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April 8, 2022

Let’s Believe for Miracles


“Surely our griefs He Himself bore, And our sorrows He carried; Yet we ourselves esteemed Him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. But He was pierced through for our transgressions, He was crushed for our iniquities; The chastening for our well-being fell upon Him, And by His scourging, we are healed.” (Isaiah 53:4-5; NASB)


“That evening the people brought to Him many who were demonized. And by Jesus only speaking a word of healing over them, they were totally set free from their torment, and everyone who was sick received their healing! In doing this, Jesus fulfilled the prophecy of Isaiah: ‘He put upon himself our weaknesses, and He carried away our diseases and made us well.’” (Matthew 8:16-17; TPT)


“And He Himself bore our sins in His body on the Cross, so that we might die to sin and live to righteousness; for by His wounds you were healed.” (1 Peter 2:24; NASB)


I have mentioned often in the Give Him 15 posts that we are coming into a season of the miraculous. I feel it is imminent and today I want to encourage you toward believing for this. I am being stirred personally in my spirit to begin pressing toward this in prayer.


The above verses are very clear that healing was included in Christ’s atoning work for us. The verses from Isaiah are prophetic statements/pictures about what He was going to do. The verse in Matthew declares that Jesus was, indeed, fulfilling these verses. And in Peter’s epistle, this healing provision is spoken of as having been accomplished.


Not many churches speak of this today, and most believers understand very little about divine healing. However, not only are we told we can expect healing from Christ, but Mark 16:15-18 informs us that as believers we are to lay hands on the sick and minister healing. Simply because we have asked for healing at times and didn’t receive it, or prayed for people that weren’t healed, we must not disregard these promises. We do not always understand why we did not experience the miracle for which we asked, but we must keep asking. Do not allow hope-deferred to rob you of these promises.


Mark 16 tells us that power accompanies the preaching of the gospel: “And He said to them, ‘Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation. He who has believed and has been baptized shall be saved; but he who has disbelieved shall be condemned. These signs will accompany those who have believed: in My name they will cast out demons, they will speak with new tongues; they will pick up serpents, and if they drink any deadly poison, it will not hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover,” (Mark 16:15-18; NASB).


I know in my heart it is time for this to begin with a fresh wave of the miraculous. I am encouraging you as believers to begin stretching yourselves and your faith to act on this promise. You do not have to guarantee someone they will be healed. Just obey the passage - share the simple gospel of Jesus Christ with individuals and pray for them. Tell them you would like to ask God to minister His love to them. If they agree, pray a simple prayer asking God to touch them with His healing power. Leave the results to God.


I also want to encourage us as believers to ask for personal healing. I am doing this personally. If you have asked in the past and didn’t receive your healing, ask again! Do not allow past disappointments to stand in the way. Ask again! Feed your faith every day with the promises of God. Speak and declare the verses in the opening of this post daily, multiple times a day. Your faith will grow as you say and hear God‘s Word (Romans 10:17). Do this faithfully for the next several weeks and see what happens.


Abraham, the father of faith, did not start with great faith. He, too, struggled at times to believe Isaac would be born. But he grew in his faith (Romans 4:18-21). You can grow in your faith, also. This occurs as you meditate (“think, muse over, speak or mutter to yourself”) on the Word and promises of God. Don’t just read the Word, say it. Pray it. Declare it. Your faith will grow until you are able to “lay hold of” with it (1 Timothy 6:12). One day soon I will share my testimony of doing this.


You may want to pick up a good book on the subject of divine healing. My personal favorite is Christ the Healer by F. F. Bosworth. I realize that when I recommend this book many of you will order it. If that happens and it takes a while to get the book, please be patient. I have alerted no suppliers that I am doing this. If you cannot find a hard copy quickly, perhaps it is available as a download or as an audiobook. But this book is outstanding and will feed your faith regarding Christ’s provision of healing for us. Here is the first chapter of that book being read by Bosworth’s son, Bob. The rest of the chapters are found on the same YouTube channel. (By the way, we do NOT carry this book in our store, however, you can find it in various places online.)


My heart goes out to so many who are currently suffering physically. It is time for breakthrough. We are going to pray together in just a moment for a release of miracles and healings. Join your faith with me as we do. Agreement in prayer multiplies power (Matthew 18:19). Let’s believe for this. I am expecting many testimonies of healing to come through this.


Pray with me:


Father, we thank You for the unsearchable riches of Christ’s redemption. He redeemed us from the curse of sin, brought us into Your family, and now shares His inheritance with us. May we never take His sacrifice and gifts for granted.


Jesus, we declare today that You bore our diseases. By Your stripes, we are healed! We agree in prayer today, as You instructed us, asking for healings and miracles to manifest. Release healings now through Holy Spirit’s power, even as we pray. Heal people with painful injuries, viruses, bacterial infections, diseased organs, terminal diseases, and more. We command power into sick and afflicted people NOW!


And for those You want to heal through a process of them personally laying hold by faith, we pray for them now. We hold their hands up in prayer as they persevere in speaking and thinking about Your word. May faith explode in them through the power of Your Word and the spirit of revelation (Romans 10:17; Ephesians 1:17-18). Teach them to draw on the fruit of perseverance, and through faith and patience inherit their promise (Hebrews 6:12).


And finally, we pray for an awakening of faith in believers to share the good news of Christ and lay hands on the sick, praying for healing. As they do, confirm Your Word with signs following (Mark 16:15-20). Do as You did through Paul - work “extraordinary” miracles (Acts 19:11). We ask for all of this in the name of the Lord Our Healer, Jesus Christ. Amen.


Our decree:


We decree that a season of incredible miracles is beginning around the world!


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