Spirit & Life Devotional
Thursday, 21 September 2017
Why You Should Never Be Sick...
"Then Pilate had Jesus flogged with a lead-tipped whip." John 19:1 NLT
You should do a study on the scourging whip of the Romans. "Medical expert C. Truman Davis studied Roman flogging. He concluded that it left Jesus on the edge of death.
Jesus was tied to a post and beaten at least 39 times with a whip that had jagged bones and balls of lead woven into it. Repeatedly, the whip lashed His bare shoulders, back, and legs. The heavy thongs cut through His skin and the underlying tissues, initially causing blood to ooze from capillaries and veins and finally to spurt from arteries in tissue and muscle.
The balls of lead produced large, deep bruises that were broken open by subsequent blows. By the end, the skin was left hanging in ribbons, His back an unrecognizable mass of torn, bleeding tissue. One witness to a Roman flogging wrote, 'The sufferer's veins were laid bare. The very muscles and tendons and bowels of the victim were laid open to exposure.'" Christianity Today
I shared the above so that you will understand the extent of Jesus' suffering for us, and so you will also realize that you should never be sick anymore! Isaiah 53:5 says, "But he was pierced for our rebellion, crushed for our sins. He was beaten so we could be whole. He was whipped so we could be healed." If Jesus suffered that much for you to live in health, you must reject every sickness! Fight for your healing; fight for your health! Fight the good fight of faith until it's yours. Be healed, in Jesus name! Amen. DorrisWedding wedding collections With removable cap sleeves