Standing before the crucified Christ, I dipped my finger in the blood on his forehead and smeared it across my own.
I dipped my finger in the blood on his hands and rubbed it on my hands and arms. Taking some blood from his side, and rubbed it over my heart.
As tears ran down my cheeks, I thanked him for all he suffered on my behalf. I thanked him that the blood running from his wounds takes away my sins and heals all my diseases.
As I thanked him for healing, I took more blood and rubbed it on my upper arm and shoulder. An injury left it stiff and painful.
Update: The pain and stiffness gradually healed completely without physical therapy or surgery.
“He himself bore our sins” in his body on the cross, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; “by his wounds you have been healed.” 1 Peter 2:24 (TNIV with emphasis added)
And wherever he went—into villages, towns or countryside—they placed the sick in the marketplaces. They begged him to let them touch even the edge of his cloak, and all who touched him were healed. Mark 6:56 (TNIV with emphasis added)
He (Jesus) himself carried our sins in his body on the cross. He did it so that we would die as far as sins are concerned. Then we would lead godly lives. His wounds have made you whole. 1 Peter 2:24 (New International Reader’s Version)
He used his servant body to carry our sins to the Cross so we could be rid of sin, free to live the right way. His wounds became your healing. Message
Why do we have faith to believe the first part, but have trouble believing the second part?
Even though we don’t particularly see any evidence of the forgiveness of sins, we don’t believe we are healed because we still have symptoms.
We were healed at the same time we were forgiven. Therefore, we are just as healed as we are forgiven.
To receive forgiveness, we just ask, accept, and receive. Why can’t we accept and receive healing just as simply?
Once we accept the gift of our forgiveness, condemnation (still feeling guilty) is a lie from you know who.
Once we accept the gift of our healing, symptoms (still feeling sick) are also a lie from you know who.