Have you received what Jesus did for you on the Cross?
Surely he hath borne our grief, 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 53:4-5 King James Version
THOUGHTS ABOUT TODAY’S VERSE…
Isaiah clearly prophesied the beating, the suffering, and the crucifixion of Jesus for our sins. But he also spoke that Jesus had already borne (past tense, carried away) our grief (sickness and disease properly translated from the Hebrew). If He has already borne (“past tense”) our grief and sorrows then why would we want to bear them again ourselves or ask Him to do it again? If someone took my punishment for me I am surely not going to willingly go and ask for it to be laid on me anyway. Jesus has given (“past tense”) us our healing and health, having taken (“past tense”) our sickness and diseases upon Himself and carried them away at the cross. Receive it, it’s yours, He gave it to you. Stop asking Him to come down, get back on the Cross and heal you again (Oh, God please heal me, if it’s your will! – Stupid prayer!, it is His will and He has ALREADY DONE IT!). God has already healed you – past tense, just receive what is already yours! But you can only do so by Faith in Him and what He has done through His death, burial, and resurrection, that is, IF YOU KNOW HIS WORD! You’ve got to look not just at the Cross, but beyond the Cross to His Resurrection! If you leave Jesus on the Cross, then you miss out on the power given by the Holy Spirit in His Resurrection.
Father God, may I live today fully aware of the price You paid for my life, my prosperity, my deliverance, my health, and my healing. May my words, thoughts and actions be totally in line with Your Word and may I speak that which You have already spoken over me. Lord help me to realize that You have already paid the price for me. The bill’s been paid in full nothing is still owed! I didn’t deserve it, but You paid the price for me anyway because You love me. Father, thank You for Your Son Jesus and His awesome cleansing Blood, Your precious gift to me. Through Him that loves me, my Lord Jesus, I pray.