The Relationship of Divine Healing and the Atonement

Continued

 

We are looking at the first part of why Jesus came, in Luke 4:18, using the key of three (body, soul ,and spirit); “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor;”

 

Physically; Psalms 112:9 says “He hath dispersed, he hath given to the poor; his righteousness endureth for ever; his horn shall be exalted with honour. (Psalms 112:9 KJV). He has dispersed, he has given to the poor. Certainly God looks after those who are in need. Matthew 6:33 says,

“But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.” (Matthew 6:33 KJV)

All these things He spoke about are your physical needs, food, drink and clothing. Physically, Jesus came to reconcile you back to God so you could seek the Kingdom of God once you heard the gospel message of His death, burial and resurrection and all these things shall be added unto you.

What about the soul, your eternal soul, your never dying soul?

Jesus came to save those who were lost. Psalms 142:7 says,

“Bring my soul out of prison, that I may praise thy name: the righteous shall compass me about; for thou shalt deal bountifully with me.” (Psalms 142:7 KJV)

In prison we are afflicted, distressed and poor. Our souls are captive to our bodily desires which may lead us into the captivity of sin. O Lord bring my soul out of prison cries the Psalmist. And in Psalms 63:1, David cries out;

“O God, thou art my God; early will I seek thee: my soul thirsteth for thee, my flesh longeth for thee in a dry and thirsty land, where no water is; {thirsty, weary and without water}” (Psalms 63:1 KJV)

A soul which lacks the necessity of the salvation message longs for its spiritual filling. The soul can be spirit lead or bodily lead. First we need the leading of the Holy Spirit unto its creator, instead of the bodily leadership which leads to sin and death. The soul has the God shaped hole which needs the regeneration of the spirit to become rich. Without the regenerated spirit the soul is doomed to eternal separation from God and thus, is, poor, indeed. Jesus has come to preach the gospel to the poor in body and in soul but what about the spirit?

Jesus came to preach the gospel to the poor in spirit, too. Jesus said, His words “are spirit and they are life”. The Gospel of Christ is the power of God unto salvation to everyone that believes, Romans 1:16. And in John 5:24,

Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that hearth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life. (John 5:24 KJV)

Our spirit is regenerated. It was dead to us but once we believed the truth, the spirit was regenerated to eternal life!

Jesus said “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven” poor in spirit, humble lowly and knowing its need for spiritual cleansing and growth. David said in Psalms 51:17,

“The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise.” (Psalms 51:17 KJV)

The broken spirit cries out as in Psalms 51:10, create in me a clean heart O God and renew a right spirit within me, and in verse 12, restore unto me the joy of Thy salvation; and uphold me with Thy Free Spirit. Certainly Jesus preached the gospel message to save your body, soul and spirit.

In Christ,

Greg

 

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