When Jesus came to the earth, He did not go about healing the sick because He had paid the price for their healing in His redemptive work for man, no. He had not been crucified on the Cross yet, but He healed the sick, raised the dead and performed mouth-opening miracles. How? Since He had not fulfilled the requirement of justice for man’s salvation from sin and all its consequences, Jesus healed the sick on credit. He lived out prophecies in time. He laid hold on what prophet Isaiah said in Isaiah 53:3-5 and brought it to life in Matthew 8:16-17. Jesus healed the sick that it might be fulfilled that which was spoken by Isaiah the prophet, saying, Himself took our infirmities, and bore our sicknesses. This revelation of the potency and timelessness of prophecy is very profound and worthy of note. Every prophecy is good first because it is God’s Word and also good for the time for which it was spoken and to the person of whom it was spoken. When God speaks, His Word carries the credibility, authority and authenticity of God. Prophecies are good because God is credible; they are authoritative and powerful because God is sovereign.
During the three and half years of Jesus’ earthly ministry, He healed the people to show to them that indeed He is the legitimate, anointed, chosen Messiah; the One that God has selected and elected to deliver the people from their sins. When the people came to Him, He just went to the Scriptures and totally relied on the authority and authenticity of God’s Word, He healed the sick, raised the dead, wrought miracles, and He did that on credit-the credit of prophecies. Do you know that you can do things on the credit of prophecies? The good news is, there is no expiration to prophecy. Every prophecy is as eternal as God Himself; there is no expiry date to prophecy. What is written is written. All you have to do is find it out and lay hold of it as your present hour reality. Just as Jesus our Lord lived out prophecy in time, you too can. You can taste of the power of the age to come. Receive every prophetic Word at face value and stand firm on what God has said concerning you. Hallelujah!
MY SOLID FRONT (YOUR CONFESSION):
In the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ, I live in the fullness and fulfilment of prophecies. The Word of God is true; therefore, I walk by faith in the Word and see the fulfilment of every Word that the Lord has spoken concerning me. Amen!
Hebrews 6:5; Isaiah 53:3-5.