Healing Belongs to You

Keith Butler

“That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias, the prophet, saying, Himself took our infirmities, and bare our sicknesses” (Matt. 8:17).

You know what, regardless of what the situation in your body may be, healing belongs to you. It may be very minor, or it may be a terminal illness, or it may be something in between those two things.

The word “infirmity” means all kinds of sicknesses and diseases. The thing to focus on is that Jesus healed them all.

The Greek words for some of the basic diseases are: nosos which means to have a terminal condition. When a person is terminal, there is no hope unless they have a supernatural intervention from God.

The second word is malakian which means a sickness that attacks the muscles, nerves, bones, and joints. This disease is not deadly, but it is debilitating and will keep a person from functioning normally.

The third word is kakos which means to be vexed by demon spirits or to be mentally confused. The fourth word is mastigos which is a type of sickness that goes and comes back. It tortures you because it’s prolonged and repeated: migraine headaches or allergies can be like that.

The fifth word is arroutos which means to be critically ill. These are people who are hanging between life and death, people who are in a coma.

Those are infirmities, but Matthew tells us Jesus took our infirmities for us and he bore our sicknesses too. The reason Jesus took them is because he didn’t want us to have them. He wants you healed and whole in every area of your life.

Isaiah 53:4-5 is a prophecy about the coming event of Jesus’ crucifixion. Isaiah used the words “by his stripes ye are healed” because he is looking to the cross, the event hadn’t happened.

But 1 Peter 2:24 is looking back at the cross. So he says, “…by whose stripes ye were healed.” The word “were” is past tense. So, whatever type of sickness or disease you have in your body today, Jesus healed it over two thousands years ago.

So you can say, “I am the healed and not the sick because healing belongs to me. My healing was settled way back on Calvary.” This is something you should always keep in your mouth. Build yourself up with the Word. Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God.

Scripture References: Isaiah 53:4-5; 1 Peter 2:24

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