Healing For All!
If healing isn’t for all, how can it be for any?
The very fact that our bodies are designed to fight sickness and heal themselves is a testimony to how God wants us well. Strong, healthy bodies can resist or defeat most sicknesses.
This post was written by Charis Bible College instructor and Dean of Students, Barry Bennett.
When we abuse our bodies or suffer from trauma (emotional or physical) or live in fear and stress, we weaken our bodies, and sicknesses seek an opportunity. Nevertheless, healing is available to all, just as salvation from sin is available to all.
Healing is a part of our redemption in Christ. We know that Jesus came to destroy the works of the Enemy (1 John 3:8) and that He “went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him” (Acts 10:38).
The problem isn’t whether or not healing is God’s will; the problem is often our lack of understanding of God’s will.
God stated that “my people are destroyed for lack of knowledge” (Hos. 4:6).
Our redemption was accomplished 2,000 years ago, and all of the benefits of that redemption became available at that time for all who believe. We have been freed from the power of sin and all of its manifestations, including sickness.
We can find God’s heart to see His people healed in many scriptures in both the Old and New Testaments. God reveals Himself in one of His redemptive names as the God who heals us (Ex. 15:26).
God’s nature cannot change, so if He was a healer before the Law and under the Law, how much more under grace?
Isaiah prophesied and Peter confirmed that by Jesus’ stripes we were healed (Isa. 53:4-5 and 1 Pet. 2:24). In other words, forgiveness exists for all, whether they receive it or not. The price was paid. And thus, healing is also available to all, though many do not take advantage of it.
Jesus commissioned the church to heal the sick (Mark 16:18), and we see the early church walking in this power. Jesus gave gifts of healing to the church (1 Cor. 12).
James asked if any among the church were sick (James 5:14). The very question implies that there should be no sick among us, and the necessary steps to receive healing are given.
We need to stir ourselves up to resist the work of the Enemy in our bodies.
Just as we appropriate His grace to walk in holiness, let’s appropriate His grace to walk in health!
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