1 PETER 2:24 NKJ
24 who Himself bore our sins in His own body on the tree, that
we, having died to sins, might live for righteousness — by
whose stripes you were healed.
"Time" is difficult to understand. Scientists tell us that time
is "relative," just something that seems real to us.
The Bible indicates God is "outside of time." God created time
so He is not confined to it. Can we easily comprehend this? No.
When a human makes a statement that is not true at this present
moment in time, we call it a lie — not the truth.
But when God says something that does not seem to be true at
this moment — we cannot accuse Him of telling a lie — because
God is not limited to our time frame. (Also, we do not know
Having said all that, the Bible clearly says that you ARE
ISAIAH 53:4-5 NRSV
4 Surely he has borne our infirmities and carried our diseases;
yet we accounted him stricken, struck down by God, and
5 But he was wounded for our transgressions, crushed for our
iniquities; upon him was the punishment that made us whole, and
by his bruises we are healed.
So, you have a choice. You can look at it from your perspective
and say, "That is not true. I am not healed."
Or, you can view the situation from God's perspective, and
because of your faith in Him, agree with what He said.
Which choice is best? As you decide your answer, remember to
include eternity in your evaluation. Pleasing God by accepting
His Word can bring benefits to you after this life.
Here is one way of understanding all this. God made provision
for everyone to be healed. That provision must be received by
faith — by believing and acting on what God has said in His
Word. Humans have a choice: believe God's Word and resist
anything that would try to steal their health, or, let their
feelings and circumstances control them.
If you disagree with all this, let's not argue or fight. That
will not help anyone. But remember, the Bible will still say
what it says.
MATTHEW 8:16-17 NKJ
16 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,
17 that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Isaiah the
prophet, saying: "He Himself took our infirmities and bore our
God made provision for your healing, but the devil tries to
steal it away from you.
Here is the bottom line: we do not understand everything. God
does. Since God loves us, it seems best to trust in Him instead
of trusting in our own limited understanding. So, I choose to
believe and say what God says, whether I understand it or not.
SAY THIS: The Bible says I am healed. I choose to agree with
what God has said in the Bible.