Victory Over Death
Jesus has provided victory over death for all, and that victory is found inside of every believer!
But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you.” – Romans 8:11
A terminal diagnosis obviously indicates a serious medical issue and naturally causes a fair amount of concern. On the other hand, the common cold is far less alarming, yet it is the exact same faith that heals a cold which heals a cancer. It is our perception of the problem that directs the outcome. A cancer, although it requires no more power than a cold to receive healing, causes more fear. The good news is that no matter how bad the diagnosis, victory is ours through Jesus!
At His crucifixion, Jesus took every sickness and disease into His own body. At the time of His death, He took the judgement for our sin and went to hell for us. But, after Jesus rose from the dead, He did not bring sickness and disease back with Him. They stayed in hell, right where they belong!
Death Could Not Hold Jesus
Let’s look at Acts 2:24:
“Whom God raised up, having loosed the pains of death, because it was not possible that He should be held by it” (emphasis added).
Now, sickness is not more terminal than death, and death did not have a choice! It doesn’t matter what name it has been given or how long it’s been around. Death did not have the power to hold Jesus in the grave and it does not have the power to hold us captive either.
The same death that could not hold Jesus cannot hold you: you have dead-raising power living on the inside of you!
The problem is that we sometimes look more on our outward shell rather than seeing what we already have in our spirits. When we became born again, we received the Spirit of God. The Kingdom of Heaven lives in us. We carry Jesus around on the inside!
When our bodies display symptoms, whether they are of cancer or a cold, we can agree with God’s perspective. We have the same power that raised Jesus from the dead living inside of us. Therefore, no sickness or disease can hold us! Having a Godly perspective on life causes our faith to arise—and fear and symptoms to flee! Greater is He that is in you than he who is in the world!
Our series entitled Healed & Whole is a powerful teaching on how to walk in the healing and wholeness that Jesus purchased for us at the cross. Learn that death has absolutely no hold over you! This series will help you grow in your relationship with God as you learn about faith and how it works, flowing in spiritual gifts, hearing God clearly, breaking free of addictions, ministering to your family and much more! Healed & Whole is available in USB and MP3 Download.