Is it always God’s will to heal?

Posted: March 25, 2014 in Uncategorized
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I have been dealing with this question a lot lately, as I have been preaching a message series on healing.  I believe it is always God’s will for someone to be healed.  Let me give you some reasons why I believe this to be true from Scripture.   

1.  Before sin entered the world, the earth existed as God intended for it to be.  Was there any sickness, pain, disease, decay or death? No.  That was God’s perfect will.  

2.  In the new heavens and new earth described in Revelation, will there be any sickness, pain, disease, decay or death?  No.  That’s God’s perfect will.  

3.  Jesus is perfect theology.  Jesus never embraced sickness as a friend.  He never turned away anyone wanting to be healed.  On several occasions the gospels indicated He healed all who came to Him for healing.  He never once said to anyone, “It is not God’s will for you to be healed. You are learning many valuable lessons through your sickness.”

4.  Jesus paid for our sickness with our sins.  Isaiah 53:4-5 says, Surely He has borne our griefs And carried our sorrows; Yet we esteemed Him stricken, Smitten by God, and afflicted. But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; The chastisement for our peace was upon Him, And by His stripes we are healed. Some want to say that only had to do with our spiritual healing from sin.  However, a careful reading of the gospels shows this is linked not just with spiritual healing but physical healing.  In Matthew 8:17 quoting from Isaiah 53:4 it says that the physically healing ministry of Jesus was fulfillment of this prophesy.  Jesus died for sickness and disease.  

You might wonder, if it is always God’s will to heal then why doesn’t everyone get healed?  To be honest, I don’t know.  I wish I could answer that question fully but I can’t.  But I do not believe the problem lies with healing not being God’s will.  How many know God’s will is not always done in this world?  Sin entered this world and things like sickness, pain, disease, decay and death came with it.  Jesus taught us to pray your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is heaven.   The very prayer itself indicates that God’s will is not always done or we would not have to pray for His will to be done.  God’s will is to heal.  We can’t lower the standard of scripture to our level of experience or maybe inexperience.  The Bible tells us to pray in faith.  How could we pray for healing in faith if we are not sure it is God’s will?  I have often heard the prayer for healing with the caveat, Lord if it be your will.  That sounds noble, that’s how I prayed for years, after all we wouldn’t want to act as though we are trying to force God to heal someone outside of His will.  But is that a prayer of faith?  If we know it’s God’s will to “forgive all our sins and heal our diseases” (Psalm 103:3) then we can pray with faith!

For more information on healing today check out my new book So Much More.  

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