Finished Work of the Cross: an excerpt from Darrell Benton’s New Book “Heal the Sick”
Let’s take a look at Matthew 8:17, “Himself took our infirmities, and bare our sicknesses.” This scripture is quoting what Isaiah had prophesied about Jesus. There are many examples in the scriptures where Jesus said, “Your faith has healed you.” Jesus makes it very clear that the level of faith we have is directly correlated to the healing that takes place. When administering healing, I personally approach it believing that they are already healed by “His stripes.” Knowing that Jesus has already provided for it makes it easier for us to believe in it. Sometimes, if I feel led, I will quote some of these scriptures to people to help increase their faith. When healing the sick just expect it to work and do not let anything take that belief away from you. All you need is to have faith in Jesus and in what the word of God says you can do. John 14:12 says, “Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.”
Whether you know it or not, you have Christ in you. Galatians 2:20 confirms this by saying, “I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.” In Jesus, there is a lot of peace. You can release this peace to others through prayer. A phrase you can use when you first begin your prayer for someone is, “I release peace into you, more and more peace.” Anytime I’ve ever done this, the individual I’m praying for always reports feeling an immense amount of peace in their body. Their stress and anxiety level, rigid resistance, doubt, embarrassment- anything that is negative dissipates as peace washes over them. I believe that once this happens, they are better able to receive their healing.