There are two great truths regarding healing:
1) All good gifts come from God and that includes health and healing.
2) All bad and evil gifts come from Satan.
Satan is the destroyer and Jesus is the Deliverer (John 10:10).
With this in mind, I received a letter from a man in Paragould, Arkansas who made this comment. He said, “I agree that health comes from God and that infirmities come from the devil, but how can we be assured that healing from God is for us today, in the 21st century?”
This man has a valid point asked by many, so I would like to quickly give you eight reasons or eight ways we can know that healing is for us today.
1) Jesus redeemed us from the curse of sickness.
Galatians 3:13 says, “Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us…” And John 3:14-15 says, “And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of Man be lifted up, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life.”
2) Healing was prophesied.
Isaiah 53:4-6 is the prophecy and Matthew 8:16-17 is the fulfillment of the prophecy in Isaiah. The prophet Isaiah said the Messiah would take our sicknesses and carry them for us. That means Jesus paid the price for us. He took our sicknesses so that we could be healed.
3) Believers are the Body of Christ.
First Corinthians 12:13 and 27 tell us that as Christians we are a part of His body. As a part of His body, we are healed. Jesus is not sick. He paid the price in full for health and healing.
4) Jesus has not changed.
Hebrews 13:8 says, “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever.” He healed in the past and He must heal today. He has not changed His will or His promise.
5) Believers are commanded to heal the sick.
Jesus said in Mark 16:18 that those who believe would, “Lay hands on the sick, and they will recover.” Would Jesus command us to do something that was not for us to do? Of course not! We must obey His command.
6) “Gifts of healings” are a gift of the Holy Spirit.
First Corinthians 12:9 tells us that the “gifts of healings” are for the Church. Christians are the Church.
7) Sick believers are commanded to ask for healing.
James 5:14-15 says, “Is anyone among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him. And the prayer of faith will save the sick, and the Lord will raise him up.” If healing were not for us today, then sick believers would not be required to call for prayer to be healed.
8) Jesus promised that we would receive what we asked for.
In John 14:13-14, Jesus said, “And whatever you ask in My name, that I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you ask anything in My name I will do it.”
Is healing from God for today? Yes, of course it is. Are there phonies out there making money and fame off of healing? Yes, there always have been. Not much has changed since the time of Jesus. But that doesn’t mean that God’s true healing power is not for you today. Know the truth. God’s will for you is health and healing.