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Healing 1: A Blood Bought Right?

Tue, Mar 12, 2013

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Recently I had the privilege to pray for 2 people with cancer. Listening to both of them speaking about God and their disease, I really felt led to write about this topic: is healing a blood-bought right of a Christian, because of Jesus’ work on the cross?

We read in Isaiah 53:4-5  (NKJV)

v4 Surely He has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows; Yet we esteemed Him stricken, smitten by God and afflicted. v5 But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised  for our iniquities; the chastisement for our peace was upon Him, and by His stripes we are healed.

These two verses spell out in detail what Christs’ work on the cross has done for us. As we read this we know He died on the cross for us, pierced striped and crucified to reconcile us to Abba Father, and so we have eternal life with Him. But do we also know that in that act He bought for us healing, not just spiritual but physical and emotional!

Let’s look at v4 in detail.  “Surely He has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows..” Looking at the Hebrew words for griefs and sorrows in particular:

“griefs”: choliy (khol-ee’) Strongs 02483

Meaning: sickness.

Usage: sickness, disease, grief

“sorrows”: mak’ob (mak-obe)

meaning: 1) pain, sorrow 1a) pain (physical) 1b) pain mental

usage: sorrow, pain, grief

It’s abundantly clear that if we look at the Hebrew, Christ not only bore our grief and carried our sorrow but, if accurately translated, He bore our sickness and disease and carried our sorrow and pain – both physical and mental/ emotional. Wow, let that sink in.  If Christ carried your pains, sickness and diseases, you don’t have to! Healing is ours because of Jesus!

Okay, people out there might be saying, “Hey, are you reading too much, and taking things out of context?” Well, the best solution is to let the Bible translate the Bible. Let’s now look at Matt 8:16-17 (NKJV)

v16 When evening had come, they brought to Him many who were demon-possessed. And He cast out thew spirits with a word, and healed all who were sick, v17 that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Isaiah the prophet, saying: ” He Himself took our infirmities And bore our sicknesses”

Matthew in his gospel also translates the verse to mean sickness and infirmities (pains, weaknesses, disease). It becomes quite clear that besides paying for our sins upon the cross, He has bought for us healing too. Let me present it in another way. Before Adam and Eve sinned there was no sickness, pain or disease in this world. Sin brought along all the curses and suffering. Now that Jesus has come and paid the price for our sins, sickness and disease no longer have a right to be upon us, who are His, as He has redeemed us from it all!

In the same way we accepted Jesus as our personal Lord and Saviour by faith, accept ALL the blessings that He has given us by faith, don’t rationalise it away by saying so and so didn’t get healed, but just thank Him for His work and dwell in His love and you will get the breakthrough of healing that you require in your life! Praise Him!

Stay tuned for Healing 2: Is it God’s will…?

Ed

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2 Responses to “Healing 1: A Blood Bought Right?”

  1. Eloise Van Vuuren says:

    It’s a divine exchange. He took all our sickness and disease and in exchange, He gave us His Health, His Blessings & His Sonship to the Father. He said on the cross in the final breaths…My God My God Why have You forsaken me? — That IS the Exchange for in that moment, we can call God “Father” receiving the Sonship of Jesus to God becos before that moment, Jesus always addressed God as Father. Finally, Jesus on the cross said “It is FINISHED” and the veil at the temple of the Arc of the Covenant is torn into two giving all of us access to Father God with ease Christ being the High Priest Advocate-Sacrifice for us.

  2. admin says:

    Hi Eloise
    Amen to that. It is getting the rest of the Kingdom of God to realise and understand that the finished work on the cross included our healing, that will enable all of us to walk in it more and more!

    Edwin

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