I know what many of you have been taught in church. Pastors usually only teach what they themselves have been taught. Let's look at what many pastors have skimmed over.
He would not. Jesus did not just give His followers the command to 'go and make disciples'. He gave them power and authority in the supernatural realm to validate the salvation message. He equipped His disciples so that the world would be open to receiving The Kingdom of God message.
Luke 10:19 (The Amplified Bible)
"Behold! I have given you authority and power to trample upon serpents and scorpions, and [physical and mental strength and ability] over all the power that the enemy [possesses]; and nothing shall in any way harm you."
Luke 6:8-10 (The Amplified Bible)
"...He (Jesus) said to the man with the withered hand, Come and stand here in the midst. And he arose and stood there. Then Jesus said to them, I ask you, is it lawful and right on the Sabbath to do good [so that someone derives advantage from it] or to do evil, to save a life [and make a soul safe] or to destroy it?
Then He glanced around at them all and said to the man, Stretch out your hand! And he did so, and his hand was fully restored like the other one."
Acts 3:1-10, 16 (New Living Translation)
Peter and John went to the Temple one afternoon to take part in the three o’clock prayer service. As they approached the Temple, a man lame from birth was being carried in. Each day he was put beside the Temple gate, the one called the Beautiful Gate, so he could beg from the people going into the Temple. When he saw Peter and John about to enter, he asked them for some money.
Peter and John looked at him intently, and Peter said, “Look at us!” The lame man looked at them eagerly, expecting some money. But Peter said, “I don’t have any silver or gold for you. But I’ll give you what I have. In the name of Jesus Christ the Nazarene, get up and walk!”
Then Peter took the lame man by the right hand and helped him up. And as he did, the man’s feet and ankles were instantly healed and strengthened. He jumped up, stood on his feet, and began to walk! Then, walking, leaping, and praising God, he went into the Temple with them.
All the people saw him walking and heard him praising God. When they realized he was the lame beggar they had seen so often at the Beautiful Gate, they were absolutely astounded!
... “Through faith in the name of Jesus, this man was healed—and you know how crippled he was before. Faith in Jesus’ name has healed him before your very eyes.
Isaiah 61:1 (The Amplified Bible) "THE SPIRIT of the Lord God is upon me, because the Lord has anointed and qualified me to preach the Gospel of good tidings to the meek, the poor, and afflicted; He has sent me to bind up and heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the [physical and spiritual] captives and the opening of the prison and of the eyes to those who are bound"
Jesus fulfilled Isaiah's prophesy above when at the start of His ministry He quoted it in a Nazarene synagogue.
Matthew 10:7-8 (New International Version) "As you go, preach this message: 'The kingdom of heaven is near.' Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse those who have leprosy, drive out demons. Freely you have received, freely give. "
Luke 9:1-2 (The Amplified Bible) "THEN JESUS called together the Twelve [apostles] and gave them power and authority over all demons, and to cure diseases, And He sent them out to announce and preach the kingdom of God and to bring healing."
1 Corinthians 11:1 (The Amplified Bible) "PATTERN YOURSELVES after me [follow my example], as I imitate and follow Christ (the Messiah)."
Acts 4:29-31 (New International Version) "Now, Lord...enable your servants to speak your word with great boldness. Stretch out your hand to heal and perform miraculous signs and wonders through the name of your holy servant Jesus." 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."
Many are not aware that when God made man, He gave them dominion/authority over the entire earth. They quickly lost their authority in the Garden of Eden by sinning.
Jesus' death and resurrection restored our authority!
Faith is like a seed.
IT MUST BE SOWN.
Citizens of a country have certain rights.
An American Citizen for example, has rights that the Constitution guarantees. These rights in the constitution are not extended to everyone. You must be an American citizen to apply these rights to your situation.
Christians have dual citizenship.
As a citizen of the Kingdom of God, we have Kingdom rights.
As a Christian, healing and wellness are fundamental rights of His Covenant. They are Gods will for you.
If you are a citizen of the Kingdom of God, the Bible says you have a right to be healed.
Mark 11:22-24 (New International Version) "Have faith in God," Jesus answered. "I tell you the truth, if anyone says to this mountain, 'Go, throw yourself into the sea,' and does not doubt in his heart but believes that what he says will happen, it will be done for him. Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.
Jesus talked to a fig tree and told it to die (Mark 11:14,20-22 NIV)
Then he (Jesus) said to the tree, "May no one ever eat fruit from you again." And his disciples heard him say it... In the morning, as they went along, they saw the fig tree withered from the roots. Peter remembered and said to Jesus, "Rabbi, look! The fig tree you cursed has withered!" "Have faith in God," Jesus answered.
Jesus talked to the wind and waves (Mark 4:39 NIV)
He got up, rebuked the wind and said to the waves, "Quiet! Be still!" Then the wind died down and it was completely calm.
Peter healed a crippled man (Acts 3:6-7 NIV)
Then Peter said, "Silver or gold I do not have, but what I have I give you. In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, walk." Taking him by the right hand, he helped him up, and instantly the man's feet and ankles became strong.
Joshua commanded the sun to stand still (Joshua 10:12-13 (NIV)
On the day the LORD gave the Amorites over to Israel, Joshua said to the LORD in the presence of Israel: "O sun, stand still over Gibeon, O moon, over the Valley of Aijalon." So the sun stood still, and the moon stopped, till the nation avenged itself on its enemies, as it is written in the Book of Jashar. The sun stopped in the middle of the sky and delayed going down about a full day.
Peter raised Dorca from the dead (Acts 9:36-40 NIV)
In Joppa there was a disciple named Tabitha (which, when translated, is Dorcas), who was always doing good and helping the poor.
About that time she became sick and died… Peter went with them, and when he arrived he was taken upstairs to the room. …
…he got down on his knees and prayed. Turning toward the dead woman, he said, "Tabitha, get up." She opened her eyes, and seeing Peter she sat up.