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Jesus, the Lamb of God, who bore the sin of the world, also, "Himself took our infirmities, and bare our sicknesses. "—Isa. 51: 4, 5. Matt. 8: 16, 17. He is, therefore, a complete Savior of the body from sickness, as well as the soul from sin. "And he healed all that were sick."
"And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogs, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all manner of sickness and all manner of disease among the people. "—Matt. 4: 23.
"And Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogs, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every sickness and every disease among the people."—Matt. 9: 35.
What a wonderful benefactor to poor suffering humanity! Nor has his love and sympathy grown less by the lapse of centuries, nor his power and willingness to save and heal diminished. In fact he is " Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and today, and forever. "— Heb. 13: 8. The same gracious power of God that was manifest in healing the sick in the morning of this last dispensation, was designed to bless the church of the living God to the end of time. Hence it was couched in the final commission and sent "into all the world," and "to the end of the world."—Matt. 28:19, 20.
"And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature. He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved, but he that believeth not shall be damned. And these signs shall follow them that believe. ... They shall lay hands on the sick and they shall recover."—Mark 16:17, 18.
These signs did follow the apostles, as the inspired history shows; and the same miracle-healing continued to be manifest through the second and third century, and gradually died away in the loss of spirituality through the apostasy. But with the reformation of Bible holiness it also revived, and in these last days thousands are being healed of all manner of diseases. And thousands of poor sinners who are oppressed with afflictions, and contracting doctor bills they are scarcely able to pay, would be made every whit whole without money and without price, and also without medicine; if they would give their hearts to God, and their case in the hands of the Great Physician, who came to seek and to save the lost, and to heal the afflicted. He is the living ever-present Physician in all the families of the saints. And he invites all to cast their burdens upon him. Oh how great in every way, the blessedness of having such a Friend, such a Savior, such a salvation of soul and body!