So often when people need healing, they get the mistaken idea that it is something that they need to talk God into doing for them.  And some even try to “bargain” with God, that if He heals them, they will do such-and-such to give Him glory. And when nothing happens, then of course the “religious” people will tell them, “Maybe it isn’t God’s will to heal you…”  or perhaps, “You must have sin in your life, therefore God cannot (or will not) heal you.”  I tell you, there is no end of reasons people get talked out of their healing.  And NONE of them are aligned with the Word of God.

When the Lord Jesus hung dying on the cross, at last He said, “IT IS FINISHED!”.  It is written in John 19:25-30,

25  Now there stood by the cross of Jesus his mother, and his mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Cleophas, and Mary Magdalene. 

 26  When Jesus therefore saw his mother, and the disciple standing by, whom he loved, he saith unto his mother, Woman, behold thy son!

 27  Then saith he to the disciple, Behold thy mother! And from that hour that disciple took her unto his own home.

 28  After this, Jesus knowing that all things were now accomplished, that the scripture might be fulfilled, saith, I thirst.

 29  Now there was set a vessel full of vinegar: and they filled a spunge with vinegar, and put it upon hyssop, and put it to his mouth.

 30  When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said, It is finished: and he bowed his head, and gave up the ghost.

            Jesus left no unfinished business behind.  He even provided for His mother before dying.  When He said, “IT IS FINISHED”, that included everything that had to do with the plan of Salvation, and healing of the sick.  There was nothing remaining to be done except “believe and receive”.

Healing was settled at the cross.  Salvation was settled at the cross.  So how is it people still see healing as something in the future that isn’t a completed work?  That’s the fault of religious people.  Jesus never told people they had to work for their healing, or that it might happen “if it’s the Father’s will”, someday in the sweet by and by.  No, it’s a FINISHED work.  DONE!  And God is never going to do anything else about healing.  He did it all at the cross, and it doesn’t need “improvement” by our good works or our promises to do this or that to give Him glory.

Jesus established and verified it was His Father’s will to heal by healing all who came to Him.  NEVER did He refuse anyone for any reason whatsoever.  But people sure exclude themselves from healing, it’s almost like they don’t WANT to be healed, so they think up all these silly reasons why they can’t be healed.  Maybe it’s some bad habit you’ve had for years that you think is holding up your healing.  Is it possible that some of those whom Jesus healed had some bad habits?  But WAIT!  HE HEALED THEM!

So what’s YOUR excuse?  Sin in your life perhaps?  Were there any sinners in the bunch that Jesus healed?  I’d say probably so, being the Word says we have ALL sinned and come short of the will of God.  How about doubt?  Any doubters among those Jesus healed?  Most likely, because all those people knew was what the Scribes and Pharisees taught them, and they didn’t teach healing.  And furthermore, some weren’t even religious folk, they were just ordinary people.  And yet, Jesus healed them.

Have you ever asked yourself why Jesus healed the sick?  Especially when so many were in sin and unworthy of mercy.  But their worthiness never entered the mind of Jesus.  He healed them because of who HE is:  He is God in the flesh, who came and dwelt among us for a short time, who demonstrated His mercy and compassion on “whosoever will”.  I’m qualified, because I’m a “whosoever”, and so are YOU!   He didn’t have to die on that cross for our sins, you know.  He could have stayed in heaven with His Father, and left us all to die in our sins and sickness.

And I’m sure Jesus could have found something more enjoyable to do that day than to suffer an agonizing death on the cross.  But He did it for US!  We did nothing to earn His mercy, nor can we do anything to repay Him.  EVERYTHING in the whole creation is already His, He owns it ALL!  What can we give Him in return for saving and healing us?  Nothing, but our thanks.  Our very breath belongs to Him already.

People would much easier receive healing if they would just get themselves out of the way.  You did nothing to deserve healing.  You have nothing to pay God back with.  You are not worthy of the least of His mercies.  And neither am I.  It’s not about US!  It’s all about HIM!  GOD IS GOOD, AND HIS MERCY ENDURES FOREVER!  It’s about who GOD is!  He is full of compassion and mercy, and salvation and healing is GOD’S IDEA, and it always has been.  He started it, by His own choice, and He finished it.  Nothing you need to add to the receipe.

So many people make healing difficult with their religious ideas.  I find the easiest people to get healed are “heathens” like I was, who have no preconceived ideas about God.  In fact, the less they know about God to begin with, the easier it is to get them healed up.  Religion is the devil’s idea.  Relationship is God’s idea.  He doesn’t need you to plead or beg in order for you to be healed.  You don’t need to do a bunch of “Hail Marys”, or light a candle, or beat yourself with a chain, or deprive yourself of food or drink, or even material goods, in order to receive your healing.  You already have God’s undivided attention, and He made sure to provide everything necessary for you to be made whole.  Not GOING to be done…IT IS FINISHED!!

Every excuse you can dream up why you cannot be healed right now is a lie from the devil. God finished your healing, you can’t add to it, there’s nothing missing in it, and He doesn’t need your help in making it happen.  He did it all, and IT IS FINISHED!  So now, when do you want it?  If you want it some day in the sweet by and by, I guess that’s ok with the LORD, but if you want it NOW, well then HAVE IT NOW!  After all, it’s all done on God’s end.  If there’s a problem, it’s on YOUR end.  God’s work is perfect!

Right now, why don’t you just relax and let God be God?  He loves you more than I could ever tell you.  You may have been taught that God is “out to get you” because of how you’ve been living.  Well, that part is correct: He IS out to get you!  He is out to make you His very own Son or Daughter, right NOW, TODAY!  HE is out to get you into His beloved family!  Won’t you let Him adopt you right now and make you His very own?

Will you have to give up anything?  Well, yeah, you’ll be giving up the sins that had sentenced you to hell, you’ll be giving up fear about the future, you’ll be giving up worry and wondering about where your next meal is coming from, but that’s a GOOD thing!  God is a very good and loving Father, who takes very good care of His kids.  So let me invite you to be one of His kids right now!  Doesn’t matter where you are, what color you are, rich or poor, pretty or ugly, we ALL qualify to be saved and healed, and God paid the price to make it all happen for you!

p.s., If you’re still worried about anything, go back and read all this again.  BE MADE WHOLE NOW IN THE NAME OF CHRIST JESUS OF NAZARETH!  Remember, Jesus said IT IS FINISHED!