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Is Healing in the Atonement of Christ?


The Bible teaches clearly that healing is most definitely provided for in the atonement of Christ.

The Gospel of Matthew records an instance when Jesus prayed for Peter’s mother-in-law, who was instantly healed. News spread like wildfire and soon crowds of sick people were clamoring to get into the house. Matthew 8:17 records that He healed every one of them and Matthew goes on to state that this was in fulfillment of a prophecy contained in the Old Testament book of Isaiah.

Isaiah wrote of the Coming Messiah and said: “Surely He hath borne our grief, and carried out sorrows.” (Isaiah 53:4).

The word translated as “grief” by the Authorised King James Version is the Hebrew word “KHOLEE”. It refers to “sickness” (CHALAH – to be weak, sick, or afflicted. Compare Deuternomy 7:15, 28:61, 1 Kings 17:17, 2 Kings 1:2 and 8:8 where the same word is used.

The word translated as “sorrows” comes from the Hebrew word “MAKOB”, which refers to physical suffering and is translated as “pain” in Job 33:19 and 51:8.

Matthew quoted that verse literally from the original Hebrew: “..Himself took out infirmities and bare our sicknesses.” (Matthew 8:17).

Andrew Murray (Divine Healing, pages 99 & 119) put it this way: “It is not said only that the Lord’s Righteous Servant had borne our sins, but also that He has borne our sicknesses. Thus His bearing our sicknesses forms an integral part of the Redeemer’s work, as well as bearing our sins. The body, soul and spirit have been created to serve together as a habitation of God … the sickly condition of the body is – as well as that of the soul / spirit – a consequence of sin, and that is what Jesus is come to bear, to expiate, and to conquer.”

Yes, our healing was secured by Christ the Healer. While we do not always experience physical healing in this life, we may be absolutely sure that we will finally be completely healed when we received our resurrection body.

Do we experience healing in this life? Yes, but always subject to the personal will of God for our individual lives.



Source by Val Waldeck

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