Monkey Pox

Following closely on the heels of Cov19, Monkeypox is now making worldwide headlines as the new viral threat. The Bible makes it clear that the last days will be characterized by a wide range and prolific number of plagues. ~ “Then I saw another sign in heaven, great and marvelous: seven angels having the seven last plagues, for in them the wrath of God is complete” (Revelation 15.1).

God Desires Healing

God desires healing as much as He desires His children to live free from sin because the cause of sickness is sin. More and more each day people all over the world are recognizing their need for divine healing and protection. During His earthly ministry, Jesus’ signature miracle was healing. Considering the wide array of diverse needs represented by the people who clamored out to Jesus for help, the Bible states that physical healing was the most common miracle Jesus performed. Often, He would heal thousands of people in one day. Sometimes even entire cities were healed of the suffering of agonizing diseases and disabilities. ~ “At evening, when the sun had set, they brought to Him all who were sick and those who were demon–possessed. And the whole city was gathered together at the door. Then He healed many who were sick with various diseases” (Mark 1.32-34).

God’s Healing Covenant

He did this to demonstrate how God’s will is healing for His people as well as to show God’s disposition to heal by His divine power.  At the end of the day, modern medicine with all of its scientific advances is still woefully limited. Only God can heal you and keep you healed. The Bible reveals that there are three different major ways that God works physical healing: 1) miracles [signs], 2) faith, 3) God’s Healing Covenant. Most people immediately think of miracles and signs when divine healing comes to mind. Others are vaguely familiar with healing by faith; however, the first and foremost way God heals is through His Healing Covenant. In short, God promises to heal all of His children who walk according to His word through the leading of the Holy Spirit.

The Root Cause of all Sickness

The Old Testament said it this way… ~ “So you shall serve the LORD your God, and He will bless your bread and your water. And I will take sickness away from the midst of you” (Exodus 23.25). This Old Testament promise of divine healing in the book of Exodus is still valid for believers in the New Testament today. Remember what is written in the book of 2nd Corinthians. ~ “For all the promises of God in Him [Jesus] are Yes, and in Him Amen, to the glory of God through us” (2Corinthians 1.20). When it says “All of the promises of God,” it means all of God’s promises in both Testaments, the Old and the New. In the New Testament, Jesus reveals the root cause of all sickness. ~ “For this people’s heart is waxed gross, and [their] ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed; lest at any time they should see with [their] eyes, and hear with [their] ears, and should understand with [their] heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them” (Matthew 13.15).

Three Steps of Healing

Notice that here Jesus lays out the formula of God’s healing covenant, which is — surrender one’s life to God, grow up in the Spirit, and walk in His will — and God will heal the believer and keep him healed. Observe how Jesus outlines the steps to divine healing in Matthew 13 (above). He said: 1) hear God’s word, 2) understand it with the heart, and 3) be converted, which means to change what you’ve been doing and begin to do what God’s word says. When the child of God completes these three simple steps, Jesus says that God “should” heal him… or it is God’s fair and just part to heal such persons. Of course, God always does His part once we have done ours. People say, ‘but it couldn’t be so simple and logical,’ — yet, of course it is. Don’t let Monkeypox make a monkey out of you. God has promised healing to all who come to Him in simple and walk in His word, according to the ability Holy Spirit working in them.

Exodus 15.26 “If you diligently heed the voice of the LORD your God and do what is right in His sight, give ear to His commandments and keep all His statutes, I will put none of the diseases on you which I have brought on the Egyptians. For I [am] the LORD who heals you.”

Following closely on the heals of Cov19, Monkeypox is now making worldwide headlines as the new viral threat. The Bible makes it clear that the last days will be characterized by a wide range and prolific number of plagues. ~ “Then I saw another sign in heaven, great and marvelous: seven angels having the seven last plagues, for in them the wrath of God is complete” (Revelation 15.1).

God Desires Healing

God desires healing as much as He desires His children to live free from sin because the cause of sickness is sin. More and more each day people all over the world are recognizing their need for divine healing and protection. During His earthly ministry, Jesus’ signature miracle was healing. Considering the wide array of diverse needs represented by the people who clamored out to Jesus for help, the Bible states that physical healing was the most common miracle Jesus performed. Often, He would heal thousands of people in one day. Sometimes even entire cities were healed of the suffering of agonizing diseases and disabilities. ~ “At evening, when the sun had set, they brought to Him all who were sick and those who were demon–possessed. And the whole city was gathered together at the door. Then He healed many who were sick with various diseases” (Mark 1.32-34).

God’s Healing Covenant

He did this to demonstrate how God’s will is healing for His people as well as to show God’s disposition to heal by His divine power.  At the end of the day, modern medicine with all of its scientific advances is still woefully limited. Only God can heal you and keep you healed. The Bible reveals that there are three different major ways that God works physical healing: 1) miracles [signs], 2) faith, 3) God’s Healing Covenant. Most people immediately think of miracles and signs when divine healing comes to mind. Others are vaguely familiar with healing by faith; however, the first and foremost way God heals is through His Healing Covenant. In short, God promises to heal all of His children who walk according to His word through the leading of the Holy Spirit.

The Root Cause of all Sickness

The Old Testament said it this way… ~ “So you shall serve the LORD your God, and He will bless your bread and your water. And I will take sickness away from the midst of you” (Exodus 23.25). This Old Testament promise of divine healing in the book of Exodus is still valid for believers in the New Testament today. Remember what is written in the book of 2nd Corinthians. ~ “For all the promises of God in Him [Jesus] are Yes, and in Him Amen, to the glory of God through us” (2Corinthians 1.20). When it says “All of the promises of God,” it means all of God’s promises in both Testaments, the Old and the New. In the New Testament, Jesus reveals the root cause of all sickness. ~ “For this people’s heart is waxed gross, and [their] ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed; lest at any time they should see with [their] eyes, and hear with [their] ears, and should understand with [their] heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them” (Matthew 13.15).

Three Steps of Healing

Notice that here Jesus lays out the formula of God’s healing covenant, which is — surrender one’s life to God, grow up in the Spirit, and walk in His will — and God will heal the believer and keep him healed. Observe how Jesus outlines the steps to divine healing in Matthew 13 (above). He said: 1) hear God’s word, 2) understand it with the heart, and 3) be converted, which means to change what you’ve been doing and begin to do what God’s word says. When the child of God completes these three simple steps, Jesus says that God “should” heal him… or it is God’s fair and just part to heal such persons. Of course, God always does His part once we have done ours. People say, ‘but it couldn’t be so simple and logical,’ — yet, of course it is. Don’t let Monkeypox make a monkey out of you. God has promised healing to all who come to Him in simple faith and walk in His word, according to the ability of the Holy Spirit working in them.

Exodus 15.26 “If you diligently heed the voice of the LORD your God and do what is right in His sight, give ear to His commandments and keep all His statutes, I will put none of the diseases on you which I have brought on the Egyptians. For I [am] the LORD who heals you.”

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