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    Stretch Out Your Hand To Heal Part 4

    Stretch Out Your Hand To Heal Part 4

    Acts 4:27-31 (NIV) – [27] “Indeed Herod and Pontius Pilate met together with the Gentiles and the people of Israel in this city to conspire against your holy servant Jesus, whom you anointed. [28] They did what your power and will had decided beforehand should happen. [29] Now, Lord, consider their threats and enable your servants to speak your word with great BOLDNESS. [30] STRETCH OUT YOUR HAND TO HEAL and perform miraculous signs and wonders through the name of your holy servant Jesus.” [31] After they prayed, the place where they were meeting was shaken. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and spoke the word of God BOLDLY.

    Stretch Out Your Hand to Heal

    5. “Marpe’” means a medicine or cure or remedy.

    Proverbs 14:30 (AMP) – [30] A calm and undisturbed mind and heart are the life and HEALTH of the body, but envy, jealousy, and wrath are like rottenness of the bones.

    Malachi 4:2 (NIV) – [2] But for you who revere my name, the sun of righteousness will rise with HEALING in its wings. And you will go out and leap like calves released from the stall.

    6. “Raphah” means healer, physician; to thoroughly make whole; to cure, to repair, to restore.

    Exodus 15:26 (NIV) – [26] 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.”

    2 Chronicles 7:14 (NIV) – [14] If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will HEAL their land.

    Psalms 103:2-3 (NIV) – [2] Praise the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits — [3] who forgives all your sins and HEALS all your diseases…

    Psalms 147:3 (NIV) – [3] He HEALS (raphah) the brokenhearted and BINDS UP (chabash) their wounds.

    Isaiah 53:5 (NKJV) – [5] But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; the chastisement for our peace was upon Him, And by His stripes we are HEALED.

    7.“Riphuwth” means health, healing; it refers to a process of restoration and refreshment to a person that brings healing; in context, the fear of the Lord is the healing balm.

    Proverbs 3:7-8 (NIV) – [7] Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord and shun evil. [8] This will bring HEALTH to your body and nourishment to your bones.

    Proverbs 3:7-8 (KJV) – [7] Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from evil. [8] It shall be HEALTH to thy navel, and marrow to thy bones.

    8. “Shalom” means completeness, soundness, health, prosperity; peace, quiet, tranquility, contentment, wellness, safety.

    Psalms 4:7-8 (NIV) – [7] You have filled my heart with greater joy than when their grain and new wine abound. [8] I will lie down and sleep in PEACE, for you alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety.

    Isaiah 26:3 (NIV) – [3] You will keep in PERFECT PEACE him whose mind is steadfast, because he trusts in you.

    Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV) – [11] “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to PROSPER you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”

    Jeremiah 33:6 (NIV) – [6] “Nevertheless, I will bring HEALTH (aruwkah) and HEALING (marpe) to it; I will HEAL (raphah) my people and will let them enjoy abundant PEACE (shalom) and security.”

    • 31 min
    Stretch Out Your Hand To Heal Part 3

    Stretch Out Your Hand To Heal Part 3

    Acts 4:27-31 (NIV) – [27] “Indeed Herod and Pontius Pilate met together with the Gentiles and the people of Israel in this city to conspire against your holy servant Jesus, whom you anointed. [28] They did what your power and will had decided beforehand should happen. [29] Now, Lord, consider their threats and enable your servants to speak your word with great BOLDNESS. [30] STRETCH OUT YOUR HAND TO HEAL and perform miraculous signs and wonders through the name of your holy servant Jesus.” [31] After they prayed, the place where they were meeting was shaken. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and spoke the word of God BOLDLY.

    Stretch Out Your Hand to Heal

    “The people of Old Testament times tended to think of sickness as punishment for sin. This concept is explored fully in the Book of Job. But Jesus was firmly convinced that His Father’s purpose for humankind was health, wholeness, and salvation. He did not teach that disease was a punishment sent by God. And while He was always concerned to heal the sick in body, He also paid close attention to the mind and the spirit of those who suffered.” (Nelson’s Illustrated Bible Dictionary)

    1. “Aruwkah” means health, healing of a wound, or restoration; the new flesh that grows at the wounded spot.

    Isaiah 58:8 (NIV) – [8] Then your light will break forth like the dawn, and your HEALING will quickly appear; then your righteousness will go before you, and the glory of the Lord will be your rear guard.

    Jeremiah 30:17 (NIV) – [17] “But I will restore you to HEALTH and heal your wounds,” declares the Lord,” because you are called an outcast, Zion for whom no one cares.”

    2. “Chabash” means saddle, bind up, girded, govern, restrain, healer, bandage; to wrap firmly, especially a turban, compress, or saddle.

    Numbers 22:21 (NIV) – [21] Balaam got up in the morning, SADDLED his donkey and went with the princes of Moab.

    Psalms 147:1-4 (NIV) – [1] Praise the Lord. How good it is to sing praises to our God, how pleasant and fitting to praise him! [2] The Lord builds up Jerusalem; he gathers the exiles of Israel. [3] He heals the brokenhearted and BINDS UP their wounds. [4] He determines the number of the stars and calls them each by name.

    3. “Yeshuw’ah” means salvation, help, deliverance, victory, health, save, saving, welfare, aid

    2 Chronicles 20:17 (NIV) – [17] “You will not have to fight this battle. Take up your positions; stand firm and see the DELIVERANCE the Lord will give you, O Judah and Jerusalem. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged. Go out to face them tomorrow, and the Lord will be with you.”

    Psalms 42:5-6 (NLT) – [5] Why am I discouraged? Why is my heart so sad? I will put my hope in God! I will praise him again—my SAVIOR and [6] my God!

    Psalms 67:1-2 (KJV) – [1] God be merciful unto us, and bless us; and cause his face to shine upon us; Selah. [2] That thy way may be known upon earth, thy SAVING HEALTH among all nations.

    4. “Kehah” means a healing, a cure, a quenching, a dulling, a lessening, alleviation.

    Nahum 3:18-19 (NIV) – [18] O king of Assyria, your shepherds slumber; your nobles lie down to rest. Your people are scattered on the mountains with no one to gather them. [19] Nothing can HEAL your wound; your injury is fatal. Everyone who hears the news about you claps his hands at your fall, for who has not felt your endless cruelty?

    • 31 min
    Lesson 12c: On the Defensive

    Lesson 12c: On the Defensive

    The Book of Job
    “The Question of the Ages—Why?”
    Lesson 12c: On the Defensive

    1. Job defends himself by challenging God.

    a. If we accuse God of not caring, it is evidence that we don’t know God very well.

    b. Never allow your difficult circumstances to discredit the character of God in your heart.

    c. Sometimes, we see ourselves as more fair and more just than God.

    2. Job defends himself by insulting his friends.

    a. Just because you say something honest does not mean it was the right thing to say.

    b. We are to speak the truth but speak it in love.

    c. Criticism is rooted in our opinion; truthfulness is rooted in God’s Word.

    James 3:9-11 (NIV) – [9] With the tongue we praise our Lord and Father, and with it we curse men, who have been made in God's likeness. [10] Out of the same mouth come praise and cursing. My brothers, this should not be. [11] Can both fresh water and salt water flow from the same spring?

    3. Job defends himself by idolizing his integrity.

    Job 6:28-30 (NIV) – [28] “But now be so kind as to look at me. Would I lie to your face? [29] Relent, do not be unjust; reconsider, for my integrity is at stake. [30] Is there any wickedness on my lips? Can my mouth not discern malice?

    Job 27:5 (NIV) – [5] I will never admit you are in the right; till I die, I will not deny my integrity.

    Job 2:9 (NIV) – [9] His wife said to him, “Are you still holding on to your integrity? Curse God and die!”

    a. Anything that we hold higher than God is an idol, even if it is something good.

    Numbers 21:9 (NIV) – [9] So Moses made a bronze snake and put it up on a pole. Then when anyone was bitten by a snake and looked at the bronze snake, he lived.

    2 Kings 18:4 (NIV) – [4] [Zechariah] removed the high places, smashed the sacred stones and cut down the Asherah poles. He broke into pieces the bronze snake Moses had made, for up to that time the Israelites had been burning incense to it.

    Judges 8:27 (NIV) – [27] Gideon made the gold into an ephod, which he placed in Ophrah, his town. All Israel prostituted themselves by worshiping it there, and it became a snare to Gideon and his family.

    b. When we question the way God works in our lives, we say we know better than Him.

    Isaiah 55:8-9 (NIV) – [8] “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the LORD. [9] “As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.”

    Isaiah 55:8-9 (MSG) – [8] “I don’t think the way you think. The way you work isn’t the way I work.” GOD’s Decree. [9] “For as the sky soars high above earth, so the way I work surpasses the way you work, and the way I think is beyond the way you think.

    • 42 min
    Stretch Out Your Hand To Heal Part 2

    Stretch Out Your Hand To Heal Part 2

    Acts 4:27-31 (NIV) – [27] “Indeed Herod and Pontius Pilate met together with the Gentiles and the people of Israel in this city to conspire against your holy servant Jesus, whom you anointed. [28] They did what your power and will had decided beforehand should happen. [29] Now, Lord, consider their threats and enable your servants to speak your word with great BOLDNESS. [30] STRETCH OUT YOUR HAND TO HEAL and perform miraculous signs and wonders through the name of your holy servant Jesus.” [31] After they prayed, the place where they were meeting was shaken. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and spoke the word of God BOLDLY.

    2023 Theme: Stretch Out Your Hand to Heal

    - God heals medically.
    - God heals miraculously.
    - God heals heavenly.

    “[God] chooses to bring health to persons sick physically, emotionally, and spiritually. The Bible not only tells of people’s spiritual status but is also concerned about their physical condition. This concern appears in the emphasis on healing, particularly in the ministry of Jesus and in the early church. Nearly one-fifth of the Gospels report Jesus’ miracles and the discussions they occasioned. The gospels record fourteen distinct instances of physical and mental healing.” (Holman Bible Dictionary)

    1. “Iasis” (noun) or “iamai” (verb) means the process, mode, or act of healing, curing, or remedying; to renew or to make whole, complete, or well; to cause something to change to an earlier, correct, or appropriate state.

    Luke 13:31-32 (ESV) – [31] At that very hour some Pharisees came and said to him, “Get away from here, for Herod wants to kill you.” [32] And he said to them, “Go and tell that fox, ‘Behold, I cast out demons and perform CURES today and tomorrow, and the third day I finish my course.’”

    Luke 6:17-19 (NIV) – [17] He went down with them and stood on a level place. A large crowd of his disciples was there and a great number of people from all over Judea, from Jerusalem, and from the coast of Tyre and Sidon, [18] who had come to hear him and to be HEALED of their diseases. Those troubled by evil spirits were CURED, [19] and the people all tried to touch him, because power was coming from him and HEALING them all.

    2. “Therapeia” (noun) or “therapeuo” (verb) means to care for or medically treat the sick; to wait upon, minister to, render voluntary service; to cause someone to recover or to restore to health.

    Matthew 4:23-24 (NIV) – [23] Jesus went throughout Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the good news of the kingdom, and HEALING every disease and sickness among the people. [24] News about him spread all over Syria, and people brought to him all who were ill with various diseases, those suffering severe pain, the demon-possessed, those having seizures, and the paralyzed, and he HEALED them.

    Matthew 10:5-9 (NIV) – [5] These twelve Jesus sent out with the following instructions: “Do not go among the Gentiles or enter any town of the Samaritans. [6] Go rather to the lost sheep of Israel. [7] As you go, preach this message: ‘The kingdom of heaven is near.’ [8] HEAL the sick, raise the dead, cleanse those who have leprosy, drive out demons. Freely you have received, freely give.”

    3. “Iama” (noun) is the means of healing; the capacity to cause someone to become healed or cured; medicine.

    1 Corinthians 12:7-11 (NIV) – [7] Now to each one the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good. [8] To one there is given through the Spirit the message of wisdom, to another the message of knowledge by means of the same Spirit, [9] to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of HEALING by that one Spirit, [10] to another miraculous powers, to another prophecy, to another distinguishing between spirits, to another speaking in different kinds of tongues, and to still another the interpretation of tongues. [11] All these are the work of one and the same Spirit, and he gives th

    • 33 min
    “The Question of the Ages—Why?” Lesson 12b: On the Defensive

    “The Question of the Ages—Why?” Lesson 12b: On the Defensive

    The Book of Job
    “The Question of the Ages—Why?”
    Lesson 12b: On the Defensive

    1. Job defends himself by challenging God.

    a. If we accuse God of not caring, it is evidence that we don’t know God very well.

    b. Never allow your difficult circumstances to discredit the character of God in your heart.

    c. Sometimes, we see ourselves as more fair and more just than God.

    2. Job defends himself by insulting his friends.

    Job 6:14-27 (NIV) – [14] “A despairing man should have the devotion of his friends, even though he forsakes the fear of the Almighty. [15] But my brothers are as undependable as intermittent streams, as the streams that overflow [16] when darkened by thawing ice and swollen with melting snow, [17] but that cease to flow in the dry season, and in the heat vanish from their channels. [18] Caravans turn aside from their routes; they go up into the wasteland and perish. [19] The caravans of Tema look for water, the traveling merchants of Sheba look in hope. [20] They are distressed, because they had been confident; they arrive there, only to be disappointed. [21] Now you too have proved to be of no help; you see something dreadful and are afraid. [22] Have I ever said, ‘Give something on my behalf, pay a ransom for me from your wealth, [23] deliver me from the hand of the enemy, ransom me from the clutches of the ruthless’? [24] Teach me, and I will be quiet; show me where I have been wrong. [25] How painful are honest words! But what do your arguments prove? [26] Do you mean to correct what I say, and treat the words of a despairing man as wind? [27] You would even cast lots for the fatherless and barter away your friend.

    Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 (NIV) – [9] Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their work: [10] If one falls down, his friend can help him up. But pity the man who falls and has no one to help him up! [11] Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm. But how can one keep warm alone? [12] Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.

    Proverbs 27:6 (KJV) – [6] Faithful are the wounds of a friend; but the kisses of an enemy are deceitful.

    a. Just because you say something honest does not mean it was the right thing to say.

    b. We are to speak the truth but speak it in love.

    c. Criticism is rooted in our opinion; truthfulness is rooted in God’s Word.

    1 Peter 2:21-23 (NIV) – [21] To this you were called, because Christ suffered for you, leaving you an example, that you should follow in his steps. [22] “He committed no sin, and no deceit was found in his mouth.” [23] When they hurled their insults at him, he did not retaliate; when he suffered, he made no threats. Instead, he entrusted himself to him who judges justly.

    • 42 min
    On the Defensive

    On the Defensive

    The Book of Job
    “The Question of the Ages—Why?”

    Lesson 12: On the Defensive

    1. Job defends himself by challenging God.

    Job 6:1-13 (NIV) – [1] Then Job replied: [2] “If only my anguish could be weighed and all my misery be placed on the scales! [3] It would surely outweigh the sand of the seas—no wonder my words have been impetuous. [4] The arrows of the Almighty are in me, my spirit drinks in their poison; God’s terrors are marshaled against me. [5] Does a wild donkey bray when it has grass, or an ox bellow when it has fodder? [6] Is tasteless food eaten without salt, or is there flavor in the white of an egg? [7] I refuse to touch it; such food makes me ill. [8] Oh, that I might have my request, that God would grant what I hope for, [9] that God would be willing to crush me, to let loose his hand and cut me off! [10] Then I would still have this consolation—my joy in unrelenting pain—that I had not denied the words of the Holy One. [11] What strength do I have, that I should still hope? What prospects, that I should be patient? [12] Do I have the strength of stone? Is my flesh bronze? [13] Do I have any power to help myself, now that success has been driven from me?”

    “At times God puts us through the discipline of darkness to teach us to heed Him… watch where God puts you into darkness, and when you are there keep your mouth shut. Are you in the dark just now in your circumstances, or in your life with God? Then remain quiet. If you open your mouth in the dark, you will talk in the wrong mood: darkness is the time to listen.” –Oswald Chambers, My Utmost for His Highest

    a. If we accuse God of not caring, it is evidence that we don’t know God very well.

    b. Never allow your difficult circumstances to discredit the character of God in your heart.

    Numbers 11:15 (NIV) – [15] “If this is how you are going to treat me, put me to death right now—if I have found favor in your eyes—and do not let me face my own ruin.”

    1 Kings 19:3-4 (NIV) – [3] Elijah was afraid and ran for his life. When he came to Beersheba in Judah, he left his servant there, [4] while he himself went a day’s journey into the desert. He came to a broom tree, sat down under it and prayed that he might die. “I have had enough, LORD,” he said. “Take my life; I am no better than my ancestors.”

    Jonah 4:8 (NIV) – [8] When the sun rose, God provided a scorching east wind, and the sun blazed on Jonah’s head so that he grew faint. He wanted to die, and said, “It would be better for me to die than to live.”

    c. Sometimes, we see ourselves as more fair and more just than God.

    Galatians 6:9 (NIV) – [9] Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.

    • 41 min

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