Easter Blessings

It is another Easter season that is just slowly drifting by. Everyone is encouraged to take advantage of the season to reflect on the events and how they so personally affect us collectively and individually. I was only able to get a grip on things late into the season and I really feel blessed about it. There was a tremendous sense of freedom and liberty this time around that filled me while dwelling on the power of the Cross. Over and over again I kept repeating to myself that Jesus indeed came for my freedom, not just from sin, but from every form of bondage and limitation physically, financially and all other aspects of life.
 
This message was made even clearer as I went over the exodus of the Israelites from Egypt where God first revealed Himself as our healer in Exodus 15:26,
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.
 
To keep things simple here, I’d like to emphasize that healing in this verse doesn’t just refer to physical healing. We see God revealing a part of His nature here as not one who was out to destroy them, but instead heal them. The Bible in Basic English interprets this and reveals God as a life-giver.
 
It is interesting to note here that God didn’t promise healing after inflicting disease on them. So healing must be just more than physical healing. Here we see God reveal Himself as a healer, cure, physician, repairer. He revealed this nature just after delivering the people from the slavery of the Egyptians and in this I understand that neither they, nor are we saved to remain broken, sick, helpless nor forsaken. Far from that it is that we are saved to be healed, made whole, restored and repaired.
 
Going over the Exodus afresh clarifies a lot of things about Easter. Actually I think Easter started right here. Though the deliverance here was physical and just for a select few, the death and resurrection of Christ makes the same deliverance and freedom, in a spiritual context and not just limited to that, available to all. And central to that message is freedom.
 
To all those under the New Covenant, this is the blessing we have received, total freedom from sin, disease and all forms of demonic bondage. This is just another simple attempt to spur us to begin to walk in the totality of that freedom, health-wise, financially, emotionally, etc. We are not just saved to go to heaven. We are saved so we could begin enjoying freedom right here and now.
 
Christ has truly made us free…(BBE) – Galatians 5:1

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