RHAPSODY OF REALITIES THURSDAY, 10TH NOVEMBER.
BEYOND HEALING by PASTOR CHRIS OYAKHILOME
Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth (3 John 1:2).
Someone asked a question: “Is it possible to be healed by God, and then lose the healing?” In answering, let’s recall the account of the lame man Jesus healed at the pool of Bethesda in John chapter five. Jesus saw the same man in the temple after he had been healed and said to him, “…Behold, thou art made whole: sin no more, lest a worse thing come unto thee” (John 5:14). This statement answers the question in focus: People could lose their healing and even get into a more precarious state than they were before they got healed.
It’s similar to what Jesus said about unclean spirits: “When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through dry places, seeking rest, and findeth none. Then he saith, I will return into my house from whence I came out; and when he is come, he findeth it empty, swept, and garnished. Then goeth he, and taketh with himself seven other spirits more wicked than himself, and they enter in and dwell there: and the last state of that man is worse than the first…” (Matthew 12:43-45).
God wants you to look beyond healing. Healing is temporary; everyone Jesus healed in the Bible lived, and still died eventually. This is why at the Healing School, we teach people not just how to receive healing but how to keep their healing and sustain themselves in the divine life. It’s not enough to be healed. God’s best is that you live in divine health. Someone who’s healed of a certain ailment could get sick again with a different diagnosis.
Thus, the most important thing is your life with God—your spiritual life. What life are you really living with God? It’s not about healing; it’s about the Word of God and your life. Make the Word of God your source and your foundation. Live in, and by the Word of God, and learn to glorify God with your life. Let your life become an instrument of His glory and righteousness, and you’ll live triumphantly over sickness, diseases, sin, Satan, darkness, death and the world. Hallelujah!
Dear Father, I thank you for the working of your Word in my Spirit. Your Word constantly and consistently renews my mind, and I walk in your perfect will, bearing fruits of righteousness. You’re exalted in me today; your glory fills me through and through, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Isaiah 33:24 And the inhabitant shall not say, I am sick: the people that dwell therein shall be forgiven their iniquity.
1 Peter 2:24 Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.
1-YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN
Hebrews 9:11-28, Lamentations 3-5
2-YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN
2 Peter 1:13 -22 Ezekiel 41