LOOK TO JESUS
When something is relevant to us, it is because we see a need for it. In this age, many people simply do not see a need for God in their lives, and the world accepts this mistaken way of thinking. But contrary to what the world’s philosophies may say, God is relevant and significant in every area of our lives. When the world lets us down, we can look to Jesus, Who will never fail us. We need Him in our finances, our family relationships, and our healing. It is always God’s will to heal us.
God the Father only wants good for us, and Jesus will always do the Father’s bidding.
The Son only does what He sees the Father do. Everything Jesus did was in agreement with God (John 5:19).
Jesus was the perfect image of God the Father—an identical copy (Hebrews 1:3).
As part of the Holy Trinity, Jesus the Son endorsed healing because God the Father does also.
God anointed Jesus with power, and Jesus healed because God was with Him (Acts 10:38).
God declared healing as good.
Even under the Law, sickness and disease was considered a curse, not a blessing (Deuteronomy 28:22, 27-30, 35, 44, 47, 48, 57, 60, AMP).
Fever, inflammation, and every kind of illness are curses. Insanity, depression, debt, and marital troubles are also curses.
As Christians, there is no need for us to tolerate curses.
Acknowledging Christ causes God’s blessings to overtake us (Deuteronomy 28:1-4, AMP).
Jesus redeemed us from the curse of the Law (Galatians 3:13, 14).
It was God’s will that His blessings fall on everyone, and all receive His promises.
Submit to God, and the devil will flee (James 4:7).
The world does not think like this, because it does not believe the devil exists.
God wants us to resist sickness, disease, and every curse from which Jesus freed us.
God’s will is that no one should perish or be lost (2 Peter 3:9, AMP).
It is up to us what we choose to accept.
Most people will accept the high thoughts of the world. A few will choose the path that leads to life (Matthew 7:13, 14).
God’s will for our lives only manifests itself when we choose it for ourselves.
God gives us freedom of choice—we decide. He wants us to choose life, so that we, our families, and our children can prosper and be blessed (Deuteronomy 30:19, AMP).
He knows the way of the righteous, but the way of the ungodly will fail (Psalm 1:6).
There are some things that seem right for us, but without God anything we do is doomed to fail (Proverbs 14:12).
God gives us the freedom to think the way we want, but just because we have a right to do something does not mean it is the right thing to do.
God directs our steps. We cannot direct our own steps. We need Him (Jeremiah10:23).
The choice God gives us is either life or death (Jeremiah 21:8).
Jesus Himself tells us He is the Way, the Truth, and the Life (John 14:6).
Anyone willfully ignoring God’s Word, and seeking their own will over God’s will, is a fool who does not want understanding (Proverbs 18:1, 2, AMP).
Deuteronomy 30:19, AMP
Deuteronomy 28:1-4, 22, 27-30, 35, 44, 47, 48, 57, 60, AMP
Galatians 3:13, 14
2 Peter 3:9
Matthew 7:13, 14
Proverbs 18:1,2, AMP
GOD’S SOZO CAN BE OURS
God’s love has many components to it. It is an active and powerful force in our lives.
Jesus gave Himself for our sins, to deliver us now, not at some undefined point in the future. This was God’s will (Galatians 1:4).
Jesus shed His blood to deliver us from every kind of evil we could experience.
We can only escape the evils of the world if we are careful not to neglect Jesus’ blood and what it gives us.
His blood makes sozo available to us. Sozo is a pervading, all-encompassing peace and wholeness that restores, preserves, and saves.
We are saved by God’s grace, which is a gift from Him (Ephesians 2:8, AMP).
We do not receive this grace through our own efforts, but by His unmerited, unearned favor. It makes us partakers of salvation.
The angel prophesied Jesus would be born to save the people from their sins (Matthew 1:21).
The Word saves those who believe it (1 Corinthians 1:21).
The translation of the word save used in these two Scriptures is sozo.
God saves us completely and thoroughly by sozo. We are forgiven (Hebrews 7:25).
Jairus asked Jesus to lay His hands on his daughter and heal her (Mark 5:23).
This type of healing was another manifestation of sozo.
Those who saw Jesus heal the man possessed by multiple devils confessed how He performed the exorcism (Luke 8:36).
The man had been delivered from demons. Sozo also means deliverance.
The lame man who had never walked in his life heard the Word, believed, leaped up, and started walking (Acts 14:8-10).
He had faith in the sozo package that made healing available to him.
Faith is what activates God’s sozo.
Jesus healed the man’s withered hand (Luke 6:8-11).
Sozo restored the man’s hand and gave him wholeness.
Jesus gives us a blood-bought right to be saved, forgiven, born again, delivered, and made whole.
Jesus had mercy on the lepers and healed them. They were cleansed when they obeyed and did what He told them to do (Luke 17:11-19).
All of them were “sozoed” as they went to show themselves to the priests, but only one returned to give thanks.
Jesus told the man that his faith had made him whole.
The woman with a blood disorder believed that if she could just touch Jesus’ garment, she would be healed. She acted on that belief (Mark 5:25-34).
Her healing was immediate. Her faith made her whole.
We are made rich and prosperous through Jesus. There was nothing missing or broken in His life. He released His wholeness to us when He took our sins (2 Corinthians 8:9).
In this way, we could be made righteous.
If we base richness and wealth solely on the accumulation of money and material things, we are wretched, miserable, and poor (Revelations 3:17).
We must not limit God by focusing just on money when He promises us prosperity.
Blessings are from Christ, and Christ is in us (Ephesians 1:3).
Blessings from the Lord make us truly rich, with no sorrows attached (Proverbs 10:22).
Being rich God’s way makes us whole.
Ephesians 2:8, AMP
1 Corinthians 1:21
Mark 5:23, 25-34
2 Corinthians 8:9