‘Jesus told the disciples to pray, in what we call the Lord’s Prayer, “Thy will be done in earth as it is in heaven.” Sickness comes from the same source that sin comes from. It doesn’t come from Heaven. There isn’t any up there.’ – Kenneth E. Hagin, Founder of RHEMA Bible Training Center and Ministries. Therefore, if we are praying for God’s will to be done on earth and mirror what he has established in heaven which is no sickness or disease. There should be no sickness on earth.
Surely our griefs He Himself bore, And our sorrows He carried; Yet we ourselves esteemed Him stricken, Smitten of God, and afflicted. But He was pierced through for our transgressions, He was crushed for our iniquities; The chastening for our well-being fell upon Him, And by His scourging we are healed. Isaiah 53:4-5
That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying, Himself took our infirmities, and bare our sicknesses. Matthew 8:17
Our heavenly Father sent his perfect son, Yeshua, to be sacrificed or atoned for our sickness and sin once and for all. In sending Yeshua, The Law which required routine sacrifices for sicknesses and sin was abolished. Yeshua was the final sacrifice.
So if Yeshua was sacrificed for our sickness, why are some still suffering and not being healed?
Many Believers have no idea of God’s design for perfect health and don’t know their rights according to the Word. Some Believers know God’s design intellectually but do not truly receive this Biblical truth in their hearts.
Bless the LORD, O my soul,
And all that is within me, bless His holy name.
Bless the LORD, O my soul,
And forget none of His benefits;
Who pardons all your iniquities,
Who heals all your diseases;
Who redeems your life from the pit,
Who crowns you with lovingkindness and compassion;
Who satisfies your years with good things,
So that your youth is renewed like the eagle. Psalm 103:1-5
So, why do some receive miraculous healing and others succumb to illness, despite many fervent prayers?
Confession, Unforgiveness, and Doubt
Unconfessed/unrepented sin, unforgiveness, and doubt in God’s inability (i.e. claiming sickness) to heal are open doors for God’s protective covering from healing to be removed and allowing the creator of sickness to move in (Satan).
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 1 John 1:9 (Confession)
Therefore, confess your sins to one another, and pray for one another so that you may be healed. The effective prayer of a righteous man can accomplish much. James 5:16 (Confession)
Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours. And when you stand praying, if you hold anything against anyone, forgive him, so that your Father in heaven may forgive you your sins.” Mark 11:24-25 (Forgiveness, Faith/Doubt)
‘Many times people have come to me, quoting Scripture, such as Matthew 18:19-20. They say, “Brother Hagin, will you agree with me about this?” I agree with them, have a word of prayer, and then ask, “Do you agree?” They say, “Yes, yes I do.” I say, “It’s done then, isn’t it?” “Yes, it is done,” they say, as they go their way. In the process, in conversation with these same people, I ask them about it. They say, “Well Brother Hagin, I didn’t much expect it to happen, anyhow.” There was no agreement. I did expect it to happen. They had quoted Jesus’ promise regarding the use of His Name in the prayer of agreement – but they’d said it out of their head. It did not work because they did not agree from their heart, from their spirit. They were not in the spiritual realm. They were not in the biblical realm. They were in the natural, human realm – in the mental realm.’ – Kenneth E. Hagin, excerpt from The Name of Jesus.
Abba, we thank you for sending Yeshua to bear our sickness and sin. Reveal to us any hindrances in our lives that block your Kingdom healing of all physical, emotional, mental, or spiritual ailments. We accept our inheritance of your incredible healing power and reject the work of the enemy which is sickness in the Name and Blood of Jesus Christ of Nazareth. Amen