalem; Believe in the LORD your God, so shall you be established; believe his prophets, so shall you prosper.” – 2 Chronicles 20:20

When King Jehoshaphat faced the greatest crisis of his life – an enormous invading army from Moab and Ammon – he turned to God in an exemplary manner. He led his people to prayer and fasting, as we all should do under seemingly impossible circumstances.

God then spoke through the prophet Jahaziel. The man of God encouraged the people and said:

“You shall not need to fight in this battle: set yourselves, stand you still, and see the salvation of the LORD with you, O Judah and Jerusalem: fear not, nor be dismayed; tomorrow go out against them: for the LORD will be with you.” – 2 Chronicles 20:17

The next morning, the LORD God gave them a miraculous victory – just as the prophet had predicted.

The assembled men of Judah marched in accordance with the words of the prophet to the wilderness of Tekoa. As they marched forth, Jehoshaphat stood and called upon them to trust firmly in the Lord and His prophets. He ordered them to march, not for battle, but to assure themselves in faith, of the wonderful help of the LORD. He placed the singers of the Lord in front singing praise in holy array, marching forth before the army and thanking the Lord in advance for the help He would deliver.

Matthew Henry comments: “Jehoshaphat exhorted his troops to firm faith in God. Faith inspires a man with true courage; nor will anything help more to the establishing of the heart in shaking times, than a firm belief of the power, and mercy, and promise of God. In all our trust in the Lord, and our praises of him, let us especially look at his everlasting mercy to sinners through Jesus Christ. Never was an army so destroyed as that of the enemy. Thus God often makes wicked people destroy one another. And never was a victory celebrated with more solemn thanksgivings.”

When they began to sing and praise the LORD, their enemies were discomfited and began to fight among themselves. They were smitten by God without Judah having to lift a hand against them.

In times of crisis we should also fast and pray, believe upon His Word, and seek out God’s true prophets for understanding.

In addition to His written Word, Jesus has appointed prophets in the New Testament church to give us special revelation from God during troubling events, as well as day-to-day guidance for our spiritual lives. Contrary to what dispensational churches falsely teach, the Eternal God is still speaking today through His true prophets. They are men and women of God who He has raised to preach, teach, and prophesy under the anointing of the Holy Spirit. Only when we listen and obey God’s prophets shall our Christian lives be firmly established, and everything we do shall prosper and succeed.

– Luis Josephus

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With God All Things Are Possible

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Faith is the necessary link to receiving God’s blessings and miracles.

Jesus taught us that, if we believe, whatever we ask of God the Father in prayer we will receive. Since He created all things and His power is unlimited, is there anything too hard for God to do? If we ask in the name of Jesus Christ, in harmony with His will, God will move heaven and earth to answer our prayers. That’s how much He loves us!

Even if we don’t see our petitions answered right away, we must continue to persevere in faith that God hears our prayers. Continue to trust that God’s delays are not His denials. Sometimes He may delay His answer in fulfillment of His perfect timing for all things. Continue to trust that His wisdom and planning for our lives is infinitely superior to ours, and He is working everything out for our very good.

– Luis Josephus

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Our God

By Chris Tomlin

“Among the gods there is none like unto thee, O Lord; neither are there any works like unto thy works.” – Psalm 86:8

Water you turned into wine
Opened the eyes of the blind
There’s no one like you, none like You!

Into the darkness you shine
Out of the ashes we rise
There’s no one like you none like You!

Our God is greater,
Our God is stronger,
God you are higher than any other.
Our God is Healer,
Awesome in Power,
Our God! Our God!


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Triumphant with God

 

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“And He said, ‘Your name shall be called no more Jacob (crafty deceiver), but Israel [that is, “A prince of God”]. For as a prince you have struggled with God and with men, and have triumphed.’ ” – Genesis 32:28

The patriarch Jacob was given the name Israel (Hebrew: Yisrael) by God Himself after striving with Him all night long. Followers of Christ are sometimes called the “Israel of God” because we are also God-strivers (Gal 6:16). To strive for anything requires that we give it our upmost and go all-out to reach our destiny in God.

God expects our faith to be that way; to be active and energized – not passive. Utilizing hyperbole, Jesus once said,, “The kingdom of God suffers violence and the violent take it by force” (Matthew 11:12). The violent who take the kingdom of God by force are not those who are weak in faith, but those who press-in spiritually by passionately pursuing their faith and believing God to do great and marvelous works. They act on the confidence that, with God, nothing is impossible (Luke 1:37). God honors His children of great faith with miraculous answers to their prayers.

Without great faith it is impossible to please God.

In order to be triumphant with God we must be like the men and women of old who are held-up as examples for us to follow (see Hebrews chapter 11). Great saints of God like Abel, Enoch, Noah, Abraham, Sarah, and others who, through great faith, subdued kingdoms, wrought righteousness, obtained promises, closed the mouths of lions, quenched the violence of fire, out of weakness were made strong, waxed valiant in fight, and more.

The true Israel of God demonstrates their saving faith by trusting God in all circumstances. They remain steadfastly loyal to God and His Word at all times and believe in spiritual realities not visible to the common person. They have purposed to never let go of God until He blesses them.

PRAYER

Dear heavenly Father, I thank you for choosing me to be part of your family – the spiritual Israel of God. Help me to live my life worthy of Your divine calling by walking in great faith that is most pleasing to You. Let me honor You by trusting You in all circumstances and believing You to do great and mighty things. In Jesus’ name I pray, amen.

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Will Jesus answer all my prayers?

Jesus promised that “Whatsoever you shall ask in My name, that will I do, that [God] the Father may be glorified in the Son.” – John 14:13

Whenever we pray in harmony with Jesus’ nature, character and will, we should expect to receive an answer, no matter how challenging the request may be. Our faith in prayer should not be hindered by the impossibilities or circumstances we perceive, but on the sure promises of God’s Word.

There is no limit to the power of prayer if prayed in the name of Jesus according to His will in unswerving faith.

Jesus will answer any prayer that He would have prayed Himself.

Just before His crucifixion and resurrection, Jesus promised us: “Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believes on Me, the works that I do shall you do, because I go unto my Father.” – John 14:12.

When Jesus resurrected from the dead and went to be with God the Father, He sent forth the power of the Holy Spirit to fill us and enable us to do “greater works” than even He did while He walked upon the earth in human form. Through prayer, it is Jesus’ desire that we convert the lost, heal the sick, cast out devils and perform all manner of miracles.

– Pastor Luis Yosefus

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Comment from Donna: “This article reminds me of WWJD bracelets that people used to wear reminding them that we are supposed to follow Jesus Christ’s example in our day-to-day walk. I have seen miracles in my life because I continue to learn to follow in His footsteps. I continue seeking after the greater works that He did in His ministry, because to quote the apostle John, “Greater is He that is in me, than he that is in the world.” (I John 4:4)