Now, let’s put these all together, from these translations:
- The Bible makes it so plain that when Jesus was brutalized by the scourge, He bore all of these for us. Which means you can be TOTALLY free from pain, from disease, from sickness, from infirmities, from sufferings…
- How? As you release your faith in Christ Jesus and claim your complete freedom from sickness and disease right now! I can’t do that for you. Some where internally on the inside of you, you’re going to have to settle forever – Jesus has paid the price.
Please note in verse 4 (Isaiah 53:4), you see the first word, “Surely.” You know what he’s saying? He’s saying, “certainly.” He’s saying, “We’re not guessing this. We’re stating what actually happened. We’re not speculating. We’re speaking the truth in love. There’s nothing anyone can do against the truth, but only for the truth.”
It is a true saying here when he says truly that Jesus bore our sickness and our pains in His body thereby making healing available to us. He said, “We’re not playing here, nor are we telling a story. We are saying without guessing, but certainly HE DID IT!”
You can be certain it has been done! You don’t have to wonder about it. You don’t have to guess about it. You ain’t got to speculate about it. IT’S DONE! And with His stripes, we are healed! We’re healed. I mean the Bible is very emphatic about this declaration with His stripes that we are healed. So, you need to identify with that in order to experience it.
If you whole-heartedly, with everything in you, identify with the stripes that Jesus bore, then you become one of the “we” that are healed. But I can sit up here and preach this and you can “know” it and never experience it because you hadn’t quite identified with everything that took place so it could be paid for so you can have it. Some of the reasons people struggle with their faith in being healed is because they don’t understand the will of God in that area. Their feelings are stronger than understanding the will of God in that area.
- You take what you believe, you turn it into a confession and beat the devil up all night if you have to. You remind him of the scene that I have just explained to you. You remind him of what happened and you remind him of what took place and while you’re preaching it out loud to yourself, you end up that day in the bathroom watching yourself preach, you walk out of there and say, “By the way, I am healed!”
- But you’ve got to identify with this. I’m not preaching this because you’ve never heard it before. I’m preaching it because you have not yet taken it home with you and it’s been paid for, and we got it in lay-a-way and you already paid for it, and my stockroom is over-flowing and I need to get some body to take home with them that which has already been paid for. Turn to your neighbor and say, “Take it home today!”
...to be continued until tomorrow's post...