A New Beginning of Healthy Living - Wednesday April 1, 2015
Memorise: Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed. - 1 Peter 2:24
Read: John 5:2-9 (KJV)
2 Now there is at Jerusalem by the sheep market a pool, which is called in the Hebrew tongue Bethesda, having five porches.
3 In these lay a great multitude of impotent folk, of blind, halt, withered, waiting for the moving of the water.
4 For an angel went down at a certain season into the pool, and troubled the water: whosoever then first after the troubling of the water stepped in was made whole of whatsoever disease he had.
5 And a certain man was there, which had an infirmity thirty and eight years.
6 When Jesus saw him lie, and knew that he had been now a long time in that case, he saith unto him, Wilt thou be made whole?
7 The impotent man answered him, Sir, I have no man, when the water is troubled, to put me into the pool: but while I am coming, another steppeth down before me.
8 Jesus saith unto him, Rise, take up thy bed, and walk.
9 And immediately the man was made whole, and took up his bed, and walked: and on the same day was the sabbath.
Bible in One Year: Habakkuk 1:1-3:19, Matthew 12:33-50
It is God's desire for the body of Christ to be strong physically. Believers are members of the body of Christ, and if any part of the body is diseased, the head will not be at ease. Jesus is our Head. He is not happy whenever we suffer in any part of our body. He has released the gift of healing so that we will be alright and happy always, because our happiness makes Him happy. Joy comes with healthy living; there is no happiness in ill-health. This is why I know that anything in your body contrary to healthy living is destroyed now in Jesus' Name.
In Matthew 8:1-3, a leper came to Jesus and was healed when He touched him. According to John 9:1-7, after a man born blind met with Jesus, Jesus anointed his eyes with mud made from soil and spittle and told him to go and wash. Immediately, a new beginning of healthy living became his portion. In that Name that is above every other name, everything dead in you will come alive, and whatever causes you sorrow is reversed now in Jesus' Name.
I tell people to always look forward to partaking in the Holy Communion, because it is usually an opportunity to make contact with the body of Jesus Christ. As you look forward to the next Communion table, whatever curses are warring against your body and every terminal ailment hindering your joy will be completely taken care of in Jesus' Name. Whether it is a health problem affecting your body, a problem which the doctor has said will lead to death or a long-standing problem that drains your finances, it is completely reversed now in Jesus' Name. If you want to experience a new beginning of healthy living, you must remember that healing is food for God's children and not for the dogs (Matthew 15:25-28). When your relationship with heaven puts you in the category of "children", healthy living and victory will come your way. Healing comes by faith. Except a sick person has faith that Jesus can heal, he or she will not experience a healthy lifestyle. Mark 5:35-42 demonstrates to us the place of faith in action. Jesus took the daughter of Jairus by the hand and she was raised from the dead, all because her father did not lose faith in the face of a negative report. The assurance we have as the body of Christ is that the perfect will of God for us is to experience healthy living. Have faith in God that your case is not impossible with Him. He is so concerned about you that He will perform special miracles in your life if need be.
Action Point: Utilise the opportunity of the next Communion table to tap into God's healing power.