Isaiah 53:5 But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.

God’s Word says, by His stripes, we are healed. We’re not going to be healed. We’re healed right now. Sickness, disease, and pain attempt to invade our bodies to remove that healing. During those attacks, there’s a temptation to give in. If we’re in pain, there’s a temptation to sit down and feel sorry for ourselves. If we experiencing the symptoms of sickness and disease, there’s a temptation to be unconcerned with our appearance and tell people how bad it is.

When those attacks come, this is our opportunity to rebel. It’s an opportunity to go against how we feel. Every time we feel that pain, smile and declare to ourselves we are healed. After coughing the night before, put on some nice clothes and praise God that Jesus healed us. Once again, we won’t feel like rebelling against the symptoms, but our rebellion puts our faith on display.

*Disclaimer: In all things, we should be led by the Holy Spirit. If God tells us to rest or take medication, that’s what we should do. This is not the time to foolishly show God how much faith we have by overriding His Spirit with carnal rebellion.

Rebel against the symptoms of sickness and pain and proclaim the truth…We Are Healed!