The Body of Christ has a treasure, but many believers don’t realize it. You can ask believers, “Does the Name of Jesus belong to the Church?”
“What good is it?”
“Oh, it is to be adored and praised.”
We adore and praise the Name of Jesus, but that is not its purpose. It was given to us for our benefit.
There is healing in that Name. There must be, because Jesus said, “In My Name, they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover” (Mark 16:18). There must be, because Peter said to the lame man, “Such as I have give I thee: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth rise up and walk” (Acts 3:6).
Healing belongs to every believer. It’s a privilege for us to have this wonderful Name. Sickness and disease don’t belong in our bodies.
That Name of Jesus is salvation.
Acts 4:12 says, “Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.”
When we use the word “salvation”—because we have been trained that way—we usually think of the remission of sins, the New Birth. But that is only part of salvation. If that is as far as you think, you are limiting God.
Romans 1:16 says, “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also the Greek.”
In the Scofield Reference Bible, Dr. Scofield points out the full meaning of the word “salvation” in the following footnote reference:
“The Hebrew and Greek words for “salvation” imply the ideas of deliverance, safety, preservation, healing, and soundness. Salvation is the great inclusive word of the Gospel, gathering into itself all of the redemptive acts and processes.”
When God says salvation, He is talking about more than most people realize. The Gospel of Christ is the power of God unto deliverance. The Gospel of Christ is the power of God unto safety. The Gospel of Christ is the power of God unto preservation. The Gospel of Christ is the power of God unto soundness. The Gospel of Christ is the power of God unto healing.
When God’s Word says, “There is no other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved” (Acts 4:12), it is not just talking about the New Birth. It is also talking about healing for our bodies.
There is healing in no other name.
Healing belongs to every believer.Kenneth E. Hagin
Healing in Redemption
We need to know that healing for our physical bodies is part and parcel of the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ. He not only took our sins, but He also took our infirmities and bore our sicknesses.
4 Surely He hath borne our griefs [Hebrew: sicknesses], and carried our sorrows [Hebrew: pains]: 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.
17 That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying, Himself took our infirmities, and bare our sicknesses.
1 Peter 2:24
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.
The healing He has already provided becomes real to us through His Name. “In My Name, they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.” Why? Because healing belongs to us. Jesus provided it in our redemption.
However, we have been taught to divide it. We have been taught to think like this: The Lord does save nowadays. The Name will work when it comes to (what we call) salvation. But the Name doesn’t work any further. That’s the end of it.
No! That Name will do all it ever did! If it doesn’t, then I have no right to believe there is salvation in that Name.
Thank God, there is healing in that Name!
If we were taught about healing in the Name of Jesus as we are taught about salvation in Jesus’ Name, there wouldn’t be any doubt about it. We would have an unconscious faith in healing in the same way we have faith for the remission of sins.
The Remission of Sins
Jesus dealt with the sin problem. He bore our sins.
When we believe that and accept Him personally, it becomes a reality to us individually. We are born again. We become a brand-new creation without any past.
2 Corinthians 5:17
17 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.
The sins we committed before we were born again do not exist in the mind of God. He does not remember them.
25 I, even I, am he that blotteth out thy transgressions for mine own sake, and will not remember thy sins.
19 He will turn again, he will have compassion upon us; he will subdue our iniquities; and thou wilt cast all their sins into the depths of the sea.
If you put Isaiah 43:25 and Micah 7:19 together, you will find that God has hidden our sins in the Sea of Forgetfulness.
Now the devil will try to remind you of them. He wants to keep you from the place where the Name of Jesus will work for you. If you are under condemnation, you cannot be bold about using that Name.
Satan will bring a photograph before your mind of something you did in the past. But the pictures he brings are not you at all! You are a new creature.
So take full advantage of your rights in the Name of Christ. For in Jesus, you have everything you need to live a victorious life. You’ll discover it’s more than a name to be adored and praised.
Faith IN ACTION
You Are Forgiven
“As far as the east is from the west, so far hath he removed our transgressions from us.”
That distance is immeasurable! You can travel east around the world and keep going and going. If you lived to be 1,000 years old and went around the world every day of that 1,000 years, you would still be traveling east. Jesus removed your transgressions as far as the east is from the west. Receive God’s forgiveness!
Kenneth E. Hagin
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