How To Receive Healing Part 5

We are looking at methods by which a person can receive divine healing. The first of these is asking. In previous posts we’ve seen that the Greek word translated ask could also be translated “demand”.

And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.
John 14:13

Today we are going to continue with the next method by which we can receive a healing from God. His love is shown in the number of ways provided for people to be healed.

God has such a desire for you to experience His healing power that He allowed Jesus’ body to be broken so yours might be made whole.

For I have received of the Lord that which also I delivered unto you, that the Lord Jesus the same night in which he was betrayed took bread: And when he had given thanks, he brake it, and said, Take, eat: this is my body, which is broken for you: this do in remembrance of me. After the same manner also he took the cup, when he had supped, saying, this cup is the new testament in my blood: this do ye, as oft as ye drink it, in remembrance of me.
1 Corinthians 11:23-25

It is through that broken body that we are provided healing. Paul tells us that communion is an act of remembrance pointing us to Jesus’ sacrifice. He does this by quoting the words of Jesus that had been spoken during the last supper.

There are multiple methods for us to receive healing. We can latch onto any of them and experience God’s healing power!

We have seen that the first method was to “ask” or “demand” what is rightfully ours in Christ. Let’s look at the second method. This is praying to the Father in the name of Jesus.

We have already established that asking and demanding is not prayer. This is illustrated in the lame man’s healing at the Beautiful gate in Acts 3. Peter demanded the man rise and walk. He did not pray for the man.

And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.
John 14:13

Jesus was not talking about prayer in John 14. He did establish the pattern for prayer in John 16.

And in that day ye shall ask me nothing. Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name, he will give it you. Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name: ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full.
John 16:23-24

This is the New Testament model of prayer. Notice that Jesus begins by saying, “in that day”. He was referencing the day in which we live. Jesus had not yet gone to the cross when He gave this instruction.

And in that day ye shall ask me nothing.

I have heard Christians pray to Jesus. We do fellowship with Him but our petitions are to be offered to the Father in His name.

Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name, he will give it you.

This is the New Testament model. We ask the Father in the Name of Jesus.

Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.
Hebrews 4:16

Old Testament believers could not approach the throne of God. Their sins were covered by the blood of animals.

For it is not possible that the blood of bulls and of goats should take away sins.
Hebrews 10:4

Jesus death, burial, and resurrection eliminated the need for animal sacrifice.

Then said he, Lo, I come to do thy will, O God. He taketh away the first, that he may establish the second. By the which will we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.
Hebrews 10:9-10

Jesus ended the Old Covenant by offering His sinless body as the final sacrifice. We are identified in this sacrifice and now approach God through our position in Him.

And in that day ye shall ask me nothing. Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name, he will give it you. Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name: ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full.
John 16:23-24

Jesus tells us that if we ask, we will receive. Why? So that our joy may be full!

We can pray to the Father in the name of Jesus and have the assurance that He will provide what we are praying for. In a sense it is like being given a blank check that is guaranteed by God.

This will work for any need. You may need healing, finances, or any number of other things. Jesus said that if we ask the Father in His name, He will give it to us. This will work for any promise in the Word of God.

Our focus in this post is on divine healing. Jesus tells us to ask the Father in His name if we need healing. Scripture assures us that He will give it to us!

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