Tuesday’s Torch 555
October 1, 2019
In Isaiah 53, we learn the following regarding the Savior:
“He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not.
Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.
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.”
In this prophecy by Isaiah, we learn of the things that Christ suffered to heal us from. Our griefs, our sorrows, our afflictions, our transgressions, our iniquities, our rejections. All of those are things He both felt and paid the price for. And we are told that with his stripes we are healed. As we apply the sacrifice of the Savior to our lives, we can and will be healed. Not just saved from sin, but healed from the pains and afflictions caused by them.
Too often we only think of Christ paying for our sins and overlook that he suffered through our pains as well so that he could help us make it through them. So that he could heal us!
And I would like to point at something that is said several times In the New Testament in a couple different ways, “With God, all things are possible”, a couple of the mentions even state that things that are impossible for man, are made possible with God. Note: it doesn’t say “all things except”, or “all things but not this or not that. “
Now listen, I’m not going to preach a prosperity Gospel tonight as it’s sometimes referred to. I’m not going to preach that all of your wildest dreams will come true or that you absolutely will receive all the blessings you seek in this life. Because many of our promised blessings for living the commandments are rewards that await us in the eternities. But what I will say is this, God can do anything. As we turn to him, even the impossible becomes possible and He will turn our can’t into a can. And let us consider that can to be like unto Popeyes can of spinach. That is the kind of strength God can give to us. Only our adversary isn’t Bluto, our adversary is Satan. But we are given the strength we need to fight Him and win. But we need God’s help. We need the help of Jesus Christ.
In closing I would like to thank my Heavenly Father for amazing blessings in my life. Tomorrow marks two years since my family and I were involved in a really bad car accident. It was and is nothing short of a miracle that we all survived that crash. Several of the things that happened earlier that day and throughout that night I can say with certainty have proven to me, beyond a shadow of a doubt that God was looking out for us. I pray that He will continue to do so. I testify that He lives, and that He loves every one of us. I pray that all who hear this message will know that with God, all things truly are possible. That miracles absolutely happen. May we all seek to live righteously and allow God to help us fight the good fight. He will provide his assistance. And His Son has already paid the price on our behalf. In the name of Jesus Christ, Amen!
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