A Healing CovenantFrom The Heart
Publish date: 03/29/2009
A HEALING COVENANT
“There [the Lord] made for them a statute and an ordinance, and there He proved them, 26 Saying, If you will diligently hearken to the voice of the Lord your God and will do what is right in His sight, and will listen to and obey His commandments and keep all His statutes, I will put none of the diseases upon you which I brought upon the Egyptians, for I am the Lord Who heals you.” Exodus 15:25b-26 AMP
“You shall serve the Lord your God; He shall bless your bread and water, and I will take sickness from your midst.” Exodus 23:25 AMP
Father God made a covenant of healing with Israel. This covenant applied also to those who desired or chose to come under this covenant and who committed to its commandments. There are two parts to this covenant: the commands and the promises.
- Diligently hearken to God’s voice
- Do that which is right in His sight
- Give ear to - listen to and obey - His commandments
- Keep all His statutes
- I will put none of these diseases upon you
- I am the Lord Who heals you
- I will take sickness from your midst
This covenant was made a part of the New Covenant, because Jesus fulfilled Isaiah 53:4 when He Himself, “took our infirmities, and bore our sicknesses” (Matthew 8:17).
“Who hath believed our report? and to whom is the arm of the Lord revealed? 2 For he shall grow up before him as a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry ground: he hath no form nor comeliness; and when we shall see him, there is no beauty that we should desire him. 3 He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not. 4 Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. 5 But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed. 6 All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the Lord hath laid on him the iniquity of us all. 7 He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth: he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he openeth not his mouth. 8 He was taken from prison and from judgment: and who shall declare his generation? for he was cut off out of the land of the living: for the transgression of my people was he stricken. 9 And he made his grave with the wicked, and with the rich in his death; because he had done no violence, neither was any deceit in his mouth. 10 Yet it pleased the Lord to bruise him; he hath put him to grief: when thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin, he shall see his seed, he shall prolong his days, and the pleasure of the Lord shall prosper in his hand. 11 He shall see of the travail of his soul, and shall be satisfied: by his knowledge shall my righteous servant justify many; for he shall bear their iniquities. 12 Therefore will I divide him a portion with the great, and he shall divide the spoil with the strong; because he hath poured out his soul unto death: and he was numbered with the transgressors; and he bare the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors.” Isaiah 53: 1-12 KJV
“Who Himself bore our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, having died to sins, might live for righteousness — by whose stripes you were healed.” 1 Peter 2:24 NKJV
When you did not know God and were ignorant of His word, you expected that sickness and disease were inevitable. When you became ill, you went to the doctor, or took medicine, or perhaps you just let it have you. Without knowledge of God’s word, most people expect to die of sickness. God says, “No!” He has provided for His obedient children to walk in divine health. For God’s part, He has done all that He can, in Jesus, and simply awaits our response. In order for us to walk in the blessing of this healing promise; this healing covenant; there are four things we must do: 1) familiarize ourselves with God’s promise to us and the conditions attached to the promise (meditate in His word until it becomes real to you); 2) take it personally (believe it’s for you): 3) walk in obedience to the conditions; 4) act on the promise (claim it as yours).
It is not enough for you to sit back and to say that you believe God’s word. You must believe that it is written TO YOU and FOR YOU! You do not need anyone else’s faith or gift. YOU can speak it, act on it and walk in it!