Sunday, March 10, 2013

The Healer

By his wounds you are healed.

Video: Healer from Elevation Church

We are all infected and struggle to find relief, is there a vaccine, could there be a cure? I have found a cure that I would like to share with you.
Isaiah 53:2-5 There was nothing beautiful or majestic about his appearance, nothing to attract us to him. He was despised and rejected, a man of sorrows, acquainted with deepest grief. We turned our backs on him and looked the other way. He was despised, and we did not care.

Yet it was our weaknesses he carried; it was our sorrows that weighed him down. And we thought his troubles were a punishment from God, a punishment for his own sins! But he was pierced for our rebellion, crushed for our sins. He was beaten so we could be whole.He was whipped so we could be healed.
Jesus is our healer, he is the Great Physician, he came to cure our deepest wound, that awful disease called sin. There isn't any reason to allow the infection to continue, grace and forgiveness are the cure and they are completely free, no amount of money or good works are required. (Romans 6:23, Ephesians 2:8-9)

While he was here on earth he healed a lot of sick and he brought dead people back to life but this was just a temporary fix. All of those touched by Jesus eventually got sick again and they eventually died but this healing that I am talking about is permanent. Jesus made a complete and permanent atonement for our sins, the only thing that we need to do is believe. (1 Peter 3:18, Hebrews 10:10-12)
Revelation 21:4 "He will wipe every tear from their eyes, and there will be no more death or sorrow or crying or pain. All these things are gone forever.” 
Jesus Christ, through the predetermined plan of God, was born of a virgin, died as the sacrifice for humanity, was resurrected to restore spiritual life. Helpless sinners without hope have been given the ultimate hope because we know that death is not the end and that we have eternity to spend with our healer.