Heart Of Healing | Kate Forsyth
| kate forsyth
In Exodus 15:26, God declares, ‘For I am the LORD who heals you ’. The weary and thirsty Hebrews are complaining as they find the waters of a pool, that offered hope, to be bitter. God’s answer is to put a type of the Cross, the tree that Moses is directed to throw in, into the situation. 1 Peter 2:24 ‘who Himself bore ours sins in His own body on the tree that we having died to sins might live for righteousness, by whose stripes you were healed’. The Lord uses this situation to reveal Himself as the Healer to His people, when they hear and respond to Him both through His word and voice.
In Numbers 21:7-9, God directs Moses to set up a serpent on a pole in response to the people’s cries to remove a plague of serpents that were biting and killing many. The people ask for the serpents to be removed but God’s answer is to put a type of the Cross into the situation. In John 3:14 Jesus relates the serpent on the pole to Himself, and in Him, sin, sickness and the serpent would be nailed to the Cross and we be forgiven, healed and delivered. Often we are praying for God to take away the sickness or problem but He is directing us to put Jesus and the finished work of the Cross into our situation.
Matthew 8:17 Amplified
He Himself took (in order to carry away) our weaknesses and infirmities and bore away our diseases.
Matthew is quoting Isaiah 53:4 about the Messiah bearing not only all our sins as our substitute, but all sickness and pain as well, and on this basis Jesus healed all the sick in His ministry, and He is the same yesterday, today and forever. He still heals all the sick on the same basis of what He did on the Cross.
Isaiah 53:4,5 Amplified
Surely He has borne our griefs (sicknesses, weaknesses and distresses) and carried our sorrows and pains (of punishment)..And with the stripes (that wounded) Him we are healed and made whole.
1 Peter 2:24 says ‘By His wounds you have been healed’, as from God’s perspective healing became a finished work after the Cross.
Psalm 103:2,3 Bless the Lord O my soul and forget not all His benefits; Who forgives all your iniquities, Who heals all your diseases.
Exodus 23:25,26 And I will take sickness away from the midst of you. No one shall suffer miscarriage or be barren in your land; I will fulfil the number of your days.
Faith is the perception or vision of God’s perspective. We need to shift to this place of faith be positioned to receive the power of God, that effects the healing that Jesus has accomplished for us.
Our perspective is the image we have of our life from all of its’ various inputs, and we can easily focus on the sickness, the limitations it brings, the diagnosis or what’s impossible. God’s perspective is very different, an even more powerful reality though not seen by the physical eyes. He sees your sickness nailed to the Cross of Christ and your healing already provided for you. When Paul the apostle says that we walk by faith and not by sight (2 Corinthians 5:7) he is not saying that we walk blindly hoping that God would hear or respond. Faith sees God’s reality and walks in the light of that.
God’s power is released when we position ourselves according to His perspective and not ours. We can be praying, speaking out the promises and getting everyone to pray for us but if we are still seeing things from our perspective, looking at the sickness, bad reports or problem, and not what God has revealed to us in His Word then we are not positioned for His power.
It’s a simple shift that changes everything. A key is to study the promises of God not just trying to get something from Him but to see Jesus and what He has already done in them. The Holy Spirit moves on the revelation of Jesus. From that perspective, declare out the Word of God over your life and the Holy Spirit will move on that word to bring it to pass.
Kate Forsyth along with her husband oversees the C3 Oxford falls Healing service and from the healing course she taught for many years at C3 Bible College has a book called, ‘A Picture of Health’ (Arkhouse publishing, Koorong and Word bookstores).