Doctors report that thousands of women in the United States and Canada each day are starving, not because they don’t have enough food but because they fear being overweight or because they fear criticism from their spouses and from others.
Recent studies reveal thousands of Americans are sleep derived because they fear “missing out” on the party, falling behind others at work or not being successful. Plagued by these same fears, when they go to bed, they cannot sleep.
Some have been traumatized by abuse, assaults or sexual advances. There is a great need for DELIVERANCE.
Consider just for a moment the ramifications of such a “great and precious promise” 2 Peter 1:4 – authority over the unclean spirits, and likewise over all sickness and disease. The mind boggles.…
Is anyone going to actually say those promises are applicable only to the twelve disciples and not to us? No – not if they believe the Gospel. Certainly, we know that Jesus “is the same, yesterday, today, and forever” Hebrews 13:8
“We are co-heirs with Christ of all the promises of God.” Romans. 8:17; Galatians 3:29, every one of which can be inherited through faith and patience/perseverance.” Hebrews. 6:12
OUR REAL ENEMIES
According to Jesus and Paul, the unclean spirits are the purveyors of sickness and emotional torment. They are our real enemies: “For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places.” Ephesians 6:12
Christ overturned the universal order when He ascended, and a new order has been established. “All things have become new.” 2 Corinthians 5:17
A new universal order has been established with man in union with the very godhead “But whoever is united with the Lord is one with him in spirit”. 1 Corinthians 6:17 So the order of the day is “Resist the devil and he will flee from you.” James 4:7 Satan is running a bluff, a scam operation – acting like he is still in control when it is us who have control in the name of Christ.
“But when the crowds saw this, they were awestruck, and glorified God, who had given such authority to men.” Matthew 9:8 In contrast to“awestruck”today we observe in our churches the theology of helplessness. As a result, we go on with our lives and act as if Christ has changed nothing.
WHY WE DON’T FIGHT
Limited to fears, we don’t take time to pray.
Christ ran up against and exposed unclean spirits constantly. We don’t because we don’t believe that they exist, and so we don’t fight back.
According to Jesus and the disciples, unclean spirits caused most (if not all) sickness, (e.g., Mark 9:15-27; Luke 13:11-16; Matthew 8:15-17; Acts 10:38) – to get rid of the sickness, expose and oust the spirit. This is how John summarized the purpose of Jesus: “The Son of God appeared for this purpose – to destroy the works of the devil.” 1 John 3:8
This is how Peter summarized the life of Jesus: “You know of Jesus of Nazareth, how God anointed Him with the Holy Spirit and with power, and how He went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with Him.” Acts 10:38
Christ did not rescue Israel from any physical enemies while on earth. What Jesus did on earth as the Gospel accounts indicate was rescue people from unclean spirits and diseases, and preach the coming of the Kingdom of God. Jesus Himself first announced His prime messianic purpose at the synagogue in Galilee “I have come to set the captives free” Luke 4:18
People go to church sick with cancer, anorexia, epilepsy, arthritis, etc., and they usually leave church unchanged and still sick. People go to church mentally tormented by fear, anxiety, worry and lust, and they usually leave just as tormented. Unfortunately, the visible church today has little to say to the sick and tormented, other than to offer platitudes and to tell them to wait for heaven.
Christ didn’t tell people to wait until death for release from sickness and Satan – he went out immediately to plunder Satan’s kingdom. Matthew 12:29. He announced that the war between God and Satan, between one kingdom and the other, is here and now:
Aren’t we to do what Jesus did? We are to take courage because the battle is the King’s. All we ordinary folks are asked to do is show up and have a bit of courage: ”Be strong and courageous” Joshua 1:6-7 so that the Lord can fight His enemies (and ours) through us in His Name.
GOD HAS ALREADY ANSWERED OUR PRAYER
Our problem is that we terribly under-estimate the incredibly magnificent thing He has done in sending the Lord Jesus to us. He has sent Jesus, and given us the authority to use that Name, the Name above all Names, as our infallible weapon against sickness and torment.
Jesus never refused healing to anyone. All who came to Him were healed, without exception. None were told to come back later after they had “suffered for God” or “learned a lesson.”
We are also positioned “far above” all other authority in the Universe, including Satan. Everything under God is also “in subjection under our feet” Ephesians 1:22. God knows it, Satan knows it, the unclean spirits know it and tremble James. 2:19, but we apparently don’t believe it. And so the tragedy is that we cower as Satan “prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.” 1 Peter 5:8
We don’t do what Jesus did because, frankly, we really don’t believe what He said, and we’re way too timid to give it a try. We are comfortable with Christianity. We are not comfortable with Jesus. In fact, He apparently embarrasses us.
Unfortunately, we have a slight problem. Frankly, it’s just too embarrassing to lay hands on people, to speak healing out loud with conviction, and to cast the denizens of hell back to the pit from which they emerged to afflict us. Someone might laugh at us. After all, we are respectable people.
Yet we may be freely tormented by the Evil One – some even to the point of acute depression or suicide, while others are just mauled by disease, and the visible church quietly readies the funeral sacraments while it often lies helpless in the face of evil.
Even Jesus said that if you don’t believe His own word that He was sent from God, “believe because of the works themselves.” John 14:11
God didn’t expect people to believe then without demonstrations of power. Those who have a gift of healing and deliverance definitely demonstrate God’s Power. Jesus promised that we will do all the works He did, and even greater works. John 14:12
God divinely inspired the BIBLE . How do we know? Each of eight accurate predictions show a high probability mathematically. The probability of one individual fulfilling eight prophecies have odds of 1 in 10 17 (1 in 100,000,000,000,000,000). Jesus Christ fulfilled all prophecies, therefore the Bible MUST BE TRUE.
The Old Testament indicates another 40 astonishing predictions.
Christianity experiences stunning growth—from approximately 3.8 million adherents in China in 1956 to an estimated 87 to 100 million Christians today.
In the end, one Christian conversion will benefit the whole family. The gifts of the Holy Spirit of healing and deliverance will help the whole family. A prayer of deliverance of evil spirits will leave any member of the family with a complete sense of peace immediately. A prayer of healing from a Christian disciple produces 80% healing. The remaining healing comes from continued prayer of praise and thanksgiving until all the healing is complete. This healing comes from the Holy Spirit through the power in the Name of Jesus Christ. No other god or deity or doctor uses this power. This proves the TRUTH OF CHRISTIANITY.
BILLIONS OF CHRISTIANS CAN’ T ALL BE WRONG!
Christianity is not a philosophy, but it is a relationship with God, your Creator, in Christ TODAY. It is not knowledge of abstract principles. How do we know this? Healing takes place TODAY in the Name of Jesus Christ.
Many Christian disciples use the gift of healing. They also use deliverance to deliver away evil spirits influencing people. These evil spirits cause depression, addictions and illness through all forms of stress. Only the Name of Jesus Christ makes healing and deliverance possible.
HOW IS JESUS STILL ALIVE TODAY?
Jesus is alive today! He heals today (through His followers) and in many cases it is realized immediately. How else can you explain the explosion of Christianity, the world’s largest religion, on earth: 2.2 billion adherents, nearly a third (31 percent) of all 6.9 billion people on Earth.
Christians know and feel His Presence; they communicate with Him personally; Christian prayers are always answered.
This author has been given the Gift of Healing only because he is a Christian Lay Missionary, who travels two to three places every year. On his last trip to Columbia he successfully transferred his Gift to his Spanish translators, who were able to heal as he did. He has healed Muslims to their great surprise.
He also delivers away evil spirits along with their healing. All those who are delivered from evil spirits feel a complete physical sense of peace.
DREAMS AND VISIONS
God can give a message to those non-Christians to change their heart. God knows faith will be developed eventually. God will come to you in the form of dreams or visions. So be sensitive to any dreams or visions, when you ask God for it earnestly.