WHY WE DON’T ALWAYS RECEIVE OUR HEALING
SOUGHTOUT EMEKA MATTHEW
God heals; but it’s quite unfortunate that many who ought to be healed do not receive the healing God gives.
Nothing happens without reasons. If we don’t receive healing, there are reasons for that. This is why I have taken my time to glean from the word of God three main reasons why people don’t always receive their healing from God. And these reasons are:
- INABILITY TO FULFILL HEALING COVENANT OBLIGATIONS:
Divine healing is a function of covenant. When it comes to covenant, God can never fail in His obligations. And if we would be healed by Him, we have to fulfill our covenant obligations.
In Exodus 15:26 He established a healing covenant with His people the Israelites which gave the following conditions:
“If you diligently heed the voice of the LORD your God and do what is right in His sight, give ear to His commandments and keep all His statutes, I will put none of the diseases on you which I have brought on the Egyptians. For I am the LORD who heals you.”
God will keep healing us if we can fulfill our covenant obligations as stated above. He is same yesterday, today and forever when it comes to healing. In the past, He told the Israelites, I am the Lord that heals you. Even today, the scripture still reads:
“… I am the LORD who heals you.”
This is the very reason He established healing covenant (..I am the LORD who heals you.”)
- LACK OF KNOWLEDGE THAT HEALING IS HIS WILL FOR US
Knowing God’s will concerning the word of healing will provide you with a solid foundation and basis for your faith to be exercised and released so that you can receive the healing God has intended for you to enjoy.
Lack of knowledge is the basic reason why God’s people are destroyed.
Hosea 4:6(Bible in Basic English) Destruction has overtaken my people because they have no knowledge…”.
Knowledge is everything to God. He doesn’t want His people to lack it neither do He want them to refuse it. This is because it is detrimental to lack it. Also, it determines God’s relationship with us.
Hosea 4:6(Bible in Basic English) Destruction has overtaken my people because they have no knowledge; because you have given up knowledge, I will give you up, so that you will be no priest to me, because you have not kept in mind the law of your God, I will not keep your children in my memory.
If we would be healed by God, we need to acknowledge He is our healer. We need to acknowledge that it is His will to heal us. This is because; it is His will that is always done. It not ours neither the Devil’s. It is His will that is and will be done on the earth and in our lives.
He told the Israelites,
“… I am the LORD who heals you.”
This sure statement is a proof that healing is not just God’s nature but His will for us.
- LACK OF UNDERSTANDING THAT GOD IS OUR HEALER:
Lack of understanding of who God is to us when sickness and diseases comes confronting our health determine who we run to in such a time.
When God’s people seek for healing where they ought not, God is never happy and healing will never show up. Asa, one of the kings of Israel made such a mistake and he lived with it and died without getting healed where he sought it from.
2 Chronicles 16:12-13 And Asa in the thirty and ninth year of his reign was diseased in his feet, until his disease was exceeding great: yet in his disease he sought not to the LORD, but to the physicians. And Asa slept with his fathers, and died in the one and fortieth year of his reign.
God wants us to know He is our healer. The scripture says,
“…I will put none of the diseases on you which I have brought on the Egyptians. For I am the LORD who heals you.”
This is the truth about God when it comes to healing. He is the Lord that heals us. When must get the knowledge of this fact into our spirit man if we must experience the healing power of God in our lives. Jesus revealed that what sets God’s people is the truth they know.
John 8:32 And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.
The Proverbs writer confirmed that what delivers the just is traceable to what the just knows. So, knowledge delivers from poverty as well as from sickness and diseases.
Proverbs 11:9 …. but through knowledge shall the just be delivered.
God wants us to come to the knowledge of the truth that He is our healer. He doesn’t want to have us be saved; He wants us to come to the knowledge of truth that He is our healer so He could release healings that we needed from Him.
1 Timothy 2:4 Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.
Whatever God had given to us or what He will give to us is according to the knowledge of Him. How much we can receive from Him is determined by the level of knowledge of Him we have.
2 Peter 1:3 According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue:
One of the cravings of the Apostle Paul was to know God more. This is because; we should grow in knowledge and not be static at it.
Philippians 3:10 That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings…
Growing in knowledge is not an option, it is a command and we have to obey if we must be healed by God.
2 Peter 3:18 But grow …. in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and for ever. Amen.
Would you like to grow in knowledge?
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