at the Cross
the Lord has been impressing me that we need to gaze
at the Cross until healing comes. Now, exactly what does it
mean to gaze at the Cross—and what’s the
it’s possible to stare at the Cross in our mind’s eye
with no particular thought of its meaning. But the sense
I’m getting from God is that we need to become fully
conscious of what Jesus did for us at Calvary. We
need to become literally saturated with that consciousness,
so we can have rock-solid faith in God’s will and ability
remember the Old Testament “type” of the Crucifixion
in Numbers 21:7-9, where deadly serpents had infested the
wilderness camp of the Israelites. The suffering people
asked Moses to pray, and God responded, “Make a snake and
put it on a pole and anyone who is bitten can gaze at it and
serpent on the pole foreshadows the suffering and death of
Jesus on the Cross. In the wilderness of our existence on
this earth, He took upon Himself the “shackles, bonds,
fetters, chains” referred to in Isaiah 53:4-5, so that
anyone who is “bitten” by the enemy can gaze on the Lord
and be healed of sin, sickness, and every bondage.
with the ancient Israelites, so with us. We need to fix
our attention on the crucified Christ, rejecting any thought
that contradicts His perfect provision for us.
we won’t find it necessary to run to healing meetings
(although healing meetings can bring great blessings), or to
fly around the country in search of the perfect healing
evangelist. If we’ll simply focus our attention on Jesus,
and keep it focused, our energized faith will take hold of
His provision and bring us whatever we need.
can come to Jesus
remember, then, that the power of God is as close to us
as our Bibles. We can gaze at the Scriptures
about the Cross and what Jesus did for us there. We can
meditate on these Scriptures, and on the imagery they
inspire, as long as it takes for healing faith to be
established in us.
when faith takes hold, when the necessary confidence is
produced deep in our hearts, we can come to Jesus for
healing, deliverance, and forgiveness, knowing
beyond the shadow of a doubt that the gift is already ours.
forget that . . .
God should be our
resort, not our last resort. Start taking time
right now to build up the faith you need to
receive His healing.
God is ready to
heal us in every
physically, emotionally, and mentally.
God heals all
types of disease, pain, sorrow, and
infirmity. Nothing is too hard for Him.
us to be healed, to be "whole"
persons enjoying abundant life.
God expects us to
with Him in getting healed—through
medicine, diet, exercise, and straight thinking.
Everything that promotes healing is a gift from
Healing Briefs here