The Path to Reconciliation: The Healing of the Inner Man!

Isaiah 53:3-5 says, “He 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. Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. But 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.”

Jesus was a man of sorrows and acquainted with grief. The natural man that raised him at an early age is believed to have died early in His lifetime, which is why He is not seen at the cross. He would have depended on His Heavenly Father for strength and upraising. Almost everyone left Him, including Peter who denied Him and Judas who betrayed Him. Then, He carried every man’s sorrows and grief on the cross. He carried it so we do not have to be sorrowful or grieving, but rather that the Holy Spirit can come upon us and be our Comforter!

“Grief” here in the Hebrew is “choliy”, which literally means, “disease or sickness” (Strong’s Hebrew and Greek Definitions). Some words for grief the OT can also be interpreted to mean “infirmity”. It is very possible that physical sickness can be rooted in a spiritual or emotional sickness. It is why people “worry themselves sick” or “grieve themselves to death”. Some may have panic attacks, and it appears sometimes to be physical anguish. They literally allow what is going on negatively in their soul to manifest physically, but you cannot simply pray the sickness away. You have allow the peace of God to cover your mind and heart so much that it keeps them strong in Him! You have to get to the root of the pain or you will not receive healing. If you just pick the apples off of the apple tree, but you do not get to the root and uproot it, it will continually bear fruit. It may even be on another branch or limb, but the fruit manifestation will always show! In order to be healed, must get to the source of body, soul and spirit.
Here is the grief that Jesus carried on the cross:
  1. Wounded for Transgressions – These are rebellions, which is the spirit of witchcraft. The wounds of Christ are to remove the stain of generational curses.
  2. Bruised for Iniquities – He was crushed for our faults, meaning that we are now blameless in Him. We do not have to carry the guilt of past sins because He bore them on the cross and removed our sins as far as the east is from the west.
  3. Chastisement of Our Peace – “The Correction of Our Shalom”. Flowing from our spirit should be correction, instruction, discipline, doctrine and reproof of peace. He was a man of sorrows and acquainted with grief so that we do not have to carry sorrow and grief internally. The instruction of Christ’s identity should be engrafted with our spirits in such a way that peace continually flows.
  4. Stripes of Healing – Stripes are both wounds and bruises. Therefore, this healing is for body, soul and spirit, making us complete in Him. Healing means “to stitch or repair” (Strong’s Hebrew and Greek Definitions). Isaiah pronounced it as we are healed even though Jesus had not made it to the cross. He spoke those things which be not as though they were, and they were completed! Why do we plead the blood of Jesus but no one is pleading the stripes?
What is amazing is that the blood and stripes of Jesus have not lost any power! His blood still redeems, and His stripes still heals. It is up to us to believe, lay down our griefs at the feet of Jesus and receive the rewards of Christ’s suffering on the cross. He paid a debt we could never afford to pay! If we want God to heal us from the inside out, we must pour it all out and give it to Him. He is willing to listen to us and hear our heart’s cry. Don’t hesitate. He is waiting on you!