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The word SOZO means to be saved. I’ve encountered so many people that will always ask others if they are saved. And this same set of people will be falling sick. To them, to be saved means not to commit sin (it’s actually true but not balanced). To divide the word of truth rightly, we need to check the Greek meaning of the word, SOZO.
SOZO means saved, make whole, heal and to be whole (Check the Greek dictionary to confirm). And when we look at this meaning, we notice that it encompasses all the finished work of Christ. Christ had saved us from sin, sickness, infirmities and other works of darkness. So if I say I’m saved, what I actually mean is that sin is not my portion, sickness shouldn’t be found in me, poverty is a taboo to my gene.
JESUS SAVING POWER
Jesus has the power to save us from all our sins and He did the work on the cross and there are 38 references in the Bible that speaks about this, some are:
And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save[SOZO] his people from their sins.
1 Corinthians 1:21
For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save [SOZO] them that believe.
Wherefore he is able also to save[SOZO] them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them.
Healings and Making whole
The word SOZO also means healing of the physical body or healing from any sicknesses and to be made whole.
They also which saw it told them by what means he that was possessed of the devils was healed[SOZO].
The same heard Paul speak: who stedfastly beholding him, and perceiving that he had faith to be healed[SOZO].
And whithersoever he entered, into villages, or cities, or country, they laid the sick in the streets, and besought him that they might touch if it were but the border of his garment: and as many as touched him were made whole[SOZO].
But Jesus turned him about, and when he saw her, he said, Daughter, be of good comfort; thy faith hath made thee whole. And the woman was made whole [SOZO] from that hour.
Sozo can also be seen from the perspective of being delivered from demonic oppression and most sicknesses are as a result of the operations of the demons:
And besought him greatly, saying, My little daughter lieth at the point of death: I pray thee, come and lay thy hands on her, that she may be healed[SOZO]; and she shall live.
Jesus unto them, I will ask you one thing; Is it lawful on the sabbath days to do good, or to do evil? to save[SOZO] life, or to destroy it?
And looking round about upon them all, he said unto the man, Stretch forth thy hand. And he did so: and his hand was restored whole as the other.
Sin and Sickness
Often times in the Bible, you would see sickness and sin being addressed togther.
Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases;
For whether is easier, to say, Thy sins be forgiven thee; or to say, Arise, and walk?
But that ye may know that the Son of man hath power on earth to forgive sins, (then saith he to the sick of the palsy,) Arise, take up thy bed, and go unto thine house.
The reason why you’ve not been freed from that periodic sickness yet you are free from sin as a believer is because you see sin as an abnormal thing and sickness as a normal thing that you ought to experience.
Start seeing sickness the way you see sin today and start living a healthy life.
Can you confess this: “I hate sickness the way I hate sin.”