Why God Heals You!

Are you suffering? Do you struggle because of sickness? Are you facing limitations due to pain or illness? The Bible gives a clear record that God heals ordinary people….and He is willing to heal you.
Healings happen because God loves you.
Everything God does is congruent with His love.  God cannot deny himself. For God to stop loving, He would have to stop being God. We cannot understand God’s will for healing simply in the terms of theological statements or a doctrine. We must look at God’s nature; who is God is at the core? The answer is that GOD IS LOVE!
Jesus healed all who came to Him.
One of the ways that Jesus expressed God’s love is that he never refused to heal. And he never suggested to anyone that it was not God’s will to heal. Healing was a priority in Jesus’ earthly ministry, and what Jesus started 2000 years ago continues today.
On one occasion, Jesus healed a man whose hand was withered. This caused such opposition from the religious leaders that they threatened to kill Jesus. In response, Jesus did not exercise restraint in his healing ministry, which would have been politically correct. We read, “And great multitudes followed Him, and He healed them all” (Matthew 12:15).
When the crowd pressed around Jesus, trying to touch the hem of His garment, it says that “…as many as touched it were made perfectly well” (Matthew 14:36b).
Jesus’ willingness to heal is again demonstrated in Luke 4:40. Notice especially the words, “every one of them.”
“All those who had any that were sick with various diseases brought them to Him; and He laid His hands on every one of them and healed them”(Luke 4:40).
Notice the word “all” in the following verses:
“And the whole multitude sought to touch Him, for power went out from Him and healed them all”, [Luke 6:19].
“How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power, who went about doing good and healingall who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with Him” (Acts 10:38).
“Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing allkinds of sickness and allkinds of disease among the people”, Matthew 4:23).
Jesus accomplished the Father’s will.
If we want to know the will of God we must study what Jesus did, for He said; “I do not seek My own will, but the will of the Father who sent Me.” (John 5:30).
More than half of Jesus’ ministry was healing the sick and casting out demons—clear evidence that God’s will is to heal the sick.  His will is unchangeable; what He wanted 2000 years ago, He wants today.
Jesus stated His willingness to heal.
Most of the people Jesus encountered simply assumed that He was willing to cure them. This is different from today, when many question whether or not God is willing to heal. Only one man, a leper,  questioned Jesus’ willingness, and Jesus gave him a definitive answer; “ Then Jesus, moved with compassion, stretched out His hand and touched him, and said to him, “I am willing; be cleansed”, (Mark 1:41).
God is no respecter of persons. If He was willing to heal the leper, then He is willing to heal you.
This account underscores what I mentioned earlier; healings happen because God is love. Notice the sequence. First Jesus was moved with compassion, then He stretched out his hand and touched the leper and finally He said “I’m willing”. The healing started when Jesus was moved with compassion. God heals because of His love.
Healings continued after Christ’s ascension.
Some claim that healings ceased after Jesus went back to heaven. Notice that “all” were healed in the post-ascension account in Acts 5:15-16: “They brought the sick out into the streets and laid them on beds and couches, that at least the shadow of Peter passing by might fall on some of them. Also a multitude gathered from the surrounding cities to Jerusalem,  bringing sick people and those who were tormented by unclean spirits, and they were allhealed.”
The cross proves God’s will.
When we consider the cross of Jesus, we can be absolutely sure that God’s will is for everyone to be saved. Jesus carried the sins of the world (2 Corinthians 5:19); He is the Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world (John 1:29), and His blood is the propitiation (atonement) for the sins of the whole world (1 John 2:2).
If God’s will was not salvation for every person,  why would Jesus have taken all sins – past, present and future – at the cross.
Similarly, Jesus carried every pain and disease.  Matthew writes, “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, saying: ‘He Himself took our infirmities and bore our sicknesses’” (Matthew 8:16-17).
If God’s will was not healing, then why would Jesus have carried every sickness in His body? The obvious answer is that Jesus took our sicknesses for our healing.
Healings prove that Jesus Christ is alive.
The most astounding aspect of the gospel is that Jesus Christ rose from the dead. Without this, nothing else matters.
When the apostles preached Christ’s resurrection,  words were not enough. People needed proof, and the signs and wonders that followed the gospel became that proof.
I often share the gospel with complete strangers,  people of different culture and language. Why should they believe what I say about Jesus Christ? After all, they have their own religion and traditions.  Without the gospel being confirmed with tangible healings, it will just be word against word. They have their belief and I have mine, and the one sounds about as good as the other.
What makes the gospel unique is that Jesus Christ confirms His gospel with signs and wonders. People are convinced when they see and hear the wonders done in the name of the risen Jesus Christ.
Take a moment to thank God for His love for you and His willingness to heal. Maybe you can pray like this:
Thank you God that Christ has already provided my healing. I don’t want to beg or plead for something that you have already given to me. Now I thank you that I’m yours and I receive the gift of healing that you have made available for me.  Thank you in Jesus’ name!
Let me know how God has touched and healed you.

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