Hebrews 13:8 says that Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever. That means He hasn’t changed! That means if He did it in Bible days, He’s going to do it today! If He was a Healer in Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, then He’s a Healer today!
Then Jesus went thence, and departed into the coasts of Tyre and Sidon. And, behold, a woman of Canaan came out of the same coasts and cried unto him, saying, Have mercy on me, oh Lord, thou Son of David,” my daughter is grievously vexed with a devil.
But he answered her not a word. And his disciples came and besought him, saying, Send her away; for she crieth after us. But he answered and said, I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel. Then came she and worshipped him, saying, Lord, help me. But he answered and said, It is not meet to take the children’s bread, and cast it to dogs.
And she said, Truth, Lord: yet even the dogs eat of the crumbs which fall from their masters’ table. Then Jesus answered and said unto her, 0 woman, great is thy faith: be it unto thee even as thou wilt. And her daughter was made whole from that very hour.
Don’t get distracted by Jesus comparing the Canaanites, who were long-time enemies of the Jews, to dogs. What you have to realize is that He said healing is the children’s bread! It’s our birthright! It’s not something that we have to beg for. Just as your children have the right to eat the food on your table, healing is your birthright from your heavenly Father! Healing belongs to us simply because we’re in the family of God. We can come, sit down at the table of our Father, and we can eat the bread of healing.
Why did Jesus heal the sick? I’m going to give you five reasons why He healed the sick. The first reason Jesus healed the sick was that it was promised in the Word of God. Jesus was fulfilling the Word of His
Father. When the even was come, they brought unto him many that
were possessed with devils: and he cast out the spirits with his word, and healed all that were sick: That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saving, Himself took our infirmities, and bare our sicknesses.
Fear not; for thou shalt not be ashamed: neither be thou confounded; for thou shalt not be put to shame: for thou shalt forget the shame of thy youth, and shalt not remember the reproach of thy widowhood any more. For thy Maker is thine husband; the LORD of hosts is his name; and thy Redeemer the Holy One of Israel The God of the whole earth shall he be called.
Second, Jesus healed the sick in order to reveal His will. We saw this in Mark 1:40-42. He was willing! And there came a leper to him, beseeching him, and kneeling down to him, and saying unto him, If thou wilt, thou canst make me clean.
And Jesus, moved with compassion, put forth his hand, and touched him, and saith unto him, I will; be thou clean. And as soon as be had spoken, immediately the leprosy departed from him, and he was cleansed.
Jesus never turned down anyone who asked Him for healing — even the Syrophenician woman. Jesus delivered her daughter because of her persistent faith. Third, He healed the sick to manifest the works of God. Jesus answered, Neither bath this man sinned, nor his parents: but that the works of God should be made manifest.