By-His-Stripes-300x187Atonement
Last week I raised the question of atonement.

Atonement means that Jesus paid the price for our full health

  • Amends or reparation made for an injury or wrong; expiation.
  • Reconciliation or an instance of reconciliation between God and humans.
  • Atonement Christianity. The reconciliation of God and humans brought about by the redemptive life and death of Jesus.

 

Is this something you are REALLY convinced of?

We accept easily that Jesus paid the price for our full salvation.

He paid once and for all – but not all take up the benefit – so they die eternally

We cannot prove this in all its fullness until we meet Him but we accept it utterly – Why?

As you know scripture makes it clear – see last week that “we have been healed” – passed tense.

In the Old Testament it was a promise of God – I am the God who heals you.

We then had the messianic promise that would be fulfilled in Jesus alone “by his stripes you are healed

 

Is 53:5
But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his stripes we are healed.

But in the NT “we have been” 1 Peter 2:24…look that up please!

But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his stripes we are healed.1 Peter is…. if we have been healed – it’s done –  past tense healed – then why are we not visibly healed

What is the problem?

Task
  1. Read Is 53 and 1 Peter – again
    Note : Do not simply read them through once…as though it is something you already know all about . Read them several times…feeding on the revealed truths and the challenges.
  2. Pray for revelation.
  3. Meditate on these verse and the fact that it was included in Jesus’ plan when He came. Ask God to open it up to you. Read the verses slowly and take it ALL in.

Don’t rationalise the scriptures away. Don’t ignore them. Don’t discount them. Don’t spiritualise them.
Ask yourself the following questions about the scriptures and the reasons for His coming and the work He accomplished.

Q: Do you REALLY believe that all are healed -NOW – but it is just not manifest? – This is a REALLY  big one!

Q: If not why not?

Q: Either is true universally or it comes with conditions. What do you think?

 

Application

Read any book on or by Smith Wigglesworth or John G Lake over the next month

The next time you pray for someone, bring to mind the revelation you received through this scripture.