Start Your Own Healing Revival! 18 March [Jesus] Himself took our infirmities, and bare our sicknesses.
There was a time not so very long ago when it was just as tough to get people born again as it is to get them healed today. Religious tradition had convinced people that salvation just couldnt be obtained by the average person. But then, praise God, people like Dwight L. Moody came on the scene and started preaching the new birth. They started telling people that Jesus bore their sins and if theyd receive the gift of salvation in simple faith, theyd be born again! Whole denominations like the Baptists preached that message to everything that stood still. Youd hear it in every church service. If you walked in the door and admitted you werent saved, someone would grab you and say, Jesus died for your sins, man! Trust Him, receive Him as your Lord and Hell save you right now. Now what do you think would happen if everyone picked up on the truth about healing in the same way? I can tell you what would happen. Healing would become as easily received as the new birth, and wed wonder why we had so much trouble with it for so long! Whats more, in that environment, if someone prayed for healing and then said, I dont think I got anything. I dont feel any better, do you know what theyd be told? The same thing people are told today when they doubt their salvation because they dont feel saved. Some mature believer would pull them aside and say, Now listen here. You cant go by feelings. You have to do this by faith. If you wait until you feel something to believe youre saved (or healed), youll never be able to receive! If youre sitting there right now wishing such a healing revival would begin, stop wishing and start your own! Dig into the Word. Study and meditate the truth about healing and redemption. Listen to tapes of men and women of God who have the revelation of it. Then start preaching. Preach it to yourself. Preach it to your children. Preach it to your dog if hes the only one who will listen. It probably wont do much for him, but it will help youand thats what matters. If youll do that, youll eventually get to the point where youll fight sickness and disease the same as you do sin. Youll be just as tough on Satan when it comes to standing for the redemption of your body as you are when it comes to the redemption of your spirit. Im not saying all this will be easy. It wont be. Not in this life. Not in this world. Just as you dont live in victory over sin without putting forth an effort, you cant bumble along in life and have God just drop healing in your lap. No, youll have to stand for it. Youll have to fight the good fight of faith. But you will win…and the healing revival will have begun!Deuteronomy 4-5; John 20Jesus took my infirmities and bore my sicknesses. By His stripes I am healed! Matthew 8:17; 1 Peter 2:24
Scripture Reading: 1 Peter 2:21-24