Does God Want to Heal Me?

Supernatural Healing:  Not just for Bible stories.  Not just for the future kingdom of heaven.  For today.  Right now.

Although healing occurs over and over again throughout Scripture, many people believe that it is not God’s will for them to experience physical healing—on the spot—today.

They refuse prayer when they are sick or in a difficult situation because they believe that God’s will is for them to be in that situation. If we believe that God’s will for us is to live our lives under disease and sickness, how twisted is our view of God?

Jeremiah 29:11 says: “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.” Romans 8:28 says: “And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.”  Both verses clearly display God’s desire for our healthiness and wholeness.

Some may argue that God could heal them if He really wanted to, but until then, they choose to suffer and see what God is trying to teach them through their struggles. Could it be true that God’s will for us is to go through something terrible to teach us patience or perseverance?  If so, why would we even bother praying?

When facing the storms of life, can’t you learn things through the struggle while also proclaiming God’s promises for healing and welfare in your life? God desires health and wholeness for every person. Regardless of your struggle, God is greater! His plans are so much bigger than cancer, than sickness, than death!

Todd White, world-renowned evangelist, makes this statement regarding sickness:  “If sickness was from God, then Jesus would’ve been going against the will of God [in healing others], and that is not scripturally sound because Jesus was sent to fulfill the will of God.”

Our Father WANTS to heal us!

Matthew 9:35 explains: “Jesus went through all the towns and villages, teaching in their synagogues, proclaiming the good news of the kingdom and healing every disease and sickness.”  Can you imagine Jesus remarking, “I will heal you as soon as you learn your lesson about patience during trials”?  No, he took an interest in everyone he met and graciously proclaimed healing over their bodies. What is preventing us from doing the same?

What is preventing us from using the authority God gave us to life over people? God spoke the world into existence. There is so much power in the words that we speak over people!

When are we going to get the courage to stand in the gap for ourselves, our families, and our friends?  Sickness, disease, migraines, cancer — ALL are forbidden in the kingdom of heaven.  Do we truly mean the Lord’s Prayer when we speak it? “Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name; thy kingdom come, thy will be done on Earth as it is in Heaven.”

Matthew 10:1 explains that Jesus’ twelve disciples were given the authority to “heal every disease and sickness.”  As followers of Christ, we are given the same power to, through Jesus, heal those who are afflicted with any kind of pain.

There are times when we declare healing over someone, believing in full faith for their healing, and they get sicker or even pass away. These situations are difficult to deal with and to know how to explain. However, a few things are certain: 1) This doesn’t mean that God loves you or them less, 2) that you did not have enough faith, 3) that not enough people were praying, or 4) that they died early as punishment for sin. These are lies from the enemy, meant to hold us back from believing for healing again. At the end of the day, God’s thoughts are so much higher than our thoughts and His ways are so much higher than our ways.  God is good all the time.  Even if someone is not healed in the way we expect, we should not stop declaring life and wholeness over that person (or others).

In the Old Testament, when Hezekiah was struck with an illness and near death, the Lord spoke through the prophet Isaiah saying that Hezekiah would die. Hezekiah prayed to the Lord for his life. The Lord spoke to Isaiah again of Hezekiah, “This is what the Lord, the God of your father David, says: I have heard your prayer and seen your tears; I will heal you” (2 Kings 20:5). Our prayers matter!

When Jesus said, “It is finished,” on the cross, that was for you.  He died for your sickness, your disease, and your incurable illness.  In three days, he arose with resurrected life.  Death has been defeated and Jesus has the victory!  You have the power to declare His blood over yourself, your family, and your friends.  1 Peter 2:24 confirms this promise: “By his wounds you’ve been healed.”

Just as in the days of Moses, when the Israelites put lamb’s blood over their door and the Angel of Death passed over their homes, so you too can declare the Lamb’s blood over your door, body, and life.  There is no power greater than the power of Jesus Christ.  All chains are broken through Him and freedom is yours!

There are numerous people all around us who see people healed every day: backs realigned, broken ankles restored, cancer gone.  And God’s power, manifested in you, has the same power.  You can see these things with your own eyes!

There is power in the Word. “Jesus, I believe that cancer’s grip has no power over me and I declare that by your wounds, I am healed!” or “Jesus, I proclaim that the fear in my life is against the Truth of your Word.”  Prayer works.  Declaration works.  Healing works.  Jesus works.

(This song by Darlene Zschech is powerful in declaring healing!  Give it a watch:  In Jesus’ Name

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