Healing is the divine right of God’s children. It is our inheritance and our privilege to enjoy. In Matthew 15:22-28, Jesus called healing the Children’s Bread. He expected healing to be common among God’s children, not sickness and disease. Not one person who came to Jesus for healing went away sick, for the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John say that Jesus healed them ALL. The work of the Cross, Christ’s broken body and shed blood, provided this healing to the children of God as recorded by Isaiah 53:5 and 1 Peter 2:24.
The Bible does not record if everyone who was healed kept his or her healing. However, if they sought their healing in faith, it was complete. In Hebrews 11:1, “Now, faith is the substance of things hoped for; the evidence of things not seen.” What does this mean? Faith is that inner witness, that assurance, that what you are believing God for in the spirit realm, will soon be manifested in the earthly realm. So why don’t all prayers for healing happen? Most of the time, it is because fear has replaced faith. It is time NOW to put faith back in its proper place in our Christian walk.
If we examine the Bible, we will see that many received their healing or the healing for others because of their faith. In Matthew 8, a leper came to Jesus, worshipped Him, and petitioned Him to make him clean because he had the FAITH to believe that Jesus could do it. Jesus put forth His hand and healed him. This chapter also records the centurion who wanted Jesus to heal his servant, not by a face-to-face encounter but by speaking the word only. Jesus marveled at the man’s FAITH and the servant was healed that same hour. Matthew 9 tells of the young man who was sick with palsy whose friends’ FAITH caused Jesus to command the young man to be healed by first forgiving his sins. The woman with the issue of blood is also in this chapter. She believed that if she could just touch Jesus’ clothes that she would be made whole. When she touched them, Jesus looked at her and told her that her FAITH had made her whole. These are not the only examples; there are so many more!
All of these examples had two things in common–a point of contact and faith. A point of contact is the act of touching or being touched with the hope of receiving something. In the previous examples, Jesus did not touch everyone, and one person wasn’t even there, so how is this true? They touched His presence! They were in His presence and the anointing that emanated from Him touched them. That same anointing traveled to the centurion’s house and healed his servant, and it hovered over the entire multitude and healed them ALL. It was their point of contact!
The Word of God is our point of contact. Psalm 107:20 says “He (God) sent His word, and healed them and delivered them from their destructions.” The Word that works for you is the Word that speaks to you. God is speaking everyday, but fear and busyness have clogged our ears. We have to seek Him and listen to Him and develop a deeper relationship with Him for the healing of our spirit, soul, and body. God desires and has made a way for us to prosper and be in health even as our souls prosper (3 John 2) because He loves us. Let Him take our faith to the level that we will have the faith to be healed as the crippled man in Acts 14.Back to Blog