It is always a privilege and blessing to reflect on the blessings that come from our relationship with Jesus Christ. I asked several individuals to share their personal reflections of their relationship with Christ. I asked then to answer the question, "The Birth of Jesus reveals to me that Jesus is.................."
These thoughts were shared by Chad T., one of the young men who attends our local church in Radcliff, Kentucky.
The Bible states that Jesus is our Messiah. How does that make Jesus our healer?
Isaiah 53:5 But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed.
What type of healings does the world need?
The most important healing is:
1. Soul Healing
Romans 3:23 states, “for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God”.
We all have a soul that is housed within our body that was born into sin. Why is being born into sin a problem? Romans 6:23 states, “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord”. When we confess and repent of our sins and accept Jesus as our Savior, we heal, we are cleansed and our soul is restored by becoming reborn in Him and secure our eternity in heaven and gain access to the blessings of God.
The second type of healing is:
2. Physical Healing
Unless you are Superman, everyone’s body is made of flesh and bones that is susceptible to broken bones, disabilities, sickness and disease and becomes feeble as we grow older. The cost of treating any of these illness or injuries has skyrocketed leaving many people facing the inability to seek the treatment they need. However Jesus sacrifice gives us the authority to not only pray for our own healing but for the healing of others as well. The healing is provided for each of us through the entrance of Christ into this world.
Mark 16:17-18, 17 And these signs will accompany those who believe: In my name they will drive out demons; they will speak in new tongues; 18 they will pick up snakes with their hands; and when they drink deadly poison, it will not hurt them at all; they will place their hands on sick people, and they will get well.”
The third type of healing is:
3. Emotional Healing
The world’s emotional health is being affected around the world by the following:
(A) Depression: If you have experienced bouts of depression, you’re not alone.
Anxiety and Depression Association of America reported that in 2014, around 15.7 million adults age 18 or older in the U.S. had experienced at least one major depressive episode in the last year, which represented 6.7 percent of all American adults.
(B) Depression can be brought on by the loss of a loved one, a broken relationship, the loss of a job, divorce, bullying, feelings of hopelessness and abuse just to name a few of the contributing factors that can be associated with Depression.