I am going to make an astounding statement right now that I want you to think about and ask God for more revelation. What is that? That God cannot function legally on earth outside of a body. Why? Because God made a covenant with earth that earth was given to men. "The heaven, even the heavens, are the Lord's; but the earth He has given to the children of men." Psalm 115:16 When God created earth, He had His kingdom in mind. He made it to make man to be in His image and have dominion over the earth. When men die, their bodies go back to the dust and their spirit's must leave this earth, because they are now illegal! Their authority to operate legally has been removed and they must exit. God will not violate this covenant and attempt to go around His own word. He is therefore limited to man's response and obedience to His voice to fulfill His will on earth as it is in heaven through our bodies. That is why Jesus became flesh and dwelt among us. Jesus made God legal on earth to bring the Father's kingdom down to us. Jesus even prayed, "Thy will be done on earth, as it is in heaven." Jesus knew that He must fulfill all righteousness "IN HIS BODY OF FLESH" to satisfy the father's justice against sin's penalty on earth. Therefore the only way for the Father to destroy death's penalty was to die Himself in the flesh. Jesus came, God became legal. Jesus died and destroyed the power of death. Jesus cried, "It is finished" and finally satisfied God's earth covevant through His own Son. The full payment for sin had now been accomplished and man could find a way back to God. Now earth could again be connected to heaven! Jesus shed blood through His body of flesh was so efficacious that it now does not just cover your sin (atonement) but it "takes your sins away". (expiation)
Your body is the dwelling place of God on earth. It is God's only method of presently operating legally on earth. "Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own?" I Corinthians 6:19 Your body is designed to manifest God's kingdom here and now. It is God's first point of revealing His kingdom. Where ever you go, the kingdom of God goes with all it's authority and power. If you show up at Wal Mart, the kingdom of God just showed up! If you stop for gas at Texaco, the kingdom of God just stopped and presented it's self at Texaco. If someone at the pump next to you dies, lay hands on him, raise him from the dead, pump your gas and go home! You are the manifest presence of God and His ruler ship on earth every day that you come under His authority. When you are operating through His transmitted authority heaven manifests on earth! That is why Jesus said, "The works that I do you shall do also and greater works than these shall you do because I go to my Father in heaven." John 14:12 Jesus also said, "And these signs will follow those who believe: In My name they will cast out demons; they will speak with new tongues; they will take up serpents; and if they drink anything deadly, it will by no means hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover." Mark 16:17-18
Why will God heal you? Because He needs your body! One of the amazing scriptures is found in Ephesians chapter 1. We all believe that Jesus was the fullness of the Godhead bodily. He fully manifest what the Father God looks like. Jesus said to His disciples, "He that has seen me, has seen the Father." But I am going to make an astounding announcement to you. Just as Jesus is the fullness of the Godhead bodily, you are the fullness of Jesus bodily! This is exactly what the apostle Paul announced in Ephesians 1:22
"And He put all things under His (Jesus ) feet, and gave Him to be head over all things to the church, which is His body, the fullness of Him who fills all in all."
key to the Kingdom, Your Body!