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Covenant Resources

(Ps. 103:1-5) Bless the Lord, oh my soul; and all that is within me, bless His holy name! Bless the Lord, oh my soul, and forget not all His benefits:

  1. Who forgives all your iniquities,
  2. Who heals all your diseases,
  3. Who redeems your life from destruction,
  4. Who crowns you with loving kindness and tender mercies,
  5. Who satisfies your mouth with good things, So that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.

My Heavenly Father renews my spirit (Eph 3:16). He offers resources, benefits and inheritance that strengthen my confidence and encourage my walk of faith. Each one of His benefits are promises to meet the need and teach me of His power and His Glory. Along the pages of my Bible; you’ll find written and dated Covenant principles that remind me of His provision for me. They are truths that will not fail!

  • He Forgives: (Isaiah 1:18)

Jesus tells us of the Father’s agreement through the blood of His own Son. A Covenant of Forgiveness and Grace. “This is My blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for forgiveness of sins” (Mt. 26:28).

  • He Heals: (Isaiah 53:5)

I love the way Jesus fulfills His Father’s will and establishes the truth for our provision at the same time. “When evening had come, they brought to Him many who were demon-possessed. And He cast out the spirits with a word, and healed all who were sick, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Isaiah the prophet, saying: He Himself took our infirmities and bore our sicknesses.” (Mt. 8:16-17)

  • He Redeems: (Psalm 34:22)

Jesus declares us - righteous by faith (Rom. 3:21-24)! A reality that cannot be accomplished by our own efforts is made available through a free gift. Because we take refuge in the promises of God, there is a fellowship in the Holy Spirit that enables me to be free from the grip of sin. I am free to live in the destiny God has for me. Redemption allows me to watch as God restores the brokenness and fears of the past.

  • He Crowns: (Psalm 8:5)

The word crown can also be translated “clothed” and we see that Jesus tells His disciples to wait in Jerusalem until they were clothed in power from on high (Lk. 24:49). Its the Father’s will that His Children be clothed with Glory and walk in the power of the Holy Spirit. The benefit of the Father’s Promise (Acts 2:4 & 8) gives us influence over the world’s system and releases supernatural impact right where we live.

  • He Satisfies: (Psalm 23:1)

Jesus makes the evidence of salvation a renewal every morning. He meets with me and satisfies my soul as a Good Shepherd leads sheep to pasture. His invitation becomes an abiding rest and empowerment. On the last day of the Feast of Tabernacles, Jesus stood on a high place and shouted, “If anyone thirsts, let him come unto Me and drink. He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.” (Jn 7:37-38).

Willing to Heal!


Baby suffering with Malaria

Praying for baby in Kenya

“Jesus went throughout Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the good news of the Kingdom, and healing every disease and sickness among the people. News about him spread all over Syria, and people brought to him all who were ill with various diseases, those suffering severe pain, the demon-possessed, those having seizures, and the paralyzed, and he healed them.” (Mt 4:23-24)



Notice: Jesus healed every sick or diseased person. It is still His will to heal people today. Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever (Hebrews 13:8).

While Jesus was in one of the towns, a man came along who was covered with leprosy. When he saw Jesus, he fell with his face to the ground and begged him, “Lord, if you are willing, you can make me clean.” Jesus reached out his hand and touched the man. “I am willing,” he said. “Be clean!” And immediately the leprosy left him. (Lk 5:12-13)

If You Are Willing?

This question was enormous and opened the door for a hopeless man to step into his future freedom from disease. You and I must hear the answer clearly for ourselves; because our freedom from sickness or our ability to offer freedom to others, hinges upon our conviction as much as our action. We cannot offer what we do not believe, without being hypocritical on some level. Settling this belief issue in our lives is the first step to being able to offer freedom to those who suffer.

Overwhelming Evidence:

He healed all who came to Him. The Bible does not record one instance where He turned someone down. The record is amazing. No one who came to Jesus, was ever excluded by reason of complexity or severity of his or her illness. Jesus simply healed them all and in one instant He even healed a blind man by praying for him twice. This shows the persistence of a will set on its goal.

Here’s The Point: 

What I would like to propose is that we can see what God wants to do, by the very things Jesus did (Jn 5:19). The truth is; more attention is given to healing and deliverance in the Gospels, than any other kind of experience. Forty-one distinct instances of physical and mental healing are recorded in the Four Gospels. Scripture also tells us that there were numerous other healings and miracles which were not even recorded (Jn 20:30-31).

The Basis For Healing:

… The chastisement of our peace was upon Him; and with His stripes we are healed. (Isa 53:5)

“…He cast out the spirit with a word and healed all who were sick, that it might be fulfilled what was spoken by Isaiah the Prophet saying, He Himself took our infirmities and bore our sicknesses.” (Mt 8:16-17)

 Jesus not only suffered and died for our sin. He also suffered and died for the sickness and disease that was unleashed when sin came into the world. Sin released corruption and decay spiritually, mentally and physically. Jesus bore our sin on the cross of Calvary; but, He also bore our sickness in the process of receiving ”stripes” upon His back. He was severely whipped 39 times with a tool that had glass woven into the leather cords. This brutality tore pieces of flesh from His back so that we could understand the full promise of His will. We must carry a conviction that He has made a way for us to experience freedom from sickness and disease and then offer His promise to others.