We established the fact last week that Jesus died for our sins. Most everyone will agree with that fact. However, the Bible also says that He paid for our sicknesses and diseases; at the same exact time. Everything Jesus did for us, He did as our substitute.
We established the fact last week that Jesus died for our sins. Most everyone will agree with that fact. However, the Bible also says that He paid for our sicknesses and diseases; at the same exact time. Everything Jesus did for us, He did as our substitute. He paid the sin price for me. Yet when it comes to sickness, people think if they are sick they are suffering for the Lord. Well, there may be some suffering involved BUT IT IS NEVER FOR THE LORD’S sake. Jesus took our sicknesses and carried our pains. We must understand this fact and receive healing in our bodies, just like we would receive forgiveness of sins in our heart. In the mind of God, He took care of the sickness problem at the same exact time as He took care of the sin problem. Neither is hard for Him. Even in the ministry of Jesus, we see forgiveness and healing together. In Mark 2:1-12, we see a man who received his healing after he is let down through the roof by four friends. When the scribes sitting by are puzzled, Jesus said “Whether is it easier to say to the sick of the palsy, Thy sins be forgiven thee; or to say, Arise, and take up thy bed, and walk?” (Mark 2:9) To Jesus, one is not harder than the other. In fact, both were accomplished at the same time. We see that in 1 Peter 2:24, “Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.” When you read Isaiah 53, Isaiah is prophesying of the coming Christ. But Peter, in 1 Peter 2:24 is looking back saying “By whose stripes ye were healed.” Not “going to be”, but were. It is an accomplished fact. The only thing we have to do is make sure that it is settled in our hearts. No sickness is too hard for God. “Whether is easier to say?” To Him healing a body is as easy as saying “Thy sins are forgiven.” The only determining factor is our faith. What do we believe? So settle the issue once and for all. He paid for my sins. He paid for the healing of my body. He was my substitute and if He took my diseases and pains, then there’s no need for me to have them too. I receive all that He did for me.
There are many things that will endeavor to steal from our lives and try to hinder our faith walk. One, in particular, is very destructive.
This is a question many have asked. We see the day of Atonement occur, once a year, when the High Priest would offer sacrifices for the sins of the people, as well as himself.
In the heart of every person is a Plan-A chosen for us, specifically tailored just for us. Many times people will understand the importance of vision, yet they go on to make their own plans without consulting with God.
The Bible is PLAIN-Jesus shall come back for His church. The question is, are you ready? We need to walk close to Him. Stay in close fellowship daily and if you miss it, run back to Him quickly.
This is a debate that has gone on for centuries in the church. What is the answer? What does the Bible say concerning this?
One of the greatest things about the Lord is His compassion. He’s not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.
God is not to blame for the calamities we face. It started with Lucifer and Adam. Everything has been altered.
We are where we are today because of the words we spoke yesterday and tomorrow will be a result of the words that we speak today.
The Gospel accounts are proof and evidence of what Jesus began to do and to teach. (Acts 1:2) The same miracles we see in the book of Acts should occur today. The Book of Acts is actually the Acts of the Holy Spirit through the Church.
We as the Body of Christ need each other. Sometimes, in the midst of trials, people feel alone, forsaken and overwhelmed. That’s where a church family comes in...
God is only in control to the extent that we pray and ask Him to do certain things. "You have not, because you ask not.” It’s a very simple idea, but we must ask.
God promises us that if we hunger and thirst after Him, we shall be filled. Spiritual Hunger is the number one ingredient to receiving from God.
In a world that is constantly changing, it’s imperative that believers are established in God’s Word. God’s Word is our sure foundation.
Whenever we hear the good news of Jesus Christ, we have an option. To embrace it or reject it. If we accept it, repent and receive Jesus as our Lord & Saviour, then we are saved.
In our lives, we have to make the decision to believe God’s Word – above everything else. If He said we’re blessed and not cursed then we should agree with Him.
Things in life will come to steal our joy and cause us to be offended. But it’s entirely our choice whether we take the offense.
Ps. 92:10 says, “I shall be anointed with fresh oil.” The Anointing is the Presence of God. It’s one of the most important things in our lives.
Many times it’s easier to accept everything in life as the will of God than to take responsibility to find the will of God. God doesn’t send sickness to people to teach them something.