The Bible says that ‘by Jesus Stripes’ we are healed.
If you’re believing the lie that this is only for emotional or spiritual healing, then reading this post may very well be the best thing you’ve ever done.
You will instantly approach your healing journey with confidence once you explore the 5 pieces of Biblical evidence that ‘by Jesus Stripes we are healed’ refers to the physical.
No more doubting or wavering as to whether Jesus died for your physical healing.
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.
Healing is part of the atonement. Jesus died for both the forgiveness of sins and the healing of disease.
How do we know that healing is both physical and emotion?
#1 SOZO MEANS TO SAVE AND TO HEAL
All the way through the Bible we read of both of these together. Psalm 103:3 says that God ‘forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases’
You may have come across the awesome Greek word ‘Sozo’. This means both ‘to save’ and ‘to heal’.
It is Jesus’ desire to heal, as much as to save. ‘By Jesus stripes’ refers to the wounding and torture of Jesus on the day of His crucifixion.
This is important because it’s easy to think that healing is some kind of after thought or an added extra.
When you understand the word ‘sozo’ to mean both salvation and healing simultaneously, you will no longer see yourself as a believer who is sick, but a healed believer living with symptoms.
#2 THE ORIGINAL HEBREW PROVES PHYSICAL HEALING?
It is disappointing to read posts on the internet condemning this teaching, claiming that ‘by His stripes’ is referring to spiritual healing, the forgiveness of sins.
If you’re wondering the same, I encourage you to look at the original Hebrew.
Surely He has borne our griefs [Hebrew, choliy] And carried our sorrows [Hebrew, mak’ob];
But when we look at the original Hebrew, the word griefs, [choliy] means ‘sickness’ and sorrows [mak’ob] is translated ‘pains’.
This shows that Jesus stripes is referring to our physical (and emotional) healing.
Failure to understand this will cause doubt in your heart and you won’t be able to confidently believe God for your breakthrough.
#3 OUR HEALING BEGINS AT THE SCOURGING POST
The sentence given to someone found guilty was either to suffer at the scourging post or death by crucifixion. However, as we know, our beautiful Lord endued both.
Jesus had to go to the scourging post as prophesied in Isaiah. This is where the Roman soldiers whipped him at least 39 times. Hence ‘stripes’.
Our healing therefore begins here, with Jesus broken body.
I’m sad to say though, that scourging is way more torturous than the whipping you may see in movies.
The whips were leather with pieces of glass and sharp stones on the ends, designed to completely rip off the skin inflicting maximum torture.
In reality Jesus didn’t look human by the time the soldiers had finished with him. “The plowers plowed on my back; they made their furrows long”. Ps 129:3)
In fact, even all his bones were visible (Ps 22:17).
Joseph Prince teaches that the correct Greek word for (By Jesus) stripes’ is ‘molops’ which is singular. ‘By his stripe we are healed’. The torture was so extreme, Jesus body had no skin left.
I believe He saw me personally when he endured his suffering. He saw you too.
Scripture tells us He went through this for us and as us. In other words, it wasn’t for himself, and without this sacrifice you and I have no foundation for divine physical healing.
He received the scourging that we deserved.
Maybe take a moment to let this sink in.
If the Cross is purely about salvation, then there was no need for Jesus to be scrounged in addition to the crucifixion.
#4 THE MEANING OF THE BREAD
When you partake of the Holy Communion, do you distinguish between the bread and wine or do you lump them both together for the forgiveness of sins?
For many years, I had no idea that the 2 elements are for 2 different parts of the atonement. The wine is for Jesus shed blood. The bread is for his broken body.
The difference this revelation has made each time I partake. We must discern the 2 or the Bible says we partake unworthily.
For he who eats and drinks in an unworthy manner eats and drinks judgment to himself, not discerning the Lord’s body.
1 Cor 11:29
We must discern the Lord’s body, the bread, for the healing of disease. This is different from the wine which is the shed blood, for the forgiveness of sins.
Partaking of Christ’s broken body becomes a powerful expectation of healing and freedom when received with revelation of The Truth.
#5. BIBLE HOPE FEEDS FAITH
When The Bible refers to ‘By Jesus stripes’ it surely is referring to healing supernaturally as opposed to the input of the medical profession.
I don’t think Jesus went to the scourging post and endured such torture for us to be healed with the help of doctors.
Of course God does use the medical profession to make us well.
He is for doctors and often puts the correct doctor in place to perform the surgery, the procedure, the diagnosis etc.
He is faithful and answers prayer. I do not doubt that God is behind such results. But this is not the type of healing Jesus died for.
But doctors are a luxury.
It is devastating when doctors cannot help you. Some countries don’t even have doctors and some illness cannot be fixed by man.
Where would the hope for these people be if ‘by Jesus’ stripes’ is only referring to the emotional? We need a firm foundation for physical healing.
Everything we receive is through the Cross.
THIS MINDSET SHIFT HEALS
Do you see yourself as a healed believer, just living with symptoms? It really is a mindset shift which comes from revelation.
We walk out our healing, operating from victory. When you understand ‘by Jesus stripes we are (already) healed’, it is easier to walk in divine health despite your bodies.
There is no striving or unrest. You are secure in your identity in Christ and the symptoms you’re living with no longer consume us.
Can you imagine the difference, if all believers had the revelation that Jesus went to an awful lot of trouble to see us physically healed.
The cross is far more than the forgiveness of sins.
That it is by his STRIPE that healing is possible.
Healing for our physical illnesses really is in the Atonement, our role is to believe it and speak it and rest in the finished work of Jesus.
How has Today’s post changed your view on God’s healing? Let me know below
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