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. 1 Peter 2:24 KJV
Receiving healing can be a very interesting thing. The bible says by his stripes we were healed in 1 Peter 2:24 but you look at your body and it doesn’t seem healed. You still have pain and you look and feel the same as when you prayed a few minutes ago or many times ago.
So what are our options at this point? Do you just give in and say, God doesn’t want me healed? Or do you press in and seek the Word more? This post is going to show you another way to receive healing.
* Spoke to the Mountain *
A few years ago I woke up with a pain in my neck. It hurt to turn in either direction. I just took it as I slept wrong and went about my business. As the day progressed it was still difficult to turn my head without feeling some pain. I did what the Bible tells us to do in Mark 11:22-24 to speak to the mountain more understandably “the problem”. I commanded pain to go in the name of Jesus. It improved! Praise the Lord. It improved but the pain was still slightly there. I did this for about 3 days. The pain would subside a little but it was still present. I couldn’t understand why it wasn’t gone completely if I had done what the Bible says to do and I believe in healing.
I remember this story clearly because we were on our way home after visiting our friends on thanksgiving break. I was sitting in the car looking outside the window but even then as I starred out I had some pain. It was dark by this time and I looked up at all the stars and began to ask God what could I meditate on that would help this healing inside me surface. Suddenly, a scripture came to my heart.
Even as Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness. Galatians 3:6 KJV
As I thought about what I just heard I quickly noticed this was not one of those “healing” scriptures we know from the top of our head. This one was different to me. As I thought about the scripture I began to think about Abraham. What do I remember about Abraham? I began to look at the stars and remember God told him he would have children as numerous as the stars. I quickly thought I am one of those stars. Abraham believed God. I thought to myself, I believe God. Abraham was a friend of God. I thought, I am a friend of God. Abraham was counted righteous. I thought, I am righteous too! Abraham was called out of his country to serve God. I thought, I too was called out of my state to serve and follow God. Whatever I could remember about him happened to be the same thing that happened to me. I began to think I am just like Abraham. I am part of the family. I was agreeing with everything about Abraham I could remember. I don’t know how long I thought about Abraham but I was happy and the pain was gone. Just like that! I began to thank the Lord for his love and goodness.
* The Rhema Word *
I would like to point out that I have experienced many healings from the Lord. You may be struggling to receive your healing at this moment. I want to encourage you to forget about what you know and just sit with the Lord. Talk to him, seek him and ask him what would he recommend you meditate on for the healing to surface. Forget about what you already know and listen. A word from God can bring instant healing. It is known as a “rhema” word. The spoken word of God. I know because as I had done my part to pray and speak over the “problem” there was still a little pain present. But if I am the healed of the Lord I don’t want anything in my body that doesn’t belong.
Our knowledge of scriptures can inhibit us from receiving especially if we have been a Christian for a long time because we already “KNOW” the scripture, we even know the address in the Bible and heard it many times before. But let me tell you… that doesn’t matter! Humble yourself, be teachable, let your mind and heart have a clear slate. Let him guide you to what belongs to you.
Know the Lord and you will know freedom. The truth will set you free. He sent me a scripture that helped me remember truths about me that line up with his way of thinking. I am part of the family and I am the healed of the Lord and so are you! Take what he speaks to your heart in your time of need and run with it and you will see the power of God manifest in your life as well. Enjoy your time and your journey with him and Be blessed!