Allow me to break down Matthew 4:23-24 from Sunday’s sermon into the three points:
“Jesus went throughout Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the Good News of the Kingdom. . . “
1. God’s healing is accompanied by God’s Word!
Psalm 107:19-20 “Then they cried to the LORD in their trouble, and he saved them from their distress. He sent forth his word and healed them; he rescued them from the grave.”
God’s Word makes us better. It has healing properties. It can help us feel better even when we don’t feel better!
” . . . and healing every disease and sickness”
2. God’s healing is comprehensive!
Psalm 103:1-5 “Praise the LORD, O my soul; all my inmost being, praise his holy name. Praise the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits– who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion, who satisfies your desires with good things so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.”
God’s comprehensive healing is detailed in Psalm 103. He heals us spiritually through the forgiveness of sins. He heals us physically as He heals every manner of sickness. He heals us emotionally as He redeems our lives from the pit, and He heals us psychologically as He satisfies our desires with good things instead of with addictive substances that will control and ruin us.
” . . .among the people.”
3. God’s healing is personal!
Jesus walked out among the people. God not only is approachable, He takes the initiative to show us He is concerned about us and wants to bring healing to us. And if healing isn’t His plan for whatever reason, He is still hands on working something else in your body, mind, and spirit, and it is called His grace. II Corinthians 12:9 tells us God’s grace is sufficient. Even when the physical healing doesn’t come, perfect grace, healing grace, helping grace, sustaining grace, grace to trust and rest, will still be worked in and through us as we deal with the circumstances that come from sickness. And God’s grace is more than enough.
May the healing ministry of Christ, according to the Father’s will, be made manifest in your life this week.