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"But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon Him; and with His stripes we are healed" (Isa. 53:5).

The blood of Jesus Christ has purchased our freedom. Yes, He purchased our freedom—spirit, soul, and body. When we read chapter 53 of Isaiah, we can clearly see this truth exposed. In verse 4 we read: "Surely He (Jesus) has borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem Him stricken, smitten of God and afflicted."

The Hebrew word for "grief" here is "choliy." This word actually means anxiety, calamity, disease, or sickness. It is derived from a root word "chalah" which means to be weak, sick or afflicted.

When we see this word translated "grief" in the King James Version of the Bible, we can see that it includes a whole lot more than just grieving.

Now take a look at the word "sorrows." The Hebrew word for "sorrows" is "makob." This word has in it the definitions of anguish, poverty, affliction, and pain. It is derived from a root word "kaab" which means to feel pain, to have pain, to make sad.

As we begin to dig into the Word of God, we begin to uncover priceless treasures and life giving truth that only His Word has to offer.

A more accurate translation then of Isaiah 53:4 would be: "Surely He has borne our anxieties and sicknesses, and carried our anguish, and pain."

Praise God! Do you know what this means? Jesus bore our anxieties and sicknesses, so we wouldn't have to bare them. He also carried our mental anguish and pain away so we wouldn't have to endure them as well.

To fully understand this, we need to look at two other words in this passage of scripture.

The first is the word "borne." The Hebrew word for "borne" is "nasa" which means to bear in a sense of suffering punishment for something.

In Leviticus 5:1 we see it written: "And if a soul sin...then he shall bear [nasa] the punishment for his iniquity." This means Jesus became our substitute. He bore the punishment of sickness in our stead.

This same Hebrew word, "nasa" is used in Isaiah 53:12, "and He was numbered with the transgressors; and He bare [nasa] the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors."

How did Jesus bare our sins? He did it vicariously, as our substitute. No one argues with that fact that we needed a divine intercessor for our sins. But I want you to realize that Jesus also came and vicariously bore our sicknesses, poverty, and pain the exact same way!

Yes, it is true: Jesus Christ not only suffered emotionally, by being rejected, but He shed His blood for our sin nature and for our physical bodies as well.

First Corinthians 6:19-20 makes it clear:
What? Know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's.
The word "bought" here means "I buy or redeem." Christ has bought us wholly, making us His property at the price of His shed blood. The work of the cross was complete. Nothing was left undone. He has purchased our freedom, from spiritual death, physical sickness, mental illness, and material lack.

Galatians 3:13 says,
Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written "Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree."
The word "redeemed" here is actually a stronger word than bought, and it actually means to purchase out or redeem away from.

You Are Free
In Deuteronomy 28, you will see everything that the curse of the law has to offer. Sickness, poverty, and lack are all included in the curse. And we have been purchased out and away from it all.

I want to boldly proclaim something to you today: that Christ has purchased you out of, and away from, the curse of sickness in all its forms. Glory to God! You have been set free; your healing is paid for.

Now when the devil tries to imprison you with sickness, poverty, pain, or any other curse that is in the law, just remind him, and yourself, that Jesus has already paid for your freedom!

You don't have to get entangled again into that bondage, FOR YOU ARE FREE!

Rory Synoground Ministries International
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Author Biography

Rory Synoground
Web site: Rory Synoground Ministries Blog
Rory is evangelistic in nature with a prophetic and teaching anointing accompanying his ministry. Rory ministers a bold uncompromised Word from the Lord, and prays for the sick. Through this ministry thousands of people have prayed the prayer of salvation, and have experienced medically supported healings.

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