I read a wonderful piece last night about healing, reinforcing a truth that I already knew.
Do you know that what you think about salvation can be superimposed upon healing?
For example we know that it is God’s will for all men to be saved.
We know that men can do nothing to earn their salvation; there are no good works or religious observance required that a man could do to be saved.
We know that salvation comes as a gift of grace through faith in the finished work of Jesus.
So my friend, we can remove the word salvation from these statements and replace it with healing.
The base Greek word associated with salvation is sozo, and this Greek word (among other things) also means to be healed, and it is this base Greek word that is sometimes used for healing (14 times).
So healing is associated with salvation, indeed they are linked together; if you have been saved you have had healing provided.
Salvation and healing are both provided through the finished work of Jesus on the cross.
You do not have to work for healing, do good works to be healed and you do not need to ask, beg or plead with God to heal you.
As you trusted in Jesus for salvation you can trust in Jesus for healing.
The lady with the issue of blood trusted in Jesus and was healed, or made whole (Matthew 9 v 21 and 22).
This was obviously a physical healing and the Greek word used was based on sozo.
Speak this out today…..”Thank you that that through the finished work of Jesus you provided healing as well as salvation”.
Matthew 9 v 21 and 22…..For she said within herself, If I may but touch the hem of his garment, I shall be whole. But Jesus turned him about, and when he saw her, he said, Daughter, be of good comfort; they faith hath made thee whole. And the woman was made whole from that hour