Forgiveness and healing . . . no waiting

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For two thousand years, Christendom has emphasized the crucifixion of Jesus Christ as the pivotal point when God offered salvation, forgiveness and healing to the world. The first Christian theologian Paul, the apostle invented the concept of indebtedness for sins and forgiveness by proxy through a contractual arrangement between God and the devil. He basically declared that sins could not be forgiven (and by extension reception of healing and all the blessings) without belief that the crucifixion was payment for the debt.

The struggle to reconcile this legalistic arrangement for salvation against the love, mercy, and grace of God has sparked an awareness that Jesus himself was not so legalistic.

If you read the gospels in the new testament, you can see that Jesus healed many people and forgave their sins, even before his crucifixion.  Every incident of healing and forgiveness was immediate. Some were asked if they believed he could do this. Once he countered the argument that only God could forgive by saying it was the same as healing.

Matthew 9:2-7 King James Version (KJV)

2 And, behold, they brought to him a man sick of the palsy, lying on a bed: and Jesus seeing their faith said unto the sick of the palsy; Son, be of good cheer; thy sins be forgiven thee.

3 And, behold, certain of the scribes said within themselves, This man blasphemeth.

4 And Jesus knowing their thoughts said, Wherefore think ye evil in your hearts?

5 For whether is easier, to say, Thy sins be forgiven thee; or to say, Arise, and walk?

6 But that ye may know that the Son of man hath power on earth to forgive sins, (then saith he to the sick of the palsy,) Arise, take up thy bed, and go unto thine house.

7 And he arose, and departed to his house.

Today, Jesus wants to heal you, without fanfare and without legalistic requirements. He asks you if you believe he can do this. Close your eyes and imagine he is standing before you and talking with you about your needs. Whatever you need, just ask and he will give it to you.