Friday, January 8, 2016

How Can I Be Healed?

One of the benefits of living in God’s Kingdom is supernatural healing. God does not want you to be sick. You can live in divine health.  God promised, “I am the Lord, who heals you" (Exodus 15:26). He is the God “who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases” (Psalm 103:3).  His Word says, “Dear friend, I pray that you may enjoy good health and that all may go well with you, even as your soul is getting along well” (3 John 1:2). 

Once we are saved, we are set free from sin and from all the evil effects of sin. Sickness is the result of Adam and Eve’s sin in the garden. But Jesus died on the cross to completely destroy every work of sin. As the prophet Isaiah prophesied, “Surely he took up our infirmities and carried our sorrows, yet we considered him stricken by God, smitten by him, and afflicted. But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by his wounds we are healed. We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to his own way; and the Lord has laid on him the iniquity of us all” (Isaiah 53:4‑6). 

Healing is part of the work Jesus did on the cross. Jesus was beaten with a whip, by the stripes he took upon his back we are healed. “ his wounds you have been healed” (1 Peter 2:24). Jesus bore our pain, so we would not have to. Jesus already did everything necessary for your healing, all you have to do is accept it.

When Jesus walked on earth, he healed many sick people. “Many who were demon‑possessed were brought to him, and he drove out the spirits with a word and healed all the sick. This was to fulfill what was spoken through the prophet Isaiah: "He took up our infirmities and carried our diseases” (Matthew 8:16‑17). 

One day, a religious leader named Jairus fell down at the feet of Jesus and begged him to come to his house saying, “My little daughter is dying. Please come and put your hands on her so that she will be healed and live.” Jairus loved his daughter very much and he had faith that Jesus could heal her.

As Jesus began walking towards the house of Jairus, a huge crowd pressed around him. There was a women in the crowd who had been bleeding for twelve years. She was a desperate lady because she had spent all her money on doctors, but none of them could heal her. Her last hope was Jesus.

She said to herself, “If I can just touch the edge of his clothes, I will be healed.” She pushed through the crowd until she was next to Jesus, reached out her hand and touched him. Immediately her bleeding stopped and she was completely healed!

Jesus sensed that healing power had left his body and he stopped and asked, “Who touched me?” His disciples thought that was a weird question because there was a big crowd and many people were touching Jesus. But Jesus asked the question because someone had touched him with faith. The woman who had been healed came up and confessed what she had done. Jesus said to her, “Daughter, your faith has healed you. Go in peace and be freed from your suffering.”

Meanwhile, some men arrived from the house of Jairus and told him, “Your daughter is dead. Jesus can do nothing for her now.” Jesus heard what they said and he told Jairus, “Do not be afraid, only believe.”

When Jesus arrived at the house of Jairus, he asked why everyone was crying. He told them, “The child is not dead, but asleep,” but they laughed at him because they knew the girl was already dead. Jesus told them all to leave, and took the mother and father with him into her bedroom. He took the dead girl by the hand and commanded, “Little girl, I say to you, get up!” Immediately the twelve year old girl stood up and walked around. Everyone was amazed at the miracle power of Jesus.

“Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever” (Hebrews 13:8). If Jesus healed people two thousand years ago, he will heal you today. Just as the bleeding woman reached out to touch Jesus with her faith, you need to reach out with your faith to the Healing Savior.    

You can be healed by asking the leaders of your church to pray for you. “Is any one of you sick? He should call the elders of the church to pray over him and anoint him with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise him up. If he has sinned, he will be forgiven. Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective” (James 5:14‑16). 

This is an excerpt from Daniel King's book, "Welcome to the Kingdom." Over 600,000 copies are in print. Get your copy by clicking HERE.