Healing is the Children's Bread
There was a Canaanite woman who came to Jesus and asked him to heal her demon possessed daughter. Jesus looked at the woman and said it is not right to take the children’s bread and give it to the little dogs. The woman responded with yes Lord but even the little puppies eat the crumbs that fall from the master’s table. Jesus was so moved with her response that he said, “Oh woman great is your faith, be it unto you even as you have believed.” Her daughter was healed that very hour. The Canaanite woman was a gentile. Only the Jews had a covenant with God. However Jesus came as Savior of the whole world. The healing bread is only for those who have a covenant with God. Under the New Covenant all who believe in Jesus are placed “In Christ”. They have a covenant with God through Jesus, their High Priest and Mediator. The gentile woman believed that Jesus had the power to heal her daughter. She responded to Jesus that one crumb could deliver her daughter from the devil’s stronghold on her life. Jesus defeated Satan at the cross. The Law of Moses gave Satan a legal right to afflict all who broke the law. Jesus nailed the Law to the cross and freely gave all who believe the gospel a free gift of righteousness. Satan has been stripped of his power to afflict believers for we are no longer bound by the Law. Just one crumb of God’s redemptive word will free us from the devil’s affliction. Just one small scripture concerning your redemption in Christ will heal you. Just one small scripture like 1 Peter 2:24b “by His stripes you were healed” will heal you and deliver you. God’s word in your heart and in your mouth is the word of faith that we preach. As believers in Christ we do not have just a little crumb, we have the whole loaf. We have thousands of beautiful pictures of Jesus on the cross and his redemptive work available to us. There are thousands of scriptures we can meditate on and put in our hearts and minds. When the devil comes to afflict us we speak God’s redemptive word out of our mouths and it heals us and delivers us every time. On the cross Jesus bore all of our sins once and for all. God judged Jesus, with the curse of the Law, for our sins. Isaiah 53 says, Surely he has borne our sicknesses/diseases and carried our pains and by his stripes we are healed. When the judgment for our sins came into Jesus’ body it broke his body. He redeemed us from the curse of the Law (the judgment for sin). God will never judge us or punish us for our sins for Jesus has already, once and for all, paid for our sins with his death on the cross. Therefore Satan has no legal right to afflict us, even if we sin. However he is a murder and a thief. When he tries to afflict us all we have to do his eat some of the Bread of Life. The truth, that Jesus as already borne our judgment, will heal us and deliver us every single time. Meditate on God’s redemptive word night and day and your heart will be firmly established in this powerful truth concerning health and healing.
Father I thank you for making me your child and giving to me the children’s bread of healing and deliverance. I thank you for breaking your body by bearing my judgment for sin. I thank you for bearing my sickness, disease, and pain and giving me your abundant life.
I am a child of God. Healing is my bread. I believe Jesus bore my judgment for sin and by his stripes I am healed. I resist every symptom of sickness, disease and pain in my body. I do not permit it in my body for Jesus redeemed me from the entire curse of the Law.