Will Jesus heal today as He did before?


By BibleAsk Team

Will Jesus Heal Today?

Jesus’ healing touch was not intended only for the Bible times but for all ages. The Bible tells us that Jesus spent more time healing than teaching. “And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all kinds of sickness and all kinds of disease among the people” (Matthew 4:23). And He healed all that came to Him. For “great multitudes followed Him, and He healed them all” (Matthew 12:15; Luke 4:40; Luke 6:19).

Jesus’ will for us today has not changed for He is “the same yesterday, today, and forever” (Hebrews 13:8). Isaiah prophesied about Jesus that “by His stripes we are healed” (Isaiah 53:5). And David rejoicing in the Lord said, “Bless the Lord, O my soul Who heals all your diseases” (Psalm 103:3). Therefore, we can be sure that His healing touch is still available for us today.

God’s Healing Is Conditional On:

First-Having faith in God. “Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them” (Mark 11:24). To those seeking healing, Jesus said, “your faith has made you well” (Matthew 9:22).

Second-Being obedient to God’s Moral and health laws. “Now it shall come to pass, if you diligently obey the voice of the Lord your God, to observe carefully all His commandments which I command you today, that … all these blessings shall come upon you and overtake you, …But …if you do not obey the voice of the Lord your God, to observe carefully all His commandments and His statutes which I command you today, that all these curses will come upon you and overtake you…  He will bring back on you all the diseases of Egypt, of which you were afraid, and they shall cling to you” (Deuteronomy 28:1-61).

Anointment of Oil

For those that have fulfilled the above conditions and seek healing, the Bible states “Is anyone among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord.  And the prayer of faith will save the sick, and the Lord will raise him up. And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven” (James 5:14, 15).

Church spiritual leaders are only the instruments; the miracles of restored health and the forgiveness of sin are done in the name of Jesus Christ (Mark 16:17; Acts 3:16). The full ceremony, including the anointing of the oil and the offering of the prayer, must be given in harmony with God’s will.

Therefore, those seeking healing should always add to their prayers “Your will be done” (Luke 11:2; 22:42). No one knows what is best for him (Romans 8:26). Some of the most valuable lessons of life are gained in the school of suffering (Hebrews 2:10), and it may therefore be that, even though God does not cause sickness (James 1:13), He may allow it to continue for a time and a purpose.

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BibleAsk Team

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