Sandy Warner ~ ~ swauthor777@usa.net ~ ~ www.thequickenedword.com


 

QUESTION:  IS IT THE LORDíS WILL TO HEAL ALL?

The ultimate will of God is total and complete healing because His desire is to have the same kingdom that is in heaven, here on earth and He tells us to pray this continually.  Whatever is in heaven, He wants here and there is simply no sickness in heaven. 

 

Luke 11:2 And he said unto them, When you pray, say, Our Father who is in heaven, Hallowed be your name. Your kingdom come. Your will be done, as in heaven, so on earth.

 

Revelation 21:4 And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.

 

Why Are People Sick?

God sometimes says yes, seems to say no (because people die) and sometimes He says wait.  However that doesnít negate His desire that there be no sickness on earth or in our lives.  I think that those who have their mind made up on only one possibility are stuck in mindsets because the scriptures share all sides of the subject.  They donít resolve into one answer except that God is Sovereign

 

Here are some issues that weave into this topic.  We always want to embrace scripture for our answers. 

 

1)  MAN TO HAVE DOMINION

He wants man to have dominion and rule over the earth and it is a big mess now, but that will be totally fulfilled in the millennium and then into eternity.  We donít sit and wait until then, instead we advance, overcome and take back what the enemy stole from us.  God has put us here to learn to rule and reign and have darkness under our feet.  We are called to be overcomers and the last thing to overcome is death.

 

Ps 115:16 NKJV

The heaven, even the heavens, are the LORD's; But the earth He has given to the children of men.

 

Romans 8:35-39 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? 36 As it is written, For your sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter. 37 Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us. 38 For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, 39 Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creation, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

 

1 Corinthians 15:23-26 But every man in his own order: Christ the firstfruits; afterward they that are Christ's at his coming. 24 Then comes the end, when he shall have delivered up the kingdom to God, even the Father; when he shall have put down all rule and all authority and power. 25 For he must reign, till he has put all enemies under his feet. 26 The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death.

 

2) OVERCOME UNBELIEF

Scripture clearly says that He did not many mighty works in the region he grew up in, because of their unbelief.

 

Matthew 13:54-58 And when he came into his own country, he taught them in their synagogue, so that they were astonished, and said, From where has this man this wisdom, and these mighty works? 55 Is not this the carpenter's son? is not his mother called Mary? and his brothers, James, and Joses, and Simon, and Judas? 56 And his sisters, are they not all with us? from where then has this man all these things? 57 And they were offended in him. But Jesus said unto them, A prophet is not without honor, except in his own country, and in his own house. 58 And he did not many mighty works there because of their unbelief.

 

3)  GOD ALLOWS OUR FAITH TO BE TESTED

God is Sovereign and we have to embrace the book of Job as a part of Godís choice.  The bottom line of Jobís story was that due to satanís challenge, God said yes to a season of testing and Job was sick and lost a LOT of stuff.  But it wasnít Godís will that Job remain and die in that season, rather it was His will to ultimately reward and recompense Job.

 

Job 2:1-10 Again there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan came also among them to present himself before the LORD. 2 And the LORD said unto Satan, From where come you? And Satan answered the LORD, and said, From going to and fro on the earth, and from walking up and down on it. 3 And the LORD said unto Satan, Have you considered my servant Job, that there is none like him in the earth, a blameless and an upright man, one that fears God, and turns away from evil? and still he holds fast his integrity, although you moved me against him, to destroy him without cause. 4 And Satan answered the LORD, and said, Skin for skin, yea, all that a man has will he give for his life. 5 But put forth your hand now, and touch his bone and his flesh, and he will curse you to your face. 6 And the LORD said unto Satan, Behold, he is in your hand; but spare his life. 7 So went Satan forth from the presence of the LORD, and struck Job with painful boils from the sole of his foot unto the crown of his head. 8 And he took himself a potsherd to scrape himself with; and he sat down among the ashes. 9 Then said his wife unto him, Do you still retain your integrity? curse God, and die. 10 But he said unto her, You speak as one of the foolish women speaks. What? shall we receive good at the hand of God, and shall we not receive evil? In all this did not Job sin with his lips.

 

Paulís afflictions are the same issue.  Many argue about what exactly they were, but whatever his afflictions and his thorn in the flesh were, he submitted to God in them and the Lord used them in his life.

 

2 Corinthians 12:7-10 And lest I should be exalted above measure through the abundance of the revelations, there was given to me a thorn in the flesh, the messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I should be exalted above measure. 8 For this thing I besought the Lord three times, that it might depart from me. 9 And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for you: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather boast in my weaknesses, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. 10 Therefore I take pleasure in weaknesses, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ's sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong.

 

Another example is the pool of Bethesda.  Wherever Jesus roamed, scripture says that He healed them ALL.  But with all the people surrounding the pool of Bethesda, that day Jesus healed only one man, and he had to wait a LONG time.  Jesus only did what He saw and heard the Father doing and saying.  Just think of how many years that guy laid there in utter hopeless despair.

 

John 5:2-8 Now there is at Jerusalem by the sheep market a pool, which is called in the Hebrew tongue Bethesda, having five porches. 3 In these lay a great multitude of invalid folk, of blind, lame, paralyzed, waiting for the moving of the water. 4 For an angel went down at a certain time into the pool, and troubled the water: whosoever then first after the troubling of the water stepped in was made whole of whatsoever disease he had. 5 And a certain man was there, who had an infirmity thirty and eight years. 6 When Jesus saw him lying there, and knew that he had been now a long time in that condition, he said unto him, Will you be made whole? 7 The invalid man answered him, Sir, I have no man, when the water is troubled, to put me into the pool: but while I am coming, another steps down before me. 8 Jesus said unto him, Rise, take up your bed, and walk.

 

4)  GODíS TIMING 

Jesus delayed on purpose and allowed His good friend Lazarus to die and stay in the tomb 4 days before He came to deliver him.  They asked Jesus why? And Jesusí reply was that it was for the glory of God that He did this.

 

John 11:3-4 Therefore his sisters sent unto him, saying, Lord, behold, he whom you love is sick. 4 When Jesus heard that, he said, This sickness is not unto death, but for the glory of God, that the Son of God might be glorified thereby.

 

John 11:32-44 Then when Mary came where Jesus was, and saw him, she fell down at his feet, saying unto him, Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died. 33 When Jesus therefore saw her weeping, and the Jews also weeping who came with her, he groaned in his spirit, and was troubled, 34 And said, Where have you laid him? They said unto him, Lord, come and see. 35 Jesus wept. 36 Then said the Jews, Behold how he loved him! 37 And some of them said, Could not this man, who opened the eyes of the blind, have caused that even this man should not have died? 38 Jesus therefore again groaning in himself came to the grave. It was a cave, and a stone lay upon it. 39 Jesus said, Take away the stone. Martha, the sister of him that was dead, said unto him, Lord, by this time he stinks: for he has been dead four days. 40 Jesus said unto her, Said I not unto you, that, if you would believe, you should see the glory of God? 41 Then they took away the stone from the place where the dead was laid. And Jesus lifted up his eyes, and said, Father, I thank you that you have heard me. 42 And I knew that you hear me always: but because of the people who stand by I said it, that they may believe that you have sent me. 43 And when he thus had spoken, he cried with a loud voice, Lazarus, come forth. 44 And he that was dead came forth, bound hand and foot with grave clothes: and his face was bound about with a cloth. Jesus said unto them, Loose him, and let him go.

 

In the healing movement of the 50ís they were clearing out hospitals and then the glory of the Lord lifted because that generation came under judgments.  The day after that was announced, they couldnít get any one healed.  When Bob Jones saw Ichabod over the church (Ichabod means the glory has departed) he was so heart sick, he told the Lord he just wanted to go home. 

 

And the Lord told Bob that He was preparing a generation that would not take the glory for themselves or corrupt it, and when His glory returned to the earth, it would NEVER EVER depart again.  It would be a HABITATION and not just a visitation.  We have had foretastes of His Presence, and pockets of His glory and it is increasing, but that divine habitation has not yet returned, rather it is hovering over us and waiting.  And when that habitations happens it will not be upon a man, it will be within His body as it was in Jesus.  And so we wait for that day when His mighty power is manifest once again on the earth!

 

THE CLOUD DESCENDS

[Annies Visions Book One page70]

Again I was taken into the realms of the Spirit and lovingly welcomed by the Lord. After covering me with His love, He especially told me that I need not have any fear because He would not abandon me. Then He showed me Himself as the Glorious Cloud of Fire and Light. The Cloud was the most excited and exceedingly exalted that I have ever seen it, save in anger and wrath, but this time He was not in His wrath. Mighty power and all kinds of rays and emanations were upon all sides. In a most marvelous and tremendous manner, He was filled with violence and activity, yet it was not in wrath. I cannot describe at all what He was like in the Cloud.

 

Then there came out from Him in a huge wave something that appeared to be His very own self in mighty glory and in the Cloud, yet He did not leave His high place in the heavens either, yet He did. He was in so much activity and moved about over the heavens that opened below Him. This great wave of Himself in the Cloud also descended with tens of thousands of mighty angels down toward the earth. It did not descend slowly nor softly, but in great haste and speedy activity. When it was yet some distance from the earth, it hovered there for a while, suspended over the heads of the people, but they did not see it nor did they know it was there and there it rested.

 

After a while, this other Cloud that was Himself - so much so that it seemed that He had partly left the heavens - became again very active and then with another speedy movement, it descended again, this time it went clear on down to the earth and was covered from my view.

 

Then He spoke saying, "This which you see will not take my loving sons by surprise because they are waiting for it to take place. They are already knowing and have been advised and are waiting for Me to come to them in love, for they will love My appearing." He also said that His hour had been fulfilled and that it was now the time that these thing must shortly take place.

 

In summary, it is the Lordís will to heal all.  However there are different reasons why the Lord withholds healing.  And unless the Lord tells us, we are not privy to those reasons.  We can simply rely on His Sovereignty that He has His perfect timing and purposes.

 

Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: 2 A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted; 3 A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; 4 A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; 5 A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing; 6 A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away; 7 A time to tear, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak; 8 A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.

 

 

 

 


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Words from the The Quickened Word are excerpts from the journals of Sandy Warner.  To better understand how God speaks, read Sandyís book, ď101+ Ways God Speaks, And How to Hear Him.Ē  Website: www.thequickenedword.com    Email: 
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