Healing in Jesus’ Atonement
Did you know that The Bible shows us that Sickness and Disease entered the world through Sin?
Romans 5:12 Wherefore, 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:
Sin opened the door for sickness to become the agent of death because once sickness reaches the point where nature cannot remove it, it is sure to produce death unless it is removed by the Power of God!
Did you know that Sickness became the “curse of the Law” when The Lord brought the Jewish People into a “Covenant Relationship”?
Deuteronomy 28:58-61 (NKJV
58 “If you do not carefully observe all the words of this law that are written in this book, that you may fear this glorious and awesome name, THE LORD YOUR GOD, 59 then the LORD will bring upon you and your descendants extraordinary plagues–great and prolonged plagues–and serious and prolonged sicknesses. 60 Moreover He will bring back on you all the diseases of Egypt, of which you were afraid, and they shall cling to you. 61 Also every sickness and every plague, which is not written in this Book of the Law, will the LORD bring upon you until you are destroyed.”
BUT did you also know that The Covenant of the Old Testament provided an Atonement for sin to bring Forgiveness of sins and Healing of sickness and disease?
Psalm 103:1-3 (NKJV)
“Bless the LORD, O my soul; And all that is within me, bless His holy name! Bless the LORD, O my soul, And forget not all His benefits: Who forgives all your iniquities, Who heals all your diseases”
Numbers 16:46‑50 And Moses said unto Aaron, Take a censer, and put fire therein from off the altar, and put on incense, and go quickly unto the congregation, and make an atonement for them: for there is wrath gone out from the Lord; the plague is begun. And Aaron took as Moses commanded, and ran into the midst of the congregation; and, behold, the plague was begun among the people: and he put on incense, and made an atonement for the people. And he stood between the dead and the living; and the plague was stayed. Now they that died in the plague were fourteen thousand and seven hundred, beside them that died about the matter of Korah. And Aaron returned unto Moses unto the door of the tabernacle of the congregation: and the plague was stayed.
Numbers 21:9 “And Moses made a serpent of brass, and put it upon a pole, and it came to pass, that if a serpent had bitten any man, when he beheld the serpent of brass, he lived.”
There is a great saying
“The New Covenant is in the Old concealed and the Old Covenant is in the New revealed
Looking towards the New Covenant, Isaiah the Prophet spoke about the Messiah and the Atonement He would make…
Isaiah 53:4,5 Surely he hath borne our griefs (this word is actually the word for sicknesses), 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.
And the wonderful thing is that Jesus fulfilled the Prophetic Word that Isaiah spoke
Matthew 8:17 That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Isaiah the prophet, saying, Himself took our infirmities, and bare our sicknesses
The Atonement that Jesus purchased through His death parallels The Atonement of the Old Testament…
John 3: 14 Jesus said: “As Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up.”
But there is something even greater here…
Jesus’ Atonement went BEYOND the Old Testament CANCELLING out the Curse of the Law…
Galatians 3:13 Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangs on a tree:
Colossians 1:14 In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins:
As our High Priest, Jesus became our Atonement for both Sins and Sickness on the Cross
As they looked at Moses’ serpent of brass and lived we look at Jesus and live!
Do you need forgiveness?
Do you need Healing?
Come to The Lord on the basis of Jesus’ death on the Cross and receive them right now by faith!