5) Healing Malachi 4:2 prophesies of the resurrection with wonderful imagery: "But to you who fear My name the Sun of Righteousness shall arise with healing in His wings." He was a healer before the resurrection, before the complete price was paid for us.
How much more did He come out of the grave with a passion and power to heal us completely—body, mind, soul and spirit. He is Yahweh-Rapha ("the Lord our healer"), the Great Physician, who now presents to every human being the invitation, "Do you desire to be made whole?" (John 5:6).
6) Peace, Wholeness and Prosperity After Jesus arose from the dead, He appeared to His disciples several times, greeting them with the word "Peace." (Most likely, He actually spoke the Hebrew word "Shalom.") Shalom is a rich spiritual term with multiple meanings, including peace, rest, welfare, health, wholeness, happiness and prosperity in every area of life. The "chastisement of our peace [Hebrew: shalom] was upon Him" (Is. 53:5).
In other words, He went through the mind-piercing pain of Calvary, crowned with thorns, so we could experience being crowned with life. Now "He is our peace" and we have received "peace with God," "peace from God" and the "peace of God that passes understanding" (Eph. 2:14; 2 Cor. 1:2; Phil. 4:7).
7) Daily Renewal Second Corinthians 4:16 encourages those who are troubled: "Therefore we do not lose heart. Even though our outward man is perishing, yet the inward man is being renewed day by day." The cells in our physical bodies are constantly renewed by fresh blood removing death-dealing toxins and infusing every cell with life-giving oxygen from the lungs and nutrients from the digestive system. So it is with our spirits.
The blood of Jesus flows through us constantly, removing the toxin of the lower nature and infusing us with the resurrection life of the Word and the Spirit, constantly renewing our status of victory and righteousness. This is a "mini-resurrection" on a personal and spiritual level that takes place over and over again all day long, as we abide under Jesus' lordship. No wonder, "No weapon formed against you shall prosper" (Is. 54:17).
8) Ultimate Victory and Total Dominion Let's end with the scripture passage we began with, yet adding the verse that follows: "But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), and has raised us up together and made us sit together in the heavenlies in Christ Jesus" (Eph. 2:4-6).
To be raised up to sit together with Christ is to be enthroned with Him in a position of power, authority, rest, victory and dominion. He has made our enemies our footstool. All things are under His feet, and now all things are under our feet as well. This is the restoration of the dominion Adam and Eve lost in the beginning, and this speaks of absolute victory over every negative we face in this world—not just historically and not just futuristically, but right here, right now. Yes, "this is the victory that overcomes the world—our faith" (1 John 5:4).
Begin claiming your resurrection rights today! Jesus bought them; now they are yours to enjoy!
Mike Shreve, author of 11 books including 65 Supernatural Promises From God for Your Child, has been involved in full-time ministry and evangelism since 1971, sharing the gospel around the world. His passion is to see New Testament Christianity in the earth, the release of God's glory, the manifestation of His gifts and the fulfillment of His promises. He and his wife, Elizabeth, reside in Cleveland, Tenn., with their two children.
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