Do you find it easier to stand in faith for others to receive healing than it is to believe for yourself to receive it? Sometimes, it’s far easier to believe God wants and wills to heal someone else, isn’t it? But the truth is it is God’s will to heal you.
When Jesus walked the earth, He assured of this saying:
“For I have come down from heaven, not to do My own will, but the will of Him who sent Me” (John 6:38, NKJV).
“The Son can do nothing by himself; he can do only what he sees his Father doing, because whatever the Father does the Son also does” (John 5:19, NIV).
“For I did not speak on my own, but the Father who sent me commanded me to say all that I have spoken” (John 12:49, NIV).
If Jesus came from heaven to only do the will of His Father, to only speak what His Father told Him to speak, and to do only what His Father told Him to do, what is it that we see on the pages of Scripture that Jesus spent His time doing?
Matthew 10 gives us a very clear picture: “And when He had called His twelve disciples to Him, He gave them power over unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all kinds of sickness and all kinds of disease…. These twelve Jesus sent out and commanded them, saying: ‘Do not go into the way of the Gentiles, and do not enter a city of the Samaritans. But go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. And as you go, preach, saying, “The kingdom of heaven is at hand.” Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out demons. Freely you have received, freely give’” (Matthew 10:1, 5-8, NKJV).
Luke 10 tells us more: “Now after this the Lord chose and appointed seventy others and sent them out ahead of Him, two by two, into every town and place where He Himself was about to come (visit)” (Luke 10:1, AMPC).
Then Jesus goes on to say: “The harvest truly is great, but the labourers are few: pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he would send forth labourers into his harvest. Go your ways: behold, I send you forth as lambs among wolves. Carry neither purse, nor scrip, nor shoes: and salute no man by the way. And into whatsoever house ye enter, first say, Peace be to this house…. And heal the sick that are therein” (Luke 10:2-9, KJV).
From these Scriptures, there should be no doubt, no argument, no wondering whether it is God’s will to heal the sick. These verses give you the assurance needed that it is God’s will to heal you. God is for you, and He wants you to settle this in your heart, so you can receive your healing!
The Misuse of Praying, “If it be Your will…”
If all this is true—and it is—then why do some people pray with the phrase, “If it be Your will, God, please heal…”? Perhaps, they get this phrase from when Jesus was praying in the Garden of Gethsemane, right before He was to be arrested and eventually hung on the cross. He prayed to His heavenly Father saying, “If it is Your will, take this cup away from Me; nevertheless not My will, but Yours, be done” (Luke 22:42, NKJV).
It’s important to understand that Jesus wasn’t praying about healing. He wasn’t asking His heavenly Father to heal His body, because He wasn’t sick. Rather, He was fully the Son of God who knew what He was about to experience as fully man—His crucifixion. As Kenneth Copeland has said, “Jesus still had flesh, but the glory of God was flowing in His veins. He poured His blood out on the heavenly mercy seat so that we could be healed and well.”
Nowhere in Scripture did Jesus demonstrate for us to pray, “If it be Your will,” in relationship to healing; therefore, it should not be a part of how we pray when we want God to heal us. Rather, we should pray according to, and in alignment with, the Word of God, which clearly shows us it is God’s will to heal every single one of us!
We Receive Our Healing by Faith
When Cornelius the centurion sent word for Jesus to come and heal his servant, he left his home and met Jesus as He was on His way (Luke 7:1-6). Cornelius told Jesus that he was not worthy for Jesus to come under his roof, “but say the Word and let my servant be healed.” To which Jesus marveled and said, “’I say to you, I have not found such great faith, not even in Israel!’ And those who were sent, returning to the house, found the servant well who had been sick” (Luke 7:7-10, NKJV).
Later, after Jesus was in heaven, Peter preached in Cornelius’ house saying, “…how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power, who went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with Him” (Acts 10:38, NKJV).
We Receive Our Healing by Speaking Our Faith
Matthew records the centurion as saying to Jesus, “Speak the word only, and my servant shall be healed” (Matthew 8:8, KJV).
To receive our healing by faith, we speak faith. We speak faith by speaking the Word of God. We pray it. We confess it. We profess it. We declare it. And we do that until we receive it. Until we have manifestation of our healing.
Do you want to be healed? Do you believe it is God’s will to heal you? Start speaking it out of your mouth!
Jesus Is Still Willing
In Mark 1:32-39, Jesus was doing what His Father said to do—He was healing the sick.
“At evening, when the sun had set, they brought to Him [Jesus] all who were sick and those who were demon-possessed. And the whole city was gathered together at the door. Then He healed many who were sick with various diseases, and cast out many demons; and He did not allow the demons to speak, because they knew Him.”
The next morning, He spent time with His heavenly Father, to hear what to do next and then He did it.
“Now in the morning, having risen a long while before daylight, He went out and departed to a solitary place; and there He prayed. And Simon and those who were with Him searched for Him. When they found Him, they said to Him, ‘Everyone is looking for You.’
“But He said to them, ‘Let us go into the next towns, that I may preach there also, because for this purpose I have come forth.’
“And He was preaching in their synagogues throughout all Galilee, and casting out demons.”
Next, the Scripture tells us the best news of all because it shows us how Jesus is always willing to heal.
“Now a leper came to Him, imploring Him, kneeling down to Him and saying to Him, ‘If You are willing, You can make me clean.’
“Then Jesus, moved with compassion, stretched out His hand and touched him, and said to him, ‘I am willing; be cleansed.’ As soon as He had spoken, immediately the leprosy left him, and he was cleansed” (Mark 1:40-42).
Jesus Is Willing To Heal You Today
Jesus is willing to heal you—no matter your affliction. In Luke 5, He healed a man who had a stroke, something we might think isn’t reversible. In John 5, He healed the man who had laid by the pool of Bethesda for 38 years. How long you’ve been sick doesn’t matter. In Luke 8, He healed a woman who had been bleeding for 12 years, who’d spent her savings on medical treatment, who risked it all to reach Him. However your condition makes you feel mentally, emotionally or physically doesn’t matter. Jesus cares about you in every way—and it is His will to heal you. Even if it’s a miracle that you need.
Do you need a healing miracle? Receive now the assurance that it is God’s will to heal you, and receive your miracle today. Have faith in God. Isn’t that what Jesus said? “And Jesus answering saith unto them, Have faith in God” (Mark 11:22, KJV). This also can be accurately translated as, “Have the faith of God, or have the God kind of faith.” Doesn’t the faith we have come from God to begin with? Yes. (See Romans 12:3). So use the faith God gave you to receive from Him what He willingly has given you—your healing, your miracle!
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