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by his wounds

Greetings In The Name of the Lord:

1 Peter 2:24 (NLT)
He personally carried our sins in his body on the cross so that we can be dead to sin and live for what is right. By his wounds you are healed.

One of the most amazing things about the cross is all of the doors it opens for us. Peter tells us that that Jesus, “personally carried our sins in his body on the cross.” He didn’t have someone else take care of it for him, but he did it himself. This shows us how Jesus cares intimately for each one of us. However, the real point to all this was what resulted from Jesus personal sacrifice for us. Peter says he did it “so that would could be dead to sin and live for what is right.” He did it so that we could be dead to sin. In other places in Scripture we are told that we can say “No” to sin. It was Jesus who made this possible! Jesus opened up a new door that had previously been closed to us. Paul says, “For we died and were buried with Christ by baptism. And just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glorious power of the Father, now we also may live new lives” (Rm. 6:4, NLT). Jesus opened up a door so that we could change; so that we could be different. If it hadn’t of been for his death on the cross this would be an impossibility for us. Another door that Jesus opened for us on the cross is the door of healing. Peter reminds us of the prophecy spoken by Isaiah about the Messiah, “By his wounds we are healed.” Jesus opened up the door of miraculous healing. It has been my incredible honor to experience this first hand in my ministry. I have personally witnessed several people miraculously healed. It is by Jesus wounds on the cross, and leading up to the cross, that this is possible. He opened up the door to our healing. What doors has the cross opened for you?

In Christ,

Pastor Mark

 

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