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Divine Healing

Divine Healing

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Divine Healing MessagesPreface
“Divine Healing Messages” is an attempt to expound the doctrine of DivineHealing correctly and explicitly. The main purpose of this book is to eradicate false beliefs and erroneous views regarding the long-neglected doctrine of Divine Healing, by answering all possible questions and by clearing any doubts which may linger in theminds of the people. Hence this book presents the same doctrine in a more effectiveway, and endeavours to renew our faith and brighten our vision concerning this truth,encouraging us to fight against sickness and death which are our enemies and to claimour healing in the name of Jesus.This book is available in seven volumes, dealing with different aspects of DivineHealing. The reader is made to understand that far from being a mere teaching which promises healing to the body, Divine Healing demands the total surrender of our body,soul and spirit to God daily, helps us to live a disciplined life, led by His Spirit, attunedto hearing the voice of God and to walk with Him continually. Such a life will enableour body to be found worthy for the final redemption, when it shall be transformed in amoment, in the twinkling of an eye into a body as glorious as that of Jesus, to meet Himin the air.I, therefore, desire that every child of God should read this book with prayer,dedicating their life to God, arming themselves with the truth revealed in this book, sothat when the enemy comes to steal (their faith and health), and to kill (their body andsoul) and to destroy them (Jn.10:10), they might be able to fight the good fight of faithand lay hold on eternal life. It cannot but be mentioned, that there is a major difference between the healing ministry in the world and in the Church. While the world at large isscrambling for the crumbs which fall from the Master's table, the Word of God clearlysays that we are a privileged group of people who are called to eat of the bread called“Divine Healing”. May the Lord Who has promised saying, “my doctrine shall drop asthe rain” grant us a mighty outpouring of the latter rain and a great revival which willenhance our faith in Divine Healing and help us all to live for God's glory.
PASTOR JACOB RATNASINGAM
Chief Pastor.*******Chapter 1
IS SICKNESS FROM GOD?A
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you sick, suffering for days on end? This message is being sent to strengthenyour faith, and also that of those who are continually being tormented in both mind and body by some incurable sickness or disease, and are without hope in the eyes of earthly physicians. There is yet hope for complete healing and restoration of faith, as long asyour trust and confidence is in our Lord and Master Jesus Christ, Who is alive for evermore. He can heal every one of us. Praise His holy name! It is our duty to standfirm for the truth of divine healing, claim it and fight for it. Nothing is impossible withGod. There is still hope for complete healing for you. All we have to do is to build upour faith in His Word and claim the healing power for ourselves and for our Church.God has not changed nor has His Word. The Word of God is absolutely infallible andsupremely powerful. What He has promised, He is able and willing to perform(Rom.4:21). The gospel of Christ is the power of God (Rom.1:16). Every doctrine,which we preach from salvation to the rapture of the Church, contains power in itself. Itis not the “word of men, but as it is in truth, the word of God, which effectuallyworketh also in you that believe” (I Thess.2:13). God is in His Word, and He is faithfulin fulfilling it, if we fulfil the conditions and cling to Him and His promises.Another fact which is equally important is that God demands that we be faithful1
 
to every truth which He has revealed to us, and that we hold the beginning of our confidence (in them) steadfast unto the end (Heb.3:14). “Be thou faithful unto death,and I will give thee a crown of life” (Rev.2:10). Whether it was the truth of salvation,water baptism, baptism in the Holy Spirit, holy living, separation, sanctification, etc,the saints in the early days remained faithful unto death; St. Paul tells us that this iswhat he did, “both in (his) bonds, and in the defence and confirmation of thegospel”(Phil.1:7). It is so with the truth of divine healing. It is our birthright, possessionand inheritance; let us fight for it, claim it and possess it.Let us rest assured that no child of God, who dies of sickness, goes to hell.Undoubtedly, he or she will go to the place appointed and prepared for him or her.Lazarus, for example, who died of incurable sores all over his body, was carried toAbraham's bosom immediately after his death. There is no doubt, therefore, that our dear saints, who died, not cured, after having fought the good fight of faith, are safe inheaven with the Lord. However, it is not God'sdesire that every believer should die in sickness as proof that he was faithful unto deathfor the truth of divine healing. On the other hand, He has made provision for our healing and health.We need to know where sickness comes from — from God or from Satan? For example, Satan wanted to destroy Job's faith by bringing distressing boils, from the soleof his feet to the crown of his head (Job 2:7). But that dear saint lacked knowledge. Hethought that he had received that evil disease from the good hand of God (Job 2:10).Consequently, he began to doubt the love of God and to lose faith in Him for healing.He developed a mixed feeling of love and fear for God. Finally, fear gripped him andhe thought that he was in the hands of an angry God. So he confessed, “Though he slayme, yet will I trust in him” (Job 13:15). Then he began to desire death. “O that thouwouldest hide me in the grave, that thou wouldest keep me secret, until thy wrath be past” (Job 14:13). How many sincere saints are in this state today due to lack of discernment ! They would like to remain faithful to the doctrine of divine healing, buthave allowed unbelief and fear to take hold of them, so that they are in a state of terror.Instead of claiming divine healing, they look for divine death. They have moreconfidence to expect death than healing, because many have passed away with the samesickness and with the same symptoms.So let us think over this matter again, and renew and refresh our minds with thereality of the truth of divine healing, so that the Lord may once again find pleasure inhealing our body, as He continues to sanctify our soul. John says, “Beloved, I wishabove all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth”(III Jn.2). This scripture suggests that the beloved disciple John was in perfect health, by the power of God, in spite of all the persecution and privation which he had toendure in his life and ministry. Praise the Lord Who cares for our healing and our health!Furthermore, God has commanded us to love and serve Him, with all our heart,soul and might (Deut.6:5), and He has promised, that if we obey Him, He will not onlyheal us, but will also prolong our days. “That thou mightest fear the Lord thy God, tokeep all his statutes and his commandments, which I command thee, thou, and thy son,and thy son's son, all the days of thy life; and that thy days may be prolonged”(Deut.6:2). To love, serve and obey Him, we need a strong and healthy body. Let us,therefore, renew our covenant with the Lord, and claim a healthy body.
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Chapter 2
GOD’S HEALING COVENANT
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(He) said, If thou wilt diligently hearken to the voice of the LORD thy God,and wilt do that which is right in his sight, and wilt give ear to his commandments, andkeep all his statues, I will put none of these diseases upon thee, which I have broughtupon the Egyptians: for I am the LORD that healeth thee” (Exo.15:26).Let us who love the Lord and desire to please Him in all things, take hold of thehealing covenant mentioned in Exodus 15:26, and claim complete healing and health,and decide to love and serve Him all the days of our life. If we renew our personalcovenants with the Lord, He has promised to renew the healing covenant with us.Let us note the following points in the covenant mentioned in Exodus 15:26:(a) This promise is not merely for those who are whole, healthy and active in thekingdom of God. It is primarily for ailing saints, who are not healed by their own faithor by that of their ministers. The Lord Himself steps in and says,“I will put none of these diseases upon thee” (or, in other words, “I am not the cause of your sickness”)rather “... I am the Lord that healeth thee”.(b) God wants us to live a disciplined life, led by His Spirit, Who will write Hislaw in our hearts and put it in our minds so that we may be obedient children(Rom.8:14; Heb.8:10). Healing is promised for His disciplined children.(c) God sent plagues and diseases on the hard-hearted Egyptians, who continuedto be rebellious and disobedient to the voice of God. But the children of Israel werefully preserved from all these plagues. “And I will sever in that day the land of Goshen,in which my people dwell, that no swarms of flies shall be there; to the end thou mayestknow that I am the Lord in the midst of the earth. And I will put a division between my people and thy people: tomorrow shall this sign be” (Exo.8:22,23). God wants to preserve His children from sickness and disease.(d) Whenever Pharaoh and his people repented and desired Moses to pray for them, He healed their plagues (Exo.8:8-13,28-31, etc.). How much more will Hecertainly heal us, who are His own children, bought by His own blood, if we trulyrepent and turn to Him (I Cor.6:20; I Pet.1:18-20).(e) In Deuteronomy 7:15, He promises to take away from us all sicknesses, and to put on us none of the evil diseases of Egypt, if we revert to being His obedient children. Note the phrase “evil diseases of Egypt”. Evil diseases are meant to chasten thedisobedient heathen that they might turn to God. Let us thank God that we are deliveredfrom this power of darkness and are translated into the kingdom of His dear Son(Col.1:13).(f) Remember, healing does not come merely by the laying on of hands of anexperienced, sanctified pastor, or of a renowned evangelist with a gift of healing, or with a few drops of anointing oil sprinkled on the head of the afflicted, or by repeatingsome healing scriptures from memory. Healing begins in our spirit and heart when weearnestly repent of our shortcomings, and renew our covenant with the Lord.(g) God sent plagues upon the Egyptians and death upon the firstborn of Egypt,that He might reveal His “power” and that His name might be declared throughout allthe world (Exo.9:16). But in the case of His children, it is not sickness, plague anddeath, but healing that glorifies God's name. Concerning the healing and the raising of Lazarus, Jesus said, “This sickness is not unto death, but for the glory of God, that theSon of God might be glorified thereby” (Jn.11:4). Let us give God an opportunity toglorify His Son through our healing.Let us renew our covenants and faith, and claim our healing, and decide to loveHim, obey Him and serve Him all the days of our life.§§§§§§Chapter 33

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