There have been numerous books, articles, and sermons providing more than enough proof that healing is in the atonement. (Isaiah 53:5; 1 Peter 2:24; Matt 8:16-17, ECT…) So if you don’t believe that Jesus received His stripes so that you would be healed, you probably will want to stop reading now. For the rest of us that believe let’s take it to the next level.
We all desire to see a greater manifestation of healings in our lives. We are tired of seeing the sick come into our services and leave in the same condition they arrived in. There are a few reasons this is happening and I want to address a couple of them.
First is that we see too many people praying for God to heal them or the one they are praying for. 1 Peter 2:24 says that Jesus bore our infirmities, and that by His stripes we were healed. That is past tense; it has already been accomplished. We need to quit asking God to do something He has already done. Asking God to heal us has an element of hope that it will happen. Hope is not faith, and it takes faith to see the manifestation of the healing. If my father sent me a letter and said I bought you a car and it’s at the dealership, I don’t need to keep asking Him for a car. I just need to go pick it up. Healing has been accomplished and is part of Jesus’ inheritance. We are His inheritance as well as everything that pertains to life and happiness. Satan is a thief and he has stolen things that are rightfully are Lord’s inheritance. It is our job to see where things have been stolen and take them back. We can then present them back to Jesus. If someone is sick it is because Satan has stolen their health. Jesus paid the price so that person doesn’t have to be sick. It is then our responsibility as a child of God to go and enforce that which Jesus has done. God has given us this authority. And when we understand it, then Satan will start obeying because we have the entire authority and power of the kingdom of God backing us up. We aren’t healing anyone; we are just enforcing what Jesus has already accomplished. So stop praying for people to be healed and start commanding things to be according to the word of God. Command them to be on this earth as they are in heaven, and Satan hasn’t stolen anything in heaven. The word of God actually says that believers will lay hands on the sick and they shall recover. It doesn’t say we will pray for the sick. By laying hands on someone we are declaring that the kingdom of God is at hand and that the kingdom of darkness must go. So stop asking God to do what He has already done.