“Is there no balm in Gilead, is there no physician there? Why then is there no recovery for the health of the daughter of my people?” Jeremiah 8:22
The Old Testament Scriptures are a revelation of the Person and ministry of Jesus Christ. In Luke 24:44 Jesus said, “That all things must be fulfilled which were written in the Law of Moses and the Prophets (Jeremiah was a prophet) and the Psalms concerning Me.” Here in the book of Jeremiah we find a powerful prophetic scripture that was fulfilled in the Person of Jesus Christ. Jesus is the “Balm of Gilead!”
A balm is a healing ointment or cream. In Exodus 15:26 God revealed Himself as Jehovah Rapha, the Lord our physician. So what is the prophet Jeremiah really asking? He is asking, “Isn’t healing available to God’s people? Isn’t Jesus Christ our Great Physician? Why then is the health of my people not recovered?”
There should not be one sick saint in the body of Christ! Why? Because Jesus has completely paid the price for every sickness and disease, taking them on His own body when He died on the cross. Sadly, a large portion of the Church either has never been taught this truth, or does not believe it. For this reason, so many of God’s children are suffering with sickness, disease and pain.
Hebrews 3:1 says, “Therefore, holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest of OUR CONFESSION, Christ Jesus.” In other words, Jesus will be to you whatever you confess Him to be. He watches over your confession to bring it to pass. If you confess Him to be your Savior, He will be your Savior. (See Romans 10:9-10.) If you confess Him to be your provider, He will be your provider. And if you confess Him to be your healer, He will be your healer!
Confession & Prayer: I confess that Jesus Christ is my healer. Today I invite Jesus Christ to be the healer of my body. Thank You, Jesus, for healing me from every sickness and disease through Your blood on the cross.