When Jesus went to the Cross, He not only purchased our salvation – remission of our sins and right standing with God – but He also purchased our deliverance from sickness and disease. It’s in the same package! Let’s look at some vital scriptures.
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.
Isaiah 53:4-5 (KJV) 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.
As you can see, healing was purchased for us at the same time our sins were remitted. Actually salvation includes healing, deliverance, soundness, preservation, and wholeness – the whole package. But too many times we have fallen for the world’s way of doing things instead of God’s. What medical benefit package can beat Jesus’ “Affordable Health Care” and the price?
So, how do we get from where we are to where we want to be and partake of God’s blessings that He has so freely given us? How do we undo all the wrong teaching and believing we’ve been exposed to and are guilty of? Read on.
2 Corinthians 1:20 (KJV) 20 For all the promises of God in him are yea, and in him Amen, unto the glory of God by us.
Yes, all the promises of God in Jesus are “yes” but today I’m focusing on healing.
Let’s go back to Deuteronomy where we find the blessings of Abraham and the curses of the Law. Deut. 28:1-14 are the blessings and verses 15-61 are the curses.
Deuteronomy 28:61 (KJV) 61 Also every sickness, and every plague, which is not written in the book of this law, them will the LORD bring upon thee, until thou be destroyed.
Notice that all sickness and disease are curses of the Law. Now look at Galatians:
Galatians 3:13 (KJV) 13 Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree:
We’re redeemed from the curse of the Law which includes every diabolical sickness and disease known (and unknown) to mankind! That should tell us, without a shadow of a doubt, that sickness and disease are not from God! Jesus paid it all!
There is no redeeming value in being sick and God does not get glory from sickness and disease, no matter who says He does!
So, if we’ve been redeemed from the curses, why are people still sick? Good question. If Jesus paid the price for our salvation, why are people still unsaved and going to hell? Because we all have a free will to either accept and appropriate what Jesus has done, or reject it and do without His provision.
Even though you can still sin after you’ve been saved, you don’t have to. Likewise, you can still get sick after you’re saved, but you don’t have to. Jesus made a way and our part is to learn how to appropriate the blessings He paid for on the Cross. And that means using our faith to access God’s promises and live a life that’s worth living!