Last month we had a look at whether God is still healing today. When looking at scripture, we can see that there is no biblical evidence to suggest that it is not in the will of God to still heal today.
Remember, the bible is clear that the Lord never changes, He is the same yesterday, today and forever. Keeping this in mind, it is easy to grasp that His nature and character also stay the same. In the Old Testament we find quite a few examples of God healing people.In the New Testament, when Jesus walked the Earth, it is remarkable to see how God did some miraculous healings and how that changed and transformed lives. It is clear from the book of Acts that God’s healing power was still performed in the early church, it even speaks of Jesus’s disciples performing some incredible healings through God’s power. The bible teaches us that Jesus came to save us.
John 3:17 (NKJV)
17For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.
The word used for saved in the scripture above, is the Greek word “SOZO”, and it has a lot of meanings. Many believers believe that the word “saved” only speaks of “salvation”or “eternal life”, but the word “SOZO” means so much more than only that. It means saved, deliver, rescue, keep from harm, free from disease just to name a few. The truth is that Jesus came to do a complete redemptive work at the cross. If you go to Jesus with anything that comes to kill, steal and destroy your live, Jesus most definitely has all the power and means to set you free from whatever is keeping you in a place of despair. The bible teaches us that Jesus came to give us life and life more abundantly. It is vital that we understand the fullness of these words. We need to come to the realization, that the same power that raised Christ from the dead, is still available to the body of Christ right now. I honestly believe that this is one of the main reasons why it is so important for us to know God and to know Him well. We need to have an intimate relationship with Him. He needs to be our best friend. If you begin to know Him, the way that He really is, you will begin to believe that He is Who He says He is. The all sufficient, wonderful God, that loves us and wants to bless our lives. I have personally prayed for many people and I have seen God heal many people. I have also seen people with great faith not getting healed, however, I will never stop believing and praying for God to do the unthinkable and heal a person, whether it be in their physical body, mentally or emotionally. If I could encourage you today, I would like to say this, never stop believing and always remember God is in control no matter what happens. He holds the whole world in His hands, and He is a good God.