MIRACLE HEALING IN JESUS' ATONEMENT, a teaching on Jesus Healing from the Discipleship Evangelism Course
By Andrew Wommack, International Author and Bible Teacher
Today's session is about miracle healing in Jesus and how it is part of what Jesus has already purchased for us. In Mark Chapter 2 and Luke Chapter 5 of the Bible, Jesus was teaching in a house so crowded that a paralyzed man was let down through the roof by friends to where He sat, and Jesus miraculously healed him. In Matthew 8:14-16 (Holy Bible), after Jesus had been healing people, the Bible says, "And when Jesus came into Peter's house, he saw his wife's mother lying down and sick of a fever. And He touched her hand, and the fever left her, and she arose and served them. When the evening came, they brought to Him many who were possessed with devils; and He cast the spirits out with a word, and healed all that were sick." Then verse 17 gives the reason for this happening: "That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet Isaiah saying, 'He Himself took our infirmities, and bore our sicknesses." In this instance, Jesus was healing many people, and it specifically refers back to and quotes the Bible Book of Isaiah 53:3-4,."He is despised and rejected of men (Author's Note: This is a prophecy about the Lord Jesus Christ); a man of sorrows, and accompanied with grief; and we hid our faces from Him: He was despised and we esteemed Him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our sins; the chastisement of our peace was upon Him, and by His stripes we are healed."
These are powerful passages of Scripture, showing the miracle healing in Jesus. Some people take them and say, "Wait a minute, this is talking in a spiritual sense." The church I was brought up in didn't believe in physical healing for the body.They would take a scripture like this and spiritualize it--use it to say we were wounded emotionally, and when we commit our lives to the Lord Jesus, He heals us. But if we put this passage together with the passages we started with, it forever ends that application of these scriptures. It's true that Jesus will heal you emotionally and in other ways, but these scriptures are talking miracle healing by Jesus, about physical healing for the body. You can see that because in Matthew 8:17, it says that these healings that took place were the fulfillment of the prophecy spoken by Isaiah we just read, "By His stripes we are healed." It says this was the fulfillment that He Himself took our infirmities and bore all our sicknesses. This is talking about physical sicknesses, hurts, and pains. Jesus healed people physically to fulfill the scripture that says we are healed by His stripes, the lashings He took before He was crucified on the Cross for the sins of all mankind...This is the reason for miracle healings through Jesus' Atonement.
The Bible goes on to say in 1 Peter 2:24, "Who His own self bore our sins in His own body, on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live to righteousness; and by whose stripes you were healed." This is in the past tense. Jesus came, and part of what He came to do was to heal your physical body. I am not diminishing the fact that He also came to forgive your sins. That's important, and forgiveness of sins is like the doorway, the entrance to everything else, but He didn't come only to forgive your sins He also came to heal your body, to give you miracle healings in Jesus' Atonement. The Greek, the word used for salvation in the New Testament is SOZO, an all-encompassing word that applies to many different things .But if you look it up, it's also translated "healed." James 5:14 in the Bible states: "Is there any sick among you? Let them call the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord: And the prayer of faith will save the sick." The word "save" there is the Greek word SOZO, and it is talking about the sick being physically healed in their bodies. This same word that was translated forgiveness of sins hundreds of times in the New Testament was also translated healed, miracle healings in Jesus.
When Jesus sent His disciples out in Matthew Chapter 10 of the Bible, the command He gave them was to heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils, and preach the Gospel (The Kingdom of Heaven is near you). In the same breath that He told them to preach the Gospel, He told them to heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, and cast out devils. Healing is just as much part of what Jesus came to accomplish in your life as forgiveness of all your sins.
In the same way you would never think that the Lord, the Holy God, would want you to commit a sin to teach you that you could learn something through your sin, He would never want you to live in sickness. God is not the author of sickness in your life. Sometimes people say things like, "Well, this sickness is really a blessing from God because it turned me to Him." It's true that in a crisis situation people turn to God, but He doesn't send sickness to teach you. He wouldn't do that anymore than He would put sin on you. Can you learn something if you go live in sin? If you live a life of adultery or homosexuality, that God calls sin in the Bible, and get some disease as a result of it, can you learn that the lifestyle was wrong? Certainly you can, but God didn't cause you to live that lifestyle. He didn't put sin in your life, yet you can learn from sinning. You can beat your head against the wall and learn that it's not the thing to do, but you could also learn that without physically beating your head against the wall.You don't have to learn everything by hard knocks. God does not put sickness in your life to humble you and teach you something. Jesus died to forgive you of your sins and also heal you of your diseases. He bore your sins in His own body, and by His stripes you were healed...providing for you miracle healing in Jesus!
You can receive miracle healing in Jesus' Atonement.
God's supernatural divine healing is available to all of us and is part of the Atonement that Jesus died on the Cross to produce for you. If you aren't receiving your healing, God's not upset with you. You don't have to be healed to be loved unconditionally by God. You can believe in Jesus Christ, love God with your whole heart, not believe in healing, and still go to heaven. As a matter of fact you'll probably get there quicker because you don't know how to walk in health. But you know what--It's available to you. Jesus died to provide it for you. God wants you to be well.
There is miracle healing in Jesus' Atonement, freely available to you.
Bible Study Questions on Miracle Healing in Jesus:
Read Matthew 8:16- 17
How many people did Jesus heal? _____________________
Read Isaiah 53:3-5
What types of healing are these verses talking about?___________________
Read Mathew 8:17
What happened to our sicknesses and infirmity? ____________________
Read 1 Peter 2:24
What two things does this verse say Jesus did for us? _______________
Read James 5:14-15
The word "saved" in verse 15 is the Greek word SOZO,
which is translated "to deliver, protect, heal, preserve, be whole." It
is the same word the Bible refers to as "salvation." According to these
verses and the Greek definition of salvation, what is included in
Read Matthew 10:8
What did Jesus tell them to do? ________________________________
Read Mark 16:15
What did Jesus tell His disciples to do? __________________________
Read Mark 16: 16
Those that respond to the Gospel of Christ will do what? _____________
Read Mark 16: 17
What signs will follow the believers in Jesus? _______________________
Read Mark 16:18
What other signs follow believers in Jesus? ________________________
Read these Bible scriptures below and discover the answers for yourself...There is miracle healing in Jesus!
Matthew 8:16-17 New King James Version (NKJV)
16 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, 17 that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Isaiah the prophet, saying:
“He Himself took our infirmities
And bore our sicknesses.”
Isaiah 53:3-5 (NKJV)
3 He is despised and rejected by men,
A Man of sorrows and acquainted with grief.
And we hid, as it were, our faces from Him;
He was despised, and we did not esteem Him. 4 Surely He has borne our griefs
And carried our sorrows;
Yet we esteemed Him stricken,
Smitten by God, and afflicted.
5 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.
Matthew 8:17 (NKJV)
17 that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Isaiah the prophet, saying:
“He Himself took our infirmities
And bore our sicknesses.”
1 Peter 2:24 (NKJV)
24 who Himself bore our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, having died to sins, might live for righteousness—by whose stripes you were healed.
James 5:14-15 (NKJV)
14 Is anyone among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord. 15 And the prayer of faith will save the sick, and the Lord will raise him up. And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven.
Matthew 10:8 (NKJV)
8 Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead,[a] cast out demons. Freely you have received, freely give.
Mark 16:15 (NKJV)
15 And He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature.
Mark 16:16 (NKJV)
6 He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned.
Mark 16:17 (NKJV)
17 And these signs will follow those who believe: In My name they will cast out demons; they will speak with new tongues;
Mark 16:18 (NKJV)
18 they will take up serpents; and if they drink anything deadly, it will by no means hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover.”
New King James Version (NKJV) Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.
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