Our God is a God who still heals. He heals you everywhere you hurt and every time you hurt. It may be your body or your mind. ‘Jesus’ is a healing Jesus. Yes, He is!
The Bible declares. “Now is the accepted time; behold now is the day of salvation” (2 Corinthians 6:2). “Salvation” refers to healing, deliverance and prosperity. Therefore, do not allow anything or anyone to stop you from receiving your healing. When the religious folks and the doubters come to you, saying, ‘God does not heal today, share with them, Hebrews 13:8, Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and today, and forever.’ If Jesus healed the people in the Gospels, He can heal you today!
There are many reasons why God heals. He died to get you healed. That is how desperate God is, to see you healed. He wants to make you whole. The religion tries to tell us that healing is not for today and we hear people pray that, ‘Lord, if it is your will to heal me, then, heal me’. Some people even think that God wants to teach us a lesson and that is why he sent sickness! Friend, the Bible does not say that. God is like a father to us. Will a father like to see his child sick just to teach the child a lesson? That is ridiculous. God is much more loving than an earthly father. He is more than a mother. He loves you. He cares for you. He wants to see us happy and whole.
Most Christians have no problem understanding Jesus died for their sins. But when it comes to sickness, they have a real problem that healing was and is a part of God’s plan. The Bible clearly says that our healing has already been appropriated through the shed blood of Jesus Christ.
Let us see the different reasons why God heals:
1. God heals because of His compassion:
Mark 1:41 says,’ Jesus, moved with compassion, stretched out His hand and touched him and said to him, I am willing be cleansed’. The Lord is always willing to heal the sick. The question is are we willing to receive that which He gives?
2. Healing is the children’s bread:
Mark 7:27, ‘Jesus said, ‘Let the children be filled first’. Jesus refers to healing as the “children’s bread”. Jesus’ body was broken for our healing. In the Lord’s supper, we partake in His body and blood. Healing is the children’s bread.
3. Jesus heals to give God the glory:
Mathew 15:30,31 says, ‘Then great multitudes came to Him, having with them the lame, blind, mute, maimed, and the many others; and they laid them down at Jesus’ feet and He healed them. So the multitude marveled when they saw the mute speaking, the maimed made whole, the lame walking, and the blind seeing; and they glorified the God of Israel’. We do not glorify God when we are sick. But when we get out of our sickness, that is when God gets the glory.
4. Fulfill the promise
Mathew 8: 16,17, ‘When evening had come, they brought to Him many who were demon-possessed. And He cast out the spirits with a word, and healed all who were sick that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Isaiah the prophet saying: “He Himself took our infirmities And bore out sicknesses.’ God is true to His promises. If He said it He will do it. God wants to fulfill all the promises that are in the word of God.
5. His stripes:
Salvation and healing are two gifts from God wrapped up in the same package. Jesus not only paid the price for our salvation but also for our healing (Isaiah 53:5).
6. Confirms His word:
He sent his word, and healed them, and delivered them from their destructions (Psalm 107:20).
The psalmist said, ‘I will worship toward Your holy temple, and praise Your name for Your loving kindness and for Your truth: for You have magnified Your word above all Your name’ (Psalm 138:2).
. “He sent his word, and healed them, and delivered them from their destruction” (Psalm 107:20).
Proverbs 4:22 says God’s Words are life to all those who find them and health to their bodies. The stripes of Jesus provide the source of healing.
7. Destroy the work of Satan:
1 John 3:8, ‘He who sins is of the devil, for the devil has sinned from the beginning, For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that He might destroy the works of the devil’.
8. Souls might be saved:
Acts 4:4, ‘However, many of those who heard the word believed; and the number of the men came to be about five thousand.’
We should not question His willingness. If we have doubt in our heart, in His ability or even our own worthiness, we block the flow of God’s miracle working power.
May you be healed in Jesus’ mighty name. Amen.