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The simplicity of Healing
By Laura McDonald

Jesus bore sickness in our place on the cross. Isaiah 53:4,5 (4)“Surely He (Jesus) 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 (wounds) we are healed.

 Let's look closer at verse four: “Surely He (Jesus) has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows…” The word griefs means  sickness, weakness, and distress. The word sorrows means pain.

Today, we are going to be dealing with Bible basics on why we can believe God for healing. For some of you this may be the first time you have heard anything like this. For others, what I am about to share may be things you are already familiar with. Whatever the case may be, I want you to read these things today like it is the first time you ever read them.

I want you to ask the Holy Spirit to not just let these truths be “head knowledge” to you, but that they would become heart revelation so that you can walk in these truths everyday of your life. I Peter 2:24 says, “By whose (Jesus) stripes you were healed.” It has been done. When Jesus died on the cross He paid for our healing. Jesus bore all of your sickness, diseases, weakness, distress, and pains on His body when He died on the cross.

THEREFORE YOU DON’T HAVE TO BARE THOSE THINGS! Let me give you an example. Let’s say you get a huge bill in the mail and you just don’t have the money to pay for it. You carry that burden around with you wherever you go because it worries you. All of a sudden someone comes up to you and says, “I know you had a bill and you could not pay it. I went and paid it for you.” They bore the burden of that bill in your place and they paid it. If you wanted to you could still carry that bill around and show everyone how much it is for and tell everyone how you don’t have the money to pay it, but that would be silly. Why would you still carry the burden of that thing when it has already been paid?

It is the same with healing. Jesus paid the price for you to be healed. Simply receive that healing by faith and walk in it. Remind yourself daily that Jesus paid the price for you to be healed. As you do this healing will manifest!