Divine Healing –Lesson #10

PRINCIPLES OF KINGDOM LIVING

LESSON 10

DIVINE HEALING

The Bible reveals divine healing as one of the great truths provided by God in and through the work of the Lord Jesus Christ. (Isaiah 53) gives us an exposition of the Messiah’s redemptive work. Here, it proclaims that He would remove not only sin, but sickness as a part of the curse of sin which came upon the human family.

(1)    DOES GOD PROMISE HEALING?                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Yes!  Through Jesus Christ’s death on the cross, we can be delivered from sickness        and disease because they were laid on Him (Isaiah 53:3-5);(Matthew 8:16-17); (I Peter 2:24).

(2)      WHERE DO SICKNESS AND DISEASE ORIGINATE?

SIN. Sin is the cause of:

A.  Misery and sorrow.

B.  Disease and pain.

C.  Death itself.

(Romans 5:12): “Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death                  by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned.”

(3)      WHY DO SICKNESS AND DISEASE STILL EXIST?

Because sin and unbelief have not been eliminated. Also, many do not know the

provisions that God has made for them in Jesus Christ.

(4)      ARE THERE DIFFERENT SOURCES OF HEALING?

YES:

A.  Natural: the human body has, within itself, healing qualities (Proverbs 17:22); (15:13).

B.   Medical: Jesus acknowledged doctors as a source of healing (Matthew 9:12).

C.   Divine: This is provided by God through the atoning work of Jesus Christ (I Peter 2:24). God goes beyond the limited bounds of both man and nature to bring                                 healing about (Psalms 103:1-4).

(5)     DOES THE BIBLE CITE ANY EXAMPLES OF HEALING?

YES, both in the Old and New Testaments.

A.  Old Testament

1.      Brazen Serpent (Numbers 21). 2.           Healing covenant given (Exodus 15:26).

B.  New Testament

1.      Leper healed (Matthew 8:3). 2.           Jesus healed all that were sick (Matthew 8:16). 3.         Blind healed (Matthew 12:22). 4.           Man with withered hand healed (Matthew 12:13). 5.           Jesus healed the lame, maimed, blind, and dumb (Matthew 15:30).                                     6.     Peter’s mother-in-law (Mark 1:31).

7.     The infirm man (John 5:9).

(6)      ARE THERE DIFFERENT WAYS TO BE HEALED?                                                                 YES.  All come about by faith in Jesus Christ. God is not bound to one method, but             there is only one provider.

A.  Personal prayer (James 5:16).

B.  Prayer by the Elders (James 5:14-15).

C.  Laying-On Of Hands (Mark 16:17-18).

D.  Sending the Word (Psalms 107:20).

E.  The Table of the Lord (I Corinthians 11:23-32).

F.   Prayer Cloths (Acts 19:12).

G.  Gifts of the Spirit (I Corinthians 12:9-10).

H.  Praise and Worship (Psalms 32:7); (8:1-2); (Matthew 21:12-16).

(7)      CAN ANYTHING PREVENT OUR HEALING?

YES.

A.  Unbelief (Mark 6:5); (Matthew 13:58); (Hebrews 3:12);(4:11).

B.  Iniquity (Isaiah 59:1-2); (Psalms 66:18).

C.  Not discerning the Body of the Lord (I Corinthians 11:29-32).

D.  Ignorance of the word (Romans 10:17); (Acts 13:27).

E.  An unforgiving Spirit (Matthew 6:14-15); (Matthew 5:23-24).

F.   Strained marital relationships (I Peter 3:1-7).

G.  Abusing our bodies (I Corinthians 3:16-17); (I Timothy 5:23).

Not only does the Word of God record miracles of healing in the Old Testament, in the gospels and in the book of Acts, but it follows up the record with specific instructions for the perpetuation of the gifts of healing in the churches. People need to be taught that God is still the Healer of His Children, that Jesus is still “THE GREAT PHYSICIAN.” who has compassion on the sick and suffering.

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PRINCIPLES OF KINGDOM LIVING

LESSON 10—STUDY SHEET

DIVINE HEALING

 

Answer these questions and be prepared to discuss this chapter at the next class.

1.    Isaiah 53:5 But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our                 iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with                                          _____________________________________ we are _________________________.

2.    Where do sickness and disease originate? _________________________________

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3.    List three ways to be healed.

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4.       Name three ways to prevent our healing.

_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________

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"That the Kingdom of God will rule ,with power, on earth as it rules in Heaven." My life time quest. G.W. BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION Rev. George Watkins pastored Christian Life World Outreach and Training Center in Mount Vernon, Washington for 29 years. He is director of George Watkins Ministries a.k.a. WORLDNet Ministries and has ministered through radio broadcasting, audio tape ministry, and a correspondence Bible course reaching into many countries of the world. Ministry teams have traveled with him to over twenty nations, working with local missionaries to establish churches, and conduct crusades and pastors’ seminars. George Watkins has authored several books: Women in Today’s Church, a scriptural insight into God’s intentions for both men and women to minister the Gospel of Jesus Christ; Five Key Secrets to Long Life and Divine Health concerning God’s supernatural protection and promises to those who obey Him; and Staying Free, a mini-book used as a guide to maintaining freedom once delivered from the bondages of satan; Ask The Boy: stories through the eyes of those who were healed by the hands of Jesus. The Wisest Man I Have Ever Known: stories and parables teaching the truths of God’s word, as well as other teaching manuals. George Watkins has been active in the ministry for many years. He has a strong ministry to the local church as a seasoned veteran with his rich background as a pastor and evangelist. Many churches draw from his experience and consider him to be an integral part of their own ministries. His ministry is a blend of humor and straight forward teaching based on the belief that God means what He says, that His Word applies to our everyday, practical lives, and that it has power to make us whole in mind, body and soul. Rev. Watkins believes that the gifts of the Holy Spirit are to be used by every believer. He believes that using these spiritual tools will bring freedom to those in bondage. Rev. Watkins believes this is the age of the supernatural and will prove to be the Church’s finest hour. His vision is to equip the Body of Christ to fulfill the Great Commission, making disciples of all nations. He has a unique ability to challenge the hearer to “sell out” to God, by faith, to fulfill God’s personal plan for your destiny. George and Arlis live in Mount Vernon, WA and are the parents of three adult children: Tony, Tiffany and Corbin.
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