The Spirit says, "You are being healed now. You are being located, rescued and restored. You will not nurse those wounds again. You will no more pine away in that pain, hopelessness and regret."
Our God specializes in turning wounds and pain into something beautiful. Pains, wounds and scars make generals in the faith. Show me a general, and I will show you a man with scars and near-death experiences from spiritual warfare.
Do you want to be great? Then you must be ready to accumulate scars, wounds, enemies, deprivations, betrayals and battle scars. Even Jesus endured these hardships. Though God gave Him a name above all names in heaven, on earth and under the earth (or the waters), He was not without scars.
Jesus endured robbery, wounds, abandonment and death on a cross. But He came back to live, rising to become the sovereign, indestructible, immortal King of kings and the Lord of lords. And today, when you mention His name, all things—principalities, powers, dominions, thrones, Satan, demons, situations, diseases, occult masters and satanic agents—bow. No scars, no authority!
In fact, the Bible says His wounds brought us healing—spiritually, emotionally and physically. And by His death, we have received life and victory! If He was not robbed, disgraced, bruised, betrayed and abandoned to die, we would not have been saved and empowered today.
Consider the paralyzed man that was abandoned at the Pool of Bethesda, recorded in the Gospels. His good health was taken away. He could not walk or help himself, and he did not have anybody. Even when he lay near the solution, there was nobody to rush him into the water when it was stirred by the visiting angel. And he was in this situation for 38 years. He was virtually left there to die.
So he was alone? Friends and relations have a limit to what they can do for you at the time of trial. Don't put you hope in people; instead, trust God. Don't trust things; rely on the Creator. He is the one who will stay with you when everything has failed. He will stand with you when everyone is gone.
This man had no healing, no help and no hope until Jesus met him. He was abandoned to die and had accepted his condition. He provided excuses as to why he could not be healed. There were valid medical, social, environmental and historical reasons why he should remain in that condition, but Jesus overrode them all and healed him.
Regardless of what your medical reports say or how "damaged" you feel—or how long you have been in your situation—there is power in the name of Jesus. The power of your enemies is stripped and rendered powerless when confronted by the name of Jesus. Jesus is setting you free today; He breathes eternal life upon your spirit. You will not be destroyed and disgraced in His presence. Be released today from that situation in the name of Jesus. Be free in the mighty name of Jesus!
Rev. Gabriel Agbo is the author of Power of Midnight Prayer, Receive Your Healing, Breaking Generational Curses: Claiming Your Freedom, Never Again!, I Shall Not Die, Move Forward, Power of Sacrifice and other titles. Email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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