Jesus Christ is the Savior of the whole Man.

Then they went out to see what had happened, and came to Jesus, and found the man from whom the demons had departed, sitting at the feet of Jesus, clothed and in his right mind. And they were afraid. They also who had seen it told them by what means he who had been demon-possessed was healed. Luke 8:35,36.

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The Greek word sozo(“heal,” “save,”  “make well or whole”) all appear in this chapter, bringing to us Luke’s unique perspective as a physician. Our lord Jesus takes us through a full range of encounters in which His healing power is manifested.

  • The Gadarene, delivered from the demonic powers that held him in cruel bondage is “healed,” freed of powers of darkness that overrode his own rational mind and physical actions.
  • The woman with the issue of blood (vs. 43-48) touches the hem of Jesus garment, and Jesus says, “Your faith has made you well.”
  • In verse 50, after told the little girl is dead, Jesus declares “Only believe, and she will be made well.”
  • In verse 12, as Jesus explains the parable of the Sower, the word “saved” is used of one’s restored relationship with God through faith.

Luke’s precise account offers a complete picture of the Savior’s concern to restore every part of man’s life:

  • Our relationship with God the Father;
  • Our broken personalities and bondages;
  • Our physical health; and ultimately our recue from death itself at the resurrection.

Jesus Christ is the Savior of the whole man.

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3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Chris
    Dec 14, 2012 @ 04:06:53

    Reblogged this on Wings of the Wind and commented:
    If you haven’t checked out Manny’s blog, you should really give it a try. His studies of Hebrew and Greek words give an insight into God’s Word that might otherwise slip by. Just click on “Read more…”

    Reply

  2. Chris
    Dec 14, 2012 @ 04:08:21

    Another educational study, Manny. Reblogged to the WOW.

    Reply

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