KEY SCRIPTURE: 2 Corinthians 3:18 “But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord”.
We now look at some of the steps to receive healing from the Lord. Our first step to consider is:
LOOK AND BE HEALED
Our key scripture tells us that as we behold or look at the glory of God in the mirror of God’s word. We are changed into the same glory we look at. Looking implies turning our attention from the symptoms the pain and look at God’s promise of healing.. During the journey of the Israelites to the Promised Land they complained about God feeding them only with manna. The lord allowed fiery serpents to attack them, biting and killing a lot of them. They turned to Moses asking him to pray unto the Lord. The following was what the Lord said. Number 21:8 “And the Lord said unto Moses make thee a fiery serpent, and set it upon a pole, and it shall come to pass that every one that is bitten, when he looketh upon it, shall live”.
Moses made the brazen serpent and put it on a pole as the Lord had said. As many that looked at the brazen serpent on the pole were healed and lived. On looking at the serpent on the pole it showed their faith in God. They stopped being occupied with the pain and the threat of death and rather accepted God’s word of hope and faith.
The Lord Jesus said to Nicodemus in John 3:14, 15 “And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness even so must the son of man be lifted up. That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life. Our Lord Jesus was made sick with our sicknesses on the cross. Isaiah 53:4 reads “Surely he hath borne our griefs (sicknesses) and carried our sorrows (pains)………” He has carried away all our sicknesses and pains. Looking at him means turning away from your condition to believe in him who has become our substitute taking away all our sicknesses.
There is no healing for anyone who does not look away from his condition unto the truth who is Christ.
Lord Jesus I turn my attention from every pain and sickness to look on you who borne all my sicknesses and carried away my pain. I believe I am healed because you have taken them away.
Hebrews 12:2 “” Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.”
James 1:25 “But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed.”