This is the kind of life you’ve been invited into, the kind of life Christ lived. He suffered everything that came his way so you would know that it could be done, and also know how to do it, step-by-step.
He never did one thing wrong,
Not once said anything amiss.
They called him every name in the book, and he said nothing back. He suffered in silence, content to let God set things right. He used his servant body to carry our sins to the Cross so we could be rid of sin, free to live the right way. His wounds became your healing. You were lost sheep with no idea who you were or where you were going. Now you’re named and kept for good by the Shepherd of your souls
1 Peter 2: 24 (Message Bible)
When God created the World, it was Good. It was good true and beautiful. It was real, excellent and delightful. And then sin entered, our World got messed up. We experienced death, diseases and deviance
Jesus came to give us life – life in all its fullness – He came to give us healing – wholeness. He bore our sins in his body on the tree that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. By his wounds, you have been healed.
Jesus carried our sins to the Cross so we could be rid of sin, free to live the right way. His wounds became our healing. Jesus’ death brings healing – the healing of the body, mind and soul.
Healing of our Soul
Humanity followed the course of this World. Sin’s attractions and distractions hold us to ransom. We live in the passions of our flesh. We carry out the desires of the body and mind. We are strangers -sometimes familiar strangers – to the covenant of promise
When we drift away from God – and our Soul, our relationship with self, others and God are sabotaged. Sin is anything that displeases God, displaces God-shaped values, distracts us from our Heavenly purposes, distances us from Heaven-ward calling.
Our Souls are sick and we need healing. God has a cure for the Soul. God can heal our Souls. Jesus’s death heals our souls. Christ’s death offers healing.
God, being rich in mercy – because of his unlimited love – made us alive. Jesus can bring wholeness to our lives. Come close to God [with a contrite heart], and He will come close to you (James 4: 8)
Healing of the body
Christ bore our sickness in the very same way that he bore our sins
Bless the Lord O, my soul And forget not all his benefits
Who forgives all your iniquities, Who heals all your diseases
Healing was a significant part of Jesus’ life and ministry. Jesus healed people. And 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 (Matthew 4: 23)
Jesus continues to bring healing and wholeness to people. Peter reminds us ” through his wounds we are healed”
God heals in different ways. Sometimes he heals instantaneously. Sometimes he heals but over time. Sometimes he heals instantaneously but through intermediaries (medicines, doctors etc.). Sometimes this healing may be over time. And I think, sometimes death also could be healing
The Bible teaches us to pray for the sick. We can look to God for healing. Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord: And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up. (James 5:14)
We do this because the redemptive suffering of Jesus at Calvary is the foundation and source of every blessing. The atoning death of Jesus is the basis for God healing us. Through his wounds, we are healed. Through his stripes, we are healed.
Healing of the mind
Isaiah 53: 4 – 5 reads, He has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows. The Amplified Bible renders: Sicknesses, weaknesses, and distresses
Do you have thoughts you can’t control? Do you have wrong thoughts and can’t control them. Today the assault on imagination. We have developed specific ways of thinking to handle pain, fear, and stress. We are prisoners of our minds – due to the brokeness
We all need healing of the mind. You can be completely renewed by the healing of your mind. Then, we can turn to Jesus for inspiration and guidance – and not be swayed by our mind’s imagination.
Ephesians 2: 2 says, “we once lived in the passions of our flesh, carrying out the desires of the body and mind. But we have been made alive”. Our minds can be healed and refreshed by God. Jesus offers us healing. He heals the broken in heart, and binds up their wounds. (Ps 147:3)
This is what Jesus did for us. He can heal our fear-filled, anxious and confused minds. God makes way for His truth to replace the lies and will help you become an active participant in the healing journey
The Redemptive suffering of Jesus at Calvary is the foundation and source of every blessing. The atoning death of Jesus is the basis for God healing us. Through his wounds, we are healed. Through his stripes, we are healed.
Jesus’s death brings healing. Healing sometimes takes time. But we will move forward in God’s love. Let’s be open to God. Let us draw near to God: “by his wounds, we are healed”.
And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.
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