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By His stripes I am healed.

Posted by appolus on March 3, 2021

Here is one of the oft misquoted out of context verses in our modern day. Isa 53:5 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.

You see the context? First the whole chapter is about a suffering Saviour who is crushed on our behalf. Then we see in verse five that it is our Lord that was wounded for our transgressions. It was He that was bruised for our iniquities and chastised for the sake of our peace. All of these things are healed, restored by the stripes He received on our behalf.

Exo 15:26 And said, If thou wilt diligently hearken to the voice of the LORD thy God, and wilt do that which is right in his sight, and wilt give ear to his commandments, and keep all his statutes, I will put none of these diseases upon thee, which I have brought upon the Egyptians: for I am the LORD that healeth thee.

You see the context of ” I am the Lord that healeth thee.” There is a diligence in heeding the voice of God. There is an acknowledgement of doing what is right in the sight of God. What is right in the sight of God? To do the will of His Son Jesus. To follow the still small voice of the Lord according to His Word.

The great irony of diligently following God with all of your heart is that whether you live or whether you die loses its importance The single most important thing to almost every human being on the planet is to live, to survive. Yet the born again saint who is diligently following the Lord and seeking first His Kingdom seeks only to glorify God.
Healing or no healing is in the hand of God. What matters is our chief end in life, to glorify the one true living God. To heed His voice with diligence. Jesus gave us everything that we need to live well and also to die well. Let us live well brothers and sisters and let us die well brothers and sisters and let us do it all to the glory of God.

4 Responses to “By His stripes I am healed.”

  1. Crissy said

    Amen !!

  2. Daryl Giffin said

    Hi there. Scripture confirms, explains, interprets Scripture. “When evening came, many who were demon-possessed were brought to Jesus, and He drove out the spirits with a word and healed all the sick. This was to fulfill what was spoken through the prophet Isaiah: “He took on our infirmities and carried our diseases.” Mat.8:16-17

    • appolus said

      Hi Daryl, if you read my piece, it is not a denial that Jesus heals. I believe in healing, I myself was healed of a terminal disease almost 30 years ago shortly after getting saved. Its the context that is being addressed. If you have been around the Charismatic movement at all ( I am a Pentecostal for lack of a better term) you will know that this line “by His stripes you are healed,” has been torn to shreds and divested of its context. I agree that the line “nothing to do with medical issues was wrong, I have removed it, and I thank you for pointing that out.
      It is claimed, using that Scripture, that God will heal you because He said so in this Scripture. We may disagree on this but while Jesus certainly healed to authenticate and fulfill Scripture, His hands are in no way tied to healing all because in one Scripture He healed all. You also see this kind of out of context Scripture with the jailer and his household salvation. There are millions of Christians that believe in household salvation because of that one Scripture. Isa 53:5 is similarly abused. ……..bro Frank

  3. Anonymous said

    Thank you. Wish that the whole world could read this.

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