I was in pain. A muscle was knotted in my neck, and it caused discomfort in my shoulder. I knew I had slept crooked the night before. But I also knew the muscle would eventually work itself out. It was a small thing. So, I didn’t even think to talk to God about it. I just lived with it even though it wasn’t pleasant.
Sunday morning I was serving at my church as an altar call worker. Several people had just given their lives to Jesus, and I was in the back room, helping them get plugged into a discipleship program. One of my pastors was ministering to them on practical steps toward growing in their new walk with the Lord. Then he began to talk about the healing power of God.
As he preached the Word on healing, I felt my left hand heat up. I knew it was the power of God. That heat traveled up my arm, into the shoulder that had been hurting, and then into my neck. I just sat there for a little bit. After a few minutes, I started to move my shoulder and neck, and the pain was gone! The muscle did not feel tight anymore.
For days after that, I moved my shoulder and neck around, and it was almost like the muscle couldn’t tighten up again. This is the goodness of God! At the preaching of the Word, I got healed because God holds His Word even above His name (Psalm 138:2). In other words, God honors His Word. I didn’t even pray or command healing in my body. That’s how faithful God is to what He says!
In Andrew’s teaching God Wants You Well, he shares:
“The Scriptures don’t make the distinction between Jesus forgiving our sins and healing our bodies that modern-day Christianity makes. They were both results of the one atonement of Christ. The Greek word ‘sozo,’ which was translated ‘save’ forty-one times and ‘saved’ fifty-three times in the New Testament, was also translated ‘healed’ three times and ‘made whole’ ten times in reference to physical healing. The Greek word ‘sozo’ was used in James 5:15 where it says, ‘And the prayer of faith shall save the sick.’ In that instance, it is very clear that God saving the sick is referring to the healing of their bodies. Healing is a part of the redemption just as much as the forgiveness of sin.”
No matter what you’re dealing with in your body, it is a small thing to God. Jesus already paid a big price, not just for your salvation but also for your healing.
Are you battling cancer or some other incurable disease? Or maybe you have a history of migraines? If a knotted muscle was released under the preaching of the Word, imagine what could happen for you!
Nothing is too big or too small for God, because guess what? He already healed you!
To learn more, get Andrew’s book, God Wants You Well, and watch God uphold His Word in your body!