DIG for Saturday the 21st of February…..physical healing, not spiritual healing…..Matthew 8 v 17

Isaiah 53 v 4 and 5 is a wonderful prophecy regarding the future work of the Messiah.

It tells us that Jesus will exchange our sickness and disease on the cross for healing and wholeness.

I have however, on many occasions, heard people say that it was spiritual healing that was provided for at the cross and not physical healing, that this verse is talking about spiritual and physical matters.

The Hebrew in this verse however clearly indicates that Isaiah was talking about the physical realm.

“Griefs” can be translated as sickness and disease; “sorrow” can be translated as pain; and “healed” means to be cured as in by a physician (or doctor).

But Vic, you told us in yesterday’s DIG that Old Covenant verses were not for us today.

Now that is true, but they are for us if New Covenant scriptures confirm them.

In the New Covenant we read that by His stripes we were healed (cured, healed or made whole) (1 Peter 2 v 24).

I also know that Isaiah was talking about physical illness as we see Jesus healing Peter’s mother-in-law.

She had a fever and was sick in her bed, clearly a physical ailment (Matthew 8 v 14)

She was physically healed, the fever left her (Matthew 8 v 15) and we read further on that this confirmed what Isaiah wrote about infirmities and sickness (Matthew 8 v 17).

The healing spoken about in Isaiah, Matthew and 1 Peter is clearly physical healing and it is available for every single person today (yes, even the lost).

Sickness was dealt with at the same time as sin; sickness was dealt with as part of our reconciliation and forgiveness (as part of the atonement), and is available to everyone just in the same way as salvation is.

Don’t have your healing stolen by wrong thinking and misinterpretation of the Word; you have been healed through the finished work of Jesus Christ and you can see your healing today!

Speak this out today…..”Thank you Lord for the finished work of Jesus Christ and thank you that my healing was part of that finished work”.

Matthew 8 v 17…..That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying, Himself took our infirmities, and bare our diseases


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