Justification by Faith

Check out this awesome, very clear teaching on Justification by Faith by Ariel Ministries, Highly recommended:

Audios for download:

http://www.arielm.org/dcs/mbs105/dcs_podcast.php

Pdf for reading:

http://www.arielm.org/dcs/pdf/mbs105m.pdf

Q&A:

http://www.arielm.org/qbq/105.html

Please have a listen!!! be blessed!!!

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Healing Scriptures

These are the healing scriptures that I got mostly from Joseph Prince website. I meditate on them almost daily, confess them, personalise them to myself, pray over it in tongues. I encourage you to use it to build faith in you to experience the Healing of power of Jesus in your life.

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HealingScriptures

Health And Healing

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.
Isaiah 53:4–5

But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you.
Romans 8:11

Then your light shall break forth like the morning, your healing shall spring forth speedily, and your righteousness shall go before you; the glory of the Lord shall be your rear guard.
Isaiah 58:8

Then they cried out to the Lord in their trouble, and He saved them out of their distresses. He sent His word and healed them, and delivered them from their destructions.
Psalm 107:19–20

I shall not die, but live, and declare the works of the Lord.
Psalm 118:17

And the Lord will take away from you all sickness, and will afflict you with none of the terrible diseases of Egypt which you have known, but will lay them on all those who hate you.
Deuteronomy 7:15

… 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 Peter 2:24

Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers.
3 John 1:2

For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death.
Romans 8:2

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

And begged Him that they might only touch the hem of His garment. And as many as touched it were made perfectly well.
Matthew 14:36

The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.
John 10:10

Heal me, O Lord, and I shall be healed; save me, and I shall be saved, for You are my praise.
Jeremiah 17:14

And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all kinds of sickness and all kinds of disease among the people.
Matthew 4:23

Because you have made the Lord, who is my refuge, even the Most High, your dwelling place, no evil shall befall you, nor shall any plague come near your dwelling.
Psalm 91:9–10

My son, give attention to my words; incline your ear to my sayings. Do not let them depart from your eyes; keep them in the midst of your heart; for they are life to those who find them, and health to all their flesh.
Proverbs 4:20–22

When evening had come, they brought to Him many who were demon-possessed. And he cast out the spirits with a word, and healed all who were sick, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Isaiah the prophet, saying: “He Himself took our infirmities and bore our sicknesses.???
Matthew 8:16–17

But when Jesus knew it, He withdrew from there. And great multitudes followed Him, and He healed them all.
Matthew 12:15

… God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power, who went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with Him.
Acts 10:38

But when the multitudes knew it, they followed Him; and He received them and spoke to them about the kingdom of God, and healed those who had need of healing.
Luke 9:11

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

And behold, a leper came and worshiped Him, saying, “Lord, if You are willing, You can make me clean.??? Then Jesus put out His hand and touched him, saying, “I am willing; be cleansed.??? Immediately his leprosy was cleansed.
Matthew 8:2–3

Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits: Who forgives all your iniquities, who heals all your diseases.
Psalm 103:2–3

With long life I will satisfy him, and show him My salvation.”
Psalm 91:16

Behold, I will bring it health and healing; I will heal them and reveal to them the abundance of peace and truth.
Jeremiah 33:6

Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruit.
Proverbs 18:21

For I will restore health to you and heal you of your wounds,’ says the Lord, ‘Because they called you an outcast saying: “This is Zion; no one seeks her.???’
Jeremiah 30:17

He also brought them out with silver and gold, and there was none feeble among His tribes.
Psalm 105:37

So you shall serve the Lord your God, and He shall bless your bread and your water. And I will take sickness away from the midst of you. No one shall suffer miscarriage or be barren in your land; I will fulfil the number of your days.
Exodus 23:25–26

“… I will put none of the diseases on you which I have brought on the Egyptians. For I am the Lord who heals you.???
Exodus 15:26

Matthew 10:1, 7-8

Jesus summoned His twelve disciples and gave them authority over unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal every kind of disease and every kind of sickness.“And as you go, preach, saying, ‘The kingdom of heaven is at hand.’ Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse the lepers, cast out demons. Freely you received, freely give.

Luke 9:1

And He called the twelve together, and gave them power and authority over all the demons and to heal diseases.

Mark 6:7,13

Jesus called the twelve and began to send them out two by two. He gave them authority over the unclean spirits. And they were casting out many demons and were anointing with oil many sick people and healing them.

Why did Jesus have to die on the Cross?

Why was Jesus Christ (Prince of peace) killed on the cross?

(this teaching is by no means perfect or 100%, but we are trying to allow ourselves to look at this truth from a different perspective and disover that truth might be multi-faceted and deeper than our 1 way of looking at it.)

Was it because God was crazily in love with us, or He just wanted to be ‘satisfied’ and be ‘content’ with us?
This new series will help you get a more clear revelation of the Father heart of God and overcome your struggles with receiving His love. So many Christians sub-consciously believe that Jesus loves them more than the Father loves them, because Jesus rescued them from the Father’s wrath.

To help us understand, let’s have a look at 2 illustrations of an traffic offense:

1. Today, you drove 150km/hr through an big area set aside for an blind children’s conference. There were 10 signs along the way that said “20 km/hr only”. What you did was extremely dangerous for the children. The police caught you and gave you a big fine $50,000 fine. You can’t afford to pay, you will have to goto jail. Later, someone you don’t even know, came and pay the fine for you so you can go free! The judge didn’t really forgive you, but was satiasfied because the fine was paid. There was no love on the judges part, it was a judicial transaction.

2. Today, you drove 150km/hr through an big area set aside for an blind children’s conference. There were 10 signs along the way that said “20 km/hr only”. What you did was extremely dangerous for the children. The police caught you and gave you a big fine $50,000 fine. You can’t afford to pay, you will have to goto jail. Later, the judge said ‘Forgiven!, I love you, your fine has been weaved, there is no more need to pay for it! you are debt free and forgiven with no conditions!! now don’t do this again.” This is great news!! It shows love on part of Judge that he took the initiate to clear your debt because of His mercy.

Views on the atonement

The so called “traditional view??? that most people have been taught in the church, is that Jesus came to pay the debt we owe to God for breaking His laws (similiar to illustration 1. Also known as Penal Substitution). In order for us to be forgiven, Jesus had to take the punishment for our sins from God who is an angry judge. Is like that God has anger problem, and He needs payment in order for His anger to be appeased and satisfied. Is that really the case?

I mean, if God IS love as mentioned in

1John 4:8 The person who does not love does not know God, because God is love.

Love is defined as keeping no record of wrongs,

NIV 1 Cor 13:5 It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.

NASB© 13:5 does not act unbecomingly; it does not seek its own, is not provoked, does not take into account a wrong suffered,

NRSV© 13:5 or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful

Love has no ‘unforgiveness’, hence does He require payment or punishment in order to forgive us? Why can’t he just forgive us unconditionally without any payment? In fact, He already has before time began in eternity past, because Love is forgiveness. An merciful judge can weave the debt because He is love. If an friend wrongs you, you can just love and forgive them, without them ‘paying’ for it by suffering in anyway.

Love doesn’t require any payment, it is unconditional forgiveness.

God is Pure Love, it keeps no record of wrongs, no unforgiveness, God IS forgiveness. There is no need to do anything for forgiveness because we are already all forgiven because forgiveness is Who He Is.

John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that He gave His One and only Son…

Traditionally we’ve taught that the reason God sent Jesus was so that He could forgive us, but the reason why He sent Jesus to rescue us is because He already forgave us!! because HE IS LOVE!!

Forgiveness is not an event, it’s a Person.

The life of God is in His Blood

Leviticus 17:11 for the life of every living thing is in the blood. So I myself have assigned it to you on the altar to make atonement for your lives, for the blood makes atonement by means of the life.

Jesus didn’t die to pay the payment for our debt to get us forgiveness from God, but He died to pour out His blood so we can drink of it, which is love/life/forgiveness/healing personified. In order for us to be joined to Him, He has to pour out His blood.. Jesus allowed Himself to be killed by wicked man so that we can drink of His blood and His blood would become our blood.

Jesus’ death on the cross was not so that God could forgive us, but to open up God’s forgiveness to us which was always there in eternity so we could take and drink of it; human beings thought that God had unforgiveness and was against us, but this is the lie that caused us to turn away from God Who is Love and Forgiveness.

Hebrews 9:22 Indeed according to the law almost everything was purified with blood, and without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness.

Without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness of sins; we think that in order for our sins to be forgiven, someone has to pay by dying; but that’s not what it’s saying here, its the blood that is/brings forgiveness, not the death.

We have already been forgiven from all eternity because Forgiveness is found in God Himself, His character, Who He is. So If you want to receive experience His forgiveness, you need to be joined to Him by drinking His blood, His life, Himself.

John 15:13 “Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.”

Jesus gave His life because he has already considered you as his friend because he already forgave you.

Jesus could forgive sins even before He died on the cross-

Mark 2:10 But so that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins,??? – he said to the paralytic

Jesus died to destroy our sinful nature, the power of sin and deliver us from the kingdom of darkness into the Kingdom of Light.

Jesus rose from the dead, to make us new creations in union/oneness with God our Father, giving us New life and His Perfect record, making us children of God by reconciling us to Him in this wonderful relationship

In summary,

God forgave us before time began (because God IS LOVE- love keeps no record of wrongs; Jesus is ‘the lamb that was slain before the foundation of the world’), but that forgiveness was made available when the blood was poured out 2000 years ago (life, love, healing, forgiveness is in the blood

We will dig deeper into the coming weeks…