I know God Wants You Healed

That’s right… God wants you healed. How do I know? Because He says so in the Bible over and over. It is who He is and what He does.

Exodus 15:26‬

​“…I will not afflict you with any of the diseases with which I afflicted the Egyptians; for I, the Lord, am your healer.”

Exodus 23:25-26‬

​“…I will remove sickness from your midst; …and I will give you a full span of life.”

It is his heart’s desire to heal you now and always and forever. I don’t want you to take just my word for it, find our for yourself as you follow these healing quotes and investigate yourself confirming them with the Word of God.

I can tell you every day that God wants to heal you and that it is His will to heal you, but until you hear it from Him, you won’t believe it. I will continue, however, because it is so important for you to know God’s will regarding healing. It’s not what I say that matters, nor my opinion. We all have opinions about what is real and what is truth, but Jesus is the Word of God, and his word is truth. What God says is important, what God says matters. Don’t take my word or your pastor’s word or the Bishop’s word, without measuring it against God’s word.

The leper came to Jesus in Mark 1:40 saying,

“If you wish, you can make me clean.” Jesus replied, I do will it, be made clean.”

Jesus makes it clear he desires to heal this man. You and I are not different from this man. He wasn’t special. If God did it for him, he would do it for you. It’s easy for us to believe God can, but to believe he will, that takes faith. In the New Testament, Jesus healed everyone who came to Him. He never said no to anyone.

  • He drove out the spirits by a word and cured all the sick, (Matthew 8:16)

  • all who touched him were healed. (Mark 6:56)

  • Many followed him, and he cured them all. (Matthew 12:15)

  • They brought to him ALL who were ill or possessed by demons. (Mark 1:32)

  • Everyone in the crowd sought to touch him because power came forth from him and healed them ALL. (Luke 6:19)

What Others Say

I have healing quotes from Catholic priests and theologians and Protestant Evangelists.

Father DeGrandis, a Catholic Priest and member of the Society of St. Joseph says, and I quote,

“In the New Testament, it is absolutely clear that Jesus wanted all men to be healed. Mind what I am saying, He wanted all men to be healed, and he healed all who came to Him, but he did not raise his hand over the whole world and say, “All men be healed.”

Jesus healed all who came to him for healing. He didn’t heal everyone, only those who approached him. Approach Jesus, come to him in faith, and with much hope. Come expecting to be healed instead of doubting He will.

T. L. Osborn, an American Pentecostal evangelist, on the same subject said,

“You cannot find a case where He said (referring to Jesus), ‘It’s not my will to heal you,’ or ‘It is necessary for you to suffer for disciplinary purposes.’ His answer was always, I will, and this fact settles forever what God’s will is in regard to sickness and health.”

Jesus took our sickness and disease the Gospel of Matthew says,

“When it was evening, they brought him many who were possessed by demons, and he drove out the spirits by a word and cured all the sick, to fulfill what had been said by Isaiah the prophet: ‘He took away our infirmities and bore our diseases.’” Matthew 8:16-17

DeGrandis says,

“Jesus died on the cross to atone for our sins, but He also died and suffered to atone for the damage caused by sin. Jesus died on the cross to save our souls, but now we know that it is not just the soul that is saved, but the ‘whole person’ … Jesus came to save the whole person. Therefore, the atonement of Jesus on the cross, the death and resurrection earns for us the right to be healed. Do not say, ‘Jesus came just to save my soul.’ He came to save YOU.”

Your Thoughts are Killing You!

"Take Control of Your Mind and Close the Door to those Negative, Depressing, Fearful, Worrisome Thoughts Forever."

Do you struggle with thoughts of shame or guilt, feeling burdened, lost, and overwhelmed? Maybe you believe you are stuck in a pit and can’t get out, and even worse you believe you deserve to be there.

I understand, because I was once there too! I wrote my book “Your Thoughts are Killing You” in order to share this message—God wants the best for you, and He has the means to get you there!

Have Faith that God Wants You Healed

When I was in college, my roommate and I took a road trip from Ohio to South Carolina. I did most of the driving, and I started to get sick somewhere in the Carolina’s. My thought started to get scratchy, my nose was runny, and I was achy all over. We stopped on the road, and my friend bought five oranges and peeled them and handed them to me as I drove. By the time I finished, I was fine. Completely normal. Every time I start to get sick, I run to oranges. I believe in them. I am confident and fully persuaded in their ability to heal me.

One day while I was in the chapel praying during adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, I was praying for a sick friend, and God spoke to me and said,

“You know how you have faith in those oranges? I want you to have that kind of faith in me.”

The Devil Wants You Sick

The devil likes to put sickness on us because he knows, in most cases, he can get away with it. Many of us don’t know that Jesus took our sins as well as our sicknesses with him to the cross. The Bible says that people perish for lack of knowledge (Hosea 4:6). We just don’t realize that Jesus bore our sins and diseases. Why stay sick, if God wants you well?

One day Jesus saw a woman bent over and completely incapable of standing erect. He called to her said, “Woman, you are set free of your infirmity.” For the past 18 years, she had been crippled by an evil spirit. Jesus said to the Jewish leaders who harassed him for healing on the sabbath, “This woman has been bound by Satan for 18 years.” Jesus laid touched her, and she stood up straight. Read the story in Luke, chapter 13, verses 10-17.

I am sure this woman was diagnosed with scoliosis, or maybe some kind of degenerative disc disease or arthritis. Perhaps you, too, are diagnosed with something when, in fact, it is the work of the devil. Jesus would not let her go one more day bound by Satan. He wants the same for you.

T. L. Osborn,

“Satan cannot legally lay on us what God laid on Jesus.”

Did Jesus take our diseases and infirmities or not? That is for you to decide.

God Heals, He Just Needs Us to Believe It

The other day I went with a friend of mine to her mother’s house to pray for her. She had terrible pain in her back. The doctors tried medicine, but nothing helped. I knew God wanted us to visit her and pray for her. She was bed-ridden to try to bring relief. We walked into her bedroom and sat with her quoting healing scriptures. I told her these passages from the Bible would prepare us and bring us to a place of faith and trust in God and his word.

When we got the scripture above in Luke 13, we began to lay hands on her back, and immediately we heard the Holy Spirit say to us, your hands are Jesus’ hands. Be his hands and feet. Be the body of Christ for me. WOW, she immediately felt God’s hands on her and the pain left. It has been two weeks now, and the pain is still gone, completely gone.

Another Catholic, Francis MacNutt, a former Catholic Priest says this in his book, “The Power to Heal”, regarding the Catholic Church and the healing ministry,

“I like to imagine that if Jesus were to return to Rome, he would soon be found in St. Peter’s Square, healing the sick.”

MacNutt goes on to say,

“What I have learned as a ministry of healing is to preach first of all about God’s will to heal. I need to proclaim, to uphold, to defend that truth. Above all, I must practice it by praying for the sick.”

But Doesn’t God Want Us to Suffer?

Does God really want us to suffer sickness? Does He use it to teach us lessons? If we really believe God wants us to be sick, then why go the doctor? What mother or father would let his children remain sick if it was in his power to heal. It is ludicrous. If you are sick, hang in there, relief is coming. Trust God.

Father DeGrandis in his book, “Layperson’s Manual For The Healing Ministry,” says,

“When people are not healed, then what do they do? Some theologize, ‘Well, God wants us to suffer.’ This is a theology of suffering. Time after time people tell me, ‘I know God wants me to suffer.’ Of course, the conclusion is that you cannot seek healing if you think God wants you to suffer. If you really believe that then you won’t go to a doctor and you won’t take your medicine because if you do then you may get well and go against God’s will. To those who say, ‘No, God doesn’t want to heal me,’ then I say, ‘Why are you seeking healing by going to a physician if God wants you to suffer?’”

So why do so many go unhealed. Why is it that when we pray and ask, nothing happens?

Father DeGrandis continues,

“Jesus always looked upon suffering and illness as evil and, therefore, when anyone came to Him He healed them because He wanted to separate them from the evil. One third of the healings by Jesus in the New Testament were accomplished by casting out an evil spirit.”

DeGrandis goes on to say,

“There is not one instance in the New Testament where Jesus said to anyone, “Go home, suffer, offer it up because it will make you a better person.”

When we do not get healed right away, it is so tempting to think, well, it must not be God’s will, or maybe God wants me to suffer. What people don’t realize is the fact that there are many obstacles to healing, such as unforgiveness, sin, complaining, using sickness as an excuse, lack of faith, and many more. One huge obstacle to healing is the devil. He is responsible for sickness many times, and if we don’t recognize him, we will want to blame God.

Mary Healy is an associate professor of Scripture at Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit and a member of the Pontifical Biblical Commission. She says in her book “Healing, Bringing the Gift of God’s Mercy to the World,”

“When Jesus exhorts his disciples to expect suffering and to rejoice in it, he is referring to the trials associated with persecution for the sake of the Gospel.”

She goes on to quote scripture to reveal to us Jesus’ nature saying,

“Jesus said blessed are you when men hate you, and when they exclude you and revile you, and cast out your name as evil, on account of the Son of man! Rejoice in that day, and leap for joy, for behold, your reward is great in heaven” (Luke 6:22-23). When, in contrast, Jesus encounters physical or emotional sickness, he invariable responds with healing. He confronts sickness as an evil to be overcome rather than a good to be embraced.”

Sickness Is Not a Cross You Have to Bear

The only cross you are called to bear is to love others, especially those who are so hard to love and be willing to be persecuted for the sake of the name of Jesus. My prayer for you is that you will know that sickness is not something to be embraced, but delivered from. Does God want us to wait patiently, yes, but wait for healing with expectancy and hope not to despair, wondering if this is something God wants me to bear?

You are not capable of bearing disease. We were not made to be sick.

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