Healing Belongs to Us

  • Isaiah 53:4-5 Surely he took up our pain and bore our suffering, yet we considered him punished by God, stricken by him, and afflicted.  But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed.
  • 1 Peter 2:24 He (Jesus) himself bore our sins in his body on the cross, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; by his wounds you have been healed.
  • Matthew 8:17 This was to fulfill what was spoken through the prophet Isaiah:  “He took up our infirmities and bore our diseases.”

These verses clearly state that healing belongs to us. It’s a done deal. The price was paid on the cross for every sin but also for every sickness, disease, infirmity, sorrow, etc. Matthew 8:17 says: “He took up our infirmities and bore our diseases.” We need to live on the right side of the cross to understand that divine health belongs to us because of what Jesus did.

Often born-again Christians don’t even ask for healing. They think that God might want them to slow down, teach them a lesson, etc. Sickness and disease are not from God but from Satan. Jesus came to do good and heal all that were oppressed from the enemy (Acts 10:38, John 10:10) and by His wounds we were healed (1 Peter 2:24). Until we realize who the real perpetrator is, we won’t be fighting for what belongs to us. We will allow Satan to walk all over us.

All sickness comes from Satan, from a cold and allergies to cancer and paralysis. We need to go to the Word to understand how to deal with them. Luke 9:1 and Matthew 10:1 specifically refer to Jesus giving us power and authority over all evil spirits and every sickness and disease and Luke 10:19 says that nothing will harm us. Therefore, if Jesus gave us power and authority over sickness and disease, we can then conclude that this would be the way to obtain our healing. Matthew 10:8 says: “Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse those who have leprosy, drive out demons.” The disciples used the Name of Jesus to heal the sick. Acts 4:8-10: “Then Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, said to them: ‘Rulers and elders of the people! If we are being called to account today for an act of kindness shown to a man who was lame and are being asked how he was healed, then know this, you and all the people of Israel: It is by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom you crucified but whom God raised from the dead, that this man stands before you healed.’”

Jesus gave us instructions to use His Name. Mark 16:17-18 “And these signs will accompany those who believe: In my name they will drive out demons; … they will place their hands on sick people, and they will get well.” Let’s honor Jesus’ commands and use His Name to live in divine health. He did come to give us an abundant life (John 10:10).

Note: Healing can occur through a healing miracle, such as someone laying hands on you in the Name of Jesus and commanding sickness to go, through deliverance (casting out of an unclean spirit), and even the use of what is called a prayer cloth as occurred in Acts 19:11-12. It can also be obtained by using the power and authority you have been given as a born-again believer in combination with the Name of Jesus to demand what rightfully belongs to you. (See topicUse Your Power and Authority Over Sickness, Disease and Infirmity.)

How to obtain healing:
  1. Know what the Word says about healing and see it as a finished work of the cross. If you are not convinced of what Jesus has already done for us, you’ll find yourself asking Him to do something He’s already paid for with His own precious blood. Additionally, you may be living with sickness and disease in your body when you don’t have to.
  2. Once you know what the Word says, settle it in your heart. Know that God never misses it but we humans do. (See topic Essentials for Your Faith Walk.)
  3. Meditate on healing scriptures and ask the Holy Spirit, who is your Teacher, to give you revelation.
  4. Use your own power and authority as a child of God to command sickness to go in the Name of Jesus. For example, I command you stomach ache to go in the Name of Jesus.
  5. You can also get a born-again Christian who believes in healing to pray for you and then stand for your healing.
  6. Don’t quit because you don’t see immediate results. Persist in putting the Word and the Name of Jesus to work for you. Stand in faith. The victory will come, if the Word saying that healing is yours is established in your heart. Realize that you’re in a spiritual fight with the enemy and he’d like nothing better than for you to accept defeat. Persevere (James 1:4).
  7. If, after receiving your victory, Satan brings symptoms back, just use your power and authority again. Don’t get discouraged! Know that healing belongs to you and claim it.

Call to action:
When symptoms come on your body, use the power and authority that Jesus gave you and use His Name to deal with sickness and disease. Persist until you have the victory.