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|Written by Jerry Baysinger|
Oh that men would praise the LORD for His goodness, and for His wonderful works to the children of men! For He hath broken the gates of brass, and cut the bars of iron in sunder.I especially like the part where it says "He sent His word and healed them."
It didn't say "He sent His word to heal them," because if it said "to heal" it would mean it has not yet been accomplished, and it may or may not be accomplished.
But rather, He said "and healed," which means it has already been done! When was it done? Over 2,000 years ago, when Jesus took stripes on His back for our healing, according to Isaiah 53:5: "But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon Him, and with His stripes we are healed."
First Peter puts it like this:
Who His own self bare our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.And if we were healed and we are healed, that pretty much settles it, doesn't it? Then why are people sick?
Because of the law of sin and death.
This Earth's Legal Owner
You see, when God created Adam, God created him to live forever. But when Adam sold out to the devil, and disobeyed God, the devil became the god, the legal owner, of this earth, and with it he brought sin and death.
We have all inherited sin and death from our original father Adam. But our second Father, Jesus, paid the price for sin and death in his own body.
Psalm 103:2-3 is one of my favorite passages: "Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits, who forgiveth all thine iniquities, who healeth all thy diseases."
And it means just what it says! Jesus paid the price for all of our sins, and all of our diseases. Does that mean we are all forgiven and healed? Yes, and no.
Jesus made healing and salvation available for all. Will all be healed and saved? No. Why? Because God gives each and every one of us a choice.
You Have To Choose For Yourself
Healing cannot be separated from salvation according to Psalm 103. Healing includes spirit, soul, and body. But each person must make their own choice whether Jesus will be their Lord and Savior, or not.
I made that choice for me, but I cannot make it for you. But I can tell you that healing and salvation is available right now by the blood of Jesus!
Jesus loves us so much He laid down His life for us that we might live not only healthy in the here and now, but that we might live forever with Him!
I will tell you both what Jesus said in His Word...ONLY BELIEVE.
The devil wants us to live in fear. He wants us to look at our circumstances, by saying, "You're sick. You're going to die, so you might as well accept it."
But what does the Word of God say? God said it, I believe it, and that settles it. Why? because I believe it? No, but because God said it.
God's Word does work, if we will use it and believe it. Will you believe? Will you believe what God says about the situation, and not what the symptoms say?
So many people miss God's healing because they are willing to exchange God's Word for what they see or feel or what the doctor said.
I don't say to deny the facts. But the truth is, we are healed by the stripes of Jesus.
Let me show you something out of God's word in Genesis. Right away, God shows us the difference between truth and fact, and He wants us to know the difference and that the truth always wins out.
In the beginning GOD created the heaven and the earth. And the earth was without form and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of GOD moved upon the face of the waters. And GOD said, let there be light: and there was light.Here we see the fact...it was dark. Now, God could have agreed with the fact that it was dark, because it was.
God could have said, "It's dark out there!" But He didn't. God spoke His Word that was completely contrary to the fact.
Did God lie? No. Because all that God says is truth, and all God says comes to pass. God said literally "Light be" and it was light.
So what happened here? The Truth changed the facts. The fact is, you may be sick. But the truth is, YOU ARE HEALED. So, let's concentrate our efforts on the truth, not the facts.
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