NO PLAGUE WILL COME NEAR YOU
"Matthew 13:58 (ESV): 'And he did not do many mighty works there, because of their unbelief.'
That's the sobering answer I alluded to. Instead of boldly standing in authoritative opposition to a wicked threat, the common reaction of so many of today's Christians seems to be unbelief.
An Offensive Message
"Where then did this man get all these things?" And they took offense at him" (Matt. 13:56b-57a)
A lack of faith most certainly results in a lack of mighty works. Matthew 13 makes that clear. The preceding verse reveals the root of their unbelief: offense.
In our current crisis I'm stunned and saddened by the reaction of supposed Christians to the few who are rallying the troops to arise in faith and healing. These cries for the church to confidently confront the spirit of the age and to believe without wavering that Jesus already paid the prize, not only four our redemption but also for our healing, are being met with resistance. How can that be? Where did this man get all these things? That's the question being asked by doubters when people of great faith proclaim the Word of God. Just who do you think you are? What type of hocus-pocus are you communicating? Don't you realize how scary this virus is? Your lack of concern is foolish. Your so-called faith is dangerous to our nation's health.
“But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we ARE healed” (Isa 53:4-5)
It's true; we are living in a day when many in the church are quicker to trust in science and medicine than in the Word of God. Facts trump faith in today's secularized society. It would do us well to learn from the test that King Asa failed.
"In the thirty-ninth year of the reign of Asa, he had a sickness in his feet until his sickness became grave. Even in his disease he did not seek after the Lord, but the physicians" (2 Chron. 16:12).
The next verse displays very clearly what this strategy of healing results in:
"And Asa slept with his fathers; he died in the forty-first year of his reign" (2 Chron. 16:13).
If we allow fear to drive us, we will have no choice but to defer to the physicians in our search for health and safety. Fear destroys faith. The only way we can approach God for healing or anything else is by faith. Unfortunately, it's obvious that many in the church haven't learned from King Asa. Calls to stand in confident faith are rejected as a nonsensical threat to their safety. What they don't realize is a refusal to believe sets them up as easy targets of the enemy.
A Supernatural Church
It truly is shocking that many Christians today don't live in the supernatural realm that is so obvious in the Word of God. As believers, we have access to mind-boggling benefits that few take advantage of. In fact, many fully reject these spiritual realities. They become offended when faith-filled Christians challenge them. "Where did you get all these things?" is the question they ask. Where did you get these bizarre beliefs that are contrary to common sense?
The Bible. That's the answer to their strange, humanistic question.
"He Himself took our infirmities and bore our sicknesses" (Matt. 8:17b).
The truth is that the blood of Jesus is sufficient to protect us against any disease. If we are afraid and default to human wisdom as we fight against it, we will lose. There will be no protection beyond what science can provide. If we live as supernatural people and expect miracles and wonders to surround us, we will thrive no matter what plague may come, because it will not come near us.
Ps 91 - My Refuge and My Fortress
He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say to the LORD, “My refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.” For he will deliver you from the snare of the fowler and from the deadly pestilence. He will cover you with his pinions, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness is a shield and buckler. You will not fear the terror of the night, nor the arrow that flies by day, nor the pestilence that stalks in darkness, nor the destruction that wastes at noonday. A thousand may fall at your side, ten thousand at your right hand, but it will not come near you. You will only look with your eyes and see the recompense of the wicked. Because you have made the LORD your dwelling place— the Most High, who is my refuge— no evil shall be allowed to befall you, no plague come near your tent. For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways. On their hands they will bear you up, lest you strike your foot against a stone. You will tread on the lion and the adder; the young lion and the serpent you will trample underfoot. “Because he holds fast to me in love, I will deliver him; I will protect him, because he knows my name. When he calls to me, I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble; I will rescue him and honor him. With long life I will satisfy him and show him my salvation.”
Healing, authority, power, freedom, joy and absolute victory are all ours as believers! Fear, worry and defeat cannot stand against mighty, supernatural faith! The church should be sounding a universal proclamation that Jesus ALREADY healed, and fear can't stand! The world should be amazed and provoked by a joyful, fearless and faith-filled church. Life for Christians is radically, wildly, supernaturally different than those who haven't surrendered to the Lord. No weapon formed against us can prosper! Instead, so much of the church is nervous, afraid and campaigning for worldly potions, provision and protection.
Our faith is in the miraculous. It's in the invisible wonders of a loving, omnipotent God. As Christians, we should be experiencing supernatural power and incredible miracles regularly. The authority we have over the enemy is extreme. The promises of God open up a world of wonder to all of us who walk in the mysterious realm of faith. To think we are limited by science and human wisdom is silliness at best and blasphemous at worst. It's time for the supernatural, fearless church to arise!
"And without faith it is impossible to please God, for he who comes to God must believe that He exists and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek him" (Heb. 11:6).
Jesus do not wants you not to get sick at all. For this to happen, you need faith, because your healing will be according to your faith. Do not believe the false symptoms, nor the doctor’s report – believe the Word of God and all the symptoms will vanish. I can personally testify of this. Twice satan tried to kill me with false symptoms, and in the latter he almost succeeded. I could not understand why I was sick and I asked God, and he showed me how I was being deceived. I immediately repented and rebuked satan, and all the symptoms left my body immediately. (for my testimony go to our website).
Sickness and diseases is a lie from satan. It will surely be according to your faith. Who’s report are you going to believe?
“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly” (John 10:10)
Also remember, you need to be IN Christ, you must be a seeker and a worshipper of God. The benefits is only for those who “dwells in the shelter of the Most High” (Ps 91). An obedient citizen will receive all the benefits of the Kingdom of God.
God’s Word is true. Read Ex 23:25-26 ; Ps 103:3-4 ; Prov 4:20-22 ; Isaiah 53:4-5 ; Mark 16:18 ; James 5:14-16 ; Mathew 8:13). Let the Word of God sink into your heart and be healed!