Jesus Is Still The Healer

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.  Isaiah 53:4-5

I remember hearing preachers say that God is the One behind the negative things in our lives in order to teach us something. I remember reading a book that taught that we were to praise God for everything that happens in our lives good or bad because God uses sickness, disease, accidents, and tragedies to teach us things that we couldn’t learn any other way.

The problem with this type of thinking is that there isn’t anything in the Bible that will support it. This kind of teaching is an absolute lie and we need to refuse to entertain such a false teaching. This ridiculous, false teaching is actually based on the old covenant and not the new covenant. We’re told in Leviticus 26:28 that God said to those who fail to obey His commandments, “I will chastise you seven times for your sins.”

But that verse doesn’t pertain to believers today because we are no longer under the covenant of law. We are under the covenant of GRACE. Glory be to God, Jesus has already borne all your chastisement and punishment on the cross. You can see it in our text scripture above. Read it at least a couple more times.

The prophet Isaiah saw a prophetic vision of our Lord Jesus on the cross, bearing the punishment for our transgressions. He declared that the chastisement that we deserved came upon Jesus so that you and I will never have to go through what He endured on our behalf. And by the stripes laid on Him as He bore our chastisement, WE ARE HEALED! Hallelujah.

So how can anyone be so foolish and ignorant of the scriptures to say that God still chastises us with sickness, diseases, and accidents today? To make such a declaration can only become from someone who does not know what the Bible teaches. The best someone can do is to manipulate the scriptures and try to force an old covenant law on the church today who is under a new and better covenant.

To say that God will punish us with these things is to negate and ignore the finished work of Jesus Christ. Because, under the new covenant, God will never again chastise or punish the believer for his sins. Whatever condition you have today, it is not from the Lord. You simply need to look to Jesus on the cross. See Him beaten and scourged for you, and receive healing and wholeness from Him. He has paid the price for your total healing. By His stripes you ARE healed.