Is it God's Will to Heal you?
Hosea 4:6 (God speaking) "My people are being destroyed
because they don’t know Me." (NLT)
So let's take a real good look at Him and His heart for us....
Psalms 91:14 (God's Words to you) “Because he/she has set their love upon Me, therefore I will deliver them;
I will set them on high, because they have known My name.
15 They shall call upon Me, and I will answer them;
I will be with them in trouble;
I will deliver them and honor them.
16 With long life I will satisfy them,
And show them My salvation.” (KJV)
There is nothing satisfying about being sick, is there???
A well body is what's satisfying!
3 John 1:2 (God's Spirit speaking through the Aged John the Apostle) "Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in every way and [that your body] may keep well, even as [I know] your soul keeps well and prospers." (AMP)
John 10:10 "The thief (Satan) comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I
(Jesus talking) have come so they can have life. I want them to have it in the fullest possible way." (NIRV)
In the Old Testament God revealed Himself to His people as - Jehovah Raphah meaning "THE LORD GOD WHO HEALS YOU"
In the New Testament - Jesus was known as "THE GREAT PHYSICIAN"
Two-thirds of His dealings with the people were "healing the multitudes".
Acts 10:38 (written by Luke, a physician) "You know how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power. Jesus went around doing good. He healed all who were under the devil’s power. God was with him. (NIRV)
One translation says "all those who were oppressed of the devil." So whose the thief who comes to rob you of your health and to keep you from living a full life? His name is Satan.
Luke 13:10 "Jesus was teaching in one of the synagogues on a Sabbath day. 11 A woman there had been disabled by an evil spirit for 18 years. She was bent over and could not stand up straight.
12 Jesus saw her. He asked her to come to him. He said to her, “Woman, you will no longer be disabled. I am about to set you free.” 13 Then he put his hands on her.
Right away she stood up straight and praised God.
14 Jesus had healed the woman on the Sabbath day. This made the synagogue ruler angry. He told the people, “There are six days for work. So come and be healed on those days. But do not come on the Sabbath.”
15 The Lord answered him, “You pretenders! Doesn’t each of you go to the barn and untie his ox or donkey on the Sabbath day? Then don’t you lead it out to give it water? 16 This woman is a member of Abraham’s family line. But Satan has kept her disabled for 18 long years. Shouldn’t she be set free on the Sabbath day from what was keeping her disabled?”
17 When Jesus said this, all those who opposed him were put to shame. But the people were delighted. They loved all the wonderful things he was doing." (NIRV)
God is not the one making anyone sick. It's purpose is not to teach you anything. It's an oppression. It keeps you from being all that God created you to be!
Psalms 103: A song of David:
1 O my soul, come, praise the Eternal
with all that is in me—body, emotions, mind, and will—every part of who I am—
praise His holy name.
2 O my soul, come, praise the Eternal;
sing a song from a grateful heart;
sing and never forget all the good He has done.
3 Despite all your many offenses, He forgives and releases you.
More than any doctor, He heals your diseases." (The Voice)
Are you ever too far gone that your God can't heal you?
Luke 5:12 "In one of the villages, Jesus met a man with an advanced case of leprosy. When the man saw Jesus, he bowed with his face to the ground, begging to be healed. “Lord,” he said, “if you are willing, you can heal me and make me clean.” (I know you can but will you heal me?)
13 Jesus reached out and touched him. “I am willing,” he said. “Be healed!” And instantly the leprosy disappeared." (NLT)
Jesus never refused to help anyone who came to Him to be healed.
He never said they weren't good enough to be made well. All who would receive - did!
Hebrews 13:8 "Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever. 9 Don’t let all kinds of strange teachings lead you into the wrong way." (ERV)
Is God still in the healing business today? You bet He is!
Whether dealing with God in the flesh - in the person of Jesus Christ, God in Spirit form - the Holy Spirit or Your Heavenly Father - All-Mighty God Himself. His desire for you never changes!!
James 1:16 "My dearly loved brothers and sisters, don’t be misled. 17 Every good gift bestowed, every perfect gift received comes to us from above, courtesy of the Father of lights. He is consistent. He won’t change His mind or play tricks in the shadows. 18 We have a special role in His plan. He calls us to life by His message of truth so that we will show the rest of His creatures His goodness and love." (The Voice)
Listen to His Words said long ago. They are just as truthful today as when they were first spoken. These words are God's promise to you:
Exodus 23:25 "Worship only Me, the Lord your God! I will bless you with plenty of food and water and keep you strong. 26 Your women will give birth to healthy children, and everyone will live a long life." (CEV)
God's will is always healing! Sickness & disease were never His plan for mankind. It wasn't part of man's world at the start, it came through the Fall. Sin opened the door to sickness & disease. Jesus came to close that door with His very own life blood. Listen to His words:
Matthew 6:8 "Your prayers need not be labored or lengthy or grandiose—for your Father knows what you need before you ever ask Him. 9 Your prayers, rather, should be simple, like this:
Our Father in heaven,
let Your name remain holy.
10 Bring about Your kingdom.
Manifest Your will here on earth,
as it is manifest in heaven." (The Voice)
Do you really think sickness & disease is part of God's Heaven?
Neither should it be allowed to thrive here on earth, according to Jesus!!