"Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed"(1 Pet 2:24).
Some years ago, I was awakened at 1:30 A.M. with severe symptoms in my heart and chest.
I knew something about such symptoms because I had been bedfast and given up to die with a heart condition as a teenager.
The Devil said to my mind, "You're going to die. This is one time you're not going to get your healing."
I pulled the covers over my head and began to laugh. I didn't feel like laughing, but I just laughed anyway for about ten minutes. Finally, the Devil asked me what I was laughing about.
"I'm laughing at you!" I said. "You said I wasn't going to get my healing. Ha, ha, Mr. Devil. I don't expect to get my healing! Jesus already got it for me! Now, in case you can't read, I'll quote 1 Peter 2:24 for you." And I did.
After quoting the last phrase, "...By whose stripes ye were healed," I said, "Now if we were - I was! So I don't have to get it.
Jesus already got it! And because Jesus got it for me, I accept it, and claim it, and I have it. Now you just gather up your little symptoms and get out of here, Mr. Devil!"
And he did!
Confession: Jesus has already obtained healing for me. I accept it. I claim it. I have it. By Jesus' stripes, I was healed!
(Taken by permission from RHEMA Bible Church , aka Kenneth Hagin Ministries , Tulsa, OK , USA. www.rhema.org )