Healing: It’s Your Right

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GOD’S WORD IS a never-failing remedy in every area of life, including health. As children of God, we are to incline our ears to His sayings so we can have life and health. When Jesus was on the earth, He was the will of God in action to bring life and health to people.

Jesus said healing is the children’s bread. That means healing belongs to God’s children. Our Heavenly Father already provided it for us.

MATTHEW 15:22–28

22 And, behold, a woman of Canaan came out of the same coasts, and cried unto him, saying, Have mercy on me, O Lord, thou son of David; my daughter is grievously vexed with a devil.

23 But he answered her not a word. And his disciples came and besought him, saying, Send her away; for she crieth after us.

24 But he answered and said, I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel.

25 Then came she and worshipped him, saying, Lord, help me.

26 But he answered and said, It is not meet to take the children’s bread, and to cast it to dogs.

27 And she said, Truth, Lord: yet the dogs eat of the crumbs which fall from their masters’ table.

28 Then Jesus answered and said unto her, O woman, great is thy faith: be it unto thee even as thou wilt. And her daughter was made whole from that very hour.

If you are born again, then you are God’s child and, according to Jesus, healing is your bread. It is your daily bread, and you can partake of that bread right now!

Healing is a provision that belongs to us from our Heavenly Father like bread belongs to a child from his earthly father. But healing also belongs to us based on other rights and privileges of our blood-bought inheritance in Christ.

The day we receive Jesus as our Lord and Savior, we become children of God. That makes us part of His family. Therefore, healing is our family right.
Kenneth E. Hagin

Healing Is Our Family Right

The day we receive Jesus as our Lord and Savior, we become children of God. That makes us part of His family. Therefore, healing is our family right.

The Bible says, “Ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father” (Rom. 8:15). God is our very own Heavenly Father. Therefore, healing belongs to us because we are His children. So healing belongs to us by right of our inheritance in God’s family.

Healing Is Our Legal Right

Healing is our legal right because the new covenant is a legal document sealed by the blood of Jesus. (See Heb. 8:6; 12:24; 13:20.) The new covenant guarantees us everything Jesus secured for mankind at the cross. And that includes divine healing. (See Matt. 8:17; 1 Peter 2:24.)

Legally, Jesus suffered on the cross as our substitute, so we could be free from the illnesses that attack our bodies. Therefore, we have a legal right to divine healing through the new and better covenant ratified by Jesus’ blood.

Healing Is Our Redemptive Right

Healing is also our redemptive right because it is included in God’s redemptive plan. Jesus provided divine healing on the cross in his death, burial, and resurrection, just as He provided remission for our sins. Therefore, we also have a redemptive right to divine healing.

ISAIAH 53:4–5

4 Surely he hath borne our griefs [sickness and disease], and carried our sorrows [pain]: 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.

Every born-again child of God has the right to receive healing based on Jesus’ redemptive work on the cross. Since Jesus bore our sickness and infirmities, we don’t need to bear them! Let’s not continue to bear what Jesus already bore for us.

Healing Is Our Prayerful Right

Jesus said, “What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them” (Mark 11:24). Healing for our bodies is a desire, isn’t it? God is the One Who promised to satisfy our desires that are in line with His Word.

Healing is also something we need. Philippians 4:19 says, “But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.”

When we pray, we can take what we need by faith in God’s Word. We can bring our requests boldly before God’s throne of grace (Heb. 4:16). God’s children have the right to prayerfully take and receive divine healing!

Healing Is Our Divine Right

The Bible says that when we were born again, we became new creatures (2 Cor. 5:17). We became sons and daughters of God (Rom 8:14, 16). Healing is our divine right because our divine Heavenly Father gave it to us. It belongs to us.

It is the life of God coming into our spirit that makes us new creatures. We are born of God’s Spirit in the New Birth
(John 3:3–8). We are created anew in God’s image and likeness in our spirits. Therefore, we have a right to divine healing.

Healing is Our Provision Right

Healing is our provision because God gave it to us at His table of provision.

PSALM 23:5

5 Thou prepares a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: . . .

Our enemies are Satan and his host—demons and evil spirits that try to make us sick. But our Heavenly Father’s table of provision has been well prepared for us. And healing—the children’s bread—is on that table waiting for the children of God to partake of it. We simply have to ask our Heavenly Father, “Father, please pass the bread!”

Healing is always on the Master’s table. And He is calling His children to take their places at that banquet table. He wants us to come and dine so we can enjoy what He has already provided for those who believe.

You see, feeding on God’s Word concerning healing is like eating natural food. Jesus said, “Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God” (Matt. 4:4). Bread means food. Therefore, God’s Word on healing is our bread.

In other words, Jesus is saying that what food is to our body, God’s Word is to our spirit. We must feed on the Word in the area of healing. Healing is the children’s bread. And feeding on God’s Word on healing can make us whole in every area of our lives!


[Editor’s Note: This article was adapted from Kenneth E. Hagin’s book God’s Word—A Never-Failing Remedy.]

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