Monday, 26 November 2012

Grace Notes - Matthew 8 v 14


Matthew 8:14; "When Jesus came into Peter's house He saw Peter's mother-in-law lying in bed with a fever. He touched her hand and the fever left her". .

The New Covenant is the Covenant of Grace.

It is Christ taking our punishment, sins, sickness and the curse upon himself and nailing it to the cross.

When Christ dies in my place on the cross, every guilt and condemnation died with him.

When Christ was raised into new life, I was raised into new life in him.

He died in my place so I could receive all the riches of heaven made by grace.

A free gift, a done deal, a once and for all time sacrifice.

Before the cross, healing had to be earned and granted. After the cross, Christ paid for my healing and it is available to me through his mercy and by his grace.

Rob Rufus explains how the cross changed everything and the great exchange that took place.

"He healed ALL the sick". Scripture must interpret Scripture and the Scripture is going to tell us why He heals all and why it is ALWAYS His will to heal ALL. "This was to fulfill what was spoken through the prophet Isaiah; He took up our infirmities and carried our diseases". That is Isaiah 53. Now Isaiah 53 is the place where He took our sin away and the punishment for our peace was upon Him. So Isaiah 53 speaks about all our diseases, sickness, pain being taken away at the Cross where Christ was MADE sickness for us at the same place that He was made our sin. Yet today in the church if you ask someone - if someone comes to Jesus and says; "Lord forgive my sins" would He say; "No it is not My will to forgive your sins?". No! Of course He wants to forgive your sins! Yet the majority of the Church is not convinced that He wants to heal ALL our diseases.

He has already healed all our diseases at the same place He was made sin and forgave us all our sins! Psalm 103; "who forgives all our iniquities and heals ALL your diseases!". He says to the man who was lame and the Pharisees judging Him; "What is easier to say your sins are forgiven you or take up your bed and walk?". Both happen at the Cross and He was speaking about it before it happened at the Cross! So for people to question God's will for healing they should then question God's will to forgive! Because at the same time sin and disease were both dealt with by Jesus at the Cross! It is God's will to save every person on this planet! But everyone doesn't believe! It is God's will to heal ALL that are sick.

There is faith in saying God is able but EVERYONE knows that God is able!

This is the New Covenant! Jesus died to ratify your rights as inheritors and joint equal heirs with God and then He rose from the dead as our heavenly lawyer to make sure it is prosecuted by the power of the Spirit! It is the will of God to heal everyone! But everyone doesn't get healed - because of the Nazareth syndrome. Jesus said "I have come down from heaven to do My Father's will".

In Nazareth the will of God - Perfect Theology - couldn't get everyone healed! Why? Because of their unbelief.

1 comment:

  1. 2 Corinthians 12:7-9

    New International Version (NIV)

    7 or because of these surpassingly great revelations. Therefore, in order to keep me from becoming conceited, I was given a thorn in my flesh, a messenger of Satan, to torment me. 8 Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me. 9 But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.

    James 1:3

    New International Version (NIV)

    3 because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance.

    His Grace is sufficient for me, and I gladly take my place in bearing His cross. I'm all for faithful perseverance.

    xxx

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