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Part of God's gift of salvation for everyone is to live a sick-free life. All that is required is faith.
From Series: Life Lessons Learned from the Bible - John 5:5-9
Refuse to live enslaved to sickness.
In John 5:5-9 Jesus asks the man who was sick for 38 years of his life if he wanted to be healed. All the man needed was a desire or want and then he could be healed.
But the man thought he had to do some type of activity first before he could get his healing. He thought he needed to be placed into a pool in order to be sick-free.
Like some of us today, we believe we need to do some form of physical, mental, or spiritual practices/disciplines before we can be healed.
People will suggest and recommend that, to be healed you need to meditate, practice breathing exercises, do visualization, chant, do yoga, engage in physical exercises, and more.
But with Jesus Christ, you don't have to do none of these unnecessary practices or procedures to be healed. All that is needed is belief. Believe that "by His stripes you are [already] healed" - Isaiah 53:5.
Don’t be dazzled by other people’s insight. Instead, look to Jesus then you will have healing for your body and strength for your bones (Proverbs 3:7-8).
Faith is all it takes!
To get healed only takes faith—faith in believing what Jesus has already done for you (Isaiah 53:5).
There is no need to take medications, substances, drugs, or subscribe to all the numerous healing methods that are available to us because Jesus Christ has already bore our sickness and carried our pains, so we do not have to (Matthew 8:17, 1Peter 2:24, Isaiah 53:4-5).
One of the men lying there had been sick for thirty-eight years. When Jesus saw him and knew he had been ill for a long time, he asked him, “Would you like to get well?” “I can’t, sir,” the sick man said, “for I have no one to put me into the pool when the water bubbles up. Someone else always gets there ahead of me.” Jesus told him, “Stand up, pick up your mat, and walk!” Instantly, the man was healed! He rolled up his sleeping mat and began walking... John 5:5-9.
Jesus said, The Son of man (speaking about himself) has not come to destroy (pull down, ruin, wreck, disrupt, frustrate, prevent, kill, steal, etc.) people’s lives, but to save us - Luke 9:56.
That is what the devil does: steal, kill, and destroy; and sickness does all of these: steal, kill, destroys you, pulls you down, ruin your day, ruin your life, wreck, disrupt, frustrate, and prevents you from living a peaceful life (John 10:10).
But Jesus came to save us, rescue us, help us, set us free, deliver, and protect us; because “What is impossible with man is possible with God” - Luke 18:27.
The Bible brings physical healing to your body and mental health to your soul.
What must you do?
Once you are saved you now have authority, power, and rights. You can now speak to the sickness and command it to go away. You can cast out the infirmity (poor health) in Jesus's name and order and announce strength, good health, and physical health.
Refuse to accept and live enslaved to sickness like the gentleman who was sick for 38 years. Whatever sickness or infirmity you are suffering with like: arthritis, fibroids, disease, weakness, imperfection, ailment, infection, allergy, disorder, declining health, etc.; reprove, reject, and denounce it. In other words, refuse to accept any type of sickness.
Do not settle for sickness when you don't have to, and do not do the unnecessary practices to get healed when the solution is simply asking God for healing in faith.
How to be saved - If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved - Romans 10:9.
Remember, as a born-again Christian you are now a new person. Your old nature is gone, allowing you to be broken free from having to remain sick (2 Corinthians 5:17, 1Peter 1:23).
When you study the ministry of Jesus Christ, what you will notice is Jesus was constantly healing. He had a great passion to see people healed and his passion then is the same passion now.
There are many Scriptures on Jesus's desire to see us healed and I share some of them below.
Scriptures on Jesus healing
Jesus came to set the captives FREE and with Jesus there is freedom. Freedom from sickness, poverty, and every bad thing life brings!
And remember, the Bible is your guide for life and how you can grow, mature, and get through anything in life!
God is faithful - "The word trust means to have complete confidence in someone. It's having a firm belief in their strength and ability. It is having assurance in the person's creditability, character, and their words. Although putting trust in a person can lead to hurt and disappointment, it is not so with God."
You can read more about God's faithfulness in My Love Is Unconditional.