Not Just For Sin
There's So Much
More To Calvary
Most of us know that Jesus died for our sins. There is so much more. How many know that He also died so that we might have health in our physical bodies?
And in our souls? Matt. 8:16-17 says Jesus healed all that were ______ that it might be fulfilled, which was spoken by Isaiah the prophet, saying Himself took our infirmities and bore our __________. Does this verse indicate Jesus healed spiritual or physical illness (or both?) as a fulfillment of Isa. 53:5. The Isaiah prophecy states, with His stripes we are ______________. Does “we” include you and me?
In the Garden, Jesus began to reverse the curse of deception in the first Garden. We know that Jesus became "exceedingly sorrowful," so that blood ran from his pours like sweat. This was not a normal sorrow. It was not born of fear for what He knew He must suffer. He dreaded being separated from His Father for the first time ever. He also was bearing the sorrows of the world. Every grief, heartache, disappointment, discouragement, He took on Himself in fulfillment of Isa. 53:5.
When He suffered the cruel whip lashes from a cat-nine tails embedded with barbs, He was taking on every sickness and disease so that believers, who receive I Peter 2:24, could know that they have physical healing by those stripes on his flayed flesh. God's people receive what they believe.
When He hung on the cross and cried out, "My God," He did not use the word, Father, because He was now separated from the Father. He was taking on the sins of the world into His own sinless spirit.
When He cried out, "I thirst," He was suffering the body's pangs for physical water, but even more so the spirit's thirst for the Living Water from which He had been cut off.
When He refused the sour wine, He was fulfilling His own prophecy, "I will drink wine no more until I drink it new with you in the Kingdom."
On the cross, Jesus also suffered actually torment from Satan.
I have met Patricia Parks of Harrison Arkansas and found her vision of Christ's suffering to be scripturally accurate. She was walking in a beautiful valley surrounded by high mountains. She noticed the clouds changing shape, taking on the appearance of ferocious beasts—a lion, a big cat, a bull, or a bear.
In Patricia’s vision, the cloud beasts looked as if they were going to attack Jesus; however, she saw they were made only of mist.
She heard the Lord say, “The beasts were satanic illusions. If I had believed satan’s lies while I was on the cross, I would have been defeated, instead of victorious.” She wrote down the following words which He spoke to her spirit:
My people have forgotten what I did for them on Calvary. I have a victorious people, but they do not live it. Nor do their countenances show it. It grieves my heart that they do not realize what I did for them. My people are a victorious people and they know it not. You are already victorious, and you do not even know it. I have already wrought the victory for you (I Cor. 15: 57).
Let the reader note: I do not give serious credence to any claim that a message is directly from the Lord, until I find scriptural support. The spirits of the prophets are subject to the prophets and must be judged by scripture. In the gospels, there are no threatening cloud beasts described surrounding the cross. However, I asked the Lord to show me the truth, because the vision rang true in my spirit.
A few days later, I read a prophetic description of Christ’s death on the cross, written by King David some 700 years before it came to pass. David described beasts, strong bulls of Bashan besetting around and gaping upon the Lord as a ravening and roaring lion (Psa. 22:13).
This passage confirms exactly what Patricia saw in her vision.
Perhaps we will never fully understand what horrors our Lord endured as He hung on that cross, however I see His struggle in an entirely new dimension.
Our redemption is threefold. He suffered in body, soul, and spirit, in order redeem the complete triune nature of man.
We need only to believe we receive.