God is a healing God.
Jesus is the exact representation of God’s nature (Hebrews 1:3).
God has revealed in every book of the Bible that He heals.
The first healing is salvation.
Salvation is believing in Jesus and receiving eternal life. A person goes from death to life.
Salvation is even greater than healing: it’s being raised from the dead and finding everlasting life.
There is a debate about whether or not God heals.
If someone does not believe or receive that He heals, that person misses out.
It is the same in every aspect of our most holy faith.
If someone does not believe that God saves through Jesus Christ, they miss out. The consequence is very serious: their eternal destiny depends on their response to God’s offer of His Son.
If someone does not believe that God sends His Holy Spirit so that we can know Him, then that person misses out.
It is the same with healing.
If someone does not believe that Jesus heals, that person is not receiving the full gospel.
The Greatest and Only Offer
God has given mankind the greatest and only offer: Himself.
God has offered Himself to every person.
It is an unspeakable, priceless, glorious offer.
Contained within Him is everything a person could ever want, need, desire, long for and hope for, including healing.
God is the Author and Giver of Life
God is the author and giver of life.
He gives life in the natural and spiritual realms.
His command is everlasting life (John 12:50).
Everything good comes from God (James 1:17).
God is a Giving God
Some of the good and perfect things God gives (a very brief list):
Life (John 1:4, John 10:10).
Love (1 John 4:16).
Mercy (Psalm 36:5).
Light (1 John 1:5).
Peace (Isaiah 9:6).
Strength (Psalm 18:32).
Water (Deuteronomy 11:11).
God is Good
“For the Lord is good; His mercy is everlasting, and His truth endures to all generations” (Psalm 100:5).
All good gifts and all perfect gifts come from God the Father.
“Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning” (James 1:17).
Entities such as evil, sickness, and the like originated with the enemy and are the result of the fall and sin, which originated with the enemy (John 8:44, John 10:10).
Health and Healing
God is the author and giver of health and healing. He is not involved in anything that causes pain, suffering, sickness, or death.
“Surely He has borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows; yet we esteemed Him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted” (Isaiah 53:4).
The word “griefs” is Hebrew “kholee” which means “weaknesses, sicknesses, and afflictions.”
“Sorrows” is the Hebrew “makob,” meaning “our pain.”
God Gives . . .
“For God so loved the world He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever relies on Him shall not perish but have everlasting life” (John 3:16).
“And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever” (John 14:16).
In John 17, Jesus says the word “give” in various forms, 17 times.
Jesus Gives Rest . . .
“Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light” (Matthew 11:28-30).
Seven Reasons Jesus Healed
1. Compassion (Mark 1:41). Compassion has action; not sympathy.
2. Healing belongs to His children; it is the children’s bread (Mark 7:27).
3. To glorify the Father (Matthew 15:30-31).
4. To fulfill the promises of God (Matthew 8:16-17).
5. To confirm His word (John 10:37-38). Miracles confirm the word. If you don’t believe what I say, believe for the works sake. Let the works prove to you that what I am saying is God’s word.
6. Because of the blood covenant (Isaiah 53:4). There is healing in the atonement.
7. To destroy the works of the devil (Acts 10:38).