- God’s will to heal.
The Lord said to Moses, 23 “Tell Aaron and his sons, ‘This is how you are to bless the Israelites. Say to them:
24 “‘“Adonai bless you and keep you;Three Hebrew words meaning physical blessings;
3 25 Adonai make his face shine on you and be gracious to you; five words for mental emotional wholeness
26 Adonai turn his face toward you and give you peace.”’ Seven words for spirit shalom/wholeness-completeness in every way
27 “So they will put my name on the Israelites, and I will bless them.” God is showing his relationship with the Israelites..the Name Yahweh is repeated three times: to invoke the name of God upon the congregation was to remind them of who he is (his character), what he has done (his faithfulness), and what he promises to do (his covenant).
Rabbit trail for grins
Song of Solomon 2:9 Gazing through the window; he peers through the lattice. With raised hands in startrek format, the priest blesses the people through five lattice apertures.
John 21:16 Again Jesus said, “Simon son of John, do you love me?” …
|… to him a second time, “Simon, son of John, do you love me?” He said to him, “Yes,
Lord; you know that I love you.” He said to him, “Tend my sheep.”Tending sheep includes finding the lost-leaving the 99 for the one lost. What is a lost sheep?
Ezekiel 34:16 I will search for the lost and bring back the strays. I will bind up the injured and strengthen the weak, but the sleek and the strong I will destroy. I will shepherd the flock with justice.
Fast forward to NT again-same God, but appearing in fullness of Deity in Jesus. Shepherd..the good shepherd.
Acts 10:38 how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and power, and how he went around doing good and healing all who were under the power of the devil, because God was with him.Matt 3:23 and 9:35
|… Jesus went throughout all of Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all kinds of disease and sickness among …|
Matthew 9:35 Jesus went through all the towns and villages …
|… Then Jesus went to all the towns and villages, teaching in their synagogues, preachingthe good news of the kingdom, and healing every disease and every …|
- Jesus commanded disciples to heal:
Luke 9:2 and he sent them out to proclaim the kingdom of God and to heal the sick.
Luke 10:1 (sent the 70 out to do the same).
In This age, as disciples, we do the same. We are equipped..
1 Cor 12 gifts of healings, working of miracles, special faith, word of knowledge.
Through laying on of hands, through the word as you listen..
- We have authority:
Gen 5:1 In the day when God created man, He made him in the likeness of God.
So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.
Gen 1:28 God blessed them and said to them, “Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. He is warning them..the snake is coming..subdue
and have put on the new self who is being renewed to a true knowledge according to the image of the One who created him—
God will meet you where your faith is…He confirms his word, watches over it according to Jer 1
Heb 2:3 -4 how will we escape if we neglect so great a salvation? After it was at the first spoken through the Lord, it was confirmed to us by those who heard, God also testifying with them, both by signs and wondersand by various miracles and by gifts of the Holy Spirit according to His own will.”
When you are healed, God confirming his word, remember you have an opponent. The thief wants to steal kill and destroy…he will try to steal what you received! We must struggle against opposition..life is a faith fight..Draw on inner strength to fight the faith fight. Stay in love, peace, and you stay in the faith arena. We may experience struggle but remember Jesus said, I have overcome the world!
“These things I have spoken to you, so that in Me you may have peace. In the world you have tribulation, but take courage; I have overcome the world.”
|You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one
who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world. …
Thanks be to God who gives us the victory.