FAST AND PRAY FOR HEALING AND DELIVERANCE
These are the notes for my teaching at the Cornerstone on Sunday, August 25, 2019.
THIS IS WAR
The devil and his forces are the enemy.
(Ephesians 6:12) Our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil ...
(1 Peter 5:8) Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.
OUR PATH TO DELIVERANCE & VICTORY
1. We stand in the victory of Jesus Christ.
(Colossians 1:13) For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves ...
(Colossians 2:14-15) God canceled the record of the charges against us and took it away by nailing it to the cross. 15 In this way, he disarmed the spiritual rulers and authorities. He shamed them publicly by his victory over them on the cross (Also, Hebrews 2:14; 1 John 3:8 and Romans 16:20).
2. We stand in God's provision and protection.
(2 Thessalonians 3:3) The Lord is faithful, and he will strengthen you and protect you from the evil one (Also, James 4:7).
(Ephesians 6:13) Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground.
3. We pray in the Spirit.
(Ephesians 6:18) And pray in the Spirit on all occasions ...
I ask to discern the unseen battle in my life.
I confess my sins to God and receive cleansing at the cross.
I declare my faith in the supremacy and victory of Christ.
I envision putting on the armor of God, piece by piece.
I align my thoughts, beliefs, will, attitude and desires with truth.
I submit to God, resist the devil, renounce his lies, attacks, schemes
GOD, OUR HEALER
The Lord is our healer.
(Exodus 15:26) I am the LORD, who heals you (Yahweh Rapha).
(Psalms 103:3) ... heals all your diseases,
(Psalms 147:3) He heals the brokenhearted ...
(2 Chronicles 7:14) I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.
JESUS, OUR HEALER
Jesus is our healer.
(Matthew 9:35) Jesus went through all the towns and villages ... and healing every disease and sickness.
(Isaiah 53:5) But he was pierced for our transgressions ... by his wounds we are healed (in context, the focus is forgiveness).
TODAY'S CHANNELS OF HEALING
By natural means - Luke 10:34; 1 Timothy 5:23.
By medical intervention - Mark 2:17;
In Jesus' name - Acts 3:1-8.
By laying on of hands - Acts 16:18.
By use of spiritual gifts - 1 Corinthians 12:9.
By prayers of church elders - James 5:14.
By confession of sin and prayer - James 5:15-16.