Did you know our redemption in
Christ has a double meaning?
Jesus not only died for our sins on the Cross of Calvary, His blood was also shed so you and I might live free from sickness and disease.
Isaiah chapter 53 holds the key to both our spiritual and physical redemption.
4 Surely he took up our pain and bore our suffering, yet we considered him punished by God, stricken by him, and afflicted.
5 But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed.
In the Hebrew language, the fourth verse reads, “Surely he has borne our sicknesses, and carried our pains . . . ” In verse 10 of Isaiah 53, the King James Version reads, “Yet it pleased the Lord to bruise him; he hath put him to grief . . . ” The word grief comes from the Hebrew word for “sick.” In the Hebrew, this verse literally says, “He has made Him sick.”
Salvation & Healing go Hand in Hand
Christians don’t have a problem believing Isaiah 53:6, “. . . the Lord has laid on him the iniquity of us all.” But many can’t believe the rest of the redemptive plan, which we saw in verse 4: “. . . he has borne our sicknesses, and carried our pains . . . ”
The purpose of Jesus bearing our sins was so we might be free from spiritual death and eternal separation from God. The purpose of His bearing sickness and disease was so we might be free from infirmities. If you believe that God laid your iniquities on Jesus for your salvation, then you should also be able to believe that God laid sickness and disease on Him so you could be healed.
Does God Put Sickness on Us?
Satan is the author of sickness, not God, but he lies to people and makes them think that has God put sickness on them. Or he tries to make them think that God is using sickness to teach them something. God does not need the devil to teach you anything!
You see, you have to stand your ground against the devil. At the first sign that a symptom is trying to come back on you, say, “No, you’re not putting that back on me. I’m healed.” Quote healing scriptures. Remind yourself of what the Word says.
When you know the power and authority of the Name of Jesus and that you have a biblical right to that Name, the devil won’t have any power over you. Then when symptoms try to come back on you, you won’t be filled with fear. You’ll just simply laugh at the devil and say, “Jesus whipped you more than two thousand years ago. Now leave my body!” And he’ll have to leave.
Build Strong Faith Through the Word
Faith begins where the will of God is known. Rest assured that God wants you well. Following are a few scriptures to build your faith where healing is concerned.
Exodus 15:26 (KJV) “. . . I am the Lord that healeth thee.”
Psalm 91:10 (NIV) “. . . no harm will befall you, no disaster will come near your tent . . . .”
Deuteronomy 33:25 (NIV) “. . . your strength will equal your days.”
Psalm 73:26 (KJV) “. . . God is the strength of my heart . . . .”
Psalm 146:8 (Amplified) “The Lord opens the eyes of the blind; the Lord lifts up those who are bowed down . . . .”
Galatians 3:13 (KJV) “Christ hath redeemed me from the curse of the law . . . .”
Malachi 4:2 (NIV) “But for you who revere my name, the sun of righteousness will rise with healing in its wings . . . .”
Romans 8:11 (KJV) “. . . the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead . . . shall also quicken your mortal bodies . . . .”
Luke 10:19 (KJV) “Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.”
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