October 14, 2015

The Lord Our Healer

After delivering the children of Israel from bondage, one of the first things the Lord did was to reveal Himself to them as their healer. In Exodus 15:26, God said, "...For I am the Lord who heals you." God established a healing covenant with His people and became their great Physician. 

In Deuteronomy 7:14,15, Moses reiterates to the people that God is their healer and provider. "14) You shall be blessed above all peoples; there shall not be a male or female barren among you or among your livestock. 15) 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." As long as the people of God honored Him and practiced His Word, God would be their protector, provider, and healer.

In Acts 10:38 we see Peter preaching to the gentiles that now unto us Jesus is our Saviour and Healer. He said, "How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power, who went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with Him." The key to us walking in God's provision and healing power is to make Jesus not only our Lord but also our provider and healer. Peter said Jesus would heal all oppressed by the devil. Don't limit healing to just your physical body. Jesus came to heal us from all oppressions. Study this outline and listen to the message, and let Jesus work His healing power in whatever area of your life that needs a touch of healing from the Lord.

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The Lord Our Healer

I       Jesus Came to Make Us Whole in Every Area of Our Lives

A)    Exodus 15:23-25 - The Lord has always been a healing God.

B)    Acts 10:38 - Jesus is the healer of all things that oppress and hurt.

C)    Five Areas of Healing

1)    Jesus Heals Every Kind of Physical Infirmity

a)     Psalm 103:3 - Healing is a benefit for all Believers.

b)    Matthew 15:30, 31 - There is healing for every imaginable sickness.

v.31 - Healing brings Glory to God.

2)    Jesus Heals Emotional Hurts

a)     Psalm 147:3 - He heals the broken (crushed, destroyed, hurt) heart [curing their pains and sorrows]. (AMP)

b)     Isaiah 61:1 (AMP), c) Isaiah 53:5 (AMP) - Peace and well being.

3)   Jesus Heals Our Soul - Mind, will, emotions; mental illness, disorders

a)     Psalm 41:4 - The devil attacks our minds usually after a traumatic event and he brings guilt and condemnation to oppress our mind. Jesus heals us.

b)     Psalm 23:1-3 - Jesus our Shepherd heals and restores our soul.

4)    Jesus Heals Our Backsliding

a)    Jeremiah 3:22, 23 - Come back to Jesus and He will heal you.

5)    Jesus Heals Our Land

a)    II Chronicles 7:14 - Our spiritual healing will release God's natural healing upon our land.

D)    Jesus Heals Us through His Word and Compassion

1)     Psalm 107:19, 20 - In our affliction, call to the Lord and He will give us His Word to heal us.

2)     Matthew 9:35, 36 - Jesus doesn't see us as a problem.  He loves us and desires to make us whole.