Healing for us Today
Does God still heal people today? If He does, [many are not sure] how does He heal people today? The only way is to look to God’s Word and determine God’s will. In the Old Testament the people of Israel enter into a blood covenant with Almighty God Genesis 17:1-8.God protected them when they came out of bondage, Egypt is a type of sin. He gave them the Passover lamb, see Exodus 12.
When He gave His commandments and the blessing Exodus 23:25-26 He revealed Himself as their healer. Jehovah-Rapha translated I am The Lord thy Physician or I am the Lord that healeth thee. This is the first redemptive covenant name. This is not only a promise, but a “Statute and an Ordinance”.
Exodus 15:25 And he cried unto the LORD; and the LORD shewed him a tree, which when he had cast into the waters, the waters were made sweet: there he made for them a statute and an ordinance, and there he proved them,…..
Exo 15:26 And said, If thou wilt diligently hearken to the voice of the LORD thy God, and wilt do that which is right in his sight, and wilt give ear to his commandments, and keep all his statutes, I will put [permit] none of these diseases upon thee, which I have brought upon the Egyptians: for I am the LORD that healeth thee.
Exodus 23:25 And ye shall serve the LORD your God, and he shall bless thy bread, and thy water; and I will take sickness away from the midst of thee.
Exo 23:26 There shall nothing cast their young, nor be barren, in thy land: the number of thy days I will fulfil.
John The Baptist refer to Jesus,…
John 1:29 The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.
We the church have the same ordinance in James 5:14
James 5:14 Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord:
Jas 5:15 And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him.
Notice it says in the Name of the Lord, all the Old Testament covenant names of God are given unto us, the Church in The Name of Jesus. It is by faith in that name we are healed and made whole. In Acts 3:16 Peter and John were used to minister healing to a crippled man. Man’s answer to sin is Jesus, He is present tense “The Healer”, He was for Israel and He is for all who will Believe on Him today.
In Jesus ministry recorded in the Gospels, not one time when people came to Him for healing did he ever refuse to heal them. Many times he would question them to see if they did believe He could heal them.
Matthew 9:28-29, Luke 18:41-42, and the Roman centurion in Matthew 8:5-10.
God uses many methods of healing, but according to scriptures it is our faith in God that cause Him to heal us today. God has not changed and it does not matter what sin we may have committed or past mistakes, we have made, He is full of mercy and compassion. Psalm 138:8-9
He will do the same today and He us today.Hebrews 13:8 Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.
Malachi 3:6 For I am the LORD, I change not; ,…..