And behold, a leper came and worshiped Him, saying, “Lord, if You are willing, You can make me clean.” Then Jesus put out His hand and touched him, saying, “I am willing; be cleansed.” Immediately his leprosy was cleansed.
Matthew 8:2-3 (NKJV)
There is no more ambiguity about whether or not it is God’s will to heal. When the leper said to Jesus, “If You are willing,” His response was, “I am willing.” Let us realize that it is God’s will for us to have wholeness in our physical bodies and, as a result of the finished works of Jesus, healing has been made available to all who will believe. Healing, whether physical or emotional, is part of salvation.
Grace and peace be multiplied unto you through the knowledge of God, and of Jesus our Lord,
2 Peter 1:2 (KJV)
Grace and peace are multiplied through intimate heart knowledge of God. The more we meditate on the truth that Jesus has made us one hundred percent righteous and that He has given us full and complete access to the blessings of the kingdom, the greater becomes our peace in Him.
But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption:
1 Corinthians 1:30 (KJV)
Jesus has become our wisdom, our righteousness, our sanctification, and our redemption. Being in Christ means that He has become our sufficiency unto whatever need may arise. As we meditate daily on this truth, accepting it in our hearts by faith, we will see the fruits of it showing up in our lives.
And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.
John 17:3 (KJV)
Salvation is to know God. It is to have our fellowship with the Father restored through the finished works of Jesus Christ. When we live in intimate fellowship with God through letting His Word abide in our hearts, we will see the fruits of salvation showing up in our lives. The fruits of salvation include healing, deliverance, soundness, godly prosperity and peace.
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
John 1:1 (KJV)
God and His Word are one. We have deep and intimate fellowship with God by coming to know Him and by communing with Him through His Word. Everything God does He does through His Word, and our hearts filled with His Word will lead to our lives being transformed.
Let them shout for joy and be glad, that favour my righteous cause: yea, let them say continually, Let the LORD be magnified, which hath pleasure in the prosperity of his servant.
Psalms 35:27 (KJV)
Notice that God has pleasure in our prosperity. Godly prosperity is to experience the wholeness and the peace of God in every area of our life with nothing missing and nothing broken. It is God’s will for us to prosper and have good success so we can be a greater blessing to the people we come into contact with.
For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.
Romans 8:6 (KJV)
To be carnally minded is to live merely according to what we can perceive through our physical senses and feel in our emotions, whereas a spiritually minded person will live by what the Word of God says. When we think and live according to God’s Word, we will have life and peace independent of any situations or circumstances in the natural.