A Complete Redemption
For if by one man’s offence death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ. — ROMANS 5:17
Let’s continue reading in Romans chapter 5. “Therefore as by the offence of one judgment came upon all men to condemnation; even so by the righteousness of one the free gift came upon all men unto justification of life. For as by one man’s disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous. Moreover the law entered, that the offence might abound. But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound: That as sin hath reigned unto death, even so might grace reign through righteousness unto eternal life by Jesus Christ our Lord” (Rom. 5:18–21).
If man’s redemption from spiritual death (and that’s what these verses in Romans chapter 5 are talking about) is to be a complete redemption, it must be a redemption from disease as well as from sin. God has clearly shown us in His Word that He has made provision for the healing of man’s body. In Isaiah chapter 53, God lifts the curtain, so to speak, and let’s us see Him dealing with sin and sickness.
Verses 4 and 5 say, “Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.” The words griefs and sorrows are better translated “sickness” and “disease.” God’s great plan of redemption not only took care of man’s sin; it also took care of man’s sickness and disease.
Confession: Jesus bore my sickness and disease and purchased healing for me in His death, burial, and resurrection so that I could enjoy health and healing. Jesus consummated God’s great plan of redemption so that I could be free—spirit, soul, and body.
Source: Health Food Devotions by Kenneth E. Hagin. Excerpt permission granted by Faith Library Publications. Copyright © 2002, 2007 Rhema Bible Church aka Kenneth Hagin Ministries, Inc. All rights reserved.
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