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"IT IS FINISHED..."

Is healing a part of our atonement that Christ accomplished on the cross?

The answer is yes! Just as Jesus took upon Himself our sins, He also took upon himself our sicknesses. In the Book of Isaiah we read, "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 chastisment of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed."(53:4,5) Perhaps You have read these verses many times but the meaning just did not take hold. Let`s take another look. Verse 4, "Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows..."The literal translation here for "griefs" is sicknesses, and for "sorrows" it is pains. This verse say`s that Jesus "hath" (has) already carried Our sicknesses and our pains. The Disciple Matthew quoted this same scripture this way "Himself took our infirmities, and bare our sicknesses" (Matt. 8:17) In verse 5 where the King James reads "But he was wounded for our trangressions" it is literaly "But he was pierced for our transgressions". This was fullfilled when Jesus was pierced on the cross; "But one of the soldiers with a spear pierced his side, and forthwith came there out blood and water"(John 19:34). The remainder of verse 5 is literally "he was crushed for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with blows that cut in, We are healed"

The atonement is threefold. By it,

  • We are saved from our sins, "....he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities....".
  • We are saved from our sicknesses, "Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows....and with his stripes we are healed....",
  • and We are promised mental health because,"....the chastisement of our peace was upon him...."
  • These are all promises from the Word of God..

    Along with the forgiveness of our sins, our good health is a guaranteed benefit that we have in Jesus. Psalm 103 say`s "Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits: Who forgiveth all thine iniquities: who healeth all thy diseases." Notice that it say`s all of our iniquities (sins and transgressions), and all of our diseases. When it say`s all, that means there is nothing that is left out. Whether it be Cancer, Heart disease, Kidney disease, Blindness or anything that effects the health of your body; By his stripes you are healed.


    Redeemed from the curse!

    In the book of Deuteronomy, Chapter 28 begins with the blessings that God promised Israel, if, they"...hearken diligently unto the voice of the Lord..."

    Beginning with verse 15 of the same chapter,the book records the curses that would come upon them if they "...wilt not hearken unto the voice of the Lord..." Below is a list of the curses of sickness,

    v.21:"The Lord shall make the pestilence (plague) cleave unto thee..."

    v.22:"The Lord shall smite thee with a consumption, and with a fever, and with a inflammation, and with extreme burning, and with the sword, and with blasting (scorching), and with mildew; and they shall pursue thee until thou perish."

    v.27:"The Lord will smite thee with the botch of Egypt(boils), and with the emerods (tumours), and with the scab, and with the itch, whereof thou canst not be healed."

    v.28:"The Lord shall smite thee with madness, and blindness, and astonishment of heart: (confusion)"

    v.35:"The Lord shall smite thee in the knees, and in the legs, with a sore botch that cannot be healed, from the soul of thy foot unto the top of thy head."

    v.59:"Then the Lord will make thy plagues wonderful, (extraordinary) and the plagues of thy seed, even great plagues, and of long continuance, and sore sicknesses, and of long continuance."

    v.60:"Moreover he will bring upon thee all the diseases of Egypt..."

    v.61:"Also every sickness, and every plague, which is not written in the book of this law..."

    All of these curses certainly sound like bad news; But here`s the good news, Christ has redeemed us from the curse! The word of God say`s that "Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree... (Galatians 3:13) Again, Jesus christ, through his crucifixion, removed all of these, "every sickness, and every plague", from those that will believe on him, and carried them in his own body.


    JESUS HEALS ALL

    Many well meaning christians, when they pray for healing, end their prayer with, "If it be thy will?" I myself have done the same in the past. However, when we ask for healing without knowing that it is the Lords will for us to be healed, we are not asking in faith. The Word of God instructs us to ask "in faith". In the Epistle of James, the word tells us to "...ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed. For let not that man think that he shall receive any thing of the Lord."(1:6,7) Again in chapter 5, we are told that "the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up". We cannot ask in faith however,if, we do not know whether or not that it is the Lords will for everyone to be healed from every sickness: And why would the Word instruct us to "ask in faith, nothing wavering", if we could not be sure that healing were for us? Most of us, when we pray and ask for healing are really only hoping that the Lord will by his grace heal us: But hope is not faith. We have shown above that our healing has already been provided "by his stripes". We will now look at some scripture that shows that it is the Lords will to heal "all thy diseases".

    In Matthew, chapter 4, the Word tells us that "Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the Kingdom, and healing all manner of sickness and all manner of disease among the people. And his fame went throughout all Syria: and they brought unto him all sick people that were taken with divers (various) diseases and torments, and those which were possessed with devils, and those which were lunaticks (epileptecs), and those that had the palsy: and he healed them."(verses 23,24) In chapter 8 of Matthew we are told that "they brought unto him many that were possessed with devils: and he cast out the spirits with his word, and healed all that were sick. That it might be fullfilled which was spoken by E-sa`-ias the prophet, saying, HIMSELF TOOK OUR INFIRMITIES, AND BARE OUR SICKNESSES".(16,17) Going to the ninth chapter of the same book, we read in verse 35, "And Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the Kingdom, and healing every sickness and every disease among the people." Again in chapter 12, "...and great multitudes followed him, and he healed them all." What we are learning from these scriptures is that Jesus heals all that come to him. Let`s continue in the Word. In chapter 14, verse 14, it say`s, "And Jesus went forth, and saw a great multitude, and was moved with compassion toward them, and he healed their sick." Reading in verses 34-36, we learn that, when Jesus and his disciples had gone over the sea where Jesus and Peter walked on the water, "...they came into the land of Gen-nes`-a-ret. And when the men of that place had knowledge of him, they sent into all that country round about, and brought unto him all that were diseased; And besought him that they might touch the hem of his garment: and as many as touched were made perfectly whole." I would like to point out the fact that these that were healed, moved in faith to touch the one that was able to heal them. They were in affect, "ask[ing] in faith. nothing wavering." Now in the fifeteenth chapter we read "And great multitudes came unto him, having with them those that were lame, blind, dumb(mute), maimed, and many others, and cast them down at Jesus feet; and he healed them" There are many more scriptures in Matthew, Mark, and Luke where The Lord Jesus healed all the sick that came to him with various diseases.

    Let`s look at some more scriptures that show that it is the Lords will that we be healed. Going back to Matthew, chapter 8, verse 1-3 say`s, "When he was come down from the mountain, great multitudes followed him. And, behold, there came a leper and worshipped him, saying, Lord, if thou wilt, thou canst make me clean. And Jesus put forh his hand, and touched him, saying, I will; be thou clean. And immediately his leprosy was cleansed." Notice here, that the man sick with leprosy, believed that Jesus could heal him, but did not know if he would heal him; But the Lord said, I WILL. In verses 5-7, we learn of a Roman centurian that came to Jesus and told him of his servant that was at home, "...sick of the palsy, grievously tormented". Jesus answered him by saying "I will come and heal him."


    This page is a work in progress!
    Future studies include,

    How much faith do I need to get healed?

    Pauls thorn in the flesh.

    The differance between Grace and Faith.

    And much more!

    Please come back soon!

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