How to Enjoy the Reality of God’s Word
For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God. — EPHESIANS 2:8
It took faith for you to become a child of God. By grace you were saved through faith. And the children of God own all that Christ has wrought for them. They own it all!
Now can you understand why Peter said, “. . . by whose stripes ye were healed.”? As far as God is concerned, healing is already yours. You can be certain that if you accept First Peter 2:24 and Isaiah 53:3–5, healing is bound to be manifested in your body.
It’s been a while since we’ve looked at Isaiah 53. Let’s look at that passage again.
3 He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not.
4 Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: 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.
You may read verse 5 and say, “Yes, but it doesn’t seem real to me.” How is the reality of salvation effected or manifested in your life? By acting on it. All you need to do is meditate and act on the Word.
Confession: As I act on the Word—as I simply do what the Word says—it becomes a reality in my life. Healing becomes a reality in my life when I act on the words, “by his stripes, we were healed.”
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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