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Bishop David Oyedepo- Understanding the Healing Covenant! - Triumphant Radio

Understanding the Healing Covenant!

For the hurt of the daughter of my people am I hurt; I am black; astonishment hath taken hold on me. Is there no balm in Gilead; is there no physician there? why then is not the health of the daughter of my people recovered? (Jeremiah 8:19-22)

From scriptures, we discover that Jesus introduced Himself as the Great Physician; Who Prophet Jeremiah spoke about in the above scripture. As it is written:

But when Jesus heard that, he said unto them, They that be whole need not a physician, but they that are sick. But go ye and learn what that meaneth, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice: for I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance (Matthew 9:12-13).

Interestingly, Jesus’ healing ministry covers all manner of sicknesses and diseases, and all through His earthly ministry, He never referred any case brought to Him. That is what makes Him the Great Physician.

However, we must understand that healing, health and wholeness are exclusive reserve for the redeemed. That was why Jesus called it the “Children’s bread” when the woman of Canaan requested for her daughter’s healing. The Bible says:

Then came she and worshipped him, saying, Lord, help me. But he answered and said, It is not meet to take the children’s bread, and to cast it to dogs. And she said, Truth, Lord: yet the dogs eat of the crumbs which fall from their masters’ table. Then Jesus answered and said unto her, O woman, great is thy faith: be it unto thee even as thou wilt. And her daughter was made whole from that very hour (Matthew 15: 25-28).

If healing is the children’s bread, then we, as children of God are entitled to it because no parent would see his/her child hungry, yet say: “I will give you food tomorrow.” Instead, he/she would feed the child immediately. In the same vein, God would not postpone our healing because just as food is “now” to a hungry child, healing is also “now” to a sick believer.

Also, we serve a loving and responsible Father, Who is hurt when we are sick and wants us healed instantly. That is why He said:

For the hurt of the daughter of my people am I hurt; I am black; astonishment hath taken hold on me (Jeremiah 8:21).

Therefore, in the name of Jesus Christ, I decree your “now” healing package delivered!

Furthermore, we recognize from the opening scripture that the Balm in Gilead is the great prescription of this Great Physician.

But, what makes this Balm so great?

We understand from scriptures that God’s Word is the Balm in Gilead. It is written:

My son, attend to my words; incline thine ear unto my sayings. Let them not depart from thine eyes; keep them in the midst of thine heart. For they are life unto those that find them, and health to all their flesh (Proverbs 4:20-22).

Again, we saw in scriptures that everyone who heard Jesus preach was made whole, instantly:

And he came down with them, and stood in the plain, and the company of his disciples, and a great multitude of people out of all Judaea and Jerusalem, and from the sea coast of Tyre and Sidon, which came to hear him, and to be healed of their diseases; And they that were vexed with unclean spirits: and they were healed. And the whole multitude sought to touch him: for there went virtue out of him, and healed them all (Luke 6:17-19).

However, it is not enough to know the great prescription of the Great Physician, we must administer it as prescribed before we can enjoy the benefit therein. This is because buying drugs prescribed by the doctor from the pharmacy does not guarantee one’s healing; it is taking it that does. Similarly, finding the Word does not guarantee our healing, it is putting it to work that releases the healing virtues therein.

Furthermore, it is important to know that every provision of scriptures, including healing, health and wholeness are delivered based on covenant. That is, certain conditions must be met before they can be fulfilled and until our part is played, God is not committed. Remember, knowing what the provisions are, is mere information. However, knowing what to do to actualize them is revelation and that is what establishes a covenant with God.

What, then, is a covenant?

A covenant is a deal enacted by God, based on well-defined terms, and sealed with an oath. It is God swearing by Himself that if we would do as commanded in scriptures, He would make available to us the provisions therein. In other words, engaging a covenant simply means knowing the terms of acquiring scriptural provisions and committing to same for their delivery. When these terms are met, we commit God to perform.

For this teaching, let us explore the vital terms attached to the healing Covenant

We must be born again: Redemption is our guaranteed access to the overcomer’s world. This is because whatever is born of God overcomes every issue of life, including sicknesses and diseases (1 John 5:4; John 1:12; John 3:7).
Also, as stated earlier, healing is the children’s bread and as such, it is not our entitlement until we become God’s children, which is what being born again is all about. Remember, just as no one can access an inheritance in a family he does not belong to, we cannot access God’s healing virtue until we become part of His family (1 John 3:1-2).

Be filled with the Holy Spirit: We must be filled with the Holy Spirit before we can enjoy God’s healing, health and wholeness. As it is written:
But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you (Romans 8:11).

When we become filled with the Holy Spirit, our environment and body are secured from any form of satanic assault. This is why the Bible says that when the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the Lord shall lift up a standard against him (Isaiah 59:19; Matthew 3:11-12).

Live on the Word: We must place ourselves on regular quality Word medications. This is because God’s Word carries God’s nature which is absolutely immune to sicknesses and diseases. In other words, the more of God’s Word we imbibe, the more of His divine nature we possess and that in turn guarantees our healing, health and wholeness.
In addition, it is important to know that God’s Word is the only medication in the world that heals all forms of sicknesses and diseases with zero side effects (Proverbs 4:20-22; Matthew 4:4).

Think Right: In this context, I mean think healthy thoughts, because the Bible says that as a man thinks in his heart, so is he. Therefore, don’t let the words of your doctors corrupt your mentality; instead, let God’s Word frame your thoughts and your wholeness shall be established cheaply (Proverbs 23:7).
Also, we don’t need anyone to pray for us before we can be made whole; all we need to do is take our covenant position in God and our healing shall be delivered. For instance, according to science, the moon doesn’t have a light of its own; it simply positions itself at a particular angle to the sun and shines. The sun generates all the heat, while the moon simply reflects all the glory. In the same vein, Jesus is the Sun of righteousness and God’s living Word; when we align our thoughts with what the Word says, we also take delivery of our wholeness. Remember, there is no irreversible case with God; therefore, align with His great prescription (3 John 1:2).

Speak Right: The Bible says that death and life are in the power of our tongues. Therefore, we must be careful of what we say because our words are like seeds; what we say today determines what we experience tomorrow.
Furthermore, the Bible says: …out of the abundance of our heart, our mouth speaks (Mathew 12:34; see also Psalms 34:11-13).

That means when we don’t have the abundance of God’s Word in our hearts, we cannot speak life to the issues that confront us. Remember, God’s Word is the light that has the capacity to shatter any darkness in our lives, including sicknesses and diseases. We must, therefore, engage it for the establishment of our healing, health and wholeness (Mark 11:23; Proverbs 18:21; John 1:4-5).

Be committed to Kingdom advancement endeavours: Our commitment to Kingdom advancement endeavours, which include reaching out to the lost and praying to see souls saved, and established in God’s Kingdom, entitles us to a healthy and prosperous life (Exodus 23:25-26; see also Proverbs 13:17; John 15:2).
Be committed to fellowship: As believers, Zion is our place of fellowship and the city of refuge that protects us from satanic assaults. Remember the Bible says:
But upon mount Zion shall be deliverance, and there shall be holiness; and the house of Jacob shall possess their possessions (Obadiah 1:17; see also Hebrews 10:25).

Rejoice in the Lord always: Being joyful invokes the mystery of health and wholeness on our lives (Proverbs 17:22; Nehemiah 8:10).
Refuse to be offended in God: We must understand that God is not the source of our afflictions, the devil is. When we see God as the source of our predicament and not our Healer, and Deliverer, we give room for the devil to afflict us. For instance, Job was offended in God and as a result, he remained in his afflictions until he repented and sought God for his healing. Therefore, we must never be offended in God, lest we remain in our afflictions forever (Job 13:15; Luke 17:1; John 10:10).
In addition, it is important to know that the Holy Communion, which includes the Flesh and the Blood of Jesus, is another prescription of the Great Physician. When we partake of this mystery, we share the same Deoxyribonucleic Acid (DNA) with Jesus and as such, our healing, health and wholeness are guaranteed (Matthew 26:26; 1 Corinthians 11:23-30).

Let’s recognize that Christianity only becomes profitable by taking covenant responsibilities. Though the price for our total health has been fully paid, its delivery is our responsibility. Just as our signature is required to withdraw from our individual bank accounts, each one’s faith is needed to take delivery of God’s healthcare provision for him/her in redemption (Habakkuk 2:4; Romans 1:17, Galatians 3:11; Hebrews 10:38). Therefore, as you engage the terms of the healing covenant in faith, I see God perfecting all that concerns your well-being and those of your loved ones in Jesus’ name! Remain ever blessed!

Jesus is Lord!

Prophetic Blessings!

• Every form of attack on your health is turned to a testimony today!

• The remaining days of your life is declared sickness-free!

• I declare that moving object in your body swallowed up by the Blood of Jesus!

• Whatever the devil has used to block the flow of revelation in your life, I declare it destroyed in the name of Jesus!

• I decree the delivery of your “now” healing package in the name of Jesus Christ!

Doctors may have called that health issue terminal, but it is terminated today by the Blood of Jesus!
Every moving object tormenting your body is destroyed in the name of Jesus!