Healing is an Expression of God's Mercy
Luke 22:51 "And Jesus answered and said, Suffer ye thus far. And he touched his ear, and healed him."
Jesus often healed people by touching them, and others received their healing as they touched Jesus. The power or the anointing of God can be transmit through touch (Mk. 16:18; Heb. 6:2).
Jesus provided both physical healing as well as forgiveness of sins (healing of the soul). Many scriptures mention the healing of our bodies in conjunction with the forgiveness of our sins. Healing is an expression of God's love and compassion for our whole being. Healing miracles also draw men to God to get their spiritual needs met. Physical healing acts like a bell to get man's attention so that the Lord can minister to the inner man as well.
Healing has been purchased for us as part of the sacrifice by Jesus Christ. The Lord would no more refuse to heal us than He would refuse to forgive us. That does not mean that we deserve healing - we don't. It is a gift from God (Rom. 6:23; Eph. 2:8). We don't deserve to have our sins forgiven. We cannot demand salvation from the Lord, but we can expect it. Likewise, healing has been purchased for us through the atonement of Christ. Healing belongs to us, but it is still the mercy of God that provides healing. Every act of healing is an act of mercy.
[ Prayer for the Day ]
Father God, You wanted to us your people, therefore You sacrificed your only Son as a permanent sacrifice for our salvation. We thank You for healing us, it shows your mercy and love for us. Help us receive this healing through faith. This we ask in Jesus' Name. Amen.
[ Reference Scriptures ]
Mark 16:16-18 [AV]
16 He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned.
17 And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues;
18 They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.
Heb. 6:2 [AV]
2 Of the doctrine of baptisms, and of laying on of hands, and of resurrection of the dead, and of eternal judgment.
Rom. 6:23 [AV]
23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Eph. 2:8-9 [AV]
8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:
9 Not of works, lest any man should boast.
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