Thursday, July 21, 2022
1 Peter 2:24
He himself bore our sins in his body on the cross, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; "by his wounds you have been healed." (NIV)
You Are Healed
I had a Sunday School teacher who used to say, “instead of saying, ‘I think I’m catching a cold!’, start saying, ‘I think I’m catching a healing!'” It IS a mindset, you know. We could go either way in our believing. Is it because we condition ourselves to expect the worst? Maybe to avoid discouragement perhaps?
The truth is Christ finished the work of our healing on the cross. 1 Peter 2:24 “He himself bore our sins” in his body on the cross, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; “by his wounds you have been healed”. Some Bible translations read, “you were healed.” Our greatest need of healing is for our soul. Christ’s death and resurrection made that possible if we will only acknowledge and receive it.
Every other healing that we would need in this life was purchased by His stripes (wounds). The prophet Isaiah, told us in the Old Testament, ‘by His wounds we arehealed’. Notice Peter quotes Isaiah but makes one change in the statement. He said, ‘by His wounds we have been healed.’ Our healing has already happened…we’re just not yet walking fully in it!
Sometimes our healing is delayed. We don’t always understand His ways. If there is a delay we can be sure it is not without purpose. God never wastes a moment of our pain or suffering. He will redeem it. Ultimately, you and I will be completely healed…made whole…because of what Jesus did for us on the cross. Healing may come for us today, in an instant, or most certainly when we receive our ultimate healing from this life to eternity.
What does God say about you? You are healed.
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