THE PURPOSE AND THE WILL 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.” THE WILL OF CHRIST
Matthew 8:5-13 NKJV
Now when Jesus had entered Capernaum, a centurion came to Him, pleading with Him, saying, “Lord, my servant is lying at home paralyzed, dreadfully tormented.” And Jesus said to him, “I will come and heal him.” The centurion answered and said, “Lord, I am not worthy that You should come under my roof. But only speak a word, and my servant will be healed. For I also am a man under authority, having soldiers under me.
And I say to this one, ‘Go,’ and he goes; and to another, ‘Come,’ and he comes; and to my servant, ‘Do this,’ and he does it.” When Jesus heard it, He marveled, and said to those who followed, “Assuredly, I say to you, I have not found such great faith, not even in Israel! And I say to you that many will come from east and west, and sit down with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob in the kingdom of heaven. But the sons of the kingdom will be cast out into outer darkness. There will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.” Then Jesus said to the centurion, “Go your way; and as you have believed, so let it be done for you.” And his servant was healed that same hour.
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. THE WILL OF CHRIST
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. THE WILL OF 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). THE WILL OF CHRIST
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.” THE WILL OF CHRIST
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. THE WILL OF CHRIST
God has never changed His will. He sent Jesus Christ here to do His will (John 4:34). THE WILL OF CHRIST
The will of God and the sum, the 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.