“The Lord your God in your midst, The Mighty One, will save; He will rejoice over you with gladness, He will quie you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing.” Zephaniah 3:17
If you’re a blood-bought, born again child of God through faith in Jesus Christ, then I want you to know that God is in your midst. Actually, He not only lives near you, He also lives IN YOU! 1 Corinthians 6:19 says that your body is the home of the Holy Spirit. Romans 8:9 and 16 tells us that the Holy Spirit lives in our spirit man. Just think about it, everywhere you go you are carrying God around with you!
1 John 4:4 declares, “He Who is in you is GREATER than he who is in the world.” The Greater One lives on the inside of you! He is greater than your sickness and greater than your pain! So take courage today and realize that the Lord your God IS IN YOUR MIDST and He is THE MIGHTY ONE!
The Prophet Zephaniah goes on to tell us that the God Who is in our midst will SAVE us. Now because of church tradition, we have come to a very limited understanding of the meaning of the word “save”. When the average Christian reads or hears that God will save us, they immediately think of being saved from their sin. This of course is true but it is only partially correct. You see the word “save” and “salvation” in the Bible has a much more expanded meaning than just being limited to salvation from our sins.
The Greek word “save” actually means to deliver, protect, HEAL, preserve, to do well, and to MAKE WHOLE. You see, every time you see the word “save” or “salvation” in the scriptures, it not only refers to the forgiveness of sin, but it also refers to the healing of our bodies from sickness and disease.
This is so because when Jesus died on the cross, He redeemed all three parts of man: spirit, soul AND body. Jesus died for our sins and our sicknesses. (See Isaiah 53:4-5.) Our salvation is all inclusive. When God promised you and me SALVATION in His Word, He was not only promising us forgiveness of sin, but He was also promising us health and healing. If you have been saved, then you have also been healed! They go together! I have discovered that most Christians just don’t know that they have been healed.
Confession: The Greater One lives in me! God is greater than sickness and disease. I am saved and healed!