Injustice can cause great scars. The Holy Spirit is revealing that some have been dealt such lashes by injustice that it is as if their skin has been torn to shreds. The enemy has then taken great delight in throwing grit into the open wounds, causing more torment and extending the agony.
For those who have suffered injustice, the Spirit of the Sovereign Lord says: ‘Stand up. Come away from that rocky road of injustice. Come and stand in the garden before the empty tomb of your Risen Lord.’
Shake off that grit – see – the blood of the Lamb covers you, the grit cannot stick, it cannot remain. It does not remain. Justice was served at the cross, it is time for those open wounds to be closed and healed.
1 Peter 2:23-25
When they hurled their insults at him, he did not retaliate; when he suffered, he made no threats. Instead, he entrusted himself to him who judges justly. “He himself bore our sins” in his body on the cross, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; “by his wounds [stripes] you have been healed.” For “you were like sheep going astray,” but now you have returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls.