This is Jesus

At sunset, the people brought to Jesus all who had various kinds of sickness, and laying his hands on each one, he healed them.

Luke 4:40

As a writer, I oftentimes find it hard to capture huge ideas into something as small as words. Imagine being at the scene where people came to Jesus and He healed them. What words could describe that? What kind of celebration would be taking place among not only the people who were healed, but their family members and friends? How can words describe that kind of joy?

But words are what we are given. Words help us share the story and if planted in our spirit, words can bring about our healing as well.

Receiving your healing comes down to just one word – faith.  How did you receive salvation and forgiveness for your sins? Faith.  It’s the same principle.  The Bible says “So then faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God.” (Romans 10:17)

Numerous people have produced books and videos that teach about healing. Simply reading them will not necessarily produce a healing. The truth presented needs to be received and believed and this becomes faith. 

The best book for learning about divine healing is, of course, the Bible.  Reading through the gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John one can see that the ministry of Jesus included physical healing. While some may say that was for then and healing isn’t for now, I would say the word sozo did not limit the work of Jesus on the cross to only forgiveness of sins and only for a certain time period.  If forgiveness is for today then healing is also for today because the word sozo includes physical healing. 

Here is only one example of the word sozo being used to address sickness and sins. 

“The prayer of faith shall save [sozo] the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he has committed sins, they shall be forgiven him.”  James 5:15

Hebrews 13:8 tells us that Jesus is the same yesterday, today and forever.

The same Jesus that walked among the people healing those that were sick and delivering those that were possessed still moves among His people today bringing healing and deliverance along with forgiveness for sins!  

This is Jesus!

Father in heaven, thank You for sending Jesus. Thank You for capturing those incredible healing moments in words for us to cherish today. Please help us to let those words sink down deep into our spirit and produce the harvest You sent them to produce. Healing is mine today and words can not capture my gratitude. Help me to show my gratitude by sharing this good news with others. Amen.

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