2 And Jesus said unto him, Go thy way; thy faith hath made thee whole. And immediately he received his sight, and followed Jesus in the way. — Mark 10:52 KJV
The Greek word “sozo” that is translated as “whole” here in this verse appears over one hundred and ten times in the KJV. It is sometimes translated as heal, save, or rescue. If translated properly, it means to deliver out of danger and into safety. The biblical meaning is that God is rescuing us from the power of sin and into His divine safety. When Jesus healed people, the crowd saw the external effects of that healing, but Jesus was actually saying to each of those He healed: “You are made whole”. It was more than a physical healing, it was a complete healing of soul, mind and body. Notice that the word has two aspects. First, it moves you out of danger. This would be the physical healing. But the people still died at a later date, so they were not freed from physical death. Secondly, it moves you to a place of divine safety. The recipients of sozo were not left in limbo. The divine safety was forever. God doesn’t always heal the physically sick. Ask Paul. Those that are truly repentant and call upon the name of Jesus are always delivered from sin and into divine safety. In the resurrection, we will all be made completely whole.
“The Gospel has come to you because it’s on its way to someone else.” – Anonymous