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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.

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