3 John 2 says, “Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers.” God’s word promises that it is God’s will that we prosper in all things and be in health. Walking in divine health is God’s best for each one of us. But there may be times if we find ourselves in need for a healing, ourGod sends His word and heals us. Isaiah 53: 5, “But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; The chastisement for our peace was upon Him, And by His stripes we are healed.” There is nothing else that Jesus needs to do to give us health. He said ‘it is finished.’ That means He has done it all.In the scripture, we see a slave girl having a deep concern for the health of her master!2 Kings 5:1-3, “Now Naaman, commander of the army of the king of Syria, was a great and honorable man in the eyes of his master, because by him the Lord had given victory to Syria. He was also a mighty man of valor, but a leper. And the Syrians had gone out on raids, and had brought back captive a young girl from the land of Israel. She waited on Naaman’s wife. Then she said to her mistress, “If only my master were with the prophet who is in Samaria! For he would heal him of his leprosy.” Vs. 9-10 says, “Then Naaman went with his horses and chariot, and he stood at the door of Elisha’s house. And Elisha sent a messenger to him, saying, “Go and wash in the Jordan seven times, and your flesh shall be restored to you, and you shall be clean.” Vs.13-15 says, “And his servants came near and spoke to him, and said, “My father, if the prophet had told you to do something great, would you not have done it? How much more then, when he says to you, ‘Wash, and be clean’?” So he went down and dipped seven times in the Jordan, according to the saying of the man of God; and his flesh was restored like the flesh of a little child, and he was clean. And he returned to the man of God, he and all his aides, and came and stood before him; and he said, “Indeed, now I know that there is no God in all the earth, except in Israel; now therefore, please take a gift from your servant.”
Keys for Divine Health
1. Fear the Lord
This is where the blessing of health starts. When we fear God, we will follow His commandments. When we keep God’s commandments, the blessing of health follows.
Proverbs 3:7-8, “Do not be wise in your own eyes; Fear the Lord and depart from evil. 8 It will be health to your flesh, And strength to your bones”Proverbs 3:1-2, “My son, do not forget my law, But let your heart keep my commands; For length of days and long life And peace they will add to you.”
2. Expect healing
Matthew 20:30-34, “And behold, two blind men sitting by the road, when they heard that Jesus was passing by, cried out, saying, “Have mercy on us, O Lord, Son of David!” Then the multitude warned them that they should be quiet; but they cried out all the more, saying, “Have mercy on us, O Lord, Son of David!” So Jesus stood still and called them, and said, “What do you want Me to do for you?” They said to Him, “Lord, that our eyes may be opened.” So Jesus had compassion and touched their eyes. And immediately their eyes received sight, and they followed Him.” In the above passage, the blind men wanted God’s mercy and they were expecting the healing. The Bible says, their eyes received sight. They positioned alligned themselves in a place to receive. But these blind men followed Jesus. Let there be no doubt in your heart that Jesus can heal you. All you need to do is cry out to the Lord with an expectation.
3. Prayer of Faith
James 5:14-16 says, “Is anyone among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him anointing him with oil.” The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much.” Oh! you don’t necessarily have to be an elder in a church to pray. The Lord has made you a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a Holy nation, His own special people (1 Pet 2:9) You could pray that prayer of faith anointing with oil in the name of the Lord Jesus.
4. Confession and prayer
James 5: 16 says, “Confess you trespasses to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed.” It is so important that we live a life where others do not have anything against us. We cannot live in any bitterness and expect to receive our healing It should not be very difficult for a believer to say ‘sorry’ and reconcile with others. The Bible says that we have to pray for others that we may be healed. That is sowing a good seed into someone else’s life. What we sow is what we reap! If we sow toward the health of others, we will receive the same. That is God’s principle.
In conclusion, one of Jesus’ last words were, “In My name they will lay hands on the sick and they will recover” Mark 16:18. Take your authority in Jesus’ mighty name. Jesus said in Luke 10:19 “Behold I give you authority …” Peter exercised that authority. There was a lame man at the gate of the temple called Beautiful. Peter said ”Silver and gold I do not have, but what I do have I give you: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, rise up and walk.” (Acts 3:6)
Paul exercised that authority. Acts 19:11-12 reads, Now, God worked unusual miracles by the hand of Paul, so that even handkerchiefs or aprons were brought from his body to the sick and the diseases left them. Acts 28:8 says, “Paul went in to him and prayed and he laid his hands on him and healed him.”
We believe and pray that you be in health even as your soul prospers. Amen.