On this edition of BotROCK | Building on the ROCK with Pastor Murphy:
Featured Artist: Chris Tomlin
Song Title: Awake My Soul
Scripture: 1 Peter 2:24
How are you this morning? I trust you had a good week. Today on BotROCK with Pastor Murphy, I will be sharing with you on some simple but important steps you need to take in other to receive your healing from God. Remember, Last week I emphasized that it is God’s utmost desire to heal you now, because of His love and compassion for you. However even though God is reaching out by offering you healing, you will need to receive it by faith.
Sicknesses is a very frustrating thing to handle especially now in the current economic situation. When households are finding it difficult to make ends meet, the additional burden of sickness becomes unbearable. The unfortunate thing is that you can’t afford to keep sickness on hold like many other expenses, so it eats up the limited resources that a household has to live by. This is why God is very eager to heal people especially in this season in other to give some relief to the situations they are facing.
Your Faith is crucial to receiving your healing
God’s best for you is that you get healed and not have to spend the limited money you have on treatments, so He is offering healing to you today. But you have to receive this healing by faith and that is not difficult at all.
I will share with you today on how to receive your healing using some lessons I learnt from the woman with the issue of blood. I believe if you take the steps that the woman took, you will definitely receive your healing from God. Remember, Jesus was not aware of that healing. He only noticed that someone has drawn power from Him without His permission. And in response Jesus told her “your faith has made you whole”. He did not say I or my power has made you whole, but He said woman, your faith has made you well.
Before I go into the steps of faith she took, let me give you a background of her story. This woman had been terribly sick for 12 years. I want you to picture that: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5… to 12 years. That is a very long time. If you are sick for that long it is enough for you to have given up and accepted it as your lot in life, but not this woman (and you too if you want to be healed).
Not only had she been sick for 12 years, she had been actively seeking for a solution. She had gone to all manner of doctors who she believed could cure her and spent all her money, but instead of getting better, she grew worse. That is the evil of sickness. This woman may have been a businesswoman before she fell sick and was making money but this sickness had eating her dry that she became poor. If that is your experience I want you to know that Jesus is the same yesterday, today and forever, and just like that woman, you will receive a complete turnaround. All you need is to have that woman’s attitude of never giving up and take the simple steps of faith she took.
Practical Steps to get healed by Faith
First, she heard about Jesus. Jesus is the Word of God made flesh and the word of God is what built faith in her. In other words she opened herself to hear about the power of Jesus or the power in the word of God. I believe she must have heard of the numerous miracles that Jesus performed. Someone must have told her Jesus was very compassionate and always healed everyone that came to Him. She opened her heart to hear about Jesus and that built faith in her heart.
The key to activate your healing is your openness to hear the Word of God. Luke 6:17-18 talked about some group of sick people that came to hear Jesus and be healed and the result was that they were all healed from their sicknesses. I believe as they heard Jesus speak the word of God, their faith rose and they were able to receive their healing. So the first thing you need to do is to open your heart to hear the Word of God concerning your situation.
Secondly, you need to say what you believe to yourself constantly. The Bible says for she said to her, if only I can touch the helm of His garment I will be made whole, that was her faith speaking. She believed strongly that all she needed to do was to touch the helm of Jesus’ garment. Jesus’ garment was her point of contact. Most times a point of contact for your faith is vital to receiving your healing or any other thing from God. It is an action that when you take, switches on God’s power to heal you. It can be different things for different people. It comes to you by inspiration when your mind is focused on the Word of God concerning your situation. But you have to say it like that woman before you do it, if you will experience the power of God to heal you.
For instance, if you intend to come for the June Healing Seminar this Thursday @TCC Tent Trans-Ekulu, you should start saying from today, when I get to the June Healing Seminar and Pastor Murphy lays his hands on me I will receive my complete healing. Once you say that continually to yourself, you have positioned yourself to definitely receive your completely healing if you take the next step, which is do it. In other words do what you are saying or act on your faith.
Thirdly, she took an action; she did it. Now consider this woman who had been bleeding for 12 years. She must have been very weak. But she determined to do what she said despite the obstacles that were on her way. She did not give room for any excuses. She pressed through the crowd that wanted to hinder her from doing what she was saying until she got to Jesus and touched His garment. Immediately she touched His garment, the power of God was switched on and she received what she was saying.
I want you to notice that this woman had very legitimate reasons to not act on her faith. She could have said the crowd is too much and I am too weak, let me turn back before I get crushed. And anyone she told that will understand but she did not give that excuse. She went against all odds and did what she said and as a result she received her healing instantly.
The final thing this woman did was that she testified of her healing to all who where there. When you receive your healing don’t keep it to yourself. Share your testimony and by that you will stop the sickness from coming back.
Before I go let me remind you to join me this Thursday, 30th June by 5:30pm prompt for the June Healing Seminar. The venue is TCC Tent, Akachukwu Springs, Enugu-Onitsha Expressway, just at the foot of the Trans-Ekulu Flyover. If you are sick in your body or mind, come and you will experience the healing power of Jesus.
BEFORE WE END OUR PROGRAM TODAY, I want to give you an opportunity to make Jesus Lord of your life. He wants to make Himself real to you if you will let Him. Say this simple prayer with me:
Jesus I know you are the son of God and you died for my sins. Today I give you my life, take me and change me. Be the Lord of my life. Thank you Lord, for I am now yours!
If you sincerely made that prayer from your heart, you are now a child of God and have started the journey of a fruitful life. Join a Bible believing Church that will help you grow in God. If you reside in Enugu city feel free to visit us at The Cornerstone Church, Trans-Ekulu, we will be glad to have you.
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