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When it comes to healing, we shouldn’t just think in terms of physical healing. Sozo (which is one of the main words used for salvation, healing, & deliverance in the New Testament) is for the “whole man”. We should think in terms of the whole man. It is your whole person that Jesus died to save, heal, and deliver, and this includes your heart.

The heart is an interesting concept in scripture. Obviously we’re talking about something beyond the beating muscle in your chest. There are scriptures that seem to point to the heart being purely spiritual, and there are others that clearly include components of the soul in its description, because clearly the heart involves emotion. I tend to believe that your heart is a combination of both spirit and soul, and because of its unique make-up it has become a gateway into the spirit-realm inside you.

Because your heart is made up of both soul and spirit, both God and the Devil can access it. As Christians, God gives us a new heart (also referred to as a new spirit), and replaces the old heart of stone with a new heart of flesh (Ezek.36:36). But because the human heart is part of the soul as well, it can still be broken and wounded, and that’s why we need sozo for the heart; that’s why we need not only the saving power of Jesus, but also the healing and delivering power of Jesus for our hearts.

“The Lord is near to those who have a broken heart, and saves such as have a contrite spirit.”

(Psalm 147:3)
“He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.”

(Isaiah 61:1)
“The Spirit of the Lord God is upon Me, Because the Lord has anointed Me To preach good tidings to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, To proclaim liberty to the captives, And the opening of the prison to those who are bound;”

(Luke 4:18)
“The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me, Because He has anointed Me To preach the gospel to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, To proclaim liberty to the captives And recovery of sight to the blind, To set at liberty those who are oppressed;”

There is a part of your spirit that is preserved for eternity when you are born again, that can’t be touched or corrupted by the enemy, this world, or this life (1 Thes.5:23). But there’s a part of your spirit that includes the soul, and that part of your spirit is what the bible calls the heart. That part must be nurtured, it must be cared for, and you must apply the cross of Christ to it in order to walk in healing. You must apply the cross to your heart in order to stay clean from offense, hurt, wounding, bitterness, and unforgiveness.

(2 Cor.7:1)
“Therefore, having these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.”

Satan will attack your heart, with matters of the heart, such as love, but you have to cleanse yourself of those attacks and keep your heart pure. But praise be to God, that Jesus died not only to secure your salvation for eternity, but to deliver you and heal you, even in your heart! You can live this life with a healed and whole heart. It does not have to remain broken and bleeding within! You can be cleansed from all the betrayal, the hurt, the pain, and the anguish, and you can come through completely healed from the inside out!

This concludes today’s written article. This piece of content was taken from Lesson 2 of our online course entitled “Healing & Miracles”. To check out this online course and others we have available online, Click here:

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