No Illness is Too Difficult for GodPresentation Transcript
No Illness is Too Difficult for God 03.15.09
“ I am the Lord, the God of all mankind. Is anything too hard for me?”
2 Cor. 1:3
Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort
2 Cor. 1:4
Who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God.
‘ if you can do anything, take pity on us and help us."
An attitude of trust is the key to effective prayer and trust is based on the character of God.
How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and power, and how he went around doing good and healing all who were under the power of the devil, because God was with him.
God cares about you and has provided for your healing.
He is “the Lord who heals,” the Great Physician
He said, "If you listen carefully to the voice of the Lord your God and do what is right in his eyes, if you pay attention to his commands and keep all his decrees, I will not bring on you any of the diseases I brought on the Egyptians, for I am the Lord, who heals you."
Christ has broken the curse of sin, which includes illness.
Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us, for it is written: "Cursed is everyone who is hung on a tree.”
Healing is an integral part of the Gospel, provided for in the atonement.
Surely he took up our infirmities and carried our sorrows, yet we considered him stricken by God, smitten by him, and afflicted.
 But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by his wounds we are healed.
When evening came, many who were demon-possessed were brought to him, and he drove out the spirits with a word and healed all the sick .  This was to fulfill what was spoken through the prophet Isaiah:
"He took up our infirmities and
carried our diseases."
1 Peter 2:24
He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; by his wounds you have been healed.
Go to the church for prayer.
Is any one of you sick? He should call the elders of the church to pray over him and anoint him with oil in the name of the Lord.  And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise him up. If he has sinned, he will be forgiven.  Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective.
Never lose hope.
Never lose hope.
Some healings are instantaneous
B. Some healings are gradual.
They came to Bethsaida, and some people brought a blind man and begged Jesus to touch him.  He took the blind man by the hand and led him outside the village. When he had spit on the man's eyes and put his hands on him, Jesus asked, "Do you see anything?"
 He looked up and said, "I see people; they look like trees walking around."
 Once more Jesus put his hands on the man's eyes. Then his eyes were opened, his sight was restored, and he saw everything clearly.
Some healings require persistence in prayer.
Then he said to them, "Suppose one of you has a friend, and he goes to him at midnight and says, 'Friend, lend me three loaves of bread,  because a friend of mine on a journey has come to me, and I have nothing to set before him.'
 "Then the one inside answers, 'Don't bother me. The door is already locked, and my children are with me in bed. I can't get up and give you anything.'
Luke 11:5-9 (cont.)
 I tell you, though he will not get up and give him the bread because he is his friend, yet because of the man's boldness he will get up and give him as much as he needs.
 "So I say to you: Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.