Healing Belongs To Us

Gilson LacerdaDecember 2023 WOFLeave a Comment


SOMETIMES WHEN THE weather gets colder, people say, “It’s flu season. Looks like sickness is going around.” I’m here to tell you that healing is going around—now, and at all other times of the year.

The devil comes to steal, kill, and destroy (John 10:10). One way he does that is through sickness and disease. But when Jesus died on the cross, He made a way for us to resist sickness.

ISAIAH 53:4–5 (NKJV)

4 Surely He has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows; yet we esteemed Him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted.

5 But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; the chastisement for our peace was upon Him, and by His stripes we are healed.

More than 2,000 years ago, Jesus was beaten, battered, and bruised. He took on the sickness and disease of mankind when He was crucified on Calvary’s cross. He has already done everything that needs to be done for us to live free from sickness and disease.

Some of us, however, are waiting to be healed, even though healing was provided for us 2,000 years ago. But Jesus is not going to heal us, because He has already healed us. Some of us are standing in faith to get healed when we just need to receive what Jesus already did for us.

Do You Believe?

It’s through your faith that you get healed. You have to believe—not your mom, not your dad, not your husband, not your wife, and not your friend.

My grandfather, Kenneth E. Hagin, told the story of a mom who brought her daughter to one of his services. The daughter was scheduled to have surgery the next week, and the mom wanted Brother Hagin to pray for her daughter. But when my grandfather asked the girl if she believed in divine healing, she said no. She only came to the service because her mother insisted she come and be prayed for.

Brother Hagin opened his Bible and explained Matthew 8:17 and Isaiah 53:4–5 to the daughter. When she understood that healing belonged to her, Brother Hagin laid his hands on her and prayed for her. She was healed and never had the surgery.

The daughter would have never been healed if Brother Hagin had only prayed for her and sent her on her way. Her faith was involved, and she had to believe.

A lot of times people want somebody else to stand in faith for them. They will use James 5:14, which talks about being anointed with oil by the elders of the church. They want their pastor to have faith that they will be healed. But it’s really not about the pastor’s or anyone else’s faith. They have to believe.

The Webster’s New World Dictionary says that faith is “unquestioning belief.” That means no one can talk you out of something.

Kenneth E. Hagin

Don’t Be Talked Out of Healing

The Webster’s New World Dictionary says that faith is “unquestioning belief.” That means no one can talk you out of something.

If you bought and paid for an automobile and someone tried to convince you that your automobile doesn’t belong to you, you’d tell them they were crazy! You have the keys and you drive the car every day. No one could convince you that it doesn’t belong to you.

Yet the devil does this with healing. God’s Word says we’re healed. But the devil tries to talk us out of it by saying things like, “Aren’t you still in pain? Then you must not be healed.” “Do you feel any better? No? I guess you didn’t get healed.”

It doesn’t matter how we feel. First Peter 2:24 (NKJV) says, “Who Himself bore our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, having died to sins, might live for righteousness—by whose stripes you were healed.

Were is past tense. You were healed before you came out of your mother’s womb. You were healed before you were even a thought. You were healed before your grandparents, great-grandparents, and great-great-grandparents were born. You were healed when Jesus died on the cross.

Just Believe

Jesus said, “If you can believe, all things are possible to him who believes” (Mark 9:23 NKJV). What if you don’t believe? Then you won’t get healed. It’s that simple. I don’t care how many healing lines you get in. You won’t get healed if you don’t believe. I don’t care how much time you spend praying that you’ll get healed one of these days. You won’t get healed until your mind shifts from “one of these days” to “I am healed right now.”

Nowadays, we put everything on a scale. We have the Richter scale that measures the strength of earthquakes. The EF scale rates the strength of tornadoes—something we’re familiar with here in Oklahoma.

People tend to rate sickness and disease the same way. They’d say cancer is like an EF5 tornado or an 8.0 earthquake on the Richter scale. In their mind, how big they think a disease is determines how high up the scale they place it and how afraid they are of it.

But the faith you use for a cold is the same faith you use for cancer. It’s also the same faith you used when you accepted Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior. That was easy. Anyone can use their faith to get saved. And the same is true with healing. Anyone can be healed . . . if you believe.


Craig W. Hagin

Craig W. Hagin

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