The Divine Healer!
Spurgeon, "The Gospel's Healing Power"
"The chastisement of our peace was upon
him, and with his stripes we are healed."
Jesus used no other remedy in healing
our sin-sickness, but that of taking our
sicknesses and infirmities upon himself!
This is the one great cure-all!
Blessed be Jesus, that the medicine, bitter
as it is, is not for us to drink, but was all
drained by himself!
He took the terrible cup in Gethsemane, and
drank it dry on our account! The sharp but
healing cuts of the lancet are not made in
our bodies, but he bore them in his own flesh!
When the ploughers made deep furrows,
those furrows were not upon the sinner's
shoulders, but upon the shoulders of the
Did you ever hear, O Earth,
of such a Physician as this?
Jesus heals us by suffering himself!
His pains, and sorrows, and griefs, and pangs, and
torments, and anguish, and death are the only
medicine by which he removes the woes of men!
My friend, whatever your disease may be, this
great Physician can heal you. Since he is God,
there can be no limit to his infinite power; there
can be no boundary to the majesty of his might.
Come then with the blind eye of your understanding,
come with the limping foot of your energy, come
with the maimed hand of your faith, come just as
you are, for he who is God can certainly heal you!
The utmost length of your soul-sickness can be
reached by this great Physician.
Have confidence, O poor doubting heart!
Have unstaggering confidence in the Divine Healer!
Blessed Son of God, how I will love you!
With what gratitude will I look up to your cross
and view you, while those blessed founts of
health are streaming crimson floods, and
while your heart is pouring forth a heavenly
torrent, efficacious to wash the sinner from
all his sicknesses!
Come hither, all you sin-sick ones, and
behold the glorious Son of God, breathing
out his life upon the cross!
Come hither, you that mourn for sin, you who
are palsied and diseased with iniquity! There is
power, power still present in the dying Savior
to heal you, whatsoever your diseases may be.
The costly balm of his atonement
has lost none of its power!
Jesus, the great physician, works cures very
suddenly- he touches, and the deed is done
at once. He works cures of all kinds- all soul
diseases been readily overcome by him.
He never fails- he has not in his diary, one
single case that has overmatched his mighty
power. He heals effectually- the disease never
again reigns when he has once dethroned it.
He has no hospital for incurable souls, for
there are no incurables for him. The Friend of
sinners is "able to save unto the uttermost
those that come unto God by him."
Cases of sin so putrid that men say, "Put them
out of sight;" vice so detestable that the very
mention of it makes the cheek of modesty to
blush- such as these the master-hand of
Immanuel can heal!
With Jesus nothing is difficult. He can save
the chief of sinners, and the vilest of the vile.
Come, poor sinner, and behold him who is
able to heal you of your deadly wounds;
come look upon him now and live.