Imagine that you have a choice: You can choose to be sick in bed all weekend, miserable and up to your ears in Kleenex. Or you can choose to be healthy and feel great, enjoying time with your family and friends.
Which would you choose?
That’s a simple choice, right? You would choose to be healthy. No one wants to be sick. The good news is, God doesn’t want you to be sick, either. He wants you to be well! As this new year begins, you can commit to walk in God’s provision of divine healing and health.
How do we walk in the health promised to us in the Bible? First, we must know that God is our Healer. Many scriptures reveal His desire to heal. Consider, for example, this verse in Exodus chapter 15.
EXODUS 15:26 (NIV)
26 “If you listen carefully to the Lord your God and do what is right in his eyes, if you pay attention to his commands and keep all his decrees, I will not bring on you any of the diseases I brought on the Egyptians, for I am the Lord, who heals you.”
In this passage, God names Himself as our Healer. Healing is His nature. In fact, He cares about our health so much that He made healing a benefit of Jesus Christ’s redemptive work. Through Jesus, believers have access to the healing and health promised to us by our Heavenly Father. The Apostle Peter described this truth in First Peter chapter 2.
1 PETER 2:24 (NIV)
24 “He himself bore our sins” in his body on the cross, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; “by his wounds you have been healed.”
Jesus purchased healing for our physical bodies through the wounds He suffered for us. As Christians, we have a right to enjoy that healing.
Once we know that God is our Healer and that divine health is a result of Jesus’ redemptive work, we must build our faith to receive healing. We build our faith for healing the same way we build our faith for anything else God has promised us in His Word. Faith comes by hearing the Word. (See Rom. 10:17.) We must meditate daily on what God’s Word says about healing.
A passage in Proverbs chapter 4 captures the importance of building our faith in the area of healing.
"You have been healed."
PROVERBS 4:20–22 (NIV)
20 My son, pay attention to what I say; turn your ear to my words.
21 Do not let them out of your sight, keep them within your heart;
22 for they are life to those who find them and health to one’s whole body.
As we continually meditate on God’s Word concerning healing, the Word produces life in us and brings health to our whole body!
To keep God’s promises of healing in your heart, you must meditate on the Word daily. You may want to post healing scriptures where you will easily see them. Along with your Bible, a devotional such as Health Food can help you study nuggets of healing.
Many friends and partners of Kenneth Hagin Ministries have testified to receiving their healing after building their faith through our Healing Scriptures recording. It is available as a CD or a downloadable MP3. By listening regularly to the scriptures on this recording, you can train yourself, even in the face of adverse symptoms, to remember what the Word says about healing. When those scriptures are in your heart, they can produce healing and health in your physical body.
You can choose right now to know God better as your Healer and to build your faith for healing. Why not make 2024 a year of health? Commit to meditate daily on God’s Word concerning healing and to walk in the divine health He has promised you!
To let us know how you have been healed through Kenneth Hagin Ministries, or to request a prayer cloth for yourself or a loved one, email us at [email protected].
To purchase Kenneth E. Hagin’s Healing Scriptures CD or MP3, or his Health Food devotional, visit rhema.org/store.
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