Our Heavenly Father’s Great Healing Power
                                                                                                            By Ken Burns
                                                                                                            April 3, 2005

Introduction (Preview)

A. Aloha! My name is Ken Burns, and my topic tonight is: “Our Heavenly Father’s Great Healing Power.”

B. “Aloha! What a great word! One of the meanings of that word is “love.” If you are here tonight to hear about our heavenly Father’s great healing power and love, you are in the right place. My job tonight is to present our heavenly Father’s message to you accurately and lovingly. Whenever anyone talks about God, Jesus Christ, the Bible, holy spirit, angels, the Devil, evil spirits, or anything "spiritual," I suggest you hold them to the following standard: Acts 10:33b: ". . . Now therefore are we all here present before God, to hear all things that are commanded thee of God." You have a job too, if you decide to accept it. And that is to do, to apply, what you hear. Please refer to these scriptures: (a) John 5:39 (“Search the scriptures . . .”); (b) Acts 17:11 (“. . . they . . . searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.”); (c) 1 Thessalonians 5:21 (“Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.”); and (d) James 1:22 (“But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves”).”

C. I will be covering five (5) points with you tonight:
    1. Our Heavenly Father Has Great Power!
    2. Our Heavenly Father Has Great Love!
    3. Our Heavenly Father Hates Death, Sickeness, Pain, and Suffering
    4. Our Adversary, the Devil, and His Evil Spirits Bring Death and Sickness
    5. Our Heavenly Father Has Made Life and Healing Available to People through His Son, Jesus Christ

Body (Inview)

I. Our Heavenly Father Has Great Power!
    A. (Genesis 1:1): He CREATED the heavens and the earth!
    B. (Psalm 106:9; Ps. 136:13): He parted the Red Sea and the children of Israel crossed it on dry ground.
    C. (Ephesians 1:19b, 20): He raised our Lord Jesus Christ from the dead.

II. Our Heavenly Father Has Great Love!
    A. (John 3:16): He loves every human being in the world
    B. (2 Corinthians 13:11): He is the God of love
    C. (1 John 4:7, 8, 9-11, 16): He IS love!

III. Our Heavenly Father Hates Death, Sickness, Pain, and Suffering
    A. There is no record of death, sickness, pain, or suffering before man sinned in the Garden of Eden.
    B. (Ezekiel 18:23, 32; 33:11): Our heavenly Father doesn’t want people to die
    C. (Exodus 23:25; Deuteronomy 7:15): Our heavenly Father doesn’t want people to be sick.
    D. (Revelation 21:1, 4): In the new heaven and earth, there will be no more death, sorrow, crying, or pain.

IV. Our Adversary, the Devil, and His Evil Spirits Bring Death and Sickness
    A. (Hebrews 2:14; John 10:10a): The Devil has the power [Greek: kratos] of death.
    B. (Job 2:7; Luke 13:11, 16; Acts 10:38): The Devil brings sickness on people
    C. (Matthew 12:22): When the spirit was gone, the person could hear and see.

V. Our Heavenly Father Made Life and Healing Available to People through Jesus Christ
    A. Our heavenly Father has made eternal life/salvation available through Jesus Christ
        1. (1 Timothy 2:3-6): GOD wants every person to be saved . . .
        2. (John 10:10): Jesus came so that people might have life, . . .
        3. (John 14:6): Jesus is the road to our heavenly Father’s great healing power
        4. (John 17:3; John 3:16; Romans 10:9, 10): The best life available is eternal!
    B. Our heavenly Father has made raising the dead available through Jesus Christ
        1. (Luke 7:11-17): Jesus raised the dead (e.g., the widow of Nain’s son)
        2. (Matthew 10:1, 2, 7, 8): Jesus gave the apostles power to raise the dead
            a. (Acts 9:36ff.): Peter raised the dead (Dorcas)
            b. (Acts 20:7-12): Paul raised the dead (Eutychus)
        3. (Mark 16:15-20): Jesus said that power to cast out devils and heal the sick were signs that would follow those that believed.
    C. Our heavenly Father’s salvation is available to every natural man and His great healing power is available to all of His children (and sometimes even available to natural men)         right now!!

Close (Review)

A. We have covered five (5) points tonight:
    1. Our Heavenly Father Has Great Power!
    2. Our Heavenly Father Has Great Love!
    3. Our Heavenly Father Hates Death, Sickness, Pain, and Suffering
    4. Our Adversary, the Devil, and His Evil Spirits Bring Death and Sickness
    5. Our Heavenly Father Has Made Life and Healing Available to People through His Son, Jesus Christ

B. The questions for you tonight–right now–are:
    1. What do you need and want from our heavenly Father tonight?
    2. What are you willing to do right now–tonight–to get what you need and want?

In GOD's love,

Ken Burns

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