Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted (Isa. 53:4 KJV)
Jesus bore our griefs and carried our sorrows. The Spirit Himself gives us an interpretation of this verse in Matthew 8: 16-17:
When the even was come, they brought unto him many that were possessed with devils: and he cast out the spirits with his word, and healed all that were sick: That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying, Himself took our infirmities, and bare our sicknesses (KJV).
When Jesus healed all the sick that were brought to Him, Isa. 53:4 was being fulfilled. It is obvious that our sicknesses and infirmities are part of the griefs and sorrows that Jesus carried.
Matthew also further explains to us the process by which Jesus carried our griefs and sorrows. It says He “took our infirmities, and bare our sicknesses.” He took them from us and bore the full weight of their pain and suffering. These words are describing events that took place spiritually. Imagine carrying a load on your head that is weighing you down and almost breaking your neck. Then see Jesus first taking the load from you and then carrying the load Himself.
The word “took” emphasizes the fact that Jesus took our sicknesses from us while “carried” deals with the fact that He came under the weight of the burden, meaning He suffered the anguish and grief that come with sickness. Today, you are not healed simply because God is a Healer. He has always been. You are healed because Jesus took your diseases and bore the full weight of the suffering Himself. A price was paid for you to be healed. The best way to appreciate Him for the work is not just to say “thank you”, but to enjoy what He suffered for!
Please take a minute to think about the meaning of “took” and “carried” again. Declare that “Jesus has taken and carried every infirmity or disease of my body or mind.”
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The truth above is the cornerstone of divine healing and health. Two things keep you from a life of experiencing these — revelations and faith. Seize what is yours!
Thank Jesus for bearing our griefs and sorrows that we may enjoy life to the full.