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| Sermon by Prophet Kobus van Renburg |
KINGDOM OF HEALING LIGHT
LIGHT CAME INTO THE WORLD
In Matthew 3:2 John the Baptist came and preached that the people must repent for the Kingdom of heaven is at hand. In Matthew 4:17 it is the same story. John came as a forerunner and said that and when Jesus came, He proclaimed it also, because Adam gave the Kingdom away in the Garden of Eden. Adam was a king and he ruled in the garden. God told him that he had to rule over the works of His hands. Adam fell into sin and did not rule and he lost the rulership. The Kingdom of Light became darkness. For years these two fought against each other. The one was on the earth and was darkness and the other one was in the realm of the heaven and it is called the Kingdom of Light.
Colossians 1:13 says that God has translated us from darkness into the Kingdom of His Dear Son Whom He loves. 1 Peter 2:9 says that we are a chosen generation that was brought out of darkness into His Marvelous Light. People that sat in darkness saw a great Light (Matthew 4:16) when Jesus came as a Light into the world (John 1:4-5). The True Light that was to enlighten everyone was to come into the world. When Jesus came He finished the darkness and Light started to come back. 1 John 3:8 says that for this reason and purpose the Son of God was manifested – to destroy the works of the devil and that means to destroy darkness. Jesus came as a Light into the world (John 1:1-12) which shone in the darkness and darkness comprehended it not. Darkness invaded the earth when Adam partook of the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, which is Satan. Satan did what he wanted to for years, but then Jesus came and people saw a star and they followed it. This means that New Light came into the earth.
A DIVIDED KINGDOM CANNOT STAND
Matthew 12:22(a) (Amplified) Then a blind and dumb man UNDER THE POWER OF A DEMON was brought to Jesus, and HE CURED HIM…
The man was under the power of darkness. There was a demon and he had power that caused the man to be dumb and blind. This man was under demonic power and that was the reason he could not speak nor see. Devils, demons and Satan are darkness and this man was under the force of darkness which made his blind and dumb. Jesus cured him so that he could both see and speak.
Matthew 12:22-23 (Amplified) Then a blind and dumb man under the power of a demon was brought to Jesus, and He cured him, so that the blind and dumb man both spoke and saw. And all the [crowds of] people were stunned with bewildered wonder and said, This cannot be the Son of David, CAN IT?
The first thing that the religious crowds said when demon power was cast out and people got healed, was that it cannot be God. They said that it cannot be the Christ and it cannot be the Son of God. Now that miracles happen in our lives too, church people come and say that it cannot be from God. They say that it cannot be a true Christian church.
Matthew 12:24 (Amplified) But the Pharisees, hearing it, said, This Man drives out demons only BY AND WITH THE HELP OF BEELZEBUB, the prince of demons.
The Bible said nothing about Jesus casting out the demon! It says that Jesus healed him. The church people knew that sickness was caused by demonic power, because when he healed the man they said that He cast out the devil with the help of Beelzebub. Jesus did not call devils or drove them out. He just healed the man. All the religious crowds knew that there were two kingdoms and that sicknesses are caused by demonic power. They said that if He casts out devils, He must be from the devil.
Matthew 12:25-26 (Amplified) And knowing their thoughts, He said to them, Any KINGDOM THAT IS DIVIDED AGAINST ITSELF is being brought to desolation and laid waste, and no city or house divided against itself WILL LAST or CONTINUE TO STAND. And if Satan drives out Satan, he has become divided against himself and disunited; how then will his kingdom last or continue to stand?
Jesus said that no kingdom could have two forces working at the same time for then it will no longer exist. People sometimes pamper sicknesses because they say that natural forces cause it. The Bible says that sickness is there because the person is under the power of the devil. When Jesus healed him, the religious crowd said that He cast the devil out by the power of the devil. They recognized that the sickness was because of a devil oppressing him. Jesus said that one kingdom cannot do two different things. You cannot have a Kingdom of God and have Satan rule it. If a kingdom has two forces working in it, it is not a kingdom. Jesus told them that if He is bringing healing and is doing it by the power of the devil, then He is dividing the Kingdom that He is in. The Kingdom that Jesus comes from is there to bring health. If He allows sickness in His Kingdom, it cannot stand. If the kingdom of the devil allows health, it cannot stand either.
TWO FORCES CANNOT WORK IN THE SAME KINGDOM
No kingdom can have two forces working in it. People struggle because there are sicknesses that they allow, like things that some of their fathers had and that their fathers also had. They say that it cannot be a devil, because some they get certain sicknesses in dry places, but as soon as they go to a wet place, they are healthy. People have all kinds of excuses for various kinds of sicknesses and forget that there are two kingdoms opposing one another and if they are allowing both forces they cannot stand. That is why people cannot live in the full power of God – they allow darkness to enter into Light and God doesn’t want it.
Matthew 12:26(a) (Amplified) And if Satan drives out Satan, he has become DIVIDED against himself and disunited…
Matthew 12:27 (Amplified) And if I drive out the demons by [help of] Beelzebub, by WHOSE HELP do your sons drive them out? For this reason they shall be your judges.
Acts 19:11-17 say that God did miracles through the hands of the apostle Paul so that when the handkerchiefs that were on his body were taken to the sick, they were healed and the demons were cast out. The sickness that was caused by the demon left the person and the devil was cast out. The sickness left because the demons went out.
There was a priest in the Bible, named Sceva and who had seven sons. He must have been part of the religious crowd. When they came to a man that was demon possessed they told the devil that they were there to cast him out. They commanded him in the Name of Jesus whom Paul preached to leave. The demons said that they knew Jesus and Paul, but they did not know them. The seven ran away naked after the demon possessed man beat them and stripped them of all their clothes. If a kingdom that is divided against itself cannot stand, how much Light did they have?
Matthew 12:28 (Amplified) But if it is by the SPIRIT OF GOD [the Finger or the Hand of God] that I DRIVE OUT DEMONS, then the kingdom of God has come upon you [BEFORE you expected it].
John preached that the people must repent for the Kingdom of heaven is at hand. All the people expected the Kingdom. When Jesus started healing the sick that were under the power of the devil, which is darkness, the people started quarrelling and Jesus said that you could not have sickness and health in the same kingdom. Jesus came and proclaimed that the Kingdom is at hand. If He allowed sickness, He could not bring the Kingdom because a kingdom that is divided cannot stand. A kingdom can only allow one force working in it. If it allow sickness, it is not the Kingdom of God. If it allows health, it is not the kingdom of Satan. You’ve got to make a choice. When they told Jesus that He had a devil, he said that if He drives out the devils by the Spirit of God, then they are getting the Kingdom without them expecting it. They were right under the power of the Kingdom and they did not yet expect it.
Jesus said that it was the reason He came – to say that the Kingdom was here. How could they know that the Kingdom was here? Easy: they just had to bring some sick people to Jesus and He would’ve healed them all. When He healed them by getting demons out of them, the Kingdom came upon them. If He was to allow another force, God could not take over on the earth.
BIND THE STRONG MAN
Matthew 12:29 (Amplified) Or how can a person go into a strong man’s house and carry off his goods (the entire equipment of his house) without FIRST BINDING the strong man? Then indeed he may plunder his house.
Our bodies are houses for spirits to live in. If our house is under the control of a strong man called, the devil; the controlling force can cause a sickness or some other thing. Jesus said that if He wants to get he goods – cancer or diabetes or whatever – out of the house, He must first bind the strong man that is controlling the house. Matthew 16&18 says that Jesus gave us the keys of the Kingdom of heaven and whatsoever we shall bind on the earth, shall be bound in heaven. If you have the keys of the Kingdom, you can bind the strong man, get the goods out of the house and loose the man.
Jesus told them how He just healed the man. He told them that He could not heal the man by the power of devils because a kingdom that is divided against itself cannot stand. He told them that they thought that He was from the devil, but there cannot be two forces in the same kingdom or else it would fall. That is how nations fall. When the president has divided attention or different forces is at work at the same time, the nation falls. The man was blind and dumb and in the spiritual realm Jesus bound the strong man and got control over the house. Then He took the goods- the blindness and dumbness – and loosed the man.
YOU’VE GOT TO CHOOSE TO NOT ALLOW SICKNESS
Matthew 12:30 (Amplified) He who is not with Me [DEFINITELY ON MY SIDE] is against Me and he who does not [definitely] gather with Me and for My side scatters.
You’ve got to make a choice! The context is about sicknesses and health that does not go together. We must make the decision to not allow sickness in our bodies; else you are living in a divided kingdom. Jesus came to make us well. He did not just take you and healed you, you must agree with Him. If you don’t you are in the Kingdom, but against Him and are busy dividing the Kingdom and cannot live in Kingdom blessings.
The Message says: “This is war and there is no neutral ground. If you are not on My side, you are the enemy. If you are not helping, you are making things worse.”
When you are praying for the sick, do you ask God that if it is His will He must heal the man? Jesus is asking you why you are splitting the Kingdom. You are bringing division if you do not make the choice and get sickness out. There is only one force in the Kingdom of Light and that is healing. In darkness there is sickness. If you do not want to make a choice, you are living in a divided kingdom and then you have die to get your blessings one day, but you can choose to live in the Kingdom now, partaking of the blessings now.
When Peter went into Cornelius’ house in Acts 10, he told them about Jesus, Who went about doing good and healed all that were oppressed by the devil. We look at people and they are sick, but it seems that they are living such righteous lives. If there is sickness, the power of the devil is over them. We do not want to make the choice, but the Son of God was manifested to destroy the works of the devil (1 John 3:8) and He went about and healed all that were under the power of the devil (Acts 10:38).
James 1:17 says that we must not err because every good and perfect gift comes from above, from the Father of Lights with whom there is no variables, neither any shadow of turning. The opposite of a variable is a constant. All the laws of physics have a constant in the equation. God is telling us that all the equations will work out if He is the constant. Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever (Hebrews 13:8). Malachi 3:6 says that He is God and changes not. God is also the Father of Lights and wherever He turns there is no shadow, only light. 1 John 1:5 says that God is light and in Him there is no darkness at all. John 8:12 says that Jesus is the Light of the world and if you follow Him, you will not walk in darkness. In John 9:1-4when the blind man came to Jesus, the disciples asked who it was that sinned: him or his parents. Jesus said that none of them sinned, but while it is light, He had to work the works of the One that sent Him. That man was in darkness and therefore under the power of the devil and it had nothing to do with his parents or himself. It was not a bloodline curse or an offense. It was just the power of darkness and Jesus came to do the works of Him that sent Him and that is to bring Light into darkness. Jesus touched and healed him.
WE’VE GOT THE POWER TO HEAL THE SICK
Matthew 10:1 (Amplified) AND JESUS summoned to Him His twelve disciples and GAVE THEM POWER and authority OVER UNCLEAN SPIRITS, to DRIVE THEM OUT, and TO CURE all kinds of disease and all kinds of weakness and infirmity.
Jesus called twelve disciples and gave them power over the devils, telling them to drive them out and to cure all kinds of sicknesses and diseases. In Mark and Luke Jesus told them to go and preach that the Kingdom of heaven is at hand, to drive out the devils and to heal the sick. Jesus gave them the power to cast out the devils and then they could heal the people after the devil left.
Sickness is from the kingdom of darkness and when you are sick, you are under the power of the devil. An epileptic demon can only give epileptic fits and if you cut off the source, the demon has to go at find another body. If it is a dumb spirit, he cannot make you blind. He can only make you dumb.
In 1981 Roy Hicks preached a sermon where he discussed a matter with a doctor while they buried a person. He asked the doctor what happens to the person’s brain, his mind and his conscience when he dies? Roy Hicks told him that sickness comes from the devil and that he had to preach it, but he could not prove it. The doctor then told him about a study he made in removing appendixes. An appendix is something in your body that is just hanging there and it has no function, but it can kill you if it burst. He said that after he took out somebody’s appendix, within two weeks another person, who visited the first person, would come in with an appendix that had to be removed. He did the study for a few months and realized that it must be a demon. He then decided to take authority over the demon that causes the appendicitis, bind it and cast it out before he removed the appendix. After that no one visiting that person contracted the sickness. He bound the strong man that caused the infirmity and then it could not attack another person.
Jesus cast out demons and commanded them not to ever come back. Spirits that work in families are called familiar spirits. We must realize the power of taking authority over the spirit, binding the strong man, taking his goods and then loosing the person. When we pray for the sick, before we heal them, we walk up and down before and behind them. We take authority over the spirits, binding the strong men. Although we do not always do it aloud, the devil knows who we are. Jesus did not always say the things out loud.
The church must make a decision about sickness and diseases. They cannot be in the same kingdom as health, because the kingdom is then divided.
THE KINGDOM COMES IN POWER
Matthew 10:7-8 (Amplified) And AS YOU GO, PREACH, saying, The KINGDOM OF HEAVEN IS AT HAND! CURE THE SICK, RAISE THE DEAD, CLEANSE THE LEPERS, and DRIVE OUT THE DEMONS. Freely (without pay) you have received, freely (without charge) give.
When you want to talk about the Kingdom, you need to realize the demons must go and the sicknesses must leave. If you don’t do it and just preach nice sermons, you are not demonstrating that the Kingdom has come. We pray the ‘our Father’ asking: “Let Thy Kingdom come and Thy Will be done.” When you preach that the Kingdom has come and the people do not want to believe it, prove it. Cast out the devils and get the sick healed. If the sick do not get healed, it means that the Kingdom is divided because you allow sickness. Some of the most beautiful Christians are under the power of the devil because they are sick. We are sometimes not honest with ourselves and we do not want to admit that it is demonic power that bounds us in sicknesses and diseases. In the same way demonic power causes you to curse and loose your temper. It causes you to be depressed whilst oppressing you.
Elijah stood up and asked the people why they halted between two opinions. If God was God they should follow Him, but if Baal is god, then they should follow him. Elijah said that if they wanted to see who is God, they must pray the power down. He gave the Baal priests the first chance, but when he prayed, he said, “Answer me, God” and fire came down. The people knew that He is God and Elijah was His servant. Elijah did not pray or ask for fire neither did he cursed the devil; he asked God to answer him.
When Jesus came and cast out the devils and healed the sick, they immediately labeled Him as a devil. He said that the Kingdom is then divided and if they did not believe that He came and brought Light and healing, they were not with Him and they were divided. When the whole church comes to this place of making a quality decision and commitment, the whole church will be healed. The church must lay off their opinions about bloodline sicknesses and infirmities. Sicknesses are not yours. It is not your cancer or blood pressure. It is not your backache. It is the devil’s backache. It is demonic oppression. Do not take it. It is the same with problems. It is not your problems. Give it back to the one it belongs to – the devil. It is his problems. You would now say that a Christian could not have a demon, but when a person was deaf, Jesus commanded the deaf spirit to come out.
The one Kingdom is Light and there is healing. The other is darkness and there is sickness. If you mix the two, you split the kingdom and you do not have kingdom power. Jesus rose from the dead and appeared to the disciples and talked to them about the Kingdom of God (Acts 1:1-8). In Acts 28:31 Paul ended the book of Acts by still preaching the Kingdom of God.
Mark 16:15 (Amplified) And He said to them, GO into the entire world and PREACH and publish openly the good news (the GOSPEL) to every creature [of the whole human race].
When Jesus called the disciples, He told them to go and preach the Kingdom. He did it when He left too.
Mark 16:16 (Amplified) He who BELIEVES [who adheres to and trusts in and relies on the Gospel and Him Whom it sets forth] and is baptized WILL BE SAVED [from the penalty of eternal death]. But he who does not believe [who does not adhere to and trust in and rely on the Gospel and Him Whom it sets forth] will be condemned.
John 3:16-21 says that God loved the world and gave us Jesus to die for us and all that believe, are saved, but they that do not believe, are already condemned.
Mark 16:17-18 (Amplified) And these attesting SIGNS WILL ACCOMPANY those who BELIEVE: in My name they will drive out demons; they will speak in new languages. They will pick up serpents; and [even] if they drink anything deadly, it will not hurt them; they will lay their hands on the sick and they will get well.
The sign that you believe the gospel of the Kingdom is that healing shall follow you. Jesus said that the signs are driving out the demons and speaking in tongues. Churches do not acknowledge tongues and find excuses not to do it, but the Word says that you edify yourself with tongues, you pray mysteries to God, you build up your most holy faith and you quench the fiery darts of the enemy (1 Corinthians 14, Jude 20 & Ephesians 6). Jesus said that they who believe will lay hands on the sick and they will get well. If you do not believe in casting out of demons, you will not get he sick healed, because they are under the power of the devil. The Light shone into the darkness and the darkness comprehended it not.
LAY HANDS ON THE SICK
Luke 13:10,11 (Amplified) Now Jesus was teaching in one of the synagogues on the Sabbath. And there was a woman there who for eighteen years had HAD AN INFIRMITY CAUSED BY A SPIRIT (a demon of sickness). She was bent completely forward and utterly unable to straighten herself up or to look upward.
The woman was not only sick; the devil caused her to be sick. You may say that you are living a holy life, but sickness is not holy. Make a quality decision – it is not your sickness. Get rid of the devil’s cold or the devil’s cancer. There is no scripture that says that if you walk outside in the cold with a wet head, you will catch a cold. The Word says you can drink anything and it will do no harm.
Luke 13:12-16 (Amplified) And when Jesus saw her, He called [her to Him] and said to her, Woman, you are released (LOOSED) from YOUR INFIRMITY! Then He LAID [His] HANDS on her, and instantly she was made straight, and she recognized and thanked and praised God. But the leader of the synagogue, indignant because Jesus had healed on the Sabbath, said to the crowd, There are six days on which work ought to be done; so come on those days and be cured, and not on the Sabbath day. [Exodus 20:9, 10]. But the Lord replied to him, saying: “You play actors (hypocrites)! Does not each one of you on the Sabbath loose his ox or his donkey from the stall and lead it out to water it? And ought not this woman, a daughter of Abraham, whom Satan has kept bound for eighteen years, be loosed from this bond on the Sabbath day?”
If you are Abraham’s seed, you are loosed from devils. Christians do not know it. Galatians 3:29 says that if you belong to Christ, then are you Abraham’s seed and heirs according to the promise. If you made Jesus the LORD of your life, you are loosed from all your infirmities but still the woman was sick. Jesus walked over to her, laid His hands on her and she was made straight. Jesus told us to go and preach the gospel, drive the devils out and lay hands on the sick. Hands take and hands give. They bless and they comfort. Hands rub and touch. They receive and anointing is rubbed on with them. When we pray for the sick, we bind the strong man, loose the person and lay hands on them. With prophetic healing, we walk to a person and tell him or her what is wrong and the sickness leave.
We must make a decision that our bodies are temples of the Holy Ghost and not a parlor for pigs. Our bodies are not supposed to be infested by demons. Can you have the Holy Spirit and a demon at the same time? Think about your thoughts. There is a war, but win it by taking a stand against things that are not allowed in the Kingdom of Light. Take up the whole armor of Light and stand up and make quality decisions.
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