I heard, “I AM establishing this chapter.”
Just like in the days of Zechariah when things were difficult, there were some who could hear the voice of The LORD amidst the chaos to be strong and work.
But even so, many hearts are rising in the strength of God, piercing through the darkness and experiencing The Glory.
This is the God moment, (Zechariah 8:9)
In this season, I feel led by The Holy Ghost to share with us on the subject of Divine Healing.
We are going into times when things are getting tougher and tougher by the day. Medical science is achieving but less. If the solution be Christ, then it is eternal; if it be something else, it is then but temporal.
I’d rather get a one time solution, than get a quick fix with which I will still need to be back again for another fix.
And if the quick fix won’t fix some of my problems, I may just as well accept to live with the issues, pending when they finally destroy me.
Healing is something that has being provided for us through the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus.
A lot of people think it is a difficult thing to be healed — but that is false!
Every Christian on the planet has been healed — just that many do not know and have detached it from The Salvation Experience.
Look at this,
“And the inhabitant shall not say, I am sick: the people that dwell therein shall be forgiven their iniquity,” Isaiah 33:24.
The inhabitant of what? Zion, if you will go back to Isaiah 33:20, it says ‘the inhabitants of Zion’, The Church, will not say I am sick, because of the forgiveness of sins.
This means forgiveness of sins, came with healing!
The same Blood and Body that paid for our sins, procured healing for us also. We received healing when we received Christ.
There is no new thing to be done to receive healing, it all came when we received the forgiveness of sins.
Many people can believe that their sins are forgiven, but it is often hard for many to believe that they are also healed!
If you can believe that your sins are forgiven — without having seen anything, but just through your heart — then you can see with the same heart that same Blood healed your body also.
The same way a lot of people find it difficult believing that they are righteous in Christ, and that there is now no condemnation as long as they are in Christ.
The same way, people find it hard accepting and relying on the truth, that on The Cross, all our sorrows, sicknesses, and inequities…. He took.
“Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed,” Isaiah 53:4-5.
Read the above verses carefully — our sorrows, griefs and iniquities. All our sins and sicknesses, He took upon Himself, and with His Stripes, we are healed.
The Hebrew word translated above for griefs is the word chŏlîy which means malady, anxiety, calamity (Strong’s Concordance H2483). Every calamity, He took upon Himself for us on The Cross of Calvary!
If He carried it. Then I don’t have it. That is why it is said — the inhabitants shall not say — I am sick, for He carried all sicknesses on The Cross.
A lot of things are said about the above scriptures, many say this is talking about sin alone. No, its about sickness and every evil work. Look at what is said when Jesus healed the sick;
“When the even was come, they brought unto him many that were possessed with devils: and he cast out the spirits with his word, and healed all that were sick: That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying, Himself took our infirmities, and bare our sicknesses,” Matthew 8:16-17.
Very well explained here in this book of Mathew. He was a living manifestation of the prophecy of Isaiah, even before His death.
We must have to begin to see that Healing and Forgiveness of sins cannot be separated. There are times when Jesus used it interchangeably. Look at this instance;
“And, behold, they brought to him a man sick of the palsy, lying on a bed: and Jesus seeing their faith said unto the sick of the palsy; Son, be of good cheer; thy sins be forgiven thee,” Matthew 9:2.
Jesus sees a sick man and instead of saying to him, “Be healed, arise and walk!” He says “Your sins are forgiven you,” because healing is a by-product of the forgiveness of sins.
This was as strange to the religious people of His day as it is to many today. They called it blasphemy.
“And, behold, certain of the scribes said within themselves, This man blasphemeth. And Jesus knowing their thoughts said, “Wherefore think ye evil in your hearts? For whether is easier, to say, Thy sins be forgiven thee; or to say, Arise, and walk?”“ Matthew 9:3-5.
Observe carefully the answer of Jesus. He said, “Which one is easier to say?”
Which one do you prefer I say? “Thy sins be forgiven,” or “Arise and walk.”
That means ‘thy sins be forgiven thee’, also means ‘arise and walk’ in the dictionary of Jesus, because they cannot be separated. One death, one burial, one resurrection bought all of them!
This is so clear you just have to chose not to believe.
If you can believe that your sins are forgiven just by scripture and the witness of The Spirit, then you also have to believe that your body is also healed by Scripture, as He witnesses to you even now by this Word through the Spirit.
You don’t need an extra Faith for Healing, it is all locked up in the forgiveness of sins.
This is why The Apostle Peter made healing a thing of the past after the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus;
“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.
Observe the language, we were healed. We are not going to be healed. We were healed.
Now a lot of us may ask, if I was healed, why am I still experiencing sickness?
We will talk on that tomorrow…
In an encounter with The LORD, I saw The LORD teaching a Christian Isaiah 60 and then I heard, “I AM establishing this chapter upon The Church in this season.”
Please take some time to read, proclaim and expect Isaiah 60:1-22 to be established in your life.
“1 Arise, shine; for your light has come! And the glory of The LORD is risen upon you.
2 For behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and deep darkness the people; but The LORD will arise over you, and His glory will be seen upon you.
3 The Gentiles shall come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your rising.
4 “Lift up your eyes all around, and see: they all gather together, they come to you; your sons shall come from afar, and your daughters shall be nursed at your side.
5 Then you shall see and become radiant, and your heart shall swell with joy; because the abundance of the sea shall be turned to you, the wealth of the Gentiles shall come to you.
6 The multitude of camels shall cover your land, the dromedaries of Midian and Ephah; all those from Sheba shall come; they shall bring gold and incense, and they shall proclaim the praises of The LORD.
7 All the flocks of Kedar shall be gathered together to you, the rams of Nebaioth shall minister to you; they shall ascend with acceptance on My altar, and I will glorify the house of My glory.
8 “Who are these who fly like a cloud, and like doves to their roosts?
9 Surely the coastlands shall wait for Me; and the ships of Tarshish will come first, to bring your sons from afar, their silver and their gold with them, to the name of The LORD your God, and to the Holy One of Israel, because He has glorified you.
10 “The sons of foreigners shall build up your walls, and their kings shall minister to you; for in My wrath I struck you, but in My favor I have had mercy on you.
11 Therefore your gates shall be open continually; they shall not be shut day or night, that men may bring to you the wealth of the Gentiles, and their kings in procession.
12 For the nation and kingdom which will not serve you shall perish, and those nations shall be utterly ruined.
13 “The glory of Lebanon shall come to you, the cypress, the pine, and the box tree together, to beautify the place of My sanctuary; and I will make the place of My feet glorious.
14 Also the sons of those who afflicted you shall come bowing to you, and all those who despised you shall fall prostrate at the soles of your feet; and they shall call you The City of The LORD, Zion of the Holy One of Israel.
15 “Whereas you have been forsaken and hated, so that no one went through you, I will make you an eternal excellence, a joy of many generations.
16 You shall drink the milk of the Gentiles, and milk the breast of kings; you shall know that I, The LORD, am your Savior and your Redeemer, the Mighty One of Jacob.
17 “Instead of bronze I will bring gold, instead of iron I will bring silver, instead of wood, bronze, and instead of stones, iron. I will also make your officers peace, and your magistrates righteousness.
18 Violence shall no longer be heard in your land, neither wasting nor destruction within your borders; but you shall call your walls Salvation, and your gates Praise.
19 “The sun shall no longer be your light by day, nor for brightness shall the moon give light to you; but The LORD will be to you an everlasting light, and your God your glory.
20 Your sun shall no longer go down, nor shall your moon withdraw itself; for The LORD will be your everlasting light, and the days of your mourning shall be ended.
21 Also your people shall all be righteous; they shall inherit the land forever, the branch of My planting, the work of My hands, that I may be glorified.
22 A little one shall become a thousand, and a small one a strong nation. I, The LORD, will hasten it in its time,” Isaiah 60:1-22.
Blessings in Christ,
~ Pastor Jahfas Victor Ahua
Living Hill Christian Church.
Pastor Jahfas Victor Ahua is the founder and lead pastor of Living Hill Christian Church headquartered in Nigeria, which has a vision to restore the earth with the gospel of God’s grace. Called to be a pastor, he functions in the Healing/ Prophetic/ Teaching/ Music and Writing Ministries. He releases Prophetic Words to encourage the body of Christ on the Church’s blog.