26 Jan Day 22 – By Jesus Stripes, You Are Healed
By Jesus’ Stripes, You Are Healed
By Matt Surrett
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.
One of the biggest outcries against Mel Gibson’s movie, The Passion of the Christ, was that it was too violent, especially the part where Jesus was scourged. Let me tell you this: It was not violent enough! The Bible says that at the cross, Jesus’ visage (face) was marred beyond that of any man (Isaiah 52:14). In the movie, even after all of the beatings, the actor who played Jesus still looked quite handsome. But the reality is when Jesus hung on the cross, He had “no form or comeliness….there is no beauty that we should desire Him” (Isaiah 53:2). He was beaten so badly He was not recognizable! In the movie, when they scourged Him, only a small portion of His bones were exposed. Psalm 129:3 says “The plowers plowed on my back; they made their furrows long” and “I can count all My bones. They look and stare at Me” (Psalm 22:17). All His bones were exposed!
Jesus was thinking of you when the soldiers tied Him to the scourging post. As they raised their whips, He said, “Let it all come on Me”. But what came on Him was not just the whip stripping the flesh off His bare back, but your sicknesses and diseases. Each time He was whipped, every form of sickness and disease, including arthritis, cancer, diabetes, infection, among others, came upon Him. “The chastisement for our peace was upon Him, and by His stripes we are healed.”
As we fast and approach the Healed Service, remember and receive that healing is your right because Jesus has paid the price for your healing. Every curse of sickness that was supposed to fall on you fell on Jesus instead. He bore every one of those stripes, so you can walk in divine health all the days of your life. The price has been paid so you can rise up and get out of your bed of affliction. If the devil has told you you cannot be healed, just declare today, “Jesus has paid for my healing. Disease has no right to be in my body. I am healed in Jesus’ name!”