Delivered By
Dr. R.E. Banks Sr.
Delivered On
October 9, 2022 at 11:00 AM
Central Passage
Isaiah 53:4-5 NIV
Healing & Afflictions, Msg. 10

Isaiah was the son of Amoz. He came from Jerusalem and was the author who wrote about the reign of Uzziah and Ahaz. He and King Uzziah were 1st cousins. Isaiah was tremendously gifted and called by God as Israel’s first prophet. He prophesied of the Messianic King and the suffering savior. He was a great orator and preacher. He was able to expound on the sovereignty and holiness of God.

Jesus voluntarily carried all pain and all suffering that we deserve because of original sin. There is conflict when we despise and reject Jesus, like we did when we supposed He was suffering because of one great sin of His own. But He was wounded for our transgressions. He was bruised for our iniquities. The punishment that brought us peace was on His shoulders. Jesus took it upon himself in order that we might have peace with God; we might have reconciliation or restoration with the Creator. We aren't given a fake healing, a placebo. The healing of Jesus is real. It's the healing He bore for us.

Sometimes suffering is used to teach us to seek and trust in God. Suffering can also bring God glory. When we
as believers – 
are healed by His wounds, our healing has already come. We have been healed from sin. We have been restored of the favor of God. Our suffering should be to honor God. It should even cause us to rejoice!