“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)
The cross addressed all that was lost in Adam.
Joy, healthy strength – won! Sin, sickness, poverty, confusion, disease. All were nailed on the same stake that dealt our sins their final blow.
In Christ, we step into liberty. Sickness and disease have no place in the life of a believer. In the same way we resist sin and temptation, we resist symptoms that speak of the fall. The old world was subjected to futility and fear. The new creation steps into a new Eden.
Dead to sin, alive to Christ.
Our bodies given as instruments of righteousness.
The Holy Spirit Himself has taken up residence in your body.
Faith, my friends, comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God.
It is too easy in a fallen world to be afraid to challenge the sin and sickness-soaked status quo for fear that you might offend. Being fearful to call out a lie and fanfare the truth however, gives free-rein to the ravages of satan to stand unchallenged.
Instead, we declare the free reign of God. Regardless of the common wisdom, we count the blood of Jesus uncommon, and expect and welcome uncommon results!
A thousand may fall at our side, ten thousand at our right hand, but it will not come near us!
Today I’m celebrating an exchange that took place, a giving of gifts.
I give Him my sickness, He gives me health.
I hand over my weakness to Him, he bestows strength.
He bore my sickness and carried my diseases.
What a gift!