Healing and Personal Trust

by John Greene
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The Bible proclaims divine healing through the redemptive sacrifice of Messiah. A majority of the world and even a large body of Christians see this as nothing but quackery. They would rather look to man for their significance. Where do you look? The Torah and the word of the Prophets uses seven redemptive names for our Heavenly Father. Once of these is YHWH-Ropheka: “I YHWH heal.” (literal translation from Exodus 15:26) However, the Father’s promise must be read in context.

“So Moses brought Israel from the Red Sea, and they went out into the wilderness of Shur; and they went three days in the wilderness, and found no water. And when they came to Marah, they could not drink of the waters of Marah, for they were bitter: therefore the name of it was called Marah. And the people murmured against Moses, saying, ‘What shall we drink?’ And he cried unto Yahweh; and Yahweh showed him a tree, which when he had cast into the waters, the waters were made sweet: there he made for them a statute and an ordinance, and there he proved them, and said, ‘If thou wilt diligently hearken to the voice of Yahweh thy Elohim, and wilt do that which is right in his sight, and wilt give ear to his commandments, and keep all his statutes, I will put none of these diseases upon thee, which I have brought upon the Egyptians: for I am Yahweh that healeth thee.‘” – Exodus 15:22-26, WoY

Bible knowledgeLike many other promises, this one is commonly shortened and improperly quoted. Elohim’s promise is conditional. YHWH’s people are to diligently heed His voice, do right in His sight, hear His commandments and keep His laws. (“YHWH’s Track of Righteousness“; “The Promise of the Holy Spirit“; “Judgment & Promise: The Almond Branch & YHWH’s People“)

“’No weapon formed against you shall prosper, and every tongue which rises against you in judgment you shall prove wrong. This is the inheritance of the servants of YHWH, and their righteousness from Me,’ declares YHWH.” – Isaiah 54:17, ISR98

When you fulfill your part of the agreement, YHWH is your Healer. Based on this knowledge, His people are aware of these truths:

Healing Comes Because of Yahshua [Jesus]

robe-of-righteousness-smLiving in the midst of the dark kingdom and locked within imperfect physical bodies, Christians often have illness to contend with. Part of the provision through the death of Messiah was healing for the body of Messiah. YHWH created these bodies through our human parents through the generations and has proved fully capable of healing. The Bible says that healing comes because of the Messiah. (“Life Healing and Belief“; “Healing in a World of Rage“; “Healing Wounds That People Can’t See“; “Wisdom & the Battle of Two Kingdoms“)

“He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not. Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of Elohim, and afflicted. But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed. All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and Yahweh hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.” – Isaiah 53:3-6, WoY

“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

healingMessiah was anointed by the Holy Spirit to heal as part of His divine purpose on earth. (Luke 4:18) By His stripes, healing came to belong to His people. (1 Peter 2:24) Isaiah prophesied that Yahshua [Jesus] would bear the iniquity of His people. (Isaiah 53:4-5) Provision for healing is always in the name of Yashua [Jesus]. (Acts 4:30) In Yahshua [Jesus], all the fullness and power of Elohim resides, so the power over illness is resident in Him and through Him as the High Priest of His people. (Colossians 2:9; “Holy Spirit 101“: “Foundation of Salvation“; “YHWH’s Prayer Shawl of Protection“; “The Real Power Behind Baptism“)

Messiah Has Power Over All Disease

“And Yahshua [Jesus] went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the glad tidings of the kingdom, and healing all manner of sickness and all manner of disease among the people. And his fame went throughout all Syria: and they brought unto him all sick people that were taken with divers diseases and torments, and those which were possessed with devils, and those which were lunatick, and those that had the palsy; and he healed them.” – Matthew 4:23-24, WoY

health - in the hospitalNo disease or disease was too much for Yahshua [Jesus] the Messiah! He healed all manner of disease. (Luke 6:6-10, 13:11) He healed fever (Matthew 8:14-15), leprosy (Matthew 8:2-3), paralytics (John 5:1-9), withered limbs (Luke 6:6-10), palsy (Luke 5:17-26), blind (Mark 10:46-52), hemorrhaging (Luke 8:43-48), nervous conditions (Matthew 15:21-28), deafness (Matthew 11:5), muteness (Luke 11:14), seizures (Matthew 17:14-20), crippling spirits (Luke 13:10-17), dropsy (Luke 14:1-6), severed ear (Luke 22:49-51), unclean spirits (Luke 6:18), and demon possession (Luke 8:36; “Health & Bible Truth“; “Healing and Personal Trust“; “The Promise of Healing“; “Healing Scriptures“).

His Followers Have Been Given Power

“And when He had called His twelve disciples to Him, He gave them power over unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all kinds of sickness and all kinds of disease.” – Matthew 10:1

prayer for healingDivine healing did not end with early ministry of Yahshua [Jesus]. It has been carried ahead by His disciples, the ones that believe that Messiah still lives and still heals. His disciples have been given power just as He used it. The Gospel of Mark records that Yahshua [Jesus] gave them power to heal sicknesses. (Mark 3:15) Luke, the physician, records that Yahshua [Jesus] gave them authority to cure diseases and heal the sick. (Luke 9:1-2) Yahshua [Jesus] said that certain signs would follow those who believe in Messiah. Among those signs is that His disciples would lay hands on the sick and they would recover. (Mark 16:18) More specifically they would do as Moses did in the desert as the nation looked upon the serpent as an antidote for the bite of serpents. They would go through the trial, but would rendered immune from the curse of it. They would look to the healing sacrifice of the Messiah from deep within the belief in their heart and receive their healing. (“Learning From Snakes in the Wilderness“)

It was commonplace for early believers to pray for the sick. The sick were healed. (Acts 3:1-11, 8:6-7, 9:33-34, 14:8-11, 19:11-12, 28:8-9; 1 Corinthians 12:9, 28)

“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. 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. “If you love Me, keep My commandments. And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever, the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him; but you know Him, for He dwells with you and will be in you.” – John 14:12-17

The Process for Healing

“Is any among you afflicted? let him pray. Is any merry? let him sing psalms. Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the assembly; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Master: and the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and Yahweh shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him. Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much. Eliyah [Elijah] was a man subject to like passions as we are, and he prayed earnestly that it might not rain: and it rained not on the earth by the space of three years and six months. And he prayed again, and the heaven gave rain, and the earth brought forth her fruit. ” – James 5:13-18, WoY

Jesus praying over His childrenYahshua [Jesus] told His disciples how to do it. Pray. Be cheerful and faithful. Sing psalms of praise. Call spiritual elders together in prayer and anoint with oil in the name of Yahshua [Jesus] the Messiah. (Mark 6:13) Be honest and open with your brothers in faith as you imitate the belief of Elijah, who was not the Messiah. (Acts 28:8) The promise is for prayer in agreement with spiritual elders of like faith. (James 4:14-15) Disciples are to minister healing to others just as Yahshua [Jesus] and the Apostles did, and as if they were ministering to Messiah Himself. (Matthew 25:36-40; “Life Healing“; “Your Heavenly Father & Agreement in Prayer“)

Healing Difficulties

healing-handsNot all people receive healing as they would prefer or based on their conditions, nor should they expect to. (2 Timothy 4:20) This should not deter the faithful that believe. Spiritual warfare is ongoing. Breaking the yoke of strongholds from the dark kingdom of the world is often the key to deliverance from disease because the world is full of diseased thinking and assumptions! (“Strongholds & the Armor of YHWH“)

Remember that physical healing, is at best, a temporary measure in this world. We have not yet received incorruptible bodies. All those that Yahshua [Jesus] healed or raised up are now dead and waiting for the Resurrection of Judgment. (Hebrews 9:27) Sickness unto death is still possible, even with unswerving belief. (John 11:4; Romans 9:14, 16) Bible Vision covers these strongholds and how they operate in our books, “The New Man: Breaking Strongholds in YHWH’s Perfect Will” and “Two Kingdoms: Genetics of Spiritual Warfare.”

Sickness often comes through personal disobedience to YHWH, which can only be healed through correction. Sickness also comes because of the repetitive acts and judgments of other men. All can be overcome through the Messiah. (“Disease & Spiritual Roots“; “Spiritual Fruit & Renewing Your Mind“)

Many times sin needs to be confessed to spiritual elders who will help to guide the spiritually and physically plagued. When disciples are willing to confess their faults and iniquities, healing can follow! (James 5:16; “Mind Filters“; “Mind Control of the Beast“)

Lack of forgiveness can be a major stronghold to healing, a major block for prayer life as well. (John 9:31) “For if you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.” – Matthew 6:14-15

Without question, YHWH, the Elohim of Hosts desires that His people prosper and live in health. Disciples must do their part to clean out the debris of the mind and heart of the old man in exchange for putting on the new man in Messiah. (“Healing in a World of Rage“; “YHWH’s Revolution“)

“Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers. For I rejoiced greatly when brethren came and testified of the truth that is in you, just as you walk in the truth. I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth.” – 3 John 2-4, NKJV

“For YHWH so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”
John 3:16, RNKJV
Heavenly Father,
Thank you for sending the Messiah, your only begotten Son to be my Savior. I believe in Him and have made this belief the center of my life. Because of this, by faith I have everlasting life! Thank you! I repent of my sins and of my past, freely admitting that I have fallen short of Your glory. I look fully forward to you in my life and commit my life to You. Thank You YHWH, my Heavenly Father for setting me free in the name of your Son Yahshua [Jesus]. Amen.
genuine-articleYou will never enjoy true freedom through the Messiah and power of the Holy Spirit unless you read and absorb the Bible in prayer and trust. You will never know this freedom until you experience it for yourself. Get to know your Heavenly Father, His Son and allow the Holy Spirit to work in your life. The Holy Spirit is your teacher, your Holy Counselor that lives in you to help you learn about the truth of YHWH and His spiritual gifts.
Satan does not want you to have the excellence of YHWH in your life. People pray for protection and want to be taken care of, but often do little in growing close to Him. The world, your husband, your wife, your family, your government do not build your trust in YHWH or free you from spiritual bondage. Your church or your pastor cannot save you. Education, power and money will not free you, but only the Word of your Heavenly Father. Salvation is a daily walk, an act of love for yourself and for those around you, not a one-time event that centers only on you. Make the Word of YHWH your own, your very life!
YHWH is Yahweh, the covenant name of your Heavenly Father.
The names Yahshua and Yahushua are original language names for Jesus,
He is often referred simply as the Messiah or Master.
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