Matthew 6:11 – Give us this day our daily bread.
As we contemplate the “daily bread” of our Text for Today, we look into what Jesus said we are to remember – His body broken for us. Let’s get right to this powerful revelation. I believe it likely that the first thing one thinks of when considering the broken body of Jesus is the healing He provided for us by the stripes on His body. That is one of the main themes of 1 Peter 2:24 and Isaiah 53:4-5. I am so thankful for my healing that Jesus provided me by His great suffering. To that end, I will always declare that I am healed by the stripes of Jesus, regardless of current physical circumstances, pressing symptoms, or the feelings within my body. I look solely to the Scriptures for my position on that topic. In Isaiah 33:24, we read, “And the inhabitant shall not say, I am sick: the people that dwell therein shall be forgiven their iniquity.” So, what is one to say when symptoms of sickness seem to be ravaging his body? I fall upon the Word and declare, “Christ has redeemed me from the curse of the law, and by His stripes I was healed.” I do not speak that which my flesh and circumstances attempt to dictate; I speak what God has said about me.
I choose to call things that be not as though they are until they become. That is the Spirit of faith by which we are commanded to live in order to please Father. In doing that, I am not denying the existence of sickness and disease in any way. What I AM DOING is taking a stand by faith in God’s Word and denying the right of sickness and disease to exist in my body, for my body is the Temple of Holy Ghost. Think of the instance in which Jesus drove the buyers and sellers from the Temple. He said they had made the house of prayer a “den of thieves.” Evil men had come into the temple to rob the people of God of their livelihood through fraudulent sales and exchange of money. Now think further. What does sickness and disease do in your body? It robs you of your livelihood by forcing you from work, from your daily responsibilities, from tending to your love walk before the Lord and your family. That’s Satan’s work to steal, kill, and destroy. Just as Jesus rose up and drove such thieves from the Temple, should we not follow His example and rise up in faith, driving any and every thief from our life, including sickness and disease from our bodies? The Temple Jesus cleansed is no longer standing, but the Temple of Holy Ghost is alive, and should be well, strong, blessed, holy, prosperous, and powerful.
Manna for Today – Luke 11:1-13; Matthew 4:4; Matthew 15:26; Mark 7:27; John 1:1; 1 John 5:7; Ecclesiastes 11:1-6; Proverbs 4:20-23; John 6:63: Matthew 6:9-13; 1 Corinthians 11:17-34