HEALING AND DELIVERANCE:
1. BY HIS STRIPES WE ARE HEALED.
“Surely He has borne our pains And carried our sorrows; 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.” (Isaiah 53:4-5).
2. AS BELIEVERS WE SHOULD BE SANCTIFIED.
This means “set apart, made holy to God.
“And such were some of you. But you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus and by the Spirit of our God.” (1 Corinthians 6:11).
“Adulterers and adulteresses! Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Whoever therefore wants to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God. Or do you think that the Scripture says in vain, “The Spirit who dwells in us yearns jealously”?” (James 4:4-5).
3. KEYS TO HEALING:
Idolatry (Putting other things ahead of God.)
Honouring our father and mother.
Knowing God’s compassion
Our sin separates us from God.
“Behold, the Lord’s hand is not shortened, That it cannot save; Nor His ear heavy, That it cannot hear. But your iniquities have separated you from your God; And your sins have hidden His face from you, So that He will not hear. (Isaiah 59:1-2).
4. WALKING IN THE LIGHT.
“God is light in Him there is no darkness all.” (1 John 1:5).
“But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another and the blood of Jesus Christ His son cleanses us from all sin.” (1 John 1:7).
“For everyone practicing evil hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his deeds should be exposed. But he who does the truth comes to the light, that his deeds may be clearly seen, that they have been done in God.” (John 3:20-21).
The Bible describes sin as follows: 1 Corinthians 6:9-10(Mark 7; Romans 1; Galatians 5; Ephesians 5; Colossians 3; Revelation 21)
“Do you not know the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived.
Neither fornicators (people having sex outside of marriage)
Nor idolaters (Placing other things before God)
nor sodomites (active homosexuals or heterosexuals practising the homosexual act)
nor covetous (lustful desire for the property of others and greedy for gain)
nor revilers (cursing others)
will inherit the kingdom of God.”
Contentions e.g. quarrelsome, causing fights
Outburst of wrath
Murders (e.g. deliberate unnecessary abortion)
Revelries (wild parties)
Witchcraft e.g. Fortune telling (horoscopes), Ouija boards, drugs (wrong kind), charms, New Age e.g. worship of the creation (Romans 1:25), Freemasonry, Spiritism: Séances, Martial Arts, Druids Lodge; Eastern religions: Yoga, TM ESP, Hypnosis (Hinduism Goddess Shiva).
Indecency e.g. pornography
Cowardly (about following Christ)
5. DYING TO SELF.
Then Jesus said to His disciples, “If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me.” (Matthew 16:24).
“I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.” (Galatians 2:20).
One of the greatest revelations as long as you live will be a revelation to your heart of how to get rid of yourself.
6. YIELD ABSOLUTELY TO CHRIST AS HE DID TO THE FATHER.
Jesus had to live with His disciples for three years to bring Himself into their vision, into their mind and into their very nature.
“Then Jesus answered and said to them, “Most assuredly, I say to you, the Son can do nothing of Himself, but what He sees the Father do; for whatever He does, the Son also does in like manner. For the Father loves the Son, and shows Him all things that He Himself does; and He will show Him greater works than these, that you may marvel.” (John 5:19-20).
“Do you not believe that I am in the Father, and the Father in Me? The words that I speak to you I do not speak on My own authority; but the Father who dwells in Me does the works. “Believe Me that I am in the Father and the Father in Me, or else believe Me for the sake of the works themselves. “Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do he will do also; and greater works than these he will do, because I go to My Father.” (John 14:10-12).
Victory occurs at the moment we open our heart to believing.
We must yield and yield and yield to God until He possesses us in such a way that virtue will flow from our body to the sick and suffering.
7. CHRIST IN US THE HOPE OF GLORY.
“To them God willed to make known what are the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles: which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.” (Colossians 1:27).
8. LOVING GOD WITH ALL OUR HEART, MIND, SOUL AND STRENGTH.
“And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength.’ This is the first commandment.” (Mark 12:30).
How do we do this?
a). By praising and worshipping at every opportunity.
b). By having a prayer filled life.
c). By separating ourselves from the world. i.e. being sanctified, set apart to God (We are in the world but we are not of the world.)
d). Being a member of a Bible believing church and functioning fully with it in fellowship with believers.
e). Fasting when led by the Holy Spirit.
We hear the Holy Spirit as a still small voice. It may come by way of impression or thought or audible voice. Be open to God and He will definitely speak to you and guide you as to how to pray.
9. HEARING THE VOICE OF GOD.
“However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come. He will glorify Me, for He will take of what is Mine and declare it to you.” (John 16:13-14).
“And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever.” (John 14:16).
“My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me.” (John 10:27).
When we pray for the sick we must show compassion just as Jesus did. E.g. “When the Lord saw her, He had compassion on her and said to her, “Do not weep.”” (Luke 7:13).
“And when Jesus went out He saw a great multitude; and He was moved with compassion for them and healed their sick.” (Matthew 14:14).
11. ALL BELIEVERS ARE SONS OF GOD THROUGH FAITH IN JESUS CHRIST.
“For you are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus.” (Galatians 3:26).
12. CHRIST IN YOUR SPIRIT, CHRIST IN YOUR SOUL, CHRIST IN YOUR BODY.
The soul is the seat of the affections, desires, emotions and of the act of will. The soul is the servant of the spirit and subject to its control and direction.
God heals spirit, soul and body. When we are born-again we are healed in our spirit. If we really believe God and His Word, and apply it in our lives, healing will take place in our soul. As we receive the love of God into our soul, we can be healed from depression, rejection, fear, oppression and a multitude of other emotional problems. Healing will also take place in our body.
13. NEW CREATION.
When we are born-again we are a new creation and a member of the body, flesh and bones of Jesus. (Ephesians 5:30).
Jesus always looked to the Father.
God’s divine nature dwells in us as believers.
“Simon Peter, a bondservant and apostle of Jesus Christ, To those who have obtained like precious faith with us by the righteousness of our God and Savior Jesus Christ: Grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord, as His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us by glory and virtue, by which have been given to us exceedingly great and precious promises, that through these you may be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.” (2 Peter 1:1-4).
14. OUR AUTHORITY.
“And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,” (Matthew 28:18-19).
“And these signs will follow those who believe: In My name they will cast out demons; they will speak with new tongues; they will take up serpents; and if they drink anything deadly, it will by no means hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover.” (Mark 16:17-18).
15. RECEIVING THE POWER OF THE HOLY SPIRIT.
Jesus said to His disciples after His resurrection “But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” (Acts 1:8).
Result: “When the Day of Pentecost had fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. And suddenly there came a sound from heaven, as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting. Then there appeared to them divided tongues, as of fire, and one sat upon each of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.” (Acts 2:1-4).
Result: A lame man walked when Peter prayed. (Acts 3:7).
The sick were healed when Peter’s shadow touched them. (Acts 5:15).
Baptism of the Holy Spirit is essential in order to operate in the power of God.
The Immense power of God within us:
“…immeasurable and unlimited and surpassing greatness of His power in and for us who believe, as demonstrated in the working of His mighty strength, Which He exerted in Christ when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly places.”
The secret of God’s power is waiting continuously upon Him. The divine power can only come when we get rid of ourselves. (When we die to self and completely surrender to Him.)
God can create something out of nothing.
He created this world by speaking the Word.
“By faith, we understand that the worlds were framed by the Word of God, so that the things which are seen were not made of things which are visible.” (Hebrews 11:3).
“God, who gives life to the dead and causes things which do not exist as though they did.” (Romans 4:17).
The more we yield to God the greater the anointing.
“But you have an anointing from the Holy One, and you know all things.” (1 John 2:20).
“But the anointing which you have received from Him abides in you, and you do not need that anyone teach you; but as the same anointing teaches you concerning all things, and is true, and is not a lie, and just as it has taught you, you will abide in Him.” (1 John 2:27).
“Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God.” (Romans 10:17).
Jesus is the author and finisher of our faith. (Hebrews 12:2).
“Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. For by it the elders obtained a good testimony. By faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that the things which are seen were not made of things which are visible.” (Hebrews 11:1-3).
“But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.” (Hebrews 11:6).
Jesus cursed the fig tree which withered from the roots. The disciples were amazed.
“So Jesus answered and said to them, “Have faith in God. For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says.
Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them.
And whenever you stand praying, if you have anything against anyone, forgive him, that your Father in heaven may also forgive you your trespasses. But if you do not forgive, neither will your Father in heaven forgive your trespasses.” (Mark 11:22-26).
Abraham, in completely hopeless circumstances as he looked into the promises of God he “waxed strong in faith”, being fully persuaded that God would fulfil His promise. (Romans 4:20 ASV).
Paul and Silassang praises at midnight while they were in prison, their backs were bleeding and their feet were in stocks. God sent an earthquake to open the prison doors. (Acts 16:22-26).
Jonahin the whale’s belly said his circumstances were “lying vanities” in other words they were nothing and he praised God. God opened the mouth of the whale and released Jonah. (Jonah 2:8-10).
We are not to be influenced by symptoms. We should not cast away our confidence which has great recompense of reward. (Hebrews 10:35).
Everyone who looked at the brazen serpent was healed. (Numbers 21:8-9).
17. GOD ANSWERS OUR PRAYERS.
Jesus said, “And whatever you ask in My name, that I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you ask anything in My name, I will do it.” (John 14:13-14).
“Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. And if we know that He hears us, whatever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we have asked of Him.” (1 John 5:14-15).
18. READING THE WORD.
We should discipline ourselves to use a Bible reading plan that takes us through the Bible in a year.
God’s Word is a creative force.
“God, who gives life to the dead and calls those things which do not exist as though they did;” (Romans 4:17).
Any natural condition can be changed by the Word of God which is supernatural power. As we lay hold of God’s promises and simple faith we become partakers of the divine nature. (2 Peter 1:4).
19. PROCLAIMING THE WORD.
We should proclaim the Word of God aloud daily. This will increase our faith and the closeness of our walk with God. At the end of this pamphlet you will find some very powerful scriptures which are very effective as they are proclaimed. Even if you speak out only a few each day you will find it increases your faith.
20. PRAYER CLOTHS.
“Now God worked unusual miracles by the hands of Paul, so that even handkerchiefs or aprons were brought from his body to the sick, and the diseases left them and the evil spirits went out of them.” (Acts 19:11-12).
God puts power into objects e.g. rod of Moses (Exodus 4:3-4), rod of Aaron (Exodus 7:10), hair of Samson (Judges 16:17), mantle of Elijah and Elisha (2 Kings 2:14).
21. PRAYER, ESPECIALLY IN TONGUES.
We must find time every day to get alone with God and pray. Praying in tongues is also a wonderful way in which we can pray in the spirit to God.
22. PRACTICAL SUGGESTIONS WHEN PRAYING FOR OTHERS.
1. Ask the person their problem.
2. If they are not a Christian use wisdom in testifying to them about Jesus Christ. Don’t try to force them to believe. God is sovereign and can heal anybody. (Acts 28:8). Being healed can lead them to Christ.
3. Be compassionate to the person, not judgemental. Jesus had compassion on the sick. (e.g. Mark 1:41).
4. Encourage the person to honour their mother and father thereby cutting off any inherited sicknesses and curses.
5. Encourage the person to forgive everybody as God has forgiven them.
6. Keep a positive attitude. “For with God nothing will be impossible.” (Luke 1:37).
7. Pray in the name of Jesus Christ. Jesus said, “And whatever you ask in My name, that I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.” (John 14:13).
8. Before you begin to pray, wait for the Holy Spirit to fall upon you and the other person. Expect the power of God to fall.
Expect God’s power to flow out of you as it did from Jesus.
“And the whole multitude sought to touch Him, for power went out from Him and healed them all.” (Luke 6:19).
9. As you are waiting, listen for the Holy Spirit to tell you how to pray, where to lay your hands and what to do.
“…Whatever He hears He will speak….” (John 16:13).
“My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me.” (John 10:27).
10. Use the word of knowledge (which is an impression, thought, vision or the audible voice of the Holy Spirit about a situation).
11. Allow the Holy Spirit to show you any spirit that could be affecting the person e.g. fear, rejection oppression. (This is the gift of discerning of spirits.) Bind any such spirit in the name of Jesus Christ and loose it from the person.
12. Bind the enemy who would seek to interfere with your thinking. “Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.” (James 4:7).
13. Yield yourself absolutely to Jesus as He did to the Father.
14. Don’t look at the person’s condition, look to God. Think of Jesus seated at the right hand of God making intercession for you.
15. If you doubt you go without. (James 1:7).
16. Be persistent. Jesus prayed twice for the blind man. (Mark 8:25).
17. As you finish praying tell the person to begin to thank God for the healing no matter how they feel.
18. Tell them to move around and put their faith into action.
19. They should believe that no matter how they feel, God has healed and touched them by His power. They should persist in their belief for healing and continue to pray for themselves.
20. Don’t minister on your own to a person of the opposite sex.
21. Command the disease to leave. Tell the cancer to “go”.
22. Remember God can create anything and replace anything. (Romans 4:17).
23. Remember your authority in Christ. (Mark 16:17-18).
24. Use short prayers. Jesus only prayed briefly. So can you.
25. Anoint them with oil when you are led to do so by the Holy Spirit.
26. Speak in tongues.
27. If you are led by the Holy Spirit, give the person a prayer cloth over which you have prayed. (Acts 19:11-12).
When ministering deliverance, do so with others.
a). Remember your authority in Christ.
b). Agree to bind the spirit and loose it from the person.
c). Cut ungodly soul ties.
d). Use your prayer language.
29. Finally, encourage the person to:
a). Read their Bible daily.
b). Pray daily.
c). Proclaim scriptures aloud.
d). Attend a Bible believing church.
23. SCRIPTURES FOR PROCLAMATION
“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, Who redeems your life from destruction, Who crowns you with lovingkindness and tender mercies, Who satisfies your mouth with good things, So that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.”
“He sent His word and healed them, And delivered them from their destructions.”
“Surely He has borne our griefs, And carried our sorrows; 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.”
“But to you who fear My name The Sun of Righteousness shall arise With healing in His wings; And you shall go out And grow fat like stall-fed calves.”
“So Jesus answered and said to them, “Have faith in God. For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says. Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them.”
“If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you.”
“Therefore, brethren, having boldness to enter the Holiest by the blood of Jesus, by a new and living way which He consecrated for us, through the veil, that is, His flesh, and having a High Priest over the house of God, let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water.”
“But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.”
1 Peter 2:24
“who Himself bore our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, having died to sins, might live for righteousness— by whose stripes you were healed.”
1 John 5:14-15
“Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. And if we know that He hears us, whatever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we have asked of Him.”
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