Somethings just seem to go together. Peanut butter and jelly, milk and cookie. When things go together they usually make one of them better. There is nothing like a crunchy peanut butter and Smuckers strawberry jam sandwich. They are so good.
Throughout the old and New Testament in the Bible, there are two things that always go together! And that is forgiveness of sins and healing for the body. When you see one, you always see the other. They go together better than peanut butter and jelly and are part of the redemption in Christ.
So you may be asking yourself, where is it found in the Bible? Below are you sure couple of the many scriptures they showed the connection between forgiveness and fins and healing the body.
“ he forgives all of my sins and heals all my diseases.”
1 Peter 2:24
“Who Him for our sins in Hid own body on the tree, that we, having died to sin, might live for righteousness – by whose stripes you were healed.”
The Man Jesus Forgave And Healed
And three of the four gospels, we read about a paralyzed man who had four crazy friends. My favorite account of the story is found in Mark 2. And the four friend arrived where Jesus was teaching, they found the building was full and there was no way to get their friend and to see Jesus. Instead of giving up and going home, they climbed on top of the house and began to make a hole in the roof to lower their friend down to the room where Jesus was sitting.
This is where the crazy comes in. Who does that? Apparently we’re friends in faith who will not be denied their friends healing.
Can you imagine the commotion this stirred right in the middle of Jesus’s sermon you look up and you see four guys ripping a hole in the roof and then lowering your friend into the room where Jesus was? Talk about faith that won’t quit.
Then Jesus gave a command that riled up the religious folk. Son, your sins are forgiven you.” The religious folk were furious because they did not believe that Jesus had the authority to forgive sins. They believe that Jesus could heal, but He did not have the authority to forgive.
Today, it is just the opposite. Most believe heal still forgives sins but does not heal.
But Jesus says something that day that forever tied His willingness to heal and to forgive.
“Which is easier, to say to this paralyzed man. Your sins are now forgiven, or take up your bed and walk? But to convince you that the Son of Man Have been given authority to forgive sins. I say to this man stand up, pick up your bed and walk home.” Immediately the man stood up on his feet in front of everyone and left went home.
Is It Easy To Receive Your Healing
In The passage above, Jesus has bound together forever His willingness and ability to heal and forgive everyone with overwhelming desire. It is as much His Will to heal you as it is His will to forgive you.. Which is easier? The answer is, they are both easy, because they are both included in Jesus will and desire for you which is seen in your redemption purchased in the atonement.
When this connoisseur made, and it goes from knowledge to belief, healing always comes and it comes easily. Take the time this week to meditate on Psalm 30, Psalm 103: 1-5, and 1 Peter 2:24. Also take a look at Mark chapter 2. How do you do, meditate on the connection between LA and forgiveness and also that it is easy and not hard or difficult to receive forgiveness and healing. I added some 30 in there because that is a healing scripture.
When I was diagnosed with cancer, I thought I was going to die. My prognosis was one year. That was 8 years ago. Through the people praying at my church and changing my lifestyle and diet. And praying like I’ve never prayed before. And asking him to forgive every sin I’d ever done. Three months later there was no sign I ever had cancer. It is possible to be healed you just have to do it God‘s way.