Behold I Give You Power - Cal Pierce
In this article, I am giving you a superb writing by John G. Lake on the same title -
Suppose Jesus had ever said to a sick man, “No, I cannot heal you”, you would have the same doubt about healing. The world would have settled back and said, “Well, it may be God’s will to heal that man or that woman but I do not know whether or not it is His will to heal me.”
Jesus Christ did not leave us in doubt about God’s will but when the church lost her faith in God she began to teach the people that maybe it was not God’s will to heal them. So the church introduced the phrase “If it be Thy will” concerning healing. But Jesus “healed all that cane to Him.” (Matt 4:23)
Notice what it says in Isaiah 35, “He will come and save you. Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened and the ears of the deaf shall be unstopped. Then shall the lame man leap as a hart and the tongue of the dumb shall sing.” Salvation and healing connected.
In Matthew 8:17 it says, “That it might be fulfilled that which was spoken by Isaiah the prophet, saying, “Himself took our infirmities and bore our sicknesses.” And lest we might be unmindful of that great fact that He “bore our sicknesses and carried our sorrows”, Peter emphasized it by saying, “Who His own self bore our sins in His body on the tree, that we being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness; by whose stripes ye were healed.” (1 Peter 2:24)
Not “by whose stripes ye are healed” but “by whose stripes ye were healed.” The only thing that is necessary is to believe God. God’s mind never needs to act for a man’s salvation. He gave the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ to die for you. God cannot go any farther in expressing His will in His desire to save man. The only thing necessary is to believe God. There is salvation by blood. There is salvation by power that actually comes of God into a man’s life. The blood provides the power. Without the sacrifice there would have never been any glory. Salvation by blood, salvation by power.
John G. Lake makes it very clear that God has provided us with the power to heal the sick through the blood of Jesus. In Luke 10, verse 19, we are given the power over all the power of the enemy. In other words, Jesus passed the mantle of authority to heal the sick to us when we became His body. Lake makes it clear that the way to do this is simply to believe God. In Matthew chapter 21, verse 22, it says, “And all things you ask in prayer, believing, you shall receive.”
It is knowing these truths that allows the power of God to flow through us in order that His will to heal His children will be fulfilled.