(COVID-19) Does Jesus still heal?
who Himself bore our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, having died to sins, might live for righteousness—by whose stripes you were healed.
1 Peter 2:24(NKJV)
In the bible we can read that Jesus went around healing people of their sicknesses. As a Pastor, I often get asked if Jesus still heals today. There are some pastors that say that healing power has passed away, but my answer is always the same: “YES! Jesus is still our healer!”
What I love about the scripture above is that it talks about what Jesus did for us on the cross. In the same verse that tells us that Jesus has forgiven us, it also tells us that Jesus has healed us. In fact there are lots of scriptures in the Bible that have forgiveness of sin and healing in the same sentence. So, if Jesus forgives us, which He does, then He also heals us.
I have seen people be miraculously healed right before my eyes, but I have also seen people believe for healing and not get better. Despite my experiences, though, we still believe that Jesus heals! I love what Pastor Bill Johnson says: “I will never lower the standard of the Bible to my level of experience.” Meaning that God’s Word always has the final say in our lives about what is true. And the word says that Jesus is our healer!