The "If" Condition
Exodus 15:26 (King James Version)
And said, If thou wilt diligently hearken to the voice of the LORD thy God, and wilt do that which is right in his sight, and wilt give ear to his commandments, and keep all his statutes, I will put none of these diseases upon thee, which I have brought upon the Egyptians: for I am the LORD that healeth thee.
Deuteronomy 28:1-6 (King James Version)
And it shall come to pass, if thou shalt hearken diligently unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to observe and to do all his commandments which I command thee this day, that the LORD thy God will set thee on high above all nations of the earth:
And all these blessings shall come on thee, and overtake thee, if thou shalt hearken unto the voice of the LORD thy God.
Blessed shalt thou be in the city, and blessed shalt thou be in the field.
Blessed shall be the fruit of thy body, and the fruit of thy ground, and the fruit of thy cattle, the increase of thy kine, and the flocks of thy sheep.
Blessed shall be thy basket and thy store.
Blessed shalt thou be when thou comest in, and blessed shalt thou be when thou goest out.
Proverbs 4:20-22 (King James Version)
My son, attend to my words; incline thine ear unto my sayings.
Let them not depart from thine eyes; keep them in the midst of thine heart.
For they are life unto those that find them, and health to all their flesh.
Job 36:11 (King James Version)
If they obey and serve him, they shall spend their days in prosperity, and their years in pleasures.
What will make men believe the divine promises of God? Beloved, let me say to you today, God wants you to be ministering spirits, and it means to be clothed with another power. And this divine power, you know when it is there, and you know when it goes forth.
Andrew Murray ....
Bearing our sickness forms an integral part of the redeemers work - as well as bearing sin - body and soul created to serve together as a habitation of God -
Sickly condition of the body is - as well as that of the soul - a consequence of sin -
JESUS COME TO BEAR- TO EXPIATE AND TO CONQUER.
A.B. Simpson ....
Jesus borne our sins - carried off sicknesses even pains so by abiding in him we may be fully delivered from both sickness and pain.
So many Christians have no hands, they have no grip in their fingers, no stamina in their will, no hold in their faith.
Powerful opposition present. Always is - Look out for it.
Always the case when God manifests His power
i) Leviticus 14.
Priest makes atonement for leprosy six times in passage.
and the rest of the oil that is in the priest's hand he shall put upon the head of him that is to be cleansed, to make an atonement for him before the Lord. v.29.
And he shall take to cleanse the house two birds, and cedar wood and scarlet, and hyssop:
And he shall kill the one of the birds in an earthen vessel over running water:
And he shall take the cedar wood, and the hyssop, and the scarlet, and the living bird, and dip them in the blood of the slain bird, and in the running water, and sprinkle the house seven times:
And he shall cleanse the house with the blood of the bird, and with the running water, and with the living bird, and with the cedar wood, and with the hyssop, and with the scarlet:
But he shall let go the living bird out of the city into the open fields, and make an atonement for the house: and it shall be clean.
vs. 49-53. Dead Bird = TYPE OF THE CRUCIFIED CHRIST.
Live Bird = RESURRECTED CHRIST.
ii) Brazen Serpent - Type of Atonement.
Therefore the people came to Moses, and said, We have sinned, for we have spoken against the Lord, and against thee: pray unto the Lord, that he take away the serpents from us. And Moses prayed for the people.
And the Lord said unto Moses, Make thee a fiery serpent, and set it upon a pole: and it shall come to pass, that if a serpent had bitten any man, when he beheld the serpent of brass, he lived.
If healing not in the Atonement then why were these Israelites required to look at this type of the Atonement for bodily healing?
iii) Aaron made atonement for Plague removal.
And Moses said unto Aaron, Take a censer, and put fire therein from the altar, and put on incense, and go quickly unto the congregation, and make an atonement for them: for there is wrath gone out from the Lord: the plague is begun.
And Aaron took as Moses commanded, and ran into the midst of the congregation; and behold, the plague was begun among the people: and he put on incense, and made an atonement for the people.
And he stood between the dead and the living; and the plague was stayed.
iv) Isaiah 53 to Matt. 8:16,17.
v) Levitical purification rites.
i) Hebrews 9:11-15.
But Christ being come a High Priest of good things to come, by a greater and more perfect tabernacle, not made with hands, that is to say, not of this building;
Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the Holy Place , having obtained eternal redemption for us.
For if the blood of bulls and of goats, and the ashes of an heifer sprinkling the unclean, sanctifieth to the purifying of the flesh:
HOW MUCH MORE SHALL THE BLOOD OF CHRISTwho throught the Eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?
And for this cause He is the Mediator of the New Testament, that by means of death, for the redemption of the transgressions that were under the first TESTAMENT that which are called may receive the promise of eternal inheritance.
ii) Hebrews 9:22.
And almost all things are by the law purged with blood: and without shedding of blood is no remission.
iii) Col. 1:20.
And having made peace through the blood of His cross, by Him to reconcile all things unto Himself; by Him, I say, whether they be in earth, or things in heaven.
iv) Eph. 2:13.
But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ.
v) Heb. 10:19.
Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus.
vi) Rev. 12:11,12.
And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.
Therefore rejoice ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them.
The Fulfilment through Jesus.
Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, cursed is everyone that hangeth on a tree:
That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ: that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.
Brethren, I speak after the manner of men: though it be but a man's covenant, yet if it be confirmed, no man disannulleth, or addeth thereto.
Now to Abraham and his seed were the promises made.
He saith not, and to seeds. as of many, but as of one.
And to thy seed which is Christ.
And this I say, that the covenant, that was confirmed before of God in Christ, the law, which was fourhundred and thirty years after, cannot disannul, that it should make the promise of none effect.
For if the inheritance be of the law, it is no more of promise: but God gave it to Abraham by promise.
Isaiah 10:27 (King James Version)
And it shall come to pass in that day, that his burden shall be taken away from off thy shoulder, and his yoke from off thy neck, and the yoke shall be destroyed because of the anointing.
Mark 16:15-20 (King James Version)
And he said unto them,
Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.
He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved;
but he that believeth not shall be damned.
And these signs shall follow them that believe;
In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.
So then after the Lord had spoken unto them, he was received up into heaven, and sat on the right hand of God.
And they went forth, and preached every where, the Lord working with them, and confirming the word with signs following. Amen.