And it came to pass, when he was in a certain city, behold a man full of leprosy: who seeing Jesus fell on his face, and besought him, saying, Lord, if thou wilt, thou canst make me clean (Luke 5:12).
In our study today, the leper did not doubt the ability of Jesus to heal, he simply was not sure it was His will. “If thou wilt, thou
canst…” I will: be thou clean…” The Bible says the man was healed of his leprosy immediately. Many people are still bothered by the question of whether or not it was the will of God to heal them.
They know God is almighty. They know He can and does heal. They know that Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, and today, and forever (Hebrews 13:8). However, they are not just sure whether Jesus wants to heal them of their infirmities.
If you are in this situation, the answer of Jesus to you today is still the same as it was then. “I will: be thou clean”. If you want to know the will of God, read whatever he says in His word. The
word of God is the will of God. In Exodus, God said this:
If thou wilt diligently hearken to the voice of the LORD thy God, and wilt do that which is right in his sight, and wilt give ear to his
commandments, and keep all his statutes, I will put none of these diseases upon thee, which I have brought upon the Egyptians: for I am the LORD that healeth thee (Exodus 15:26).
In Isaiah, God made it clear that the coming Messiah was to take away our sicknesses and diseases. But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed (Isaiah 53:5).
In Matthew, the Bible makes it clear that Jesus came to fulfill Isaiah’s prophecy. (See Matt. 8:16-17). Apostle Peter put it in the past tense, that by the stripes of Jesus we were healed,
while explaining what happened on the cross of Calvary. Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we,
being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed (I Peter 2:24).
Beloved, no matter the sickness, the disease, the infirmities, Jesus Christ has paid to make you whole. You can receive your
healing today as you release your faith in the finished works of Calvary. Don’t ever forget, it is God’s will for you to be healed. Therefore rise and be healed now, in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, the Son of the living God.
Heal me, O LORD, and I shall be healed; save me, and I shall be saved: for thou art my praise (Jeremiah 17:14).
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY
FOR FURTHER STUDIES
- Give thanks to God: it is His will to heal you today.
- Confront that sickness in your body with the name of Jesus Christ and cast it out.
- Give thanks to God for healing you.
Confession for Today: I am healed now. In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth.
Nations’ Watch: Pray for Benin Republic