By David Oyedepo
Welcome to another exciting week. I hope you were blessed by the teaching of last week. Today, we shall focus on: Connecting with your Healing Rights in Redemption!
From scriptures, we discover that at redemption, Christ paid for our healing, health and wholeness. For instance the Bible says: That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying, Himself took our infirmities, and bare [our] sicknesses (Matthew 8:17; see also Isaiah 53:4-5; Jeremiah 33:6). This connotes that Jesus has already paid the price and thereby settled our wholeness for life. However, it is important to note that God’s healing virtue principally resides in His Word.
The Bible records: And it came to pass on a certain day, as he was teaching, that there were Pharisees and doctors of the law sitting by, which were come out of every town of Galilee, and Judaea, and Jerusalem: and the power of the Lord was present to heal them (Luke 5:17). Apart from the battle against sin, the greatest battle against man is the battle on his health. Everything is on hold when our health is under attack and one of the ways we make an open show of the devil in this end-time is in our immunity to all manner of sicknesses and diseases.
The Word is a power source and when we just lay by and not connected to it, it cannot impact on us. For instance, two pipes lying side by side cannot pass water from one to the other, because they have to be connected to each other before the water begins to flow. Likewise, how long we have been in a place does not matter but how connected we are. It was a word from Kenneth Hagin in 1979 that gave me my eternal authority over sickness.
When I saw that Jesus took my infirmities in Matthew 8:17: That… Himself took our infirmities, and bare our sicknesses. I screamed, ‘Yea, I can never be sick’. Please understand that we cannot draw virtue without faith. It is written: And he said unto her, Daughter, be of good comfort: thy faith hath made thee whole; go in peace (Luke 8:48; see also Luke 6:17-19). So, virtue flows from the Word. Therefore, it is important to understand that violence of faith is our ticket to accessing all our inheritances in Christ.
Also, we understand from scriptures that the Master Balm in Gilead is the Word of God. For it is written: …Is there no balm in Gilead; is there no physician there? why then is not the health of the daughter of my people recovered (Jeremiah 8:20-22; see also Psalm 107:20; Acts 10:38. Also, in Job 33:21-25, we saw how by revelation a terminal disease was destroyed. As it is written: His flesh is consumed away, that it cannot be seen; and his bones that were not seen stick out. Yea, his soul draweth near unto the grave, and his life to the destroyers.
If there be a messenger with him, an interpreter, one among a thousand, to shew unto man his uprightness: Then he is gracious unto him, and saith, Deliver him from going down to the pit: I have found a ransom. His flesh shall be fresher than a child’s: he shall return to the days of his youth. We cannot be illuminated by the Word and still be dominated by darkness because spiritual illumination of the Word empowers us to dominate all activities of the powers of darkness including sicknesses and diseases (John 1:9; John 1:5). When we are lighted by the Word, we naturally dominate our circumstances.
What, then, are the Virtues in the Word that Heals?
The Light of the Word: The light of the Word is one of the virtues that heal our bodies. As it is written: In him was life; and the life was the light of men. And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not (John 1:4-5; see also Psalm 119:130). So, when the light of the Word enters us, it illuminates our inside and sends darkness packing (Job 33: 21-25).
As we feed on the Word, we are Feasting on Divine Nature: For it is written: Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust (2 Peter 1:4). Our systems are being divinised. Just as there are highly demonised people on the streets, in the same vein; there are highly divinised people who are just filled with God. The nature of God that dominates their lives by the Word makes them immune to sickness.
It is written: Thy words were found, and I did eat them; and thy word was unto me the joy and rejoicing of mine heart: for I am called by thy name, O Lord God of hosts (Jeremiah 15:16; see also Proverbs 17:22).
In summary, whatever is not done in faith is dead and cannot produce. However, to connect with the healing rights in Christ you must have a relationship with Him. That is, you must be born again. As it is written: … if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new (2 Corinthians 5:17).
Are you born again? If you are not, this is an opportunity to do so.
Simply say the following prayer:
Lord Jesus, I come to You today. I am a sinner. Forgive me my sins. Cleanse me with Your precious Blood. Today, I accept You as my Lord and personal Saviour. Thank You Jesus for saving me! Now I know I am born again!” .
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