One of the biggest misconceptions among Christians today when it comes to the topic of supernatural healing from God, is that God will only heal us if He so chooses. This kind of thinking could not be further from the truth. It is because of this kind of thinking and teaching in our churches today that many of us Christians are not being healed and have died, or are on the way to the grave with the mindset that it was or is God’s will for us to end up that way. The truth of the matter is, that in order to get supernatural healing from God there are some requirements on our part.
1. Faith – We must have complete and absolute faith that God not only can heal us but that He wants or desires to heal us.
2. Ask – We must ask to be healed in the Name of Jesus.
3. Claim – We must speak out and claim that Healing within our body.
Faith is defined as the “confidence or trust in someone or something” it is the first part and a very important part when it comes to God’s supernatural healing. We need to have faith in God’s ability and will to heal us that does not waiver and does not contain any doubt. In order for us to grow our faith we need to grow our trust in God and the promises He has given to us in His Word. The more time we spend in His word, and the more that we have these promises revealed to us, the greater our faith will become. This can be seen in Romans 10:17 – “So faith comes from hearing, that is, hearing the Good News about Christ.” I want to give you a few scriptures that show you that God wants to heal us.
God’s Willingness to Heal
In Luke 5:12 we see an instance where Jesus meets a man with leprosy. As soon as this man sees Jesus, he bows low to the ground and says: “Lord, if you are willing, you can heal me and make me clean.“ The passage goes on to tell us that Jesus reached out His hand and said: “I am Willing. “ Now remember that God gave Jesus His Spirit and because Jesus lived by God’s Spirit, anything Jesus did or said directly reflects the nature of God. Therefore we can conclude from this passage that God is willing to heal us.
The next scripture we’ll look at is: John 14:13-14 “You can ask me for anything in My name and I will do it, so that the Son can bring glory to the Father. Yes, ask me for anything in My name and I will do it!”. These are a powerful couple of verses from the mouth of Jesus Christ. Jesus outright tells us to ask for anything in His name and it will be done. Jesus does not say “and it can be done” but rather uses the word “Will” in order to secure it as a promise, and to show His willingness in the matter of healing.
Proverbs 3:7-8 tells us: “Don’t be impressed with your own wisdom. Instead, fear the Lord and turn away from evil. Then you will have healing for your body and strength for your bones.“ Again we see that the use of the word “will” making it a promise and showing His willingness to heal if we repent of our sins and fear (respect, trust, have faith in) Him.
In James 5:15 we are asked a question, “Are any of you sick?” and then it goes on to tell us: “You should call for the elders of the church to come and pray over you, anointing you with oil in the name of the Lord. Such a prayer offered in faith will heal the sick and the Lord will make you well. And if you have committed any sins, you will be forgiven.” Again this shows us that God is willing to heal us, He desires it.
When Jesus died on the cross He not only died for our sins, but He was bruised for our pain, suffering, sicknesses and disease. Why would forgiveness be offered by just believing in Him and making Him your Savior, and His healing not? Forgiveness and healing were both made possible through Jesus’ shed blood on the cross. This is shown to be true through 1 Peter 2:24: “He personally carried our sins in His body on the cross so that we can be dead to sin and live for what is right. By His wounds we are healed.” Notice it does not say you might be healed or you could be healed, it says you are healed.
As proven to you above, God simply wants and desires to heal you. Once we have grasped on to the importance of this promise that God has given to us in our hearts, and believe it with no doubts, all we have to do is ask that it be done in the Name of Jesus, and it “will” be done. There may be times that you may not be healed instantly, but don’t be discouraged. Instead, speak in faith that it has been done and it will be done.