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The Gospel- Healing, a Mercy of God!

Copyright © Andrew J. Shreeve 2004


Did you know God has provided physical healing for every person on the earth? The work of Jesus Christ on the cross of Calvary includes our physical healing. Isaiah 53 is the famous prophetic chapter foretelling the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. In this chapter sin and sickness are dealt with jointly confirming that our loving heavenly Father is interested in both our eternal, spiritual, and temporal earthly welfare. The authorized Jewish translation, in English, of Isaiah 53:3-4 reads ‘He is despised and rejected of men; a man of ‘pain’ and acquainted with ‘disease’… surely he has borne our ‘sicknesses’ and carried our ‘pains’. Jesus has borne our sickness and carried our pains. This truth is confirmed by the gospel of Matthew, when Matthew quotes from Isaiah 53:4

 

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 what was spoken by the prophet Esaias saying himself took our infirmities and bare our sicknesses

Matthew 8:16-17

 

Praise God! The bible plainly and clearly declares that Jesus Christ took our infirmities and bare the sicknesses of the world on the cross of Calvary 2004 years ago! Praise God! Sickness and disease, just like sin, has been taken away by Jesus. This truth is further established by the apostle Peter:

 

Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed

1 Peter 2:24

 

By whose stripes ye were healed! This statement is past tense… you were healed! The work of healing was achieved 2004 years ago by Jesus Christ. Healing is a part of the redeeming work of Jesus Christ. Healing belongs to us when we accept Jesus Christ as our Lord and saviour. Jesus took the sicknesses so that we would not have to suffer. How great is His love?

 

Paul the apostle explains the truth of this great work of substitution in the gospel in his epistle to the Galatians.

 

Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, cursed is everyone that hangeth on a tree: that the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ

Galatians 3:13-14

 

The basis of our redemption from the curse of the law (note: the law is not a curse, Romans 7:12, rather there is a literal curse of the law detailed in Deuteronomy 28:15-68) is that Jesus substituted himself on our behalf to become that curse. Why would anyone want to hold onto sickness when Jesus was cursed with our sickness and disease? Jesus has set us free from sickness and disease. Verses 60-61 of Deuteronomy 28 details as part of that curse, we have been redeemed from ‘all the diseases of Egypt…also every sickness, and every plague, which is not written in the book of the law’. This is very comprehensive deliverance from all plagues and sicknesses. Jesus has delivered us from all diseases. Jesus has purchased us out of sickness so we might be free to enjoy the blessing of good health. We who believe have been blessed with the blessing of Abraham. The blessing of Abraham includes health.

 

God revealed himself to the descendants of Abraham as a healing God.

 

I am the Lord that healeth thee

Exodus 15:26

 

Forget not all his benefits: who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases

Psalm 103:3-4

 

He brought them forth also with silver and gold: and there was not one feeble person among their tribes

Psalm 105:37

 

When God brought the nation of Israel out of Egypt there was not one feeble person among them. God has always been a healing God. Healing is one of our redemptive rights in Christ Jesus. Healing was purchased for us in the work of Christ. Jesus was cursed that the blessing of Abraham might come upon us. Do not forget this benefit of healing! Reach out today and worship and praise God. Thank God that Jesus took your sickness and disease. Walk free this day! Walk by faith with Jesus Christ, the Word of God. Walk healed, it is a mercy of God!

 

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