Healing/Health -- Part 5

As stated in Healing/Health – Part 3 a point of contact helps you release your faith, click here to read more.

Over and over in the Bible Jesus Christ said to individuals, “Your faith has healed you.”  Jesus Christ was their point of contact.

In Part 3 we explained that the best point of contact is releasing your faith according to statements of fact found only in the Bible. 

Without a doubt, tt is best for a person to seek God concerning healing and health.  The Holy Spirit will convince you of what Jesus Christ has done for His people, and when you reach that point in your understanding, you will release your faith according to what is written in God’s Word.

The source of sickness is pointed out in John 10:10. Jesus Christ tell us, “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy.” Who is the thief, Satan and his dominion of darkness.  Sickness is a thief, it robs and kills and destroys lives.

There is a full gospel message:

There is a full-gospel message that many people are ignorant of. At one time, some jealous religious leaders had the followers of Jesus put in jail because they were preaching and people were healed in the name of Jesus -- Acts 5:17-20.

  • “But during the night an angel of the Lord opened the doors of the jail and brought them out. ‘Go, stand in the temple courts,’ he said, ‘and tell the people the FULL MESSAGE of this New Life.’” 

This new life includes healing and health, Healing/Health -- Part 1 gives more detail about this.  There is a link to Part 1 at the bottom of this page.

In John 10:10 Jesus Christ also says, “I have come that they (those who believe in Him) may have life and have it to the full.”  A full life includes healing and health.  A healthy person can enjoy a full life.  Click here to learn more

Why doesn’t every Christian believe the full gospel message?

The Bible explains that the god of this age (Satan) has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so they cannot see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God – 2 Corinthians 4:4.

A point of contact is merely something that helps a person release his/her faith to receive healing.  Following is an explanation of another point of contact:

The statements recorded in James 5:14-15 is evidence that God has made provision for His people who believe to receive healing.

  • “Is any of you sick? He should call the elders of the church to pray over him and anoint him with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise him up. If he has sinned, he will be forgiven.”

Let’s talk about this.

First: is any of you sick? That is a clear statement. What should you do? Call for the (believing) elders, men who are full of faith and the Holy Spirit.

Second: The sick person should call the elders of the church. Apparently the sick person is a member of a church group that has recognized elders.

Third: The elders who are called have to be men of faith.  This is not meant to be an religious ceremony, it is meant to be the point of contact for people to receive healing.

Four: The elders must believe in Jesus Christ for this procedure for healing to work.  The elder is to pray the prayer of faith over the sick person and anoint him with oil in the name of Jesus Christ.

So we see that at least two people involved in this healing procedure: 

  • The sick person who has faith that he/she will be healed when the elder prays over him/her anointing him/her with oil in the name of the Lord.  The sick person is using the provision for healing as his/her point of contact.
  • The other person is the elder or elders who are releasing their faith in the procedure. They believe the sick person will receive healing when they pray for the person anointing the person with oil in the name of Jesus Christ. That is a point of contact.

The person is actually reaching out and touching Jesus Christ because with His sacrifice, He purchased this provision for healing for His people who believe.

Another point of contact:

God is merciful and He loves His people, those who have accepted the Sacrifice of His Son Jesus Christ.  Jesus Christ came so that we can enjoy a full life.

The provision for healing in James 5 reads like this: “And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise him up.” 

At times, God will use the medical profession to bring about that healing.  The prayer of faith by the elders assures that the sick person will be make well.

Dominion Ministries have prayed for the sick person anointing her with oil in the name of Jesus Christ and the person continued to go to her doctor believing that the prayer would be answered through the care of a doctor. And many times it was. We have seen terminal cases healed, cases the prognoses was death in weeks, but after we prayed for the person, everything turned around and the medical treatment worked.

The sick person actually had released her faith that the prayer of faith meant she would recover from her sickness at the hands of the medical profession.  We didn’t discourage her faith when she believed like that.  It is meant to be an exercise in healing, not correct belief. We've seen more than one person healed like that.

Our responsibility as church leaders: 

We know that you cannot force people to receive the provisions of God’s New Covenant exactly as we understand it.  Our responsibility as church leaders is to pray the prayer of faith anointing the sick person with oil in the name of Jesus Christ, knowing the person will be forgiven and raised up from his/her sickness.  We will encourage people to believe that, help them believe that, and if need be, teach them how to stand in faith in order receive their complete healing and keep it.

Jesus Christ is still saying: “According to your faith it will be done for you.”

Why do we believe this? 

Because we know that Jesus Christ is the same Jesus Christ He was back when He walked on earth – Hebrews 13:8

The fact that Jesus Christ has not changed tell us the things He said and did back when, He is still saying and doing today, it’s that simple.

Who do you belong to?  Jesus Christ or the god of this age?

If you are a born again Christian God has lavished His grace and love upon your life, don't doubt that!  If you are NOT born again, but you want God to lavish His grace and love upon your life, here is His invitation.

An Invitation: If you haven’t accepted God’s free gift of forgiveness yet, but you would like to experience the New Life He promises, simply pray this prayer:  “Jesus Christ, I choose to believe you are the Son of God and God’s only sacrifice for the forgiveness of my sins. I admit it, I’m a sinner, please forgive my sins, and I ask you to come into my life, I want to be born again. Save me Jesus.  I don't understand it, but please save me Jesus.  Please show me how real you are! Also baptize me with your Holy Spirit; I want everything you have for me. Thank you for accepting me.”

If you’re a skeptic you can pray a prayer like this: “God, if  this is true about Jesus Christ and a new life, please help me understand so that I can accept your gift of eternal life that you purchased for me by the sacrifice of Your Son.”

For more information read these pages:

Healing/Health – Part 1 Jesus Christ is God's provision for healing and health

Healing/Health -- Part 2  Health and healing is a provision in the New Covenant

Healing/Health -- Part 3 The best method for receiving healing

Healing/Health -- Part 4 More examples of points of contact

Healing/Health -- Part 6 Two misconceptions about healing

Healing/Health -- Part 7 More reasons people don't receive healing

Healing/Health -- Part 8 Causes for sickness and disease

Healing/Health -- Part 9 How to keep your healing

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