More on the Study of Healing Through Faith: What is the Will of God?

Because of the fall of Adam and Eve, sin entered into the world, and death through sin, and in this way, death came to all people, for all have sinned (Rom. 5:12). Because death is passed upon all people because of sin and separation from God, man had devised ways to heal  his sick and broken body. But this wasn’t the will of God from the foundation of the world.

During the time of Moses, the Lord made Himself known as the God who heals.

“If you diligently heed the voice of the Lord your God and do what is right in His sight, give ear to His commandments and keep all His statutes, I will put none of the diseases on you which I have brought on the Egyptians. For I am the Lord who heals you.” (Exo. 15:26, emphasis added)

When Miriam was afflicted with leprosy because she spoke against her brother Moses, Moses did not call for physicians but cried out to God and begged Him to heal her. And after 7 days had passed, the Lord healed Miriam (Num. 12).

Jeremiah the prophet prayed to God for healing and deliverance:

Heal me, O Lord, and I shall be healed;
Save me, and I shall be saved,
For You are my praise. (Jer. 17:14)

The ancient people of God had known that He was the Healer of all their diseases and afflictions. But other peoples, the Gentiles, had not. No wonder the history of Medicine began in Ancient Egypt, Greece (from where Hippocrates, considered as “The Father of Medicine” was born), and Rome. These peoples from whom ancient medicine originated did not know and worship the one, true living God, but believed and worshiped many gods made of gold, silver, and bronze.

Was God, then, the author of Medicine to heal man of all his diseases and afflictions? I think not. Had He, along the way, changed His mind regarding His being the God who heals all man’s diseases? But these are His very words:

For I am the Lord, I do not change;
Therefore you are not consumed, O sons of Jacob. (Mal. 3:6, emphasis added)

David had sung God’s praises and blessed Him who “heals all our diseases” (Ps. 103:3).

When the Lord Jesus Christ walked on earth, His ministry did not only include preaching the Gospel of salvation, but He also went about healing all manners of sicknesses and diseases. He brought salvation as well as healing, the fruit of the forgiveness of sins. Since the Lord Jesus came preaching the Gospel, forgiving sins, and healing all that were sick who came to Him, God, who has made Himself known as the Healer of all diseases, has manifested this will through the Lord Jesus Christ.

A leper came to the Lord Jesus and begged Him to heal him, saying, “If You are willing, You can make me clean.” And what did the Lord answer?

41 Then Jesus, moved with compassion, stretched out His hand and touched him, and said to him, “I am willing; be cleansed.” (Mark 1:41)

God has declared that He is the Healer of all our diseases and He is willing to heal us when we come to Him and believe.

I have heard testimonies in Church about brethren who, when they had chosen to trust in doctors and medicines and failed to trust in God to heal their sicknesses and diseases, did not receive cure or healing despite paying thousands and hundreds of thousands in hospital bills and medicines. On the other hand, those who have fully believed in the Lord Jesus and His power to heal, and have humbly yielded their sick bodies to the mercy of God, have received the miraculous healing they were hoping for.

Every now and then, I hear testimonies about brethren in Christ who have signed waivers in hospitals, rejecting hospitalization and treatment no matter how gravely ill or critical their condition is. After they have learned what was ailing them through lab tests, they decide to leave the hospital and the care of the doctors, refuse to take the prescribed medicines and go home and pray and/or fast for healing. They call for prayer warriors from the Church to pray for them and lay their hands on them. And through their humbling before God and complete trust, they are raised up from their sick beds and are healed. They then shout their praises and thanksgiving to God, giving glory to His name. Such was my (and our family’s) life and first-hand experiences.

It is the will of God to heal those who believe and come to Him for healing because it is who He is. It is not His will for His children to trust in doctors and medicines for He will not give His glory to another (Is. 42:8).

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