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Faith Food Devotional

By His Stripes

May 26, 2016

"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).
Some years ago, I was awakened at 1:30 A.M. with severe symptoms in my heart and chest. I knew something about such symptoms because I had been bedfast and given up to die with a heart condition as a teenager.

The devil said to my mind, "You're going to die. This is one time you're not going to get your healing."

I pulled the covers over my head and began to laugh. I didn't feel like laughing, but I just laughed anyway for about ten minutes. Finally, the devil asked me what I was laughing about.

"I'm laughing at you!" I said. "You said I wasn't going to get my healing. Ha, ha, Mr. devil. I don't expect to get my healing! Jesus already got it for me! Now, in case you can't read, I'll quote 1 Peter 2:24 for you." And I did.

After quoting the last phrase, "...By whose stripes ye were healed," I said, "Now if we were - I was! So I don't have to get it. Jesus already got it! And because Jesus got it for me, I accept it, and claim it, and I have it. Now you just gather up your little symptoms and get out of here, Mr. devil!"

And he did!

Confession: Jesus has already obtained healing for me. I accept it. I claim it. I have it. By Jesus' stripes, I was healed!

Source: Faith Food Devotions by Kenneth E. Hagin.
Excerpt permission granted by Faith Library Publications