Faith is a Heart MatterSunday, July 24, 2016
This week Ashley Robbins will be sharing what the Holy Spirit has placed on her heart. It is a powerful message, one that has the potential to change your life. It ends with an awesome testimony of God's goodness, faithfulness, and His healing power.
Faith begins in the heart. Luke 6:45: out of the abundance of a man's heart he speaks. Faith begins in our heart, and what proceeds out of our mouth indicates to us where our faith is. If we believe we are sick, we will talk about needing to get healed. If we believe we are healed then we will say, I am the redeemed of the Lord and I say so!
He sent His word and healed them and delivered them from their destruction.
I want you to know today that you are not waiting on God to heal you or deliver you because through the death, burial, and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ you have already been healed and delivered in every single facet of life. So, why are so many Christians not healed or delivered from the destruction the enemy has brought upon them? Let's look at Hosea 4:6: my people are destroyed for a lack of knowledge, and we read in John 8:32: you shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free. It is only the truth that you KNOW that makes you free. Notice in Psalm 107:20 that the words healed and delivered are past tense. For years I knew the scripture 1 Peter 2:24: By His wounds you have been healed. Notice, this verse is past tense, so why didn't I have my healing? I knew that scripture and quoted it often, the issue was, I did not have revelation knowledge of that scripture and because I didn't KNOW the real meaning of that scripture, the thief was stealing from me every day! My real need at that moment was not healing, it was for the Holy Spirit to REVEAL that scripture to me as I meditated on it day and night.
John 10:10 says: The thief (the devil) comes to steal, to kill and to destroy. I (Jesus) have come that you may have life and have it more abundantly.
If anything in your life is being stolen, destroyed or killed, it is not God dear one, it is the devil! God can ONLY give life and He gives it abundantly!
I want to encourage you with this, take time today to go through the gospels and look at Jesus. Jesus never put sickness or disease on anyone to teach them something, and he never told one person they would have to wait to receive healing because God was trying to teach them something. Jesus was always giving out healing to anyone who came to Him. It is thoroughly unscriptural dear one for anyone to think that our wonderful Heavenly Father puts sickness on us because the Word of God tells us Jesus was the express image of the Father. Jesus was the Father God in action in the earth. God does not put sickness or destruction on us to teach us something, He gave us His Word and the Holy Spirit to teach us something! Settle that in your heart today.