Matthew 25:29 says; “For to everyone who has, more will be given, and he will have more than enough. But from the one who does not have, even what he has will be taken away.”
Here’s the first of the good news… We are all people who have. We have talent. We have a chance. We have opportunity. We have resources. Abundantly, And it’s not too late to use them. Even if we haven’t really yet. It’s not too late. It just takes one foot being put in front of the other. We have health. We have abundance. We have so much. And everywhere we are lacking, if we want more, we have the freedom to pursue it. If we want to. Most importantly, we have faith. FAITH.
Since I clued you in on what we do have, here’s a few things that we don’t have. We don’t have a reason to lack anything. We don’t have a reason to stress or to worry. We don’t have to have fear. We don’t have sickness. We don’t have to have debt. We don’t have to have any of that stuff… You disagree?
Have you ever heard the phrase, by His stripes (His wounds), we are healed? Those things are all diseases that He took to the cross for us.
Isaiah 53:5 “But He was pierced because of our transgressions, crushed because of our iniquities; punishment FOR OUR PEACE was on Him, and WE ARE HEALED by His wounds."
In Romans 1:16, when Paul said that he "is not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believes”, what he was saying is that it that the gospel of Christ is the power of God for deliverance, safety, preservation, healing and soundness. In both Hebrew and Greek, those are the things that the word “salvation” mean.
While we are on the subject of salvation…. When you were saved, did you have to practice and pray over and over and over for the faith to obtain that salvation or was it just given to you?
It was just given to you. And because of that faith, you were saved.
Do you know that it is no different with anything? Just someone with bad theology taught you that God heals “if” it is His will…. Trust me it is His will. And since you are saved, you already have the necessary element to receive that healing. FAITH.
By your faith you can have healing in any relationship, your finances, doubt, debt, lack, worry, stress, confusion, hurt, fear… Simply by the faith that you already have. If you believe that Jesus died on the cross for you then you have to believe with that same faith that by His stripes, the healing is yours.
Simply think of the folks that were healed in the Bible. The woman with the issue of blood, the lame that walked, the lepers that were given beautiful skin…Not one time after their healing did Jesus say, “I healed you.”
He said one thing every single time. “BY YOUR FAITH YOU ARE HEALED, YOUR FAITH MADE YOU WHOLE...”
The same faith that you have right now can heal you from anything.
I don’t know about you but today I choose to receive that healing. Because I believe and my faith in Him is enough. And where I doubt and my faith is weak…. Well… His grace is sufficient and He is the author and PEFECTOR of our faith... You're good, just believe!
I’m begging you, hit your knees today and powerfully command all that ails you to fall away in the name of Jesus. Tell everything that holds you back, brings you pain or hurts you that by His stripes, you are healed.
Lack is disease. Fear is disease. Not enough is disease. Stress is disease. Anxiety is disease. Pain is disease.
And you and I can be free from it all if we will just be brave enough to claim it and receive it.
By His stripes.