The Promise for Healing

God has made promises and they are being fulfilled in Christ. In the time of King Solomon God promised to hear prayer, forgive sins and heal the land. Today these promises are still valid because of what Christ has done for us.

In Christ, anyone who prays in the name of Jesus is heard by God. If anyone asks for forgiveness, God will forgive him because it is a promise from above. It was and is a well know fact that only God can forgive sins. When Jesus forgave a paralyzed man in Capernaum, some of the scribes wondered if he had the authority to do that because they had always known that only God could forgive sins. In Mark 2:7 they reacted to Jesus and said, “Why doth this man thus speak blasphemies? who can forgive sins but God only?” (‭KJV). Due to this reaction Jesus had to prove that he had the authority to forgive sins that is why he ended up healing the man.

When you are forgiven, you have the right to be healed. Jesus healed the paralyzed man after he was forgiven. The fact is that healing is a promise that comes after one has been forgiven. In Mark 2:11-12 the Bible says, “I say unto thee, Arise, and take up thy bed, and go thy way into thine house. And immediately he arose, took up the bed, and went forth before them all…” (‭KJV). Jesus proved that he had authority to forgive the sins of the paralyzed man when he healed him.

When people give their lives to Jesus, their sins are washed in the blood of Jesus. In Matthew 26:28 Jesus refers to the blood he would shed and says, “For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins” (‭KJV). The blood of the New Testament provides cleansing from sin and it positions us for healing. Healing is a promise from God and we all need it. In Christ this promise is always “yes” and “amen” because the blood of Jesus Christ makes a way for that promise for healing to be realized.

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