In Day 12 we began discussing that the use of our authority is to keep and protect what is already ours in Christ. We all understand that the devil and the storms of life will attack us to steal, kill, and destroy, what already belongs to us because of Jesus’ finished work at the cross. So, should the attack come, say sickness for example, the devil wants us to believe that because we got sick, we must get our healing from Jesus, again. But wait a minute, beloved; nothing can be further from the truth. Why? Because Jesus is already our Healer and He never leaves us nor forsakes us. And because we are always in the Healer, then we are the healed of the Lord. (I pray that the Holy Spirit will open your eyes here to see this truth). Therefore, it’s not “healing” we are trying to get, again, because healing is already a fact in our lives and already belongs to us, so we are already the healed of the Lord. But the attack is trying to take our health from us.
So, say it now, and get used to it…it is who we are “I am the healed of the Lord.”
You see, it is knowing who we are and Whose we are that means everything to us! In this example of sickness, we don’t have to “chase” after healing (like the dog and his tail); it is knowing we are already healed in Jesus, and knowing Him as our Healer. Stop and think about that. It is the difference between chasing after something that is already ours (again, our dog illustration in Day 12), and standing over what we have already and declaring, as Jesus did, by the Word of God, health cannot be taken away and sickness cannot stay, because this is who I am and Whose I am, the healed of my Lord Jesus.
Thus, what we do at the point of any attack, knowing who we are in the Lord, and all that belongs to us thru Christ, is to use our authority over whatever is trying to steal, kill and destroy anything from our lives. Why? Because we can and there is no right for any of it to stay, or have its way, in our lives. Now, the fact is that attacks can, and do, come to all of us. Let’s understand that He came to give us life and life more abundantly (John 10:10); not a trouble free life. Jesus also said “…In the world ye shall have tribulation (affliction, pressure, oppression, distress)…” but He didn’t stop talking there. Hallelujah! He continued saying “…but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.” (John 16:33). Amen! When Jesus overcame the world, He didn’t do it for Himself, He did it for us! Thus, when attacks come, and they will, we can overcome them! But do not forget this powerful truth. Overcoming these attacks is not of our own works; it is all of what Jesus has already done for us. It’s not what WE work that works, it’s resting in JESUS’ finished work that works, and declaring our victory until it manifests!
Give Glory to His Name and Rejoice beloved, and let all “…thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ” (1 Corinthians 15:57).
©Rev. Michael Morimando 2012.