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Healing is ours!

Jesus said to her, Let the children eat first: for it is not right to take the childrens' bread and throw it to the dogs.

Jesus made this strong statement to a Gentile woman who came to Him and asked him to heal her daughter. He was telling her that she had no right to ask this, because she was not a Jew. However, she sensibly humbled herself and begged for mercy, instead of trying to demand her rights. When Jesus had mercy on her, she got back home and found that her daughter was healed. She received based on Jesus and not what she actually deserved.

People wonder; if God heals today, then where is it? How do we get the manifestation of that healing power? They believe it works, but they don't know how. Maybe they have seen someone stand for their healing and not get healed, or they may have stood for their own healing and not seen it manifested. Whichever it is, their faith has been shaken as a result. Well, I want them to know that God wants them well and I want to share with you how it works.

One of the things we have to be convinced of before we even approach this is that healing is in Christ's atonement. Look at 1 Peter 2:24.

Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sin, should live unto righteousness; by whose stripes ye were healed

Notice how it says Jesus took stripes for our healing. It's ours! It's one of the things Jesus bought for us through his sacrifice! This verse says "You were healed (past tense!). This is such a clear statement that I wonder how any Christian could not believe it, but I have learnt that many people don't let the Bible get in the way of their theology. Even some people who believe that God can heal, don't believe He will heal today, or that He has already healed. They say things like, "Well, God does heal, but not all the time. Sometimes it's not his will". However, it is hard to argue with a past-tense statement such as 1 Peter 2:24, which is taken from a prophecy in Isaiah 53, which 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.
Isaiah 53:5.

Now, some people try to make this mean that Jesus only took stripes for our spiritual healing. Well, He did suffer for our spiritual health, but let's look at how the prophecy was fulfilled:

When it was eventide, they brought to him many who were possessed by devils and he cast out the spirits with his word and healed all that were sick: That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet Isaiah, saying Himself took our infirmities and bare our sicknesses
Matthew 8:16-17

This makes it absolutely clear that Jesus suffered for our healing - it belongs to us! Healing is our bread - it belongs to us. One we have settled that, our childlike faith will be rekindled that God has already done it. Then we need to take our authority over the devil and walk in what we believe!