“And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all kinds of sickness and all kinds of disease among the people.” Matthew 4:23
Jesus did not only come to save the lost, He also came to heal the sick! As a matter of fact, physical healing was one third of Jesus’ ministry. Some have said that, as preachers, we should not focus on divine healing because it is a side issue. Well, it certainly wasn’t a side issue with Jesus! Not only did He spend a major portion of His earthly ministry healing the sick, He actually died on the cross so that the sick could be healed! Anything that Jesus died to redeem us from is not a side issue! Every church and every minister should give equal time to preaching, teaching AND healing.
In 1 Thessalonians 5:23 the scripture tells us that God created each person as a three-part being made up of spirit, soul and body. Because of this, each person has three basic needs. They have spiritual needs, emotional needs and physical needs. Jesus’ ministry of PREACHING, TEACHING and HEALING impacts all three parts of man!
PREACHING impacts a person’s spirit. 1 Corinthians 1:21 (KJV) says, “It pleased God by the foolishness of PREACHING to save them that believe.” A person receives salvation in their spirit man through the PREACHING OF THE GOSPEL.
TEACHING impacts a person’s soul. Romans 12:2 declares, “And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind…” Our mind is renewed through the TEACHING of the Word of God.
HEALING impacts a person’s physical body. You see, Jesus not only created all three parts of man (spirit, soul and body) but He also LOVES all three parts of man! Jesus did not only die so that your soul and spirit could be redeemed. He also died so that your physical body could be healed! Jesus’ ministry consisted of preaching, teaching and healing. This shows us that it is just as much His will for you and me to be healed as it is His will for us to be saved.
Confession: Physical healing is a part of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Therefore, healing belongs to me!