Jesus Proved the Father Will Always Fight Sickness
Within the 3,779 verses composing the four Gospel accounts in Scripture, 727 of them speak directly about persons receiving physical and emotional healing, as well as the dead being raised through Jesus’ ministry. He never refused to heal someone—He healed all who were afflicted because He loves to heal us. Many believers today wonder if the Lord continues to move in this way, or if He ceased performing such miracles through men upon the death of the last apostle. Yet we are assured by Scripture that through the life of Jesus, we see the Father (John 14:7) and the Lord is “the same yesterday, today and forever” (Hebrews 13:8).
Scripture makes it clear that God stands against human suffering (Isaiah 59:16). Sickness and disease are oppression from Satan and have effected mankind since Adam and Eve’s original sin in the Garden of Eden (see Genesis 3). Because the relationship between mankind and God was separated by Adam and Eve’s disobedience, God sent His Son Jesus to live a perfectly obedient life and die on the Cross—as a Man—to restore that relationship. Truly, “He who knew no sin became sin that we might become the righteousness of God” (2 Corinthians 5:21). One aspect of the restoration accomplished on the Cross was the exchange of sickness and disease for health and healing (QUOTE).
From the day Jesus performed the first miracle in Canaan until the day He was crucified, He laboured to build the Kingdom of God on earth. The Kingdom of God was demonstrated by Jesus in what He said and what He did. Paul would later write to the Colossians that the fullness of the Godhead dwelt in Jesus bodily, the very image of the invisible God (Colossians 1:15-20), and the author of Hebrews called the Son the “express image” of the Father (Hebrews 1:3). We can be confident that because the Father empowered Jesus through the Holy Spirit to heal bodies and restore hearts and raise the dead during His earthly ministry, He delights to continue doing so today. It is how He rules over His Kingdom.
The Kingdom of God not only addresses our internal well-being, but also our physical health. The physical healings and miracles done by Jesus were not only signs of His kingly authority, but were also part of the essence of God’s Kingdom. The acts of healing and deliverance were—and still are today—weapons of assault against Satan’s kingdom.
This article is based on material found in Christianity and Healing, one of Graeme & Sabrina’s resource manuals available in their online store.