Friday, September 30, 2011

No Balance Due

Jesus Paid It All

Man was created in the image and likeness of God. He was designed to live forever in health and unity, but the consequences of the fall or disobedience of mankind brought a double curse: sin and sickness. God in His love and mercy could not leave mankind in this desperate and hopeless state. He sent His Son, Jesus, to restore all that had been lost. His suffering, crucifixion, and resurrection paid the price in full.

A closer look at the prophecy of Isaiah reveals all that would be purchased for us.

Isaiah 53:4-5
Surely He has borne (to take upon oneself) our griefs (sickness)
And carried our sorrows (pains)
Yet we esteemed Him stricken, smitten (struck down) by God and afflicted
But He was wounded (pierced through) for our transgressions (wickedness)
He was bruised (crushed) four our iniquities (rebellion)
The chastisement of our peace was upon Him
And by His stripes(blows that cut in) we are healed.

What a glorious provision for all who receive by faith what Jesus has provided us - to be made every bit whole: spirit,soul,and body.