"Healing is the Will of God" by Dr. John David Kirby
In the beginning when God created man and woman He created them perfect and sinless. Not only were they sinless, they were also without sickness. The Bible says that everything God created was good! Genesis 1:31 - "And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day."
Sickness and disease were never a part of Adam and Eve's lives until after "The Fall." When Adam and Eve ate of the "forbidden fruit" sin entered their lives and brought with it sickness, disease and death.
Sickness, disease and death were never God's idea. They were never God's intention for His beloved creation. They are the works of darkness.
The Bible says that Jesus Christ came to destroy the "works of darkness!" 1 John 3:8 - "He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil."
You must understand that sickness and disease and death are the enemies of God. You must view sickness and disease the way that God does. They are your enemies, not your friends.
The Bible says that Jesus went about doing good, and healing! Acts 10:38 - "How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him."
God says that healing is good! Healing is the will of God for you! This verse of scripture shows us the will of God. Jesus only did the will of God. John 8:29 - "And he that sent me is with me: the Father hath not left me alone; for I do always those things that please him."
Therefore healing is good . . . and Healing IS the Will of God. Jesus said to the leper who came to him for healing, "I WILL", and forever settled the issue for us all!
Matthew 8:1-3 - "When he was come down from the mountain, great multitudes followed him.
And, behold, there came a leper and worshipped him, saying, Lord, if thou wilt, thou canst make me clean. And Jesus put forth his hand, and touched him, saying, I will; be thou clean. And immediately his leprosy was cleansed."
It is always the will of God to heal! You must get into agreement with God to receive your healing from God. Amos 3:3 - "Can two walk together, except they be agreed?"
God says that sickness disease and death are His enemies.
You must say sickness, disease and death are my enemies.
God says healing is His will for you.
You must say that healing is His will for me.
God says He has healed you.
You must say He has healed me.
Isaiah 53:4-5 - "Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed."
1 Peter 2:24 - "Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed."
I want you to begin to study these passages of scripture. This is the Word of God! This is the will of God for you! What does the Word say? What does the will say? What does God say? He says you were healed! He says you are healed!
What does God say? You were healed! You are healed! This is crucial to your healing! You must lay claim to the provision
Christ has made for you! Through the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ, God has made full provision for you to be healed. By His stripes, you are healed! The things in the natural realm are subject to change but Jesus and His will for your healing will never change! 2Corinthians 4:18 - "While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal."
Hebrews 13:8 - "Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever." You must renew your mind to the Word of God until the Word of God manifests in your body!
Romans 12:1-2 - "I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the
renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God."
Do not be conformed to "this world." This world is full of sickness, disease, and death. Be transformed! Be conformed to The Kingdom of God! There is no sickness, disease or death in the Kingdom of God! Jesus taught us to pray that His Kingdom would come or manifest in earth and in you!
Matthew 6:10 - "Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven." God wants us to be living demonstrations of the Kingdom of God. He wants us to live the "Christ life" now! Not only does God want you healed and healthy, but He wants to use you to get others healed and healthy! Jesus Christ is our Master and Supreme example. We are to live as He lived! Not only in holiness and consecration to the Father, but in health! Jesus never had a sick day in His 33 ½ years. We should live the same. Start believing for the same! He said it -- it is His will for you and me! 1 John 2:6 - "He that saith he abideth in him ought himself also so to walk, even as he walked."
As with all the promises and provisions of God, we must lay claim to them by faith. Faith is born where the will of God is known! Romans 10:17 - "So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God." When you know the will of God, faith is born for you to claim the will of God! For you must receive everything from God by faith. Hebrews 11:6 - "But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him."
When you see the promise of God, lay claim to the promise of God by faith, and you receive the provision by faith the moment you claim it! You have to see it, then say it, then receive it, and you will have it! Faith is always now! Faith is not in the future, it is now! You must expect your miracle or healing the moment you lay claim to the promise. Mark 11:24 - "Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them."
When I minister to people that are in need of a miracle or a healing I instruct them in the Word of God. I teach them that the Word of God is the will of God for them. I tell them the moment that I lay my hands on them to say out loud the words “I have it!” That is laying claim to the promise by faith with confession!
The Word of God says that confession is made unto salvation! Salvation means deliverance! Deliverance from all sin, sickness, disease, pain, and the works of the devil! Romans 10:10 - “For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.”
I then instruct them to begin to do what they could not do! I tell them if they couldn’t move something to move it now! If they couldn’t bend over to bend over now! If they couldn’t see to see now! If they couldn’t hear to hear now! Whatever the case may be! It is always now! I have seen countless miracles and healings manifest in this way! I have seen people healed instantly of numerous sicknesses and diseases in the Name of Jesus!
When you get into agreement with God and expect to receive by faith in His Word/will, you will be healed, because God said you are healed! God says you are healed, you are healed! Lay claim to the promise of God! Do not waver or doubt, and you will see the manifestation of the promise of God for you! James 1:6 - "But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that
wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed."
Mark 11:23 - "For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.”
Many people never received the manifestation of their healing because they did not see instant results. They went away disappointed and discouraged believing that God didn’t heal them. The Truth is He did heal them. They just didn’t see immediate results. Sometimes people do not see immediate results. Sometimes it is “as they go” the manifestation occurs. Luke 17:12 - 14: “And as he entered into a certain village, there met him ten men that were lepers, which stood afar off. And they lifted up their voices, and said, Jesus, Master, have mercy on us. And when he saw them, he said unto them, 'Go shew yourselves unto the priests.' And it came to pass, that, as they went, they were cleansed.”
I received a testimony from a man that was in one of my healing services. He said that he had injured his back a long time ago, and that he had a continual numbness in his lip from a surgery to repair his broken cheek bone. He didn’t notice anything different until the next day. The next afternoon he went to bend over for something and noticed that his back was perfectly healed! There was no pain whatsoever! He also noticed that he had no numbness in his lip at all! To God be all the glory!
When a person is prayed for they are healed-if they see or do not see the manifestation. The Bible says so! God said so! I encourage people to begin to say and keep saying what God said! God said they are healed! They are healed! Mark 16:18 - “They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.”
James 5:15 - “And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him.”
Stop saying that you are sick and start saying you are healed! Stop saying what the devil says, say what God says! Do not take anyone’s word for it, but God’s Word for it! Only say what God says! Period!
YOU ARE HEALED! GOD SAID IT, THAT SETTLES IT!
TESTIMONIES OF HEALINGS
Sometimes people need to have their faith encouraged. I pray that these testimonies will encourage your faith for your-or your loved ones-miracle healing today!
I ministered to a woman who was in excruciating pain and had a brace on her leg. She was in so much pain she was grimacing as she stood in the prayer line. After prayer she was sitting in her chair and we began to encourage her faith. She took off the brace and stood up! Her eyes got as big as saucers and she began to weep! She was completely amazed! She could not get up on her own before prayer. She could now! She was in terrible pain before. Now she had no pain! It was such a wonderful sight to see her walk to the altar of the church on her own and kneel down and worship the Lord! She knelt down and got up on her own without the brace and without the pain! She walked out with the glow of God on her face and her brace in her hand! Hallelujah!
I have been very blessed to see the Lord do many great signs and wonders through my life and ministry. I remember an amazing miracle concerning the spoken Word of God! You can be healed while reading or hearing the Word of God!
A few years ago my wife Sarah and I were ministering in a jail to female inmates here in South Florida. I had preached the Word to the ladies and asked if there were any who would like to have prayer for healing. There was a woman who said she did, and I told her to come forward. There were a few others that came forward, also. I told them that I didn’t want them to take my word on healing, but to take God’s Word on healing. I began to read healing verses to them out of the Bible. As I was about to finish the last healing scripture, the woman who was the first to respond fell down on the floor! She just crashed on the floor right in front of me! Then she got up on her knees and began to feel her chest and told us that the cysts that were in her breast were melted away! Hallelujah! We danced all over that little cell!! She told us that the doctors were going to operate on her. Jesus the Great Physician operated on her right there in the cell! If He can heal her there, He will heal you right where you are now! The power of God in the Word of God melted the cysts and bowled her over! What a moment! What a miracle! There is power in the Word of God!
I was ministering in a meeting and called the people to the front that wanted to be healed. As the people were standing in the line, I looked at a woman and said-by the Holy Spirit-to her that she would never have back problems again! I laid my hand on her, and she backed up all the way to the wall and slid down the wall and sat there weeping. I went back to the prayer line and continued to pray for others to be healed. When I called for testimonies, she came forward and told of all the years she had suffered with a curved spine and terrible pain. She said for the first time she could see over her husband’s shoulder! She sent me the x-ray and her spine had actually straightened considerably, causing her to grow taller! To God be the glory!
Many times God will couple the gifts of the Holy Spirit together in performing a miracle or healing! I was in a meeting and during the worship time the Lord asked me if I saw the man behind me. I looked around, and I saw a man with a cane. The Lord told me that if I told him to drop the cane and walk to the front of the church He would heal him. The Lord then asked me if I saw the woman on my right. I looked and saw a woman with a Velcro-strapped cast on her foot. The Lord told me that if I told her to take the cast off her foot and walk to the front that He would heal her. After the Pastor introduced me, I told the man what the Lord said. He dropped the cane, walked to the front and was totally healed! From legally disabled to divinely able! That’s our God! I then told the woman what the Lord had said. All you could hear was the sound of her ripping the Velcro off and taking the cast off! She walked to the front totally healed! Just like the Lord had said! They both acted in faith on the Word of the Lord!
I was ministering in a church and gave the invitation to those who wanted to receive healing to come down and form a prayer line. As the people were coming, I saw a woman being wheeled down to the front. I told the person wheeling her to bring her to the front of the platform, right in front of the pulpit. I said to the woman in the chair that I perceived she had the faith to be healed! I commanded her to be healed in the Name of Jesus, and I came down from the platform and picked her up out of the chair. We walked back and forth across the front of the church, she was totally and completely healed! She had been in that chair for over six months! In an instant she was healed! Jesus is still healing the sick today!
I was praying for the sick in a church meeting, and a woman came for prayer. Some of the bones in her hand were separating from each other. After prayer she was completely healed! The bones had perfectly re-attached and she was moving her hand and wrist perfectly well!
We were holding a healing service in a local church and the Lord had really blessed in the service. A number of people stood and testified of how the Lord had healed them in the service. The Pastor of the church was making a few closing remarks when all of a sudden a woman began calling out, “Pastor, Pastor, a miracle has happened; a great miracle has happened!” The pastor asked the woman who had received the miracle to come up on the platform and testify. She was an older woman from India. She didn’t speak English very well. The Pastor interpreted the woman’s testimony. She was crippled in her hands, and the thumb and fore-fingers on each hand were “frozen” in the extended position. After prayer both of her hands were loosed completely, and she had perfect mobility in both hands! Hallelujah!!!
In another meeting there was a man who came up to testify on the microphone. He had a detached retina in his eye. He was afraid that he was going to lose his eye. He had been in contact with eye surgeons to try to re- attach the retina. He said on the microphone that the Lord had healed his eye, and that he had no “floaters,” or any other signs or symptoms of any eye malfunction! He said he could see perfectly. To God be all the glory!
It is SO wonderful to see the Lord touching and healing His people! What the Lord has done for so many others, He wants to do for YOU! Just believe that you receive and you shall see the manifestation of your healing! Mark 11:24 “Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.”
The Bible tells us that we are the workmanship of God. We are the handiwork of Almighty God. We are the crowning achievement of God’s creation. You can be sure God does not create anything faulty or defective! Eph 2:10 “For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.”
The Bible proves to us that when God created man and woman He created them perfect! We know that all sickness, disease, and death is the direct result of the fall of man. We see from the perfect Word of God the perfect will of God! God created man perfect and God wants man perfect again!
Many people have been born with defects and abnormalities, and they just assume that God wanted them that way. That is not the truth. These deformities and malfunctions are the result of the original sin of Adam and Eve. Jesus Christ was beaten, crucified on a cross, and resurrected to heal you and make you every bit whole! The Bible tells us that Jesus Christ became the curse for us so that we would be no longer cursed! Galatians 3:13 “Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree:”
The Bible tells us in the book of Deuteronomy, chapter 28:15-68, what Christ has redeemed you from. Praise the Name of Jesus for all that He has done! The Bible teaches us that as “Born Again” Christians we have actually become “New Creations.” We are not who we were or what we were before! We are “Born Again!” We are brand new creatures! 2Corinthians 5:17 “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.”
When a person is born again they become a totally new creation! They are born again into a brand new family; the family of God Himself! When a person is born again he receives a brand new name, the full right and privilege to the Name of Jesus and all that is in back of His Name!
All of His power!
All of His authority!
All of His accomplishments!
All of His righteousness!
When a believer has the eyes of his understanding enlightened to this reality, he will begin to live in this reality. The Holy Spirit causes the revelation of God’s Word to come alive in the heart of the believer. The Holy Spirit uses the Word of God to quicken the truths of the word to the believer. Jesus told us that His words are Spirit and Life! John 6:63 “It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.”
As born again Christians we no longer have a generational link to Adam. We have now been linked to the "Last Adam" Jesus Christ. We have been redeemed out of Adam, and into Jesus Christ. 1 Corinthians 15:45 "And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit." The Bible tells us that the last Adam, Jesus Christ, is a “quickening” Spirit. That means that Jesus Christ “quickens” or makes alive those who call upon Him. Jesus quickens all those who call upon His Name. Jesus will save, heal, and deliver all who call upon Him, in faith believing.
Acts 2:21 "And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved." The word saved means delivered. Therefore, whosoever calls upon the Name of the Lord shall be saved, healed, and delivered! The Bible goes on to say that God will quicken our mortal bodies by His Spirit. God will quicken or make alive our mortal bodies by His Spirit. Romans 8:11 "But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you.”"
The Bible says that if we serve the LORD He will bless our bread and water, and He will take all sickness away from our lives!
Exodus 23:25 "And ye shall serve the LORD your God, and he shall bless thy bread, and thy water; and I will take sickness away from the midst of thee." If we will walk in obedience to God and His Word, He will not permit the diseases of the world to come upon us. Deuteronomy 7:15 "And the LORD will take away from thee all sickness, and will put none of the evil diseases of Egypt, which thou knowest, upon thee; but will lay them upon all them that hate thee."
If we will make the LORD our refuge and habitation, His Word promises us that no evil will come upon us, and no sickness will come near us! Psalm 91:9-10 "Because thou hast made the LORD, which is my refuge, even the most High, thy habitation; there shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling."
Let’s make a conscious decision to sell out to the Lord our God. Let’s surrender all to Him, and watch the promises of healing, health and life manifest in our lives! If we obey His Word, He will activate His promises in our lives. I encourage you to act on the Word of God, and watch the Word of God activate healing in your life! James 1:22 "But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves."
Matthew 4:23-24 "And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all manner of sickness and all manner of disease among the people. 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; and he healed them."
We see from the Word of God that the ministry of the Lord Jesus included healing all manner of sickness and all manner of disease. He did not just teach and preach; He also healed ! Again we see that it "is" the will of God to heal. Jesus "only did" the will of the Father. John 8:29 "And he that sent me is with me: the Father hath not left me alone; for I do always those things that please him."
Acts 10:38 "How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him."
The Word of God declares that Jesus went about doing good and healing "all" that were oppressed of the devil. This clearly shows us that healing "is" the will of God. Jesus said He "only did" what pleased the Father! He only did His Father’s will! Therefore, if Jesus "only did" what pleased the Father, and He "only did" His Father's will, and He "healed all" that were oppressed of the devil, then obviously, HEALING "IS" THE WILL OF GOD! "PERIOD!" The Bible says that He "only did good"! Therefore we must conclude that healing is good! "Healing is good-or of God, and sickness is bad-or of the devil." Jesus went about doing good and healing! The Bible shows us clearly in Acts 10:38 where sickness comes from, the devil. Jesus healed ALL who were oppressed of the devil. And He "IS" still healing today!
Notice that Matthew 4:23 says that Jesus healed ALL manner of sickness and ALL manner of disease. "There is no sickness or disease that Jesus cannot and will not heal!" You must understand that if it was the will of God to heal then, it "IS" the will of God to heal NOW! If Jesus healed then, He "WILL" heal now! If you will come to Him as multitudes have come to Him, in faith believing, you "WILL" be healed! Cry out to Jesus and know that "He is the same healer “today” as He has always been!" Hebrews 13:8 “Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever."
Prayer for Healing
I want you to place your hand on your body as we pray together now for your healing. Jesus Himself teaches us in Mark 16:18 …"they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover." We are going to pray together “the prayer of agreement” and you "ARE" going to be healed! In Matthew 18:19 and 20 Jesus said "Again I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on earth as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven. For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them."
Let’s agree together in prayer right now, “believing and receiving” according to God’s Holy Word! Hebrews 4:16 "Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need."
1 John 5:14-15 "And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us: And if we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him."
Father God, we enter Your gates with thanksgiving and Your courts with praise. We come by the Blood of Jesus, and we come in the Name of Jesus. Father, I place myself in "Covenant Blood Agreement" with my precious brother or sister praying this prayer with me. In accordance with your Holy Word, Your "Immutable Promise" and "Sworn Oath," Hebrews 6:17-19, we come before You in the Name of Your Son Jesus Christ, our Savior and our Lord. On the authority of Your Word, and by the power of the Blood of Jesus Christ, we come expecting to receive the complete manifestation of healing, health and life.
Father, I pray that the POWER of the Holy Spirit Himself will flow through my brother or sister right now, in the Name of Jesus Christ. I command in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ that every foul and unclean spirit of sickness, disease, malady, malfunction and death in and on the body of my brother or sister, to be fully bound and completely cast out now! In the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ , I command every sickness, disease, and infirmity to die, dissipate and dematerialize NOW!
Father God, I release my brother or sister from all of the "powers" of darkness in Jesus Name! I release the gifts of healing into my brother or sister now in Jesus Name! I release the working of miracles into my brother or sister now in Jesus Name! I release the healing and miracle virtues of the Lord Jesus Christ into my brother or sister now, in the Name of Jesus Christ! Father God, I fully agree with my brother or sister for the complete manifestation of their miracle and healing to appear right now, in Jesus Name, Amen! We give You Father God, all of the glory and all of the honor, in Jesus Name! Amen!
Thank You Lord Jesus for bearing stripes on your back for their miracle and healing! We give You glory and praise for healing and delivering them NOW! Thank You Lord Jesus! We worship and adore You! I command you now my friend, in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, to rise and be healed!
Word of Encouragement
I want to encourage you to begin to "do what you could not do." Just do it by faith! Jesus said "According to your faith be it unto you." (Matthew 9:29) Don’t think about it, don’t think about doing it, "JUST DO IT!" If you couldn’t move a part of your body, "move it now!" If you could not stand, "stand up now!" If you could not walk, "walk now!" Whatever you could not do before, "DO IT NOW!" Lay claim to YOUR healing right now! I encourage you to act on the Word of God! James 1:22 says, “But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.” Put action to your faith and step out of the boat! I encourage you to keep praising and thanking the Lord for what He "HAS" done for you! Jesus said, "IT IS FINISHED!" (John 19:30) That IS the Word of the Lord for YOU now!
Remember, you "ARE" what GOD says you are, not what man says you are! God says, "You are healed!"
Isaiah 53:5 says, “But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.”
I Peter 2:24 says, “Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.”
Go forth now as "the healed of the Lord," and keep on praising and thanking God "everyday" for what He "HAS" done for YOU today! Tell some one what the Lord has done for you! TESTIFY to the miracle power of the Lord Jesus Christ, and be His witness in the earth today!