01 May Divine Healing: Yours For The Taking
“He was despised and rejected and forsaken by men, a Man of sorrows and pains, and acquainted with grief and sickness; and like One from Whom men hide their faces He was despised, and we did not appreciate His worth or have any esteem for Him. Surely He has borne our griefs (sicknesses, weaknesses, and distresses) and carried our sorrows and pains [of punishment], yet we [ignorantly] considered Him stricken, smitten, and afflicted by God [as if with leprosy]. But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our guilt and iniquities; the chastisement [needful to obtain] peace and well-being for us was upon Him, and with the stripes [that wounded] Him we are healed and made whole. All we like sheep have gone astray, we have turned everyone to his own way; and the Lord has made to light upon Him the guilt and iniquity of us all.”
The sacrifice of our Lord Jesus Christ on the cross brought about many things for us who believe. He was punished for our forgiveness, bruised for our healing and by His stripes we were healed! He became poor that we through His poverty might be rich. He bore the curse of the law for us that we might come into the blessings of Abraham.
One of the provisions of the Cross is healing for our physical bodies. He bore our sickness and diseases, our grief and sorrow and by His stripes we were healed.
Just like many provisions of the cross of Christ, many still suffer for not knowing how to receive what has been provided. Provision needs to become an experiential reality. Healing has been provided for us, but how do we receive the healing in our bodies?
Proverbs 4:20-23, “My son, attend to my words; consent and submit to my sayings. Let them not depart from your sight; keep them in the centre of your heart. For they are life to those who find them, healing and health to all their flesh. Keep and guard your heart with all vigilance and above all that you guard, for out of it flow the springs of life.”
God”s Word will minster healing and health to every aspect of our flesh. (Human body). Laying on of hands is another way to receive your healing. A prayer of faith is another way. What is important is for you to know it has been provided, so God is not withholding your healing from you! His Son suffered on the cross to make it available to you.
The law of faith is the law that activates the provisions under the law of the Spirit of Life in Christ Jesus. We employ this law in coming into relationship with God through Christ. It is found in Romans 10:9-10 “Because if you acknowledge and confess with your lips that Jesus is Lord and in your heart believe (adhere to, trust in, and rely on the truth) that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart a person believes (adheres to, trusts in, and relies on Christ) and so is justified (declared righteous, acceptable to God), and with the mouth he confesses (declares openly and speaks out freely his faith) and confirms [his] salvation.”
With the heart we believe and with the mouth we confess unto salvation. The word salvation in the Greek includes safety, soundness, healing and wholeness. So our hearts need to believe and our mouths need to proclaim our healing! Jesus lauded to this principle in Mark 11:23-25 when He said we can say to the mountain to move and believe in our hearts that what we say shall come to pass we shall have whatever we say! That formed the foundational understanding of prayers of faith. Believing, saying and expecting results. So say what God says in His word and believe it with your heart and expect God’s power to make the difference.
Steps To Receive
1. Find out the scriptures that promise you healing. It”s already provided.
2. Meditate on these scriptures regularly, speaking them to yourself and building your confidence in the power of God conveyed through His word.
3. Pray, believing you receive your healing. Start thanking God for His power to effect a healing and a cure in your body.
4. Command the sickness or disease to leave your body and speak to your body to receive healing.
5. Start acting and thinking like the healed, believing that the power of God is at work in you as you maintain your faith. Don’t stop taking your medications if you are on any until you have evidence that it’s no longer needed. God is your healer, medications try to facilitate your natural healing process. If you are starting to receive divine healing for the first time, do not stop medications during the process.
6. Give God the glory for the healing you are experiencing. And share your testimony to encourage others.