God's Prescription for the Healing of Your Body & Soul that we must take daily.When we are sick, we faithfully follow the prescription given by the doctor. We take our medicines, for some, three times daily, some twice a day. We even have to follow it carefully, some before meals, some after meals, some before sleep, and some when we just wake up. When it comes to God's medicines and prescriptions, do we take it as seriously? Here are basic foundational verses as our meditations three times daily as our medications.
In the Old Testaments, we have
Isa 53:5 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.
Many people think that healing refers to our spiritual healing. However, Jesus made it very clear that it was for our physical healing of the body as well in:
Mat 8:16 That evening they brought to him many who were oppressed by demons, and he cast out the spirits with a word and healed all who were sick.
Mat 8:17 This was to fulfill what was spoken by the prophet Isaiah: “He took our illnesses and bore our diseases.”
Healing was mentioned first in verse 16th and then Isaiah 53:3 was quoted to show that the healing mentioned was indeed physical. The spiritual was actually the casting out of demons from the people.
Luk 4:18 The Spirit of the Lord is upon me because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, 19 To preach the acceptable year of the Lord.
There are five types of deliverance given by Jesus:
- the poor - materials,
- the brokenhearted - mental,
- the captives - physical and mental,
- the blind - physical, and
- the bruised-physical and mental.
In case someone thinks the healing is just for the OT people and no longer available for the NT modern day's people like us, Peter repeated Isa 53:5 in his own words:
1Pe 2:24 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.
The healing for our body and soul are included when we are forgiven and obtain the righteousness from Jesus. Sickness comes from the curse of our sins. When we are made righteous, sickness cannot stay with us. Healing comes together with our redemption through Jesus. It was not done by us but by Jesus, the Son of God, Himself for us.
Paul repeated many times about our righteousness through Jesus.
2Co 5:21 For he hath made him be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.
Rom 6:11 Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord.
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