Monday, March 30, 2020

Jesus the Healer - 5 Days in the Life of Christ - Lesson Five So What?

Jesus the Healer
        5 Days in the Life of Christ
Lesson Five
So What?

Today we will conclude our latest Bible series, Jesus the Healer, 5 Days in the Life of Christ, with Lesson 5 entitled, “So What?”

There are only two things necessary to pass any test in life. In order to pass any and every test life affords a person must:
1.   Know the right answer.
2.   Apply that answer to the test.

The longer a person lives the more they realize that they don’t really know all that much. They may be opinionated, have preferences, suspicions, desires and theories but … they don’t really know that much, and they certainly aren’t in control. About the time they have it all figured out, something or someone changes and upsets their plans.

Life has a way of dealing us surprises. However, what seems like a surprise to us, is often a plan to God. God sees the end from the beginning, and He is always in control. God has a plan and He will succeed. Each day we remain on this earth is but one more opportunity to participate in the plan of God.

In every situation, there is always something we can do to please God.

Our challenge is two-fold:
1.   Find the right answer …
2.   Apply that answer to life.

Of course, those who know Jesus are certain the Bible is true, and we believe it contains the answer to every question in life. Thankfully when we haven’t yet found the right answer from God’s Word and are still searching, we have some default answers that serve to keep us on track. Some of the defaults that will always hold us on course and give God the time and opportunity He needs to show the answers we need are:
·        God so loved the world that He gave His only Son for us.
·        He will never leave us or forsake us.
·        God is sovereign and His will is good.
·        I will know the answer when God is ready to show me the answer.

The Bible tells only one story, it is the story of Redemption. Every single verse and each passage of scripture only adds to that one story. No scripture is of private interpretation. Each verse in the Bible is valid only when interpreted correctly and in light of the one-story God is telling. God never leaves His children on a down note or in a hole.

Jesus knew and depended on the fact that God would not leave His soul in hell, neither would He allow His flesh to see corruption. Jesus had a promise from His Father God, and He depended on it. God will not allow any of His children to suffer an eternity in hell and neither is it His divine will that we suffer the hell of this life.

Added to our defaults should be sound Biblical faith in the fact that even though God may work in and on and through us when we go through trials, tribulations, testing and trouble, it is not His will that we have these difficulties in life.

There is an Old Covenant or Testament or Will, and a New Will and Testament. We are Born-Again and live our lives on earth as Believers under the New Covenant. In the New Testament, we never see Jesus putting sickness or disease on people to teach them a lesson or to bring them closer to God. What we see in the New Testament is a healing Jesus.

From this we should be able to have confidence that:
1.   Healing and Health is the will of God for His Children.

Anything we see as a reality in eternity should become a part of our hope in this life as well.

2.   Repentance cleans our lives and positions us to receive from God.

This is not the same as saying, “if you’re sick, you’re in sin” … that’s just not the truth. However, if you’re sick, you certainly need to be right with God. We can’t live in sin and expect God to bless us.

3.   We have power over spirits of infirmity.

When the devil tries to torment us, we can confidently rebuke him in the name of Jesus, and he has to go. No amount of medicine or therapy can deliver a person from demonic possession, oppression or control. We can’t imagine the devil is dead or dormant. We are told to Resist and Rebuke the devil Steadfast in Faith.

4.   Your faith will make you whole.

Many times throughout the Gospels people came to “Hear and be Healed” of their plagues. One touch from Jesus will change everything. Trusting God is vital to victory. This is the victory that overcomes the world, even our faith. What we Hear - What we Say – and - What we Do, will decide our future.

Today’s lesson:

5.   “So What?”

Let’s imagine that everything I have concluded from my 40 years of attentive study and pastoral experience is true. Let’s imagine that it is the will of God to heal; repentance truly does make us right with God; that we have power of demons and spirits of infirmity; that our faith will move mountains in our lives … so what?

Let me tell you something. If everything I have concluded about God and His will and the power He has given His children under this New Covenant in the earth is true … we need to do something with it! We need to tell people about it! We need to start acting on it!

Well, wouldn’t you just know that this is exactly what Jesus said after His resurrection just before He ascended into heaven to act as our personal attorney and advocate before His Heavenly Father!!!

Let’s read about that last day Jesus spent on earth … and the instructions He gave His followers.

Mark 16
15  And He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature.
16  “He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned.
17  “And these signs will follow those who believe: In My name they will cast out demons; they will speak with new tongues;
18  “they will take up serpents; and if they drink anything deadly, it will by no means hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover.”
19 ¶  So then, after the Lord had spoken to them, He was received up into heaven, and sat down at the right hand of God.
20  And they went out and preached everywhere, the Lord working with them and confirming the word through the accompanying signs. Amen.

Everything written in these verses is verified over and over again throughout the scriptures and confirmed in the New Covenant by the words, the actions and the blood of Christ.
·        These instructions are in concert with the one-story God is telling … the story of redemption.
·        These parting words are in line with the solid defaults of sustained Biblical truth.
·        Hear the Word of the Lord!

Go into all the world and preach this Good News to every person.

This Good News has the power to save everyone who will believe.

These signs will follow those who believe:
·        They will cast out demons in the name of Jesus.
·        They will speak with languages unknown and unlearned.
·        They will have power over serpents and scorpions.
·        Nothing shall by any means hurt them.
·        They will lay hands on the sick and they will be healed.
So What? So, Jesus gave them and those who would later believe on Him instructions and then:
·        He went to heaven
·        He sat down …
·        They went forward!

Not the other way around. They didn’t sit and expect Him to go throughout the world. He sat down and expects us to go into all the world.

His job it to confirm this Good News with signs, wonders and miracles.

He did His part … Now let’s do ours … and remember, the Bible says:

Signs follow Believers … Believers don’t follow Signs!

Go and tell and speak in ways you never did before and take authority over every spirit of infirmity and be confident nothing shall by any means harm you and pray for the sick by faith in the name of Jesus … this is the undeniable will of Almighty God for every Born-Again Believer in Jesus Christ!

Sunday, March 22, 2020

Jesus the Healer - 5 Days in the Life of Christ - A Virtuous Touch


This is the fourth lesson in a five-part series entitled, Jesus the Healer, 5 Days in the Life of Christ. If you have missed any of the lessons in this series or would like to revisit any of the topics, simply go to You Tube or Facebook and type “GTCOTR” in the search bar and click on “Search”. That will allow you to scroll through these lessons along with some other video resources and teachings and you can easily find each one of our Healing Series teachings.

As well, you can also visit our Church website at and you’ll see a simple and easy way to view these Sunday morning teachings. Also, I want to put a plug in for the March 2020 Wednesday evening mid-week services. I encourage you to watch those online as well. Each week I have used the Wednesday evenings to compliment an additional facet of healing leading the Believer to new discoveries that will assist them in their pursuit of God’s best for their life.

Are you ready for the Word? Let’s get to it.

·       Sunday, March the 1st, we Recognized the fact that it is the will of God to heal our mortal bodies for as long as we occupy them on planet earth.
·       Sunday, March the 8th, our guest speaker showed us the power of Repentance when it comes to seeking healing from the Lord.
·       Sunday, March 15th, last Sunday, I taught how to Rebuke the devil and his demonic attempts to put sickness and disease on us.

Today we are going to read a passage of scripture in the 5th chapter of the Gospel of Mark that is familiar to many Believers who pray for miracles. Let’s look at these verses and I’ll provide some commentary along the way.

Mark 5
25  Now a certain woman had a flow of blood for twelve years,
26  and had suffered many things from many physicians. She had spent all that she had and was no better, but rather grew worse.

Now first let me dispel the error in some hyper-faith groups that teach going to the doctor is sin. That is a bunch of hogwash. Jesus never got on to anyone for seeking reasonable remedy for their problems. Going to the doctor, taking medicine, wearing glasses or getting vaccinated is not a sign that a person has a lack of faith in Jesus Christ.

The only time going to the doctor or taking medicine would be sin is if a person believed God wanted them to be sick or some reason. I wouldn’t want to be caught fighting against the will of God. However, since I don’t believe God trades in sickness and disease or gives people cancer or broken bones, I am never confused about what to do.

I do everything I possibly can to fight against sickness, disease, and infirmity from changing my diet to taking vitamins and prescription meds, and I pray to my heavenly Father that He will miraculously heal me or use those things I offer to Him to bring about my complete recovery.

In the account of Mark 5, the doctors didn’t cause this woman’s problems. No doubt they were doing everything they could to help her, but they were limited … they failed … and it cost her everything she had in the process. This woman was in the same place I have been more than once in my life … she needed a miracle … she needed something only God could do!

27  When she heard about Jesus, she came behind Him in the crowd and touched His garment.
28  For she said, “If only I may touch His clothes, I shall be made well.”

Now, let’s put this in the order it happened.
1.  She heard about Jesus
a.  Hearing the Word of God deposited faith in her heart.
b.  Romans 10:17 Faith comes by hearing the Word …
2.  She embraced her faith by the confession of her mouth
a.  Faith speaks … what does faith say? Romans 10:6
b.  Faith says what God says …
c.   I have believed and therefore I have spoken … 1 Corinthians 4:13 … She spoke what she believed
d.  Our words activate our faith.
e.  Hang around me for a while and I can tell you what you believe, and you will also know what I believe.
f.    This woman believed that if she that she too could be healed like all those other people she heard were healed when Jesus touched them, or they touched Him. Matthew 14:36
3.  She acted on what she believed
a.  It wasn’t just talk …
b.  It wasn’t just a good sermon she heard …
c.   She believed and she left talking about it and doing it …

29  Immediately the fountain of her blood was dried up, and she felt in her body that she was healed of the affliction.
30  And Jesus, immediately knowing in Himself that virtue had gone out of Him, turned around in the crowd and said, “Who touched My clothes?”
31  But His disciples said to Him, “You see the multitude thronging You, and You say, ‘Who touched Me?’ ”
32  And He looked around to see her who had done this thing.
33  But the woman, fearing and trembling, knowing what had happened to her, came and fell down before Him and told Him the whole truth.
34  And He said to her, “Daughter, your faith has made you well. Go in peace, and be healed of your affliction.”

We don’t’ know what happened to that woman in the years or decades after she was healed by Jesus. We know she must have eventually died of something, even if it was just old age. However, not that day … she didn’t die that day … not of that problem … nope … when the doctors had done all they could do and when it was only getting worse … she heard, she believed and she received … she was healed … her faith made her whole and she went home in peace and healed of her affliction.

Hebrews 3:15  “Today, if you will hear His voice, Do not harden your hearts as in the rebellion.”

2 Corinthians 6:2  For God says, “At just the right time, I heard you. On the day of salvation, I helped you.” Indeed, the “right time” is now. Today is the day of salvation.

Hebrews 11:1  Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.

Today you can touch Jesus by faith. The Bible says:

Hebrews 4:15  For we do not have a high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities …

Today, you can touch Jesus by calling on His name in prayer.

Don’t be the one who heard and did not do anything about it. Be like the woman who:
·       Heard about Jesus
·       Resolved in her heart and Embraced her faith
·       Received a Virtuous Touch from the Savior

Let’s Pray …

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Time Is On Our Side


Time is an envelope given to us by God containing all the wonderful things He has promised.

Time is a constant in our lives and time works hard to bring all things to pass.

Provision and perfection are hidden in time.

Time belongs to God.

Ecclesiastes 3
1  To everything there is a season, A time for every purpose under heaven:
11 He has made everything beautiful in its time. Also He has put eternity in their hearts, except that no one can find out the work that God does from beginning to end.

The first mention of time is in:

Genesis 4:3 ¶  And in the process of time it came to pass that Cain brought an offering of the fruit of the ground to the LORD.

“In the process of time” describes life.

The Bible also speaks about the fullness of time:

Galatians 4
4  But when the fullness of the time had come, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under the law,
5  to redeem those who were under the law, that we might receive the adoption as sons.

God does everything in His time and time is on our side. There is a beginning and there is an end, and we live somewhere in the middle. The scriptures admonish us:

Hebrews 6
11  And we desire that each one of you show the same diligence to the full assurance of hope until the end,
12  that you do not become sluggish, but imitate those who through faith and patience inherit the promises.
13  For when God made a promise to Abraham, because He could swear by no one greater, He swore by Himself,
14  saying, “Surely blessing I will bless you, and multiplying I will multiply you.”
15  And so, after he had patiently endured, he obtained the promise.

How can we live our best life in trying times?

James 5
7  Therefore be patient, brethren, until the coming of the Lord. See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, waiting patiently for it until it receives the early and latter rain.
8  You also be patient. Establish your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is at hand.

Again, how can you life your best life in trying times?
1.  Have faith in God …
2.  Be patient …
3.  Remember: Time is on our side.

Monday, March 16, 2020

Jesus the Healer 5 Days in the Life of Christ Naked and Afraid


So far in this series we have established:
1.  Jesus paid for us to be healed and healthy. Healing is God’s ultimate and perfect will.
o   We must believe in something before we can believe for something.
o   Every blessing we receive from God in this mortal life is temporary.
o   Heaven has its own set of eternal rewards, one of which is eternal healing and health.
2.  We cannot live in sin and expect God’s blessings in life.
o   Repentance from sin is a solid Bible teaching
o   Not every sickness is the result of personal sin.
o   However, sin can open a door to sickness and disease.
o   Repentance will close that door.

Today is the 3rd teaching in our series this month. Today we will discover where deliverance from demonic possession and/or oppression fits in the plan of God for us to be healed and sound in mind and body. The authority for our teaching comes straight from the Bible, God’s Holy Word.

Throughout the Gospels we see Jesus doing the same things over and over. We see Jesus:
·       Teaching to Correct Doctrine
·       Preaching the Gospel of the Kingdom
·       Healing sicknesses and diseases
·       Setting people free from demon spirits

Acts 10:38  “How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power, who went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with Him.”

Deliverance from demonic activity was and is a fair portion of the ministry of Jesus and His disciples.

Matthew 10:1  And when He had called His twelve disciples to Him, He gave them power over unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all kinds of sickness and all kinds of disease.

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

Luke 10:17  Then the seventy returned with joy, saying, “Lord, even the demons are subject to us in Your name.”

It is evident from any simple reading of the New Testament that some trouble people face is directly connected to demons and demonic activity in or around them. And, Jesus gave us the authority to make demons leave people alone. To believe anything else would be to believe a lie …

Two things the devil wants you to believe:
1.  Demons don’t exist or they have no power or influence today.
2.  The teaching you are about to hear applies to somebody else.

So without further proof text, let’s get into our message for today – “Naked and Afraid”.

The story of Mark 5 is an account of mental and emotional trauma and harmful behavior. It’s the account of a man instilling fear in the lives of his family and friends who had tried to help him, but he broke through every restraint.

It’s not normal, it’s not healthy for people to be afraid you are going to physically hurt them. Intimidation, manipulation and control aren’t good qualities. Yet some people suffer with an inability to change their abusive behavior. As well, the man who was demon possessed in this account began cutting himself. Why would a person ever do something that hurts them?

This story is the end of what demonic influence can do in your life. An unclean spirit finally took complete control of this man’s life. It didn’t start here; this is where it came to. No doubt the anxiety and mental instability caused by these demons in this man’s life over a period of time drove him to want to harm himself and others.

The majority of time sickness and disease, as well as mental or emotional trauma, may have nothing to do with the literal presence of a demon. It may have biological, chemical or environmental roots. However, some problems in life are directly related to demonic oppression, and when it is so, only deliverance in the name of Jesus will remedy it.

Mark 5
1 ¶  Then they came to the other side of the sea, to the country of the Gadarenes.
2  And when He had come out of the boat, immediately there met Him out of the tombs a man with an unclean spirit,
3  who had his dwelling among the tombs; and no one could bind him, not even with chains,
4  because he had often been bound with shackles and chains. And the chains had been pulled apart by him, and the shackles broken in pieces; neither could anyone tame him.
5  And always, night and day, he was in the mountains and in the tombs, crying out and cutting himself with stones.

This is but one picture of a demon-possessed man. There are other examples throughout the New Testament.

The story continues …

Mark 5
6  When he saw Jesus from afar, he ran and worshiped Him.
7  And he cried out with a loud voice and said, “What have I to do with You, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? I implore You by God that You do not torment me.”
8  For He said to him, “Come out of the man, unclean spirit!”
9  Then He asked him, “What is your name?” And he answered, saying, “My name is Legion; for we are many.”
10  Also he begged Him earnestly that He would not send them out of the country.
11  Now a large herd of swine was feeding there near the mountains.
12  So all the demons begged Him, saying, “Send us to the swine, that we may enter them.”
13  And at once Jesus gave them permission. Then the unclean spirits went out and entered the swine (there were about two thousand); and the herd ran violently down the steep place into the sea, and drowned in the sea.
14  So those who fed the swine fled, and they told it in the city and in the country. And they went out to see what it was that had happened.
15  Then they came to Jesus, and saw the one who had been demon-possessed and had the legion, sitting and clothed and in his right mind. And they were afraid.
16  And those who saw it told them how it happened to him who had been demon-possessed, and about the swine.
17  Then they began to plead with Him to depart from their region.
18  And when He got into the boat, he who had been demon-possessed begged Him that he might be with Him.
19  However, Jesus did not permit him, but said to him, “Go home to your friends, and tell them what great things the Lord has done for you, and how He has had compassion on you.”
20  And he departed and began to proclaim in Decapolis all that Jesus had done for him; and all marveled.

If you are sick; have disease in your body; are experiencing mental or emotional trauma; engaging in harmful behavior; unable to control your urges; resist every attempt others make towards helping you; or if people in your family or community are afraid that you’re going to hurt them or hurt yourself … you may be in need of deliverance.

How can we know if the problem we are experiencing is demonic or not? If it is demonic, deliverance will destroy it’s roots and the fruit will dry up in your life and you can begin to build a new testimony.

Luke 10:19  “Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you.”

The Disciple of Christ has been given authority over all of the devil’s abilities. You can take charge of your life, rebuke the devil and command him to leave your mind and body in the name of Jesus.

If you feel you need help with a demonic problem, ask a minister or another strong believer in Jesus to pray for you to be delivered. The voice of command from a Believer has power in the name of Jesus. In fact, let me pray for you right now

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Health & Healing 101


Our March 2020 series, “Jesus the Healer - 5 Days in the Life of Christ” is well underway and just in time. One of the two biggest topics in world news today surrounds the Covid19 Virus which is a new strain of a flu-like sickness that has been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization.

Without regard to your personal or political opinions concerning this Coronavirus, or how it may play out in the future, allow me to offer a thought or two for your consideration. We are neither alarmist nor are we complacent when it comes to threats against the health and well-being of our families and friends both here in the US and around the world.

First, I’ll share a few things you may already know:
·       It is often reported and repeated that the flu kills more people than this coronavirus. While that may be true in some respects, this statement should not leave you without concern. Consider:
o   The flu kills perhaps 350,000 each year world-wide … those lost lives are nothing to sneeze at – pun intended.
o   The flu, in and of itself, is scary for many people groups while flu-shots are an important part of defending against contracting a particular strain of the flu virus.
§  Presently there is no vaccine available for Covid19.
§  Presently there is no therapy or cure or drug that fights Covid19 once a person gets it.
§  Presently there are insufficient numbers of tests readily available for every American, let alone every person in the world.
§  The best way to guard against the spread of this virus is to not expose yourself or expose others who are in the people groups most at risk.
·       Covid19’s impact is not limited to health issues:
o   The economic impact on world markets, airlines, hotels, travel, jobs, industry, manufacturing, materials, supplies and labor, has crippled the entire world.
o   Today 60 million Italians are ending their second day on lockdown being told to stay at home under penalty of law.
o   Today, the borders of Israel are closed to all foreigners and even citizens arriving back in country must enter a 14-day quarantine to see if they present with any flu-like symptoms.
o   Today 3500 people are being tested in Oakland Harbor before being allowed off of the cruise ship where they have been quarantined for the last week. After being tested, those holding foreign passports will be flown by charter plane to their country of residence while American citizens will be transported to one of 4 military facilities, one here in Texas, where they will continue to be held in isolation until they can be fully cleared of all chance of passing the virus to others.
o   The response of world leaders and world health officials has disrupted the rhythms of the daily lives of citizens in over 100 countries.
§  School closings
§  People being forced to work from home or just go home from work without pay.
§  Sports matches are being played to empty stadiums.
§  Houston Rodeo and Livestock show for this year was cancelled today unexpectedly sending vendors and participants home.
§  SXSW Ultra Music Festival, one of Austin’s biggest venues, has been cancelled for this year and 50 employees have been laid off.
§  Peaceful public gatherings in many cities have been banned through mid-April.
§  Panic shopping has emptied shelves in stores and even in our own local Walmart where there was not one bottle of water to be found yesterday.
§  People are fighting over toilet paper in Australia.
§  I could go on and on and on …

Silly, shameful, fear-driven panic, reaction to false reporting or not … the truth remains, things are very different this week than they were even a few days ago.

·       One of the most sobering realizations I have come to was the result of seeing world leaders like Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel, and Prime Minister Conte of Italy, sign what amounted to executive orders to close their countries, isolate their citizens and cripple their economies in hopes of saving lives.
o   I have considered one of two possibilities:
§  Either the leaders of most of the world’s countries are insane and have agreed to destroy the economy of their nation and place unimaginable hardships on every family and citizen they are sworn to serve … or …
§  These Prime Ministers and Presidents know more than we do about the potential of Covid19.
·       Whichever the case … we need to be prepared to face the future with confidence in Christ and faith in a future only God can predict. And remember … it’s not all about you!

For these reasons, this evening we are going to continue building on the messages God has given us for such a time as this. Tonight’s teaching will center on Health & Healing.

God teaches us that nothing takes the place of being prepared!
One of the problems in the world today can be understood from a comment made by the Apostle Paul in:

1 Corinthians 14:8  For if the trumpet makes an uncertain sound, who will prepare himself for battle?

The uncertain sound being heard from all sides of our political system makes the truth hard to discern. What should I do … should I be concerned, or should I just continue as if nothing is wrong? It is important to not allow worry or fear to dominate our lives. Definitely - Remain calm but don’t be complacent. The wisdom of Solomon provides a simple remedy for much of life.

Proverbs 22:3  A prudent person foresees danger and takes precautions. The simpleton goes blindly on and suffers the consequences.

Prudence does not stem from fear but rather prudence demands action guided by wisdom.

Proverbs 30:25  The ants are a people not strong, Yet they prepare their food in the summer.

Genesis records the account of Abraham being prepared for trouble before there was any sign of trouble. Abraham used the days of peace and prosperity to prepare for battle against not only his enemies but the enemies of his family.

Genesis 14:14  Now when Abram heard that his brother was taken captive, he armed his three hundred and eighteen trained servants who were born in his own house, and went in pursuit as far as Dan.

As well, Joseph told Pharaoh to use the seven years of plenty to prepare for the years when their would-be shortages. Preparation is a part of God’s plan for our lives.

Hebrews 11:7  By faith Noah, being divinely warned of things not yet seen, moved with godly fear, prepared an ark for the saving of his household, by which he condemned the world and became heir of the righteousness which is according to faith.

Even Jesus is using this time, today, to get prepare for your future:

John 14:2  “In My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.”

Preparedness is a theme which runs throughout the Bible in story after story, life after life, generation after generation.

We will never catch God unprepared. Just ask Jonah. God prepared a great fish to rescue Jonah from the raging sea and take him safely to dry land. God is always prepared … and so should we be!

This evening we are going to continue strengthening our Sunday Morning Series on healing and health by talking about how we can best be prepared for the life God wants us to enjoy. John said:

3 John 2  Dear friend, I hope all is well with you and that you are as healthy in body as you are strong in spirit. (NLT)

So, without further ado, let’s turn our attention to Health and Healing, and ask the question: How can we best work with God?

There are basically three parts of our lives in which God expects us to be prepared.

·       Physically
·       Mentally
·       Spiritually

First: How can we help God achieve His will for us to be healed and healthy physically?
1.  Physically – In order to work with God, and not against Him, we must pay attention to:
a.  Diet (The Bible addresses dietary concerns …)
b.  Exercise
c.   Rest
d.  Wisdom
                                         i.    Vaccinations & Other Medical/Pharmaceutical help
                                       ii.    Non-Abuse of drugs, including prescription medications.
                                     iii.    Prudent Germ Control
                                     iv.    Social Distancing - Exposure can be a key
1.  For your sake – don’t congregate with those who are sick
2.  For the sake of others – don’t congregate when you have symptoms

Next: How can we help God achieve His will for us to be mentally healed and healthy?
2.  Mentally
a.  Police our own thought life
                                         i.    No one can talk to you like you can …
                                       ii.    Don’t let garbage in and don’t let garbage out
                                     iii.    Take your thoughts captive … (2 Corinthians 10:5)
b.  Speak to yourselves in psalms, hymns and spiritual songs, sing and make melody in your heart to the Lord. (Ephesians 5:19)
c.   Cultivate a merry heart. (Proverbs 17:22)

Finally: How can we help God achieve His will for us to be spiritually healed and healthy?
3.  Spiritually
a.  Prayer
b.  Word
c.   Worship
d.  Service

God will do His part … we need to work with Him and do ours. We can rest assured that no matter the enemy we face, small and insignificant or Goliath and his four brothers … that -

Psalms 23
1  The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.
2  He makes me to lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside the still waters.
3  He restores my soul; He leads me in the paths of righteousness For His name’s sake.
4  Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; For You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.
5  You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; You anoint my head with oil; My cup runs over.
6  Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me All the days of my life; And I will dwell in the house of the LORD Forever.

Let’s all work with God to live healed and healthy and trust that what we cannot do, He will do. A Godly life is all about faith and works.