“And David built there an altar to the Lord, and offered burnt offerings and peace offerings. So the Lord heeded the prayers for the land, and the plague was withdrawn from Israel.” 2 Samuel 24:25
The saying, “God hears and answers prayer” is very popular. Why is it then that some people’s prayers for healing are answered and others are not? For one thing, God does not hear and answer just anyone’s prayer. Psalm 34:17 says that God only hears and answers the prayers of the righteous. “The RIGHTEOUS cry out, and the Lord hears, and delivers them out of all their troubles.” And Psalm 66:18 says, “If I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear.” The only prayer that God has agreed to hear and answer is the prayer of a man or woman who has been made righteous by placing their faith in the blood of Jesus Christ!
Hebrews 10:19 says, “Having boldness (access) to enter the Holiest by the BLOOD of Jesus.” It is only by the blood of Jesus that you and I can come into God’s presence; for it is the blood that gives us legal access to all the promises of God, including physical health and healing!
In 2 Samuel chapter 24 a plague came upon the nation of Israel that killed seventy thousand people because of David’s sin. As David cried out to God for mercy the Lord showed him what must be done to stop the plague. 2 Samuel 24:18 declares, “And God came that day to David and said to him, ‘Go up, erect and altar to the Lord…’” Only after David built the altar and offered the sacrifices did God answer his prayer and stop the plague.
Only the blood of Jesus can atone for sin and turn back the plague of sickness and disease. If sickness has come upon you or your house, begin to apply the blood of Jesus Christ over your life, your body and your home by declaring what the blood has done for you. As you do, sickness will have no choice but to leave, for there is wonder-working power in the blood!
Confession: I apply the blood of Jesus to my life and my body by faith. Because of the blood of Jesus, no sickness or disease can live in me!