For some time now I have known that this letter for July was to be about your healing or the healing of someone you are standing in faith for. I want to encourage you to set your heart in agreement with me, to believe what you see from God’s word as yours. You might not feel healed or even look healed. You might have been standing for your healing for days, months or even years, but don’t allow the hands of the clock to speak louder than God’s word. Today is your day of salvation; complete healing is yours, NOW!
To take exclusive possession of what is rightfully yours, you must understand what God’s will is and confidently know that it has been accomplished and fulfilled before the foundation of the world, in Christ.
Some have the attitude which the leper had in Luke 5. Seeing Jesus, the leper fell on his face imploring Him, saying, “Lord, if you are willing, You can make me clean.” I so love Jesus’ response, “I am willing; be cleansed.” We are so quick to shout that God can heal, but like the leper, there is a question of “IF” He will. The reason for this, many times, is because we have seen someone who was believing for healing, yet never received it. Whether we acknowledge it or not, our faith was in seeing the natural manifestation, instead of resting confidently in the declared word of God. Not only is God able, but also, He is very much willing.
Know this though, His willingness to act is not decided in a moment when sickness attacks your body and you pray for healing. His will to heal was accomplished and brought to completion in Christ 2000 years ago. I like to use this example when speaking on the topic of healing. Imagine this, God in heaven spinning a great big wheel that has a pointer on it and alternating words, which read, “Healed”, “Not Healed.” Saying, “Where it stops no one knows.” “Will you be a winner, winner, chicken dinner?” “Some are healed and some are not.” “Will healing be yours today?” This is not how it works at all; it’s not a carnival. Your healing is not a game of luck. All of God’s promises, in Him, are Yes and Amen! This means your healing is already finished and fulfilled.
Let me back up a little and fully settle this in your heart. When a vicious dog is chained to a tree in a yard, his territory is limited to the length of the chain. You can see this by the circumference of the trodden down path around the tree.
Each link in the chain governs his reach and ability to attack. When the last link in the chain is stretched, the threat of this cruel dog ends. The growling and barking may be there, but I’ve never seen a dog’s bark hurt anyone.
Before Christ, you and I were held captive by sin’s deadly bite. Unable to liberate ourselves or escape, we lived in the territory of sin, having in ourselves the result of sin–death. Sickness and disease are the incipient stages of sin, and death is the boundary line and end of sin’s territory. Here’s where you need to get excited. Read these next few verses expecting healing in your body.
Romans 5:19 says, “For as by one man’s disobedience many were made sinners, so also by one Man’s obedience many will be made righteous.” Also, Colossians 1:13-14 says, “He has delivered us from the power of darkness and transferred us into the kingdom of the Son of His love, in whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins.” Can I give you one more? Galatians 2:20 says, “I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.”
Sin’s hold and effect cannot pass beyond the boundary line of death, for in death, sin’s grip is broken and the demand of justice is satisfied. Satan is a terrorist running loose and with zero authority or power. Hear this, you and I have died with Christ, and have been moved out of the reach and territory of sin. What does this mean you might ask? Well, if you are no longer a sinner, no matter what religion may try to persuade, but made righteous before God in Christ, then the sickness that is attacking your body is completely illegal and is trespassing on purchased and holy ground.
When you accept your full and complete forgiveness of sin, sickness and disease are literally dissolved in the recreated and made righteous spirit, which you are. You must renew your mind to the reality of what you are in Christ to the point where you are no longer waiting for healing, but with bold confidence resisting the enemy that is running rogue, declaring, “I am forgiven and made righteous.” In short, your forgiveness is your healing. Declare this, “Sickness and disease, this is your eviction notice, leave now in the name that is above every name, in the name of JESUS!”
1 Peter 2:24 says, “Who Himself bore our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, having died to sins, might live for (through or by) righteousness – by whose stripes you were healed.”