In What Way Are We Healed?Good Morning! Last night, the phrase “for our iniquities” kept running through my mind, so I felt the need to look up that verse and delve further into its meaning.
Isaiah 53:5 New King James Version (NKJV)
5 But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; The chastisement for our peace was upon Him, And by His stripes we are healed.
The NLT version gives us more of a visual of what Jesus suffered for us;
Isaiah 53:5 (NLT)
5 But he was pierced for our rebellion, crushed for our sins.
He was beaten so we could be whole. He was whipped so we could be healed.
I’ve heard this scripture referenced during sickness, as a basis for believing that we are healed of all things. Everything that we could possibly be wounded from, Jesus paid that price on the cross, and so by his stripes we are healed. I, myself, have used this scripture in prayer when praying for the healing or ailment of someone.
And yet, in research I find that there are people who believe; ‘The verse is referring to sin and righteousness, not sickness and disease. Therefore, being “healed” in both these verses is speaking of being forgiven and saved, not being physically healed.’
Reading this made Isaiah 53:5 take on new meaning. So I ask you, brothers and sisters of Christ….. What does this verse mean to you? In which way do you use this verse?
Thank you in advance for your answers!