Christians who understand and embrace all of the benefits of Jesus’ suffering, scourging, death and resurrection enjoy a healthy and fruitful life. They have believed and accepted, without reservation or doubt, all that Jesus’ blood purchased for them. Not only did His death pay our sin debt, but also made us righteous before God. In other words, He took our sins upon Himself and, in return, gave us His righteousness. Because of this great exchange, we are no longer under the condemnation of sin. Also, according to Isaiah 53:4-5, He bore our sickness and pain. He was wounded for our transgressions, bruised for our iniquities, striped for our healing. And as if that was not enough, we have eternal life through Him.
Believers who have such great revelation of all that was accomplished by Jesus on that cross for us, rest in that revelation, trust in its truthfulness, and are blessed because of their faith in it; while those whose revelation is small (believing that it only bought them a ticket to heaven when they die), never enjoy the fullness of the Christian life. They never experience all that the Father intended for them to enjoy while on this earth: health, wealth, happiness, an intimate relationship with Him, the power and authority of the Holy Spirit, and every good and perfect gift that comes from God.
If you are one of those believers in Jesus who thinks that the “good life” was only meant to be experienced when we get to heaven, begin to broaden your revelation of Jesus’ finished work on the cross. Search the scriptures and learn all that Jesus’ death and resurrection accomplished for you and trust in that accomplishment. Know that God did not sacrifice His Son just for you to go to heaven, but He meant for you to bring heaven to earth. That is what Jesus meant when He taught His disciples to pray: “Thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.”
Yes, it is possible to live a healthy, happy and prosperous life right here on earth. When our faith is without doubt, and we wholeheartedly trust God for His word, we will begin to understand what the perfect will of God is for our lives.
Take another look at Jesus and all that His death and resurrection accomplished and receive it in its entirety as the greatest gift you will ever receive!