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Healing for your Body using the Supernatural Power within you

There is a ‘natural’ need within everyone to seek healing for their ailments, sicknesses and diseases. Not many know that a ‘supernatural’ cure is lying in wait – like an apple on a tree waiting to be plucked.

Suffering discomfort and/or pain as a result of a serious illness can be depressing, regardless of one’s usual disposition of blissfulness towards life while in good health. And it becomes difficult to entertain encouraging and empathetic talk from others while in a state of ill health.

It is, therefore, understandable that being diagnosed as having contracted a serious and even terminal disease can have a devastating effect on one’s outlook on life. And for Christians it could bring about a severe setback to their faith, especially in view of their trust in the finished works of Christ in that His death on the Cross signified both salvation for the soul and healing for the body – as in, “by whose stripes you were healed.” (1 Peter 2:24)

No Christian on earth lives a perfect life and many actually harbour fear in their make-up concerning their general well-being. And then there are those who live in pride and unforgiveness. Fear, pride and unforgiveness are detours from the efficacy of God’s promises. On the other hand, there are some beautiful Christian souls who have passed on without actually giving prior thought to searching for the truth concerning healing as expounded in the Word.

There is a way of getting right inside the place where healing can be understood to be an absolute truth. Once in that place of absolute truth deliverance should become an inescapable reality. To get to that place I am going to open up one particular verse of Scripture and then we can dance for joy as we immerse ourselves in the beauty of absolute truth and the benefits it holds for us.

Let me point out that this particular verse contains all-embracing phraseology that meticulously determines whether or not we are qualified to be called Christians. If we do qualify then we should have the necessary faith needed to appropriate healing. I will first quote the verse and then examine the import of its content piece by piece.

Gal. 2:20: “I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ lives in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.”

THE FIRST EMPHASIS: “I am crucified with Christ:”
Are you able to testify that you were crucified with Christ? If you became a Christian at some point in your life, then your crucifixion with Him would have been a prerequisite to being born again in order for 2Cor. 5:17 to become a reality in your life. It reads, “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.”

You see, the cross is always there – past present and future. It remains planted in the spiritual realm of no time in order to be accessed by anyone coming to the point of understanding the need for salvation. When you arrived at that point the reality of the words of Jesus in John 12:32 came into play. “And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me.”

How was it possible for you to be drawn onto that cross and be crucified with Him? Jesus was (and still is) the Word of God who created everything in existence, including the human race. Therefore, you actually exist within that Word of creation – Jesus – making it possible for you to continue to exist as a living human being. That’s why Jesus said, “for without me you can do nothing.” (John 15:5)

It is made absolutely clear that all of creation is held in place by Jesus, the Word of God in Col. 1:16,17 and we, therefore, exist within that Word. To put it plainly, we exist because Jesus exists. “For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him: And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.” (Col 1:16,17)

Let me repeat what I stated above; we exist because Jesus exists. This means that we are not our own. We belong to Him and He was entitled to take us to the cross and pay the price to set us free. ”What? know you not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which you have of God, and you are not your own?” (1Cor. 6:19)

The fact that we had no way of escaping the cross is further borne out by Acts 17:28. “For in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring.”

We are His “offspring” because He ‘gave birth’ to us by the Word of His mouth and we continue to live, move and have our being within Him. Our existence within Christ (the Word of God) made it impossible for us not to end up on the cross.

So, whether you like it or not, you were lifted onto that cross when Jesus was lifted onto that cross by virtue of the fact that you exist within Him, which was the only reason why you ended up on that cross and the only way that you could be crucified with Him.

Now this is important; although every human being was lifted onto that cross for the reasons given, only for those who have accepted and received Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour did salvation become a reality. Those who have not as yet done so have not come to the knowledge of the truth. In effect, for them the efficacy of the cross is dead and for them salvation is denied.

To confess these words, “I am crucified with Christ”, means that you are – and continuously remain – in awareness mode of your salvation through Christ and your commitment to Him. This, then, qualifies you as a Christian.

The only thing we did not do is suffer the punishment for our sinful condition. He did it for us. We had to be “within” Him in order for our punishment to be transferred to Him.

When He rose from the dead we rose with Him from the dead. We were literally born again, freed from sin and once again reconciled to God. God now longer sees our past sins. God now only looks upon Jesus who delivered us from sin. This is what makes Jesus our Lord and Saviour. And if we do sin at any time, provision is made for forgiveness. “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” (1John 1:9). We have this recourse only because we believe that we died and rose with Him.

The fact that we died with Christ and now live for Him is clearly stated in 2Cor. 5:14,15. “For the love of Christ constrains us; because we thus judge, that if one died for all, then were all dead: And that he died for all, that they which live should not henceforth live unto themselves, but unto him which died for them, and rose again.”

Now this is important; if a person dies all sicknesses and diseases also die. And that is exactly what happened on the Cross. We died with Christ on the Cross and rose again with Him to become born again, new creatures void of the sicknesses, diseases and ailments we had before we died.  “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.”

The “old things” were your sins and your sicknesses. The “all things are become new” describes your new condition of health.

Look at it this way; God has already done the work. All that you have to do is to believe and accept it. Imagine standing beneath an apple tree bearing beautiful, juicy apples. You would love to just pluck one but you need permission from the owner of the tree to do so. Just then the owner of the tree comes along and says, “Go ahead, pluck an apple and enjoy it.”

God is saying to you that you have already been healed through Jesus and that you may go ahead and just take your healing. Just “pluck it” like you plucked that apple from the apple tree. You have full permission to do so from God.

Stay with me on this. If you are in need of healing, then healing is coming your way. You’re about to pluck that apple.

THE SECOND EMPHASIS: “nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ lives in me:”
If you were crucified with Christ, then the only possible way for you to live right now is because you rose back to life within Christ when He rose from the dead. Therefore, Christ is now your life. He gave Himself for you. Now you are giving yourself to Him by living through Him, hence, “I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me.” (Phil. 4:13)

Yes, you were born again to live through Him. This fact has awesome ramifications.

THE THIRD EMPHASIS: “and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.”

Now here comes mind-blowing truth. By whose faith are you now living? You are now living “by the faith of the Son of God”. Note this carefully. Your own faith is a wavering faith, but His faith is an all-powerful, world creating faith. The only faith you need is to have faith in His faith, which is mountain-moving faith – and you actually have that faith. You now live “by the faith of the Son of God” and not your own weak faith. Your own faith pretty much died on the cross. You now live through Him and by His faith.

You came to salvation because you believed in what happened on the cross and by that same measure of faith you understood the following: “Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.” (Heb 11:3)

Everything in existence was created (“framed”) by Jesus, the Word of God. And He created it out of nothing – by His faith. You now possess that same something-out-nothing kind of faith simply because it is affirmed that “the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God”.

I am fully aware that subsequent Bible translations (to the original King James translation) renders the “by the faith of” as “by faith in”, which totally weakens the original meaning of this verse of Scripture.  You can safely take it to be “by the faith of the Son of God”.

So, according to the Bible, what did “the faith of” Jesus accomplish? His faith healed every sick, deaf, blind, dumb, crippled and demon-possessed person He came across – except where people did not accept Him for who He was, but you do. In the case of the deaf, the blind, the dumb and the crippled, He recreated the structure of their physical senses as well as their bodies to the point of completion. After all, He was (and is) the Creator.

Jesus, just before ascending back to heaven, had this to say. “And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.” (Mark 16:17,18)

In the name of Jesus you and I can now do what He did, because we now live by His faith, so much so, that even greater things have become possible for us. “Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.” (John 14:12)

We now have that name, the name that is, “Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come:” (Eph. 1:21)

Did you know that God fully expects us to live by the faith of Jesus? If we do not we can expect no pity from Him.. “But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that comes to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.” (Heb. 11:6)

We have come to God through the cross of Jesus Christ and now believe that we have “the faith of” Him. This makes it IMPOSSIBLE for God not to be pleased.

We are supposed to believe that Jesus not only died on the cross for our salvation, but also for our healing as per 1 Peter 2:24. “…by whose stripes you were healed.” This indicates that God fully expects us to give glory to Him in healthy bodies simply because He made it possible, which means that we were, indeed, healed by means of the cross of Jesus. “For you are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.” (1Cor. 6:20)

The fact remains, we have already been healed. The rest is up to us – that of using the faith of Jesus within us, by the words of our mouth, to make that healing a reality.

Now this is what you and I need to do. We need to read Galatians 2:20 over and over until the words become manifested in our God-breathed spirits. And when it does we can start speaking to our ailing bodies – and the bodies of others – using the faith of Jesus and the name of Jesus given to us when we rose from the dead in Him.

And even the name ‘Covid-19’ will become as dead as a doornail in the face of the name of Jesus.

Remember, it is His faith at work, through us and we have the right use His faith by the words of our mouth. And this is pleasing to God.

Gal. 2:20: “I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ lives in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.”

We do not have the faith of just another person. We have the faith of the originator of faith, namely, “Jesus the author and finisher of our faith;”

What an awesome privilege!

Now, the moment of truth.

If you, the reader, have a sickness or ailment of any kind, this is your moment of truth.

Listen to this story.

The Apostles, Peter and John came across a man at the gate of the temple. This man had been lame since birth. This is what Peter said to the lame man.  “Silver and gold have I none; but such as I have give I thee: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth rise up and walk.” (Acts 3:6)

Peter then took the man by his right hand and lifted him up and immediately the lame man’s feet and ankle bones were strengthened and the man started running about, leaping and praising God.

The people who were around saw what happened and they marvelled at what they had just witnessed, for they had knowledge of the man’s condition of lameness.

Peter then addressed the people and, speaking about Jesus, said, “And his name through faith in his name hath made this man strong, whom you see and know: yes, the faith which is by him has given him this perfect soundness in the presence of you all.” (Acts 3:16)

Now note this; the lame man had to have been a believer, for he was running around praising God after being healed. He just did not know that it was possible for him to be healed. Now what did Peter say? He said that the man was healed by “the faith which is by him”, meaning the faith of Jesus. Peter used the faith of Jesus in him on behalf of the lame man.

The lame man did not know that healing was included in what happened on the cross. But you, the reader, now do know that healing was included. This means that you can, in the name of Jesus and by His faith in you, talk to the sickness/ailment in your body and command it to leave.

Peter had to forcibly lift the healed man to prove to him that he was healed, otherwise the man might just have lain there, remaining in unbelief. Likewise, once you have claimed your healing, do what you could not do before while praising God. It is a matter of speaking and then activating. Thereafter boldly declare that you are healed, whether it was a sickness in your body, a painful back or a swollen knee.

You are able to do this because the life which you now live in the flesh you live by the faith of the Son of God, who loves you, and gave himself for you.

Now go ahead and pluck that apple!

Are you now ready to start dancing and praising the Lord?

2 Cor. 5:14. For the love of Christ constraineth us; because we thus judge, that if one died for all, then were all dead:

2 Cor. 5:15. And that he died for all, that they which live should not henceforth live unto themselves, but unto him which died for them, and rose again.

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