<strong>How to get your healing</strong>

Salutation: Romans 15:4 30/11/2022

Core Scripture: 2 Kings 5: 1-19

The name Naaman means pleasant or pleasantness.

The 9 things we learn from the story of Naaman

  1. Make no excuses for your failure in life.
  • As I have said, everyone has a weakness, no matter how strong he appears to be. All of us have both assets and liabilities. There is no perfect person; there is no perfect condition. Ecclesiastes 11:4 says, “He who observes the wind will not sow, and he who regards the clouds will not reap”.
  • Discover your destiny, pursue it, and fulfill it, notwithstanding the circumstances. You may not have control over the circumstances you face, but God is in control of all circumstances.
  • Naaman was a leper, nevertheless, he continued to fight wars; and God gave him great victories.
  • Make no excuses; wage good warfare as a good soldier of Christ. You may be pressed hard on all sides, harassed, and hounded (2 Corinthians 4:8-9) but do not give up.
  • Press forward in faith towards the goal (Philippians 3:14) and the Lord shall honour your faith.
  1. Everybody needs the help of God to excel in life.
  • If you think with your strength alone you are achieving so much, you can achieve even much more with the help of God! In 2 Kings 5:1, the Bible calls Naaman a mighty warrior, but it was not his military ability alone that gave him these great victories; it was God walking through him.
  • Another great warrior, David, said it was God who trained him for warfare. “He teaches my hands to make war, so that my arms can bend a bow of bronze” (2 Samuel 22:35; Psalm 18:34).
  • David further emphasized that God was his trainer. “Blessed be the LORD my Rock, Who trains my hands for war, and my fingers for battle” (Psalm 144:1). If God is your helper, how can you lose?
  • You need the help of God no matter who you are – your wealth, achievements, and credentials. “No king is saved by the multitude of an army; A mighty man is not delivered by great strength. A horse is a vain hope for safety; neither shall it deliver any by its great strength” (Psalm 33:16-17).
  • God helped Naaman; He gave Syria great victories through him and the king had great admiration for him.
  1. Do not despise anyone.
  • It was a slave girl from Israel, whom the Bible does not even record her name, that gave the information that Naaman worked upon that led to his healing. “Then she said to her mistress, ‘If only my master were with the prophet who is in Samaria! For he would heal him of his leprosy’” (2 Kings 5:3).
  • Imagine if her mistress and Naaman had despised this girl because she was a captive from Israel, or Naaman’s family intimidated or oppressed her to the point that she had no confidence to say anything, let alone talk about her boss’ leprosy
  • However, this girl had the confidence to talk about his master’s condition to the wife, her mistress, and she was not scolded.
  • Later, when Naaman did not want to wash in River Jordan, as the prophet of God had commanded him, it was his servants who advised him to obey the prophet, and Naaman listened. They were inferior to him, yet they could advise him and he acted on their advice.
  • Are you approachable? Do you listen to the godly advice of your subordinates? Or do you despise people and easily dismiss their godly counsel? Psalm 37:30a says, “The mouth of the righteous speaks wisdom” .
  • Do not despise anyone. You do not know who the Lord will use for you. Job 36:5 says, “Behold, God is mighty, but despises no one; He is mighty in strength of understanding”.
  • Whatever power you have, you are not as mighty as God. Therefore, do not despise anyone, even if they are inferior to you. According to Psalm 69:33, the LORD hears the cries of his needy ones and does not despise his people who are oppressed.
  1. Follow protocol.
  • Naaman was a loyal and obedient servant; he was loyal to the king of Syria.
  • After his wife had told him what the slave girl from Israel said about the prophet in Israel, who was able to heal his leprosy, he went straight to inform the king. He did not bypass the king to go secretly to Israel to meet the prophet.
  • He did not despise the authority of the king because of his position, power, and reputation.
  • He followed protocol, knowing that the matter involved going to another country to seek help, which could be interpreted as disloyalty if the king was kept in the dark. He did not take the king for granted; he did not say he could handle it himself without the king’s knowledge.
  • When Naaman informed the king about what the slave girl said, that the prophet in Israel could heal his leprosy, the king gave him a letter to the king of Israel to heal him, which, of course, was not possible (2 Kings 5:5-7).
  • However, the prophet in Israel got to know and intervened, leading eventually to the healing of Naaman’s leprosy. Naaman was obedient to the king by delivering the letter to the King of Israel. He did not say since it was not the king that would heal him, he would rather go straight to the prophet. He understood diplomatic protocol and was obedient to the king of Syria, which eventually paid off.
  1. Everybody has an issue.
  • Everybody is battling with one issue or the other in his life.
  • People may look at someone and say they wish they were in his shoes, but they do not know where the shoe is pitching him; they do not know the battles he is fighting; they do not know he is being bothered by some problems.
  • Not all that glitters is gold. Life is not a bed of roses – even roses have thorns. Every strong man has his weakness.
  • Naaman was a mighty warrior, but he had a problem in his life – he was a leper. His leprosy was not even hidden to his housemaid (2 Kings 5:2-3), the king and, probably, the entire army he was leading, and the whole nation.
  • In Bible days, leprosy was a dreaded contagious and incurable disease. Victims were usually quarantined – they were not allowed to live in the city.
  • You do not have to envy anybody; do not wish you were somebody else. If you know what others are going through, you will see that nobody is exempted from the challenges of life.
  • With faith in God, make the best use of your life. It does not matter the negatives in your life; God in you will turn around everything in your life.
  • Nobody is perfect. However, your faith in God will give you victory ­– it will overcome the challenges of life world (1 John 5:4).
  1. It is not your responsibility to determine or recommend how God should heal you or meet your need.
  • You cannot dictate to God the method He must use to solve your problem. I am not talking about setting a point of contact to receive your miracle, as the woman with the issue of blood did when she said if she could touch the hem of Jesus’ garment, she shall be made whole (Matthew 9:21). She was made whole.
  • Naaman nearly missed his divine healing, because he was angry that Elisha did not come to address him personally, but rather instructed him to go and dip in River Jordan seven times. He had a different idea about how God should heal him! He had disdain for River Jordan.
  • However, the prophet of God did not have to come out to him before he could be healed. That, probably, was to humble him.
  • He came with his horses and chariot and brought ten talents of silver, six thousand shekels of gold, and ten changes of clothing (verses 9; 5). He must first be cured of pride if he must receive his miracle! God resists the proud but gives grace to the humble (1 Peter 5:5).
  • The water of Abanah and Pharpar, the rivers of Damascus, is said to be purer and colder than that of Jordan, which was muddy and discoloured. Even if these two rivers of Damascus were better than River Jordan, God had chosen not to use them to heal him. 1 Corinthians 1:27-29.
  • Naaman must submit to God’s way to receive his healing. That was the counsel of his servants, and he did so before he was healed. “‘For My thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways My ways,’ says the LORD. Isaiah 55: 8-9
  1. Return to give glory to God for what He’s done for you.
  • After Naaman had been healed of his leprosy, he did not go back to his home country straight from River Jordan. That is what some people would have done – after all, they have gotten what they wanted.
  • Naaman returned from River Jordan to give testimony of his healing. “And he returned to the man of God, he and all his aides, and came and stood before him; and he said, ‘Indeed, now I know that there is no God in all the earth, except in Israel; now therefore, please take a gift from your servant’” (2 Kings 5:15 NKJV).
  • Naaman not only returned to show gratitude to God, but he also brought a gift from the man of God, which he refused, probably to correct any wrong impression Naaman had that God’s miracles were for sale since he was not an Israelite.
  • Always return to your man of God to give glory to God, as Naaman did; do not say God is everywhere and you can thank him anywhere. You did not receive your miracle anywhere, but somewhere.
  • Learn to show gratitude to God for answered prayers or miracles. Nine of the ten lepers Jesus healed in Luke 17:12-19 were guilty of ingratitude. They were healed on their way to show themselves to the priests, as Jesus had commanded, but they went on and never came back to show gratitude.
  • They did not behave like Naaman. The only leper who returned to testify that he had been healed and praised God was a Samaritan Luke 17:17-19.
  • Hannah also returned to give glory to God for the gift of Samuel which she sought from the LORD.
  • Many people have received miracles but never returned to show gratitude and testify to the power of God. However, Hannah, after weaning Samuel, returned to Shiloh to give glory to God. Eli appeared not to recognize her again – probably he had even forgotten his encounter with her – but Hannah reminded him.
  1. God is sovereign.
  • Ordinarily, one would have thought that God would not be concerned about the politics of Syria (Aram), but 2 Kings 5:1 says, through Naaman, God gave great victories to Syria. God had a mission to fulfill through Syria, hence the victories He gave her. Ultimately, everybody is a potential tool in the hand of God. God can use anyone to achieve His purpose.
  • God is king over all nations and rules in the affairs of men.
  • Daniel 5:21 says the Most High God rules in the kingdom of men, and appoints over it whomever He chooses. He lifts one up and brings down another.
  • 1 Samuel 2:8 says, “He raises the poor from the dust and lifts the beggar from the ash heap, to set them among princes and make them inherit the throne of glory”
  • Nobody can query God; He does as He wishes. The clay pot does not argue with the potter or question his wisdom (Isaiah 45:9-10)
  1. Do not be a lover of miracles only; be a lover of God.
  • Some people think they can successfully play games with God. When they have a problem, they come and cry to God. Nevertheless, as soon as they receive their miracles, they flee, waiting for another time they will need God’s intervention in their lives.
  • This is not the right way to relate with God. Nobody can deceive God. God cannot be mocked (Galatians 6:7). Just as your problem drew you closer to God, your miracles should make you devote yourself to Him.
  • Let your relationship with God not be to receive from Him alone and disappear like a hit and run driver.
  • Naaman, from an idol-worshipping nation, committed himself to serve the Living God upon return to his country after he had been healed of leprosy. Nobody preached to him, but he knew this was the right thing to do. – 2 Kings 5:17-18.
  • Do not receive miracles from God and run away from Him. That is not wise. You will always need God. Matthew 22:37 say you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.

Conclusion

Luke 4:27 >> If Naaman had not obeyed the instruction of Elisha, to dip into River Jordan seven times, this statement would not have been recorded about him in the New Testament.

Exodus 15:26 >> “If you will diligently listen to the voice of the Lord your God, and do that which is right in his eyes, and give ear to his commandments and keep all his statutes, I will put none of the diseases on you that I put on the Egyptians, for I am the Lord, your healer.”

Prayers

  1. Powers that wants to terminate my life through sickness or disease, I am not your candidate, go back to the sender, in the name of Jesus.
  2. I nullify every long term sickness and infirmity in my body, in the name of Jesus
  3. Any power on assignment to steal my health, receive frustration, in the name of Jesus.
  4. By fire, by force, I am healed, in the name of Jesus.
  5. I fire back every arrow of sickness flowing in my blood stream, in the name of Jesus.

CLAP YOUR HANDS & PRAY IN TOUNGES

  1. I reject every sickness and its seed of manipulation in my life, in Jesus name.
  2. Any sickness or disease that want to bring separation between me and God, I cast you out, in the name of Jesus.
  3. You sickness, disease………(Call the names), you have no power over me, so therefore, be destroyed in the name of Jesus.
  4. Any power that says no drugs or medication shall restore my health, dry up by fire, in the name of Jesus.
  5. Lord, deliver me from any kinds of strange disease or infection, in the name of Jesus.

CLAP YOUR HANDS & PRAY IN TOUNGES

  1. My health, hear the word of the Lord, be restored back in the name of Jesus.
  2. I challenge my body with the healing fire of God, in the name of Jesus
  3. Ancestral powers, appearing in my dream to arrest my health, your time is up, die, in the name of Jesus.
  4. I challenge anything moving around my body. I drink the blood of Jesus to stop the operation of the enemy concerning my health, in the name of Jesus.
  5. Any power swallowing my health, vomit them in the name of Jesus.

CLAP YOUR HANDS & PRAY IN TOUNGES

  1. Thou power of spiritual sickness, receive termination, in the name of Jesus.
  2. Every wicked device against my health, receive fire, in the name of Jesus.
  3. Every habitation of the wicked around me, come out and die, in the name of Jesus.
  4. My body, reject any strange sickness or disease, in the name of Jesus.
  5. Whatever my Father has not planted in my body, be rooted out by the blood of Jesus.

CLAP YOUR HANDS & PRAY IN TOUNGES

  1. O Lord, I retrieve my healing which the enemy is using to punish me, in the name of Jesus.
  2. Any evil hand that wants to put sickness in my body, dry up and wither, in the name of Jesus.
  3. I shall not be a candidate of sickness, in the name of Jesus.
  4. You sickness, infirmity in my body, I command you to leave my life alone, in the name of Jesus.
  5. Power of God, uproot generation sickness from my life, in the name of Jesus.

CLAP YOUR HANDS & PRAY IN TOUNGES

  1. Arrows of sickness originating from idolatry, loose your hold, in the name of Jesus.
  2. Thou dark power of my father’s house repeating sickness and affliction in my life, die, in the name of Jesus.
  3. Every cycle of sickness and affliction of the evil powers of my father’s house, break, in the name of Jesus.
  4. Any power assigned to be troubling my health, destroyed yourself, in the name of Jesus.
  5. I shall not use my mouth to speak sickness into my life. I speak life unto myself, and I speak destruction unto all my enemies and all their weapons against me, in the name of Jesus.

CLAP YOUR HANDS & PRAY IN TOUNGES

OFFERING: Pastor Asser

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