THE LOVE OF GOD IS CRITICAL TO WALKING IN HEALTH.
IF YOU WANT TO WALK IN HEALTH, YOU MUST LET GO OF BITTERNESS AND UNFORGIVENESS.
I’VE MINISTERED TO A WOMAN WHO WAS NOT ABLE TO FORGIVE HER HUSBAND AND SHE WAS DOWN WITH CANCER.
YOU SIT IN CHURCH, YOU CAN’T TALK TO PEOPLE; EVERY LITTLE THING IS A QUARREL MATTER. YOU ARE TOO BIG TO GREET PEOPLE AND HATING SO MANY PEOPLE AT THE SAME TIME.
HOW DO YOU EXPECT THE LIFE OF GOD TO WORK IN YOU?
PLEASE AVOID BITTERNESS, UNFORGIVENESS, HATRED AND MALICE IF YOU WANT TO LIVE FULL IN THE LIFE OF GOD.
THE ABSENCE OF FAITH IS THE PRESENCE OF FEAR.
-Pastor Paul Enenche at 2022 Overflowing Grace and Glory Fast, Dunamis International Gospel Centre,
Praise the Lord.
Father, we give You the praise and the honour and the adoration. Be thou praised and be thou worshipped in Jesus’ name.
We shall quickly look at:
THE COVENANT OF DIVINE HEALTH.
God is covenant bound to guarantee the health of His people. The Bible says, Himself took our infirmities (Matthew 8:17, 1 Peter 2:24), by His stripes, we are healed. It is a covenant of divine health.
Covenant means you have a part to play and God has a part to play. There is something you do that makes God to do what He is meant to do. Church Gist.
What are the demands of this covenant of divine health on the child of God?
There are many of them but I’ll look at five critical ones:
1). The Word of God. A demand is placed on the child of God to feed on the Word of God to guarantee his or her health (Psalm 107:20, Proverbs 4:20-22). The Word is health (Luke 5:15, Luke 6:17).
In the morning service, the Healing and Deliverance Service, we looked at healing and deliverance by the Word; it details everything about the Word and how the Word heals. Church Gist. It will be a good foundation for this message. So, the first demand of the covenant is the Word. To be in health; you must have a steady diet of the Word.
2). The service of God (Exodus 23:25). Service guarantees the servicing of the body of the servant. When you serve the Lord, He takes sickness away from the midst of you. He fulfills the number of your days.
3). The joy of the Lord (Nehemiah 8:10, Proverbs 17:22). Depression does not only deprive of energy; it deprives of health. As a matter of fact, depression officially is a sickness condition and in extreme cases becomes a mental condition. Church Gist. So, if you want to remain in health; you must connect the Word of God, you must be involved in the service of the Lord, you must exhibit the joy of the Lord at all times.
During the lock down, I preached on the joy of the Lord and I want you to go ahead and look for that message, 2020, I preached a series on the joy of the Lord. Pick up these messages and understand what to do to maintain your joy if you’ll maintain your health.
4). The love of God. The love of God is critical because scripture says that God is love. So, when you walk in love, you walk in God (Hebrews 12:15). Bitterness, unforgiveness, wickedness, lovelessness – all trouble people. If you want to walk in health, you must let somethings go. Church Gist. There are people with migraine, hypertension, some form of psychosomatic illnesses; somethings that are caused purely by bitterness. I know of cancer cases; I’ve ministered to a woman who was not able to forgive her husband and she was down with cancer.
The love of God that is forgiving, the love of God that wishes people well – the love of God is critical to walking in health. You sit in church, you can’t talk to people; Every little thing is a quarrel matter, too big to greet people, hating so many people at the same time. How do you expect the life of God to work in you? Please avoid bitterness, unforgiveness, hatred and malice if you want to live full in the life of God.
5). Faith in God. Faith makes whole; faith which is existence far above far (Job 3:25). The absence of faith is the presence of fear, worry, anxiety and doubt. I’ve seen people who saw a particular affliction in other people; a man testified two Tuesdays ago, how he saw his friend died of prostate disease, then immediately he developed the symptoms. I know of people who develop symptoms of terminal ailments because they saw somebody related to them with the same. Fear stepped in, worry stepped in; faith was absence and that brought them into affliction.
Your faith is built by the Word; your faith is built in the confidence that God is not a man and let the devil know that Peter is not James, that what happened to Peter is not compulsory that it should happen to James.
The joy of the Lord, the love of God, faith in God, existing above fear; if these are in your life, they will guarantee and ensure a healthy life.
– The grace, the passion for the Word; grace and passion for Kingdom services, especially evangelism, grace to maintain joy and to walk above depression, grace to walk in love, above bitterness; grace to overcome fear be released upon you now!
– This communion today is a communion of divine health; it is your tonic for health to blast out everything my Father in Heaven has not planted in Jesus precious name.
Father we give You the praise, we give You the honour, we give You the adoration. Blessed be Your name.
– Psalm 105:1-3
Father, thank You for this 16th day of the fast. Thank You Lord for all the blessings of the fast so far. To You be all the praise; to You be all the glory Lord in the name of Jesus.
– Acts 4:13
Father, we ask that You will give everyone tonight, a life-changing encounter in Your presence today in Jesus’ name.
– Exodus 23:25
Father, I make demands on divine health, on strength and vitality for my life, for my family throughout 2022, oh Lord in the name of Jesus.
– Luke 10:19
Father, I reject every trace of infirmity, arrows of strange disease or untimely death for my life and family in 2022 in the name of Jesus.
– Isaiah 27:6
Father, we ask that You will cause them that come of Dunamis to take root. We decree that Dunamis shall blossom and bud and fill the face of the earth with fruit in 2022, oh Lord in the name of Jesus.
– Matthew 6:9-10
Father, we ask for the establishment of Your rule, Your reign in Nigeria in 2022. Father, we demand that the rule and the reign of the adversary be overthrown in 2022, oh Lord in Jesus’ name.
– Psalm 65:2
Lift your hands and lift your voice and let’s give Him praise. Thank God for answers to prayers.
Father we give You the praise.
Blessed be Your Holy name, in Jesus’ name.