God’s will to save?
We all know someone who needs Jesus. And no matter what spiritual state that person is in, we can be confident that it is God’s will to save them.
The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, NOT WILLING that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance. (2 Peter 3:9)
To the same degree that salvation and eternal life are available to all men, physical healing is also available. Both salvation and healing are a part of the same redemption.
Jesus healed ALL who came to him
He never turned away a sick person, nor did He ever explain their sickness as a necessary part of their spiritual growth. He never made anyone sick, nor did He ever tell someone to wait for their healing until some condition was met.
How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing ALL that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him. (Acts 10:38)
James gives us further insight into healing…
Is ANY sick among you? Let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord: And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he has committed sins, they shall be forgiven him. (James 5:14-15)
Will God honor His Word?
Earlier we read that God is “not slack concerning his promise”. One preacher put it simply when he said, “If God said it, that settles it.”
It doesn’t say ‘all things except some sicknesses.’ Anything that doesn’t reflect the nature of God Himself is something that you can be delivered from. Therefore we can have confidence when we stand on God’s word for anything, including healing.