To realize the truth of God’s will for healing, you need to understand the full extent of your redemption. Healing is just as much a part of the plan of redemption as salvation, the Holy Spirit and Heaven as your eternal home. To stay sick when Jesus has provided healing would be living far below your privileges as a child of God. Let’s view the plan of redemption through the eyes of Isaiah the prophet. In Isaiah 53, he describes what was to happen at Calvary—the sacrifice, the pain, the suffering, the death. He gave a very accurate picture of Calvary showing exactly what happened in both the physical world and the spiritual world.
“Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows…” (Isaiah 53:4). I want you to note the first word of this verse: Surely. Surely—not maybe, not perhaps. It is a fact. Surely Jesus has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows! The King James Version gives an inaccurate translation of the original Hebrew words. This verse should read, “Surely he hath borne our sickness, and carried our disease.”
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. All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the Lord hath laid on him the iniquity of us all. He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth: he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he openeth not his mouth. He was taken from prison and from judgment: and who shall declare his generation? for he was cut off out of the land of the living: for the transgression of my people was he stricken. And he made his grave with the wicked, and with the rich in his death; because he had done no violence, neither was any deceit in his mouth. Yet it pleased the Lord to bruise him; he hath put him to grief….(Isaiah 53:5-10).
Most modern translations read, “It was God’s will that He be bruised.” It was the definite will and design of God that Jesus bare all sickness and disease. His purpose was to free mankind from it. I want us to read verse 11 from The Amplified Bible: “He [God] shall see the fruit of the travail of His [Jesus’] soul and be satisfied.” God will see the fruit of Jesus’ travail and be satisfied! It does not satisfy God to see sickness and disease on believers today. He was satisfied when that sickness and disease was laid on Jesus. Many people think God wants them to stay sick, so He can get glory out of their travail; but that kind of thinking is a lie straight from the pit of hell! To put sickness on you after it was put on Jesus would be a miscarriage of justice! You are not the sacrificial Lamb of Calvary. That sacrifice has already been made—you don’t need to make it again. You need to receive it as a part of your own life.
What was the fruit of Jesus’ travail? Salvation, healing, love, joy, peace—the kingdom of God being born in the hearts of men. Praise God! From these scriptures alone, you can know beyond doubt that God’s will is for every person in Jesus Christ to be healed and made well.
He paid the price, so we could receive it.
Any time a believer has a problem receiving healing, he usually suffers from ignorance of God’s Word, ignorance of his rights and privileges in Jesus Christ. To fully understand your position, you need to realize what took place many centuries ago between God and a man named Abram. God approached Abram with a proposition. The agreement, or covenant, they made together is the basis of the entire New Testament. It was in behalf of this covenant that Jesus came to earth.