Jesus healed them all: Mass healings in Jesus’ Ministry
Numerous times the gospels say that Jesus healed all who were present. We could call these times when everyone was healed mass healings.
These passages do not give details about each person healed, but simply a broad statement saying He healed everyone (all) present. This didn’t just happen once or twice; it happened over and over again in the Gospels.
:16 When evening had come, they brought to Him many who were demon-possessed. And He cast out the spirits with a word, and healed all who were sick,
Important truths from these mass healings where everyone was healed.
Jesus’ ministry shows the eternal will of God for all people for all time. The times when Jesus healed everyone teach us that God still heals everyone today. According to Jesus’ ministry, God’s will is always to heal people. Whereever possible, Jesus ‘healed them all’ showing God’s eternal will for everyone.
Some people argue and have a problem accepting this, but the evidence from Jesus ministry is overwhelming. We either accept what Jesus, who is the will of God in action (and the Head of the Church), shows us or we hold to our opinions and fight the Word of God on the subject. A person cannot claim to preach biblical truth, yet be at odds with Jesus.
I choose to believe Jesus’ life and ministry above the modern opinions and teachings of man.
Healing was freely available
:56 Wherever He entered into villages, cities, or in the country, they laid the sick in the marketplaces, and begged Him that they might just touch the hem of His garment. And as many as touched Him were made well.
This verse shows healing was freely available for any who came to get it. It mentions no restrictions about ‘only those God wants to heal’ etc. They simply came, touched and got healed.
This shows how easily people got healed. If healing was that freely available from Jesus then, it is the same now too.
:11 But when the multitudes knew it, they followed Him; and He received them and spoke to them about the kingdom of God, and healed those who had need of healing.
How many would Jesus not heal?
Were there any in the crowds that ‘it was not God’s will to heal?
If God doesn’t heal ‘all’ (like some people falsely claim), then surely there would have been some in those crowds that God didn’t want to heal. There would be an example of someone Jesus turned away. However, there were none.
Not once does it say, “He healed all the ones it was God’s will to heal and left the others sick!” There is not a single instance in all the sick people Jesus dealt with whom He wouldn’t heal! (Some faced some challenges, but they got their healing by the end of the account!)
Jesus healed them all, because it was God’s will for them all to be healed. There were none who God did not want to heal. If God Healed them all then, He heals all today because He never changes.
Are there examples in Jesus’ Ministry of people it was not God’s will to Heal?
No, there are not. Why didn’t the Holy Spirit give us any examples of people who it wasn’t God’s will to heal?
The answer is: there are no examples of this because there weren’t any. There was not a single person in those crowds who God did not want to heal. The same is true today.
The idea that there are some people God does not want to heal is a false doctrine that has no scriptural evidence to support it. It is an opinion invented by man and then taught as if it was Biblical.
- Matthew 4:23 – 25
- Mathew 9:35; 10:1 ; 12:15
- Luke 4:40 ; 6:17-19
- Acts 10:38
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