Monday, April 23, 2012
The Lord Our Healer
For I am the Lord that heals you. Exodus 15:26
Healing was purchased for us in the atonement. Our faith in Jesus' death and resurrection saved us spiritually. One of the Greek words for the verb “save” in the New Testament is “sozo”. One of the scriptures where this is used is Mark 16:16, which states, “He who believes and is baptized shall be saved (sozo); but he who does not believe shall be condemned.” This word does mean eternal salvation, but it encompasses much more. Its meaning includes deliverance and healing. Jesus offers us His healing power as a free gift. He wants us to receive this blessing into our lives and into our bodies.
Sometimes, God's healing comes in an instant when we pray. At other times, healing is gradual. As believers in Jesus, we have been given authority over the enemy and over sickness and disease (See Luke 10:19). We are to use our authority, as born again believers, by speaking God's word over the physical symptoms we are confronting. We must stand our ground against the enemy and stand in faith regarding the Lord's promises.
The Lord is our Healer. We can place our trust in Him for our physical health. Let me also say that the Lord uses doctors. Luke, the disciple of Jesus, was a physician. God's health for us sometimes comes to us along with medication and medical intervention. God is the One who is in charge of how our healing manifests. He will lead us and guide us in the process.
Let's place our trust in the Lord our Healer. He is faithful to save us and to heal us. He paid the price for us to receive health and healing to all our flesh. We can receive the gift of God's healing in our lives, and we can believe God for His healing to touch others as well. Let's praise the Lord who forgives all our sins and heals all our diseases (See Psalm 103:3).