From the Pastor's Desk

Sunday, January 26, 2020

“When evening had come, they brought to Him many who were demon-possessed. And He cast out the spirits with a word, and healed all who were sick, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Isaiah the prophet, saying: ‘He Himself too our infirmities and bore our sickness.'” (Matthew 8:16-17)

Within these two verses, along with many more, are clear grounds for Biblical grounds for Divine Healing. The provision of divine healing must rest on clear grounds. Obviously it is biblically based, but from what source is this great mercy of God derived?

Some link it to just that – God’s mercy. While that is certainly a truth – for His compassion is great – the question it issue is this: What are the redemptive grounds of divine healing? Is healing included in God’s saving provision in Christ, or is it simply a loving gesture of His benevolent character?

This text, together with others gives clear evidence for divine healing as being provided in the atonement of Christ’s redeeming work on the cross as we read in Isaiah 53:4-5: Surely He has borne our griefs an 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.” It is all part of what I spoke on last Sunday … “abundant living.” Jesus paid a tremendous price … but the good news is this … it is paid in full! Don’t starve yourself of all the benefits of being a child of the living God. He wants you to have a full life … don’t let it pass you by!

You are loved, Pastor Don

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