About Jesus - Steve Sweetman
That Heal The Sinfully Sick
head is injured, your whole heart afflicted.
From the sole of your foot to the top of your head there is no
soundness - only wounds like wells and open sores, not cleansed or
bandaged or soothed with olive oil" (Isaiah 1:5 - 6 NIV).
This passage, written in picture language, shows us how God viewed
God's portrayal of
sinfulness as a sick decrepit human body in Isaiah 1:5 and 6 is important
to understanding Isaiah 52:14, 53:4 and 5.
In Isaiah 52:14 Isaiah predicted that Jesus' human form would be
disfigured and marred beyond any human resemblance.
The reason for this disfigurement while on the cross is because
Jesus wasn't only punished for our sins, He became our sins (2 Corinthians
5:21). His body was riddled
with sin and thus the reason for its disfigurement.
body predicted in Isaiah 52:14 reflects exactly the sinfully sick looking
body seen in Isaiah 1:5 and 6. Jesus'
head was injured and His heart afflicted.
From the sole of His feet to the top of His head, no soundness was
found. His wounds and open
sores were not cleaned or bandaged. Isaiah
thus prophesies in Isaiah 53:4 and 5 that Jesus took upon Himself the pain
of our sinfulness when He was pierced for our transgressions.
His wounds have healed us, or delivered us, from our sin as was portrayed as a sickly
body in Isaiah 1:5 and 6.
The Apostle Peter
comments on Isaiah 53:5 in1 Peter 2:24.
He said, as did Paul, that Jesus bore our sins (became sin) while
on the cross. He then said
that Jesus' wounds healed us, and in context, the word "healed"
is in reference to the healing of our sins that Jesus bore on the cross,
the very sins Isaiah 1:5 and 6 portrayed as a sick decrepit body.
I am grateful that
Jesus has healed me of my sinful sickness.
God Almighty now views me through the lens of Jesus and His wounded
disfigured body seen on the cross. God
sees me as being perfectly right in who I am, just as He Himself is
perfectly right in who He is, even though I am far from perfectly right.
I'd say that's one big miraculous healing.