14 July 2014 by Rev Dr Jai Kumar –
Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV)
For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
Are you struggling with the pressures of life and is it draining you out? Your hopes and dreams never seem to give birth. Instead there seems to be one problem after another. You have been praying for a healing in your life and God seems to be not acting so far. You know what? Throughout our life we will always have forces opposing us, trying to prevent us from reaching our God-given destiny.
The enemy is attacking us on the one hand and on the other the pressures of life draining us out. Before long we realize our faith in God is falling apart and we are discouraged tremendously. And eventually we find ourselves in the enemy’s trap of deception. Have you reached a cross road in your life?
“I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.
Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.
He took our infirmities and carried our diseases
He still opens blind eyes and deaf ears, makes the crippled to walk again, and the dumb to talk again. Jesus also heals all the modern dally sickness and diseases such as depression, pain, cancer etc the devil tries to bring upon you.
Listen! It is not God’s will for you to be sick either physically or emotionally. Neither is His will for you to live far below the standard of life and suffer under the clutches of the enemy.
ONLY YOUR FAITH CAN MOVE MOUNTAINS FOR YOU
I have good news for you today. But Jesus heals ONLY those who will believe Him for a miracle irrespective of who you are. All the people who came to Jesus during his ministry for healing received a breakthrough because of their FAITH.
The question is you ready to believe Jesus for a miracle at the cross roads of your life right now? Can you believe that your FAITH is the KEY to your healing? If you can, you will receive your miracle from the Lord today
In Mark 9:23 the father of the epileptic boy begged Jesus in his desperate need to have pity on his boy. He said to Jesus” if He can please have pity on my boy “.And Jesus said to him, “What do you mean if I can? “If you can only believe!” All things are possible, If you believe” Immediately the boy’s father cried out and said, “I do believe; help my unbelief”
In other words the father was saying, “I believe but because of my circumstances which have made me so tired, which has drained me out I am compelled to give in to doubt, nevertheless help me to reverse this lack of faith in me right now.”
The word of God says in John 3;16 “For God so love the world so much that he gave is only begotten son …
He wants to give eternal life to everyone who will turn to Him in faith, and believe the gospel. Jesus loves you very much and He wants to breakthrough with miracles in your life to express His great love for you today. If you trust in Jesus, and believe in your heart despite your struggles, He only wants to help you, and give you life more abundantly. (John 10:10b). Jesus came to give you a good life! Jesus came to bless you! Jesus came to heal you! Jesus came to deliver you from all satanic bondage and curses. The devil is a liar! Do not believe him! He is a father of lies! He will tell you all the negatives things to paralyze you from moving into the blessings of God.
THE INVALID AT THE POOL OF BETHESDA
There was in Jerusalem near the sheep-gate a pool surrounded by five arches, which has the Hebrew name of Bethzatha (the Pool of Bethesda). Under these arches, a great many sick people were in the habit of lying; some of them were blind, some lame, and some had withered limbs. (They used to wait there for the “moving of the water”, for at certain times an angel used to come down into the pool and disturb the water, and then the first person who stepped into the water after the disturbance would be healed of whatever he was suffering from).
One particular man had been there ill for thirty-eight years. When Jesus saw him lying there on his back – knowing that he had been like that for a long time, he asked him,
“Do you want to get well again?”
“Sir,” replied the sick man, “I just haven’t got anybody to put me into the pool when the water is all stirred up. While I’m trying to get there somebody else gets down into it first.“
Jesus asked him a direct and simple question. Instead, the man was giving excuses to cover up why he was not healed. Have you ever noticed human nature has a tendency of blaming somebody for their problems? We refuse to look inside us! We refuse to take responsibility for our problems. But we like to keep blaming others, blaming circumstances and sometimes we even blame God for our condition!
Listen to me! God can never move! God can never perform a miracle in your life as long as you are staying in a place of self-pity and put the blame of all that is outside of you. You will never get any breakthrough, believe me!
Let’s see what is happening here? Jesus completely ignores the excuses of this man.
“Get up,” said Jesus, “pick up your bed and walk!” Jesus gives a command with an authority. In other words, Jesus is telling this sick man; enough of all your excuses of blaming others. This is the moment for you to change your thinking! Change your mind-set, move into your FAITH in God. At once the man recovered, picked up his bed and walked.
Can you see something awesome here? The moment he moves his focus from his excuse to God’s command, he receives his healing.
Some of you are sitting in the same place for 38 years. God is telling you at this moment, “Today is your appointed time to change your thinking. If you want a miracle in your life, you got to change your mind-set of blaming others! And take responsibility and listen to what God is saying to today.”
Jesus is commanding you with authority to GET UP! STOP BLAMING OTHERS! IT’S TIME FOR YOU TO MOVE ON! REMEMBER GOD CANNOT WORK IN YOUR LIFE AS LONG AS YOU SIT THERE BLAMING EVERYTHING OUTSIDE OF YOU. IF YOU WANT GOD TO MOVE YOU ON! IF YOU WANT GOD TO CHANGE YOUR LIFE! IF YOU WANT GOD TO HEAL YOU RIGHT NOW, YOU GOT TO “GET UP AND PICK UP YOUR BED AND WALK”
THE ROMAN CENTURION’S SERVANT
FAITH THAT WAS SO GREAT (Matthew 8:5-13; Luke 7:1-10)
Matthew 8:5-13 –
Then as he was coming into Capernaum (after healing the leper) a centurion approached. “Sir,” he implored him, “my servant is in bed at home paralysed and in dreadful pain.”
“I will come and heal him,” said Jesus to him.
“Sir,” replied the centurion, “I’m not important enough for you to come under my roof. Just give the order, please, and my servant will recover. I’m a man under authority myself, and I have soldiers under me. I can say to one man ‘Go’ and I know he’ll go, or I can say ‘Come here’ to another and I know he’ll come – or I can say to my slave ‘Do this’ and he will always do it.”
When Jesus heard this, he was astonished. “Believe me,” he said to those who were following him, “I have never found faith like this, even in Israel!
Then he said to the centurion, “Go home now, and everything will happen as you have believed it will.” And his servant was healed at that actual moment. What is this? FAITH! That is mountain-moving! It’s not ordinary faith! It’s not lukewarm faith! It’s radical faith!
When you have faith like the Roman Centurion, you bet your healings and breakthrough will come through for you. You know what? You can sit at the same place for the rest of your life and compromise your condition by all your excuses OR you can readily exercise your faith and move forward with God. God will surely meet you at the level of your faith. Faith is the key to your healing! God will move in your life when He sees such faith in you. You have faith all things are possible for you! Do you expect a miracle in your life?
HEALING OF THE TEN LEPER’S
The ten leper’s Jesus healed were told to go and show themselves to the priest. Luke records; “As they went, they were healed” ( Luke 17:14). You know what? If they had waited to see results first, they would have never been healed. The healing only began as they started to move forward. If you wait for God to show up first before you are willing to move, you will keep waiting in vain all through your life.
A PRAYER OF FAITH CAN MAKE A GREAT DIFFERENCE
If you are moved by this message, just say a simple prayer from the bottom of your heart, looking up to Heaven and say with me:
God I have faith in you. I want to receive your healing touch in my life! I want to receive a breakthrough in my life right now. I am tired of this kind of life. I want a change even at this moment as I pray.
How many of you believe that our God is a miracle-working God?
Start to pray in tongues! God is going to touch you. The Holy Spirit is going to pour out His fire of healing in your life. Every person who has said this prayer is going to receive a miracle today. God is breaking some of the bondages in your life. I say this prophetically. God is setting free some of the captives right now! God is healing some of the diseases and sickness. God is bringing joy to some of those who are hurting. Your sorrows and pain is over right now. Keep praying! Stay in the spirit of prayer! God is doing mighty exploits in your life.
GOD BLESS YOU RICHLY
Note: Rev Dr Jai Kumar is an ordained & licensed minister of Covenant Ministries International N.J. USA. He is also the representative of Faith International Bible School for Malaysia & Singapore. He is the founder and senior pastor of Full Gospel Outreach Ministry KL, a member of ECCM, Spiritual Adviser & overseer of Full Gospel Christian Church KL. Co-founder and adviser of Kingdom Christian Fellowship, Subang Jaya, he is also the author of a book entitled, ‘God’s Time Clock.’
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