Jesus is perfect theology
Whatever is to be known about God can be found in the person of Jesus. Jesus illustrates the Father perfectly.
“He who has seen Me has seen the Father.” (John 14:9, NKJV)
Jesus modeled life for us. What Jesus did continues with us. But we will not see the miracles of healing happen until we are convinced that healing is always God’s will.
“The leper fell on his face at Jesus’ feet and begged to be healed, saying, “If you are only willing, you could completely heal me.” Jesus reached out and touched him and said, “Of course I am willing to heal you, and now you will be healed.” (Luke 5:12-14, TPT)
Everyone believes God is able to heal, but many remain uncertain whether it’s his will to heal. This doubt rises around the misunderstanding of the origins of sickness and disease, and whether God causes/allows it.
What about the sufferings of Job?
The question about what happened to Job often rises. But we are not disciples of Job. We are disciples of Jesus! Job raises a question that Jesus answers. The Old Testament cannot be given the authority to trump the person of Jesus and what is revealed in Jesus about the nature and the heart of the Father.
We have exactly what Job needed in Jesus. Unlike Job, we can approach God face to face as to a man because Jesus is our mediator. Unlike Job, we can resist the enemy steadfast in the faith because Jesus is our advocate. And unlike Job, we can trust God for healing power because Jesus not only took our sin to the cross, but also our sicknesses and diseases.
The book of Job contains such a marvelous revelation of Jesus and of redemption! After showing us the need for Jesus and correcting the faulty thinking of Job and his friends, it ends with twice as much being restored to Job than all that he lost. It’s so sad that many wrongly interpret this book of scripture in order to obscure the New Covenant revelation of Jesus that it leads us to…
“Jesus…divinely healed all who were under the tyranny of the devil, for God had anointed him.” (Acts 10:38, TPT)
Jesus wasn’t just a parenthesis or a comma. He is the conclusion and the One who perfectly illustrates and manifests the nature of the Father, and His will to heal all.