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     I felt impressed that the Lord wanted me to end the series of “Excellence of Character” and go on to a different area, into the area of healing being God’s will. It’s not a subject that we haven’t heard before, but it’s such an important area in the Word of God that we can not neglect it, especially when so many in our body are being attacked.

     I. Turn with me to MATT 15:21-28.

              A. From reading these Vs of scripture, we can see that Jesus healed this woman’s daughter. But there are some interesting things mentioned here.

                        1. 1st of all it says in (V 22) that this woman is a Canaanite, meaning that she was a gentile.

                        2. Then in (V 24) Jesus told her that He was sent only to the Jews. This woman fell down and worshipped Him, (If you need something from God, spend time in worship, it puts you in the right place).

                   a. IN (V 26) JESUS SAID, “It is not good to take the children’s bread and throw it to the little dogs.”[1]

                                  b. Jesus was saying that healing, deliverance, prosperity, and all the blessings of God are children’s bread.

          B. JESUS SAID IN (MAT 15:24), “I was not sent except to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.”[2] IN OTHER WORDS, TO The JEWS.

                        1. THEN IN (MAT 15:26) JESUS REFERRING TO The JEWS AS CHILDREN SAID, “It is not good to take the children’s bread and throw it to the little dogs.”.

                        2. Jesus said that healing and all of God’s blessings belong to the Jews, no 1 else.

                                  a. GAL 3:16; 26-31.

                                  b. If you’re in Christ, you are Abraham’s seed. Abraham was the 1st Jew, which means you are a Jew.

                                           i. To make it a little clearer, according to (GAL 3) you are a Jew, therefore the blessings of God belong to you.

                                  c. This woman here in (MAT 15) came to Jesus almost begging the Lord to heal her daughter.

                                           i. We don’t have to beg because we are God’s children and in right standing with Him.

              C. PSA 37:25.

                        1. We don’t have to beg for bread (which Jesus called healing and God’s promises) because they’re already ours.

                        2. Just another thought about this woman in (MAT 15), she worshipped Jesus, but that isn’t always enough.

                                                3. The thing that got the job done is found in (V 28) Where Jesus said, “O woman, vgreat is your faith! Let it be to you as you desire.”[3]

                                  a. It was her faith that got the job done. (WORSHIP)

     II. EXO 15:26.

              A. Some have used this V to say that God does put sickness on people to teach them something. They have even said that AIDS is a JUDGMENT FROM GOD, IF IT WAS THEN WHY IS IT AFFECTING INNOCENT PEOPLE. Aids is not a judgment from God.

              1. (1PET 2:24) Says, b “who Himself bore our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, having died to sins, might live for righteousness— dby whose 7stripes you were healed.”

     III. PSA 105:37 This is talking about the time that the children of Israel left Egypt God healed everyone of them to where there was not one feeble person.

          A. In (ACT 10:34) it says, “Then Peter opened his mouth and said: In truth I perceive that God shows no partiality.[4]

                        1. If God healed one of the children of Israel, then He’ll heal you.

                                  a. He has declared it in His Word, He said, “I AM THE LORD THAT HEALETH THEE.”

                        2. (NUM 23:19) SAYS, “God {is} not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do {it}? Or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good?”(KJV)

                                  a. If God has spoken it, He will make it good.

                        3. (1KI 8:56) SAYS, “There hath not failed one word of all his good promise...”

              4. (PSA 119:89) Forever, O Lord, Your word 5 is settled in heaven.[5] 

                        5. JER 1:12.

                                  a. We have God’s Word that healing belongs to us.

              B. When God healed all the children of Israel, it wasn’t just a few hundred people; it was from 2 to 4 million people.

                        1. (EXO 12:37) Says that there were 600,000 men, not counting women and children.

                                  a. If God was willing to heal 3 million people, then He’s willing to heal you.

                                  b. It’s God’s will that every one of His children be made WHOLE.

                        2. If God was willing, under the old covenant to heal 3 million people, how much more is He willing to heal under the New Covenant of mercy, and grace.

                   a. HEB 8:6 “(But now He has obtained a more excellent ministry, inasmuch as He is also Mediator of a better covenant, which was established on better promises.[6])”

                                  b. If you take away some of the good promises from the OT, then this New Covenant isn’t better. But His Word says that this is a better Covenant, so healing is provided and even more so.

     IV. The word “TESTAMENT”, Legally speaking, means a person's will.

              A. The Bible contains God’s “LAST WILL and TESTAMENT,” anything written later is a FORGERY.

                        1. If a person made a statement that was different than what the will said would be considered a falsehood or a lie and no bearing would be given to it.

                        2. Saying that God won’t heal, which that statement is not found in His Will (TESTAMENT), is falsehood and no bearing should be given to it.

                                  a. We already quoted the scripture that says God’s Word is settled forever in heaven.

                                  b. God is not going to change his mind.

                        i. In (MAL 3:6) it says, “For I am the Lord, I do not change;”

     V. LUKE 4:40 Jesus was revealing and doing the will of the Father.

          A. (HEB 10:7) SAYS, “Then I said, ‘Behold, I have come—In the volume of the book it is written of Me—To do Your will, O God.;’”[7]

                        1. In JOHN 6:38 (Jesus said, “For I came down from heaven, not to do mine own will, but the will of him that sent me.”)

                        2. Everything that Jesus did on Earth was the perfect will of the Father.

              B. F. F. Bosworth in his book “CHRIST The HEALER” says: Perhaps no one could be more conservative than the scholars of the Episcopalian church; and yet, the commission appointed to study the subject of spiritual healing for the body, after 3 years of study and research in both the bible and in history, reports back to the church: “The healing of Jesus was done as a revelation of God’s will for man.”

                        1. And because they discovered that God’s will was fully revealed in the subject of healing, they went in to add, “NO LONGER CAN The CHURCH PRAY FOR The SICK with THAT FAITH‑DESTROYING PHRASE,” “IF IT BE THY WILL.”

                        2. Some times, you get someone who says that they believe in healing but they don’t believe that healing is for all of God’s children.

                                  a. If it’s not for everyone, than how could we pray the prayer of faith?

                        3. MARK 1 The phrase “IF IT BE THY WILL,” is only recorded once in the Word concerning a person asking for healing.

                                  a. This man was a poor outcast leper who did not know the will of Jesus.

                                  b. The 1st thing that Jesus did was to correct his uncertainty.

                                  c. MARK 1:40‑41 JESUS ANSWERED HIM, “I WILL.” KJV I am willing for you to be healed. It is my will for you to be healed.

                                           i. The NIV translation quotes Jesus as saying, “I am willing.”

                        4. Let that “I WILL” settle it forever with you.

                                  a. If He wills for 1 to be healed, then He wills for all to be healed. He’s not a respecter of persons.

              C. JAMES 5:14‑15 1st of all it says, “IS THERE ANY SICK AMONG YOU?” There might not be any sick. [HEALED] Then it says, “LET HIM CALL FOR THE ELDERS OF THE CHURCH” If healing isn’t for all why does it say  “Let him call for the elders of the Church?”

                        1. Then it says, “The PRAYER OF FAITH SHALL SAVE The SICK”. The NIV says that the prayer of faith will make the sick person well.

                                    2. “And their prayer offered in faith will heal the sick, and the Lord will make them well.” [8] : New Living Translation

                                  a. It doesn’t say, “might make them well,” or “could make them well;” it says “it will make anyone and everyone well.”

                        2. Healing is for all.

Healing #1

WOLCC Sun AM 4/12/92 and WOLCC 12/10/95 Sun AM &WOLCC Sunday, January 21, 2001 & WOLCC Sunday 8/3/06


[1]The New King James Version (Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 1996, c1982). Mt 15:26.

[2]The New King James Version (Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 1996, c1982). Mt 15:24.

v Luke 7:9

[3]The New King James Version (Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 1996, c1982). Mt 15:28.

b Is. 53:4, 11; 1 Cor. 15:3; [Heb. 9:28]

d Is. 53:5

7 wounds

[4]The New King James Version (Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 1996, c1982). Ac 10:34.

5 Lit. stands firm

[5]The New King James Version (Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 1996, c1982). Ps 119:89.

[6]The New King James Version (Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 1996, c1982). Heb 8:6.

[7]The New King James Version (Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 1996, c1982). Heb 10:7.

[8]Holy Bible : New Living Translation. (Wheaton, Ill.: Tyndale House, 1997). Jas 5:15.

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