Scriptures - Deuteronomy 7:15a & Isaiah 53:5 - I will use different translations this week for the teaching:
New International Version (NIV): The LORD will keep you free from every disease (Deu 7:15a).
English Standard Version (ESV): And the LORD will take away from you all sickness (Deu 7:15a).
New Living Translation (NLT): And the Lord will protect you from all sickness (Deu 7:15a).
New Living Translation (NLT) - Isaiah 53:5: 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.
Deuteronomy 7:15a was a prophecy of what was going to happen. I like all the versions above but I think the ESV corresponds best with Isaiah 53:5: Jesus was beaten (dictionary.com’s definition of beaten is: to strike violently or forcefully and repeatedly) so we could be whole (dictionary.com’s definition of whole is: total; entire or complete sum; altogether; every part, member, aspect - nothing, missing, nothing broken, nothing lacking in our lives; to walk in total peace with God, the peace Jesus gave us in John 14:27; the peace that Paul talks about in Phil 4:7: “...which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus”). God’s peace will open the door for His grace and power to flow (“How to Live in Peace” series by Dr. Larry Hutton).
Also, Jesus was whipped (dictionary.com’s definition of whipped is: to beat with a strap, lash, rod, or the like, especially by way of punishment or chastisement; flog; trash) so we could be healed.
Since this already has happened, we are already healed! I am going to take the other two versions and combine them together with the first version to make a declaration of what Jesus has already done: Jesus will take away from me ALL sickness, protect me from ALL sickness, and keep me free from ALL diseases.
According to dictionary.com, here are the definitions for sickness and disease; they are not the same:
- Sickness – the state or condition of being sick; illness
- Disease – a disordered or incorrectly functioning organ, part, structure, or system of the body resulting from the effect of genetic or developmental errors, infection, poisons, nutritional deficiency or imbalance, toxicity, or unfavorable environmental factors
No matter what the cause of sickness or disease, Jesus has already conquered the cause and bore OUR sickness and disease in His own body; they have no legal right to touch our body!! I am not denying the sickness or disease but I am denying them a right to live in my body or touch my body because Jesus has already bore every sickness, every disease, every pain and everything else (including negative emotions) that would ever attack us! Negative emotions (stress, anger, anxiety, bitterness, unforgiveness, etc.) will keep us from walking in the peace of God which will also have a reaction on our bodies.
God wanted and wants us well! Healed! Whole! Jesus did just that; again, He took all sicknesses and diseases away from us – I cannot stress that enough. Jesus said “It is finished!” Therefore, it is finished! When these things come to us, we must take our shield of faith and quench those fiery darts and keep quenching them until they leave! We must fight facts with the truth of God’s Word! The fact might be there is a sickness or disease in your body but the truth of God’s Word says “By Jesus stripes we are healed.”
Dr. Dorothy E. Hooks
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