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Welcome to Word of Life Study Series- Healing is the Children’s Bread! Are you familiar with the saying, “You are what you eat?” That’s pertinent to the physical body, so let’s expand that concept- “You become what you think.” As stated in proverbs 23:7, “For as he thinks in his heart, so is he.” The thoughts we meditate on and embrace in our minds in time will make their way into our spirit like seeds. The heart of a person is the production center for our life- will produce a harvest in our lives. The words we speak drive our thoughts and dreams; they’re the most powerful things in our lives. The tongue is the rudder of our life, what we keep saying will determine our destination in life- James 3:2-4.
1. Wrong Thinking about Healing
If our thinking is wrong, our believing will be wrong; and if our believing is wrong, then what we say will be wrong too. It all goes back to our thinking. We’ve got to get our thinking straightened out in order to open the way to our heart to receive the Word of God on Healing. Some Christians who need healing have said to me, “Maybe God put this sickness on me for some purpose.” Did Jesus ever put sickness on anyone? When people came to Him for healing, did He ever turn even one away saying, “No, it’s not My will, just suffer a little longer. You’re just not pious or humble enough?” No! Not once! If you find such a Scripture, where Jesus turned people away to be healed, please show me. It is imperative that we get our thinking straight on this matter.
2. Understanding the Fall of Mankind
So how and when did sickness and disease enter the earth? It certainly was not there in the Garden of Eden from the beginning. The answer to this question is the key to understanding divine healing. What makes heaven, heaven is God being there and the life and love of God that saturates everything in heaven with His glory.
God recreated the earth in Genesis 1:3 and throughout the first 6 days of creation there was this repeated refrain; for example, Gen 1:31, “God saw all that he had made, and it was very good…” Multiple times God recognized His goodness throughout creation. After creating Adam and Eve something was introduced into the world that did not belong there. Our answer is found in Romans 5:12, “Therefore, just as sin entered the world through one man [Adam], and death through sin, and in this way death came to all men, because all sinned.” Therefore, death and all that it produces contaminated and corrupted the goodness and beauty of God’s creation as the direct result of sin- disobedience to God- the world has been subject to death and decay every since.
3. So is God in Control of Everything on the Earth?
We need to get some of these things straight in our minds, because many in the church world are confused. People have all kinds of unscriptural ideas. Some think, Well, God’s got everything under control, He is sovereign, so whatever happens does so for a reason- so don’t question or resist it. But that may or may not be so, according to how you mean it. If you mean that God is ruling the earth right now – no, He isn’t! He’s going to rule it again one of these days, but He’s not right now.
“The devil led Jesus up to a high place and showed him in an instant all the kingdoms of the world. And he said to him, ‘I will give you all their authority and splendor, for it has been given to me, and I can give it to anyone I want to. So if you worship me, it will all be yours.’”
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