Today’s Devotional IS AN EXCERPT of a longer piece, and contains 5 verses to consider. It comes from Nina Tidwell. Nina is the Author of the book “Love Awakens” , and a Photographer & Pastor. You can find her blog at: https://ninatidwell.com/jesus-the-healer/
In his message “Healing Belongs to Us”, Pastor Kenneth E. Hagin asked this question: “Would God ask you to pray for something if it wasn’t His will?” Consider this verse:
James 5:13-16 Is any sick among you? Let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord: And the prayer of Faith shall save (Heal) the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him. Confess your faults one to another, and Pray one for another, that you may be Healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much. According to this context of these verses, we see plainly that it IS God’s will to Heal ALL. Look at that verse again, “Is ANY sick among you…” (excluding no one) and “…pray one for another that YOU may be Healed. Let’s look at:
Acts 10:38 how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and power, and how he went around doing good and healing all who were under the power of the devil, because God was with him.
Here we see Jesus, was anointed by God with Power and with the Holy Ghost who went about doing Good and Healing ALL, that were oppressed of the Devil, for God was with Him. Look at that, God was With Jesus as He Healed all the sick—More proof that it Is God’s will to Heal. … When we see Jesus Heal all the sick, we see Him carrying out the Will of the Father: Healing all! Healing is in the plan of Redemption just as Forgiveness of sin. Physical Healing and forgiveness of sin are all a part of God’s redemption plan.
It’s been part of the plan from the beginning. Let’s look at the prophecy of the savior in Isaiah, and then we’ll see it confirmed in Matthew and again in Peter:
Isaiah 53:4-5 4 Surely he took up our pain and bore our suffering, yet we considered him punished by God, stricken by him, and afflicted. 5 But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed.
Matthew 8:14-17 14 When Jesus came into Peter’s house, he saw Peter’s mother-in-law lying in bed with a fever. 15 He touched her hand and the fever left her, and she got up and began to wait on him. 16 When evening came, many who were demon-possessed were brought to him, and he drove out the spirits with a word and healed all the sick. 17 This was to fulfill what was spoken through the prophet Isaiah: “He took up our infirmities and bore our diseases.”
1 Peter 2:24 24 “He himself bore our sins” in his body on the cross, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; “by his wounds you have been healed.”
There are many verses in the Old and New Testaments that point to the truths of physical healing and that it is always God’s will to heal. It’s important to remember that Jesus was not only the Son of God but also God in the flesh. He said, If you’ve seen Me, you’ve seen the Father. And when we look at His life and ministry on earth we see Him healing “all”- He never said it wasn’t Gods will to heal; He never turned anyone away that came to Him. If you or someone in your family is in need of Healing, begin to put your Faith in Jesus and the Father.