God. is. with. You.
It frustrates me when people reduce “healing the sick” to a theological argument.
Think about this.
It’s not even supposed to be a “stance” of scripture. Jesus didn’t even try to prove that healing was for His day.
He didn’t try to validate it through Scripture. He just did it.
It wasn’t an argument. He just did it.
It wasn’t a formula. It was just a byproduct of who He was with — His Father (John 5:19-20)
“God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power, who went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with Him.” – Acts 10:38
Jesus never mentioned “this is for the elite”. He never said, “for pastors and people with ministries only”. He did it because God was with Him.
Doesn’t that make perfect sense?
God, Creator of the universe, spoke worlds into existence…
Jesus healed all who were oppressed by the devil because the Creator was with Him.
Are you connecting the dots?
God was with Jesus, therefore, Jesus healed all those oppressed by the devil.
God is with _____, therefore, _____ can heal all those oppressed by the devil.
Must I fill in the blanks for you?
See, it’s not about, “let’s examine the theological soundness of this statement”
It’s about healing those who are oppressed by the devil.
It’s about freeing people from the devil.
Do you realize that the sickness that Jesus healed are the same sicknesses that are still here today? Deafness. Blindness. Muteness. Paralysis. Epilepsy. Leprosy. Fever. Sickness of the blood. Death.
All those sicknesses, Jesus healed.
All those sicknesses are from the devil.
All those sicknesses are still here today.
All those sicknesses are still from the devil.
Do you see where I’m going?
Healing was a tool that Jesus used out of the overflow of compassion that He had for people.
He healed people because He wanted to free them from the devil. Because when you get someone free from the devil, that’s actually good news.
Healing isn’t about a doctrine. It’s a jail-break from the prison of physical bondage (Luke 4:18). It’s about serving people who are in need (1 John 3:18).
Think about this: When Jesus encountered someone sick, He could say to them:
“You don’t have to be blind anymore.”
“You don’t have to be deaf anymore.”
“You don’t have to die of this sickness.”
“You don’t have to suffer from epilepsy anymore.”
“I can set you free from the devil. Right now.”
What a privilege! What a joy to get to be able to say that! How was He able? Because God was with Him.
Think about this: When a Christian encounters someone suffering, we ought to be able to say:
“You don’t have to have chronic depression anymore”
“20 years of scoliosis? No problem.”
“Doctors said you have stage 4 cancer? Would you want that report reversed?”
“You were born deaf? Would you like to be able to hear?”
“Your husband has advanced Parkinson’s? Do you want your husband back?”
“You’ve had migraines for 10 years? It can stop today.”
Because He is with us.
What an honor to be able to represent King of Kings.
What an privilege we can bring hope to people who have lost it.
To not run after this is like shirking at a $10,000 bill.
Yes, it seems like only rich, famous, renown people have been able to use this $10,000 dollar bill.
Yes, people have abused their use of the $10,000 bill.
Yes, people have idolized the $10,000 bill.
Yes, people have boasted in their $10,000 bill instead of using it.
Yes, the devil has created counterfeits of the $10,000 bill.
Every believer has been given the $10,000 bill.
But God gave it to us with the intent that we would freely give to others, because it has been freely given to us (Luke 12:32, Luke 17:21, Matt 10:8, Acts 3:6).
It was given to us as a tool to better serve the people around us. It was a tool to equip us in a supernatural way to express love for people, not something to wave around and idolize.
Do you get it?
You get to demonstrate love for people in a supernatural way because God. is. with. you.