By Jesus' stripes, you are healed. You don't have to pray. Nor do you need someone else to pray. It's not necessary to pray when you know this fact as you ought to know it. Simply thank God for your healing and deliverance. The afflictions in your body were laid on Jesus. He bore them on the Cross of Calvary. You do not need to bear them. All you need to do is recognize and accept the fact that Jesus has already borne your sicknesses and diseases. That's a fact-a Bible fact. It's not a theory. I've heard people say, "Well, I know the Lord promised to heal me." No, he didn't. He didn't promise. 1Peter 2:24 is a statement of fact: "Who his own self bare our sins in his body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed." 

A promise tells you about something that's going to happen. A fact tells you about something you've already received or that's already happened. By Jesus' stripes, you are already healed! Once you recognize this fact, refuse to allow disease in your body. Every believer should thoroughly understand that his healing was accomplished in Christ. If every Christian knew this, it would mean the end of chronic trouble in the bodies of believers.




A Fact, Not a Promise

This article was adapted from Health Food Devotional, by Kenneth E. Hagin