Thursday, June 19, 2008

Stand Up & Fight for Health

by Donna L. Watkins
Originally Published in A Healing Moment

I was reading one of my favorite devotional books, "My Utmost for His Highest" by Oswald Chambers, and came across an entry that caused me to picture something a little bit differently. I pray it will do the same for you.

© 2008 Donna L. Watkins - Finca Luna Nueva - Great Guan

We have learned that Jesus died on the cross to free of from our sin. That salvation is given freely - all we need to do is ask and mean it in our heart and we receive salvation with eternal life.

All that Jesus did on the Cross that day is available to us ... freely! The Bible says He bore our sins and our diseases (Ps. 103:3, Is. 53:5). We accept salvation as a gift ... and we must also accept healing as a gift. It was part of the early church. Somewhere along the way it was left behind.

What brought all this thinking to pass was this part of what I read in Oswald Chambers book:

"When we are born again of the Spirit of God, the note of testimony is on what God has done for us, and rightly so. But the baptism of the Holy Ghost obliterates that forever, and we begin to realize what Jesus meant when He said - "Ye shall be witnesses unto Me." Not witnesses to what Jesus can do - that is an elementary witness - but "witnesses unto me." We will take everything that happens as happening to Him, whether it be praise or blame, persecution or condemnation."

I thought to myself: He would take none of the sickness and disease upon His healed body. Why should we take it on ours?

Why should I not believe that Jesus died for my sins and my diseases? Will I stand up and fight for the health that Jesus died to give me? Does it make a difference in how I face this battle to wellness?

It should! Give it some thought and prayer.

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1 comment:

Pat said...

Donna, God has been opening my eyes to more of the fullness of the Cross. Everything is in it. If we accept the full sacrifice made on the cross, we have healing, both physical and mental. "Drink ye all of it," was said of the cup of wine which signified the blood of Jesus. GOd means for us to "drink all of" the blood - accept it as a full and total sacrifice for everything.

Good post.

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