By His stripes, I am healed.
I am healed, helped and my hope is renewed by the sacrifice my Savior made for me. He took it all (everything I have done and the sins and sicknesses of the entire world) on Himself. How did He do this?
He did what His Father sent Him to do and He didn’t draw back.
Jesus was sent to the world to save us, each and every one. He was born, grew up alongside His siblings and eventually, went about preaching, teaching and healing. This only Son of God was arrested and treated as a criminal even though He was innocent of all and any sin.
People spat on His face, struck him with their fists, and slapped Him in the face.
He was mocked, bound, led away and handed to a governor to be questioned.
Jesus Christ had a whole battalion gathered to Him and they stripped off His clothes and put on a scarlet robe. They wove a crown of thorns and put it on His head and put a staff in His right hand. Kneeling before Him, they joked, mocked and taunted Him.
Again, they spat on Him and took the reed and struck Him in the head with it.
When they finally finished making fun of Him for the time, they stripped the scarlet robe off, put His own garments on and led Him away to be crucified (to be put to death by nailing to a cross, to treat with gross injustice; persecute, torment, torture).
Jesus was blindfolded, treated with contempt, scoffed at, ridiculed and beaten. Many evil, slanderous and insulting words were used against Him. Vehemently and violently, He was accused of wrong doing. Through it all, He was found innocent.
He was nailed to a tree anyway. By His beatings, bleeding, and on that cross… He bore our griefs (sicknesses, weaknesses, and distresses) and carried our sorrows and pains. He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our guilt and iniquities. The chastisement [needful to obtain] peace and well-being for us was upon Him, and with the stripes [that wounded] Him, we are healed and made whole.
Every one of these things I shared are recorded in the Bible.
Matthew 26 and 27 (I think the ones verses with the things I listed here are: Matthew 26: 3-4, 16, 31, 40, 47, 48-49, 55-56, 59-60, 67-68, 69-75. Matthew 27: 1-2, 12, 15-25, 26-28, 27-29, 30-31, 34-35, 39-44) tell the story of what Jesus endured and you can read more in Mark, Luke and John.
Are you tired of being sick, weak and weary? A Savior, THE SAVIOR paid a high cost, the highest cost… to free you, heal you and save you in every way. There is nothing He cannot do. Before He died on a cross cut for a criminal, He went about healing, preaching and teaching. He walked this earth doing His Father’s business and He is still the Miracle Maker. Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today, yes and forever. Hebrews 13:8
He sees you. El Roi means “The God Who sees” in the Hebrew Bible. Also, read Genesis 16:13.
He delights in you. Psalm 18:19
He is love and He longs for you to know Him and to know His love.
Therefore the LORD ‘longs’ to be gracious to you.
And therefore He waits on high to have compassion on you.
For the LORD is a God of justice;
How blessed are all those who long for Him.
Do you want to find Jesus or to know Him better? Open up a Bible. This is the Word of God and Jesus IS the Word and the Word is Him. John 1:1, 14 and Revelation 19:13
Now is the time to be free! Now is the time to live in gratitude for all Jesus has done for you – to give you a future and a hope. Live it!
May God bless and keep you, beautiful one.
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