IMPORTANT QUOTES AND SCRIPTURES
Mark 16:17 And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; 18.They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.
JESUS MINISTRY WAS MOSTLY HEALING AND DELIVERANCE (80%). Matt 9:35 And Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every sickness and every disease among the people.
DIVINE HEALING IS VERY MUCH A PART OF THE BOOK OF ACTS.
Acts 1:8 But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.
HEALING AND DELIVERANCE WAS A WITNESS OF JESUS’S RESURRECTION:
Acts 3:16 And his name through faith in his name hath made this man strong, whom ye see and know: yea, the faith which is by him hath given him this perfect soundness in the presence of you all.
Acts 5:15 Insomuch that they brought forth the sick into the streets, and laid them on beds and couches, that at the least the shadow of Peter passing by might overshadow some of them. 16 There came also a multitude out of the cities round about unto Jerusalem, bringing sick folks, and them which were vexed with unclean spirits: and they were healed every one.
THE APOSTLE PAUL AND PRAYER CLOTHES:
Acts 19:12 So that from his body were brought unto the sick handkerchiefs or aprons, and the diseases departed from them, and the evil spirits went out of them.
GIFTS OF HEALING AND MIRACLES GIVEN THE BODY (THE CHURCH) BY THE SPIRIT AS HE WILLS:
1 Cor 12:9 To another faith by the same Spirit; to another the gifts of healing by the same Spirit; 10 To another the working of miracles; to another prophecy; to another discerning of spirits; to another divers kinds of tongues; to another the interpretation of tongues: 11 But all these worketh that one and the selfsame Spirit, dividing to every man severally as he will.
CALL FOR THE ELDERS, ANOINT WITH OIL, THE PRAYER OF FAITH WILL HILL THE SICK:
James 5:14 Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord: 15 And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him.
ACCORDING TO JOHN 15 THE BRANCH WILL BEAR THE FRUIT OF THE VINE. WE ARE THE BRANCH, THE CHRIST OF THE BOOK OF ACTS IS THE VINE. IF ANOTHER BRANCH COMES FROM THE VINE IT WILL PRODUCE THE SAME THING AS THE VINE.
IF IT IS A GRAFTED BRANCH IT WILL BEAR THE FRUIT OF THAT WHICH IS GRAFTED NOT THE ORIGINAL. THE TRUE CHURCH WILL BE THE SAME LIFE AS THE VINE, PRODUCING THE SAME THINGS, HEALING, DELIVERANCES, ETC.
62-0704 WE.WOULD.SEE.JESUS_ GRASS.VALLEY.CA – When Jesus said, in John 15, “I am the Vine, ye are the branches.” Now, the Vine doesn’t bear fruit; it’s the branch. You know that, you people here, you grape raisers, and so forth. Now, if that first branch that come out of the Vine, produced a Book of Acts behind it, that first Church; if that Vine ever puts forth another, another branch, it’ll write another Book of Acts behind it. For, the very Life that’s in the Vine brings forth into the branch.
64-0318 SIR.WE.WOULD.SEE.JESUS_ DENHAM.SPRINGS.LA – See, we graft our organizations into this Vine, it’ll live by the Vine, but it bears that kind of fruit that it is. But if that orange tree ever put forth another limb, it’ll bring oranges. And if that Life come from Jesus Christ, and they wrote a Book of Acts behind that first Church, if she puts forth another one, it’ll write another Book of Acts behind it, with the same thing, because it’s got to be the same.
Heb 13:8 Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.
BROTHER BRANHAM HAD A MINISTRY OF DIVINE HEALING THAT IS UNSURPASSED AND HAS BECOME THE GOLD STANDARD AMONG THOSE WHO PREACH DIVINE HEALING. HISTORIANS HAVE SAID THE SAME (David Harrell, “All Things Are Possible,” and Roberts Liardon, “God’s Generals, Gordon Lindsay, “Voice of Healing.”
HIS TEACHING SHOULD BE IMPORTANT, HE TAUGHT THE PEOPLE HOW TO RECEIVE DIVINE HEALINGS. The charismatic Pentecostals today are trying to produce the same anointing the same results as was found in William Branham’s minister, without understanding the scriptural facts about Divine healing. It is not just power, but it is the manifestation of the Word of God properly identified and manifested to those that can receive it.
SICKNESS AND AFFLICTIONS COME FROM SATAN, AND THE RESULTS OF SIN:
50-0100 DISEASES.AND.AFFLICTIONS_ LOUISVILLE.KY – Diseases and afflictions are all the results of sin, maybe not in your life, but in somebody’s life before you. The devil is the author of sickness and afflictions. Before we had any devil, we had no sickness or affliction. But when Satan came, he brought with him sickness and afflictions.
There’s so many times that we refer to them as blessings. I never could think that God could get a blessing out of a sick person, unless it was a sinner, driving him to God, or a disobedient child, bringing him back to be reconciled to his Father. But sicknesses are the results of the devil and of the fall.
IF SIN WAS DEFEATED AT THE CROSS, THAN SO WAS SICKNESS!
51-0501 EXHORTATION.OF.DIVINE.HEALING_ LOS.ANGELES.CA – Healing is already purchased at Calvary. The only thing that we try to do is point the people to their redemptive blessings. See? Jesus redeemed us from our sickness when He died, and He redeemed us from our sins when He died. And it’s… The work is complete. The thing we have to do is to accept it.
Now, we know many brethren has different ways. The main principal way of Divine healing is preaching the Word, so people could hear. Faith cometh by hearing, and hearing of the Word. And they preach Divine healing and prove it by the Scriptures that Jesus Christ died for our sickness when He died for our sins. And that is true. I believe that’s undisputable with Bible scholars, that–that Jesus, when He come to destroy the works of the devil, He–that sickness is directly the work of the devil.
GOD USES MEN, GIFTS, TO EXPLAIN HOW TO RECEIVE OUR HEALING, ETC.
54-0719A GOD’S.PROVIDED.WAY.OF.HEALING_ CHICAGO.IL MONDAY_ Now, this afternoon, as we’ve gathered here for one purpose: that’s to instruct for healing services tonight.
54-0719A GOD’S.PROVIDED.WAY.OF.HEALING_ CHICAGO.IL MONDAY_ So many people seek healing in the wrong attitude, the wrong motive of coming. The first thing a Christian should do, or any persons coming to healing, should be sure that their heart is pure and clean before God. And then, if this sickness still remains, then you should have help from somewhere.
64-0319 CALLING.JESUS.ON.THE.SCENE_ DENHAM.SPRINGS.LA – There is no man has power to heal. But there is man who has gifts, to manifest God. Your pastor… He can take God, by a gift of… A teacher, he can explain the Word so you’re bound to see It. If you got any eyes to see with, you’ll see it. There is another one, maybe some other gift. But there is always a gift that manifests the Presence of God, and, through there, you yourself have to believe it.
53-0907E HEALING.LINE_ CHICAGO.IL MONDAY_ Now, the ministers, many of them preach the Gospel of Divine healing, you accept it, just the same results. But in there, God has set some in the Church apostles, and prophets, and gifts of healing, and so forth, faith, and… That’s to stimulate, other words, the Church. And that’s what I’m here to do, sister, to try to help you to believe on Jesus.
IT’S GOD’S WILL TO HEAL THE SICK:
50-0711 MINISTRY.EXPLAINED_ MINNEAPOLIS.MN – First, we must be sure that it’s the will of God to heal. We ought to take some time on that in the meetings, which the managers probably will, upon the will of God to heal, how Jesus died to heal, how the commission was given first to heal.
DOES GOD HEAL EVERYONE THAT NEEDS HEALING?
55-0607 THE.TRUE.VINE.AND.A.FALSE.VINE_ MACON.GA – Did Jesus heal all the sick He come in contact with? A million miles from it. Did the apostles heal all? No, sir. They didn’t heal anyone. God didn’t heal everyone through them. Look at Jesus going through the pool of Bethesda. There that great multitude, more than there is here tonight, laying there of lame, halt, blind and withered, waiting for the moving of the water. And Jesus walked right down through that, that bunch of people, moving through there, and never healed a one of them. Passed right by them and went over to a man laying on a pallet, for He knew that the man was there in that condition. And He healed him, went away.
APPROACH HEALING SANELY:
51-0923 THE.PRINCIPLES.OF.DIVINE.HEALING_ JEFFERSONVILLE.IN – Now, in speaking of Divine healing, you’re–we must approach it just as sanely as it is in the Scripture. Now, Divine healing has been misunderstood by many. Some people think that Divine healing is some sort of a (You know?) hocus pocus over people and put some kind of a spell on them that they get well, or something like that, or a hypnotism. That’s an error. The Bible teaches Divine healing for this present day, and Divine healing all down through the age.
64-0319 CALLING.JESUS.ON.THE.SCENE_ DENHAM.SPRINGS.LA – I see people come to the platform, they jump up-and-down and scream, and say, “Oh, Brother Branham, I got all faith in the world.” What are you doing up here, then? See? That’s emotion, and not faith. Genuine faith knows no defeat. It’s already done. It’s already over. God said so, and that finishes it, you see. “God said so!” Now it’s the same thing, any time. When you really believe it, that touches Him.
GOD HAS ALWAYS HAD A WAY OF DIVINE HEALING FOR HIS CHILDREN, HE STILL DOES TODAY:
64-0319 CALLING.JESUS.ON.THE.SCENE_ DENHAM.SPRINGS.LA – Now, God always had a provided way for the people to be healed. He give it in the days of Israel’s journey; He had the brass serpent. After the going away of the brass serpent, when people make an idol out of it, then the prophet broke up the serpent, and tore it up, threw it away.
And God sent an Angel down upon a pool of water, called in the Hebrew tongue, Bethesda, at the sheep market, where they brought in the sheeps in the Damascus Gate in Jerusalem.
HE HAS ALREADY HEALED US, WE MUST ACCEPT IT:
53-0907E HEALING.LINE_ CHICAGO.IL MONDAY_ Now, if Jesus was standing here wearing this suit that He gave me, in a body form like I’m standing, now, He could not heal you (See?), ’cause He’s already did that when He died at Calvary. See? He saved everybody in the world when He died at Calvary. You believe that? Now, the only way you can be saved is to accept what He’s already done.
THERE IS A DIFFERENCE BETWEEN DIVINE HEALING AND A MIRACLE:
54-0620E DIVINE.HEALING_ DES.MOINES.IA – Then many times, people with a malignancy, or something, or tumor, or any kind of a growth, when it dies the life goes out of it, they get a relief right then. In a few days and you feel better. Then after about seventy-two hours, you start getting sick, really sick then, because that’s a dead lump of flesh now. And then if it breaks up, it’s–if there’s no way for it to drop out, maybe, it’s on the inside of…?… and so forth holding it, it’ll drop down in the diaphragm or somewhere. Then you’ve got a lump of flesh in you that’s rotten. Of course, your heart, the blood circulates and purifies the body, pumps through your heart. It makes the patient terribly sick, an infection, fever and everything. And then the person then says, “Well, I know when I was standing there, I was well for two or three days. But I guess I lost my healing.” Well, that’s the best sign in the world you got your healing. See?
Now, a miracle, but it would have vanished, a miracle healing. But a miracles and healing is two different gifts altogether. One has the gifts of miracles; the other one has the gift of healing, or you might have both gifts of miracles and healings. There’s nine spiritual gifts, and they all might be working in one meeting. We don’t know that. That’s up to God. But, anyhow, if the person through healing… Healing is when you in your heart know that God has done it for you, and nothing can wave from it. And that’s when you’re going to be healed. You’re going to get well.
RECOGNIZING THAT HEALING BELONGS TO US:
54-0719E GOD.PROVIDING.HEALING.FOR.THIS.GENERATION_ CHICAGO.IL – The trouble with Christians today, they don’t realize what is provided for them. Many people doesn’t realize that the great glories and powers that’s provided for them…
Coming into Jesus Christ is like walking into the arcade down here or a great department store. If somebody give me a great department store down here in the arcade, and told me, “This is all yours.” Well, the first thing I’d do, I’d want to walk around in there and found out–find out what I owned, what was mine. And that’s the way it is in Christ. When you become a Christian, walk around, find out what you own, what’s yours. All things are yours, given to you freely.
55-0227E THE.HEALING.OF.JAIRUS.DAUGHTER_ PHOENIX.AZ – A cancer, what is it? A germ. What’s a tumor? A germ. What’s tuberculosis? A germ. All those diseases are germs called cancer, tumor, tuberculosis. That’s medical terms. What they are is demons, in the line of the Scripture. They are tormentors comes into your body to shorten your days on the earth.
Now, God doesn’t intend them to be there. He doesn’t want them there. But Satan, the archenemy of God and man, is the one that puts them there. They’re his little dev–little imps, demons.
59-0411B TESTIMONY_ LOS.ANGELES.CA _ I am sensitive enough of the Holy Spirit to know now that there’s many people that are suffering right here in this building. And why not us just settle it now and accept what Jesus did for you all? The same God was out there that night, is the same God that’s here right now. And you have the same needs that they had. And He is no respecter of persons. The Scriptures are true. These things are done that it might vindicate that we’re living in the last days, in the shadow of the coming of the Lord.
61-0205M EXPECTATION_ TUCSON.AZ – You Christians sometimes don’t examine, find out what belongs to you. Healing’s yours, salvation’s yours, joy is yours, peace… every promise in the Bible is yours. When a man’s filled with the Holy Spirit, God gives him a checkbook with Jesus’ name wrote on the bottom of it. Send it in. Don’t be afraid to write it out. Send it in, and He will send down His bountiful blessings upon you of what He promised.
61-0205M EXPECTATION_ TUCSON.AZ – Often think about Jonah. Thinking of symptoms, people look at their symptoms. Jonah had a real case of symptoms. He was in the whale’s belly with his hands and feet tied, and was down in the whale’s belly in all the vomit, and down in the bottom of the sea, on a stormy sea. Now, he had some symptoms. If he looked this way, it was whale’s belly; that way it was whale’s belly; everywhere he looked was a whale’s belly. Now, there’s nobody here in that bad a shape, I’m sure.
But do you know what he said? He said, “They are lying vanities. I won’t believe them.” What did he say? “Once more will I look to Your holy temple.”
EVERY MINISTER THAT IS CALLED TO PREACH IS CALLED TO PRAY FOR THE SICK:
56-0427 FAITH_ CHARLOTTE.NC FRIDAY_ Tommy Osborn… … Said, “Do you think I have a gift of healing?”
I said, “I’d forget it, Brother Osborn.” I said, “There’d be so much fanaticism tacked to that after while till everything that goes out has to have the gift of healing.” I said, “Look. You’re a minister, aren’t you?”
“Oh, yes. God called me to be a minister.”
I said, “That’s all right. Every minister that’s called is called to pray for the sick too, every minister.”
61-0319 JEZEBEL.RELIGION_ MIDDLETOWN.OH – If you’re called to be a minister, you’re called to pray for the sick. And the reason I do this is so this audience, that they might see that they don’t have to wait for some special person, Oral Roberts, Tommy Hicks, Tommy Osborn, myself, somebody comes by for a healing service. I want them to see that you are men of God. See? You’re men… Just as much right to lay hands on any of them as–as I or anybody else. After all, brethren, you all know, as–as ministers, it’s their own faith in God that does the work. Is that right? We just offer a prayer for them.
63-0628E A.GREATER.THAN.SOLOMON.IS.HERE_ HOT.SPRINGS.AR – Friends, the reason I called these man. They are ministers. They are pastors. They are man that’s called to pray for the sick, the same as I am or any other man. And I want you to know that your pastor has authority to do this. You don’t have to wait for Oral Roberts, or Jack Jones, or me, or nobody else. Jesus Christ is omnipresent; you believe Him. Your pastor is called to do that.
IT SHOULD BE REMEMBERED, BRO. BRANHAM’S MINISTRY HAD THREE PULLS (PHASES). FIRST PULL – HEALING, SECOND PULL DISCERNMENT, THIRD PULL THE REVEALING OF THE WORD, WHICH IS CHRIST.
THE FIRST PULL SAW MORE RESULTS, HEALINGS, SUPERNATURAL, BIGGER CROWDS, BUT THE HEALING PULL WAS NOT AS GREAT IN THE EYES OF GOD AS THE THIRD PULL. EVEN THOUGH IN THE EYES OF MAN THE THIRD PULL HAD LESS HEALINGS, SUPERNATURAL AND MUCH SMALLER CROWDS THAN THE FIRST.
These are notes, scriptures and quotes from the sermon preached by Pastor Bill Ivy 9/1/2019 titled, DIVINE HEALING TODAY, Living Word Tabernacle, Campbell Missouri (Gibson Community) www.livingwordtabernacle.com firstname.lastname@example.org