God Wants You Well
How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him.
Some of you don’t have any confidence that God is going to heal you because you feel like you don’t deserve it, or maybe you’re supposed to learn something, or maybe this is punishment from God. Those thoughts will keep you from aggressively reaching out and taking your healing. You’ve got to get past that. You’ve got to know that healing is part of the atonement of the Lord Jesus. Did you know that the Greek word sozo is used over one hundred times in the New Testament, and it encompasses everything Jesus did for us? It applies to the forgiveness of our sins, and also to our healing, deliverance, and prosperity.
1 Peter 2:24 tells us:
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.
Notice that this one scripture combines the forgiveness of our sins and the healing of our bodies. God would no more want you to live in sickness than He wants you to live in sin. He has forgiven you of sin and healed you of sickness in the same way: through Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross. Healing is part of the atonement of Jesus and it’s wrong to separate what God did. If somebody brought me a bundle of gifts, and I looked at it and said, I’m just going to take one gift, but all the rest of this, thank you, but no thanks - this would not bless the person who gave me the gifts. Jesus died to provide not only for our sins, but to provide healing of our bodies, and prosperity, and deliverance, and joy, and peace, and vision, and on and on you could go.
But the modern-day church, for whatever reason, has basically said, We should only accept forgiveness of sins, and it’s only when we get to heaven that we will experience complete healing and joy and peace, but right now, all we can expect is just to get saved and stuck. We’re just holding on until we get to heaven. Jesus told us in Matthew 6:10 to pray, “Thy will be done [on] earth, as it is in heaven.” Jesus told us to pray for God’s will to be done here on earth as it is in heaven. Is there going to be sickness in heaven? No. We are supposed to expect to walk in healing now.
God Wants You Well
In his God Wants You Well teaching, Andrew shares the truth of what God’s unconditional love and grace have already provided, including healing.View all products for God Wants You Well