There are different names or titles that we give to those in the medical field. Generally speaking, we call them doctors, medical professionals, medical doctors or physicians.

As far back as the Bible days, just as there were lawyers, there were also doctors, which the Bible calls “physicians”. Just like today, these people used their knowledge and education about the human anatomy or body, to provide medicines that could hopefully bring relief and healing to people’s ailments.

However, just like today, as much as these people are welcomed and we are grateful for them when they help to bring some measure of relief to us in in our sickness, these people do not have all the answers. As mere human beings, they operate with limited knowledge and so, while many of them may have noble intentions and genuinely want to help humanity, they cannot help all or promote healing in all. There are many issues that people come with that they have not a clue as to what is happening or why, despite how many tests they may run to try to get the answers.

I am a case in point. I spent much of the past year and two years before that, visiting doctors for one ailment after another. Ever since I turned 40, I’ve been having all sorts of things happening with my body and so, have had to spend quite a lot of money at doctors’ offices.

I was told quite frankly by one doctor some months ago, after she had sent me repeatedly for tests, that she just did not know what was happening with me. To my frustration, she kept saying, when I asked questions, “I don’t know”, “I don’t know,”, “I don’t know.” At my persistence, she eventually referred me to another doctor that she had mentioned earlier, as having a speciality in the area in which I was experiencing some problems but he was of no help. He sent me to repeat all of the same tests that she had ordered twice but at another lab, together with more tests, all of which cost money. Ironically, the results came back, indicating that all was generally well but yet, I was still having pains and other symptoms.

The few issues on the medical report that indicated there might be a problem, when I enquired about them, he got defensive, took it personally and sought to tell me that he had been practising for 38 years. He meant that he was a repository of a wealth of knowledge, so that whatever he said, that was it. Yet, when I explained certain symptoms to him and even showed him pictures, he gave nonsensical answers like, maybe it was all in my mind.

Really? Needless to say, I vowed to myself, never to visit that particular doctor (who pocketed my money of course) or the other one (who also went with my funds), ever again. Clearly, they had not a clue what was happening with me. If anything presented itself that they could not recall learning and therefore did not have the answer for, in their limited knowledge, they had decided to dismiss it as the patient’s mind, a figment of her imagination or as just beyond explanation.

Thankfully, I have a Great Physician, the Greatest Physician of all time, Jesus Christ the Lord. Although I visit doctors, I am always mindful to go to him first for help with my ailments and to ask him to guide the doctors, if he should so see fit, to pinpoint my problem and provide solutions. If the doctors give up on me because they simply don’t know what is wrong and are at their wit’s end, I still continue praying to my Lord, asking for his help and intervention and if he is minded to heal me, he comes through for me.

In fact, I have been healed by him, of conditions like polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) and carpel tunnel syndrome, which doctors told me there was no earthly cure for and it was Jesus that did it! I simply decided to stop worrying, leave the ailments in his hands and he healed me. The pain in my wrist from endless typing, disappeared at some point without my even realizing it and years later, when I did an abdominal ultrasound, four times, they could find no cyst!

Unlike earthly physicians who operate with limited knowledge and at times, guess work, Jesus Christ has perfect knowledge. There is nothing about the human body that he does not understand because he created it. There is also no sickness or disease that he cannot correctly diagnose and cure, as, in addition to him being all-knowing, he is all-powerful. Sickness and disease are no match for him. Not even death can conquer him.

What is especially beautiful about this Great Physician, is that he genuinely cares about us as human beings. He is not in the business of bringing healing and cure for money and he has no ulterior motive for what he does. Some earthly physicians become physicians because they see it as a lucrative career path or one that will bring them prestige but Jesus, who, when he was on earth, made himself of no reputation, requires no monetary payment for what he does and the help and healing that he freely offers, is to all.

He has an open door policy, he does not operate by appointments and there is no waiting time. As soon as you come to him, he can help you with your problem, however he knows is best.

Where else can you hope to find another physician like him? He never guesses, always correctly diagnoses and for every problem, no matter who comes or how long they’ve been burdened by it, he has a solution.

As a matter of fact, one marked difference between earthly physicians and Jesus Christ, the Great Physician, is that, whereas earthly Physicians can only try to bring relief to our physical or bodily ailments, Jesus Christ is able to delve deeper. He is able to diagnose problems in our heart and to administer solutions to our physical, emotional, psychological and spiritual problems. Psychologists, Therapists and the like, claim to be able to help us with our psychological issues but in truth and in fact, if they don’t know the Great Physician, they are like the blind leading the blind. They cannot help. They may collect money and put you to sit in a chair and listen to what you say and use fancy terms that make you feel that you are making headway but at the end of the day, you leave just as you came because they don’t have a solution to your problems. Only Jesus does.

This truth about Jesus being the Great Physician, is evident in several scriptures in the Bible.

For example, when Job was dealing with his physical, emotional and psychological issues because he was very sick, for a long time and (except for his wife) he had lost everything, including his wealth and children, he referred to his friends who were proving themselves to be of no help, as they were giving incorrect advice and could not pinpoint why he was going through what he was going through, as “…all physicians of no value.” (Job 13:4).

As the Great Physician, the Lord wants us to come to him first and foremost, over earthly doctors and (even if we go to earthly physicians, which all of us do), to never put our trust and confidence in them but in him, for help and healing. It is insulting actually, if we claim to know the Lord, to only seek help from earthly physicians who do not have perfect knowledge, while ignoring the Physician of all Physicians, the Lord, who can definitely help us and heal us, if he sees it fit to do so.

For, unlike earthly Physicians, Jesus is Lord. He created us. All power is in him and so, he can work miracles. He can do that which is supernatural, demonstrating in the Bible days, that he is so powerful, that he can even bring the dead back to life.

In 2 Chronicles 16:12, it tells us of king Asa, who, although he was sick, did not seek the Lord at all for help. Not surprisingly, the doctors could not help him and after two years or close to two years, of seeking only earthly physicians, he died. God then saw it fit for it to be recorded in the Bible of Asa and the mistake he made which cost him his life:

  • “And Asa in the thirty and ninth year of his reign was diseased in his feet, until his disease was exceeding great: yet in his disease he sought not to the Lord, but to the physicians. And Asa slept with his fathers, and died in the one and fortieth year of his reign.”

That earthly doctors cannot always help us is a theme that is clear in the scriptures. Naaman for example, was Captain of the host of the king of Syria and therefore held an esteemed position in his society. 2 Kings 5:1 says of him that he “…was a great man with his master, and honourable, because by him the Lord had given deliverance unto Syria: he was also a mighty man in valour, but he was a leper.

Naaman would have had affluence where he lived therefore and most likely, what was considered to be the best doctors, at his disposal. Yet, when he became sick with leprosy, not one of them could help him. This was a disease that they had no medicines for. Yet, as hopeless as his situation seemed, there was hope! For, the Israelite maid who worked for his wife, knew about the Great Physician, God the Lord and that there was a man, a Prophet called Elisha, that he operated through. She knew that through God’s power, operating through this man of God Elisha, that Naaman could be healed.

Upon her recommendation and to some extent, faith, Naaman travelled to Israel and when he eventually decided to obey what the Prophet told him to do and to dip himself seven times in the river of Jordan, he was healed. Verse 14 of 2 Kings 5 states: “Then went he down, and dipped himself seven times in Jordan, according to the saying of the man of God: and his flesh came again like unto the flesh of a little child, and he was clean.”

When he saw the miracle worked by God to do what no other earthly doctor could do, it says of him in 2 Kings 5, “And he returned to the man of God, he and all his company, and came, and stood before him: and he said, Behold, now I know that there is no God in all the earth, but in Israel.”

Similarly, in the New Testament, we read of a woman who had an issue of blood for twelve long years, yet, although she had spent all her money on earthly physicians and they had pocketed it all, they could not help her. Her problem persisted, meaning that she had to endure the discomfort and shame for all those years, hopeless in her own strength to deliver herself and considered a write-off by earthly doctors.

Yet, she heard of Jesus, the Great Physician and evidently, of some of the miracles that he had wrought, while he was on earth. Positioning herself in the same location where he was at on one occasion, she saw her opportunity to be healed and determined, that she would get to him. She reasoned by faith, given who he was and how powerful he was, that if she only could touch the hem of his clothing, that that would be enough. She would be healed. She therefore proceeded to go in Jesus’ direction, despite the crowd and succeeded in making contact with the hem of his clothing.

As a result of her faith, Jesus, the all-knowing one, healed her instantly and to make the situation known because he was impressed with her faith in him, he questioned to the crowd, who had touched him. He knew the answer but he wanted the woman’s situation to be showcased, so that people could see what great faith she had in him and that faith in the Lord yields mighty results.

The scripture states in Matthew 9:20-22:

  • And, behold, a woman, which was diseased with an issue of blood twelve years, came behind him, and touched the hem of his garment: For she said within herself, If I may but touch his garment, I shall be whole. But Jesus turned him about, and when he saw her, he said, Daughter, be of good comfort; thy faith hath made thee whole. And the woman was made whole from that hour.”

Luke 8:43-48 reporting on the same incident, gives more details. It states:

  • “And a woman having an issue of blood twelve years, which had spent all her living upon physicians, neither could be healed of any, Came behind him, and touched the border of his garment: and immediately her issue of blood stanched. And Jesus said, Who touched me? When all denied, Peter and they that were with him said, Master, the multitude throng thee and press thee, and sayest thou, Who touched me? And Jesus said, Somebody hath touched me: for I perceive that virtue is gone out of me. And when the woman saw that she was not hid, she came trembling, and falling down before him, she declared unto him before all the people for what cause she had touched him, and how she was healed immediately. And he said unto her, Daughter, be of good comfort: thy faith hath made thee whole; go in peace.”

In pronouncing the woman whole because her actions revealed that she had faith in who Jesus was, which was Lord over all, it is my view that Jesus was not just referring to physical healing. I believe that he was also referring to all of her issues, emotional, psychological and most importantly spiritual, all of which he was able to provide healing for.

As bad as her physical disease was, Jesus knew that her most pressing problem was not physical but spiritual. The same is true of all human beings, including you and me. For, all mankind is born spiritually sick with sin. It is in our DNA, due to the sins of our ancestors, Adam and Eve having passed down throughout the generations to us. The only one that can bring cure and wholeness to mankind’s sin disease, which leads to eternal damnation of our souls in hell, is Jesus Christ.

He alone has the solution. This Physician alone has the cure and he invites all, to come to him for healing. He says whosoever will may come. He offers a free gift of salvation to whoever will heed the call, promising to wash us from our filthy sin condition, in his precious, sinless blood. This washing makes us clean, sanctified, justified, perfected by him and righteous. As a result, our sins having been forgiven and us having been cleansed, God accepts us as his children and grants our souls access to an eternal inheritance.

In Matthew 9:12, referring to mankind’s sin condition and the need to be delivered from it, Jesus stated, They that be whole need not a physician, but they that are sick.”

Given that Jesus himself is that Great Physician with the cure and every human being is born sick with sin and therefore, born estranged from God who is holy and without sin, this means that the entire world needs to come to Jesus, even as the lady with the issue of blood realized and humbly did, for healing.

She touched the hem of his garment in faith and was instantly healed. Today, Jesus invites us to believe on him by faith, for our spiritual healing. In particular, the Word of God gives us the assurance that all who believe the testimony of God about his Son Jesus, as is recorded in the Bible and confess that Jesus is truly Lord, will be granted spiritual healing from their sin condition.

In particular, God lets us know in the Bible, that his son Jesus Christ, the Creator of the world and the Great Physician, died a sacrificial death for the sins of the whole world, so that we could be healed of our spiritual sin condition, once we have faith in him.

In particular:

  • Jesus left heaven and came down to earth as a baby, through the passage of a virgin woman and in so doing, took on the form of a human being many years ago;
  • He allowed himself to be captured by wicked men who killed him in their jealousy, although he lived a perfectly sinless life;
  • In so doing, he died for the sins of the whole world (which was the reason why he came) and shed his perfect sinless blood which was the penalty for our sin. This blood, which is perfectly pure and potent, serves as an atonement for our souls, so that upon believing on Jesus, we could obtain forgiveness by it. Isaiah 53:5 states of Jesus’ sacrifice of himself, in love for us and on our behalf, “But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.” 1 Peter 2:24 also states, “Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.”
  • On the third day, just as he said he would and in keeping with heaven’s plan, he rose up from the dead because as Lord over all, not even death is more powerful than him.
  • He appeared to many and then after at least forty days, he went back to heaven, promising to come again, this time, not to heal and save people from their sins but to judge and punish the world of their sin.
  • All who believe in their heart on him, that he is the Son of God, part of the Godhead and therefore also God the Son, that he is Lord and that he rose from the dead, if they then confess with their mouth the truth, that he is Lord, turning and surrendering their whole lives over to his lordship, he will pardon them of their sin, cleanse and heal them from it, make them perfectly whole through his righteous covering and grant their souls eternal security. Such persons will not go to hell when they die or Jesus returns (whichever is sooner) but will go to be with him and have everlasting life. For, there is coming a day when Jesus will raise all who have died back up for judgment and each person will go to either hell or to be with him in paradise. Only those that have come to him by faith for help and healing from their sin and have therefore been covered in his perfect righteousness and delivered of their spiritual sickness by him, will have eternal life and go to be with him, when this life and this world is over.

Romans 10:9-13 makes it clear what we, as human beings, need to do in our sin condition, to avail ourselves of the spiritual healing being freely offered by Jesus, the Great Physician. It reads:

  • “That if thou shalt CONFESS with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt BELIEVE in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed. For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him. For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”

Knowing all this therefore, what will you do? Will you accept that you are a sinner with a spiritual disease called sin, that leads to eternal destruction in hell or will you deny it and pretend that you are okay as you are in your vile, wretched condition? Will you believe on Jesus Christ, that he is indeed the Son of God, all-powerful, the Greatest Physician there is and that ever will be or will you simply resort, even as Asa did, to earthly doctors and psychologists, therapists and psychiatrists, herbalists and those who call themselves “spiritualists” and delve in witchcraft and the occult (as king Saul once foolishly did to his detriment) in the hope that they can help you?

Will you turn to the one who has the solution to ALL of your problems (Jesus Christ) or will you remain in them, as one without hope? Will you drink of the water of life being freely offered to you and all the world or will you stubbornly refuse to drink and therefore die of spiritual thirst?

The lady with the issue of blood was tired of her condition. She was sick physically for twelve long years and although earthly Physicians could not help her and nobody else on earth could help her, she knew that there was one man who could: The man Christ Jesus. She therefore capitalised on the opportunity when it presented itself and made her way, despite any opposing forces or a difficult crowd, to him.

By faith, knowing that this man was also Lord and therefore the Creator over all, she knew that there was no disease, no sickness, no problem, no ailment, that he could not cure. She understood that the power to heal, to transform, to deliver was within him and so by faith, she reached out and touched the hem of his garment and by faith, Jesus healed her.

He wants to do the same for you but you must believe. Whatever is your problem, Jesus can help you. He does not promise to heal every physical disease but he can if he decides to. What he promises, is to heal our spiritual disease called sin, if we would simply believe on him and acknowledge by confession with our lips, that he is Lord. In surrendering our lives to the Great Physician, repenting or being sorry for the sins that we have committed and turning to him, to obey him and be guided by him in this life, we could never go wrong, for he cares for us and came to earth, so that we might have life and more abundantly (John 10:10).

In the book of Jeremiah we learn that the children of Judah, made the wrong decision. They were sick with a spiritual sin condition, which was also manifesting itself in other spheres of life but instead of acknowledging that they were wrong to have turned away from the only one who could help them and heal them and who cared for them, they continued on in their rebellion, some thinking themselves wise and thinking that they had all the answers and so, did not need the Lord, the Great Physician.

In Exodus 15:26, God had warned his children, the Israelites:

  • “If thou wilt diligently hearken to the voice of the Lord thy God, and wilt do that which is right in his sight, and wilt give ear to his commandments, and keep all his statutes, I will put none of these diseases upon thee, which I have brought upon the Egyptians: for I am the Lord that healeth thee.”

Yet, many years later, the Word of God states in lament of the path of futility that the children of Judah (who were Israelites) took, away from him and his healing power, as the Great Physician:

  • “Why then is this people of Jerusalem slidden back by a perpetual backsliding? they hold fast deceit, they refuse to return. I hearkened and heard, but they spake not aright: no man repented him of his wickedness, saying, What have I done? every one turned to his course, as the horse rusheth into the battle… The wise men are ashamed, they are dismayed and taken: lo, they have rejected the word of the Lord; and what wisdom is in them?…For every one from the least even unto the greatest is given to covetousness, from the prophet even unto the priest every one dealeth falsely. For they have healed the hurt of the daughter of my people slightly, saying, Peace, peace; when there is no peace...We looked for peace, but no good came; and for a time of health, and behold trouble!…Behold the voice of the cry of the daughter of my people because of them that dwell in a far country: Is not the Lord in Zion? is not her king in her?…Is there no balm in Gilead; is there no physician there? why then is not the health of the daughter of my people recovered?” (Jeremiah 8:5-6,9-11,15, 19,22)

There was a balm in Gilead. There was a Physician there, him being the Lord. Yet because the people chose to remain in their sin condition, he was not allowed to heal them. They died as those without hope in their sins, proudly and foolishly refusing to return to him.

In 2 Chronicles 7:14, God stated of his people, “If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.”

Today, you and I must make a choice, as to whether we will act foolishly like the children of Judah did and reject the Lord, the Great Physician, thinking that we are okay as is or whether we will come to him for help and healing and cure, for our spiritual sin problem, which is usually the root and therefore, is related to all our other earthly physical, emotional and psychological problems.

In Luke 4:18-19, Jesus read out loud a portion of scripture based on Isaiah 61, which prophesied of himself, as the Great Physician. He read:

  • “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, To preach the acceptable year of the Lord.”

Jesus is still on this mission to save and heal lost, sinful souls. He wants you, as a lost, sinful soul, to believe on him by faith and to entrust your whole life into his hands, so that he can forgive you, cleanse you and heal you of your spiritual sin condition. For as long as he continues to give you breath and this world continues to exist, his arms remain wide open. Time is limited however, as judgment is looming. All sinners who die outside of his righteous covering, in their sin condition or who remain in that condition and are found with it when he returns, will be sent to hell for all eternity.

Due to the urgency of your situation and what hangs in the balance, Hebrews 3:15 sends out a personal appeal to you, as it does to me and all human beings that are still privileged to have breathe and to be in the land of the living. It urges, “…To day if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts…”

2 Corinthians 6:2 states, “…behold, NOW is the accepted time; behold, NOW is the day of salvation.”

Jesus himself, as the Great Physician, states, in a universal call to all, which, right this moment, you can still benefit from:

  • “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” (Matthew 11:28-30)
  • “I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” (John 14:6)
  • If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink. He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.” (John 7:37-38)
  • “…whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.” (John 4:14)
  • I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely…And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely.” (Revelation 21:6; 22:17)

Psalm 147:3 says of the Lord: “He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds.” How about you? Will you allow him, the Great Physician, access to your heart? Will you humbly invite him by faith, to heal and deliver you from your spiritual sin condition or will you remain hopelessly in it?

The choice is yours. I pray to God that you make the right one. I pray to God that you heed his call, recognise the state of your sin condition and come.

(Written on 18th January, 2023)

Dear Reader, if you want to come to Jesus Christ, if you believe God’s testimony of him and are ready to confess him as Lord, surrendering your wayward, sinful and rebellious life to his Lordship, in repentance, then consider praying this prayer to him, now:


Lord Jesus,

I admit that I have sinned against you in this life and that I was born in sin. I recognize that if I were to die without you as Lord in my life, I would end up in hell. I am sorry for the sinful life that I have lived so far and I truly want to start obeying you and living for you and no longer the devil.

I truly BELIEVE that you Jesus are the Son of the true and living God and part of the Godhead. I believe that you came to earth years ago and died for my sins and the sins of the world, as a perfect, sinless sacrifice. I also believe that you did not stay dead but that through your resurrection power, you raised yourself back up again. I believe that you are coming back to earth one day to bring judgment on this world and I want to escape hell fire. I want desperately to be saved from my sin condition and to be cleansed from all unrighteousness and I believe that only you can make this change in me, as the Great Physician.

I now CONFESS with my mouth that you Jesus Christ, the Son of God and God the Son are King of Kings and Lord of Lords and I pray that you Lord Jesus Christ, will now come into my heart and change me. You are my only Saviour and so I pray that you will save me from sin and deliver me from the power of darkness, the devil, my own sinful flesh and eternal damnation. Save me from the terrible wrath of God to come. Wash me thoroughly in your precious blood and heal me of my spiritual sin condition, so that I will be clean and fill me with your Holy Spirit. I truly want you Lord Jesus to take complete control of my life and to live in my heart forever more, from this day forward

Please hear my prayer and grant me every petition.Your Word says that whosoever comes to you you will not cast them away and so, from this moment, by faith, I receive you into my life as Lord and the forgiveness that you have offered me. I acknowledge that from this moment, my life is not my own but belongs to you Lord Jesus.

I thank you for saving me, Amen.



If you said that prayer and you truly meant it (God knows), then CONGRATULATIONS!

You are now a child of the true and living God because you have accepted his Son Jesus Christ as your Lord and your Saviour!

All of heaven is rejoicing over the decision you have made. The Bible states that the angels in heaven rejoice whenever a human being decides to become a child of God through Jesus Christ his Son. They are elated for you because you have escaped the Second Death and are now destined for heaven!

This is the best decision you would have ever made and will ever make in all your life and I can guarantee that you will NEVER regret it. (Go write the date you gave your heart to Jesus Christ down, for safe keeping. Later on in life you may want to share your testimony with others and you will want to remember the date).

To learn more about being a child of God (a Christian) and how you can please him (not the devil) for the rest of your life, you need to join a Bible-believing Church. This is one of the instructions God gave his children so you will need to obey. You also need to invest in a good Bible. I recommend the King James Version (KJV) for starters but there are some other versions as well like the New American Standard Version (NASB) or the New King James’ Version (NKJV).

I can’t tell you which Church to attend but pray to God and ask him to direct you. Ask God to send you to a Church that loves his truth and he will direct you. Proverbs 3:5-7 encourages you to “Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.”

When you get to the Church that God leads you to, speak to the Pastor/Elder/Deacon and let them know that you surrendered your life to the Lord Jesus Christ and are now his child. They will direct you further from there.

Now that you have been reconciled with God the Father through Jesus Christ his Son, you can now pray to God the Father as his child but be sure to send your prayers through Jesus. You can start off your prayers therefore with: ‘Our Father who is in heaven’ and you can end with ‘In the name of Jesus Christ I pray, Amen.’

Be blessed and welcome to the household of faith! It is an exciting life to be a Christian. It is not an easy journey but it is definitely worth it!


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