However, God’s Word says: That by the stripes (by the wounds) of Jesus Christ “you were healed.” (1 Peter 2:24).
In fact, ministers of Christ all over the world already understand that God Wants You Well and that healing is already a “done deal” in Christ.
Healing is already an accomplished work. First Peter 2:24 says, “Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.” Jesus isn’t healing people today—healing was given 2,000 years ago in Jerusalem when He took those stripes on His back. He hasn’t, and won’t, receive any more stripes. People today only receive through faith what has already been accomplished by Jesus thousands of years ago.
The following medically-documented testimony backs the fact that believers in Christ are able to receive miracle healing (right now) today by grace through faith in Jesus Christ.
Danny R. Cox was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, in 1994 and was healed by Jesus Christ. Danny’s testimony, including medical diagnosis documentation is published in the book “HIGH on a LIE.” Danny is still living today (in 2016) by grace through faith in Jesus Christ.
How did Danny receive his healing?
Some of the practical answers to this question are summarized below from the testimony that appears in Danny's book (ref. pages 174 - 232). The spiritual answers may be reserved for God and God alone. However, in Matthew chapter seven, Jesus instructs his disciples (his learning followers) to ask.
"Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you."~ Jesus of Nazareth (Matthew 7:7)What are some of the practical things that Danny did leading up to his receipt of healing from God?
- He received healing prayer from other believers (including the laying on of hands).
- He believed the Word of God.
- He resisted the devil (that came in various forms of doubts and temptations).
- He memorized and confessed God’s Word until he knew that he had received his healing.
"One day in March 1995, I was showing off for my Father in Heaven. I was walking the floor in my private one-man cell quoting Scripture and praising the name of the Lord. I knew that I was glorifying God by repeating His words. I was like a small child showing off and asking my Heavenly Father to listen to me.
As I was quoting Scripture, like a bolt of lightning, my faith met my understanding, and I was given a revelation by God. This was where the rubber finally met the road. In a millisecond the Lord revealed to me that I was healed! In a split second the Lord filled my mind and spirit with the gift of faith and healing at the same time."
~ Danny R. Cox
"I kept walking and told the devil that he was a liar (John 8:44), that by the stripes of Jesus I was healed (1 Peter 2:24) and that he [the devil] no longer had any jurisdiction over me because Christ had redeemed me from the curse of the law (Galatians 3:13)."As a result, ALS was crushed by grace through faith in Jesus Christ (Ephesians 2:8-9).
~ Danny R. Cox
For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast.It may be important for some to know that the original Greek word “saved” that appears in Ephesians 2:8-9 is “sozo” which means the following: Strong's #4982: sozo (pronounced sode'-zo): To save, deliver or protect (literally or figuratively), heal, preserve, save (self), do well, be (make) whole.
~ Paul the Apostle (Ephesians 2:8-9)
It also may be important for some to note that Danny Cox is not an isolated incident. More testimonies of God healing ALS are listed below:
A link to JJ's story appears HERE.
Ron White, a retired major in the U.S. Army and Vietnam combat veteran was healed of ALS in the early 1980’s.
A link to Ron's story appears HERE.
Doris Hoffmeier was healed of ALS in the 1950’s during a Kathryn Kulhman meeting in St. Louis. This healing is documented in the book “I believe in Miracles” and was a great source of faith for Danny R. Cox during his ordeal. Doris Hoffmeier’s grandson was interviewed in 1995. He confirmed Doris’s healing testimony as “absolutely true and that God had indeed healed Doris from the incurable disease (ALS).” Reference the book “HIGH on a LIE” pg. 205.
Jesus Christ is the truth (John 14:6) and His word shows the way for God’s people to think and live.
“Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, let your mind dwell on these things. What you have learned and received and heard and seen in me – put these things into practice, and the God of peace will be with you.”The instruction here is to “let your mind dwell on these things” and to “put these things into practice.”
~ Paul the Apostle (Philippians 4:8-9 MOUNCE)
The reward for following this instruction is that “the God of peace will be with you.”
The Word of God stands contrary to popular opinion. In fact, in light of the information above, the initial reports in this article would be more accurate if written as follows: Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, is sometimes described as a progressive, neurodegenerative disorder that causes muscle weakness. Some believe it is incurable and eventually fatal. Those beliefs are false. There is one treatment known to halt the progression of ALS. That treatment is faith in Jesus Christ.
The Word of God, the blood of The Lamb, and the word of the believer’s testimony stand as proof that “nothing is impossible with God.” (Ref. Matthew 19:26 and Revelation 12:11)
“What then shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?”Author’s Note -
~ Paul the Apostle (Romans 8:31 MOUNCE)
It is my hope and sincere prayer that everyone shall receive the fullness of salvation through Christ Jesus.
The Lord is not willing that anyone should perish. (Ref. 2 Peter 3:9)
God loves you. God loves me. God wants us all to be saved by grace through faith in Jesus Christ.
That is why God sent His Son Jesus – for you, for me, for the world to be saved.
“For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but so that the world might be saved through Him.”To be “saved” (Strong's #4982: sozo) means to be delivered and protected (literally or figuratively), to be healed, to be preserved, to do well, and to be made whole.
~ Jesus of Nazareth (John 3:17)
God bless you.