Jesus Showed Us The Father's Will To Heal
by Gary Carpenter
Jesus is the WORD made flesh. Said another way, when the Father sent Jesus to us it was as if He was saying, "I have TOLD you my will through the prophets. But now I am going to SHOW you my will by sending my Son for you to observe. My Son is My will in action. You can know My will by observing HIM!" That's what Jesus meant when He said to Philip,
John 14:9-11 Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou then, Show us the Father? Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? the words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works. Believe me that I am in the Father, and the Father in me: or else believe me for the very works' sake.
Now, with that in mind, let us look for the answers to your questions by observing Jesus in the four gospels. In my studies I have found;
Jesus never refused healing to anybody who came asking to be healed.
Jesus never told anybody that it was not the Father's will to heal them.
Jesus never told anybody to come back later to be healed because it just was not yet the Father's "time" for them to be healed.
Jesus never said, "MY faith has made you whole." He always said, "YOUR faith has made you whole."
Jesus never said, "I cannot heal you because the Holy Spirit has not shown me that it is specifically the Father's will to heal you personally."
No, other than the one exception given below, nobody who ever came to Jesus for healing was ever turned away without receiving it. Not only that, but those who came as intercessors for others to receive healing (such as the Centurion with "Great Faith") also received healing for their loved ones … every time! Never once did Jesus say, "The Holy Spirit shows me that your loved one is not going to be healed, so stop asking Me to heal them." On the contrary, He teaches us the kind of faith He desires from us when He said,
Luke 18:1-8 And he spake a parable unto them to this end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint; Saying, There was in a city a judge, which feared not God, neither regarded man: And there was a widow in that city; and she came unto him, saying, Avenge me of mine adversary. And he would not for a while: but afterward he said within himself, Though I fear not God, nor regard man; Yet because this widow troubleth me, I will avenge her, lest by her continual coming she weary me. And the Lord said, Hear what the unjust judge saith. And shall not God avenge his own elect, which cry day and night unto him, though he bear long with them? I tell you that he will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth?
What kind of faith is Jesus looking for in the earth? The kind that will not take NO for an answer! The kind that grabs hold of the horns of the alter and will not relent until we see vengeance upon our enemy (Satan and everything connected with him, including sickness).
If the Father wanted us to think that He was selective in choosing whom He would heal, and whom He would not, we would have been given at least one example of that being the case in the life and ministry of Jesus Christ, the WORD made flesh! After all, Jesus is the express image of God, the only One we can look to in order to understand our Father.
Col 1:15 Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature:
In the only example we are given in the gospels where Jesus HIMSELF "could not" heal them all [meaning that God the Father "could not" heal them all either], we are also told precisely why: THEIR UNBELIEF! Notice this;
Mark 6:1-6a And he went out from thence, and came into his own country; and his disciples follow him. And when the sabbath day was come, he began to teach in the synagogue: and many hearing him were astonished, saying, From whence hath this man these things? and what wisdom is this which is given unto him, that even such mighty works are wrought by his hands? Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary, the brother of James, and Joses, and of Juda, and Simon? and are not his sisters here with us? And they were offended at him. But Jesus said unto them, A prophet is not without honour, but in his own country, and among his own kin, and in his own house. And he could there do no mighty work, save that he laid his hands upon a few sick folk, and healed them. And he marvelled BECAUSE OF THEIR UNBELIEF. [Emphasis mine]
Our job is to keep working on the part of us that does not believe … until we DO believe! Ways of accomplishing that are worship, meditation of the Word, confession of the Word, and praying in the Holy Ghost!
Your fellow servant for Christ,
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