Sin and Sickness
We are a combination of spirit and soul/flesh, heaven and earth.
Soul gets sinful. Body gets sick.
Sin exists in the soul. Sickness exists in the body.
Jesus saves the soul from sin. Jesus heals the body of sickness and disease.
Jesus forgives. Jesus heals.
Forgiveness and healing are twins. They are closely related.
Sin and sickness are twins. They also are closely related.
The prophets predicted the Messiah would both forgive and heal. When we deny that he heals, we take away his title as Messiah. If we say he only saves, we take away his title. It’s the full gospel.
Jesus Forgives and Saves, and Jesus Heals
“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, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Isaiah the prophet, saying: ‘He Himself took our infirmities, and bore our sicknesses’” (Matthew 8:16-18).
“‘But that you may know that the Son of Man has power on earth to forgive sins’ – then He said to the paralytic, ‘Arise, take up your bed, and go to your house’” (Matthew 9:6).
“And the inhabitant will not say, ‘I am sick’; the people who dwell in it will be forgiven their iniquity” (Isaiah 33:24).
Jesus fulfilled this scripture. He forgave and healed.
“. . . healing all manner of sickness and disease” (Matthew 4:23).
“Jesus answered and said to them, ‘Go and tell John the things which you hear and see: The blind see and the lame walk; the lepers are cleansed and the deaf hear; the dead are raised up and the poor have the gospel preached to them’” (Matthew 11:5).
“Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever” (Hebrews 13:8).