The Healing Jesus
Copyright 2016 Tosin Adeola
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Jesus Christ, the Son of God presented Himself as the only way through which, we can receive anything from God. These include healing, deliverance, prosperity and so on. But, He is not just the way to healing, He is the Healer whose stripes guarantees our access into healing (1Peter 2:24) and who by Himself took our infirmities away from us (Matt 8:17).
The Bible says, “How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing ALL that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him”. (Act 10:38). Yet we understand that not everyone living at that time was healed, because the presence of Jesus alone cannot guarantee that everyone present will be healed. As it was then, so it is today. God is still in the business of healing through the stripes of Jesus. But all who must partake must understand some criteria for healing and strive to meet up with them.
I urge you to come along with me in the following pages as you find out how the Healing Jesus operates and how you can benefit of His healing ministry. No matter the sickness you may be battling with right now, God is set to put an end to it and grant you victory. I pray that this book will bring you that supernatural healing encounter with the HEALING JESUS.
Tosin Adeola Ministries Int’l
The Bible gave us many reasons why Jesus healed people in His days on earth and why He heals us today.
God is a God of purpose, who is committed to what goes out of His mouth. Healing is one of His promises and a major aspect of Jesus’ ministry on earth. Understanding the reason why He heals and why He wants to heal you will help you in committing to His Healing ways.
To show forth His glory
God heals us today for one major reason, which is for the display of His glory. Man was made in the image and glory of God. But Satan through sin corrupted that glory when he made Adam to sin and from then, man has been subjected to various agents of shame, of which sickness is a chief.
It must be noted that healing is a major part of divine agenda for the salvation of man. No wonder, Jesus was on top in healing and deliverance ministry as much as He was in salvation during His earthly ministry.
There was a misconception in some circles, where they believe that sickness is a tool God uses to discipline His children. While this is false, it should be noted that God is loving and caring, and cannot use sickness as a tool to chastise the children whom He claim to love. Rather, sickness is a tool the devil uses against sinners and believers who choose to permit it. But thank be to God for the appearance of Jesus (the Son of God) who came to destroy the works of the devil (1John 3:8).
Some vivid instances during the earthly ministry of Jesus saw Him linking the healing of individuals to the manifestation of God’s glory.
One of such is the outstanding resurrection of Lazarus from the dead.
Now a certain man was sick, named Lazarus, of Bethany, the town of Mary and her sister Martha…
When Jesus heard that, he said, This sickness is not unto death, but for the GLORY of God, that the Son of God might be GLORIFIED thereby…
Jesus saith unto her, Said I not unto thee, that, if thou wouldest believe, thou shouldest see the GLORY of God? …
And when he thus had spoken, he cried with a loud voice, Lazarus, come forth…
And he that was dead came forth, bound hand and foot with graveclothes: and his face was bound about with a napkin. Jesus saith unto them, Loose him, and let him go. (John 11: 1, 4, 40, 43, 44).
Jesus made an open show of the devil and triumph over him in victory by raising Lazarus from four days in the grave. He allowed the devil to do his worst and gave him a technical knock-out.
Am here to tell you that no matter how bad your situation may be, even if you have been given few days to live because of a terminal sickness; cheer up, because the power of the Lord is here, wherever you are to raise you from every sick bed and show forth His glory in you. As you read this book, connect in faith and God’s power will surely locate you right where you are.
Another of such vivid occasion was in the case of the man who was born blind. Commentators said that the young man had no eye structure in place. His situation was so bad that the disciples had to ask, “…Master, who did sin, this man, or his parents, that he was born blind?” John 9:2. Jesus answered, “Neither hath this man sinned, nor his parents: but that the works of God should be made manifest in him”. (Joh 9:3 KJV).
This scripture did not absolve this young man and his parents from sin, but it showed us that God do overlook sin in His show of compassion. Though the young man and his parent must have sinned and open the door for satan’s affliction, yet Jesus was more interested in the man’s restoration which is to bring glory to God.
It doesn’t matter how or where you contacted the sickness; whether self-inflicted, sin-inflicted, generational or environmental; if you will willingly come to Him and call on Him right now, that shame of sickness will be turned into glory for the Lord.
Another reason, God heals is because we are His temple and He said that “whosoever defiles His temple, He will destroy” (1Cor 3:17). Seeing yourself as God’s temple and confessing it daily will drive sickness completely from you. The Holy Spirit is the Refiner’s fire in charge of purging our lives. Your body is important to God because, it is the vehicle that enables you to do His will on earth.
God is a Spirit and He need a body (which we are) to operate here on earth. Rom 12:1 says “present your bodies a living sacrifice…”. Yielding your body to God for use creates the avenue for the accomplishment of divine agenda here on earth. As a temple of the Holy Spirit, our bodies are instruments God uses to carry out His wonders here on earth.
Peter’s mother-in law could not minister to the need of Jesus and His disciples while she was sick. But as soon as Jesus healed her, the Bible says, she stood up and ministered to them (Matt 8:14-15). If you are born again, you are God’s temple and He is responsible for maintaining your health. So, next time you feel any symptoms of illness, refuse to cooperate with the devil, but praise God for He’s in charge of your health and He will not let you down.
It is true that God wants to heal people, but many are not receiving their healing because the requirements for healing are not yet met. To be healed by God, there are requirements that qualify anyone for receiving.
#1. You must receive Him
According to the word of Jesus to the Syrophenician woman in Mark 7:27(ISV), “it is not right to take the children’s bread (healing) and throw it to the puppies (unbelievers)”. The first qualification to receiving healing is salvation and total acceptance of the person of Jesus. Healing is God’s priority gift to His children. “But as many as received Him, to them He gave power to become the sons of God…” (John 1:12KJV)
Many people are seeking healing today who don’t want to commit their life to God. It doesn’t happen that way. It is difficult to receive help from someone whom you are not willing to open the door of your life to. Supposing there is a poisonous snake in your room, which you are scared of and which is ready to kill you. If someone powerful and more courageous than you is willing to help, but you are not ready to open your room to him, what do you think will happen? Your helper will be frustrated and you will continue in your confusion and possibly die in the process.
Many people are crying to a God they are not willing to let-in into their lives, all they want is healing. Whenever you close the door of your life against God, you deprive Him the opportunity to change your situation. Matt 15:8GW says, “These people honour me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me”. God will not heal you because of the number of healing crusades you have attended; He will heal you only if your heart is open to Him. Why not open your heart today.
#2. You must be desperate or intense in your desire for healing
Blind Bartimaeus did not get his healing by mere wishing; he was so desperate for His healing to the extent that, no one could stop him. “And many charged him that he should hold his peace: but he CRIED the more a great deal, Thou Son of David, have mercy on me” (Mark 10:48). The event that followed showed us that, God will always honour the cry of the desperate.
The intensity of your desire for healing will be reflected in your quest for it. You don’t sit down wishing that healing will come to you someday, you go for it with unquenchable determination. I like to advice you that, if your church does not believe or preach about healing, deliverance and prosperity, its right for you to relocate to a better church. The woman with the issue of blood heard that Jesus was passing and she came in a press to touch the hem of His Jesus’s garment (Mark 5:25-29). What would have happened if she never heard about Jesus? Don’t be deceived, there are many church goers who don’t know about the healing power of Jesus, talk more of His readiness to heal them.
Don’t be a regular guest at healing schools or crusades, be a one-time attendant who takes it all at first attempt. Even if you can’t access a healing school or crusade, you can access the word of God. Be determined to receive your healing, you can press into Him and touch His garment by getting alone with God through His word and staying there until light is released from above.
#3. Don’t be double minded
Double mindedness has robbed the church of her healing for years. But I know, God wants to bring you out of its chains. According to James 1:7-8, “… let not that man think that he shall receive anything of the Lord, A double minded man is unstable in all his ways”. You won’t receive healing from God, if you are not single minded.
Let’s take a look at what it means to be double minded: it means to halt between two opinions; to draw nigh with the mouth and far away in heart; and it can also mean to ask for one thing and mean another. If you are praying to God for healing and at the same time looking up to human method for help, God will not honour your cry.
Today’s world has created so many options to God’s way and many Christians are ignorantly subscribing to it. It’s not a sin to go to the hospital or use drugs, but to take the doctor’s prescription or word as final authority will rob you of your healing. There are no incurable illnesses with God. Incurable illness, protracted illness, terminal illness and such only exist with man, but not with God.
Whenever you come to God for healing, don’t you ever doubt His power: He can do much more that you could ever ask or think (Ephe 3:20). God does not heal by ‘trial and error’, He heals with the word of His power, which is settled forever in heaven (Psalm 119:89). Today is your day. Cast all forms of unbelief out of your heart and become single minded towards God and nothing will be able to stop your healing.
… He sent His words and healed them.. Psalm 107:20
… Upholding all things by the word of His power … Heb 1:3
Understanding of how God heals is an avenue to receiving healing from Him. The reason why many are failing at receiving their healing is due largely to lack of understanding. There may be may ways that leads to the market, but that cant be true about healing … As outlined in the scripture above, the way God heals is through the word of His power.
The word of God is a powerful force hat makes all things happen including healing. When God speaks, everything obeys. God’s word will never return to Him void unless it fulfill the mission its sent to do (Isaiah 55:11). You can always count on His word to accomplish whatever it is sent to do. That is why I believe if anyone will engage God’s word for healing, he/she can never be denied.
On a personal experience, I have engaged His word of power for my healing on many occasions, even in serious illness. One of such was when I was given a doctors prescription for the treatment of ulcer. Instead of following the prescription, I choose rather to stay on healing scriptures and holy communion for 30 days. After doing this committedly for the period, I got my stomach back again and every symptoms disappeared. The word of God did what drugs cannot do, because every traces or symptoms left me.
There are diverse teachings on healing today, but few of these are God’s will for us. It is a truth that God wants to heal, so that He can have a glory in it. But He won’t do it anyhow. The search for healing has taken many people to unimaginable places where they have been asked to do terrible things. The painful part is that many of such places portray themselves as church of the living God – but by their fruits, one will know that God is definitely not in such merchandise.
You might have been a victim of such deception and yet, your case has gone from bad to worse. I have got good news for you. Its never too late to be freed from sickness, if you will embrace the only avenue that God has released for your healing.
The woman with the issue of blood in Luke 8: 43-44, had her share of wrong information. The bible says, she had spent all her living upon physicians (vs 43) and yet nothing happened. But when she heard of Jesus (who is the word of God – John 1:1), she reached out for Him and immediately her flow of blood dried (Mark 5:27).
Let me say to you that God will never, I repeat, never ask you to pay money before He heals you. Therefore, buying healing materials (be it water, oil, clothe etc.) will not bring you total healing. Your faith in His word and your correspondent action is what is guaranteed to bring lasting healing to your body.
God’s words are instructions
… Whatsoever He saith unto you, do it. (John 2:5)
If you find it hard to obey simple scriptural instructions, it will be hard for you to ever receive healing from God. Many people wants healing from God, but despise His instructions. Namaan, a Syrian army commander came to Elisha requesting to be healed from leprosy. He went from Elisha angry because of the simple and unreasonable instruction the servant of God gave him (2Kings 5:1-14). Had it not been for the intervention of his maid, he would have missed his miracle.
God’s instructions may look ordinary, but I tell you, when you follow them and do according to what is contained in it, you are bound to receive your healing.
The following are some scriptural instances on the validity of obeying God’s instructions for healing (emphases mine);
He answered and said, A man that is called Jesus made clay, and anointed mine eyes, and SAID unto me, Go to the pool of Siloam, and wash: AND I WENT AND WASHED, and I received sight. (Joh 9:11 KJV)
Jesus SAITH unto him, Rise, take up thy bed, and walk. And immediately the man was made whole, AND TOOK UP HIS BED, and walked: and on the same day was the sabbath. (Joh 5:8-9 KJV)
Jesus SAITH unto him, Go thy way; thy son liveth. AND THE MAN BELIEVED THE WORD that Jesus had spoken unto him, AND HE WENT HIS WAY. And as he was now going down, his servants met him, and told him, saying, Thy son liveth. Then enquired he of them the hour when he began to amend. And they said unto him, Yesterday at the seventh hour the fever left him. So the father knew that it was at the same hour, in the which Jesus said unto him, Thy son liveth: and himself believed, and his whole house. (Joh 4:50-53 KJV)
How to engage God’s word for healing
Taking God at His word is a dedicated step that produces healing and deliverance. Your whole being (Spirit, soul and body) must be open to His word before it can be effective to your life. You engage His word for your healing by getting addicted to instructions directed to you as it relates to total health. These include;
Testimonies abound in this aspect of service as confirmed by numerous people with terminal illnesses (diabetes, cancer, HIV/AIDs, etc) who got involved in active and quality kingdom service and within a short period got supernatural healing. If you are battling with sickness, it’s time to get involved with genuine kingdom service (which must be relationship-with-God based and motivated by your love for God, through evangelism, giving, prayer and other kingdom oriented activities).
Kingdom service should be what arose from your heart as a love offering to God. Not what you are coerced to doing or money paid to someone. Serving God transfers the responsibility over to God. It puts God in charge of your health. Never attempt to pay for your healing or health because, you cannot pay for it and God will never ask you to pay for it. But you express your dependence on Him through service. For instance, someone suffering from cancer, who have been given 12 months to live can completely dedicate his/her life to God and His word and work in anticipation for his/her healing.
Those who can’t walk by faith cannot receive healing. Sometimes, the symptoms may be there but you must understand that, “we walk by faith and not by sight”. So when you ask God for healing, don’t go about behaving sick, act by doing the things that are opposite in action to the symptoms of the sickness and God will make you whole.
I challenge you therefore to be bold enough to confess your healing even if you still feel the symptoms. Don’t let the devil hold you to ransom. Start confessing your healing and victory will surely be yours.
God is omnipresent and he is not limited by space, or time. The only thing that can limit God is UNBELIEF, and the only place that God can heal is where FAITH is present. The following scriptures validates it;
And when they could not find by what way they might bring him in because of the multitude, they went upon the housetop, and let him down through the tiling with his couch into the midst before Jesus. AND WHEN HE SAW THEIR FAITH, he said unto him, Man, thy sins are forgiven thee. (Luk 5:19-20 KJV)
And he did not many mighty works there because of their UNBELIEF. (Mat 13:58 KJV)
And he said unto her, Daughter, be of good comfort: THY FAITH hath made thee whole; go in peace. (Luk 8:48 KJV)
God will heal anywhere (be it church, crusade, convention, home, hospital, hotels, aboard flight, etc.) and at every time faith is present. Many people attend healing services or school without obtaining their healing, while some have been healed in their homes. The main factor is faith. It doesn’t matter who prays for you or lays hands on you, all that matters is your faith.
Paul and Barnabas were holding a service in Lystra and there was this impotent man who has been coming for the service. But on this particular day, the bible says, “And there sat a certain man at Lystra, impotent in his feet, being a cripple from his mother’s womb, who never had walked: The same heard Paul speak: who stedfastly beholding him, and PERCEIVING THAT HE HAD FAITH TO BE HEALED, Said with a loud voice, Stand upright on thy feet. And he leaped and walked” (Act 14:8-10 KJV). Paul perceived that the man had faith to be healed and maximized the opportunity by commanding the man to rise and walk and it occurred instantly.
But peradventure, many other sick folks were there who never release their faith, and were looking forward to some spectacular display and such missed the opportunity to be healed.
Beloved, a simple morning devotion or regular service in church or some other places is a powerful atmosphere for healing. But due to lack of faith, all our gatherings have been turned to a mere meeting without experiencing the power of God.
The power of God will be released anywhere and at any time where people display genuine faith with strong expectation. Real faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen (Heb 11:1). The woman with the issue of blood in Luke 8:43-48 had a strong faith and her faith gave substance to what she had hoped for all her life (healing).
The bible says, “without faith, it is impossible to please God…” (Heb 11:6). If you can’t please God, it will be impossible for healing to flow from Him to you. At Jesus’ hometown, the power of God could not flow freely due to the level of unbelief in the people. No matter how powerful a service or the minister conducting it may be, unbelief will degrade any level of anointing present in the service. That is why, it is very important to always preach the word of faith to people who require healing, for “faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God” (Rom 10:17).
You can’t be faith-filled enough, until you pay attention to the word of God. Get into the word by creating time to study scriptures on healing. You can also carry a tape recorder playing the word of God with you wherever you go. Listen to healing messages from anointed men of God. All of these will boost your faith and delivers your healing into your hand instantly. Don’t waste another day, create that faith atmosphere today.
Dear heavenly Father, I come to You today in the name of Your Holy Son Jesus. I come to You as a sinner who is in need of salvation.
I ask You to please forgive me my sins and wash me with the precious blood of Jesus. I forsake my sinful ways and embrace Your grace, mercy and love. Write my name in the book of life. Give me the power to live for You till the end.
I pray that You fill me with Your precious Holy Spirit and use me for Your eternal glory. Amen.
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Dear heavenly Father, I thank You for sending your Holy Son Jesus, to die for my sins and also for my healing. I believe what your word says that “by the stripes of Jesus, I am healed”
I plead the blood of Jesus over my spirit, soul and body. I confess that, Jesus took my infirmities and healed me when He died on the cross and resurrected the third day according to the scriptures. I declare that the devil and sickness has no power over my body anymore.
I decree and declare my healing in the name of Jesus. I call every damaged organ or cells revived and healed. I am now free and walking out of every form of illness (name them) in Jesus name.
I praise you Father for extending Your healing power to me, in Jesus name I pray. Amen.
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Tosin Adeola is bond servant of Jesus Christ with the mandate to teach people the way to serve God and to show the way to God’s side. He has also been commissioned by God for the healing and deliverance of those oppressed with sickness. His Ministry has witness divers testimony of the goodness of the Lord. He is married to Katmaan and they are blessed with Ogooluwa and Iyinoluwa.
Jesus Christ, the Son of God presented Himself as the only way through which, we can receive anything from God. These include healing, deliverance, prosperity and so on. But, He is not just the way to healing, He is the Healer whose stripes guarantees our access into healing (1Peter 2:24) and who by Himself took our infirmities away from us (Matt 8:17). The Bible says, “How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing ALL that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him”. (Act 10:38). Yet we understand that not everyone living at that time was healed, because the presence of Jesus alone cannot guarantee that everyone present will be healed. As it was then, so it is today. God is still in the business of healing through the stripes of Jesus. But all who must partake must understand some criteria for healing and strive to meet up with them.