The Word of God is alive and if applied correctly will infect every cell in your body. When we look into God's Word we must accept everything He has to say as truth. It is when the Word of God is rightly divided in context that it bears much fruit.
God gave us His Word so that we might know Him. He sent His Son, the Word made flesh so that we might see Him. Then God allowed His Son to be beaten for our transgressions and bruised for our iniquities that we might be healed. Jesus then went to the cross to bare our sins and die for us, so that we might be reconciled to God, our heavenly Father, Creator of heaven and earth. Then on the third day He rose again that we might live forever with Him. Then He returned to the Father that we might receive power.
Jesus with His own mouth stated that those who believe in Him, and the works that He did will do those works and greater works than the works that Jesus did will he do because Jesus went to the Father. That, my friend, is the kind of life that Jesus has in store for you. Jesus came to reconcile man to God and to destroy the works of the devil, and that's what those who believe in Him should be doing.
Please read on to find out how you too can destroy the works of the devil and therefore advance the kingdom of God. He is still in the healing business and desires to use people to enforce His will on the earth.
The word of God tells us that sickness and disease is oppression from the devil.
Acts 10:38 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.
Jesus healed all who were afflicted.
Matthew 4:24 And his fame went throughout all Syria: and they brought unto him all sick people that were taken with divers diseases and torments, and those which were possessed with devils, and those which were lunatic, and those that had the palsy; and He healed them.
He cast out devils with His word.
Matthew 8:16 When the evening was come, they brought unto him many that were possessed with devils: and He cast out the spirits with his word, and healed all that were sick.
If you are a believer you should be a disciple, studying the word to become like your heavenly Father. He gives His disciples power to heal and to cast out devils.
Mark 3:14, 15 And He ordained twelve, that they should be with him, and that He might send them forth to preach, and to have power to heal sicknesses, and to cast out devils:
He gives us power to perform good works and heal ALL, thus confirming the Word with signs and wonders.
Matthew 10:1-3 And when He had called unto him his twelve disciples, He gave them power against unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all manner of sickness and all manner of disease.
He commissions all believers to heal the sick, cleanse lepers, raise the dead, and cast out devils, because freely we have received and freely we should give.
Matthew 10:7, 8 And as ye go, preach, saying, the kingdom of heaven is at hand. Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give.
Proverbs 3:27 Do good when it is within your power to do so.
Speak with authority; knowing who you are in Christ and who He is in you, the devils have to obey the word of God.
Luke 4:36b for with authority and power He commanded the unclean spirits, and they come out.
He has given us power and authority over ALL demons. The twelve technically weren’t even saved at this point. They didn’t have the Holy Spirit living in them and we do, how much more should we be able to do what Jesus said to do?
Luke 9:1 Then He called His twelve disciples together and gave them power and authority over all demons, and to cure diseases.
We have authority over ALL the ability of the enemy. Don’t believe the devils lies. Believe God’s word and stomp on the devils head.
Luke 10:19 Behold, I give YOU the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, AND over ALL the power (actual translation is ability, not power) of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you.
Jesus Himself, out of His own mouth, said that WHOEVER believes on Him shall do greater works than He did.
John 14:12 Verily, 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.
The meat of the Word is “DOING” God’s word.
John 4:34 Jesus saith unto them, My meat is to DO the will of Him that sent me, and to finish his work.
James tells us that being a doer of the word means that we know who we are in Christ, because we walk in our true nature as a new creation.
James 1:23-25 For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man observing his natural face in a mirror; for he observes himself, goes away, and immediately forgets what kind of man he was. But he who looks into the perfect law of liberty and continues in it, and is not a forgetful hearer but a doer of the work, this one will be blessed in what he does.
Don’t be ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth. If we are a believer, we are a joint heir with Christ, a son of God. He was the firstborn among many brethren. Being His brethren, we must also come to the knowledge of the truth and go and do as He did, which is pleasing to God. We know what God’s will is because Jesus did God’s will and we know what Jesus did. So it is our job to go and do what Jesus did and what He told us to do.
2 Timothy 3:2-7 For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away! For of this sort are those who creep into households and make captives of gullible women loaded down with sins, led away by various lusts, always learning and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.
The “we” in the following verse is pertaining to believers. If we claim to believe we MUST walk by faith and not by what we see. Everything you see is temporal. God’s word will stand forever. Don’t put your faith or much creed in what you see, it will change. God’s word does not change.
2 Corinthians 5:7 For we walk by faith, not by sight:
Luke 8:50 But when Jesus heard it, he answered him, saying, Fear not: believe only, and she shall be made whole.
So to sum it up, choose to B E L I E V E and D O the word and will of GOD!
It's fun beating the devil and setting people free
Once there were two identical twin sisters. One was named Suzy and one Cindy. They both got sick and were diagnosed with the same kind of cancer at the same stage of destruction.
Suzy’s doctor was a lost believer and told her she had six months to live without treatment and that she’d have a better chance to live with radical man made medicines.
Cindy’s doctor was a believer who actually believed ALL of God’s word. Cindy’s doctor deciding to believe God at His word told Cindy that everything was going to be OK. He prayed for Cindy and chose not to declare what the test results showed.
As time went by Suzy became very ill due her doctors continual reports (declarations) and the medicine recommended by him. She focused on what she was told by the doctor and felt as if there was no hope.
While her sister Cindy prayed and kept remembering what the word of God said (by His stripes you were healed) and what her doctor told her (declared) and she slowly recovered.
Every day we all face choices. Every time Satan attacks he comes against the word of God to try and get you to believe anything else other than what God has already said, just like he did with Eve in the garden of Eden.
We must make a conscious choice to believe God’s word above ALL else. Above our situations, our feelings, our circumstances, even what we see (walk by faith and NOT by sight) God’s word is not contingent upon such things. His word is forever settled in heaven. The word says whatsoever (anything) we bind on earth shall be bound in heaven and whatsoever we loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven, the binding and the loosing starts here with us. We must take up our shield of faith and make a stand.
God is not playing puppet master. He told man from the beginning “take dominion”. We have to take charge of our own lives, our own circumstances and of those around us whom the devil is attacking. God has left things in your hands to work and to will His perfect pleasure.
Know His word, His will and enforce it as an ambassador of the Kingdom of heaven.
The anointed One lives within you!