Can the life of Jesus be manifested in your mortal flesh? Yes!
The earnest of your inheritance for your body includes the quickening of this mortal flesh, the life of Jesus being made manifest in this mortal body. How would that affect you? Would it heal you? Would it pep you up? Would it strengthen you?
You’re not going to be able to claim the whole thing right now. “I’m just going to believe God that my whole body is changed from corruptible to incorruptible.” No, you can’t claim it right now; that’s going to happen later. The Bible says, “Then it’s going to be brought to pass.” What you can do, though, is claim your earnest. Claim the firstfruits of it, and you can have what my father in the faith, Brother Hagin, used to call “a mini quickening.” What do I mean? You can have a little mini resurrection—I mean little. You can have a little mini resurrection in your kidney, in your heart, or in your liver, or a little quickening in your blood, and in your immune system.
The Holy Spirit is already in there. He’s the One Who is going to raise your whole body from the dead one day. Why couldn’t He just reach over and touch your lung a little bit? Why couldn’t He touch your glands? Why couldn’t He touch your blood vessels, your heart, your bones, your joints, and your nerves? Why couldn’t He touch them with a little quickening?
He said, “That’s just a little, itty, bitty taste of what you’re going to get one day.” But it’s enough to sustain us in this life, to heal us, strengthen us, and keep us until we finish our course.
If you believe in the resurrection, you shouldn’t have any trouble believing in this. If you believe God could really change your body from mortal to immortal and from corruptible to incorruptible, you shouldn’t have any trouble believing He could heal it. It’s all part and parcel of the same thing. You just can’t claim all of that right now, but you’ve already been given an earnest, a firstfruit. We need to meditate on this more.
So this is another reason why we’re sure it’s God’s will for all of us to be healed today. It is because of the earnest of our inheritance, the firstfruits, a little foretaste of the resurrection. If you have ever had any quickening or any healing, then you know that’s exactly what it is.
There have been times when I was so tired and so fatigued, but I wasn’t finished; I had something else I needed to do in kingdom work. You shouldn’t just push yourself for no reason, because your body is still mortal, but there are times when you need to do things. You need to go on. There have been times when I did not feel like I could do it, like I couldn’t drag another foot in front of the other, and the Spirit of God just came on me and quickened me, and I began to do it and get anointed. I forgot about being tired, and I was just able to do it, and be quickened. What is that? That’s a little taste of what’s coming down the road. It will heal you, it will strengthen you, it will sustain you, and it will enable you.
Romans 8:11 says, “But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you,” what will happen? We’re talking about the same Holy Spirit Who was in the tomb that morning. It is the same Holy Spirit Who flowed over Jesus’ body that was cold, stiff, and dead, and changed His body, until He reentered it and walked out of that place, never to die again. That same Spirit lives day and night in you. That Spirit lives in me. It’s the same Holy Spirit Who is going to resurrect this body later on, Who is going to change this body. He is the same One.
This is action. This is how you get miracles.
I talked about Brother Hagin earlier. He was paralyzed, bedfast. Doctors said there was no way he could live. Nobody in his condition had ever lived past the age of 16, and months before his birthday, he was going just the way they said. He was in and out of comas for weeks and weeks at a time. He couldn’t get out of the bed.
But, he got a hold of this verse, Mark 11:24. He lay there and he saw it. He said, “I believe I receive healing. I believe I receive healing from the top of my head to the soles of my feet.”
He said that his legs were paralyzed, and he had no feeling in them, but he pushed them to the edge of the bed, and he pushed his foot out. He said it fell like a piece of firewood, “clunk.” He pushed the other one out. He grabbed hold of the bedpost and dragged himself up. He was hanging there, his legs useless and drooping. He was hanging there on the bedpost, and he said, “I believe I receive.”
He said that while he was there hanging onto the bedpost, something struck him in the top of the head, and it felt like warm honey. God is real. His power is real. He said it felt like warm honey came on the top of his head and it just began to ooze down over his head, face, neck, and chest. He said it got down to his legs, where he hadn’t had any feeling, and he said when it did, they began to sting and burn like needles poking. See, those nerves were being reactivated. He said it went all the way down to his legs, and when it did, he was standing there under his own power, shouting and giving glory to God!
You see, you’re not saying this based on your muscles. You’re not saying this based on what you feel. You’re saying this based on the Word of God that’s keeping the sun shining and the world turning. If there’s enough power in the Word to do that, there’s enough power to put a spark back in your body. There’s enough power to quicken your legs and arms, to jump start whatever needs to be jump started.
What about the condition of your spirit? Does it affect your body? Medical science is just beginning to learn this. They’re just beginning to learn that there is a lot more to the condition of the body and how it’s affected, what it does, who heals up and who doesn’t make it. They’re just beginning to see and know that there’s a lot more going on here than just the chemical, or the electrochemical, or the physical. It’s the spirit. When your spirit is weaker, does it affect your body? Absolutely. The weaker your spirit is, the weaker your immune system is going to be, and the weaker the electrical or chemical energy that goes to your heart, brain, or lungs is going to be.
What if your spirit gets built up? What if your spirit gets strong and infused with life? Is that going to affect your body? The life that’s in your flesh comes out of your insides, your spirit, your heart.
Could God quicken you enough on the inside that life would just flood into your body and overcome the disease? Yes! Glory to God. Aren’t you thankful the Lord has opened our eyes to these truths, and we’re not just limited to the understanding of the natural, but there is a spirit? God is a Spirit. You are a spirit. Your spirit can be made very strong, and that affects your flesh.
*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.