By His Stripes We Are Healed

Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.

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. Isaiah 53:4-5

God’s plan for man is to live a healthy life,

Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth. 3 John 1:2.

Because when man is not healthy, he will not be useful for God the way he ought to. When God created man, He created a healthy and sound minded man, who was able to name all other creatures and was able to recognize good things when He saw them. But when sin came in, sickness came in, death came in, shame came in, reproach came in, which are not part of God’s agenda for man.

Since then, God has been looking for a lasting solution to restore man to his healthy position. In the Old Testament, God raise prophets to heal those who are sick. Prophets like Elisha whom God used for the healing of captain Namaan.  God inspired the prophet Jeremiah as He said that,

Is there no balm in Gilead, is there no physician there, why is there no healing for the wound of my people. Jer. 8:22

So, God Desires His people to be healed from all their wounds.In Jer. 30:17, God promised His people that

“I will give you back your health and heal your wounds says the Lord”.

In Exodus 15:26, God told the Israelites that

“if you will diligently hearken to the voice of the Lord your God and will do which is right in His sight, and will give ear to His commandments, and keep all His statutes, I will put none of these diseases upon thee which I have bought upon the Egyptians, for I am the Lord  that heals you.”

God: in an attempt to demonstrate more of His power to reveal the supernatural sent Jesus and anointed Him with Holy Ghost and power, who went about doing good and healing all that were oppressed of the Devil.

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. Acts 10:38.

Out of all the miracles of Jesus, healing takes over seventy percent (70%).

In Matthew 14:14,

“Jesus saw the huge crowd as He stepped out from the boat and He had compassion on them and healed their sick.”

In Mark 1:34

“So Jesus healed many people who are sick with various diseases and cast out many demons.”

Jesus healed Lepers who came to Him for healing (Luke 17:11 – 19), He healed Bartimaeus the blind man (Mark 10:46-52). He healed the women with the issue of blood (Luke 8:43-48). He healed the paralyzed man at Bethesda (John 5:1-12). He healed the man who was born blind. (John 9:1-7). He healed the man who was tormented by demons (Luke 9:37-43). The woman with the spirit of infirmity was also healed by Jesus. Luke (13:10-13).

Jesus was so passionate about healing, that He extend the healing grace to believers.

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. Mark 16:17 – 18.

To perfect our healing process, Jesus had to go through the suffering on the cross, because the roots of all sicknesses are sin and Satan.And to deliver us from the two, He had to suffer.

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. Isaiah 53:5

As a child of God: sound health is your birthright and when your sound health has been tampered with by sickness, you are entitled to healing.

How do you access Divine Healing?

You must be willing to be healed  

Jesus in John 5:6 asked the paralyzed man if he is willing to be healed.

When Jesus saw him lie, and knew that he had been now a long time in that case, he saith unto him, Wilt thou be made whole? John5:6:

In Isaiah 1:19. God told the Israelites that if they are willing and obedient they will eat the good of the land.

If ye be willing and obedient, ye shall eat the good of the land Isa. 1:19

I was told of a man who came to Nigeria for healing crusade, when he wanted to pray for those who are sick, he said God instructed him to ask them: if they are willing to be healed before praying for them. So when he got to anyone of them, he will ask: do you want to be healed? And when he responded yes, the minister will say receive your healing.And there are instant healings in the crusade.

But he got to a Man and asked him the same question and he answered no. The minister was shocked and asked if he understand what he was saying and he said yes, you are asking me if I want to be healed, but my answer is no. So, he was the only person who did not receive healing in that crusade.

The only person who can stop the acts of God in your life is you. Because, he will not do anything in your life without your consent. Your willingness to receive from God matters when it comes to divine healing. You must open your heart towards receiving the provisions of God. So, I ask you today: do you want to be healed? If your answer is yes: Receive Your Healing in Jesus Name. 

You must believe the Healing Power of God

Faith is a major factor in supernatural encounter. Jesus told Martha in John 11:40 that:

“If you believe, you will see the glory of God.”

Most of the people who receive their healing in the Bible received it by faith. The woman with the issue of blood in Luke 8:43-48 received healing by faith. Jesus in verse 48 said to her:

“Daughter be of good comfort: thy faith hath made thee whole, go in peace.

In Luke 17:19 Jesus told the one leper who came to appreciate Him that:

“Arise, go thy way, thy faith hath made thee whole.”

So, no man receives anything from God without faith. Whoever wants to be healed must believe that God has the power to heal.

God had made provision for your healing, believe it and you shall receive it.

You must ask for Healing

Bartimaeus would have ended his life as a blind man, even with the presence of Jesus around him, if not that he asked for healing.

And Jesus answered and said unto him, what wilt thou that I should do unto thee? The blind man said unto him, Lord, that I might receive my sight. Mark.10:51.

One of the best gift that God has given man for fulfilment in life is the ability to ask.

In Matthew 7:7-8, Jesus told His disciples

“Ask and it shall be given to you, seek and you shall find; knock and it shall be open unto you.

For everyone that asked receives and he that seek finds; and to him that knock it shall be opened.

Since those who ask receives, so to receive healing you must ask for it.

Jesus also said

If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you. John 15:7

Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it to you.John. 15:16

The prodigal son in Luke 15:12 ask for his portion from his father’s property, and the father did not deprive him although he squandered it.

And the younger of them said to his father, Father, give me the portion of goods that falleth to me. And he divided unto them his living. Luke.15:12.

Since healing is your birthright you must ask for it.  Jeremiah asked for healing during his trying time

Heal me, O LORD, and I shall be healed; save me, and I shall be saved: for thou art my praise.  Jeremiah. 17:14.

Don’t deprive yourself of what you are entitled to, ask for your healing now.

Jesus told those who came to report to him that Lazarus was sick that the sickness is not unto death

When Jesus heard that, he said, this sickness is not unto death, but for the glory of God, that the Son of God might be glorified thereby. John.11:4.

Jesus has the power over sin, sickness and even death. All you need to do is to trust him for your healing and allow him to do the supernatural in your life. 

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