Monday, November 30, 2009
The Seven Places Jesus Shed His Blood - 2
The Stripes on Jesus' Back Won Back Our Health.
Leviticus 16:14,19 - "Before the mercy seat he shall sprinkle some of the blood with his finger seven times.....
Then he shall sprinkle some of the blood on it with his finger seven times, cleanse it, and consecrate it."
The second place, Jesus shed His blood was at the whipping post. It is believed that Jesus was scourged, or flogged thirty-nine times. (Matthew 27:26)
Isaiah 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.
In First Peter 2:24, the apostle Peter quoted Isaiah 53:5. He told his readers, "....By whose stripes ye were healed." The word "stripes" used in this verse is "molopsi", which describes a full-body bruise. It refers to a terrible lashing that draws blood and that produces discoloration and swelling of the entire body.
After graphically reminding us of the beathing, bleeding, and bruising that Jesus endured, Peter declared that it was by these same stripes that we are "healed." The word "healed" is the Greek word "iaomai"--a word that clearly refers to physical healing, as it is a word borrowed from the medical term to describe the physical healing or curing of the human body.
For those who think this promise refers to spiritual healing only, the Greek word emphatically speaks of the healing of a physical condition. This is a real promise of bodily healing that belongs to all who have been washed in the blood of Jesus Christ.
Jesus' broken body was the payment God demanded to guarantee our physical healing! Just as Jesus willfully took our sins and died on the Cross in our place, He also wilfully took our sicknesses and pains on Himself when they tied Him to the scourging post and laid those lashes across His body. That horriffic scourging paid for our healing!
James 1:6,7 - "Let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed. For let not that man think that he shall receive any thing of the Lord.
To come boldly and confidently to God for healing is the opposite of saying, "If it be Thy will." If we question God's will for us when we ask Him for something, we are double minded, cannot ask in faith, and He cannot heal us.
I BOLDLY CONFESS THAT I AM HEALED BY THE STRIPES OF JESUS CHRIST. THE AGONY HE ENDURED WAS FOR ME AND MY HEALTH. I DON'T HAVE TO BE SICK; I DON'T HAVE TO BE WEAK; AND I DON'T HAVE TO LIVE AT THE MERCY OF AFFLICTION ANYMORE. THE STRIPES ON JESUS' BODY WERE FOR ME, SO TODAY I RELEASE MY FAITH AND COMMIT THAT I WILL NOT BE SATISFIED WITH ANYTHING LESS THAN GOD'S BEST -- DIVINE HEALING AND HEALTH EVERY DAY OF MY LIFE!