The Bible teaches us that our walk with God has to be a walk of faith,
2 Corinthians 5:7 (For we walk by faith, not by sight:)
The prophet who was raptured Enoch walked with God and Noah the prophet of God’s worldwide judgment, walked with God.
Genesis 5:22 And Enoch walked with God after he begat Methuselah three hundred years, and begat sons and daughters:
Genesis 5:24 And Enoch walked with God: and he was not; for God took him.
Genesis 6:9 These are the generations of Noah: Noah was a just man and perfect in his generations, and Noah walked with God.
In these days which are like the days of Noah, as we approach the time of the Rapture, how important it is to walk with God.
In all generations, believers (Jew and Gentile) are exhorted with walk in the steps of Abraham.
Romans 4:12 And the father of circumcision to them who are not of the circumcision only, but who also walk in the steps of that faith of our father Abraham, which he had being yet uncircumcised.
Walking is composed of a sequence of steps. As a daily exercise, I walk a targeted number of 6000 steps which I like to think represents 6000 years from Creation to the second Advent of Messiah.
I heard a physiotherapist teaching someone recovering from arthritis of the spine, what the healthy individual would take for granted: that a walking consists of the following sequence: heel on the floor – flat of the foot on the floor – move weight of body forwards toward toes – lift foot off floor as the next foot advances forward and the sequence starts again – heel, flat, toes, off.
Our walking in faith, can also be thought of as a cycle of four stages..
Step 1. Realise that all healing comes from God through the Cross.
23 And when they came to Marah, they could not drink of the waters of Marah, for they were bitter: therefore the name of it was called Marah.
24 And the people murmured against Moses, saying, What shall we drink?
25 And he cried unto the LORD; and the LORD shewed him a tree, which when he had cast into the waters, the waters were made sweet: there he made for them a statute and an ordinance, and there he proved them,
26 And said, 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.
1 Peter 2:24 Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.
2 For he shall grow up before him as a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry ground: he hath no form nor comeliness; and when we shall see him, there is no beauty that we should desire him.
3 He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief (sickness): and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not.
4 Surely he hath borne our griefs (sickness), and carried our sorrows (pains): yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.
5 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 (the literal Hebrew reads, “healing is to us”).
17 That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying, Himself took our infirmities, and bare our sicknesses.
Step 2. Believe that God’s Healing Power is available now to be received by faith.
15 All things that the Father hath are mine: therefore said I, that he shall take of mine, and shall shew it unto you.
No one had been healed yet. So how did Luke know that the power of the Lord was present?
No doubt, it was because Jesus must have preached that.
Luke 4:18 The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised,
19 To preach the acceptable year of the Lord.
20 And he closed the book, and he gave it again to the minister, and sat down. And the eyes of all them that were in the synagogue were fastened on him.
21 And he began to say unto them, This day is this scripture fulfilled in your ears.
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.
Luke 6:17 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;
18 And they that were vexed with unclean spirits: and they were healed.
19 And the whole multitude sought to touch him: for there went virtue out of him, and healed them all.
Step 3. Present your body to God as His Temple purchased by His Blood
and ask Him to fill it with His Healing Power .
1 Corinthians 6:19 … know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?
20 For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.
Step 4. Release your faith through a point of contact.
25 And a certain woman, which had an issue of blood twelve years,
26 And had suffered many things of many physicians, and had spent all that she had, and was nothing bettered, but rather grew worse,
27 When she had heard of Jesus (she heard He was anointed to heal,she believed that healing power was on Him and available for her), came in the press behind, and touched his garment.
29 And straightway the fountain of her blood was dried up; and she felt in her body that she was healed of that plague.
30 And Jesus, immediately knowing in himself that virtue had gone out of him, turned him about in the press, and said, Who touched my clothes?
31 And his disciples said unto him, Thou seest the multitude thronging thee, and sayest thou, Who touched me?
32 And he looked round about to see her that had done this thing.
33 But the woman fearing and trembling, knowing what was done in her, came and fell down before him, and told him all the truth.
34 And he said unto her, Daughter, thy faith hath made thee whole; go in peace, and be whole of thy plague.
- Realise that all healing comes from God through the Cross.
- Believe that God’s Healing Power is available now to be received by faith.
- Present your body to God as His Temple purchased by His Blood and ask Him to fill it with His Healing Power .
- Release your faith through a point of contact.