By Pastor Kevin Ortiz
1 Peter 1:18- 25
For you know that God paid a ransom to save you from the empty life you inherited from your ancestors. And it was not paid with mere gold or silver, which lose their value.
It was the precious blood of Christ, the sinless, spotless Lamb of God.
God chose him as your ransom long before the world began, but now in these last days he has been revealed for your sake.
Through Christ you have come to trust in God. And you have placed your faith and hope in God because he raised Christ from the dead and gave him great glory.
You were cleansed from your sins when you obeyed the truth, so now you must show sincere love to each other as brothers and sisters. Love each other deeply with all your heart.
For you have been born again, but not to a life that will quickly end. Your new life will last forever because it comes from the eternal, living word of God.
The Bible says that Jesus paid the ransom through His blood for sin, guilt, shame, and sickness. It was the precious blood of Christ, the sinless, spotless Lamb of God. God chose him as your ransom… v.19-20 Whatever debt that we had because of sin was paid through the precious blood of Christ. This includes a payment for sickness and disease. A ransom or a price paid for our sins and shortcomings. In Isaiah 53: 4-5 the Bible declares that Jesus paid the price for our sins. He was wounded, He was bruised, He was rebuked, He was whipped. By His Stripes we are healed.
You don’t have to accept the debt of sin, guilt, shame, and sickness ~ PK
Just think about this if I took you out to eat at a restaurant and I decide to bless you and pay for your meal. Now we have finished our meals and we start to walk out, suddenly the waiter stops you and says “Hey you have not paid for your food.” All you would need to do is show that waiter the receipt. By showing the receipt it proves that the meal was paid and no price is owed. You see this is what we do when the devil comes and waves sin, guilt, shame, and sickness at us, we show him the receipt. It was the precious blood of Christ, the sinless, spotless lamb of God. God chose Him as my ransom… This is why it is unacceptable for the believer to ever pay a price for sin and sickness.
Say this out loud: The DEBT does not belong TO ME!!! Jesus paid my debt on Calvary ~ PK
Follow the following steps whenever sickness, fear, shame, or guilt tries to attach itself to you:
1- Don’t Take Ownership
Because Jesus has paid the price it is up to you to either take ownership or not take ownership when sin, guilt, shame, and sickness come around. If it comes around back to you, you have to return to sender like you would a letter that came in the mail by mistake. If the letter does not belong to you, you give it to the postal service and tell them to return it this does not belong to me.
Say this out loud: Devil you cannot curse who God has blessed ~ PK
It is only a temporary condition it is never your permanent reality. When sickness and disease tries to persist and attach itself to your bodies you return it back. You see pain can be on my body for only a moment because my permanent reality is “By His stripes I am healed.” This is why we do not take ownership because it does not belong to us.
2- See your self healed see your self whole.
Do not put a period where God put a comma. You must see yourself healed and you must attack the symptoms with faith. Maybe you may feel the pain and sickness and you can see that it is not gone however when you release your faith it is like pulling out that receipt again.
The devil might say oh no you got to pay, you have got to pay, all you have to do is pull out the receipt the blood of the lamb and it says paid in full ~ PK
Use the eye of your faith to see yourself better. Speak words of faith while seeing yourself in a different light. If you are in pain see yourself without it. If you are blind start to see yourself with great vision. Ask yourself what would I be doing if I did not have this condition? Once you know the answer to this see yourself doing exactly that.
3- Speaking Is Part of The Faith Journey
You have to understand that the faith journey means speaking to the problem. Removing mountains by faith means you have to use words to move them. No one else is going to do this for you. You are going to have to do the speaking. In Mark 11:23 their is 3 times where the word say is used. Why cause you believe once and you say what you believe many times.
For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, be removed and cast into the sea, and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, He will have whatever he says. Mark 11:23
4- Expect The Blessing Because God Will Use Your Journey
Expect the blessing expect pain and sickness to leave. You see you will have a testimony after you are healed it is something that you will share with others. I recently met a woman from Tampico, Mexico where this exact thing happened. Anything that happens to us will always be a testimony for the glory of God once the faith journey ends.
Woman from Tampico, Mexico
This woman and her husband took us for lunch after some meetings. As we were having lunch she opened up and told me “Pastor you know the doctors have found glaucoma in my eyes.” she went on to say “I repented and checked to see if maybe I had ancestral generational curses and as I repented I also rebuked any curses my family may have brought upon us.” I just told her “You just have to stand by faith.” She went on to say “I did go to the healing line at the altar today, however I still have this condition.” I explained to her “Listen you have to continue to believe that your healed not because you feel healed but because the Word of God says you are healed.” After an hour of the same conversation you just learn to be a little more blunt. So I asked her “Are you scared to go to hell?” I asked her twice, and she replied startled “no” and I said “Why not?” she said “Because Jesus saved me” I said “Thats right your healed because Jesus saved you to.” She then said “Well I am believing God as I go to get my test at the doctors that everything will be resolved so that my family can see that there is a God who heals and maybe through this they will be saved.” I said “I love that and we will believe God with you.” This past Monday I received word that this woman is completely healed of glaucoma.
You see to Gods healing came with the salvation he bought for you through Jesus Christ. By His stripe we are healed. Take your receipt out and make the confession of your salvation and your healing as well. It is a done deal we owe nothing for what has already been purchased by the precious blood of Jesus.
Say this out loud and receive your healing say it loud so that all can hear it:
“Im healed in the name of Jesus. Sickness does not belong to me. The blood of Jesus has set me free! I have my receipt for sin, guilt, shame, and sickness its been paid for and I owe nothing. I am healed, I am healed.”
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