Stir Up Your Faith In God’s Power To Heal!
The world is nuts with fear right now over the corona virus outbreak. Thank God for Jesus, who has made a way for us to walk with God without sin and has made a way for us to live without fear of sickness and disease! Jesus has taken our sicknesses upon Himself. Health and healing is our covenant right!
Take plenty of time each day to cleanse yourself from fear by taking a bath in the word! Get away from social media and the news and soak in God’s word!
I wrote this article on healing some time ago. Take time to read it and allow faith to fill your heart and mind. Resist the spirit of fear that is grasping so many people these days
At the end of this article I have included scriptures that I use to keep my faith for healing strong. Use them as a tool to keep your faith stronger than any fear!
Healing is provided for us in the atonement of Christ. Let me show you the evidence.
The Passover sacrifice offered by the Israelites the night that the firstborn of Egypt died is a type of Christ. Notice 1 Corinthians 5:7: Therefore purge out the old leaven, that you may be a new lump, since you truly are unleavened. For indeed Christ, our Passover, was sacrificed for us.
In Exodus 12 you find that the Israelites were instructed to eat the flesh of the Passover lamb to give them strength for their journey out of Egypt. This is a type of Jesus being the life and health of our physical bodies.
In 2 Chronicles 30, the Israelites were healed while partaking of the Passover sacrifice: But King Hezekiah prayed for them, and they were allowed to eat the Passover meal anyway, even though this was contrary to the requirements of the Law. For Hezekiah said, “May the Lord, who is good, pardon those (19) who decide to follow the Lord, the God of their ancestors, even though they are not properly cleansed for the ceremony.” (20) And the Lord listened to Hezekiah’s prayer and healed the people (2 Chronicles 30:18-20 -NLT)
In Numbers 21: 8-9, the Israelites were healed while they looked at a serpent that God had Moses put on a pole and held up for all to see. Then the Lord said to Moses, “Make a fiery serpent, and set it on a pole; and it shall be that everyone who is bitten, when he looks at it, shall live.” So Moses made a bronze serpent, and put it on a pole; and so it was, if a serpent had bitten anyone, when he looked at the bronze serpent, he lived.
Jesus referred to this serpent on a pole as Himself being made our sin in John 3: 14: And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of Man be lifted up. If the type, the serpent on the pole, brought healing to every Israelite that gazed upon it, how much more will Jesus, the antitype (the fulfillment of the serpent on the pole), minister healing and life to those who come to Him!
Then in Isaiah 53, the great redemptive chapter, we find healing clearly shown in the sacrifice of the Messiah. He is despised and rejected by men, a Man of sorrows (pains) and acquainted with grief (sickness). And we hid, as it were, our faces from Him; He was despised, and we did not esteem Him. Surely He has borne our griefs (sicknesses) and carried our sorrows (pains); 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.
The words sorrows and griefs should be translated respectively pains and sicknesses in these verses! Any concordance will show this truth. When Jesus bore our sins, he also bore our sicknesses. He dealt with both the sin and sickness problem with the same sacrifice at Calvary.
Some folk tell us that Isaiah 53:3-5 is speaking figuratively of our spiritual sins and our spiritual sickness. And that the healing mentioned in Isaiah 53:5 is really spiritual healing. But we don’t need spiritual healing, we need spiritual transformation! We don’t get healed spiritually; we become new creatures in Christ Jesus!
The Father obviously knew that some people would try to spiritualize the healing mentioned in Isaiah 53 and He left us a Divine commentary. Notice Matthew 8: 16-17 (It refers directly to Isaiah 53:4): 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.”
Exercise your faith in the Father to heal you today. Believe you receive the healing that Jesus provided in His sacrifice for you. With His stripes you are healed!
Exodus 15:26 – And said, “If you diligently heed the voice of the LORD your God and do what is right in His sight, give ear to His commandments and keep all His statutes, I will put none of the diseases on you which I have brought on the Egyptians. For I am the LORD who heals you.”
Exodus 23:25-26 – So you shall serve the LORD your God, and He will bless your bread and your water. And I will take sickness away from the midst of you. (26) No one shall suffer miscarriage or be barren in your land; I will fulfill the number of your days.
Deuteronomy 7:15 – And the LORD will take away from you all sickness, and will afflict you with none of the terrible diseases of Egypt which you have known, but will lay them on all those who hate you.
Psalm 105:37 – He also brought them out with silver and gold, And there was none feeble among His tribes.
Psalm 107:20 – He sent His word and healed them, and delivered them from their destructions.
Proverbs 4:20-22 – My son, give attention to my words; incline your ear to my sayings. (21) Do not let them depart from your eyes; keep them in the midst of your heart; (22) For they are life to those who find them, and health to all their flesh.
Proverbs 4:20-22 (NIV) – My son, pay attention to what I say; listen closely to my words. (21) Do not let them out of your sight, keep them within your heart; (22) for they are life to those who find them and health to a man’s whole body.
Isaiah 53:3-4 (Amplified) – 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. (4) 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]. (5) 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.
Matthew 8:17 (NIV) – This was to fulfill what was spoken through the prophet Isaiah: “He took up our infirmities and carried our diseases.”
Acts 10:38 (NIV) – How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and power, and how he went around doing good and healing all who were under the power of the devil, because God was with him.
1 Peter 2:24 – 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.
Matt 21:22 – And whatever things you ask in prayer, believing, you will receive.
Mark 11:23-24 (NLT) – I tell you the truth, you can say to this mountain, ‘May you be lifted up and thrown into the sea,’ and it will happen. But you must really believe it will happen and have no doubt in your heart. (24) I tell you, you can pray for anything, and if you believe that you’ve received it, it will be yours.
John 15:7 (NLT) – But if you remain in me and my words remain in you, you may ask for anything you want, and it will be granted!
John 16:23-24 (NLT) – At that time you won’t need to ask me for anything. I tell you the truth, you will ask the Father directly, and he will grant your request because you use my name. (24) You haven’t done this before. Ask, using my name, and you will receive, and you will have abundant joy.
1 John 3:22 (NLT) – And we will receive from him whatever we ask because we obey him and do the things that please him.
1 John 5:14-15 (NLT) – And we are confident that he hears us whenever we ask for anything that pleases him.(15) And since we know he hears us when we make our requests, we also know that he will give us what we ask for.
Numbers 23:19 – God is not a man, that He should lie, Nor a son of man, that He should repent. Has He said, and will He not do? Or has He spoken, and will He not make it good?
Psalm 84:11 – For the Lord God is a sun and shield; The Lord will give grace and glory; No good thing will He withhold From those who walk uprightly.
Psalm 89:34 – My covenant I will not break, Nor alter the word that has gone out of My lips.
Psalm 119:89 – Forever, O Lord, Your word is settled in heaven.
Psalm 138:2 – I will worship toward Your holy temple, And praise Your name For Your lovingkindness and Your truth; For You have magnified Your word above all Your name.
Isaiah 40:8 – The grass withers, the flower fades, But the word of our God stands forever.
Isaiah 40:8 – The grass withers, the flower fades, But the word of our God stands forever.
Isaiah 55:11 – So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; It shall not return to Me void, But it shall accomplish what I please, And it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it.