“Empowering the abused woman to recover with God's truth"
Again (cannot stress this enough), Isaiah 53:4-5 show us what Jesus has already done:
1. Jesus HAS borne (borne means to lift, to bear, to carry away, cast away, erase, take away, ease) our griefs (here griefs in Hebrew means cholity which translates to malady and this word here means sick, disease, moral or mental disorder or sickness).
2. Jesus HAS carried (carried means to carry; bear – Dake’s Annotated Reference Bible by Finis Jennings Dake) our sorrows (Jesus was a Man of sorrows [Isaiah 53:3] – He carried every pain associated with our sorrows so we should not be in sorrow).
3. Jesus WAS wounded for our transgressions (transgressions means an act of transgressing a law, command, moral code; sin; violation of command; wickedness).
5. Jesus WAS chastised (chastised means to punish, as by beating – the Amplified Bible says: “He was beaten so we could be whole” – biblegateway.com) so we could have peace. Real peace ONLY comes from God through Christ!!
6. Jesus healed us by His stripes (here the Hebrew root word for stripes mean join together. Jesus joined to our diseases so we could join to His health. By Jesus being joined together with us, WE ARE HEALED! WE RECEIVED HEALING AS A RESULT OF HIS WOUNDS!!!)
Jesus has already completed the work for us – now you must wrap your mind around this – forget the fact you can’t see God – you might not be able to see God but you can feel His presence and even if you can’t feel His presence, you got to know that you know that you know that God is for you and not against you. You got to know that God will keep His Word and that His promises are true!! God’s Word is Truth; it is alive because His Word is Jesus!!
The enemy is going to send everything that he has at us to make us think the Word of God is a lie; that is when we must know who God is even the more. During this time, we must know God is truth and the devil is a liar!! God will not withhold any good thing from us; He wants us free, He wants us whole, and He wants us healed. That is why God HAS ALREADY provided a way of escape for us out of every problem, every situation; no matter what it is, Jesus has already conquered it and we already has the victory over it!! Jesus has already prepared the way (He is the Way, the Truth, and the Life)!! Jesus has done everything He was supposed to do; now it is up to us to take responsibility and stop looking to God to do what He already has done – God has done everything in our lives that needs to be done!! We cannot be too lazy to pursue and walk out what Jesus has already done! Jesus has already provided everything we need – it is here for us: healing, salvation, breakthroughs, etc. but we have to receive them (pursue them – let nothing stop us from obtaining ALL God has for us). We must pursue “it” with everything within us! Why? Because OUR life depends on it!!
If we don’t know who we are in Christ, the devil can easily defeat us; he will make everything in our life SEEMS like it is upside down so we must always walk by faith and not by sight (2 Corinthians 5:7). However, that is why Jesus has given us the authority to thread upon serpents and scorpions and upon ALL the powers of the enemy (ALL NOT SOME) and NOTHING SHALL BY ANY MEANS HURT US (Luke 10:19 – biblegateway.com – Amp Bible)!! Why won’t it hurt is? Because the Greater One lives on the inside of us!! We have power over sickness, disease, sin, and every other evil, negative thing that tries to attack us or attach itself to our lives in ANY way just as we have power to cast out demons; as a matter of fact, sickness and disease are evil spirits – they are from the devil – NOT GOD!! Therefore, make a decision today to rise up and take back EVERYTHING the devil has stolen from you!! Because it is yours (I repeat) it is yours – Jesus died so YOU could live!! Jesus died so YOU could have life and have it more abundantly (John 10:10) – not live in pain every single day of your life – not have sickness, disease, and infirmities in your body destroying it!! This is not living the abundant life – this is not the purpose God created you to live for; God has a purpose for your life and you need to find out from God what your purpose is if you do not know! Seek after God with ALL your heart; love the Lord your God with ALL your might; with ALL your being; with EVERYTHING that’s within YOU!
In His Service,
Dr. Dorothy E. Hooks