1 Peter 2:24
Healing Belongs to Us
Kenneth E. Hagin
“if Jesus has borne our sickness — and Isaiah 53:4 says He has — there is no need for us to bear it too. When we look up the word translated borne in this text, we find that in the
original Hebrew it meant “to lift up, to bear away, to convey, or to remove to a distance.”
Therefore, when the scripture says, “He hath borne our sicknesses,” it means that He has borne them away, or removed them to a distance.
This word is a Levitical word. It is applied to the scapegoat that bore the sins of the people. It is the same Hebrew word used in Leviticus 16:22: “ . . . the goat shall bear upon him all their iniquities . . . .” The high priest laid his hands on this goat and, by faith, transferred to the goat the sins and iniquities of the children of Israel. Then the goat was taken out “. . . unto a land not inhabited: and . . . let go the goat in the wilderness.”
Just as that goat bore the sins of Israel, the Word of God teaches that Jesus bore my sins and my sicknesses. Sin and sickness have passed from me to Calvary, and salvation and health have passed from Calvary to me.
In the fourth verse of this redemption chapter, Isaiah 53, we have not only the
Hebrew verb for borne, but we also have the Hebrew verb for carried: “He hath borne our sicknesses, and carried our pains.”
“It is equally true that Jesus has borne our sicknesses and carried our pains. These verbs in the Hebrew mean a complete removal. When Jesus bore our sins, our sicknesses, and our pains, He bore them away. He completely removed them!”
“That is the reason divine healing belongs to every child of God. There is no need to question God’s will in the matter when you know this.
If Jesus bore our sicknesses and carried our pains, there is no need for both of us to bear them!
This scriptural truth became a reality to a woman who came for prayer in one of my meetings. She had a purplish-colored malignant cancer on her face.
I instructed her to say, “According to the Word of God, I am healed. I believe this cancer is healed.”
I told her, “According to the Word, it is healed. Go to bed saying it. Get up saying it. Say it sweeping the floor. Say it washing the dishes. Say it every time you think of it. I feel led of the Lord to tell you to do this for ten days.”
On the tenth day the telephone rang in our parsonage. This woman was on the other end of the line, but she was almost too excited to talk. Finally, she managed to say, “The cancerous growth just came off my face! It has a lot of roots on it. It”
“all came out, and there is no hole in my face. It is as smooth as a baby’s skin.”
When was this woman healed? On the tenth day? No, she was healed back there at Calvary, but her healing was manifested when she believed it.
It came about as she said, “According to the Word, I am healed.” It came about as she believed that Christ, her Substitute, already had borne her sickness. He had paid the price for her cancer; therefore, she didn’t have to bear it any longer.”
True Easter is far more than eggs, ham, hymns and candy. True Easter is everyday. What happened on that cross was an exchange and then bestowal. He literally BECAME YOUR SIN SO THAT YOU BECAME HIS ACTUAL RIGHTEOUSNESS.
HIS BODY WAS TORTURED AND BROKEN. He didn’t have to do that. He could have just been beheaded – killed quickly. BUT NO – HE PAID A PRICE FOR US SPIRIT SOUL AND BODY. HIS BODY WAS MARRED SO THAT YOUR BODY – LIKE THAT WOMANS FACE – IS BABY SKIN NEW – RENEWED AND REGENERATED – HALLELUJAH!
*ALL MINISTERS ARE ACCOUNTABLE FOR TIME INCREMENTS TO BE MET. ALL PREACHING MUST BE COMPLETED BY TWENTY MINUTES BEFORE THE TOP OF THE HOUR TO ALLOW FOR THE WORKING OF THE WORD.
**IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT BEFORE YOU PREACH YOU SPEND 30 MINUTES – SITTING IN A CHAIR – SAYING THE FOLLOWING – OUT LOUD:
*I THANK YOU LORD – ACCORDING TO 1 JOHN 2:27 – I HAVE AN UNCTION TO SPEAK. ACCORDING TO MARK 16:17-18, “WHEN I LAY HANDS ON THE SICK THEY RECOVER.” *I HAVE HEALINGS, MIRACLES, SIGNS, WONDERS, WORKING OF MIRACLES, WORD OF KNOWLEDGE AND THE GIFT OF FAITH MANIFEST THROUGH ME.
*ACCORDING TO JOHN 14:16 THE HOLY SPIRIT IS HELPING ME TO MINISTER. I DO NOT DO IT IN MY OWN STRENGTH.