What the prophet Jeremiah has to say about healing
Updated: Feb 26, 2021
When Adam sinned, 2 things happened. He was separated from God and sickness and disease came into the world.
When Jesus offered Himself as a substitutionary sacrifice He breached that gap and 2 things happened. We were reunited in fellowship with the Father and we have the effects of sin: guilt, shame, mental and physical illness, removed. Atonement is the word we use when we refer to the repairing of an injury or a wrong.
The prophet, Jeremiah, understood that the twofold import of Jesus’ Atonement was for the forgiveness of sins and being made whole in mind and body.
Jeremiah was despairing of faithless Israel and he cried out: “Heal me, LORD, and I will be healed; save me and I will be saved, for you are the one I praise.”(Jer. 17:14 NIV) The only way to access Jesus and the benefits that He paid dearly for us to receive is accepting Him as your Lord and Saviour and believing that He healed you from your sins and healed you from your diseases.
Healing from sickness is a lay down misère (and in saying that I’ve probably told you too much about what went on under the desk during my schooling!) What I’m saying is that believing in Jesus for healing is an easy win over every clever trick or powerful hand that the devil wants to play you.
Don’t accept your sickness or mental turmoil. Take hold of the promises for healing that are found all throughout the Scriptures and trust God to bring you the healing that you seek for when you are yoked together with Jesus, the burden of sin and its effects have gone! (Matt. 11:30)
Lord Jesus we come to You. We give You all our troubles and worries and find rest in You. We need You to pardon our sin and forgive us completely. We need You to heal us of all our infirmities and to make us whole. We want to walk alongside You and delight ourselves in You every breathing moment. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.