Jesus, through His teaching and His death and resurrection, opens so many wonderful doors of opportunity to those who believe that we are who He says we are and that He is who He says He is. Jesus opened the door to forgiveness, and He opened the door to healing for those who not only believe in Him but those who believe Him.
He flung these doors wide open for us and told us that no man can shut them against God’s beloved. (See Rev 3:8) But we MUST walk through these doors of blessing by using God’s kind of faith and, once we do, our enemy cannot follow. Why is my book entitled Slam the Door on Cancer and Lock It Out of Your Life? Because, once we walk through the open door of healing and take God at His word, then we are in a safe place “on earth as in heaven” (See Mt 6:10).
If we stay in that intimate place with Jesus, He makes sure the enemy is locked out of our lives. Do we have to live a perfect life to stay there? No, we fully and simply embrace our loving relationship with our Lord—knowing He loves each of us unconditionally and loving Him back. I am in contact with many believers who are not aware of God’s love for them individually and who believe they are unworthy of healing. This obstacle must be removed because it is a lethal lie!
Now, let’s look at what I found in Scripture about “God’s kind of faith” and then we’ll look into God’s word that assures us that Jesus has opened the door to healing. These are truly important insights because we learn in Hebrews 11:1: Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. (KJV)
In Let’s examine Mark 11: 22-23 in a literal translation because verse 23 is usually mistranslated to read “faith
in God”. However, it is the “Faith of God, as Charles S. Price powerfully teaches in the classic book, Real Faith for Healing, we must employ faith that we procure as a gift from God rather than trying to muster it up by striving. We persist in prayer asking God for His kind of faith in order to step into the power Jesus describes for us here:
22 And Jesus answering says to them, `Have faith of God;
23 for verily I say to you, that whoever may say to this mount, Be taken up, and be cast into the sea, and may not doubt in his heart, but may believe that the things that he says do come to pass, it shall be to him whatever he may say. (KJV)
I will add that the verses that follow these instruct us, before we pray for our faith, to forgive anyone we may hold offense against. Doing so will expedite the release of your faith. Not doing so will block it—Jesus was clear on that point. We cannot bolster our faith with human will power. It is a free gift for the asking.
The first Scripture I want to share regarding Jesus’s assurance that the door to healing is as open as the door to forgiveness. I memorized these Psalm 103 verses and was tremendously strengthened as I spoke them aloud into the atmosphere often. I relied on God’s promise in Isaiah 55:11 that: “so is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.” I know that my healing of soul and body was in that “purpose” because I decreed God’s word: Psalm 103:1-3 (NIV)
Praise the LORD, O my soul; all my inmost being, praise his holy name.
2 Praise the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits–
3 who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases,
The incredible revelation in Psalms 103 is that, are you ready for this….ALL means ALL! And the tense of this Psalm is present tense. ALL and NOW! Take that in because it is a God promise, but it does none of us any good unless we receive it in faith……God’s kind of faith.
Finally, three powerful Scripture witnesses that Jesus opened the door of healing to us. If you have been wrongly taught (and many have) regarding the truth of this Scripture, I implore you to consult F.F. Bosworth’s classic book, Christ the Healer. He will take you through the original language in a lucid way and it will open up a Scriptural door to save your life.
Three Scriptural witnesses that physical healing IS already yours:
Isaiah 53:1-5 (YLT)
1 Who hath given credence to that which we heard? And the arm of Jehovah, On whom hath it been revealed?
2 Yea, he cometh up as a tender plant before Him, And as a root out of a dry land, He hath no form, nor honour, when we observe him, Nor appearance, when we desire him.
3 He is despised, and left of men, A man of pains, and acquainted with sickness, And as one hiding the face from us, He is despised, and we esteemed him not.
4 Surely our sicknesses he hath borne, And our pains–he hath carried them, And we–we have esteemed him plagued, Smitten of God, and afflicted.
5 And he is pierced for our transgressions, Bruised for our iniquities, The chastisement of our peace is on him, And by his bruise there is healing to us.
1 Peter 2:24 (YLT)
24 who our sins himself did bear in his body, upon the tree, that to the sins having died, to the righteousness we may live; by whose stripes ye were healed,
Matthew 8:17 (YLT)
17 that it might be fulfilled that was spoken through Isaiah the prophet, saying, `Himself took our infirmities, and the sicknesses he did bear.’
Please realize the tense that Isaiah used (present) and Peter used (past) to indicate that our healing has already been and continues to be “bought and paid for” by Jesus within His finished atonement. Many times, people try to blame God for sickness and, in doing so, try to construe the Isaiah and 1 Peter Scriptures to mean “spiritual healing” rather than physical healing. However, in misinterpreting Isaiah and 1 Peter , these unfortunate folks are not allowing the Bible to interpret the Bible because Matthew 8:17 removes all doubt as to the meaning of these prophesies that Jesus absolutely fulfilled.
Through His “Beloved Son”, God forgives ALL iniquities and heals ALL diseases and we can appropriate that healing by walking through the open door of healing. How? Each person must tune into God to find out how God wants to manifest their healing and health as well as to find out how to cooperate with God in their individual healing adventure.
I share my own “interactive miracle” in Slam the Door on Cancer and Lock It Out of Your Life. I urge you to strongly contend for the healing Jesus has provided for you. No other person can do this for you. Those who obtain their healing and keep it are individuals who know how much God loves them and that Jesus has obliterated the cursed source of disease with His own body and blood. They seek and seize the “God kind of faith” which begins with prayer asking for such faith and meditating on God’s word to bring that truth into their very own body and soul.