Matthew 8:2-3 says, And behold there came a leper and worshiped Jesus saying, Lord it thou wilt thou canst make me clean. And Jesus put forth his hand and touched him saying, I will; be thou clean. And immediately his leprosy was cleansed.
Before you can ever have healing, you must settle the fact that it is God's will to heal you. Some believe it's God's will to heal others but not them, while others believe God might heal if it's his will, but if itís not then he won't. None of these are true.
This leper knew Jesus could heal him if it was his will. He no doubt had heard of Jesus healing folks or possible had seen him do it. But he didn't know if it was his will to heal him. Are you at this place?
We all know God provided healing for his servants under the old covenant. He told them if they would serve him and obey him, he would take sickness away from the midst of them. Exodus 23:25. Go back and read the old covenant and you'll find this to be true. He told them that he was the Lord that healeth them. Exodus 15:26.
Healing has not been done away with like some say. Look at Hebrews 13:8. It says Jesus Christ the same Yesterday, today, and forever. Jesus was healing everywhere he went when he was here. So don't you know he is still healing today if he hasn't changed? This verse says he hasn't. He will be the same forever just like he was yesterday.
In Malachi 3:6 it also says, For I am the Lord I change not. We serve an unchanging God people. So believe the Bible, not what you hear someplace else.
God sent Jesus here to show us the father's will. Everything Jesus said and did was under the instructions from the father God. Jesus prayed and told God before his crucifixion that he had finished the work, which he had given him to do. John 17:4b. A big portion of that work was Jesus healing the people everywhere he went. Matthew 9:35. His ministry was preaching, teaching, and healing. It is still the same today through ministers here on the earth.
So Jesus settled the fact to this leper that it was his will to heal him. What did Jesus say to him? He put forth his hand and touched him saying, I will, be thou clean. He said it was his will to heal him and immediately his leprosy was cleansed.
Has God changed his mind about healing? I can't find any place in the Bible where he has, and neither can anyone else. It's not there! Thank God!
God is not a changing God. He never changes and he cannot lie. So what you see in the Word is the truth and always will be. You can count on the Word to never fail, and trust it to be the truth for your every need.
Healing is for today and all the tomorrows as long as the earth is in existence. It's God's will to heal you, so don't let anyone tell you any different. Study the word and be fully persuaded in your own heart and mind that is God's will to heal you, because it is.
Written by Ruth Napier
July 3, 2009
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