Daily Bread 8/11/2023


    Daily Bread – August 11, 2023 (The Sixth Day – Genesis 1:24-31) Matthew 8:17 – In this way, He fulfilled what was spoken through the prophet Isaiah saying, “He removed our sicknesses and carried away our diseases.” Jesus’ Desires To Heal All There are those who argue it is not God’s will to heal everyone, but the question we must ask is, “Where does God, speaking for Himself, say such a thing?” The argument is very narrowly reduced to a one-sided observation in which men, attempting to explain why some people get healed and others don’t, basically point the finger at God. However, there are far more factors that come to bear than just the will of God. God’s will is for all men to be saved, but all men do not choose to believe (1 Timothy 2:4; 2 Peter 3:9; Romans 10:12; Titus 2:11; John 12:32; 1 John 2:2). We can be certain it was Jesus’ desire to heal all those who were sick in Nazareth, but He could not because of their unbelief. Furthermore, God always used someone who was anointed by the Holy Spirit with power and authority; and if there is no one around with such an anointing, then how is the remedy of God going to be administered? Many of those who do not believe it is God’s will to heal everyone also do not believe in the Baptism of the Holy Spirit to receive power and authority to minister along with Jesus as spoken in Acts 1:8. The Bible reveals to us that God is no respecter of persons – what He has done for one, He will do for another. It is God who heals all of our diseases in the Old Testament, and it is God who heals all of our diseases in the New Testament (Psalms 103:3; Hebrews 13:8; James 5:15; Mark 16:17-18). The ministry of Jesus to heal and to save is both active and final. It is active in that it is the ongoing manifestation of His ministry, and final in that He sealed our healing for spirit, soul, and body at the cross (1 Peter 2:24; Isaiah 53:5). Blessings, Pastor Mark Spitsbergen