Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.(John 17:17)
God laid on Jesus the cause of our sicknesses, our pains, and our diseases, and Jesus bore them. Since God wanted Jesus to bear them, does He want you and me to bear them also? No! The reason Jesus bore our sicknesses and infirmities was so that we wouldn't have to.
But, instead of accepting God's Word just the way it reads and saying, "Yes! That's what the Word says," we are prone to say, "Yes, but...." Well, I can't find a "yes, but..." in that scripture anywhere. Why not just accept what it says?
A person said to me once, "But, Brother Hagin, that's not the way I interpret that verse."
I replied, "I'm not interpreting it. It plainly says, 'Himself took our infirmities and bare our sicknesses.' I'm not interpreting it; I'm quoting it."
The person said, "Yes, but I don't interpret that to mean what you say it means."
I said, "I didn't say it means anything."
I added, "What if I said to you, 'My wife and I went to town yesterday, and she bought a new purse'? How would you interpret that? Would you think she bought an automobile? Or would you just plainly understand that we went to town and she bought a purse? Wouldn't you just take me at my word."
Why not take God's Word for what it says?
Confession I believe that Jesus took my infirmities and bore my sicknesses. I believe that because He bore them, I'm free. I accept what God's Word says as truth, and because I accept it and believe it, I say it with my mouth.
(Taken by permission from RHEMA Bible Church , aka Kenneth Hagin Ministries , Tulsa , OK , USA. www.rhema.org )