The Semicolon

I have been studying healing for quite a few years now and my understanding and faith are growing exponentially. This week, a scripture I have read hundreds of times, but this time…. 
1 Peter 2:24 "Who his own self bare our sins in His body upon the tree, that we, having died unto sins, might live unto righteousness; by whose stripes ye were healed."
Logically I’ve learned through study that healing was provided for me at Calvary but this week I realized it’s all one sentence!
This is my version of 1 Pet 2:24:
"Who Himself bore my sins on His own body on the cross so that sin could no longer destroy my life and kill me, but so that I could be set apart unto God and He also took the curse of sickness and gave me heating too!"
Why have I always separated sin from sickness, which is the same? Sickness came with sin. Get rid of sin you get rid of sickness. But I was always looking around at others! Just as I had to reach out and take my new life from Christ, believing He bore my sins and my punishment, like the woman with the issue of blood, I also have to reach out and take His healing power!
I can’t see sin technically, for it lies in the dark depths of my soul. Sin is simply living separated from God. Therefore I can’t see when sin is bought and paid for. I have to believe it was done. It’s the same with sickness. I have to believe it was bought and paid for at Calvary, and just as I go about life believing I’m free from sin, now I go about life believing I’m healed. What I can see no longer hinders me, because it’s what I can’t see that makes all the difference.
If I had believed I was saved and waited to see some evidence of salvation, I would not be saved, because there is NO physical evidence. The same with sickness. You have to know it was already bought and paid for, and act on that truth. Go for it, like the woman with the issue of blood. She acted on what she knew.
Stop comparing!!! 2 Cor 10:12! Look to the Word. It’s right there, in the same sentence and in Isaiah 53 as well. Old and New!
In 1 Peter 2:24 the forgiveness of sins and the healing of the body have been separated, and not taught by the church and yet they are together! Maybe they didn’t understand what a semi colon is. Let’s look: A semicolon is most commonly used to link two independent clauses that are closely related in thought. When a semicolon joins two or more ideas in one sentence, those ideas are then given EQUAL rank.
So forgiveness of sin and healing for our bodies are given RQUAL rank. Two separate things with EQUAL rank. Stop separating the two and you will walk in healing.

Pastor Leah

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