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Wednesday, January 17, 2024

The Whole Healing of Jesus



The Good News of Christ is a gospel of healing for the whole person.


Isaiah 53:5 prophesies the healing that will come in Jesus Christ. I Peter 2:24 declares the healing that was finished and completed in Christ’s work of grace. Some believe Isaiah 53:5 and 1 Peter 2:24 speak only of spiritual healing. But in Matthew 8:16-17, Jesus revealed that His healing is not just spiritual when, following the physical healing of the sick, he declared that Isaiah’s prophecy had been fulfilled. The healing Jesus accomplished for us was completed. 


When we were born again—completely forgiven by the grace of Jesus—we were spiritually reborn a new person (2 Corinthians 5:17). We were spiritually healed.


“Flesh gives birth to flesh, and spirit gives birth to spirit (John 3:6, PHILLIPS). 

Our spirits were reborn by the Holy Spirit. 


“By His stripes we were healed” (1 Peter 2:24, NKJV) speaks of the results that the spiritual healing of our spirit brings. When Christ destroyed sin, He destroyed the root of sickness. We were not only healed spiritually but His healing for our mental and physical healing was completed. Paul said in Colossians 2:10 that we are “complete in Him, who is the head of all principality and power” (Colossians 2:10, NKJC).


We are created in God’s likeness. He created us in three parts—spirit, soul (mind), and body (1 Thessalonians 5:23), but it is only in our born-again spirit that we have been completely reborn, made new, and complete in Christ. It is only in our born-again spirit that we have been made whole.


We need a spiritual understanding of the new person the Holy Spirit has birthed in us. We need to be renewed in our minds by God’s Word as to what is ours in Christ. When we believe in our minds the truths the Word reveals are ours, those truths are planted in our hearts. They impact our whole man—spirit, mind, and body. We then believe in God’s truth for us no matter what our physical eyes see, our physical ears hear, or our physical bodies experience. By faith, we put on our new identity that is complete in Him. We put on the new creation—the new person—which God has created within us in true righteousness and holiness (Ephesians 4:23-24).


If we are going to understand the healing power of the finished work of Jesus, we must understand that it is only within our spirit that we are completely reborn as a new creation in Christ. Our minds and bodies are not perfectly reborn. In our minds and bodies, we still deal with temptation, destructive emotions, sickness, and pain. When we look at ourselves, it is hard to believe we have been made new in Christ. But when we look into the mirror of God’s Word, we can see the new person Christ has made us (James 3:23-25).


“But he who is joined to the Lord is one spirit with Him” (1 Corinthians 6:17, NKJV). 


In our born-again spirit, we are joined to the Lord spiritually. Our spirit is one with His spirit.


“For in Him (Christ) dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily, and you are complete in Him, who is the head of all principality and power” (Colossians 2:9-10, NKJV). 


All the fullness of the Godhead—is complete within our born-again spirit. We have to be renewed in our minds by the Word to conform to the truth of the new person God has made us (Romans 12:2).


Christ, the healer, is in you. In your born-again spirit, you are forgiven, healed, delivered, and filled with all the fullness of God. 

Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God (Romans 10:17). For your mind and body to be impacted by the wholeness that is yours in your born-again spirit, be renewed by the truth of God’s Word again and again. Hear His truth in your heart until you believe that His truth is your truth. Praise Him for your healing. Just as you stir up faith to walk in holiness, take the grace that is yours in Christ and walk by faith and not by what you think or feel. Walk by faith in the truth of the new person the precious blood of Jesus purchased for you.

For God

© 2024 Lynn Lacher






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