Deliverance Equals Healing

He sent his word, and healed them, and delivered them from their destructions– Psalms 107:20. The healing Word and will of God is given to us with a purpose, a reason, and that is for healing, for mental healing, for physical healing, and for spiritual healing with a view to deliver us from destruction. Man on his own is a master of destruction in his own ways, because man is not perfect. However, God’s healing Word is perfect, and when we follow the instructions within God’s Word with a believing heart, then true spiritual deliverance will follow.” ~LMJ~

Understanding God

Written by Larry M. Jaynes:

For so many people, God is simply a name or title that carries empty meanings. Some refer to Him as “the man upstairs,” or think along the lines of, “I know that there is something out there because of the order and perfection of life,” but whatever power He has or whoever He is, is just not understood. The reason that so many people think this way is because they have never been introduced to God’s heart and His healing Word.

Someone once said, in essence, “I can see how man can look at the works of man and say there is no God, but I cannot see how man can look into the starry heavens or view life all around us and still say there is no God.” There are seven major aspects of who God is which help us to understand His relationship to man. The more we understand God via His Word, the greater our spiritual lives inevitably will become. God indeed has purpose to everything He does and the blessed duty of man is to walk into the spiritual understanding of the ways of God. The more abundant life God indeed reveals to us as we come to know and understand Him through His revealed Word.

Exodus 3:14:
And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you.

The most basic understanding of these words I AM THAT I AM, means that God cannot deny Himself, for He is Who He is. The Apostle Paul said “by the grace of God I am what I am:” (I Corinthians 15:9), because Paul could not deny who he was, and that he was who he was by the grace of God; it is the same with us and with God (Hebrews 11:6). In Exodus chapter 3, God was preparing Moses to deliver the children of Israel from the bondage of slavery, but this was not all that God told Moses to say to the children of Israel.

Exodus 3:15a:
And God said moreover unto Moses, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, The LORD God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, hath sent me unto you. . .

So Moses had more to go on than simply to say, “I AM sent me unto you,” but also to inform them that the same God their ancestors believed in and hoped on has “sent me unto you.”

Exodus 6:2-3:
-2: And God spake unto Moses, and said unto him, I am the LORD:
-3: And I appeared unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob, by the name of God Almighty, but by my name JEHOVAH was I not known to them.

Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob never knew God by the name of Jehovah, only by God Almighty. The significance of this is in understanding what is in God’s name because the more we understand the distinctions within the names of God (and there are many), the more we can understand God Himself. Throughout the ages God has been revealing ever more of Himself to His children, and some of this “understanding God” we will be looking at in this study.

Psalms 100:3a:
Know ye that the LORD he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves. . .

In this verse, we learn that the LORD is God. The Hebrew word for LORD is Jehovah and means God’s personal relationship to what He has created. The Hebrew word for God is Elohim and means God’s relationship to His creation. Jehovah (Lord) always implies God’s horizontal relationship between men and Himself, while Elohim (God) always implies God’s vertical relationship between man and God, Who is the Almighty Creator.

In Psalms 100:3, we see that God the Creator wants to have a personal relationship with those whom He has created, and made. “For he that cometh to God must believe that he is …” (Hebrews 11:6). God’s Word says He made us; we never sprang up from vapor or crawled out of the ocean after a big bang or by any other “weird” means. When Christians come to the place in their own believing that it truly was God Who made us, then God’s wonderful relationship with us begins to manifests itself in our hearts. Then we can say with believing conviction “by the grace of God I am what I am.”

He Sent His Word (The Expanded Version of He Sent His Word and Healed Them)

Written by Larry M. Jaynes:

In the Gospels, there are many references to Jesus healing people. What empowered his ability to heal was his believing faith that released the power of God. When we receive God’s healing Word and discover Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior, then unequivocally the vim of our believing faith will also aspire us up to the standards that God’s Word sets forth, as spiritual healing becomes ever more realized, administered, and enjoyed.

The Word of God has always been given to heal and mend the hearts and souls of believers. The Word of God is the greatest thing that has ever been given, yet sometimes the Word has been one of the most scorned, neglected, and rejected gifts that God, in love, has ever presented to humanity.

Psalm 107:20:
He sent his word, and healed them, and delivered them from their destructions.

I am reminded of the Centurion in the Gospel of Matthew 8:8 who said to Jesus, “speak the word only, and my servant shall be healed,” and his servant was indeed healed. If the Word of God was that powerful when the Psalms were written and still as powerful when Jesus was here, it only stands to reason that the Word of God sent to us through Christ is still as powerful as it ever was. Not only is the Word of God currently profitable for healing, but it also can “deliver us from all of our destructions.”

When we believe God’s Word, then the Word itself will begin producing positive results of deliverance. Whenever men and women decide to put their trust in God’s Word with a believing heart of expectation, he or she will begin receiving His blessings!

I Thessalonians 2:13:
For this cause also thank we God without ceasing, because, when ye received the word of God which ye heard of us, ye received it not as the word of men, but as it is in truth, the word of God, which effectually worketh also in you that {do one thing, and one thing only,} believe.

When we receive the Word of God, believing that we are receiving the thoughts of His heart opened to us, then the Word itself begins working within us effectually i.e., energetically.

Psalm 107:21:
Oh that men would praise the LORD for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men!

This is a great verse of Scripture; let us compare it with the context of verse 20 (above). For God’s wonderful works to the children of men is their own deliverance from destructions, and Oh that men would praise the LORD for his goodness is man being thankful because “God sent His Word and healed them.” God has sent His Word, and His Word does indeed heal, as swiftly as His Word delivers us from destructions, for His Word is Jesus Christ!

Man on his own is sometimes a master of self-destruction by impeding his own hopes and dreams because he is not perfect. However, God’s healing Word is perfect, and when we follow the instructions within God’s Word with a believing heart, then true spiritual deliverance must follow.

Proverbs 3:5–8:
-5: Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.
-6: In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.
-7: Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear {respect} the LORD, and depart from evil.
-8: It shall be health {healing} to thy navel {meaning that healing can begin at the center of our lives}, and marrow {moisture} to thy bones.

The word marrow means moisture that nurtures the human structure of life. The word fear in verse 7 means to have respect, awe, and reverence for our heavenly Father, and acquiring this kind of respectful honor for God takes walking with Christ who is the Master Teacher and Physician of the spiritual heart and who heals the repentant sinner (Luke 5:31–32). We are often taught that we need to fear God, and that He will only care for those of us who are genuinely afraid of His power and judgments; however, this is simply a fallacy. God loves us and His desire for us is to respect and honor Him, as He has total admiration, honor, and respect for us in that He so loved the world that He gave (John 3:16)!

Psalms 91:15:
He {the believer} shall call upon me {our God}, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honour him.

In the Gospel of John 1:14 it reads, “And the Word was made flesh.” This refers to the birth and life of Jesus Christ, for he lived and spoke the Word of God. Jesus spoke God’s healing Word and as people believed on him, healing abounded. When God becomes clearly understood from the Scriptures, then His healing Word becomes a reality in our lives.

God sent His Word and healed them in the same manner that God sent Jesus Christ and healed them because Christ and God’s Word are inseparable. God sent His Son who said, “I have given them thy word” (John 17:14). Jesus gave of himself, giving his all in all even unto death. He is completely inseparable from the healing Word of God, in as much as the healing Word of God is inseparable from the true story of Jesus’ life.

In the Gospel of Matthew, as Jesus spoke the Word of God, healing became prevalent before his eyes, “For he taught them as one having authority” (Matthew 7:29), and his authority came from the healing Word of God.

Matthew 4:23–24:
-23: And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching {the Word} in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all manner of sickness and all manner of disease among the people.
-24: And his fame went throughout all Syria: and they brought unto him all sick people that were taken with divers diseases and torments, and those which were possessed with devils, and those which were lunatick, and those that had the palsy {paralyzed}; and he healed them.

Today the Word of God still reveals Jesus Christ who reveals God, and when we truly find God and His honor bestowed upon our lives, the more abundant life (John 10:10) becomes known and enjoyed. As the healing Word of God begins to permeate and uplift our believing and searching souls, we can say (and receive) with believing conviction: He sent his word and healed them, for our healing comes through Christ who is the healing Word and will of God.

However, and Thank God, Our Shameless Hope Is Something to Be Excited About

“The hope of Christ’s return and our gathering together unto him maketh not ashamed- Romans 5:5, meaning just the opposite of shame, giving us something that we can indeed be so very proud of, as hope fills the desire in our hearts to want to tell anyone who will listen that Jesus is coming back. Paul wrote in I Corinthians 15:19, If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable. The context of this verse is that if we hope in Christ and our gathering together to be with him for eternity, and if he were not to return, then we should be the most wretched people on the planet for hoping in vain. However, and thank God, our hope is that Christ indeed is returning and then we will be gathered up and blessed for all eternity. For the present time, God has given to us His own love and the permission to believe His promises to us which will help sustain our lives as we continue to believe and enjoy His healing Word that guarantees our pleasurable expectations of divine hope.” ~LMJ~