by Andrew Cartwright
“…and by His wounds, you have been healed”
DO YOU NEED HEALING? Good news – it’s available! The Bible tells us that Jesus “went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil”. (Acts 10:38) So we know that God can heal, but is there perhaps doubt in our minds that God will heal us? Is God willing to heal, or is he withholding something we need?
Let’s stop that thought in its tracks. Jesus went about healing ALL. God loves you, and better still…He has ALREADY HEALED YOU! The Bible assures us:
“He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; by his wounds you have been healed.”
–1 Peter 2:24 NIV (emphasis added)
when Jesus died for our sins, God placed our sicknesses on him, and by his wounds we have been healed! But how can we already be healed if we’re sick now? Here’s how. When Jesus died for us, healing power was released – it is hovering over you and I right now, waiting. But to receive it, we need to activate it by faith – like flicking on a light switch…
Let’s consider the story of the woman with “an issue of blood” – she pushed through the crowd and grabbed the hem of Jesus’ garment. Healing power flowed into her body and she was instantly healed! Yet the multitude thronging near Jesus at that moment did not experience it themselves. Why was that? The difference was that the woman had deliberately acted in faith… like a bolt of lighting, healing power was transferred into her the moment she touched Jesus’ garment.
“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.” He said to her, “Daughter, your faith has healed you. Go in peace…” –Mark 5:21-34 NIV
The woman had been continually hearing about Jesus and all the wonderful miracles He was doing. She reached the point where she became totally assured of the truth: “Jesus is here – my healing is here!” The key to her miracle was her faith. Jesus said: “your faith has healed you!” When we read the gospels, we too can build this powerful spiritual force called faith and experience the amazing miracles the Jesus did – the blind see, the deaf hear, the dead are raised…
Your faith brings healing.
Take action: As you continually listen to and think on God’s word concerning healing (Joshua 1:8; Romans 10:17; Psalm 107:20), powerful FAITH will be built up and soon overflow you – filling you with healing power!
Have peace, you are already healed – your faith will simply connect you with it and cause it to manifest! I’m joining with you right now in praising and thanking God for your healing.
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