“Spiritually Healed and Made Alive”
Christ, who Himself, bore our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, having died to sins, might live for righteousness---by whose stripes you were healed. For you were like sheep going astray, but have now returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls. 1 Peter 2:24-25
For Christ also suffered once for sins, the just for the unjust, that He might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive by the Spirit. 1 Peter 3:18
When I read these verses of Scripture, I can VIVIDLY see the LOVE of God PERSONFIED through the SUBSTITUTIONAL SACRIFICE for the sins of ALL mankind. We see that Jesus Christ, Himself, bore OUR SINS in His OWN BODY, The One who knew NO SIN, became SIN for YOU and ME. He did this on the Cross of Calvary. So that we might be able to LIVE to RIGHTEOUSNESS.
This is made POSSIBLE by the SPIRITUAL HEALING of our SIN-SICK SOULS. And it is carried out through the MERCILESS BEATING of the Lord Jesus Christ. This is NOT a PHYSICAL HEALING, but it is an ACCOMPLISHED ACT. And it is for the SOULS of ALL MANKIND, that they might DIE to their sins and LIVE to RIGHTEOUSNESS. This HEALING will FREE them from the POWER and PENALITY that sin has over the LOST SOUL.
Christ Jesus is the GUIDE and PROTECTOR of our souls, when we come to Him for our SALVATION. This is the case for those who were like sheep and going astray, those who may have had an ENCOUNTER with Him, but decided to go their OWN way, and do their OWN thing. Then they REALIZED the TRUTH and RETURNED to Him for their SALVATION.
Christ SUFFERED and DIED ONCE for ALL sins, the JUST (Christ) for the UNJUST (Fallen Mankind). He did this in order to bring MANKIND into a RIGHTEOUS RELATIONSHIP with the ALMIGHTY GOD. And like Him, He was PUT to DEATH in the BODY (flesh) BUT was MADE ALIVE in the SPIRIT (Resurrected). We too, are PUT to DEATH in our BODIES, and MADE ALIVE in the SPIRIT, when we are SAVED FROM our SINS. Have you been SPIRITUALLY HEALED and MADE ALIVE in the SPIRIT?
If you have NOT given your HEART and LIFE to God, then you are SIN-SICK and SPIRITUALLY DEAD. But God in His INIFINITE MERCY and AMAZING GRACE is OFFERING you SPIRITUAL HEALING and ETERNAL LIFE in HEAVEN, with ALL its BLESSINGS, by: YOU WILLINGLY TURNING AWAY FROM your sinful lifestyle and TURNING TO GOD, with a TRUE REPENTANT HEART. Then CONFESS your sins to Him and ask Him for His FORGIVENESS. AND BELIEVE, with ALL your HEART, that JESUS died for YOU, and that He is ALIVE in HEAVEN, making intercession for you, before God. Then ACCEPT God’s gift of SALVATION, and be SPIRITUALLY HEALED and MADE ALIVE. Do this NOW, while you still can. He’s waiting and coming SOON!!!