God is glorified when we are healed! He is magnified, exalted and praised. I love the definition of glorified which says, “to cause the dignity and worth of some person to become manifest and acknowledged.” It is exactly what happens when we are healed, God’s dignity and worth or value is seen, acknowledged and praised. It happened as people got healed throughout the ministry of Jesus.
For example, our God was glorified when Jesus healed the multitudes of people who were lame, blind, dumb, maimed and who had many other kinds of sicknesses. Our God was glorified when the man who had palsy (or who was paralysed) was healed so much so much so that the multitude marvelled and were amazed saying, “we have seen strange things to day” (Luke 5:26). Our God was glorified when the only son of a widow who had died was raised up by Jesus from the dead on the way to his funeral. The crowd glorified God saying, “a great prophet is risen up among us; and God has visited his people” (Luke 7:12-16).
In Luke 13:10-13, a woman who had been bent over for eighteen years by a spirit of infirmity and could not stand straight was healed as Jesus laid hands on her and she glorified God. The leper who was healed came back with a loud voice to glorify God (Luke 17:15) and Jesus hearing about Lazarus in John 11:4 said, “This sickness will not end in death; but [on the contrary it is] for the glory and honor of God, so that the Son of God may be glorified by it.”
Healing glorifies God! God is glorified when you are healed. Sickness on the contrary does not bring glory to God, and so we thank God for the provision He has made today for all to be healed through Jesus Christ our Lord. Hebrews 13:8 says, “Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.” Since Jesus went about healing the multitudes He is willing and ready to heal today with the same power and the same result so that God can always be glorified.
Healing glorifies God, so seek to be healed all the time and don’t settle for anything less. James 4:7 tells us what to do. It says we should, “submit ourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil (and all his works including sickness) and he will flee from you.” Submitting to God is accepting His word as the final authority in your life, settling any matter for you as you declare what He says boldly because you believe it. You use the word of God to resist the devil. To resist means to actively fight against the devil, sickness and all of his works. God is glorified when we submit to Him, when we resist the devil and when sickness flees from us in the powerful name of Jesus.
Prayer: Father today I declare that I am healed by the stripes of Jesus. I recognise that healing glorifies you and therefore I resist every sickness right now in the name of Jesus. I pray that you will always be glorified in me as I testify to your great work of healing, deliverance and salvation in my life in Jesus Name.
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