“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.” -Isaiah 53:5
By His stripes, we are healed.
What powerful scripture.
Jesus died so that our lives can be healed!
When we think of Jesus in the context of healing, we often refer to His miraculous cures.
There are many Bible references about His incredible physical deeds.
He made the blind to see, the deaf to hear, and the lame to walk.
He made withered limbs whole again. He cast out demons and made people mentally right again.
And since Jesus Christ is the Resurrection and the Life, He brought the dead back to life.
Just what kind of healer is this Jesus?
He is the healer of humanity, and His healing power is multi-faceted.
Let’s look at what the Bible has to say.
1. Jesus is the Great Physical Healer of the Body
We’ve established that Jesus can physically heal the sick.
But what does it mean, “By His stripes we are healed?” Exactly, what kind of healing miracle is this?
It’s probably the greatest miracle of God’s miracles to us.
It’s the miracle from God to His children who have accepted His Son, Jesus, as Lord and Savior.
It is His gift to us, bought and paid for through the death and resurrection of His Son. Jesus was beaten, scourged and crucified for us.
From it comes another facet of Jesus’ healing power.
2. Jesus is the Great Spiritual Healer of the Soul
Isaiah the great prophet speaks of Jesus as the spiritual healer.
This is backed up by 1 Peter 2:24, which plainly attests to Jesus healing our spiritual lives.
“Who Himself bore our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, having died to sin, might live for righteousness — by whose stripes you were healed.”
What a beautiful testimony to why Jesus took on the form of man to show us the way to the cross.
His sacrificial death, like that of the Passover Lamb, allowed for the forgiveness of our sins.
All who partake in this are “spiritually healed” of their sinful nature.
But Jesus was quick to admonish those He healed to “Go and sin no more.”
3. Jesus is the Great Healer of Relationships
Before Jesus’s sacrifice on the cross, you were dead in your sins. Because of it, you had no relationship with God.
Jesus’ death bridged that gap. God abhors sin. Jesus made you sin-free, restoring your relationship with your Father.
As a child of God, you can cry out “Abba, Father!” and He will hear you.
“For you did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out, “Abba, Father.” (Romans 8:15)
4. Jesus is the Healer of Broken Hearts and a Wounded Spirit
Proverbs 18:14 tells us, “The human spirit can endure in sickness, but a crushed spirit who can bear it?”
Have you ever hit rock bottom? Have you ever felt so low there was no one else to turn to except God?
It’s been said that when we come to “the end of ourselves, we come to the beginning of God in our lives.”
Putting God first puts you on the road to mending that wounded spirit.
“The Lord is near to those who have a broken heart, and saves such as have a contrite spirit.” (Psalms 34:18)
“He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.” (Psalms 147:3)
5. Jesus is the Healer of the Weak
Here are a few reminders of how strong you are in Christ Jesus.
“Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” (Isaiah 41:10)
“Little children, you are from God and have overcome them, for He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.” ( 1 John 4:4)
“I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.” (Phil. 4:13)
6. Jesus is the Healer of Those Who Fear
“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.” (John 14:27)
“For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline.” (2 Tim. 1:7)
7. Jesus is the Healer of the Fatherless, the Orphans, the Widows, and the Lonely.
“I will be a Father to you and you will be my sons and daughters, says the Lord Almighty.” (2 Corinthians 6:18 & 2 Samuel 7:14)
“A father of the fatherless, a defender of widows, is God in His holy habitation.” (Psalms 68:5)
“I will not leave you orphans; I will come to you.” (John 14:18)
8. Jesus is the healer of finances.
“And my God shall supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:19)
“Therefore do not be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the Gentiles seek after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all. But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.” (Matthew 6:31-33)
The Best For Your Life Through Faith in Jesus
Jesus had a 100 percent healing record.
It was only the lack of faith among the people that prevented Him from healing even more.
Whatever area in your life needs healing, be it spiritual, physical, fear or finances, the first step is to bring it to Jesus.
Lay all these healing issues at the feet of our Great Lord and Savior. Pray to Him with a sincere heart.
I am here to tell you, God’s LOVE knows no bounds, and His mercy endures forever.
Believe and have faith, brothers and sisters. It gives birth to miracles.