If you want to know God’s will concerning healing, the best place to look is the ministry of Jesus. Jesus gives us a completely clear expression of who God is, what He likes, how He does things and His will.
God specifically and intentionally give us Jesus to show His will. Representing God differently now is to depart from God’s own expression of His will in Jesus. There is no scriptural basis to do that. Rather, we should stick with what God has shown us of Himself through Jesus.
:1 God …
:2 has in these last days spoken to us by His Son…
:3 who being the brightness of His glory and the express image of His person, …
This passage says that the Son, Jesus, is the ‘express image of His person’ (referring to God).
The original language for this phrase means ‘the exact expression of any person, a precise reproduction in every respect’. In other words, it is saying that Jesus is the exact expression of God in every way, a precise and perfect representation of the Father.
If you want to know what God is like, look at Jesus. He said and did what the father says and does.
Colossians also shows Jesus reveals God’s Will
:15 He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation.
God is invisible, so it can be hard to know what He is like. However, He understood that we would struggle to understand Him, so gave us a visible expression of Himself in Jesus. Jesus is, therefore, the visible expression of the invisible God. He is ‘the one you can see’
He is the visible manifestation of the invisible God, so to understand how God (whom we cannot see) does things, look to Jesus (whom we can see).
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The CLEAREST understanding of God is seen in Jesus.
- If we want to know what God is like, look to Jesus.
- To understand what God does and does NOT do, look to Jesus
- Look to the life of Jesus for clarity. It reveals the will of God to us.
The will of God is seen in Jesus. Jesus’ life in the Gospels was given to us by God to show who He is and His will.
He is still the same as He was in the Gospels, so we can rely on the visible representation of God through Jesus today to know what God is like toward us today. Since God never changes, we know that we can rely on the representation of Himself He has given us in Jesus to be as true today as then. Jesus shows us exactly what the Father’s will is.
Questions about what God’s will
All questions about God’s will, how God responds to sick people and how to receive from God are answered by looking at Jesus. The questions are answered once and for all. Their answer always remains the same.
When dealing with issues like, ‘What does God do in people’s lives?’ or ‘what is God’s will?’ we see clear answers by studying Jesus.
No more doubt about His will
There is no doubt or uncertainty in the Ministry of Jesus about what God does and what His will is in the area of healing. Jesus puts a final ‘full stop’ to any questions or doubts we have about whether it is God’s will to heal people today.
Misrepresenting the Father
People who oppose the Bible truth of God’s will concerning healing say God has changed since then and that things are different now, but they have no Biblical basis for saying that. It is simply an idea that man has come up with in order to get people off the truth of the Word of God.
God does not change and Jesus does not change. He is the same today. He gave us a visible expression of Himself in Jesus, so that we can know what He is like.
Saying God is different to who Jesus reveals is unscriptural teaching. Those who represent God differently to the healer seen in Jesus are misrepresenting God’s own image of Himself that He gave to us.
God is still speaking to us through His Son and the truths we learn through Jesus’ life are relevant to us today, including His healing ministry.
Jesus shows us the Father.
- Did Jesus do the will of God?
- When Jesus healed people, was it God’s will?
- Were there times when Jesus healed people that it was not God’s will and Jesus was rebelling against the Father? We know this is not true!
- What about when He said to people He would come and heal them? Was this in line with the Father?
- Did Jesus refuse to heal anyone or say ‘no’ to them?
:38 “For I have come down from heaven, not to do My own will, but the will of Him who sent Me.
Jesus came to do the will of the Father God. The question is whether we believe this or not.
:28 ….I do nothing of Myself; but as My Father taught Me, I speak these things
- See also: John 8:38, John 12:49, John 5:19
Notice the phrase, ‘I do NOTHING of myself’
That means everything thing He did followed the Father’s way, including every single time He healed. The words He spoke were in line with what the Father was saying, including when He spoke to individuals.
Jesus SAID and DID what the Father says and does. His words and actions directly show us the Father.
Jesus healing shows the Father healing
When Jesus healed people, He was doing and saying what the Father said and did. His healings were a direct reflection of the Father’s will and plan.
Jesus was not independent
Jesus didn’t do things the way HE felt like, didn’t speak independently of the Father and didn’t do what He wanted, when he wanted.
He could have. His will could have gone its own way, but He chose the Father’s way. Instead, He listened to God and followed the pattern the Father laid down.
How does the Father do things today?
- Do you want to know what the Father does?
When we come to the throne room today, God responds to us according to and in line with how Jesus responded to people on this earth.
Look at Jesus and what He did and you will see the express image or the Father, laid out graphically and visibly for us to see today.
Jesus is the visible expression of an invisible God. He embodied the qualities of the Godhead. He brought to us the clearest revelation of God ever.
We have seen how Jesus is the will of God in action. What He said and did shows the Father and His will for people, including for our day now.
More on God’s Will
To study more about the Will of God, see my other article on the subject
The Visible will of God
Jesus was the will of God in action, displayed openly for ALL to see
If we want to know God’s will, look at Jesus. He is the visible expression of an invisible God. Everything He said and did is a direct revelation of the will of God for all people for all times, including today.
The way God did things under Jesus’ ministry is the way He does it now.
Jesus and the Father do not want us to be uncertain about His will: what He has for us and what He wants for us. We are supposed to know and understand His will, including His will to heal
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