The relationship of divine healing and the atonement
Part 3 of 1
Luke 4:18 goes on “He sent me to heal the brokenhearted. God has sent or dispatched His Son and set Him apart to heal, cure and make whole those who are crushed completely in heart, feelings and thoughts of the mind.
In a physical sense, Jesus healed the sick and those who had diseases. If you don’t think He can heal heart disease, let us not forget He raised the dead, certainly the heart was broken and it was not beating at all… Jesus came to heal the physically broken hearted and I believe He can still do it today for His glory.
What about the soul?
1 Thessalonians 5:14 says, “Now we exhort you, brethren, warn them that are unruly, comfort the feeble minded, support the weak, be patient toward all men.” (1 Thessalonians 5:14 KJV).
Comfort the feeble minded. Feeble minded is the Greek word ολίγοψέυχή, oligo-pseucha.
Oligo, is tiny or puny and pseucha is soul. A puny soul. Soul is the mind, will and emotions. So we are to comfort them who are in the state of despair. Those who have a tiny mind, will or emotional state, the feeble minded.
Look at Luke 7:11 & 12.
“And it came to pass the day after, that he went into a city called Nain; and many of his disciples went with him, and much people. Now when he came nigh to the gate of the city, behold, there was a dead man carried out, the only son of his mother, and she was a widow: and much people of the city was with her.” (Luke 7:11-12 KJV).
We see here a widow at the funeral proceedings of her only son and last of her immediate family… I submit to you that she was destitute. Her very soul was in anguish and was puny, afflicted and emotionally tore up. Physically, she probably did not want to go on… The widow was left without financial support, both men and money makers were gone. Her soul was in agony from the loss of her husband and now her son.
Spiritually she was poor and probably asking God, WHY? Or maybe even turning her back on God, in disbelief. BUT GOD! Jesus is sent to heal the brokenhearted. Verses 13-15 say,
“And when the Lord saw her, he had compassion on her, and said unto her, Weep not. And he came and touched the bier: and they that bare him stood still. And he said, Young man, I say unto thee, Arise. And he that was dead sat up, and began to speak. And he delivered him to his mother.” (Luke 7:13-15 KJV)
He spoke to the man. His words are spirit and life to the body, soul and spirit. First, He physically healed the widow’s only son’s heart body and soul. In turn bringing life back to the widow’s body, soul and spirit.
Second, He revived the money maker so she could meet her physical needs. She wouldn’t need to worry about her every day needs. There was hope in the place of despair.
Third, He comforted her soul, emotions and mind to see her only son come back to life.
And lastly, God is glorified in verse 16, “And there came a fear on all: and they glorified God, saying, That a great prophet is risen up among us; and, That God hath visited his people.” (Luke 7:16 KJV)
God had not forsaken her and if her back was turned from God, it has now been turned once again toward her creator. Joy has filled her heart, body, soul and spirit.
Yes, Jesus came to heal those who are completely crushed in heart, feelings and thoughts of the mind. He has come to heal the brokenhearted, in body, soul and spirit.