Monday, November 24, 2008

Willing and able

Jesus has made it very clear that He is willing and able to physically heal us. Will He always do it the way we think it should be done or when we want it to be done? Not necessarily, but let's not get hung up on that. Rather, let's be assured that God is sovereign and His Word is true. 

During His earthly ministry, Jesus said on on a number of occasions that He is willing to heal and He showed us time and time again that He is definitely able to heal.  

Take Matthew 8:3 as an example:
Jesus reached out his hand and touched the man. "I am willing," he said. "Be clean!" Immediately he was cured of his leprosy.
Here's the kicker, He is the same yesterday, today, and forever. God is a God of healing. I have read about it in His Word and I have seen it with my own eyes. He is willing and able. 

5 comments:

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robert said...

Dear Eric Jones,
I believe God's word about God is a God who heals, yet how is this faith strengthen.

Your brother in the Lord,

Robert

Eric Jones said...

Robert,
God has used miracles and acts of divine power since the beginning to draw men unto Him and to show all creation that He is the Almighty God. Jesus used healing as a means of demonstrating God's power and love for people. When we see a miracle of healing or personally experience it, God is giving us a gift of revealing His presence and power in a real and tangible way in our lives. This provides support and fuel for our faith in Him and Him alone. Miracles are not the reason for our faith, but in God's sovereignty and love He blesses us with them.

Sherri Watt said...

You are so right, God does heal. I watched it with my own eyes last year with one of my children. He was in a car accident and should not have been alive. Not only did he survive but was healed completely from an head injury. It was amazing to watch God at work. God Bless!!

ccjjharmon said...

I've also seen healing for babies of couples at our church and friends of ours at other churches... they simply should not have lived and the doctors gave them the parents very very slim margin of livelihood... and they are still alive.