If I could give you a gift, I would give you this verse from Jeremiah 33:3, 'Call, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things you know not.' I want you to learn to call on God - and He will answer you! Not only will He answer, but the reason I love this verse, and the reason I pray over this verse, is because God says, when He answers, He will show you great and mighty things you don't know; He will open up heaven and show you His glory. "O God, I call unto You, You have promised that You will answer me, and when You answer me, You are going to show me powerful things, something bigger than I can ever dream about."
God will do so much more than you ask, His power is without limit. Not only will He heal your sickness, He will mend your broken heart. When God heals you, you get a new life, it's like being born again; He will fill you with a new energy and vitality. I want you to call upon Him today. Put your hand on your sickness and say this prayer with me: I believe Jesus is alive and that God is my Father. You gave me a promise that when I call upon the Name of Jesus, and by the power of His Name, I shall be healed. In the Name of Jesus, I command every curse to be broken, I command every disease to come out of my body. In the Name of Jesus I receive my healing. Thank You Jesus, Amen.
Everyone can be healed; it is not the will of God that you should suffer with sickness and disease; God's plan for you is to be healthy and joyful, that is why the Bible says of Jesus, 'He was beaten so that we can have peace, and by His stripes we are healed'. We need to apply the same level of faith to our healing as we do to our salvation. In Matthew 8 it says of Jesus that 'He healed all who came to Him': if you will come to Him today through prayer, He will heal you of every symptom and disease. Our circumstances can be changed; the Word of God cannot fail! When Jesus speaks, the miracle will happen! Jesus has power and authority in your life, power to set you free, power to heal you of every sickness, power to resurrect dead circumstances. Only believe, and the miracle will happen.
God's plans for your life are for good and not evil, to give you a hope and a future; He promises you a glorious future, an abundant life of health and blessing. Whoever you are, if you will call on Jesus, He will answer you. He will deliver you. He will heal your sickness. Jesus will take away your hurt and pain. Join with Vinesong as we pray together, 'Let Your living water flow over my soul, let Your Holy Spirit come and take control, of every situation that has troubled my mind, all my cares and burdens onto You I roll.'
It says in Romans 6:1-3 that we are baptised into Christ's death. Jesus died to get rid of the 'flesh', and He rose again to triumph over the devil, defeat the last enemy, death, and gave us the victory! When you are baptised in water, you are dead! I'm a dead man! When I asked to be baptised in water as a 12 year old boy, I was buried with Christ! And when I came out of the water, I was a newborn baby! I'm in Christ! This is what the Word of God says in 2 Corinthians 5:17, if we are in Christ, we are a new creation! The old things are gone! Gone forever! But you need to have the faith to accept the power of your salvation!
I've been filled with the Holy Spirit and I expect to see the power of God. We have to believe that God can work miracles. But in order to receive we need to spend time alone with Him; in the Bible, throughout Jesus' ministry, He would withdraw to the desert to pray; how much more is this necessary for us. It is only in these times of prayer and worship that we receive His strength. God is our answer; He is our power; God is our strength; He is our hope and deliverer; God is everything!
There is a power in the Word of God that transforms and revolutionises our lives; it is a power to heal the sick, raise the dead and bring new life to a troubled soul. That is why, when we declare the Word of God, miracles happen. It is not us, it's God fulfilling His Word. It is so easy to know what is in the Bible, but then dismiss it. We read it, study it, preach it, 'spiritualise' it, until there is a danger that we make it mean something else. But everything in the Bible can happen today! Don't limit God. I want to challenge you to a new kind of faith. We are commanded to go in and possess all the blessings which God has promised. Get into the Word of God, search for and mark every promise that you want in your life, and then claim them by faith!
The Bible says, 'Jesus the same yesterday, today and forever.' That's the only bit of the Bible I don't agree with. Listen carefully. In my life, the Jesus I know today is not the Jesus I knew when I was first a Christian. The Jesus I know today is a thousand times stronger and more powerful, more wonderful, than the Jesus I knew 70 years ago. The Bible says He's always the same, but to me, the Jesus I know becomes stronger every day, more powerful. Ten times more powerful this year than He was last year. A hundred more times powerful than He was a few years ago. A thousand times more powerful than when I was a young man! So who is right and who is wrong? I've discovered the truth! God doesn't change, I change. The change is this, I know God better!
'You will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you' (Acts 1.8). Our power from God is through the baptism of the Holy Spirit, and then through our relationship with God in prayer following that experience. The clear promise is that HIS power would be in US. Also that we would become witnesses. A witness is one who sees something and reports on it. We need to see, experience and witness God's miraculous power in action! Not merely by sitting and waiting, but by making it happen through the power of God. To me, it seems that the older I become the more powerful God is, yet it is not God who changes, but me, He reveals more of His glory as I seek after Him.