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TODAY’S MEDITATION – Spiritual healing is possible when we acknowledge Christ (Isaiah 53).

My brother, my sister, whatever you may be going through, today know that Jesus has already gone through it before you: “He was despised and rejected by mankind, a man of suffering, and family are with pain” (verse 3)…

Many people have not yet acknowledged what the Messiah went through in order to find the healing that comes from Him. That is the reason why their eyes are filled with tears of pain all the time. My friend, God chose to save mankind through a humble servant who suffered rather than through a glorious warrior or a king. Because this idea is contrary to human pride and worldly thinking, many people (and sad to say including believers) continue to minimize what Jesus did on the cross. My friend, God works in ways we do not expect! Human beings like the routine and tradition… religion! God confounded such tradition by sending Christ and displaying His strength in humility, suffering and mercy. Now, because we sometimes do not acknowledge that these characteristics are those we must develop in us, we fail to receive spiritual healing from the Lord, we fail to receive spiritual healing from the Lord. The Bible says: “Who has believed our message and to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed?” (Verse 1).

In fact, what the Bible is telling us here is that Jesus could not attract a large crowd on the basis of His physical appearance. And the beauty of this truth reminds us that if salvation and the healing of the Lord has been revealed to a man of the Old Testament, then God cannot be placed in a box, the box of our limited understanding! This brings us to today’s meditation: as long as we limit God by putting Him in the box of religion, tradition or our own understanding .. we are just rejecting His amazing grace of reconciliation that has paved the way to a new covenant that allows us to now approach Him directly, without an intermediate priest as much as we no longer need to offer lamb sacrifices because of the Cross. Acknowledging Christ is to live by His grace… Acknowledging Christ is to identify with His humble life that was accompanied by suffering and mercy… for His grace is sufficient for us.

My friend, when you want the healing that comes from the Lord, follow Christ’s example. Stop complaining: “He was oppressed and afflicted, yet he did not open his mouth” (verse 7); stop accusing others or the situation: “it was the Lord’s will to crush him and cause him to suffer” (verse 10); carry your cross and move on for God is willing to glorify His name in your life or unwanted situation: “After he has suffered, he will see the light of life and be satisfied” (verse 11). Yes for God to heal us, He needs to see Christ’s righteousness in us. Stay blessed in Jesus’ name.