Heal means to make whole, sound, or well; to bring back to health or cure. The stripes that Jesus took provided for our healing. Including deliverance of torment (including from suicidal thoughts, depression, anxiety, fear, worry…).
Isaiah 53:5 NKJV
“But He was wounded for our transgressions,
He was bruised for our iniquities; The chastisement for our peace was upon Him,
And by His stripes we are healed.”
By His stripes we were healed. We can be made whole. We can be made sound. We can be made well. Our health can be restored. Our diseases can be cured.
I remember You and the sacrifice You made for me. I remember that Your body was broken and beaten for me. It is by Your stripes that I have healing, restoration, and wholeness. In my mind, body, soul and spirit. Thank You that You paid the price. In Your precious name, Amen.
Thank-you for taking my sickness upon Your own body. I claim wellness for my entire body, soul and spirit. Every organ, muscle, cell, bone and tissue in my body work in perfection, with no deformities or defects. I walk in perfect health, strength and vitality.
In Jesus’ name, Amen.
I bind my mind to the mind of Christ and my will to the will of the Father. I bind my feet to the path of righteousness, and I bind myself to the finished work of the cross – healing, salvation and wholeness of my mind, body, soul and spirit.
In Jesus’ name, Amen.
BREAD REPRESENTS HEALING – WOMAN ASKS JESUS TO HEAL HER DAUGHTER.
Matthew 15:21-28 NKJV
“Then Jesus went out from there and departed to the region of Tyre and Sidon.
And behold, a woman of Canaan came from that region and cried out to Him, saying, “Have mercy on me, O Lord, Son of David! My daughter is severely demon-possessed.” But He answered her not a word. And His disciples came and urged Him, saying, “Send her away, for she cries out after us.” But He answered and said, “I was not sent except to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.” Then she came and worshiped Him, saying, “Lord, help me!” But He answered and said, “It is not good to take the children’s bread and throw it to the little dogs.” And she said, “Yes, Lord, yet even the little dogs eat the crumbs which fall from their masters’ table.” Then Jesus answered and said to her, “O woman, great is your faith! Let it be to you as you desire.” And her daughter was healed from that very hour.”
JESUS – THE ONE WHO CAME
One of the most interesting found on the table set for Passover are the three matzahs place together in a special container – each in a separate compartment. The middle matzah is called the lechen onee (the bread of affliction). The leder takes out the middle matza (the lechem onee) and holds it up and recites Isaiah 53:7.
Isaiah 53:7 NKJV
“He was oppressed and He was afflicted, Yet He opened not His mouth; He was led as a lamb to the slaughter, And as a sheep before its shearers is silent, So He opened not His mouth.”
The leader then breaks the matzah in half. Half is wrapped in a white linen cloth and placed in a special cloth bag. This piece is referred to as the afikomen, meaning “I came.”
John 6:35 NKJV
“And Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life. He who comes to Me shall never hunger, and he who believes in Me shall never thirst.”
John 6:57-58 NKJV
“As the living Father sent Me, and I live because of the Father, so he who feeds on Me will live because of Me.
This is the bread which came down from heaven—not as your fathers ate the manna, and are dead. He who eats this bread will live forever.”
The afikomen is placed aside to be eaten from later on.
Luke 22:19 NKJV
“And He took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying, “This is My body which is given for you; do this in remembrance of Me.”
After Jesus and His disciples had eaten the meal, He picked up the afikomen, gave thanks, broke the bread, then gave it to His disciples. He told them to eat it in remembrance of Him.
Some Jewish people, after the Passover meal is finished, will keep the uneaten portion of the afikomen. When they are sick they will eat a piece of it and say, “I am healed in the name of the One Who Came.”
BIBLE EXAMPLE: ZACHARIAS AND ELIZABETH
Zacharias was burning incense before the Lord when an angel of God appeared to him. Zacharius was not just burning incense before God. The room where Zacharias was when the angel appeared to him was the holy place. In the holy place was a golden lampstand, an altar of incense (golden altar) and the table of shewbread. On the table of shewbread sat wine, bread and frankincense. The frankincense would be sprinkled on the golden altar (altar of incense.) This represented prayer, praise and worship to God.
The priest would come into the holy place and take some frankincense (incense) and sprinkle it on the altar. Then he would go back to the table of shewbread and eat some of the bread and drink some of the wine. He was receiving communion. He would then burn some more incense on the golden altar. The actions of the priest are a pattern for communion. Prayer, praise, worship (incense) then the receiving of the elements (bread and juice.)
Zacharias and his wife Elizabeth had no children. The Bible refers to Elizabeth as being barren.
Luke 1:5-22 NKJV
“There was in the days of Harod, the king of Judea, a certain priest named Zacharias, of the division of Abijah. His wife was of the daughters of Aaron, and her name was Elizabeth. And they were both righteous before God, walking in all the commandments and ordinances of the Lord blameless. but they had no child, because Elizabeth was barren, and they were both well advanced in years. So it was, that while he was serving as priest before God in the order of his division, according to the custom of the priesthood, his lot fell to burn incense when he went into the temple of the Lord. And the whole multitude of the people was praying outside at the hour of incense. Then an angel of the Lord appeared to him, standing at the right side of the altar of incense. And when Zacharias saw him, he was troubled, and fear fell upon him. But the angel said to him, ‘Do not be afraid, Zacharias, for your prayer is heard; and your wife Elizabeth will bear you a son, and you shall call his name John. And you will have joy and gladness, and many will rejoice at his birth: For he will be great in the sight of the Lord, and shall drink neither wine nor strong drink.
He will also be filled with the Holy Spirit, even from his mother’s womb. And he will turn many of the children of Israel to the Lord their God. He will also go before Him in the spirit and power of Elijah, ‘to turn the hearts of the father to the children,’ and the disobedient to the wisdom of the just, to make ready a people prepared for the Lord.’ ”And Zacharias said to the angel, ‘How shall I know this? For I am old, and my wife is well advanced in years.’ And the angel answered and said to him, ‘I am Gabriel, who stands in the presence of God, and was sent to speak to you and bring you these glad tidings. But behold, you will be mute and not able to speak until the day these things take place, because you did not believe my words which will be fulfilled in their own time.’ And the people waited for Zacharias, and marveled that he lingered so long in the temple. But when he came out, he could not speak to them; and the perceived that he had seen a vision in the temple, for he beckoned to them and remained speechless.”
As Zacharias was burning incense before God and receiving communion (bread and wine), he was having an intimate relationship with God. The bread and wine on the table of shewbread was a type of communion. It was during this time that God sent an angel to tell him that his wife would have a baby. God had heard their prayer. God was going to provide healing, victory, and restoration. He meet Zacharias’ need during communion. God can and will do the same thing today.
Luke 1:23-25 NKJV
“So it was, soon as the days of his service were completed, that he departed to his own house. Now after those days his wife Elizabeth conceived; and she hid herself five months, saying, ‘Thus the Lord has dealt with me, in the days when He looked on me, to take away my reproach among people.”