// CRAIG W. HAGIN
KNOWING THAT healing already belongs to us is an important truth every Christian needs to understand. When Jesus died on the cross 2,000 years ago, salvation and healing were made available to mankind. First Peter 2:24 tells us that by Jesus stripes, we were healed.
Some people, however, believe they are going to get healed someday. Others are waiting for God to do something. But ACCORDING TO THE BIBLE, WE ARE ALREADY HEALED.
If the Bible says we are healed, but we are sick, how do we obtain healing?
It's very simple. Just believe. Healing is a free gift that Jesus already paid the price for. We receive it by faith.
As an illustration, think about how we order food when using the drive-thru at a fast-food restaurant. We place our order at the kiosk. Then we drive to the first window to pay. Imagine if we got to the window and discovered that somebody had already paid for our meal! It doesn't cost us anything. We just drive to the second window and pick it up!
In the same way, Jesus paid for our healing. We can now bypass the "pay" window. All we have to do is ask, and pick it up!
Don't Listen to Fake News
For many people, a problem arises in the space of time between getting and seeing. We already have been healed. That happened 2,000 years ago. By faith, we are healed now.
However, it's when we don't immediately see any changes in our body that we can allow the devil to come in.
The devil tries to convince us that we aren't healed even though God's Word says we are. Remember, the devil is a liar. He is the inventor of fake news! He tries to keep us focused on our situation and how it looks. He wants us to focus our attention on our symptoms.
Put On Faith Goggles
To combat the lies of the devil, we need to see ourselves through the lens of who we are in Christ. In essence, we have to put on "Christ goggles." Looking at our situation through the Word of God enables us to see clearly.
Some people have to wear eyeglasses to see. Without them, everything looks blurry. Spiritually speaking, clarity comes when we renew our minds with the Word of God, and we start to see clearly. We don't see sickness. We see healing. We don't see the devil roaring. We see him cowering.
Jesus paid a high price for our healing on the Cross of Calvary. The stripes He received on His back covered every sickness mankind has ever known. Because of what happened then, we don't have to wait for God to heal us now. Healing already belongs to us.
Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the Law (Gal. 3:13), which includes every sickness and disease. Meditate on this healing scripture, and allow it to penetrate your heart. "Many are the afflictions of the righteousness: but the Lord delivereth him out of them all" (Psalm 34:19).