Does God Really Want to Heal You

Does God Really Want to Heal You?

Ben CerulloBy Ben Cerullo5 Minutes

As someone who has personally witnessed supernatural healings on nearly every continent on earth, I’m always amazed when someone raises the question, “Does God still want to heal people today?” If you need a healing today or know someone close to you who does, I have very good news for you…

“Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever” (Hebrews 13:8).

That means the same healing power that touched lives 2,000 years ago is available to YOU and your loved ones today!

Whether you need a healing in your body or from the scars of emotional wounds, God wants you to know that it’s HIS WILL to heal you. He’s in the miracle-working business today, just as He was in the days when the Bible was written.

In Matthew 6:10, Jesus taught us to pray, Your kingdom come. Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.” What are things like in Heaven? There is no pain, sin, loneliness, or sickness there, so we can know for sure that God’s perfect will is to set His people free from such things.

That’s exactly how Jesus lived His life—doing on earth what He saw His Father doing in Heaven (John 5:19). Jesus knew His Father’s will, and He knew the Father had given Him authority to forgive and heal people.

Remember the question Jesus asked to point out this great truth? Which is easier, to say to the paralytic, ‘Your sins are forgiven you,’ or to say, ‘Arise, take up your bed and walk’?” (Mark 2:9).

You see, through His death on the cross, Jesus purchased BOTH your forgiveness and your healing (Isaiah 53:4-6, 1 Peter 2:24). And BOTH must be received through faith!

Will we sometimes face a battle for our health? Of course. At such times, we must understand who we are in Christ and learn to exercise the authority we’ve been given by our Father. We need to know that the same Holy Spirit who was operating in the life of Jesus is operating in us (Romans 8:11).

Overcoming Hindrances

So why do people sometimes suffer with sickness and pain even after they are prayed for? Although I don’t claim to understand each and every situation, here are a few observations:

Healing sometimes is delayed because of God’s timing or our need to persevere in faith. We shouldn’t get discouraged if we don’t see an instantaneous miracle every time we pray for healing. Even as we wait, we must be confident that God’s Word is true when it speaks of His desire to heal us.

Unresolved sin or disobedience can block God’s healing power. We must make sure our lives are fully submitted to God in order to successfully resist Satan (James 4:7). But because Jesus came to destroy the works of the devil” (1 John 3:8), we can have victory over sin, disease, depression, poverty, and every other attack, when our lives are under God’s authority.

Embracing the Truth

Jesus said we can know the truth, and the truth will set us free (John 8:32). But the opposite is also true: God’s people often aredestroyed for lack of knowledge” (Hosea 4:6).

The truth is that God wants to heal you. However, it is crucial for you to learn how to use your spiritual authority over the devil’s work. Attacks will surely come, but you must keep standing in faith, knowing thatby His stripes we are healed” (Isaiah 53:5).

When Jesus declared It is finished!” (John 19:30), He was referring to His victory over your sins, your sicknesses, and any other attacks of Satan. And now the victory is yours!