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Healing in OT Poetry 1

Introduction: Poetry is the basis of music. Poetry is the lyrics for our songs. Poetry helps to express our thoughts in a fashion that helps us to understand in a special way. Poetry is the lyrics from the soul. Psalms is called Israel’s songbook and even today we sing many songs from the Psalms. There is much to talk about in these books about Healing.

Focus Scripture Ps 34:17-19 17 The righteous cry, and the Lord heareth, and delivereth them out of all their troubles.18 The Lord is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit.19 Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the Lord delivereth him out of them all.

God not only wants to deliver us out of all our troubles and not just sickness or disease. Sickness or disease is one of the troubles that we can go through. Sickness causes trouble in our life. One of the troubles listed here is a broken heart. We need deliverance from a broken heart or heartache. We will sometimes have heartaches when someone dies or hard situations in our life. Heartaches can also be a physical disease. God will deliver us from all our afflictions in this life. In the next life we have peace and security for there are no heartaches!

Esther This takes place in Persia. The Jewish people were held captive in a foreign land and talks about their captivity. There are many things that can hold us captive. Tribulation, persecution, affliction s, and even sickness or disease. So when we see the Scripture we need to apply it to our life and what we are going through. The Word of God is eternal and can be applied to all our situations. Esther was a Jewish Queen of Persia and this book refers to the feast of Purim that the Jewish people still celebrate today!

Mystery of the Unmentioned God-( taken from the Book of Mysteries by Jonathan Cahn p.70) The name of God is not mentioned in this book. Yet the book is still holy and is still in the Bible. There are times in our life we do not feel God in our life. We feel distant from God. That happens often when we feel sick for we are so busy trying to get well or listening to so many voices we do not hear God. You do not hear his voice or feel his hand. Sometimes we only feel God when we feel like God does something for us through a Scripture given to us. He is with us even when we do not feel his presence.

Sorrow 9:22 -23 22 As the days wherein the Jews rested from their enemies, and the month which was turned unto them from sorrow to joy, and from mourning into a good day: that they should make them days of feasting and joy, and of sending portions one to another, and gifts to the poor.23 And the Jews undertook to do as they had begun, and as Mordecai had written unto them;

Sorrow is an emotion and so is joy. Our emotions come out of our soul. Our soul needs healing at times. We need to know joy and be able to celebrate. We need to rejoice again and again. We are strengthened by our joy. They had feasting ( includes food) so the emotional healing helped to bring a lift in their physical body. They were strengthened in their body, soul and spirit. We can rest from our enemy because Satan is defeated. We won because Christ won! Rom 8:37-39

Esther 8:1-5 On that day did the king Ahasuerus give the house of Haman the Jews' enemy unto Esther the queen. And Mordecai came before the king; for Esther had told what he was unto her.2 And the king took off his ring, which he had taken from Haman, and gave it unto Mordecai. And Esther set Mordecai over the house of Haman.3 And Esther spake yet again before the king, and fell down at his feet, and besought him with tears to put away the mischief of Haman the Agagite, and his device that he had devised against the Jews.4 Then the king held out the golden sceptre toward Esther. So Esther arose, and stood before the king,5 And said, If it please the king, and if I have favour in his sight, and the thing seem right before the king, and I be pleasing in his eyes, let it be written to reverse the letters devised by Haman the son of Hammedatha the Agagite, which he wrote to destroy the Jews which are in all the king's provinces:

Those that came against him were organized by one man- Haman. Once he was defeated the Jews were victors. King Ahasuerus felt joy because his Queen was happy and he loved Esther. Mordecai was given the ring ( authority) that Haman had. We have authority with the Lord so we need to use that power and authority. We have his name but Mordecai had a ring! So if you need healing then walk in your authority for you have power with God just as Mordecai and Esther had authority with the King!

Job had lots of problems. HE had physical issues and also lost his prosperity. He lost his family (kids and perhaps his wife too) HE was restored so we know that means he was healed and also received twice as much as he had before. God is a restorer. God is a deliverer. God is a conqueror. God will keep you for Satan cannot defeat you. You are a victor because you are in Christ!

Job 2:4-7 4 And Satan answered the Lord, and said, Skin for skin, yea, all that a man hath will he give for his life.5 But put forth thine hand now, and touch his bone and his flesh, and he will curse thee to thy face.6 And the Lord said unto Satan, Behold, he is in thine hand; but save his life.7 So went Satan forth from the presence of the Lord, and smote Job with sore boils from the sole of his foot unto his crown.

What will you give for your health? You can have riches but you need to have your health or you have nothing! Satan thought that Job served God for the benefits. Some people think that today! Nothing has changed for what was before is still true today. No one has any different temptations for all temptations are common to man. Satan uses the same excuses he used at the beginning of time. HE has not changed his devices or lies. Satan has no power over you! Even though Job was before Calvary Satan could not defeat him!

Job 19:25 25 For I know that my redeemer liveth, and that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth26 And though after my skin worms destroy this body, yet in my flesh shall I see God:

Our redeemer lives! The word redemption includes all we have been redeemed from. We were redeemed from sickness and disease. Here it says that one day my flesh will see God ( speaks of resurrection) Even though there were many things afflicting his body. Skin cannot destroy his body! That infers healing. Healing comes when we see the Redeemer in our life!

Job 42:8-10 8 Therefore take unto you now seven bullocks and seven rams, and go to my servant Job, and offer up for yourselves a burnt offering; and my servant Job shall pray for you: for him will I accept: lest I deal with you after your folly, in that ye have not spoken of me the thing which is right, like my servant Job.9 So Eliphaz the Temanite and Bildad the Shuhite and Zophar the Naamathite went, and did according as the Lord commanded them: the Lord also accepted Job.10 And the Lord turned the captivity of Job, when he prayed for his friends: also the Lord gave Job twice as much as he had before.

We know that the verse refers to prosperity here. However, the captivity of Job was turned. The captivity included poverty and sickness. The curse we read about in Deuteronomy 28 which is the curse of the law was what held Job in bondage. The Lord turned it around for Job for Satan was rebuked. Job was accepted. When we are accepted no Devil can defeat us! God wants to restore us! God wants to heal and prosper and heal us! God accepts us because of our relationship with Him. Job was accepted because he was in the covenant!

Psalms- Most of the Psalms were written by King David and they are more than songs. They are also prophetical, talking about the Messiah and the saints. Psalms helps us to know that we are righteous and holy. We have rights and God wants to exalt and keep us. So many things can be said about the Psalms, So many healing Scriptures about healing as well.

Psalms 43:5 5 Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted within me? hope in God: for I shall yet praise him, who is the health of my countenance, and my God.

Praise him because He is my health and will improve my countenance. Make my skin condition well. The color of your skin ( acne, rashes etc.) shows us the health of our body. God is the health of our countenance. Praising God improves our physical health. Praising God improves what I can see in my body! Praising God makes me healthy if I will believe Him for it!

Psalms 103:1-5 Bless the Lord, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name.2 Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits:3 Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases;4 Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies;5 Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things; so that thy youth is renewed like the eagle's.

Here is a list of the benefits; 1) forgiveness from sin 2) healing 3) redemption 4) protection 5) Grace 6) Mercy 7) good things 8) energy and youth among other blessings. Notice that 3 of the things have to do with our physical situations. God wants to take care of our physical life and our life in eternity! So praise him for it will affect our physical situation.

Psalms 107:19-22 19 Then they cry unto the Lord in their trouble, and he saveth them out of their distresses.20 He sent his word, and healed them, and delivered them from their destructions.21 Oh that men would praise the Lord for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men!22 And let them sacrifice the sacrifices of thanksgiving, and declare his works with rejoicing.

Cry or praise him while you have trouble for he will deliver you. He will deliver you by sending his Word (Bible) to heal you and deliver you. God will heal you and bring deliverance (miracles)! Praise Him for all he does! God does wonderful works for people! Give the sacrifices of thanksgiving and rejoice while you declare his works! Speak the WORD into the situation. Speak healing Scriptures. Speak what you need from the WORD! IF you need Healing find verses about healing!

Conclusion: To get healing you need to focus on the provision. You have the right to be healed. You have a right to healing. You will get healed when you do what GOD says and HE says to speak the word and praise Him. SO thank the Lord before during and after you are healed. Worship is a powerful weapon. So walk in what you have and God will open doors for blessing to come down!

Next week: Christmas 2019

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