Jesus is the same, yesterday, today and forever! He’s still doing today everything that He did when He walked on this earth. He hasn’t changed a bit!
Jesus is seated at the right hand of the Father, at the highest place of the universe, and He is your Healer. Nothing is beyond His power or control. And He longs to release you from all sickness.
Some people don’t believe that Jesus has ever healed anyone. Others think that healing miracles were only for biblical times. Many believers have been taught that sickness is God’s will for their lives. My friend, these common attitudes rob God’s people of Christ’s healing power.
It’s a basic biblical fact that God is a healing God. He introduced Himself to the people of Israel with these words, ‘I am the Lord who heals you.’ This is a central covenant promise, and was God’s first promise after Israel had left Egypt.
After Jesus had survived His encounter with the enemy in the desert, He also introduced Himself to Israel as the One who was ‘sent to heal’. This shows us that healing is central to God’s nature, and at the heart of His dealings with His people. It’s why Jesus ministered to the sick, and it’s why He wants to make you whole.
Sickness is part of Satan’s rebel kingdom, and it points to sin – which lies at the root of all sickness. This is why Jesus hates sickness so much.
Sickness didn’t exist until sin came into the world. This doesn’t mean that your sickness must be the result of your personal sin. It’s more likely that your sickness is a consequence of the general sinful, polluted condition of the whole world.
When Jesus served on earth, He forgave sinners and healed the sick. His power to heal revealed His authority to forgive. The one pointed to the other. Jesus has exactly the same authority today to heal all your sickness and to forgive your every sin.
He carried your sickness on the cross, and struck at the root of the sickness, at sin. Once sin had been dealt with, God’s healing could properly begin. This is the good news of the gospel of Jesus Christ.
But, dear friend, Jesus’ healing ministry is a sign which points towards something far more glorious than even the best healing on earth.
All healing is just a tiny foretaste of the future glory of God, which will be dramatically revealed at the resurrection, at the total transformation of the body. When that day comes, my friend, you won’t be needing healing again – for you’ll never get sick again!
This hope is a real comfort for people who do not experience healing on earth. Keep on believing God for your healing. Never give up through discouragement or doubt. Remember, Jesus never fails. He was, He is, and He will be your Healer.
My friend, take all these promises of God for healing and let the Holy Spirit touch you today at your point of need.
But, as you do this, please remember that your real hope is for the future kingdom when you’ll experience every blessing to the full.
God’s words for you:
If you heed the voice of the Lord your God, and do what is right in His sight, give ear to His commandments and keep all His statutes, I will put none of the diseases on you which I have brought on the Egyptians. For I am the Lord who heals you.
Who forgives all your iniquities, who heals all your diseases.
Surely He has borne our grief and carried our sorrows. He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; the chastisement for our peace was upon Him, and by His stripes we are healed.
He sent His word and healed them, and delivered them from their destruction.
Which is easier, to say, ‘Your sins are forgiven you,’ or to say, ‘Arise, take up your bed and walk’? That you may know the Son of Man has power on earth to forgive sins, He said to the paralytic, ‘I say to you, arise, take up your bed, and go your way to your house.’
God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power, who went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with Him.
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 our sicknesses’.
Who Himself bore our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, having died to sins, might live for righteousness by whose stripes you were healed.
1 Peter 2:24
My son, give attention to My words; incline your ear to My sayings. Do not let them depart from your eyes; keep them in the midst of your heart; For they are life to those who find them, and health to all their flesh.
And Jesus, moved with compassion, put out His hand and touched him, and said to him, ‘I am willing; be cleansed.’
Jesus said to him, ‘If you can believe, all things are possible to him who believes.’
He also brought them out with silver and gold, and there was none feeble among His tribes.
Great multitudes followed Him, and He healed them all.
Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers.
3 John 1:2
So ought not this woman, being a daughter of Abraham, whom Satan has bound – think of it- for eighteen years, be loosed from this bond on the Sabbath?
Jesus answered and said to her, ‘O woman, great is your faith! Let it be to you as you desire.’ And her daughter was healed from that very hour.
He touched their eyes, saying, ‘According to your faith let it be to you.’