First, I took a closer look at all the Scriptures that talk about what Jesus bore on the cross for us. We know that it says by his stripes (or in our modern language, by his flogging) we “were” healed, and in another place, we “are” healed. But it also says he bore our sickness and infirmities. That means he carried them for us so we would not have to carry them. If you think about a parent whose child is suffering some horrible disease, and the parent, with absolute sincerity, would take the child’s place, this is the picture of what Jesus did for us. He didn’t do only part of it. He didn’t take only the worst of our pain and misery, he took it all. He traded places with us. It’s like in the movies when there is some supernatural alien being that has healing powers, who, when they rub their hands together and then touch the sick person, all the sickness is transferred to them. They collapse on the floor, or leave quickly and go somewhere else to die, or to be rejuvenated. In either case, the sick person is well. Now, only Jesus was able to do that for us. But he didn’t just take the sickness, he also took the source of the sickness, sin. He reversed the sentence against us for our disbelief in his original command and warning about eating from the tree of good and evil.
So, let me not get too far off field. Ok, for another look at what it means to carry our sickness. Imagine you are a five-year-old child from Africa who has to carry two 5 gal. jugs of water two miles. It is far too heavy a burden for you to carry. Along comes Jesus, and he takes both jugs of water and carries them for you. Now, you don’t have to carry any of it. You don’t need to get a smaller container, or try to carry it in your hands, or in your mouth, or soak your clothes in some of the water. He has all of it and you are free from the burden. All you have to do is walk with him. Now, once you get to the destination, the job is done. You don’t have to go back and do that job over, and neither does Jesus. It is “finished”.
So, now let’s look at the Scripture and see how it bears out this truth. I’ve copied three Scriptures below and then taken the first one and personalized it, along with expanding on certain words with the Strong’s Hebrew definitions to get a more modern language idea of the meaning.
Isaiah 53:4 – 5 (KJV)
 Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.
 But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.
Matthew 8:16-17 (KJV)
 When the even was come, they brought unto him many that were possessed with devils: and he cast out the spirits with his word, and healed all that were sick:
 That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying, Himself took our infirmities, and bare our sicknesses.
1 Peter 2:24 (KJV)
 Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.
Isaiah 53:4 – 5 (Kate’s Version)
Truly, and without a doubt, he eased my grief and wore it like a second skin. He bore my malady, my anxiety, my calamity, my disease and sickness, and he carried my sorrows, my anguish, my grief, my pain, my affliction. I imagined he was punished and flogged by God, and that God himself looked down on him with contempt. But, not so. He chose to wear himself out by the wounds he bore for my rebellion, my sin, my wrong doing. He was beat to death, crushed and beat to pieces for my immorality; he was punished for me so that I could be at peace – He did this to save me, to deliver me, to protect me, to preserve me, so that I would be completely healed and made whole, and prosper. It was for my welfare, my well being. It was with his wounds, (which he took in my place) that have made me healed and whole. I have been cured, and all my weakness, feebleness, fainting, and failure of my whole being: physically, mentally and emotionally has been mended. I “am” healed.
I have been set free! Yes, he carried my load. He took it from my hand because it was too heavy for me to carry. He took all of it so that I could walk and run un-incumbered. Since he took it, there is no weight to hold me down.