BY HIS STRIPES, WE WERE HEALED? 2
Pls read the previous post.
The stripes of Jesus and His suffering are for SALVATION, not physical healing.
However let’s consider a text that suggest otherwise.
Matthew 8:16-17 When the even was come, 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 fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying, Himself took our infirmities, and bare our sicknesses.
Many times, folks think Mathew was saying contrary to Isaiah 53, but it’s not the case.
Mathew however revealed the SALVATION MESSAGE in Isaiah 53 by the physical miracles Jesus did.
Mathew made a juxtaposition of Isaiah’s prophecies on salvation via the PHYSICAL MIRACLES JESUS DID.
Matthew 12:15-16, 18-20 But when Jesus knew it, he withdrew himself from thence: and great multitudes followed him, and he healed them all;
And charged them that they should not make him known:
Behold my servant, whom I have chosen; my beloved, in whom my soul is well pleased: I will put my spirit upon him, and he shall shew judgment to the Gentiles.
He shall not strive, nor cry; neither shall any man hear his voice in the streets.
A bruised reed shall he not break, and smoking flax shall he not quench, till he send forth judgment unto victory.
Luke 7:20, 22 When the men were come unto him, they said, John Baptist hath sent us unto thee, saying, Art thou he that should come? or look we for another?
Then Jesus answering said unto them, Go your way, and tell John what things ye have seen and heard; how that the blind see, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, to the poor the gospel is preached.
This was how Jesus revealed His identity even to John as the saviour, by healing the sick and doing great works.
Don’t lose sight of the first post I made. If you were to take the text in Mathew 8 literally, then you will need to answer ‘how did Jesus bare our sicknesses’ literally?
Was he healing people of cancer by imputing the cancer on his body, this BEARING IT?
The entire scriptures affirm, Jesus bore our sins on His body!!
Hebrews 10:5-6 Wherefore when he cometh into the world, he saith, Sacrifice and offering thou wouldest not, but a body hast thou prepared me:
In burnt offerings and sacrifices for sin thou hast had no pleasure.
HIS BODY WAS FOR OUR SINS!!
Matthew 1:21 And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins.
Now, JESUS NEVER INSTRUCTED US TO HEAL THE SICK BY RECITING ‘BY HIS STRIPES, WE ARE HEALED’.
WE HEAL THE SICK BY GOD’S POWER, JUST AS HE DID!
Matthew 10:1 And when he had called unto him his twelve disciples, he gave them power against unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all manner of sickness and all manner of disease.
Matthew 10:7-8 And as ye go, preach, saying, The kingdom of heaven is at hand.
Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give.
Luke 10:8-9 And into whatsoever city ye enter, and they receive you, eat such things as are set before you:
And heal the sick that are therein, and say unto them, The kingdom of God is come nigh unto you.
We heal the sick IN JESUS’ AUTHORITY, BY THE SPIRIT HE HAS GIVEN US VIA THAT AUTHORITY!!
Mark 16:16-18 He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned.
And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues;
They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.
We speak in tongues by that SPIRIT.
CAST OUT DEVILS BY SAME.
DESTROY DEMONIC WORKS BY SAME.
HEALING IS COMMUNICATED BY GOD’S POWER!!
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