Healing in the Old Covenant
The fruit of salvation and redemption is healing.
Hebrews 10:23 – “Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful.”
John 5:6 – “‘Will you be made whole?’”
James 4:2– “You have not because you ask not.” God healed those who asked him and requested healing.
Is healing in the atonement?
Some will say that Isaiah 53 is purely spiritual.
Romans 5:12 – “Therefore, just as through one man sin entered the world, and death through sin, and thus death spread to all men, because all sinned . . .“
The remedy for sin is found in the cross.
The remedy for healing and disease is found also in the cross.
Since disease is a part of the curse, it is true remedy must be the cross.
Old Covenant was the shadow, Jesus is the substance.
There are types in the Old Covenant for everything we walk in. We have the substance. The Old Covenant was a shadow. Jesus is in every book. The Bible is a revelation of Jesus.
God offers salvation to every man in Israel.
If there are not enough people, bring your neighbors in.
Lamb without blemish = Jesus
Kill it in the evening = Jesus
The door posts = the cross
They shall eat it = eating of the lamb took place after the application of the blood.
They applied the blood, then they ate the lamb. They ate the lamb for strength, for the journey. More than that, it is a type.
Psalm 105:37 – There was not one feeble among their tribes.
They left after receiving health.
Were they healed in Egypt? No.
Exodus 15 – “I will put none of these diseases upon you which I have brought upon the Egyptians. Sickness struck in Egypt.”
Exodus 23:25 – “I will take sickness away from the midst of you.“
Deuteronomy 7:15 – “The Lord will take away all sickness and will put none of the evil diseases which you knew . . .“ = They knew what sickness was. They experienced sickness prior to Exodus 12. God calls sickness “evil.”
1 Corinthians 5:7 – Jesus is our Passover.
They received healing after they ate the Passover.
2 Chronicles 30:20 – “And the LORD heard Hezekiah and healed the people.“
Sickness had returned to Israel. Hezekiah celebrates Passover again. The result is the healing of the whole nation. They had not celebrated the Passover for hundreds of years.
God cannot break His word.
Healing is in the atonement mentioned repeatedly in Bible. When we see the cross, we see healing, both in Old and New Testament.
Exodus 15:23 – God showed Moses a tree, a type/symbol/shadow of the cross. Take a tree and cast it into the waters. Then and only then did God reveal Himself as Jehovah Rapha, the Lord Who Heals.
Exodus 12 – the blood applied, then lamb eaten and healing came.
Numbers 16 – the story of Korah; the earth swallowed Korah. Later the people opposed Moses again. A plague begins, and 14,000+ people died. Why did it stop? Moses told Aaron to take the censer and make an atonement now! Aaron runs through the camp with the censer, making atonement.
The Cross Brings Healing
When the Cross is Revealed, Healing Follows
Exodus 15:23 – the tree in the waters = the cross
Numbers 16:46-50 – the plague struck Israel – make an atonement for the people – when the cross was introduced to Israel, the plague was stopped, by which time 14,700 men, women, and children were slain by the disease. The cross stopped it.
God healed the people by introducing the cross to Israel.
After sin of Korah, the slaying of the 250, sickness re-entered as a result of rebellion.
Moses said to Aaron, take the censer and make an atonement now for the people. He stood between the living and the dead, and the plague stopped.
Numbers 21 – Sin entered the camp. Serpents bit the people, sickness invaded the camp, and death and destruction came. Moses cried to the Lord. The Lord said, place a bronze serpent on a pole, and whoever looks upon that serpent shall live. This was a type and symbol of the cross.
Christ became sin on the cross.
David – Psalm 103 – “He heals all diseases, He forgives all iniquities.”
Job 33:24 – the oldest book in the Bible.
When Job was struck with sickness and disease by the devil, when he was covered with boils, he discovered the ransom, the work of the cross.
This is the key, the secret. Every time the cross is revealed, healing follows. If we bring the cross back in our lives, healing will touch our bodies. The cross will drive disease out of your body.
Jeremiah 17 – “Save me Lord and I shall be saved. Heal me and I shall be healed.” He saw the cross and cried, “Heal me.”
The Passover – when Israel partook of the lamb, it was a shadow of the cross and it healed them. They were healed through the shadow. We then must be healed, for we have the substance. If the shadow healed them, the substance will surely heal us.
1 Corinthians 11:30 – “For this cause many are weak and sickly among you.”
- 29 – “He that eats and drinks unworthily, eats and drinks damnation to himself, not discerning the Lord’s body.” This deals with communion.
The reason many are sick is that we have lost the “union of Jesus” in communion. We have taken Christ out of the communion. If we bring Christ back and have union with Him in our communion with Him, we shall and must be healed.
The blood was shed for your redemption.
The body was broken for your health.