– Inyang Okutinyang
Jesus Healed Them All
In Matthew chapter 8 we see Jesus ministering healing. He was always ministering to someone, or going to minister to someone, or just coming from ministering to someone. Erroneously, some have said that God put sickness on them to teach them a lesson, or to demonstrate to others how much they can endure. Others have claimed that God took their mother or baby away before their time, because He needed another voice in the heavenly choir. That’s just spiritual mumbo jumbo!
This is their way of trying to console themselves in the face of loss, or over some defeat they have experienced. If the devil beat you, admit he beat you, and decide to stand against him the next time.
Jesus went to Peter’s home and ministered healing to his mother-in-law (Matthew 8: 14). And in the evening He healed all that were sick (verse 16). He never refused to heal anyone. Even those who were unsure of His will for them were healed. If you had been one of the sick there that day, you would have been healed. He healed all their sick, that means God wants all to be healed today too!
Matthew 8: 17 explains why Jesus healed all the sick. Quoting from Isaiah 53: 4, but instead of “griefs” and “sorrows”, the verse reads thus, “That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Isaiah the prophet, saying, Himself took our infirmities, and bare our sicknesses.” So even if you don’t believe all I’ve said up to now, believe the New Testament!
The sick came to Jesus crying, “Jesus, thou son of David, have mercy on me!” Healing therefore must be a mercy. How many is mercy for? All. If mercy is for all, then healing must be for all as well.