THE BIBLE IS EMPHATIC THAT JESUS CHRIST PROVIDED THE STRIPES AND VIRTUE TO HEAL SICK BODIES. The Holy Bible is perfect and filled with the supernatural. If you take the supernatural out of the Bible, it would no longer be the Holy Bible. The words of Isaiah are breathtaking. “He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were [our] faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not. Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. But he [was] wounded for our transgressions, [he was] bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace [was] upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.” (Isaiah 53:3-5)

This sermon is not meant to prove that Jesus heals. That premise is settled in my heart and this sermon. I am preaching to show us why we know He heals. The humility and brokenness of the Son of God, the absolute surrender to the Father’s “Hands of great sacrifice” is the source of His ability to bear your sickness. A rose will send forth its greatest aroma when it is crushed. God crushed the Rose of Sharon so that the aroma and virtue might manifest miracles in the broken lives of men and women.

His divine person was the greatest miracle in the Bible. He was fully flesh and fully God in one person. Even before His disciples knew who He was, the demon spirits were trembling before Him. His Divinity was not questioned by the spirit world. “And in the synagogue there was a man, which had a spirit of an unclean devil, and cried out with a loud voice, Saying, Let [us] alone; what have we to do with thee, [thou] Jesus of Nazareth? Art thou come to destroy us? I know thee who thou art; the Holy One of God. And Jesus rebuked him, saying, Hold thy peace, and come out of him. And when the devil had thrown him in the midst, he came out of him, and hurt him not.” (Luke 4:33-35) This is why He came. Demon spirits and Lucifer are the source of all darkness and pain. Jesus came to put life into the world of sorrow.

There is no way to doubt the supernatural powers of our Lord. He suffered in the flesh but was glorified in the Spirit. He did not experience this kind of surrender in vain. Look at the writer of the Book of Hebrews speak deeply of His descent into our painful world so that He might bear our sicknesses. “Who in the days of his flesh, when he had offered up prayers and supplications with strong crying and tears unto him that was able to save him from death, and was heard in that he feared; Though he were a Son, yet learned he obedience by the things which he suffered; And being made perfect, he became the author of eternal salvation unto all them that obey him.” (Hebrews 5:7-9) What a divine reality we see in Him.

While you listen to this sermon I pray that a healing miracle will occur in your body. You must, by faith, receive it. Remember the words of the Holy Ghost. “But without faith [it is] impossible to please [him]: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and [that] he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.” (Hebrews 11:6) Faith claims what God has promised before it happens. The healer is just as powerful as when He walked among men. Miracles are as real today as they were in the Bible.


  1. It always amazes me how many people believe that lashes from a Roman cat-o-nine tails can bring about healing.
    The term ‘stripes’ is actually singular (Strong’s); the ‘stripe’ in view here is a term of relationship – as in ‘they are of the same stripe’.
    By our relationship with Jesus Christ healing may come by His will – certainly not from the lashes of a Roman whip …

  2. This very detailed commentary on Isaiah 53 and contains explanation of stripe and the full meaning of healing.


    Dear Joe Chambers,

    The reason for healing in the time of Jesus, and in the time of the Apostles, is to PRVIDE PROOF THAT JESUS IS THE MESSIAH. The Apostles also were allowed to heal too. THIS WAS TO PROVIDE PROOF THAT THEIR MINISTRY WAS OF JESUS AND THAT THEIR MESSAGE WAS FROM GOD. The New testament was not written until about 2 or 3 decades after the death of Christ. It started out with the letters written to the churches by the Apostle Paul. Then the Other Apostles started writing too. That formed the “BOOKS”(LETTERS REALLY). Some were a half page, while others were 4-6 pages, and the longest might be several dozen pages. All these NEWSLETTERS were put together to form the New Testament. Healing miracles helped to establish the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

    Today there are NOT VERY MANY HEALINGS IN PUBLIC AT RELIGIOUS SERVICES. AT CHURCHES WHERE THE PORK-BARREL PROSPERITY CHURCHES AND AT TEL-EVANGELIST CRUSADES THE HEALINGS ARE NOT REAL, BUT FAKES. IF SOMEONE DOES GET HEALED AT THESE CHARISMATIC PORK-BARREL PROSPERITY CHURCHES OR CRUSADES, IT MAY BE BY THE POWER OF THE DEVIL. Yes, you can come forward, and these MINISTERS WILL LAY THEIR HANDS ON YOU, PROMISING THAT YOU WILL BE HEALED, But when you get home, YOU FIND THAT YOU ARE STILL SICK. You trusted these ministers, and they let you down. Then they ADDED INSULT TO INJURY BY SAYING “YOU WERE NOT HEALED BECAUSE OF YOUR LACK OF FAITH”. PETER POPOFF one of those pork-barrel preachers. The people though they were going to be healed, but were disappointed. The PORK-BARREL PREACHERS conned them. When the PORK-BARREL PREACHERS FAIL TO KEEP THEIR PROMISES, THEY ACCUSE YOU OF NOT HAVING FAITH. Healing is not always guaranteed. Even the Apostle Paul complained of affliction. If it is God’s wil for you to be healed, then you will be healed. So if you wnat to be healed, DON’T GO TO THESE PROSPERITY-PORK-BARREL PREACHERS, because they will con you out of your money and will PRETEND TO HEAL YOU BY THE LAYING OF HANDS.

    Most healings today do not take place IN HIGH PROFILE RELIGIOUS SERVICES WITH PORK-BARREL PEWACHERS who only con you out of your money. Most healings take place quietly and may take week, months, or years to accomplish, but eventually happens over time. Ir does not happen in a flash. So if you are ill, ask you church to put you on their prayer list, and GO TO YOUR DOCTOR. Some medical problems are MECHANICAL MEDICAL PROBLEMS. YOU MAY HAVE TO GO TO THE THE REPAIR SHOP (HOSPITAL) TO FIX YOUR MECHANICAL PROBLEM. Heart problems, kidney problems, diabetes, lung problems from smoking, broken bones in car-wrecks are all mechanical problems. This is pretty much like taking a car to a auto repair shop (hospitals for cars). SO Hospitals are really repair shops.

    For infectious diseases you will given medicines to treat it.

    Today healing takes place primarily through the medical profession. God uses that too. DON’T EXPECT TO GET IT HIGH PROFILE PORK-BARREL PREACHING SERVICES. If you are sick, ask your church to put you on the prayer list, and then go to your doctor. It may take time to be healed.


    Keith Black

  4. Does Jesus heal? Absolutely! Are there instances of miraculous healings happening today? Again, the answer is yes.

    But we most also recognize the fact that even people whose faith is genuine do not get healed. We also can’t ingore the fact that little kids still die of horrible diseases. These things are the biggest continuing challenge of my own faith.

    When I read Pastor Joseph’s commentary today, I believe I’ve discovered what may be the key. Notice how even Jesus himself was not healed of the effects of the flogging and crucifixion until AFTER his resurrection? It may very well be the same story for all those kids and all those faithful Christians who don’t get healed in this life What we do know for certain is that in the life to come, they’ll be healthy, happy, and perfect forever.

    This realization has for me given me a new perspective on this very difficult issue.