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Many Christians go into ministry and stand on a principle of  what they call “the authority of the believer”. What this means is that they apply certain New Testament scriptures that gives them authority to lay hands on the sick, cast out demons etc. What I want to show here is that believers who simply put scripture in action, are missing one big component to their ministry, relationship with the Lord.

In the days of Adam, God was determining everything that was good for Adam. Furthermore, throughout the old testament, every true prophet of the Lord  received instruction from the Lord before doing something. The bible says in John 1:1-3 and in Colossians 1:16-17 that all things were created by Jesus and for the Glory of Jesus. On the contrary, things that are done without the Glory of Christ in mind, or without the premeditation of the Lord will are not done to the Glory of Christ, but to the glory of another. In John 15:5-6 the bible goes so far as to say any work outside of Christ is a dead work and shall be unfruitful.

Believers who pray for the sick will often quote scriptures like “Matthew 10:8, or Mark 16:17-18” to validate that there actions are in accordance with scripture. They’ll say things like “I’ve been given authority to pray for the sick in Jesus name”. While this is true, and acting upon The Word of God produces fruit ( Luke 6:47-48) relationship cannot be neglected. In Luke 4:18-19 Jesus said “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, To preach the acceptable year of the Lord”. The question becomes, why didn’t Jesus quote this verse when praying for the sick or while being questioned by the Pharisees? We see here that Jesus was given a similar mandate to us (Matthew 10:8, Mark 16:17-18) yet His approach to ministry was not “I’ve been given authority to do this, or this is what I was called to do”. We’ll see that Jesus had a very different approach to the way He both acted in ministry and the way He justified what He was doing.

 

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The following are 34 scriptures that promise physical, emotional, mental and even material healing.  The parentheses provided indicate wording added by the author.  A personalized reading that affirms these scriptures to each individual follows each scripture.  Just put in your name or say “me, my, mine,” in the blanks provided, and you have Biblical affirmations of God’s truth against all the lies and circumstances from the pit of hell.  It is our prayer that you use the POWER that is provided here.

EXODUS 15: 1-2

 Then Moses and the children of Israel sang to the Lord, saying: “I will sing unto the Lord, for He has triumphed gloriously (over sin, sickness and poverty.  He has become my victory over sin, sickness and poverty).”

I_____________ will sing unto the Lord, for He has become my victory over __________________________________________________________________ (add everything that you currently are struggling with.)

EXODUS 15:26

I will not put any disease upon you� For I am the Lord who heals you.

I ____________________ am healed of _______________ according to the promises of God that He will not put any disease upon me, and He declares He is the One who heals me.

EXODUS 23:25

You shall serve the Lord your God�and I will take sickness away from the midst of you.

I _______________am a servant of the Lord, my God, He takes the sickness of ____________________ away from me.

DEUTERONOMY 7:15

The Lord will take away from you all sickness�

My Lord takes away all sickness from me, including _____________________________.

2ND KINGS 20:5

Thus says the Lord: “I have heard your prayers, I have seen your tears; surely I will heal you.”

The Lord HAS heard my prayers and seen my tears.  He will surely heal me of ___________________________.

2ND CHRONICLES 30: 18-20

The Lord heard Hezekiah, and healed the people.

The Lord has heard me and has healed me of _________________, and those I pray for of ________________________, _____________________, _____________________.

PSALMS 30:2

O’ Lord my God, I cried to Thee for help, and You have healed me.

O’ Lord I ____________, have cried to you and you have healed me of ________________.
Thank You, Lord for healing me.

PSALMS 103: 1-3

Bless the Lord, O my soul; and all that is within me, Bless His holy name!  Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all His precious benefits and promises.  Who forgives all your sins and iniquities.  Who heals all your diseases and afflictions.

Praise You, Lord, for You have forgiven all my sins and healed all my diseases and afflictions, including ________________, ________________, _______________.

PSALMS 107:2

Let the redeemed of the Lord say so, whom He has redeemed from the hand of the enemy.

I ________________, now declare that I am redeemed from the hand of my enemy.  I am redeemed from _____________, ______________, _____________, ________________, etc., which are all the works of the enemy of my soul, the devil.

PSALMS 107:19 – 20

They cried to the Lord in their trouble, and He saved them out of their distresses.  He sent His Word and healed them.  He delivered them from their afflictions.

I________________ praise God for having heard my cries in this trouble.  He has saved me out of ___________________________, and He has delivered me from _________________.

PSALMS 147:3

He heals the broken hearted, and binds up their wounds.

I ______________, declare that the Lord has healed my broken heart over __________________, and has bound up my wounds about _________________________.

 

 

PROVERBS 3:7-8

Be not wise in your own eyes.  Fear the Lord, and turn away from evil.  It will be healing to your flesh and refreshment to your bones.

I__________________ repent of being wise in my own eyes.  I revere the Lord with awesome reverence.  I turn away from ___________________________________________,
That I agree is evil.  And I now expect that it will be healing to my flesh and refreshment to my bones.

PROVERBS 4:20-22

My children, give attention to my Words.  Incline your ear to my sayings.  Do not let them depart from your eyes.  Keep them in the midst of your heart; for they are life to those who find them and health to all their flesh.

I ________________, am a child of God.  I devote myself to His word.  I commit His words to memory.  They are my life and my health.

PROVERBS 10:27

The awe and wonder of the Lord prolongs life.

O God You are so awesome to me�so wonderful!  You prolong my life with Your delight.

PROVERBS 12:18

The tongue of the wise brings healing.

I ____________________ have the wisdom of the Lord.  Therefore, I am wise.  The words of my tongue command healing.  Be healed of ____________________!

PROVERBS 13:17

A faithful envoy brings healing.

I _____________ am a faithful messenger of my God.  I bring healing with me wherever I go.

PROVERBS 16: 24

Pleasant words are like a honeycomb, sweetness to the soul and health to the body.

I _____________ speak only pleasant words to and about myself and all others.  My pleasant words heal my own body and soul, and those of others as well.

 

PROVERBS 17:22

A cheerful heart is a good medicine.  A merry heart does good like a medicine.

I am always cheerful and positive.  I am like a medicine to myself and my friends.

ISAIAH 53:4-5

Surely Jesus has borne our griefs and sicknesses and carried our sorrows and pain.  He was wounded for our transgressions.  He was bruised for our iniquities.  Upon Him was the chastisement that made us whole.  By His stripes we are healed!

I ________________ belong to Jesus!  He took all my illnesses, injuries and troubles on Himself on the cross.  I am now made whole, physically, emotionally, spiritually, and financially.

ISAIAH 57:17-19

In spite of the iniquity of his covetousness and his backsliding in the way of his own heart, I have seen his ways, Nevertheless, I will heal him!  I will lead him and repay him with comfort, creating for him the fruit of his lips.  And I will heal him.

I ________________ declare I was like the man described above.  But, in spite of my sins, God has forgiven me and restored me to His favor through the sacrifices of Jesus.  I am now whole, and He will create for me whatever I speak, including, ________________. ___________________, __________________, ________________ and _________________.

ISAIAH 58:8-9

Your light shall break forth like the dawn, and your healing shall spring up speedily.

I declare that light shall shine in the darkness of my current confusion and that my complete healing will spring up immediately!

JEREMIAH 17:14

Heal me, O Lord and I shall be healed; save me, and I shall be saved; for You are my praise.

I praise You, Lord, for I am saved and healed according to Your great promises.

JEREMIAH 30:17

For I will restore health to you, and to your wounds.  I will heal you, says the Lord.

The Lord has said He will restore me to health and heal my wounds.  Therefore, I declare I am healed from _______________, ______________, _____________, __________________.

JEREMIAH 33: 6

Behold, I will bring to you health and healing; I will heal you; and I will reveal to you the abundance of prosperity and security.

I am God’s.  Therefore, He will bring me healing from all my infirmities and restore me to health.  He will reveal to me what I need to have prosperity and security, and I will have it!

JOEL 3:10

Let the weak say, ‘ I am strong.’  And let the sick say, ‘I am healed!’

I AM strong!!  I AM healed!!

MALACHI 4:2-3

But for you who fear my name, the sun of righteousness shall arise, with healing in its wings.  You shall go forth leaping like calves from the stall.

I rejoice with all joy!  I awesomely revere God’s name!  I am healed and renewed!!  I am at peace!!

MATTHEW 8:8 & 13

The centurion answered, saying, ‘Lord, I am not worthy for You to come under my roof.  But only speak a word, and my servant will be healed.’  Then, Jesus said to the centurion, ‘Go your way, As you have believed, so let it be done for you.’  And his servant was healed that same hour.

I am God’s servant.  Therefore, I declare I am healed of _________________ this same hour!

MATTHEW 8:16-17

When evening had come, He healed all who were sick, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Isaiah, the prophet, saying: ‘He Himself took our infirmities and bore our sickness.’

Jesus took all my infirmities, including _____________, _______________, ______________, etc.  He bore all my sicknesses.  Therefore, I command healing upon my body.  (Also us for command healing for someone else.)

MARK 16:18

They will lay their hands on the sick, and they will recover.

I am a follower of Jesus.  By faith I lay may hands on anyone who is sick and they recover! 

ACTS 3: 6-8
“But Peter said, ‘I have no silver and gold, but I give you what I have; in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth; walk!'”

I_________________don’t have any money to give you, but what I do have I give to you
In the mighty name of Jesus of Nazareth.  Walk!! _(or whatever else they need.)_________________________________.

GALATIANS 5: 1 AND 13
“For freedom Christ has set us free from bondage.  Stand fast therefore, and do not submit again to the yoke of bondage.  For you were called to freedom�”

I am a child of God in Jesus Christ who is my Lord.  Therefore I have been set free from the bondage of (sickness, or whatever you are experiencing)_____________________.  I am commanded by God’s word to “Stand Fast” in that freedom.  Therefore, I stand fast and refuse to submit to (name the sickness or problem)_____________________________, because I have been called to freedom from _______________________________________.

1ST PETER 2:24
“He bore our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, having died to sin, might live for righteousness.  By His stripes you have been healed.”

Jesus already bore my sins on the cross.  Therefore, I have died to sin and now I live in Jesus’ righteousness.  And by His stripes, I AM HEALED from ______________________
And DELIVERED from ____________________________________.

2 PETER 1:1-4
“His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and to godliness�who has called us and�given to us His exceedingly great and precious promises�that through these you may be partakers of His divine nature.”

I ____________________________ have been granted every bit of the same power that Jesus possesses.  I HAVE all I need to live and to serve God just like Jesus did.  He called me to serve God as a joint heir with Him, and I have ALL the exceedingly great and precious promises that He has said I have, Including absolute healing from __________________ and deliverance from ____________________________________, because I am a PARTAKER (I have all) of His divine nature!

3RD JOHN 1:2
“Beloved, I desire above all things that you prosper and be in health, even as your soul is prospering.”

I______________________am dearly loved by Jesus.  He wants me to prosper and be in health, not sickness nor bondage!  Therefore I declare my freedom from __________________________, right now in Jesus’ mighty name.  Hear me now ________________________.  I command you to loose me now by Matthew 18:18 and I command that you be bound from me from here forward by Matthew 18:18, in Jesus’ mighty name!

 

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Joshua writes in the book of Joshua 1:8 “This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success”. So mediating on the word and being careful to follow what it says prospers the doer. This is reiterated in Psalm 1:2-3 “But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law does he meditate day and night. And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that brings forth its fruit in its season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he does shall prosper.” Paul also says the same thing in 1 Timothy 4:15 where he writes “Meditate upon these things; give thyself wholly to them; that thy profiting may appear to all”.

If you’re not prospering ( not referring to the teachings of prosperity gospel) in your life, finances, health, emotions etc then its probably because you need to meditate and obey the word of God.

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When the Lord makes a promise, He makes a promise that He is both willing and able to fulfill. The only missing ingredient to the Lords promise is YOUR faith.

Recall what the word says about Mary (the mother of Jesus) in Luke 1:45 it says “And blessed is she that believed: for there shall be a performance of those things which were told her form the Lord”. The angel Gabriel had appeared unto Mary and told her that she would conceive a child even though she was a virgin. Mary actually believed the words of the Lord which came from the angel and so it was written of her that she would be blessed for her belief, that the Lord would perform His promise. But what happened when Gabriel appeared unto Zacharias and told him his wife would bare a son? Zacharias did not believe the word of God and focused more on his natural limitations whereby he said in Luke 1:18 “….I am an old man, and my wife well stricken in years”. Since Zacharias did not believe the word of God he was made dumb for a season.

God must to honor His written word. When Jesus was tempted in the wilderness He didn’t respond with “well God just said I was the His beloved Son so I rebuke you Satan”. He responded with it is WRITTEN. The written word must be fulfilled. Numbers 14:28 says “Say unto them, As truly as I live, saith the LORD, as ye have spoken in mine ears, so will I do to you”. Speaking the written word in faith in the face of temptation, sickness, or disease is a form of warfare. After all,Gods written word is sharper than any two-edged sword. Paul also states in Ephesians 6:17 that the word of God is the sword of the Spirit. And just before that he says take the shield of FAITH. Thus faith + the word of God = successful warfare.

Whats my conclusion here? I’m saying that if you are sick, if you are diseased, if you are trusting God for break through in a situation understand that sometimes theres a time period between the Promise of God, your belief in the Word + plus your declaration of the Word and the actual performance of the word. So if you’re thinking about giving up, go back to what Hebrews 11:6 says “But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that DILIGENTLY seek him”. The word diligent means: constant in effort to accomplish something; attentive and persistent in doing anything. Remember, Jesus wasn’t just tempted once then He got the victory He was at all points tempted.