SOUL & BODY
by: Pastor Max Solbrekken, D.D.
IS OUR HEALER - Divine
healing promises & Bible scriptures
Friend seeking Divine Healing from our Lord Jesus Christ!
said: "Come unto Me all ye who labour and are heavy laden and I
will give you rest." (Matthew 11:28) The Bible says,
"Casting all your care (anxieties, fears, diseases) upon Him (Jesus
Christ) for He cares for you." (1 Peter 5:7) - Pastor Max
you for sharing your need with us. We believe in God's promises
because they are true and cannot fail!
stated that even if heaven and earth were to vanish, His WORDS would
GOD CANNOT CHANGE. It is impossible for Him to change,
He cannot and will not change! (Malachi 3:5; Isaiah 40:8; Psalm 119:89;
Hebrews 1:10-12; Revelation 1:18)
GOD CANNOT LIE. It is
impossible for Him to lie. He cannot and will not lie! (Psalm
19:7-9; Isaiah 45:3; John 14:6; John 17:3, 17; Hebrew 6:18)
GOD CANNOT FAIL. It is
impossible for God to fail. He cannot and will not fail! (1 Kings
8:56; Joshua 23:14; Psalm 50:15; Psalm 91:15)
GOD IS AVAILABLE 24/7. God never slumbers nor sleeps.
God is not too busy to hear our request or answer our prayer. God
never gets old or dies! (Psalm 121:1-8; Isaiah 41:10; Hebrew 13:5;
Matthew 28:20; Matthew 11:28; Matthew 7:7-8; Matthew 18:18-20)
God's rich blessing and be made well in Jesus' name, for His glory alone
18:18 - (kjv)
- "Verily I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on
earth as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done
of My Father which is in heaven."
- (kjv) - "Again I say unto you, That if two of you shall
agree on earth as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall
be done of My Father which is in heaven."
5:14 - (kjv) - Is any sick among you? let him call for
the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing
him with oil in the name of the Lord:
5:15 - (kjv) - And the prayer of faith shall save the sick,
and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins,
they shall be forgiven him.
5:16 - (kjv) - Confess [your] faults one to another, and pray
one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual
fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.
- (kjv) - "For
where two or three are gathered together in My name, there am I in
the midst of them."
4:30 - (kjv) - By stretching forth thine hand to heal; and
that signs and wonders may be done by the name of thy holy child
4:48 - Then said Jesus unto him, Except ye see signs and
wonders, ye will not believe.
3:16 - And his name through faith in his name hath made this
man strong, whom ye see and know: yea, the faith which is by him
hath given him this perfect soundness in the presence of you all.
Thessalonians 2:9 - [Even him], whose coming is after the
working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders,
19:11 - And God wrought special miracles by the hands of Paul:
16:17 - And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my
name shall they cast out devil, they shall speak with new tongues;
16:18 - They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any
deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the
sick, and they shall recover.
53:5 - But he [was] wounded for our transgressions, [he was]
bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace [was]
upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.
7:15 - (kjv) - And the LORD till take away from thee all
sickness, and will put none of the evil diseases of Egypt, which
thou knowest, upon thee; but will lay them upon all [them] that
10:8 - (kjv) - Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the
dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give.
41:10 - (kjv) - Fear thou not; for I [am] with thee: be not
dismayed; for I [am] thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will
help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my
17:14 - (kjv) - Heal me, O LORD, and I shall be healed; save
me, and I shall be saved: for thou [art] my praise.
10:1 - (kjv) - And when he had called unto [him] his twelve
disciples, he gave them power [against] unclean spirits, to cast
them out, and to heal all manner of sickness and all manner of
- (kjv) - "And
said, If thou wilt diligently hearken to the voice of the LORD thy
God, and wilt do that which is right in his sight, and wilt give
ear to his commandments, and keep all his statutes, I will put
none of these diseases upon thee, which I have brought upon the
Egyptians: for I AM the LORD that healeth thee."
- (kjv) - Wherefore
lift up the hands which hang down, and the feeble knees; ..And
make straight paths for your feet, lest that which is lame be
turned out the the way; but let it rather be healed.
(kjv) - My
son, attend to my words; incline thine ear unto my sayings... Le4t
them not depart from thine eyes; keep them in the midst of thine
heart...For they are life unto those that find them, and health to
all their flesh.
(kjv) - Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his
forgiveth all thine iniquies; who healeth all thy diseases,
Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with
loving kindness and tender mercies;
(kjv) - After
this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in
heaven, Hallowed be thy name...Thy kingdom come. They will
be done in earth, as it is in heaven.
John 1:2 -
(kjv) - Beloved,
I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health,
even as thy soul prospereth.
this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any
thing according to his will, he heareth us: .. And if we know that
he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions
that we desired of him.
(kjv) - For
it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good
He that spared not his
own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with
him also freely give us all things?
HEALS A LEPER
And, behold, there
came a leper and worshipped him, saying, Lord, if thou wilt, thou
canst make me clean...And Jesus put forth his hand, and touched
him, saying, I will; be thou clean. And immediately is
leprosy was cleansed.
O LORD my God, I cried
unto thee, and thou hast healed me.
Behold, I will bring
it health and cure, and I will cure them, and will reveal unto
them the abundance of peace and truth.
Peter 2:24 -
Who his own self bare
our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being bead to sins,
should live unto righteousness by whose stripes ye were healed.
And Jesus went about all Galilee,
teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the
kingdom, and healing all manner of sickness and all manner of
disease among the people... And his fame went throughout all
Syria: and they brought unto him all sick people that were taken
with divers diseases and torments, and those which were possessed
with devils, and those which were lunatic, and those that had the
palsy, and he healed them.
When the even was come, they brought
unto him many that were possessed with devils: and he cast out the
spirits with his word, and healed all that were sick.
For I will restore health unto thee,
and I will heal thee of thy wounds, saith the LORD: because they
called thee an Outcast, saying, This is Zion, whom no man seeketh
healed the woman with an Issue of Blood
(kjv) - And, behold, a woman,
which was diseased with an issue of blood twelve years, came
behind him, and touched the hem of his garment....For she said
within herself, If I may but touch his garment, I shall be
whole...But Jesus turned him about, and when he saw her, he said,
Daughter, be of good comfort, thy faith hath made thee whole.
And the woman was made whole from that hour.
(kjv) - But when Jesus knew it,
he withdrew himself from thence: and great multitudes followed
him, and he healed them all.
(kjv) - When Jesus heard of it,
he departed thence by ship into a desert place apart and when the
people had heard thereof, they followed him on foot out of the
cities...And Jesus went forth, and saw a great multitude, and was
moved with compassion towards them, and he healed their sick.
(kjv) - And when they were gone over, they came into the land of
Gennesaret...And when the men of that place had knowledge of him,
they sent out into all that country round about, and brought unto
him all that were diseased...And besought him that they might only
touch the hem of his garment: and as many as touched were made
SOUL & BODY
by: Pastor Max Solbrekken, D.D.
Greek word SOZO means to 'protect, deliver, heal, preserve, save and make
well.' In reality it means the 'Salvation of God'. Seven
hundred years before Jesus' birth in Bethlehem, the Prophet Isaiah
declared, "Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign, Behold
a VIRGIN shall conceive, and bear a Son, and shall call His name
Emmanuel." (Isaiah 7:14)
Angel Gabriel appeared to Joseph saying, "...Fear not to take unto
thee Mary thy wife: for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy
Ghost. And she shall bring forth a Son, and thou shalt call His
name JESUS for He shall save His people from their sins."
all this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the
Lord by the prophet saying, Behold a 'virgin' shall be with child, and
shalt bring forth a Son, and they shall call His name Emmanuel, which
being interpreted is, GOD WITH US." (Matthew 1:20-23)
name of 'Jesus' in Hebrew is 'Yeshua' which means 'the Salvation of God'.
God's salvation for mankind is 'forgiveness, healing, protection,
wellness and deliverance' from the power of the Devil and His evil work!
Jesus came to this earth "to seek and save that which was
lost." (Luke 19:10)
name of 'JESUS' means: 'Saviour, the salvation of God; the God who saves,
heals, protects, delivers and makes well.'
our Lord went, he preached the Gospel and confirmed His message by
healing the sick and casting out evil spirits from those who were bound:
"For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that He might
destroy the works of the devil." (1 John 3:8)
Bible states: "How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy
Ghost and power who went about doing good and healing all who were
oppressed of the devil, for God was with Him." (Acts 10:38)
of Nazareth, a man approved of God among you by miracles and wonders and
signs, which God did by Him in the midst of you, as ye yourselves also
know." (Acts 2:22)
shall we escape if we neglect so great salvation, which at the first
began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed unto us by them that
heard him; God also bearing them witness, both with signs and wonders,
and with divers miracles, and gifts of the Holy Ghost, according to His
own will." (Hebrews 2:3,4)
WORD says: "Is any sick among you? Let him call for the elders
of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the
name of the Lord: And the prayer of faith shall 'SAVE' the sick, and the
Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be
forgiven him." (James 5:14,15)
word SOZO used here means to heal the sick and make them well, is used
interchangeably for forgiveness and healing for body or soul in the
following Scriptures: Mark 5:23, Mark 5:34, Mark 6:56, Mark 16:16,
Luke 8:36, Luke 17:19, Luke 18:42, Acts 2:21, Acts 14:9, Acts 4:12 and
HOLY RECORD states: "Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all
His benefits: Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; Who healeth all thy
diseases." (Psalms 103:2,3); "He was wounded for our
transgressions. He was bruised for our iniquities, the chastisement
of our peace was upon Him and with his stripes we are healed."
when the even was come, they brought unto Him (JESUS) many that were
possessed with devils; and He cast out the spirits with His Word, and
healed all that were sick: That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by
Esaias the prophet, saying, "Himself took our infirmities and bare
our sicknesses." (Matthew 8:16,17); "Who His own self bare our
sins in His own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should
live unto righteousness, by Whose stripes ye were healed." (1 Peter
BIBLE says, "He hath sent His Word and healed them and delivered
them from their destructions." (Psalms 107:20); "He brought
them forth with silver and with gold' and there was not one feeble person
among their tribes." (Psalms 105:37)
am the Lord, the God of all flesh. Is there anything to hard for
Me?" (Jeremiah 32:27); "And ye shall serve the Lord your God,
and He shall bless thy bread and thy water, and I will take sickness away
from the midst of thee." (Exodus 23:24,25)
HEALING COVENANT WITH ISRAEL !
His great love and concern for His people, Israel, Almighty God made a
'Healing covenant with Moses' on their behalf. Here it is:
thou wilt diligently hearken to the voice of the Lord thy God and wilt do
that which is right in His sight, and wilt give ear to His commandments,
and keep all His statutes, I will put none of these diseases upon thee,
which i have brought upon the Egyptians, for I am the Lord that healeth
thee." (Exodus 15:26)
ten plagues which Jehovah the Covenant God of Israel released upon the
Egyptians that finally forced Pharaoh to allow the Hebrew slaves leave
their bondage did not adversely affect God's people.
promise of divine healing and health was reserved for the Hebrews and by
extension to all who trust in Christ our Great physician Who fulfilled
all the types of the coming Messiah.
brought them forth also with silver and gold: and there was not one
feeble person among their tribes." (Psalms 105:37) "Then they
cried unto the lord God in their trouble, and He saveth them out of their
distresses. He sent His Word and healed them, and delivered them
from their destructions." (Psalms 107:20)
is a very present help in time of trouble." (Psalms 46:1); "The
Lord is my light and my salvation, whom shall I fear? The Lord is
the strength of my life: of whom shall I be afraid?" (Psalms 27:1)
good thing will God withhold from them who walk uprightly." (Psalms
84:11); "There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague
come nigh unto thy dwelling." (Psalms 91:10); "Delight thyself
in the Lord, and He shall give thee the desires of thine heart."
(Psalms 37:4); "Unto you that fear My name shall the Son of
righteousness arise with healing in His wings." (Malachi 4:2)
weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that
shall rise against thee shalt thou condemn. This is the heritage of
the servants of the Lord, and their righteousness is of Me sayeth the
Lord." (Isaiah 54:17)
Healing is promised for those who fast and pray and seek the Lord:
"Is not the fast that I have chosen? To lose the bands of
wickedness, to undo the heavy burdens, and to let the oppressed go free,
and that ye break every yoke?"
it not to deal thy bread to the hungry, and that thou bring the poor that
are cast out to thy house? When thou seest the naked, that thou
cover him, and that thou hide not thyself from thine own flesh?
shall thy light break forth as the morning, and thy health shall spring
forth speedily: and thy righteousness shall go before thee, the glory of
the Lord shall be thy rear guard. Then shalt thou call and the Lord
shall answer: thou shall cry, and He shall say, Here am I..."
IS THE REASON JESUS CAME!
this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the
works of the enemy." (1 John 3:8); "The thief (Satan) cometh
not but for to steal, kill and destroy. I am come that you might
have life and more abundantly." (John 10:10)
unto Him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or
think, according to the power that worketh in us." (Ephesians 3:20);
"And He said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the
Gospel unto every creature. He that believeth and is baptized shall
be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned."
these signs shall follow them that believe; In My name shall they cast
out devils...they shall lay their hands on the sick, and they shall
recover." (Mark 16:15-20)
said: "Come unto Me all ye who labour and are heavy laden and I will
give you rest." (Matthew 11:28); "All that the Father giveth Me
shall come to Me; and him that cometh to Me I will in no wise cast
out." (John 6:37)
invites us to fellowship with Him through prayer, praise and meditation.
He said, "Ask and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find;
knock, and it shall be opened unto you. For everyone that asketh
receiveth; he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be
opened." (Matthew 7:7,8)
He shared this great analogy: "And what man is there of you, whom if
his son asks bread, will he give him a stone?" Something
useless! "Or if he ask a fish, will he give him a serpent?"
ye then, being evil, know to give god gifts unto your children, HOW MUCH
MORE shall your Father in Heaven give good things to them that ask Him?
(Matthew 7:9-11) He stated: "I will never leave thee nor
forsake thee. I will be with thee unto the end of the world."
(Matthew 28:20; Hebrews 13:5)
this PROMISE our precious Lord Jesus used a 'double imperative' to drive
home a very important truth. He actually said: I will never, NO
NEVER leave thee. I will never, NO NEVER forsake thee, I will be
with thee until the end of the world.
all the promises our Lord gave us, I think this is the most touching.
Jesus was so concerned that we know the truth of His presence and
nearness to us at all times!
promises of God in Christ Jesus is Yea and Amen." The Bible states:
"If God be FOR US, who then can be against us?" (Romans 8:31)
"Greater is He that in IN US that he that is in the world." (1
John 4:4) His promises are 'YES'...and not NO.
hath delivered us from the power of DARKNESS, and hath translated us into
the Kingdom of His dear Son, in Whom we have REDEMPTION through HIS
BLOOD." (Colossians 1:13, 14)
Satan's power was defeated in our lives and we were translated into
Christ's KINGDOM, Satan's power to harass us was finished. We can
tell him to remove his sickness and disease from us for we are God's
have been purchased by His blood: "Ye are BOUGHT WITH A PRICE:
therefore glorify God in your BODY, and in your SPIRIT, which are
GOD'S." (2 Corinthians 6:20)
Friend: In the NAME of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, and upon the authority
of God's Word and by the BLOOD of the everlasting covenant, I command the
pain to LEAVE YOUR BODY and the power of Satan to be broken off your
can legally say: "SATAN: IT'S OVER! YOU HAVE LOST and WE HAVE
WON through JESUS CHRIST OUR LORD! Amen.
free us from
by: Pastor Max Solbrekken, D.D.
St. Peter records the glorious results of Christ's terrible sufferings as
our substitute. "Who His own self bare our sins in His own body
on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness:
by Whose stripes ye were healed." (1 Peter 2:24)
SEVEN WOUNDS OF JESUS SPELL COMPLETE REDEMPTION
Christ received seven specific wounds in His body during His week of
suffering and death. The number seven in biblical terms speaks of
perfection and completeness. Wounds
according to the dictionary are divisions of the soft part of the body by
a mechanical force applied externally. They are classified as: contused,
lacerated, penetrating, perforating and incised! Jesus Christ
received each of these plus an additional two, by mutilation and falling.
THE CONTUSED WOUND - produced
by a sharp instrument. "They
shall smite the Judge of Israel with a rod upon the cheek." (Micah
5:1) St. Matthew wrote, "They smote Him with rods." (Matthew
26:67; John 18:22) (Newberry & Revised) "Then they did spit
in His face and buffeted Him, and others smote Him with the palms of
their hands." (Matthew 26:67)
definitely, Jesus suffered pain and humiliation as Roman soldiers beat
Him about the face with their rods! Others,
including the servants smote Him with their hands. The rod would cut into
the flesh, leaving a contused wound.
THE LACERATED WOUND - produced
by a tearing instrument.
Romans used the cruel cat-of-nine tails to scourge criminals. On the end
of the whip were nine pieces of leather to which were attached sharp
ivory or metal balls with protruding nails. As the whip was cracked, it
would tear out pieces of the flesh. Jewish
law demanded that not more than 40 lashes be administered, since often
the victim would faint or even die during the scourging.
Romans did not need to adhere to Jewish law. As a matter of fact,
crucifixion was a Roman mode of execution! The Romans always scourged a
condemned man before crucifying him.
historians and Church Fathers believe that Jesus Christ may have received
many more than 39 stripes. The more punishment a prisoner took on
the whipping pole, the shorter was the guard duty for the Roman Soldiers
at the scene of execution.
the Jewish leadership had accused Him of perverting the people, the
Romans certainly had no reason to "go easy" on Him!
And no doubt the tough Roman soldiers would have been happy to see Jesus
squirm and cry out - especially since he had refused to talk to the
do know that St. Paul was whipped by the Jews on five separate occasions: "Of
the Jews five times received I forty stripes save one." (2
Corinthians 13:24) Paul was not a candidate for crucifixion, by the
Romans. He was prosecuted under the jurisdiction of the Jewish hierarchy.
Jesus received 39 stripes in Pilate's Judgment Hall, that would have
inflicted a total of 351 gashes on His lacerated back. If He received
more than 39 stripes, the gashes would have been more numerous.
WOUNDS OF CHRIST PURCHASED OUR HEALING: SPIRITUAL,
MENTAL AND PHYSICAL
Old Testament prophet declared, "The ploughers ploughed upon My
back. They made long furrows." (Psalms 129:3) Seven hundred and
fifty years earlier, Isaiah had prophesied concerning the Messiah, "I
gave My back to the smiters" (Isaiah 50:6)
He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities:
the chastisement of our peace was upon Him; and with His stripes we are
healed." (Isaiah 53:5) St.
Matthew records, "Then Pilate therefore took Jesus and scourged
Him." (Matthew 27:20; John 19:1)
who were scourged usually lost a lot of blood and sometimes fainted.
Jesus suffered the agonizing and brutal scourging for us!
THE PENETRATING WOUND: a deep wound
caused by a sharp, pointed instrument.
crown of thorns that was pressed upon the head of Jesus caused such
wounds. The Jerusalem thorn, known as the Arabian Nebulae, was 4 inches
long and as sharp as a needle. The cruel diadem containing over 100
spiculets, was driven into His head with blows from the rod.
Bible Scriptures record, "And when they had platted a crown of
thorns, they put it upon His head, and a reed in His right hand: and they
bowed the knee before Him, and mocked Him, saying, Hail, King of the
Jews." (Matthew 27:29)
came Jesus forth, wearing the crown of thorns, and the purple robe. And
Pilate saith unto them, Behold the man!" (John 19:5)
was the Governor's intention to scourge Jesus and then release him.
He had hoped the pitiful sight of a weary, weak and bloodies man would
satisfy their blood lust and evoke sympathy for the prisoner. Instead of
being satisfied, they craved more blood, crying out "Away with
Him, crucify Him, crucify Him!" (Matthew 27:22-23)
SPEAK OF THE ORIGINAL CURSE
speak of the original curse, "Cursed is the ground for thy
sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life;" "Thorns
also and thistles shall it bring forth unto thee..." (Geneses
TOOK THE CURSE FOR US
Christ bore the penalty for our sins, transgressions, sicknesses,
diseases and pains! St. Paul writes, "Christ hath redeemed us
from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written,
Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree.
the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ;
that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith." (Galatians 3:13-14)
the book of Deuteronomy, Chapter 28, Moses enumerates the blessings of
keeping covenant with God. He also lists the curses! The curses include sickness,
disease, insanity, torments, plagues, pestilence, famine and war. The
Apostle to the Gentiles states unequivocally that, "Christ hath
redeemed us from the curse of the law." So we are free.
Roman soldiers tried to drive Jesus insane by beating that crown of sharp
Arabian Nebulae into His head. But He didn't lose His sanity but rather
through this horrible experience purchased our peace and tranquility.
having made peace through the blood of His cross, by Him to reconcile all
things unto Himself." (Colossians 1:20)
of the penetrating wounds He bore for us, WE HAVE PEACE!
THE PERFORATING WOUND: From
the Latin word; "to pierce through
Messianic psalm stated, "They pierced My hands and My
feet" (Psalms 22:16) At the time of David's prophecy, he
knew nothing of crucifixion, for the Hebrew method of capitol punishment
prophet Zechariah also foretold of the Messiah's death by crucifixion. "And
one shall say unto Him, What are these wounds in Thine hands? Then shall
He answer, Those with which I was wounded in the house of My
friends." (Zechariah 13:6)
the time Jesus was born, the Romans had conquered Palestine and
crucifixion had become the mode of execution. The New Testament records: "And
when they were come... to Calvary, there they crucified Jesus." (Luke
23:33; John 19:16-18)
Bible says, "For God so loved the world, that He gave His only
begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have
everlasting life." (John 3:16) Jesus Christ suffered the
torments, agony, pain and death of the most horrible of all deaths - The
Death of Crucifixion! He suffered for us. He bled for us. He died for us!
And He arose again from the dead, for us!
THE INCISED WOUND: a cut produced
by a sharp edged instrument.
one of the soldiers with a spear pierced His side, and forthwith came
there out blood and water." (John 19:34)
the Sabbath was approaching the soldiers helped speed up the expiration
of the victims by smashing their thigh bones, thus allowing asphyxiation.
When the Roman soldier came to Jesus, he noticed that He was already
dead. The soldier then went on to the thief on Jesus' other side and with
his large axe, smashed the femur bone (thigh bone) causing a quicker
order to verify Jesus' death, the soldier then plunged his spear into the
left side of Jesus!
fulfilled the scripture, "They shall look upon Him Whom they
have pierced." (Zechariah 12:10) So large was the wound that
after the resurrection, Thomas "the doubter" was invited to
thrust his hand into that wound.
saith He to Thomas, Reach hither thy finger, and behold My hands; and
reach hither thy hand, and thrust it into My side: and be not faithless,
but believing." (John 20:27)
John was standing near the cross and noticed blood and water coming out
of His side. The pericardium is a closed sac encasing the heart,
lubricated by a small amount of fluid to facilitate the motion of the
& Wright's pathological technique answers the question, "How
could John have seen such a small amount of water flow out of the wound?
The normal amount (of pericardial fluid) is about a teaspoon, but it may
be increased to 100 c.c. (24 teaspoonfuls) where death agony is
miracle was that contrary to nature, blood flowed from a dead man,
proving that the blood of Jesus did not die but is efficacious even today
is a fountain filled with blood, Drawn from Emmanuel's veins, And
sinners plunge beneath the flood, Lose all their guilty stains."
blood and water which St. John saw coming out of the side of Christ may
also have been the physiological aspect of death.
science teaches that, "Blood in a cadaver readily separates into
clear serum and red blood cells, thus certifying that the person is
clinically dead." It could be that both of these things were
happening at once. Either way, it proves that the death of Jesus was a
reality and that there is life through His precious blood.
Bible says, "Without the shedding of blood there is no
remission of sins." (Leviticus 17:11,14); "It is the blood
that maketh atonement for the soul." (Hebrews 9:22) "And
the blood of Jesus Christ, His Son, cleanseth us from all sins." (1
BLOOD OF JESUS CHRIST, SHED FOR US ALL ON GOLGOTHA, HAS PURCHASED OUR
WE RECEIVE FORGIVENESS OF OUR SINS THROUGH HIS BLOOD
Whom we have redemption through His blood, even THE FORGIVENESS OF SINS,
according to the riches of His grace." (Ephesians 1:7)
WE RECEIVE REDEMPTION THROUGH HIS BLOOD
as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver
and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your
with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and
without spot:" (1 Peter 1:18-19). "Take heed therefore
unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath
made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which He hath purchased
with His own blood." (Acts 20:28)
WE RECEIVE CLEANSING FROM SIN THROUGH HIS BLOOD
if we walk in the light, as He is in the light, we have fellowship one
with another, And the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanseth us from all
sins." (1 John 1:7)
WE ARE LOOSED FROM OUR SINS BY HIS BLOOD
from Jesus Christ, Who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of
the dead, and the Prince of the kings of the earth. Unto Him that loved
us, and washed us from our sins in His own blood." (Revelation
WE ARE JUSTIFIED THROUGH HIS BLOOD
more then, being now justified by His blood, we shall be saved from wrath
through Him." (Romans 5:9)
justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ
Jesus: Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in His
blood, to declare the righteousness for the remission of sins that are
past, through the forbearance of God;"(Romans 3:24-25)
WE RECEIVE PEACE THROUGH HIS BLOOD
having made peace through the death of His cross, by Him to receive all
things unto himself;" (Colossians 1:20)
WE RECEIVE ACCESS TO THE FATHER THROUGH HIS BLOOD
therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of
Jesus, by a new and living way, which He hath consecrated for us through
the veil, that is to say, His flesh;" (Hebrews 10:19-20)
WE RECEIVE DIVINE HEALING THROUGH HIS BLOOD
He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities:
the chastisement of our peace was upon Him; and with His stripes we are
healed." (Isaiah 53:5)
His own self bare our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, being
dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by Whose stripes ye were
healed." (1 Peter 2:24)
WE RECEIVE VICTORY OVER THE DEVIL THROUGH HIS BLOOD
they overcame him (Satan) by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of
their testimony." (Revelation 12:11)
WE ARE SANCTIFIED THROUGH HIS BLOOD
Jesus also, that He might sanctify His people with His own blood,
suffered without the gate." (Hebrews 13:12)
WE RECEIVE A CLEAR (PURGED) CONSCIENCE THROUGH HIS BLOOD
much more shall the blood of Christ, Who through the Eternal Spirit
offered Himself without spot to God, purge your conscience (mind) from
dead works, to serve the Living God?" (Hebrews 9:14)
WE RECEIVE ETERNAL GLORY THROUGH HIS BLOOD
are they which come out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes
and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. Therefore are they before
the throne of God, and serve Him day and night in His temple: and He that
sitteth on the throne shall dwell among them..."
the Lamb which is in the midst of the throne shall feed them, and shall
lead them unto living fountains of water: and God shall wipe away all
tears from their eyes." (Revelation 7:14-17)
WOUNDS BY MUTILATION -
the plucking out of His beard.
gave My cheeks to them that plucked out the hair." (Isaiah
only did they slap and spit upon His face but they yanked out His beard
causing the wounds of mutilation. Can you imagine the awful pain, as
cruel Roman soldiers pulled out His beard! The blood flowed down upon
Christ's chest as cruel tormentors mutilated His face by tearing out
handfuls of His beard.
did it for us, because by "His Sore" (original
Hebrew) we are healed! He was "one sore" from head to
toe, by the time He had undergone the full mistreatment which the Roman
soldiers heaped upon Him! He suffered more than any man and He did it all
for us - to purchase our salvation.
WOUNDS BY FALLING:
laid the rugged cross upon His lacerated, bleeding back and forced Jesus
to carry His own cross, as was the custom for condemned criminals. Due to
loss of blood because of the scourging, He was unable to do so.
He stumbled and fell, His body received more bruises and sores, and He
suffered more pain, for us.
claim, that after His striping in Pilate's Judgment Hall, Jesus was
subjected to a heavy wooden cross laid upon His raw, bleeding back.
the cross bar was tied to His wrists and the stock to His left ankle.
When He stumbled and fell, He had no way to protect Himself, so His body
was further bruised and battered! And Roman soldiers then forced a
stranger, Simon of Cyrene to bear His cross up Calvary's hill.
He bearing His cross went forth to the place of a skull..." (John
19:17) "And as they led Him away they laid hold upon one Simon,
a Cyrenian, coming out of the country, and on him they laid the cross,
that he might bear it after Jesus." (Luke 23:26)
they compel one Simon a Cyrenian who passed by, coming out of the
country, the father of Alexander and Rufus, to bear His cross.” (Mark
15:21) Alexander became a great leader as is recorded in the Holy
Scripture: “And they drew Alexander out of the multitude, the Jews
putting him forward. And Alexander beckoned with the hand, and would have
his defence unto the people.” (Acts 19: 33)
that event caused such an impact upon the Cyrenian that he became a
convert to Christ. And that his two sons also became mighty men of God
and preached the gospel of Christ after His resurrection.
Paul mentions Rufus in his letter: “Salute Rufus chosen of the Lord,
and his mother and mine.” (Rom.15: 13) Rufus' mother was so kind and
beloved that Paul referred to her as his mother also.
WAS WOUNDED FROM HEAD TO FOOT WITH SEVEN WOUNDS IN ORDER TO BRING US
St. Matthew stated, "When the even was come, they brought unto
Him many that were possessed with devils: and He cast out the spirits
with His word, and healed all that were sick:
it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Easias the prophet, saying,
Himself took our infirmities, and bare our sicknesses." (Matthew 8:16-17)
is no wonder, St. Thomas, upon his encounter with the risen Christ
declared, "My Lord and my God." (John 20: 28)
THE RISEN CHRIST BLESS AND HEAL YOU AS YOU APPROPRIATE HIS PROMISES FOR
pray you will receive total healing through the wounds and blood that
Jesus Christ shed for you. AMEN.
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