He Wants You Well
“…they will place their hands on sick people, and they will get well.”
Have you ever considered how much God desires for you to be well? He longs for you to receive healing. He designed your body to heal itself. He created it to fight and be victorious when it’s attacked by a virus or an infection. He has given great wisdom to scientists and doctors to help you in the process of healing. God has placed power and authority in the Church to heal as well.
Did you know that God gave knowledge and wisdom to the medical field because He wants you to be well? That’s right! But did you also realize that not one doctor or nurse has the power to heal outside of Christ? Doctors, surgeons and nurses help your body heal itself. Sometimes they help by removing something or by putting the body in a position where its natural healing force can do its work.
God didn’t create your body to lie down and die when it’s attacked. He wants you to live and to be strong. He designed your body to fight intrusion. It rallies and fights when infection tries to invade the body, when a disease attacks and even when a splinter gets stuck in your finger. Why? Because God wants you well!
Not only did God give wisdom to the medical field and create your body to conquer sickness and disease, but He also gave power and authority to the Church to help your body begin to heal, or begin to amend. He gave power and authority to the elders of the church. The Word of God says that the elders of the church have the authority to anoint the sick with oil and that the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well. Why? Because He wants you well!
The Lord has also given certain men and women in His universal body the gift of healing. One of the gifts that consistently operates in these men’s and women’s ministries is the sovereign, divine gift of God’s power to heal the sick. Why did He place this gift in the body of Christ? Because He wants you well!
The Bible says that when we confess our sins to one another, we are forgiven and cleansed from all unrighteousness. It further explains that we are healed by this cleansing process as well. That’s good news! Finally, the Lord Jesus Christ gave His power and authority to every believer and commanded us to share our faith and lay hands on the sick. When we do this, they will begin to recover. Why? Because God wants you well!
There’s no doubt about God’s desire for you to live a life that is free from sickness, disease and pain. He has not only made provision for your healing, but He has also made sure that there are a multitude of avenues open for you to access His power and His grace in this matter. Don’t ever swallow the lie that God’s plan for you includes sickness and pain. He wants you well!
He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the good news to all creation. Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned. And these signs will accompany those who believe: In my name they will drive out demons; they will speak in new tongues; they will pick up snakes with their hands; and when they drink deadly poison, it will not hurt them at all; they will place their hands on sick people, and they will get well.”
Now to each one the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good. To one there is given through the Spirit the message of wisdom, to another the message of knowledge by means of the same Spirit, to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by that one Spirit…
1 Corinthians 12:7-9
Is any one of you in trouble? He should pray. Is anyone happy? Let him sing songs of praise. Is any one of you sick? He should call the elders of the church to pray over him and anoint him with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise him up. If he has sinned, he will be forgiven. Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed.
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.
1 John 1:9