By His Stripes, We Are Healed Spiritually, Not Physically

By His stripes, you have spiritual healing (i.e., restored favor, not healing for your body). Above all, Jesus gave a spiritual solution to a spiritual problem. So, He did not suffer and die to heal our bodies! By all means, invest about 7 minutes to get more details, please.

Revised: Sunday, January 14, 2024

By His Stripes, We Are Healed Spiritually, Not Physically

By his stripes, we are healed, i.e., restored spiritually. From Isaiah 53:5.

STM Bible Lesson

Lesson focus: Isaiah 53:4-6 (5). Bible lesson background Isaiah 53:1-12: Many misunderstand Isaiah 53:5. Particularly that “(with) by His stripes He healed us”. As a matter of fact, many believe this is speaking of healing for sickness, disease, or physical conditions. Keep in mind the fact that Jesus performed physical healing prior to the flogging and His death. But most of all the angel of the Lord told Joseph the purpose: “He shall save his people from their sins.

Isaiah 53:4-5 [read Isaiah 53:1-12 (4-5)]
“But he endured the suffering that should have been ours, the pain that we should have borne. All the while we thought that his suffering was punishment sent by God. 5 But because of our sins he was wounded, beaten because of the evil we did. We are healed by the punishment he suffered, made whole by the blows he received. (GNT)
KJV: Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. 5 But he was wounded for our transgressionsH6588, he was bruised for our iniquitiesH5771: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healedH7495.
H6588 פֶּשַׁע pesha` (peh’-shah) n-m. a revolt or rebellion against God (religious).
H5771 עָוֹן `avon (aw-vone’) n-m. wickedness of mind or heart; absence of religious feeling and principle; sin. Total depravity.
H7495 רָפָא rapha’ (raw-faw’) v. רָפָה raphah (raw-faw’) of national hurts, subject city Jeremiah 51:8, 9; involving forgiveness.

The prophecy of the sin-bearing savior

Isaiah 53:8 [read Isaiah 53:1-12 (8)]
Men took him away roughly and unfairly. He died without children to continue his family. He was put to death; he was punished for the sins of my people. (NCV)
KJV: He 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.

He died as a sacrifice for our sins

Isaiah 53:12 [read Isaiah 53:1-12 (12)]
So I will put him in a place of honour, as a great person deserves. He will share the good things that powerful men receive when they have won a battle. He deserves this, because he agreed to die as a sacrifice. People thought that he himself was a sinner when he took away the sins of many people. He prayed that God would forgive sinners.’ (EASY)
KJV: Therefore will I divide him a portion with the great, and he shall divide the spoil with the strong; because he hath poured out his soul unto death: and he was numbered with the transgressors; and he bare the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors.

Freed from sin

1 Peter 2:24 [read 1 Peter 2:18-25 (24)]
He bore our sins in his body upon the stake, that we, having died to sins, might live to righteousness. You were healed because of his wounds (stripes). (NSB)
KJV: Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healedG2390.
Healed (1 Peter 2:24)
G2390 ἰάομαι iaomai (ya’-o-mai) v. to make whole i. e. to free from errors and sins, to bring about (one’s) salvation.

They pierced (wounded) Jesus in His side for our wrong-doings (transgressions). This refers to what happened to Jesus on the cross [see John 19:34].

John 19:33-34 [read John 19:31-37 (33-34)]
When they came to Jesus, they saw that he was dead already. So they did not break his legs. 34 One of the soldiers stuck a spear into the side of Jesus’ body. Right away, blood and water came out. (WE)
KJV: But when they came to Jesus, and saw that he was dead already, they brake not his legs: 34 But one of the soldiers with a spear pierced his side, and forthwith came there out blood and water.

Jesus suffered to save (heal) us

He was beaten (scourged) for our sins (iniquities). Again, this refers to His treatment on the cross before His death.

Matthew 26:28 [read Matthew 26:26-30 (28); compare Mark 15:15-19; John 19:1-3]
This is my blood, and with it God makes his agreement with you. It will be poured out, so that many people will have their sins forgiven. (CEV)
KJV: For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins.
1 Corinthians 15:3 [read 1 Corinthians 15:1-11 (3)]
What I received I passed on to you. And it is the most important of all. Here is what it is. Christ died for our sins, just as Scripture said he would. (NIRV)
KJV: For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures;
Galatians 1:4 [read Galatians 1:1-5 (4)]
[Jesus] gave himself for our sins, in accordance with the will of God and Father. (OEBus)
KJV: Who gave himself for our sins, that he might deliver us from this present evil world, according to the will of God and our Father:
1 Peter 3:18 [read 1 Peter 3:18-22 (18)]
Because Christ indeed once suffered for sins, the Just for the unjust, so that He might bring us to God; on the one hand, He was put to death in the flesh; but on the other hand, He was made alive by the Spirit. (AFV)
KJV: For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit:

The soldiers mock Jesus

John 19:1-3 [read John 19:1-4 (1-3)]
Then Pilate took Jesus and had him whipped with cords. 2 And the men of the army made a crown of thorns and put it on his head, and they put a purple robe on him. 3 And they kept coming and saying, Long life to the King of the Jews! And they gave him blows with their hands. (BBE)
KJV: Then Pilate, therefore, took Jesus, and scourged him. 2 And the soldiers platted a crown of thorns, and put it on his head, and they put on him a purple robe, 3 And said, Hail, King of the Jews! and they smote him with their hands.
Jesus suffered on the cross for your salvation (healing). In other words for your spiritual healing and not physical.

Barnes’ Notes: [We are healed] literally, it is healed to us; or healing has happened to us. The healing here referred to, is spiritual healing, or healing from sin.

The problem: Sin; the solution: Jesus

The spiritual problem, SIN, separates you from God.
Psalms 80:3 [read Psalms 80:1-19 (3)]
Restore us, O God; make your face shine on us, that we may be saved. (NIV)
KJV: Turn us again, O God, and cause thy face to shine; and we shall be saved.
The spiritual solution, JESUS, by His stripes, reconciles you to God.
Isaiah 59:2 [read Isaiah 59:1-8 (2)]
It’s your sins that have cut you off from God. Because of your sins, he has turned away and will not listen anymore. (NLT)
KJV: But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you, that he will not hear.

The Bible Exposition Commentary: Old Testament by Warren W. Wiersbe: The “healing” in Isaiah 53:5 refers to the forgiveness of sins, not the healing of the body (1 Peter 2:24; Psalms 103:3). Sin is not only like a burden, but it is also like a sickness that only God can cure (Isaiah 1:4-6; Jeremiah 30:12; Nahum 3:19).

The road to the cross

Jesus was beaten, mocked, spit on, and pierced for your sins. In fact, He did this so you can be restored to God’s favor!

 Jesus was given to die for our sins. And he was raised from death to make us right with God. Romans 4:25 (ICB)

Matthew 27:26 [read Matthew 27:15-56 (26); compare Mark 15:6-41; Luke 23:13-38; John 18:39-19:30.]
Then he (Pilate) released Barabbas to them; and when he had scourged Jesus, he delivered him to be crucified. (Common)
KJV: Then released he Barabbas unto them: and when he had scourged Jesus, he delivered him to be crucified.

By His stripes, salvation came

Why did Jesus come to live and die on Earth? Of course, the simple answer is to “save His people from their sins” (Matthew 1:21; John 3:16).

1 Timothy 1:15 [read 1 Timothy 1:15 (15)]
Here is a true statement that should be accepted without question: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, and I am the worst of them. (EASY)
KJV: This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief.

Jesus came to save the world

John 12:47 [read John 12:42-50 (47)]
If anyone hears My teachings and fails to observe them [does not keep them, but disregards them], it is not I who judges him. For I have not come to judge and to condemn and to pass sentence and to inflict penalty on the world, but to save the world. (AMPC)
KJV: And if any man hear my words, and believe not, I judge him not: for I came not to judge the world, but to save the world.

A Loving God

What a loving God! Who put on flesh, suffered, and died to restore favor.

Colossians 1:21-22 [read Colossians 1:21-22 (21-22)]
At one time you were separated from God. You were his enemies in your minds, because the evil you did was against him. 22 But now he has made you his friends again. He did this by the death Christ suffered while he was in his body. He did it so that he could present you to himself as people who are holy, blameless, and without anything that would make you guilty before him. (ERV)
KJV: And you, that were sometime alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now hath he reconciled 22 In the body of his flesh through death, to present you holy and unblameable and unreproveable in his sight:

Finally, my friends when you read or think of Isaiah 53:5 remember, Jesus suffered and died for you. Specifically to free you from sin and its penalty. In the final analysis, He healed us (spiritually and not physically) by His stripes. Thank you for taking the time to read this Bible lesson. I urge you to make full use of it. Blessings to you and your loved ones— Tim. ☺;

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  1. by His stripes
    Jesus did not suffer and die to heal our bodies! By His stripes, we are healed spiritually not physically. Physical healing comes by faith.
    #biblelesson #knowledge #salvation

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    By His stripes we are healed i.e. spiritually restored – from Isaiah 53:5

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    1 Peter 2:24
    Jesus took upon Himself our sins [when] His body was placed upon the cross so that we, [through] dying to [i.e., giving up] the sinful life, would live for righteousness. You were healed [from your sins] by His being brutally treated.
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