WORD FOR TODAY by PASTOR JESUS FIGUEROA
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14 Day Series: The Power Of The Cross!
“A Call to Experience the Power of the Message of the Cross”
Day 3: Wednesday, March 31
By His Striped We Are Healed
Topic: In The Cross There Is Healing For Us
But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; The chastisement for our peace was upon Him, And by His stripes we are healed.
Isaiah 53: 5 (NKJV)
Daily Reading Plan
1 Samuel 16-17
Isaiah 53: 5 (MSG) – 5 But it was our sins that did that to him, that ripped and tore and crushed him—our sins! He took the punishment, and that made us whole. Through his bruises we get healed.
Isaiah 53: 5 (NLT) – 5 But he was pierced for our rebellions crushed for our sins. He was beaten so we could be whole He was whipped so we could be healed.
Isaiah 53: 5 (NIV) – 5 But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed.
Thoughts of Devotion:
By reading the portion of Scripture today, we can see the great suffering that Jesus went through on the Cross of Calvary. The prophet Isaiah describes in great detail in verse 4, “Surely He has borne our griefs And carried our sorrows; Yet we esteemed Him stricken, Smitten by God, and afflicted.” These words express how painful was the suffering that Jesus experienced in bearing our sins on the Cross. The physical agony that the crucifixion put on him was unspeakable and intense. Nothing compares to this suffering and agony!
Let us think for a moment, He suffered all this out of love for us. With the sole purpose that we today enjoy all the benefits as a result of his death on the tree. This should fill us with immense gratitude. What a blessing to be able to understand all the benefits received today through the Cross. Not only does Jesus offer us forgiveness of our sins on the Cross, but we have divine healing! The Gospel of Matthew reminds us of this again, “that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Isaiah the prophet, saying: “He Himself took our infirmities And bore our sicknesses.” (Matthew 8:17).
Jesus carried all our diseases and ailments upon Him on the Cross. Today we have the promise of divine healing, that through the sacrifice that he himself made on Calvary. We are healed by his wounds! Beyond the forgiveness we receive, the Lord also offers us healing from all ailments and diseases that afflict us. We can declare like the Psalmist today.” Who forgives all your iniquities, Who heals all your diseases.” (Psalm 103: 3). On this day if we need healing for our physical body, then we just have to believe and take it as a promise. Believe that through the Cross we are completely healed!
1 Peter 2:24 (NKJV) – 24 who Himself bore our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, having died to sins, might live for righteousness—by whose stripes you were healed.
Isaiah 53:10 (NKJV) – 10 Yet it pleased the Lord to bruise Him; He has put Him to grief. When You make His soul an offering for sin, He shall see His seed, He shall prolong His days, And the pleasure of the Lord shall prosper in His hand.
Exodus 15:26 (NKJV) – 26 and said, “If you diligently heed the voice of the Lord your God and do what is right in His sight, give ear to His commandments and keep all His statutes, I will put none of the diseases on you which I have brought on the Egyptians. For I am the Lord who heals you.”
Psalms 103: 3 (NKJV) – 3 Who forgives all your iniquities, Who heals all your diseases,
Acts 10:38 (NKJV) – 38 how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power, who went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with Him.
Matthew 8:17 (NKJV) – 17 that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Isaiah the prophet, saying: “He Himself took our infirmities And bore our sicknesses.”
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