Healing is the Children's BreadBy: Pastors Rodney & Adonica Howard-Browne
Publish date: 11/12/2023
1. Healing is the Children’s Bread.
a. When the Syrophoenician woman—a Gentile—came to Jesus persistently begging Him to heal her daughter, He replied in the following manner:
b. Mark 7:27-29 AMPC — And He said to her, First let the children be fed, for it is not becoming or proper or right to take the children’s bread and throw it to the [little house] dogs. 28 But she answered Him, Yes, Lord, yet even the small pups under the table eat the little children’s scraps of food. 29 And He said to her, Because of this saying, you may go your way; the demon has gone out of your daughter [permanently].
c. Healing belongs to the child of God.
d. According to the Word of God, healing is your right, based on the conditions that He has spelled out for us in His Word.
e. You do not DESERVE His healing power, but you are ENTITLED to His healing power.
f. It is a Covenant promise!
g. You do not deserve healing, because you cannot earn it any more than you can earn God’s righteousness, and your forgiveness of sin.
h. But, as a covenant child of God, you’re entitled to receive His healing power for your body.
i. It is a gift that comes by faith.
2. Healing is in the Atonement.
a. Salvation is an all-inclusive package (Matt. 8:16-17; 1 Cor. 11:23-32; John 3:14; James 5:14-16; 3 John 2).
b. Matthew 8:17 KJV — That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying, Himself took our infirmities, and bare our sicknesses.
c. Jesus bore our sin and our sickness in His own body on the tree.
d. Isaiah 53:5 KJV — 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.
e. Healing is included in salvation, for this word (in the Hebrew and the Greek) implies deliverance, healing, soundness, and preservation for body, soul, and spirit.
f. 1 Peter 2:24 KJV — 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.
g. By His stripes, you WERE healed—2000 years ago on the cross of Calvary.
h. It is written in the past tense—as far as God is concerned it has already been accomplished.
i. All He is waiting for, is for you to get the revelation, meet His conditions, and receive what He has done for you.
3. He is Both Willing and Able.
a. Jesus is well ABLE to heal—and forgive—all who come to Him by faith.
b. Matthew 9:5-7 NKJV — For which is easier, to say, ‘Your sins are forgiven you,’ or to say, ‘Arise and walk’? 6 But that you may know that the Son of Man has power on earth to forgive sins”—then He said to the paralytic, “Arise, take up your bed, and go to your house.” 7 And he arose and departed to his house.
c. He is also WILLING to heal.
d. Matthew 8:2-3 NKJV — And behold, a leper came and worshiped Him, saying, “Lord, if You are willing, You can make me clean.” 3 Then Jesus put out His hand and touched him, saying, “I am willing; be cleansed.” Immediately his leprosy was cleansed.
e. We must believe that He is both willing and able to heal us.
4. According to Your Faith.
a. When we attach our faith to the Word of God, His miracle-working power is released.
b. Matthew 9:28-30a NKJV — And when He had come into the house, the blind men came to Him. And Jesus said to them, “Do you believe that I am able to do this?” They said to Him, “Yes, Lord.” 29 Then He touched their eyes, saying, “According to your faith let it be to you.” 30 And their eyes were opened.
c. The Bible records several people who received their healing, or their miracle, through their faith in Jesus Christ, and His Word.
d. The woman with the issue of blood, who touched His garment by faith.
e. Mark 5:34 KJV — And he said unto her, Daughter, thy faith hath made thee whole; go in peace, and be whole of thy plague.
f. The Syrophoenician woman, who was willing to receive even the crumbs of the children’s bread, and whose daughter was healed of demon possession.
g. Matthew 15:28 AMPC — Then Jesus answered her, O woman, great is your faith! Be it done for you as you wish. And her daughter was cured from that moment.
h. The blind man, crying out for mercy, who threw off the garment that signified his disability, as he came to Jesus expecting to be healed.
i. Mark 10:52 NKJV — Then Jesus said to him, “Go your way; your faith has made you well.” And immediately he received his sight and followed Jesus on the road.
j. The Samaritan leper, who came back to thank Jesus for his healing, was made whole.
k. Luke 17:19 AMPC — And He said to him, Get up and go on your way. Your faith (your trust and confidence that spring from your belief in God) has restored you to health.
l. Jesus instructed Jairus—when he heard the bad report that his sick daughter had died—to keep on believing, and she was raised from the dead.
m. Luke 8:50 KJV — But when Jesus heard it, he answered him, saying, Fear not: believe only, and she shall be made whole.
5. You Belong to Jesus.
a. If you are a child of God, you belong to Him.
b. Learn what the rights and privileges of your covenant contract are.
c. If you walk in obedience to God’s Word, the devil has no right to put sickness and disease on your body.
d. Tell the devil to take his filthy hands off your body and make a choice to walk in divine health for the rest of your days.