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Yet it was our suffering he carried,
our pain and distress, our sick-to-the-soul-ness.
We just figured that God had rejected him,
that God was the reason he hurt so badly.

But he was hurt because of us; he suffered so.
Our wrongdoing wounded and crushed him.
He endured the breaking that made us whole.
The injuries he suffered became our healing.

Isaiah 53 : 4-5

 

But sometimes, we need to really see that our sufferings, pains, sins and sorrows have all already been thoroughly and completely afflicted on Jesus’ body. We need to really let that thought and reality sink in. The reason is because it is only by His agonising stripes that we are healed and made whole.

If we neglect this, then His suffering would have been in vain for us. But once we see that He has indeed suffered terribly in place for us, then we can rise up confidently and reject all the hurts, condemnations and sickness facing us everyday. Jesus Christ has already paid our debts. We must claim back very of His blood-earned victories in our lives.

Only by His body broken, are we made whole; only by His blood, are we cleansed. Only by His stripes, are we healed.

 

By His Stripes

 image art by wakethesilence

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  1. kelechiphilip says:

    THank you lord Jesus for dieing unbehalf of me

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