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Forgiveness And Healing

Pastor Corey Erman | July 8, 2020

“Who forgives all your iniquities, who heals all your diseases.” (Psalm 103:3)

Disease came upon the children of Israel when they disobeyed the law. Forgiveness for their disobedience meant the healing of their diseases. It was when the children of Israel took themselves out from under the protection of their covenant by wrongdoing that their distresses came (Psalm 107:11,17,18). But when they cried unto the Lord, “…he saved them out of their distresses. He sent His word and healed them, and delivered them from their destructions.” (Psalm 107:19, 20).

We have protection under our better covenant—but it’s possible to take ourselves out from under our covenant protection. When we don’t obey God like we should or do what we shouldn’t do, we can actually get out from under God’s protection, the protection of the covenant, and open ourselves to the enemy’s attacks. If we find ourselves in this, we have to repent and get back in line.

“He is despised and rejected by men, a Man of sorrows and acquainted with grief. And we hid, as it were, our faces from Him; He was despised, and we did not esteem Him. Surely He has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows; yet we esteemed Him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted. 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 53:3-5)

We can boldly state that it is not the will of God our Father that we should suffer from cancer and other dreaded diseases that bring pain and anguish. It is God’s will that we be healed!

How do we know? Because healing is provided for us under the New Covenant. Isaiah chapter 53 gives us a graphic picture of the coming Messiah. This chapter deals with the disease and sin problems that confront the Church today. God dealt with man’s body, as well as with his spirit and soul. God laid our iniquities and our sins upon Jesus—and Jesus bore them. God laid our diseases and our sicknesses upon Jesus—and Jesus bore them. Why? So that we might be free!

Make the following confession:

God forgives iniquities. God heals diseases. He sent His Word and healed me. He delivered me from destruction. Jesus Christ, the Lamb of God bore my sins and iniquities. So I don’t have to bear them. He also bore my diseases and pains. So I don’t have to bear them. Because of Jesus, I am free. By His stripes, I was healed!