Security in one’s faith in God and Christ Jesus has to be built on a firm foundation. In order for you to truly “walk by faith and not by sight”, you will need the assurance of God’s living word. Regardless of the circumstances which believers face, their faith should affirm has God not spoken.
Whatever God has spoken must become the basis of the Christian’s confidence; realizing that what God says is. Since God is one with what He says, He stands behind that which He has spoken. God’s character is bound up with what He says, therefore, His word cannot return to him void.
Jesus was the voice of God; insomuch, that what Jesus said, the father said. Jesus being the logos, or the word of God means that whenever you hear or read what Jesus said, you are hearing the living word of God. They are both intrinsically bound up in what they have said.
When God says, “Surely He has borne our sicknesses and carried our diseases…”. you know that your diseases are laid on Christ. Hearing Him say in Hebrews 9:26, ” but now once in the end of the world hath he appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself”. you understand that the sin problem is settled once and for all.
He said in II Corinthians 5:17, “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new”. Consequently, you are assured disease, weakness, and failure have no standing in you as a New Creation. He says you are His Sons and Daughters and that you are born of the spirit. These are the facts, it what God has spoken.
L. Jerome Jones