We are sure it is God’s will for all to be healed today is because of the eternal fatherhood of God.
Ephesians 3:14-15 says, “…I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named.” I like the sound of that: Father and family.
One of the most amazing things to me about God—about Who He is, His character, and His ability—is His patience, which is part of His love. I mean, when your patience is
gone, shot, and you’re ready to strangle someone, and you’ve put up with all that you are willing to, His patience has barely begun. You should be glad He’s that way with them because He’s also that way with you and me. He is slow to get angry, of great mercy, long-suffering, kind, and ready to forgive, the Bible says. (Psalm 103:8; 145:8; Joel 2:13) He looks over all of His children like a father does his child because that’s what we are. We are His children, and He is our Father.
In Galatians 4 verse 6 the writer says, “And because ye are sons,” we are sons, “God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father.” In Romans, the Bible says we have received the spirit of adoption, whereby we cry “Abba.” (8:15) Abba is like one of the first words that a little child would say. We’d probably think today, “Dada.” So, depending on the language, it’s the first reference to “Dada” that a little one would make. And the Spirit of God is that Spirit. The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of adoption. He’s the Spirit who makes you feel like you belong, and you will see that where the Holy Spirit is really in manifestation, you don’t feel excluded. He makes you feel like you belong, if you’ll yield to Him.
Say this out loud:
God is my Father.
I am His child.
We are His family.
He is my forever Father. We are His forever family.
Now, we need to believe this. We need to believe that every time we reach up, He reaches back. We need to believe what He said, that if we draw nigh to Him, He does draw nigh to us. If we ask Him sincerely, He will answer us. If we seek Him, He will reveal Himself to us.
Our expectation is the faith He needs to do it for us legally. We can’t approach it with, “Well, we never know. I’ll throw out a bunch of prayers and hope one of them will hit. You just never know.” No. That is unbelief. That is wavering, and the Bible says a man who wavers is double minded and won’t receive. (James 1:6-8) You have to get it settled: Jesus told it like it is, and He told it correctly. This is right. He said, “Ask and you will receive. Everyone that asks receives.” He also asks, “What man is there of you, if he has a son, and his son asks him for some bread, will he give him a stone?” (Matthew 7:9) Jesus is asking us a question. Here’s a man, here’s a father, a daddy whose boy asks him for some bread. Does his daddy give him a rock?
“Daddy, I’m hungry. Can I have some bread?”
“Here boy. Here’s a rock. This will make a man out of you. Here.” “Yeah, but daddy I’m hungry. I’d like some bread.”
“Rock! That’s what you’re getting. Rock.”
“Yeah, but I want bread.”
“Yeah, but I know better. I know you’re hungry, and you think you want some bread, but I know better than you what you need. You need a rock.”
Why did Jesus say this? Because there are so many millions of ignorant folks trying to tell us we don’t have enough sense to know we need bread when we’re hungry for bread. There are folks with education telling us God sometimes gives you a rock, and
you just never know why. But if you get rock, you just have to make rock stew. Do the best you can with what you have to work with because God in His sovereignty and vast understanding has chosen to give you a rock. Everybody knew and thought you wanted bread, but God just knows better.
Millions of Christians believe that sometimes God gives you rocks, and they have all these sayings. “Sometimes the Lord gives you lemons, so you just make lemonade.” That isn’t a scripture. There’s no verse in there about making lemonade. Or they say, “Sometimes you pray for money to pay your bills, and God just gives you more bills because He’s teaching you something.” No. If a son asks his daddy for some bread, and he’s hungry and needs some bread, will a good daddy give him a rock? No!
Verse 10 says, “Or if he asks [him for] a fish, will he give him a serpent?” The dad says, “No boy, a snake is what you need. I know you like fish, and I know you’re hungry for fish, and I know you think you want a fish, but I’m your daddy. And I know that what you really need is a snake, so here is a snake boy. It will make a man out of you.”
Now this is humorous, but religion is telling myriads of Christians that God is giving us rocks and He’s giving us snakes, and we don’t know why, but by and by, we’ll learn all about it if we don’t die first. I mean, eating rocks and handling snakes is rough business. You may not last long enough to learn anything, right?
It would be funny if it wasn’t so sad. There are millions of Christians who are eating gravel in life, and they are experiencing one thing after another that is biting them, stinging them, and hurting them. They have dust and gravel in their mouths, and their preachers are telling them, “God has given it to you. Just be strong and eat your gravel. Just be strong and be thankful for your snake.”
People are being told this, but Jesus never said such a thing. He taught us, talking about a natural man and his natural son. If the son asks him for bread, is he going to give him a rock? No, he is not. If he asks him for a fish, is he going to give him a snake? No, he is not.
Verse 11 continues, “If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask Him?”
Let’s get it straight. If you ask for healing, is God going to give you cancer instead? The Bible says in Acts 10:38, “How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and power, He went about doing good…” Which is good—healing or disease? Disease is not good.
Some say, “Well, maybe it’s a blessing in disguise.” No, it is not a blessing in disguise. It’s stealing from you. It’s robbing your life. It’s robbing your family of you. It’s robbing your money. It’s destroying something in your body. It’s killing you. It is not a blessing in disguise. It is a curse, it is a rock, it is a snake, and your Father didn’t give it to you, and you don’t have to have it. You can have the bread; you can have the fish.
If a son has a good daddy, and he asks him for something that is good, and that he needs, if the daddy has it, what is going to happen? Sonny boy is going to get bread, right? And sonny boy is going to get fish.
We are sure it’s God’s will for all of us to be healed because He is our Father, and He is a good Father. Good fathers don’t hurt their children. They don’t break their arms. They don’t inject them with disease. You would never in a million years believe a daddy
would inject his child with some deadly disease, and then, when asked, “Why did you do that?” answer, “Well, I’m teaching him something.”
You would never accept that, but people sit up in church and believe that about God, don’t they? The only place they believe something like that is in church.
Is He a worse Father than natural fathers? No, He’s better! He’s a good God, with good healing, and good provision.
Say this out loud:
If we know how to give good gifts to our children, how much more will our Father in heaven give good things? Healing is a good thing. Prosperity and plenty is a good thing. Peace is a good thing.
Protection is a good thing.
How much more will our Father in heaven give good things to them that ask Him?
REVEREND KEITH MOORE – GODS WILL TO HEAL
*ALL MINISTERS ARE ACCOUNTABLE FOR TIME INCREMENTS TO BE MET. ALL PREACHING MUST BE COMPLETED BY TWENTY MINUTES BEFORE THE TOP OF THE HOUR TO ALLOW FOR THE WORKING OF THE WORD.
**IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT BEFORE YOU PREACH YOU SPEND 30 MINUTES – SITTING IN A CHAIR – SAYING THE FOLLOWING – OUT LOUD:
*I THANK YOU LORD – ACCORDING TO 1 JOHN 2:27 – I HAVE AN UNCTION TO SPEAK. ACCORDING TO MARK 16:17-18, “WHEN I LAY HANDS ON THE SICK THEY RECOVER.” *I HAVE HEALINGS, MIRACLES, SIGNS, WONDERS, WORKING OF MIRACLES, WORD OF KNOWLEDGE AND THE GIFT OF FAITH MANIFEST THROUGH ME.
*ACCORDING TO JOHN 14:16 THE HOLY SPIRIT IS HELPING ME TO MINISTER. I DO NOT DO IT IN MY OWN STRENGTH.