Beaten & Whipped

Isaiah 53:5, “He was beaten so we could be whole. He was whipped so we could be healed.”  I wonder why Jesus had to be beaten in order for us to be healed? Most of the time in fights when someone is beaten, they aren’t considered a winner or a healer.

I believe without Jesus having been beaten or whipped, we wouldn’t be healed today.  He had to take upon Him all of our diseases, hurts, & pains for us to have the victory over any illness known to man.

Fanny J Crosby wrote a song “Rescue the Perishing, care for the dying, Jesus is merciful, Jesus will save” She wrote that & over 8,000 hymns, songs, & poems while being blind shortly after her birth..  And, she played piano, harp, & organ.   She clearly saw more than we know!

Now, I wonder how she could sing about Jesus being merciful when she was never healed of her blindness.  I bet if you asked her she would have said, she wasn’t blind.  I know she had to have some kind of insight that kept her seeing into Our Mighty Savior’s realm of glory.

Oh to be able to sing in & through our illnesses a song like this:

Blessed assurance, Jesus is mine!
Oh, what a foretaste of glory divine!
Heir of salvation, purchase of God.
Born of His Spirit, washed in His blood.

This is my story, this is my song,
Praising my Savior all the day long.
 Perfect submission, perfect delight,
Visions of rapture now burst on my sight;
Angles descending, bring from above
Echoes of mercy, whispers of love.

Perfect submission, all is at rest,
I in my Savior am happy and blest;
Watching and waiting, looking above,
Filled with His goodness, lost in His love.”

Thank you Fanny J. Crosby for teaching us that blindness is only in the eye of the beholder and Jesus for taking away all of our ailments, break downs, bugs, infirmity’s, symptoms, viruses & issues of life..

We don’t have to walk around sick anymore.. You overcame it for us..   “And with the stripes that wounded Him (Jesus) we are healed and made whole”!!


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