Why don't people receive healing? People are not receiving healing because they think they deserve it or they don’t know what it entails to receive it or they are looking at wrong place or they are not rightly inspired or they have not rested on the word of God as final answer to their question. In this covenant day of healing service, Apostle Edmonds speaks about how your faith coupled with wisdom can make you the recipient of the healing which Christ has provided for you. Hear it and be blessed!
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People are not receiving healing because they think they deserve it or they don’t know what it entails to receive it or they are looking at wrong places or they are not rightly inspired or they have not rested on the word of God as final answer to their question. Technology can be so helpful and harmful at the same time as well. In a country where medical science is increased, people would trust in their experience of medical practitioners more than the great physician. The Bible teaches us that the Father is the greatest physician. So, our first thought is knowledge. Apostle Edmonds said he likes it when our knowledge becomes futile. Because only then some of us come to ourselves from the drunkenness of science & technology, self-dependency etc. But we are not supposed to be that way. God is faithful. This is the reason why some are not in good health and are not able to receive their healing.
The Bible says in the book of John 8v32 (AMP);” And you will know the truth [regarding salvation], and the truth will set you free [from the penalty of sin]”. The truths Apostle Edmonds has learnt about healing that changed his life are the opposites of what most church folks' practice. For e.g. Many church folks believe that if they fast & pray, the power of God will work through them. Then they use the scriptures to back that belief. So, they are not confident that if they are not in fasting, the word will work. And hence they shortchange themselves in the benefit of salvation given to all of us in Christ Jesus.
Every time you have reasons for why God has to be good to you, you are drawing yourself away from His provision. If you think your faithfulness to God will determine your healing, you are deceiving yourself. A man who smokes and drinks gets a problem, comes to the church, drops all his attitudes outside and gets healed and walks away, whereas you who never smoked or drank, are still dealing with sugar in your blood. Why? Your thinking that you are a good fellow and you deserve healing is a problem. It is not your assumption but God’s grace.
So, the Bible says you will know the truth. The beautiful thing is He makes us free from sin’s consequences. When you cry for your healing, you are either under the frustration of the pain and the inconveniences or you are trying to make God see your tears. Among believers there are wasted tears. When you know the will of God and you are crying about it, you are wasting tears. Your healing is just a faith away. Your healing is just about changing your mind to receive it. So, receive your healing.
What is the worse of your situation? If you are scared to die, all of us are going to die anyway except Jesus comes. The Bible says if He comes, we will meet Him in the air. Except that, you are not going to live forever in the flesh. So, why fear death? One of the strength Apostle Edmonds has seen in the faith of the people who overcame incurable diseases is that they are not scared to die. Hence, in faith, do not fear to die. What in the world is worth living forever here? Is it your salary that you work for, your house that you pay taxes for, your gold, pleasures, food etc.? Then don’t fear death. The number of days on earth you will fulfill it. Lives are in your hands and those lives must be saved and they must receive what God has prepared for them. God’s word is our script and so we will not die before time. We will not be always planning for the future that is not coming. We will live the best of life today.
Many people because they are scared of medical operation believe in God. That is not the criteria for believing God. The criteria for believing God is what He promised and said. When sickness comes into your body, it creates path. A lot of times what you are dealing with, is not sickness but is the path. Path will be corresponding to symptoms. For e.g when a man exercises himself, that exercise creates a path for his body. When they stop the exercise, they get the symptoms. They get tightness and start to feel strange because there is path that the body had followed but now it stopped.
Another thought about sickness is that sickness is a living thing. The scientists, medical practitioners will tell you that virus is a living thing and that is why it is able to kill you. It can hear you. It is amazing how the Lord prays for the sick and oppressed. He calls sickness ‘unclean spirit’. So, when you pray for sick people or for yourself, don’t pray only with the mind of the path of sickness. It is a living thing and is a spirit. In Mathew 17v14, one thing is characterized for the disciples and the man who came complaining and that is ‘unbelief’. Unbelief is a stumbling block for your healing. How do you know you have unbelief or faith? If you don’t know this, you have unbelief. And that is why your healing is not manifesting.
Faith comes by the knowledge of the will of God. It starts from where the will of God is known. In Mathew 11v18, Jesus rebuked the demon and it came out of him. So, it is the truth that makes you free.
When you have a headache or pain, what comes to you first is medication and that is because of education. After reading a book, Apostle Edmonds decided that sickness and disease are not for him because the truth set him free. Before reading that book though he trusted God but did not have answers for specific questions of his experience. After reading the book, he knew it very well. Jesus said if you have faith you will say (Mathew17v20). He spoke to the wind, to the tree, to the parts of the body, to the disease etc. How come you say you have faith and not saying? Or you get tired of saying?
Our basis for saying is the faith in God. Faith in faith will not work. Faith in God will work. Faith is the substance of things hoped for and evidence of things not seen. So, you need to rest on something. And that is faith on what God has done for you and not faith in your faith that is not based on what God has done. When you stop saying, you stop believing. As long as faith is something not seen, you live believing until you die. The handle of faith is the word of God. The courage of faith is the testimony of God. How do you know you have faith in God? The answer is in John 8v32. For you to believe, you have to know something. Believing must precede by knowledge.
When you have faith, you must put wisdom together. Apostle Edmonds said that his eyes, ears and voice wouldn’t have been this clear as it is now, if he did not have faith in the promise of God. Years ago one of his ears just shut down. He dipped finger into his ears and commanded with a loud voice to come out. It opened immediately but shut again. So, for weeks every morning he would pray and confess until he did not know when it went.
Your credential, your proof that God’s promise is true is ‘Your Faith’. The day you stop talking, you stop showing your faith. Faith is never passive but active. How? It is because we can see faith. One day people opened the roof and dropped the man down. The scripture says seeing their faith (Luke 5v20), like you can see their doubts, lack of knowledge.
A lazy Christian will never enjoy the provision of God. A lazy Christian is almost synonym for an ignorant Christian. So, whether you live with a disease without confessing it or fight it by confessing the promise of God. is your choice.
Apostle Edmonds said he was affected in his eyes one time. There he applied the faith and wisdom. And that wisdom is ‘water therapy’. And his eye sight was restored. The medicine in your water is more than the one in pharmacy. Health, healing, wholeness is given to us. Wisdom is how to live in it. So, if you believe, you will say.
Message by Apostle Edmonds Owhorode, extracted by PR)
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