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Study 8

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STUDY EIGHT

 

HEALING AND DELIVERANCE FOR YOU

 

Text: Ex. 15:26; 23:25; Isa. 53:4-6; Acts. 10:38

 

 

Introduction: Divine healing is accomplished by faith in God the Healer.  It is an experience by which God supernaturally imparts life, health to afflicted souls and bodies.  Sickness and diseases are enemies of the human race; they have their source in the devil.

 

It is not all sickness and diseases that can be medically explained.  Such are due to direct activities of demons.  Demons can oppress, obsesses and even posse’s men.  The manifestations of their presence in a life are diverse.  Even when sickness lends itself to medical diagnosis, sometimes some direct activities are responsible.

 

The cheering news is whether sickness or demonic affliction, Jesus Christ, the great Physician who went about doing good still heals and sets free all that are oppressed of the devil.  Through an understanding of Biblical principles, you can obtain complete healing and deliverance in Jesus name.

 

1. The Source Of Sickness and Affliction

 

(a) Sickness and affliction come from Satan.  God is not the source of any evil – Job. 2:7. This is why Jesus was always healing and delivering people (Acts. 10:38). He could not have been undoing the work of God.

 

(b) There is a direct link between disobedience to God’s law and sicknesses, diseases and afflictions:

- The fall opened the way for the devil to afflict man with all manners of sickness – Gen. 3:15-17.

- Sin opens one’s life to sickness and activities of demons – Ps.107:17-20; Jn. 5:14

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2. The Price Has Been Paid Completely

 

(a) By Christ’s death on the cross, He atoned for both sins and sicknesses.  By His strips you were healed – Isa. 53:4-6; Matt. 8:16-17.

(b) You have been delivered from the powers of darkness and translated into the kingdom of God’s dear Son.  Col. 1:13.  Demons have no right over you if you are genuinely born again.  Hence by the authority in the name of Jesus devils can be cast out.  Mk.16:17.

 

(c) The Lord made a Healing covenant that he cannot break.

 

- Isa. 4-6.  By His stripes ye were healed.  The healing covers your spirit, soul and body.

- Ex. 15:26:23:25 – Our God has revealed Himself as Jehovah Rapha, God our Healer.

 

Our healing and total deliverance is God’s will.  No matter what the sickness and afflictions are and how long they have been there. 3 Jn. 2; 10:10.

 

3. How God Heals

 

(a) By anointing of the Holy Spirit. Isa. 61:1-3; 10:27

(b) In response to faith.  When that woman with the issue of blood touched Jesus by faith and received healing. Mk. 5:25-34.

(c) In response to prayer.  Hezekiah was supposed to die of his sickness, but he sought God earnestly in prayer and God healed him and prolonged his life. Isa. 38:1-8.

(d) By the ministration of the elders.  A prayer of faith and anointing oil by spiritual elders will save the sick and secures healing from Jesus for him.  Jam. 5:13-15; Mk. 16:17-18.

(e) By the Word of God.  when you take in the word of God by faith either through an anointed ministration or personal study, healing can be received. Ps. 107:20; Acts. 14:8-10.

 

After you have received healing by faith, you have to maintain a positive confession, unswayed by your feelings.  Sometimes, the manifestation of healing is instant.  other times it is not.  That the symptoms do not vanish immediately does not mean you are not healed.

 

4. Indications of Need For Deliverance

 

(a) Physical affliction in form of sicknesses and diseases that defy all medical treatment.  Sometimes the medical science cannot explain the condition.  Luke 13:16.

(b) Mental afflictions like insanity, brain fatigue, inflammations of the brain and epilepsy. Mk. 5:1-8; 9:17-26

(c) Emotional afflictions like fear, restlessness, anxiety, hypertension, nightmares, constant distress and frustrations. 2 Tim. 1:7

(d) Spiritual bondage – demon possession, drug addictions, obsession with sin, lust and evil passion, spiritual blindness to receiving God’s grace and blessings, strange experiences like eating and having sex in dreams – 2. Cor.4:4.

(e) Persistent family problems

(f) Persistent financial problems

(g) Being accident/attack prone at all times

(h) Historical case of suicide

(i) Repeated miscarriages

(j) Bareness that cannot be medically explained.

(k) Unusual difficulty in getting a marriage partner.  The list of the activities of demons in the lives of men is inexhaustible.  Anything that does not make your joy to be full is included in the list.  Often, such things cannot be explained by usual rules.

 

5. Causes of Demonic Oppressions, Obsessions and Possessions

 

(a) Sin

 

- Illicit sexual relationship – premarital and extra-marital sex, incest, bestialism (sex with animals), homosexuality and lesbianism. Lev. 18:6-24.

- Injustice to the poor, weak and helpless eg. abortion.

- Rebellion to parental and spiritual authority. Num 12:1-10.

- Despising an anointed of God.  2 Sam. 6:20-21.

- Robbing God.  Mal. 3:8-10

- Inherited curses. Ex. 20:5; 34:7

- Covetousness. 2 Kings 6:26-27. And so on.

 

Sin brings a man under curses which in turn open the way for the activities of devils.

 

 

(b) Backsliding. Examples are Samson, Ananias and Sapphira. Judg. 14:15-31; Acts. 5:1-11

(c) Occultism. Deut. 18: 10-11

 

- Secret societies

- Ancient and mystic orders

- Parapsychology

- Metaphysics

- Juju, Charms, Talisman

- Consulting herbalists, false prophets, Imams etc

- Idol worship

- Reading horoscope

- Seances, hypnotism, necromancy, fortune telling, table lifting etc.

- Familiar spirits, witchcraft etc.

 

(d) Enchantment and divination. Acts. 8:9; Num. 22:6.

(e) Crisis – emotional crisis through disappointments, loss of a dear one, rape, violent attacks by some people or robbers and any experience bringing fear. Prov. 25:28

 

6. Receiving Your Deliverance

 

(a) Repentance – Repent from every know sin in your life, most especially those that gave the devil an in road into your life.  I Jn. 1:9; Acts. 3:21; Ps. 86:5.

(b) Renounce all involvement in occultism (loudly) and pledge allegiance to Jesus. Acts. 19:19-20

(c) Ask in faith for your complete deliverance in the name of Jesus. Jn 14:13; Mk. 11:24

(d) Stand on the word of God and command the devil and his demons to take their hands from your life.  Be very firm and determined.

 

- You have been delivered from the power of darkness. Col. 1:13

- You have been redeemed from every curse; every handwriting against you has been nailed to the cross. Gal. 3:13; Col. 2:14

- With God nothing is impossible. Luke. 1:37

 

(e) You may ask a genuine minister of the gospel to pray for you. Mk. 16:17

(f) Thank and praise God for your deliverance. Ps. 107:15-16; 103:1-4

(g) Insist on complete (hundred per cent) deliverance. Jn. 8:36

(h) Stand fast in your liberty. Gal. 5:1

 

Confess your liberty boldly and refuse to accept defeat from Satan again. 2 Cor. 4:13; Rev. 12:11

Be filled with the Holy Spirit.  Do not be empty. Matt. 12:45; Luke.11:26

Flee from the appearance of evil. Cor. 6:19-20

Be in constant communion with the Lord – Jam. 4:7

Be all out for Jesus – Matt. 8:15; Mk 5:18-20

 

Conclusion:  The perfect will of God is that you have life in abundance. Jn. 10:10 to the complete exclusion of sicknesses, diseases and any form of demonic affliction.  As you cling to the name of Jesus, the blood of Jesus and the word of God, you can be completely free.  If the Son therefore shall make you free, you shall be free indeed! Jn. 8:36.

 

Memory Verse “…. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that He might destroy the works of the devil” 1 Jn. 3:8b