In preparation for our HEALING FOCUS VIII this Sunday March 5th, I wanted to share a few Scriptural insights on healing and encourage you to pray every day the rest of this week for specific areas of healing (see below) for yourself, your family and the Body Of Christ. Also pray for someone and invite them to this strategic worship time this Sunday, 10:30 a.m.
Luke 4:14,18: Then Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit to Galilee … “The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me, because He has anointed Me to preach the gospel to the poor. He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed, to preach the acceptable year of the Lord.” (NKJV)
Four areas of healing are covered by Jesus in this text:
- Healing Of The Brokenhearted . . . – loss of loved ones, broken relationship, shattered dreams/goals, disappointments & discouragements
- Deliverance To The Captives . . . – any kind of addiction, bondage, and/or bad habits
- Recovery Of Sight To The Blind . . . – Spiritual and Physical blindness
- To Set At Liberty Those Who Are Oppressed . . . – Any and all oppression or harassment from the Devil/demons.
Matthew 4:23: “And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all manner of sickness and all manner of disease among the people.” (KJV)
This verse covers all other categories of healing . . . “all kinds of sickness and all kinds of disease (literally: “weakness and infirmity”)
“all” means all! That means Jesus can heal and restore our Spirit, Soul, Body, and how we relate to others – Relationships.
Therefore in preparation for our HEALING FOCUS VIII I would like for you to focus on each area listed below. Pray for yourself, your family, the Body of Christ, and anyone you know who needs that special touch of healing from “The Master’s Hand!” Also consider fasting a day this week, or at least fast a meal, like lunch and pray during that time.
Tuesday: SPIRITUAL HEALING! Pray that the lost family, friends, co-workers, fellow students, neighbors, and other acquaintances will come to a personal relationship with Christ. Pray the cold, carnal, and backslidden Christian will repent and come back in right fellowship with Christ.
Wednesday: PHYSICAL HEALING! Pray that those you know who are sick with any kind of disease or affliction will be healed in the mighty name of Jesus!
Thursday: MENTAL/EMOTIONAL HEALING! Ask the Lord to to grant peace and healing those experiencing fear, worry, stress, or anxiety of any kind. Also, pray for the brokenhearted.
Friday: RELATIONAL HEALING! Trust the Lord to restore broken relationships with families, Christians, and all other relationships. Do your part if necessary to ask forgiveness for any offense and be willing to forgive all offenders. Ask God that bitterness, anger, and forgiveness will be eliminated from relationships.
Saturday: FINANCIAL HEALING! Ask the Lord to give you the wisdom to get out of debt ,and other Christians too. Many are in financial bondage. We need to do our part as the Scripture says, GIVE (used 880 times in the Bible). The first portion Goes to the Lord, If you do your part, God will do his part (Matt. 6:33; Proverbs 3:9-10; Malachi 3: 8-11; Luke 6:38) Pray for good jobs with good wages for our church family.
We are anticipating and expecting God to do some extraordinary things this Sunday. Agree with me on this that God will move in the hearts, lives, and bodies of people as He has always in the previous seven HEALING FOCUSES.