Know God by Name – God My Healer

 

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This is a picture from last summer when I fell and broke my wrist.

I’m learning to walk in divine healing.

If you will listen carefully to the voice of the Lord your God and do what is right in His sight, obeying His commands and keeping all His decrees, then I will not make you suffer any of the diseases I sent on the Egyptians; for I am the Lord who heals you, (Exodus 15:26, emphasis mine).

To be perfectly honest (and I strive for honesty in my writing), I have avoided writing this one.  I have stepped on so many people’s toes in writing about healing that I just wasn’t ready to go there again.  But this isn’t me, God wants you to know His heart on this issue.  God is our Divine Healer, and there is no question at all on this issue, so I’m going to put it out there big and bold:

It is God’s will to heal.

Every person.

Every time.

Period.

I know this because Jesus never refused healing to anyone.  He healed rich people, poor people, high-born, common, men and women, old and young, righteous and sinners—everybody.  He didn’t tell them to come back when they’ve cleaned up their act.  He didn’t ask them their background, how this happened, no.  He just healed them all.  He healed the Pharisees[1].  He even healed Gentiles[2].  Eight times in the Gospels it says that Jesus healed them all[3].  Not once does it say that Jesus didn’t or couldn’t heal.

Aha!  I hear you saying.  What about when He went to His hometown?  Well, read it:

Jesus left that part of the country and returned with His disciples to Nazareth, His hometown.  The next Sabbath He began teaching in the synagogue, and many who heard Him were amazed.  They asked, “Where did He get all this wisdom and the power to perform such miracles?”  Then they scoffed, “He’s just a carpenter, the son of Mary and the brother of James, Joseph, Judas, and Simon.  And His sisters live right here among us.”  They were deeply offended and refused to believe in Him.

Then Jesus told them, “A prophet is honored everywhere except in his own hometown and among his relatives and his own family.”  And because of their unbelief, He couldn’t do any miracles among them except to place His hands on a few sick people and heal them.  And He was amazed at their unbelief, (Mark 6:1-6, emphasis mine).

Most people focus on that word in the second paragraph: couldn’t.  And they look at their results when they pray for the sick and say, “Well, if Jesus couldn’t heal in His hometown, no wonder I can’t.”  This is a lie from the pit of hell.  A lie of the defeated enemy who wants to keep people (especially Christians) sick, weak, unbelieving, and ineffective.  A lie designed to destroy our ministry and our lives.  And it’s a lie taught in many churches.  This is not just lack of faith, this is unbelief.

The problem is that they are focusing on the wrong part of the passage.  The hometown folks were “deeply offended” by Jesus and “refused to believe” in Him.  Deeply offended people are not going to bring Him their sick, especially since they refused to believe in Him.  Deeply offended people that refuse to believe are going to keep going to the doctor for healing, instead.  So Jesus couldn’t do any miracles or much healing because they weren’t coming to Him for miracles or healing.  Those few who did come were healed, and while it doesn’t say, I am absolutely certain that He healed every single one of those few that did come to Him.

More tomorrow about the scriptures people misuse to explain why healing doesn’t seem to work.  This is too important an issue to gloss over.  I want to help you understand the divine provision for your healing that God has for you.  And it’s all because God is good!

[1] Simon the Leper of Matthew 26:6 and Mark 14:3 is obviously the same Simon the Pharisee of Luke 7:36-40 if you read each story in context.  Jesus also raised Jairus’ daughter from the dead (Mark chapter 5).

[2] The Centurion in Matthew chapter 8 and Luke chapter 7 and the Syrophoenician woman of Matthew chapter 15 and Mark chapter 7.

[3] Matthew 4:24, 8:16, 12:15, 14:36, 15:30; Mark 6:56; Luke 4:40, & 6:19.

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