God's Will To Heal - page 137

Chapter 14: Healing Is the Children’s Bread
In Matthew 15, we read the story of the woman of Canaan whose daughter was tormented and
sick. Verse 21 says, “Then Jesus went thence, and departed into the coasts of Tyre and Sidon.
And, behold, a woman of Canaan came out of the same coasts, and cried unto him, saying, Have
mercy on me, O Lord, thou Son of David; my daughter is grievously vexed with a devil. But he
answered her not a word. And his disciples came and besought him, saying, Send her away; for
she crieth after us. But he answered and said, I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of
Israel. Then came she and worshipped him, saying, Lord, help me. But He answered and said, It
is not meet to take the children's bread, and to cast it to dogs.”
Reason number 14 we are sure it is God’s will for all of us to be healed today is because
healing is the children’s bread.
There is bread in God’s provision.
Now, there are a lot of questions you might have about how or why He dealt with her the way He
did. I won’t take the time to go into what little I have seen about it, but the implication is that she
was using borrowed phraseology. She wasn’t coming to become a Jewish proselyte, or a follower
of God. She may have heard someone else say this kind of thing and was just looking to get a
healing for her daughter.
There are a lot of people who just want a blessing, but they don’t necessarily want God. They
don’t want to change their life, and they don’t want to serve Him; they just want out of the mess
they are in so they can go back to their ungodly life. Well, that’s a problem.
I have prayed for people before who didn’t have time for God and who weren’t responding like
they should. There was a couple that was bringing their daughter to receive healing. I saw this in
prayer in the Spirit: It was like they were trying to get no closer to God than they had to in order
to get that healing, then they wanted to go back to their country club life and not go to church
and not mess with God. They really didn’t care about all that.
Have you found that again and again, if you’re really wanting something from God, when you
really press in and say, “Lord, I need this and I need it quick. Could you just zap me and let me
be about my way because I’ve got a lot of stuff going on today,” He’ll say, “Come on up here
boy. Come here. Sit down right here. You and I need to talk.”
“Yeah, but God, I need to be healed, so if you could just touch me and zap me and heal me so I
can go, I’ve got a lot of stuff to do.”
“Yeah. Come here. Come here and sit down.”
The Bible says, “Be still and know that He is God.” (Psalm 46:10) So many times the reason you
have these problems is because you’re already moving too fast without Him, and you are about
to have more problems if you don’t get this fixed. It’s not just a “rush in, rush out, I need it, give
it to me, let’s go…” No. There are bigger issues that He needs to talk to you about and that you
need to get worked out.
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