Summary: The goal of today’s message is to convince you through laying a strong Biblical foundation that healing is God’s will today. Because Jesus is the same yesterday, today and forever - and He is the Lord who heals us - He is still healing the sick today.
HEALING SCHOOL #1: HEALING IS GOD’S WILL TODAY
DOES GOD STILL HEAL TODAY?
There are many people who don’t believe that God still heals today.
This may be because of (a) personal experience or (b) wrong teaching.
THE BIG IDEA: The goal of today’s message is to convince you through laying a strong Biblical foundation that healing is God’s will today. Because Jesus is the same yesterday, today and forever - and He is the Lord who heals us - He is still healing the sick today.
“So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.” (Romans 10:17).
• To have faith in healing, you must hear what the Word of God says about healing.
• As I taught on prophecy & hearing God’s voice, I heard testimonies from those who did.
OPENING TEXT: Jesus is both Saviour (forgives our sins) and Healer (heals our sicknesses).
“Bless the Lord, O my soul; And all that is within me, bless His holy name! Bless the Lord, O my soul, And forget not all His benefits: Who forgives all your iniquities, Who heals all your diseases.” (Psalm 103:1-3).
KEY TEXT: “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever.” (Hebrews 13:8).
STORY FROM THE EARLY CHURCH: We need to raise our expectation level!
“Now Peter and John went up together to the temple at the hour of prayer, the ninth hour. And a certain man lame from his mother’s womb was carried, whom they laid daily at the gate of the temple which is called Beautiful, to ask alms from those who entered the temple; who, seeing Peter and John about to go into the temple, asked for alms. And fixing his eyes on him, with John, Peter said, "Look at us." So he gave them his attention, expecting to receive something from them. Then Peter said, "Silver and gold I do not have, but what I do have I give you: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, rise up and walk." And he took him by the right hand and lifted him up, and immediately his feet and ankle bones received strength.” (Acts 3:1-7).
15 BIBLICAL REASONS WHY HEALING IS GOD’S WILL TODAY:
1. THE COMPASSION OF JESUS:
“Then Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching…preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every sickness and every disease among the people. But when He saw the multitudes, He was moved with compassion for them.” (Matthew 9:35-36).
“And when Jesus went out He saw a great multitude; and He was moved with compassion for them, and healed their sick.” (Matthew 14:14).
2. THE GOODNESS OF THE FATHER:
“Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you…how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask Him?” (Matthew 7:7,11).
“Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights.” (James 1:17).
Why is healing God’s will today? Because God is good and loves to give good gifts to His kids
3. THE WILLINGNESS OF JESUS:
“And behold, a leper came and worshiped Him, saying, "Lord, if You are willing, You can make me clean." Then Jesus put out His hand and touched him, saying, "I am willing; be cleansed." Immediately his leprosy was cleansed…Now when Jesus had entered Capernaum, a centurion came to Him, pleading with Him, saying, "Lord, my servant is lying at home paralyzed, dreadfully tormented." And Jesus said to him, I will come and heal him.” (Matthew 8:2-7).
We know God CAN heal, and that God HAS healed in the past, but we question His willingness
4. THE NAME OF THE LORD:
“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.” (Ex. 25:26)
“For I am the Lord, I do not change.” (Malachi 3:6).
“Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever.” (Hebrews 13:8).
Jesus healed the sick 2,000 years ago—He’s the Lord who heals us—so He still heals today!
5. THE GLORY OF GOD:
“Then great multitudes came to Him, having with them the lame, blind, mute, maimed, and many others; and they laid them down at Jesus’ feet, and He healed them. So the multitude marveled when they saw the mute speaking, the maimed made whole, the lame walking, and the blind seeing; and they glorified the God of Israel.” (Matthew 15:30-31).
“Jesus answered, Neither this man nor his parents sinned, but that the works of God should be revealed in him.” (John 9:3).