God Wants You Well

All of us need to understand the healing power of God. We’re living in a day and age in which man has politicised medicine. You can’t depend on anything but Jesus, and you need to learn how to receive your healing directly from God.

I’m not saying I’m the perfect example on this, but it has been decades since I’ve been sick. I refuse to cooperate with sickness and disease. I’ve seen my son raised from the dead; I’ve seen blind eyes opened, deaf ears opened, and many other healings. I believe the things that God has taught me will work for you.

When it comes to health, one of the biggest misconceptions is that God puts sickness on us as a way to punish us or teach us a lesson. I was raised in a denomination that taught that God uses sickness to humble you, to break you, or to punish you as judgment. I was taught that sickness was a positive thing. Today, I disagree with that 100 percent.

The truth is that sickness is of the devil. Sickness doesn’t come from God. And if you ever waver on that point, you won’t see healing.

Jesus is the express image of the Father (Heb. 1:3). He says whatever the Father does is what I do (John 5:19). Jesus never made anybody sick. He never told anybody, You stay sick a little longer; you haven’t learned your lesson. He never punished anybody with sickness. As a matter of fact, Acts 10:38 says,

How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him.

I won’t deny that there are examples of God putting sickness on people in the Old Testament, but it was always a punishment. It was never a blessing. And we are no longer under the Old Covenant. Galatians 3:13 tells us, “Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law.” Under the New Covenant, God does not punish any of his children with sickness.

Some of you don’t have any confidence that God is going to heal you because you feel like you don’t deserve it, or maybe you’re supposed to learn something, or maybe this is punishment from God. Those thoughts will keep you from aggressively reaching out and taking your healing. You’ve got to get past that. You’ve got to know that healing is part of the atonement of the Lord Jesus. Did you know that the Greek word sozo is used over one hundred times in the New Testament, and it encompasses everything Jesus did for us? It applies to the forgiveness of our sins, and also to our healing, deliverance, and prosperity.

1 Peter 2:24 tells us:
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.

Notice that this one scripture combines the forgiveness of our sins and the healing of our bodies. God would no more want you to live in sickness than He wants you to live in sin. He has forgiven you of sin and healed you of sickness in the same way: through Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross. Healing is part of the atonement of Jesus and it’s wrong to separate what God did. If somebody brought me a bundle of gifts, and I looked at it and said, I’m just going to take one gift, but all the rest of this, thank you, but no thanks - this would not bless the person who gave me the gifts. Jesus died to provide not only for our sins, but to provide healing of our bodies, and prosperity, and deliverance, and joy, and peace, and vision, and on and on you could go.

But the modern-day church, for whatever reason, has basically said, We should only accept forgiveness of sins, and it’s only when we get to heaven that we will experience complete healing and joy and peace, but right now, all we can expect is just to get saved and stuck. We’re just holding on until we get to heaven. Jesus told us in Matthew 6:10 to pray, “Thy will be done [on] earth, as it is in heaven.” Jesus told us to pray for God’s will to be done here on earth as it is in heaven. Is there going to be sickness in heaven? No. We are supposed to expect to walk in healing now.

I’m not condemning anybody who’s sick any more than I’m condemning any person who’s living in sin. But I’m saying sickness is not God’s will for you. And I love people enough to tell them that you need to make Jesus your Lord (John 3:3). I love you enough to tell you that God doesn’t want you to be sick. That is not God’s will for you. Jesus paid for your physical healing just as much as He paid for your forgiveness of sins.

Knowing that God’s will is for you to be well is absolutely critical, but it is just the beginning of understanding healing. I encourage you to learn
more about God’s spiritual laws of healing, including the laws of faith and how God’s power flows to you. I explain all this in my God Wants You Well teaching. This is available as a CD and DVD series, a booklet, a book and study guide in English and Spanish, and as a USB. To order, fill out and return the enclosed form, visit awme.net/GodWantsYouWell, or call our UK Helpline at +44 (0)1922 473300.

And for even more encouragement, purchase any of our eight Healing Journeys DVDs and watch miraculous stories of healing from those who have experienced it for themselves. You will likely hear stories that resonate closely with your own.

Don’t spend another day without understanding the truth about healing!

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God Wants You Well

In his God Wants You Well teaching, Andrew shares the truth of what God’s unconditional love and grace have already provided, including healing.

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