They are a people who err in their heart, and they do not know My ways. Psalm 95:10.

Today your LORD (יהוה) God (אלוהים) says:

I give you healing and you have the opportunity to receive it, but just as you cannot fix something without knowing how it works, or at least following the directions how to fix what is malfunctioning, so it is also with healing. Many have seen My works of healing, many know that I am more than able to heal, but very few are interested enough to pursue healing by taking the time to follow My instructions of how to take and receive your healing.

Many even today are like the Israelites at the border of the land I had promised to give them. The land was already theirs, but they refused to go in and take possession of it because they did not want to do it My way. I called them stiff-necked and hard hearted, a people that continually tested Me and tried Me.

Today, if you would hear His voice, do not harden your hearts, as at Meribah, as in the day of Massah in the wilderness, when your fathers tested Me, they tried Me, though they had seen My work. For forty years I loathed that generation, and said they are a people who err in their heart and they do not know My ways. Psalm 95:7-10.

Understand this, the Israelites that refused to enter the land I had given them to possess were not people who did not believe in My existence. They were in Covenant with Me and had followed Me out of Egypt amid great signs and wonders that I performed on their behalf. And they were joyful at first over My power and My favor. They gave generously to build My tabernacle in the wilderness from the abundance of wealth I gave them when leaving Egypt. But they did not truly love Me or want to know Me or My Word and consequently they never learned My ways. They were more interested in themselves and their own thoughts, cravings, and desires. They preferred to leave knowing Me to Moses.

They did not understand My love for them but continually doubted My goodness. They kept accusing Me of wanting to harm them and that I had led them out of Egypt to kill them off, even saying they would rather stay out in the wilderness and die than enter and be defeated in the good and beautiful land I had promised them by covenant oath to Abraham. But it goes back even farther, I had planned to give it to them and set its boundaries in place since the foundation of the world and I had filled it with wonderful treasures that were only for them without any work on their part other than going in to take possession of it.

You may think it strange how the Israelites reacted to the reports of ten of the scouts who spied out the land they were about to enter with frantic fear and doubt after all I had done already to redeem them out of slavery, but it is not.

Look at yourself. Do you fret and fuss and question My goodness to you every time something contrary to My Word happens in your life even though I have already healed and delivered you so often in the past? Even many of those who swear they love Me, go into panic when they get diagnosed with some terminal disease or get into an accident, asking why I let that happen to them. The answer is truly I did not. If you get sick or in an accident it is NOT My Will or My fault, you have an adversary who right now is authorized to act in the earth due to Adam’s submission of his dominion authority to Satan, but Jesus already defeated him for those who follow Jesus, so you know the answer: turn it around for your good with My Word. But how can you do that if you are not interested enough to know My Word?

PLEASE take the time to listen to Me daily. My Spirit makes you aware of things to come, and you would be wise to pay attention and avoid these things. My Son told you to pray that you not be put to the test and also to pray “lead us not into temptation and DELIVER us from evil.” Do you pray according to what He commanded you? And do you set aside some time each morning before you enter your busy, distracting day to watch with Me?

And He came to the disciples and found them sleeping, and said to Peter, “So, you men could not keep watch with Me for one hour? Keep watching and praying that you may not enter into temptation; the spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.” Matthew 26:40-41.

And you find another witness to this in the psalms as well:

In the morning, O Lord, You will hear my voice; in the morning I will order my prayer to You and watch. Psalm 5:3.

You would avoid many heartaches if you were diligent to do this. Do not be sluggish, faith and patience are key to manifesting My promises in your life. And by patience I mean consistency in standing on My Word until you get the result that Word promises.

And we desire that each one of you show the same diligence so as to realize the full assurance of hope until the end, so that you will not be sluggish, but imitators of those who through faith and patience inherit the promises. Hebrews 6:11-12.

And let Me point out a few things about Abraham, who I call your father in the faith, for you have good instruction in looking at certain things in his life:

For when God made the promise to Abraham, since He could swear by no one greater, He swore by Himself, saying, “I will surely bless you and I will surely multiply you.” And so, having patiently waited, he obtained the promise. For men swear by one greater than themselves, and with them an oath given as confirmation is an end of every dispute. In the same way God, desiring even more to show to the heirs of the promise the unchangeableness of His purpose, interposed with an oath, so that by two unchangeable things in which it is impossible for God to lie, we who have taken refuge would have strong encouragement to take hold of the hope set before us. This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, a hope both sure and steadfast and one which enters within the veil, where Jesus has entered as a forerunner for us, having become a high priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek. Hebrews 6:13-20.

You are not walking in the ways of faith alone, I have given you Jesus, My Word made flesh, to be your good Shepherd, teacher, leader and guide and I tell you to keep your eyes on Him (i.e., on My Word as expressed through and in Him) as the author and finisher of your faith so you may run (and finish) your course with joy. Hebrews 12:1-2. And to do that you must be well and strong, complete, in spirit, soul, and body.

And Jesus has poured out the Holy Spirit on you as your Helper from My throne of grace to carry this out. And I have given you a cloud of witnesses, including Abraham, to cheer you on as well. And do not forget that I AM LORD of Hosts, and you have legions of them to serve you who are heirs of Salvation (joint heirs with Christ). When you are born again from above, I give you your own guardian angel to be with you wherever you go, and I command them to guard you in all of your ways.

“Behold, I am going to send an angel before you to guard you along the way and to bring you into the place which I have prepared. Exodus 23:20.

But key to receiving all I have promised is to be willing to obey My Word and to actually do My Word. Being willing and doing should go together if you are interested in receiving your healing. Answered prayer consists of asking according to My Will. 1 John 5:14-15. And by that I mean by the methods and ways I tell you.

“Come now, and let us reason together,” says the LORD, “though your sins are as scarlet, they will be as white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they will be like wool. If you are willing and obey, you will eat the best of the land; but if you refuse and rebel, you will be devoured by the sword.” Truly, the mouth of the LORD has spoken. Isaiah 1:18-19.

You will eat the fruit of your lips, for death and life are in the hand of your tongue. Proverbs 18:21.

In the prior Life Lesson, we established by many witnesses in My Word that My Will is to heal you. So, knowing that, the next step of the instruction is how you are to receive it since it is already stored up for you as yours.

So, since you know My works of healing, now you must know My ways of healing so you can walk in those ways and be healed every time, all the time, and any time.

Go back to the beginning of the creation of the world. How did I change things and make things? As My Spirit hovered over the dark void, I spoke, but I did not speak what was there but what I envisioned within Me to be there, “Light be!” And light was. And it was good. And in the same way I filled that void with good and beautiful things.

By faith we understand that the world was prepared by the Word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things which are visible. Hebrews 11:3.

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things came into being through Him, and apart from Him nothing came into being that has come into being. John 1:1-3.

The spirit of faith believes in the heart and speaks with the mouth what it knows in the heart.

But having the same spirit of faith, according to what is written, “I believed; therefore I spoke,” we also believe, therefore we also speak. 2 Corinthians 4:13.

This pulls what is already in the spiritual realm into the physical realm.

In the presence of Him whom he believed, even God, who gives life to the dead and calls into being that which does not exist. Romans 4:17.

I explain this in receiving and taking your salvation, which includes not only the forgiveness of sins but also physical healing.

But what does it say? “The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart”—that is, the word of faith which we are preaching, that if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved; for with the heart a person believes, resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth he confesses, resulting in salvation. Romans 10:8-10.

Believing with your heart what you hear in My Word, is being willing, and then releasing that faith by saying it as you agree with My Word in what you say results in the promise being realized in your life, and this is obeying. And if My Word tells you to take a certain action to obtain a promise as well, such as tithing to be blessed and to keep Satan from stealing your provision and prosperity, then release that in your life by faith as well.

Now you are ready to look at your Teacher, Jesus, and see how He worked healing.

First, Jesus always countered any words or attacks of Satan with the truth of My Word. He checked his advances, so to speak, until He had checkmate every time. You see this when the devil tempted him with things contrary to My Word three times at the end of the forty days and nights Jesus spent with Me in the wilderness. This set the tone for all miracles Jesus worked for I sent Him to undo the works of the devil, which you are also doing when you get sickness, or any other curse such as lack, poverty, tragedies, abuse and the like, out of you and are healed.

The Son of God appeared for this purpose, to destroy (i.e., “luo” in Greek, which means to untie, undo, unbind, release you from) the works of the devil. 1 John 3:8.

When Satan approached Jesus in the wilderness with words stout against Mine, though he tried to clothe them in Scripture, Jesus’ answer was not to entertain his lies or let them into His inner being, He answered them with the contrary Scripture, “It is written . . .” and Satan had no answer for that, so he tries again another way, but Jesus answered in the same way, not by His feelings or His own initiative on the subject, but purely with the truth of My Word.

This is the first step for you as well when the devil brings sickness, pain, or any other evil thing, thought, or circumstance, YOU MUST ANSWER IT WITH THE TRUTH OF MY WORD.

You know this from the legal system, and I am your Judge, Lawgiver, and King so My Kingdom also works by laws that must be obeyed just as the physical world does as well. Everything spiritual and physical runs by laws. If you have studied physics, chemistry, electrical or mechanical engineering you know this as well. And if you disobey those laws, there are disasters. The same is true in the spiritual realm. But back to what I am telling you now. If someone files a complaint, petition or motion against you in court, you must answer it or by default, judgment is entered against you, and you must pay the penalty and accept condemnation even if it is not true. You must file an answer, response, or objection, depending on the pleading filed, in order to refute what was said and establish the truth so that you win and are not liable as having accepted the accusation.

When Satan attacks with sickness and puts thoughts in your mind of fear and hopelessness, despair and doubt, YOU MUST ANSWER WITH MY WORD.

Here is an example if Satan attacks with illness and/or pain:

“Oh no you don’t! I have a Healer: Jesus bore my sickness and took my pains, by the bloody scourging of Jesus I am healed! Spirit of [name the pain/sickness/growth/rash] you are not mine and you cannot stay in me. I cast you out in Jesus’ Name!” Exodus 15:26; Isaiah 53:4-5; 1 Peter 2:24; 1 Corinthians 3:16; Mark 16:17.

Here is an example if Satan attacks with depression and hopelessness:

“Oh no you don’t! Jesus tasted the dust of death for me so I refuse to partake. I put on the garment of praise. I am anointed with the oil of joy. Unclean spirit of depression you are the spirit of hell, and I am saved, you have no business with me. OUT and stay out in Jesus’ Name!”

Psalm 22:15; Hebrews 2:9; Hebrews 1:9; Psalm 45:7; Isaiah 61:3; Romans 10:9; Galatians 3:13-14; Mark 16:17

Here is an example if Satan attacks with fear and anxiety:

“Oh no you don’t! God did not give me a spirit of fear, but of power, love and a sound mind! I cast all My care on God and He makes all work out for my good. Unclean spirit of fear I command you away from me in Jesus’ Name!” 2 Timothy 1:7; 1 Peter 5:7; Romans 8:28; Mark 16:17.

Find the Scripture that best addresses your issue. I have many passages that address different parts of your body and different circumstances of healing. Ask the Holy Spirit to guide you to the one that exactly fits your issue. Then say that answer directly to what has attacked you.

And now we come to the next step that you see Jesus take in the wilderness, and that is checkmate. He cast the devil out. “Begone Satan.” I have told you many times that you do not entertain or think upon the lies and unclean influences of the devil and his demons, you resist them (answer them and take them captive with the truth) AND cast them out. You must directly cast them out.

These signs will accompany those who have believed: in My name they will cast out demons, they will speak with new tongues; they will pick up serpents, and if they drink any deadly poison, it will not hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover.” Mark 16:17-18.

And as you go, preach, saying, ‘The kingdom of heaven is at hand.’ Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse the lepers, cast out demons. Freely you received, freely give. Matthew 10:7-8.

Do as Jesus, your Teacher, did:

When evening came, they brought to Him many who were demon-possessed; and He cast out the spirits with a word, and healed all who were ill. This was to fulfill what was spoken through Isaiah the prophet: “He Himself took our infirmities and carried away our diseases.” Matthew 8:16-17.

Just then there was a man in their synagogue with an unclean spirit; and he cried out, saying, “What business do we have with each other, Jesus of Nazareth? Have You come to destroy us? I know who You are—the Holy One of God!” And Jesus rebuked him, saying, “Be quiet, and come out of him!” Mark 1:23-25/

I also told you to speak to the mountain or storm the devil raises up against you (whether inner or outer) and take it down.

And Jesus answered saying to them, “Have faith in God. Truly I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be taken up and cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says is going to happen, it will be granted him. Therefore, I say to you, all things for which you pray and ask, believe that you have received them, and they will be granted you. Whenever you stand praying, forgive if you have anything against anyone, so that your Father who is in heaven will also forgive you your transgressions. Mark 11:22-25.

Jesus rebuked fevers, storms, trees, and whatever else Satan threw in His path and took them down under His feet. That is how you resist and tread on the enemy.

Behold, I have given you authority to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing will injure you. Luke 10:19.

And then there are two more things you must do to be restored, healed, and made whole of all that the devil stole and that is to cast your care on Me in confident prayer and then release Me to work miracles and wonders by your voice of thanksgiving. Let Me take care of you.

Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and petition with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6-7.

And how do you do that? By singing and shouting for joy over your healing before you see it, but knowing you have it for sure. 2 Peter 1:19; Proverbs 4:22; Psalm 107:20; 2 Corinthians 1:20; 1 Chronicles 20.

And then you have to watch out for what you are thinking about before the miracle manifests, or you will block it from coming to pass.

Therefore, do not throw away your confidence, which has a great reward. For you have need of endurance, so that when you have done the will of God, you may receive what was promised. For yet in a very little while, He who is coming will come, and will not delay. But My righteous one shall live by faith; and if he shrinks back, My soul has no pleasure in him. But we are not of those who shrink back to destruction, but of those who have faith to the preserving of the soul. Hebrews 10:35-39.

And how do you stay in faith? Several ways, but primarily watching what you are allowing yourself to think upon for the devil does not give up easy and will keep trying to get you to call the sickness back in by speaking doubt or fear that he tries to raise up in your heart, but just keep answering as you laugh at his attempts once you have commanded him out, and he will go when he sees you are set and not ready to shrink back. Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things. The things you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you. Philippians 4:8-9.

In hope against hope Abraham believed, so that he might become a father of many nations according to that which had been spoken, “So shall your descendants be.” And not being weak in faith, he did not consider his own body, already dead (since he was about a hundred years old), and the deadness of Sarah’s womb. He did not waver at the promise of God through unbelief, but was strengthened in faith, giving glory to God, and being fully convinced that what He had promised He was also able to perform. And therefore “it was accounted to him for righteousness.” Romans 4:18-22.

There are certain things you just cannot consider (dwell on) if you want to stand on the promise in faith.

And the victory is in the praising for that is how you bring Me down to fight for you. But that will be in the next Life Lesson.

I love you. Live by faith and you will have a victorious life, for the victory that overcomes the world, the flesh and the devil is your faith.