Acts 3:6 (KJV) 6 Then Peter said, Silver and gold have I none; but such as I have give I thee: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth rise up and walk.
This is the account of Peter and John when they were headed into the temple and encountered the crippled man begging for alms. Notice what Peter said. What did he mean? What was it that he had and was willing to give to the crippled man? It was the Name of Jesus! How was this going to help the man?
Philippians 2:9-11 (KJV) 9 Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a [the]name which is above every name: 10 That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; 11 And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
Philemon 1:6 (KJV) 6 That the communication of thy faith may become effectual by the acknowledging of every good thing which is in you in Christ Jesus.
I want you to notice that the Name that was given to Jesus is the Name above EVERY name that is named. That means the Name of Jesus is greater than the man’s affliction of paralysis. It also means that the Name of Jesus is greater than every sickness and disease that you might encounter: cancer, diabetes, heart problems, immune disorders, etc. – no exceptions!
Either the Name of Jesus is truly above and greater than every sickness, disease, affliction, problem – or it’s not above any!
Too many times, in fact most of the time, people categorize sickness and disease into little problems, medium problems, and gigantic problems. But not so with God. All problems are the same to Him because He is above all of them. We think that if they’re too big for us, they must be too big for God! How utterly offensive that must be to God when Jesus paid the ultimate price for our deliverance from all sickness and disease!
We need to remember Who God is and how powerful He is. He’s the One Who created the universe and everything else. Now that’s power to the max!
Then on the other hand, we need to remember that Jesus said if we had faith the size of a mustard seed, we could remove a mountain and cast a tree into the sea!
Matthew 17:20b (KJV) 20 … I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you.
Luke 17:6 (KJV) 6 And the Lord said, If ye had faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye might say unto this sycamine tree, Be thou plucked up by the root, and be thou planted in the sea; and it should obey you.
Anything that’s been bought and paid for is no longer an issue unless we make it one. Our sicknesses and diseases were dealt with at the same time our sins were – on the Cross. We need to get a revelation of this and rejoice in what our gracious Heavenly Father has done for us through the Blood of Jesus.
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.
It’s criminal to say that God gets some kind of pleasure from sickness and disease or that He is trying to teach us something! Those thoughts are abominable!
Brothers and sisters, we are a people most blessed and we have a Heavenly Father Who has so provided for us that we really have no need of anything. We just need to know how to receive His benefits and walk in the victory that He’s provided. That’s what I am endeavoring to teach in my blogs.
Psalm 103:2-3 (KJV) 2 Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits:
3 Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases;
Matthew 6:33 (AMP) 33 But seek (aim at and strive after) first of all His kingdom and His righteousness (His way of doing and being right), and then all these things taken together will be given you besides.
2 Peter 1:3 (KJV) 3 According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue:
What more could God do when He’s already done everything? We need to get into His Word and find out all that’s been given to us so that we can be the blessing we’re to be to a sick and dying world.
Praise the Lord of Glory for His goodness to us! Thank You Jesus!
Galatians 2:20 (KJV) 20 I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.