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Proverbs of a 40 yr old man

A great exchange. A great exchange occurred between Jesus and those He healed during His ministry. Jesus took the burden of the miseries of His people on Himself by virtue of His sufferings. When Jesus entered into His passion, He was blindfolded, beaten, and mocked. He was then nailed to the tree and poured out His blood unto death. Each healing miracle finds a counterpart in what the Savior suffered. Jesus was blindfolded in the place of the blind, became lame for the lame, became paralyzed for the paralytics, poured out His blood for those with an unstoppable flow of blood, became silent for the mute, had the powers of evil unleashed on Himself for those who had been demon-possessed, and was raised from the dead in order to raise the dead.

On the cross, the sinless One became unclean so that unclean sinners can be made clean before God. The law indicated that if someone touched a leper or a person who had died, they became ceremonially unclean. In the act of healing, Jesus touched both the leper and the dead. Though the substitutionary transfer of the uncleanness was not evident immediately, it becomes clear that Jesus became the most ceremonially unclean person who had ever lived when He hung on the cross under the wrath of God. Just as Christ took our sin on Himself, He took our misery on Himself. Jesus substituted Himself for those for whom He had come into the world to save. In order to give us the hope of forgiveness, restoration, and life, Jesus had to take all our sin and our sickness on Himself in His sufferings. Our confidence in Christ is not in the assurance that He will heal all of our sickness and disease in this life. Though God does often heal His people who cry out to Him for healing in the here and now, He has secured lasting healing of our whole person at the resurrection. In Christ, God forgives all your iniquity and heals all your diseases. However, our hope as believers is that we will experience the full realization of the substitution of Christ on the day of resurrection. There is a day coming for believers when death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away. Amen. To all who mourn in Zion He gives them beauty for ashes, The oil of joy for mourning, The garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; That they may be called trees of righteousness, The planting of the LORD, that He may be glorified.

Study Is.53:4



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