The Blessing of Healing

That is why I did not even consider myself worthy to come to you. But say the word, and my servant will be healed.
—Luke 7:7

When we first started this study on the blessing, we found that one of the definitions of the Latin word for blessing means to speak a word over someone. This understanding is vital in order to fully access the power of the blessing regarding healing. God has spoken over you and over me that we were healed by the wounds that Jesus suffered. Those words alone contain enough power to heal you of every sickness, disease and injury known to mankind. God has blessed you with healing.

Every Word that comes from the mouth of the Father holds the authority, power, and ability to accomplish His intent. That means that the blessing of healing released on our behalf contains everything that we need to defeat the enemy of sickness and disease, as well as to walk away complete and whole from any attack. That’s the way the kingdom of God operates—by His words. It’s the way that He fashioned the universe and the way He upholds all of creation. His words are saturated with His purpose and His power.

Scripture verifies God’s intent in divine healing working this way. The psalmist recorded that God sent forth His Word and He healed them. So many times, we lose sight of how God works. Many well-intentioned people are waiting for somebody to perform a miracle for them. They want a special revelation from God. When the healing power of God is present in a meeting, they wait for a prophecy or a word of knowledge to confirm God’s will regarding their situation. Unfortunately, many of these folks will fail to tap into God’s provision and some will even die waiting.

You don’t have to have special revelation regarding your healing. Don’t wait for somebody to call you out by a word of knowledge. These things are good, but you don’t have to wait for a word. God already sent one. He sent His Word and healed us. By Jesus’ stripes, we were healed. Jesus is the Word of God that became flesh. He has already carried our sickness and our disease. It’s a finished deal. So stop waiting and start receiving.

In the days when Jesus walked the earth, there was a commander of soldiers whose servant was sick. This guy realized that the blessing was spoken over the Israelites, but he was a Gentile. He knew he didn’t qualify for the blessing, because he wasn’t a descendant of Abraham. So what did he do? He asked Jesus for a blessing. He said, “Just say the word and my servant will be healed.” He understood the power of the blessing. What was the result? His servant was healed!

You don’t have to wait for a word. It has already been spoken. Jesus has qualified you for the blessing. Through faith in Him, you have access to every blessing and promise spoken through the scriptures. You have not only been given the blessing of Abraham, but He has qualified you for the blessing spoken in the law as well. Always remember, God has given you a Word regarding your healing. He has spoken. He sent His Word, Jesus, and He has healed us!

Scriptural Context

Luke 7:1-10

Concept Reinforcement

He sent forth his word and healed them;
he rescued them from the grave.

—Psalm 107:20

Surely he took up our infirmities and carried
our sorrows, yet we considered him stricken
by God, smitten by him, and afflicted.

—Isaiah 53:4

When evening came, many who were demon-possessed
were brought to him, and he drove out the spirits
with a word and healed all the sick.

—Matthew 8:16

The Word became flesh and made his dwelling
among us. We have seen his glory, the glory
of the One and Only, who came from the Father,
full of grace and truth.

—John 1:14