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Jesus Christ, conqueror over sickness

In this theme we are going to refer more to the psychic and physical infirmity, as the spiritual infirmity, which in the Bible identifies itself with sin, and which is the most serious of all infirmities, has been dealt with in the previous themes. Sin that opened the door to all evils also opened the door to physical and psychic infirmities. Man moved from a state of perfect health to a state of vulnerability to infirmity, experiencing something that he did not know before.

In Christ’s crucifixion everything that occurred was impressive. The prophet Isaiah, in anticipation of something that would occur many centuries later wrote on the person of Christ with these words.
“He was despised, the lowest of men, a man of sorrows, familiar with suffering, one from whom, as it were, we averted our gaze, despised, for whom we had no regard. Yet ours were the sufferings he was bearing, ours the sorrows he was carrying, while we thought of him as someone being punished and struck with affliction by God; whereas he was being wounded by our rebellions, crushed because of our guilt; the punishment reconciling us fell on him, and we have been healed by his bruises (Is 53:3-5).
This means, that Christ took upon him on the cross all our sicknesses, and healed them. All. Of all men, of all times.
And effectively, during his years on the earth, he did show more than enough authority over infirmity. The contents of the mission of Christ in the lands of Palestine had much to do with the healing of sicknesses, that did demonstrate that the Kingdom of God was finally present among men: “He went round the whole of Galilee teaching in their synagogues, proclaiming the good news of the kingdom and curing all kinds of disease and illness among the people” (Mt 4:23).
When John the Baptist sent his disciples where Jesus was to ask him: “Are you the one who is to come, or are we to expect someone else?” (Mt 11:3), Jesus did answer them with basically the same content: on one hand with the announcement of the Good News, on the other and together with this announcement, the signs of power that brought health, solace and dominion over infirmity: “Go back and tell John what you hear and see; the blind see again, and the lame walk, those suffering from virulent skin diseases are cleansed and the deaf hear, the dead are raised to life and the good news is proclaimed to the poor” (Mt 11:4-5).
As the Lord walked through the towns and villages, the fields and the hills, he was putting into practice his salvific mission and manifesting his lordship over all infirmities: He healed lepers and all other sick people that came to him, precisely, as the Evangelist said, to accomplish the prophecy of the prophet Isaiah: He himself bore our sicknesses away and carried our diseases (Mt 8:17). He healed a paralytic, a woman with a hemorrhage, two blind men, one deaf, as we see in the Chapter 9 of Matthew, and performed many other signs that were showing without doubt his total power and authority over sickness.
Later on the apostles, in the name of Jesus, the Healer, accomplishing thee mandate given by the Master and Lord, by the work of the Holy Spirit who had been poured into their hearts, performed continually the same signs that the Master had performed. Peter, Paul and other continuators of Christ, all his Church, believed in the power of Christ to heal infirmities and diseases, and continued doing so thus demonstrating the Lordship of Christ over all human suffering.

All the power of Christ, that continues manifesting itself in these days through his disciples is the scoop of the perfect health that shall occur in the Heavenly Jerusalem, where there would not be sickness, because “the world of the past has gone” (Rev 21:4). There all will be fullness of well-being, happiness and life and at last the absence of all evil.

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