The Body of Christ understands Jesus died for their sins but few appropriate the physical healing our atonement also provides. Jesus’s sacrifice was all encompassing. It catered for both our healing and deliverance, in addition to our assured salvation. A study of the Hebrew words for ‘grief’ and ‘sorrow’ in the fifty third chapter of the Book of Isaiah, reveals our certain provision for healing in this dispensation. Join Carl now to claim your healing and don’t let anyone talk you out of it…
Here is a complete transcript of the podcast…(below)
“Did you know, Jesus was punished that you might be forgiven, and He was wounded that you might be healed? These exchanges are so crucial, so monumental, so pivotal that they’re posted on our website for your personal perusal under the heading, “Your bountiful inheritance“. What I’m talking to you about today my friend is some of the benefits of the atonement. In a nutshell the atonement can be defined as this, “all the evil that was due to come to us, came on Jesus instead at the cross, so that all the benefits due to Jesus, earned by his sinless obedience, might be made available to us.” Now let’s go back to the first thing I mentioned.
1. Jesus was punished that we might be forgiven
I want to make it clear we have grace from God through faith. Christianity that is properly understood does not try to earn grace through works. We enjoy grace because of what Jesus did. One man took fruit from a tree, the other hung on a tree to reverse the curse. One was the first Adam and Jesus was the ’last Adam.” 45 And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit. “1 Cor 15:45.47 The last Adam reversed the curse so that we are no longer under the curse of the law. The curse of the law is poverty, sickness and spiritual death as I’ve mentioned several times. We have been redeemed from that curse, how? Let’s read, Galatians 3:13, “Christ hath 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”, also speaking of the atonement.
Isaiah 53:4-5 “Surely he (Jesus) has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.5 But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.”
The chastisement of our peace was upon him….If Jesus had not been punished, we could not enjoy peace with God, but we do. We needed to be punished, because our sin called for it by a just God, but Jesus was punished instead of us. Justice had to be served, we deserved punishment and Jesus took it for us, Thank God. Colossians 1:19-22 – 19 “For it pleased the Father that in him should all fulness dwell;20 And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things unto himself; by him, I say, whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven.21 And you, that were sometime alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now hath he reconciled22 In the body of his flesh through death, to present you holy and unblameable and unreproveable in his sight:“
Did you catch that friend? We were reconciled to the Father by the precious blood of Jesus. Jesus was punished for us. Notice we are Holy, unblameable and unreprovable by what He did, not by what we did, so there is no boasting then on our part but by the law of faith we can boast on what Christ did for us. Romans 5:14 – 14 Nevertheless, death reigned from the time of Adam to the time of Moses, even over those who did not sin by breaking a command, as did Adam, who is a pattern of the one to come.”
Death reigned until Moses the law giver came. Once the statutory sacrifice was set up, there was a covering for man’s sin but until that time death reigned in the earth why? Because there was no law and no intercessor for humanity man was in complete ignorance of the oracles of God and Satan took advantage of this. Thank God we are forgiven of our sin, so shouldn’t we be unforgiving to others who’ve sinned against us. So, we should follow the Golden Rule now; what’s that if you have all Gold, you can make the rules! Ha…No, no no Love God, love people…that’s it!
2. Jesus was wounded that we might be healed.
This exchange is often contended for in religious circles. Satan fights this one so much. If he can get a theologian who went to seminary with 16 letters after his name to write a book saying healing isn’t in the atonement, then he has won a great victory. Friends a 12 yr old child can understand the bible, but we’ve had lots of help down the years to misunderstand it as Charles Capps would say…LOL. When the plain sense of the scripture makes sense, seek no other sense and once a precedent is set in scripture, we follow it. This is called the law of first mention. Let’s read about the atonement once more.
Isaiah 53:4-5 – 4 “Surely he hath borne our griefs (Kholee – literally meaning sicknesses), and carried our sorrows (makobe literally meaning pains): yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.5 But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.”
3. Jesus was wounded physically that we might be healed physically of our sickness and pain.
The physical component of the atonement has been concealed from millions of Christians by Satan down the years, who blinds people’s minds to the truth. Some have said that it’s God who’s putting the sickness on folk to teach them something, this is wrong thinking and actually blasphemous. The believer should not ask, “How do I know it’s the Lords will to heal me?” the question they should be asking is….” How can I receive the healing that God already provided for me?” I would also like you to note that the casting out of evil spirits and healing the sick go hand in hand when the Lord ministered on the earth. Modern medicine of course is unable to address the spiritual aspect of sickness or disease if its cause is spiritual.
Matthew 8:16-17 – 16 “When the evening 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:”17 That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying, Himself took our infirmities, and bare our sicknesses.”
1 Peter 2:24 – 24 “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.”
Notice it’s written in the past tense here. Isa 53 is written in the present tense and 1st peter is in the past tense…why? Because one is looking back to the cross and the other is looking forward to it. My friend, the cross is the defining event in human history. Whenever you were born, you are either looking forward to or back to it. Don’t forget the woman with the issue of blood in Lk 13:16? Who was doing the binding? Satan! God is not the one putting sickness on folk, Satan is the oppressor. Luke 13:16- “And ought not this woman, being a daughter of Abraham, whom Satan hath bound, lo, these eighteen years, be loosed from this bond on the Sabbath day?”
Jesus said if you’ve seen me, you’ve seen the father, therefore it is not the fathers will to put sickness on people. Some will say that well God must have allowed it for a reason perhaps it was so that we could have a stronger relationship with God… No friend. It’s certainly plausible that you may draw closer to God in a time of trial no doubt, but He didn’t send the sickness. If God wanted to give sickness to you, He’d have to steal it from the devil first, because there’s no sickness in heaven. God didn’t baptize Jesus in the river Jordan and send him into the wilderness to be tempted and then decided, ”you know what I think Jesus and me need a closer relationship, so I’ll put the cancer on him, so that we can become closer during this time of pain and suffering”. Friend that is twisted thinking. If God was a father on earth like that, he would’ve been sent to prison by now. No friend we are to submit to God and resist the devil, resist sickness, resist disease, resist poverty..these are curses! If you are passive toward Satan or indifferent to the curses in the earth; you are on dangerous ground. You have to resist.
Let’s remind ourselves of who the oppressor is, this is possibly my favorite scripture of all time right here, it is so succinct and so concise, Acts 10:38, “How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him.” Let me ask you, who is the oppressor? God or the devil? Don’t get them mixed up.
Did you know in the New Testament that a number of passages were translated as ‘healed’ or made well” when in fact the actual word is saved or “Sozo”? In many passages the word used for physical healing or deliverance is sozo, which really means salvation. The problem is the translators didn’t always use “save” as they could have, so the potency of our salvation seems diluted in some translations….I will take time here to read a few to you. Matthew 9:21 talks of the woman with the issue of blood and was considered unclean, forbidden to touch anyone but Jesus healed her. Luke 8:47-48, 47 And when the woman saw that she was not hid, she came trembling, and falling down before him, she declared unto him before all the people for what cause she had touched him, and how she was healed (SAVED – sozo) immediately. And he said unto her, Daughter, be of good comfort: thy faith hath made thee whole; go in peace.”
That word ‘whole’ is sozo here. Here are some other examples:
Luke 7:50 50 “And he said to the woman, thy faith hath saved thee; go in peace.”
Mark 10:52 52 “And Jesus said unto him, Go thy way; thy faith hath mmade thee whole. And immediately he received his sight and followed Jesus in the way.”
Acts 14:9 – 9” The same heard Paul speak: who steadfastly beholding him and perceiving that he had faith to be healed.”
“Sozo” occurs 108 times in the New Testament and used in many contexts. It can mean healing, deliverance, wholeness, salvation and peace of mind. In other words, there can be five meanings of this word. Did you get that, five meanings points to Grace? Indeed, my point is that Jesus’ saving power is so all encompassing that it not only gains us entrance into heaven but if we appropriate all of it, we can be healed, delivered and made whole also. There is a difference between refusing and neglecting salvation. Some would refuse salvation, we have not. We as Christians have not refused it but we could be in danger of neglecting it, or more precisely ignoring the full benefits of our bountiful salvation. As demonstrated, our salvation not only provides a ticket to heaven, but physical healing and deliverance as this word sozo demonstrates.
So how do we appropriate these promises? By confessing them with our mouth and believing them in our hearts. You entered the kingdom by believing and confessing and you are healed and delivered the same way. The way to receive from God has not changed at any point in the New Covenant, we appropriate the promises the same way each time. We must thank God for his atoning promises and let your tongue agree by directing the course of your life in God’s direction. Start declaring you are healed by the stripes of Jesus today and command symptoms and sickness to leave your physical body. Even if you don’t feel healed, in time your body must start obeying you as you access Christ’s healing power in the atonement.”
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