44. By His stripes you have been healed (1)

We are anointed because we have the Anointed One living within us. And as we have seen last week, because we are anointed we also have the authority given to us from Above. We have the authority to do what He would have done on this earth. And we need to walk in that authority. We walk in it because we are part of His Kingdom already, where all love and peace resides. We are part of a Kingdom where God wants us to enjoy all that He blesses us with. And in this light we can understand the following text verses concerning our health better:

"...who Himself bore our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, having died to sins, might live for righteousness - by whose stripes you were healed." 1 Peter 2:24

"And forget not all His benefits: Who forgives all your iniquities, Who heals all your diseases." Psalm 103:2, 3

"Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers." 3 John 1:2

We were healed by the stripes of Jesus. How? By Him taking our punishment and transferring us into His Kingdom. And in His Kingdom none are sick. We can walk in the freedom of being in His Kingdom. Plus His Name is Yehovah Rapha, translated as "I am the Lord your Healer." That is one of God's Names. And He lives within us. Therefore we can say that the Healer lives within us, and if He lives within us, health and healing flow. God's best for us is to be healthy. And that is why Jesus could give the following command to His disciples before He left:

"And these signs will follow those who believe: In My Name they will cast out demons; they will speak with new tongues; they will take up serpents; and if they drink anything deadly, it will by no means hurt them; they will lay their hands on the sick, and they will recover." Mark 16:17, 18

Notice that it is a command that Jesus gave to all that believe, in other words, us as believers. We are supposed to lay our hands on the sick and they should get healed. Why? Because the Healer lives within us and He is doing the healing through us. His life is flowing through our veins and when we lay our hands on the sick, the life is transferred to them.

God truly thought of everything. We must just be spiritually minded and believe that this is true. We should not be carnally minded and focus on this world, because then we will reap death (Romans 8:6). We should focus on Jesus and His finished work and then we will reap life and peace (Romans 8:6).

This life is not about us, it is not about us receiving glory for being able to heal the sick. No, this life is about Jesus, focusing on Him and allowing His life and peace to flow through us, in us and to others. He wants us to walk in Divine health, because then we can do Kingdom work to our utmost best. Our health is not for our benefit, though God loves us, but is there to be used to the good of all and to reach out to those in need. Use your health wisely, look to God for healing if need be and go out and be like Him in this world.

Thank you Father for providing the way for us. Thank you for our entrance into Your throne room, thank you that we are allowed to be there. And when we are there we can experience Your health, Your life and Your goodness. And once we do, we can share that with others too. We rejoice and love You. Amen




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