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.
For what saith the scripture? Abraham believed God, and it was counted unto him for righteousness.
Romans 4:3 (KJV)
We are righteous in the sight of God not because of our works, but as a result of us believing Him. It is faith in the finished works of Jesus Christ that makes us one hundred percent righteous. And it is out of us believing our identity in Christ Jesus that we bear fruit in our lives. Right believing will always produce right living.
This is the LORD’s doing; it is marvellous in our eyes.
Psalm 118:23 (KJV)
God wants to exceed our wildest imaginings as we trust Him and believe He will do what no one else can do. And when the promise shows up, it will be obvious that it was not of our own doing. All we will be able to say is, “This is the Lord’s doing, and it is marvelous in our eyes!”
Then he answered and spake unto me, saying, This is the word of the LORD unto Zerubabel, saying, Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the LORD of hosts.
Zechariah 4:6 (KJV)
Supernatural breakthroughs in our lives happen, not because of our might or effort, but because of our dependence and reliance upon the Holy Spirit. The more we trust His leading and His guiding, knowing He is always working on our behalf, the more will we find ourselves walking into the manifestations of God’s unmerited favor.
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.
So Christ has truly set us free. Now make sure that you stay free, and don’t get tied up again in slavery to the law.
Galatians 5:1 (NLT)
When we are not deliberate about keeping our focus on Jesus and His finished works, we run the risk of always defaulting back into a performance-based mindset. We are called to stand fast in the freedom from the law that we have in Christ. This is not a freedom to sin, but a freedom to live right. As we are set free from the guilt and shame of not being able to keep the law, the Holy Spirit will now mold and shape us more fully into the image and likeness of Jesus.