If you have read my testimony, you can readily see that it’s God’s will to heal. God has touched literally thousands of people I’ve prayed for and healed them over the nearly ten years I’ve been a minister. From the crusades in Africa, to the suburbs in America, God has freely shown Himself to be merciful and faithful to His word.

 And it isn’t because I am anything special, because I’m not. I put my pants on one leg at a time just like most everyone else does. And sometimes I fall down trying to do it. But there are some things I’ve learned in these years, and I’d like to pass it along to you. In fact, if you’ll take the time to hear what I have to say, it will save you a lot of trouble down the road of life.
Now, many people believe God will be moved to heal someone if they are “good enough”, or if they are already a Christian. But I can assure you, that isn’t the case, because I was definitely not good enough. For a long time I couldn’t imagine what qualified me that God would have mercy on me, or that He would heal me of cancer, let alone call me into the ministry. It surely didn’t have anything to do with my goodness, because I didn’t have any. I was a real jerk. Ask the people who knew me back then. Sure, I went to church each week, doing God a favor by putting in my couple hours, like so many do, but I had no relationship with Him. In fact, all I really wanted to do was to please myself. And I didn’t care who got hurt in the process.

So it has to be for one reason, and one reason only that God saved and healed me and many others: and that is, God loves us. He said in His word that if we would cry out to Him, He would deliver us and save us from destruction. Well, I cried out to Him, so that qualified me. And if you cry out to Him, you’re qualified too.
Because of God’s great love for us, He made provision for our salvation, deliverance from captivity from addictions, healing, and even teaches us how to prosper so that we may be a blessing to others. Now, God doesn’t give people cancer to kill them so He can get to spend time with them in heaven sooner. No, He has all eternity to be with us. He can wait for a few more years while we live out all our appointed years. He waited 45 years for me to say “Yes Lord” to Him. Maybe He has been waiting a lot more years than that for you to say “Yes, Lord”, I don’t know. But you do.

We know sickness doesn’t come from God. It gets it’s root in sin, which is rebellion against God. In fact, right from the start the devil tries to get us to live “our way”, planting seeds of rebellion in us at a very early age.

 And that very rebellion against God,and against other authority in our lives, gives the devil legal right to put his junk on us. It may be rebellion against our parents, or against the laws of the land, or even our boss or our Pastor. But the devil is always at work to make rebels out of us. Knowing that will open your eyes as to how many are brought to ruin.
But anyway, let me ask you something; are you saved? Now that doesn’t mean you can’t be healed if you aren’t saved. Because God healed me even before I gave my life to Him. I came to Him as a result of His great mercy.
In fact, many come to God for salvation after being healed, when they find out how merciful God really is. Up till then, I had God figured out all wrong! He isn’t the hard taskmaster the devil would like to make Him out to be. God isn’t waiting for an excuse to send you straight to hell, do not pass go, do not collect $200. No! He is looking for an excuse to save and heal you! All you have to do is ask Him to.

Does it get any simpler than that? If people knew how merciful and loving God is, they would be running to Him instead of away from Him. If people had even the slightest idea how very much God loves them, they wouldn’t be able to find a parking place within six blocks of any church in the land. Every church would be packed and people would be standing in the streets trying to get in. Remember when Jesus was teaching in a house, and four men had to let a crippled man down through the roof just to get him in front of Jesus? They knew the mercy of God.
Do you? If not, now is the ideal time to experience that mercy. You won’t have to twist God’s arm and promise Him the moon to get it. No, He is more than willing to show you His mercy. And besides, the moon is already His anyway. God revealed great and wonderful promises for us in His word. He did it because He wants to bless us, not because we wrestle it from Him. He freely gives His mercy to all who will call out to Him and ask.

Need salvation?  Salvation is free.  Deliverance is free.  Need healing?  Healing is free, and He even makes house calls (don’t tell the doctors I said that).  So call out to Him right now, He’s waiting for you! Do you know what’s neat? You never get an answering machine when you call out to God. He never puts you on “hold”. And there’s never a busy signal. He never refuses to take a call, even though you’re calling “collect”. It’s all free to the first caller. And to the second caller. And to all who will call upon His name!