“Surely our sickness He himself bore, and our sorrows He carried; Yet we esteemed Him as stricken, smitten of God and afflicted. But He was pierced through for our transgressions, He was crushed for our iniquities; the chastening for our well-being fell upon Him, and by His scourging we are healed.” (Isaiah 53:4-5)
I’ve seen foolishness in my day, and I’ve been foolish a time or two myself. If we are saved truth will eventually prevail in opening our eyes. First, let’s get the subject of physical healing out-of-the-way. God can heal. He can also cause you to be born blind. (John 9:1-3) Yes, God still answers prayers, but His priorities may be different from ours. We desire the circumstances to be changed. Often they are the very circumstances that God would use for a higher purpose and His glory.
Remember the mystery of the parables? If men didn’t close their eyes and grow deaf to the word it could have been different. God’s prophetic word tells us what would have happened if they would have seen and heard. They would have “understood with their heart and return, And I would heal them.” (Isaiah 13:15) Healed from the deadly disease of sin, but they didn’t understand. They were deceived.
Deceived by the arrogance of the heart (Jeremiah 49:16; Obadiah 1:3) or by the one who deceived from the beginning (Genesis 3:13), and will deceive until he is thrown into the lake of fire. (Revelation 20:10) “For we also once were foolish ourselves, disobedient, deceived, enslaved to various lusts and pleasures, spending our life on malice and envy, hateful, hating one another.” (Titus 3:3) That is the disease of sin that Christ bore on the cross and the disease from which God’s children are healed.
“All of us like sheep have gone astray, Each of us has turned to his own way; But the LORD caused the iniquity of us all to fall on Him.” (Isaiah 53:6)