The Word of God is the Will of God. That being said, the Bible is not the complete Will of God, it is a partial revelation to mankind. John 21:25 (NLT) tells us, “Jesus also did many other things. If they were all written down, I suppose the whole world could not contain the books that would be written.”
What is meant by the verses in Isaiah 53:5 and 1 Peter 2:24 where it is written, “…and with his stripes we are healed” Isaiah – KJV “…by whose stripes ye were healed” 1 Peter – KJV? I believe we are to take these verses quite literally and know that the whipping our LORD took in the courtyard of Pontius Pilate brings complete healing to those of us who follow Him. I can say complete based on Christ’s words on the cross when He declares, “It is finished!” John 19:30 NLT
Personally I don’t see any “small print” or conditions set on any of these statements. I believe the devil has diminished the scourging and the crucifixion to our detriment. Some will say that the healing He is referring to is our spiritual healing, forgiveness. I agree! And with this spiritual healing, i.e. forgiveness comes physical healing. In Matthew 9 a paralyzed man is brought to Jesus by four friends. Jesus says simply, “Be encouraged, my child! Your sins are forgiven.”
This did not set well with the teachers of religious law but that did not deter Jesus nor did it keep the man from jumping up and walking home! You may be asking, “Is it really that simple?” Yes and I’ll tell you a few things that we need to be doing differently.
We need to quit taking ownership of infirmity, of sickness, of disease. Listen to yourself the next time you are feeling the symptoms of sickness. You may say, “I am sick”, or “My allergies are acting up”, or “Its flu season and I know I’m going to get it”, or “Look at how bad this cut on my hand is”. The list is endless. This type of speech takes ownership to things you don’t want to own. We can be very detailed in our descriptions of our infirmities (and other circumstances that are not physical) somehow desiring to convince others of just how “bad” the problem is.
Understand that I am not advocating denying a problem exists but I am denying it the right to stay through my faith in God and His Word.
Instead of talking about the problem start speaking eloquently about your King, the LORD Jesus. Describe His love, His shed blood, His resurrection, and His wondrous beauty and power. Put a name on whatever you are facing, cancer, divorce, or bankruptcy and then remind it that they have not place in your life because Jesus outranks them. His is the name above all names.