Lesson 19

Surprise! I’m still talking about soul healing, the blood and power from the resurrection. Remember that word “power” in Greek is Dunamis meaning the power to make you excellent of soul. Last time I shared some pretty amazing bone miracles with you and I had begun telling you that soul wounds can be passed down to us in the womb!

Let me show you how Peter healed the lame (impotent) man at the Gate Beautiful, “Then Peter said, silver and gold have I none; but such as I have give I thee: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth rise up and walk.” Acts 3:6 (KJV). Now people are freaking out. They can’t believe a man born lame from the womb is walking and leaping! Peter’s about to tell you what it was he had to give. “Ye men of Israel, why are you marveling at this? Why do you look so earnestly at us, as though by our own power (Dunamis) we made this man walk?” Acts 3:12 (KJV). In Matthew 10:1 Jesus gave his disciples power (Dunamis), “to drive out demons and heal the sick.” So, Peter had the anointing of Dunamis, and what he had he gave to that man at the Gate Beautiful. He also told him to “arise” which is a resurrection term. It’s the same term used when Jesus said, “Go out and heal the sick. Raise the dead.” Dunamis comes from the resurrection. So when he said, “Arise,” he was releasing what he had on that man.

I believe that even those that are born lame and crippled from the womb, those who are impotent because they need to be made strong in soul, will be healed by resurrection power that comes from Jesus’ victory over the grave.

Here is more proof that Jesus used the blood from the cross and the Dunamis power from the resurrection to heal. Luke 5:17-25 (KJV) “And it came to pass on a certain day, as he was teaching, that there were Pharisees and doctors of the law sitting by, which were come out of every town of Galilee, and Judaea, and Jerusalem: and the power of the Lord was present to heal them.” The writer goes out of his way to tell us that the power (Dunamis) of the Lord was there that day present to heal. The story continues that they brought a paralyzed man in on a bed. There are different kinds of paralysis, but this man had something wrong with his skeletal structure and his nervous system because he could not walk. “And when they could not find by what way they might bring him in because of the multitude, they went upon the housetop, and let him down through the tiling with his couch into the midst before Jesus. And when he saw their faith, he said unto him, ‘Man, thy sins are forgiven thee’. And the scribes and the Pharisees began to reason, saying, ‘Who is this which speaketh blasphemies? Who can forgive sins, but God alone?’ But when Jesus perceived their thoughts, he answering said unto them, ‘What reason ye in your hearts?’ Whether is easier, to say, Thy sins be forgiven thee; or to say, rise up and walk? But that ye may know that the Son of man hath power upon earth to forgive sins, (he said unto the sick of the palsy,) I say unto thee, arise, and take up thy couch, and go into thine house.’ And immediately he rose up before them, and took up that whereon he lay, and departed to his own house, glorifying God.”

First Jesus said, “Man, thy sins are forgiven thee.” So, sin had wounded his soul and brought this paralysis upon him because of that wound. Holy Spirit is telling us the man’s soul was wounded by his sin and the power of Dunamis was needed because it made him excellent of soul. Jesus used both the blood and the Dunamis to heal his soul and his paralyzed body. When Jesus said, “Man, thy sins are forgiven thee.” He was applying his blood that washes away sin. But, did that man get up off the mat right at that moment? No, not until Jesus commanded the man to arise, pick up his couch (mat) and walk. The word “arise” is the resurrection term that Jesus used to heal the sick and raise the dead. Dunamis comes from the resurrection!

That man didn’t stand up when Jesus forgave his sin, did he? Think about it. We go into our closet and we repent repeatedly and then we come out and are still sick. Does that mean the blood isn’t powerful enough? No, the blood is doing its job! The blood is for sin, but sin can make a wound in our soul, and we need Dunamis to heal that wound and make us what Dunamis means…excellent of soul. So when Jesus said, “Son, your sins are forgiven,” the sin that wounded that man was washed away, but the wound was still there until the moment Jesus said, “Arise, pick up your mat, and walk.” Then the Dunamis power that was present that day was released on him and he was healed. We need both!

Next week, we are going to activate into the blood and the dunamis power for healing! Don’t miss out!!

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