Tuesday, May 05, 2009
Do you Possess "Sozo"?
"Sozo" is an interesting Greek word. Jesus used it when He turned to the woman hemorrhaging for 12 years and said, "Your faith has made you well" (Matthew 9: 22). This Greek word means both "health" and "salvation." In Jesus' mind, faith and health are flip sides of the same coin. He is holistic. Jesus did not separate people into body, soul, and spirit. Throughout the Gospels, we see Jesus teaching, preaching, healing the sick, and casting out demons -- all at the same time (Matthew 4). Persons healed by Jesus found more than relief from physical illnesses. They received both salvation and physical healing.