KEY SCRIPTURE: Matt 27:26 KJV “Then released he Barabbas unto them: and when he had scourged Jesus, he delivered him to be crucified.”
After Pilate had failed to convince the high priest and the Pharisees not to crucify Jesus, Jesus was taken to the whipping post and was scourged. Pilate had wanted to release Him, why did he allow Him to go through that scourging? Pilate could have said if they are calling for His crucifixion, then let them send Him to be crucified without being scourged? Well, this was a Roman law that demanded that after a slave had been sentenced to death by crucifixion, he must be scourged.
Although this was a Roman law that demanded that Jesus be scourged, it was to fulfill an eternal plan of God for all humanity. The scourging was God’s way of placing all the sicknesses of humanity on Jesus. Isaiah 53:5 KJV “But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.”
Let’s consider the type of whips that was used to scourge the master. He was beaten by a lead tipped, three stringed whips, attached to a wooden handle. There were two lead balls on each of the strings. Each stroke pulled the flesh, to cause him to lose blood and to weaken Him before the final crucifixion.
The result of the scourging was a well destroyed, torn and bruised body. The following is what Isaiah said about Him. Isaiah 52:14 KJV” As many were astonied at thee; his visage was so marred more than any man, and his form more than the sons of men”: Jesus suffered this way to carry our sicknesses away. The Father permitted that His only begotten Son paid the full penalty for our healing and freedom.
Anyone suffering from any disease who would turn to the Lord in prayer, claiming that because Jesus suffered for us, and carried away our sickness he is healed and needs not to remain sick any more. He would be healed and made whole.
Dear heavenly father, thank you so much for allowing our Lord Jesus to suffer so much, that I might be made whole., if he suffered for me, then I will not also suffer. I receive my healing and walk out of every disease or pain in Jesus mighty name. Amen.
Amplified Bible, Classic Edition Isaiah 53:4 “Surely He has borne our griefs (sicknesses, weaknesses, and distresses) and carried our sorrows and pains [of punishment], yet we [ignorantly] considered Him stricken, smitten, and afflicted by God [as if with leprosy].
Amplified Bible, Classic Edition 1 Peter 2:24 ” He personally bore our sins in His [own] body on the tree [as on an altar and offered Himself on it], that we might die (cease to exist) to sin and live to righteousness. By His wounds you have been healed.”