Sep 08

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Healing Found In The Old Covenant





Exodus 15:27

Then they came to Elim, where there were twelve wells of water

and seventy palm trees; so they camped there by the waters.

This is the place that the Israelites came to right after the Lord told them that  He was the Lord who healed them. (Exodus 15:26)  Now, I hope that you know that the Holy Spirit never places anything in scripture without a divine purpose He is trying to unveil.  I have learned to let Him reveal Jesus in every word in the Bible.  The way that this is done is to let the bible interpret itself.

There are two different numbers mentioned above: twelve and seventy.  If we look to the ministry of Jesus we can find out what picture is being painted by the Spirit.  The wells of water speak of the river of living water that will never leave you thirsty. (Jesus at the well.) Palm trees speak of new covenant believers. (We are trees of righteousness.) What do the numbers 12 and 70 have to do with each other though?

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Matthew 10:1

And when He had called His twelve disciples to Him,

He gave them power over unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal 

all kinds of sickness and all kinds of disease.


The number 12 is significant when talking about healing because it is the first time that Jesus sent His 12 disciples out.  He empowered them to preach His word and to cast out unclean spirits and heal all sickness that they encountered.  The anointing, which  so many people chase after, is only present when Jesus is present.  Notice that it is only after Jesus called His disciples to Himself that He then empowered them to do the tasks that He sent them out to do.  We can do nothing apart from Jesus.


Luke 10:1

After these things the Lord appointed seventy others also,

and sent them two by two before His face into every city and place

where He Himself was about to go.

We can see that Jesus, the second time He sent people out was when He appointed 70 others, besides the 12 disciples.  This time we see more of the truth.  Notice that He sent the 70 out before His face, meaning that these men where constantly before the face of Jesus as they went on their journey, preaching His word and healing the sick.  Again, we are reminded that apart from Jesus we can do nothing. Also, if the people that were preached to rejected these men, Jesus would not come.  When Jesus is absent, then healing and deliverance are absent also because Jesus brings them with Him.  This is why it is so important to reveal Jesus in our preaching of the Word of God.



If you are in need of deliverance from addictive habits or lifestyles, or need healing in your mind or body; then sit under the anointing of Jesus through the men and women that remain before His face.  Preaching the word of God, revealing the Healer, Savior, King and The Lord Jesus Christ through the practice of healing the sick, delivering from the unclean, and preaching the gospel of grace found in the person of Jesus.  If Jesus is left out then so are all of His benefits.


Thank You and Be Blessed,

Joe D. Willis

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