If you are unsure if it is God’s will to heal you or not, that thinking could be what’s hindering you from receiving your healing today, so let’s settle this question right here and now. Let’s take the issue completely off the table.
The answer to the question of if it’s God’s will to heal you or not is a resounding yes. Period. No ifs, ands, or buts.
Now let me show you. I’m going to answer three questions in this article that will show you clearly that it’s God’s will for you to be healed. They are:
1. What did He say about His will to heal?
2. Who did He say He would heal?
3. What did He say He would heal?
Looking to Jesus for Answers
I’m going to answer the three questions by using the best example there is. Jesus Himself. Jesus is the express image of the Father (Hebrews 1:3), which means he is an exact copy, a precise reproduction, of God in every respect. He is God in the flesh for you to see. He is the perfect representation of who God is. This is why Jesus told his disciples, If you’ve seen me, you’ve seen the Father (John 14:9).
In John 12:49 Jesus says that He only speaks what the Father commands him to speak, and in John 5:19 He says that He only does what He sees the Father do. To sum that up, if Jesus said it, God said it. If Jesus did it, God would do it. There is no better person to look at than Jesus to see what God’s will is regarding healing.
Question #1: What did God say about His will to heal?
First of all, it doesn’t matter what anyone else says. What does God say?
Third John 1:2 says, Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers. These words, penned by John and inspired by the Holy Spirit, reveal that it is God’s will that you walk in health.
Healing begins with you believing that it is His will for you to be well.
What you think about healing is very important because what you believe is what you’ll have. If you don’t believe it, you won’t experience it in your life.
Since Jesus is the voice of God, let’s see what Jesus said about His will to heal. In Mark 1:40-41, the leprous man came to Jesus and said, If you are willing, you can make me clean. What did Jesus say in response? I am willing; be cleansed. It doesn’t get much easier to understand than that. “I am willing.” Jesus clearly states that it is God’s will to heal. He said it then, He doesn’t change (Hebrews 13:8), and that’s what He still says today.
God proclaimed in Exodus 15:26 that He is the Lord who heals you, and in Psalm 107:20 He declares that He sent His word and healed you. He is a God of healing. Saying God doesn’t want to heal you is assigning him characteristics that are not a part of His nature. Jesus came to give life and give it in abundance (John 10:10). You can be assured that this is also the heart of the Father.
Question #2: Who did he say He would heal?
Does He heal all or does He pick and choose? Is it based on random selection or based on a person’s works? Matthew 8:16 says, …and he cast out the spirits with his word, and healed all that were sick. Matthew 12:15 says, and he healed them all. If that’s not enough to convince you who He would heal, look up Matthew 4:24, Luke 4:40, and Luke 6:19 as further evidence that He healed them all.
There are 14 instances in the New Testament where Jesus healed every person. Anybody that came to Jesus was healed. He did not turn a single person away.
You’ll also notice that Jesus never made anyone wait for healing. They came and He healed them. On. The. Spot. He never said, “My son, you need to suffer a little longer because I don’t think you have learned your lesson yet.” He never said, “No, it’s not my Father’s will to heal you today because you were a jerk to your wife yesterday.” He never said, “I’m going to let you suffer a little longer because in a few days’ time you’ll be closer to God.”
Too many people are taught today, and therefore have the mindset, that “He’s trying to teach me something by giving me this sickness.” Really? Jesus only did what He saw the Father do, and He never did or said anything like that anywhere in the Scriptures.
Believing that lie hinders your trust in Him (Why would you trust a God who is causing you pain and suffering?), and will only lead to passivity. You’ll think, Well, God gave me this sickness, so I’ll just bear the burden of it until He decides to take it away. What will be will be. This is wrong thinking and will lead to continued sickness in your body.
What about the Old Testament?
A common question that gets asked when talking about God’s will to heal is: What about in the Old Testament when God struck people down with sickness and plagues? It is true that before Jesus came, sickness was used as a form of punishment. It was part of the curse for disobedience (Deuteronomy 28:22, 27-28, 35, 59-61), and the people of that day lived and died under that curse. The good news is, Jesus became a curse for you (Galatians 3:13), bearing all of your sins, sickness, and pain so that you wouldn’t have to. You are no longer living under the curse, which means God will not under any circumstances afflict you with sickness.
If you believe that God is making you wait for your healing for some reason or another, then I implore you to ask yourself these questions: Why do I believe that? Did a pastor say it and I took his word as gospel? Did a trusted “religious” friend tell me that? This is my charge to you: Get in the Word and see for yourself what the truth is. You will see that it is His will that everyone would be healed.
Question #3: What did He say He would heal?
Is there anything that the Father can’t or won’t heal? Psalm 103:3 is just one example of many that answers this question for us. It says, …who heals all your diseases. There’s that word “all” again. Let’s look deeper at that word. In both the Hebrew and the Greek translations, “all” means … all. Yes, all. There is not one single thing that our Father can’t or won’t heal.
It doesn’t matter if the doctors have a name for what is attacking you or not. It doesn’t matter if it’s some new type of cancer or some new strain of bacteria that hasn’t been identified yet. That something, whatever it is, is covered by “all.”
But I did this to myself.
It doesn’t matter if it’s something you brought on yourself. For years, I walked in the deception that because I treated my body poorly and walked in sin I had brought all the sickness and disease on myself. I had opened a door for the enemy to slip in and wreak havoc. I believed it was my fault, and because it was my fault I deserved everything that came to me. It was my punishment and I lived with it. Baloney!
It doesn’t matter if you have smoked for 40 years and have just been diagnosed with lung cancer. God has provided healing for that. There is nothing that the blood of Jesus didn’t cover because God wants every single one of you to be healed.
Fix This Truth in Your Mind
Sickness, disease, depression, whatever your diagnosis is, did not come from God. He is the giver of life, not death (John 10:10). He is the author of health, not sickness. Sickness is bad and it is from the devil. God wants you well!
If sickness is from God, then wouldn’t Jesus have been going against God’s will by healing the sick? Wouldn’t that mean that Jesus was disobeying God? And if sickness is from God, then why do you do everything you can to be well? Aren’t you going against His will for you? That doesn’t make sense, does it?
Let’s summarize: It is God’s will to heal, He healed all people, and He healed all diseases. Notice I used the past tense in those last two answers. He healed, past tense. Not only will He heal, but he has already healed you through the finished works of the Cross. This is why 1 Peter 2:24 says that by His stripes you were healed. It’s a done deal. You already have it.
You can read more about that in our next teaching, “It’s All Past Tense.”