Saturday, November 12, 2005

Receive Your Healing

By “receive,” I don’t mean that you simply sit back and wait for somebody to hand it to you or wait for it to land in your lap. I mean that you welcome it, embrace it, lay hold of it, lay claim to it, appropriate it. I’m talking about an active receptivity, not a passive “wait and see.” We are to walk by faith, not by sight (2 Corinthians 5:7).

Many people want to have the manifestation of healing first, and then they will go ahead and receive. But that is backwards. First we receive, then comes the manifestation.

Remember the woman with the issue of blood (Luke 8:43-48). She was very receptive toward her healing. As she pursued Jesus through the crowd, she kept saying to herself, “If I can just touch the hem of His garment, I’ll be healed.” She was not waiting for the manifestation of her healing to come before she believed it. She received it by faith while she was waiting for the manifestation. The result is that, when she finally laid hands on the hem of Jesus’ robe, healing power went out from Him into her body and her healing manifested.

In another place, Jesus said, “Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them” (Mark 11:24). Notice the difference in tense between “receive” and “will have.” Receiving in present tense (actually, the NASB says, “believe you have received” — past tense). The having is future tense.

Notice what the woman with the issue of blood did. She believed she received her healing when she prayed (went to the Lord) for her healing. Jesus commended her for her faith: “Daughter, be of good cheer; your faith has made you well” (Luke 8:48).

Jesus has already done everything that is necessary for you to have your healing. Isaiah tells us that Messiah (the Christ) came to bear your sicknesses as well as your sins. All you have to do is receive it. Receive your healing in Jesus’ name. Then watch for the manifestation.

Healing Scriptures and Prayers

Healing Scriptures and Prayers
by Jeff Doles

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