Behold the Lamb of God, Our Ultimate Healer. Jesus Christ is the Lamb of God and our Ultimate Healer. His coming was prophesied in the Old Testament several times beginning in Genesis 3:15 and he was finally revealed (manifested in the flesh) in the New Testament.
His arrival, walk, death, burial and resurrection are the beginning of healing and deliverance for mankind. This is the good news, the Gospel that the world needs to hear about this day. Healing is a spiritual, mental (soul), and physical (body) process which produces wholeness.
Let’s go to Genesis 1 where God create man in “our image” (Spirit)
26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.
27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.
28 And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.
29 And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat.
30 And to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl of the air, and to every thing that creepeth upon the earth, wherein there is life, I have given every green herb for meat: and it was so.
31 And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.
So, as we read through the first 3 chapters of Genesis, we will see how sin enter the earth and changed the relationship between God and man from Spirit ruled to being rule by our soul which is a lower level than God originally planned. In Genesis 2, we see the formation of man and where in put in the natural and given instructions.
And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.
8 And the Lord God planted a garden eastward in Eden; and there he put the man whom he had formed.
9 And out of the ground made the Lord God to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food; the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of knowledge of good and evil.
Go further down to we hear the specific instructions he gave Adam:
15 And the Lord God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it.
16 And the Lord God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat:
17 But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.
18 And the Lord God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him.
As we continue on to Genesis 3, we see how Adam flunked the test and the blame game begins:
Genesis 3 King James Version (KJV)
3 Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the Lord God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?
2 And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden:
3 But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die.
4 And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die:
5 For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.
6 And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat.
So, we see where carnality (walking in the flesh) is birthed for the woman saw the fruit was good for food, pleasant to the eyes, and would give wisdom. When we look deeper in the Word of God, we will find those same temptations were presented to Jesus from the same enemy. We will also discover in 1 John 2:15-17 (AMP) instructions as such:
Do not love the world [of sin that opposes God and His precepts], nor the things that are in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. 16 For all that is in the world—the lust and sensual craving of the flesh and the lust and longing of the eyes and the boastful pride of life [pretentious confidence in one’s resources or in the stability of earthly things]—these do not come from the Father, but are from the world. 17 The world is passing away, and with it its lusts [the shameful pursuits and ungodly longings]; but the one who does the will of God and carries out His purposes lives forever.
Likewise, in Galatians 5, we see that where Paul speaks to the church saying:
This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh.
17 For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would.
18 But if ye be led of the Spirit, ye are not under the law.
19 Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness,
20 Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies,
21 Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.
22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,
23 Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.
24 And they that are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts.
25 If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.
26 Let us not be desirous of vain glory, provoking one another, envying one another.
Alright, let’s get back to the garden where we see the 1st Adam’s disobedience opens the door to sin AND the consequences, let’s continue on Chapter 3:
7 And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons.
8 And they heard the voice of the Lord God walking in the garden in the cool of the day: and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the Lord God amongst the trees of the garden.
9 And the Lord God called unto Adam, and said unto him, Where art thou?
10 And he said, I heard thy voice in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself.
11 And he said, Who told thee that thou wast naked? Hast thou eaten of the tree, whereof I commanded thee that thou shouldest not eat?
12 And the man said, The woman whom thou gavest to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I did eat.
13 And the Lord God said unto the woman, What is this that thou hast done? And the woman said, The serpent beguiled me, and I did eat.
The consequences of disobedience were curses:
14 And the Lord God said unto the serpent, Because thou hast done this, thou art cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life:
15 And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.
16 Unto the woman he said, I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conception; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children; and thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee.
17 And unto Adam he said, Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree, of which I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it: cursed is the ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life;
18 Thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to thee; and thou shalt eat the herb of the field;
19 In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return.
And Adam called his wife’s name Eve; because she was the mother of all living.
21 Unto Adam also and to his wife did the Lord God make coats of skins, and clothed them.
22 And the Lord God said, Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil: and now, lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever:
23 Therefore the Lord God sent him forth from the garden of Eden, to till the ground from whence he was taken.
24 So he drove out the man; and he placed at the east of the garden of Eden Cherubims, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life.
In Genesis 1 God created man in “our image”, in chapter 2 he gave man dominion and instructions (26-31). In Genesis 3 we see the results of unbelief and disobedience which was fall of mankind and where sin:
– entered the earth and interrupted (separated) the relationship of mankind with God (the creator/creature),
-changed mankind’s domination over the earth,
-consequences of sin (the problem):
*serpent was cursed and has to move on his belly and eat dust all its days,
*enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel,
*woman’s sorrow bringing forth children; and thy desire shall be to thy husband and he shall have rule over thee,
-man’s disobedience cursed the ground and by sweat of his face thou eat bread until he returns back to the dust.
-solution/remedy (answer) the seed Genesis 3:15 that arrives in the New Testament.
Adam and Eve allowed unbelief to creep into his soul (where they allowed their 5 senses (carnality) to rule over their Spirit (connected with God already through the Holy Spirit). So, Adam’s disobedience and unbelief planted doubt which opened the door to sin. Thus, the war between the flesh and the spirit is introduced and we are faced with it daily.
Note: Remember when God formed Adam out of the dust of the earth, he breathed into his nostril the breath of life. God is a Spirit and the “in our image” spoken about is the Spirit of man activated by the Holy Spirit.
His disobedience to God’s instruction to not eat the forbidden fruit from the Tree of knowledge of good and evil presents the problem. The first Adam flunked the test which effected the entire mankind, so God himself (Emmanuel – God with us) manifested in the flesh (John 1) as the second Adam named Jesus.
The Old Testament is summarized with how mankind (families, tribes, kings, judges, and prophets) in its fallen state had to atone for their sins. The blood sacrifice of animals had to be given over and over again.
We also find in Chapters Deuteronomy 27 and 28 where Moses spoke to the tribes about blessings of obedience and curses for disobedience.
BUT glory to God, the second Adam (God manifested in the flesh, John 1) became the curse (1 Peter 2:24) and shed his blood to redeem us back to God.
New Testament and New Covenant
The New Testament of the Bible reminds us of how mankind got into their predicament (problem and consequences) but reveals THE ANSWER to the problem and restores the relationship between God and man that was broken in the Old Testament.
Jesus Christ passed the same test (Luke 4) to save mankind (everyone on earth) and he fulfilled the scriptures, became our example and is THE ANSWER.
Luke 4 King James Version (KJV)
4 And Jesus being full of the Holy Ghost returned from Jordan, and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness,
2 Being forty days tempted of the devil. And in those days he did eat nothing: and when they were ended, he afterward hungered.
3 And the devil said unto him, If thou be the Son of God, command this stone that it be made bread.
4 And Jesus answered him, saying, It is written, That man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God.
5 And the devil, taking him up into an high mountain, shewed unto him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time.
6 And the devil said unto him, All this power will I give thee, and the glory of them: for that is delivered unto me; and to whomsoever I will I give it.
7 If thou therefore wilt worship me, all shall be thine.
8 And Jesus answered and said unto him, Get thee behind me, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.
9 And he brought him to Jerusalem, and set him on a pinnacle of the temple, and said unto him, If thou be the Son of God, cast thyself down from hence:
10 For it is written, He shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee:
11 And in their hands they shall bear thee up, lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone.
12 And Jesus answering said unto him, It is said, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God.
13 And when the devil had ended all the temptation, he departed from him for a season.
14 And Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit into Galilee: and there went out a fame of him through all the region round about.
15 And he taught in their synagogues, being glorified of all.
16 And he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up: and, as his custom was, he went into the synagogue on the sabbath day, and stood up for to read.
17 And there was delivered unto him the book of the prophet Esaias. And when he had opened the book, he found the place where it was written,
18 The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised,
19 To preach the acceptable year of the Lord.
20 And he closed the book, and he gave it again to the minister, and sat down. And the eyes of all them that were in the synagogue were fastened on him.
21 And he began to say unto them, This day is this scripture fulfilled in your ears.
Now everyone of us have to receive THE answer (THE LIVING WORD) and what he has already done in order to become a child of God, to pass the test(s) we are presented with on a daily basis. Following the example of Jesus, we have to resist and stand using the Word of God.
Only through Jesus Christ and the blood he shed for our redemption of sins can each person on this earth be reconciled back to God. Only by believing and receiving him and what he has already done can one even receive the Holy Spirit given to those who ask. So, he has paved the only way back to the original status as a child of God and a member of the Family of God.
FOR GOD WANTED A FAMILY and through Jesus’ death, burial, and resurrection, he has gained one. We became the children of God and he our Father through the shed blood of Jesus.
He resolved the sin issue and believing that he died and arose from the grave after he shed his blood to redeem us back to God is the only way into the Family of God.
Jesus was the blood sacrifice and has brought us back into relationship with God and the gift of the Holy Spirit reminds us what has already been done. He will guide us daily to live as a child of God, as a member of the body of Christ, and how to rule as kings and priests on this earth.
Finally, read the entire chapter of 1 Corinthians 15 but let’s highlight verses 45-58.
1 Corinthians 15:45-58 King James Version (KJV)
45 And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit.
46 Howbeit that was not first which is spiritual, but that which is natural; and afterward that which is spiritual.
47 The first man is of the earth, earthy; the second man is the Lord from heaven.
48 As is the earthy, such are they also that are earthy: and as is the heavenly, such are they also that are heavenly.
49 And as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly.
50 Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption.
51 Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed,
52 In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.
53 For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.
54 So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory.
55 O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?
56 The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law.
57 But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
58 Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.
So, by confessing (repenting of your sins of unbelief and disobedience) with your mouth and believing in your heart he heard and forgives you is the beginning of your walk as a new creature IN CHRIST.
So, pray out loud:
I believe that you were sent by God as a living sacrifice and shed your blood for me so that I could be reconciled back to him. I repent of my sins of unbelief and disobedience and ask you to come into my heart and fill me with the Holy Spirit.
I believe that I am forgiven because The Word of God says that if I do these things out of obedience; I am saved. Please lead me to leadership in the Body of Christ that will point me to more understanding of what you have already done and what belongs to me so I can find my purpose, assignment, and destiny. In your holy name, Amen.
Congratulations, if you sincerely prayed this believe that you are born again, and the angels are rejoicing for you. Go ahead and get your bible to study and discover who you have become and what has already been done. Seek a fellowship where leaders will point you to gaining understanding, wisdom and discernment. Amen and Amen.
THAT’S THE GOSPEL…It is about what JESUS has already done to bring us back into relationship with God. We are restored (by repenting of our sins, being baptizing in Jesus Name for identification, and receiving the Holy Spirit for guidance into the things of God.
In diving into the Word of God, we discover:
– who we are IN CHRIST because of what JESUS has done,
–what we have because of what JESUS has done, and
– how to use what we have because of what JESUS has done.
JESUS IS THE DOOR AND THE KEY THAT UNLOCKS THE KINGDOM OF GOD.
“ Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” 2 Timothy 2:15 KJV
May I challenge you to read the complete (all the books especially the Book of Hebrews) of the NEW TESTAMENT for it is NEW COVENANT from God through Jesus Christ. WE must GROW UP IN CHRIST. May I challenge you to read the complete (all the books especially the Book of Hebrews) of the NEW TESTAMENT for it is NEW COVENANT from God through Jesus Christ. WE must GROW UP IN CHRIST.
There is so much that the Holy Spirit wants us to know and guide us into our promised land; but we must rest in him and allow him to open our eyes and hears.
1 Corinthians 2 King James Version (KJV)
2 And I, brethren, when I came to you, came not with excellency of speech or of wisdom, declaring unto you the testimony of God.
2 For I determined not to know any thing among you, save Jesus Christ, and him crucified.
3 And I was with you in weakness, and in fear, and in much trembling.
4 And my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man’s wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power:
5 That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God.
6 Howbeit we speak wisdom among them that are perfect: yet not the wisdom of this world, nor of the princes of this world, that come to nought:
7 But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory:
8 Which none of the princes of this world knew: for had they known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.
9 But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.
10 But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God.
11 For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God.
12 Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God.
13 Which things also we speak, not in the words which man’s wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual.
14 But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.
15 But he that is spiritual judgeth all things, yet he himself is judged of no man.
16 For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? but we have the mind of Christ.
May we all walk in the Spirit and in Faith to accomplish our assignment and fulfill our purpose, In Jesus Name.
AMEN AND AMEN,