by Sandra Conner (Radical About Jesus Ministries)
Is it God’s will to heal every person every time? Well, let’s look at the life of Jesus, the Physician. If, according to the Word, He is the only complete and exact representation of God and His will, then we will be able to tell if God is always willing to heal and deliver every person every time. It really doesn’t take very long to read through the four gospels, and get a complete picture of the life of Jesus.
The fact is that Jesus healed everybody who came to Him for healing. He healed a lot of people who didn’t come to Him, but He healed everyone who did come. Matthew 4:23 says that Jesus “was healing every kind of disease and every kind of sickness.” Verse 24 says, “they brought to Him all who were ill, … and He healed them.” Luke 4:30 says, “And while the sun was setting, all who had any sick with various diseases brought them to Him, and laying His hands on every one of them, He was healing them.” Luke 6:19 says, “And all the multitude were trying to touch Him, for power was coming from Him and healing them all.” Matthew 12:15 says, “But Jesus, aware of this, withdrew from there. And many followed Him, and He healed them all.”
ALL, ALL, ALL. There was never one to whom Jesus said, “No”. There was never one to whom He said, “You’ll have to wait.” There was never one to whom He said, “I’m trying to teach you something through this sickness.” No one seeking healing ever heard Him say, “I can’t heal you because it’s time for you to die.” (On the contrary, He recalled several from death.) There was never one to whom He said, “Go down the street to Doctor So-and-So, and I’ll give him the wisdom to give you an operation, and you’ll get well.” No, dear Christian.
History tells us that there was rather advanced medical science being practiced during the time of Jesus, and even as far back as Moses. Dr. Lillian Yoemans, who gave up her profession as a medical doctor to minister God’s supernatural healing power to the sick, says in her book Healing from Heaven, “The history of medicine shows us that they (Egyptian physicians) had a most elaborate system of medicine and surgery … The ancient Egyptians prior to and contemporaneous with Moses performed many surgical operations, including the removal of tumors and operations of the eye. As to medicine, they had an extensive pharmacopoeia.”
She goes on to say, “But the most striking thing about the attitude of the Word of God toward human systems of healing is that they are ignored therein as though they were non-existent. In view of the fact that elaborate systems of medical science flourished during the periods covered by the Sacred Record, it seems that no words could be more eloquent than the divine silence regarding them.” (Lillian B. Yeomans M.D., Healing From Heaven, revised edition Springfield, Mo. Gospel Publishing House, 1973, pp. 37,38, 66.)
Medical science was not a tool that Jesus needed to use. There are dedicated people out there today who offer medicine and surgery in an effort to help, but Jesus still has a better way. He can perform surgery without cutting into our body; He can perform surgery without costing us a fortune. Jesus never told anybody, “You go to man and get your help.” Rather, He always said, “I am your help. You can have it if you’ll take it.”
God never changed His mind. He sent Jesus to destroy the work of the devil. That’s why Jesus healed all that were oppressed of the devil. We never have to wonder if sickness is from God. God sent Jesus, and He healed every oppressed person, saying all the time that He was only doing the will of the Father. He’s still doing the same thing today. How can we be sure? Malachi 3:6 says, “For I, the Lord, do not change.” And Hebrews 13:8 says, “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, and today, and forever.”
Is it God’s will to heal every person every time? Not only does He WILL to heal every person every time, but He in fact DOES GRANT HEALING to every person every time.
Dear friend, be very careful that you do not make the mistake of saying that God refused to heal any person who asked for healing in faith that was based on His Word. We all know people who did not receive their healing from the Lord at times, but there is a huge difference in someone not receiving and God not giving. I can give you a wrapped gift – even put it in your hands – but that does not mean that you will open it and use or enjoy it. If you set it down still wrapped and don’t actively take it into your life, that has nothing to do with me. I did my part, but you are not doing yours for some reason.
There are many reasons that people do not receive their healing, and we have talked about many of those hindrances to healing in articles on this blog. We will talk about others in the future. But the point I’m making here is that the reason is NEVER because God chose to break His promise and refuse healing to anyone who came in faith, holding onto the Word of God, and asking Him to manifest that Word in his body.
God has healing and deliverance for you today – through Jesus Christ. If you’re sick, make an appointment with the Great Physician right now, and let Him make you well!