Health Food – January 12

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Healing Is in God’s Redemptive Plan

Surely he [Jesus] hath borne our griefs [sicknesses], and carried our sorrows [pains]: 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. — ISAIAH 53:4-5

It is the will of God for you to be healed. It is God’s will that you be in health. The biggest thing that hinders people is that they question God’s will. They think, Maybe God has some great purpose in this illness or disease. But let the Word of God settle the issue for you. It is God’s will to heal you because healing is provided for you in His redemptive plan. These verses in Isaiah have to do with God’s redemptive plan.

Isaiah chapter 53 gives us a picture of the coming Messiah. This passage of Scripture not only tells us that He bore our sins, but that He bore our sicknesses and carried our pains. He was wounded for our transgressions or iniquities. Then we read in verse 5 that with His stripes, we are healed. Isaiah is not talking about being healed of sins, because you don’t get healed of sins. A sinner’s spirit doesn’t get healed; his spirit gets born again, and he becomes a new creature in Christ (2 Cor. 5:17).

Notice the words “sicknesses,” “pains,” and “healed” in Isaiah 53:4 and 5. When Isaiah said, “With His stripes, we’re healed,” he was talking about being healed from the sicknesses and the pains of our bodies. Yes, Jesus bore our sins, but, thank God, He also bore our sicknesses and diseases.

Confession: Because Jesus bore my sicknesses and diseases, I don’t have to bear them. With His stripes, I am healed.

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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