Is it God’s Will to Heal?

Is it God's Will to Heal by Stephen BrooksConcerning divine healing we have to ask ourselves a question and understand the scriptural answer in order to have the gifts of healing operate to their fullest potential. This question causes countless Christians to not receive God’s healing power.

But, beloved, do not forget this one thing, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance (2 Peter 3:8-10).

Here we see that it is the expressed will of God that no one should perish and go to hell. Yet, every day there are those who die in their sins and enter into hell. Why do they perish in sin and go to hell? Because they did not accept Jesus as their Savior while alive upon the earth. Even though it was not God’s will for them to perish, their rejection of Christ seals their eternal doom.

With this reality in mind, I have often heard some people speak incorrectly concerning God’s will to heal. I have heard countless believers say, “If it is God’s will to heal me, then He will heal me when He is ready.”

To make a statement like this is to also say, “If it is God’s will to save me, then He will save me when He is ready.”

God is not going to save you, or heal you, unless you choose to receive it by faith. God doesn’t overpower anyone and force them to be saved. God freely offers salvation, but unless a person receives it, that person will perish in his or her sins. God freely offers healing, but He absolutely will not force it upon anyone. If a person desires to receive healing, then that person must accept it by faith the same way one accepts salvation through faith. If you don’t accept salvation, you miss out on heaven. If you don’t accept healing, you miss out on being healed. It’s really that simple.

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