A Healing Jesus

Richard Roberts

In Jesus’ day, leprosy was about as bad a disease as a person could get. Lepers were shunned and sent away to die outside the city gates. It is easy to see how a leper might expect Jesus to pass him by and reject him as everyone else had done.

But one leper dared to hope for something better, and as Jesus passed by, he cried out, “Lord, if You are willing, You can make me clean” (Luke 5:12 NKJV). Jesus’ response forever settled the issue of His desire to heal mankind: He put out His hand and touched the man, saying, “I am willing; be cleansed (v. 13).” He was saying “I want to! It’s my desire that you be healed of this leprosy.” And immediately, the leprosy left the man’s body!

Jesus is willing to heal all who come to Him. He’s no respecter of persons. If He would heal the leper outside the city gates, He is willing to heal you. He wants to heal you from the crown of your head to the soles of your feet! If you need healing, I set my faith in agreement with your faith today and pray this prayer for you:

Lord, I thank You that You are willing to heal all manner of sickness and disease. As You healed the leper, so You are also willing to heal my friend who needs Your healing touch. Now, Friend, in the authority of Jesus’ mighty name, whatever sickness or disease, fear, or doubt you are facing, I bind it and curse it at the root. I command it to leave you now. Be healed from the crown of your head to the soles of your feet, in Jesus’ name. Amen.