The Will And Purpose Of Christ
The Roman army captain whose story is related in the eighth chapter of the Book of Matthew came to Jesus Christ and said, “Lord, my servant lieth at home sick of the palsy, grievously tormented.” Without asking one question, Jesus said, “I will come and heal him.”
I can tell you this unequivocally, that Jesus Christ died for the sins of the whole world.
It is the will of God that every sinner be saved. That does not mean they will all get saved, but it is God’s will to save them. I also tell you this just as unequivocally: Sickness has no place in the Body of Christ. Sickness is part of the curse. It came through the disobedience and judgment of Adam in the Garden of Eden.
When God created man there were three things He never intended man to possess: sin, sickness and death. God never intended man to sin. He never intended man to get sick. He never intended man to die. He intended man to live forever in righteousness and health. Sin, sickness, and death came as a result of man’s disobedience. Deliverance from sin, healing, and eternal life came through the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
Where the first Adam was disobedient, the Second Adam (Jesus) was obedient even unto the death on the cross. He bought us forgiveness of sin, healing, and resurrection life (Romans 5:15 and 19; 1 Corinthians 15:22).
It is God’s will for all who will accept the blessings of Christ Jesus to be well and whole (3 John 2). That is why to the centurion’s request for healing for his servant, Jesus said, “I will.”
There is no theological seminary, no doctrine, no tradition that can change the will of God. A will in the natural world is a legal, official document that someone executes in his lifetime to determine the legacy he will leave to his loved ones after his death. The human will can be and often is, changed many times. However, once the death of the will-maker occurs, there can be no further changing of that will. The inheritance has been sealed by that person’s death. The entire power of the state’s judicial system is put behind the enforcement of that will.
God has never changed His will. He sent Jesus Christ here to do His will (John 4:34).
The will of God and the sum, total purpose of Christ coming to this earth and undergoing the things that transpired during the time He was here in the flesh is this:
…For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil. (1 John 3:8)
Make this declaration:
Jesus destroyed the works of the devil. Therefore, Satan has no authority in my life.