When I teach people about receiving their healing, it is first necessary to help them see their healing belongs to them, as it has already been bought and paid for by Jesus.  Imagine, if you will, going to a store, and someone else graciously pays for your groceries, and you leaving them there because you’re not convinced they belong to you.
That sounds silly, doesn’t it?  But yet, people do that every day with salvation and healing.  The entire price of your salvation and healing has been paid in full.  But it’s up to you to possess it.          It would be like a rich person going to a car dealership and paying in advance for a car to be given to a needy person.  He might say, call so-and-so and tell them to come down to your dealership and pick out what they want and drive it home, and I’ll pay for it, whatever the cost.  So the dealership calls that person, and says, “Come on down here and pick out your new car, it’s bought and paid for by an anonymous donor.”  At that point you have two options; hang up the phone in unbelief, or driving home in a new car.  It doesn’t get any simpler than that.  There are only two options to receiving your healing, as well.  You either do, or you don’t.  And there’s no third option.

        We read in Isaiah 53:3-11 what Jesus went through, the awful price He paid to buy your salvation and healing. 

   He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not.  Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.   But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.   All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.  He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth: he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he openeth not his mouth.  He was taken from prison and from judgment: and who shall declare his generation? for he was cut off out of the land of the living: for the transgression of my people was he stricken.  And he made his grave with the wicked, and with the rich in his death; because he had done no violence, neither was any deceit in his mouth.  Yet it pleased the LORD to bruise him; he hath put him to grief: when thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin, he shall see his seed, he shall prolong his days, and the pleasure of the LORD shall prosper in his hand.  He shall see of the travail of his soul, and shall be satisfied: by his knowledge shall my righteous servant justify many; for he shall bear their iniquities.

         Now I’m going to try to help you see something you may not have seen before.  Why was Jesus despised and rejected of men, a man of sorrows?

        He bore the punishment and wrath of God for sin, yet not His sin, but ours.  Imagine the stripes Jesus took upon His body, the whip with bits of steel and bone on it, ripping out pieces of flesh with every stroke, powered by the merciless rage of the person wielding it.  See Jesus taking upon Himself the rage of a woman who had been raped lashing back at her rapist, or the rage of the man whose child or wife was savagely murdered.  How about the rage of an old man whose entire life savings had been stolen by a lying investment broker?

        Maybe it’s the rage of a man whose wife and kids were murdered by a drunk driver.  Or, perhaps the rage of a woman whose husband was killed by a negligent doctor or hospital?  Jesus bore that.  Jesus bore the punishment in the place of murderers, abortionists, thieves, adulterers, drug dealers, crime bosses.  The punishment of the grossest of crimes was laid upon Him.  If you can imagine it, Jesus bore it.  

         Every sickness and disease there is was laid upon Jesus.  See Jesus with your Arthritis, MS, Cancer, TB, and Parkinson’s disease.  Close your eyes and see Jesus with your Diabetes, blindness, deafness, AIDS, clogged arteries, and Hepatitis. See Him in your wheelchair, quadriplegic.  See Him bowed over with your crooked spine, unable to straighten Himself, no matter how hard He tries. See Jesus with your crooked, twisted limbs that don’t work. See Jesus unable to speak because of your stroke.  See Him with your Alzheimer’s so bad He doesn’t even know His own name.

         Unless you can see Jesus with your diseases, you don’t know what He bore for you.

          The reason most people don’t know Jesus took their sickness and diseases is because they just haven’t been properly taught to see it on Jesus.  Once you realize Jesus bore your sin, sickness, and disease upon Himself in your place, as your substitute, the light will come on.  But it doesn’t stop there.  You must realize that Jesus having taken your sickness and disease upon Himself, means it’s no longer yours. 

       You may have possession of it, but it’s not yours anymore, and you don’t have any business with it.  In fact, if you think about it, being in possession of something without the owner’s permission that doesn’t belong to you makes you a thief, doesn’t it?  You have lost ownership of sickness and disease, just as surely as if someone came and took it away by force.  You lost ownership of sin the same way. Your slate has been wiped clean if you belong to Jesus, and all of your sin is gone, past, present, and future!  Can you see all your sins upon Jesus, and you sinless?  You should, because that’s what He did for you!

         Someone had to bear all that sickness, which was the result of sin.  Someone had to bear the punishment for sin.  Justice demanded it! Once Jesus bore upon Himself all your sins and sickness, God the Father was satisfied the price was paid in full, and His wrath satisfied.  What did that mean for you?  It means you go free!

         Why is it then, people who are saved insist on seeing themselves as sinners?  In God’s eyes, that is beyond impossible.  You might as well believe you are twenty feet tall and green, because that’s as realistic as you being a sinner.  And sickness; Jesus carried it away from you, far away, and for you to see yourself as having sickness is downright absurd.  If you go to a hotel, and the Porter carries your suitcase, do you walk along side him helping him carry it?  Of course not.  He is well able to manage by himself.  Then why are you trying to help Jesus carry your sickness?  You may be saying, “I don’t want it, Jesus can have it!”, but all the signs of it are still on you. Why?  Is it because Jesus is a liar and He didn’t do what He said He did?  Or, is it because you don’t believe Him? 

            See Jesus with your sins and sickness on HIM and off of YOU, and you’ll get the revelation of what Isaiah 53:3-11.  God is good, and He doesn’t want your life encumbered with sin and sickness.  In the beginning, God created man in His own image, and put him in the Garden of Eden.  Sin and sickness was not part of that creation.  God looked upon His creation and said it was good.  Sickness is not good, is it?  Of course, we know the devil brought sin and sickness upon mankind.  God could have left things like that, but because He loves you so much, His compassion forced Him to make a way to return things to their former state, sinless, and without sickness.

            Jesus came to earth to pay for your sin, sickness, and disease, once and for all.  He’s calling you right now, saying, “Come pick up your healing, I paid in full for it!”  Will you hang up in unbelief, or come and get it?