The Truth about Divine Healing.*Is God Able to Heal?Yes, He is Almighty God, He can do anything*Is God Willing to Heal?
Yes, God is more than just Able, He is Willing, He is the Author and giver of Life Not sickness, a Loving Father. John 10:10In the Old covenant, God put sickness on people who didnt' keep the law as an curse for their disobedience, under the New Covenant, Jesus redeemed us from the curse of the Law so that we are blessed and healed by faith. Galatians 3:10-14, Deut 28:1-2, 15-24, Hebrews 8:7-13; Roms 6:14; 7:1-6. We are living under the New Covenant now, the Covenant of Grace and a new dispensation. The Old covenant was faulty so God created a new one to relate to us.ScripturesEph 2:8, saved is "Sozo" in the greek, inclusive of healing not just being saved from sin.Notice the words used in these Scriptures- "All", "Everyone", "Every". Matt 4:23; 8:1-3,16-17; 12:15; 14:14,36; Luke 9:11, Acts 10:38, 3John 1:2, Isaiah 53:4-5, 1Peter 2:24, Romans 8:2, Mark 16:17-18, John 10:10, Exodus 23:25-26, 15:26*Why is it important to know that God is Willing not just Able?What you believe in your heart, determines how you live.*Did Jesus ever reject anyone who came to Him for healing?Luke 18:35-43There is no record of anyone being rejected, infact, Jesus welcomes all who come to Him*Then why are some believers are still sick even after prayer?-they need to build their faith and renew their minds with God's Word, this maybe a process or period of time.-they don't believe deep down in their hearts, that God wants to heal them. Mark 5:34.. According to their faith, so shall it be.*Is healing a free Gift, or is it earned?-Is salvation a free gift, or did you have to earn it? Just as salvation is a free gift not of works, so healing is a free gift. In the society we live in today, is so hard to understand what “free/Gift” means when there is so much strings attatched to every gift people give or do for us.*Why is it, sometimes it seems its easier for an unbeliever to get healed rather than a believer?James 4:6. Some believers think they have to earn, be good enough for God to heal them through their self-righteous instead of realising healing is a gift from God. This self-righteous is the very thing that can stop them from receiving from God and getting healed, because God resists the proud, gives grace to the humble. But the unbeliever already knows that they are not good enough to earn anything from God, so that healing has to come as an gift.*Did Jesus ever made anyone earn their healing?Jesus healed people simply because He is Adonai Rapha, The Lord is the Healer, simply because of Who He was.Exodus 15:26....for I, the Lord, am your healer.”
Under Old Covenant Righteousness by the Law (Deut 6:25; Php 3:7-9))
Also called “Self-righteousness” (Romans 9:30-10:4)
The ability to attain Righteousness by Self
Our Righteous Acts are like Filthy rags (Isaiah 64:6)
External keeping of the commandments produced external holiness
Under New Covenant, Rightousness by Faith
God’s Gift of Righteousness, a Righteous that is From God not from Man (Romans 1:17)The Righteous that is by Faith Apart from Works (Romans 4:6-8; Galatians 2:15-21)Jesus showed that Self-righteousness was impossible by expounding the Law internally (Matt 5:21-30)
Messiah is the End of the Law, End to Self-Righteousness- (Romans 10:4)
How did Jesus become Sin? Did He Sin? No!! He was tempted in All ways, yet without sin. (Heb 4:16)
Jesus received our Sin as a Gift, so we received His Righteousness as a Gift not because of any righteous acts we’ve done.
God only sees One Righteousness-that is His Righteousness
Let’s Boast in God’s Righteousness not our own righteousness (1 Cor 1:22-23; 29-31; Jer 9:23-24)
Is it the job of the Holy Spirit to make me feel guilty and point out my faults all the time? John 16:8-11
He will Convict the world wrong concerning Sin- because THEY/WORLD/UNBELIEVERS don’t believe in Me
Sin is in the Singular, the Sin of Unbelief. John 3:18,36; 8:24. Mark 16:16The Holy Spirit only makes unbelievers convinced, not the Church.How can the Holy Spirit convict you of your sin if God Remembers them No MOre? a double negative? is God confused? Hebrews 10:17-18
Heb 10:2 “For the worshippers would have been cleansed Once and For All, and would No Longer have Felt Guilty for their Sins.”
Concerning Righteousness, because I AM GOING TO THE FATHER
God will judge the world one day to see if they’ve received His Gift of Righteousness. Acts 17:31.Jesus was crucified to take the punishment of my sin, and He was raised to make me Right with God (Righteousness/Justification) Romans 4:23-25. 6:11. Jesus included my sinful nature in His death, when He rose from the dead He included me in His Resurrection, I was was raised with Him in Resurrection life and now I share in His Life, share His Righteousness- Right standing with God.The Holy Spirit will only Convict/Convince that you are God’s Righteousness. He will never point out your fault.
Concerning Judgement, because the ruler of this world has been Condemned.
The only person that the Holy Spirit ‘makes’ feel guilty, or point out faults to is the devil.
The devil is the one who makes you feel guilty and points out your faults all the time- he is the prosecutor at law. Revelations 12:10-11
Do not mistake the devil to be the Holy Spirit
What is the Law? 2Cor 3:6-11
The ten commandments, engraved by the finger of God
Please check out All Scriptures listed here to see what is said is been true. If any query, free to ask at the bottom of the posts!! Thankyou,
Do Christians have to confess their sins to God in order to be Forgiven?
Finally the Lord is giving some mighty revelations into this truth, Thankyou Jesus!!!
2000 years ago, Jesus has Already forgiven you of All your sins!!! and you partake of that, you received that Full forgiveness in One Perfect installment at salvation, Eternal Life, the moment you gave your life to Christ.
1 Peter 1:3-5
I can talk to God about my sins and ask Grace to Overcome, but its not the same as Confessing it because All my sins have Already been Forgiven and He promises in the New Covenant that He makes with us, that our sins He “Remembers them No More” Hebrews 8:12;10:17-18.
Unbelievers need to confess their sins to God to get saved; but Christians do not need to, because they are Already saved.
1John 1:9 was written to refute the teaching that Gnostic false teachers had infiltrated the church to dilute the Gospel Message to the world. The Gnostics claimed that ‘there was no such thing as Sin or Sinning’, and that our bodies are already evil anyway.
So what John the Apostle was essential saying was, “If any unbelievers confess their sins, they can be cleansed of All their sins and get saved.” refer 1 John 1:9
If an unbeliever doesn’t believe that ‘sin or sinning’ exists (or the doctrine of original Sin) due to the Gnostics teaching that was trying to infiltrate the believers, then the unbeliever won’t acknowledge that he is a sinner to God and hence be saved.
Read Ezekiel 36:25-26, Ephesians 1:7; Colossians 2:13 as an foundation to 1John1:9 and Hebrews 10:19-22 which is referring to unbelievers getting saved.
Ezek 36:25 I will sprinkle you with pure waterand you will be CLEAN from ALL your impurities. I will PURIFY youfrom ALL your idols. 36:26 I will give you a NEW heart, and I will put A NEW spirit within you. I will remove the heart of stonefrom your body and give you a heart of flesh.36:27 I will put MY SPIRIT within you;
In him we have redemption through his blood,the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace
Because of the sacrifice of the Messiah, his blood poured out on the altar of the Cross, we’re a free people–free of penalties and punishments chalked up by all our misdeeds. And not just barely free, either. [Abundantly] free! (MSG translation)
And even though you were dead in your transgressions and in the uncircumcision of your flesh, he nevertheless made you alive with him, having forgiven all your transgressions.
When you were stuck in your old sin-dead life, you were incapable of responding to God. God brought you alive–right along with Christ! Think of it! All sins forgiven,
Hebrews 10:19 Therefore, brothers and sisters,21 since we have confidence to enter the sanctuary by the blood of Jesus, 10:20 by the fresh and living way that he inaugurated for us22 through the curtain, that is, through his flesh,2310:21 and since we have a great priest24 over the house of God, 10:22 let us draw near with a sincere heart in the assurance that faith brings,25 because we have had our hearts sprinkled CLEAN from an evil conscience26 and our bodies WASHED in pure water.
This Scripture in Hebrews was written to Hebrews/Jews, some of which was tempted to go back under the Law or some of which won’t even saved, possibly to encourage them to come out of Old Covenant of Moses, into the New Covenant. It is a SCripture written to encourage these Jews to get saved!!! by having their hearts cleansed by the Blood of Jesus!! It’s not a SCripture refering to believers but Unbelievers who already know the Law!!
1John 1:9 But if we confess our sins, he is faithful and righteous,forgivingus our sins and CLEANSING24 us from ALL UNRIGHTEOUSNESS.
Reading this SCripture in the light of Ezekiel and other Old Testament SCriptures prophesying of the New Covenant, we can see once again that this Scripture 1 John 1:9 is in line and it’s talking about unbelievers entering into the New Covenant so all their sins can be forgiven. Look at the Word ‘Cleansing‘ in Ezekiel and 1 John and you’ll see the parallel.
“The best commentary for the bible, is The Bible!! “said Ian Mckellar
Think about this:
How can God tell believers to confess their sins if He promises “I will Remember their sins No More…”
Everything in the Old Testament must be interpreted the New Testament.
What the Old Conceals, the New Reveals; everything before the Cross, must be interpreted after the Cross.
Matt 6:14-15 was written before the Cross (read the context), it must interpreted through what happend After the Cross in which God Changed the Way He Related to us, Colossians 3:13
The Bible, is meant to be read as One Book, written by One Author, with One Theme flowing through the Old and the New.
It’s not meant to contradict each other, but what the Old Conceals, the New Reveals.
What the Old Prophesies, the New Fulfills.
Jesus is the The Fulfillement of the Old Covenant to bring the New Covenant, He IS literally the New Covenant!!
Isaiah 42:6; Luke 24:27; Colossians 1:27
When some of the Corinthians were sleeping with the temple prostitutes, Paul never tells them even once to ‘Confess their sins’. If confessing sins was such a common practice among New Convenant believers, why was it never mentioned once in all of Paul’s letters?
1Cor 5:1-2; 6:9-11
Paul says to those who were sinning, “those who commit sexuall immorality will not inherit the Kingdom of God…”
but Then He says, “that is what some of you WERE… you were WASHED, SANCTIFIED!!!”
He is saying, “that is Not you!!! the unbelievers won’t inherit the Kingdom!! that is Not you, you have Already been WASHED!!!”
“You don’t need to confess your sins, you’ve ALREADY BEEN WASHED, bEEN FORGIVEN!!!”
WASHED = FORGIVEN, FORGIVEN= WASHED. It’s the Same thing, it’s both past tense.
Come now, let us reason together, says the LORD:
though your sins are like SCARLET, they shall be as WHITE as SNOW;
though they are RED like CRIMSON, they shall become like WOOL. Isaiah 1:18
If you already have been forgiven, what is left to confess? You only need to do it ONCE!!
For by a SINGLE/ONE Offering He has PERFECTED for ALL TIME those who are being SANCTIFIED(set apart unto God by that One offering, we are set apart FOREVER!). Hebrews 10:14
WASHED = FORGIVEN = SANCTIFIED = JUSTIFIED= 1Cor 6:11; Romans 8:30 = COMPELTE = FINISHED WORK OF THE CROSS = “It is finished!!!” John 19:30
God’s Work is Complete from Beginning to End, for He declares the End from the Beginning. Isa 46:10; Rev 1:8
He is the ‘Beginning/Alpha and the End/Omega’, so if you are in Him, you are Already Complete.
Paul is trying to ‘change the way they think’ – Repentance, to tell them “this is not you… you are not sexuall immoral anymore, you are New Creations in Christ… therefore start acting like one…you don’t have a sinful nature anymore, but you have a God nature and you have been justified (declared Righteous before God).
“As man thinketh in his heart, so is he” proverbs.
If you believe you are sinner, then you’ll sin by faith. If you believe you are a ‘Idiot’, then you’ll act like a Idiot. The whole bible is all about transforming your mind, there is nothing you have ‘To Do’, it has already ‘Been Done!’, just Repent (change your mind) and Believe the Truth so you can be Set Free!!! John 8:32, Live by the Spirit, Not by the Law, Galatians 5:18
We are not longer ‘Sinners saved by grace’, we WERE sinners, but Now We are Saints.
The moment you discover Who you really are, then you’ll start to live like it.
Paul didn’t tell them to confess their sins but he told them Who they are. There is no need to confess your sins if you don’t have a sinful nature anymore!!!
Believers no longer have to be ‘sin conscious’, but they can be “Gift of Righteousnes conscious” and “Christ conscious” rather than “self-conscious”. Romans 8:1
Woohoo!! thankyou Jesus, Heavenly for this wonderful Gospel Grace that truely changes people from the Inside out, not Outside In!!
So what happens when we sin?
Instead of asking Him to forgive us and feeling condemned, we just thank Him that He has already forgiven us and there is Now No Condemnation.
More to come about “Do Christians have a sinful nature?” studies based in Romans 6-7.
The understanding of this took me a couple of years to grasp it.
Confessing your sins and forgiving others in order for God to forgive you was an Old Covenant practice (Matthew 6:12, 14-15); but in the New Covenant we forgive others Because God has already forgiven us (Colossians 3:13). Jesus was still living under the Old Covenant when He said this, the New Covenant didn’t begin until Jesus died on the Cross and it was completed on Acts Chapter 2, the Day of Pentecost when the Spirit was poured out.
Its important to RIGHTLY DIVIDE THE COVENANTS when you read the bible otherwise you’ll mis-interpret it. There are 7 major covenants in the Bible. Right now we are living under the Dispensation of the New Covenant, so when we read Old Covenant Scriptures we’ve got to filter it through New Covenant Lenses.
E.g. If you read most parts of the Old Testament, you will find that God commands us to kill our enemies. Do we do that today? of course Not, that was Old Covenant Law of Moses. Also when Jesus came, He said He was only sent to the Lost sheep of Israel, Not to the Gentiles (Matthew 15:24), and He also told his disciples only preach to the Jews (Mathew 10:6) that was Old Covenant. But when He rose from the dead, the Covenant changed and He told everyone to go into the World and preach the Good News to all ethnic groups, all people, not just Jews!!!
Jesus preached law/Old Covenant to its original standard, where once people had watered the law down to be “keepable”, he preached this to the Self-Righteous and Proud in heart to expose their sins by bringing the law which is mirror, and Jesus preached New Covenant Grace Prophetically and renewing the Abrahamic Covenant of Faith to those were humble and ready to receive.
What do you like to boast about? yourself? things you do? your heavenly encounters of works of charity? or about Jesus’ love for you??
What is the Definition of love?
1 John 4:10 In this is love: not that we have loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the atoning sacrifice for our sins.
*I boast in God’s love for me, not in my love for God; my confidence is in His love for me, not my love for Him. God’s love for us is unchanging, eternal, everlasting; my love for Him has its ups and downs, its not always consistent. If my foundation/focus in life is on my love for Him, then I will become depressed, unworthy and condemned.
John 17:26 I made known your name to them, and I will continue to make it known, so that the love you have loved me with may be in them, and I may be in them.???
God our Father loves us the same way He loves Jesus!!
Question: Do I always tend to focus on my love for God rather than His love for me? How does this affect my relationship with God? Or with others
“I AM THAT I AM??? is the Name of God
3:11 Moses said to God, “Who am I, that I should go to Pharaoh, or that I should bring the Israelites out of Egypt???? 12 He replied, “Surely I will be with you, and this will be the sign to you that I have sent you: When you bring the people out of Egypt, you and they will serve God on this mountain.???
13 Moses said to God, “If I go to the Israelites and tell them, ‘The God of your fathers has sent me to you,’ and they as me, ‘What is his name?’– what should I say to them????
God said to Moses, “I AM that I AM.??? And he said, “You must say this to the Israelites, ‘I AM has sent me to you.’??? v15 God also said to Moses, “You must say this to the Israelites, ‘The Lord –the God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob –has sent me to you. This is my name forever, and this is my memorial from generation to generation.’
*When Moses discovered “Who??? God is, he also discovered “Who he is???.
If you know His Name “I AM that I AM???, then you will know your name, “I am that I AM???.
*One of the revelations of my identity in Christ, is that “I AM God’s beloved???
See yourself the way God sees you: the One He loves.
Luke 3:22 and the Holy Spirit descended on him in bodily form like a dove. And a voice came from heaven, “You are my one dear Son; in you I take great delight.???
*I don’t say ‘I am’, but I say “I AM”. When I declare God’s Name, “I AM that I AM???, I am actually saying I AM one with God, I AM one in Him, He is in me, he lives in every cell of my body.
My name is connected to His Name, because God is in me, I can say “I AM”, I exist because of Him
*I don’t say, “I can, I will be???, but I say, “I AM??? because I already have it, I lack nothing. It’s not going to happen, but it has already happened.
Questions: How important is it for us to know who we are?
Declarations you can make everyday (I do this every morning when I get up)
I AM beloved
I AM the one He loves
I AM God’s beloved
I AM Father’s beloved
I AM Jesus beloved
I AM Holy Spirit beloved
Questions: How is your self talk? Do you have bad self-image? do you speak about yourself as God’s Son or Daughter?
What is the Difference between OC and NC love?
*In the OC, you boast about your love for God because you were obligated, had to love Him
*In the NC, you boast about God’s love for you because you want to love God, not because you have to, but you have such an revelation about how much He loves you that it stirs a reciprocal love towards Him
Lazarus was referred to by others as “the one Jesus loves???
John 11:3 So the sisters sent a message to Jesus, “Lord, look, the one you love is sick.???
v.36 Thus the people who had come to mourn said, “Look how much he loved him!???
*If you want to get Jesus attention, say “I AM the one He loves..”
John called himself “the disciple Jesus loved???, John boasted in God’s love for him
*Who wrote the book of John? John wrote of himself as the One Jesus loved!!
What is the difference between disciple John and Peter? Peter was someone who boasted in His love for God, whilst John was someone who boasted in God’s love for him.
Benefits of boasting in God’s love for you, not your love for God
1)You will feel the closeness of Jesus, find rest in His bossom, know the secrets of God
13:23 One of his disciples, the one Jesus loved, was at the table to the right of Jesus in a place of honor. v24 So Simon Peter gestured to this disciple to ask Jesus who it was he was referring to. v.25 Then the disciple whom Jesus loved leaned back against Jesus’ chest and asked him, “Lord, who is it????
Peter couldn’t ask Jesus’ directly the question, but had to go through John, because he felt far away.
2)You will follow Jesus all the way to the end.
19:26 So when Jesus saw his mother and the disciple whom he loved standing there, he said to his mother, “Woman, look, here is your son!???
John followed Jesus all the way to the cruxifiction, while all the other disciples deserted him
*You will outrun (more passionate) than anyone else
John 20:1-9 Now very early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene came to the tomb and saw that the stone had been moved away from the entrance. So she went running to Simon Peter and the other disciple whom Jesus loved and told them, “They have taken the Lord from the tomb, and we don’t know where they have put him!??? 20:3 Then Peter and the other disciple set out to go to the tomb. The two were running together, but the other disciple ran faster than Peter and reached the tomb first. He bent down and saw the strips of linen cloth lying there, but he did not go in. Then Simon Peter, who had been following him, arrived and went right into the tomb. He saw the strips of linen cloth lying there, and the face cloth, which had been around Jesus’ head, not lying with the strips of linen cloth but rolled up in a place by itself. Then the other disciple, who had reached the tomb first, came in, and he saw and believed. (For they did not yet understand the scripture that Jesus must rise from the dead.)
*You will have greater faith. No need to see with your physical eyes to believe. Why didn’t John go into the tomb straight away? Because he knew Jesus wasn’t there, he remembered Jesus said “I’m going to rise from the dead???.
*You will be the first to recognise when God is doing something in your midst, His Presence/appearance, signs and wonders.
John 21:4 When it was already very early morning, Jesus stood on the beach, but the disciples did not know that it was Jesus. So Jesus said to them, “Children, you don’t have any fish, do you???? They replied, “No.??? He told them, “Throw your net on the right side of the boat,and you will find some.??? So they threw the net, and were not able to pull it in because of the large number of fish.
Then the disciple whom Jesus loved said to Peter, “It is the Lord!??? So Simon Peter, when he heard that it was the Lord, tucked in his outer garment (for he had nothing on underneath it), and plunged into the sea.
The negatives of boasting in yourself and your love for God
Peter was always boasting how much he was doing for God, he thinks he know it all,his eyes was fixed on himself, not Jesus.
*You will end up getting ahead of God’s will
Matt 16:21 From that time on Jesus began to show his disciples that he must go to Jerusalem and suffer many things at the hands of the elders, chief priests, and experts in the law, and be killed, and on the third day be raised. 22So Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him: “God forbid, Lord! This must not happen to you!??? 23 But he turned and said to Peter, “Get behind me, Satan! You are a stumbling block to me, because you are not setting your mind on God’s interests, but on man’s.???
Peter thought he knew it all, he knew better than God.
*You will end up denying Jesus, become hypocritical/compromise/backslide
Matthew 26:31 Then Jesus said to them, “This night you will all fall away because of me, for it is written: ‘I will strike the shepherd,
and the sheep of the flock will be scattered.’
32 But after I am raised, I will go ahead of you into Galilee.??? 33 Peter said to him, “If they all fall away because of you, I will never fall away!??? 34Jesus said to him, “I tell you the truth, on this night, before the rooster crows, you will deny me three times.??? 35Peter said to him, “Even if I must die with you, I will never deny you.??? And all the disciples said the same thing.
*You will always be comparing yourself with others, judgmental and jealous of others, proud, self-conscious, self-righteous, self-condemned
John 21:18 I tell you the solemn truth, when you were young, you tied your clothes around you and went wherever you wanted, but when you are old, you will stretch out your hands, and others will tie you up and bring you where you do not want to go.???19 (Now Jesus said this to indicate clearly by what kind of death Peter was going to glorify God.) After he said this, Jesus told Peter, “Follow me.???
21:20 Peter turned around and saw the disciple whom Jesus loved following them. (This was the disciple who had leaned back against Jesus’ chest at the meal and asked, “Lord, who is the one who is going to betray you????) So when Peter saw him, he asked Jesus,“Lord, what about him???? Jesus replied, “If I want him to live until I come back, what concern is that of yours? You follow me!???So the saying circulated among the brothers and sisters that this disciple was not going to die. But Jesus did not say to him that he was not going to die, but rather, “If I want him to live until I come back, what concern is that of yours????
1Peter 5:5 In the same way, you who are younger, be subject to the elders. And all of you, clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, because God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.
*You will live legalism- condemnation and death.
2 Cor 3:7 But if the ministry that produced death – carved in letters on stone tablets – came with glory, so that the Israelites could not keep their eyes fixed on the face of Moses because of the glory of his face (a glory which was made ineffective), 8 how much more glorious will the ministry of the Spirit be? 9 For if there was glory in the ministry that produced condemnation, how much more does the ministry that produces righteousness excel in glory!
Question:Can you see some examples of when you have boasted in your own love for God?
Or when you boasted in God’s love for you? What happened?
What are some practical ways I can boast in God’s love for me?
What are the some other benefits of boasting, focusing on God’s love for me?
When you boast, only boast in God’s love for you and He did for you, don’t boast about how good you are!! Don’t boast about your good works- you will always fall short, but focus on God’s eternal, unchanging love for you that is Constant, you will have a stable consistent life.
Don’t boast about your ministry, what you do for God, but what He has Done for you in Christ!!
Grace is about “wants to??? not “have tos???, stirs up voluntary/spontaneous love for Jesus, reciprocating His love
1 Corinthians 1:31 so that, as it is written, “Let the one who boasts, boast in the Lord.???
Galatians 6:14 But may I never boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world.
In conclusion, say with me,
I AM God’s favorite One!!
I AM God’s Chosen One!!
I AM God’s Beloved!!
*This message has its origins in a message on “Boasting in God’s love for you, not your love for God”, by pastor Joseph Prince