Mark 1:40–And there came a leper to him, beseeching him, and kneeling down to him, and saying unto him, if thou wilt, thou canst make me clean.
Intro: Surely you have heard similar words to this expressed to God in prayer in relation to God performing a supernatural act for an individual. Maybe you have prayed this yourself. We must remember though, if God has already promised that He would do something for us….we really do not need to say, “if it is your will”. His Word is His will and if it is in His Word it is His Will. Hallelujah!!!
Jesus is the Same
His Healing Ministry Has NEVER Changed!!
If he could heal this man of his leprosy. He can heal you of cancer. If he could heal that woman with the issue of blood. He can heal you of your back pain. If he could throw the devil out of that young man who was tormented by epileptic seizures then he can throw the devil out of anyone who suffers the same attack of the devil. Why? Jesus Christ: The same yesterday, today, and forever. He accomplishes these acts through His people!!!
The Book of Isaiah 53 gives us this intelligence stating that Christ bore our sins and our diseases and griefs. When he got to the cross it was to nail those things there so that they would have no place in the life of mankind. Many want to carry their diseases around for whatever reason. We have come to let you know tonight that JESUS BORE YOUR SINS. SO THAT YOU WOULD NOT HAVE TO. JESUS BORE YOUR SICKNESSES. SO THAT YOU WOULD NOT HAVE TO!! Salvation is a miracle, getting a prayer answered is a miracle, I believe in miracles because I serve a miracle working God.
The Life of Christ is a Miracle
His birth is unlike any in Human History: Conceived of the Holy Ghost, born of a virgin. Lived a sinless life, lived to go to the cross when normal men would not have made it past the whipping post. When He screamed it is finished He was talking about the price that was paid to purchase our victory from sin, sickness, diseases, poverty, misery, anxiety, depression. The resurrection was the receipt (the proof of purchase, if you will) of his victory over the devil and the world.
Christ is Still on the throne—And still operating His Deliverance Ministry through His people on this earth in the midst of His enemies. Christ said: All power is given unto me. And since we are in Christ that incorporates us into the All Power in Heaven and in Earth. That means we have all power over wicked spirits. That the devil is not our master but we are his master, that we can lay our hands on the sick and they shall recover, we can cast out devils and if we drink any deadly thing it won’t do a thing to us because we are an invincible people.
For you to have an abundant life
That is what Adam had in the garden of Eden: An abundant life. Listen when God does things He does them huge. Have you seen the sky at night time? How about at day time? Do you know how many trees are on this earth? Why would God do all of this? He did this for man. That is why. And when man was in the Garden, God provided luxuriously for this man. He had need of nothing. He did not have to worry about the upkeep of the Garden or anything Because God was the Provider.
Does God change?? Does he want us to have less in Christ than what Adam had? The answer is no, no, a thousand times no!! God wants us to have more and we do have more in Christ.
God said that He has pleasure in the prosperity of His servants. God is glorified when His servants drive up to the church in nice cars. God is glorified when He sees His people in nice big houses. God is glorified when He sees His people come from the projects into comfortable living spaces. The Bible says in 3 John 1:2
What we need to do is change our mindsets. We need to get out of that old carnal mindset of living and get into God’s way of living. Many times we think in order to be a Christian we have to endure sickness and poverty and misery and all these things when the Bible declares that we do not. We can be kings and priests. We are a part of the real: Royal Family and it is God’s will that we take our part in it!!!