In studying the Grace whereby healing is received my eyes were drawn to even more truths of healing that Jesus touched on in Luke's Gospel. When Jesus speaks He doesn't waste words. He is the person of Grace and Truth.
In Luke's Gospel, the 13th chapter Jesus heals a woman from a crippling ailment. In His discourse with the religious traditional leaders, He lets us in on some great truths concerning divine healing and health. Let's explore these great truths to gain more understanding and insight into God's will concerning healing.
When Jesus responds to the religious leaders He makes a powerful statement.
So ought not this woman, being a daughter of Abraham, whom Satan has bound—think of it—for eighteen years, be loosed from this bond on the Sabbath?” Luke 13:16 NKJV
Jesus made it a point to reveal who she was. She was a recipient or benefactor of a Covenant God had made with Abraham. He saw her as an heir to Abraham's blessing.
Take notice of this Grace-based statement. Jesus didn't state she was a daughter of Moses and Mount Sinai. He was not pointing them to their current Covenant, the Old Covenant of Mosaic Law. He pointed them to the Abrahamic Covenant. Why?
He was revealing that as He took care of Abraham's needs He would also do the same for a daughter of Abraham. Jesus used the language of Covenant here. He is giving us some insight into divine healing and His Father's will.
In Christ, we are blessed with faithful Abraham.
So then those who are of faith are blessed with faithful Abraham. Galatians 3:9 MEV
Jesus said ought not this woman be loosed from her infirmity. He didn't teach that this infirmity was for her best. He didn't teach that her best life couldn't be here on earth, for it's idolatrous to believe that we can have happiness, wholeness, health, and blessing this side of Heaven. He didn't teach that this sickness was given to her by God. He didn't teach that this infirmity was God's best to instruct her, perfect her character, or humble her. Jesus said it is good and right that she be healed and whole, and He is saying that to you too!
Think of your own children. Think of a healthy parent and child relationship. Do your children need to ask permission to enter your home? Must they ask to be fed daily? Must they ask for clothes to wear each day? Of course not. They are your children. You already freely provide for them.
In a Covenant relationship, there are rights and privileges afforded to the benefactors. This New Covenant was cut between the Father and the Son. We who believed are the benefactors of that Covenant.
In this New Covenant, Jesus purchased and procured our total healing at Calvary. Healing is not just an accomplished truth. Healing is not just a provision of the Finished Work. Healing is our New Covenant right because of Jesus. Healing belongs to us now because of all Jesus provided in His perfect Redemptive work.
When symptoms or circumstances arise, we can resist them with all of Heaven's backing and guarantee. When the enemy rears up attacking with sickness or disease dare to take your place as a New Covenant Righteous believer. Take authority, tell the enemy I demand my rights. Don't let go, and don't quit resisting, until the enemy's defeat has been totally enforced.
Look in the natural realm. In America, the Constitution lays out our rights as US Citizens. If any entity tries to curtail those rights citizens have a just cause to demand their rights. Citizens have the backing of the Law and the Gov't to demand their rights.
We who have believed are citizens of Heaven. We have the backing of the Finished Work, Jesus' victorious resurrection, God's Word, and His amazing Grace. We can lay claim boldly on what's ours by Covenant right. Healing is ours and we can freely and fearlessly, boldly receive what's ours in Christ.
In summation, we who believed are in Christ. We are the benefactors of a Covenant cut between the Father and the Son. We are made Righteous and approved of God. We are Loved by God and brought into His Family. We can boldly take our place at the King's table and freely receive all He provided. This sonship affords us rights and privileges. We therefore can take what's ours by right. Healing is ours because Jesus purchased it. Healing and wholeness are our New Covenant Right, let's not allow anything Christ provided to be unclaimed by us.