2 Corinthians 5:19 "It was God [personally present] in Christ, reconciling and restoring the world to favor with Himself, not counting up and holding against [men] their trespasses but cancelling them, and committing to us the message of reconciliation of the restoration to favor."
Someone may ask, "Why don't I get healed? I know God has promised to heal me."
I understand this problem, and here's how we try help people when they say that. We say, "No, God hasn't promised to heal you any more than He has promised to save the lost. Nowhere in God's Word does it say, 'God has promised to save you.' No, God's Word declares that God has already done something about your salvation. God laid your sins and iniquities on Jesus."
God has already reconciled us to Himself by Christ. And He gave us the ministry of reconciliation. We are to tell people that God was personally present with Jesus Christ reconciling the world to favor with Himself. God is not imputing (counting up) or holding against men their trespasses anymore.
Well," someone may ask, "we'll all be saved then, won't we?" No, people must accept that reconciliation God offers. We are, by nature, children of the devil, therefore, we must be born again!
It's the same principle with healing God has already healed you--by the stripes on Jesus' back. By His stripes we are made whole and well. We have to believe it and act on it and confess it.
Confession: I am reconciled to God by Christ. I am restored to favor with God, and God has given me the ministry of reconciliation.
The Daily Bread
A devotional to equip, exhort, motivate and feed your spirit.
Pastor Larry Smoot is Senior Pastor of Church on the Rock in Stafford County, Virginia.