Surely, he took up our pain and bore our suffering, yet we considered him punished by God, stricken by him, and afflicted. But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his stripes we are healed.
Isaiah 53: 4-5
People who testify to miraculous and divine healings, have one thing in common. They have an unwavering belief that Jesus is who he says he is, and based on his word, his desire is to heal people. Jesus heals from sin, from sickness, from demon possession and even from death. Each demonstration of Jesus’ power to heal is based, not on the emotions or strong desires of those who seek healing. It is based on the simple belief that if God said it, it is so. It is this simple faith that God honors. Jesus is indeed the Great Physician, and “by his stripes we are healed.”
Some instances of healing in the Old Testament include: Abraham prayed, and God healed Abimelech, his wife and his slave girls so they could have children again, for the Lord had closed their wombs. (Genesis 20:17); Moses prayed, and God healed Miriam of leprosy (Numbers 12:1-15); Hannah received healing from barrenness in response to her personal prayers and Eli, the priest’s declaration (1 Samuel 1:9-20); and David recognized God’s healing power (Psalms 103: 2-3). God is willing and is able to heal.
There are also numerous accounts in the New Testament. For instance: Jesus went throughout Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the good news of the kingdom, and healing every disease and sickness among the people (Mark 4:23); Filled with compassion he heals a man with leprosy (Mark 1: 40-42); Jesus healed the centurion’s servant because of his master’s great faith (Luke 7: 2-10); Jesus healed Peter’s mother-in-law from a fever (Matthew 8: 14-15). Jesus healed all those who came to him in response to their faith. And today, he desires to heal you in response to your faith.
Just as he did when he walked the earth, I believe Jesus wants to heal his people today so that many more might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God. In the gospel of John 14:12, Jesus says, “Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father. Jesus says we that believe in him shall do greater works. The only thing that can hinder these works is… doubt.
Dear Brethren, it is time to walk in his power. It is time to declare who Jesus is. It is time for greater works. Jesus wants to heal you and heal others through you. He wants to heal your illness, he wants to heal your marriage, he wants to heal all the situations that confound you. All you have to do is come to him believing that he is indeed who he says he is, Jehovah Rapha, the one who heals.
Almighty God, I am a sinner and I ask for your forgiveness. I believe Jesus Christ is your Son and that he died on the cross and was raised to life on the third day, reconciling me to you. I trust him as my Lord, my Savior and my healer today. It is in the Name of Jesus, that I decree and declare healing to my body, my mind, my heart, and my soul in accordance with your word (Romans 8:11). It is in the Name of Jesus that I also ask you to heal……………….. (Name your own situation) Amen!