How did Jesus decide who should get healed in the Gospels?. Here are some verses from passages where Jesus healed the ill during his earthly ministry:
He healed all types of sickness among the people and healed all the sick people present (Matthew 4:23-24),
He healed all that were sick (Matthew 8:16-17),
He healed every sickness and every disease among the people (Matthew 9:35),
He healed them all (Matthew 12:15),
He healed their sick (Matthew 14:14).
All that were diseased were brought to him and all that touched his clothes were made perfectly whole (Matthew 14:35-36, Mark 6:54-56).
He healed great multitudes (Matthew 19:2).
He healed as many as were sick (Mark 3:10-12).
He laid hands on every one of them and healed them (Luke 4:40-41).
He healed them all (Luke 6:17-19).
He healed them that had need of healing (Luke 9:11).
He healed all who were oppressed of the devil (Acts 10:38).
That is how Jesus determined who should be healed — whoever came to him to receive healing, received healing!
How did the apostles determine who should be healed?
Peter ministered healing to all the sick who were brought to him on the streets of Jerusalem (Acts 5:12-16).
Paul got every sick person on the island of Melita healed (Acts 28:8-9).
Jesus gave his disciples power to heal all manner of sickness and disease (Matthew 10:1).
How should you determine who should be healed?
John expressed God’s wish that you be in health (3 John 2).
James said that any sick in the church should have the prayer of faith prayed over him for his healing (James 5:14-16).
Paul said that Christ redeemed you from the Law’s curse for not keeping all of God’s commands (Gal 3:10-14)
and that your body was purchased in the same sacrifice that bought your spirit (1 Cor 6:19-20).
Peter said that you were healed by Jesus’ bruise when he bore your sins in his body on the cross (1 Peter 2:24).
Jesus said that believers would lay hands on the sick and they would get well (Mark 16:15-18).
So, who can be healed? Answer: YOU can be healed!
Jesus did not make exceptions and tell any one that they had to keep their sickness for a reason.
Peter and Paul did not make exceptions and nor did they tell people they had to glorify God in their sickness.
The Bible pattern is simple. You cannot be an exception.
Stop letting the devil lie to you and tell you that there is some reason you can’t get healed.
You CAN get healed!
The guarantee that healing is for all is found in Isaiah’s statement that Jesus surely bore our sicknesses and suffered our pains.
He did not just bear some of our sicknesses — he bore all of them,
including the ones in your body right now.
He did not just bear some people’s sicknesses — He bore everyone’s sicknesses, including yours.
His great atonement was for everyone, including you, so you can partake of the benefits along with anyone else.
Receiving healing is not complicated. You don’t need to read the whole Bible to be healed.
You are not an exception. God does not want you sick. YOU can be healed!