[PC-USA]  2000-03-26 - Jesus as our Great Physician

Passages about Jesus, Part 6

We are grateful for the abilities God has given many doctors, whom He uses to heal us, and for the care they show us. But there is one Physician Who is Omniscient and Omnipotent, and Whose timing is perfect, and who knows us so intimately that He knows the numbers of hairs on our heads. Today we will see passages that relate to Jesus as the Great Physician. All passages are from the New Living Translation (NLT).

Jesus has the power to heal physically.

Mat 11:3 "Are you really the Messiah we've been waiting for, or should we keep looking for someone else?" 4 Jesus told them, "Go back to John and tell him about what you have heard and seen-5 the blind see, the lame walk, the lepers are cured, the deaf hear, the dead are raised to life, and the Good News is being preached to the poor.

Jesus is God of the seemingly impossible. This woman had tried for a dozen years, to acquire healing.

Mat 9:19 As Jesus and the disciples were going to the official's home, 20 a woman who had had a hemorrhage for twelve years came up behind him. She touched the fringe of his robe, 21 for she thought, "If I can just touch his robe, I will be healed." 22 Jesus turned around and said to her, "Daughter, be encouraged! Your faith has made you well." And the woman was healed at that moment.

Sometimes He doesn't heal on this earth, but there is nothing which we can't handle, through His strength.

2 Cor 10:7 But to keep me from getting puffed up, I was given a thorn in my flesh, a messenger from Satan to torment me and keep me from getting proud. 8 Three different times I begged the Lord to take it away. 9 Each time he said, "My gracious favor is all you need. My power works best in your weakness." So now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may work through me. 10 Since I know it is all for Christ's good, I am quite content with my weaknesses and with insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities. For when I am weak, then I am strong.

He also wants to heal us spiritually and emotionally.

Mat 9:10 That night Matthew invited Jesus and his disciples to be his dinner guests, along with his fellow tax collectors and many other notorious sinners. 11 The Pharisees were indignant. "Why does your teacher eat with such such?" they asked his disciples. 12 When he heard this, Jesus replied, "Healthy people don't need a doctor-sick people do." 13 Then he added, "Now go and learn the meaning of this Scripture: 'I want you to be merciful; I don't want your sacrifices. For I have come to call sinners, not those who think they are already good enough."

In Heaven, where we will live with our Perfect Physician, we will be compltely whole; there will be no physical or emotional illness, pain nor death.

1 Cor. 15:42 It is the same way for the resurrection of the dead. Our earthly bodies, which die and decay, will be different when they are resurrected, for they will never die. 43 Our bodies now disappoint us, but when they are raised, they will be full of glory. They are weak now, but when they are raised, they will be full of power. 44 They are natural human bodies now, but when they are raised, they will be spiritual bodies. For just as there are natural bodies, so also there are spiritual bodies.

Rev. 21:4 He will remove all of their sorrows, and there will be no more death or sorrow or crying or pain. For the old world and its evils are gone forever.