Here are some examples that show Jesus in action healing various illnesses. Jesus healed a blind man so he could see (Matthew 15:31, Mark 10:51). Jesus healed a woman who was bleeding (Luke 8:44-48). He restored a man’s hand and made it whole (Matthew 12:13). He made the dumb speak (Matthew 15:31). Jesus healed a woman bound for 18 years (Luke 13:16). He said: “And ought not this woman being a daughter of Abraham, whom Satan has bound to these eighteen years, be loosed from this bond.”
Sickness is a bondage that holds you against your will. Sickness does not come from God. “I Am The Lord who heals,” Exodus 15:26. God has given us a choice to live or die. “I have given you a choice, choose life that thou and thy seed may live,” Deuteronomy 30:19.
God did not create the world with sickness and disease. Sickness came as a result of Adam’s sin. After Adam’s sin, many changes came into the world. Sin came as a result of those changes. God has placed the responsibility to rid the body of sickness and disease upon man. He said to choose life, so that you and your descendants may live. We must learn how to heal the body when it is sick. God has given us a remedy to heal the body through His son, Jesus. Jesus’ sacrifice paid the price not just for our healing but also for our salvation.
Jesus attributes a man’s sickness directly to his sins. When it comes to healing the body, man looks at the external cause of sickness. God looks at the internal cause of sickness. Jesus pointed to the sin in the man’s life that allowed Satan to bring sickness on the man’s body. When you get rid of sin in your life, healing can manifest.
Jesus’ ministry was to heal souls. The healing of bodies were signs of his purpose to bring full redemption to man from the power of sin and its effects. Jesus removed the root cause of illness, which was sin (Matthew 9:1-8). Sin is at the root cause of all human misery. Jesus conquered sin for us at the cross.
“Wherefore by one man sin entered the world, and death by sin; so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned. But God loved us, that he sent Jesus to redeem us from the curse of sickness,” Romans 5:12. “For the law of the Spirit of Christ Jesus has made us free from the law of sin and death,” Romans 8:2. All of your sins (past, present and future) have been dealt with by Jesus already.
When we sin we have a choice: be humble and repent. Repentance brings forgiveness and gets us back in right standing with God. God is standing with outstretched arms waiting for his children to come back into fellowship with him when we sin. Many people think that God is punishing us by sending sickness upon their bodies. God is a God of grace and mercy. He does not punish us as much as our sins deserve. He took all the wrath and punishment we deserve away on the body of Jesus.
It is God’s free will that allows us to make our own choices—to make mistakes and to repent and not do them again. He is a loving Father who always tries to teach his children the way to go, but sometimes we just want to go our own way. God wants to bless us and not hurt us by placing sickness in our bodies. He sent His word and healed us (Psalm 107:20).