Healing – The Next Level
How many have ever stood for healing and thought, “I just don’t have enough faith.” Or been caught in the vicious cycle of trying to get more faith? Or struggle receiving from God?
Luke 8:43-44, 46 (VOICE) In the crowd was a woman. She had suffered from an incurable menstrual disorder for 12 years [and had spent her livelihood on doctors with no effect]. It had kept her miserable and ritually unclean, unable to participate fully in Jewish life. She followed Jesus, until she could reach Him. She touched the fringe of the robe Jesus wore, and at that moment the bleeding stopped . . . . 46 I felt power going out from Me.
What if going to the next level had more to do with your identity than your faith?
1 John 4:17 (KJV) Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as he is, so are we in this world.
. . . we realise that our life in this world is actually His life lived in us. – PHILLIPS
. . . our standing in the world is identical with Christ’s. – MSG
To go to the next level we have to stop identifying as the problemed person, and start identifying with who we are in Christ Jesus.
John 14:12 (KJV) Verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.
John 16:7 (CEV) I tell you that I am going to do what is best for you. That is why I am going away. The Holy Spirit cannot come to help you until I leave. But after I am gone, I will send the Spirit to you.
When God’s Spirit enters your heart He empowers your life.
Philemon 6 (KJV) The communication [to participate in and to share] of thy faith may become effectual by the acknowledging of every good thing which is in you in Christ Jesus.
It’s your identity in Christ that causes faith to work with power. You are the Christ in the story!
Galatians 2:20 (Distilled) I consider myself as having died, and now enjoying a second existence, which is simply Jesus using my body.
Philemon 6 (AMP) [I pray] that the participation in and sharing of your faith may produce and promote full recognition and appreciation and understanding and precise knowledge of every good [thing] that is ours in [our identification with] Christ Jesus.
What if you saw your miracle from the victory side.
Luke 9:3 (MSG) Jesus now called the Twelve and gave them authority and power to deal with all the demons and cure diseases. He commissioned them to preach the news of God’s kingdom and heal the sick. He said, “Don’t load yourselves up with equipment. Keep it simple; you are the equipment.
Cancer has to obey you. Sickness and disease will obey you.
Judges 6:12-16 (NKJV) And the Angel of the LORD appeared to him [Gideon], and said to him, “The LORD is with you, you mighty man of valor!” Gideon said to Him, “O my lord, if the LORD is with us, why then has all this happened to us? And where are all His miracles which our fathers told us about, saying, “Did not the LORD bring us up from Egypt?’ But now the LORD has forsaken us and delivered us into the hands of the Midianites.” Then the LORD turned to him and said, “Go in this might of yours, and you shall save Israel from the hand of the Midianites. Have I not sent you?” So he said to Him, “O my Lord, how can I save Israel? Indeed my clan is the weakest in Manasseh, and I am the least in my father’s house.” And the LORD said to him, “Surely I will be with you, and you shall defeat the Midianites as one man.”
Having the wrong Identity is a Christian’s kryptonite!