2Co 6:2 For he says, “In a favorable time I listened to you, and in a day of salvation I have helped you.” Behold, now is the favorable time; behold, now is the day of salvation. (ESV)
How often do we hear that somebody wasn’t healed because of God’s timing? God had a different time in mind for when He wanted to heal that person. Today, I want to throw a grenade at that sacred cow. I am not going to go into great detail explaining the atonement again what was included in it all over again, but never the less, here are the scriptures so you can check it out yourself: In Isa 53:4-5 a prophecy is made that Jesus would carry our griefs (Hebrew: sickness, pain, disease) and sorrows (Hebrew: affliction, pain) and that by His stripes we are healed. Then in Matt 8:16-17 we see Jesus healing REAL people of ACTUAL diseases and casting out demons to fulfill this prophecy. Then after the complete fulfillment at the whipping post, where He took the stripes through which you are healed, and by beating death at the resurrection we find in 1 Pet 2:24 that by His stripes we were healed. Since healing is tied in with the same atonement that provides for salvation, you can’t separate God’s will for healing and salvation. One atonement with two parts operating through one will.
Now if you believe that any person can be saved anytime no matter what they have done when they place their faith in Christ, then the same has to hold true for healing since it’s provided for in the same atonement sacrifice. If God were to have a timing for healing, then that would automatically mean God would also have to have a timing for salvation, which would mean you wouldn’t be able to just get saved whenever you wanted to because maybe it wasn’t God’s will for you to get saved that day. Maybe He has another day in mind for you to get saved. Can you see how how ridiculous that sounds? Jesus even used healing to back up His will for forgiveness when He healed the lame man by saying, “Be of good cheer, your sins are forgiven you.” (Mark 2:10-11) Anytime you separate God’s will for healing and God’s will for salvation, you are stepping out of God’s will for both. They were sovereignly united and should be kept together. The Greek word for heal and save is exactly the same word, sozo. As is the Greek word for healing and salvation, soterio.
From Adam to Jesus and even until the early church, nobody had a problem with God healing. I mean, He calls Himself Jehovah Raphah, or I AM THAT I AM HEALING. Their issue back then was with God saving. The Pharisees didn’t get upset when Jesus healed the lame man, they got upset because He forgave the man. Today, we don’t have an issue with God saving, but we get our knickers in a bunch when it comes to healing. Why? God wants you well! Get over yourself and turn to Him so He can treat you like He wants to!
Jas 5:14-15 Is anyone among you sick? 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. 15 And the prayer of faith will save the one who is sick, and the Lord will raise him up. And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven. (ESV)
If ANYONE is sick, call the elders and let them pray over the sick person. The Lord will raise that person up. That is scripture people. ANYONE, God WILL raise them up. Look at how that verse ends: And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven. Bam! Healing first then sins forgiven. Whipping post then cross. Healing then salvation. Always together, always God’s will. God will heal you with sin in your life and use you to heal others with sin in your life.
Now if you minister healing to somebody and nothing happens. Go back and do it again. If nothing happens, go back and do it again. If nothing is still happening, then ask for help from somebody who sees better results. Never give up never surrender. Keep doing this until you see the result. God is faithful. You only fail when you give up. Exercise authority and dominion. (That means learn to use it and then use it regularly. ) You will only learn if you practice. Don’t bury your talents in the ground. Use them and you will be given more! Do the same works Jesus did and greater! God has so much faith in you that He made you an ambassador for Christ. Bring the kingdom to those in need. Touch them and let the Spirit do the rest!
You are blessed!