Louise teaching on Receiving Your Healing, Friday August 12 2022. The broad subject is Divine Healing, and Louise is teaching more on healing in this sermonette, especially, “so you act on its promises.” See Matthew 8:16
16 “When evening came, many who were demon-possessed were brought to him, and he drove out the spirits with a word and healed all the sick.”
What Christ did for us on the Cross–the Atonement–and healing is prophesied in the Old Testament. See, for example, Leviticus 16:24
24 “He shall bathe himself with water in the sanctuary area and put on his regular garments. Then he shall come out and sacrifice the burnt offering for himself and the burnt offering for the people, to make atonement for himself and for the people.”
In Matthew Jesus specifically teaches us that he bore our sicknesses in the Atonement.
Jesus healing a blind man.
Today we tend to live in a “sense” world, like the Apostle Thomas who wouldn’t believe that Jesus had risen from the grave until he actually saw Jesus for himself.
Then Louise told of some personal experiences, that she’s been going through in dealing with symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis in her hand. She understands that Jesus already healed us in his atoning sacrifice on the Cross. “I am a healed persen refusing sickness,” Louise summarized her learning, and leaning, on Jesus.
When you receive Jesus by faith, you are saved across the entire board of our experiences and lives. When you talk about salvation, for example, you are talking about the whole person, not only your Spirit, but your body and soul.
You have to renew your spirit and your body daily. In other words, stay in the Word, studying and applying it daily.
This week she went to her doctor. Her doctor, a woman with a distinguished pedigree in medicine and well recommended, told Louise about the various types of arthritis, etc. The first doctor she had seen, a month or so ago, in another office, another city was all gloom and doom. But her new doctor at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Birmingham told her, as part of her analysis, “this may very well go away in time.”
God wants Louise healed and has provided for her healing by the Atonement and promises of Jesus. This may take time, and Louise used the “healing bootcamp” metaphor. Like soldiers, and sailors, and Marines in bootcamp, you are being programmed and are in a process. She has been healed, but the symptoms may only gradually be extinguished. Faith has action. And in summary, Louise made four points:
- Identify your problem
- Speak to it
- Take authority over it
- Quit judging your process by symptoms