Baal Busters, Part 3
The brutal sufferings that Jesus endured before the cross did not wash away one sin! The beatings He received were for the healing of our physical bodies and emotional well-being: “…the chastisement of our peace was upon Him, and with His stripes we are healed” (Isaiah 53:5).
Why do some who seem to have strong faith struggle to get their prayers for healing answered? Why don’t some keep their healing? We need sound faith to receive healing; we can receive nothing from God without faith: “For we walk by faith and not by sight” (1Cor.5:7). But faith alone is not enough, because “Faith works by love” (Gal.5:6). Without a NT love-walk, faith is hamstringed.