You Can Initiate Healing
. . . with his [Jesus’] stripes we are healed. — ISAIAH 53:5
God wants you to be well. Some people say, “If God wants me well, why doesn’t He heal me?” Well, according to the Bible, God wants everyone saved. Then why aren’t all saved? Because they have something to do with it. God has provided salvation for all, but they have a part to play in receiving it.
In the same way, when it comes to healing, we often want to leave it all up to God. Well, although God may initiate healings on His own some of the time, that’s not the main way that God heals.
This is where a lot of people miss it: They know God initiates some things on His own, because they’ve seen Him do it, so they’re waiting for Him to initiate something for them. Unfortunately, they might die while they’re waiting.
But you can initiate healing yourself. You don’t have to wait for God to initiate it; you can claim what belongs to you based on His Word.
Isaiah 53:4 says, “Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows. . . .” The original Hebrew says, “Surely He hath borne our sicknesses and carried our pains, yet we did esteemHim stricken, smitten of God and afflicted.” Verse 5 says, “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.”
Confession: I know what belongs to me. I claim what belongs to me based on the Word of God. Health and healing belong to me. Thank You, Father, for health and healing.
Source: Health Food Devotions by Kenneth E. Hagin. Excerpt permission granted by Faith Library Publications. Copyright © 2002, 2007 Rhema Bible Church aka Kenneth Hagin Ministries, Inc. All rights reserved.
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