//Kenneth E. Hagin
Essential Truth: Healing is God's will for you. Sickness and disease belong to the enemy. Healing belongs to you.
Some Christians who need healing have said to me, "Maybe God put this sickness on me for some purpose."
Did Jesus ever put sickness on anyone? When people came to Him for healing, did He ever turn even one away saying, "No, it's not My will. Just suffer a little longer. You're just not pious enough"?
No! Not once!
And the Scriptures tell us that to see God, we look at Jesus. Look at what Jesus Himself said:
9 Have I [Jesus] been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou then, Shew us the Father?
10 Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? the words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works.
Do you want to know what God is like? Look at Jesus. Do you want to see God at work? Look at Jesus. Do you want to know the will of God? Look at Jesus. Jesus is the will of God in action (John 6:38). Did Jesus go about making people sick? No! He went about doing good and healing!
38 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.
From the natural standpoint, it is difficult for people to understand that most laws governing this earth today came into being through the fall of man—when Adam sinned and the curse came upon the earth. Because people don't understand this, they accuse God of causing accidents, sickness, and the death of loved ones. God is not the author of any of these things. They are acts of the devil. Their author is Satan.
Notice in Acts 10:38 who was healed by Jesus: "ALL that were oppressed of the devil." Now, that's a plain statement—all. That means everyone who was healed under the ministry of Jesus was oppressed of the devil. In other words, the devil had something to do with their sickness.
In John 10:10, Jesus tells us that anything which kills or destroys is from the enemy—the thief. Jesus came to do the will of God and set men free, not to hurt or destroy lives.
Jesus purchased healing for us in the plan of redemption through His death, burial, and resurrection. The Bible says, "Himself [Jesus] took our infirmities, and bare our sicknesses" and "by whose stripes ye were healed" (Matt. 8:17; 1 Peter 2:24)! If we were healed by Jesus' stripes, then we are healed now by His stripes.
Unless our minds are renewed with the Word of God, we won't understand that Satan is the author of sickness, disease, and everything else that destroys. Our thinking will be wrong. But once our minds are renewed with God's Word, we will be able to see that Jesus came to redeem us from Satan's power and give us life more abundantly (John 10:10).
It is through the Word that we can be assured that it is God's will to heal us. Let the Word of God—not man's ideas or opinions—settle this issue once and for all. Healing is the will of God for you!
Key Faith Points to Remember
Do you want to know what God is like? Look at Jesus. Jesus is the will of God in action.
Jesus went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed of the devil.
Jesus purchased healing for us in God's plan of redemption through His death, burial, and resurrection.
Let the Word of God settle this issue once and for all: healing is the will of God for you!