1 Peter 2:24
F F BOSWORTH
HOW TO RECEIVE HEALING FROM CHRIST
NUMBERS 21 RECORDS AN INSTANCE of God’s judgment. The
Israelites had been bitten by fiery serpents and were dying. God
had instructed that a brazen serpent be lifted up on a pole. This
was a type of the Atonement that Christ adopted and applied to
Himself. The condition to be met for healing is given in verse 8:
“It shall come to pass, that every one that is bitten, when he looketh
upon it, shall live.”
YOU HAVE TO LOOK!
L OOKING means to be occupied and influenced with what we are
looking at. It is the equivalent of Abraham’s refusing to consider
his own body. He waxed strong in faith by looking unto the
promises of God. Being occupied and influenced by our feelings
or symptoms, is reversing the conditions that God requires.
The word LOOKETH is in the continuous present tense. It is not
a mere glance, but a continuous “stare” until you are well. It was a
“steadfast faith” that brought the fulfillment of God’s promise to
The healing process goes on while we are looking unto the promise.
By merely standing on the naked Word of God, millions of sinners have
been “translated out of the kingdom of darkness into the
kingdom of God’s dear Son.” Millions have also been taken from
this world to heaven. The promise of God has been better to
them than a Jacob’s ladder reaching from this world to heaven
which could be seen with natural eyes.
One reason some people are not healed is because they
believe what their five senses tell them in the place of believing
the Word of God.
We should realize that the five senses belong
to the natural man and that they were given to us to be used for
the things of this world. But the things of God cannot be
discerned, appropriated, and known by the natural senses.
No kind of physical sensation, such as pain, weakness, or
sickness, can ever be a good reason for doubting the fulfillment
of any divine promise.
How foolish it would be for me to doubt
the promise of Christ’s second coming because I felt sick or
weak, or had a pain. And if a pain is not a good reason for
doubting one promise, it is not a good reason for doubting any
God is just as faithful to one promise as to another. If it
is foolish to doubt God’s promise concerning Christ’s second
coming because of pain or any disagreeable feeling, it is equally
as foolish to doubt God’s promise to heal because of these things.
The ground upon which we claim the forgiveness of sins is
the fact that Christ bore them “in his own body on the tree” (1
We must believe that we are forgiven before our
feelings can be any different.
It is in exactly the same way and on
the same ground that we are to appropriate physical healing
from the Great Physician.
The healing of both our souls and
bodies is based on the unchangeable truth of Christ’s finished
work, not on our feelings.
God gives you the redemptive name, “Jehovah-Rapha,”
thereby saying unto you, “I am the Lord that healeth thee.”
He wants you to answer with faith, “Yes, Lord, Thou art the Lord that
He wants exactly what He says to be true in your
You can make no mistake in saying and steadfastly
believing what He says: that He is actually healing you at the
present moment. He will continue working until you are
Faith is saying and believing what God says, and then acting accordingly.
The blessings we take by a steadfast faith in God’s promises will always materialize.
*ALL MINISTERS ARE ACCOUNTABLE FOR TIME INCREMENTS TO BE MET. ALL PREACHING MUST BE COMPLETED BY TWENTY MINUTES BEFORE THE TOP OF THE HOUR TO ALLOW FOR THE WORKING OF THE WORD.
**IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT BEFORE YOU PREACH YOU SPEND 30 MINUTES – SITTING IN A CHAIR – SAYING THE FOLLOWING – OUT LOUD:
*I THANK YOU LORD – ACCORDING TO 1 JOHN 2:27 – I HAVE AN UNCTION TO SPEAK. ACCORDING TO MARK 16:17-18, “WHEN I LAY HANDS ON THE SICK THEY RECOVER.” *I HAVE HEALINGS, MIRACLES, SIGNS, WONDERS, WORKING OF MIRACLES, WORD OF KNOWLEDGE AND THE GIFT OF FAITH MANIFEST THROUGH ME.
*ACCORDING TO JOHN 14:16 THE HOLY SPIRIT IS HELPING ME TO MINISTER. I DO NOT DO IT IN MY OWN STRENGTH.