Through His crucifixion and through His victory over the grave, Jesus secured from the Father the privilege of shedding the Holy Spirit abroad over the world. This was the crowning climax of the redemptive power of God ministered through Jesus Christ to the world. And from that day to this, every soul is entitled to embrace to himself this blessed Spirit of God which Jesus regarded so valuable to mankind, so necessary for their healing and salvation, that He gave His life to obtain it.
Consequently, it is not a question, “Does God always heal?” That is childish. It is rather a question, “Are we willing to embrace His healing?” If so, it is for us to receive. More than this, it is for all the world to receive, for every man to receive who will put his nature in contact with God through opening his heart to the Lord.
Jesus, knowing the world’s need of healing, provided definitely for physicians (disciples, ministers, priests, healers) who would minister, not pills and potions, but the power of God. The gift of healing is one of the nine gifts of the Spirit provided for the perpetuated forever in the Church. (See 1 Corinthians 12:8-11.)
It is an evidence of ignorance of God’s Word to continue to discuss the question, “Does God always heal?” as though God healed sometimes, and sometimes He did not. Enlightenment by the Spirit of God, through the Word, reveals that God always was the healer, is the healer today, will be the healer forever. The Word says, “Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and today, and forever.” Consequently there is healing from every disease for every man who will in faith, embrace the Spirit of God promised by the Father and ministered through Jesus Christ to the souls ad bodies of all who desire the blessing.
Peter, in his exposition of this fact says, “By whose stripes ye were healed.” The use of “were” in this text indicates that the healing was accomplished in the mind of God when Jesus Christ gave Himself as the eternal sacrifice and has never had to be done over again for the healing of any individual. He willed it once, it is done forever. He made the provision and invites the world to embrace it. It is yours to have, yours to enjoy, and your to impart to others.