Seeking Jesus First - Sept. 11, 2023

Seeking Jesus First - Sept. 11, 2023

Does God’s loving Word of Healing abide in us?

It can.

If it is a Word of God, we can live by it.

In other words, if it is a Word of God, it produces life in us.

Let’s abide in Christ Jesus and let His loving healing words abide in us.

Three instances of the healing promises of God being received by faith:

  • The woman with the issue of blood - “Now when the woman saw that she was not hidden, she came trembling; and falling down before Him, she declared to Him in the presence of all the people the reason she had touched Him and how she was healed immediately. And He said to her, “Daughter, be of good cheer; your faith has made you well. Go in peace.”” (Luke 8:47–48, NKJV)
  • The leper who came back to give thanks - “So Jesus answered and said, “Were there not ten cleansed? But where are the nine? Were there not any found who returned to give glory to God except this foreigner?” And He said to him, “Arise, go your way. Your faith has made you well.”” (Luke 17:17–19, NKJV)
  • The blind man - “saying, “What do you want Me to do for you?” He said, “Lord, that I may receive my sight.” Then Jesus said to him, “Receive your sight; your faith has made you well.” And immediately he received his sight, and followed Him, glorifying God. And all the people, when they saw it, gave praise to God.” (Luke 18:41–43, NKJV)

In each of these instances, Jesus told the people who had received their healing from Him, “Your faith has made you well.”

These three people had something in common, they put their faith in Jesus for their own healing. They placed a demand on Jesus for their own healing because they believed that Jesus would have mercy on them and heal them.

Healing in The New Testament is derived from the same word that salvation is derived from. Sometimes the King James Version actually translates it, “Your faith has saved you.” Do not be surprised that salvation includes physical healing. Jesus< Himself, is the one who made us to understand that healing is a part of salvation. Sickness and death came into the world through sin. If Jesus Christ gives us victory over sin, then why is it hard to believe that He gives us victory over sin and death?

When evening had come, they brought to Him many who were demon-possessed. And He cast out the spirits with a word, and healed all who were sick, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Isaiah the prophet, saying: “He Himself took our infirmities And bore our sicknesses.”” (Matthew 8:16–17, NKJV)

Surely He has borne our griefs And carried our sorrows; Yet we esteemed Him stricken, Smitten by God, and afflicted. But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; The chastisement for our peace was upon Him, And by His stripes we are healed.” (Isaiah 53:4–5, NKJV)

Matthew 8:16-17 makes it plain that physical healing and deliverance form oppressing demons is included in the salvation that He brought to us and provided for us. If He provided it for us in His life, it was made permanent through His death and resurrection. The Scripture speaks to this over and over.  Search it out and see if there is someone that Jesus would not heal. But more importantly, believe that He has paid the price for our healing.

“Who committed no sin, Nor was deceit found in His mouth”; who, when He was reviled, did not revile in return; when He suffered, He did not threaten, but committed Himself to Him who judges righteously; who Himself bore our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, having died to sins, might live for righteousness—by whose stripes you were healed. For you were like sheep going astray, but have now returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls.” (1 Peter 2:22–25, NKJV)

Jesus has done it for us and provided it for us through His sinless life and sacrificial atonement for sins. The blood has made the promises of God permanent. All of God’s promises are in Christ, Yes and Amen to the glory of The Father through us.

Begin saying Yes and Amen to the promise of healing.

Abide in Him and Let His Words abide in you. Then come to Him believing that He has already paid the price for it because of the glory and good pleasure that it brings to Him to heal you.

Now Meditate on these words. Memorize them. Personalize them, Speak and Sing them. Give thanks for the manifestation of these things in your life so that you can give them to others. Start praying in faith for the people around you who are suffering. Preach and pray these words over them. And keep giving thanks knowing that Holy Spirit is in you working these things together for good.