Health Food Devotional
A Fact, Not a PromiseApril 27, 2017
By Jesus' stripes, you are healed. You don't have to pray. You don't have to have someone else pray. It's not necessary to pray when you know this fact as you ought to know it. Simply thank God for perfect deliverance.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)
The afflictions in your body were laid on Jesus. And He bore them. You do not need to bear them. All you need to do is recognize and accept the fact that Jesus has already borne your sicknesses and diseases. Therefore, you do not have to bear them. That's a fact, not a theory. It's a Bible fact.
I've heard people say, "Well, I know the Lord promised to heal me." No, He didn't. He didn't promise. First Peter 2:24 is a statement of fact. It tells you what happened.
A promise tells you about something that's going to happen. A fact tells you about something you've already received or that's already happened. By Jesus' stripes, you are already healed!
Once you recognize this fact, then just refuse to allow disease in your body. Every believer should thoroughly understand that his healing was consummated in Christ. And if every believer thoroughly understood that, it would mean the end of chronic trouble in the bodies of believers.
The afflictions in my body were laid on Jesus. My healing was consummated in Christ. And by His stripes, I am healed!
Source: Health Food Devotions by Kenneth E. Hagin.
Excerpt permission granted by Faith Library Publications