All Christians believe that Jesus’s blood bought our salvation, but did you also know it bought our healing? The gospels record 27 healing miracles of Jesus. Acts 10:38 says that Jesus “went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed of the devil because God was with him.” How many does it say he healed? All. Jesus has no favorites. He doesn’t just heal the charismatic Christians. He heals as many as will believe.
You may be asking, “How can I be so sure God wants us healed?” Or perhaps you are asking, “If Jesus has redeemed us from sickness and disease, why do Christians still get sick?” For starters, God gave us an immune system, an entire system in our body dedicated to nothing else but the eradication of disease. Sickness and disease have no place in the life of a Christian. Our bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit. But the devil does trespass in our health, planting and sowing seeds of disorder. Since God knew that would be so, He created us with a shield and a weapon to fight the enemy’s trespass.
So how do we, as believers, drive sickness out of our lives and really live healed?
First, recognize that Jesus has total dominion over sickness and disease. In Matthew 9:35 we read, “Jesus went to every town and village. He taught in their meeting places and preached the good news about God’s kingdom. Jesus also healed every kind of disease and sickness.”
Next, don’t allow satan’s seeds to take root. When Peter’s mother-in-law got sick, the Bible says Jesus “rebuked the fever and it left.” With a word of faith, speak to the symptoms in the name of Jesus, and with the power of his shed blood, command them to leave.
And lastly, know that God’s plan for you includes divine health, and be determined to enjoy it. Live and pray according to His plan. Study the many scriptures about health, and pray them often. Be quick to forgive others. Stay in obedience to God.
In Psalm 91, God lays out his protection for everyone who abides in the secret place. It says,
“With long life I will satisfy him and show him my salvation.”
Come and let us stand with you for your healing.