In today’s society, spiritual healing of the physical body from sickness and disease is not well known, even throughout the body of believers (Christians). Many churches or religious institutions do not teach healing of the physical body as it relates to the Bible. They do teach about salvation; however, they neglect healing. Healing and salvation are both part of the same package.
According to the Greek translation, the word ‘Soso’ is used interchangeably for salvation, healing and deliverance. Jesus Christ’s redemptive work on the cross enables us who are ‘born again’ access to the blessings of healing—healing of the entire body (our mind and our soul). God made a package deal for us 2,000 years ago. The problem is that most of us accept only one part of the package, which is salvation.
I believe that when the church begins to preach the full meaning of salvation, we are going to see people walk into services unsaved and sick. They are going to walk out saved, healed, delivered and baptized with the Holy Spirit. Jesus took it all in His body. He bore our sickness, pain, weaknesses and also our sins (Isaiah 53:4-5, 1 Peter 2:24, Matthew 8:14-15).
See your illness or disease upon Jesus’ body. He bore it so that you don’t have to bear it in your body. He bore your sins in His body and you were healed by the stripes that He took upon His body (1 Peter 2:24).
The Redemptive work of Jesus (His death, burial and resurrection) enables us to live in righteous standing with God. As human beings, we cannot attain righteousness on our own efforts. We receive righteousness through our faith in Jesus. The redemptive works of Jesus also enable us to enjoy an abundant life that God has freely given to us in Christ Jesus.