Do you need the Lord to heal you? How about prosperity? Could you use more money? The truth is, you don’t need the Lord to do anything for you. He’s already done His part. You’ve already got it, whatever “it” is.
Now you might be thinking, ‘But I’ve got a doctor’s report to prove I don’t have healing or You haven’t seen my bank statement.’ But regardless of what the ‘natural’ facts are, the truth is that God has already given you whatever you need.
Listen to 2 Peter 1:3,
“As His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us by glory and virtue.” (NKJV)
The verse says that according to God’s divine power, which is a lot of power, God has given us ‘all things.’ And ‘all things’ means exactly that – all things! Is money a thing? A house? That car you’ve always wanted? Your health? God has provided ‘ALL THINGS’ for you.
But, the second part of the verse says, ‘through the knowledge of Him’ – knowledge is what we are lacking.
Most born-again believers believe that God can do anything, but many of them do not believe He has done very much. They live in a constant state of trying to get God to do something. They beg God to move through revival, healing, prosperity, etc. They run from meeting to meeting trying to get something from God. But God has already given them everything they are looking for.
Let’s use another scripture to illustrate this revelation,
“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ.” (Ephesians 1:3, NKJV)
Note that ‘has blessed us’ is past tense. That means God has already done it. God has already blessed us with ‘All’ spiritual blessings.
The phrase ‘in the heavenly places in Christ’ means ‘in your born-again spirit.’ Your born-again spirit (remember our series on spirit, soul, body) is the spiritual realm where Christ is seated with you right now (Ephesians 2:6)
And in that spiritual realm, in your born-again spirit, God has already done His part, 2000 years ago.
When Jesus died on the cross, He said, “It is finished!” (John 19:30). And Ephesians 1:20 says that He (Jesus) is now seated at the Father’s right hand. He’s not working anymore. He’s already done everything that was necessary for our healing, prosperity, guidance, security, love, joy, peace, hope, etc. It is finished!
‘It is finished’ is the translation of one Greek word – tetelestai. It means – Paid in full! Jesus has paid in full everything we, born-again believers, will ever need in life – health, prosperity, love, hope, peace, etc.
So, do you need to be healed today? It’s already been done. Jesus’s stripes healed you 2,000 years ago (Isaiah 53:4-5). Do you need to be saved? 1 John 2:2 says that “He (Jesus) Himself is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the whole world.” Jesus has already forgiven the sins of the entire world. That includes you. It is not a matter of IF God will forgive you; He has already forgiven ALL sins (past, present, future). The question is – ‘Will you receive His forgiveness? Will you put faith in what Jesus has done?’ That’s the issue!
God has already forgiven you. He has already healed you. He has already commanded His blessing upon you and your finances. He has already given you love, joy, and peace. You do not need God to respond to you; you need to learn to respond to God! It is far easier to defend something you already have, than to go get something you do not have!