LESSON # 15
THE ENEMY OF HEALING IS UNBELIEF
The Bible gives an account of a man who brought his child to the Lord’s disciples for deliverance because he was “an epileptic and suffers severely.” But the disciples couldn’t do it. So the man brought his son to Jesus who “rebuked the demon, and he came out of him; and the child was cured from that very hour.”
The disciples asked Jesus, “Why could we not cast him out?”
And Jesus replied, “BECAUSE OF YOUR UNBELIEF.”
The same happens today. Christians pray for a person to be healed and often the person is as sick as ever. Why? Jesus would answer, “Because of your unbelief.”
Othe people may give a different answer. Like, “I guess God just didn’t want to heal him/her for some reason.” Or, “Maybe this isn’t God’s time to heal.”
But the problem is not God’s unwillingness to heal, but rather unbelief in the Christian’s heart. The enemy of healing is unbelief.
LESSON # 16
UNBELIEF CAN BE DEALT WITH
One does not have to remain in unbelief. Unbelief can be changed into faith.
You see, there is power in God’s Word (the Bible). God’s Word is a spiritual force. It changes people and it changes situations.
It’s all a matter of diet. We have been told we are what we eat. This is also true spiritually. What we read, hear and say determines what we will be. Changing your diet changes you. Set the newspaper aside, turn off the T.V. and enter into the Word. You will see in a very short time that you are changing. Faith will rise in your heart. The Bible says, “Faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.”
LESSON # 17
JESUS LONGS TO HEAL YOU
Jesus wants you healed more than you want yourself healed. Why? Because He loves you more than you love yourself.
Jesus is compassionate. Not just compassionate to others – your neighbor, relative, friend – but He is compassionate toward you. He doesn’t just tolerate you – HE LOVES YOU! I mean, He REALLY loves you. The proof of that love is Calvary.
You have to know that Jesus not only died for the whole world, but He died for YOU, that you might be saved – spiritually and physically. Paul wrote to the Galatians, “the Son of God who loved me and gave Himself for me.” Paul realized Christ not only died for the entire world, but Christ died for him PERSONALLY. You can likewise say, “The Son of God loved ME and gave Himself for ME.” Because IT’S TRUE!