Better than good greetings, in Jesus’ most colourful name!
I am sure you had an awesome time with the Lord & the saints in church today?
With us at KING’S DELIGHT CHURCH GLOBAL this morning, it was so interesting & impactful, as the Lord added more people to His church – three persons rededicated their lives & there were two first timers!
Glory to Jesus!
We continued in the fourth part of our teaching series, LIVING IN TOTAL HEALTH, as three more pertinent questions were asked & the appropriate New Testament answers were supplied.
1. What do you believe in, sickness or Total Health?
In 3 John 2, we are intimated with our Father’s desires for us:
2 “My dear friend, I pray that you may in all respects prosper and enjoy good health, just as your soul already prospers”.(Weymouth’s New Testament translation)
3 John 2(Amplified version):
”Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in every way and [that your body] may keep well, even as [I know] your soul keeps well and prospers”.
It is so clear that our Total Health is our Father’s choice for us but is that what you want for yourself, do you believe in Total Health, because what you believe in determines your reward – Genesis 15.1; & Hebrews 11.6:
Genesis 15.1(Amplified version):
”AFTER THESE things, the word of the Lord came to Abram in a vision, saying, Fear not, Abram, I am your Shield, your abundant compensation, and your reward shall be exceedingly great”.
Hebrews 11.6(Amplified version):
”But without faith it is impossible to please and be satisfactory to Him. For whoever would come near to God must [necessarily] believe that God exists and that He is the rewarder of those who earnestly and diligently seek Him [out]”.
It is His purpose & in His programme to lavish & reward you with Total Health but do you believe in that package?
For your information, Total Health is possible, it is available, it is accessible & it is obtainable!
It is possible: Exodus 15.26:
“And said, If thou wilt diligently hearken to the voice of the LORD thy God, and wilt do that which is right in his sight, and wilt give ear to his commandments, and keep all his statutes, I will put none of these diseases upon thee, which I have brought upon the Egyptians: for I am the LORD that healeth thee”.
“He brought them forth also with silver and gold: and there was not one feeble person among their tribes”.
Mark 10.27; 9.23(Weymouth’s New Testament translation):
10.27: “Jesus looking on them said, “With men it is impossible, but not with God; for everything is possible with God”.
9.23: “`If I possibly can!'” replied Jesus; “why, everything is possible to him who believes.”
It is available: Matthew 8.16-17(Amplified version):
”When evening came, they brought to Him many who were under the power of demons, and He drove out the spirits with a word and restored to health all who were sick.
And thus He fulfilled what was spoken by the prophet Isaiah, He Himself took [in order to carry away] our weaknesses and infirmities and bore away our diseases”. [Isa. 53:4.]
1 Peter 2.24(Amplified version):
”He personally bore our sins in His [own] body on the tree [as on an altar and offered Himself on it], that we might die (cease to exist) to sin and live to righteousness. By His wounds you have been healed”.
It is accessible: Proverbs 4.20-22:
20 “My son, attend to my words; incline thine ear unto my sayings”.
21 “Let them not depart from thine eyes; keep them in the midst of thine heart”.
22 “For they are life unto those that find them, and health to all their flesh”.
It is obtainable: Isaiah 33.24(Amplified version):
”And no inhabitant [of Zion] will say, I am sick; the people who dwell there will be forgiven their iniquity and guilt”.
No one who is in Jesus(2 Corinthians 5:17 “So that if any one is in Christ, he is a new creature:…”) “will say, I am sick; the people who dwell there will be forgiven their iniquity and guilt”.
Joel 3.10(Amplified version):
”Beat your plowshares into swords, and your pruning hooks into spears; let the weak say, I am strong [a warrior]”! [Isa. 2:4; Mic. 4:3.]
Somewhere, a brother in the choir, who unknowingly to me had kidney stones which was discovered during a routine official medical check up, heard the Word being preached & as the Lord would have it, the Holy Spirit spoke definitely that morning of someone being healed of kidney stones, lo & behold, when he went to check again, the kidney stones had gone back to where they came from!
Whatever is not yours that came here with you, disturbing your health won’t go back home with you, in Jesus’ most colourful name!
2. Who are you serving?
Who you serve determines your way of life, your manner of life, your attitude, behaviour, conduct & motive!
Israel had been in slavery in Egypt for 430 years & Jehovah in His faithfulness & mercies brought them out with a very strong hand & righteous right arm but not too long after, they desired a god to lead them back to Egypt, & they made a molten calf.
They were slaves in a foreign land, serving in hardship & bondage, & they also learned the lifestyle of the people.
The child of God must know that he’s of the family & household of God – Ephesians 2.19 – & also know that he’s Christ’s ambassador – 2 Corinthians 5.20, which translate to the fact that our manner of life, behaviour, conduct, attitude & motive must be heavenly – Matthew 6.33,10(Weymouth’s New Testament translation):
33″But make His Kingdom and righteousness your chief aim, and then these things shall all be given you in addition”.
10″let Thy kingdom come; let Thy will be done, as in Heaven so on earth”;
You’ll observe that apprentices behave like their masters but as children of God, we must constantly bear in mind who we are & our mission in the world, anywhere we are located per time, which is to enforce our Father’s Kingdom in His righteousness, how Christ presented Him to us, & we must not follow the ways of the world.
Your body, which requires Total Health, is a gift from God to you to do His Will in life, to SERVE HIM – Hebrews 10.7,5:
7 “Then I said, `I have come–in the roll of the book it is written concerning Me–to do Thy will, O God'”>.
5 “That is why, when He comes into the world, He says, <“Sacrifice and offering Thou has not desired, but a body Thou hast prepared for Me”.
25 “And ye shall serve the LORD your God, and he shall bless thy bread, and thy water; and I will take sickness away from the midst of thee”.
26 “There shall nothing cast their young, nor be barren, in thy land: the number of thy days I will fulfil”.
“And the LORD will take away from thee all sickness, and will put none of the evil diseases of Egypt, which thou knowest, upon thee; but will lay them upon all them that hate thee”.
Sometime ago, a woman was brought to me, who had been rejected by the families of the 2 men she had earlier married, respectively, because she could not bear children.
Though a born again Christian & a graduate with good work(she was a secretary to a Vice Chancellor of a University as of the time she met me) but out of frustration & ignorance as a result of those previous experiences, she married a third husband who happens to be a moslem, as a third wife.
Now, with this third man, she conceives but suffered miscarriages about three times when the pregnancy is about 7 months, by the time she was talking to me, her pregnancy was about 6-7 months & she was afraid of not having another miscarriage that may result in another marital separation but glory be to Jesus, through counselling to hold on to Jesus & SERVE Him faithfully, Word encounters & prayers, she delivered a bouncing baby boy at the right time!
Beloved, that Satanic ordeal came to an end for that lady by reconnecting wholly to her Owner, Lord, Saviour & Healer!
3. How are you serving?
Many Christians serve their heavenly Father grudgingly, with complaints, grumbling & murmuring but such attitude never pleases the Father & never augurs well for the Christians –
1 Corinthians 10.10(Amplified version):
”Nor discontentedly complain as some of them did–and were put out of the way entirely by the destroyer (death)”. [Num. 16:41, 49.]
“Neither murmur ye, as some of them also murmured, and were destroyed of the destroyer”.
When people, particularly God’s children refuse to put Him & His acts in perspectives, negative reactions in attitude become the order of the day which brings danger & evil, sickness & suffering:
47 Because thou servedst not the LORD thy God with joyfulness, and with gladness of heart, for the abundance of all things;
59 “Then the LORD will make thy plagues wonderful, and the plagues of thy seed, even great plagues, and of long continuance, and sore sicknesses, and of long continuance”.
60 “Moreover he will bring upon thee all the diseases of Egypt, which thou wast afraid of; and they shall cleave unto thee”.
61 “Also every sickness, and every plague, which is not written in the book of this law, them will the LORD bring upon thee, until thou be destroyed”.
God wants us to relate with Him faithfully & happily, joyfully, gladly because He is faithful –
“A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones”.
“The spirit of a man will sustain his infirmity; but a wounded spirit who can bear”?
Romans 4.20-21(Amplified version):
”No unbelief or distrust made him waver (doubtingly question) concerning the promise of God, but he grew strong and was empowered by faith as he gave praise and glory to God”,
”Fully satisfied and assured that God was able and mighty to keep His word and to do what He had promised”.
God also wants to be served in LOVE – 1 John 3.14:
“We know that we have passed from death unto life, because we love the brethren. He that loveth not his brother abideth in death”.
The person who is dead doesn’t need Total Health, don’t you think so?
There will always be reasons why you should hate people but your Father says to forgive & walk in LOVE so that He can always help you!
Sometime ago, a brother picked up issues with me but thank God, it was resolved, & after a while, someone who knew about the issue asked me about it.
You know how I replied him, it was so calm but Scripturally truthful, I told him I can’t remember the issue he’s referring to.
God says in His Word to forget the former things so that you can see & experience the new, better things He’s doing for you! Isaiah 43.18-19:
18 “Remember ye not the former things, neither consider the things of old”.
19 “Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert”.
You must as your Father’s child, deliberately exercise yourself in His Nature which you’re made of at new birth – 1 John 5.13(Amplified version):
”I write this to you who believe in (adhere to, trust in, and rely on) the name of the Son of God [in the peculiar services and blessings conferred by Him on men], so that you may know [with settled and absolute knowledge] that you [already] have life, yes, eternal life”.
1 Timothy 4.8:
8 “Train yourself in godliness. Exercise for the body is not useless, but godliness is useful in every respect, possessing, as it does, the promise of Life now and of the Life which is soon coming”.
This week & the remaining days of your life, you will celebrate in Total Health, in Jesus’ most colourful name!
JESUS IS LORD!