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You may ask: How long do I have to wait for healing?
You don't have to wait. You are healed right now. This is a really important idea in receiving your healing, and there are many healing scriptures that can strengthen your belief that it is so.
The healing is done.
Did Jesus conquer illness through the resurrection and/or crucifixion or not?
Perhaps you think Jesus didn't quite manage it.
Perhaps you think you need to be a better person to receive healing.
Perhaps you think there is a ritual you need to engage in, a process you need to go through to be healed.
No. There is nothing.
Jesus either did it or he didn't.
So, you are healed.
We are healed.
“by whose stripes ye were healed.”
(1 Peter 2:24, KJV esword)
Personally, I take this healing bible verse in a different way from many Christians.
For me, my healing comes not from the crucifixion (the stripes), but from the attitude of love and forgiveness that Jesus held whilst on the receiving end of this seeming attack.
I believe Jesus' attitude allows the resurrection to take place -
When we hold the same attitude it allows our resurrection to take place.
And we have an advantage over Jesus.
We don't have to be the first to do it.
We know it is possible. We have a role model that it is possible.
We have Jesus, seated with the Father, to give us his peace and his strength.
(Scroll down for one of the healing scriptures which encourages us to claim healing in Jesus' name.)
Whichever your interpretation, the message is that you are healed.
You are healed because a sacrifice was made on your behalf.
Or, you are healed because Jesus has held to love in the middle of pain, and because he has done it, so can you.
Or, you are healed because Jesus is seated at the right hand of the father and you can claim healing in his name.
For many Christians... By his stripes you were healed.... is the most powerful of healing scriptures.
So what does this mean?
Am I saying that you and I can be healed in this moment?
Yes, I am.
I write this as someone who has experienced miracles.
And at the time of writing I am also someone who continues to live with illness (thankfully at a level of less severity than before).
But yes, I do believe it is possible for me to be healed in this moment.
I do believe it is possible for youto be healed in this moment.
In his book Healing The Sick (see my book review below), TJ
Osbourn talks of people who literally cast off an illness on the
strength of this single healing scripture.
For many of us it is a longer journey.
“by whose stripes ye were healed.”
What does this mean for those of us who do not see immediate recovery?
It means that we are already healed and it is for us to hold out in faith for healing to be manifested.
When we feel symptoms, we say:
“we walk by faith, not by sight”
(2 Corinthians 5:7, KJV esword)
In this moment, we can believe these healing scriptures or the symptoms.
Which do you believe now?
Which do you choose to practise believing now?
We are not waiting for God to heal us.
It is finished.
It is done.
God is waiting for us to accept the healing.
So how do we believe for healing?
One way we can do this is by claiming these healing scriptures.
In the face of evidence to the contrary, we choose to believe we are already healed. This choice creates a space within which God can work in our lives to allow the healing to become manifest.
Go here to see another scripture on immediate healing, and read more about claiming the belief: I can recover immediately.
Or continue reading for a review of a book on Christian healing.