Message Outline

Living in Health

Supernatural Living

Pastor Larry Stockstill
Sunday, Jul 10, 2022

"With LONG LIFE I will satisfy him and show him my salvation…" (Psalms 91:16, ESV)

"My son, do not forget my teaching, but let your heart keep my commandments, for LENGTH OF DAYS AND YEARS OF LIFE and peace they will add to you." (Proverbs 3:1-2, ESV)

Four foundations of supernatural health:

1. “Healing is the will of God” (Matthew 8:2-3)

  1. “And behold, a leper came to him and knelt before him, saying, “Lord, IF YOU WILL, you can make me clean.” And Jesus stretched out his hand and touched him, saying, “I WILL; be clean.” And immediately his leprosy was cleansed.”
  2. ALL HEALING is the will of God, whether it be through:
    1. A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE
    2. A MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL
    3. A MIRACULOUS HEALING

2. Satan is the author of sickness.

  1. “And behold, there was a woman who had had a disabling spirit for eighteen years…Ought not this woman, a daughter of Abraham whom SATAN HAS BOUND for eighteen years, be loosed from this bond on the Sabbath day?” (Luke 13:11,16)
  2. “How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power. He went about doing good and healing all who were OPPRESSED BY THE DEVIL, for God was with him.” (Acts 10: 38, ESV).
  3. Because sickness can be caused by the presence of a spirit of infirmity, we should “speak to the spirit” and command it to leave. 

3. The Holy Spirit moves to bring health.

  1. “God anointed Jesus with the Holy Spirit and power. He went about doing good and healing ALL…” (Acts 10:38)
  2. One of the nine gifts of the Spirit is the “gifts of healing.” Through the laying on of hands and even His very clothing, Jesus healed multitudes of people with physical contact.
  3. James, the pastor of the Jerusalem church, told us, “Is anyone among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, ANOINTING HIM WITH OIL (a type of the Holy Spirit) in the name of the Lord. And the prayer of faith will save the one who is sick, and the Lord will raise him up. And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven. Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed (James 5:14-16, ESV)

4. Healing and forgiveness go together.

  1. Healing and forgiveness of sin are really “one package” in the blood of Christ.
  2. “He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness (this is SALVATION). By his wounds you have been healed…(this is HEALING) (1 Peter 2:24).
  3. Jesus told the paralyzed man who was let down through the roof, “Take heart, my son, your sins are forgiven” (Matthew 9:2). THEN HE SAID, “Which is easier, (not HARDER!) to say, “Your sins are forgiven,’ or to say, ‘Rise and walk?”

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