Summary: I believe you may be healed by standing on God? s Word; check it out for yourself starting by analysing Isaiah 53 and 1 Peter 2: 24.
A very important scripture in healing has to be Isaiah 53. These words were prophesied about 2,700 years ago.
Verse 1 " Who hath believed our report and to whom is the arm of the LORD revealed? "
According to a person I know who reads Hebrew and understands the same, he says Isaiah 53: 1 sets the stage for the whole chapter.
Regarding the first word, who he says, " it is like shouting ! ... believed, changed, transformed, obeyed, stretched, had their lives turned upside down to contain something of what God has done.
Regarding our report he says, "totally earth shattering, universe shaking, stunning "
and to whom is the arm ... God? s power, strength might
revealed ... word used to describe the stripping of captives, totally no choice, when the ( something of ) universal eternal act of God is appreciated, The eternal, everlasting Almighty Son of the Living God came to earth to redeem and die for Adam? s race.
Isaiah 53 verses 3 to 6 are set out below followed by meanings of some of the key words based on Young? s Analytical Concordance:-
Isa. 53:3 He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not.
4 Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.
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.
6 All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.
grief(s) ... choli ( Heb. ) meaning sickness, weakness, pain.
sorrows ... makob (Heb. ) meaning pain.
stripes... chaburah ( Heb.) meaning a bruise, bandage, scar
healed... rapha ( Heb. ) meaning to heal, be healed.
iniquity(ies)... avon ( Heb.) meaning perversity.
transgressions... pesha ( Heb.) meaning transgression, rebellion.
It is instructive to read these same verses in Young? s Literal Translation, noting in particular verse 4.
3 He is despised, and left of men, A man of pains, and acquainted with sickness, And as one hiding the face from us, He is despised, and we esteemed him not.
4 Surely our sicknesses he hath borne, And our pains -- he hath carried them, And we -- we have esteemed him plagued, Smitten of God, and afflicted. 5 And he is pierced for our transgressions, Bruised for our iniquities, The chastisement of our peace [is] on him, And by his bruise there is healing to us.
Also according to my Hebrew speaking friend, one can write a simple mathematical expression based on verse 5
His stripes = our healing
Moving forward in time to approximately 65 AD, over 30 years after the cross Apostle Peter wrote the following:
"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 ).
The Greek word used for healed ( iaomai ( Grk. ) ) is that from which we obtain the Greek word for doctor.
Based on 1 Peter 2: 24b, the Bible says we were healed not will be. In other words, if one is saved then we are the well trying to stop the enemy steal our healing not the sick trying to be healed!
You may say I can see that in principle but how does it operate in practice. To answer this question one testimony may be instructive.
In 1989, one well known preacher had sugar diabetes; his sugar level was so high that the doctor was surprised that he was not in a coma. He sent his wife out to procure every healing tape in the city in which he resided. He reported that God healed him and several years later testified to God? s healing power in this regard.
You may be still sceptical but I challenge you to be a Berean (Acts 17: 11). Check it out in the WORD for yourself.