Jesus Christ came to restore the human race to the previous relationship with God that we experienced in the Garden of Eden [2 Corinthians 5:17-18, Romans 5:10]. Jesus said, "I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly" [John 10:10].
The Book of Hebrews said, "it is not possible that the blood of bulls and goats could take away sins" [Hebrews 10:3-5]. John the Baptist called Jesus the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world [John 1:29]. Jesus Christ's sacrifice paid the penalty and made amends for mankind's sin on the cross which is called atonement [Romans 5:11 KJV, Exodus 29:36, Atonement, Propitiation, Reconcilation, Ransom, Redemption, Thematic Subject Guide].
Our sins made it necessary for Jesus to suffer the agonies of the crucifixion [Matthew 16:21, Matthew 27:27-39, Mark 15:16-39, Luke 23:32-47, John 19:1-2, John 19:17-30, Philippians 2:8]. God demonstrated His love and Justice for mankind by giving His only begotten Son to pay the penalty for sin [John 3:16, 1 John 4:9-10, 1 John 2:2].
Jesus said in Matthew 26:28, this is my blood of the New Testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins. The blood Jesus shed at the Cross provided the remission or remitting of sin for the human race. Jesus remitted our sins [canceled our debt] by paying the price himself [Romans 3:25, Acts 10:43, Hebrews 9:22, Luke 24:47].
Jesus canceled the record that contained the charges [sins] against us [Colossians 2:14]. He canceled the record of our sins by nailing it to his own cross.
The atonement and remission of sin provided the propitiation for our sin which made God propitious [favorable] towards the human race again [1 John 4:10, 1 John 2:2, Romans 3:25]. This allowed the reconciliation of God and mankind [Romans 5:10, 2 Corinthians 5:18-19, Colossians 1:20-21, and Ephesians 2:16]. The redemptive life and death of Jesus brought about the reconciliation of God and humans.
Jesus paid the ransom price with his own blood to deliver the offspring of Adam from sin and death [Matthew 20:28, 1 Timothy 2:6, Mark 10:45]. Jesus Christ redeemed or set free humanity from sin, death, and Satan through his blood the ransom price [Colossians 1:13-14, Revelation 5:9, 1 John 3:8, Hebrews 9:12-15, Ephesians 1:7, Romans 3:24, Galatians 3:13].
Your physical healing is part of Jesus' redemptive work at Calvary. The Apostle John calls Jesus the Lamb that was slain [Revelation 5:6, 5:12, 13:8]. Jesus at Calvary became the innocent sacrificial lamb who died and shed his blood for the sin of mankind [John 1:29, John 1:36]. Every person who places faith [confidence] in Jesus paying the penalty, making amends, and being the atonement for mankind's sin is provided with the forgiveness of sin, spiritual deliverance, and physical healing.In Isaiah 53:4, the prophet Isaiah prophesied that the Messiah would bear our griefs [sickness] and carry our sorrows [pains][Notes on Isaiah 53:4]. The Apostle Matthew confirmed Jesus as the Messiah who provides redemption from sin and physical healing for mankind, fulfilling Isaiah's prophesy [Matthew 8:16-17]. Jesus healed all that came to him for spiritual and physical healing in the Bible [Mass Healing Events]. Jesus never changes and still provides healing for all that come to him today [Hebrews 13:8].
The Apostle Peter also includes physical healing in Jesus' redemptive work at Calvary for mankind and part of the New Covenant [1 Peter 2:24]. A believer must receive what Jesus has already provided, "he took my infirmities and bore my sickness and with his stripes I am healed" [Matthew 8:17, Isaiah 53:5]. The price for your healing was paid at Calvary by Jesus Christ. Your physical healing is part of your redemption from sin and ultimately Satan.
A believer in Jesus Christ should have just as much confidence that God will heal their bodies as they have that God will forgive their sins. A believer is not a sick person trying to talk God into a healing miracle. The believer is a healed person refusing to be sick. IF you were healed by Jesus' stripes then you are healed now. Meditate on these scriptures and allow your faith to become "fully persuaded" as Abraham did about the Word of God in Romans 4:20-21.
"And straightway many were gathered together, insomuch that there was no room to receive them, no, not so much as about the door; and he preached the word unto them. And they come unto him, bringing one sick of the palsy [paralytic], which was borne of four. And when they could not come nigh unto him for the press, they uncovered the roof where he was; and when they had broken it up, they let down the bed wherein the sick of the palsy lay. When Jesus saw their faith, he said unto the sick of the palsy, Son, thy sins be forgiven [aphiēmi] you [Mark 2: 1-5, Matthew 9:2-8, Luke 5:17-26].
We read in the Gospels, about four friends of a paralytic that went to great lengths to get their friend near Jesus. Mark and Luke's account of this healing event, describe a large multitude of people who were present in a house in Capernaum, to hear Jesus. These friends were willing to go up to the roof, take off some tiles, and lowered the sick man down into the crowd, still on his mat, right in front of Jesus [Luke 5:19]. Mark states that Jesus was "preaching the word" to the multitude [Mark 2:2]. When Jesus saw the faith of the four friends, he said unto the sick of the palsy [paralytic], Son, thy sins be forgiven [aphiēmi] [Mark 2:5]. Jesus could have just said, "Rise, take up thy bed, and walk" [Mark 2:11]. He said this very thing to the paralytic man at the Pool of Bethesda [John 5:8]. The paralytic man at Capernaum was in the same need of physical healing as the paralytic man at the Pool of Bethesda. His friends went to great length to get him to Jesus. Why did Jesus respond in such a unique way? Jesus was drawing attention to the important concept of forgiveness of sins = healing [Mark 2:9-10, Psalms 103:3, James 5:15, John 20:23].
By comparing the accounts of this event we see that, Pharisees, scribes, and doctors of the law had also came out of every town of Galilee, Judea, and Jerusalem to hear Jesus [Luke 5:17, Matthew 9:3]. These religious leaders were not very receptive to the teachings of Jesus. Jesus gave this marvelous revelation under distress of these spiritual leaders. Think what insights we might have had if Jesus had more of a receptive audience. However, this marvelous revelation was given because "Jesus saw their faith" [Mark 2:5]. Somebody gave Jesus something to work with, "faith". The four friends demonstrated their confidence in Jesus by going to great lengths to get the paralytic to Jesus. The four friends gave the world the revelation, "Son thy sins be forgiven thee, Arise, and take up thy bed, and go thy way into thine house" [Mark 2:5, 11].
The healing of the sick of the palsy illustrates the important concept of forgiveness of sins = physical healing [Mark 2:10, Psalms 103:3, James 5:15, John 20:23]. Jesus can forgive sins, because he atoned for sins [Romans 5:8-11]. Jesus has the power or authority [exousia] to forgive [aphiēmi] sins. Thayer defines the Greek word aphiēmi as, to send away, to let go, let alone, give up the debt, forgive, or to remit sin. Jesus has power on earth to forgive [aphiēmi] or remit sins because he provides the remission [aphesis] of sins [Acts 10:43, Matthew 26:28]. The remission [aphesis] of sins, or the release from the penalty, bondage or imprisonment of sins means total healing [Matthew 9:6, Mark 2:10, Luke 5:24]. The punishment or penalty established by God for sin is death [Genesis 2:17, Ezekiel 18:4]. The penalty for our sins is disease, physical death, and finally the second death [Romans 5:12, 21, Revelation 20:6]. Jesus died for us and provided the remission from the penalty of sins [1 Corinthians 15:3, Romans 5:6, 8, Matthew 26:28]. Jesus also destroyed Satan's power of death through sin [Hebrews 2:14-15].
A believer's ability to exercise their authority is proportional to their knowledge of God's Word. If the believer doesn't understand the above concept of forgiveness of sins = physical healing, then they will be unable to exercise the authority over sin that Jesus Christ has provided them.
Matthew's account of this healing event states that Jesus said, "Son, be of good cheer; thy sins be forgiven thee" [Matthew 9:2]. He didn't say a particular sin but sins in general. Remember, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned [Romans 5:12, James 1:15]. Sin in general has produced diseases that leads to death [Genesis 2:17, Ezekiel 18:4]. Jesus stated that the man born blind, nor his parents had sinned in John 9:3. Sin in general has produced mutations in human DNA. Sin has caused imperfections in our immune system. Sin has produced vulnerabilities in our environment.
And there were Pharisees and doctors of the law sitting by, which came out of every town of Galilee, Judea, and Jerusalem. The scribes and the Pharisees began to reason, saying, who is this which speaks blasphemies? Who can forgive sins, but God alone? Behold, certain of the scribes said within themselves, this man blasphemes [Luke 5:17, 21, Matthew 9:3, Mark 2:6-7].
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? But that ye may know that the Son of man hath power [exousia] on earth to forgive sins, (he saith to the sick of the palsy), I say unto thee, Arise, and take up thy bed [mat], and go thy way into thine house [Mark 2:9-10, Matthew 9:5-6, Luke 5:23-24].
Jesus asked a profound question that day, "Which is easier, to say to the paralytic, 'Your sins are forgiven,' or to say, 'Get up, take your mat and walk?'" Most religions through out the world promise that if you follow their teachings, your sins will be forgiven and you will have a better afterlife. But how do you really know that your sins are forgiven? So in reality it is easier to say, "your sins are forgiven", than to say, "rise up and take your mat and go home." Jesus did not say to the sick of the palsy, "your sins are forgiven, you have eternal life" [Mark 2:5, Luke 5:20]. But He said, that ye may know that the Son of man hath power [exousia] on earth to forgive sins, arise, and take up thy bed, and go thy way into thine house [Mark 2:10-11]. Jesus demonstrated his authority to forgive sin on earth by healing the paralytic. Every healing event in the Name of Jesus is a new demonstration that Jesus has power on Earth to forgive sins, not just in Heaven.
Jesus said at Calvary, almost 2,000 years ago, "It is finished" [John 19:30]. God has already sent Jesus to be the expiatory sacrifice that appeased God and provided the expiation of our sins through faith in his blood [Romans 3:24-25]. Jesus has already delivered humanity from the powers of darkness. We have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins through his blood [Colossians 1:13, Ephesians 1:6-7]. We have received the atonement through Jesus Christ [Romans 5:11]. Jesus he is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world [1 John 2:2]. Jesus gave his life a ransom for many [Mark 10:45]. He redeemed us with his precious blood [1 Peter 1:18-19]. Jesus destroyed the devil's power of death through disease through sin; because the wages of sin is death [Hebrews 2:14-5, Romans 6:23].
Physical healing on Earth is proof that Jesus can forgive sins because he paid the penalty for sins [Mark 2:10, 1 Peter 3:18, Hebrews 2:9]. Jesus had power [exousia] to lay down his life, and power to take it again [John 10:18]. The healing grace of Jesus Christ is available because Jesus paid the penalty of sins. Sin does not have dominion over the believer because they are under grace, the grace of Jesus Christ [Romans 6:14, Romans 8:3, John 1:14]. Every believer has received of the fullness of Jesus, "grace for grace" [John 1:16]. If you aren't able to receive Jesus' healing grace for your present penalty of sins (disease); what confidence do you have that Jesus can pay the eternal penalty for your sins [Isaiah 53:4-5, Matthew 8:16-17, 1 Peter 2:24]?
Luke's report of this healing event contains the statement, "the power of the Lord was present to heal them" [Luke 5:17]. Why was the power of the Lord present to heal? Mark states, many gathered together, and He preached the Word to them [Mark 2:2, John 1:1, Revelation 19:13]. Why does healing accompany the preaching of the Gospel of the Kingdom [Matthew 4:23, Matthew 9:35, Mark 1:14, Mark 16:20, Acts 19:8, 11-12, Acts 2:38, Acts 5:16]? Every where the "remission of sins" is preached healing proceeds [Luke 4:18, Acts 2:38]. Jesus commanded the disciples that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations [Luke 24:47]. Jesus came to give the knowledge of salvation by the remission of sins [Luke 1:77]. Whosoever believes in Jesus shall receive the remission of sins [Acts 10:43, Acts 2:38, Romans 3:25, Hebrews 9:22].
And he said unto them, These are the words which I spake unto you, while I was yet with you, that all things must be fulfilled, which were written in the law of Moses, and in the prophets, and in the psalms, concerning me. Then opened he their understanding, that they might understand the scriptures, And said unto them, Thus it is written, and thus it behoved Christ to suffer, and to rise from the dead the third day. And that repentance [metanoia] and remission [aphesis] of sins should be preached in his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem [Luke 24:44-47].
Jesus commanded the disciples to preach both repentance and remission of sins in His name. Today we seldom hear the preaching of repentance of sins much less the preaching of remission of sins in Jesus' name. Most people do not know what it means that it was necessary for "Christ to suffer and to rise from the dead the third day". Most people do not understand the concepts of repentance and remission of sins in Jesus' Name.
Why does Jesus instructed the disciples to heal the sick and say the kingdom of God is come nigh unto you [Luke 10:9, Luke 9:6]. The preaching of the Gospel of the Kingdom of God destroys the "power of darkness" [Colossians 1:13]. When believers cast out or dislodge devils, then the kingdom of God is arrived in that situation [Matthew 12:28, Luke 11:20]. Every time a believer uses the overcoming power of Jesus Christ to deliver those in Satan's bondage; Satan's kingdom is diminished and the Kingdom of God has arrived [Luke 11:22, March 3:27]. Today most Christians only preach the gospel of eternal salvation. The Gospel of the Kingdom of God is reduced to something that will eventually happen in heaven. Many Christians are even taught that God wants them sick and oppressed by Satan. They are told they will learn through their sufferings. But Jesus said, "that ye may know that the Son of man hath power on earth to forgive sins, Arise, and take up thy bed, and go thy way into thine house [Mark 2:10-11].
Jesus gave the Twelve the authority to remit [aphiēmi] sins [John 20:23]. In the book of James the elders or spiritual leaders in the church may remit [aphiēmi] sin. Remit or let go from the consequences or penalty of sin, whether sins in general or particular sins.
And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven [aphiēmi] him [James 5:15].
If Jesus has already suffered for your sins why would should you suffer the penalty for your sins. A believer's ability to exercise their authority is proportional to their knowledge of God's Word [2 Peter 2:1]. If you have knowledge deficits, you can't activate the provisions of Grace. Jesus said it is the truth that sets you free [John 8:32]. Some people will not let Jesus remit their sins for physical healing. They think that God wants them to atone for their sins. Others actually believe they can atone or make amends for their sins. Many people place more confidence in their own righteousness [Luke 18:9]. Most persons have no confidence or understanding of Jesus' authority to remit sins on Earth. Numerous people do not know about the correlation between sin, disease, and death [James 1:15, Romans 5:12, Romans 6:14, Romans 6:23]. There is little understanding of the "Law of Sin and Death" and the "Law of Spirit of Life" [Romans 8:2]. Still others have no confidence that Jesus destroyed him who had the power of death, which is the devil [Hebrews 2:14]. They have no confidence that Jesus has delivered humanity from bondage from the fear of death [Hebrews 2:14]. They do not have confidence in spiritual leadership to anoint them with oil and pray the prayer of faith and remit sins [James 5:14-15, John 20:22-23, Mark 6:13]. But everywhere the "remission of sins" is preached healing proceeds [Acts 2:38, Acts 5:16]. Jesus can forgive sin, because he atoned for sin. Jesus explains the important sin/sickness/death syndrome in [Mark 2:9-10]. Jesus destroyed Satan's power of death through sin. If you understand these concepts you are not subject to bondage anymore.
And you know that he was manifested to take away our sins [1 John 3:5]. For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit [1 Peter 3:18]. Who gave himself for our sins, that he might deliver us from this present evil world, according to the will of God and our Father [Galatians 1:4, Galatians 4:4]. For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh [Romans 8:3]. Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works [Titus 2:14].
To him give all the prophets witness, that through his name whosoever believes in him shall receive remission [aphesis] of sins [Acts 10:43]
For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins [Matthew 26:28]. This is my body which is given for you; this do in remembrance of me [Luke 22:19, March 14:22]. Take, eat, this is my body, which is broken for you; this do in remembrance of me. For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do shew the Lord's death till he comes [1 Corinthians 11:24].
The power [dynamis] of the Lord was present to heal them [Luke 5:17]. For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power [dynamis] of God [1 Corinthians 1:18]. And Jesus, immediately knowing in himself that virtue [dynamis] had gone out of him [Mark 5:30]. Jesus is "full of grace and truth" [John 1:14]. The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance [aphesis/ä'-fe-sēs] to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty [aphesis/ä'-fe-sēs] them that are bruised [Luke 4:17].If you want the power of the Lord to be present to heal, then preach the repentance and remission of sins in Jesus Name [Luke 24:7, Luke 5:17, Mark 2:2].
The prophet Isaiah, looking into the future spoke of the Messiah's work of redemption and atonement for humanity. Isaiah prophesied 700 years before Jesus was born, that the Messiah would be a man of sorrows, smitten of God, afflicted, wounded, bruised, "and by His stripes we are healed" [Isaiah 53:5]. The Apostle Matthew would confirm Jesus as the Messiah by quoting the Old Testament scripture of Isaiah 53:4, in Matthew 8:17. Matthew also says that Jesus took our infirmities and bore our sicknesses [Matthew 8:16-17]. The Apostle Peter looking back at Jesus' finished work of redemption and atonement at the cross would say, "by whose stripes you were healed" [1 Peter 2:24].
[KJV] Surely he hath borne our griefs and carried our sorrows yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed [Isaiah 53:4 and Isaiah 53:5].
[NKJV] Surely He has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows; Yet we esteemed Him stricken, Smitten by God, and afflicted. 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 [AMP].
In Isaiah 53:4, in the King James Version of the bible, the English word griefs is the Hebrew word חלי choliy . Thayer's Lexicon defines choliy as sickness. In the same verse sorrows is the Hebrew word מכאב mak'ob . Thayer's Lexicon defines mak'ob as pain, sorrow. The prophet Isaiah is prophesying that the Messiah would bear our griefs [sickness] and carry our sorrows [pains].
Jesus Christ was wounded [חלל chalal] profaned, defiled, polluted, desecrated, for our transgression and rebellion. Jesus Christ was bruised [דכא daka'] crushed, for our iniquities, perverseness, depravity, and guilt. Our chastisement [מוסר muwcar] discipline, chastening, correction needful to obtain our peace and well-being was upon Him. This peace or [שלום shälome] has given us completeness in number, safety, soundness in body, welfare, health, and prosperity. And with the stripes that wounded Jesus Christ, we are healed and made whole [Isaiah 53:5, AMP].
In Matthew 8:16, the Apostle Matthew states that Jesus healed all that were sick; that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Isaiah the prophet. Everybody that came to Jesus was healed regardless of their sickness, disease, or infirmity. There has never been a claim made by any individual, group, or religion in history that they healed all sickness, disease, or infirmity. In the Gospels there are many scriptures that state that Jesus healed all [see Mass Healing Chart, Matthew 4:23-25, Luke 4:40, Mark 6:53-56, Luke 6:17-19, Matthew 9:35, Matthew 15:29-31].
1 Peter 2:24
[KJV] 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 [ιαομαι iaomai].
Physical Healing is in God's redemptive plan; it belongs to you; and by His stripes we were healed. We refuse to allow disease or sickness to dominate our bodies, because we were healed. Over 2000 years ago, Jesus bore our sins at Calvary so we might live unto righteousness. You can have the same confidence that Jesus has provided for your physical healing, as you have that He provided for the remission of your sins.
Our physical healing is connected in scripture with spiritual deliverance and forgiveness of sin [Isaiah 53:4-5]. Stir yourself up in the truth of these scriptures and allowed your faith to become firmly established [2 Peter 1:12-13].
[KJV] When the even was come, they brought unto him many that were possessed with devils: and he cast out the spirits with his word, and healed all that were sick: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias [Isaiah] the prophet, saying, Himself took our infirmities, and bare our sicknesses [ Matthew 8:16-17].
[NKJV] When evening had come, they brought to Him many who were demon-possessed. And He cast out the spirits with a word, and healed all who were sick, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Isaiah the prophet, saying: "He Himself took our infirmities and bore our sicknesses" [NASB and AMP].
In Matthew 8:17, the Greek word for the English word infirmities is ασθενεια asthenia . Thayer's Lexicon defines the Greek word asthenia as want of strength, weakness, infirmity; of the body; its native weakness and frailty; feebleness of health or sickness. In the same verse sickness is the Greek word νοσος nosos. Thayer's Lexicon defines nosos as disease or sickness.
The scripture is clearly saying that Jesus took our weakness, lack of strength, infirmity and he carried our disease and sickness. We know that any lack of strength, weakness, disease, or infirmity, we are experiencing has already been taken and carried away by Jesus according to Matthew 8:17. The New Living Translations says Jesus, "took our sicknesses and removed our diseases". The New International Version says Jesus, "took up our infirmities and carried our diseases". If Jesus has already taken and carried our disease and sickness, why are we still trying to take and carry them?
God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him. God considers healing as doing good. Jesus healed all who came to him for healing [Acts 10:38, Healings by Jesus Christ].
Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever. Hebrews 13:8, declares that Jesus does not change. If Jesus was the healer in the Bible, then he still is the healer today? If Jesus healed all that came to him for physical healing in the Bible, will he not do the same for you? [Hebrews 13:8, see also Unchangeableness or Immutability of God and God Can Not Lie]
The Bible states that God is not a respecter of persons. If eternal salvation and physical healing were only for a few chosen people then God would be showing partiality and favoritism [Galatians 3:28, Romans 2:11, see God is Not a Respecter of Persons].
If you would like to pray and receive you physical healing according to the Redemptive Work of Jesus Christ, please see Healing Confessions.