While ministering to a lady about healing, the LORD asked me an interesting question that I’d like to pass along to you.  WHEN WILL YESTERDAY HAPPEN?  Well, that’s an easy one to answer: it already happened, it’s over and done, and it won’t be back. Then why do people still wait for yesterday to happen?

Way back, two thousand years ago, Christ Jesus, (Yeshua Messiah) went to the cross, and was crucified as the perfect sacrificial Lamb, as payment in full for our sins, and by His stripes we are healed.  So when is it GOING TO HAPPEN?  News flash, friends, it already HAS happened, just like yesterday, it’s over and done.  It is written in Isaiah 53:1-6,
Isa 53:1  Who hath believed our report? and to whom is the arm of the LORD revealed?
Isa 53:2  For he shall grow up before him as a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry ground: he hath no form nor comeliness; and when we shall see him, there is no beauty that we should desire him.
Isa 53:3  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.
Isa 53:4  Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.
Isa 53:5  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.
Isa 53:6  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.

It is written in Psalm 103:2-6:
Psa 103:2  Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits:
Psa 103:3  Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases;
Psa 103:4  Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies;
Psa 103:5  Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things; so that thy youth is renewed like the eagle’s.
Psa 103:6  The LORD executeth righteousness and judgment for all that are oppressed.
Way back then in the “Old Testament Days”, salvation and healing was prophesied, and was perfectly and exactly fulfilled by the COMPLETED work of Christ Jesus at the END of the Old Testament, meaning the OLD covenant.  The NEW Covenant began the moment Christ Jesus arose from the dead.

Many people read Matthew, Mark, Luke and John and say, This is the NEW Covenant.  But they’re wrong.  Up until the time Christ Jesus arose from the dead, the Old Covenant was still in effect.  And yet!  I said, And yet, healing was available to all who believed, even under the Old Covenant.  Jesus was not operating in the New Covenant when He went around healing all the sick who were presented to Him, and casting out devils when confronted with them.  He was doing so under the OLD covenant.  Yes, healing was available even before the New Covenant.  Jesus gave authority to His twelve disciples to heal EVERY SICKNESS AND DISEASE among the people and cast out devils.  Later, He gave this power to seventy others also, and sent them forth two by two to preach the Kingdom of God in every city where He himself would go. Again, that was under the Old Covenant.

As I said earlier, Christ Jesus HAS already been crucified, died, and rose from the dead, alive to die no more.  He now lives as the mediator of the NEW COVENANT.  It is written in Hebrews  8:6, But now hath he obtained a more excellent ministry, by how much also he is the mediator of a better covenant, which was established upon better promises. Now, let me explain it to you like this:  Suppose you go to buy a new car; there are several levels of models you can buy.  If you buy the “BASE MODEL”, it comes with a certain list of equipment.  If you buy a BETTER model, it will come with all the equipment the BASE model has, PLUS MORE.  Well, Hebrews 8:6 is telling us we have all the blessings available to us contained in the OLD Covenant, PLUS MORE!   It isn’t “better promises” if we are losing some of the blessings of the Old Covenant, is it?  Healing was also part of the Old, carried into the NEW.  The disciples CONTINUED healing the sick in the NEW Covenant that was begun before Jesus went to the cross.  Again, the new is built on “better promises” than the old.

So WHY are people still waiting for their healing to take place?  Apparently they fail to recognize the COMPLETED work of Christ Jesus, that’s the only reason I can come up with.  Nobody in their right mind believes Jesus still has to go to the cross, they recognize He already did it. So why can’t they believe the works are done, finished, and complete, just like yesterday is done?  You tell me, because I can’t come up with ANY valid reason.

It is written in Hebrews 10:5-12;
Heb 10:5  Wherefore when he cometh into the world, he saith, Sacrifice and offering thou wouldest not, but a body hast thou prepared me:
Heb 10:6  In burnt offerings and sacrifices for sin thou hast had no pleasure.
Heb 10:7  Then said I, Lo, I come (in the volume of the book it is written of me,) to do thy will, O God.
Heb 10:8  Above when he said, Sacrifice and offering and burnt offerings and offering for sin thou wouldest not, neither hadst pleasure therein; which are offered by the law;
Heb 10:9  Then said he, Lo, I come to do thy will, O God. He taketh away the first, that he may establish the second.
Heb 10:10  By the which will we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.
Heb 10:11  And every priest standeth daily ministering and offering oftentimes the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins:
Heb 10:12  But this man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins for ever, sat down on the right hand of God;

Do you see that?  It’s DONE, His sacrifice was once and FOREVER.  It doesn’t need to be done again, and He WON’T do it again, either.  He has ALREADY paid for your healing, it is ALREADY given you for the taking.  So, when is it yours?  when you believe.  I said, WHEN YOU BELIEVE.  You cannot even be born again until you believe.  Once you believe, all the promises are yours, but not before.  You can hear the Gospel of Christ Jesus, and hear all the promises, and say, “I want that”, but until you believe, it’s not yours.

People often ask me, “How do I believe?” Well, I can only tell you how I did it.  For one, you don’t “try to believe”, you just do it, or else you don’t.   God cannot lie, so when I had cancer in 1993, the LORD showed me Psalm 103:2-3, and from there I literally took God at His Word and considered my healing DONE even before I saw any physical evidence of it.  Did I have to contend for that healing?  You bet’cha!  The devil heaped pain and symptoms upon me to try to get me to doubt the integrity of God’s Word.  You know, when I think about it, EVERYTHING the devil does is to get you to doubt the integrity of God’s Word, exactly as he pulled on Eve in the Garden of Eden in Genesis chapter three.  Go read it.  You doubt God’s Word, you LOSE, period.  If you doubt the truth of God’s Word, it has no place in you, and will not work for you.  In other words, good luck, because you’re on your own.  Thank God, those who BELIEVE are NEVER on their own, but HE IS IN THEM, OVERCOMING THE WORKS OF THE DEVIL.

Has the devil ever tried putting symptoms of sickness on me in all these twenty three years since I was healed?  Yes, and when he does, I command him in the name of Christ Jesus of Nazareth, Yeshua Messiah, to take his junk off my body and leave NOW, for I HAVE THE AUTHORITY TO DO SO, given to me as a present-day disciple of Christ Jesus by Jesus himself!!!!  And so he goes.  But just like he did to Jesus, he is always looking for a more opportune time to come back.  You can’t make him permanently leave, but what’s the big deal?  When he comes back, run him off again, you don’t have to put up with him, he isn’t your lord, Christ Jesus is LORD, and you are HIS, and HE is YOURS.  Got that?
Well, if you’re still looking for Jesus TO heal you, then you haven’t got it yet.  Once you settle what Christ Jesus did back there and then, you won’t have any difficulty believing the rest of God’s Word concerning your salvation or your future in the Kingdom of God.

Right now you’re asking, How do I believe? Well, do you know your own name?  I hope so.  But how do you know?  It’s because you have a birth certificate with your name on it, and you’ve been called by your name all your life.  You believe by FAITH, and FAITH COMES BY HEARING.  If your name is Bob, and if someone in a restaurant calls out, Hey Mary!, are you going to respond to them?  I hope not, because you aren’t Mary.  In fact, you most likely won’t even look up.  Well, the devil is trying to get you to respond to the wrong name.  You are God’s own child, heir to ALL of God’s promises, and the devil is hollering, “HEY LOSER, YEAH YOU SUCKER,  I’M TALKING TO YOU!” Are you going to look up and answer him, or are you just going to be confident in who you ARE and ignore the liar?

The devil is trying to get you and everybody else to put off receiving your healing, saying “someday you will be healed”, like trying to make you wait for YESTERDAY to happen.  Yesterday is over.  Your healing has already been given to you, long ago.  Take it!! It’s YOURS!  Not because I said so, but because GOD SAID SO!!