God’s Will is His Word – Healing Document by Warren Blck
I found this amazing document in my files showing why God’s Will is His Word by Warren Black many years ago. As I search the internet, I can find very little about this gentleman or any book he may have written. I did find: “Warren Black has been a Regional Spiritual Life Director for the 700 Club. He has been healed of a lung condition, an enlarged hernia and a life-long speech impediment, through Jesus Christ.”
Not wanting to label this as my own, I will put my comments in green. From all I have studied over many decades concerning God’s Word on Healing and Health, this document is accurate. I have added images. “It is important that it be established in the minds and hearts of everyone that it is still the perfect will of God as in the past to heal all who have need of healing and to fulfill the number of their days. The greatest barrier to the faith of many seeking physical healing in our day is the uncertainty in their minds as to it being the will of God to heal all.”
GODS PERFECT WILL
“Faith begins where the will of God is known. The Word of God is the will of God. Faith comes by hearing (knowing) the Word of God (Rom. 10:17). God’s promises are each a revelation of what He is eager to do for us. Faith for the appropriation of God’s promised blessings is the result of knowing and acting on God’s Word. Freedom from sickness comes from knowing and acting upon the truth (John 8:31,32).”
Included in Our Covenant
We have a wonderful covenant provided by our Lord, which includes divine health. “God invites and delights for us to enter into His promises (Mark 11:23,24; John 15:7; Heb. 4:14-16). Divine healing is a part of “so great salvation”. It is a gift of God bestowed through faith; it is not deserved, cannot be earned. It is given through the grace of God.
The cross was a perfect remedy for the whole man. Jesus Christ went to the cross—spirit, soul, and body, to redeem man—spirit, soul,
and body. Therefore, the cross is the center of the plan of salvation for the man—spirit, soul, and body. Jesus Christ went to the cross to redeem all of mankind from the curse of the law (Gal. 3:13). Sickness as well as sin was included in the curse of the law (Deut. 28:15-68). Redemption is synonymous with Calvary, therefore, we are redeemed from the entire curse—body, soul and spirit, solely through Jesus’ atonement made on the cross.
Our Attitude Toward Sickness
After being sufficiently enlightened, our attitude toward sickness should be the same as our attitude toward sin. Our purpose to have our body healed should be as definite as our purpose to have our soul healed. We should not ignore any part of the gospel. Christ’s bearing our sins and sicknesses is surely a valid reason for trusting Him now for deliverance from both. The world may say sin is okay. Everyone may say sickness is normal. We say no neither is okay or normal.
Divine Promises Renew our Minds
Only divine promises can make our faith steadfast. Between the time we definitely commit to God the healing of our body, and the completion of our healing, it is essential that we learn one of the most valuable lessons of our Christian life—to carefully observe Hebrews 10:35, 36. God’s promises work their wonders while we see and act on eternal realities of His promises, being fully convinced in our hearts that they are real and true and refuse to be affected by temporal things to the contrary.
We must refuse to doubt the Word of God even in the face of apparent failures in the experiences of other Christians (Rom. 3:4). God always fulfills His promises when He can get the right cooperation (II Cor. 1:20). He accepts us and undertakes for us when we observe Mark 11:24 and Hebrews 10:35, 36.
A Promise and a Condition
Every promise in God’s Word is “yes” and “amen” if we obey the condition. God gave us very comprehensive instructions as to how to receive healings: “If ye abide in Me, and My words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.” (John 15:7). “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.” (Prov. 4:20-22). It is important that adequate time is taken to carefully observe these instructions. We must observe them continuously, not occasionally. The reason why many have failed is because they have not done this. Every Word is “spirit and life” and will work in us when we receive and attend to it.
SOME OF THE PROMISES OF GOD
CONCERNING DIVINE HEALING:
(Ex. 15:26) “If thou wilt diligently hearken to the voice of the Lord thy God, and wilt do that which is right in His sight, and wilt give ear to His commandments and keep all His statutes, I will put none of these diseases upon thee, which I have brought upon the Egyptians; for I am the Lord that healeth thee.”
The above healing covenant is extended to include the Gentiles through Jesus Christ. (Gal. 3:13, 14, 29)
(Gal. 3:13) “Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us”.
The curses of the law are listed in Deut. 28:15-68 which include all manner of sickness and diseases. This is what Jesus Christ redeemed us from.
(Heb. 13:8) “Jesus Christ the same, yesterday, today and forever” (The same now as when He was on earth, not just yesterday and some future time as some teach or practice).
(Isaiah 53:4, 5) “Surely He (Messiah) hath born our griefs (Hebrew word choli meaning literally sicknesses) and carried our sorrows (Hebrew word makob meaning literally pains] yet we did esteem him stricken (plagued), smitten of God, and afflicted. But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; the chastisement of our peace was upon Him; and with His stripes we are healed” (there is healing for us).
(Matt. 8:16, 17) “When the evening was come, they brought unto Him (Jesus Christ) many that were possessed with devils; and He cast out the spirits with His Word, and healed all that were sick; that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias (Isaiah) the prophet, saying, Himself took our infirmities, and bare our sicknesses.”—quoting Isaiah 53:4.
(Isaiah 53:10) “Yet it pleased the Lord to bruise Him; He hath put Him to grief (again Hebrew word choli literally meaning sick or sickness: He (God) hath made Him (Messiah) to be sick).
In II Cor. 5:21, we see that Jesus (Messiah) was made to be sin for us (bore our sins). In Isaiah 53:10, we see that Messiah (Jesus) was made to be sick for us (bore our sicknesses).
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(Psalms 103:3) “Who forgiveth all thine iniquities and who healeth all thy diseases.”
(John 10:10) “The thief (devil) cometh not, but for to steal and to kill, and to destroy: I (Jesus Christ) am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.” (Life includes healing and health)
(Acts 10:38) “How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power; who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with Him.” (destroying the works of the devil)
(I John 3:8) “For this purpose The Son of God was manifested that He might destroy the works of the devil.” In every case, Jesus healed all who came to Him believing. He never turned anyone away.
(Luke 10:19) “Behold, I give unto you power…over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you.” Jesus has given the believer power and authority over Satan and his works. Believe it and use it.
What to Do if Sickness in the ChurchThe
(James 5:14,15, 16) “Is any sick among you? Let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord; and the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him. Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervant prayer of a righteous man availeth much”. (There are several scriptural ways to receive healing).
(Mark 16:17, 18) “And these signs shall follow them that believe in my name…they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.”
(Rom. 10:9) “If thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised Him from the dead, thou shalt be saved“—(Greek word sozo a verb meaning saved, healed, protected, made whole). (Same word sozo is used in Acts 14:9 referring to the healing of the man lame from birth).
The Meaning of the Word “Sozo”
(Rom. 10:10) “For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation”, [soteria – Greek noun of synonymous verb sozo] (We can see that these verses include full redemption of spirit, soul and body, not just the soul as many think).
Note the important faith principle that believing and confessing brings possession (Mark 11:23; II Cor. 4:13)
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God bless Warren Black for this wonderful document. Please study it and save it as a future reference. The timeless truth that “God’s will is His Word” is invaluable for our healing and health.
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