Jeremiah 30:17 - “‘For I will restore health to you, and heal you of your wounds,’ says the Lord.”
3 John 1:2 - “Dear friend, I pray that you may enjoy good health and that all may go well with you, even as your soul is getting along well.”
Today we are believing for health and wholeness in every area of our lives.
There may be some things that you are facing in your household that aren’t whole and healthy. It could be the health of your finances. It could be your physical health. Or emotional health. Or it might be health for someone close to you.
We want to encourage you today and stir faith in your heart that God wants wholeness for you, that He wants wholeness for your household, for your children, and for the households of those who make up our church.
Wholeness = The state of being perfectly well in body, soul (mind, will and emotions) and spirit. This was God’s original design for man. Wholeness is God restoring us to how He intended us to be.
As Paul’s prayer was to the Thessalonians, our prayer for you is from 1 Thessalonians 5:23 - “God himself, the God of peace, will sanctify you through and through – in your whole spirit, soul and body…”
We also pray Philippians 1:6 - “God, who has begun a good work within you, will continue his work (restoration, healing and transformation) until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns.”
God wants us to walk out our salvation and freedom in every area of our lives, and to have faith for this kind of wholeness.
This wholeness is so important that Jesus Himself paid the heavy price for you to be able to live healthy and whole.
Isaiah 53:4-5 - “It was certainly our sickness that he carried, and our sufferings that he bore... He bore the punishment that made us whole; by his wounds we are healed.”
Matthew 8:17 - “He Himself took our weaknesses and infirmities and bore away our diseases.”
This is what we are believing for during this fast – for sudden healings. Radical healing testimonies.
We can have faith in God’s ability to heal! He is a great God. We can say to our ill-health, sickness, diagnosis – “God is greater than You!”
Jesus took special delight in healing those who trusted in His power; people who were open and receptive to His power to perform a mighty work. He gravitated there.
In Matthew 9:28-29 Jesus asked the two blind men if they believed He was able to heal them. He wanted to find out what they thought about Him, whether or not they trusted His ability.
“Yes, Lord,” was their response. Jesus replied, “It shall be done to you according to your faith” and they were instantly healed. Jesus dealt mercifully with them on the basis of their faith and confidence in Him.
When we say: “Jesus, I believe You are able to heal me” - this is the kind of faith that pleases Him. It is almost like you can hear Jesus say, “Yes! I was waiting to hear you say that. It’s important to Me that you truly believe that I am capable of doing this!”
Every time Jesus healed, we catch a glimpse into His heart. Healing is a window into the soul of our Saviour; it reveals the depth of His care and compassion for us.
People came to Jesus for healing because they knew, in Him, they would find someone who would understand their pain, their frustration, their grief, their confusion. Their healing flowed out of their personal encounter with a caring, loving person. Jesus embodied for them concern, compassion and power.
God wants you to know that He is both able AND willing to heal you and your loved ones. Your heavenly Father has already given you heaven’s best. So how will He not also freely give you all things, including the healing and wholeness you desire?
God wants to heal your family relationships.
God wants to heal your broken heart.
God wants to heal your finances.
God wants to heal the wounds of hurt from others.
God wants to heal your mind and heart.
God wants to heal your body physically.
Communion: If you are believing for health and wholeness today, we encourage you to take a moment to partake in communion. Remember how Jesus’ body was broken at the cross so that yours may be healed and whole.