Who doesn’t want a “good deal”? Just suggest a good bargain and you’ll have people’s attention. But there’s a package deal that’s available to those who will accept delivery but many don’t. They won’t sign for the package! They settle for half of the package and think they really got a bargain, which they actually did, but still missed out on all that they could have.
1 Peter 2:24 (KJV) 24 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.
This awesome verse tells us that Jesus took our sins on the Cross – paid the complete price so that we don’t have to pay it – and purchased our eternal redemption. And that’s the BEST thing that could ever happen to us. But, here’s more. At the same time He took paid for our sins, He took our sicknesses, diseases, and poverty so that we don’t have to be sick or poor anymore! It was a complete redemption.
So many Christians believe that scripture with their heads but just don’t know how to get it down into their spirits where it can be planted and spring forth in health and wholeness.
You see, God has so graciously provided – through Jesus – everything we’ll ever need, now and throughout all eternity. But, it’s not automatic. It doesn’t fall on us like ripe cherries off a tree. We have our part in causing the manifestation of every promise of God. It’s called faith!
Faith is the way we access every promise of God, Who has already done His part by making the promises available. Now we have to do our part and receive them by faith.
Healing has already been given. God has already provided it through Jesus. Our part is to simple receive what He’s already given – just like we did when we got saved.
Remember when you got saved? You didn’t have to clean up. You came to Jesus just as you were – a sinner in need of a Savior – and He accepted you. And so it is with healing. It’s a free gift – just like salvation – bought and paid for by the Lord Jesus Christ. It’s a done deal! Just receive it!
Isaiah 53:3-5 (KJV) 3 He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not.
4 Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.
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.
3 John 1:2 (KJV) 2 Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.
Luke 4:18 (KJV) 18 The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised …