By His Stripes We Are Healed

As a sick guy I’ve run into a number of people who tell me that Jesus purchased not only my salvation but my physical healing as well.  Here are some blogs with that view

Millie’s Blog – By His Stripes We Are Healed

The bible does not say you are going to be healed. It says; you were healed. It IS already done!!! The circumstances, diagnoses and doctors may say you are sick, but God’s word says you have already been healed!!

Bible-Christian.org Question on Isaiah 53

These texts unequivocally link the grounds of provision for both our salvation and our healing to the atoning work of Calvary. Neither is automatically appropriated, however; for each provision-a soul’s eternal salvation or a person’s temporal, physical healing-must be received by faith. Christ’s work on the cross makes each possible; simple faith receives each as we choose.

There are many more like these but you get the idea.  Many people on the web have written great articles on why this belief is based on a misunderstanding of the text.

GotQuestions.org – What does it mean that “by His stripes we are healed”?

Although these two verses are central to the topic of healing, they are often misunderstood and misapplied. The word “healed” as translated from both Hebrew and Greek, can mean either spiritual or physical healing. However, the contexts of Isaiah 53 and 1 Peter 2 make it clear that they are referring to spiritual healing, not physical.

Gospel Of Repentance – By His Stripes We Are Healed

The healing described here is the deliverance from our sins. Jesus went to the cross to suffer for our sins and pay sins debt so that we would not have to. This is a spiritual healing and deliverance; not a physical one. Jesus died to heal us from sins’ disease which is eternal damnation, not physical disease.

Practical Implications

The fact is that for over 2000 years, billions of Christians have lived and died. That means that all those Christians who got sick and died somehow failed to live out the healing provided for them by Jesus Christ. 100% of Christians failed to be healed ultimately?
My friends who believe that healing is included in the atonement say “Well of course, God says he limited our lifespan.”

Then the Lord said, “My Spirit will not contend with humans forever, for they are mortal; their days will be a hundred and twenty years.” (Genesis 6:3 NIV)

So God limits our lifespan so we cannot be healed over and over again indefinitely?

All our days pass away under your wrath;
we finish our years with a moan.
Our days may come to seventy years,
or eighty, if our strength endures;
yet the best of them are but trouble and sorrow,
for they quickly pass, and we fly away. (Psalm 90:9-10)

We finish our years with a moan? Wow – that doesn’t sound like the victorious believer claiming their healing to the end.

So when John Osteen (founder of Lakewood Church) came to the end of his life in 1999 from a heart attack, how come his positive confession didn’t save him?

The chastisement needed to obtain peace and well-being for me was upon Him, and with the stripes that wounded Him, I am healed and made whole. I now have perfect health in my body

Did his faith fail him that day?

I don’t mean to be harsh but can you see how harmful this idea can be? It says to every sick person (which at some point every last one of us will be one of those) that at the time when they need Christ the most that his atonement has failed to heal them.

When you are sick, you faith comes under an attack.  You are tempted to believe that God is mad at you.  God is punishing you for your sins or your lack of faith and then well meaning people come along and tell you that they are healthy because Jesus always heals them.

People who believe this are in for a devastating disappointment because I guarantee that every last one of them will get sick and die at some point.  I pray that when they reach that place they will realize that Jesus did not guarantee health to his followers.

2 comments

  1. “The fact is that for over 2000 years, billions of Christians have lived and died. That means that all those Christians who got sick and died somehow failed to live out the healing provided for them by Jesus Christ. ”

    Correct and with 41000 denominations, that dont agree with anyone else. Is it any wonder?
    With so many denonminations that dont understand the difference between the OTC and NTC. I seen you quote OtC and try and tie it in with the NTC. They dont tie in. The OTC brings death so keep it for your self dont take it to me. I am under the NTC. I seen you quote in another thread how to decern.
    “Who said it, who they talking to”

    and what ever the last one was.

    I would agree with the first two. But the third is and when was it said before or after the cross. Every thing changed after the cross.

    “100% of Christians failed to be healed ultimately?”

    No you dont know that. Many thousands where healed over the years.

    “My friends who believe that healing is included in the atonement say “Well of course, God says he limited our lifespan.”

    Then the Lord said, “My Spirit will not contend with humans forever, for they are mortal; their days will be a hundred and twenty years.” (Genesis 6:3 NIV)”
    No this is not what you think. It is misunderstanding. This hundred and twenty years is how long before the flood comes. Not the life span of man.

    “So God limits our lifespan so we cannot be healed over and over again indefinitely?”
    People have been healed many times of the same thing. If you break a leg at football just because God heals it doesnt mean it cant be broke again.

    ” All our days pass away under your wrath;
    we finish our years with a moan.
    Our days may come to seventy years,
    or eighty, if our strength endures;
    yet the best of them are but trouble and sorrow,
    for they quickly pass, and we fly away. (Psalm 90:9-10)”

    Theres that OTC again dont be speaking that over me.
    Who said it?
    Who was he talking to?
    And when was it said .
    Woops theres the change, its for the past. We aint under that. So let that slide past ya.

    “We finish our years with a moan? Wow – that doesn’t sound like the victorious believer claiming their healing to the end.”
    You will only walk in the level of revalation you have.

    “So when John Osteen (founder of Lakewood Church) came to the end of his life in 1999 from a heart attack, how come his positive confession didn’t save him?

    The chastisement needed to obtain peace and well-being for me was upon Him, and with the stripes that wounded Him, I am healed and made whole. I now have perfect health in my body

    Did his faith fail him that day?”
    Was he walking in the fullness of Christ? Did he get to the point that Christ said we would? Dont you know you will do greater things than these?

    “I don’t mean to be harsh but can you see how harmful this idea can be? It says to every sick person (which at some point every last one of us will be one of those) that at the time when they need Christ the most that his atonement has failed to heal them.” Wow man you are spaeking so much death in your every word. The power of life and death is in your tounge. Even quantum physisics is proving God to be true.

    “When you are sick, you faith comes under an attack. You are tempted to believe that God is mad at you. God is punishing you for your sins or your lack of faith and then well meaning people come along and tell you that they are healthy because Jesus always heals them.”

    Yes satan is running amoke with many christians because he came to steal the Word. Kill and destroy and hes good at it. 41000 who cant agree with anyone else remember.
    God never put sickness on anyone. satan did. Its an attack from satan. we continue as Chrsit did destroying the works of satan. Most dont believe it, so it doesnt work because of the lack of faith in God to do what He said he would.

    “People who believe this are in for a devastating disappointment because I guarantee that every last one of them will get sick and die at some point. I pray that when they reach that place they will realize that Jesus did not guarantee health to his followers.”
    Wow even more death. I got sick for 52 years. But now I have seen people healed and I do commaned healing. Most people who believe healing dont always walk in it them selves. Most have family who got sick deaf etc. And never got them healed. You put up a good argument to hide satans work. I think that is why people avoid coming to you.

    Hope this makes some kinda sense to ya. As you can see I am not an educated man.But I understand God loves me more and more as time goes bye.

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