Psalms 103:2-3 Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits: (3) Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases;
Notice the encouraging instruction David gives to himself. He reminds himself to “forget not all His benefits.” He continues by naming two of the most powerful benefits the Lord freely gives unto His children. Forgiveness of sins and healing for “ALL THY DISEASES.” Yes, God promises forgiveness of sins and healing for “ALL” your sickness and disease. He fulfills and secures both promises to you through one vehicle – the cross.
Healing has been purchased for us by the work of Jesus through His death, burial and resurrection. The same blood that Jesus shed to save you, is the same blood that Jesus shed to heal you. The cross gives you forgiveness of sins and healing for your body as a package deal. Therefore, the recipient of salvation has become the recipient of healing. Notice this packaged deal in 1 Peter.
1 Peter 2:24 Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.
Peter, like David proclaims God’s benefits to His children to be forgiveness of sins and healing. Noticed the tense concerning when healing takes place. 1 Peter 2:24 says by the stripes of Jesus you “WERE” healed. Your healing is “past tense” as in something that has already taken place.
When you turned to the cross for forgiveness (salvation), you also received healing. Your healing is on the inside of you and resides in your born-again spirit i.e. your spirit man. If your body gets sick or has a disease, you simply draw out the healing from the “well of salvation” in your spirit man to touch and heal your body by faith. More on this in a second.
Because healing came to you via the cross, Jesus would no more refuse to heal you than He would refuse to forgive you. Just as salvation is a gift from God, healing too, is God’s free gift to you through Christ’s precious blood. Since it is a gift, healing is not something you earn through good works, it is something you must freely receive through faith in the redemptive work of Jesus. Let me expound on this point.
Remember, just like salvation, healing too has been purchased for us through the atonement of Christ. Therefore, to receive healing in your body, you only need to do as one would do when they receive salvation – you must simply believe.
God through the cross of His Son, has provided salvation. To be saved from sin, death and hell, you must believe, and by believing, you receive forgiveness of sins and the Spirit of God comes into your heart.
The same goes for healing.
God through the cross of His Son has, provided healing for your bodies. To receive the healing your body needs, you simply believe that God has already placed healing in your born-again spirit by the cross, and that your healing will manifest in your body through faith. In other words, your sick body will line up with the truth of God’s Word when you by faith declare “By His Stripes I WAS Healed; Therefore, I Am Healed!”
The bible says God is not a man that He should lie (Num. 23:19), and that He is watching over His Word to perform it (Jer. 1:12). This means Jesus stands behind His word. If He said it, you can know for sure, it will come to pass.
For those of you who are battling sickness and disease, get your hopes up because the battle has been won at Christ’s cross. Your healing is already in you, so Believe and Be Healed!