A Question Asked

But if that is true, some ask, then why isn’t everyone healed? The answer to that question is best answered by asking another question: Why are not all people born again? All are not born again because they either haven’t heard the gospel or else they haven’t believed it. So, too, each individual must appropriate his healing through his own faith. Many have never yet heard the wonderful truth that Jesus bore their sicknesses; others have heard but rejected it.

God the Father’s attitude toward sickness has been clearly revealed by the ministry of His beloved Son, who testified of Himself,

Truly, truly, I say to you, the Son can do nothing of Himself, unless it is something He sees the Father doing; for whatever the Father does, these things the Son also does in like manner (John 5:19).

We read in the book of Hebrews that Jesus was the “exact representation of His [Father’s] nature” (Heb. 1:3). There is no question that Jesus’ attitude toward sickness was identical to His Father’s attitude toward sickness.

What was Jesus’ attitude? Not once did he turn away anyone who came to Him requesting healing. Not once did He say to a sick person who desired to be healed, “No, it’s not God’s will that you be healed, so you’ll have to remain sick.” Jesus always healed the sick who came to Him, and once they were healed, He often told them it was their faith that had healed them. Moreover, the Bible declares that God never changes (see Mal. 3:6) and that Jesus Christ “is the same yesterday and today and forever” (Heb. 13:8).