God's Will To Heal - page 51

Chapter 7: The Covenant of Healing
If you live a long, full life—to be 100 plus years old—you’re going to have to overcome a lot
between now and then, because your body is mortal. Even if you never have a physical problem,
somebody you know is going to need this. Somebody is going to need this sooner than later. So
you want to get this in you. It’s not an imaginary and fantastic theory. This is biblical reality. It
will work for you. You can be healed. Your family can be healed. Your friends can be healed.
Your coworkers can be healed, and you need to believe it so strongly that it just oozes out of
your pores. People who don’t even believe it will hang around you for a bit and start believing it
themselves. They will say, “Man! You really believe this stuff,” and you will say, “Yes, I do.
I’ve seen it.”
In Exodus 15, the Israelites have been delivered from Egyptian bondage. They’ve come through
the Red Sea, and they’ve gone a few days without finding water, so they’re all very thirsty. Verse
23 says, “And when they came to Marah, they could not drink of the waters of Marah, for they
were bitter: therefore the name of it was called Marah.” Marah means “bitter” or “bitterness.”
“And the people murmured…” They did what? That’s different from believing God. Murmuring
is the incorrect response to challenges and difficulty. If you want to go down and stay down, just
gripe and fuss when you have problems. That is what so many folks do. They don’t see a
miracle, or they don’t get answers because they complain, they gripe, and they fuss. That is
unbelief. You can’t gripe in faith. You can’t complain in faith. Faith doesn’t complain, it gives
This is a phrase that has helped me: “Doubt despairs, complains, and is sad. But faith rejoices,
gives thanks, and is glad.” What if you meet somebody and they’re griping and sad? What do
you know? They are not in faith. They can’t be. What does faith do? Faith rejoices, gives thanks,
and is glad.
You might ask, “What do I have to be glad about? I was given an evil report. I feel terrible. What
do I have to be glad about?”
If you believed the Bible, you’d have something to be glad about because the Bible tells you,
“By His stripes, you’ve been healed,” (1 Peter 2:24) and “With long life He will satisfy you.”
(Psalm 91:16) If you’d believe that, you could be happy anyway. You could be glad in spite of
your problems. If you believe you’re not perishing with this, then you’re coming out.
They complained, and they said to Moses, “What shall we drink?” They were putting pressure on
him. “And he cried unto the L
; and the L
showed him a tree, which when he had cast
into the waters, the waters were made sweet.” Can the bitterness be made sweet? Sickness is a
bitter pill. Can malignancy be made healthy? Can toxicity be made clean and normal? Yes!
How was it made sweet? He showed him a tree. Have you read any other scriptures about the
tree? Oh, this is prophetic. This is pointing toward the future. The Bible says that Jesus was hung
on a tree. (Acts 5:30) He became accursed when He hung on that tree. Why? So that the blessing
of Abraham might come on the Gentiles, that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through
faith. (Galatians 3:14) Was what Jesus took and dealt with on the Cross bitter? Did He deal with
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