Tuesday, May 3, 2011

The At one ment (The Meal That Heals)



Romans 5:11

Not only is this so, but we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation.

The word atonement is mentioned 80 times in the Old Testament.

The New Testament shows us that the death of our lord on the cross was an act of atonement for our sins as patterned by the animal sacrifices in the Old Testament.

The fall and subsequent expulsion from the Garden of Eden a place of delight made sin and sickness a reality for mankind.

Yet the author remarks that Yahweh Rapha (the lord that healeth) establishes a healing covenant with his people right from the beginning. We read about the healing through prayer in Genesis 20:17, Numbers 12:13, 2 kings 20: 5-6 and in the book of Exodus 15:26

He said, "If you listen carefully to the voice of the LORD your God and do what is right in his eyes, if you pay attention to his commands and keep all his decrees, I will not bring on you any of the diseases I brought on the Egyptians, for I am the LORD, who heals you."
This Old Testament covenant of healing continued through the ministry of Christ.

The gospel records the three levels of Christ’s deliverance ministry.

- Miracles of physical healing – Matthew 8:16
- Miracles of casting out evil spirits – Mark 1:34
- Creative miracles – Luke 22:51

Matthew 10:8 clearly depicts the instruction given by Christ to his disciples of healing the sick and expelling the evil spirits. The disciples were able to perform these miracles through the authority of Jesus’ name (Mark 16:17-18)

The author speaks of the various translations of the name Jesus which ultimately leads us to salvation.

The various translations of the name Jesus reveals the purpose of the passion of this Lamb of god.

Jesus (English) IESOUS (Greek) Y’Shuah (Hebrew) meaning Yahweh is salvation.

Soterian is from soteria (swthriva) and belongs to the sozo word group:

verbSozo (swzw)to save, to keep from harm, to preserve, to rescue.”

nounSoter (swthria)Savior, redeemer, deliverer, preserver

adjectiveSoterios (swthr)“delivering, saving, salvation.”

verbDiasozo (diaswzw)to save, to recover, to heal perfectly, to convey safely.” The stem of these words, so (sw) means “whole, fresh, healthy.”

In classical Greek the derivatives from this root can be interpreted to mean
being rescued from serious danger such as war, shipwreck, etc.

being assisted out of a difficult legal situation.

being helped by a physician in a time of illness or

a safe return from a perilous journey.

Liddell and Scott Greek-English Lexicon give us two basic meanings; (of people and things).


“Deliverance, preservation”

“A way of means of safety”

“Safe return”



Keeping safe, preservation”

“Security, guarantee for safety”

“Security, safety”

“Security against”

“Bodily health, well-being”

Thus as Perry puts it Salvation includes redemption for the whole or all Tri parts of a man:

body (Physical),

soul (emotional) and

spirit (spiritual).

It is God’s will that His people praise him from an exuberance of health, wellspring of joy and an inner calmness as a result of constant communion with him.

The author puts across that the scriptures encourage and supports the fact that prayer can cancel even an assignment of death. This is seen in the prolonging of the length of the days by 15 years in the Life of King Hezekiah.

Miriam who is healed from leprosy at the intercession of her brother Moses

Accidents, criminal acts and sickness are three darts the author states which can lead to premature departure.

At the same time the scripture also states the promise of the almighty father in the following words.

With long life will I satisfy him and show him my salvation


Perry Stone through the use of various examples unveils the mystery wedged in the prophecy of Isaiah 53:1-10

1Who hath believed our report? and to whom is the arm of the LORD revealed?

2For he shall grow up before him as a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry ground: he hath no form nor comeliness; and when we shall see him, there is no beauty that we should desire him.

3He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not.

4Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.

5But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.

6All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.

7He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth: he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he openeth not his mouth.

8He was taken from prison and from judgment: and who shall declare his generation? for he was cut off out of the land of the living: for the transgression of my people was he stricken.

9And he made his grave with the wicked, and with the rich in his death; because he had done no violence, neither was any deceit in his mouth.

10Yet it pleased the LORD to bruise him; he hath put him to grief: when thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin, he shall see his seed, he shall prolong his days, and the pleasure of the LORD shall prosper in his hand.

The subject of this great prophecy often called Isaiah’s suffering servant details the redemptive work of Jesus Christ.

The prophecy was fulfilled when

Jesus (the messiah) would not open his mouth as he stood before judgment

When he was stricken for the transgressions of god’s people

When he died with the wicked two thieves

When he was buried in a rich man’s grave

God made his soul a sin offering

The mystery of the threefold redemptive work which is accomplished through the suffering of Christ is revealed as-

Spiritual healing and the forgiveness of sins: But he was wounded for our transgressions he was bruised for our iniquities

Emotional healing for the mind and soul: the chastisement of our peace was upon him;

Physical healing for the body: and with his stripes we are healed.

Spiritual healing transforms the human spirit, emotional healing renews the mind and physical healing brings healing and life to the physical body.

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