What Jesus did cannot be increased upon. Everything was finished at the Cross, and Jesus doesn’t have to jump up and say “Oops, I forgot. I forgot to heal John. I didn’t think about John when I was on the Cross.” No, it’s ALL done!
Faith is how I bring what’s already there and finished, into my life. God does NOT go and heal. God HAS healed. So by Faith, I have to pull it in. Joy, Peace, Healing, Salvation… it’s ALL there. It’s just learning how to bring it into a dimension where I can use it.
When we go and pray, we usually go and ask God for finished results. When you ask God in prayer to meet a need, let me tell you what God’s response is… He will give you a Word on it. Because what you need is tucked inside that Word.
When God wants to move something from the invisible world to the visible word, He said I’m going to take the Kingdom of Heaven and put it in you. The Holy Spirit comes and lives inside you. You may say, “Lord, I’m asking you to heal me.” He gives you a Word and says I sent My Word and healed your diseases”.
“But the MOUTH of the upright will deliver them.”
Your deliverance is in your mouth. If you know what to say and you live rightly, you can give God a release in the WORDS that come out of your mouth, and then give Him the boundaries by which to work in. But if you say nothing, God has nowhere to work.
So, now I am a person who has the Holy Spirit living in me, praying to God. And I need God to heal me. And Jesus says, “By My stripes, you are healed.” Jesus said My Words… they are Spirit. In other words, the thing that lives in you and the Word of God, is made out of the SAME stuff. The Word is made out of the same stuff that the Holy Spirit is made out of.
God had to put Heaven in you, for Him to have a place to send Heaven, when you need it. He had to put His invisible Kingdom inside of flesh, so that when you needed something, God could send you a Word on it. And then by Faith, you could then, out of your Spirit, speak (not out of your mind).
God said, if your need doesn’t mean enough for you to seek His Word on it, it is not worth His time for you to come begging to Him. Because it is only the WORDS you have, that give Him the room to move.
These 2 realms: it’s what you CAN see and what you CAN’T see. So, the Bible says, I’m going to give you a Word that you can’t see, to create a world that you can see.
Life and death is in the tongue. There are some things you need to die, go to hell… like sickness and disease, because it DID NOT come from Heaven.
Speak LIFE to your future.
Ron Carpenter, Redemption World Outreach Church