Come Expecting

  • Matthew 8:2-3 A man with leprosy came and knelt before him and said, “Lord, if you are willing, you can make me clean.” Jesus reached out his hand and touched the man. “I am willing,” he said. “Be clean!” Immediately he was cleansed of his leprosy.
  • Mark 5:25-29 And a woman was there who had been subject to bleeding for twelve years. She had suffered a great deal under the care of many doctors and had spent all she had, yet instead of getting better she grew worse. When she heard about Jesus, she came up behind him in the crowd and touched his cloak, because she thought, “If I just touch his clothes, I will be healed.” Immediately her bleeding stopped and she felt in her body that she was freed from her suffering.
  • Matthew 8:5-8, 10, 13 When Jesus had entered Capernaum, a centurion came to him, asking for help. “Lord,” he said, “my servant lies at home paralyzed, suffering terribly.” Jesus said to him, “Shall I come and heal him?” The centurion replied, “Lord, I do not deserve to have you come under my roof. But just say the word, and my servant will be healed.”… “Truly I tell you, I have not found anyone in Israel with such great faith.”…Then Jesus said to the centurion, “Go! Let it be done just as you believed it would.” And his servant was healed at that moment.

These are wonderful examples in the Word of individuals who knew what Jesus was capable of doing. They humbled themselves before Him. They came to Jesus for healing and knew they were going to receive. Notice what happened when a father came to Jesus on behalf of his child and said “… But if you can do anything, take pity on us and help us.” Jesus said to him: “If you can?” Jesus confronted his doubt and unbelief right away and then told him “Everything is possible for him who believes.” We can’t question His ability as it is clearly demonstrated in the Word. We can’t question His will as it has been settled in the Word: “He came to do good and heal all that were oppressed of the enemy.” (Acts 10:38). Like salvation, Jesus has paid the price for healing as well (Isaiah 53:4-5, 1 Peter 2:24). Matthew 8:17 says it clearly: “He took up our infirmities and bore our diseases.” (See topic Healing Belongs to Us.)

How to come expecting and receive:
  1. Know what the Word says about your given situation. If your need is healing, read the scriptures pertaining to healing to know that it belongs to you.
  2. Settle the matter in your heart so that you are not wondering “if” Jesus can heal you or deliver you but know what His sacrifice on the cross has already done for you. Luke 4:18 tells us that He came to set the captives free. This includes healing and deliverance.
  3. Take authority for your healing or deliverance in the Name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth. Command sickness or disease to go. Mark 11:24 says that “Whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.” (See topic Use Your Power and Authority Over Sickness, Disease and Infirmity.)
  4. When you ask someone to pray for you, believe what the Word says in Mark 16:18. Believe that when someone lays hands on you in the Name of Jesus, you shall recover.
  5. If you have a serious illness and you call an elder of the church to pray over you and anoint you with oil in the Name of the Lord, believe that the prayer offered in faith will make you well and that the Lord will raise you up (James 5:14-15). Expect to receive your healing and stand until you get it.

Call to action:
Identify a situation in your life that you want to see results. Review scriptures related to your situation to know God’s will. Understand how to address your specific need, e.g. put a request before God or actually take authority over your circumstance in the Name of Jesus and expect a favorable result.