GET TOGETHER- He Paid A Price For Our Healing
Isa 53:5 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. (NKJV)
Recently as I was showing the Passion of Christ to a group of young people, I was reminded again of what a price that Jesus paid for our healing. The scene in that movie where our Lord is being scourged is long and it is very unpleasant to watch.
I don’t know about you, but there have been times when I have watched that movie that the voice of the enemy would come and try to say that is Hollywood making that up. It really wasn’t that bad. When I hear that voice, I rebuke it and renounce it.
One day I was listening to a very solid Biblical scholar on the radio. The question was posed to him concerning how the movie portrayed Jesus suffering at the hands of the Romans who scourged Him. He said that it was worse than the movie portrayed it. He then gave a very informed explanation of what all was involved when the Romans scourged a prisoner. With that said let’s look at that last clause in this verse for what Jesus accomplished for us when the Romans scourged Him before they nailed Him to the cross and pierced His side. Time will not permit me to look at it all.
He paid the price for our healing physically, emotionally, and spiritually. I praise God for the many times that I have experienced healing in my body. I praise God that J.J. and I have not only experienced physical healing in our own bodies, but we have seen God heal many other people as well. Jesus paid the price and Jesus does the healing.
I don’t have the answer to why sometimes people that we pray for get healed in this life and others in Heaven. All I know is that I believe that we are to contend for those and for ourselves who need healing until the Lord heals that person here on earth, or calls them home. And going home is never second place.
I also believe that Jesus paid the price for our emotional healing. In Luke 4:18 Jesus is quoted in the NKJV of the Bible saying that “He has come to heal the brokenhearted.” He fulfills this prophecy in Isa 61:1 ¶ “The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon Me, Because the LORD has anointed Me To preach good tidings to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, To proclaim liberty to the captives, And the opening of the prison to those who are bound.”(NKJV) The Greek term for heal in Luke 4:18 is iaomai, ee-ah’-om-ahee. It means to cure, to heal, to make whole. The Hebrew term in Isaiah 61:1 is shabar, shaw-bar’. It means to be crushed, broken ,or shattered.
Most of us have experienced, or will experience some type of heart break in our lives. Sometimes we may feel totally crushed. Life may appear dark and hopeless to us. There is good news! Jesus is here to heal the brokenhearted. He is here to restore us to a healthy emotional condition.
Last but not least He paid the price to heal us from our sin sick spiritual condition. He did that at after He had been beaten, tortured and forced to carry His own cross to Mount Calvary. He hung on the cross so that we could be made whole: Ro 6:23 For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. (NKJV) Praise God that eternal life begins at the moment we come to Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior. We are healed spiritually. We no longer are dead, but we have been made alive! We are assured of this in Eph 2:4,5 “But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved).”
So today no matter if it is physical, healing, emotional healing, or spiritual healing. Believe that Jesus the Messiah has come to bring healing to us in all three of those areas. I will leave you with the verse that we started off with, plus the one that precedes it. Isa 53:4,5 Surely He has borne our griefs And carried our sorrows; Yet we esteemed Him stricken, Smitten by God, and afflicted. 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. Meditate on it, declare it , believe it and stand on it.
Let Us Pray
Lord Jesus we thank You for the mighty price that You paid for our healing. By the power of the Holy Spirit help us to stand on your word and contend for all who need healing, whether it be physical, spiritual, or emotional.
In Jesus Name
Love you all!