Thursday, January 5, 2012

All Inclusive

"Which is easier to say... Your sins are forgiven or... Arise, take up your bed and walk?" Mark 2:11

It is established over and over in the New Testament that Jesus Christ is the Savior of the whole man. He came to forgive sin and restore our relationship back to the Father, heal our wounded souls, set us free from bondages, as well as heal our physical bodies.

In many scriptures, the powerful Greek word "sozo" is used. In Mark 16:16, Acts 2:21, Romans 10:9, as well as several other places, the word "sozo" refers to salvation (saving us from spiritual death by the forgiving of our sins). In Luke 17:19, it is used to express the leper's faith had make him whole. (This could be spiritually as well as physically). And in Luke 8:26, the man that had been possessed by devils was healed (set free or delivered).

The word "sozo" means to save, heal, cure, preserve, and to deliver. It is speaking to the whole person.

The Bible uses the wonderful words, "whosoever", "whosoever will", "all", "everyone", "as many"..... (no one is excluded) who will call on the name of the Lord shall receive restoration for every part of their life: spirit, soul, and body.