TEXT : 3 JOHN 1 vs 2.
Divine healing is good but you will agree with me that living in divine health is better.
The Bible records that our body is the temple of the Holy Spirit 1 Cor 6 vs 19 – 20. If that is true and we know that everything about God or His Spirit is perfect and Holy, then it will dawn on us that His perfect will about our wellbeing is to perpetually live in divine health.
He created everything that means He is the manufacturer of all things including all the parts of our bodies, so if by any reason any part is not functioning as it should be, He has the ability to completely replace that part.
The man was created perfectly because we are created in God’s own image. Genesis 1 vs 26 – 27.
So in that state man was living in perfect health, but along the line, man sinned and that introduced the anger of God upon man and man began to be sick and not living according to the original plan of God.
As a consequence of sinning, man lost his authority and position to rule and dominate.
However, being a merciful God, He sent down His only begotten son to come and die for our sin John 3 vs 16. And that resulted in the restoration of the original plan of God for our life. This includes the ability to live in divine health.
So it may be interesting to know that our health has again been fully paid for over 2000 years ago, we only need to claim this by our Faith in God. Isaiah 53 vs 4 – 5.
Let us look at some prerequisites to living in divine health.
1. You must be a child of God, be born again. That is when you have made up your mind that your body belongs to Him.
2. You must be knowledgeable about what the scripture says about you and your health.
3. You must have the faith to believe what you read and know about your health and healings because that is the one that can receive and sustain your health. 1John 5 vs 4.
Fear causes sickness- but God has not given us the spirit of fear 2 Tim 1 vs 7.
Let us look at some bible references that speak about liberation to our lives.
Psalm 103vs 2-5, Jeremiah 30vs17, Hosea 6vs1,Malachi 4vs2,psalm 30vs2-3,Exd15vs26,Deut 7 vs 15,Psalm 34vs 19, Isaiah 58 vs 8,Exd23vs25,Ps107 19-20,1 Pet 2 vs 24.
The Bible records in John 8 vs 36, that if the son set you free, ye shall be free indeed.
James 5 vs 13-15 also teach us what to do if in any case, we are sick.
My prayer is that may the almighty God empower us to begin to live in divine health from now henceforth in Jesus wonderful name. Amen.
The sermon Empowerment For Divine Health, by Pastor Victor Olobaniyi, was first delivered on September 18, 2016