Because of the accomplishments of Jesus Christ, we have been redeemed—delivered, liberated, and released—from the legal ownership of the adversary, the prince of the power of the air.
I Corinthians 6:20:
For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.
Jesus Christ paid the full legal price for Adam’s sin and the consequences of sin.
In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins.
When Jesus Christ was sacrificed on the cross of Calvary, he shed his blood for the sin of mankind. The term shed blood is a figure of speech meaning that the life has gone from the blood. Jesus’ blood was shed—he died—for the remission of sin. But that wasn’t all. His body was offered for the consequences of sin—for sickness, disease, and want. Not only did he bear our sin, but he also bore our sicknesses.
…Himself [Jesus] took our infirmities, and bare our sicknesses.
Jesus Christ accomplished a complete work, not only for salvation from sin, but salvation from sickness as well.
But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.
This passage prophesies of the accomplishments of the promised Messiah, Jesus Christ. He clearly paid the price for both our forgiveness and our healing. In I Peter we see these two elements stated in the past tense, for now they are a finished reality.
I Peter 2:24:
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.
So how do born-again believers claim this wholeness that Jesus Christ has made available? Below are some things to do that can help us claim our wholeness:
We become absolutely convinced from God’s Word that sickness is not from God; God’s will is for us to have good health.
III John 2:
Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.
We make time to read or listen to God’s Word.
My son, attend to my words; incline thine ear unto my sayings.
For they are life unto those that find them, and health to all their flesh.
We keep speaking with our mouths and believing in our hearts the positives of God’s Word.
…to be spiritually minded is life and peace.
We pray with the understanding and with the spirit.
I John 5:14,15:
And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us:
And if we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him.
Likewise the Spirit [God] also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit [the gift of holy spirit in manifestation] itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.
We do whatever we can to eliminate fear. We stay focused on the positives of God’s Word.
But when Jesus heard it, he answered him, saying, Fear not: believe only, and she shall be made whole.
We stay aggressive in our believing to get to the cause of the problem. God wants us to have the answers we need regarding health. He wants us healed.
We never condemn ourselves if we are sick. There is no condemnation and no separation from God for the believer.
There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.
God’s will for us is good health; His nature is love; He never changes; and with God, nothing shall be impossible. He sent His Son Jesus Christ to accomplish our redemption. Jesus Christ shed his blood for the remission of sin, and by his stripes we were healed.
The ability to overcome any and every obstacle, including any health challenge, is rightfully ours to claim as sons of God because we have been redeemed through the accomplishments of Jesus Christ. Let’s claim our wholeness!