Because of what Jesus did for us on the cross, we can enjoy health, healing and salvation.
Long before it happened, the prophet Isaiah wrote that Jesus would be beaten and whipped so that we may be healed. (Isaiah 53:5)
In Matthew 27:26 we read that at the end of the trial that Jesus had with Pilate, Jesus was ordered to be flogged, or scourged, by the Roman soldiers. This verse in the New Living Translation says that the flogging occurred with a lead-tipped whip.
Yes, Jesus experienced horrific pain and suffering so that you and I can be healed. It is only by the stripes that He received during this terrible beating that we are able to experience any degree of true inner healing and, on occasion, physical healing.
This is one major way that God demonstrates His deep love for each of us. He knew that His Son would have to experience this type of death so that we could experience the resulting life of health and healing.
Thank you so much Jesus, for experiencing the death that you did so that I might have true life.
Read more about the crucifixion of Jesus.
Read more about God’s love.
Read one of my short articles – ” God Wants You Whole.”