Last year, I wrote about Christmas being under attack, and it was. It is a again. It always has been. Herod was out to destroy the Messiah, He would have killed Jesus if he could have. This year, as I write a Christmas post a few days early, I hope to share with you some healing verses and wisdom, and I pray for you all who are in need, and we all need healing in some way, over loss, grief, pain. And sometimes, it will take deliverance from the evil, the Herods who would destroy the very Prince of Peace, but never will.
Last week, I prayed for cancer patients, people who had lost love ones, heart patients, babies in NICU, so many others. I have fought my own battles against pain, and learned how to rest and let Him fight. I sowed healing verses in my heart a long time ago, I needed them. I relied on them. I encourage people to know them before they get a bad report, so they can believe the good one from Isaiah 53 instead. And today, two good reports.
That is the perfect passage to read at Christmas along with Luke chapter two. Don’t keep Him a baby in a manger, or a savior on a cross, He is risen and He is Lord, and He paid a high price for believers, we do not want to waste His gifts or His love, allow Him to reign over you this year with healing of all kinds that floats from the heavenlies like lightly falling and pure snow. Even one lash upon His back was enough to heal many, and He took at least 39, save one. Forty lashes would kill someone, but did Romans obey Jewish law? Jesus was tried at night, beaten and scourged, trials did not take place at night and the punishment was one or the other not both, so I think not. Deuteronomy 25:3.
I am always grateful that His punishment brought peace, my peace. A crown of thorns for a crown of peace. Lashes or wounds for healing. Born and swaddled in a stone manger, and again in a tomb. He was born to die, and really, most if not all people weren’t worth it. He loved them anyway, but suffered knowing and thing of the ones who would hear and believe, and accept His love. Now, He reigns in heaven, watching over us and is ready to help, if only we can believe. His words, ” Don’t be afraid, just believe. ” still ring true.
Heal me, O Lord, and I shall be healed; save me, and I shall be saved: for thou art my praise. Jeremiah 17:14
But I will restore you to health and heal your wounds,’ declares the LORD. Jeremiah 30:17
You restored me to health and let me live. Surely it was for my benefit that I suffered such anguish. In your love you kept me from the pit of destruction; you have put all my sins behind your back. Isaiah 38:16-17
He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Isaiah 40:29
I have seen their ways, but I will heal them; I will guide them and restore comfort to Israel’s mourners, creating praise on their lips. Peace, peace, to those far and near,” says the LORD. “And I will heal them. Isaiah 57:18-19
Jesus said unto him, If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth. Mark 9:23
And the whole multitude sought to touch Him: for there went virtue out of Him, and healed them all. Luke 6:19
And Jesus looking upon them saith, With men it is impossible, but not with God: for with God all things are possible. Mark 10:27
How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with Him. Acts 10:38
For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death. But if the Spirit of Him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, He that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you. Romans 8:2
There are many more verses you can find them easily and even some Youtube videos. God did not allow His Son to suffer all that and not want people healed, you just really have to get that in to your head and heart and in your Spirit, He did not sacrifice Him for nothing.
When evening had come, they brought to Him many who were demon-possessed. And He cast out the spirits with a word, and healed all who were sick, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Isaiah the prophet, saying: …read chapter 53.
“He Himself took our infirmities
And bore our sicknesses.”
Matthew 8:16, 17, sometimes it is a demonic attack and others just from a world. Jesus’ words break curses, casts out devils and heals, all for God’s glory.
Merry Christmas, I hope healing is one of your many gifts. Don’t forget the woman with the issue of blood or the many other miracles.
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